Stay Away!

March 23rd, 2016
Players you do not want the Bucs to sign.

Players you do not want the Bucs to sign.

No, Bucs fans are not satisfied. In the eyes of some Bucs fans, the team still lacks an edge rusher and still lacks a big-play wide receiver.

Joe gets questions all the time about Greg Hardy or Percy Harvin or Aldon Smith.

Joe will get to these three in a second but in a neat article on, run by Pat Kirwan of SiriusXM NFL Radio and CBS Sports, he breaks down what’s left of the remaining free agents and groups them into three separate categories.

Interestingly, he has Hardy, Harvin and Smith all in the same group: a toxic bunch no team should ever want.

Look, Hardy, the Cowboys didn’t even want to put up with all of his nonsense.

We live in a different world today than five years ago. Domestic violence will get you run, understandably so. Add in all the nonsense that Hardy created with the Cowboys, and a dropoff in production, and he is toxic.

Harvin? He’s a headache in more ways than one. “Cancer” would be a better word. Shoot, two playoff teams washed their hands of him. When good teams get rid of good players not because of their contract, that’s all you need to know.

Smith is a sad case. First, he’s suspended. Second, Smith has very, very, very serious emotional issues. If not for football, Joe’s pretty confident Smith would be institutionalized by now. He needs serious help and football should be secondary for the guy.

No, Joe does not expect Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht to sign either one, for the aforementioned reasons.

21 Responses to “Stay Away!”

  1. MadMax Says:

    I still think we could use Hardy, but at a discount. We need crazy edge guys, but I understand some people dont like their drama. Well, football is crazy sometimes.

  2. MadMax Says:

    On a side note, Angus Young was my mentor when I was learning guitar as a teen….so I love all of these AC/DC vids Joes. Its been in my veins for years. Licht has great taste!!

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wait until the draft!!! The draft is DL draft, that is why so many DLineman were on the market, and more will be dumped after the draft!!! Don’t panic now Buc fans!!!

  4. James Says:

    Again, I’ll refer you to the 2010 and 2011 drafts. Draft the best player available, we will fill a hole with just about any pick. Sure there a few starters locked in, but there are more questions than answers at this point.

  5. Miko Says:

    NO,NO,NO…No damn toxic players on this team please…headed in the right direction, don’t need the torture…draft will provide the RUSHER and WR/PR

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    no to all of those players…just draft…GO BUCS!!!

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

    Funny thing is many are critical of a chic that will be located in the stands but would welcome one of these knuckle heads into the lockerroom with open arms. Mind boggled.

  8. celly Says:

    The only person I’d be on board with signing is Harvin.

    I believe there is enough veteran presence in the locker room to keep him under control. I think Jackson would/could be a great mentor to him.

    He would solve our WR3 position as well as returner.

  9. Tampa Tony Says:

    Maybe Hardy could toughen up McCoy…

    Unless Licht hits another homerun in the draft the pass rush will continue to suck

    Hopefully Mike Smith blitzes effectively to get some pressure

  10. Big Marlon B Says:

    I agree, the Smith situation is very sad. There is clearly an underlying factor with his problems. Kind of reminds me of Arron Sears, and even Barrett Robbins. People think these guys have the world in the palm of their hand, why can’t they just get it together? These cases just go to show you how serious psychological/emotional issues can be. I pray the kid gets the help he so desperately needs and can live a normal life….I think football is over for him though.

  11. Steve Says:

    Are you guys serious? The few of you who say we could use Hardy have had a few cocktails this morning already. Stop it. Like we need the attention from E! guys wanna sign Jon football too??

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

    Cell you make a good point.

  13. godzilla13 Says:

    We need to surround Jameis with the best offensive linemen and playmakers we can find. All we have done so far is sign JR Sweezy and a new punter. We have no depth at WR and the OL can use an upgrade at RT and C. I can’t understand how no one has a sense of urgency when comes to our WR depth. If we have to end up using Donteea Dye or even Adam Humphries for that matter, it is unacceptable. It is not fair to the fans and it is not right that we are not giving our QB the best available weapons. I don’t like the Hardy option either. But what it could do to benefit this team outweighs the negatives IMO. We could focus the early rounds of the draft on a WR and OL. Not to mention get a player who can get to the QB. If things don’t work out you release him. For those who don’t get it, it’s all about winning.

  14. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Hardy on a cheap incentive based deal would be just fine. If he makes an ass out of himself u cut him. If not, you just got a top 5 DE in the league for nothing.

  15. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    I would sign Hardy now so fans could have a month to complain. Then nail the draft and the arguments will go away. Unless he does something crazy. Which is possible. But worth it imo

  16. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    None of the above.

    Harvin literally attacked his position coach at UF. Why would all those teams want to dump a talented player? On top of all that? His body is breaking down.

  17. Pick6 Says:

    Hardy’s problems go beyond the domestic violence and being totally tone deaf when giving quotes. the guy is known to not show up for work on time. we have just gone through 8 years of watching too many guys who don’t care enough about football. I’d like that to end under the locker room leadership of Jameis and Koetter, signing Greg Hardy is a move in the opposite direction.

  18. MadMax Says:

    Exactly Funk!

    Look, I know dont want Hardy. He might even be too expensive for all of the baggage he brings. BUT we have a lot of GREAT guys on the team and maybe that would be beneficial enough to him to turn his life around and start off new.

    Sorry, but Im in the camp of giving him a chance. As much as we need pass rush on the edge, as long as its at the right price, I think he’ll be worth it.

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’d avoid Hardy like a bad habit! Guy requires a..mental health technician always to be present on the sidelines. I do hope all of you realize, after the draft a lot of teams will dump some players. And a lot of them are above average and serviceable. If we can improve a position, I’m sure we will..grab’em. As long as we get a good DE and some secondary help in the draft..I’ll be pleased.

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

    Max I hear you bro but that guy man I’ll pass. He reminds me of cats I know personally bro and believe me they don’t wanna change they feel they’re perfectly fine just the way they are. Rebel-lite muta@$!#&#,which I’m not judging and can respect it. Just don’t need ot on my squad man. Now if we talkin some ole other type stuff I won’t mention here on this site then they my man.

  21. mike10 Says:

    What about Reggie Nelson.

    Chris Conte is a back up, it’s down right irresponsible to slot him in as a starter next year… And that doesn’t help the development of your ROOKIE first rd pick at DE