Could Limas Sweed Help The Bucs?

March 11th, 2010

Two years ago when the Bucs had a chance to draft former Texas wide receiver Limas Sweed, Joe thought someone at One Buc Palace dropped the ball (that seems to be a virus over there).

Instead, Chucky thought more of the bad Dexter Jackson than Sweed.

Sweed was picked up by the Steelers. His days in Pittsburgh have been, well, erratic. Sweed has the wheels to get open and behind defenses, which he did on numerous occasions, sometimes in some big playoff games.

Sweed also has a habit of dropping the ball as well, which has landed him in Mike Tomlin’s doghouse.

Since the Steelers have been on a signing binge with receivers — mostly to beef up a shaky special teams unit — Joe thought Sweed might be cut, hence, a cheap pick up by the Bucs.

It appears Joe was not the only person to think that way as Vacation Man of Komsomol-influenced fielded a question about the Bucs’ potential interest in Sweed

Askia in West Lafayette, Ind., writes: With the Steelers potentially releasing Limas Sweed after the signings of Battle and Randel-El, do you think it would be smart for the Bucs to take a flier on him? I think that he has a lot of potential as a deep threat and the Bucs could certainly use one.

Vacation Man: Well, we have to see if Sweed does in fact get released. But I do like your logic on this one. Josh Freeman has made it clear he wants a deep threat. Whether it’s Sweed, a free agent or someone in the draft, I’m sure the Bucs will try to give Freeman someone who at least fits the profile of a deep threat.

Granted, the Bucs already have a guy who struggles hanging on to the ball. Difference between the Bucs blocking icon and Sweed is Sweed can stretch the field, he’s a burner.

Perhaps a change in scenery could help Sweed hang on to the ball? He’s certainly cheaper than the blocking icon. 

17 Responses to “Could Limas Sweed Help The Bucs?”

  1. big007hed Says:

    I think getting Sweed would be a cheap decent pick up, I was screaming for him on draft day but we got the amazing Dexter Jackson

  2. justin F Says:

    we sign all scrubs at wr why not just wait and sign 1 good guy then draft some bucs are free agent shopping flea market style when we have the most money to spend Pathetic

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    Look at it this way…could it really be any worse? We have the worst WR corp in the league, hell, I might even try out. My forty time is about 6.5 and I can catch.

  4. nick Says:

    At least we’ve graduated to searching for players in other coaches doghouse instead of the practice squad.

  5. JoeBucsSteveCampbell Says:

    Low risk/big reward potential. Why not?

  6. Joe Says:

    My forty time is about 6.5 and I can catch.

    Rich Eisen in the house.

  7. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    anything would help right now.

    Although, I was high on Limas in that draft also , and he has been a complete bust for the steelers.

  8. Fatsacks Says:

    im with you radio….draft day Limas was my pick for us and we went right past him for d.j. . The kid is still young,still has speed and could help become a part of a tando here with number 5. i say get the guy, bring him to OTA’s and see what he brings to the team! Sammie,Brown,Sweed…sounds a whole hell lot better than Sammie,stovall,clayton…in my opinion.

  9. Mike J Says:

    Cautionary examples of the perils of taking WRs high in the draft.

  10. Louie Says:

    Ah hell, some of the Lingerie League players would be better than what we’ve got. At least they’d be easier on the eyes.

  11. jvato24 Says:

    PAss … Please lets lose the dream of the guy that can burn every CB and focus on someone who can catch … Baby Steps

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  13. Tj Tillman Says:

    We passed on him the same draft when we passed on Malcom Kelly, Devin thomas and last but not least Deshawn Jackson did I say we passed alll of them twice traded back and took Dexter Jackson

  14. FuNkYxMuNkeY Says:

    I like Earl’s idea. Trade Leftwich straight up for him. He would be better than Clayton easily and could help challenge other WR we draft and the ones we already have. I loved this kid in college and have been dissappointed sofar with his career. A change of scenery might do the trick or not who knows?!? But, I do think it is well worth the risk!!!

  15. FuNkYxMuNkeY Says:

    We need Benn, and a RB i.e. Jahvid Best, CJ Spiller, McCluster!! With Brown, SS, Sweed, Benn, one other WR drafted, and one of the above mentioned RB’s. That would be very solid talent to help Freeman out. IMO…way better than we have now!! What about drafting Okung at 3 if Detroit doesn’t get him?? That guy is a beast and has long arms, he would be Freeman’s best friend from day one!! We can afford to skip Suh or McCoy since this is a very deep DT class and take Okung. I think he would be better for our team than either one of the DT’s. IMO If it’s not Okung I would def. trade down.

  16. Kyle Says:

    Sweed can’t catch and it’s not like Braylon Edwards move to New York helped his hands get any better although I guess I would take Sweed over the run blocking phenom Clayton

  17. drdneast Says:

    Clayhands drop enough ball on his own, he doesn’t need any help.