A Reunion?January 21st, 2014
Yes, yesterday Joe went off (again) about how angry he is at the Bucs for letting solid defensive end Michael Bennett walk away for no good reason. Adding salt to Joe’s wound is watching Bennett help lead the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.
How angry is Joe about this? Joe wants to throw rocks at joggers down Bayshore Boulevard.
But reading Pat Yasinskas of ESPN is a salve for Joe’s outrage. Yasinskas seems to think the Bucs (whoever the new general manager is) just might make a play to get Bennett back in Tampa Bay.
Barry in Silsbee, Texas wonders if the Bucs might try to bring back defensive end Michael Bennett in free agency.
PY: That’s one I wouldn’t rule out. The Bucs clearly need a pass-rushing defensive end. For reasons I can’t put my finger on, the old coaching staff wasn’t sold on Bennett. But the new regime realizes it needs to improve the pass rush and adding Bennett might be one of the best ways to accomplish that.
Look, Joe knows that Bennett was not and will never be mistaken for Deacon Jones. But, damnit to hell, You. Do. Not. Let. Your. Sacks. Leader. Leave. You don’t!
In retrospect, this decision by then-Bucs commander Greg Schiano was the beginning of the end. Getting Bennett back would be a big step toward getting heat on opposing quarterbacks.