Trade Report Thin

October 27th, 2016
Report of possible trade not really news.

Report of possible trade not really news.

Let Joe be clear before getting rolling.

Joe likes heavy metal head-banging Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports a lot. Joe has known him for a few years and he has always been a fantastic guy with Joe. Even helped Joe out a few times.

La Canfora’s list of contacts in high places within NFL circles is impressive. There is nothing Joe doesn’t like about the former NFL Network insider. Good dude with great taste in music who likes to throw a few back now and then.

That stated, there really isn’t much meat to his report last night that Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht could — or could not — pull the trigger on a trade that would land a wide receiver before the trade deadline Nov. 1.

First, does anyone not think Licht has reached out to other general managers, dipping his toe in the trade waters to gauge the wide receiver market?

Of course, the two obvious pieces of trade bait are two cornerbacks who aren’t playing, and who seem only weeks away from the end of their Bucs careers.

Joe loves Johnthan Bank,s but he is in the final year of his contract and it sure seems as if the Bucs have not been able to reverse the PTSD Banks suffered playing for that rotten pass defensive wizard otherwise known as Lovie Smith. Lovie did his best to run Banks out of town (Toast Jenkins? BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No wonder he is failing in Champaign).

Yes, Joe is convinced Lovie ruined Banks.

As for Verner, one of the nicest, smartest guys Joe has ever met, there simply is no way he returns next year, barring a massive rash of injuries to Brent Grimes, Vernon Hargreaves and Hey Jude, at his reported 2017 salary of $6.5 million.

If Licht could find a sucker of a desperate general manager willing to take Banks or Verner for a veteran wide receiver, Licht probably couldn’t consummate the deal fast enough.

Again, Joe respects the hell out of La Canfora. There simply isn’t anything enlightening in his report.

27 Responses to “Trade Report Thin”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Sounds like Canfora was just making a statement of the obvious Joe. Given our thin WR corps and abundance of CBs, makes perfect sense for Licht to go sniffing around. If he didn’t he wouldn’t be doing his job. Admittedly not very ‘enlightening’ on Canfora’s part because there’s no meat on the bones.

  2. Getaclue Says:

    Banks played good in preseason he just hasn’t had many regular season opportunities

  3. M It Smythe Says:

    Here’s one to consider: Mike Glennon for Terrelle Pryor Jr. I’d pull the trigger on that one so fast the bullet would jam. The Bucs would get a guy that is turning into a bear on the field and the Bucs would actually get something for Glennon instead of hoping for a high compensatory pick. The picks are great but the draft is not guaranteed. You could bring in a guy that you have seen with your own eyes do it on the toughest level of the sport and do it well. That would help out both ball clubs and personally I would love to see Pryor and Evans deconstruct defensive game plans together for years to come. Just a thought!

  4. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    This week’s opponent is one of the rare teams that brings in two stud receivers.

    Most teams are configured like us…one great WR and complimentary pieces to supplement their star.

    Our main competition this year Atlanta is in the same boat…one of the very best in the league…JJ..augmented by M. Sanu…Carolina Kelvin Benjamin Funchess and Ginn…

    I want to see if Shep can continue to perform as he did last Sunday. Sometimes a guy just needs to get a “real” chance. That’s not going in for several plays a game but being a guy who starts and sees playing time. I think Hump is fine in the slot and our TE’s while not household names are able to catch the ball.

    I simply do not feel the desperation that everybody else is feeling. ME is making a charge to be considered among the real elite. As long as we have some ancillary targets to go with him I feel fine.

  5. mike n Says:

    somebody want verner or banks…lol

  6. M It Smythe Says:

    I would even send Glennon and Banks for Pryor. The Browns would be able to plug two holes with those guys and feel good about it too. Glennon and Banks would be a trade that I think the Browns would have to stop and give real consideration to. I would possibly even throw in a late draft pick. Pryor and Evans together would be an absolute game wrecking duo.

  7. BucinJAX Says:

    M I S, I doubt that Cleveland would want Glennon. With annual top 3 picks in the draft they will eventually select a superstar quarterback. Then they would want to have a great target for him, ie. Pryor. Remember, even a blind squirrel eventually finds . . .

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    I’m sure draft picks are on the table, not our bench warmers.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The moment we trade a CB, Grimes will get injured and placed on IR. THat’s just the way our luck goes.

    Licht is an idiot if he trades away a pick. The draft is the ONLY thing he does right and therefore the only way he can complete building this team.

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    Just agents saying that they are open for business!!!!!

  11. iamkingsu Says:

    It was a draft pick and/or corner is what I heard yesterday. It came from at least 3 different insiders Joe.

  12. ElioT Says:

    Maybe we throw a 2nd Rd pick for a stud WR? I mean I hate the idea but other than Smith and Marpet, we’ve wasted our 2nd rounders for like the last 60 years.

    I’d really like to see them stick with the guys on the roster and hopefully Shep, Shorts and Hump can step up and show they really belong.

    Go Bucs!

  13. Buc2015 Says:

    Panthers story I saw this AM speculated about Ted Ginn Jr. coming our way for one of the CBs (and a pick?). They are desperate for CB help ….

  14. celly Says:

    The Browns have said that Pryor is NOT, I repeat NOT available for trade.

    Also, why would they want Glennon when they’ll likely have have a top 3 pick and can select just about any QB they want.

  15. celly Says:


    I highly doubt that 2 teams within the same division trade with each other.

    The only other time I can remember that happening was McNabb to the Redskins…. and we see how that worked out for the Redskins…

  16. Capt. Blighe Says:

    No I don’t have confidence Licht is on top of this.
    He won’t even sign a good free agent and you think he could pull off a trade..
    He thinks he can build thru the draft only but that doesn’t keep up with attrition.
    I just hope our current coach can survive this idiots firing.

  17. Future_GM Says:

    What about Rashad Greene? He had a great rapport with James, shouldn’t be too expensive, and can return punts. We should have picked him over Kenny Bell to begin with.

  18. mac Says:

    I honestly can’t believe that our dumb ass GM didn’t have the brains in his little pea head to add at least two receivers this off season…

    V. Jax and Murphy are so old they fart dust and they were both coming off of knee surgury… Dontea Dye? Oh my God!!!

    How can someone who makes millions of dollars running a football team be so near sighted and stupid?

    Not to mention our tight ends are a joke as well…

    Sorry but Licht could be fired tomorrow and I wouldn’t care…

    Draft a crap kicker with a second round pick… What a total TOOL!!!

  19. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Joe this new fandango, attention seeking staff has Banks on the bench……but LOVIE ruined him. Give me a damn break!!

  20. Joe Says:

    He won’t even sign a good free agent


    Brent Grimes wasn’t a good signing? Joe Hawley? Jacquizz Rodgers?

    C’mon now.

  21. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Grimes was a good signing for a 33 year old corner who has 1-2 years left.
    The other two came out of the bargin bin of free agents.
    What about Josh Norman, Ritchie Incognito or any high profile FA our name is never mentioned

  22. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Joe- I must respectfully disagree with your assessment of Banks. This league is full of one and two year wonders who end up out of the league before their first contract is up. He’s just not that good. I have to believe that he has been given ample opportunity to prove that he’s better than Verner and better than Hey Jude.
    Maybe the system was flawed under Lovie but, players play. There’s ZERO excuse for him now; better system, better coach, and better surrounding talent.
    We’ll have a hard time getting value for a couple of back-ups with little relevant playing time in 2 years. They’re back-ups for a reason.

  23. Uncle Donnie Says:

    Joe I would give you One Brand New !! DOLLAR BILL if you could go a month without bashing Lovie you’ve beaten that horse for far too long !!!

  24. Not there yet Says:

    Think licht is going to swing for a big trade basically saying oops everyone in the world knew I needed a receiver but I thought a special teams player in the second round would improve our chances of winning more… No he hasn’t shown the guts to swing for the fences even though a legitimate receiver would put the offense over the top when Doug Martin returns.

  25. Not there yet Says:

    Joe Says:
    October 27th, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    He won’t even sign a good free agent


    Brent Grimes wasn’t a good signing? Joe Hawley? Jacquizz Rodgers?
    They aren’t on the same planet as an alshon Jeffries

  26. mac Says:


    I will give you two dollars if you continue to pile on Lovie… You have not pounded that drum enough…

    Keep up the good work.

  27. CalBucsFan Says:

    Hate to see Banks go, liked everything I’ve seen about him (when he used to get plays!). Sure don’t want to see him turn in to another former Bucs’ player (Baron) who just needed a coach to see how best to use him and then let him know they believed in him, boy that was a mistake.

    By all accounts I’ve read, Mike Smith is that kind of DC coach too. So how come Banks is still in purgatory Joe?