Don’t Fix What’s Not Broken

January 10th, 2017
Foundation built.

Foundation built.

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.

20 Responses to “Don’t Fix What’s Not Broken”

  1. Pedro Says:

    Go Bucs!!

    regards from the Brazilian fan club

  2. Kevin Says:

    Agents, lawyers, insurance companies….they make everything worse than it needs to be

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Kevin, you forgot politicians.

  4. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    The market for elite receivers will soon be 16-17 a year with almost 40 million guaranteed before long.

  5. Tut Says:

    70-75mil 5-year deal is my guess.

  6. flmike Says:

    Beckham will not get the money he thinks he deserves. First, Giants ownership has never paid top market value for anyone other than Eli and Strahan. Second, they’re not paying him 17mil a season until he shows some maturity and shows he can control himself on and off the field. His drops didn’t cost them that game in GB, but he didn’t do anything to help them win it either.

  7. BigHogHaynes Says:

    We are at 23……# 1 we ain’t fixed #2 the draft will begin Licht’s 4th year of “foundation building”.

  8. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Yeah Big Hog and so how do you explain Koetter winning more games in his first season with a team # 1 we ain’t fixed that you continue to disparage

    You are ripping Lovie with your comments even more than the guys who do it on purpose. If the team sucks because of Licht how did DK win and Lovie suck?

    Lovie’s first year he got less than 25% out of Licht’s team than DK did in his first.

    CMON man you’ve been here with hurt fee fees since we dumped Lovie. Get over it! It’s coloring your posts.

    You spent all year counting wins and comparing DK’s first year wins to the TOTAL in two years. Well guess what…yeah DK DID win more than Lovie’s two years combined and yet you still haven’t backed off.

    Set a new bar for us eh? Let’s at least agree on the where you’re setting the bar.

    At what point will you recognize that Licht and Koetter are doing a good job?
    Ten wins next year? 11? 12? A Super Bowl?

  9. tnew Says:

    Agree 100% been saying to sign ME in the off season for a little while. I know its a year early but that would send the message through the league. If you come to the Bucs and you produce you will get rewarded. Give him all 7 mil you were gonna give Doug next year as part of his signing bonus.

  10. orlbucfan Says:

    Stpetebucsfan Says:
    January 10th, 2017 at 9:40 am
    Yeah Big Hog and so how do you explain Koetter winning more games in his first season with a team # 1 we ain’t fixed that you continue to disparage
    —————————————-
    Easy. BigHogHaynes writes like he doesn’t have the brains of an actual big hog. How did the Bucs end up rated 23rd? No respect or what? Bet the Lions were rated higher. Also, who is MJ?

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    Don’t fix what’s not broken? You kiddin me?!!!!!!!! The Bucs Offensive and Defensive lines got jacked..manhandled by at least 4 teams this season. Especially Dallas who throw us around like Rag dolls. We’d better bring in some strong prime Beef next year for our lines. 9-7 is deceiving. You may think we are almost there. But like any machine, it has to be upgraded and maintained. What the hell do Y’all think the other 31 teams are doing? Nothing?

  12. DB55 Says:

    Evans’ agent probably is thinking the same thing and likely would want to drag his heels until Beckham and the Giants come to terms.
    ———–
    Ding Ding Ding or take his talents elsewhere. Maybe Dallas or something. Imagine Evans, Bryant, Zeke and Dak. FORGETABOUTIT

  13. ben Says:

    I do NOT see how anyone thinks Mr.Light has done a better then average or below job. Wasted picks on draft and free agents that don’t work out . Coaching may be better but NOT the gm!. Their is lots of $ so lets hope the bucs gm decides to make an impact!

  14. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    BigHog, yes, we are at #23. That means there are 22 teams with a worse foundation than the Bucs. Read the article and you’ll see the bad teams at the top, not the other way around. Jets were the #1 team in need of an overhaul.

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    At least Evans is not a one year wonder. Licht need to pay the man.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We’re top ten in foundation? I like that!

  17. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “BigHogHaynes Says:
    January 10th, 2017 at 9:25 am

    We are at 23……# 1 we ain’t fixed #2 the draft will begin Licht’s 4th year of “foundation building”.”

    Dude…..you’re embarrassing yourself.

  18. Matt Says:

    Go bucs pedro!

  19. Tampa Tony Says:

    Not much is fixed this roster has quite a few glaring holes

  20. BigHogHaynes Says:

    L/WD: that’s why we are where we are, people actually believe in the accuracy of these posting, when I say foundation, I think of over-all team performance, yes we have a QB of the future, we have Maybe two decent O-lineman, maybe 3 descent D-Lineman, no Bell-Cow running/back, we need at least 3 Wide-outs, and LB depth, and at least one starting-type Safety, we do have pieces but a solid foundation……we ain’t there yet! BuccaneEric75: I did misread the article, and I fully appreciate the way you handled that situation, Stpetebucfan: I set the bar at consistently making the play-offs, that’s where I set my bar and that’s the color of the day!

 

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