Great Day For Kenny Bell Or Roddy White?

April 30th, 2016

Wide reciever Kenny Bell might have been a big winner today

Nearly through five rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft and your Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not bolstered their receiving corps, the one that suffered from serious depth issues last season.

You know the drill, Vincent Jackson missed half the season with two different knee injuries. Louis Murphy blew out his ACL in late October. Undrafted rookie free agent Donteea Dye was over his head, and fellow rookie Adam Humphries is simply a nice No. 5 receiver. Russell Shepard is strictly an emergency option.

Joe’s been screaming for months that the Bucs can’t let history repeat itself. America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, deserves more help. The tight end corps is hardly special by NFL standards.

So what does this all mean? Is it an endorsement of second-year man Kenny Bell, last year’s fifth-round pick who missed the entire season after a rough spring and summer? Or is veteran receiver Roddy White lurking?

Perhaps Dirk Koetter told White, who he called the most competitive player he’s ever coached, to sit tight and see if the Bucs address wide receiver in the draft. If they didn’t, maybe Koetter told White he’d be in touch.

Joe still can’t imagine the Bucs are OK with the status quo at receiver. Banking on Murphy returning healthy is very risky, even if Adrian Peterson inspired him too make a rapid comeback.

21 Responses to “Great Day For Kenny Bell Or Roddy White?”

  1. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Kenny Bell….for the win. Listenbee/Boehringer is still out there though….

  2. That Guy Says:

    The Bucs didn’t need extra d-linemen or receivers. They drafted a kicker! Last place in the NFC South again!

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Roddy White is old, slow and washed up. This means nothing for him.

  4. Dan A Says:

    At least we have a kicker….

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have plenty of cap space to bring in a FA WR & there will be several available after the draft……
    We would also free up over $6 mil by cutting Verner……

  6. feelthepewterpower Says:

    The Bucs didn’t need extra d-linemen or receivers. They drafted a kicker! Last place in the NFC South again!
    The team that finished first in the division wished they had a clutch nfl kicker, instead of having Graham Ganooooogood (who shanked two fg attempts on the biggest stage)

  7. d-roca Says:

    Im hoping for listenbee

  8. Johnny Says:

    Anquan Boldin!

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    Roddy White has seen his best days. And Mr. Bell has yet to play in a regular season game. I like the kid But….He’s gotta stay healthy and produce. If not, its time to pack bags. Not for keeping him around on a 2nd injury…As I’ve always said, The best ABILTY is..AVAILABILTY…….Amen!

  10. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Roddy White is f’ing trash, Joes. We already have one (quickly) aging veteran and a bunch of guys whom I could beat in the 40 yard dash. Old slow vets who get cut by their team they spent their entire career with is not a direction we need to go in.

  11. Dreambig Says:

    I think Kenny Bell is going to get another shot. He is the fastest reciever on the team and he did a lot of film work with Jameis and coaches while he was injured. I am betting he gets a good look this preseason.

  12. "That guy" Says:

    I want boehringer

  13. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I want the German hunk of love..

  14. Bucsfan98 Says:

    Surprised people are passing on listenbee. The dude can run! We should get him or boehringer.

  15. Tom T. Says:

    Poor Winston. Hope he brought his track shows since he will be running for his life with no one to throw to.

  16. muvlodge Says:

    I am TOTALLY onboard with a Roddy White signing and am pissed that he’s not already on the team. I think they should have canned VJAX. The cap number, his age, and coming off a disaster of an injury laden season. I think they could have spent that money and roster spot on somebody younger, healthier and as much or more of a playmaker. He doesn’t like to take hits anymore and is slow. You can’t justify his spot because he’s a “good guy”…sorry.

  17. muvlodge Says:

    Another thought in his defense is his avg yds per catch, like 15+ yds/catch….just off the top of my head. He has always had a ridiculous avg and basically if you throw it to him it’s a first down but this is one of those hard decisions that GMs havery to make.

  18. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Yeah we could have had pharaoh cooper but we chose that cb err safety.

  19. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Could have had Boyd but we chose a kicker.

  20. FortMyersDave Says:

    If White had anything left in the tank then the ATL would’ve kept him…. Read another post above where some troll is flaming the Bucs for drafting the FSU kicker and this thread has absolutely nothing to do with that….. All these arm chair GMs ought to send their resumes out to One Buc as they obviously know more than Licht, Koetter and mike Smith combined! Lets revisit this draft in 2 or 3 years and see how it panned out and how the players the bucs passed on have faired as well…..

  21. mike10 Says:

    Hey! You watch what you say about my boy Humphries..

    Great white hype