Will Jackson Deal Get Bucs’ Attention?March 15th, 2013
Joe finds it troubling that the Bucs just let their formerly beastly run-stuffing defensive end, Michael Bennett, leave town for the NFL equivalent of a good lunch at a nice restaurant. And ironically, that all went down while the rival Falcons jacked up their rushing attack signing Steven Jackson.
Michael Turner had fallen off last season and Joe believes Jackson is a massive upgrade. He’s a tougher runner and far more dangerous in the passing game.
Obviously, with Tony Gonzalez in what’s sure to be his final season, the Falcons are going all in to win now.
If the Bucs are pushing to trade for Darrelle Revis, one has to think the Bucs regime believes it can win right now. Joe wonders whether this Falcons upgrade will put more pressure on the Bucs to get that deal done and, potentially, move to sign Brent Grimes and keep him from returning to the Falcons.