Bucs Ink Another 1-Year Deal, DE/LB Shaq Barrett

March 15th, 2019

Man, Joe is very intrigued by all these prove-it contracts the Bucs have signed since the free agency dinner bell rang.

What happens if all these guys play well? The Bucs won’t have the cash to bring them back!

Defensive end/linebacker Shaq Barrett joined the Bucs today after five seasons in Denver. He’s been a backup primarily, and he owns a Super Bowl ring, making six starts during their 2015 championship season.

Various reports have him pulling in $4 million of Team Glazer loot this season, plus incentive opportunities. That sure smells like Bucco Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles have watched every inch of Noah Spence film and are not impressed.

Barrett is on the small size at 6-2, 250 pounds. He turns 27 in November and was an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Seems like a quality depth signing with plenty of 3-4 defense experience.

92 Responses to “Bucs Ink Another 1-Year Deal, DE/LB Shaq Barrett”

  1. El_Buc941 Says:

    Ansah and Houston are still available at DE. As well as Back Breeland and Ronald Darby at CB. Why haven’t we picked up any of these guys? Not to mention Clay Mathews and Eric Berry at LB and S. They all may be past their prime with the exception of Darby but they’re a upgrade for what we have on the roster.

  2. Wright Says:

    Okay, if they all play well we reap the rewards in either a playoff birth/superbowl win and comp picks when we let some of them go. It’s a win win for us. Also, we suck as of late, if it doesn’t pan out, oh well. Patriots do this crap all the time, about time someone tries to mimic their winning formula.

  3. ONE LAST KIND REQUEST TO USE A DIFFERENT HANDLE Says:

    I’m betting he’ll start opposite JPp, for now, at OLB. Nassib at end with McCoy/Vea on line.

  4. rriddler Says:

    EL_Buc,
    We need to keep Darby far, far away from Jameis Winston.

  5. TexBuc Says:

    Even IF they liked the film on N. Spence creating competition will bring the out the best between them.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Building with other teams garbage and injury prone quiters is the buccaneer way. you should be intrigued now and not surprised later ]when the nfl version of the bad news bears brings home another basement title.

  7. rrsrq Says:

    This guy is coming to start, that’s the reason he did not re-sign with Denver. Hopefully this gets Noah Spence’s competitive juices going. So it is a depth signing but for who. More sacks than Noah and Nassib together.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think we got a steal with Shaq……he wanted a chance to start…..here is one opinion on what was expected. We didn’t have the $ so more cuts coming.

    Barrett is now set to become an unrestricted free agent he’s expected to earn a significant pay rise on his next contract. On his Over The Cap podcast this week, salary cap expert Jason Fitzgerald predicted that Barrett will receive a three-year contract worth $21-$23 million. That’s an average of up to $7.67 million per season (more than he earned over the last four years combined).

  9. pick6 Says:

    bucs are in a catch-22. all they can do is get guys on prove it deals right now. either they stink and we’ll have to replace them next offseason, or they “prove it” and we pay the same guys more money next year. this team has only filled 1 position – punter – on a multi year basis this offseason. sigh

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    TEX

    i agree…..

    create competition and depth….

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

  11. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Hey Jason Licht finally does something good in free agency it only took 5 years….

  12. Dewey Selmon Says:

    1 year prove it contracts in the event the GM is fired.

  13. Rob Says:

    Joe, at least it gives you something to research and write about lol. No money to spend on FA signings making life tough for you Joes. Go Bucs!

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    Pick6 you are wrong

    The Bucs had way more opinions then you say. Had they wanted they could of cut a bunch of players and brought in a bunch of big names. Or they could have cut a few and took on a 1-2 big contracts.

    They are doing exactly what they wanna do. This is the plan.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    Options*

  16. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Best FA signing for Bucs this year.
    Barrett averaged 3-4 sacks per year as a backup and is an excellent special teams player. He will start

  17. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Its funny to hear from the sheep that think Darby is the bad influence!!!!!!! He was not the one that was writing out those settlement checks!!!!!!!!! And its a shame that just now the Bucs are shopping the bargain bin for 3-4 players, when that is exactly what the last DC was denied for!!!!! Just so they could build around gmc because there was pressure to get him into the stupid ring of honor!!!!!!!

    The over/under for week 6 being the time when the sheep finally “realize” that the biscuit has gone stale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    The defense will probably start clicking around week 6.The better over/under for week six includes crawling under a rock & you.

  19. Joeypoppems Says:

    “What happens if all these guys play well? The Bucs won’t have the cash to bring them back!”

    In this scenario if they all play well and leave the Bucs would be in the pool for more compensatory picks to replace them.

    I love this approach to FA. Bringing guys in that can exceed their value instead of overpaying guys at values they cant live up to.

    This is a poor man’s Pats model offseason. And a poor man’s Patriots team is an upgrade.

  20. AlteredEgo Says:

    Gosh…the first tingling of optimism since Monday when the agreements were revealed….kind of like cleaning up after a party after all the partiers have left and finding a case of good Scotch left under that open bar table…

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Barrett will start…..and you know what that means…..Beckwith if finished…..unfortunately….

    And…..The punter pickup was good……

    Watch Deone Bucannon’s presser……he turned down the Giants to play for Bowles & BA……glad to be a Buc……good to see.

  22. Waterboy Says:

    If they all perform well great!! That means the Bucs had a decent year the prior season and should be a more desirable landing spot for next year’s crop of free agents.

  23. JimmyJack Says:

    Good teams can take a decent player and get him playing good football. This is why Malcom Brown is a top paid CB. Same with Trent Brown.

    Around here it has been different. We get a nice little player like TJ Ward and when he gets onto the field he runs the wrong way and the Bills get a easy easy TD……….then we cut TJ he goes to a well run team and makes plays.

    It’s not about 💰. It’s about fundamentals. Those must be taught not boughten.

    GO BUCS

    First let’s get good then we can get great!

  24. El Buco Realisto Says:

    And when they don’t perform, it will be better for the NEW GM and coaches to rebuild by moving on from the old and these junk one year deals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Dubcity06 Says:

    I called this signing weeks ago lol. Thats pretty cool

  26. El Buco Realisto Says:

    @jimmyjoke

    What was that well run team that TJ Ward went to and made plays???????? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. BucHead5588 Says:

    I think Spence excels in this system

  28. Pistol Pete Says:

    Spence….for whom the bell tolls….can’t see him sticking.
    Pistol

  29. JimmyJack Says:

    He went back to Pittsburg and played solid football. Not a stud but a solid contributor.

  30. Cobraboy Says:

    I agree with TBBF: I suspect the Bucs have gotten bad news on Beckwith.

  31. Joeypoppems Says:

    @Jimmyjack

    Its a good point, just bad example lol. This entire 2019 season is going to come down to coaching and, well, Arians has been a successful HC every where he has been.

    I normally try not to buy into hype and drink Kool-Aid, but at least the staff we have to rely on to turn this team around is a proven commodity and not an inexperienced regime.

  32. Rod Munch Says:

    Evan Smith + Spence = $4m…

    Reading some Bronco fan sites and he’s a “fan favorite” and “special teams standout”. Says his stats aren’t that impressive but he creates pressure, also is a better run defender than anything else.

    So there’s all your buzz words, sounds like a special teams guy with “heart” who will be a solid contributor.

    As for next year with the prove it deals…

    Next year JPP and McCoy will be a year older, plus the Licht has done his contracts in a way to have front loaded many of them when they had cap space so they hurt less down the road. For example Evans goes from $20m to $16.5m to $12.5m over the next 3 years – the idea all along has been to create cap space to resign Winston.

    Other deals that could be out next offseason include the angry ginger Jensen at $10m, Brate at $6m, VH3 will finally be off the books ($5m), Beau Allen (back to $5m) and Gholston (back up to $4.75m) will probably both be gone, etc etc etc. The team really isn’t in cap hell regardless of what simpletons think, they have their choice of keeping their guys or getting new guys, and so far they like the new guys.

    BTW the punter contract is insane, Bradley Pinion got $2.6m a year? He’s been one of the worst net avg punters in football. For a team that is tight on cap space I don’t understand why Licht, again, gave a big contract to a kicker – in particular one who isn’t very good. Yeah, he does kickoffs, so do 50 players that just left college.

  33. Ndog Says:

    Joe you alllllllllmost went an entire article without being negative but then you dropped in this little nugget below and screwed it up.

    That sure smells like Bucco Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles have watched every inch of Noah Spence film and are not impressed.

    You do know it is ok to be excited as a fan or are you just doing what the Commish claims only the evil Bucs media does which is be negative for clicks?

  34. AlteredEgo Says:

    Spence is going to get a chance in the dog eat dog training camp under the new coaches…. either he earns a spot or someone will beat him out… don’t really care

  35. Coburn Says:

    Initially I thought it would cost us more wi th all the prove it deals but reality is this… history shows many free agents dint workout. Isn’t it better to sign 3 guys to prove it deals and if 1 of them works out its better to give him a long term deal at double thr price and be able to cut the other q that don’t work? It’s still cheaper and next year you can do the same thing. Obviously proven guys don’t want to work n 1 year deals

  36. Coburn Says:

    Otherwise you’re stuck with all 3 for long term and maybe none work out

  37. JimmyJack Says:

    It’s difficult to see through hype Joey. But it’s not drinking Kool aid to just want to see a team that shows promise.

    Enough with the blowouts. enough with a team that can’t even play well in front of a home crowd. Enough running out of time in the two minute offense. Enough losing a MNF home game because you can’t tackle on a NFL level……or getting throttled by the Panthers cause you can’t block. Enough losing games missing routine plays like kicks and pentalties.

    None of the above is asking too much. All of it can be accomplished in one offseason with good coaching. None of it requires elite talented players too.

    Bruce deserves the benefit of the doubt that he can do it. He has earned that right.

    That for one gets me excited even if we don’t run deep in the playoffs. I just want to see solid football team………Then you build on that. This is why I say let’s get good first then we can get great…………..oh and Bruce need to fix 3rd and one. I am so f**king over that crap.

  38. Joeypoppems Says:

    @JimmyJack

    100% agree brotha

  39. Jean Lafitte Says:

    When the GM and coaching staff are in danger of being here only one season, what urgency do they have of looking beyond this season? This is what happens when coaches and management are looking over their shoulders constantly. It’s no different than how your America’s QB feels looking over his.

  40. Rod Munch Says:

    I just saw the Titans traded for Ryan Tannehill… I guess they want someone without a scatter arm throwing to Mariota. But wait, then why get a former WR like Tannehill? Oh right, because Mariota is constantly injured, so you need an ironman like Tannehill.

    LOL!

  41. catcard202 Says:

    Love this signing. Barrett is just now coming into his own & has had a chance to learn behind one of the games best.

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    Rod Munch good post.

    I find it interesting that you bring up Jensen. A future decision like that is one not many fans think about but you know the FO is thinking about it. Maybe…….just maybe this coaching staff can develope a G or T or C for us this season. That way we don’t have to pay high dollars for every single position along the line.

    Every time I hear CAP hell I laugh. But it is true we don’t have a ideal CAP situation.

    The biggest reasons for this are the OL and Secondary. We would have a lot less needs in the secondary if the staff could develope their players. On OL we would not be overpaying at every position if we could develope……..Not developing your players puts a strain on the CAP

  43. Bird Says:

    Shaq Barrett

    I like it. Bargain shopping. He was behind miller and Chubb so did not get to many chances.
    Got good grades from PFF

    Solid against run and good pass rush. More qb hits then actual take downs but whatever
    His expected market value deal was 7.5 per year.
    He got 4 with potential of 5 mil if he meets escalators

  44. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Noah Spence was playing with too much weight last season. I think if he cuts down to 240-250, he’ll be much quicker. Would love to see him as a 3-4 linebacker.

  45. BrianBucs Says:

    Arians said the Bucs needed some LB’ s that can run for special teams, said being a 4-3 team hurts that

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    William Gholston makes $3,750,000, no dead cap space to cut him. That would bring it close to paying him. Didn’t they also cut Mitch Unrein? That’s another $3,750,000.

    Of course, they already spent more than half of that on other players.

  47. JimmyJack Says:

    Tampa 2 is finally dead!!!!!! This makes me happy above all.

    One could look at our worst place defense and say that our Front 7 was vastly underutilized.

    Just think, we had three Pro-Bowl caliber players last year(Kwon, Gerald, JPP) and could argue LVD has deserved a Pro Bowl in his career(or did he get 1?).

    That’s elite talent at 4 of your Front 7 and we still couldn’t rush the passer or stop a run or cover the middle or the flats………..I’m blaming Tampa 2

  48. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    AlabamaBucsFan Says
    “Noah Spence was playing with too much weight last season.”

    Actually, I think he started the season 10-20 lbs below is previous weight.

  49. Licht sucks Says:

    Hope it works out better than the back up DL he signed last year.

  50. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It;s becoming clear to me that Bruce Arians knows his GM is stronger in the draft than Free Agency…so he’s working toward a strong draft.

  51. JimmyJack Says:

    Bonzai………Here’s my question? Can the cut Gholston during preseason? If yes you are dumb to cut him now.

    He could take to the new defense and his size makes him worth a look. Plus he did dominate one game for us that one time.

  52. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Coburn Says:
    “Initially I thought it would cost us more wi th all the prove it deals but reality is this… history shows many free agents dint workout. Isn’t it better to sign 3 guys to prove it deals and if 1 of them works out its better to give him a long term deal at double thr price and be able to cut the other q that don’t work? It’s still cheaper and next year you can do the same thing. Obviously proven guys don’t want to work n 1 year deals

    Otherwise you’re stuck with all 3 for long term and maybe none work out.”

    Except that Jason Licht made sure we had easy outs after one year anyway on those signings.

    This guy actually cost about 250,000 more than what Unrein would have cost us…but he’s healthy at least. I think. Haven’t really checked.

  53. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @JimmyJack

    I believe they can wait until the final roster cuts…but I suppose that depends on his contract. He may have money that kicks in at certain dates before then. I have no clue.

  54. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    My question is whether they have to keep and pay these guys if they don’t make the final roster.

    If not, then they may not even make the team in the end.

  55. JimmyJack Says:

    Bonzai I think I heard that the WR we signed can be cut without a hit. If that’s the case it might be a good idea to draft a WR in late rounds. Or maybe they got a few undrafteds they like.

  56. Bird Says:

    Rodd munch

    Typical. You bash Mariota and worship Jameis :
    Who is the running team – titans obviously
    Who is the passing teams – bucs obviously

    Jameis – 56 games / 88td/ 58 Int / 87.8 qb rating /14,628 yards/record 21-33

    Mariota – 56 games / 69td/ 42 int/ 89.5 QB rating /12,004 yards/record 27-28

    They flip flop in different area. Couldn’t find Mariota rushing tds which is likely higher then Jameis. And Jameis fumbles clearly higher then Mariota. You laugh at injuries for Mariota. /. They played the same amount of games cause Jameis was suspended and benched.

    Neither QB has lived up to the hype of #1 and #2 picks. They have both been average at best. And who cares about Mariota. He is not a buc.

  57. D1QB Says:

    Jimmy,

    Good points ..except for the Tampa 2 references. Not sure why you have been mentioning that as often as you have. If Tampa 2 is just an expression for an old antiquated defense, or just 4 lineman applying pressure, ok it makes sense.
    I just don’t think it’s right to call the Smith shi t show a system of anything but that ..and its just plain ole offensive to call that diaper staining scheme the Tampa 2 .

  58. tmaxcon Says:

    6-10 and more colorful excuses form the delusional ones led bonzi who has never been correct about anything in 6 years. Ndog will be happy because once again the bucs will positively suck.

  59. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Yep Tampa2 faneto. 3/4 defenses are typically attacking defenses because those LBrs are always blitzing here and there. Devin White was born for this scheme.

  60. tmaxcon Says:

    Tampa2 was a garbage mirage fad that produced a pathetic 5 playoff wins and some of the most overrated underachieving bums in sports history. Sapp carried those has beens. Good riddance to a defensive scheme based on playing scared and not trying to lose versus aggressively trying to win.

  61. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    After seeing the contract for Pinion, I’m not so sure……a puzzler……looking at all of his stats…..two stood out…..He was #1 in fair catches……..that sort of indicates a good hang time…..as a holder his FG kicker only missed 3 kicks out of 78….so that looks good for him and the kicker
    Everything else looked average….he ranks in the middle of the pack.
    He went to Clemson so likes being in Tampa closer to home……
    Big payday for him coming off his rookie contract.

    I guess we will have to see……

  62. WillieG Says:

    Thanks for the laugh Joe!

    “What happens if all these guys play well? The Bucs won’t have the cash to bring them back!”

    Yeah, that’s going to happen. They’re all going to meet or exceed expectations. Hahahahahahahahahaha.

    Seriously though, how many FAs panned our vs. how many bombed? I’d guess it’s 2 or 3 to 1, bombs to good FAs.

  63. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Wright,exactly what you said at 5:14. About time someone starts to mimic them. 1 year deals force you to play hard regardless of if they stay or go they must play hard to get another deal. Belichess a genius.

  64. JimmyJack Says:

    D1QB…….Make no mistakes. Mike Smith was running a pure Tampa 2. One of the worst versions of it ever seen.

  65. Coburn Says:

    Yeah vonzai but chances are if they sign multi year deals they will want at least as much f not more per year and those other deals with no dead money often have more up fron which we don’t have cap space for. Also keep in mind having them expire next year instead of cutting them work more favourably for compensatory picks.

  66. Coburn Says:

    And not always possible. Loping at guys like sweezy, Michael johnson and jensen. Prob wish they could have used one ye ar deals. Although again would those type of guys even agreed to then. Prob not

  67. Gavin Says:

    I think all these 1 year deals are so the Bucs can compete this year. But I also think they are looking to next year at the same time with contracts that will be coming off books whether through free agency or release/trade. See what the have with this roster and what changes need to be made with a better cap situation next year. Just my opinion.

  68. TBUC North Carolina Says:

    Gonna be a tough year for us in the NFC South again next year! If the Bucs/Winston are bad next year I’m afraid the Glazers may keep Licht as GM with Arians input to Glazers on keeping Meathead!! Meathead May have 9 lives!

  69. Defense Rules Says:

    Barrett could be an interesting signing, depending upon how much 3-4 defense Todd Bowles opts to use. Barrett seems to have good availability, but only got on the field for 25% of the defense snaps (Todd Davis, Bradley Chubb & Von Miller got the lion’s share at LB). Barrett did however get a LOT of special teams activity (well over 50% of the S/T snaps) so he might be a real goldmine in that area. Still hope we sign a veteran starting-caliber outside CB though.

  70. BucHead5588 Says:

    Devin White or Josh Allen who I want unless we trade back

  71. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Man everyone still using JBF as a shoulder to cry on? I love these prove it deals! If these dudes want that big contract they better show up this year.
    Coach Arians hold people accountable with the fear of losing your job which is a powerful tool. I like how they are building and my only complaint at all so far is that they are really paying GMC 13M this season? I just don’t buy it, he is insurance if we can’t pull off one of the big 3 Dlineman.
    Other than that, I am cool with this FA period and we aren’t mortgaging our future by overpaying for guys like Kwon, Hump, Ford, Mathieu, Flowers…the list goes on. There is still the draft and I don’t believe our hand is really shown yet because we still have McCoy. There is still UDFA and there is also the post draft cuts when veterans are often purged from the roster.
    Relax people, don’t lose your ish every time we don’t sign someone you like.

  72. Lewis Says:

    Wow joe Drama Drama this sight is getting bad

  73. scbucsfan Says:

    Lewis frustrated fans with minimum moderation equals a lot of angry posters. And as most of Joes articles are negative- and I love you Joe, but they are – there is a negative slant here.

    We could sign Brady and 1/2 this blog would say fire Licht, he signed him too late.

  74. Joe Says:

    I think all these 1 year deals are so the Bucs can compete this year.

    Ding! Arians said he had no interest in rebuilding.

  75. tmaxcon Says:

    scbucsfan

    Other than the underachieving has beens retiring what has happened positive for bucs in the last 16 years to write about wi3ther from fans or joe

  76. TBUC North Carolina Says:

    scbucsfan
    We could acquire Brady in his prime… but with the other Jimmy and Joes Licht has collected for the Bucs, Brady would be an average quarterback for this team.. Brady needs a threat of a running game and RB’s who can catch screens consistently to thrive… sucks but just the plain damn truth!!

  77. straightcashhomey Says:

    Good gracious…who’s this Bonzai guy? Seems all over the place. The Barrett signing seems like a wise one, and a little perplexing why so many signees this offseason ate on only 1 year deals, without injury history on most.

  78. cmurda Says:

    Barrett is on the small size at 6-2, 250 pounds

    That statement is hilarious. Joe’s not wrong as it relates to football but I can’t help but laugh

  79. Bird Says:

    Earl watfoes to bucs. NEw right guard?

    Anyone heard of him ?
    Played for arians

  80. Bird Says:

    Earl watford

  81. tmaxcon Says:

    scbucsfan

    So you support censorship so only made up positive posts are approved for viewers???? Is reality thaf scary for you???because reality is nothing positive has happened for bucs in 16 years

  82. Bird Says:

    He is like the 37th ranked free agent guard on Walter football . They gave One star out of 5

    Safe to say he is pretty Bad

    That boy good he good . Mmmhhhmmmm . Good and terrible

  83. TBUC North Carolina Says:

    Watford been around, Cards /bears etc. not many starts. Would be great if he were a late bloomer.. big dude. Would be nice if he could become a good RG road grader!!

  84. tmaxcon Says:

    Bird

    He’s not bad but if he has to play next to dotaon forget it….

  85. passthebuc Says:

    not true. there will be a lot of high priced players moving on next year. we will draft 2 OL as the first 2 picks. that alone should drop 18 mil. This is not a rebuilding year as you need a base with which to build upon.

  86. Bird Says:

    Watford is the new Evan smith . Smith probably gone at 2 -3 mil salary.
    Sounds like the guy played almost every position on line for cardinals

    He was ranked 77th out of 80 guards in 2017 by PFF.
    Ouch

    Patrick omameh was ranked better . That’s says it all

  87. GringoMandingo Says:

    We signed all the last free agents to 2-3 year deals and how well has that played out for us? Stop finding any and every reason to complain and stop acting like the “evil Bucs media”. This company is the same thing it’s just under a different name.

  88. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    what noah spence film? The dude never played!!!!!

  89. D1QB Says:

    Jimmy,

    Lol…..It’s like calling a Yugo an automobile.

    I don’t recall anything but a lot of qtrs and two versions of 3 with a few plays in man or combo. I believe the Bucs were #1 in the league in snap counts with qtrs. And if you have a game to point to as an example , please point it out but I don’t believe I’ve seen a Tampa 2 coverage outta Smith. Also, I don’t recall the corners playing down or with outside leverage which if they’re not doing then it’s not a cov 2. Kwon apparently needed a GPS to avoid being lost in space for that to be anything resembling a Tampa. If it’s a 2, Losing him to F.A. is a big improvement in the secondary.

    All I can surmise is that Smith had no confidence in his young corners to play man coverage and went out of his way to hide their inability to do so. That and probably lacked the coaching to develop them. I’m not ruling out Smith’s system is completely trash, in fact, that is a fact. But if you look at Hargraves and the rookies vs Grimes, by all appearances, Grimes was the odd man out skill set wise. Which begs the question, why did licht draft corners who played a different game than Grimes. Was that on Smith or Licht. No matter who is responsible it came together like a steaming pile of monkey crap. A defensive version of the Yugo .

  90. Maze Says:

    One thing is for sure. There are a lots of dumb buc fans around

  91. Bill Says:

    LDE McCOY/GHOLSTON
    NT VEA/ALLEN
    RDE NASSIB/NUNEZ-ROACHES
    LOLB PIERRE-PAUL/HUGEUNIN
    LILB DAVID/MINTER
    RILB BUCHANNON/BECKWITH
    ROLB BARRETT/SPENCE

  92. JGhoti86 Says:

    @ Bill

    Just curious…from the defensive perspective, while watching tape of Shaq Barrett at Denver and Colorado State, I noticed he played on the strong side (Nassib’s side) mostly. Now this could be just the few games I watched of his, but if accurate, wouldn’t Barrett and JPP be reversed on your front-7 depth chart? JPP being ROLB and Barrett being LOLB…

 

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