“Show Him The Money!”

June 8th, 2011

Yes, Joe knows there are throngs of Bucs fans that want Team Glazer to fire off a nine-figure check to cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha the minute the lockout ends.

Asomugha could be the savior, they say. Joe’s not buying that, but former Buccaneers radio analyst and TV talking head Al Keck is on the bandwagon for Asomugha. Here’s Keck’s case via NCS.TV. Yes, Keck’s trademark hair and tan are in midseason form.

14 Responses to ““Show Him The Money!””

  1. Keith Says:

    End the madness. Sign this guy, keep Talib, move Ronde to safety and let’s see who throws on us successfully.

  2. BucFan941 Says:

    slick willy is right…man how much grease does dude got in his hair tho

  3. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Shoot, I didn’t even know Keck was still ALIVE. Ken Broo called, and he wants his schtick back.

  4. Macabee Says:

    I will support whatever the Bucs decide to do at CB going forward. But we need to be extremely careful at what we buy especially if we pay big bucks and sign long-term contracts. Asomugha is not a zone, ie, Tampa-2 type CB. He is a press coverage, man-to-man CB who only plays the right side – albeit the best in the NFL at that. http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/38044/59/the-2011-defense-market

  5. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Are Biggers and Lewis so terrible that Asomugha is an absolute necessity? That is a lot of cash to put into a CB who can only play one side of the field.

  6. Hector Says:

    yeah, he may play only one side of the field, but that is one side of the field that a QB will not throw to unless its’s to check down. and Raheem doesn’t really play a cover 2 scheme as most of you are saying. they play that coverage maybe 25% of the time if that. so tampa is not really a cover 2 team as many of you claim it to be.

  7. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    The only way the Bucs sign Asomugha is if there’s a new CBA in place and the salary floor is high enough that even after signing their own free agents they still need to spend significant amounts more money to reach that minimum expenditure. If the new CBA has a relatively low salary floor, or if they end up playing under the 2010 rules which has no salary cap/floor, you can kiss Asomugh goodbye. Period.

    Even in the case of the Bucs seeking a FA CB, though, I would put my money on Jonathan Joseph over Asomugha anyway. He’s only 26, he’s the second best FA CB, very talented and they can have him at the peak of his form for 4-5 years (you’re lucky to have Asomugha be at his peak for another 2 years). Much better play in my opinion.

  8. Espo Says:

    I don’t know about “savior,” but I sure would like him lining up opposite Talib this fall. I’m not disagreeing with anyone who says that Biggers stepped it up and filled that role. I’m just more in agreement to anyone who says you can’t have enough quality CBs. Depth Depth and Depth. Also, people do get hurt ya know.

  9. Bucnjim Says:

    I don’t think he gets away from the Raider’s to be honest. They are a lot of things, but they’re not cheap!

  10. Lovethepewter Says:

    oh please oh please oh please!!!!! He’s definitely going away from the Raiders. He opted out of his contract, meaning he WANTS to leave.

  11. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    He did not opt out of his contract (to my knowledge, no NFL player has that ability, that is an NBA thing. NFL contracts are completely one-sided towards the owners). Instead, the Raiders voided his contract, essentially making him a free agent. So I don’t think it is necessarily true that he doesn’t want to be there, although I highly doubt he would want to return at this point (although some have said that is still a possibility).

  12. gotbbucs Says:

    i cant see it happening. you can sign two or three good free agents for what it’ll cost for asomugha.

  13. Architek Says:

    As bad as I would love this to happen and we become an instant contender I don’t think we will pay him but we will compete to make it seem like we tried. I agree with FLBoyinDallas, we will end up with Joseph.

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    I’m ok with any good Cb signed. Plus I hope Lewis is ready to start by midsesson. My point all along is that , If Ronde starts to lose a step, or Aqib continues his behavior, we are in trouble. If both things happen( easily possible) your secondary is Lewis, Biggers, Mack, and Gaitor. Hey, they might be the answer! But if not, we won’t stop the 3 or 4 Wr sets of New Orleans and Atlanta. As much as I love the guy, We could Lose Ronde to age anytime. Talib has always been at the edge of suspension- ALWAYS! We need a Great Vet to stabilize the Secondary.