Replacing Joseph With “Nasty” Asamoah

March 9th, 2014


The guard drafted one selection after Myron Lewis in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Jon Asamoah, is a man the Bucs should be chasing hard in free agency. (Thanks, Dominik.)

That’s the word from Buccaneers Radio Network analyst Anthony Becht, the former Bucs tight end who played with Asamoah on the Chiefs in 2011.

The release of Davin Joseph yesterday sent Becht to Twitter to lobby for his former teammate. 
@Anthony_Becht –  Ok #Bucs release Davin Joseph.. Better have a plan w/ that one. Asamoah needs to be in play from KC. Big/strong/nasty. Need a “Top” tier guy
 The 25-year-old Asamoah was a three-year starter with the Chiefs and Joe’s only read good things about him out of Kansas City.
Reports from the New York Daily News have the Jets hot on Asamoah’s trail and ready to plug him in as a starter to replace Willie Colon.

55 Responses to “Replacing Joseph With “Nasty” Asamoah”

  1. pablo Says:

    “The guard drafted one selection after Myron Lewis in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft”


    ROCK STAR !!!!!

  2. BucfaninMO Says:

    Could be wrong but wasn’t this gut benched last season because of poor play?

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    I read it was due to injury rather than poor play and his back up performed very well which is why he never got his job back.

  4. Macabee Says:


    Yes you’re right. Asomoah was benched in favor of Geoff Schwartz. However, they are quick to add that it wasn’t because he played badly, but that Schwatz was just the better player.

    An interesting observation that may have no signifance. WalterFootball has the recently released Davin Joseph rated ahead of Asomoah. According to some analysts Asomoah is getting a lot of interest. Maybe it’s because of his age and perceived upside or take all of it with a grain of salt!

  5. chris Says:

    Why everyone brings up Myron Lewis? I remmeber after that pitful selection, I said Alterraun Verner would have been a STEAL. Thanks Dom for screwing it all up.

    Anyways, Becht needs to do some serious research. Cutting Joseph, better have a plan? I read an article on the top 70 Gs in the NFL last year. Joseph wasn’t one of them LOL. He’s on the downside of his career. Easy decision.

    Im game for Asomoah, but his teammate Schwartz will be welcomed as well.

  6. Tomcin Says:

    I’d rather have Schwartz. Just putting my 2 cents worth in.

  7. BucfaninMO Says:

    @Couch Fan
    Living here in Missouri it was said that Ashomagh didn’t fit Reid’s offensive system and was flat out benched. But then again Chief fans are the most unintelligent bandwagon fans in the NFL.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I have no clue on how to judge OGs other than watching them play. I mean, I could tell Joseph was declining. I’ve said the last two years that we needed to start prepping replacements for both Joseph and Penn.

    If we had, we would have no problems now.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That said…I really can’t complain about the last two drafts. Schiano hit on a lot of them.

  10. Architek Says:

    The Bucs do have a plan and cutting Joseph is proof of it. Why all the more damming on Dominik lack thereof planning – keep underperforming salaries and draft picks over replacing them with better value.

  11. Ted Says:

    I love how Chris is a closet GM/draft guru. I can guarantee that nobody in the Bucs front office past or present cares what you would’ve done. Clearly you believe you have all the answers but your “expertise” isn’t wanted or needed by anyone that actually matters and all that it’s garnered you here are eye-rolls and groans from the majority of us.

  12. PRBucFan Says:


    Welcome to the majority of sports thread commentary 😉

  13. Macabee Says:


    I’ve read several times where you credit Schiano for the Bucs last two drafts. I am not saying that is incorrect. I am saying that it is contrary to other reports that I have read regarding the division of responsibility between Dominik and Schiano.

    Is this just your opinion which you are perfectly entitled to or do you have corroborating information that backs up your claim?

  14. PRBucFan Says:

    It’s no coincidence that Dom finally starting having draft success under the Schiano regime.

    And if everyone blamed everything on Schiano all the time while he was here because he was such a “control freak” and had his hand in everything what excludes him from having a hand in the draft?

    Just my opinion.

  15. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I would not trust any written report of who was in charge back then. Schiano could do no right and Dominick could do no wrong. And sometimes depending on how a decision turn out determine who was in charge. Example Bruce Allan was GM, signed Donald Penn off Viking Practice squad. But for some reason some media give all the credit to Dominick. All and all they are all fired and all in the past.

    We just need the new Gm and coach to find and develop talent. This team will get no where if we keep giving big contract to other teams players. Thats why having only 5 draft picks really hurt.

  16. Andrew 1 Says:

    There is a bit of good news concerning our o line. Per the times, Nicks is doing much better and is EXPECTED to play next season. I don’t know if that’s just talk, but if it isn’t, it looks like we are down only one guard instead of two. That would be awesome.

  17. PRBucFan Says:

    Could you tell me where to find that article A1, that’s exciting news.

  18. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ PR

    I know I cant post the link, but its on the tampa bay times website, under the article Bucs get serious about rebuilding. Its the 7th paragraph, last sentence

  19. Jordan Says:

    Hey Joe, any chance the Bucs cut Michael Koennen and his 3.2 million dollar salary. He’s the highest paid punter, yet he was ranked close to last in “net punting yards”. Can Conor Barth do our kickoffs?

  20. Cmurda Says:

    Wow. Please tell me that this is true. Nicks getting healthy would be amazing news.

  21. Andrew 1 Says:

    Im sorry, its in that article, not under it.

  22. Andrew 1 Says:

    did you find it?

  23. Macabee Says:

    If the news on Nicks is true and I did read the TBT piece, I wouldn’t take a guard from this FA class. I would restructure Zuttah as the back-up C/G and take Gabe Jackson/Miss St in the 2nd round. Save the cap space for another defensive position. Centers are less expensive, absent Alex Mack, say a De La Puente/Saints, and easier to find.

  24. PRBucFan Says:


    “The Bucs already have more than $9 million on the salary cap committed at guard to Carl Nicks, who played in only two games last season before undergoing surgery on his left foot for MRSA. But he is doing much better and expected to play in 2014.”

    If so yes 😀

  25. Andrew 1 Says:

    Yea thats it. There’s also more about Nicks in the article about Dotson, but I cant read it because my 15 “complimentary” pages on their website are up. freakin bs.

  26. PRBucFan Says:

    “GOOD VIBE FOR NICKS: Nicks hasn’t been available to the media since October’s surgery on his left foot for a MRSA staph infection. But the latest reports are he has been diligent in his rehab and doing much better; so much so that the team is optimistic he will play in 2014. If Nicks, who missed nine games in 2012 with a toe injury, is even 80 percent of the player he was before the injuries, he will be better than most guards in the league.”

    Oh you mean this? Thanks:)

  27. Andrew 1 Says:

    Its not very detailed info about Nicks current status, but I guess its better than hearing the opposite news, like Nick isn’t doing well and his future is uncertain.

  28. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Honestly, it would be better to hear he is 100% still hurt or 100% healthy, its been in limbo for so long that I just hope the front office can determine his status.

  29. NJBucsFan Says:

    Thoughts on reuniting Revis and Cro? Jets just cut him

  30. NJBucsFan Says:

    Thoughts on reuniting Revis and Cro? Jets just cut him

  31. Thomas Says:

    Lovey generally prefers to take O linemen that are already productive against nfl talent rather than take guys in the draft that may not pan out enough to even make the team.

    Dont be surprised if he takes 2 O-linemen (probably more) in free agency, and 2 Def-Linemen as well, then draft Offense most of the entire draft. QB, WR, TE, WR, and 1 CB in our future for the draft imo.

  32. Macabee Says:


    I, like most of us, don’t really know what Lovie is going to do. Remember, Lovie just came off of a forced vacation where he said he took the year off to reflect. May be that little life lesson says he will do some things differently this time around.

    For example, we should all read what Lovie says about Tim Wright and the TE position. There might be so much change that it starts to scare some of us. I’m going to stop making predictions, buy a ticket on this roller coaster and see where it ends up.

    For all I know, you may be absolutely right. But then again…….

  33. Mumbles Says:

    Changes, they are a comin’. I ain’t scurred!

  34. Destinjohnny Says:

    Were the last two drafts that good???? We past on Luke k.- you can get running backs everywhere so u should hit on a first round rb and yes we did hit on levonte. Last draft ???banks isn’t that good Spence is okay means???? I do think the msu guy as had something.

  35. Destinjohnny Says:

    For Greg to go 4-10 with the talent we had is to be expected

  36. bucfan999 Says:

    Joe, I thought Domink was a “ROCK STAR”???? Do I sense a change of tune from you????

    Joe has never run from Dominik’s record. This fact in the post was too telling and too interesting to pass up. –Joe

  37. PRBucFan Says:

    Get out of here with that nonsense

    Dougie is a franchise RB, Baron will pay off, and LVD is 10 times the LB Luke is.

    Unless you actually think we would have drafted back to back LB’s in the draft in round 1 and 2? lol Negative ghost rider

  38. Destinjohnny Says:

    Bama Grad here and baron is average luke is special- not comparing David and Luke as we could have had them both and he was a great pick as was Doug. All I am saying is hitting on a first round pick at rb isn’t that big of a deal-‘ the next years draft was the deepest safety draft in decades. To burn the 7th pick on baron over Luke ruined that drAft.

  39. Orca Says:

    Before anyone gets too excited about Nicks’ alleged recovery, think back to last offseason when we heard he was progressing well, and then only on the eve of training camp did we hear that the nature of the injury could be career limiting (and that was before MRSA)… I’m not getting my hopes up that he’ll ever play again; if he does it’s a bonus. They need to plan as if he’s not going to play again.

  40. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Just because they say Nicks could play next year doesn’t mean that he could play at a high level. Look at the year Joseph just had.

  41. That Guy Says:

    The draft selections got better after Dominik hired Eric Stokes over from the Seahawks to be Director of College Scouting. Schiano had nothing to do with it.

  42. Capt. Tim Says:

    This guy would be an upgrade at guard.

    PRBucfan- don’t think anyone wanted Luke to replace Lavonte David.
    Our problem is at Middle LB. Foster is a SLB. That’s the position he played in college.
    We need a middle linebacker.
    And Luke and Lavonte would have been a tremendous pairing.

  43. Capt. Tim Says:

    And nobody is ten times the LB that Luke K. Is.
    That kid is incredible, to say LVD is ten times better is pure nonsense.
    And you know it.

    Would I rather have Luke than Doug?
    Yup. Our late round RB out if Miami was stacking up similar numbers- before the injury.

  44. PRBucFan Says:

    Point is it was either Lavonte or Luke

    And Lavonte is better now and will end up being much better in the future.

    The kid is overrated

    And AGAIN They weren’t going to draft Lavonte if they drafted Luke so it’s not even up for discussion, it’s not about Luke or Dougie and I would still take a franchise RB over a kid, get DPOY when Lavonte trumped his defensive stats.

  45. PRBucFan Says:



  46. PRBucFan Says:

    Seem to not understand we would could not of had them both because they weren’t going to draft LB back to back especially 1st and 2nd round.

  47. Destinjohnny Says:

    pr you get in trouble when u dont take the best available player. the reason why we didnt draft Luke is because Dom would have had to admit a mistake. He really thought he had a player in Foster. Foster is average against the run below average vs the pass. Take it a step further keep Bennent draft Luke and David>>>>> can you say best front seven in footie.

  48. Destinjohnny Says:

    Being form the worlds luckiest fishing village I am not surprised that a Captain is spot on with his football knowledge! Tim you are spot on mate

  49. PRBucFan Says:

    Again you do not take 2 LB’s back to back in rounds 1 and 2 and ignore the rest of your team needs.

    We could only have 1.

    LVD is > LK

    Not a hard concept to grasp lol.

    Instead of saying the same thing over and over. I’ll leave it at that lolol.

    On to the next thread.

  50. Piratic Says:

    bucfan999 Says:
    March 9th, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    Joe, I thought Domink was a “ROCK STAR”???? Do I sense a change of tune from you????

    Joe has never run from Dominik’s record. This fact in the post was too telling and too interesting to pass up. –Joe

    Why is it that everyone always forgets that Joe started calling our former GM “Rock Star” because, for a time, he was all over the place giving interviews to seemingly every person who happened to ask. It had nothing to do with Joe’s personal opinion of him. smh

  51. Capt. Tim Says:

    DestinJohn- thanks! Destin is my favorite beach- Bar none. And I’ve seen a bunch of ’em

    PR- can’t draft back to back at same position?
    Um. . .
    Lavonte David (LB-2nd pick)
    Najee Goode( LB- Bucs next Pick-5th round)
    2 LBers-back to back

    Gerald McCoy(DT-1st round)
    Brian Price(DT-2nd round)

    Or even
    Adrian Clayborn(DE-1st round)
    Da’quan Bowers(De-2nd round)

    So, yeah- why not 2Lbs, back to back.
    We would have been better off.

  52. Chris Says:

    Actually ted,

    If Dom did a better job in that 2010 draft things would have been different. Clearly positions we went after , both 2nd rounders on price and Benn, if he did a better job, could have turned into Houston/Dunlap:Atkins and then golden Tate. Then instead of Lewis, Verner? The evalautions and decision making hurt this franchise.

  53. Destinjohnny Says:

    Lovie would have been 5-10 with last years team.

  54. Kramden Says:

    Nicks returning at 75% could be better than most at 100%

  55. BoJim Says:

    Capt. Tim Said:

    “And nobody is ten times the LB that Luke K. Is.
    That kid is incredible, to say LVD is ten times better is pure nonsense.”
    And you know it”

    OK. Twice. And, it’s water under the bridge.