Tanard Jackson Suspended “Indefinitely”

September 22nd, 2010

The Bucs announced today that safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Per Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, this has far-reaching ramifications other than missing untold games.

Specifics of Jackson’s violation were not disclosed, but Jackson’s suspension begins immediately and he cannot apply for re-instatement until July 22, 2011.

“We know that he is suspended for the rest of the year,” Dominik said. “And his contract will roll over, which means he will not be a free agent.”

Jackson was scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the 2010 season.

Just when it seemed the Bucs were on a roll, this is very bad news. In Joe’s eyes, time to cut the cord on this guy. If he can’t be trusted to keep his nose clean, how can the team depend on the guy?

UPDATE: Earlier this evening, Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times Twittered that it takes more than a couple of drug violations for the NFL to drop the hammer the way it did on Jackson.

Pretty sure it takes 3 drug violations to get an indefinite suspension. Unbelievable

Yes, that is unbelievably irresponsible. It sickens Joe.

130 Responses to “Tanard Jackson Suspended “Indefinitely””

  1. BucFan South Tampa Says:

    Now Sabby is starting. Thanks T Jack

  2. Travis Says:

    Hes suspended for the year Steve, eligible for reinstatement Sept 22nd 2011.

    What a stupid pot smoking douche, cut him now and let him realize how bad hes screwed his sh*t up…

  3. goodfellajay Says:

    this sucks..why dude why did you let your fans and team down…thats it bro your out…as a Buc

  4. JDouble Says:

    What a ####ing moron! Smoking pot is that important to you dude? You just let down your team and your fans and forfeited your NFL career for a joint? Enjoy your life working 9-5 just to get by, and remember every morning when you get up that you could have been a star and been rich. I was a huge fan TJax…now I hope I never see you in a Bucs uniform again.

    So now what happens? I’m assuming Jones will slide over to FS and Sabby, Lynch, Grimm will compete for the starting SS spot? So much for not giving up any big pass plays.

    I’d like to see Myron Lewis be groomed as our new FS. I’ve thought ever since we drafted him he would make a better FS than CB. Now we have a reason to find out.

  5. KJ Says:

    This is just devastating news. Such a tough loss for this team on the rise. Now what? My first reaction is to give either Lynch or Grimm a shot out there. I know one is undersized and the other is a rookie, but we’re already seen what Sabby can do… and that’s stink! If I have to watch Sabby out there again I may start praying for blackouts…

  6. alan Says:

    what a complete jackass. how selfish is it to not only you and your family but to your team to leave them with this mess. now i suppose we can look forward to an increased amount of the goat running all over the field missing tackles. screw you tanard you ahole.

  7. Ash Says:

    Just when things start to get going in the positive direction!!! DUMBA$$!

  8. goodfellajay Says:

    why do you guys think its weed…idk what it was but how can yall be sure its weed…not crack

  9. KJ Says:

    I just realized that I’m actually more upset about having to see Sabby play again than I am about Tanard not playing… How sad.

    Saaaabbbbbbbbyyyy (fists in the air)!!!!!

  10. topdoggie Says:

    He was one of the big reasons I had hope for the year and excitement for the future. Dam this sucks.

  11. Ash Says:


    Because crack / cocaine is out of your system in 24-48 hours. Weed up to a month for a everyday smoker

  12. MVPFreeman Says:


    Jesus TJAX, you make all that F’ing money, AT LEAST stock up on the fake piss!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Ash Says:

    on a piss test

  14. Gavster1221 Says:

    I hope lynch or even grimm starts over sabby….

  15. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I smell a new Lynch starting down the road…but for now we’ll be stuck with…Sabby.

  16. Eric S Says:

    What a waste. Unbelievable. This puts the whole D in flux. I say that the Bucs should just cut him. Enough is enough. How many chances does this guy get? It’s over. This selfishness is going to affect the entire defense. It really was foolhardy to count on him. I personally was confident that his problems were behind him. I guess I was wrong.

  17. Travis Says:

    Last time Tjax got caught (last year) he said this was a problem he had in college. He has a dope smoking problem in college

  18. FLorida Girl Says:

    This guy is killing me…….freakin dopers

  19. sensiblefan Says:

    We’re ROYALLY screwed in the secondary. We go from a very good secondary to merely average in one fell swoop. Geebus man. So disappointed.

    @Jdub – Agreed. My Lew is a guy in the mold of a Malcolm Jenkins. He could be the answer long term…but in the interim…ugh.

  20. Will the Beast Says:

    This is great what is this guy thinking. what ever happened to Jermaine Phillips he hit like a raging bull. Just when things started to fall into place. So who knows what the actual facts are behind this foolishness is it drugs some masking agent or what if they find milk thistle in your urine they think your hiding something it’s great for the liver

  21. TAC Says:

    He did save that TD on the punt return Sunday, otherwise he has been an average player in the secondary going back to last year. You could tell something was wrong, wonder if this was pot again, or steroids? He just hasn’t really been the same since his 1st year.

    If it is the pec flexin’, clapping goat, then step up now Sabby, we know why you were kept now. No cavalry coming over the hill.

  22. Joe Says:

    Selfish. Simply selfish.

    Has to put his pleasure above the team.

  23. MOBucs Says:

    Ouch! This is a major blow to the secondary. Hopefully Grimm, Lewis or Lynch can step up and be a decent replacement. Hard to replace that guy though. Damn dude I can see your career going up in smoke after this screw up!

  24. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Eric has a point. What kind of playing condition will Tanard be in after over a year off?

    I wouldn’t say cut him. Being suspended means a roster spot opening up, right? And since the time is tacked onto his contract, it hurts nothing to keep him and see how he does when he returns.

    However, I wouldn’t put faith in him now…we just went from needing one safety for the future to needing two, from having a very good secondary to having a so-so secondary.

  25. sensiblefan Says:


    I disagree completely. Outside of Talib, he is the best player on our defense hands down. He cleans up all our messes in the run game and is one of the main reasons we can bring so many blitzes now. This is a HUGE blow.

  26. christopher Says:

    Tanard has been taking bad angles all year, sooo…
    Maybe Sabby won’t be so bad ;o)
    In all seriousness—Sabby is more of a free safety, & maybe a better athlete than Tanard, & we’ve never seen him play FS, so…

  27. TAC Says:

    Cool with me sensible, just my opinion on him, I see all the love the guy gets, but I see all the missed tackles, and bad angles also.

    A little adversity early in the year, he injured himself, goodbye Tanard.

  28. Will the Beast Says:

    what kind of shape is J phillips in where is he at. someone anyone is this thing on hello calling all cars officer down

  29. Capt.Tim Says:

    Dumbass, dumbass,dumbass!!! Way to let yourself, your team, and your town down! Sean Jones struggles at free safety. Lynch and Grimm are both more Strong safety. Sabby is actually better at Free safety than Strong safety, which is strange considering he’s build more like a run stopper than a pass defender! But NOBODY is comfortable with that option for 14 weeks! The Bucs are convinced that they can win THIS year. What that means is that TJAX stupidity will end up costing us a 3rd or 4 th round draft pick! Which, with the way Dominick Drafts, probably would have been a starting left Guard! Nice TJax, really nice!

  30. bucsrthebest Says:

    SCREW SABBY!!! pick up Quintin Demps!!!!!!!!

  31. Phil a '76 Buc Says:

    This just in …. T Jack tested positive for stupid pills!
    Well Sabby, there is a reason we kept 5 safeties now is your chance to prove you belong. I pray you are up to the challenge.
    I hope everyone will join me in forgetting Sabby’s mistakes of the past and pull for him to come up big time when we need his very best!

  32. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    oh god this sucks… who are the safeties available in free agency right now? anyone know if there’s anyone good? any trade possibilities? I need hope again, just an hour ago I felt great about the future of this team and now my heart has sunk

  33. Aldo Says:

    im with you phil, im hoping now that sabby or corey lynch or grimm make a stand, i will support whoever get the chance

  34. Will the Beast Says:

    what kind of pills pain meds 76 Buc man

  35. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I noticed that RastaMon has been very quiet on this subject matter.

  36. Dylan Says:

    Bad news for the Bucs, tanard needs to drop the dueby.. still a goon tho and i support him. hope to see u back in 2011 brotha

  37. NegativeExpectations Says:


    Cut him some slack. He has an addiction. This is when he needs Bucs fans most.

    Looks like Raheem is an excellent players coach… dontcha think?


  38. BigMacAttack Says:

    What a total bummer. I have to say though… Big Ben rapes 2 women and gets a 4 game suspension, and TJack smokes pot, caught twice and is suspended indefinitely. The punishment doesn’t fit the crime, but he’s an idiot for thinking he wouldn’t get caught. He has totally screwed his team and could have been a Pro Bowl player. Sabby has to step up and show he can do it. It is really no different than if Tjack was injured for the season. Nwxt man in line steps up. C’mon Sbby, don’t let us down dude.

  39. TrueBlue Says:

    So this week the Steelers attack the middle to take advantage of Jackson’s absence. Lynch picks off 2 passes, causes one fumble, makes a sack, has 7 tackles and starts a new safety dynasty named Lynch. Go Bucs.

  40. BigMacAttack Says:

    Still, isn’t time to legalize the $h!t? How many people are sitting in Jails/Prisons on Weed charges? It makes no sense, but it is what it is.

  41. TAC Says:

    Sometimes the youngins’ disappoint you NegativeGrudenGroupie. Happens to the best, ask your Mommy and Daddy.

  42. Spirit of '76 Says:

    TJax just threw his career away. He won’t be able to work out, meet or hit OTA’s and camp next year. His next playing season will be 2012. The Bucs will squat on his contract and they don’t have to pay him for the rest of this year. Add the third strike rule and the guy is poison to any other NFL team. His future NFL career just went up in smoke.

    If anyone has access to who started with the ones today, it would be helpful. This is probably the reason the team took five safeties on the active roster knowing TJax was going to be suspended.

    I don’t know if we are going to try and bring in another FA when he have three other safeties already on the team that know the scheme. If they did, they wouldn’t be ready to go until after the bye week. For this week we will need a run stopping safety and I think Lynch could fill in for now.

    And i was having such a good day…

  43. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Wow, this isn’t good news now is it?

    The worst part about all of this, is now you guys are going to have a scapegoat in Sabby after we start losing.

    I hope Sabby doesn’t start so you guys don’t start blaming Sabby and Ruud for all of Raheem’s woe’s.

  44. Capt.Tim Says:

    And on an even worse note, the NFL is now officially looking to see if Talib violated his suspension by attending the game in person. What pisses me off about that, is that the NFL found about this because several local media guys wrote about it!! Did any of us care where Talib watched the Game? Was printing it worth losing Talib for ANOTHER game. The guilty parties deserve a kick in the ass over this!!

  45. George C. Costanza Says:

    It’s true. Pot makes you stupid.

  46. JDouble Says:

    Weed is not physically addictive dude. It’s not like cigarettes or crack. TJax is a douche bag. He let his family, his team, and his fans down. I hope we cut him and he never wears a Bucs uniform again. Idiot.

    Wish we had drafted Akwasi Ansah. We should start training Myron Lewis to be our FS now so he can get some experience later this season and be ready to start next year.

  47. bucsrthebest Says:

    @MichiganBucsFan There’s Quintin Demps and Macho Harris…….

    @JDouble I was thinking the same thing with Lewis.

  48. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    @ Spirit you said
    “The Bucs will squat on his contract and they donโ€™t have to pay him for the rest of this year.”

    But is it worth a roster spot?

    Something tells me this guy is gonna buy a few pounds and smoke himself into Ricky Williams the 3rd.

  49. Spirit of '76 Says:

    On the bright side we now have an open roster spot. Maybe we bring up someone from the PS and back fill that hole. I’m sure Dominick is on the phone right now.

    “Hello Scott, nice win over the Browns Sunday. About that safety that we didn’t draft this summer, are you sure you are going to keep him?”

  50. bucsrthebest Says:

    @Javier n Wimauma it doesn’t cause us a roster spot because he is on the suspended list…

  51. TAC Says:

    I wonder if Bennett will be active during the games now. Puzzle is all coming together now.

  52. Spirit of '76 Says:

    @ Javier

    Just because he is under contract he does not count against a roster spot because he is suspended. It doesn’t affect our active roster until he is eligible to play and we place him back on the active roster. Until that happens, he is just twisting in the wind. Kind of like Sears last year.

  53. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    “the NFL is now officially looking to see if Talib violated his suspension by attending the game in person.”

    Does that mean Roger is gonna penalize Talib for not being able to read the fine print?

    Hmmm, looks like Roger, no the NFL has a conspiricy against the Bucs!

    Dang man, looks like Raheem’s luck has just turned bad.

    Now we can see what kind of coach he really is, Rah, do it in the face of adversity maaaaaannnneeee.

  54. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    55 comments in 1 hour… JOE THIS IS A RECORD!!!

    I hope we get to 200 comments tonight.

  55. JDouble Says:

    Too bad we needlessly traded away our 5th this year to move and grab Benn. We could have used that 5th to draft Kam Chancellor, or Larry Asante.

    If Akwasi, Chancellor, Asante, or Darrel Stuckey get moved to practice squads at any time this year, I hope we are watching them like hawks.

  56. Capt.Tim Says:

    Javier and Zerointelligence. Crawled out from under your rock, hoping this was traumatic enough that we wouldn’t notice you two losers trying to get back in the conversation- no chance!! We have an excellent Coach, who specialty is the secondary! He will adjust our scheme to compensate. We’ll be fine, and will still have a great chance to beat the Steelers. Another Gruden Pick proves to be defective- no big deal, we’re all getting used to it. You two can crawl back under your rock and go back to blowing each others kazoos! We’ll call you if need an idiot to say something stupid! We’ll summon you with “idiot signal”- it is a spotlight shining an image of my hand into the night sky, middle finger extended in triumph! You two hold yer breathe and look for the sign!!

  57. sensiblefan Says:

    @ Jdouble

    The jury is still out on using the 5th rounder for Benn. When given the chance he flashed against the Texans and if he ends up becoming our #2 for the next 10 years it was well worth it. Plus, we certainly didn’t have a pressing need at safety during the draft. I’m not gonna kill Dom on that move.

  58. safety Says:

    It WAS a nice week. But now we’ve lost TJax AND all the haters are gleefully banging on their keyboards again.
    Double whammy.
    Honestly, TJax looked better in 08 than he did last year, and this year it was too soon to tell.
    No pun intended, but I had high expectations for the young man.

  59. Spirit of '76 Says:

    I just visited the Bucs site. TJax has been removed from the roster. The backup behind him? Cody Grimm with Cory Lynch listed as third. How about that, another 2010 draft choice that starts for us this year?

  60. Capt.Tim Says:

    Sorry, but sometimes I just crack myself up. I keep seeing the image of Javier and Zerointelligence standing there, each others “kazoo” in their hand, staring clanking up at the sky! Eagerly awaiting being called into action by the “Idiot signal”, and I just can’t stop laughing! Their sad Lil Moom faces jus beaming, lmao!

  61. jarrett Says:

    I think we should seriously consider moving ronde to free safety, and let biggers start at corner. Ronde is smart enough to do this and he tackles very well. Anything to keep the goat off the field is fine with me.

  62. Spirit of '76 Says:

    @ Capt. Tim

    Thanks dude, I know have to clean up keyboard. Sprayed Dr. Pepper all over it!

  63. TAC Says:

    Hamlin cut from Ravens according to Steve Whites tweeter feed.

    But, I say go with the young guys, see what we really have. I like them both, but slower of course than Jackson. He kept them, play them.

  64. Spirit of '76 Says:

    I think that for this game, Cody Grimm will handle things just fine. He was a LB @ Va Tech and his instincts are way better than Sabby’s. He’s a hitter and even though he might not have the physical presence, I’ll take instincts over that any day. The kid is a baller.

  65. Eric S Says:

    I will agree with some people that TJack hasn’t been the same for a couple of years now. He got burned a few times against the Browns. He really does take horrible angles. Maybe there is a silver lining. The Bucs learned to live without him last year, so they are used to it. Time for the youngsters to step up. It would have been nice if this team had more veterans. But of course the Glazers haven’t been spending money for how many years now. So the Bucs have to live and die by all these young players.

  66. Afroman Says:

    I was going on my way to the pro bowl, until I got high!
    I was gonna help my team go 3 and 0, but then I got high!
    Now my NFL career is up in smoke, and I know why, cuz I got high
    Because I got high
    Because I got hiiiigh!!!

    Whats even funnier is i can picture Sabby at home right now getting this news in a “text” from the coaching staff and going Yesssss!! Yessssss!! Yesssss!!!

  67. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Well now maybe TJ can get a job driving a taxi during his “suspension”

    Hey as STUPID as TJ is maybe we can get Talib to WHACK some sense into TJ?

  68. TrueBlue Says:

    This is unfortunate, but the sky is not falling. Someone is licking their chops to take TJacs starting spot. Opportunity knocks. This will make this team stronger.

    TJac is learning what taking a hard hit is all about now.

    Maybe this also explains why he was getting burnt so much. The lingering fog was affecting his on field clarity.

  69. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Capt Tina,

    If Raheem was an EXCELLENT coach he would fire TJ today; Tony Dungy would have done that!

  70. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey Retard Jackson – now that you’re not an NFL player I HOPE you read this site, JBF.com and see what everyone thinks about your stupid, selfish behaviour does to innocent bystanders.

  71. Miguel Grande Says:

    If TJ played for the 49er’s and had a prescription for weed for pain, could he still play? How can the NFL suspend someone for something that is perfectly legal in 10 states and has been used as a medicine for the last 5000 years? Its time this country grew up and threw out the phamaceudical lobby. Is it all right for the players to take oxycodone, an opiate for pain? Maybe mix in a little Jack Daniels? After all, we are fighting a war in Afghanistan to free up all the opium, and the NFL loves anything military. How many times are we subjected to the military flyovers of C-130 heroin transport planes.

  72. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Maybe RETARD Jackson can get a room with Brainless Edwards from the Jets – two imbicles

  73. Capt.Tim Says:

    Spirit of ’76, lol, I got that mental image, and it had the same effect on me!! Jarrett- ya know, that’s not a bad idea- several other legendary CBs switched to FS and it extended their careers! And Ronde could definately dominate at FS! Wow, that . . That was like a really good idea!! Nice work!

  74. Capt.Tim Says:

    Mr. Pucky- dungy had Pittman ramming his Pregnant girlfriends car with his car- didn’t see him going anywhere! Sucks when reality blows up your fantasies, don’t it ! Dream on

  75. Spirit of '76 Says:

    I like Ronde on the corner and don’t think he is big or fast enough to handle FS. Ronde is quick and is awesome on the edge. We are going to need a thumper at FS on Sunday. I think it will be Grimm.

  76. Will the Beast Says:

    They treid to make J Phillips play linebacker and he broke his forearm again.

  77. leningan Says:

    What a shame. Hope you get your head right Tanard.
    In his defense, Braylon Edwards gets pulled over for a DUI (with 4 teammates in the car), blows twice the legal limit, is released without bail and practices the next day. Don’t get me started on Big Ben… it is a bit ridiculous that these two suffer far lesser penalties for harming and potentially harming theirselves and others, while Tanard smokes a little weed playing Madden. Does this really make any sense? I know it’s cause pot is illegal, but still, doesn’t logic dictate that Tanard’s penalty should be lesser? Stupid mistake, unforgivable really, but sit Edwards down for a few weeks, throw Ben out of the league (talk about three strikes!) and get Tanard some help with his substance abuse … rant over.

  78. Spirit of '76 Says:

    @ Will the Beast

    Yes they did but Flip had broke his forearm the previous year when he was back at FS. Add on a domestic abuse charge and he was toast. Not only to the Bucs but to the rest of the NFL.

    Grimm was a small LB/Safety and a Special Teams demon at a school that did it’s fair share of stocking NFL talent. I’ll put my faith in him this week.

  79. leningan Says:

    Rhonde can’t play FS without that 5th gear

  80. Bucked up Says:

    UUh OOOH!
    Our Bucs need that guy.
    This is really bad news.

  81. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    don’t rip on Braylon.. guys from U of M baby!

  82. AriToldMeTo Says:

    I am sure that there is a very good and reasonable explaination for this little bump in the road. Tanard will be under close supervision over the next year, and we will be eager for his comeback. Maintain faith Buc fans, Tanard is still a Pro Bowl type Safety, we have something special here!

  83. McBuc Says:

    This sucks…Nego and Javier, how is it Morris’ fught that a grown man took drugs? You two are tools.

  84. Spirit of '76 Says:

    Taking on a wife and new baby will drive you to drink but I guess other options are available. Well, I guess he’ll have more time with family for a while.

  85. Nick2 Says:

    Lord please anyone but Sabby. He has nothing left to prove and whoever said he is more athletic than Tanard was smoking what Tanard smoked. I like Corey Lynch more than Grimm as he seemed to provide some splash plays in the preseason. Either way this could not have come against a worst opponent. The Steelers will just pound the middle now and its not like Barret Rhud will stop them. Maybe just maybe McCoy and Price can stop Mendenhall before he gets to our weak spot in the middle but this is the last thing we needed. DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cut him-two years in a row is too tough to take. I have sympathy but if you get paid millions to stay away from pot for a few years thats what you do!!

  86. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Feel sorry for this guy? Give me a break! Dump the bum NOW I don’t give a crap how good he is – he had a problem in college, he already screwed the team last year for 4 games. I hope Retard Jackson enjoys working at Wendy’s drive thru

  87. Jbyrd Says:

    Josh Johnson at safety. He’s not doing anything anyway.

  88. Will the Beast Says:

    I see your point 76 I also feel we could benefit having Phillips out there in the future he gets to the spot as good as Jackson did covers and tackles

  89. NegativeExpectations Says:

    I really don’t see what the big deal is, I mean it’s not like its illegal or anything.

    Besides, doesn’t Rah roll em up and toke on blunts in the parking lots with his team anyway? That’s what players coaches do, they ride the whip, crack the windows and roll out, smoke bellowing out the windows, smoldering down Dale Mabry.

    Raaaaaahhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmmmmm, pass the blizunt cowwwoooaaaccchhhhh.

  90. Posey99 Says:

    is it me or do I remember hearing a rumor/ story about someone that worked in a testing facility that said he failed a drug test? Or what is it another player?

  91. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Joe, you should let this blog ride man… I am thinking 200+ comments easy.

  92. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Since we ate on the subject, has Raheem been tested yet?


  93. Capt.Tim Says:

    It is pathetic that Jackson is suspended all season( 2nd offense- probably fair), yet Ben the Rapist will be playing in a couple weeks! At least second offense for this scumbag- should be banned for at least a year- probably should be banned for life! Jackson deserves his penalty, the Rapist seems to be getting special treatment! Lost a lot of respect for the Rooneys and the Steelers on this issue. They used to stand for something ! Now, they are just like the rest of them- payday over people or principles

  94. k_bassuka Says:


  95. Capt.Tim Says:

    Finally a topic Javier and Zerointelligence are EXPERTS on!! Smoking Kazoos in the backseat, in the parking lot!! And look at’em leap into action! No Kazoo they won’t blow, no fatty they won’t smoke- bananananananana- “KAZOO-Man!” with the mort you two make blowing Kazoos, you should be able to buy tickets to the Game Sunday!- watch close, watch our Great Coach, and meybe you two idiots will learn something about Football! If you can refrain from playing with each others kazoo, that is! Lmao

  96. Capt.Tim Says:

    Finally a topic Javier and Zerointelligence are EXPERTS on!! Smoking Kazoos in the backseat, in the parking lot!! And look at’em leap into action! No Kazoo they won’t blow, no fatty they won’t smoke- bananananananana- “KAZOO-Man!” with the moneyt you two make blowing Kazoos, you should be able to buy tickets to the Game Sunday!- watch close, watch our Great Coach, and meybe you two idiots will learn something about Football! If you can refrain from playing with each others kazoo, that is! Lmao

  97. Bucc Fan In Hawkeye Country Says:

    Well they did just sign Legarrette Blount….

  98. PieRat Says:

    ummmmm… Speaking of blowing up fantasies…

    @”Capt.Tim Says:

    September 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    Mr. Pucky- dungy had Pittman ramming his Pregnant girlfriends car with his car- didnโ€™t see him going anywhere! Sucks when reality blows up your fantasies, donโ€™t it ! Dream on”

    Pittman was a Gruden guy if I recall correctly.

  99. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Guys…..Tanard didnt look good in preseason, he hasnt looked good in the regular season so far.

    Lynch and Grimm looked very good in the preseason and Sabby is playing very very angry…..I think Rah is going to be able to fill this hole without any hiccups.

  100. Matt Says:

    If Ronde is probably done after this season anyway, why not move him to FS and throw E.J. Biggers in at corner?

  101. JDouble Says:

    I’ve thought My Lew would make a better FS than a CB all along. Now we have the reason to find out.

    Biggers has shown he is a quality #2 CB to pair with Talib. So next year when Barber retires we will just need to find a good nickel, or stay with Mack at Nickel.

    The Eagles tried to use Sean Jones as a FS last year and he was horrible. He needs to stay at SS with Sabby as his back up.

    Our safties are not interchangable like most defenses. Sabby at FS is not even an option.

    For now Lynch and Grimm will be our FS. I’m not sure who gets the nod as starter, but My Lew needs to be learning the FS position yesterday. If Grimm and Lynch don’t cut it, My Lew can see some action later in the season and be ready to start next year.

    Grimm should be our SS, not our FS. The FS in our defense is like a CB but slightly bigger and tackles better. They need to be fast and excell in coverage. Grimm is short and stocky, his biggest knock is that he is slow, and he played LB in college. He greatest attributes are his great instincts, quick reactions, and great tackling fundamentals. He could be a great SS, but I think we are setting him up to fail if he is thrown in as FS.

  102. JesTeR Says:

    T.Jax has been average this year at best.The first Cleveland touchdown was on him he was who gambled and picked a terrible angle later in the game.I still hate to think Sabby is going to be back there now.We can only help that he has matured on the bench.I would still like to see Lynch get a shot And start grooming M.Lewis. Lewis was never going to be a Corner he is to stiff and does not change direction quick enough.He has the potential to be a great FS with his skill set. Is J.Phillips available????

  103. nick Says:

    I love Sabby yeah whitey on the field

  104. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Just when Tampa was doing great, this is all we need. Do I smell another Ricky Williams here ? One day, weed will be legal, but it is not now, and the rules are the rules. One would think a young man making the kind of money a starting NFL Player does can put the pipe down ?

  105. Nick2 Says:

    Once again pleeeeeeeeease NO MORE SABBY!!!!! I saw enough blown plays by him last year to last a lifetime much less a year. The guy was overhyped and is just not very football smart (terrible angles, arm tackling, blown coverages.) I agree T jack got burned in the Cleveland game but anyone who thinks this will work out well I will disagree with. I think Rah has proved (Clayton and Ward) that he is only putting the best players in as starters. If Grimm and Lynch were better than Tanard they would be starting. I hope you guys are right but I think this makes for a long long year. Grimm is listed as T jacks backup. If he starts it will be against the team his dad went to the Hall of Fame for. Makes for an interesting story and if he plays great maybe its fate who knows….

  106. Nick2 Says:

    My bad Grimm coached for the Steelers and played for the Redskins… I guess the fate angle is out.

  107. TAC Says:


  108. JesTeR Says:

    I dont think we will be better with Lynch or Grimm,but T.Jax was not playing like he did last year!Myron lewis should have the job after the bye.That is one hope we have is that the bye came at the right time to get someone up to speed(or atleast closer).I still think the bigger issue is Faine injury history and the newest injury. We need to trade for Mankins he would allow Zuttah to take more snaps at center and with Mankins on Faines left side he would last a little longer!!!

  109. JDouble Says:

    The only upside to this is that TJax didn’t look good in preseason or the first two games of the regular season. Maybe it won’t be a huge drop off in production.

  110. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Sailor Tina,

    Dungy had Pittman undergo counseling with Randy White and Dungy himself. It was a first time offense and Pittman turned things around.

    Dungy kicked guys off the team for lots of unprofessional behavior – it was Gruden who looked the other way and let the team chemistry tank

  111. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Ohhhh so much to cover.

    First, I cannot believe people are saying the punishment was too harsh. No freaking way. Tanard got exactly what he deserves. The fact that Big Ben DID NOT get a harsh enough punishment doesn’t mean TJ was too harsh.

    Also, and I’m not justifying Ben at all, but was it a first offense in terms of NFL discipline? This was Tadards 3RD TIME.

    Yes, that’s right…3rd. Because he had issues in college, he entered the league as part of the NFL Rehab Program. That’s why last year was a 4 game suspension and increased testing (monthly).

    I agree with Spirit of ’76, Ronde just does not have the build for safety…not to mention we have safeties on the roster already. I say we play them and see if any are good. Who knows? We might strike gold.

    And if we don’t, we know we need to draft 2 safeties next year…because Jones is temperary at best.

    This isn’t Roger’s fault. This is Tanard’s fault. Stop complaining that the NFL has it out for the Bucs. We take what is dealt us, and then we kick @$$ anyway. We’re the red and pewter. We deal.
    And as to Jav and Zero, I cannot believe you have the nerve to show your faces after hiding because the Bucs won two in a row. You’ve already been exposed as trolls. You can have ‘zero expectations’ of getting respect around here.

    And finally, on a more personal note…I actually sat through the new movie “Machette” tonight…word of caution to everyone…just because it has a couple big names in, that doesn’t mean it is good…because that movie downright sucks!

  112. Spirit of '76 Says:

    @ Pete

    “nuff said.” bump.

  113. Bill Clinton Says:

    He didn’t inhale…

  114. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Goooooooooo Buuuuucs!!!!

  115. AriToldMeTo Says:

    I have said this once, and I’ll say it again, Tanard will not break this team’s spirit. We have all the potential in the world to be great folks. Coming off of two excellent draft classes, Tanard’s role will be adequetly filled by the 7th rounders stolen in the draft by that savvy Mark Dominik.

    We are 2-0 and are on a pace for 14 more wins. Raheem has this team motivated, excited and playing loose with free spirits flying around the field without regard. Raheem is on pace to have a year no other Buc coach has had.

    He is so freakin awesome we should throw a parade for him Saturday before we play the Steelers, just in case they happen to slip by on Sunday with a win. I wish we could freeze time just so Raheem would stay undefeated. He is headed to the Hall of Fame, I JUST KNOW IT! ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. passthebuc Says:

    addictions are tough to quit.

    I feel sorry for the guy

  117. BucFan593 Says:

    Sabby, Grimm, Or Lynch need to step up!!!

    Its no different than all these other teams that have lost players for the year. lets just hope this is it.

    Personaly i like Sabby he should definatly have a chip on his shoulder!!!!

  118. BucFan593 Says:

    You definatly keep the guy. I would love to see him come back from this.

    let us not forget about Antonio Bryant he was out for a whole year if im not mistaken and came back with the best year of his career.

  119. Patrick Says:

    OMG I can not believe what I’m reading. Just got back from a nice dinner out with my family and then I read this terrible news. What a blow for our team and the coaching staff.

    We’ve gotten off to a very promising 2-0 start this year and then this happens. So he smoked weed again???? What a freaking idiot!!!! He’s almost like Pacman Jones….gets in trouble, gets another chance, and then doesn’t learn his lesson.

    Pretty bad. I really think this team has a chance of sneaking into the playoffs this year after the great performances they put up against Cleveland and Carolina, but Tanard is a big missing piece. Definitely will be harder. The possibly of starting Cody Grimm, a 7th rounder, sounds pretty damn scary to me right now!! Not saying he’s any good, just nowhere near ready! And Sabby….we all know how he is.

    I say they look at Ken Hamilin or bring back Jermaine Philips for about a year. Yeah he may be broken glass and injury prone, but he could come in here and provide us with some insurance until either T Jack returns next year (if he’s back) or if we snatch a safety high in the draft next year. Please no Sabby!! He sucks. Jermaine Philips could probably do a better job than him even with two broken arms!

    Man, what an idiot.

  120. BigMacAttack Says:

    No need to panic yet. They should be able to fill the void. Everyone else on the Defense has been playing well so they’ll recover. I can’t wait until Sunday. I’m pumped and still think we’ll beat the Steelers. Raheem is doing a good job and this is just a little hiccup, same as an injured player. Every other team is taking hits and the Bucs have been lucky so far. Go Bucs! Win on Sunday!

  121. AriToldMeTo Says:

    The Bucs will be just fine.

  122. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Joe, you were puzzled by the Bucs keeping 5 safties. In fact many, including myself, thought Sabby would be cut.

    Do you think the Bucs management were “tipped off” that TJ was being investigated?

  123. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Mr. Lucky – There were plenty of strong rumors during the preseason, but Joe doesn’t publish the rumor thing. Now, it sure looks they knew there was a brewing problem.

  124. eric Says:

    Not good at all. Amazing how guys will just piss away a ton of cash for drugs.

    What the hell, hot chicks aren’t enough? Not to mention being paid vast sums of money to play a kids game.

    Very hard to feel a lot of sympathy.

    But, this isnt an opportunity to jump on Rah. The man has done a fine job so far.

  125. Capt.Tim Says:

    Mr.Lucky- you wanna worship some dellusional version of Father Dungy, go ahead- you brought up how” he was an excellent Coach, and wouldn’t have put up with tjax behavior”. I casually but politely pointed out that you are full of Sh*^ !if you wanna fantasize about a coach we fired, be my guest! Just don’t float your delusions on here- try ta stick with the truth- not romantic daydreams! Besides, we are talking about 2 things here 1) the rather traumatic lose of our starting Free safety 2) Javier and Zerointelligence playing with their Kazoos! This isn’t a post to romantasize about fired Ex coaches- meybe Joe will put up a post about that later!! “father Dungy knows best”, or something like that!

  126. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    This isn’t the Bucs fault, this isn’t Raheem’s fault, and this certainly isn’t the NFL’s fault. The blame has to solely fall on Tanard’s shoulders. He did it, it’s his fault, no one else’s.
    Kiss my a$$ Tanard. There was no reason for you to do this. None at all.

  127. Capt.Tim Says:

    Mr. Lucky- I do agree with you that Dungy did TRY to uphold a standard. But he hadexceptions to the rule also. Just nit really interested in discussing Dungy right now- much more interested in Tjax story

  128. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This is horrible news. Obviously, we lose a lot on the field, because he is one of our most talented players and I have a bad feeling we will miss him dearly. However, I think this hurts the psyche of the team more than anything. The players have got to be shocked, saddened, disappointed, and angry all at once. This takes their focus off of the Steelers, which is a very bad thing.

    I’ve gotten to the point now where I don’t even read certain people’s comments, but if anyone is blaming the Bucs or Raheem for this, they are literally the stupidest people on earth. Tanard is a grown man, a professional athlete, he is not a 14 year old. Raheem is not his parent, and he is not responsible for what he does outside of One Buc Place. Every team has crack heads and idiots on their team; it’s not the coaches fault, it’s the crack heads and idiots’ fault!

  129. AriToldMeTo Says:

    It’s just a small hiccup.

  130. oar Says:

    Already posted my thoughts yesterday, just wanted to be #130!
    Oh yeah, Go Bucs!