Freeman, GMC Prevent Bucs Free Agent FrenzyFebruary 13th, 2012
Joe loves his loyal readers but not always do Joe’s loyal readers love him.
Just last night a reader kept Twittering Joe to write about some element of the salary cap. This issue bores Joe to death for a number of reasons.
One, writing about the salary cap is akin to writing about tax law. Second, the subject bores Joe to death. Third, spending does not equate wins. It just doesn’t.
Therefore, Joe skips the subject as much as possible.
Now Joe also knows that fans are angry with Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik because he won’t make it rain during any free agent period. That is also likely to continue this offseason, says ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas, partly thanks to quarterback Josh Freeman and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, so Yasinskas wrote in his weekly NFC South chat.
Dr. H. Doofenshmirtz (Tri-State Area)
The Bucs have all kinds of money to spend. Do you see them going after one of the big names (M. Williams, D. Jackson) in free agency?
Once again, let me say it: Bucs will be more aggressive in free agency this year. But that doesn’t mean they’re going on a free-agent frenzy. They could sign one big guy, but I suspect more mid-level guys. Also, yeah, they’ve got some cap room, but it’s not as much as it’s been in past years. The Freeman and McCoy contracts are starting to get in their prime years and are taking up a lot of space.
This is why Freeman needs to turn things around quick and GMC needs to stay on the field so both of them can justify their contracts.
Joe will write about this later this week, maybe this afternoon if he has a chance, Bill Polian was recently hired by SiriusXM NFL Radio is blowing Joe away by all the knowledge he is dropping. He believes there is such a glut of free agents this year (600+) that even he, an anti-free agent guy himself, would be tempted to dabble because, in Polian’s words, it will be a “buyer’s market” for talent this offseason.