Joseph Says He’s Hearing He’ll Stay A Buccaneer

July 13th, 2011

Joe will have much more through the day on Davin Joseph’s exclusive interview with the Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620, (it’s still in progress) but some exciting news has emerged.

Joseph says the birdie chirping in his ear has good news.

“From everything I’ve been hearing, most likely I’ll be back in Tampa,” Joseph said today.

Of course, Joseph tempered that with all the it’s-a-business cliches. But it was pretty obvious his agent is giving him good signs.

The lockout doesn’t mean teams can’t talk to agents, as Mark Dominik did preparing for the draft, though Joe has no handbook of lockout rules and regulations.

Every Bucs fan should want Joseph back. No, the Bucs wouldn’t collapse without him, but quality depth on the O-line is critical.

So how’s Joseph feeling? He explained that his new yoga regimen has led to a thorough recovery of his broken foot as well as more strength in the knee he had arthroscopic surgery on last year. Joseph described rigorous workouts he’s been engaged in regularly since February with Jeremy Trueblood.

15 Responses to “Joseph Says He’s Hearing He’ll Stay A Buccaneer”

  1. Tom Says:

    That’s good news! On another note, do you think the bucs are interested in sending the Cadillac to the junk yard and picking up Reggie Bush?

  2. Derek 'OldSchool' Fournier Says:

    Good news IMO. Looking forward to the details.

  3. McBuc Says:

    Joe, if the teams can talk to agents then in theory they could have most of the contract work done right? They would just need a signature adfdter the agent runs the middle man game during the lock out.

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @McBuc — Look, Joe didn’t get the lockout guide for players and front office. Nobody in the media did. So Joe’s got no answer on whether teams can pre-negotiate deals. But there’s no logical reason why those talks can’t be ongoing. Agents aren’t players.

  5. CalicoJack Says:

    http://www.cleveland.com/ohio-sports-blog/index.ssf/2011/05/nfl_contacting_undrafted_rooki.html

    “NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed to PFW that any contact between teams and agents or players currently would constitute tampering.”

  6. OAR Says:

    I agree! Good news to hear!

  7. Macabee Says:

    Joe, will you you or Admin take a look at this PFW article. Paragraph 3 and the last paragraph suggest that teams are not allowed to contact agents regarding any free agents, undrafted or drafted. I don’t have hard facts so I will concede to your opinion. http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/05/06/agents-teams-have-tampered-with-undrafted-players

  8. Jerrjenn2 Says:

    [Jerrjenn2: Joe appreciates your posting that but please in the future, post the link as well as Joe has no idea where that came from. Also, as always, something like that Joe would prefer you email him the link, or just Facebook message the link to Joe.]

  9. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Macabee & @Calico Jack — A paraphrased quote from the NFL spokesman that lacks specifics is hardly confirmation of anything.

    Regardless, Joe is not saying anything out of line here. This is hard news. The Bucs’ top free agent says he’s hearing his coming back.

    We know that teams could talk to agents before the draft, which was still during the lockout. …Can team staff and agents talk in generalities now? Can they chat about trends in the marketplace and what’s the buzz on the street? This has never been addressed that Joe knows of, nor is it addressed in the PFW story.

    Regardless, this post is about Joseph saying he’s hearing he’s coming back.

  10. Brandon Says:

    I was just looking at a site called, “Pro Football Focus” and they blasted Joseph. They claim to grade every single play and Joseph came up with a negative rating for the past season. http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/07/12/2010-offensive-line-rankings-part-1/

    If you believe what you see in their numbers, they also give a hardy pat on my back by calling Quincy Black a Secret Superstar. Stating he only graded out negative on 11 of 251 pass plays and his run stopping skills, while not great, were the tops on the team. http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/07/12/2010-offensive-line-rankings-part-1/

  11. Jerrjenn2 Says:

    Thank you Brandon!

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Bucs are going to flat out Blow the Falcons away this season. The Birds got lucky last year and that won’t happen again. Freeman is poised to be the next MVP and he’ll be handing down some serious A$$ Whoopins. Trade away your whole damn draft for a guy named Julio? AYFKM? What a joke, they just dropped to 3′rd in the Division without even playing their first game. Although the Saints will give them a good run for which team is worse.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’m sober and posted on the wrong thread.

    No really, I swear.

  14. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    No way does Tampa say goodbye to Davin Joseph.

  15. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    @BigMacAttack, I totally agree. The Falcons sold out for Jones and will not beat us again. They did get lucky last year. Tampa is gonna be the new division champions, as far as I am concerned.

 
 

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