Another Crack At Kenny Vaccaro

February 11th, 2019

Joe clamored for the Bucs to sign free agent safety Kenny Vaccaro last year.

Instead, the Bucs opted to head to training camp with Keith Tandy over the 2013 first-round pick who played well in Tennessee for peanuts.

Vaccaro, who turns 28 this week, went to the Titans on a prove-it contract ($1.5 million) and by all accounts had a good year as a starter, even if his stat sheet was underwhelming. Remember, last year was that strange offseason for free agent safeties, with teams seemingly colluding in order to avoid paying them. Vaccaro was signed in early August.

He’s a good blitzer and a physical presence. Injuries have been an issue, though. Vaccaro has missed seven games over the past two seasons; a dislocated elbow cost him three games last year.

But the talent is there and Joe’s going to dare to say Vaccaro is an upgrade to fan favorite Chris Conte, and a good piece for Todd Bowles’ blitz-happy, aggressive defense.

Plus, if you’re Vaccaro and you’re looking for a starting gig, doesn’t Tampa look like a ripe place to win a job?

Reports out of Tennessee say Vaccaro wants to return, though it’s unclear what kind of cash he’d be seeking and whether the Titans want to write a big check.

14 Responses to “Another Crack At Kenny Vaccaro”

  1. ncbucsfan Says:

    Vaccaro, yes if we can’t get the Honey Badger! In other news….the Browns just signed Kareem Hunt!!!

  2. Robert Says:

    nice take, agree. sounds like a decent bet.

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Availability is the only ability that matters.

    No.

  4. Kangol Keegler Says:

    Availability is the best ability. Oh hey Donovan

  5. Donuts Says:

    Honey Badger …..Vaccaro is okay but this team needs much more than OK on DEF.

    Fix the damn trenches. Smh

  6. What the buc Says:

    There are better safeties available. Collins, Earl Thomas, Joyner, Ha Ha.

  7. StoutGospel Says:

    What??! No..

  8. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    February 11th, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    Availability is the only ability that matters.

    Bingo…

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    who cares….we needed k.hunt….im bummed out man…..

    #REALISTKNOWSNOTHING!!!!…GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Widerightandleft Says:

    Kareem hunt cant run through 310 pound linemen by himself.We need to fix the run blocking.

  11. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    @813

    I’m with you man. I’ve been on the Kareem Hunt train before there was one. Wanted him so damn bad in the 2017 draft. Missing out on him this time is a major let down.

    Technically we still have a shot at landing Lev Bell which would more than make up for it. Although we aint getting Bell for no damn 1 Mil on a one year deal.

    But regardless of whatever RB we do or don’t acquire, Joe is still wrong for the 4th year in a row, we absolutely must upgrade the O-line. Anything less than new starters at RG and RT is a failure by Licht and Arians. Jonah Williams at 5 will be incredibly hard to pass up.

  12. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    This sounds like a smart move god gamble. This is the bisquit not kareem hunt

  13. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    i think honey badger makes the most sense from a leadership, talent, and familiarity standpoint.
    Landon Collins would also be amazing if the FA safety market is still cheap.
    Vaccaro would also be a decent choice but if I recall he was more of a box safety that lacked the coverage skills (mark barron).

  14. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    First Down Tampa Bay Says:
    February 11th, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    February 11th, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    Availability is the only ability that matters.

    Sh3333it. Caleb Benenoch was available a lot this season. Extend himmm!!!!

 

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