Give The Bucs TimeMarch 7th, 2014
With the free agent dinner bell ready to ring in four days, Joe cannot help himself but to peek at what presents Bucs general manager Jason Licht may lay at the foot of the live oak tree Wednesday morning.
Offensive linemen, wide receivers, defensive ends, tight ends and, yes, even quarterbacks, Joe can easily see the Bucs pouncing on any of these positions in the early hours of free agency.
But one NFL insider believes Bucs fans should be granting Licht patience in the coming day, so writes Nate Davis of USA Today.
Our advice: Smith and new GM Jason Licht just came aboard the pewter pirate ship and should take advantage of the (relatively) pressure-free opportunity to evaluate the roster as they impress their stamps upon the organization. Previous GM Mark Dominik was a freewheeling spender whose moves didn’t pan out in most cases. Smith must determine if CB Darrelle Revis’ talents dovetail with his scheme. If not, the Bucs can recoup a lot of cap space in the future by parting with Revis’ non-guaranteed deal, which has five years and $80 million left.
There may no be a more overblown narrative in the NFL right now than if all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis fits Lovie’s scheme. Lovie runs mostly man-coverage. Geez, this is coming from the man’s own mouth.
Now while Davis believes Licht and Lovie should be take time, it sure doesn’t seem like the duo are granting themselves much time, which means they believe they can win pretty quickly, or at least turn the franchise around so it is no longer the doormat of the NFC South.