Invisible Demand For Bucs Free AgentsFebruary 16th, 2017
As a student of the NFL and a man who scours the globe for all things Bucs at all hours, Joe has uncovered a striking trend.
Chatter around the country about the potential free agents on the Tampa Bay roster is barely audible and spotted about as often as Big Foot — or Joe at at cheerleader pool party.
The Bucs have 17 potential unrestricted free agents.
Sure, there are a few weak cries in the distance for Mike Glennon (Bears and Jets). There’s the rare mention of Joe Hawley as a potential center option (usually accompanied by his miserable ProFootballFocus.com ranking) and that’s about it.
Good luck finding whispers for guys like Will Gholston, Akeem Spence, Chris Conte and Bradley McDougald. And don’t forget swinging saloon door right tackle Gosder Cherilus.
Not even productive and rather impressive Jacquizz Rogers is generating any chatter. The guy had a heck of a year and proved he can be a strong No. 2 running back.
Ironically, longtime Cowboys blog The Landry Hat is pining hard for Bucs restricted free agent Jacquies Smith, who blew out his knee in September.
Is this dismissal of Bucs free agents born from ignorance? Or is because the Bucs have an unattractive crop, including Gholston, a part-time player who some fans mistakenly think is the next Michael Bennett?
Joe’s very interested to see how the this year’s Bucs class shakes out after the free agency dinner bell rings in 22 short days.