The Agents Are Rumbling

March 11th, 2013

“Hey, Michael, turn your phone off until I tell you otherwise. Stop undercutting me.”

It looks like oily Drew Rosenhaus, agent of Michael Bennett — and E.J. Biggers in case anyone cares — was perturbed by Joe reporting Bennett told 98.7 FM today that the Bucs would have a chance to match any offer that came Bennett’s way in free agency. picked up Joe’s original story of Bennett’s desire to return to the Bucs and give them every opportunity to re-sign him. But now is back quickly with a new story claiming a source close to Bennett’s situation claims Bennett spoke out of turn.

Joe’s quite confident Rosenhaus is the “source.” A perception of Bennett likely running back to the Bucs for a final offer makes it less likely he’d be a priority signing for other teams.

But make no mistake, Joe believes Bennett’s claim of wanting to play for the Bucs and to let the Bucs match an offer. The only question is whether rockstar general manager Mark Dominik will pay what it takes to have his best defensive end return.

14 Responses to “The Agents Are Rumbling”

  1. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Great job Joe! his is why I read your stuff man!!!

  2. mpmalloy Says:

    Lol @ “oily” Drew Rosenhaus.
    Spot on, Joe.


  3. You go Joe Says:

    I don’t know Joe, i believe money will draw him no matter what. This is how it sounds like to me.
    Thank you Mr. Deeds

  4. Nick P Says:

    Always interesting when an agent says a client misspoke. As if the client doesn’t have the final say…

  5. Mr. Patrick Says:

    We all heard what Bennett said. Agents are scum and he’s the leader.

  6. Stevek Says:

    As long as don’t overpay anymore.

  7. Brett Metcalf Says:

    Classic damage control by Rosenhaus. I tend to believe that panicking and telling media outlets that Bennett “misspoke” will only make the situation worse. Could have privately owned up to it in negotiations and used it to show Bennett’s desire to be loyal and potentially give a future hometown discount.

  8. Paul Says:

    Florio is the biggest Bucs’ hater I’ve ever seen. I don’t get what his connection is that makes him have such an agenda against the Bucs.

  9. Paul Says:

    Just the fact that he is a Buccaneer makes him undervalued.

  10. Paul Says:

    We need Benett. Bowers is going to the slammer big time. New York is crazy. They’re even banning sugar. No sugar in drinks over 16oz. He’s toast.

  11. Tiny tim Says:

    All Joe has done is drive up the price for bennett. Now all the other teams know they must overpay if they have a chance of landing him. Maybe Joe should get a cut from the oily agent!!

  12. 1976Buc Says:

    I was really surprised to hear that Bennett spoke at all about his future. Agents usually have a better seal over players mouths during negotiation season.

  13. gotbbucs Says:

    I’ve been saying this for a couple days, Drew Rosenhaus will not make signing Bennett easy.

    There’s the scum of the earth, and then there’s the bacteria that feeds on the scum. You figure it out.

  14. @MikeInTampa2 Says:

    Drew works for 1% Fee….which means…he needs to get every penny out of a team