Ted Ginn & The Bucs

January 19th, 2017
Ted Ginn's transition to oily Drew Rosenhaus means he should be available in March.

Ted Ginn’s transition to oily super agent Drew Rosenhaus means he should be available in March.

The Bucs sure need a Ted Ginn type of player.

Blistering receiver speed? Check.

A-list returner? Check.

And whaddya know! It looks like Ted Ginn himself will be available.

Ginn was a guy Joe pined for the Bucs to sign in 2014 and 2015, when he was on the market and Tampa Bay was looking to end the Eric Page era and later the parade of incapables at returner in 2014.

But Ginn (32 in April) headed to Carolina in 2015, and there injuries forced him into a No. 1 receiver role. He rose to the occasion and caught 10 touchdowns and found himself in a Super Bowl. Last season, Ginn caught 54 balls while still returning punts and kicks.

It was announced this week that Ginn changed agents and hired oily superslime Drew Rosenhaus. Ginn will be a free agent in March if the Panthers don’t re-sign him, and it appears the move to Rosenhaus signals Ginn’s desire to hit the open market.

For the Bucs, Ginn would represent an upgrade at returner and experienced depth at receiver. Joe loves that Ginn has missed just one game the past four seasons and only seven games in his 10-year career.

The Bucs could use that kind of durability, and Ginn would not be expensive.

Remember, Dirk Koetter openly and directly expressed a desire to add speed to his return game.

30 Responses to “Ted Ginn & The Bucs”

  1. Rashad Says:

    Joe, I live in Charlotte , and I saw him last night at the Hornets game, I told ginn we need that speed in Tampa and he told me Tampa is nice. Man that’s crazy. ..

  2. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    No doubt he fills a need…is he the right guy to do it?

    Remember Top Gun? I feel the need…the need for speed!

  3. Mojiska Says:

    Anyone see a.p. say he would like to play in tampa if not minnesota? It’s on bspn website.

  4. Joeypoppems Says:

    Listen…. All that speed doesnt mean much when you cant catch the football. We need a Ted Ginn type of player, just not Ted Ginn

  5. NJBucsFan Says:

    And Sleeperbot is reporting Adrian Peterson has in interest in playing for Houston, Tampa, or NYG.

    Bring ALL DAY in

  6. NJBucsFan Says:

    He only does well in Carolina. We need a WR for more than one game a season.

  7. astrobuc Says:

    I think this would be a great signing for the right price. A legit WR2, also KR and PR. Opposite style of Evans and won’t command 10 million per year.
    I would like this better than Desean Jackson. Ginn has been around and seems like a team first guy.
    I would compare this to the Grimes signing of last off-season.

  8. J 2.0 Says:

    Ted Ginn: 30+ years old.

    Pierre Garcon: 30+ years old.

    Desean Jackson: 30+ years old.

    Come on. There is only 1 30+ year old receiver the Bucs should look at and that would be Brandon Marshall if the Jets let him go.

    Otherwise. Kenny Stills is the guy.

  9. Lord Says:

    Ginn is not a #2

    I’d be fine with him as the #4 and for special teams and that’s it

    Would rather take a shot on the younger Patterson for likely cheaper to do the same things. Or Stills ideally who actually could possibly be a decent #2

  10. pick6 Says:

    i’m sure rosenhaus has very reasonable target salary in mind for this 32 year old whose career as an impact player peaked in the college national championship game

  11. NycBuc Says:

    Teddy Ginn’s hands make Alvin Harper look like Chris Carter. Guy has the speed to get deep on anyone but can’t catch a cold.

  12. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    J 2.0 agreed.

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s fun to banter on about these guys but lets be real, another 30 year-old?! With questionable hands?! We need guys that will be around for a while. This is strictly a “rental”.

  14. Nostradamus Says:

    Pretty funny.. when talking about receiver needs in 2009 I said yes ginn could fill the bottom of the roster and return kicks. And I was laughed out of the room.. funny how things change. But now? He’s getting up there. We could draft a return man with fresh legs and be better off. In the famous words of Justin Timberlake “it’s to late to apologize, it’s TOO LATE”

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d rather get Cordarrelle Patterson, he can’t catch either, is just as fast or faster, and is younger and hasn’t had any health issues, that I’m aware of. Also since Cordarrelle is younger, perhaps he could improve him Madden catch rating from 25 to like 31. Meanwhile Ginn is like a 25 and declining to probably a 16.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucsfanman … My sentiments exactly. Bucs have a chance to build something special but not if we fill roster spots with 32-year-olds. A couple of key ‘bridge players’ is useful, but only if they add something really special to this team like Robert Ayers and Brent Grimes have done. Ted Ginn is fast but he’s never been that special. Jackson, Garcon, several others … prefer to go that route.

  17. Another J Says:

    Ted Ginn may be fast, but He doesn’t catch…
    I think we could do better!

  18. Steve from Oregon Says:

    Pass…grab Patterson, younger, bigger, just as fast

  19. Phillip Says:

    The dude can’t catch and had one DECENT year.. Unless he is coming in to COMPETE for WR 4/5 role no effin thanks..

  20. DB55 Says:

    I’d rather sign Steve Smith Sr. Lol

  21. R.O. Says:

    It sure why everyone is to overpay old players… let the market settle. These are all Tier 2 FAs. I’m not sure there are any Tier 1’s that will hit the market this year.

  22. martinii Says:

    I Think with Ayers and Grimes Licht made good choices. Don’s get me wrong there are many very talented players over 30 that have a few more years of top level performance ahead of them. Hester for example had a great game last week and Tom Brady may play into his 50’s, but it is the exception instead of the rule in most cases, especially for skill players like AP who take a beating when they do heal up and return to the line-up. There is no magic age but logic tells me the younger a player is the more durable he is and the more likely he will help a team improve and grow into a contender. I truly believe that is not an overnight process and older players often result in perpetual turnover. Tough logic

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  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This veteran I could get behind signing. He’s healthy, 2 years younger than Vincent Jackson, and he’s reliable.

    Best of all, he would buy us time to get a young guy…which is good since we need so many other things addressed.

  25. USFBUC Says:

    I agree with the other comments about passing on all the old players. There are younger options that can do the same thing. Patterson, Britt, and Stills would give us a nice corps of WRs when added to Evans and Humphries.

  26. Mort Says:

    Just a shame he isn’t a better receiver.

  27. SOEbuc Says:

    No Ted Ginn. No Brandon Marshal. Yes Kenny Stills. I did’t want Alshon Jeffery very much before but if we had ME13 at #1, Jeffery at #2, Stills at the #3 and Hump at #4 along with Brate that would be excellent. Young guy that only seems to be getting better that won’t cost a huge amount of money. Also has been playing in the Florida heat like us and 4 hours away from his place of residence right now if he likes it. If this could please happen Lord I would say O.J. Howard all day if available in the first. Talk about weapons for Jameis.

  28. PRBucFan Says:

    WR will be priority, there will be no “buying time” before that position is addressed Bonzai.

  29. Jonny 2.2 Says:

    Ted Ginn has developed into a serviceable receiver with the Panthers. The bad rap he seems to get is because of him being a draft bust. He will never be a star WR, but with the right group of weapons such as Evans who always sees double coverage and a TE in Brate who has become very respectable in the middle of the field, Ginn can definitely be that guy that takes top off the secondary.

  30. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Why not draft a durable speed guy…ala a Tyreek Hill.