Welcome, Vincent Jackson!

March 13th, 2012

Vincent Jackson can stretch the field with the best of them, and maybe, just maybe, he can get Bucs fans to stretch their entertainment dollars and gobble up Bucs tickets again.

We’re going to find out.

The 29-year-old Jackson — and his 17.5 yards per catch career average and three 1,000-yard seasons — is now a Buccaneer. It’s official.

Yeah, Jackson, has two drunk driving issues in his past, plus two years ago he was cruising around with expired tags and no license. Joe can hardly call these meaningless, but perhaps the Bucs can demand he use a Paradise Worldwide Transportation limo at all times?

So he’s not a model citizen, but he’s no sleazy Jerramy Stevens. Just catch the damn ball and stay healthy.

Joe’s most fired up for this signing because Jackson changes the entire Bucs offense and truly opens it up. Hopefully, first-time offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan knows what the hell he’s doing. The Bucs now have a very strong receiving corps. Put Mike Williams’ first two seasons in the NFL against the backdrop of league history, and they look pretty damn good. The guy is a mad talent who should thrive without defenses rolling coverages his way as a No. 1 receiver — and with an offensive coordinator that understands his strengths.

Joe’s raising an icy cold one for the Vincent Jackson signing.

Update 8:39 p.m.: BSPN authority Adam Schefter is reporting Jackson will get $26 million guaranteed as part of a five-year, $55 million deal.

150 Responses to “Welcome, Vincent Jackson!”

  1. tonytwocents Says:

    Happy Birthday Josh!

  2. jLM Says:


  3. bucbelevr Says:

    Good for Josh Freeman!

    Maybe Lamar Miller, 2nd round pick, RB.

  4. Kujolw84 Says:

    Can I get a Hell Yeah!!!
    Now we need to get Finnegan.

  5. Northend Says:

    I guess we can afford a VJ

  6. tonytwocents Says:

    here finny finny! finny want a contract? yes finny want the contract! sign the contract finny! good boy!

  7. Marques Says:

    No time to celebrate. Now lets go get Mr. Nicks.

    Waive K2 and sign B2

  8. below me Says:

    i think “it” moved, Jerry!

  9. Theodore Says:

    Credit where credit is due. Thank you, Glazers!

  10. FlBoy84 Says:

    Well done Bucs…. next. The running game just improved dramatically as well, as it’ll be hard/impossible for teams to stack 8-9 guys in the box without exposing the back end.

  11. Macabee Says:

    Welcome to the Bucs, Vincent. Man, I’ve gotta say that Mark Dominik is serious business today. He came out with both guns blazing. He even took a shot at Kellen Winslow today and missed. I understand Winslow is holed up with Jeff Faine in an anonymous location somewhere!

  12. Have A Nice Day Says:

    “….he was cruising around with expired tags and no license”

    Two worthless things anyways. No need for them.

  13. TopDoggie Says:

    I believe again. I was positive the ghost of Culverhouse was roaming one Buc.

  14. Thomas 2.2. Says:

    Glad to see that the Glazers are finally trying. Not sure that VJ is the guy that I would have targeted with 55 mil but he will be the best that we have.

    Now lets get Winslow traded, I am pissed that the Bears didnt fall for it!

  15. K1ngAdroc Says:

    WOW, I think i just pee’d myself

  16. tonytwocents Says:

    I agree, props to Dom and the G Men. But there’s plenty of work left, so do another line, and get back on it!

  17. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:


    Simply adding VJ isn’t going to guarantee anything…this team still has a lot of needs.

    Still, this is a big signing and an absolute message from the ownership to their fans.

    Well done

  18. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Why release Winslow? Unless Luke Stocker has impressed (which he hasn’t) we need 3 tightends, right?

  19. raphael Says:

    Rockstar made it happen ! Nicks is next !

  20. Matthew Says:

    Thomas, the deal is structured great for the bucs. Only $26million of the deal is guaranteed & all the guaranteed money is paid out after the first 2 years of the deal. So by year 3 the Bucs have “zero” risk left on the contract, allowing us to cut ties if some how he’s a bust (I don’t think he will be). This a great deal all around for the Bucs, time to celebrate just a little. We can be cynical another day.

  21. bucfanjeff Says:

    So Blackmon is out…or is he?

  22. tonytwocents Says:

    I agree Pete.

    Don’t get rid of Winslow unless you can find equal or better talent. Too many just caught up in freeing cap space, not thinking about diminishing the overall quality of the offense.

  23. Patrick Says:

    Ya’ll are idiots for wanting to trade Winslow.

    If we release him, who takes his spot?

  24. Pete Dutcher Says:

    If they really want to be rid of Winslow, I bet the Skins would take him. They collect pass catchers.

  25. J 2.0 Says:

    “but perhaps the Bucs can demand he use a Paradise Worldwide Transportation limo at all times?”

    Nice line and plug to the sponsers Joe. Very funny and clever.

  26. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    After the Gaines Adams trade (RIP), I’m surprised the Bears would even answer the phone if they see the Bucs on their caller ID.

  27. mjmoody Says:

    @ Pete Dutcher: MJMOODY says on Planet Earth, the North American Continent, Tuesday March 12 at 8:52 and 27 seconds; Halleluiah.

  28. J 2.0 Says:

    Yeah keep Winslow, viable threats now that Jackson will open it up.

  29. Bobby Says:

    “Glad to see that the Glazers are finally trying. Not sure that VJ is the guy that I would have targeted with 55 mil but he will be the best that we have.”

    Really Thomas? Ya think???

  30. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Fyi, Bucs already announced it on Buccaneers.com before anyone else said it was official.

  31. tonytwocents Says:

    someone just tweeted that VJs contract of 5 years for 55,555,555 mil was an homage to #5.

  32. raphael Says:

    IDK if we get rid of Winslow , he takes a least half of Joshes INT’s with him

  33. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Yeah, this hate for Winslow is ridiculous. What exactly has he done wrong? 3 years, no games missed, no off the field problems, decent numbers. He did look a little slower last year, so I have no problem with trading him, but I have no reason to hate the guy. He probably won’t be able to walk by the time he turns 40, yet he hasn’t missed a game as a Buc, and you trash the guy? Unbelievable.

  34. Bobby Says:

    Yes, Blackmon is out unless he’s the BPA when we pick and we can’t trade down. Nothing wrong with V-Jax AND Blackmon but I’m betting the house on either Claiborne or Richardson if either are on the board too.

  35. Marques Says:

    A team player takes his spot.


  36. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Always complaining? When? The one game this year? Do you realize how often that happens on every single NFL team? Give me a break.

  37. Aldo Says:

    Excelent way to start free agency, a true 1 WR who can strtch the field and with that Mike Will, Rejus Benn and Co we will be more than fine!!!

  38. raphael Says:

    not trashing Winslow …I think his best days are behind him.

  39. thibs5599 Says:

    Great sign for multitude of reasons. First the cost, there were rumors he could get 14 to 15 million a year if not more, we got him for 11, the same amount San Diego said they could afford to pay him. Also if he is a flop for some crazy reason he can be cut after year two and be owed nothing else. The second, entire receiving core gets upgraded. The number one slot gets upgraded as does the second slot, seeing that Mike Williams should be a top notch number two wideout in the league. The third, run game instantly gets better, we finally have a legit deep threat, oh wait we have the best deep threat in the entire NFL. Blount and Co. will get a chance to face a defenses that do not have 8 to 9 guys in the box on a regular basis.

    Thank You Dom and Team Glazer, Your not cheap, just smart

  40. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Hmmm…why do I get the feeling we move down in the draft with the dolphins as they will want Justin Blackmon. We get at least their #1, 2nd round and 3rd round picks this year.

  41. RastaMon Says:

    Cheap owners…….

  42. tonytwocents Says:

    good take thibs, makes me think our offense might not even need Nicks. But if we land Nicks, game over folks. At least for the O.

  43. FlBoy84 Says:

    Not trashing the guy, but if Schiano/Sullivan want TE’s that can both block/catch to implement the power running game, then trading Winslow while he still has some value makes sense. You’d have to assume the team is comfortable they could add a suitable veteran replacement (Boss, Bennett, Carlson, Scaife, Pope, etc) and they have plenty of young 2nd options in Stocker, Coffman, Collier and Pianalto (who played for Davis at NC) on the roster.

  44. Marques Says:

    Look at how much both Manning and Brees got better without a selfish TE (Shockey)

    K2 was all team his first 3 years. He let his young qb down and as a vet he was not a great example of team when things did not go well. That spoke volumes on his character.

    Not a leader. Time to go.

  45. gotbbucs Says:

    Who said Dominik doesn’t have a sense of humor?

    5 years – $55,555,555

  46. Big Picture Guy Says:

    ^^^^^^ That would be “Ocho” “Cincos!!!” hahahahhahah

  47. tonytwocents Says:

    I can see both sides of the argument on K2, but there was a reason that Freeman always went to him when being pressured – he knew K2 was his best chance at keeping the play alive.

    I say let Schiano give him a clean slate, and if the soldier steps out of line, dishonorable discharge the dude.

  48. Patrick Says:

    Joe, please delete any comment that says we should get rid of Winslow. Really, it’s annoying the hell out of me. The guy is not a complainer, and where did he demonstrate that he’s not a good leader? Some people on here are excellent at making up BS.

  49. ElioT Says:

    This could be a great move or it could be an epic failure but it is pretty exciting to say the least.

    I just hope Jackson has his head on straight now that he’s 29 years old, not exactly a young dude in NFL years, he’ll be a 34 year old wideout at the end of his deal. This guy has also always played in a high powered offense with Phil Rivers throwing him the ball… and coming to Tampa is going to be a little different.

    Hopefully Jackson can make the transition well and the Bucs can maximize his talent their money’s worth.

    The old check book need to stay open a bit longer. Still need to find a starting caliber MLB (Lofton would be nice), CB (or two), speed RB, and OG in free agency.

  50. 941Buc Says:

    Great start! So excited. If we get Nicks I am definitely getting season tickets.

  51. raphael Says:

    get rid of Winslow

  52. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Reason his contract is $55,555,555:

    He insisted as a tribute to his new quarterback Josh Freeman.


  53. tonytwocents Says:

    Funny how the comments on JBF always turn to something completely unrelated to original topic. But yeah, Winslow, hey grrrr……

    Pabst Blue Ribbon. Ask your dad…he knows……………

  54. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Remember when I wrote something along the lines of: ‘some people complain that Dom hasn’t signed any top tier free agents. Once Dom signs a top tier free agent, those same people will complain about how Dom paid too much’.

    Enter Thomas 2.2

  55. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Rams and free-agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan reached agreement on a five-year deal worth about $50 million

  56. K1ngAdroc Says:

    Now go get Curtis Lofton and soldify the middle of the D….. Let’s stop the run this yr boys!!!

  57. K1ngAdroc Says:


  58. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Finnegan to rams 5 years 50 million.

  59. raphael Says:

    dang it..I would still rather have Jackson and Nicks….10 mill to much for finny

  60. tonytwocents Says:

    I just dont think that dude (2.2) likes good news, or good anything. Sad to live that way.

    I was in a club once, on the dancefloor with a paraplegic in a wheelchair, and she was ecstatic just spinning to the beat and taking over the floor. everyone gave her a circle. but she’s my hero. (true story, happened on wall st in orlando in one of those bars/clubs there. sweet b maybe?)

    PBR…..ask your dad…..he knows

  61. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Finnegan has earned and is worth every penny. Clearly wanted to be with his old coach. Good for him. I would have loved to have him on my team.

  62. tonytwocents Says:

    aw finny!

  63. eric Says:

    This is exactly what we needed.

    Bona fide number one wide out with speed and a playmaker.Havent had that since JG and now we got a guy with the arm to hit him deep

    Excellent move Mr. Rockstar and Glazers and Schiano.

    We are much better than we were 24 hours ago.

  64. Oahubuc Says:

    We honestly don’t know what our offense will look like, but with VJax and minus Greg Olson it’s guaranteed to be better. I’m very optimistic.

  65. tonytwocents Says:

    @ eric

    “Havent had that since JG”

    jaquez green?

  66. Matthew Says:

    I liked Finnegan for the Bucs too but 10mil per year is overpaid. I’m happy for the guy but Carlos Rodgers or Brandon Carr at cheaper money is WAY better value, especially if we can swing Nicks too!

  67. tonytwocents Says:

    you know what, nevermind. got it

  68. Marques Says:

    Carter is a better fit.

    Cortland is a nice player but that is stupid money .

    Like I said b4. Lets go get Nicks Lofton and B2.

    Release Faine and K2. (Too much money for those two)

    Pay for production not potential.

  69. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Even Jackson won’t produce if we don’t improve the oline. We have to get Nicks now that the Saints are after Grubber.

  70. FlBoy84 Says:

    Heard the team was working on Eric Wright. Figure he could be added at about half that price, and use the other half on another CB or S. If the team doesn’t add at least 2 CB’s in FA, you’d have to think they were looking hard at Claibourne at #5. Commish mentioned they were concerned their draft intentions would be made more obvious by who they signed in FA. Guess we can eliminate Blackmon now. lol

  71. David Says:


    And to hear Carl Nicks is coming in for a visit is exciting as well. PLEASE sign him away from the Saints AND the Eagles.

    Also, PLEASE get Lofton or Tulloch and a CB!!!

    Go BUCS!!!!!!!!!

  72. Cmurda Says:

    Finnegan is off the board. He signed with the Rams according to Jason Cole. Still other Cb’s.

  73. eric Says:

    Never know about Blackmon, Dom has a tendency to double down on team needs. Look how he focused on the D-line.

    Of course if we cant get a good cb then its got to be Claibourne, if hes there.

    If they tried to trade K-2 today chances are they will at some point. Perhaps Schiano wasnt overly impressed with his film.

  74. bucsalltheway Says:

    Good signing Vincent Jackson can do wonders I just got a thing for large contracts the players just don’t respond to the game the same. I just hope he doesn’t get the haynesworth disease lol

  75. dom Says:

    im so pumped! now we need to land nicks, tulloch/lofton and a corner, other than finnegan now that he signed with the rams. and then draft richardson or claiborne preferably richardson but id be perfectly fine with either one!

  76. tonytwocents Says:

    Well FA Day 1 seems to be in the books. With all of Joe’s articles on FA & the offseason, he needs to write at least one article on Rachel Watson. You know, her turn ons/turn offs, her places of interest, her place of work, and her place of residence. I kid, its the PBR……ask your dad……he knows

    But seriously, maybe just a street name Joe?

  77. FlBoy84 Says:

    Dom already dbl-downed on receivers, would be shocked if he added another in the 1st. If he did, we could call him Mark Millen. lol

  78. Mr Lucky Says:

    Well I’m glad to see the Bucs getting better at WR. Now if ONLY the Bucs had a QB who could get the ball to him.

  79. Mr Lucky Says:

    And I’m NOT talking about a WR end around either!

  80. Pete Dutcher Says:

    You know…even if we get Nicks it’s possible Dominick is after an OT in the first round. That would complete the line.

  81. Bobby Says:

    Hey! Way to be an asshole Mr Lucky! We have so few on here nowadays it’s just so pleasant to have you negative #@%ing pie hole running after such good news. Way to chime in ‘Buc Fan!’ ….moron!

  82. Bobby Says:

    @ Pete….No…that’s not possible.

  83. Brandon Says:

    This had better work out better than the last time the Bucs went all in on a “Vincent Jackson”. Vincent “Bo” Jackson was a PR and organizational nightmare for the Bucs.

    Now if we can get Nicks, grab a decent CB (Carr, Porter, Wright), and then do the smart thing and trade down in the 1st then grab our MLB for the next 10-15 years in Luke Kuechly, this franchise might really be onto something.

  84. tonytwocents Says:

    blasphemy, Mr Lucky!

    The 5 IS The Bay. Without The 5, the Bay would collide unto itself, never to be seen or heard from again – and this my friend, includes the stunning Ms Rachel Watson.


  85. Have A Nice Day Says:

    For those interested, Jason Cole is reporting that the 49ers are about to bring back Carlos Rogers for about $7.3m over three years. Seems awfully cheap and makes the Finnegan signing seem awfully expensive.

  86. J 2.0 Says:

    Can you guys just imagine our freaking offense if we gave up # 5 for Wallace now that we have Jackson????


    I’m kidding guys.

  87. tonytwocents Says:

    Brandon, you gotta stop with the 1st rd trade down talk. I know it seems the more picks the merrier, but we get a quality long term stud with
    Claiborn. Just youtube his highlights. We’ll land Lofton for the next 5–7 years anyways.

  88. raphael Says:

    @ mrs lucky your a moron ! lmao @ your stupidity

  89. SensibleBuc Says:

    @ Marques

    K2 makes $3 million this year which is peanuts.

    Since he’s been here he’s been 11th, 7th, and 33rd in DYAR. He’s been 6th, 7th, and 7th in catches. He’s been 6th, 6th, and 13th in receiving yards for tight ends.

    K2 is fine right where he is, at the price we’re currently paying for his production.

  90. J 2.0 Says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    @ Marques

    K2 makes $3 million this year which is peanuts.

    Since he’s been here he’s been 11th, 7th, and 33rd in DYAR. He’s been 6th, 7th, and 7th in catches. He’s been 6th, 6th, and 13th in receiving yards for tight ends.

    K2 is fine right where he is, at the price we’re currently paying for his production.


    Now that down right sensible. That’s right. I said it. All of you immediately thought it and I said it. I’m that guy.

  91. Mr Lucky Says:

    Hey Bobby way to go. You’re so good with that wonderful public school vocabulary that you present. I’m sure that having Vincent Jackson on the team ensures that #5 throws less INT’s that TD’s in 2011 right?

    I don’t care if the Bucs have Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald and Cruz unless the QB improves and completes more than 60% of his passes the offense will still be as offensive as it was in 2011.

    Oh BTW I did write that with the addition of Vincent Jackson the Bucs improved and I’ll stand by that decision. However, unlike you, Mr. Homer, I want to see some proof of improvement before spouting off like a lame brain idiot like yourself.

  92. raphael Says:

    no more days off for k-2..he won’t last with Shiano

  93. eric Says:

    There are three possibilities:

    1. Glazer boys took Dom to the woodshed and told him they want some freaking results.

    2. This is the kinda move Dom has wanted to make before but has been handcuffed.

    3. Schiano has more power than expected and after looking at film realized we were screwed without a legit number one wide out.

    Hard to say, but im glad they have seen the light.

  94. raphael Says:

    Mrs Lucky = wet blanket

  95. Pete Dutcher Says:

    @ SensibleBuc
    Well said!

  96. Kyle Says:

    Mr lucky, hate to break it to you but freeman did have a better completion percentage last year than the year before, just saying

  97. tonytwocents Says:

    Mr Lucky, or should I say Josh Johnson, If you had any common sense, you’d know that bad coaching contributed to at least 80% of Freeman’s setback, and that with a new OC with a QB state of mind, there’s an 80% chance that he’ll be back to/better than his 201o form.

  98. FlBoy84 Says:


    Being that the team has Claiborne’s coach on staff, would be really surprised if they passed on him. BUT if the Browns land Flynn, curious if they gpick Claiborne. If so, then would be curious if the team traded down instead of grabbing Richardson/Blackmon/Floyd etc.

  99. Kyle Says:

    Oh and it was over 62 percent

  100. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    FLBOY84 – the heck with a power running game now, I submit we not have a Power Passing Game.
    Imagine Jackson, Winslow, Williams and whoever else all on the field, at the same time ?
    IF we can also get Nicks, and give Josh the time, we are gonna light up the NFC South.
    Next year is gonna be Tampa’s Year.

  101. Mr Lucky Says:

    Raphael – too dumb to argue with FACTS and instead relies on the opinions of others to justify himself and his waist-sized IQ

    Tell me EXACTLY Raphael, how would Vincent Jackson have helped #5 throw less INT’s in 2011?

    How would VJ have presented any of the sacks that #5 had in 2011?

    Yes VJ is an upgrade over the existing WR’s that the Bucs had in 2011 but without other pieces of the puzzle all this means is that the Bucs may go from the cellar of the NFC south to competing for 3rd place instead.

    The Bucs need to upgrade their O-line as well!

  102. gotbbucs Says:

    @ eric

    Dominik would have spent some money last year had it not been for the lockout. He didn’t trust the young team to be able to absorb too many FA’s without an offseason program.
    He’s obviously making up for lost time now. I don’t expect him to let Carl Nocks leave Tampa without some fresh ink on a contract. I think he’s finally gotten sick of always being the bridesmaid.

  103. Marques Says:


    0-10 to finish off the season. (thats not performance)

    2 TDs for the season (thats not performance)

    Instead of protecting Freeman he hung him out to dry.

    Don’t let the door hit you K2. Soldiers don’t quit. They lift you up when you are down. They come to your rescue when times get rough.

    They don’t constantly bitch and complain.

    We need positive energy with a young team.

    The tape does not lie. He complained all year. For whatever reason he was just not the same player last year. (if he was as valuable as some here suggest)

    He would have been traded already. 29 other GM’s agree with me.

    For free they may take a flyer on him but they are not giving up a draft pick for him regardless of the round.

    The truth

  104. FlBoy84 Says:

    @ Lucky, may want to do a little research before posting. Freeman completed 61.4% in 2010 and 62.8% in 2011. Agree that he needs to throw less picks than TD’s, but completion pct. isn’t the be-all, end-all. His career % is 60.5 FYI.

  105. tonytwocents Says:


    didnt think of that. guess I’ll be adding Flynn’s twitter page now. to the other dozen

  106. Rob in Orlando Says:

    I won’t refer to the Glazer’s as the Cheapsters anymore. They were not mandated to spend the minimum salary cap until next year but actually wrote a big check now. I’m pleasently surprised. Scratch that, I’m freaking thrilled. VJ stretches the field, Williams and Benn get single coverage and go wild, Stocker and Winslow (Winslow will be traded for a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick in my opinion) will be better too. Running game improves with teams worried about covering our receivers and an offensive coordinator who will take shots downfield. I can’t wait for football to start. I love our new coach and what he is doing already to improve our team. Add a cb or two, a starting lb, and an offensive lineman and we will be own our way out of the NFC South cellar. Go Bucs!

  107. J 2.0 Says:

    @ everyone

    Please ignore the anti Josh Freeman rhetoric If you don’t acknowledge it, it will go away.

    Also, if the Browns do get Flynn and don’t draft Blackmon, there would be a desire for some teams to try and jump the Rams and get Blackmon. My question to you is:

    Do you trade #5 for acceptable compensation and draft other than Claiborne, or do you draft Claiborne?

  108. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Add #4:
    The Bucs promised Sullivan better offensive personnel to get him here, and plan to draft all defense early in the draft.

    Really…when you think about it, the Glazers might still build the defense thru the draft as they’ve been doing all along.

    If they don’t sign a free agent CB I bet the 1st & 2nd go on CBs.

    1sr CB
    2nd LB
    3rd CB

  109. raphael Says:

    @mrs lucky……upgrade o-line ? really? …you think!

    your to dumb to see Free is a franchise QB

  110. J 2.0 Says:


    “He would have been traded already. 29 other GM’s agree with me.”

    Then who is left to trade him to?

  111. eric Says:


    I dunno about that one, they pretty much have had a aversion to free agents and publicly stated so. Fools gold and “only when draft mistakes” “dark side” etc. They all but rediculed the practice.

    Im not complaining, just wondering the dynamics that led to an abrupt about face. Perhaps the answer is as obvious as a humiliating ten game losing streaak.

    Somewhere rah has to be thinking wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!! They got me NOBODY.

    Id be a bit pissed if I was him.

  112. passthebuc Says:

    Should be a very interesting and entertaining couple of weeks. Guess who’s coming to dinner?????????????????????????????

  113. Pete Dutcher Says:


    He has met with coaches. Word is the Bucs might have made offer!!!

  114. Capt.Tim Says:

    Fantastic signing! Nothing but positive things will come from this!
    Goes a long way to restore fan faith!!
    Way ta go, Glazers and Mark Dominick!!

    Ya done us proud! Now lets get Finnegan.Tullock, and especially Nicks!

    Sorry ta be greedy! But I’m feeling a lil BUC FEVER!

    And I like it!

  115. gotbbucs Says:

    @ eric

    Take it for what it’s worth, but Dominik admitted in one of his press conferences that he would have liked to add to the roser last year but he was nervous about the small window the team had to build any kind of dynamic together. I know, I know, talk is cheap, but judging by last years Eagles, it took them half the season to start to gel so his concerns were valid.

    Anyway, it doesn’t really matter, here we are, we’re adding at least one great player to the team tonight and I’m guessing tomorrow will bring at least one more.

  116. gotbbucs Says:

    Capt. Tim

    Hate to break it to you, but we lost Finnegan.

  117. eric Says:

    Whats next, Manning landing at TIA and throwing some catch with Jackson?


    Captain, unfortunatly Finnegan is off the table, signed with Lambs.

    Sure hope they get Nicks. Were gonna need an extra vault for all the fools gold!

  118. Have A Nice Day Says:

    I’ve read Bucs have offered upwards of $40 mil guaranteed to Nicks.

  119. gotbbucs Says:

    Wherer are these Carl Nicks reports coming from?

  120. Have A Nice Day Says:


    This Chiefs insider said we have given an offer.

  121. Marques Says:

    J 2.0

    Thats my point son. No one wants him.

    Release him. There is no cap hit. B2 is who I would sign. Playing with his brother can possibly bring the best out of both of them.

  122. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Don’t know the guy’s credentials, though.

  123. tonytwocents Says:

    the guy just has that “I’m a sleazy whore spitting out what this dude’s agent told me to say” look

  124. gotbbucs Says:

    @ have a nice day

    If that’s true, then he will not only be the highest paid Guard, but possibly the highest paid O-Lineman in the NFL. Go big or go home I guess is the new Bucs mantra.

  125. eric Says:

    Dang we got a man checking the Chiefs twitter!


    The world is turning upside down!

    40 million gurranted for Nicks? WOW!

  126. FlBoy84 Says:

    @Apple Roof,
    Being that Schiano stressed in his news conference he wanted a power running game with an offense that took shots down the field, it appears it’s possible to have both (see NY Giants, where btw, a certain Bucs OC recently came from). You have Jax, Williams, Benn, Briscoe to work the mid/deep routes, which in turn reduces the need for Winslow. Adding Boss or Bennett along with the other young TE’s on the team would still give the team the underneath receiving options AND they can block.

    @J2.0, really tough question. You’d have to add Richardson to Blackmon teams might want to trade up for. REALLY tough choice to pass on Claiborne, all comes down to how strongly the team feels about him. Like I mentioned earlier though, very possible Browns grab him before Bucs get a chance. If that happens, then I can definitely see the team moving down, unless they grade Richardson really high as well.

  127. gotbbucs Says:

    Sounds an awful lot like Nicks’ agent is playing other teams against the Bucs because that number sounds absurd.

  128. gotbbucs Says:

    I see Richard Marshall is visiting the Dolphins. Might as well swing into Tampa while he’s in Florida.

  129. J 2.0 Says:

    The Bucs actually would be looking to front laod some contracts on some big names. Pay the largest cap amounts now that they have the space to do it, and then resign the draft picks when their contracts need to be re-upped starting 2 years from now.

  130. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Not really. A 3 year deal for $40m would sound about right. It gives him some up front cash plus $10m per year.

    Mind you, I’m just guessing at these numbers.

  131. eric Says:


    How come nobody pays us 10 million a year? Were nice people.

  132. tonytwocents Says:

    no disrespect Pete, but how would a Chiefs beat writer get the inside scoop on a totally unrelated player and team…something doesn’t add up. but if it turns out to be the case, I’ll be the first to say you were right.

  133. Marques Says:

    Intangibles: A selfless player who head coach Greg Schiano raved about when Sanu announced that he was leaving early. ?He’s meant a ton to this program, Schiano said. He’s the guy who does everything. He’ll be very hard to replace. I don’t know if you ever replace him. You’ll just have to have a few guys do his thing. Played all three years he was at Rutgers but will turn 23 early in his rookie season due to the fact that he turned 19 a week before his senior season of high school football began and he was ruled ineligible …

    I’m not saying draft this guy. What I am saying is listen to the qualities Schiano most admirers in a player.


  134. tonytwocents Says:

    we need to hire a group of lady dancers from our many renowned establishments (nudie bars) to greet Nicks once he gets off the plane. And give him a 2 for 1 before 11 special. 2 **** for 1 ***** that is.

  135. J 2.0 Says:

    Petes comment pretty much mirrors my point and he gets credit for it?

  136. gotbbucs Says:


    It’s a reported $40 million GUARANTEED, if that’s the case the contract is wort way more than $40 million dollars total.
    What in the world would make you think Nicks is looking for a 3 year deal? He’ll be looking for 5 years at the very minimum?

  137. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I’m just repeating what I read. It might be $40m in gaurantees (crappy spelling, I know). That does sound high, even to me.

    All of this is rumors until official.

  138. gotbbucs Says:

    8/10/2011: Signed a six-year, $51 million contract. The deal contains $30 million guaranteed, including a $20 million signing bonus. Annual $250,000 workout bonuses are available in years two through six. 2012: $2.75 million, 2013: $5.75 million, 2014: $6.25 million, 2015-2016: $6.75 million, 2017: Free Agent

    For comparison, this is Logan Mankins contract. Carl Nicks said he wants more than this, so that should tell you what we’re going to be looking at.

  139. tonytwocents Says:

    is there another source besides sleazy KC guy. if so, please share.

  140. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yeah, saw that Finnegan is off the Board.

    But looks to me like they are going FAs on offense. Meybe draft all defense?

    2 CBs, LB, safety.

    Think we still need a vet presence at MLB though.

  141. gotbbucs Says:



  142. J 2.0 Says:

    The Bucs will want to front load that contract more so than Mankins. Especially if the cut Faine.

  143. gotbbucs Says:

    @capt. tim

    I’m thinking the same thing. They’ll buy Freeman an offense and keep plugging away at the defense in the draft.

  144. gotbbucs Says:

    J 2.0


  145. tommy Says:

    funny to see some of you assbags still complaining…..shut up!!! GO BUCS!!!

  146. J 2.0 Says:

    Man, back to Sileo, he sounded drunk in the clip of his downfall. Just speculation, but maybe he had a long night the night before and was still riding the wave the next morning. I don’t know but that was down right despicable. I can’t even imagine how he could defend himself.

  147. SensibleBuc Says:

    @ Marques

    “0-10 to finish off the season. (thats not performance)”

    Because we lost 10 straight games solely because of a tight end? Really?

    “2 TDs for the season (thats not performance)”

    Once again that’s more of an scheme or quarterback problem than a tight end’s problem. We could barely make it to the redzone this year let alone the end zone.

    “Instead of protecting Freeman he hung him out to dry. Don’t let the door hit you K2. Soldiers don’t quit. They lift you up when you are down. They come to your rescue when times get rough.”

    By calling for the ball? By getting Free’s face if he feels like he’s open? I guess Tom Brady’s not a leader because he yelled and screamed in Bill O’Brien’s face last season. Arguments happen. You know what that shows me? K2 actually cares about winning and losing. It shows me fire, which is a heck of a lot more than most of the other 52 knuckleheads showed this year. Sorry, but if Freeman’s affected so negatively by somebody getting in his ear, we’re doomed anyway. K2’s job is to run his route. Free decides where to throw the ball.

    Furthermore, K2 is anything but a quitter. The guy comes out in full pads to non-padded practices. He’s always come into camp in great shape, never loafs, never says anything negative in the media, and hasn’t had any legal troubles since he’s been with us. He’s the least of worries at, frankly, a non-essential position.

    Admit that you’re wrong. K2’s production is fine and his attitude is fine.

  148. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    That’s a great post SensibleBuc. You are truly living up to your name. I especially agree on the point that if Freeman is affected by K2 getting in his ear then we are doomed. That is absolutely 100% true. What do you think Manning or Brady do when that happens to them (because anyone who thinks that doesn’t happen to them and every other NFL QB is a fool)?

  149. Marques Says:

    Manning flourished after shockey left.

    Brees had his best year as a pro after shockey left.

    K2 to Shockey is a fair comparison.

    Don’t compare Freeman to Brady.

    Leadership starts at the top. Bill unlike Rah would not tolerate attitude like K2’s to his QB. Just ask Randy Moss.

    Will there be disagreements between players ? Absolutely. K2 crossed the line over and over again.

    The fact no one wants to trade a draft pick for him speaks volumes guys.

    The tape don’t lie. Schiano will dump him.

  150. hamilton Says:

    how can you stop k2 now you have vincent jackson