Will Bucs Have Carl Nicks In Fold By Dawn?March 14th, 2012
It’s past midnight Tuesday night as Joe is typing this post. And wow, what a wrong day for Joe to upgrade from an obsolete Blackberry to a brand, spanking new Droid Razr Maxx (Joe wanted an iPhone but Verizon offered a much better deal on 4G phones).
When the gun sounded marking the opening of free agency, Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik wasn’t wasting time, locking up wide receiver Vincent Jackson.
Now Joe knows from Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, via Saints offensive guard Carl Nicks’ agent, that Nicks landed in Tampa just moments ago. Imagine Dominik and new coach Greg Sciano sitting down to a table full of wings at Hooters to talk football and (hopefully) sign a pact, the same kind of sales pitch Chucky used to land Ken Dilger in what seems like a lifetime ago.
The way players are being signed in the wee hours of the morning, Joe wouldn’t be surprised if Nicks is a Bucs player before the sun rises this morning.
Now is the time to worry about the defense. There are still good linebackers are there for the taking. There are scant corners.
If the Bucs offense struggles next year provided Nicks joins the team, there will be no excuses with so many Benjamins invested in the line and a clear No. 1 wideout to stretch the field.