Free Agents Are Important

October 10th, 2010

Joe just wants to make a quick point that the offseason free agent acquisitions of Keydrick Vincent and Sean Jones played huge roles in the Bucs’ incredible win in Cincinnati today.

Why? They both provided depth on display against the Bengals.

Sean Jones’ arrival put Sabby Piscitelli on the bench and ready for action in a role much more suited to his skill level. And Vincent’s presence — starter or not — gave the Bucs the freedom to use Jeremy Zuttah at center, where he filled in very admirably when Jeff Faine left today’s game injured. 

Nobody will confuse Sean Mahan with Zuttah. And Vincent also dove like a veteran onto Josh Freeman’s ugly fumble in the fourth quarter.

Good, experienced depth is critical to winning in the NFL. It’s no secret.

The Bucs don’t have much of it, but it was a major factor today. Kudos to Mark Dominik for bringing these free agents in. Joe hopes (prays) the Bucs don’t need experienced backups at positions where they don’t have any, and that they go out and get more depth next offseason.

2 Responses to “Free Agents Are Important”

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Tampa fans Have to love Vincent’s attitude. This is one mean SOB. When he grabs a facemask, there is no shame in his game. He nearly twisted a Bengals head off.


    Mark Dominik has done a tremendous job of cleaning out the closet and re-stocking the cupboard. Yes he’s made some mistakes: Nugent, Crowell, Ward, Clayton, but all G.M.’s has failures. However, it’s relieving to know that Dominik won’t let his ego get in the way when it comes to cutting ties with dead weight.