An Opening For “Tough Guy” Michael Adams

July 20th, 2013

The ditching of “cancer” Eric Wright swing opens a door for veteran cornerback Michael Adams, who the Bucs signed a month ago. (“Cancer” is what former Bucs tight end and Buccaneers Radio Network analyst Anthony Becht called Wright yesterday.)

Becht was a 2009 teammate of Adams on the Arizona Cardinals and offered a solid endorsement of him on WDAE-AM 620 following the Wright trade Friday.

“I’m not saying he’s the savior by any means. But he’s physical, he’s a small guy who’ll come up and tackle you. He’ll get in your face. He’s rowdy,” Becht said of Adams.

“He’s not a stellar press cover corner, but he’s a tough guy who can come in and, you know, be moved around in different positions.”

Adams is listed at 5-8, 181 pounds, and Joe’s seen reports that he’s smaller than that. Adams is known as a durable special teams ace. He made seven starts at corner in six years with the Cardinals.

Becht went on to say the Bucs’ depth at cornerback and across the team is troublesome, and he said the Bucs “failed on that move,” regarding retaining Eric Wright in the spring and counting on him for 2013.

15 Responses to “An Opening For “Tough Guy” Michael Adams”

  1. Biff Barker Says:

    7 starts in 6 years spells journeyman backup.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Right now we are looking to fill the 4th CB hole…..We have.


    Not a bad start and we have time to shore things up!!!

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe, do you accept requests. I’d enjoy your take on rashaan melvin. Did you have any interactions or notice any thing this off season that stood out. He has size lanky but 6 1 plus. Ive read that he turned a lot of heads during offseason. Is he a buccaneer man character wise

  4. Macabee Says:

    I think Banks will be given the chance to start at RCB. Leonard Johnson, Anthony Gaitor, or Mike Adams will win the slot and one of the losers will be backup. Gorrer and Melvin will backup the outside corners. Deveron Carr will make the PS as a reserve. There was no hesitation to trade Wright and would have released him outright. I don’t think they’re overly concerned with depth.

    I’ve heard that SF may release Carlos Rogers and there may be other camp cuts coming, but I’m ok with our depth at CB assuming that Revis is 100% come September. Answers coming soon!

  5. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Adams is tiny, I wonder where profootball focus has him ranked. I’m surprised he hasn’t tried to convert to RB. I hear some buzz about this Melvin kid and the fact he’s another tall type corner, with speed. Once we get full swing into camp and some scrimmages we’ll all get a better feel for how all this shakes out. I don’t necessarily agree that they will sign a veteran. We’ll see! There will be some names released all during camp and knowing Dominik players will be coming and going sometimes more than once. lol

  6. Bojacksonsucks Says:

    How is a GM considered a Rockstar when multiple analyst say the depth on this team is this bad? Going into year 5 this GM should’ve stockpiled more depth than he has.

  7. Biff Barker Says:

    Second the request for a write up on some of the new faces at CB Joe.

  8. Bobby Says:

    I just don’t get this whole ‘depth’ thing. It’s like the analysts think every other team but the Bucs have acquired top caliber depth at every position. That’s just not the case. We have backups at every position and they are good enough to play in the NFL. Now maybe the analysts don’t think they are good enough but I’m sure they felt that way about our O-line last year too and we were able to find adequate backups. We’ll see how it pans out but our D-line would have to be decimated for us to be caught short and that would go for any other team in the NFL too.

  9. BrandonPratt Says:


    Watch out for Carr. He has an awesome skill-set. One of the most highly sought after UDFAs this offseason. Many are forgetting that Revis is going to fill all the young corners with the knowledge they need to succeed. Not to mention, if you’re a corner how motivating would it be to be a young corner learning and playing with the best in the business? Also, Barron’s second year and Goldsons experience and talent will help out our corners as well.

  10. teacherman777 Says:

    Drafting Glennon in the third was a huge waste!

    We couldve had another really good corner.

    Honey Badger was taken just a few picks before us.

    We should have doubled up on good, young corners. Banks and somebody else.

    I wanted Tyranne Mathieu. I said it 100 times here. As a starting nickle #3 corner.

    Wouldve been sick yo!

  11. MadMax Says:

    Watch Deveron Carr step up! 🙂

  12. MadMax Says:

    Teacherman777, I wanted him too…until he publicized his big party (right before the draft) at a club (which was later erased on twitter)…that made me change my mind about wanting him for us. Now, Im not saying he wont be a heck of a cb or fs, but he just may end up throwing his career away if he follows the same footsteps he started just as the wrights and talibs and pacman’s of this class.

    Bottom line, you’re a BucMan and get it, or you’re not and you’re gone! Good luck somewhere else.

  13. teacherman777 Says:

    But what about anither corner in the third instead of Glennon?

    Do you not think we should have picked another corner In the third?

  14. scubog Says:

    The reason these “experts” comment that they are concerned about our CB depth is because they don’t recognize the names of the players in reserve roles. So, we could have an aging mediocre journeyman with name recognition or an eager up and coming prospect like Leonard Johnson. Me, I’d prefer to find a “diamond in the rough” than a piece of fools gold seeking one last pay day.

  15. Bean Says:

    I’m a proud Cards fan who has an Adams jersey hanging in his closet. I had no idea he’d signed with Tampa until he Tweeted that he’s coming down tomorrow. He’s not 5’8″ and QBs will go after him when he’s in coverage. The thing is, he can defend. On special teams, he’s unafraid and makes tackles. He’s easy to miss on the field, but keep your eye on him. All he does is makes plays. The Bucs got a good one, the Cards will miss him.