“This Was A Business Decision”

September 7th, 2010

In this TampaBay.com video, St. Pete Times beat writer Rick Stroud reveals his chat with Mark Dominik about the running back position, and Stroud says cutting Derrick Ward was a “business decision.”

How could Stroud say such a thing? Everyone knows Joel Glazer said “money will never be an issue” when building the Buccaneers. Does Stroud not believe him?

Stroud and good guy comrade Stephen Holder also talk about Josh Freeman’s thumb.

12 Responses to ““This Was A Business Decision””

  1. nick Says:

    Money is always an issue. Sometimes more, sometimes less of an issue. Its an issue for all teams. Hasn’t watching Hard Knocks taught us anything?

  2. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Our NEW Running Back Tandem consisting of LeGarrett Blount and Lumpkin is got to be called “Smashing Pumpkins” I LOVE Blount, he is a big power back who flat laid out the Boise State smart azz who messed with him. Raheem said he “wanted violent young men” and Blount is a proven killer, with a track record of cold cocking those he don’t like.
    IMHO, we NEED that kind of identity again, as John Lynch said during the last game broadcast. Ok, maybe we don’t need a loose cannon, but we do need to be known as a kick your azz team. These are big power backs, the kind Carolina has. I love what St Mark Dominik is doing for us. I can’t wait for this Sunday!

  3. JimBuc Says:

    Joe’s obsession:

    “How could Stroud say such a thing? Everyone knows Joel Glazer said “money will never be an issue” when building the Buccaneers. Does Stroud not believe him”

  4. TrueBlue Says:

    Hopefully Blount will keep his urges to punch someone out in check. Harness and focus that energy and he can be a great pickup. What I do like though is that Blount is obviously not intimidated by anyone.

  5. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    So what.

    Eric even would have cut Ward stinking up the joint to save a few million.

  6. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    I’d like to see Talib and Blount on Taxi Cab Confessions… the un-edited version.

  7. Jameson Says:

    Joe, seriously, quit it with the “money will never be an issue” stuff. It has really worn itself out by now, and you’re honestly just grasping at straws.

  8. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Money is truely an issue… but in this case, Ward was a bum.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yes, firing an unproductive, overpaid employee is a business decision! Lots of us make decisions like that everyday. Keeping him, to save face or money, that would have been an emotional response, NOT a business decision. Is there some kind of problem with firing a nimrod as a business decision? I thought it was GOOD business. Let’s players know, you have to keep being productive in Tampa, even after you sign the big contract. Otherwise yer ass hits the street- without yer big contract! Or as my friends in “Parliment” put it so eloquently- Funk or walk!

  10. D-Rome Says:

    Of course it was a business decision. The Bucs are currently not in the business of winning football games. They are in the business of hording cash.

  11. Capt.Tim Says:

    D-Rome. Yes they should have kept an unproductive, out of shape player, just to waste money. That would appease some tool named D-Rome, who obviously knows absolutely nothing about football

  12. JimBuc Says:

    I am expecting Williams to have a big year and for the Bucs to promptly cut him to avoid the big contract. Because, you know, the Bucs are “in the business of hoarding cash”