Unlikely Bucs After Eugene Monroe

June 18th, 2016
Weed warrior Eugene Monroe unlikely to be signed by Bucs.

Weed warrior Eugene Monroe

Yes, Bucs fans always look under rocks for the next shiny object that could be placed on the Bucs roster.

Joe gets it. Such a desire (hobby?) is not a bad thing. All too often, it involves a name of a player a fan recognizes, not fully understanding a guy is usually unemployed for a reason.

Take the case of recently cut right tackle and pot activist Eugene Monroe. A Bucs fan peppered multimedia maven Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com about Tampa Bay picking up Monroe. In a roundabout way, Smith doesn’t believe such a signing is likely.

I think Monroe will sign with a team that has an obvious need at one of their starting tackle positions. That could be in New York, where the Giants might want to move second-year man Erick Flowers to the right side, or maybe in San Francisco, where the options at right tackle don’t seem very strong. San Diego or Seattle could be interested.

Smith notes two things to factor when discussing a potential signing of Monroe. First, he is injury-prone. Second, it appears the Bucs (for this season) are set at right tackle.

Demar Dotson, who before last season was a dependable, durable right tackle, is back and may start. Gosder Cherilus started 13 games last year, and he’s also back. It also looks like rookie tackle Caleb Benenoch is the heir apparent to Cherilus/Dotson, provided he develops in the next year or two.

That’s a crowded field. No room for a likely overpriced, injury-prone veteran.

11 Responses to “Unlikely Bucs After Eugene Monroe”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    So we’re going to talk about another player the Bucs won’t ever pick up?

    Add him to the list of the 102…he’s now 103.

    Oh training camp get here soon.

    No offense Joe.

  2. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    I’d rather have Big Dot. Monroe is not worth the asking price.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Some fan asks Smith about a player we will likely never acquire and it becomes a story……..slow news day. If we’re going to speculate how about bringing Sapp out of retirement…..I hear he needs some bucks.

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I see nothing wrong with this story. Would you rather have more hype?

  5. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    In Joe’s defense, EVERY TIME a “name” is on the market, fans on twitter and on this website ask ” OH are we going to get him?” One place we do not need a hippy lettuce guy is the O line. Our O line is going to be nasty this season. Now if he was a DT or pass rusher, I would consider him.

  6. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Definitely no room for him. Maybe if he’s still available in August and we have an injury. Maybe. I think if that happened Pamphile would get the nod.

  7. SB with Jameis Says:

    No thanks. I like our young core. I DO however appreciate his stance on Medical Marijuana though.

  8. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Licht already missed on solidifying the most dominant OL in the NFL when he passed on L’ael Collins and then passing on Tunsil this year… bucs OL could have been nasty…and not too mention Incognito who was available but he was too nasty for these bucs… smh…

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:
    June 18th, 2016 at 8:33 am

    “I see nothing wrong with this story. Would you rather have more hype?”

    Ye who never wants another team’s castoff…

    Good for you.

  10. drdneast Says:

    Why not pick hom up. He can be good company for ASJ in the hot tub.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I never said I wanted us to sign him. I just see nothing wrong with addressing hte topic.