Mark Cook still high off of his FSU title win on Monday joined Fan Interference to give us the latest from One Buc and what he took away from the Lovie Smith press conference.
Mark talked about the thought out there that Lovie Smith has total control over player decisions and said that as of now that is the case, but when a new general manager was brought in, that the two will work in concert when making player decisions.
Mark also commented on the coaching staff that the Bucs have brought in and how that speaks to the commitment that the owners have made to make this team a playoff team in the very near future.
Looking at specific players, Mark and Justin talked about who the Bucs may look at towards the draft and perhaps in free agency and what position units could be addressed in the offeseason. One of those positions was offensive line, and specifically the health of Carl Nicks. Mark says that if healthy, money will not be a factor and if healthy he will play for the Bucs, but the question is if he could ever be a NFL player ever again.
On the GM front, Mark said that the latest is that the team is still exploring options beyond Chris Ballard to find the best fit for the team. One thing that will need to be looked to will be the relationship of the GM and Lovie to work in concert with all decisions.