Will The Bucs Have A Clue?

October 21st, 2009

The season is so miserable, Joe Henderson of the Tampa Tribune is already looking forward to the 2010 NFL draft. Let’s just say Henderson isn’t the only Joe to already begin looking to the draft.

Henderson points out that for the Bucs organization, and for Raheem the Dream and Mark Dominik to keep their jobs, failure in next year’s draft may not be an option.

Obligatory disclaimer: They have to get this right. They have to go defense, defense, defense, and more defense. The draft brought the Bucs stalwarts like John Lynch, Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp and it was the foundation of a championship. It has to be that way again.

Yes, we’re talking about the draft because it beats talking about an 0-6 team that is about to fly across the big pond to get waxed by the Patriots. We’re talking about the draft because the only thing that matters right now is making the right moves to fix the mess the Bucs are deservedly in.

We’re talking about this because we need to see that Dominik is correct when he says there is a real plan in place to return the Bucs to respectability.

Given the massive swings and misses in the upper rounds of the draft in recent years under director of college scouting Dennis Hickey, Joe believes Henderson is more than fair to ask, “… whether they have a clue, though, we’ll know soon enough.”

4 Responses to “Will The Bucs Have A Clue?”

  1. polkcountydude Says:

    Two words, one name: Eric Berry

  2. ctord Says:

    It starts with Suuuuuuuuuuuh.

  3. mr. Lucky Says:

    The problem is the Bucs scouting Department, headed by Doug Williams, has their head up their a*****.

    We knew the Bucs needed defense LAST year and what did we get in Round 1 and unknown QB

    In Round 2 Kellen Winslow

    We could have had so many other Defensive players that are actually contributing this season – I mean they have so many needs from DT to DE to LB, CB and oh yeah safties

    Would anyone have been upset with any of these picks:

    Robert Ayers
    Vontae Davis
    Evander Hood
    Clay Matthews
    Peria Jerry – yeah too bad for the IR Peria.

    But come on you know what I’m talking about.

    Heck I’d have even been happy with

    Percy Harvin
    Hakeem Nicks
    Jeremy Maclin

    Actually on 2nd thought that 2nd group wouldn’t have done the Bucs any good anyway because we have no one who can get the damn ball to Bryant so another quality WR wouldn’t have helped.

  4. Tye Says:

    The way I see it this regime hasn’t made 1 intelligent decision YET! Well maybe just 1, Sammy Stroughter but that is it. Anyone who makes enough guesses are bound to get lucky sooner or later. All these disgraces will likely do is screw up another draft, another season and will damage the Bucs for the next several years to come. FIRE them!!! Surely we can lose the rest without them! Who knows, maybe a temperary HC can actually coach enough to pull off a win or 2.