Michael Bennett Signs, Speaks

March 19th, 2012

Earlier today Joe caught word from Tampa Tribune beat scribe Woody Cummings that Michael Bennett had signed his restricted free agent tender. No surprise there, as Bennett was sure to jump at the $2.7 million rather than hold out for more.

Of course, Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski, of WQYK-AM 1010, grabbed hold of Bennett right after he signed and got him on the air.

Bennett talked about how “nice” rockstar general manager has been to him, how the Bucs can’t claim their young anymore, and more. Enjoy.

14 Responses to “Michael Bennett Signs, Speaks”

  1. SensibleBuc Says:

    Welcome back Mike. Another guy off the scrap heap and into the starting lineup. Good work Dom. I’m glad to eat crow.

    Side note: Mike talked about not being allowed to talk about his role on the defense…

    I wonder if this is a preview of the new “Bellicheatian Way” of non-answers and keeping our cards close to the vest that Schiano alluded to when he was first brought on?

  2. BucFan20 Says:

    Mike, you were one of the only bright spots we had on D last year. Welcome back and keep up the great work.

  3. 941-Bucs Says:

    Personally i like it that way. Don’t come out telling me this and telling me that. All i want to hear is you have a plan and going to execute it. Showing me, don’t Tell me 🙂

  4. Brain Says:

    Can we stop with the “rockstar” nonsense? I don’t think anyone thinks of Dominik as a rock star except Joe.

  5. ben Says:

    if he wore a studded leather jacket i would understand, quite the contrary

  6. Mikenice Says:

    Hey Brian..any man that can sign V-Jax and Nicks ( two upper echelon free agent talents ) is indeed a rockstar. Or at least knows how to talk and spend like a rockstar!

  7. tonytwocents Says:


    Look at this and tell me he’s not a rock star.


  8. 941-Bucs Says:


    Dude, you made me fall out of my chair laughing. Worst part? I had to really look to see it was photo-shopped. Because i really could see Dominik do something like that lols.

  9. TrueBlue Says:

    I agree with you Mikenice. Bringing in two top free agents in the first 24 hrs to a team that performed like the Bucs last year had to come from some serious song and dance. Rock star applies.

  10. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Dre Kirkpatrick has a visit with the Bucs coming up.

  11. Capt.Tim Says:

    Wonder if they are trying Bennett at LBer

    While I think Clayborn and Bowers are the future at DE, Bennett would be the option to convert to LB! He could lose eight, with his frame. And he might be Fast enough.

    Hmmm, ya never know! Couldn’t suck any worse than Black and Hayes

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    Tonytwocents- lmao! Rockstar indeed!


    Haha tony, ballinnnn.

    White guy face, black dude hands. Haha

  14. patrickbucs Says:

    welcome back Michael, you along with Clayborn were our best defensive players last year imo. We need all the depth we can get at DE and DT not to mention the back 7:(