Arron Sears Can Now Hide Permanently

April 26th, 2010

Bucs offensive lineman Arron Sears was released Monday along with five other teammates.

Bucs offensive lineman Arron Sears won’t have to worry about some big, bad sportswriter or TV reporter or radio producer chasing him around any longer.

Playing hide and seek for the past year, the Bucs released him Monday along with defensive tackle Chris Hovan, fullback B.J. Askew, cornerback Stoney Woodson and offensive guard Shawn Murphy and punter Sam Paulescu, per “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Sears’ absence was shrouded in mystery, innuendo and rumors, none of which the Bucs ever tried to quash, nor did Sears ever attempt to deny.

When St. Petersburg Times reporter Stephen Holder famously approached Sears in his hometown of Alabama last summer, Sears hid in his car, treating Holder as if he was some insurance claims adjuster.

What started off as a promising career for Sears now closes the door on a positively hideous 2007 draft for the Bucs in which the first three players selected were Gaines Adams, Sears and Sabby the Goat.

Now, Sears can hide in peace.

28 Responses to “Arron Sears Can Now Hide Permanently”

  1. d-money Says:

    Wow that 07 draft is really turning out to be a good one.

  2. Tommy Boy Says:

    Damn. Just….damn. That’s all I can say. Truly disappointing.

  3. Will Reed Says:

    Johnny the devil gruden really knows how to pick em

  4. Mike Roosa Says:

    And here we thought they didn’t pick a lineman because they were counting on Sears. Makes you wonder.

  5. Sgt Mike Says:

    Then why the hell did we keep him on the team for the last year?

  6. topdoggie Says:

    I kept hoping to get the old Sears back. So much promise. So sad.

  7. Eric S Says:

    I thought he was going to start this year. That changes everything. Makes Mark D’s draft even more peculiar. Let’s hope that OL plays a lot better this season because they did not play well last year. This is not good news.

    The 2007 draft isn’t that bad. The Bucs have 3 starters from it (yes Sabby is one of them). I think T. Jackson is one of the better S in the conf. I am interested to see how Q. Black plays this year.

    There are other drafts in the Gruden era that were much worse. 2002-04 for example.

  8. justin Says:

    Makes last year and this years draft look like the best ever by comparison

  9. Eric Says:

    It demonstrates that the draft is a very inexact science. Hindsight is 20-20.

    At one point Sears looked good, but whatever issues came up got the better of him.

    Could this have been determined when he was drafted? Who knows. But the same thing could happen to any of the 2010 draftees.

    Its sad to see a young guy fall victim to that.

  10. Negative Nancy Says:

    OMG! I guess the Bucs are going to go 0-16 now that Sears isn’t playing in 2010. Josh Freeman had better pay his disability insurance policy!

    Joe I told you that ingrown toenails are deadly. Aaron just couldn’t take the pain! Sears-ously

  11. tnew Says:

    Grudens desire to trade up for Calvin Johnson is looking smarter and smarter.

  12. topdoggie Says:

    Joe, whats the chances of getting a block of seats in the begining of the season and getting all the Joes bucks fans together. {Joe can buy a round of beer 🙂 } I say the begining of the season because by the middle we will have givin up all hope.

  13. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey Joe can you imagine what topdoggie is suggesting?

    JoeBucsFan Corner

    When introducing the players when it comes to Sabby everyone in the section starts their goat noise…..baaaa baaaaa

  14. Eric Says:

    @Mr. Lucky

    I like the idea. Haters and lovers come together for a common goal!

    We are the world!

  15. Tom Says:

    Everyone remotely associated with the drafting of the first 3 picks in the 2007 draft should be fired.

    I’m looking at you Dennis Hickey…

  16. Eric Says:

    The Adams thing also shows what a crap shoot the draft is.

    I imagine Monte Kiffin either advocated the selection or approved it. Everybody would agree that Monte is one of the best DC ever. He must have thought that Gaines was going to be a good player. As did Mr. Hickey. How could Monte/Gruden/Allen/Hickey be so wrong?

    The answer is that the difference between college and pro is night and day. For example, Gerald is going to be competing againt the best o-lineman on the planet. They are bigger, stronger, faster, and meaner than the college lineman, and the blocking schemes are way more complex.

    Who knows how the guy will do when he is staring across at an NFL line?

    Thus, putting all your eggs in the draft basket is foolish.

  17. factoidboy Says:

    @Eric: Name some draft busts picked by the Ravens… Patriots… Steelers. It isn’t a crap shoot.

  18. Tom Says:

    To assume that Gruden/Allen/Hickey/Kiffin were all in agreement and on board with the Gaines Adams picks is incorrect. First, you are seldom going to get 4 people to agree on anything let alone a college football player, and second if you don’t think the rumors about Gruden wanting to trade their first and two seconds to move up and get Calvin Johnson are false, you are mistaken. The guy absolutely wanted Johnson and was not a happy camper with the Gaines pick.

    The Bucs managed to show their ineptitude in the Bruce Allen draft ‘error’ with Gaines Adams, Arron Sears, Sabby Piscitelli.

    That’s the 4th pick, the 35th pick and the 64th pick in the draft and not a one will be starting for this team 4 years after the draft.

  19. Tom Says:

    A quick browse of the 2007 draft shows the Bucs drafted Sears over Pro Bowlers; Sidney Rice, LaMarr Woodley, Steve Smith and Ryan Kalil. And that is just speaking to the 2nd round picks they passed on that year.

  20. Runciter Says:

    now come on guys, why bash them because of drafting Sears? you really think that this was something they could have foreseen?
    also, you shouldn’t be too hard on him either. it’s not like he’s a selfish guy, who quits on the team because he doesn’t care anymore, or something. he cearly have serious issues, and like it or not, these guys have lives besides football. so if he is not able to make both working, than he have to retire.

  21. adam Says:

    truth be told:

    arron sers went cookoo for co-co puffs…end of story

    adam from ny

  22. adam Says:

    truth be told:

    arron sears went cookoo for co-co puffs…end of story

    adam from ny

  23. adam Says:

    and once his money begins to run out arron sears will be working at SEARS……then he will wish he was in the nfl….its a privledge to play in the nfl…the guy needs to get his head together and claim his millions while bullrushing foward so eg can gain 5-10 yards…..adam from ny

  24. adam Says:

    you people should stop feeling sorry for his sorry ass…..he doesnt give a damn about any of you…..he punked and fizzled out and left the buccaneers hanging at the alter… fact if i see him im going to smack the sh*t out of him…..arron sears has really begun to piss me off…..joe, steve white, and i should go down to ‘bama and kick him around his own crib…maybe it will kick some sense into the ex-chuckaneer…..adam from ny

  25. BuccoMike Says:

    I realize that this cut is disappointing from a football perspective, but consider having some compassion for Sears. It is easy for us to sit and criticize Sears and say how he is a bust and how he went crazy. However, since none of us now the story the compassionate thing to do is hope that the guy gets his life back in order and that whatever demons are haunting him get resolved without the stress and pressure of football. It seems very plausible that football in some shape or form, whether it be stress, pressure, post-concussion syndrome, caused this man to be in this state. Sears when he played was damn good and unfortunately other issues took over and left him in this condition. I really hope he gets back on track and that this doesnt end up being a sadder story.

  26. BuccoMike Says:

    Also Adam you are a moron and a typical big mouth New Yorker who is all talk, please if you get the chance smack Sears in the face so I can read about how an idiot from New York was hospitalized after forgetting he was all bark.

  27. adam Says:


    actually you are the idiot focusing on a comment that of course is quite unrealistic and freaky….

    when on earth do you think joe, steve white, and i are going to ball up and go hunting for arron sears and then finish off with me smacking him around…lol….you actually are the low i.q. fool finding any seriousness in that….what a dumb man or boy you are….we all know arron sears is a 300-350 pound hulking man that basically no one would even think of raising a hand to….actually you need to be smacked around for your underwelming logic….adam from ny

  28. adam Says:

    im going to sick chucky on you BuccoMike……….since you probably are one of the players in the little boy league he coaches……..adam from ny