Thanks, Greg!January 20th, 2014
Joe knows there will be readers who will tell Joe to knock it off, turn the page and forget about it because it is past history.
But no, Joe cannot forget about it and it gnaws at him daily.
As we watched yet another postseason conclude, save for the Super Bowl in two weeks, without the Bucs playing in it, it just drives Joe wild how a team like the Bucs who are just crying for someone to bring a quarterback down let a guy get away for about the cost of an upper-middle class home in Pinellas County.
In his must-read weekly column on the site that he runs, theMMQB.com, Barista-training, pedestrian-bumping, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King, of SI.com and NBC Sports fame, seems to be a fan of Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett. The same Michael Bennett who the Bucs let walk away. The same Michael Bennett who led the Bucs in sacks in 2012. The same Michael Bennett who the Bucs washed their hands of last offseason for no good reason.
King typed about Bennett in his “Ten Things I Think” element in which he discusses what he likes about the NFL.
Michael Bennett, who reminds me of George Martin, the old Giant. The ball just found him. In other words, he has an instinct for finding the ball, and did it again on the Kaepernick strip-sack by Cliff Avril.
Finds the ball! Has an instinct for the ball! And yet the Bucs could not find a roster spot for him, but he was good enough for the NFC champs and good enough to help Seattle get to the Super Bowl making valuable plays all season long.
But he was not good enough for the last place Bucs!
Joe just wants to throw his bottle of beer against the wall this p!sses him off so much! It’s an outrage the Bucs let this guy go; stop with the excuses! Did he look like damaged goods this year with Seattle?
If anyone wants to know why former Bucs commander Greg Schiano is out of a job, aside from his record, this is Exhibit-A.