What Is It With Chiefs’ Castoffs And Bucs?

October 20th, 2010

alex mageeYesterday the Bucs were the lone team to acquire a player at the trade deadline when the Bucs traded an undisclosed conditional draft pick to the Chiefs for the immortal defensive lineman Alex Magee.

Certainly, the Bucs need all the help they can muster on the defensive front, but Joe’s not sure how Magee will help much. But the fact he came from the Chiefs moved Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune to post on the TBO Bucs Twitter feed about how One Buc Palace is seemingly a halfway house for Chiefs rejects.

Bucs have become a safe haven for former Chiefs. Michael Bennett, Jimmy Wilkerson, Ryan Sims, Mark Bradley and now Alex Magee.

Well, Joe knows that Mark Dominik once worked for the Chiefs and that he was reported to be a finalist for the open general manager’s job there that eventually went to Scott Pioli, just about the same time Team Glazer hired Dominik to run the Bucs.

So perhaps Dominik is using his strong ties to the Chiefs to hopefully find a diamond in the rough in Kansas City?

20 Responses to “What Is It With Chiefs’ Castoffs And Bucs?”

  1. Travis Says:

    Hes too big to play DE in a 4-3, so he will kick inside to play DT (his natural position). Do we need help @ DT? I thought we were suppose to be set for 10 years with our current players of Price, Miller, and McCoy?

  2. Gavster Says:

    Couldn’t he be a run stuffing defensive end? And thats why they brought him over

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    I’m glad they did something to address DE. No where to go but up in that regard…it can’t get any worse.

  4. Travis Says:

    ^^ yes i soppose he could, but we need pass rush from our de’s. Thats where our pass rush is soppose to come from in our tampa 2

  5. FriendlyFire Says:

    You mean the Michael Bennett who was drafted by the Vikings or the Mark Bradley who was drafted by the Bears…couldn’t you trace a lot of players thru many teams? Say Cincinnati, did Dominick work there?

  6. Aldo Says:

    im not sure but, i guess tampa is not sold on roy miller, i mean, last season he was high but know he looks bad, or at least not in the best mode, im just guessing

  7. sunrisejeff Says:

    Gotta agree with bucfan that at least they got a body by the deadline. Any help is ok by me at this point.

  8. OAR Says:

    “So perhaps Dominik is using his strong ties to the Chiefs to hopefully find a diamond in the rough in Kansas City?”
    At this point, I’d take a cubic zirconia!

  9. eric Says:

    Personally, I wish Mr. Dom was permanently finding some crazy kinda lovin on 12th and Vine.

  10. BamBamBuc Says:

    If you watched the game, you would have seen that Bennett actually did pretty well getting pressure from the outside, and even got a hand on Brees before he stepped up and threw the 2nd TD pass. Bennett did pretty well actually. Crowder wasn’t bad, although didn’t get as much pressure as Bennett. He made a good inside move against the LT to pressure Brees. Stylez was almost invisible. Got pushed outside, past the QB some, and blocked out a lot on the run. I’m thinking they should put Crowder and Bennett in as starters, not as backups.

  11. FriendlyFire Says:

    To Eric,

    When exactly was the date you were fired by the Buccanneers?

  12. JimBuc Says:

    Doesn’t Demoff work for the Chiefs?

    The Chiefs’ player was the ONLY player to get traded, right? — in the entire league. He is a run stuffing DT/DE who was a bad fit for the Chiefs scheme. Don’t the Bucs deserve some credit given that the whole league stood pat?

    Tough crowd. I guess it was Fat Albert or nothing for some here. Why didn’t we get him? Oh yeah . . . no team took him because his big, fat, greedy ass would not refund any of his $20 mill bonus to the Skins. Maybe Dom should have gone to DC and wrestled it away from Fat Albert. Damn that Dom! No commitment!

  13. javto24 Says:

    A little Senior Bowl info on Magee
    01/21/2009 – 2009 Senior Bowl, Tuesday practice: While Raji and Jerry were the most consistently dominant interior defensive linemen, a late addition to the North roster had scouts buzzing. Purdue’s Alex Magee wasn’t here for Monday’s weigh-in or the initial North practice due to travel problems, but he quickly established himself as one to watch with a stellar practice Tuesday morning. Magee, 6-4, 292 pounds, had played defensive tackle throughout much of his career but moved outside to defensive end as a senior in an attempt to generate some pass rush for the Boilermakers. Blessed with quick feet and even quicker hands, Magee was consistently able to slap away pass blockers’ initial punch and redirect inside. Like Jerry, Magee projects nicely as a three technique tackle. With the North’s interior linemen struggling to handle Raji’s strength, the inclusion of the cat-quick Magee made practice that much more challenging. – Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com

  14. javto24 Says:

    And Joe .. Maybe your not reading enough between the lines on this one … “Policing the defense was appropriate for the senior, who hopes to one day work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Drug Enforcement Agency.”

    Maybe he will keeping an eye on Flyin HIGH Defense

  15. tj Says:

    Why not trade for rb like Steve slaton

  16. gitarlvr Says:

    I already brought this up in a previous post. At 6’3″ almost 300 lbs. the Bucs are probably bringing this guy in to play nose tackle since Roy Miller and Brian Price are both lack the prototype build for that position. With the experimentation of McCoy at defensive end I am starting to see the(admittedly farfetched) possibility that Magee will be nose tackle, Price will slide over to his natural 3 technique and Gerald McCoy will be permanently converted to defensive end. This is just a conspiracy theory but its not out of the realm of possibility.

  17. DRB Says:


    Roy Miller is 6’2″ and 305-310lbs…….

    Brian Price is 6’1″ and 303lbs……..

    How is this guy’s size any different than those??????????/

    What I’m guessing is, he plays with very good technique…..which our guys aren’t doing…..yet.

    I also don’t think the Bucs are “down” on Roy Miller- I do think however, that he may not be ready to be the starting Nose Tackle NEXT TO A ROOKIE 3 technique.

    I hope this new guy brings some “dawg” into our D line….McCoy doesn’t seem “nasty” enough!!!

  18. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Anything is possible…but I doubt the guy will even contribute for the foreseeable future.

    Maybe they want a big body on the end so that they can stop switching McCoy to the outside? If miller is getting run over, maybe they want a big body on his end to help him out? I’m just throwing ideas out here at this point.

    From what I hear, Alex Magee was forced into a 3-4 situation and many believe he will do better in a 4-3. Certainly, his stats were not great in college or with the Chiefs.

    My main concern
    What did the Bucs give up? Clearly, this guy is not worth a 3rd rounder, yet the Cheifs also gave the Bucs a pick along with Alex Magee. So that means they were compensating for value given up by the Bucs.

    I suspect the Bucs overpaid for Alex Magee.

  19. McBuc Says:

    Pete…We will not know if the Bucs over paid for magee for another year or so. He is in his second year, and played in 17 games so far. There is a reason he went in the third round as well. He may turn out great or he may be horrible, but the pick was conditional, so it might be a bargain as well. Also, his stats from last year do not look worse than our guys are looking right now. With Price being out, we may need him bad too.

  20. Tampa2 Says:

    Bambam say;
    “….Bennett actually did pretty well getting pressure from the outside, and even got a hand on Brees before he stepped up and threw the 2nd TD pass…”

    That’s priceless! I am surprised that the Saints didn’t let Bennet get a hand on Brees more so that they could run the score up! Oh, they did run the score up. I guess Bennett did real good. That must have been the 3-2-6 defense that Tugboat Timmie was talking about!