Steve Smith And The BucsMarch 14th, 2014
Bucs fans are clamoring for a wide receiver. Joe can’t tell you how many Twitter messages he has received the past day or two asking about Emmanuel Sanders.
(No, Sanders is not in Tampa Bay, yet. He left One Buc Palace without a contract. At the time of this typing, he has yet to sign with anyone.)
So this little nugget may get fans properly aroused for late Friday afternoon prowling for aggressive women. It appears former Panthers receiver Steve Smith lists the Bucs as one of three teams he wants to play for this fall.
Like other free agents, Smith is making the rounds to recruiting parties hosted by potential suitors, reports Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
Smith, 34, considers the Ravens one of his preferred destinations along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers, according to a source. The Ravens satisfy several of the elements that Smith is seeking, including a winning environment and proximity to his Charlotte home. Smith’s wife is expecting their fourth child.
Now the Bucs cannot (yet) offer a winning environment and Joe is not sure Tampa is close enough to Charlotte. Smith is from southern California, hence his preference to the Chargers.
But Smith does know Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown from McCown’s days with the Panthers, so maybe there is a relationship there. Of course, the Bucs have Lovie, who every free agent the Bucs signed this week, per their discussions with Joe, cited as a significant reason why they are now Buccaneer Men.
Smith is meeting with the Ravens this morning.
(Thanks to reader “Seth B” for the tip.)