Will Lovie Follow The Carolina Model?March 5th, 2014
Lovie Smith already has told the world he believes in how the Panthers, 49ers and Seahawks are “set up to win football games.”
And Lovie said that’s how he was doing in business in Chicago and would continue operating in Tampa. Presumably, he meant investing heavily in his defensive front-7 and establishing a punishing running game. But what will it mean for the Bucs’ secondary?
Joe highly recommends the very intelligent and deeply informative video below by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. It dives into the cornerback market in free agency.
Of note is Carolina not investing peanuts at cornerback. Their top guy is Captain Munnerlyn, who won’t be considered a Pro Bowler anytime soon, and he’s expected to walk in free agency.
The Niners might let Tarell Brown go after his contract issues and a pick-free season, and Carlos Rogers hasn’t struck fear into quarterbacks in a few years. The Seahawks, of course, are another story.
Florio dives a little deeper into Darrelle Revis trade talk, and much more. Joe sees no reason to trade Revis, not until the Bucs see how well he fits — and plays — in their system. Plus, the Bucs have ZERO depth at cornerback, not yet.