Derek Hardman Returns

September 14th, 2012

The man who stymied Ndamukong Suh as a rookie and helped lead the 2010 Bucs’ offensive line to a stunning showing in the second half of that season is back with the Bucs.

Guard Derek Hardman, who was cut before the opener against the Panthers was re-signed today. DE/DT Wallace Gilberry was released to make room.

One could speculate that this move surely means Jeremy Trueblood won’t play Sunday against the fearsome Giants defensive line. Though Hardman’s signing simply could be to add depth just in case.

24 Responses to “Derek Hardman Returns”

  1. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Dominick is playing musical players and risking losing some of these guys to other teams. We’ve been lucky so far, but sooner or later teams will start to wonder if these cuts are worth signing when cut.

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Yeah Pete, they should just stand pat while their o-line gets decimated because some other team might swoop in and grab the All-Pro Gilberry. Great advice there…I couldn’t agree more.

  3. robert Says:


  4. Miguel Grande Says:

    Wait for it……………………

    It’s the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 torture tests comes and bites them in the ass again. Out of possibly 50 linemen available, the Bucs are severely limited to their choices. One.

    If there was a potential starting guard out there he would have to run the gauntlets. If he passed, he wouldn’t be able to practice at full speed or play in a game for weeks.

    Remember when camp started and everyone in the media commented on how slow the practices were. Like half speed. Tired leg syndrome.

    The gauntlets are a constantly recurring nightmare and Dominick is probably waking up from these nightmares screaming at night.

    During Sunday’s game Larsen was literally pancaked and run over like one of those cartoons where someone is flattened by a steamroller. Luckily, he reached up an grabbed the lineman (holding) or Orlovsky might be the starting QB this week.

  5. Rican Says:

    “all pro gilberry”??? lolol

  6. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Miguel your fictional story telling is becoming legendary. Quit while your ahead buddy.

    Now about the article. I feel bad for Gilberry. The guy cant seem to stay on the roster.

  7. Jacko101 Says:

    Yeah Dom is playing with them mentally and even if they do return how will they respond? I say drop someone of not much use like Anothony Gaitor. We are way to thin on the DL

  8. Santos Says:


  9. Chris FWC Says:

    Drop Anthony Gaitor? come on Jacko. tisk tisk

  10. Chris FWC Says:

    Coach loves having a lot of Dbs on hand.

  11. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    FLBoyInDallas Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Yeah Pete, they should just stand pat while their o-line gets decimated because some other team might swoop in and grab the All-Pro Gilberry. Great advice there…I couldn’t agree more.


    Actually, I was referring to Hardman. If he is good enough to resign so quickly, he was good enough to keep. And we’re talking depth here, nothing more.

    It’s okay, though…I would have an attitude if I had to watch the cowboys every week too.

  12. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Miguel Grande Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Wait for it……………………

    “It’s the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 torture tests comes and bites them in the ass again.”

    You mean like it bit them in the last game? Oh wait…

  13. Sneedy16 Says:


    No comment.

  14. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Pete, sarcasm and attitude are not the same thing. Don’t be so sensitive.

  15. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Also, Pete, although I’m not a Cowboys fan they did play a beautiful opening game against the Giants. If the Bucs can play even nearly as well against the Giants you and every other Bucs fan will be happy. Including myself. And lest you forget, the Bucs have to come to Dallas next Sunday so don’t talk so much trash about what appears to be a Cowboys team that should win the NFC East this year.

  16. Oahubuc Says:

    Uhhh… maybe Hardman understands the playbook, having been on the squad and all?

  17. Bob Says:

    Hardman=buccaneer man,we need o line man depth and all

  18. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:


    Okay, you got me there, heh.

    The Bucs might not be as good as the Cowboys right now, but it will come. I don’t think the cowboys are going to get an SB anytime soon. Maybe the Bucs won’t either, but I’m hoping so 😉

  19. Mike J Says:

    I think that what actually drove this move is McDonald’s strong play Sunday. All of a sudden, he became a player you don’t want to cut. Corners are like gold; third-string D-linemen, not so much.Additionally, they might want Hardman to press Larsen.Also, Derek has the frame to play tackle.
    Interestingly, they hung on to Corey Irvin; I am not even sure where he came from, but he showed some one-gap ability against Carolina.

  20. Miguel Grande Says:

    “You mean like it bit them in the last game? Oh wait…”


    No comment.”

    I believe I cogently explained my point but here goes.

    The Bucs after running the gauntlets were unable to practice at full speed. Check the archives.

    Pete made my point, because it took them 7 weeks before they were able to practice and play at full speed. Where it’s biting them in the ass now is, adding depth where they are weak, OL and DL. These are the players most adversely affected by the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 torture tests. That’s why a butch coach like Belicheat makes linemen sprint 40 yards 10 times.

    The gauntlets have greatly affected these positions, but the lack of depth does not rear it’s ugly head in the first game.

    I believe the Little General’s stubbornness and desire to appear butch is hurting this team an Dominik’s ability to fill positions.

  21. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    More fiction Miguel… please show us where “the bucs werent able to practice at full speed for 7 weeks.” I am really interested in reading those articles because all I remember was how up tempo there practices were…

  22. Miguel Grande Says:

    Ist two weeks 50%, 2nd two weeks 75%, next two weeks 85%, last week 97.5% and 100% for the game.

    Thank you STC for pointing that out to me. You are far too sharp for me to slip that past you.

  23. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I believe I asked to be shown the article and even if what you just posted was true… its more likely thats how Schiano brought them along as opposed to them “not being able” to run at full speed.

  24. Scubog Says:

    I can’t believe you folks are analyzing who should be the 53rd rostered player. Injuries are the deciding factor.