One Way To Fill The Stadium …

October 13th, 2011

(Loyal readers know there are two “Joes,” and one of them loathes the NBA. So you can be sure he’s not the author of this post.)

Talking heads around the sports world yesterday were abuzz with interest showed by LeBron James in possibly attempting to join the NFL while the NBA is in the midst of a lockout. An athletic freak at 6-8, roughly 260 pounds, and a former All-State high school receiver, 26-year-old James is at least an interesting prospect.

Raheem Morris was even asked about considering James at tight end during his Wednesday news conference. Raheem said he wasn’t up to speed on the James situation, one further fueled by James on Twitter last night, and joked that the Bucs already had former college hoopster Demar Dotson on their roster.

Now Joe’s not advocating the Bucs sign James, but his presence in any capacity sure would stir up a truckload of positive interest in the team, something the Bucs’ front office has openly craved.

13 Responses to “One Way To Fill The Stadium …”

  1. Tom Says:

    If he was serious, wouldn’t he somehow show himself running & catching routes IN PADS …show he can take and give hits etc, etc…

  2. Vince Says:

    First time a beast of a middle linebacker decked him going over the middle he’d run little girl back to the locked out NBA

  3. Keith Says:

    Since Michael Clayton is still employed, I would suspect King James would get some interest. The Bucs could sign him, sell the place out and still make him inactive on Sunday.

  4. IMHO... Says:

    put him in on red zone plays and make him run go routes

  5. OAR Says:

    Oh boy, I can’t wait for his 2-hour Decision Announcement Show on ESPN!

  6. Jrock Says:

    Yeah. This is the impact player we need to sign.


  7. Gavster Says:

    I would sign him if he was serious. 6’8 245. At wr or te . Buy he’s probably not serious but if he is…. Do it

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    Lebron is an ass. You want to steal NBA talent, sign the Thunderer! Dwight Howard! Hes built like a LBer, and not many safeties wanna cover a 6’11”, 280# guy

  9. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    If he were in the NFL he would choke in the clutch just like he does with his current employer!

  10. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    If he were in the NFL, he would choke in the clutch just like he does with his current employer!

  11. GenocideD Says:

    We’ve got enough issues with our current roster than to worry about bringing a person up to speed that has never played in the NFL. We don’t need this circus to take away from our focus which is whomever we’re playing this week.
    Plus, what would be the point? Sign him, train him, get him on the field to some capacity until the NBA lockout is over and then he’s gone. What a waste of time, money and effort. Not to mention the lack of playing time for whomever the unlucky bastage is that loses his opportunity while Lebron works the media.

  12. Fear The Glo Says:

    I don’t think he would make much of an impact for any team this season. He hasn’t played football since high school. Next season after a full year of coaching he could be an absolute monster. Who’s going to cover a guy that tall, fast and strong?

  13. Bucsguy Says:

    Even though i agree with all talk about it would take him forever to get ready if you just tell him to run the go route and go get the ball what kind of trainin does he need for that? He’s 6’8″ and prolly has a 50″ vertical name one safety or corner in the league whose gettin up as high as him. Throw him in the redzone only if you want but nobody would ever stop him from catchin the jump ball in the endzone. He could show calvin johnson how to go get the ball.