A Noble Victory

August 31st, 2012

Kudos to rookie tight end Danny Noble, the pride of the mighty Toledo Rockets, for making the Bucs roster.

He’s the third tight end behind Dallas Clark and Luke Stocker.

The Bucs gave up on tight ends Zach Pianalto and 2012 seventh round pick Drake Dunsmore. It was the second season in a row that a drafed seventh-round tight end didn’t stick.

Noble saw time with the first team against Miami in preseason and made a couple of catches. He broke his leg early in his senior season at Toledo, where he primarily was a big target in the passing game at 6-5, 248 pounds.

Now he’s a “Buccaneer Man.” The Bucs will go with no backup fullback … for now.

15 Responses to “A Noble Victory”

  1. Lion Says:

    This is another good story, when I saw him during camp he was always smiling and being cheerful. He seems like good guy with a very positive attitude. I hope he has some success here in Tampa.

  2. Garv Says:

    Congrats to Danny Noble, a good story and obviously someone who the coaches like.

  3. Minh Says:

    hopefully he can learn how to block

  4. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Agree with what you said Lion. He seems like a good guy who is willing to get coached and get better. L.johnson the feel good story on D, NOBLE for O

  5. Miguel Grande Says:

    After Tiquan Underwood, can you really trust the Little General and Dom Dom to make any decisions?

    Okoye still going to be paid $1.3 million by the Bucs playing for Da Bears?

    This is beginning to look like a Saturday Night Live skit gone bad.

  6. lurker Says:

    miguel payasito, why do you even put hands to keyboard? again you show that you do not know what yo are talking about and just like to flap your gums!

    cbssports says the release was an injury settlement. can you please show the source of your information that the bucs paid an injury settlement of $1.3 million.

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You are right Miguel, our season is over because we cut Underwood. We won’t even win a game. In fact, we may not even pick up a first down all season (which would be just like most first halves of last season). The team that gets him is going to the Super Bowl, and he is going to lead the NFL in all receiving categories. I don’t think there has ever been a better example of the danger of doing drugs than you. A marathon-running, mountain-climbing, jock strap-sniffing, hemp-eating guy like you calling a head coach in the NFL a “little general” is almost as big of a joke as you attaching the word “Grande” to yourself. As much as I can’t stand Thomas, I would take him any day over you.

  8. lurker Says:

    hawaiian said “As much as I can’t stand Thomas, I would take him any day over you.”

    and twice on sundays!

  9. Bobby Says:

    “hawaiian said “As much as I can’t stand Thomas, I would take him any day over you.”

    ehhhhhh……I don’t know. I think it’s a tie.

  10. Bucnjim Says:

    Once in a while Thomas makes a valid arguement. Might not be positive, but makes sense. Miguel is like woman who complains because that’s what they like to do. No rhyme or reason; just complaining about stupid Crap he know’s nothing about.

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    You guys should stop responding to Miguel. He doesn’t care to offer reasoned opinions, he only wants to throw a wrench into the works in order to rile you guys up. He’s not worth the attention. I just skip his posts now.

  12. Miguel Grande Says:

    When you cut a player that everyone admires and appreciates for the hard work and effort that Tiquan put in to make this roster, you lose the locker room. Tiquan was a baller, an Ernest Graham type baller.

    These professional football players suddenly realize that the Little General and Dom Dom don’t know what they are doing. They realize that that future livelihoods are in the hands of incompetent fools and cheap, petty, incomprehensible politics controls their decisions.

    They start to look at their past records and realize that these guys have never won. Their pompous little speeches, their nonsensical rules, dress codes, conditioning tests, ridiculous platitudes and rules of conduct are the musings of idiots.

    They look at their coordinators, position coaches, trainers and assistants and realize that not only do they not know what they’re doing, but they were hired by idiots. Hired because they would follow orders with out question and they can not be trusted. The orders of an insecure little control freak who has never had a successful program anywhere, anytime.

    The players begin to talk, whisper. They need to avoid injury at all costs and survive this regime. It will be over soon. They contact their agents to locate another team, anywhere.

    This is what happened to Raheem, he lost the locker room on an airplane somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. It was a WTF moment where the players turned him off and refused to win football games for him. It happened to Rod Marinelli in Detroit and I believe it happened here in Tampa. We are still in a horrible 10 game tailspin, time to bail out.

    This isn’t the only WTF moment, there have been a half dozen.

    Josh Freeman sure doesn’t look like he bought in. He’s hanging his head in shame right about now, one week before the season starts. Maybe, he should just play harder, think quicker, run faster…….

  13. Bucnjim Says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^If I were a Lawyer I’d rest my case^^^^^^^^^^^^

  14. Walter Says:

    @Miguel you are crazy to think you know what the players are thinking.

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    If it was a tie, it’s no longer a tie after that post by Jock strap Grande. Nothing like a pot head, marathon running, mountain climbing little man pretending he knows what real athletes are thinking.