Just Say No To Matt JonesJuly 8th, 2009
Raheem the Dream panted earlier this summer over Plexiglass Burress and general manager Mark Dominik, likely after chatting up NFL warden Roger Goodell, threw cold water on The Dream’s lustful wishes.
But FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez is like-minded thinking the Bucs need to sign a receiver. Marvez has the gall to suggest Matt Jones.
Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard are gone, leaving the Bucs with iffy veteran depth behind starters Michael Clayton and Antonio Bryant. 2008 second-round pick Dexter Jackson also may not be ready to contribute much yet.
Possible solution: Matt Jones. As evidenced by their recent interest in Plaxico Burress, the Bucs remain willing to take chances on talented-but-troubled players. Jones led Jacksonville in receiving last season but was released in March after violating his probation on a drug charge. Jones, 26, also would fit into Tampa Bay’s offseason youth movement that led to the release of such veterans as Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn.
In short, the Bucs don’t need this cokehead. Let Jones play for the UFL or he can team up with fellow lawbreaker Burress at a pen near you. No way the Bucs should have Jones on the roster.