“It’s Just A Terrible Turnaround”

November 25th, 2016

Pete Carroll talks J.R. Sweezy

Yes, Bucs guard J.R. Sweezy is one of the few big-money free agents in NFL history who has never practiced with his team.

His injury situation is both stunning and sad.

Sweezy’s head coach for four seasons, Seahawks chief Pete Carroll, saw what a warrior Sweezy was in Seattle. He transformed from a defensive end to a guard and was a mauler with a nasty attitude on a Super Bowl team.

Joe asked Carroll for his take on Sweezy via a media conference call on Wednesday.

Carroll said he hasn’t spoken to Sweezy but knows other Seahawks coaches have.

“That is so far removed from the J.R. Sweezy that we had here. He was always there, always working. I don’t know that he ever missed a game in the years he was with us,” Carroll said. “It’s just a terrible turnaround in an injury situation for him. He’s a great kid, he’s a great competitor, he’s tough as hell. He was a real leader in our program. They will see that when he gets back that he’s a fantastic guy to have on your team.”

Joe is confident Sweezy never sees the field again for the Bucs. Why spend more big money on a guy who missed an entire year of football? That sure seems foolish.

Regardless, Carroll’s take is interesting — and a window into why Jason Licht invested in Sweezy. Back at the NFL Owners Meetings, Carroll told Joe he wanted Sweezy back in Seattle but he was just too expensive.

25 Responses to ““It’s Just A Terrible Turnaround””

  1. Cannon Says:

    Does anyone know what is wrong with Sweezy?

  2. Mike Johnson Says:

    I can’t help it Joe. Everytime I see this guys picture, I nut up (laugh) bigtime.
    My main man…. EASY (money) SWEEZY. Getting his money for nothing and his chicks for free! Thanks for the Friday morning chuckle.

  3. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    We are the best paying rehab team in the NFL. Ask Revis.

  4. Chris Says:

    Floppy hat Sweezy, not even one practice, that’s worse than Alvin take the money and run Harper.

  5. BigHogHaynes Says:

    That’s about that ALL/POWER (GM)!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  6. Cover Deuce Says:

    Maybe they let him compete for a job at a reduced rate next year? We leave Pamphile at LG, move Marpet over to C, and see if Sweezy can hold down his old spot on the right side. That has the potential to be one mean run-blocking unit.

  7. RumRunner Says:

    Does he still show up to practices?

  8. ElioT Says:

    The guy got injured in the offseason after the Bucs signed him.

    You going to CUT every player that goes on IR? WTF? Great idea geniuses.

    When this guy comes back next year and makes the O-Line even that much better you guys (Joes included) will be lichting his balls.

    Go Bucs!

  9. Pit Says:

    Let’s hope he comes back healthy.

  10. Ndog Says:

    For real man you guys actually think he wants to be hurt? Crap happens and I hope he gets healthy and is on the team next year.

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The signing of Sweezy reminds me of Revis

    ………and it’s almost as bad as Albert Haynesworth bad……..

  12. Dave Says:

    Always find it amusing and irritating when fans, usually sitting their lard asssses around on a couch watching a game, trash some guy because he is injured. It is no players fault if they get injured.
    Not playing just because you’re hurt or because of a little pain is totally different than an actual injury that must heal.
    Nothing in this guys past shows him to be a guy who won’t give 100% when healthy.
    Prtspnsply, I think joe is wrong. With the depth being tested like crazy on the OLone this year, I think he’s back.
    They’ll save enough money with VJax and Verner being gone.

  13. JMN Says:

    At least we have some pics of him in Bucs gear. More than we can say for Jake “the snake” Plummer.

  14. JonBuc Says:

    This reminds of when Pete Carroll left USC in the lurch while claiming his innocence. Swindler Sweezey will be back with the Hawks next season on a vet minimum deal having been topped off by Licht’s Out. At least Michael Johnson went through the motions before returning “home”…Sweezey is robbing the bank via the drive-thru…

  15. orlbucfan Says:

    Dave Says:
    November 25th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Always find it amusing and irritating when fans, usually sitting their lard asssses around on a couch watching a game, trash some guy because he is injured. It is no players fault if they get injured.
    Welp, I’m one Bucs fan who has to fight to keep some lard on my azz. 🙂 What exactly levelled Sweezy? I know OLine men have to be as big as a house and weigh as much, too. Did he stumble, fall on his ankle and snap it, Joe?

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Would it be wrong to have separate GMS for Free Agency and the draft?

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Sweezy should negotiate an injury settlement. He is a thief. Period.

  18. Aguayebrows Says:

    What would be the issue with having a healthy Sweezy on the team next year? Why would we get rid of him? Do you think we have that much depth? What’s the difference between whats happened and if he got hurt in the preseason and was lost for the year? I don’t really see one. This won’t go down as one of Lichts best signings, but injuries are out of a GM’S control. We’ve already paid him a big chunk of his guaranteed money.

  19. RustyRhino Says:

    All this big bad talk of what to do with a player our team signed during Free Agency. How much of a thief he is and how he is no good and we should just cut him yesterday. Then ride the GM out of Tampa on a rail because he signed him. This injury we only know of as a back injury of some sort if I remember correctly. It came about when? What type of injury was it? What time limit and complications occur from this type of injury and the corrective surgery.
    Do any or all of those full of sh!t bloggers wanting to get rid of him here on JoeBucsFan know any of this information? Please share your information if you would to the rest of us.

    I am still excited at the prospect of our Mr. Sweeny signing, he has not yet played due to injury. That SUX but it does happen. I am also of the hope that he gets squared away and comes back his bruiser bashing self and we have a Mauling Marauding interior Oline. No disrespect for Mr. Pamphile I have been enjoying his growth, and I want him resigned this season to a longer higher paying contract. He has and is earning it. I want his future seasons for us not against us. I see Mr Sweezy as a upgrade to the overall skill set and depth of our offensive line. Why is it that some “buccaneer fans” on this site want to bash a good young productive OG and want to get rid of him due to him being injured? If Mr. Sweezy can not over come this injury then by all means then we let him go. Just not before we get a better idea on what he has to overcome to get back to playing his game.
    Go BUCS!

  20. Seminole Bill Says:

    Sweezy is in the first year of a $32.5 million contract expiring in 2021, with $14.5 million guaranteed. Marpet has a 4 year $3.8 million contract with $1.0 million guaranteed. Which was the better deal?

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    Does Carroll want squeezy back? Has the injury condition been updated? Inquiring minds want to know.

  22. Bob in valrico Says:

    I wanted pamphile to get his shot,also watched dan cable rave about Sweezy
    and was impressed.There has been no details on Sweezy’s injury,leading many to question the big guarantee for season that looks like he will not play.Fans do want to know if Buc brass knew of the injury beforehand.

  23. Kevin Says:

    Our medical evaluators need to be FIRED!!




  24. Giovanni Says:

    Does anyone knows what we’re the Seahawk’s cap space last offseason? If they had money to spend then I’m thinking they knew something they’re not spilling.

  25. Tom S. Says:

    Licht pissed away a lot of Glazer cash for a floppy hat model.

    Sure Sweezy looks good in a floppy hat but I bet Pablo would wear one for half that amount, then lap dance for free.