Raheem 2010 Roster Nearly Rinsed AwayApril 4th, 2014
In case you haven’t been paying attention – and Joe is guessing you have been judging by the traffic on this here corner of the Interwebs – the roster makeover by Bucs general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith has been nothing less than extraordinary.
The Bucs, as of last night, have signed 14 free agents since March 11, more than any other NFL team. And that doesn’t even count likely contributors like cornerback D.J. Moore, who were signed before the start of the league year.
Provided the Bucs keep their six draft picks as well as their new free agent faces, L&L easily could replace half their inherited roster by opening day.
How striking has the makeover been? Consider this nugget from good guy Peter Schrager of FOX Sports.
@PSchrags: With trade of Mike Williams, there’s only one Buccaneers player on the current roster from their 2009 and 2010 Drafts — Gerald McCoy. Wild.
It is wild. McCoy is but the lone draft pick standing from those first two years of Raheem Morris. Can’t say Joe really blames L&L.
They didn’t draft those players. They didn’t sign those players. And the Bucs sure as hell weren’t winning with those players.
It’s almost as if L&L have started their own local SERVPRO franchise.