Carl Nicks Coming To Tampa… For A Visit

March 13th, 2012

UPDATE 6:22 p.m: Joe has reached out to a trusted source and there is no timetable available on Nicks’ visit. Could be tomorrow. Could be later in the week.

It seems the Bucs have won a small, early victory in the Battle of Carl Nicks.

The former Saints All-Pro guard will visit One Buc Palace, per Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, via Twitter.

@HolderStephen: Confirmed: Carl Nicks has scheduled a visit to Tampa Bay. Bucs definitely in the thick of it.

Now that we know Nicks will arrive at One Buc Palace, Dominik and his henchmen need to do one thing and one thing only: he does not leave without his John Hancock on a contract.

79 Responses to “Carl Nicks Coming To Tampa… For A Visit”

  1. SensibleBuc Says:

    “Dominik and his henchmen need to do one thing and one thing only: He does not leave without his John Hancock on a contract.”


  2. Pete Dutcher Says:

    When he see’s the setup here…he’ll sign.


  3. Jrock Says:

    Damn you, ellipsis!

  4. this guy Says:

    need to get a contract actually SIGNED !!

  5. tonytwocents Says:

    Give him the nudie bar tour, with a fistfull of ones. But only on the nightshift. Those dayshift girls – wow.

  6. NJBucsFan Says:

    Redskins sign 3 WR’s today…garçon, Morgan, and royal.

  7. Pete Dutcher Says:


    Would you stop with that crap? Players going to bars is NOT what we need in Tampa!

  8. bucbelevr Says:

    @Tonytwocents….is soo cool.

    Is the Nicks visit…..THE 1ST VISIT HE HAS, otherwise, who cares?!?!?…..

  9. Patrick Says:

    Wow, and did Goodell really punish them? Bunch of psychos that run that organization

  10. tonytwocents Says:

    pete needs to go to a nudie bar.

  11. Bobby Says:

    How are the Redskins making all these moves without the Cap space???

  12. bucfanjeff Says:

    WHEN does he visit? Very important detail…first, after another visit?

  13. Joe Says:

    WHEN does he visit? Very important detail…first, after another visit?

    LOL. Why does that matter?

  14. tonytwocents Says:

    well the first mention of Nicks visiting someone was with the bucs, so I would hope we’re first.

    but even if we’re not, he’ll eventually land at TIA, and I have faith Dom will get it done.

  15. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Because every team he visits before the Bucs has a chance of convincing him to sign before he gets here.

  16. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Redskins continue to make themselves look like fools… Lol what a joke of an organiztion.

  17. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Mario Williams has already landed in Buffalo…scheduled for visit later tonight there. That was fast!

  18. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Adam Caplan ‏: “More teams in the mix for John Carlson from what I’m hearing: Chiefs, Bears, Bucs, Colts, Cowboys, Seahawks.”

    I hope not.

  19. Have A Nice Day Says:

    I doubt a player would sign a contract without listening to all suitors. That is how they find out where they want to go i.e. process of elimination.

  20. Jacko101 Says:

    Let’s go Bucs!!! But don’t let Carr walk please.

  21. this guy Says:

    according to jeff duncan of new orleans time bicayune the bucs have signed v jax. dont know exactly how reliable this is but its the first report ive heard that theyve actually signed him

  22. this guy Says:

  23. k1ngAdroc Says:

    we have the best nudie bars!

  24. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I have a question…was Bo Jackson’s real name “Vincent” Jackson?

    If so…we finally got him! 😉

  25. this guy Says:

    @ pete dutcher: awesome! lol

    ive also heard that eagles are out of the carl nicks negotiations

  26. Patrick Says:

    @Pete Dutcher

    If that’s the case then we’ll be signing someone who’s almost 50 🙂

  27. bucbelevr Says:

    @HaveA Nice Day,

    People sign, where people PAY them….facilities, are widely known, pay me. Cuba-Gooding-Jr style… that’s what touring Free Agents do. Wouldn’t you, especially if wife or family, involved??…

  28. J 2.0 Says:

    Holy Sh*t! Sileo is a moron. Who says that? You can’t talk your way out of that one. There is no context where what he said was anywhere near acceptable. Sorry if that’s personal Joe, but that is the way I feel. He is an idiot.

  29. Have A Nice Day Says:

    @bucbelevr I completely agree with you. Just trying to squash the notion that a team would sign with the first team they visit without knowing what the other teams will offer.

  30. this guy Says:

    is there a link to hear what he said?

  31. Patrick Says:

  32. Have A Nice Day Says:

    *that a PLAYER would sign with the first…..*

  33. Oahubuc Says:

    Cut Faine, open the vault, put cash in the big man’s hand. Do it.

  34. J 2.0 Says:

    Redskins sign Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, and Eddie Royal. Not bad, but I like Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, and Arrelious Benn.

  35. this guy Says:

    @patrick: already poste it bud

  36. bucbelevr Says:

    Oh my……What do we KNOW?!?! Otherwise, off….the site. Is Nicks visting Bucs first?. Is VJax actually SIGNED?? Agents, people. Informants, people. I dont’ run a website, based on breaking info, it _ _ _ _ sure wouldn’t be leaving us hanging like this. A couple days, a year, these sites, TRULY, matter……………AGENTS, LEAGUE OFFICE PAID CONTACTS. Maybe, Schefter, Florio, last Mortensen.

  37. tonytwocents Says:

    wonder why we haven’t heard of any CBs on our radar – except for eric wright. but he’s obviously 2nd/3rd tier. what’s the word on finny?

  38. raphael Says:

    @bucbelevr are you ok ?

  39. J 2.0 Says:


    If we actually sign Jackson, Lofton, and Nicks, we won’t have any $$$ for Finnegan. Can you say:

    “With the 5th pick of the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select CB from Louisiana State University Morris Claiborne.”

  40. tonytwocents Says:


    what the f are you talking about? nothing personal, but do you have rabies?

  41. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    Did anyone else see that the Raiders just released Kevin Boss? That’d be one more guy I would love to see on the Bucs.

  42. tonytwocents Says:

    @ J2

    probably. Maybe they’re banking on Talib and Barbers return. So a 2nd tier CB plus Claiborn won’t be so bad afterall.

  43. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Bucs could weill end up with Vincent Jackson and Carl Nicks. Would be quite the dual press conference, eh?
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – — — – – — – — –

    The Bucs are the ONLY TEAM Nicks is planning to visit at present.

  44. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    Per Stephen Holder’s Twitter:

    Source indicating that Carl Nicks’ visit to Tampa is only scheduled visit thus far. Sounds like Bucs will get first crack at him.

  45. tonytwocents Says:

    It’s official, FA has died down for the day. Peter King twittering “walk into a bar” jokes.

  46. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Bucs apparently in discussions with Mike Tolbert, but not only team talking to him.

    They were not the only team with Jackson or Nicks either. They are now 😉

  47. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Oh, and David Carr might end up as Josh Johnson’s replacement.

  48. bucbelevr Says:

    @raphael, @Tonytwo cents….for the short bus crew.

    (Thank you, So. Ill. Bucs says).

    Before today, for the short bus crew………………I, if this were my website, would have had people, including Holder, Cumming, jackson’s agent, Lofton’s agent, Tulloch’s agent, Finnegan’s agent, Carr’s agent, Nicks’ agent……….ON MY EFFING SPEED DIAL. Before today.

    Then, …..because, for the short bus crew, we DON’T KNOW, if Vincent Jackson is actually signed, or Carl Nicks has his FIRST VISIT here, or Lofton, is signed, NOT SIGNED, is signed, NOT signed…………………………….

    THIS is why short bus crew.

    Haven’t been to the nudie bars, they are great, so I hear, alot of them…..spend my money better than that. Much love…….

  49. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    Dang, was just about to post that. That Blount/Tolbert pairing might just be a reality; fingers crossed.

  50. Vince Says:

    Call the airport and rental car agencies, tell them to shut down, alert Rick Scott to close the border, Nicks does not leave Tampa!!!!!

  51. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Bucs and several other teams attempting to steal Eddie Royal out from under the Redskins. Unconfirmed.

    Makes sense…Royal is a kick returner.

  52. jfgobucs Says:


  53. tonytwocents Says:

    @buc “im drinkin” belvedere

    you’re starting to make a little more sense. (maybe hire a ghostwriter)

    but nothing has been confirmed yet, and Joe isnt the type of website that’ll spew out a story without credible sources, and he has said over and over and over. oh, and the nudie bars are phenomenal.

  54. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Bucs deferred the bonus $1.6 million from Skins/Cowgirls penalties until next year.

  55. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Nudie bars suck. I can see better at home. But I guess you single guys need to get your thrills somehow 😉

  56. Pete Dutcher Says:

    btw, I don’t know if anyone remembers this, but I made the statement recently that the Bucs would likely focus on offense in free agency for the most part because our offense is closest to completion.

    I also said although they might get 1-2 defense guys, they’ll likely go draft for most defense in order to stay young.

  57. bucbelevr Says:

    🙁 Bummer… @PeteDucher…

    Hopefully, yours is consistently “better at home”. Good for you.

  58. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Why no latest news on Lofton? It is like it went totally dead with him. Maybe they are making an offer to Carr or finegan and keeping it hush hush. Why Friday visit for Finegan to Rams versus tonight or tomorrow?

  59. Cmurda Says:

    @ J 2.0 We won’t be saying MO Claiborne’s name if his name is mentioned already with the 4th pick. Most people have CLE taking MO and why wouldn’t they? I hope he’s there for the taking but if we land one of the CB’s available, V-Jax is really a done deal, and we land Nicks then Trent has to be the guy. Period.

    When Nicks plane lands, I am more than willing to take off work and join Tonytwocents in showing Mr. Nicks the lovely Mons Venus. Followed by a trip to South Tampa, Channelside and back to Mons.

  60. tonytwocents Says:

    With all due respect Pete, I’m aware of your religious background, so I’ll stop bringing up the best nudie bars this side of Vegas and all of their well proportioned patrons who will make personal and private arrangements for a few dollars more – but for a hell of a lot of less money that a married man gives up daily keep his holy matrimony afloat. So I’ll stop bringing up nudie bars. Sorry

  61. raphael Says:

    @bucbelevr I just hope you have a designated driver…

  62. tonytwocents Says:

    lol, employees, not patrons. but I take that back, I have seen some well proportioned patrons.

  63. raphael Says:

    well we are the nudie bar capital of the USA….just sayin !

  64. tonytwocents Says:

    thank you cmurda. I’ll see you there. how’s p doing?

  65. bucbelevr Says:

    Pretty deep…there. @Tonytwocents……… 🙂

    From a man who’s been married, one could argue that point, one way or the other…

  66. tonytwocents Says:

    to each his own bucbelevr.

  67. Pete Dutcher Says:

    It’s not the nudie part…although I have and will never go to such a place. It’s the bar thing, which several of the Bucs have had problems in. That’s why I don’t think it’s wise to use as a selling point.

    Not very “Buccaneer Way” to me. You didn’t offend me though, lol.

  68. bucbelevr Says:

    Peace out, people.

    People, satisfied with little-to-no-results. No results, on a day of “knowing” that matters.

  69. Pete Dutcher Says:

    have “not” I meant.

  70. J 2.0 Says:

    @ cmurda
    If Cleveland take Claiborne someone is going to want to jump and take Tannenhill, maybe, that’s where we could look to trade down. If this Lofton deal doesn’t work out then Kuechly would be available.

  71. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Get a cab, don’t drive drunk, lol.

  72. Pete Dutcher Says:

    The Lofton thing is no longer happening.

    OL Evan Mathis is their next target…along with David Carr and Mike Tolbert.

  73. deminion Says:

    go get em GO BUCS!!!!!!!!

  74. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    So Robert Meachem just arrived in Buffalo, hopefully he finds something to make him stay; every piece that New Orleans loses is a little victory for the Bucs.

  75. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Rumors that the bucs tried to trade Kellen Winslow to the bears.

  76. CharlieB Says:

    Adam Schefter: Vincent Jackson agreed to five-year deal in Tampa with Bucs.

  77. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    5year deal for VJ!

  78. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    Vincent Jackson deal in Tampa: 5 yrs, $55.55 million, including $26 million guaranteed, $36 million in 1st 3 yrs, $26 million in 1st 2 yr

    From Shefter.



    Don’t tease me like that. Get what you can for him. He never approached that highest TE salary in history deal.

    Boss? Bennett? Carlson? Tamme?