Recommended By John Lynch

August 31st, 2009

The Ivy-Leaguer in the Bucs’ secondary with an economics degree from Columbia University has a growing fan base.

Some jumped on the Steve Cargile bandwagon after he turned in some good hits and tackles in the Bucs’ last two preseason games. Others, like Bucs icon John Lynch, have been fans for a while.

Lynch told the WFLA-TV audience how much he respected Cargile, who backed him up on the Denver Broncos.

Some Waffle House lovers are probably pulling for Cargile, too.

Joe dug up a story on Cargile from the defunct Rocky Mountain News.

He had a chance to transfer to Ohio State after his freshman season, but Columbia and New York had opened his eyes to a world beyond Ohio, and he was hooked. When he switched from wide receiver to safety his senior year, the NFL took notice.

Dallas signed him as a free agent out of school in 2004 and he spent most of that season on the Cowboys practice squad before being cut in the spring of ’05.

Joe has liked what he’s seen from Cargile. Although, he’s surely a long shot to make the team.

Mostly, Joe would like to be a fly on the wall when Cargile chats with Aqib Talib. Joe suspects they don’t have much in common.

6 Responses to “Recommended By John Lynch”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Cut Donte Nicholson, keep Cargile.

  2. Phil a '76 Buc Says:

    Cargile fell into our laps. Nicholson has not made any impact and Cargile did in one game. Columbia grads are smart and this kid can play ball…Keep him!

  3. Jorge Says:

    I like him too.

  4. kyle Says:

    Thanks, Joe

  5. George C. Costanza Says:

    Why don’t they have much in common, Joe?

  6. grumpy4669 Says:

    I agree with you Jeff. As an OU alumni, I like to see our guys move on to the NFL, and Donte was great in college, but he’s been mediocre at best the entire time he’s been here.