Bucs Have Second Most Salary Money Available

August 17th, 2011

Oh, the money. Spend the money. Team Glazer, open the damn vault and buy us victories. Yeah, Joe’s heard all the sports radio callers and seen the Internet comments.

As loyal Joe readers know, Joe’s not really excited by salary cap talk. Sure, it would be very interesting if Team Glazer and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik had a plan that included buying up non-homegrown talent, but they don’t. So it sort of ends right there.

The team finished 10-6 and in Joe’s head the post-Hayenesworth era of organic growth is working.  

For those who like to stare at leaguewide salary numbers until they induce an ulcer, Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com has all the latest. The Bucs check in at $30 million under the salary cup. A step ahead of the Chiefs, which have the most available cash in the league. 

Interestingly, the esteemed Pat Kirwan of Sirius NFL Radio, and CBS Sports and NFL.com, told Joe yesterday that after talking with Bucs officials and players he feels the Bucs will look to extend some contracts during the 2011 season.

They certainly have the cash to do it.

12 Responses to “Bucs Have Second Most Salary Money Available”

  1. Jonny Says:

    By overpaying Davin Joseph (making him the 2nd highest paid guard) and overpaying Jeremy “scrub” Trueblood ($10 Mil???), Bucs have moved up one spot.

  2. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Thanks for covering this.

    Of course they do. This contradicts, completely, prior untrue statements that the bucs have over 100 million in salary commitments this year. We are still run by owners (glazer kids) who are determined to stuff their pockets with cash. This is not Malcolm’s franchise – sadly.

    They tried to configure their recent contracts to eat up cap room instead of save room in anticipation of the league and team floors. Still we are 31 out of 32, and the owners are selling off our home games to foreign citied. What is the local economic impact of that? This town deserves better.

  3. Buc N' A Says:

    Thomas – Go “root” for another team. Seriously. Everything is a conspiracy with you. Everyone sucks. The Glazers who took Tampa Bay from the outhouse and joke of the NFL to the Penthouse and won us a Super Bowl. wait….insert your stupid comment about it being Malcolm and not the boys. Whatever. Your rhetoric is tired. Go be a Redskins fan. They spend and spend and spend. You should be in heaven. Wins and losses dude. We win a Super Bowl at 20 million under the cap and you’d still whine can complain. I pity you. I really do. It must suck being you. GO BUCS!

  4. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Buc n: how do you feel about the glazer kids arguing the nfl to be an exception to the league rule requiring that the overseas game be rotated around the league; thus, stealing a game from this community?

    All while spending 31 or 32 in salaries. They wont win a super bowl this way, they wont finish out of 3rd place out of 4 in the div.

  5. McBuc Says:

    Thomas, please post a link to a story proving that Tampa bay argued for the london game? I beleive they were asked and agreed to it. You just make stuff up as you go, but then again yiou are a jack ass with an agenda.

  6. MrGone Says:

    In truth, Thomas is a Dixie chicks fan.

  7. OAR Says:

    Thomass “the hoover” 2.2 has sucked you guys in, again and again!

  8. kh Says:

    Just last week Thomas was hyping up how great the Hunts were for the Chiefs and they’re the only team with more money than the Bucs. LOL @ Thomas.

  9. Buc N' A Says:

    @ OAR – Dude, you are so right. I totally fell for it. Ugh… Got sucked in like a black hole. No escape!!! I hope the games are televised in here.

  10. OAR Says:

    Unfortunately, only the Raiders games are televised in there!

  11. Eric Says:

    I could have sworn some local media hack recenlty said (and was reported here) that the bucs were at 113 million this year, and would meet the cap.

    Guess not.

  12. the_buc_realist Says:

    I love when the Bucs tell the fans that they need the money this year, when the rookies they just drafted are going to need room for their second contracts.