Brate Makes Bank

March 12th, 2018

Big raise.

UPDATED 4:07 p.m. – It appears Cam Brate won’t need to room with Adam Humphries and Ryan Griffin any longer.

After today. Brate can buy his own pad (bad real estate timing) and lease out rooms to Humphries and Griffin.

Pet Jenna Laine of ESPN, Brate and the Bucs have agreed to a six-year contract. details Brate’s deal includes $18 million guaranteed as part of a $40.8 million pact, plus about 10 percent of that total is tied to incentives for catches, touchdowns and Pro Bowl visits.

Props to Brate for the well-deserved raise.

Joe never figured the Bucs would be crazy enough to let Brate go. As Joe wrote earlier today, middle-of-the-road starting tight ends earn $6 million per season. Brate made $679,000 last year.

O.J. Howard won’t earn big money until 2021, assuming he’s still around and producing. It was a no-brainer for the sign Brate and cross tight end off their list.

Dirk Koetter knows how to use two tight ends, right? Otherwise there’s no way this team would have drafted Howard in the first round last year.

Now it’s time for the Bucs to get the most out of these stud pass catchers. No team should be so bad in the red zone with targets like Howard, Brate, Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson.

128 Responses to “Brate Makes Bank”

  1. zwh99 Says:

    Well deserved

  2. AlteredEgo Says:

    What a life !

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    41 million dollar underrated TE. Nice find!!

  4. JimmyJack Says:


  5. Pickgrin Says:

    Congrats Harvard! Ya done good.

    Bucs did pretty good as well locking up a “glue” guy like this long term for less than true market value based on his receiving stats and reliability the last 2 years.

    Not a bad find for a UDFA – eh Jason?

  6. Bucs55 Says:

    Great signing not over priced and he’s earned every penny

  7. Pick6 Says:

    Well deserved and the team has lots of options after year 3 based on how his career and OJ’s career are going. For once we have more than the bare minimum of starting caliber depth at a position for a multi year span

  8. NFLNut Says:

    CONGRATS to Cam Brate and CONGRATS to the Bucs as THAT is a very fair contract for both sides … good work by Licht!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Unbelievable pick up UDFA…..Good character….great hands…will only get better

  10. Name Required Says:

    Now get the rear in gear and sign SUH! I’d like to see McCoy complain about help with that kind of pressure up the middle.

  11. Capt.Tim Says:

    First intelligent move by the Bucs in quite a while!
    Congrats Cameron Brate! Very much deserved

  12. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Smart move for a change. I would be surprised if he plays out that deal though, Brate might be our best trade value at some point. I like him, but with the investment in OJ and depending on how the staff feels about Auclair I could see Licht phone ringing with interest from some other teams.

  13. zzbucs Says:

    wll invested, and well deserved……..I would like to see Humphries in too…..

  14. Waterboy Says:

    Glad to see key guys returning but has the team gotten better? My thought would be no at this point. All of those guess were there last year. We’ll see on Wednesday.

  15. K_Bassuka Says:

    Great sign! Let’s make the team better now.

  16. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    How any word on who is visiting the Bucs in these next cpl days?

  17. DBS Says:

    Well deserved. Now if someone can remember what Weapons for Winston was for to begin with.

  18. R.O. Says:

    So.. $18M over 2 or 3 years?

  19. JB Says:

    Good deal for both sides. Maybe Joe can confirm, but I understood it carries an out after two seasons, which hopefully isn’t the case, b/c he’s a good player and a good guy as well. Lots of incentives in there for catches, TDs, etc which is also interesting especially given how many other targets JW has at the moment.

    Still, it’s a rare player and team friendly deal overall IMO, and it keeps two Pro-Bowl caliber TEs in house for at least 2-3 more years.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    surprised the glazers actually paid a player that earned it.

  21. Mike Johson Says:

    Outstanding news! Now if only he could give us some help in rushing the opposing QB?

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    He worked his butt off to earn this deal. Always reliable.

    This is maybe the best news I’ve heard, because he is great and he is going to be hear a good long time.

  23. Gobucs Says:

    Yayyy. Now get ready for a fabulous 6-10 record this season.

  24. Mcruzer Says:

    Bonzai, he definitely worked his butt off not only in games but in practice. His first year he was the very last player on the field in the couple of practices i was at that year, simulating snaps and getting off the line quickly. I yelled and thanked him for putting in the extra work and he yanked his helmet off and came over and thanked me too. Class act and my favorite currnt player. He will get even better.

  25. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    Just saw something on that Hump is getting 2nd round tender??? If that’s the case, he’ll get around $2 million or so I think??

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    That is a very cool story.

  27. TampaTown Says:

    Congrats to Cameron Brate! A great deal for a great guy. With that Harvard degree in Macro Economics he can turn that $18mil into $36mil. I’m sure his parents are proud today.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    Good for Brate. Whoever the next Bucs coach is can use a 2 TE set like the Pats do, and the Pats are quite successful on offense. OJ is without a doubt a superstar and Brate benefits from that tremendously since Brate can’t get open versus man coverage unless its someone down the depth chart – and that works out perfectly since OJ gets defended by guys at the top of the depth chart. It’s a very good 1-2 combo, and if the offense ends up featuring only 1 TE then Brate has pretty decent trade value. It’s a win-win for everyone, except the dummies who complain about the Glazers being cheap, and now complain about Brate making too much money. LOL!

  29. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    Actually Hump’s tender is $2.9 million 🙂

  30. OneBucPerson Says:

    On the surface I view this deal as a bit steep, but considering his numbers over the past 2 years are comparable to Zach Ertz (considered one of the best TEs right now and who received a similar extension) I’m all for it. If we can just utilize 2 TE sets more effectively and if Jameis finds his rhythm quickly enough we can give Brate the opportunity to earn that money.

  31. Howard Cosell Says:

    Really glad the Bucs are re-signing their studs.
    It’s our only hope to be competative.

  32. Chris in WA Says:

    I just hope we can replicate the twin tight end sets that Belicheat was running when he had both Aaron Hernandez and Gronk. We are one or two pieces on the O-line away from having a monster offense! Draft Quenton Nelson and get a decent running back to complement Peyton Barber. (of course Jamies is the Wildcard in this 2TE offense seeing as he is no Tom Brady)

    I actually think Peyton Barber can be a really good RB if he works on his catching abilities this training camp and can be a feature back although if Charles Sims is going to be the 3RB then he can’t be just a “receiving back” and needs to improve his running game

  33. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Bills just moved up to 12!!!
    I think #7 for #12 and 22 would be and awesome trade

  34. Chris K Says:

    Happy he’s back. Good chemistry with Jameis.

  35. Chris in WA Says:

    Apparently the Bucs are in the hunt for Ravens Center Ryan Jensen! Pick him up, move Ali Marpet back to Guard and draft Nelson! You could stick Blaine Gabbert in that offense and make the playoffs.

  36. BigMacAttack Says:

    Can I please get some blocking up front?

  37. NFLNut Says:


    BILLS just traded their 22nd pick and Cordy Glenn for the 12th pick … they now have #12, 22, 53, 55, and 96 in the first 3 rounds and therefore enough draft capital to get all the way up to #2 if they want … it seems obvious they want one of the top 4 QBs but still may not be able to get higher than #7 if the Giants and Colts aren’t willing to deal … Bucs #7 pick will be a HOT commodity imo.


  38. AlteredEgo Says:

    Nut I believe the Bills have 2-3’s…the 65 or so and then the 96th

  39. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Hmmn, Humphries given a second round tender as well. Licht did that with Brate, probably to make sure the Bucs got something if he could not re-sign him.

    Humphries may just get a new contract in the next couple weeks as well.

  40. adam from ny Says:

    might be smart to sign Kong Suh

  41. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    NFLNut Says:
    “BILLS just traded their 22nd pick and Cordy Glenn for the 12th pick … they now have #12, 22, 53, 55, and 96 in the first 3 rounds…”

    Slight error there.

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    There should be little rush in giving Humphries a new contract, just play out the year and see what happens. Godwin looks like he’ll be a solid #2 in time, but if you pay Hump that means you want him at #3… ugh, no thanks. #4, sure! #3… one injury away from being a starter? We’ve already saw that and it was a disaster.

  43. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    Has anyone else noticed……….that Licht HAS NOT traded away any picks from rounds 1-4 (the only valuable rounds) in 2018, or 2019, or 2020???????


    This Bucs fan will keep typin’ that until a certain SA-QUON resides in Hillsborough County!

    Keep it up Jason!

    Go Bucs!

  44. SOEbuc Says:

    I thought the one year $10 mill for Grimes was crazy, but I’m liking this. So are there gonna be some major trades for us now or just no good players in FA??? Everyone knows the Glazers don’t spend big money on multiple players. That’s why we’re at the top of the cap every year. We shall see.

  45. g720 Says:

    Biggest disappointment is not Brate signing this contract but that Koetter doesn’t know how to use 2 good tight ends in his offense as he showed last season. Koetter has 2 very good tight ends and we’ll see how much he knows how to utilize them in his offense.

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Rod Munch

    Godwin looked pretty good, but it was his rookie year. We’ve seen WRs have good first years before and turn out to be busts (Clayton for example). And frankly, Godwin has not earned the #3 spot yet.

    Humphries has. For now.

    Remember though…Jackson might have a $7,500,000 dead cap hit this year (2018) if cut, but next year he carries no dead cap space at all, making him expendable. If he doesn’t produce like they want him to, that will make a #2 spot available. Humphries and Godwin will compete for that.

    Also…really, the #3 spot is now a starting spot these days too.

  47. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Hard to tell how valuable our #7 pick can be in a trade until we see what the Browns/Broncos/Jets all do about QB before the draft. It’ll all come down to the willingness of teams ahead of us to move down combined with available QBs and other’s bidding to move up

  48. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    g720 Says
    “Koetter doesn’t know how to use 2 good tight ends in his offense as he showed last season.”

    Oh good lord. OJ was a rookie. He didn’t actually prove he was good last year. He has potential to be great, but he’s not the first at that position to do so. He’s got to earn more before he gets more.

    Brate has certainly done that.

    But OJ didn’t even know the offense most of last season. So I think you are grasping at straws.

  49. Ghingus Kwon Says:

    Pet? ummmm, ok

  50. TeddyTB Says:

    The bills are definitely trying to get up to the top. I wonder if the #7 pick is even good enough for them to get their guy.

  51. Rod Munch Says:

    g720 – Brate was injured most of the last year so I wouldn’t really blame Dirk for lack of knowing how to use him. The type of offense Dirk runs uses a lot of 2 TE sets and getting production shouldn’t be a problem since both OJ and Brate are very good receivers, with OJ being bigger, faster and stronger than even Evans and being able to play WR if he needs to – although he’s a better blocker than Brate is already so you really want OJ playing TE. Anywho using both isn’t a problem and it should not only help the passing game as OJ continues to develop and Brate is healthy, it should help the running game as well.

  52. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    I don’t actually mind the 1 year $10m for Grimes. Revis got 1 year $16m from the Bucs and basically robbed us. Grimes has done more for the Bucs than he did.

    And the deal is only one year, meaning its off the books the year when big rookie contracts need new deals.

  53. Costa Rica John Says:

    Time to trade for Billicheat to run this offense. 😉

  54. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    btw, Jackson’s cap hit in 2018 is $11,000,000m

    In 2019 it will be $10,000,000m…if they decide to keep him his last year. Frankly, I don’t think he’s worth it next year.

  55. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, we are no longer top 5 in cap space. But this is a good thing.

    Wonder what the numbers are now though.

  56. Rod Munch Says:

    The deal with Jackson was always considered a 2 year deal with a 3rd year as an option, that’s what everyone said at the time and it’s still true and the team needs Jackson playing since he in large part helped open up the middle of the field by drawing off safeties who still had to pay attention to him and his speed. Jackson isn’t going anywhere this offseason and no one that pays any attention should want him going anywhere – if he did and the Bucs didn’t replace him then once again Humphries is one injury away from starting, and if you want to tank the Bucs season, make Hump a starter.

  57. AlteredEgo Says:

    “Frankly, I don’t think he’s worth it next year.”…..well that kind of depends on what he does this year….if Jameis or Barber ;-)….can hit him going deep and Djax goes back to his historical norm….he may be back in 2 years

  58. Tval Says:

    The last year or two are ALWAYS backloaded. Def wont be worth that type of $$$ wout a 10 td season. It could happen tho. He may restructure if the team is on upswing tho

  59. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Great news…… now sign SUH!

  60. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – How did Revis “rob” the Bucs? He came back from a major injury and had a very solid season, giving up only 1 TD all season if my memory is correct. Everyone knew he wasn’t going to be a superstar coming off a major injury that season and yet he was really solid – had the Bucs kept him around he would have been back to his normal self by the following season which was always the plan. If anything I think Revis played better for the Bucs than people would have thought considering the injury he was coming off of.

  61. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Bad sighning…should have tried to trade him!

  62. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We may be the only NFL team ever to have two Harvard players on their roster.

    The Bucs now have Brate to go with Fitz. Well if they ever have some off season game show like NFL Jeopardy we have the guys to compete.

  63. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – My estimate is that the Bucs have around $44-million in cap space still, that is assuming Brate is getting his money this year and not next year, so he’s at $7m in my estimate, then giving a 2nd round tender to Hump (which is about $2) and Grimes at $10 and Glanton at $750k, Barber at a base salary and Fitz at $5 (totally a guess since the number isn’t out there).

  64. webster Says:

    @ g720

    Between your top 2 tight ends, they combined for 74 catches 1032 yards and 12 tds. Thats great production from your tight ends. Oj for a rookie had 432 yards and 6 tds with missing the past 3 games. Koetter knows how to use his tight ends.

  65. AlteredEgo Says:

    A running game will allow Koetter to open up his playbook

  66. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch Says
    “Bonzai – How did Revis “rob” the Bucs? He came back from a major injury and had a very solid season, giving up only 1 TD all season if my memory is correct.”

    When you pay him more than any other CB in the NFL, he should have better stats than any other CB in the NFL. He didn’t. Two picks? Middle ground passes defended and tackles?

    We actually had just as good the year before with someone else.

  67. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Rod Munch

    Thanks for the cap estimate. Cool. Figure what? 10-12 mil for the draft picks?

    That leaves around $30m for free agency still.

  68. Kobe Faker Says:

    WTF! Paying this goofy “what is separation” TE means 80% targets and 20% for OJ….LOL

    should have went after Trey Burton who is 10X better

    Why do i have a feeling there will be a #FreeOJBrate movement next year

    “Kobe demands to see Brates alleged Harvard certificate! Someone that goofy looking can not graduate from a Ivy league college. There are 3 smucks that look and have the same goofy smirk in my trailer park in lakeland i live in”

    Kobe Faker

  69. Stanglassman Says:

    Will it benefit the Bucs to have Cousins go in FA to the Vikings?

    It could cause more Qbs to be taken 1-6 and therefore create a better chance at a Chub, Barkley or Nelson falling to #7.

    Would it affect the possibility of a trade down with the Bills 21&22 and a their 3/4th round pick. I liking that scenario more & more.

  70. Aristotle Says:

    Welcome Brate! Buy a big house here in Tampa! We want you to retire here!

  71. Ed Says:

    Don’t be blinded by Licht signing JW’s targets you still gotta get some beasts on both lines show me some nasty and strong linemen and the Glazers will have something to sell. For now they are still heavy on WRs and LB’s with weaknesses everywhere else

  72. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Sad when the off season highlights are signing a TE to long deal after drafting ond in first rounf then signing an over the hill DB, licht sleeping at the wheel bengals, bills making moves, bucs? MCFLY MCFLY…. good seeing lynch and 49ers making super bowl moves, bucs continue toilet bowl moves

  73. SCBucsFan Says:

    Well these signings have at least allowed positive Buc fans to raise their heads out of the constant negativity

  74. AlteredEgo Says:

    BB…”Thanks for the cap estimate. Cool. Figure what? 10-12 mil for the draft picks?”…..I may be wrong but I think draft picks are separate from the FA cap money

  75. StAugBuc Says:

    AlteredEgo Says:
    March 12th, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    BB…”Thanks for the cap estimate. Cool. Figure what? 10-12 mil for the draft picks?”…..I may be wrong but I think draft picks are separate from the FA cap money

    Cap is cap. There is no separation

  76. tmaxcon Says:


    Signings are nothing to get happy about same guys they have been losing with for years. Until bucs improves talent theey are just paying these guys to lose.

  77. tmaxcon Says:


  78. MadMax Says:


  79. BringBucsBack Says:

    Good for the Bucs and Brate. If he had gotten away, then Licht is surely a buffoon.

  80. MadMax Says:

    See where this goes OJ? Get your game on bro….loved the 1st round pick on you and its time to show why! Get it!

  81. SOEbuc Says:


    “A running game will allow Koetter to open up his playbook”

    Thing about that is Koetter doesn’t know how to run good running plays. I don’t think I saw him run one check down play last year. He says he doesn’t like screens. And my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE of all Koetter’s bullsh#t calls of all last year is the single back set for third and short that he constantly ran with his very sizable Doug Martin. Team’s knew exactly what was coming every time. They would stack all their LBs and we would get stuffed every time. This is also on Jameis for not calling the audible but that was just a stupid f-ing call to give to the QB so many times.

  82. AlteredEgo Says:

    Oh…get off the coaches backs !….it is the freak’n talent that results in what looks like play calling….simpletons !….oh great when a play works….retarded coaches when the play doesn’t…football is still at the end of the day…running the ball and stopping the run….stick to your F’n fantasy stat leagues

  83. Pickgrin Says:

    Bonzai says:
    “Figure what? 10-12 mil for the draft picks? That leaves around $30m for free agency still.”

    More like $7-8M max for rookie contracts including UDFAs.

    And we don’t have that much room at all left. $10M at most for free agents and that’s before bringing back McDonald, McClain and Tandy for about $4-5M combined.

    Licht intends to sign Marpet and Kwon to long term deals and both will be in the $8-10M per range or close to that. Also good chance they try and work out a favorable deal for Donovan Smith this year as well IMO – That’s another $10M.

    If I’m right on Licht wanting to extend those 3 players this year – then we don’t have very much left to work with without releasing some guys like Ayers, Gholston, Sweezy etc.

  84. SCBucsFan Says:

    Still praying you find some positivity in your life TMax

  85. Alanbucsfan Says:

    …and Chris Godwin

  86. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Lol @ kobe!!!

    Nah..Brate is gorgeous..he’s on my fantasy team, if you know what I mean..”wink wink'”

  87. SOEbuc Says:


    Is that sarcasm? If it was all about talented players there would be no need for coaches calling plays. Opposing players also watch tons of tape on teams they’re about to play and what type of plays their COACHES like to run.

  88. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can you believe the whiners?……complaining about having two good TEs…….crying about a few extra bucks for Grimes……disgraceful.

    I am actually starting to believe that posters are hoping for losses simply to see their negative predictions come true.

    Here is a clue……good teams keep their good players and get rid of bad ones…..the key is getting the most out of mediocre players and every team has them.

    These Bucs can improve at a lot of positions with FA & the draft….the last thing we need to do is replace good players also.

  89. Lamarcus Says:

    Tampa baybucs

    Do u reward for poor performance and outcomes????

  90. Gman Says:

    Good move!

  91. ATrain Says:

    Where is the article on SUH coming on the market

  92. SteveK Says:

    Awesome news. Brate is a baller and a helluva teammate.

  93. DBS Says:

    That news is about 9 hours old.

  94. StAugBuc Says:

    ATrain Says:
    March 12th, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Where is the article on SUH coming on the market
    What article do you want? It’s out there that he will be released. What more to be said?

  95. JimmyJack Says:

    Tampabaybucfan…..Our team has sucked balls for over a decade and a half now. Can you really blame then?

  96. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Who are you talking about…….Brate?…..Grimes?…..Evans?……poor performance…..I think not.

    And the answer is no, I don’t reward poor performance… as far as coaches, that is more complicated than players…..poor performance from coaches should get them fired….but not necessarily every year……too much chaos with that.

    Poor performance for me would be Baker…..Martin…..and they weren’t rewarded….they were canned and should have been.

  97. SteveK Says:


    C’mon dude!

    Brate is a very solid tight end who has built strong rapport with our QB.

    Evans is an animal and we got him locked up for years to come.

    Grimes is an old man and stud. You can thank Vernon Heargraves for the exceptional need we have at CB, and Grimes has been very solid for us.

    All really good moves. We need to keep these kinds of players, as they are WORTH IT.

    What do you suggest we do? Let our good players walk bc Dominik left our cupboard bare?

  98. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    The good players the bucs have arent attracting league wide love as no other team is banging down lichts door for anyone, brate i feel is a JW security blanket and good signing but why waste a #1 on oj and not a player who fills a hole, like RB or DE, newsflash those are same holes, this team is far off of the elite teams… wish crafty licht who signed the tree humper woukld go sign the throat crusher suh, and get immediately better and maybe gmc will have bo excuses

  99. Kobe Faker Says:

    “We are going to eat MEME and Brates bloated contract in 3 years! Mark it down! My track record speaks for itself!”

    Kobe Faker

  100. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Kobe, in 3 years he won’t even have dead cap space.

  101. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    “I am actually starting to believe that posters are hoping for losses simply to see their negative predictions come true.”

    Welcome to the club, lol.

    And a day after free agency starts, the will say the Glazers do not spend money.

  102. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    One could easily make a list of the trolls from these comments. Still a couple have not checked in though.

  103. Lamarcus Says:


    Is it trolling that some fans “think” different about certain personal moves that thier favorite teams make?

    Is it trolling that other will have different opinions?

    There are 6 billion ppl alive and there is 6 billion different opinions.

  104. webster Says:

    @ dusty

    Because you draft the bpa. In 2010, dominick drafted arreliuos benn in the 2nd round because the bucs needed wrs. 3 picks later gronk was picked. Do you remember 2 yrs ago when brate got hurt the last 3 games of the season and jameis had no other tight end to throw to? We missed the playoffs because we had no depth at tight end? Do you remember the bucs drafted kwon in the 4th round eventhough they signed bruce carter to be the mlb? The bucs had a 2nd round grade on kwon. He is now a pro bowler. He should have been a pro bowler 2 years ago. The bucs drafted beckwith last year as the last pick in the third round. Bucs had a 2nd round grade on him. Kwon got hurt early in the season and beckwith filled in tremendously at mlb in his absense. Do you remember the mlb the last time kwon was hurt? You pick the bpa period. Oj and brate together is a great problem to have.

  105. webster Says:

    @ dusty

    Do you remember the last time adam humphries had to be the #2 receiver? Mike evans was quadripled teamed. I like humphries for his work ethic but picking godwin in the third round (bpa) paid dividends when djax got hurt the last 3 games of the season. Injuries happen and thats why i laugh at the fans/media that says trade djax. If you trade djax, one injury to evans or godwin means we are depending on hump as #2 and freddie martino as the #3. That means fans like you would be killing licht for not having wr depth. We have depth there due to bpa

  106. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    @webster do you remember the last time the bucs were any good?

  107. SCBucsFan Says:

    The catch all of responses. Because we’ve been bad all the moves made were bad.

  108. Mike Says:

    Glad for Brate,Evans and Grimes- first good news I’ve heard in a while. If the dolphins get rid of Suh, we
    Should get him- wanted him since the draft.
    Who thinks him and McCoy could function together? Who could block that?
    Different landscape- thoughts from the group?

  109. Lamarcus Says:

    Suh is the anti GMC. After further GMC and Suh is oil and water. Why would Suh come to a team with embarrassing establish DT in gmc??

  110. Pickgrin Says:

    webster says:
    “The bucs had a 2nd round grade on kwon”

    1st actually – Licht said in an interview awhile back that they had Kwon rated as the 28th best player in the 2015 draft. In fact all 4 of our 2015 picks (Winston, D. Smith, Marpet and Kwon) carried 1st rd grades on the Buccaneers big board.

  111. Lamarcus Says:

    Kwon should get the next deal

    There are rumblings about him “testing” free agency on Twitter. I don’t do Twitter so idk if it’s true

  112. webster Says:

    @ dusty

    We havent been any good in a long time. But there are many reasons. Changing coaches every 2 years, allen and dominick drafts sucked, the bucs giving up four 1st round picks and two 2nd round picks in a span of three years. Everybody remembers giving up two 1st and two 2nds for gruden in 2002. Do you remember giving up 2 first for keyshawn in 2000? Afrter the bowl win, owners spent the less out of any team until 2012 due to manu. Think about this….in the 10 years of allen and dominick, there have only been 3 drafted players that was deserving of a 2nd contract…gmc, davin joseph and david. I believe talib as well but 4 players in 10 years? I know some will argue gmc didnt deserve one but he did at least earn a 2nd contract. There are many reasons why we have lost for so long. Clayton did not deserve or earn a 2nd contract. Good teams build through the draft. Smart teams dont over spend.

    Thats why i like the bpa model. Thats how bellichek drafts. Licht learned that from him. Bellichek will cut you in one year if you suck. I dont know if you notice, but licht will cut you in one year if you suck. He learned that from bill. Bellicheck does not over spend for players. Licht learned that from bill. I just want to see the bucs keep some consistency. In four drafts under licht, there are at least 12 players who at least earned 2nd contracts……winston, kwon, evans, brate, hump, marpet, smith, beckwith, godwin, oj, evans. He!! Asj is about to get paid. Calin klay contributes a lot to the panthers. Licht can draft. I say be patient and keep stacking chips ie players in the draft. So draft well ie bpa and not for need. Thats whats pays off in the long run.

  113. webster Says:

    @ pick

    Great stuff. That goes to my last post. Licht knows how to draft. I know many will give him flack for roberto but at the end of the day thats just another miss like 70% of the rest of the draft is.

  114. Pickgrin Says:

    Licht also said they had 1st rd grades on Hargreaves, Spence and Aguayo as well. Which I guess explains why they jumped up to the end of the 2nd to draft a kicker (eye roll)

    The Aguayo rating was obviously a miscalculation. We’ll have to see if VH3 can redeem himself this year and hope that Spence can stay healthy…

  115. unbelievable Says:

    Great for Brate!

    Dude deserves it.

  116. Issic Haggins Says:

    This is the best work Licht has done , I would immediately let people know he is avail. For a younger stud corner , I believe the Bears would be open to moving Fuller . This contract makes Brate very very attractive to other teams , his value may never be higher and Corner is a much much much bigger need.

    Really Like Brate but you gotta build the team.

    I would do the same w L David and Kwon and go LB first round and upgrade corner via trade. There are Two LB better than them that are plug and play and won’t miss a beat as a rookie.

    The trade would also have to be a sign and trade as I would want the corner under no less than a four year contract.

    The Goal is to win the Super Bowl and this is how you do it !!!

  117. webster Says:

    He also had higher ratings on oj, godwin and beckwith. He got brate, hump, barber right. Im good with his eye.

  118. webster Says:

    @ haggins

    Wtf? Gtfoh!!! You believe trading two pro bowl linebackers and a #1 tightend makes you better? You are banking on rookie lbs to replace 2 pro bowl linebackers and one all pro line backer and the bucs wont miss a beat? Put the bath salts down!!!

  119. NFLNut Says:



    #12 and #22 to Bucs for #7 and #69

    #12, #53 and #56 for #7 and #69

    #12, #53 and #96 for #7

    #22, #53, #56, #96 and #117 for #7


  120. webster Says:

    @ haggins

    I just want to give you a chance to revitalize your image. I want you to clarify. You cant be serious. Are you saying the bucs should trade the two best lbs off the best unit of the team for two rookie lbs? That will lead to the super bowl? Huh?

  121. NFLNut Says:



    1. BROWNS: Saquon Barkley
    2. BRONCOS (trade w/ Giants): Sam Darnold
    3. JETS (trade with Colts): Baker Mayfield
    4. BROWNS: Josh Allen
    5. GIANTS: Quenten Nelson
    6. COLTS: Bradley Chubb
    7. BILLS (trade with BUCCANEERS): Josh Rosen


    1. BROWNS: Saquon Barkley
    2. BRONCOS (trade w/ Giants): Sam Darnold
    3. BILLS (trade with Colts): Josh Rosen
    4. BROWNS: Josh Allen
    5. GIANTS: Quenten Nelson
    6. JETS: Minkah, Ridley or a trade to the Cardinals who take a QB
    7. BUCCANEERS: Bradley Chubb


  122. Mtbucsfan Says:

    I swear there is a crap load of “Bucs fans” that don’t watch the games. Brate is easily our biggest red zone threat. He finds a way to score. Good signing now get some d linemen. As much as I hate suh as a person he’s still a monster. Sign him and a de that’s worth half a crap and we will be ok. Throw in another solid cb and a rb and better yet. I still feel the main problem last year was they got cocky from the hype and just expected to win. Plus not having a kicker that can make a xpt didn’t help lol

  123. adam from ny Says:

    now let’s go get Kong Suh…and make a statement…time to get nasty…there are a handful of guys on this team who want to get nasty…they just need a guy to set it off…McCoy is not that guy…Kong Suh is.

  124. NFLNut Says:




    1. BROWNS: Saquon Barkley
    2. JETS (trade w/ Giants): Baker Mayfield
    3. BILLS (trade with Colts): Josh Rosen
    4. BROWNS: Josh Allen
    5. CARDINALS (trade with Broncos): Sam Darnold
    6. GIANTS: Quenten Nelson
    7. BUCCANEERS: Bradley Chubb


    1. BROWNS: Saquon Barkley
    2. BROWNS: (trade w/ Giants): Josh Allen
    3. BILLS (trade with Colts): Josh Rosen
    4. GIANTS: Quenten Nelson
    5. CARDINALS (trade with Broncos): Sam Darnold
    6. DOLPHINS (trade with Jets): Baker Mayfield
    7. BUCCANEERS: Bradley Chubb


  125. NFLNut Says:


    YES, I now have BRADLEY CHUBB mocked to the BUCS … seriously

    I thought for sure the Broncos would draft a QB but now that they have agreed to sign Keenum, I think they trade down as their team has tons of holes.

    I also have had Chubb mocked to the Colts forever but the Bills have a massive arsenal of picks and recently improved their arsenal by swapping the #21 for the #12 so I think they can give a king’s ransom offer to the Colts for that 3rd pick and as the Colts have one of the most talent-bare rosters in the entire NFL, I think they accept the Bills trade proposal.

    So, I now honestly have all of the top 4 QBs going in the first 6 picks, along with Saquon Barkley and Quenton Nelson and BRADLEY CHUBB falling to the Bucs at #7


  126. NFLNut Says:

    Keenum signed with the BRONCS not the BUCS … I just have BUCS on the mind, hahahaha

  127. NFLNut Says:

    And heck yes to getting Kong Suh … Chubb/Suh/GMC/Spence would be un-blockable!

    I don’t actually think we get Suh though … I think his asking price will be far too high.

  128. Issic haggins Says:

    Yes I am saying the bucs would be a better team with a young cornerback like Kyle Fuller( 4 yr contract)and R Smith from Georgia and any two of the three than they are drafting another V Hardgraves or Spence w David ,Alexander and Brate .

    Yes 100 percent that’s what I’m saying not even a second thought !!! Don’t forget this takes into account , age, resigning, cap, offensive talent and defensive holes .

    Btw what’s wrong w bath salts 🤪


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