Bajakian Liked Hargreaves Pick

May 20th, 2016
Bucs OC happy for rookie corner.

Bucs quarterbacks coach happy for rookie corner.

Usually, an offensive coach sticks to offense. And, understandably, is selfish and wants offensive players drafted.

Call it job security.

But that changed a bit this offseason for Bucs quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian. When he heard Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht was thinking about selecting Gators cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, Bajakian was all on board.

You see, before coming to the Bucs, Bajakian was offensive coordinator at Tennessee. He vividly remembers how good of a player Hargreaves was against his offense and believes he can do the same for Tampa Bay.

“No. 1, he’s a heck of a player, and I’ve thought that since the first day we faced him and I was excited when we drafted him,” Bajakian said. “Since the first time I saw him – I think he was a freshman if I’m not mistaken – you knew that he had a presence on the field that the quarterback always had to be aware of him.

“In terms of the process here, obviously Jason [Licht] and his staff do a great job of evaluation. I didn’t have much say in that at all. Not much – I didn’t have any say in that at all [laughs], but if anyone asks me, I think the world of him and I’m excited he’s on our team.”

Joe can’t remember the last time an offensive coach was geeked about his team drafting a guy to play on the other side of the ball. But Bajakian is clearly happy.

Deep down inside, Joe bets Bajakian was probably muttering to himself, “Damnit Jason, get me a burner for a wide receiver, will ya?”

8 Responses to “Bajakian Liked Hargreaves Pick”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Actually…..Bajakian should be happy that VH3 will help make Jameis & our WR corps better because he will practice against them.

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

    Before their was a Darelle Revis their was a Aneaus Williams. Now their is a Vernon Hargreaves. Same size,same toughness,same swag. Those of you that are not totally on board with kid soon you will be.

  3. BUC55 Says:

    VH3 is the real deal! For those who haven’t watched him, you’re in for a treat. By mid season it will be obvious he’s one of the best players on the team.

  4. SB with Jameis Says:

    You guys heard what my homie Nole said!!!!!!!

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

    SB what’s good bro.

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    kid is a beast…he’ll do great…GO BUCS!!!!

  7. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    The offense does better when the defense gets them back on the field. He should be happy about getting someone who can help make that happen.

  8. "That guy" Says:

    I’ve Ben preaching vh3 for 2 years, I know good CB technique when I see it and was very happy when I saw my prediction come true at pick 11. Bucs finally have a guy in the secondary that can change games.