Licht May Have A CB StealMarch 12th, 2014
Don’t even get Joe started on this nonsense of throwing away all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis. Joe woudln’t give a damn if he made $20 million. It’s quite possible we will never see a Bucs cornerback that good again in our lifetimes.
Joe is trying to look at the bright side of yesterday’s moves (and there will be plenty more today), and that is the Bucs nabbed stud cornerback Alterraun Verner in the free agency frenzy.
(Damn, Joe’s glad he grew up with all those Germans in southern Illinois. He only needed one stab at Verner’s name to get the spelling down.)
This just may be a steal for the Bucs. No, really. Verner’s contract contains only $14 million guaranteed. Then, even later last night, Broncos head honcho John Elway plumb lost his mind. He coughed up $26 million guaranteed to that fool Aqib Talib, a guy for some reason Bucs fans to this day still wet their pants over.
You think that is crazy money Elway threw at Talib? Consider pot is now legal in Colorado. Denver cab drivers better be packing. Fox watching the henhouse, indeed. The signing of Verner, a mere 25-years old, seems like highway robbery considering helmet-wielding, cabbie-slugging, Adderrall-popping, coach-cussing, referee-charging, pistol-friendly, granny-hassling Talib is on the down side of a shaky career.
Got that, dawg?
Joe will be polite and try to ratchet his stomach flu-like disgust over the Revis situation, and try to focus on what a poker player Bucs general manager Jason Licht appears to be when comparing Verner’s pact with Talib’s.