Shaun King Endorses Richie Incognito SigningAugust 28th, 2014
One of the NFL’s sleaziest characters, embattled Richie Incognito, is a guy many Bucs fans believe should be plucked from his couch immediately so he can start at right guard and help lead the Bucs to an opening-day victory.
Never mind that high-mileage, 31-year-old players who have been out of football for 9 1/2 months don’t always fare too well, especially under the extreme scrutiny awaits Incognito.
Nope, many view Incognito as a potential savior. He’s so good he doesn’t need training camp, and he’s so cool he’ll fit right in.
Former Bucs QB Shaun King may not think much of Incognito the man, but he’s all-in with support of the Bucs potentially signing him. Speaking on Ron and Ian today on WDAE-AM 620, King said he “absolutely” would support signing Incognito and believes Incognito’s addition now would be more acceptable than before the trade for All-Pro guard Logan Mankins on Tuesday.
“If it’s Incognito, Mankins’ personality and persona in the individual offensive line meeting room would go a long way to making Incognito a much more reasonable of an option,” King said. “And if they were to do that, they’d really solidify those guard positions and turn what was a weakness, you know, into something that could be considered a strength.”
Joe’s definitely against the Incognito signing, as Joe’s written countless times previously. However, Joe agrees with King that Incognito would be easier to swallow — and less of a locker room risk — with the massive presence of Mankins on the roster.
(The interview of King, one of three QBs to the lead the Bucs to the NFC Championship game, can be heard below in its entirety.)