Geoff Schwartz And The BucsMarch 2nd, 2014
Yes, the clock is ticking down to the ringing of the dinner bell which opens the floodgates to free agency at 4 p.m. on March 11. In fact, tomorrow, March 3 at 4 p.m., is the deadline for teams to tag players. So Bucs fans should know by the end of business day tomorrow a potential pool of free agents Bucs general manager Jason Licht may target.
If Licht actually channels the same thought process as the numbers crunchers at ProFootballFocus.com, then he’ll go after Chiefs free agent guard Geoff Schwartz.
Joe isn’t sure why or how Davin Joseph has gotten under the skin of the stat geeks but these cats lay awake at night not dreaming of Star Trek journeys, but tossing and turning constantly mumbling Joseph’s name, as if he sent them a virus that corrupted their Xbox.
Peter Damilatis believes if Licht signs Kansas City free agent Geoff Schwartz, then he may get a restful night for a change, hoping that Schwartz would replace Joseph.
Free agent fix: After overpaying and overcommitting to a former first round pick in Joseph, the Buccaneers may want to switch things up with the ever-underappreciated Geoff Schwartz. The journeyman backup was never a heralded prospect, but all he’s done is excel whenever he’s been asked to step on the field. His dominant run blocking would be a good complement to the skillset of breakout right tackle Demar Dotson, who shines more as a pass protector.
Frankly, Joe is of the mind it is left guard the Bucs should be more worried about (or right tackle). As much as Joe wants to see Carl Nicks play, to bank on that is beyond foolish. He hasn’t played in a year and a half.
If Schwartz doesn’t try to overprice himself out of the running, then it appears he may be a nice pick-up. If there is an area Joe feels the Bucs will be looking for value picks in free agency, it would be offensive line.