E. J. Biggers No. 12January 8th, 2013
The Bucs need cornerbacks for 2013. Terribly so. But the free agent market isn’t bursting with a long line of cornerback depth.
How shallow is the free agent market for corners? Well, the cornerback Bucs fans love to hate, despite his occasional strong games, E.J. Biggers, nearly makes a top-10 list of free agent corners. Football thinktank ProFootballFocus ranks Biggers at No. 12.
Joe never understood the vile hatred Bucs fans have for Biggers. Joe certainly understands why fans throw a remote at their TV when they see Myron Lewis take the field, but not the screaming and hollering over Biggers.
ProFootballFocus even has Biggers rated far higher than Aqib Talib and even higher than Marcus Trufant, Elbert Mack, Brent Grimes and Tracy Porter. Interestingly, PFF has the immortal Stanford Routt, who was virtual Viagra for too many desperate Bucs fans this year, only one notch above Brandon MacDonald.
Given how bad the Bucs need corners and how few decent corners are available via free agency, Joe expects Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik to ink Biggers to a new deal. He can’t afford to let a serviceable corner walk away.