Dangling Dan Orlovsky

April 16th, 2013

Joe definitely is entertained by the spin, smokescreens and mysterious jockeying dished out during the offseason by coaches and general managers.

Yesterday delivered a great example. Recently cut and re-signed Dan Orlovsky got an interesting endorsement from Greg Schiano. The head coach was pressed on whether he’s still seeking competition for Josh Freeman, and this was part of Schiano’s response.

“Dan [Orlovsky] is an excellent backup. I believe that,” Schiano said. “At this stage in his career, is he going to go? I don’t know. You know, who knows? I wouldn’t say that’s the plan. So if we get someone in here we do. And if we don’t, we don’t. I’m good with that.

This made Joe chuckle considering the Bucs cut Orlovsky and re-signed him for roughly $350,000 less than his previous 2013 contract, which was voided when he was released. So essentially, the Bucs allowed Orlovsky to be dangled before every GM in the NFL, risking losing “an excellent backup” who knows the offense, to save a piddly amount of money.

Joe supposes legitimate kudos are in order for rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Schiano for being prudent caretakers of Team Glazer’s cash. But the whole thing is a great illustration of some of the baloney flying around the NFL in April.

13 Responses to “Dangling Dan Orlovsky”

  1. Biff Barker Says:

    Maybe the Bucs are defreemanizing and will grab Nassib in the second.
    Competition at QB please.

  2. Sunny Says:

    Landy jones in the 4th?

  3. tampabaybucfan Says:

    What would you expect him to say “He’s a stiff so we stiffed him”…..This happend all the time….every player is always either great or has the potential to be great. Burning bridges is not a good policy on either side.

  4. Oldguy Says:

    Perhaps Bray and Scott should also be on that 4th round list.

  5. Sunny Says:

    Unrelated news sabby the goat is going to be in camp with the jags

  6. 4everBucsFan Says:

    I agree that it was sort of a bush league move just to save a few coins. Of course it was a relatively vague endorsement on Schiano’s part. I got the feeling, he could have moved on, without much remorse. It is what it is, it can be brutal for the guys who are always standing on the bubble.

  7. Mavsmoney Says:

    This quote tells me that the bucs are definitely in the QB market.

  8. Ruggyup Says:

    FSU’s Manuel and you’ve got some serious competition for Freeman. We’d soon see if he can handle the heat in the pocket kitchen.

  9. robert Says:

    orlovsky outplayed Freemanin reseason. I wish they would hav pulled free in several games and put him in

  10. Erick Says:

    I know Joe likes to post on all things about the Bucs, but this is like the 3rd post on Orlovsky in the past week. And I think we can all agree that that is 3 too many!

  11. Tye Says:

    Nice word play Biff Barker…. If only the Bucs would, they would be a better team for it… An upgrade at QB is never a bad decision!

  12. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Bucs draft Landry Jones or Matt Scott somewhere in round 3 or 4.

  13. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Rhodes in round 1, Manuel in rnd 2? I would be good with that.