No Room On Bottom Of Bucs Roster

October 16th, 2011

One of the more interesting developments of the past week was the Bucs releasing running back Allen Bradford, their 2010 sixth-round pick. Bradford gets the boot when the Bucs are thin at running back?

Recruited as a linebacker to the University of Southern California, Bradford had success running the ball in college and was a standout on special teams. But the Bucs didn’t have enough space for him and Pete Carroll and the Seahawks claimed him off waivers and put him on the active roster. Maybe Bradford will be pals in Seattle with former Bucs defensive tackle Al Woods, who played quite a few snaps when the Bucs beat the Saints to close the 2010 season. 

It’s just a growing trend of the Bucs getting plucked where they used to be the pluckers.

The Bucs have been paying top dollar to practice squad players to try and keep them around, and young castoffs are landing on other rosters more frequently. Sackless Kyle Moore and tight end Nathan Overbay are property of the undefeated Lions.

Time will tell whether the recent Bucs draft picks like Bradford and Ahmad Black weren’t good enough for the league, or just not good enough for the Bucs.

20 Responses to “No Room On Bottom Of Bucs Roster”

  1. justin Says:

    i know this is off topic but im calling it now gerald mccoy is and will be a bust

  2. 2goodbucs Says:

    If the Bucs can make a trade for Peyton Hillis then the Bucs will be very dangerous when Blount gets better.

  3. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    McCoy won’t bust unless he continues being injury prone. Performance wise he was lighting it up this year, even if the stats don’t support that.

  4. Jake Says:

    Bradfords duration in Seattle will be for a cup of coffee before he is released again. Never saw a passion out of this guy for the game or an abundance of talent.

  5. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    You are absolutely correct Justin. In the nfl u dont “light out without some stats supporting it.”

    Mccoy is a huge waste of money. Geno Atkins a 4throunder from the same draft has been better.


    HEY…. Has someone been kickin’ rocks again?

  7. jlynch Says:

    why not cut geno hayes and quincy black they suck find a back with some speed. Bucs dont scare anybody look at their roster and pick players who could start for an upper tierteam average players play average football… price is better than mc coy with his horrible injury

  8. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Geno Atkins is no where near as good at the run as McCoy. He is a little bit better pass rusher(even though McCoy does have more pressures). Atkins has also missed two tackles this year where McCoy has not. I would take McCoy in a heart beat. McCoy is a more complete player.

    @jlynch I’m down with that. OLB is our weakest position on defense.

  9. SteveK Says:

    DeSean Jackson better be our primary target in FA this upcoming offseason. He would make our offense leaps and bounds battery an it is now.

    Thomas and Justin, I hope you guys are wrong, but I am starting to fear that all of McCoy’s hype is just that. I understand you can’t help injury, but he needs to start performing like a #3 overall pick. At this point I wish we would’ve picked DE Jason Pierre Paul with the #3 pick.

  10. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @freemanbomb the stats do support it. 8 pressures, no missed tackles and 7 defensive stops. That is killer. He has been disruptive and dominant this year but none of that matters if he is not on the field.

  11. Mauha Deeb Says:

    LMAO @ “I wish we would’ve picked DE Jason Pierre Paul with the #3 pick”

  12. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Thomas- Its funny dumbass but I know where you got your little Geno Atkins is better b.s. from. You got it from Pro Football Focus. The same site you claim is “discredited” when they praise Gerald McCoy. And there is no way Atkins has been better than McCoy THIS season. And the stats do support McCoy being excellent. Its funny how you claim all this football knowledge yet constantly show your total football ignorance by acting like the stats that the NFL officially tracks(tackles, sacks) are the only ones that matter. Everyone in the know understands that the amount of QB pressures a lineman has is even more important than the sacks and the NFL doesn’t track pressures. But there are reputable sites that do including PFF and they say that McCoy is tearing it up with pressure this year. Of course anyone with EYES can see that for themselves.

  13. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Thomas- Keep on trolling though buddy. You truly are impressive in your ignorance. When McCoy earns his first pro bowl berth im sure you will still be on here proclaiming him as a bust. You know you don’t believe that. You just refuse to admit you are wrong after jumping the gun halfway through his rookie season to proclaim him a bust.

  14. kenflo Says:

    bucs need a stud safety and maybe a banger at olb…sad teams exploit our weakness

  15. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    After 1.5 seasons (bc mccoy is out 3 weeks) he will have 32 tackles and 4 sacks. Pressure arent an official stat but they are too subjective.

    For example, during the Falcon game the Falcons released Mccoy on a middle screen, Matt Ryan held the ball until baby gerald got close as the play is designed and released the ball at the last minute, mccoy hit ryan. The sheep and people who want to create an impression (some fans next to me) were yelling “great pressure by gerald.” that is totally wrong, the play was designed to lure mccoy into pressure. The non football pffers dont know what traps are, either do most of you. It is not a pressure if the play is designed to give gerald a free release.

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    i really dont think thomas actually watches the games. people that throw stats around that much typically dont have a clue what they’re actually seeing even if they are watching. i dont need stats to tell me if a player is getting it done out there.

  17. Mauha Deeb Says:

    There is no play that is designed to give a DT a free release outside of screens. Even then the way the plays are set up no pressure should be put on the QB as the ball should be away from the QB long before DT is anywhere near him.

    Keeping making these lame ass excuses. It gets funnier by the week.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    For someone who is such a “waste”, you sure do spend an awful lot of time bashing McCoy. Why are you so obsessed with him? I used to think maybe he slept with your woman, but I’m starting to think maybe he wouldn’t sleep with you. Why do you insist on repeating yourself. Now you are all on Geno Atkin’s nuts! Even if McCoy is a bust, why do you love to gloat about it and shove it in the face of real fans? Do you get off on that kind of stuff? You are obviously an “I told you so” type of guy. Not sure if you know, but nobody likes those type of people.

    So once again, your point has been made about GMC. You think he’s worthless, and the biggest bust in the history of the NFL. Got it. Now move on with your worthless little life and stop being a negative Nancy, because we are all sick of it.

  19. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Muaha Deeb- Yes its is hilarious. One would almost think that Thomas wants to see Gerald McCoy fail just so he can be right about him being a bust. What a fan. Too bad for him McCoy has already PROVEN that he is not a bust. There aren’t too many defensive tackles that have played better than Gerald this season.

  20. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Oh and btw this post had nothing to do with Gerald McCoy. Get a life Thomas. Your obsession with Gerald McCoy is unsettling. Does he haunt your dreams? LOL