Is The King Of Turds About To Be Flushed?

June 3rd, 2010

Jerramy Stevens may be on thin ice

Boy, how things are different in Raheem the Dream’s second year as Bucs coach.

Last offseason all Joe heard about was “violence” on defense, 2-2-1 running back rotations and how the Bucs tight ends would be major weapons in the red zone.

Well, Joe hasn’t heard much about the defense being violent of late, the 2-2-1 tailback rotation is just as much history as Chucky and Rachel Watson, and Joe is wondering what happened to the King of Turds in the red zone?

To be fair, Joe has to acknowledge that to the best of his knowledge, the King of Turds has been a model citizen since coming to Tampa Bay.

But the lanky tight end seemed to have vanished last year — hardly used. eye-RAH Kaufman, of the Tampa Tribune, believes this is not an accident, that tight ends aren’t that big of a weapon in a Greg Olson-influenced Bucs offense.

As a result, the King of Turds may not be with the Bucs when the team breaks training camp this August.

Stevens, an imposing target at 6-foot-7, caught seven passes from Byron Leftwich in the first two weeks, including a TD reception at Buffalo, before disappearing from the attack. Stevens caught only eight passes in the final 14 games and never found the end zone again, failing to establish a rapport with the 6-6 Freeman.

Now the Bucs must decide whether Stevens, who turns 31 in November, can be productive in Olson’s offensive scheme. Stevens hasn’t generated any off-field headlines in his three seasons with the Bucs, but he has a checkered past and he’ll need a solid training camp to regain the confidence of a coaching staff that has been overhauled since Jon Gruden was dismissed after the 2008 season.

Joe just wonders if the Bucs do keep blocking icon Michael Clayton at wide receiver — which Joe believes will happen — then could King of Turds lose his job as a result? If Clayton is kept, that would likely mean there will be a glut of receivers, perhaps as many as six.

Because of that, Joe could see the King of Turds getting flushed.

12 Responses to “Is The King Of Turds About To Be Flushed?”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    Stevens stays because of Winslow’s (potential) uncertainty. Clayton is gone.

  2. TpaBayFlyFisher Says:

    At this point who cares? The Bucs will pick in the top 5 of the draft next year and we will talking about rebuilding again. This is H. Culverhouse/L. Bennett 2.0.

    Fly no longer has a skybox, season tickets, or a parking pass. Instead, Fly plans to attend a number of out-of-town college football games this season and when the regular season is over to hunt and fish more……….Oh I will visit here to see the Kool-aid drinkers make fools of themselves and to keep Joe’s numbers up. :-)~

  3. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    TampaBayFlyFisher – Come out of love, not out of duty. 🙂

  4. Rob Says:

    Why dont they just move Clayton to TE and get it over with.

  5. d-money Says:


    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  6. Mr. Lucky Says:

    2 things about his post that Mr. Lucky doesn’t like:

    1. Looking at Steven’s usage last year PROVES that a co-ordinator can make or break a player and their career. Just because Chucky couldn’t get Galloway & Bryant on the field I guess Olson can’t find a use for a 6’7″ receiver in the red zone?

    2. What has Stevens done since coming to Tampa to deserve the dubious title you’ve bestowed upon him? Three (3) years of stellar behavior an he’s still berated by Joe. Mr. Lucky knows why Joe(1 or 2) wants to remain anyomous – because if Joe made any screw-up … well Karma can be a bitch…

  7. Outside01 Says:

    If they refuse to cut Clayton because of all the money they owe him, then they need to seriously tell him to gain 15-20 lbs and use him strictly as a TE. He is 6’4″ 220lbs, he excells at blocking, and he lacks the burst to seperate from DBs….but I bet he could seperate from LBs.

  8. Bucs1Fan Says:

    Get rid of him already! He’s dead weight. Get a BLOCKING TE in here to help Winslow and let this trash go.

  9. TpaBayFlyFisher Says:

    Mr. Sucky, sure time has passed, but do you really want OJ Simpson to be your neighbor? Someone has to live next to a man who [allegedly] did very bad things. If we are to rebuild yet again, Fly would prefer to have quality men wear his city’s colors.

    As for d-welfare-check, Fly may just add you to his NetStaklerTrac2010 software and see what fun can be had…………ask around it is quite effective.

    Speaking of that has anyone seen PatrickMcIrish or TheBlackHand anywhere recently?

  10. Joe Says:

    LOL Fly! 🙂

  11. Patrick Says:

    Stevens is not that bad, he’s solid. Besides, is TE really a concern right now?

  12. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Get rid of the “blocking icon” 😀 and keep Stevens. He has shown some flashes of brilliance in the past and he is the largest target in what could be considered a vertically challenged receiving corp.