Peter King Scoffs At Nnamdi-To-Bucs Chatter

July 29th, 2011

When Joe read the news that the Bucs were a player for free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, Joe immediately smelled an agent using the Bucs as leverage against Captain Lou Albano and the Jets.

It seems NFL columnist Peter King was more direct and less polite than Joe.

The coffee-slurping, popcorn-shoveling, fried chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving King mocked the rumors last night on his Twitter feed.

@djreese5: Does Tampa sneak away w/Asomugha while everyone else watches Jets?

@SI_PeterKing: Bucs will sign Nnamdi the day I succeed Belichick.

It’s not just King; others who shook their heads at the news as well. Former Bucs great Warren Sapp, who still has many contacts with the Bucs, took to Twitter as well and flat out said the Bucs are not chasing Asomugha.

21 Responses to “Peter King Scoffs At Nnamdi-To-Bucs Chatter”

  1. justin Says:

    why is it every single offseason we are the very last team to sign a free agent from a new team ya we signed a punter but that does not count

  2. McBuc Says:

    Justin…The punter is very important, and why would you think this year would be any dif than the last 10?

  3. MTM Says:

    King don’t go out on a limb there. Go back to the Jets bunker and keep reporting on “Fat foot fetish guy”.

  4. Jerry Says:

    No we are too busy chasing punters and 3rd tier guys to be wasting time chasing after anyone good.

  5. jvato24 Says:

    My View ….. Would I like Nnamdi on the Bucs … Yep .. It is fun to say his name .. Does it make sense ???

    Maybe … It all depends on what the Bucs future plans are with Talib. Talib is a similar corner to Nnamdi in size and length, not neccesarily talent.

    In the Bucs division, With 2 superbowl favorites it would make sense.

    But for $15 million a year, That can throw the cap into Hell down the road when we have to re-sign our core players.

    But I cant complain, I dont expect the Bucs to sign the most expensive FA in years. But I do hope to see some action in the front 7 of some sort.

  6. Matt Says:

    Maybe Nnamdi is way to expensive. But, as I said before, we are rolling the dice here a LOT by not picking up another solid CB. It is conceivable that Talib could be suspended for part of the year and conceivable that Ronde’s body will break down.

    Regardless, we’ll be heading into 2012 with a likely retired Ronde and an either suspended, jailed, or free agent Talib. The only other corners on the roster are a potentially promising Biggers, unproven Lewis and Gaither, and crap Mack.

    First round pick in 2012?

  7. McBuc Says:

    As they say football is a game of inches. It is foolish to not see the new punter as a huge plus. He is a great punter, and will help our defense defend nice long fields, unlike the last couple of years with crap arse punting. Good teams have good punters and kickers.

  8. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    19 M with 6M guaranteed for our new punter? So much for us and the salary cap issue…LMAO!

  9. jvato24 Says:

    That is whats scary Matt

    Talib – Who knows what could happen to him with law, Plus had a strange hip injury last season

    Barber – Great all time Bucs CB at 36 I believe, How long can the health streak last

    How good do you feel about

    EJ Biggers, Myron Lewis and Anthony Gaitor as our starting trio ???

    I like all 3 corners, But are still developing and had no offseason proffessional coaching, That is scary.

    Now look ahead to next season.

    Barber could retire. I believe Talib will be a FA with an upcoming court case. That is reality. Do we need Aso ?? Well we need someone that can play atleast as starting quality depth.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    The NFC has the best collection of talented QBs in the NFL. We have the opportunity and money to own the leagues best secondary. We havent spent much of that money. I know alot of people don’t want to sign FAs, and would rather see EJ Biggers on Roddy white than Nnamdi.

    Not me. I think the point is to win. This isn’t how we won the SuperBowl. We signed a Ton of FAs- Johnson, Dilger, Pittman, Oben, Maccardell, June, Rice, etc( about 8 more).

    We didn’t draft ANY of those guys- all FAs we signed.

    Everyone here can scoff at signing Nnamdi. I think having the best secondary is a good idea. Meybe if we have good corners, we won’t have to play the 3-3-5, and will be able to stop the run.

    Everyone has forgotten- two years ago we couldn’t stop the long pass. We were giving up long touchdowns every game. Last year, we hamstrung the run defense to stop the Pass. If we have to play 3-3-5, our pass defense isn’t what you think

  11. Matt Says:

    @Capt.Tim: “Everyone has forgotten- two years ago we couldn’t stop the long pass. We were giving up long touchdowns every game.”

    I mostly agree with you…but that was because of 1) scheme and 2) Sabby.

  12. Al Says:

    I think Nnamdi would help the team and be a good addition in more ways than one. However, I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that he actually signs with us. Tampa Bay is a small market, and unless the guy is really into fishing, golf and beaches, he’s not coming here. New York seems like a perfect fit for him. From the crazy media to the crazy fans to all the glitz up there. I think the Jets will pull off a Miami Heat-esque move and sign Nnamdi. Sucks for everyone else in that division. I think we’re good at CB for now.

  13. m.wesley Says:


  14. Joe Says:


    My sympathies.

  15. thegregwitul Says:

    Capt. Tim; When you look at the FA’s brought in for the 2002 season, I don’t see any superstars on the list. Sure, Keenan McCardell was coming from Jacksonville and I would say he was the best guy on the list, at least in terms of prior production before joining Tampa, but the other players would qualify as 2nd tier free agents and role players; Pittman, Jurevicius, Dilger, Kerry Jenkins, Ryan Nece (UDFA). I’m not knocking these guys, as without them the Bucs don’t win the Super Bowl, but there isn’t a Nnamdi on the list, although one could argue the Buc’s got their Nnamdi when they acquired Simeon Rice (Free Agency) and Keyshawn Johnson (Trade).

    In any event, I think the 2002 season was the peak of the building that began in 1995, so we’re talking seven years. Now, I know in 1995 the Bucs signed Alvin Harper to a huge free agent deal, beating out the New York Jets as Tampa offered more guaranteed money, and I know Brad Johnson would be signed and you can go all the way back to Hardy Nickerson and most of these signings worked out well, while a few of them didn’t, but the core of the team came through the draft; Brooks, Sapp, Lynch, Barber, Dunn, Alstott, Brian Kelly, Dexter Jackson, even Martin Gramatica.

    I look at this team and I see a collection of the most talented under-25 group of players in the entire league, and more were added during the draft (and I’m sure Dominik will find at least one productive undrafted player). As a fan, you’re damn right I want Nnamdi or Jonathan Joseph or any number of ‘big name’ players, but until this team lets a key piece of their young talent leave (and Barrett Rudd doesn’t count), I continue to have faith in what is being built. This looks like a lasting foundation, one built on the strength of a legit franchise QB and a potent offense, with a defense that has a chance to be scary. Does Nnamdi really fit into the big picture? Yes, he has the skillset to fit in and produce and make the Bucs that much better, but also consider that perhaps Dominik gauged Nnamdi’s interest and found the player would prefer New York or San Francisco, and you can’t force a guy to sign with you, even if one of the methods to convince the guy is dumping a truckload of cash in front of him.

    I think late yesterday night Dominik began to go on the attack. The team has money and will bring in some players to improve the team. Yeah, it’s likely not going to be Nnamdi coming in, but I can see Dominik doing his job and getting players that won’t just be placeholders for a year. Free Agency truly begins this evening, let’s sit back and see what happens.

  16. Al Says:

    I do have to say that it has been fun watching the NFL Network and following these guys on The Twitter, including Joe of course.

  17. 2 Buc Bill Says:

    “The Bucs will win 2 games in 2010.”

  18. thomas 2.2 Says:

    I bet that Clayton is right and the Glazers got the 2013 hard cap floor provision inserted at the end. This explains everything.

    With the Glazers, it is never about the best player available for your team. It is about the cheapest possible acceptable alternative – bottom line. The Jets are built and building with Free Agent Vets and stars. They have played in 2 straight afc championship games and are poised for a super bowl run again.

    Here in Tampa, we resign Jane Black for significant money and lock-up Trueblood (I am pleased with the DJ signing) and let our defensive captainb walk b/c he has earned a long-term deal. Instead of replacing him with a proven commodity, they act like a player passed on nearly 100 times in the draft is already hall-of-fame bound – he has not even practiced yet.

    Thankfully, the league will require these Glazers to finally spend competitive money in 2013. I can’t wait for 2013 – maybe we will finish 2nd in our division then.

  19. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I absolutely LOVE this time of year. I get to laugh all day every day for weeks reading the crying babies pout about free agency. What a bunch of children. Do you need mommy to change your diapers or maybe warm you a new bottle?

  20. Patrick Says:

    “Maybe Nnamdi is way to expensive.”

    It’s not like we’ve spent any money in the last 2 and a half years.

  21. Eric Says:

    Nobody wants to play for the Dream………..