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Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya’ll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]

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    XpfcWintergreen

    “too amped” … “passion vs. emotion”

    This is a new one for me. Of course I’ve never been a quarterback at any level.

    Mainly, just a fan. I am going to chew on this for a while, though I think I have a notion of what Jameis means.

    I am happy to see growth and improvement. Let us see what we see after six or eight games. Let us see what he and other young Bucs look like overall in each game. Mid season is not a bad milestone for this kind of retrospect.

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    chefboho

    Jameis doesn’t speak, he preaches. Love the guy and his approach to the game. Looking forward to this real test on Sunday.

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    matador

    It’s one game but it was true before the season started, JW looks better this year. More accurate and better decision making.

    Still not, as Trevor accurately pointed out, where he could be, nor where you’d like him to be, nor where he’d like himself to be (in his own words, “I told DeSean, ‘We left a lot out there. I missed you a couple times. We have to connect on those.’”).

    But he’s still young as his comments about not working on controlling his emotions show; the answer isn’t to say ‘I can’t help but be me’, the answer is to work at being the best you can be, and getting too hyped up, sometimes leading to erratic play early and overthrows, because ‘that’s who you are’ is not the answer.

    He’ll figure that out with more experience and maturity. The sooner the better but we should all keep his age, maturity and experience in mind as we (rightfully) objectively critique his play versus his potential.

    That’s my opinion anyway. We”re headed in the right direction, given what we’ve been through in the post-Gruden days that’s enough – for now 😀

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    scubog

    Better to have an “amped-up QB than one who is apathetic…………or just plain pathetic.

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    thewbacca

    “Passion is the most overrated thing in sports. My wife has a lot of passion, but I don’t want her returning kickoffs.”

    -John McKay

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