Licht: “Full Throttle” Into Free Agency

January 2nd, 2017
"We'll need a few pens, Mr. Glazer."

We’ll need a few pens, Mr. Glazer.

Once upon a time, Bucs general managers talked about the evils and dangers of free agency and shaded all their team-building talk toward the draft.

It was a Tampa Bay tradition for a while until Team Glazer opened the vault for Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright in 2012.

Since, the spending hasn’t stopped and it feels like it could escalate in a big way in 2017.

Yesterday on the Buccaneers Radio Network, general manager Jason Licht said his personnel team is going “full throttle” into free agency mode. He even said “full throttle” twice!

Make it rain, Team Glazer! Make it rain!

In all seriousness, 9-7 teams with a mountain of available salary-cap cash like the Bucs have typically spend big-time to push themselves over the top. Sadly, the Bucs did the exact opposite in 2011, when they had a young team and a young quarterback coming off a 10-6 season.

Yes, Joe knows free agency isn’t a perfect fix, but it is critical to most winning rosters.

Look at what the Raiders and Giants accomplished this season. And hey, look at what the Bucs’ defense did with the additions of Robert Ayers, Daryl Smith and Brent Grimes, key additions at each level of the “D.”

Weapons for Winston should be a priority in March. Joe has no doubt Team Glazer would be happy to write those checks.

108 Responses to “Licht: “Full Throttle” Into Free Agency”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    It’s really nice that for the first time in a long time the biggest selling point for the team isn’t the lack of state taxes.

    We have a winning record, a young nucleus with a franchise QB who is breaking records with rubbish for a receiving group and no run game. I don’t think we’ll have to pay the standard Bucs premium to players to lure them here, the way we’ve had to in the past. I think the allure of being part of something that shows this level of promise will be a big part of the package. Hopefully, anyway. We’ll see what kind of magic they can work.

  2. Thagreatblackdragon Says:

    KD cannon from baylor. Matt miller has us taking him in the 3rd round. What you think joes?

  3. JonBuc Says:

    Licht has been a little shaky to say the least in free agency…top of my wish list would be Eric Berry to pair with suddenly studly Keith Tandy.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Sister Encarnación: Where are your robes, Ignacio?
    Nacho: They were… stinky. These are my recreational clothes.
    Sister Encarnación: They look expensive.
    Nacho: Thank you. I mean… they might have the appearance of riches, but beneath the clothes, we find a man… and beneath the man we find… his… nucleus.
    Sister Encarnación: Nucleus?

  5. jameisaintnopunk Says:

    grey skies are going to clear up, put on a happy face

  6. buccfan305 Says:

    This is kinda off topic here but I am still cifused in how we Lost the tie braker to Detroit to get into the playoffs. We have the same record and a better division record so how does that work. I thought division record was the next thing that you look at after season record. Both 9-7 Detroit 3-3 in their division Tampa 4-2 in NFC South???? IJS TOL.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    One WR PROVEN with little to no injury history and draft one to groom. They need to push Hump to number 4

    If they can get cook or foreman at rb that would be my first choice not a rb via free agency.

    Tandy is a great story to end the season but do you really think it’s sustainable. All too often bucs and bucs fans fall in love with a guy for one or two good games see Doug Martin, See GMC who has had about 7 stud plays in 7 years

  8. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    @buccfan305 i think that only comes into play with divisional opposition. Not sure but i think thats the reason.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think Jason Licht should focus on WR and OL in free agency, and if a really good defensive player (other than Revis, who will be available) hits the market, he should take a shot.

    Above all…avoid injury prone players. Out of 23 free agents brought in (various levels; in the off-season), only 2 did not have big injury histories. And it showed during the season. This team was decimated by injuries.

    Spend smart, Jason.

  10. tnew Says:

    Its about time for a Sweezy update.

  11. theodore Says:

    The Bucs should sign Antonio Brown, Ezekiel Elliott and Von Miller.

  12. 941BUC Says:

    The question is…will J.R.Sweezy have an impact on the run game and if he does I wouldn’t mind keeping 22Martin(of course with a restructure of contract say go from 7mil to 4.5mil a year)and picking up 2 more linemen that can helpthe run game.and if we add a speedy receiver in the draft and one in FA I believe we will finally master the uptempo play.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    In free agency, several WRs bear at least looking at.

    Alshon Jeffery is young, and seems on the verge of taking a leap forward. He had a 4 game suspension though. PEDs. He’s a jumper and aggressive…both of which are traits Winston needs in WRs. He’s had four 800+ yard seasons and two 1,100+ yard seasons in his 5 years. He’s not speedy, but clearly he has talent. And he is hungry.

    Frankly, I would make him a top priority…provided he isn’t franchised.

    If the giants are dumb enough to let Jason Pierre-Paul go, Jason needs to try to get him. I mean…obviously don’t break the bank on him…but if he can get a 5 year $80 million deal with only say 2 years guaranteed, that would instantly fix the defensive line.

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    theodore, Von Miller has 5 years left on his contract.

  15. BFFL Says:


    Tiebreaker between non-divisional teams in this order:
    1. Head to head
    2. Conference record
    3. Common games record
    4. Strength of victory (win percetage of teams you beat)
    5. Strength of schedule

    So bucs had same conference record as lions but lions had a better common games record because they beat the rams but bucs lost to rams because aguayo stinks.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    tnew Says
    “Its about time for a Sweezy update.”

    Amen to that! If we can actually count on him, it addresses at least one OL spot!

  17. Keith Lichtie Says:

    Get a veteran WR to work with a high speedy draft pick at WR. I like the idea of Humphries being our 4th receiver. Now that’s depth. You’re going to have injuries at some point. Look at the Packers depth at receiver.

    If we’re going to pound it up the middle 90% of the time on 1st down, we need a center that can clear it out. Going to need a tackle soon to replace Dot. Sooner or later he’s going to look like Gosder. Get a left tackle and move Smith to the right or one of the best right tackles in the draft. Need a OL like Dallas or Oakland’s.

    Can’t bank on Doug Martin being here and as much as I like Quizz, he’s not built to be a lead back. Need a guy that can run between the tackles, catch and block.

    Need A TE that catch and block. Brate as a #2 TE would be great. Again injuries are going to happen. Would prefer TEs like Myers and Stocker rarely see the field.

    And that’s just the offense!!!


  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think Charles Johnson will be available. He’s 30+ though.

  19. crazy Says:

    HOF #55 would caution all of us to remember “if you’re any good, teams will find a way to keep you” and not let you walk to needy competitors willing to overpay as the Bucs have done too often.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think Humphries should be the #3. He’s earned it and has shown that when given opportunity, he produces.

  21. DallasBuc Says:

    Maybe we will see a new media sponsored GM beer to accompany this wonderful FA period of do no wrong!
    How about a cider or a hard lemonade?

  22. Cobraboy Says:

    I’d bring Martin back with a different deal. He Rodgers, Simms and Barber make a decent backfield. I’d do “RB by Committee.”

    IF Sweezy is healthy, I’d consider putting Marpet at C, Sweezy at RG and scour for depth.

    Lock up Evans and Brate NOW with some of that new cap money. I’d also take care of Gholston, Rodgers and other Bucs FA’s first.

    Keep what you have, secure the Young Guns first. Then go shopping. A super star WR would not be necessary as a #2, just not a WR off the scrap heap.

  23. martinii Says:

    Sweezy Report, Hump to 3rd receiver, and give Tandy a shot at starter. All good idea’s Also hope we don’t lose Smith DC to coaching job in 2017, but as the Buc’s know so well, SH*#t happens.

  24. ElioT Says:

    Let’s f**king go Jason!

    I think Tampa is finally a destination free agents WANT to go!

    2016 was great…

    Last year I was happy for the season to be over.

    This year, I’m struggling to grasp the reality that it’s over and I have to wait nine months to see meaningful football again.

    Time flies when you’re a winner!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  25. ClodHopper Says:

    Weapons for Winston, Joe?

    Didn’t you listen to the Commish? Supposed to hashtag that schitt!!!


  26. tmaxcon Says:


    go look up Jeffrey injury history. bucs have enough part time stars. Jeffrey misses entirely too many games and is coming off a ped suspension didn’t we just go through that with that bum 22

    second hump played well but hardly earned anything. It’s a new year and everything is set back to ZERO he must earn is spot each and every week too many free passes are why the bucs are continuously in the basement.

  27. Defense Rules Says:

    I’m sure that over the next 2 months Jason Licht will get LOTS of guidance from Bucs fans about which FAs to sign. Personal wish list is for Bucs to add experienced players at 4 positions: LT, WR, DE/DT and Safety. Some of our other key needs we can hopefully draft and develop.

    Would really like to see Donovan Smith move to Guard, Ali Marpet to center and (hopefully) Sweezy at the other Guard position. Maybe then we could run between the tackles next year. Pamphile has shown me a lot this year, and I love his versatility. He should continue to improve and Bucs should explore using him at RT. Several excellent LT prospects in free agency this year.

  28. Patrick in VA Says:

    I think the development of Tandy is an interesting one. Is he a good fit for Mike Smith’s defense or did he have a developmental epiphany? I think that’s a key distinction to make with us facing the potential departure of Smith to a HC gig. If he’s a system player, can we afford to roll the dice on him struggling with the system being brought in by the new guy? If he is a system player, we should probably upgrade in the off season. If not, and he truly turned the corner as a player, I think that’s a position that we don’t need to focus on nearly as much as we thought earlier in the season.

  29. SOEbuc Says:

    It sounds like they’re gonna bring in two very good top dollar players. I hope more. Ohhh Eric Berry please come to Tampa. And a very good run stopping DT amongst others. If Eric Berry does stay in KC then they likely to get rid of Dontari Poe, and I’d really be down for that. No Alshon Jeffery. We can get a #2 WR in round 1 or 2.

  30. LakeLandBuc Says:

    It will be us and 31 more teams competing in Free Agency. The key is, selling players to come here. We sold Simeon Rice in 2001 to come here, because of our defense and the players in that defense. It will be interesting to see if players are sold on coming to Tampa.

  31. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead was the player i wanted here last season. Jason Licht brought him in for a meeting at OBP. But he left without signing a contract, and a few days later he had resigned with the Lions. A lot of players don’t have any plans of leaving their present team. They uses meetings with other teams as a weapon to get a better deal.

  32. Joeypoppems Says:

    I’m really intrigued to see how exactly we go about getting weapons for Jameis this offseason. Do we go after the big name guy in Alshon Jeffrey and maybe draft John Ross for that speed factor that we need? Maybe we sign a guy like Kenny Stills as that deep threat and draft a true #2 receiver like Mike Williams or Corey Davis. Maybe we sign Stills and a #2 guy like Kenny Britt or Pierre Garcon and not use an early pick on a WR at all. As far as RB goes, assuming Doug Martin is gone, that will probably be addressed in the draft if i had to guess. The RB free agent class this season isn’t that great (excluding Le’Veon Bell who will most likely be tagged) So whether that means trading up to AT LEAST #13 in the draft (to jump ahead of the Eagles and Colts who also need a stud RB) to get Cook or Fournette or drafting a RB on day 2 I dont know, but no matter what happens im excited for the coming months to see it all unfold.

  33. Patrick in VA Says:

    I don’t know about the character of a lot of the names that are being tossed around as possibilities, but I do know that Pierre Garcon is a guy that would fit right in with that blue collar work ethic and fighter mentality that they’re trying to instill on the team. Living in the DC area, I hear all the time about the differences between Garcon and DeShawn Jackson as they’re debating which, if either, to retain after this season. One of the things that is always brought up about Garcon is how reliable he is and the work that he puts in. That’s exactly what we need to gel with our offensive approach right now. If we have him, Evans and Humphries modeling that sort of mentality, I think it’ll go a long way to set the standard for any young receivers that we draft.

  34. Tampa Tony Says:

    Look at our own division. Atlanta added a few receivers and Alex Mack and Ryan is having his best year. Free Agency can be a good tool when used properly

  35. Billy Buc N Brazil Says:

    Please sign Berry and Pryor. I would also entertain a flier on Josh Gordon.

  36. Buc1987 Says:

    I concur Joe.

    Make it rain!

  37. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Billy – I’d love to see Gordon come, but it would be really tough to have any confidence in his ability to stay out of trouble. I know that you can find that element in any city that he could end up at, but Tampa has a history with players and substance abuse. It’s hard to think that him coming to town as part of a rehabilitation project will end well. If we can get him cheap and we can cut him easily if he were to fall off the wagon, I’d say go for it. He has undeniable talent.

    Pryor I’m not as high on. I’ve read lots of things about him being a person that players can’t stand being around. I don’t know that we need a player like that on the team. Another Keyshawn that we pay to go away. No thanks. I’ll support him and hope for the best if they go get him, but I’d like to think that they’re targeting a different kind of player to bring in.

  38. NJBucsFan Says:

    I’d like to see good signings…not so much big signings.

    I think Kenny Stills would do well here. Young and fast

    Latavious Muarry is a FA and still under 25. He should be pretty cheap considering the Raiders never fully trusted him (he’s a compliment to the RBBC)

    I’d also like to see Gilmore or Logan Ryan (one or the other not both) brought in as well as Eric Berry

  39. DallasBuc Says:

    Tampa Tony- that requires competent talent evaluation and decision making, neither of which our GM has proven capable of.

  40. DB55 Says:

    Coach just told the tb media they don’t know what they’re talking about. AMEN coach AMEN.

  41. MadMax Says:

    Corey Davis and Ramczyk on bspn, Cotton bowl. I hope Davis shows out. If we dont get DE Barnett, I’ll def be fine with Davis at that glaring WR need.

  42. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Lol at DallasBuc

    Lets look at the Facts.

    Jason Licht has taken a roster from 2-14, to 6-10, to 9-7.

    He has accrued a solid nucleus of talent, both through the Draft, through Undrafted Free agency, and more recently talented veteran Free Agents.

    He drafted the first true Franchise Quarterback Tampa has ever had.

    Shrewdly Drafted an absolute steal of a pick in Kwon Alexander, who appears poised to be the Heart and Soul of our defense for Years to come. In the 4th round no less.

    Drafted Mike Evans, who is a Legit top 5 receiver, and will only get better and better with the addition of More… #Weapons for Winston

    In addition to a Litany of other smart decisions and draft picks.

    But in your mind, because he hasn’t been right 100 percent of the time, he’s an idiot.

    No Gm in the league bats anywhere close to .1000
    Grow up dude.

  43. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m not going to get into specific players but here are my thoughts.

    First, we need to absolutely bring in 6 to 7 players (including the draft) that are starters and better than the players they replace.

    The positions I would like to see us attack is WR, TE, C, (or G if Marpet moved) DE/DT, S and perhaps a 2nd WR.

    4 from FA and 3 from the draft…..shouldn’t be too much to ask.

    If Sweezy is healthy, that would really help.

    Two WRs a TE & adding to the Oline should shore up the offense,

    A DT/DE & S will surely help the defense……

    I am assuming some of our returning players will develop into quality depth like Jack Smith, Gholston, Tandy & Ryan Smith……we may need another LB.

  44. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I agree entirely…….Licht brought in players like Brate & Humphries UDFA…..and there may be a couple of others that stick
    I’ll give him credit

  45. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I agree entirely…….Licht brought in players like Brate & Humphries UDFA…..and there may be a couple of others that stick
    I’ll give him credit for Koetter. The Brian Anger acquisition was solid.

    If Licht’s glass is half full enough years in a row we will be solid for years to come. He won’t be right all the time……that’s unfair to expect.

  46. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Amen Tony.. Berry would be a dream. And hesr ask the no to Jeffery noise,I get it. I also get when on the field teamed with another baller on the opposite side Duke basically unstoppable. See he and Brandon Marshall stats while teammates. Injury is part of the game folks. I think the risk of injury is lessened when your playing with high quality teammates.

  47. DallasBuc Says:

    As if he walked into a 2-14 team and wasn’t at least 50% responsible
    Funny stuff getting tossed around today

  48. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Speed is nice but doesn’t guarantee success in the NFL. I want proven guy opposite ME. Not saying don’t draft one but give Fameis a proven vet to work with.

  49. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think Blake is on to something here. You’re either getting better or you’re getting worse.

    Jason Licht has taken a roster from 2-14, to 6-10, to 9-7.

    And yet why do I feel if we go 12-4 and run the table in the playoffs and win the SB Dallas Buc will still be here to remind us of what a horrible job Jason Licht does.

  50. tmaxcon Says:

    Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:
    January 2nd, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    Speed is nice but doesn’t guarantee success in the NFL. I want proven guy opposite ME. Not saying don’t draft one but give Fameis a proven vet to work with.


    bucs gambled on way to many injury prone players and unreliable players especially at WR

  51. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Tmaxcon

    What….no soft-serv comments?

    I don’t necessarily think we need speed at #2…but we need speed at #3 for sure… of our WRs has to be able to outrun Jameis’ overthrows.

  52. c-spann Says:

    please say no to Jeffery! ZHe stays hurt and he is not that fast. We need speed people. Other teams in the division have a speed WR expect the bucs. I like the ideal of getting Stills and Garcon.

  53. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    DallasBuc he walked into a team that started 0-8 the year before. And was brought in with a washed up maroon of a head coach in Lovie Smith. Lovie Smith who was in control of the active roster, And Almost assuredly lobbied for guys like Josh Mccown, and Michael Johnson. Lovie Smith is a bumbling buffoon of a coach and I blame all of his failures solely on him.

    And I find it funny how you make a comment on the fact that we were 2-14, and not that the current roster went 9-7. Interested sneak peek into the mind of DallasBuc.

  54. ElioT Says:

    I hope those of you who want Josh Gordon here aren’t the same people who want to run Doug Martin out of town.

  55. Bucsfanman Says:

    We need to spend smart, not just spend. Good teams are built from the ground up. Get the right guys in here. We’ve got a nice foundation, lets augment what we have.

  56. Jay Smith Says:

    We need to draft James Washington WR out of Oklahoma State after the first or second round.

  57. tmaxcon Says:


    man the new season has started the bucs have to win at Free Agency, Drafting, Offseaon Prep and on Game days. It all starts now. Each phase is equally important. I agree spend wisely but you can’t be scared of past failures with any aspect or you will never improve. Key is to get rid of remaining losing culture types. Must get a PROVEN reliable WR for Winston not a gamble not a flashy guy a reliable guy. Jeffrey misses too many games. I’d like a nasty center but maybe Marpet is the next center.

  58. tmaxcon Says:


    as you know I am 100% convinced that the bucs will never win consistently or a big game with gmc on the roster. He’s soft leadership and play has cost this team enough he can serv up his softness elsewhere. hes weaknesses outweigh his mediocre on field play. He does not play with the same desire as the new breed of bucs. addition by subtraction thus the No More Soft Serv tag for the Ice Cream man

  59. tmaxcon Says:


    It’s all about superbowls NOT “Special” seasons

  60. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Tmax I’m not being argumentative but I would like to see a chart detailing how games Jeffery has missed since entering the league. And what type of injuries have been sustained.

  61. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I mean I keep hearing people say that but how many games has he missed???

  62. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Nole why don’t look you look it up yourself.

  63. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Looks like he has nagging hamstring issue’s that dates all the way back to 2012 and have become more frequent as the years go by.

  64. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I just did. Roughly 11 games since 2012. Never more than two in season. And people those minor issues can happen to any player.

  65. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Blake what you just posted is where I got my info. Where in there did see anything about a rash of hamstring ussues that go back to 2012???

  66. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Open that link Blake put up and read about Alshon’s injuries. I don’t see torn anything.

  67. DallasBuc Says:

    Blake- we don’t go 9-7 without the reprehensible work done getting us the number one overall pick Winston in a barely 2 win season. Most people in charge of such an offensive team in which he and Uncle Lovie flipped at least 50% of that roster with their shining talent eval picks among which are out of football Amfomy Collins, Michael Johnson and the truly terrific franchise QB Josh McCan’t would never get the opportunity to pick a Winston.
    Stop with the myopic outlooks. They lower the already low standards

  68. DallasBuc Says:

    By more local media sponsored GM beer!

  69. DallasBuc Says:


  70. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Dallas you’re a funny guy thats the last thing I’m saying to you.

    And nole scroll down the page and you will see that he’s had 5 injuries on the same leg, all hamstring related. And they started in 2012. I say to you again, work on your reading comprehension dude.

    Also he did indeed tear his hamstring in 2015.

  71. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Also it says on the top right hand corner that he is a high risk player with 83 percent chance to get injured.

    I get the feeling that you’re one of those people, that gets their minds made up, and then there is no amount of information available that would cause your opinions to change.

    You hear a name like Alshon Jeffery, that you recognize, and think “we have to get him.” And ignore the fact that he’s injury prone. Much in the same way that because Dalvin Cook plays for the seminoles, in your mind that the only acceptable use of our first round pick is to draft Dalvin no matter the cost.

    You should try and open your mind dude.

  72. DallasBuc Says:

    Blake- I know that’s what you are not saying which is why I am taking the time to point it out to you. Ya know, myopic!
    Your blind spots are as wide as those carved out proudly by JoeLichtFan

  73. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Let’s not forget that the free agent class includes those players signed after this year’s draft, and Licht has a good record of identifying talent, such as Brate and Humphries. For example, I like Aguayo and want him to succeed, but I expect that Licht will bring in an undrafted kicker for competition in training camp. According to Koetter: “With that said, our field goal percentage of this year is not good enough. Now that’s not the only stat that’s good enough, but that wasn’t good enough. Jason and I have already talked, and I think it’s all ready proven, that we have no problem moving on from a draft choice and playing somebody who wasn’t drafted. Nothing is a given and if they’re not the best player, then I can be pretty certain in saying they wont be out there.” That means that Aguayo is on the clock, too.

  74. Dave Says:

    All too often bucs and bucs fans fall in love with a guy for one or two good games see Doug Martin, See GMC who has had about 7 stud plays in 7 years.

    It’s obvious you don’t know football but you love to troll.

  75. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I Think you are the one thats nearsighted Dallas. You are the one with your kiester seated firmly in the past facing backwards. We’ll see how much you still hate Jason Licht when we improve in yet another year. After another assuredly solid Draft class.

  76. DallasBuc Says:

    Watch the delicate sensibilities of those that can’t take it eliminate the integrity threatening discourse!

  77. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    His fumagalli kid from Wisconsin is lighting it up. Brate 2.0?

  78. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I can take whatever you want to say, and welcome any sort of discussion, but i’m letting you know that your distaste of our Current gm, in my evaluation, is extremely misguided.

  79. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    And the guy only has 9 fingers. Lol

  80. DallasBuc Says:

    Blake- we will see and when it happens I will applaud the accomplishment. Here’s the thing, I don’t give credit for poor performance. When Evans sucked last year I was one of the few fans that had the stones to loudly call it out. He turned his game around this year and shut me up. Win win.
    Maybe Licht starts performing the way his ego thinks it does and I’ll shut up about him too but not until he stops drafting place keekers in the 2nd round and hiring washed up bums to start for our football team. This guy has some good but he has a lot of bad that people like you love to ignore.
    I want him to knock it out of the park this offseason but past (that thing you criticize me for) effort is all I have as a fan to judge him on.
    Try thinking things through before barking

  81. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Good news guys, Malik hooker just declared for the draft. That should push a top prospect down the board a little more.

  82. MadMax Says:

    Good news on Malik. Yeah, I was looking up Fumagalli while ago. He wont come out until next year I think, and he’s rated as the #2 best TE. Probably a 1st rounder.

    Cant wait to see CB Adoree Jackson for USC. Watch the returns that kid does. He’ll probably burn one for a TD. I wouldnt mind if we got him in the 2nd.

  83. salish_seamonster Says:

    theodore Says:
    January 2nd, 2017 at 11:29 am

    The Bucs should sign Antonio Brown, Ezekiel Elliott and Von Miller.

    Apparently, you have no idea how the NFL works.

  84. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    This coming a dude who has still yet to show me where I stated someone will be the next Marshll Faulk. I got you smart guy. And since so at retrieveing information. How you show is all the height and weight of the #1 and #2 all time leading NFL rushers. Similar to a back I know coming out of FSU.

  85. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    You couldn’t do me that one lil favor Blake??? Kinda figured you wouldn’t be man enough. And who was it yesterday that said “half these people are fans and didn’t even attend the school”.I believe that was you. What a dumb@$$ statement. Since when did that become a requirement to having a favorite team??? Message to you, half the members of the team don’t give a s@$! about the program. They trying to get in the league.

  86. Bucnjim Says:

    Really need to draft offensive weapons! Reason being is we have a solid young nucleus of Winston, Evans, Marpet, Brate etc. Draft talented youngs players so they can grow and be successful together. The D is a little older and would do better with the added experience.

  87. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Nah that definitely wasnt me dude. I dont care if any fan of Fsu went there. And I still dont know why you are trying to bring up hall of fame players to try and make a case for a guy thay hasnt taken an NFL snap.

    Also i did post the proof of you saying that he was the coming of Faulk. But you continue to ignore it.

    That skipper guy said ” he looks like the second coming of marshall faulk ” and you responded directly to him and said ” he is the second coming” check the archives if you dont believe me.

    But I will stress again, please stop comparing Dalvin Cook to Hall of Fame running backs when that is not what his tape says he is. He is a reasonably fast guy with good quickness, and decent vision. Who has a chance to break big runs, but without good holes to run through, he will wont be anything special. And his skinny body wont hold up. has compared him to Clinton Portis. Which i think is a spot on comparison. Portis was a solid nfl back and had a build nearly identical to Cook. But Walter Payton he was not, and neither is Dalvin Cook.

  88. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’m mainly emphasising the similarities inthey’re size dude. Seeing as in your mind smaller back means more injury prone back. So again if you will show the #1 and #2 all time leading rushers height and weight please. No one had ever anyone ever be anything. Talking bout reading comprehension. When did”looks like the second coming” become the same is the second coming??? Explain to me that will ya Blake.

  89. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Excuse the errors I swype when I post wrong words come out sometimes

  90. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    This is the last time i repeat myself man. Some guy named skipper said ” he LOOKS like the next marshall faulk ” YOU said “he IS the second coming.” go back and look bro. Im not making it up.

  91. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    FOH wit that clinton portis bs. DC waaayy better than him. Faulk just over 5,500 total yards(school) Cook just over 5,400 total yards(school). What else do I have to compare them bro???

  92. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Well look at those number and exlain to me why not..

  93. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    And for the record “he IS the next Marshall Faulk”. Just so we clear.

  94. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Everytime you look up some commentator will be comparing him to Faulk. They already doing it.

  95. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Lol so after denying all that time you spent denying that you said it, you just said f that and say that he is anyway. Funny stuff.

    So by that logic, Christian Mcafery is the next barry sanders, since just last year he broke sanders fbs record for all purpose yards from scrimmage. And i’d rather have sanders than faulk.

    P.s. I dont think Mcafery is the next Barry Samders, because production in college doesnt actually mean that much whem it comes to Nfl success.

  96. DallasBuc Says:

    So it’s not me in a heated argument with Nosbos? Oh yeah, Uncle Lovie isn’t around!

  97. Kevin Says:

    Offense and defense both need help but if I had to grade the level of need it would be about 65 offense 35 defense. We need more points on the board and let our offense ve our defense by killing the clock. O line, weapons and D line please.

    Dont see Eric Berry leaving KC

  98. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Maybe who are you to say. Are equipp with some ability that gives you foresight on what a pro players career will be???

  99. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    allas go screw your fake Buc lovin self. Imposter @$$.

  100. DallasBuc Says:

    Blake is new. A-dorable

  101. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    How can you determine Cook wont be Faulk-like similar collegiate #s. But youl say Faulk put up his against stiffer competition out there at SANDIEGO STATE.

  102. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    This man aint gone ever stop professing his for lovie Smith. You go hard for him like I go hard for DC bro.

  103. MadMax Says:

    Well Adoree Jackson is done for a while. Hope its not too bad of an injury.

  104. Issic Haggins Says:

    Defense Rules !!! I agree Something has to be done or at least considered………. Hands down , should have gone after Mack last year !!!

  105. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    @Nole At this point I honestly don’t think there’s anything I can say at this point to convince you. But when I watch Dalvin Cook on tape, and watch him do what he does, it’s just not that impressive to me. Whenever he breaks a big run, I think “wow that was a huge hole he just ran through” or “Holy crap that was some terrible tackling.”

    Never seen him shake someone out of their shoes, or run somebody over, I’ve never even seen him bust out a spin move. He doesn’t strike me as a back that creates a lot of production for himself. He does strike me as a good player on a stacked team in a weak conference.

    And I doubt that Jason Licht will see him as a gamebreaker worthy of trading up in the draft for, that all the Seminole fans on this site seem to think he is.

  106. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I’d Rather have Mike Williams, Leonard Fournette, Corey Davis, or O.J. Howard.
    Each and everyone of those players are all more impressive to me on film than Dalvin Cook.

  107. PRBucFan Says:

    Hump needs to be a #4?

    lololol sometimes I wonder what the hell games y’all are watching

  108. America's Commenter Says:

    Well, the fact is that there are only a handful of teams, between 4 and 7, depending on which source you believe, that have salary cap troubles heading into 2017. There are at least 5 other teams with tens of millions to spend, so the Bucs will have some competition on the open market and may even have trouble spending to the salary floor unless they overpay someone.