Thinning Hope In The Thinned Cornerback MarketMarch 15th, 2013
Yes, the Bucs are trying to squeeze superstar Darrelle Revis out of the Jets.
Yes, the Bucs have a contract offer in front of still-effective Ronde Barber, but the Bucs icon apparently stares at it every morning and doesn’t know what to do.
Right now, Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik is gambling. The Bucs’ cornerbacks situation is in shambles and options are drifting away. A pile of corners have been signed during the first three days of free agency.
So who’s left?
Well, Brent Grimes is out there. The Falcons free agent is a stud but is coming off an Achilles tear in September and is 30 years old. Old Antoine Winfield (almost 36) is coming off a strong season with the Vikings. Helmet-wielding, cabbie-slugging, Adderrall-popping, coach-cussing, referee-charging, pistol-friendly, granny-hassling Aqib Talib is still unemployed. There’s also former crushes of Bucs fans, Nnamdi Asomugha and Stanford Routt, plus names like Quintin Jammer, Kyle Arrington, Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter are floating around.
It’s pretty obvious to Joe that the Bucs aren’t high on Grimes, otherwise he’d be looking for a South Tampa condo right now.
Yeah, the Bucs can easily land a couple of flawed veteran starters and roll with a couple of rookies and Leonard Johnson and Danny Gorrer, but is that going to win the NFC South?
Joe’s confident there’s a plan in the bowels of One Buc Palace. Hopefully, it doesn’t involve Eric Wright.