No Need To Get Excited

April 21st, 2015
Adrian Peterson's agent got Bucs fans worked up last night on Instagram.

Adrian Peterson’s agent got Bucs fans worked up last night on Instagram.

Sure, it would be great to have a bonafide, well-tested running back in the backfield this fall to take heat off rookie quarterback Jameis Winston.

With that notion in mind, Bucs fans — many of them — hit the ceiling when an Instagram picture of Adrian Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, showed Dogra posing with an Peterson jersey and wearing a Bucs cap with the caption, “Game on.”

That must mean the Bucs are working to get Peterson, right?

Not so fast, pigskin breath. Joe reached out to a trusted Bucs source last night who denied the photo had any hint of any transaction between the Bucs and the Vikings.

In fact, the same source thought Dogra was just pumping out a marketing message to his clients who played at the University of Oklahoma in advance of the draft. Dogra also represents Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. GMC and Peterson both played for the Sooners.

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20 Responses to “No Need To Get Excited”

  1. SailorJerry Says:

    Why would anyone get worked up about an aging back like Peterson? Until the Bucs fix the O-line we will not have a solid running game. Looking forward to Day 2&3 of the draft. There is hope

  2. KingCrabLeg$30lb Says:

    This trade would look nothing like building through the draft.

  3. Lou. Says:

    Bucs are looking at Day 283 of this Draft.

    It’s all we’ve had worth talking about since Week 5 of last season. And, geez, has it gotten boring.

  4. DepressedbucsfaN Says:

    Sailorjerry: why would we get excited about an aging back?hmm let me think about it (sarcastic pause)…… Well let’s see…AP is considered the best RB in the league and possibly the best RB of all times if he can beat Dickersons record. Came of an ACL Tear to only a few yards shy. His presence alone in the backfield would give defensive coordinators nightmares if they had to account for AP, Vjax, MEvans, Jwinston, and Asj. With an offensive lineup like that you don’t have to have the strongest oLine. You just have to have the strongest offense. And with weapons like that we could easily go for worst to first. Putting up 30 plus points a game. Oh and not to mention AP has consistently put up more numbers in a season than all of our backs combined.

  5. SAMCRO Says:

    Viking’s asking price too steep. They’ll probably want our #2 pick.

    So now your choice comes down to a prolific aging RB at #2 or a brand new shiny top of the crop young and strong offensive lineman.

    In fact if it weren’t for the horrible play by our offensive line, we probably wouldn’t even be curious about Peterson. Had our stable of RB’s last year been able to perform like they were projected to do this Peterson talk would be just a wishful fantasy.

    Is Peterson worth our 2nd round pick? ….idk

  6. DEEnice07 Says:

    Still amazes me til this day that we passed on this guy in the draft, I wanted us to pick’em badly…off the subject now, can’t wait for Jameis’s name to be called next week!!! Tampa our time is now, this kid is going to inject energy & hope that we been desperately needing for over a decade!!!

  7. DepressedbucsfaN Says:


  8. KingCrabLeg$30lb Says:

    Has anyone heard anything about the health of Mankins and D-Smith?

  9. jman Says:

    Building through the draft would mean using wisdom and not taking Shameus

  10. SailorJerry Says:

    AP would be fine if we were a playoff team this year. We are not. Maybe In two years if we don’t mortgage our future by giving up on picks this year. AP will then be 32. Granted L&L have to step up and have a solid draft YIKES!! But our future will be secured by a top QB in the 1st round and quality picks (OL/DL) on Day 2&3

    Champions are not built in Free Agency. F/A’s are used as the last piece to the puzzle

  11. TheShaz Says:

    If AP ever would come here…where would he procure switches for corporal punishment?

    Todd’s ?

  12. bucs4lyfe Says:

    AP is AP but I wouldn’t want to be the team that trades for a hall of fame running back who may start to decline….AP is amazing but if your saying he’s going to beat father time for another 3-4 years he’s still not the guy for us unless we’re already a playoff team and we’re not close enough. Vikings don’t want to trade him and don’t really have to so they will really want a lot. we need to draft our own AP’s and Suh like players. these aging players come to florida and see retirement so clearly and start to relax alittle to much.

    I remember the debate between going after Michael Johnson or jared allen, they both sucked last year. old players just cant give us what we need but AP is a baaaaaaad man

  13. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    4th easiest schedule in this up coming season. In a division that had a team win it last season with a 7 and 9 record. Offensively the most devastating player to our defence in the division gone to Seattle. Defensively the most devastating player in our division to our offence gone to Dallas. You folks talk about holes to the Buccs roster have you taken a moment to look at the other teams in our division wanna talk about holes and needs. Man the Buccs in good shape in comparison. We’ll grab our franchise QB,a linemen or two(hope many of you stop b!$#@in and groaning when they do) after which I’m not so sure we’re not ready for a playoff push like some of you seen to suggest. Again this defense finished in the top ten in all defensively categories after the bye week last season. This squad closer than some of you seem to want or believe them to be.

  14. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Two to three years away from the playoffs? Man please..

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Why would anyone get worked up about an aging back like Peterson?

    Depressed Buc and Nole on Sat both provided great responses and I agree with them.

    I’d simply add that Adrian Peterson is truly a generational player. As far as him being thirty I ran across a great site that listed backs who had done well after 30.
    Joe doesn’t do links so I’ll just share a bit.

    Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett, Jim Brown and a dozen other backs had great seasons after 30. But let’s just take Walter Payton another generational back.
    Payton ran for over 1,000 yards in 10 of his 13 NFL seasons, with three of those 1,000 yards season occurring when he was ages 30-32 in 1984-1986.

    Adrian Peterson will be well rested after last year’s suspension. We saw what AP can do when he has something to prove with his brilliant season following his knee surgery.

    AP is reported to be incredibly motivated and he’ll be a beast for some team I would love for it to be us and I’d give up our second rounder in a heartbeat just to watch him.

    As far as the Bucs not being competitive in our division. HOGWASH. We were freaking competitive last year with a horrid team.. We blew two games in September..Carolina and St. Louis where we were the better team. We beat Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh and should have entered October 30-1. We lost two games in OT after that and of course the debacle of losing because we couldn’t count to eleven.

    This team WILL be improved this year. The defense was improving by the end of last year. We will most certainly be competitive in the NFL’s crappiest division and with a very weak schedule.

    I am NOT going to wave that white flag! I do not believe we’re ready to compete for a Conference championship but making the playoffs for a taste and one and done is WELL within our grasp. Especially if St. Fameis is even HALF the player posters here claim he is.

  16. Sick of the debate Says:

    Nole on Sat

    Agreed. Our D played much better after the bye last season, the offense couldnt put points on the board and that was ultimately the difference between winning and losing. We have already cut some dead weight on the defensive side and added a little help. Hopefully, these new players pan out, only time will tell.
    I say make a bid for Peterson and then figure out which of our RBs are expendable and deal them off for additional picks. Peterson is one of those players that shows heart on every play. Not to mention, he would instantly add another demension to the O that D coordinators would have to account for. Who exactly is worried about facing our current backs? Nobody!

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs were not and will not be built into a contender overnight. It takes time just like anything else worth having. Like a kick butt football team to pull for.

  18. salish_seamonster Says:

    This should only happen if Peterson is willing to take a major paycut (like maybe 8 million, at most) and the trade costs no more than a 4th rounder. Neither of these conditions are likely.

  19. getaclue Says:

    i would buy the mccoy thing if the season was starting but its april so i think there is something to it

  20. Kevin Nguyen Says:

    this individual Bucs are not and can not possible be constructed into the competitor immediately. It requires period exactly like everything else really worth getting. Just like a quit bottom soccer group to with regard to.