“I’m Not Too Tied Up On Guys’ Age”

March 14th, 2016
A clue?

A clue?

Did Dirk Koetter tip his hand today on Week 2 of free agency?

Joe thinks so.

Koetter, of course, is not the Buccaneers general manager. That’s Jason Licht, architect of the grand slam. But Koetter certainly has a strong voice in personnel, and he even praised Licht earlier this year for having that voice as an offensive coordinator.

Today, when speaking during the introduction of nearly 33-year-old cornerback Brent Grimes, Koetter said “I’m not too tied up on guys’ age.”

That got Joe thinking immediately about looming free agent Roddy White, one of Koetter’s all-time favorite players he’s ever coached. White, 34, was healthy last year and certainly could upgrade the Bucs’ receiving corps. Heck, White caught a higher percentage of balls thrown his way last year than either Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

Joe has a hunch White is a little better than injured Louis Murphy and Donteea Dye.

Koetter also talked about how the Bucs aren’t “done” and he’s after “the right kind of guys in the locker room” for his new regime. White is known for being a fierce competitor and leader.

Stay tuned.

20 Responses to ““I’m Not Too Tied Up On Guys’ Age””

  1. MadMax Says:

    Yes! Go get Roddy!

  2. Bucsfan47 Says:

    Why would we go after Roddy when we could get James Jones?

  3. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Get him and if needed, I could go and pick him up myself!

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    I’m all for bringing in Roddy White. I imagine the hold up is Jason Licht doing all he can to get the aging receiver’s services for the best deal possible. I think $3M or less would be a good deal for the team. White is likely to be productive this year if he gets much playing time.

  5. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    Whatever….I don’t understand it but it seems like it’s inevitable to happen. Just sign him and get it over with already.

  6. MadMax Says:

    Any updates on how VJax is doing? That knee injury worries me at his age. Hopefully he can still run and jump w/o any issues when the season starts. Roddy isnt 6’5 like VJax but he would still be a great catcher.

  7. ATrain Says:

    Dye is that guy still on the team..

    Grab White for cheap, give Humphries some more looks and make Evans catch this year

  8. K_bassuka Says:

    The guy is washed. We need young receivers with speed, not a much lesser V-Jax.

  9. Dan Says:

    Wouldn’t mind White, but would rather have Anquan Boldin. Better run blocker and better hands

  10. Miko Says:

    I’d be a bit scared of White…he regressed last year, obviously….Boldin still playing at a high level…a better addition

  11. martinii Says:

    I like V-Jax, he is probably my all time favorite Buc’s receiver (which includes Keyshawn.) I am certain he has a couple of good years left. It would be fun to watch he and Roddy line up together. Don’t get me wrong Mike Evans is the future, but with the youth on this team we need a couple older guys in the line-up and in the locker room. Think of the influence they would have on guys like Kenny Bell.

  12. Owlykat Says:

    Roddy is over the hill already. Need a fleet young receiver in the draft with great hands and toughness!

  13. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Buccs are going from one of the youngest teams to one of the oldest teams…I like veterans, but not over 30.

  14. godzilla13 Says:

    I agree 100% with BucsFan47 who says “why would we go after Roddy when we could get James Jones? I listened to him recently on the NFL network and the guy is hungry and in great shape. Jones had 50 receptions, 890 yards, 17.8 yards per reception average with 8 TD’s. Yes, 8 TD’s. I mean c’mon Jason Licht. We could sign him to a one or two year contract at 2 million a year maybe less. Right now there is not any quality WR’s left other than Jones, Boldin or a much less productive Roddy White. With our third receiver an unknown with last years injury and Vincent Jackson’s glass knee, would someone please explain to me why we haven’t signed Jones yet? Joe should be promoting James Jones, not Roddy White.

  15. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    @feelthe pewter..I think they are very smartly making a nice balance.with the draftees coming in, we need veterans around them..so far all the FA’s have a great locker presence, all class acts..and all bring a sense of winning to the young ones..

  16. mac Says:

    I trust both Roddy White and Dirk Koetter… If they both think White can contribute than by all means give the guy a shot… Dye is absolutely horrible… Horrible!!!

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    Roddy wouldn’t be my first choice. At some positions, age does matter. He’d be a nice complementary player though.

  18. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Sterling Sheppard in round 2

  19. Rick McDonough Says:

    Hardy Nickerson for Bucs Ring of Honor!!!!

  20. JAB83 Says:

    Its one thing to be a big play threat type offence and its another thing to reply on the big play to win…

    Considering we don’t know what we have on D it would be a wise strategy to become a possession offence with the potential of the big play… Between THE Muscle Hamster, Kenny Bell and ASJ and ME of course… Consider the big play potential covered…

    So a Roddy Roddy White signing would be extra brilliant if this indeed is the game plan for the next few years… That would also go a long way towards helping our young core/QB become consistent and make the potential of the big play that much more realistic once we get “that guy.”

    Don’t be surprised to see a draft much like last year… The D will be addressed once our coaches figure out the real areas of need!!!!