“There Is No Way In Hell… “August 31st, 2014
Yes, Bucs fans were some kind of outraged last week when Joe asserted what a pathetic, panic move it would be to bring sleazy Richie Incognito into the Bucs locker room. The ire of Bucs fans towards Joe abated, somewhat, when Bucs general manager Jason Licht lifted All-Pro guard Logan Mankins from the clutches of Patriots strongman Bill Belicheat.
Still, even with Mankins, most Bucs fans want Incognito for reasons Joe just can’t fathom. Neither can Booger McFarland.
The former Bucs defensive tackle and star of the new SEC Network, Booger slammed the notion that the Bucs should ever have the name “Richie Incognito” on their lips unless it is followed by several curse words.
(Clarification: Booger’s words were shared just before the Mankins’ trade went down.)
“How much of your soul would you be willing to give for a win?” Booger asked. “How much of your character would you be able to compromise just to put a better offense on the field?
“Offense continues to be a work in progress. Richie Incognito, I will just say this: I understand about winning. I understand that this Buccaneers team needs a guard. But point blank, if I am the coach, if I am the GM, there is no way in hell I bring in Richie Incognito to this team.”
In short, Booger wouldn’t touch Incognito simply because Booger said you cannot count on Incognito. And as Joe has always said, if you cannot count on someone, whether it is because of suspensions for breaking NFL rules or an inability to stay out of the trainer’s room, then what good is he to a team in need?
With Incognito, aside from being a locker room cancer, the eyes of NFL
warden commissioner Roger Goodell would be on him like a hawk. One misstep, and back on suspension he would go.