Bucs Dropped The Ball

May 21st, 2009

Oily player agent Drew Rosenhaus is Twittering away this morning typing about his clients. One item jumped out at Joe for a number of reasons, least of which is the timing.

Rosenhaus is bragging about former Bucs starting cornerback Phillip Buchanon.

Phillip Buchanon has made a smooth transition from Tampa to Detroit as their top cb. He is on a mission this year to have his best season.

While Joe doesn’t expect Rosenhaus to say anything remotely negative about any of his clients (Joe wonders if Buchanon has tried the ever-popular doing-push-ups-in-the-driveway stunt yet?), the timing of talking about one who got away is striking.

Just hours after Aqib Talib (again) auditioned for a sizable part in the next remake of “The Longest Yard,” Rosenhaus reminds Joe of the mistake the Bucs made in letting Buchanon go.

The Bucs weakened their strongest element of their defense by moving Jermaine Phillips from safety to linebacker. Then they let Buchanon go (to the worst team in NFL history no less). Now Talib very well could be suspended (and should be charged with assault).

Suddenly, the Bucs appear awful thin in the secondary where they were strong just a few months ago.

Getting back to Rosenhaus, Joe can imagine Buchanon having a smooth transition in Detroit. That defense was so putrid, Joe would have a shot of making the training camp squad.

And who was responsible for this horrid defense?

Oh, boy.

2 Responses to “Bucs Dropped The Ball”

  1. dave Says:

    “suspended and charged with assault”, my God, man, do actually know anything about football?

  2. Jeff Says:

    Suspended? Joe, dude – you’re reachin’.
    Put down the crack pipe. This internal matter is old news already. Really.