Don’t Fix What’s Not BrokenJanuary 10th, 2017
If something is working, why tinker?
That’s seems to be what Mike Sando of BSPN is suggesting to Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.
In a piece on the four-letter’s website, Sando ranks each NFL team from Nos. 1-32, based on what teams need an overhaul.
The Bucs are in the bottom tier at No. 23.
Continuity could be the priority for Tampa Bay, which is why it’s important for the Buccaneers to keep defensive coordinator Mike Smith if possible. Doug Martin’s situation is murky. Beyond that, the Buccaneers could be more concerned with keeping their own. Re-signing receiver Mike Evans before Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry set the market could make more sense than any kind of personnel overhaul.
Now Joe didn’t think of this before reading Sando’s piece but it sure makes sense: Licht could set the market on wide receivers by getting a deal done with Mike Evans soon. Joe suspects the Giants and wall-punching Beckham will make NFL owners pale by the contract he signs. Why let that happen? Get a deal done now with Evans?
Of course, Evans’ agent probably is thinking the same thing and likely would want to drag his heels until Beckham and the Giants come to terms.