Cameron Wake, Booger, Brooks & The Bucs

October 27th, 2016

derrick brooksWhen Bucs legend Derrick Brooks is talking, Joe is listening.

You can take that to the bank.

Yesterday, Brooks joined the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, for their weekly Tampa-2 show on WDAE-AM 620.

Brooks and Duemig discussed possible trade interest of the Bucs at the Nov. 1 league deadline. Brooks speculated the Bucs’ interest [keyword: speculated] could be in fortifying their defensive line, which has been hammered by injuries.

Interrupting Brooks, Duemig announced had just received a text from former Bucs defensive tackle Booger McFarland about veteran Dolphins DE Cameron Wake being a target for Tampa Bay.

Wake, 34, has had his share of magical seasons, double digit sacks in 2010, 2012 and 2014. And there has been public talk that Wake wants out of Miami.

Of course, Wake would represent a rental property. He’s old and is making just under $8 million per season, this year and next. Wake has three sacks in two starts this season.

Dealing for Wake is the kind of move you make if you think you’re in a playoff hunt, and if you’re not confident in Robert Ayers’ messed up left ankle recovering.

If the Bucs beat the Raiders on Sunday, then maybe this looks appealing.

22 Responses to “Cameron Wake, Booger, Brooks & The Bucs”

  1. ChanEpic Says:

    So does this mean Spence is working towards “bust” status?

  2. iamkingsu Says:

    It’s called depth and competition. We are allowed to have more than a few good players ya know?

  3. tnew Says:

    Chan… Umm, I pretty sure that means he’s still hurt. If you are watching the games tho, you would see the kid getting closer. But if you expected him, with a bad shoulder to make up for the losses of J. Smith, Robert Ayers, GMC until last week and Clint McDonald, then yes he is a bust because he failed to do that.

  4. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    I wouldn’t say bust status, but other than the 1 sack that I know of, he has not done too much during the regular season. He just hasn’t been stellar nor awful. I would be hard pressed to call him a bust just yet. But someone worth mentioning on our DL is Gholston. That dude is playing incredibly well. Hopefully we can keep him for a rather inexpensive contract. I like the idea of bringing in Wake. He will bring in depth and potentially provide some sacks for us. If not, I am not sure if it will cost us a whole lot to cut him at the end of the season. Also, I don’t think we are too far from being a playoff team in the first place. We should be able to pry away a wildcard slot.

  5. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    @chan…… Don’t be ignorant.

  6. brad Says:

    no Chan, it mean Ayres would kick inside next to McCoy on pass rush down as originally planned. Spence and Wake would be the edge rushers.

  7. ElioT Says:

    Is Ayers having a setback too?

    34 year old Cameron Wake? Seriously? What would we trade for this guy?

  8. BucinJAX Says:

    ElioT, how about trading VJax whose younger. Just kidding.

  9. Rojas Says:

    Thought spence has 2 sacks.

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Rojas he does have 2 sacks. And Chan he had a pretty good game last week in San Fran while still probably not %100 percent healthy. He hasn’t had one game opportunity since week 1 to have all his vet starters on the d line that have suppose to be applying pressure up the middle for him to get to the QB. He is very far from “bust” status right now.

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Spence does have 2 now. Definitely a bust, lol smdh

  12. Sonny Says:

    Spence is looking better each week. Got his second sack last week and a pass blocked. He is starting to be more disruptive but bringing in Wake would help if any one else goes down.

  13. AC Says:

    how can you call a rookie a bust before the season is up? you ppl kill me smdh

  14. K2 Says:

    Spence is a good player. I would bet that he hits the weights hard in the off season…and becomes an every down DE.

  15. Brandon Says:

    Noah Spence… 4 games, 2 sacks playing with one arm, getting less than half of all snaps in games that he’s played. I would say he’s doing fairly well at this point.

  16. Dave Says:

    And with Ayers and GMC missing some time.
    He’s been playing some of those games with a back up squad and guys off the street.
    He’s going to good. They still need another DE next year though. I’d be shocked if they got Wake unless they only give up about a 5th. Basically a salary dump for Miami

  17. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    So does this mean Spence is working towards “bust” status?

    Nah but what this post means is how many Buc fans are busts!!!

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    lol, St Pete!

    On topic, I’m 100% against any trades unless it is to acquire picks.

    Jason Licht is so horrible at non-draft trades and free agency that the only way we’re going to become a good team is through his drafts…so that means we need as many picks as we can get.

  19. McBuc Says:

    Grimes and Ayer are two examples of good pickups, no one hits on everyone, and it’s hard to count all the old Lovie guys. Smith is working out well too.

  20. Charmin Ultra Yucs Says:

    I think the trade to make is for Michael Floyd. He is buried on AZ depth chart and Licht had a hand in drafting him when he was @ AZ. Maybe hE can call an old buddy up and work somthing out? And who cares if we trade a late round pick? ALL of our late rounders have contributed NOTHING other than Kevin Pamphile

  21. buccfan305 Says:

    We need to target guys a lil younger than 34 and not so much on the down side of their career. We will be trying to replace him in 2 years. Can’t talk playoffs with a turnstile of a roster ever year. New coahes, new players, new coordinators, new system, ……where is the freaking consistency??? Build through the draft and compliment with younger free agents

  22. pick6 Says:

    with good health, the bucs probably don’t like wake any better than their top 5 or 6 DL…..however, with Jacquies Smith out and Noah Spence still getting up to speed, the pass rush specialist role is still sort of up in the air.

    i’d take him for absolute peanuts, but that’s it. On the one hand it doesn’t look like a move for the long term, but insofar as it takes pressure off of younger players that are doing more than the coaching staff would like due to injuries, maybe it does help young guys develop a little. Not to mention, there is no ace edge rusher on the team for a guy like Spence to learn from. maybe we can sign and trade Tim Wright once more for old time’s sake?