St. Louis Calls For Davin Joseph

May 28th, 2014

davin joseph 0308Joe’s pulling for former Bucs captain Davin Joseph to revive his once strong career, but not during Week 2 of this season.

That’s when the Rams come to Tampa.

Per BSPN, yesterday the Rams reached an agreement with Joseph, who could be a starter early in the season.

For the Rams, the expectation is that Joseph will provide depth behind projected starting guards [Greg] Robinson and [Roger] Saffold. Joseph also provides insurance in case left tackle Jake Long is unable to start the season. Long suffered a torn ACL and MCL against Joseph’s former team late in the season.

As Long continues his rehabilitation, Joseph, who has played in 100 games (including playoffs), offers an experienced replacement inside who would allow the Rams to shift Robinson or Saffold outside until Long is ready.

Joe’s not sure what Joseph has left in the tank. His play at right guard last season was brutal to below average. But Joe wouldn’t be surprised if Joseph bounces back. He takes good care of his body, which should be healed a couple of years removed from surgery.

The Rams also got a good mentor for No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson.

Meanwhile, the Bucs have big ol’ question marks on their offensive line at both guard positions. Joe’s not saying Joseph would have been an answer, but he might be better than what the Bucs have now.

19 Responses to “St. Louis Calls For Davin Joseph”

  1. duthty rhothdes Says:

    I am trusting in Lovie and Tedford for the offense and their review of the offense through film last year, HOWEVA, why not resign Joseph due to the lack of depth the bucs have at the Oline and see if he has anything left after the offseason and some rehab and offseason workouts?

  2. Jim Walker Says:

    The Bucs have no one right now, my grandma is better than no one.

  3. pablo Says:

    Pablo suggested that we signed Davin Joseph to the vet minimum 24hrs ago, but St. Louis beat us to the punch. Pablo should be GM

  4. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    the Bucs have had major problems at guard the last 2 years, The offense was in last place last year and there were one of the major reasons why, And Lovie and Licht agree with that assessment. trying to squeeze one more year out of the guards that let you down for 2 years straight would have been insanity.

  5. Mr. Patrick Says:

    There is no guarantee that Davin even makes the final roster. He was just signed for depth. If he plays like he did last year, I hope he does play week 2

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m not sure former Probowl #1 draft picks re-signed at league minimums are a good idea….best to move on….would like some examples where that worked out well…

  7. Louis Friend Says:

    I wish the guy well, but am glad he’s gone. He was blown up more times than a sex doll at a frat house. The results were about as unpleasant.

  8. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Good luck Davin, please be an open gate when the Bucs play the Rams. Have a great game every other week

  9. BoJim Says:

    Glad he found a gig.

  10. pick6 Says:

    it’s not unheard of for the league to be wrong about players, but less so with aging veterans or former starters due to all the game tape out there. i was keen on re-signing davin to a small contract, but the fact that 31 other teams were quite happy to live without him until this late in the offseason is very telling. amazing that what in 2012 looked like the best guard tandem in the NFL is now 2 guys who have a real possibility of getting their NFL action from DirecTV this september.

  11. Brandon Says:

    Pablo should be a caveman. “me pablo me want davin joseph pablo likey likey, ooga booga.”

  12. Nick H Says:

    Way to go Davin

  13. Back, from Davie Jones Locker Says:

    If GM is also used to denote “goat Molesters”, then Pablo is – for the first time- correct!

    Louis Friend – lol. That was both horribly true, and responsible for a truly unwanted nasty mental image.

    Joseph was a great Buccaneer- but a terrible player for several years.
    The only answer he can provide is ” which Former Buc should have retired”

    The second wave of Free agency is coming. There are great guards that will soon be out of work. There are still great guards sitting home right now
    Ritchie Incognito- he is guilty of nothing except behaving like a guy, with a group of guys. Pounce is absolutely right. They did nothing wrong, but are being persecuted because of another players mental and personal weakness.

    Come on Down Ritchie! We appreciate tough guys on our team!

  14. owlykat Says:

    I would rather the Bucs had offered to redo Davin’s contract to give him a show me contract, just to see if he was now recovered from his injury and could go back to his old form. 30 is not too old for good OL. In fact that is when many hit their prime. If he had rebounded he could have reclaimed his old position. I am not looking forward to the Rams game now, and especially not if Davin is fully recovered and taking it out on the team that didn’t show him any respect for all of his great years of service, from his vantage poiint.

  15. pick6 Says:

    @Davie Jones Locker, my quick prediction is that there will not be a single guard coming available during the remainder of this offseason who could be described with a straight face as “great”. certainly incognito does not fit the description. i think we have seen the best available guards come and go already, and we’d be lucky to find legitimate competition for the likes of Jamon Meredith and Oneil Cousins out on the open market. it’s unfortnate, but OL will be the weakness on the team that everybody will be talking about after the season, and will need to be addressed early and aggressively in both Free Agency and the draft

  16. Dougy balls Says:

    Good luck Davin but it was time to walk the plank

  17. Back, from Davie Jones Locker Says:

    Pick6- time will tell.
    Incognito had bee an all pro. And he’s still young

  18. B.J. Rassam Says:

    The Rams are grasping for straws as they try to become competitive in the dominant NFC West.

  19. biff barker Says:

    Even if healthy, Joseph doesn’t fit what the Bucs are trying to do. He’s a mauler and not the quick footed athletic type.
    Best of luck in St Louis Davin.