With yesterday’s trade of Tim Wright, 2011 fourth-round pick Luke Stocker has emerged with a job — a real job as this year’s blocking tight end. [read more]
Boy, Joe doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry or just pity the poor folks who live in Boston. It seems the Logan Mankins trade to the Bucs has made their lives even more bitter.
Forget their beloved BlowSux are out of the pennant race. Forget the fact that after this weekend, they have winter staring them straight in the face. Nevermind the taxes they have to cough up. Ignore they are trapped in a non-basketball association town. [read more]
Two are injured. Will Tampa Bay keep seven to start the season?
Here’s a look at who’s still around: [read more]
Bucs general manager Jason Licht and director of player personnel Jon Robinson both logged years with the New England Patriots serving Bill Belicheat. That’s when Licht and Robinson got to know guard Logan Mankins up and close and personal.
In fact, likely no one who works at One Buc Palace knows Mankins the way those two do. So when Licht raved yesterday about what a solid citizen and teammate Mankins is, not only did Mankins sound like the anti-sleazy Richie Incognito, but it seems their take was dead on based on the depression in New England. [read more]
It helps that this past spring and summer, FOX brought back Jack Bauer and “24″ for (at least) a season. It gave people who like espionage and conspiracies all sorts of fresh firewood for the noggin.
Since the Bucs brought in sleazy Richie Incognito for a five-hour dinner and chat Monday night, the Bucs reportedly threw in the towel on acquiring 49ers guard Alex Boone but did pull the trigger on a deal to bring in All-Pro Logan Mankins for a price far less than Boone’s ransom demand. [read more]
Bucs news forthcoming.
Throwing toilets at imaginary attackers. [Dothan Eagle]
Cheatin’ Seahawks [NFL]
Powerful Rooney family believes penalties in NFL are out of hand. [BSPN]
Horror movie turned real. [Mirror]
Well, at least the Durham Bulls are winning. [RaysIndex]
Mandatory roster cuts are a cruel thing, and Tampa Bay had to get its roster down to 75 by 4 o’clock this afternoon.
In a flurry of moves, the defensive backfield thinned out first with Danny Gorrer placed on injured reserve. [read more]
The tough guy stories on new Bucs superstar left guard Logan Mankins are all over New England. There’s immense sadness that the Bucs now own their warrior for the NFL equivalent of a nice lunch, aka Tim Wright and a fourth-round pick.
The Bucs have yet to release names of the two players the team must trim in order to get down to the mandatory 75-man roster today. Joe is not sure what the holdup is.
As Joe is typing, it is nearly 4:30 p.m. The deadline is 4 p.m. Lovie Smith tried to claim he didn’t know who was getting cut. (C’mon, Lovie, that’s lame.) [read more]
Today, the Patriots of Bill Belicheat fame parted ways with All-Pro guard Logan Mankins. This has Patriots fans in an uproar, partially because they are paying attention to football now that the BlowSux are out of the pennant chase, and partially because they forgot to buy a six-pack of Sam Adams summer ale.
Belicheat opened up about the trade of Mankins to Tampa Bay, by way of Adam Schefter of the four-letter. [read more]
Joe’s really getting sick of writing about Da’Quan Bowers doing nothing on the field. If he even makes the final roster, it’ll be surprising if he sees the field.
Keep in mind the Bucs have a firm, three-man rotation at defensive tackle, and Lovie Smith already figured out Bowers isn’t much of a defensive end.
Tedford remains out of action for health reasons and Lovie Smith wasn’t talking about a speedy return today. [read more]
This move is so big, it even has the talking heads at the four-letter yapping. That’s how big this is.
It can be expected when the Bucs acquired All Pro guard Logan Mankins from Bill Belicheat today. We all know how much BSPN loves anything Boston-based. [read more]