Watson’s Bucs Days Are Done

March 11th, 2014

Lovie Smith is adamant specials teams are absolutely critical to him. But it seems Lovie is not retaining arguably the Bucs’ best special teams player, Dekoda Watson.

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting Watson will have a new team later today.

This isn’t much of a surprise after the Bucs re-signed linebacker Jonathan Casillas. He’s also a special teams ace but is coming off a knee injury.

Perhaps Watson is heading to a place he’ll have a shot at a starting job? Joe wishes Watson well. He performed well above expectations as a 2010 seventh-round pick out of Florida State. Around the locker room, Watson was a man who loved very fancy clothes and was always happy to talk about all football topics but also was a true company man for his beloved Bucs.

Joe wishes Watson well.


25 Responses to “Watson’s Bucs Days Are Done”

  1. bwf921 Says:

    More and more stupid maneuvers by the new regime

  2. MTM Says:

    Watsons playing days were over 3 years ago

  3. pick6 Says:

    unless watson goes someplace with a realistic chance to play more than just 4th down, this is another case of licht & lovie undervaluing the personnel moves of the previous regime and throwing the baby out with the bathwater

  4. theDON Says:

    for a man that had all the physical skills, he just never took the next step.
    same for him at Florida State

  5. Patrick in VA Says:

    I’m getting more and more interested to hear what this regime has in store. The guys that are moving haven’t been the problems for the most part. Joseph was part of a bad line so I get that but I would think that other moves would address bigger holes. Not saying I know better than the pros about this stuff, just saying it’s going to be interesting to see what they’re moving toward

  6. Ladyfan Says:

    Oy veh. Revis is too much at $16mil but Johnson is fine at $23? Now Watson? And David? Another year of trying to get new people on the same page…oh the pain of it all!

  7. delson Says:

    How do they keep a guy like casillas who can’t stay on the field? Damn

  8. unbelievable Says:

    24 hour fire sale in Tampa Bay today!

  9. pablo Says:

    Ladyfan what are u a check or something? Johnson is making 8.5 mill a year not 23

  10. Patrick in VA Says:

    @delson – to be fair, it’s easy to not get injured when you only come on the field for special teams plays and a few random third downs

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Good for him. Hope you continue working on your craft, and have a great career Mr. Watson. Thank you for being a BUC!!!

  12. you go joe Says:

    Watson or Casillas… I’d take watson. More athletic IMO. I wish him the best .

  13. Maze Says:

    Watson was always to inconsistent on the field. Talented, but could never seem to put it all together. Eventually lost his starting spot to Johnathan .He also seems to have a similar skill set to Mack who they may be targeting in the draft. Best of luck Watson

  14. Andres Says:

    Will make more sense when they draft Mack.

  15. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    He’ll be a great addition to any team. Can’t really knock the new regime for letting him walk. New regime = new team. Hopefully when everything shakes out we can be competitve.

  16. Beeric Says:

    Oh God I really hope they don’t just cut Revis but hammer out a trade deal that includes a swap in the first round + extra first or two thirds or something. Cutting him for nothing will make me ill.

  17. bucsalltheway Says:

    this is such a dumb move like if there really evaluating the roster they need to watch three years film and count every blocked punt we had in those three years and who blocked them…..never truly understood how he never worked his way into the starting line up more than lets say(adam hayward,casiilas,and quincy black….he was always better than all of the others imo

  18. bucsalltheway Says:

    this new regime is putting us in place for some more stingers this year….you cant take talent and add talent to me the results seeem like they’ll be fairly the same…i dont see why he’s cleaning house instead of restructing all the over paid players we had beside vincent jackson no one else has lived up to ther hype. i mean dashon goldson gives you wow moments/hits that usually has yellow all over the field and not the the tv version of the first down line…lol i mean c’mon lovie is acting like these guys are walking into the facility with schiano tattoos or something

  19. biff barker Says:

    Does this move really surprise anyone?

  20. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Good for Watson… He should definitely excell in a 3-4 defense somewhere else. I think he was Morris’ project, but just couldn’t cut it as a true SAM backer.

  21. BigMacAttack Says:

    So much for blocked punts.

  22. Max Says:

    Love is the best LB coach in the NFL, if he doesn’t want him i’m ok with it.

  23. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I liked Watson and was disappointed that he never could earn a starting role on the team. Good to him wherever he goes.

  24. BoJim Says:

    Hope he gets a good deal with some other team.

  25. NY Buc Says:

    Best of luck to him. Not crazy about he move, but hopefully it’s an attempt to free up cash to keep Revis and still make a splash in FA