Bucs Are Loaded At Safety Now

April 30th, 2011

It appears Bucs coach Raheem Morris will use Florida cornerback Ahmad Black, who the Bucs drafted in the fifth round today, as a safety. The way Pat Kirwan talked about Black, that would be a smart move.

Currently the Bucs are loaded at safety as Joe types this:

Vince Anderson (practice squad)
Larry Asante
Ahmad Black
Dominique Harris
Cody Grimm
Tanard Jackson
Sean Jones
Corey Lynch

With all of these safeties, Joe has a hunch: Could it be that all Bucs fans who have been kvetching over the fate of troubled cornerback Aqib Talib be talking about the wrong stud in the secondary?

Could it be that in fact, Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik will jettison Tanard Jackson when his suspension ends and not Talib?

21 Responses to “Bucs Are Loaded At Safety Now”

  1. Weneeddefense Says:

    Lynch, Harris Anderson? Were those guys even drafted?

  2. Jared Says:

    Lynch was pretty solid in spot duty, the others no one cares about 😛

  3. DSZ Says:

    If by “Loaded” you mean loaded with subpar talent then I agree. Tanard Jackson is the only person on that list worth mentioning and he may or may not be back.

  4. New Era Bucs Says:

    Morris told Suzy Kolber that the Bucs are going to wait for Talib’s trail to runs its full course before they decide what to due with him.

  5. Alstottslittlebrotha Says:

    Tjax, harris, anderson, and lynch are all gone. Grimm and Jones start, Black and Asante back up/develop.

  6. Weneeddefense Says:

    If anyone is interested in winning football games, then you would want to keep Talib. Who cares about character when it comes to football? Besides, it appears the Bucs have been drafting high character guys this draft.

  7. Joe Says:


    Joe would be really surprised if the Bucs got rid of Cory Lynch. The guy is almost worth his weight in gold for his knack for blocking kicks.

  8. Patrick Says:

    Vince Anderson- practice squad guy

    Larry Asante- had one good game at the end of the year

    Ahmad Black- I think this guy’s got talent but we’ll have to wait and see

    Dominique Harris- don’t even know who he is

    Cody Grimm- had a very good year last year (especially for being a 7th rounder)

    Tanard Jackson- great safety year after year on the field, but just needs to get his $h** together off the field

    Sean Jones- backup. basically just a band aid until we found someone else

    Corey Lynch- good special teams guy but not so much as a starting safety.

    We’ve got 2 safeties worth mentioning. Jackson and Grimm. Despite Grimm’s nice play last year, he didn’t produce the amount of turnovers that Jackson always does. It was only his first year, but I’m just saying. He should get better.

  9. gitarlvr Says:

    I dont think the Bucs are going to jettison Tanard Jackson. But neither are they going to sit back and assume he can stay clean. Dominik has already come out and said that Jackson will be welcomed back if he can stay clean and get all his ducks in a row and get reinstated. But that doesn’t mean the Bucs are going to sit idly by and assume Jackson will get himself reinstated and then remain clean as time goes on after that.

  10. Jdeezy Says:

    Black IS a safety and has been since his sophmore year at UF.

  11. bucswin Says:

    “It appears Bucs coach Raheem Morris will use Florida cornerback Ahmad Black, who the Bucs drafted in the fifth round today, as a safety.”

    That’s because he IS a safety and has been once for most of his career at Florida.

    How can a site dedicated to Bucs news get the wrong position for one of our picks? It’s not as if you weren’t told about the error in your last post.

  12. Joe Says:


    How can a site dedicated to Bucs news get the wrong position for one of our picks?

    Unlike you, Joe was listening Pat Kirwan and Gil Brandt talking about Black playing cornerback. Those two guys have done more in the NFL than all of us on this site put together will ever do in the NFL. Did it perhaps cross your mind that maybe Kirwan saw Black being used as a cornerback in a Senior Bowl practice, huh?

    If this is such a sh!tty site for Bucs news, no one is putting a gun to your head to stick around.

  13. thomas 2.2 Says:


    Black is a safety and not a corner. In fact, I believe that Black started his career as a LB before being moved back. Kirwan and Brandt are wrong re position. I dont know about the SEnior bowl but I dont recall him playing any CB during the game.

    I just think that Kirwanand Brandt were wrong.

    This is typically a great blog.

  14. bucswin Says:

    I love Kirwan and Brandt but that doesn’t change the fact that Black is a safety. Has been since his sophomore season @ Florida.

  15. Joe Says:


    As Joe explained earlier, though Joe loves college football, Joe’s not a Gators fan, doesn’t follow the Gators, thus has never seen the guy play.

    Cool that a local guy is getting a shot.

  16. Joe Says:

    thomas 2.2:

    As Joe wrote earlier, Joe’s guessing the two — who were at the Senior Bowl week practices — saw Black working out at cornerback in a practice and perhaps that is what they were talking about.

    Clearly Joe didn’t know any better and was just going by what Kirwan and Brandt were saying. Joe thinks the world of those two.

  17. JDeezy Says:

    Black was a CB his freshman year. They moved him to SS due to his lack of speed. The same thing that made him slide in the draft. I’m thankful for his “lack of speed”…it landed him on the Bucs! Plus you’d thinknhe ran a sub 4.0 40 the way he closes and hits. Greatest instincts of any S in this draft.

  18. Joe Says:


    Both Kirwan and Brandt mentioned more than a few times Black ran his cone drills pretty well.

  19. MVPFreeman Says:

    I heard on 1010 sports that the Bucs front office is going to welcome back Jackson with open arms when his reinstatment is ganted.

  20. JC Says:

    They will keep grimm starting at safety and move tanard jackson back to cornerback where he played in college

  21. Tom Says:

    The irritating part about this post is that there were no less than 10 people correcting Joe about his obvious ignorance about a local college players actual position. So what does he do? Posts the same incorrect info, then admits he doesn’t know any better. Might have made more sense to not repeat the same error after 10 previous people called you out for it though.

    I listen to Kirwan and Brandt too. Gil is an institution and has a number of historical nuggets to share while Kirwan does his share of film study. But you know what? 32 teams, 1,500 players, 320 coaches and 350 college prospects each year go by and either they are putting 80 hour weeks in the film room while reading up on every local article written OR you don’t quote everything they say as gospel because there is no way one person is going to make an “expert” opinion on everything NFL.