Booger: Bucs Seem To Like Cook

April 13th, 2017

Hears inside chatter.

Yes, much of Bucs fandom raced to their local Hooters and started pounding beers last night with the news stud running back Dalvin Cook was in town for a sitdown with Bucs brass.

For Cook, the chance to play for the Bucs and reunite with America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is a dream.

Former Bucs defensive tackle and two-time Super Bowl ring-wearer Booger McFarland believes the Bucs may want to make Cook’s dream a reality.

The current ESPN and SiriusXM NFL Radio talking head has good friends in high places. Some of these friends have a direct pipeline to the highest levels of power at One Buc Palace.

Booger hears chatter claiming the love building for Cook is not just coming from fans.

@SECbooger: Dalvin Cook to the #bucs sounds like it’s something everyone wants on both sides from what im hearing

Cook has made his feelings about the Bucs abundantly clear. Of course, the Bucs are not going to discuss Cook, or anyone else they may have targeted.

As Joe has stated, if Cook is their guy, then go get him! How many Dixie Chicks fans do you know who speed bag their refrigerator each night over the fact Atlanta traded up for Julio Jones?

98 Responses to “Booger: Bucs Seem To Like Cook”

  1. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Here we go! 🍿

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    Much of Bucs fanbase raced to Hooters because Cook was at OneBuc? Sure about that? That’s some crack reporting!

  3. meh Says:

    Ugh. No RB in the first, please.

  4. meh Says:

    If we trade up for Cook I’m going to vomit.

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ meh

    Same here

    The bucs will not draft a RB in the 1st rd…….and all these cook Homers will lose their minds

  6. Warrenfb12 Says:

    I don’t get the desire for cook in round 1. A running back with shoulder injury issues and who has a hard time hanging on to the football? Nah.

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    With all the backs in this draft it would be worse then teading up for the kicker

  8. bucNation Says:

    @thebucsanthem and if dalvin is sitting there when we pick and we do get him are you gonna lose your mind? cus i think it’d be pretty safe to say that he’d be best player available at a position of need so i think they wouldn’t wait to turn the card in to say we won’t draft a rb first round kinda goes against wait has been happening at one buc the past week with all the rbs coming for visits if dalvin is gone by our pick definitely don’t draft rb and i might even be more happy if we’re able to trade back at that point the names of the people that might be available at 19 aren’t very intriguing

  9. Buc50 Says:

    We need a RB with homerun ability. Waiting till later rounds just won’t cut it. People seem to forget Simms was a later round pick and people complain about him. If the Bucs feel they won’t get what they need at 19, I’m ok with trading up to get that guy. Other that picking a kicker last year, Licht has been great in the draft so far and I see no reason not to trust him now.

  10. Guzzie Says:

    Really hope he’s gone before we pick! Joe, you act like Cook is a generational talent, how do you justify that 91% of RBS in the last 10 years have better athletic traits than Cook. Don’t tell me film doesn’t lie, Trent Richardson had great tape too.

  11. tdtb2015 Says:

    14 days……14 days!

    In Licht we trust!!!

  12. bucNation Says:

    @warrenfb12 if the shoulder thing was such a issue he wouldn’t have ran for over 1700 yards and 19 tds last year lol people always read into injury history for rbs to much literally every running back ever coming into the draft that’s carried a heavy load in high school and college is gonna have a little bit of a injury history why is that so surprising lol everyone knows it’s a blessing if a rb can last 10 years in the league let alone be productive all i know is when u listen to real people in the mock draft world not in the main stream trying to stir shlt up dalvin is the best rb in this draft and it’s not close he’s proven it in college and he’ll prove it again in the nfl i don’t know why u wouldn’t want him to prove it on this team

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    Our #19 spot is going to be a perfect position where other teams going to call licht to moveup to get a QB….

    We can lose 20 spots to the 2nd round for givingup our#19, but we will be able to get another 3rd round pick

    We can get 3 very good players in the first 3 rounds


  14. Supersam Says:

    Trade up for a running back ugh no.

  15. Joe Says:

    Don’t tell me film doesn’t lie, Trent Richardson had great tape too.

    You’re good banking on what the Bucs currently have at running back?

  16. bucNation Says:

    @guzzie the combine lies lol i can tell you for a fact there are more combine warrior busts then there are actual productive players in college that bust most the time it’s the person letting the hype get to them and derailing their career if he has consistently showed against nfl talent (clemson,florida,miami,michigan) that he can excel against other equally as talented opponents that was the problem for trent he got shut down a lot in college against the better defenses fournette had a problem with that too

  17. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    If he is the first round pick for the bucs I really hope they can’t find a way to get budda baker in the second or Obi Melifonwu.

  18. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    Can find a way* stupid phone

  19. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Ew no thanks.

  20. Guzzie Says:

    Joe…H3ll to no I’m not comfortable with our RB situation, my point is your love for Cook is a little out of hand, especially with draft so deep at RB. Is Cook really that much better than Kamara, Foreman, Mack, Mixon (definitely not), Hunt just to name a few. It’s a crapshoot for sure, but don’t get butt hurt if the Bucs pass on your boy.

  21. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Joe Says:
    April 13th, 2017 at 8:53 am
    Don’t tell me film doesn’t lie, Trent Richardson had great tape too.

    You’re good banking on what the Bucs currently have at running back?


    You pose that question as though Cook is ths only Running back in the draft.

  22. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Sorry Joe, don’t see it. Draft too deep at RB to go in round 1. Not unless you’re sure that the guy is the next Zeke Elliott. I’m sticking with Howard/Njoku round 1…Mixon/Kamara/Hunt/Foreman round 2….WR Round 3!

  23. Blake_bucsfan Says:


  24. German Buc Says:

    Can’t help myself but I am not sold on getting a real game changer at #19. I like the idea of trading out of the first round to add some picks. This year’s draft seems to be deep.


    Connor from Pitt looks like a beast.

  26. meh Says:

    You’re good banking on what the Bucs currently have at running back?

    I absolutely am.

  27. adambomb418 Says:

    Only draft him at 19. Do not trade up for him. I prefer to draft a RB in later rounds for more value though.

  28. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    This draft is too deep at RB position to waste it on a RB in the 1st rd.

    This draft maybe one of the deepest drafts for RBs in draft history

    ………..JL will not make the mistake of drafting a RB in the 1st round…..

    Buc fans should be surprised if a LT, DE, C, or even a WR is selected with the 1st rd pick

  29. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Meh, you need to look at some mock drafts! According to almost every mock draft now Cook will be available at 19

  30. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Use a second or third on RB not 1st. Yuck.

  31. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Mock draft. Key word mock. This is silly season.

  32. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Love how these guys always say take the best player available…..I guess that is true unless it is a RB!

  33. feelthepewterpower Says:

    DC’s filmroom, Joe –

  34. SB Says:

    Off field concerns, a fumble every other game, three shoulder surgeries, and extremely limited athletic abilities. Yep sounds like a first-round pick the Bucs would make

  35. Bucs87 Says:

    Cook is best running back in the draft and if you think he is not that much better than Karma Mixon Hunt and foreman your football knowledge should be in question!

  36. tnew Says:

    He isn’t my first choice, but if he is on the board at 19, that would be a nice spot that need and draft value converged. For that reason, I would have no issue making that move. However, I am in favor of doing whatever we need to do to make our 3 picks in the first 90 somehow 4. If its a combination of trading back in 1, plus giving up the 4th to gain an early two, so be it. But any creative way to get 4 players in that top 90 would be applauded. My dream combination is Njoku, Malik McDowell, Zay Jones and Marlon Mack. Pick a Safety on the next pick. I don’t see the need to trade away picks in this draft. This isn’t a Star draft, not a depth draft, this is a starter draft. The only thing that I would change would be

  37. Big-BucsGA Says:

    If Cook is there at 19 you have to take him. RB is clearly a need and he is player that can win matchups if used right. I still think Safety will be addressed with the first pick but I’m think Tampa may play it smart and trade down out from 19 and get more picks. I dont see how Cook’s stock is dropping. Fans are quick to say stuff about playing in the SEC etc but if you look back at his career at FSU he played several top 25 ranked defenses in college and thrashed all of them so I on board with Cook coming to Tampa but if not I will be ok. I just hope we don’t gain picks then trade up to make a pick that isn’t a need. This offseason Tampa is in the same boat from last offseason. No depth at WR OL, and DL.

  38. Wausa Says:

    The Bucs have arguably the worst group of running backs in the NFL.
    Former Redskin and Texans GM Charlie Casserly said in his opinion Dalvin Cook is a top 10 talent.

    If we are lucky enough to draft him I am confident our offense will become elite.

  39. Pickgrin Says:

    I would love to have Cook. At 19!!! Do NOT. I repeat DO NOT!!! trade additional picks to move up for him. Either pick BPA at 19 or trade back. Those are the only two acceptable options in a draft so deep with talent in areas that meet our “needs” well. Safety, TE, RB and yea we need another WR. Get one of each in rounds 1>4 and this team will have improved dramatically. Cook nor any RB is worth a trade up when McCaffrey may well be on the board at 19 and there is even better value at RB available in the 3rd round this year. Foreman,Hill, Mixon, Perine, Hunt, Mack, McNichols. At least 3-4 of those backs will be available to choose from in the 3rd round.

    Don’t do it Jason. Do NOT trade up in the 1st for a RB. You want to go get OJ Howard for an extra 3rd round pick if he falls to 15 – Fine. You want to go get Adams or Hooker at Safety for the same price if one falls to 15. I’m all for it. But do NOT trade up for Cook or any RB in the 1st round.

  40. 813bucboi Says:

    smoke in mirrors…..bucs will go defense first round after they trade down a spot a two, just like last year….donte foreman is a guy mike evans has been co signing….knows him personally….big and fast….and now that we’ve restructured martins contract, I think its unlikely we go rb first round….GO BUCS!!!

  41. Dan Solaz Says:

    If Licht and Dirk decide to pick Cook in 1st ( I hope they do ) Im pretty sure they will have the same hunch so many others seem to have, Cook is gonna be GREAT IN NFL…Seems like most of Cook haters might possibly be FSU haters…. You Say ” dont draft rb in first round” ..WELL LOOKS LIKE TIMES ARE CHANGING IN NFL …So some of you gotta adapt as well with your arguments. Worked last year with Zeke and this year possibly 3 rbs in first round and if one kid didnt knock a girl out quite possibly woulda been 4 rb first rounders. Cook is following Freeman from falcons, same high school, FSU, and productive NFL rb…same toughness , work ethic, warrior on field and great teammate. People didnt want Winston but noe love him, same will happen with Cook.

  42. Yungry Says:

    Draft Mixon or sign Ray Rice and get Greg Hardy! Boom Super Bowl

  43. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I can’t imagine Cook being there at 19, but at the same time if he is there I can’t imagine us passing on him. Is he a risk? Of course, but every single player in the draft every single year is a risk in some way. Players can get hurt, they can implode with their newfound fame and fortune, they can just plain not love football, or they can just plain not be as good as everyone thinks. That’s the crap shoot known as the draft. Every year there are people on this site (me being one of the biggest offenders) that scream and holler to get a particular player. However, when that player ends up doing nothing in the NFL, they say nothing about their mistake. However, on the rare occasion when that player does do well, they scream at the top of their lungs how they wanted that guy and we were stupid to not take him. Maybe I’m just getting old, but it’s become pretty funny at this point. None of us have a clue what we are talking about, so just keep that in perspective. It’s all guess work, so don’t complain when people who actually know what they are doing and actually get to meet these players choose differently from your uneducated guess.

  44. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Draft Mixon or sign Ray Rice and get Greg Hardy! Boom Super Bowl”


    This could possibly be the dumbest post I’ve ever read, and that’s saying a lot.

  45. Pickgrin Says:

    813 says:
    “now that we’ve restructured martins contract”

    What’s up with the ‘fake news’ dude?

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Way to tow the line, Booger, lol.

    You all realize he heard this from the media, right? And no one outside of the Bucs actually knows anything yet? Won’t until draft day.

    Anyone that says otherwise is lying.

  47. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says
    “The bucs will not draft a RB in the 1st rd…….and all these cook Homers will lose their minds.”

    I’m leaning against it myself, but never say never. One scenario would be that they trade down a couple picks, then use that ammo to trade back into the first round…resulting in two first round picks. In that case, it would be possible.

    Or, they could go against what you and I want and actually draft a RB at 19.

    The truth is, we just won’t know until the time comes.

  48. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Hawaiian Buc Says:

    April 13th, 2017 at 9:51 am

    “Draft Mixon or sign Ray Rice and get Greg Hardy! Boom Super Bowl”


    This could possibly be the dumbest post I’ve ever read, and that’s saying a lot.


    You just got trolled and bite the bait…… spicy Hawaiian!!!!!!! LOL!

  49. Bobby M. Says:

    Because that’s how professional GMs get the guy they want in the draft…….I guess GMs dont bluff or attempt to protect leverage during negotiations. If all the local media knows….its for a reason….and its not to throw you guys a bone.

  50. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Hawaiian I know you are one of the informed posters. Look at all the mocks out there. If definitely looks like Cook will be available. In fact most having going in the mid 20s if the Bucs don’t take him.

    813 did i miss something. I haven’t heard anything about Martin’s contract being restructured already.

  51. Mike Johnson Says:

    What a name hey guys. My man..Booger!!! But I betcha when he was growing up, nobody dared to make fun of his name…for there sake!

  52. JabooBuc Says:

    You people saying he has limited athletic ability are nuts. He ran in the 4.4’s at both the combine and at his pro day and I believe was one of the better numbers posted in the bench. However, none of that really matters. All you need to see is how many people caught him from behind on game day. Answer: very few.

    Also, as an admitted FSU homer, I would enjoy seeing him in our backfield. However, I am against the idea of trading up for the position unless the cost is very small.

  53. tmaxcon Says:

    trade the leader of the losing culture and go up and get cook, followed by goodwin then grab a RT

  54. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    For christ’s sakes tmax there will be no need to trade up for him. He is going to fall right into our laps

  55. tmaxcon Says:


    if you say so. I hope you are right in which case it will make the 19th pick a no brainer.

  56. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    You don’t pick Booger, Booger picks you.

  57. Bucs87 Says:

    Cook best running back in the draft hands down and for those saying we can get a better back mid round smh cook is gonna be a buc yall just gonna have to get use to it!

  58. Dan Solaz Says:

    @ Hawaiian Buc… I agree with you, well said !

  59. Dan Solaz Says:

    @ JabooBuc… Damn right bro..WATCH TAPE ..I’m a Fsu fan also.. But im not one who just wants Fsu players on Bucs. I want Bucs with best possible players idc where they go to school.. I dislike gaitors but love Hargreaves now that he is a Buc. Cook was dominant force and anyone who watch a fsu game saw that..period !

  60. Eric Says:

    Over the years we have all watched guys drafted high bust, at pretty much every position.

    Totally inexact science.

    That’s why these rules of “never take a rb in round one” are dumb. This is so because no matter the position you might dial in a bust.

    So, take the best possible player you believe will help your team the most.

    AKA Dalvin Cook. Sure he may bust, but so may whoever else you pick.

    As for lack of athletic prowess, I remember big strong Sapp doing only 16 reps at 225LB. Heck Cook did more than that. Way below average for players at Sapp’s position. The NFL is neither a weight lifting contest or a three cone drill meet.

    Ask guys on the Gators defense whether Cook is a good athlete, or the Hurricanes, Tigers, Wolverines etc.

  61. Joe Says:

    AKA Dalvin Cook. Sure he may bust, but so may whoever else you pick.

    Amen. If you’re scared, then go full-George Allen/Mike Ditka and trade all the picks for players.

  62. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    I used to feel exactly like you. Take Dalvin at 19 but do not toss in any additional chips to get him. Now I’m not so sure.

    Given that 50% of the picks after that first round tend to bust anyway it’s like you’re giving a half a pick. Or viewed the other way…from guys who trade down all the time to get as many picks as possible…you’ve just given up 1/2 chance to find a good player!

    I still lean your direction but depending how far we have to trade up and what it might cost I’d be somewhat open minded.

    Everything in the future is just that….future and nothing certain…but if the past is prologue to the future then there are at least three “generational” RB’s in this class. Fournette…Dalvin and I would argue McCaffery who should have gotten the Heisman two years ago but got jobbed by Bama and playing on the West Coast. I think it’s somewhat rare to have this level of talent all at once.

    I do not consider the other fine backs like Mixon, Kamara as generational…maybe Foreman in a power back sense…he did break legendary Earl Campbell’s Texas record and getting 100 yards in EVERY game is pretty stout.

    For me if we have a chance to get a generational RB to go with our Franchise QB we gotta jump. But I hear ya the price has got to be right.

    I tend to be more open to trading next year’s picks than this years because I think we’ll be picking lower than 19 next year.

  63. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jameis knows Cook, Evans knows Foreman and Jackson knows Ross. I gotta ask Nole how we’re going to get all 3 players at 19? Goodell will make it happen, I’m sure, but it’s going to be tough.

  64. uckinator Says:

    Do not trade up ! How is a running back with shoulder issues going to block a 245 pound lunatic linebacker blitzing off the edge. It won’t be pretty ladies & germs.

  65. NFLNut Says:

    I’d love Dalvin at #19 BUT I would NOT trade up … but if they do I believe they would be trading up with the Cardinals to get to #13 and pick right before the Eagles, as while I think the Eagles would prefer Christian Mac or even a CB, the Bucs might be scared Philly will take Cook … so … to move up from #19 to #13 would cost them a 3rd and 4th or a 2nd … and that is way too much to give up imo.

    Basically would you want:

    Dalvin Cook and Budda Baker and nothing else in the 3rd and 4th


    Corey Davis, Joe Mixon, Chris Godwin and Eddie Jackson

    I’d take the latter … by far!

  66. Blake_bucsfan Says:


    Well 40 percent of first rounders bust too. So your odds aren’t that much worse.

  67. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Joe Says:
    April 13th, 2017 at 10:59 am
    AKA Dalvin Cook. Sure he may bust, but so may whoever else you pick.

    Amen. If you’re scared, then go full-George Allen/Mike Ditka and trade all the picks for players.

  68. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    ^ or you know, you could draft a guy thag doesnt have a bundle of red flags.

  69. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Hawaiian I know you are one of the informed posters. Look at all the mocks out there. If definitely looks like Cook will be available. In fact most having going in the mid 20s if the Bucs don’t take him.”


    I see the mocks, but I pay very little attention to them. I’ve just seen it too many times. A guy falls in the mock draft, only to end up going top 10. Happens every year. As it pertains to Cook, I’ll believe it when I see it. If I’m wrong, that’s fantastic. I’d be thrilled with the pick, but I just can’t see 18 teams passing on him.

  70. Broy34 Says:

    Hawaiian I agree. I’m 26 and old enough to not be fooled. Cook will likely go top 15 then bucs grab peppers wait and grab mixon or Perine. Praying for Perine. I know backs when I watch and that kid can run

  71. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Mocks are rarely right…its akin to picking the first round of the ncaa tourney. Just hooe the buccs do there due diligence in vetting all players. Buccs have failed in recent years picking guys coming off injury.

  72. Buccfan37 Says:

    You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need. Yeah! Somebody good nearing Buccaneerville.

  73. NFLNut Says:

    I think the FACT is that EVERYONE should be thrilled if the Bucs nab Cook at #19 … even if there are other players they wanted instead such as Peppers or Barnett or Corey Davis or whoever as it’s obvious to anyone with eyes that Cook can flat out play AND that Cook loves Jameis AND that Cook wants to be a Buccaneer AND that he upgrades a position of need … those are all things ALL Bucs fans should be happy about if he’s drafted.

  74. Pickgrin Says:

    Hawaiian is exactly right. Wherever all this speculation that Dalvin is now likely to fall to 19 or late 20s or even out of the 1st round is coming from – Its a crock of horsesh!t. Nothing has changed in the last 3 weeks to merit a projected “drop” for Dalvin Cook. More likely than not its just multiple teams throwing out smokescreens because they would LOVE to have a RB as talented as Cook. Cook (and Fournette as well) is literally one of the top 5 best RB prospects to have come out of College in the last 10 years since AP was drafted in 2007. Tape don’t lie. I’ve watched damn near every game Cook has played in the last 3 years and I’m telling you – just like I told anyone who didn’t believe it 2 years that Jameis Winston was the studliest of QB prospects to have come out in a # of years – this young man has special skills. He will be a stud RB in the NFL. Dalvin is a a playmaker – a game changer – a TD machine. He’s highly likely to average 1500+ combined yards and 12-15 TDs every year that he is healthy in the NFL.

    If Cook is on the board later than the 15th pick I will be SHOCKED. He is a legit Top 10 talent and its highly likely that he will be drafted accordingly.

    Cook is perfect for our offense and a “dream” picks for the Bucs. But getting him will be too expensive unless I’m way off base. A 3rd round pick gets us up to #15. A 2nd round pick gets us to #12. If Fournette goes to Jax at 4 which is a pretty good chance – then the Panthers will be very seriously considering taking Cook with the #8 pick. It would take our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th round picks to get up to #7 to ensure that Cook would be a Buccaneer.

    In this particular draft where there is legit starting level NFL talent at the RB position well into the late 3rd and probably 4th rounds. It would be dumb to trade a 3rd to move up to #15. It would be crazy to trade a 2nd round pick to move up to #12 and it would be absolutely insane to try and go any higher than that. Don’t trade up Jason Licht. Let the board come to you this year or better yet (unless Cook or Davis or OJ Howard is sitting there at 19) – trade down as often as possible in the 1st 2 rounds and pick up extra 3rd and 4th round picks where a smart GM with an eye for talent like Licht can add a # of immediate and future starters in a draft this deep with good talent that meets our other needs so well.

  75. NFLNut Says:

    I highly doubt the Panthers take Cook … if the Eagles pass on him at #14 he will be there for us at #19 imho.

    Two teams that scare me a bit are the Bengals and Ravens but I don’t see either of them pulling the trigger on Cook as they have far more pressing “needs” than a RB.

  76. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    As Joe has stated, if Cook is their guy, then go get him! How many Dixie Chicks fans do you know who speed bag their refrigerator each night over the fact Atlanta traded up for Julio Jones?

    Snap shot of the Falcons before the Julio Jones Trade (2011)
    • (2010) – Atlanta Falcons* 13-3
    • (2009) – Atlanta Falcons 9-7
    • (2008) – Atlanta Falcons* 11-5 (Lost WC)

    So its safe to assume – they considered Julio to be the missing piece to a Super Bowl Bid.

    Referencing the following two seasons
    • (2012) – Atlanta Falcons* 13-3 (Lost Conf.)
    • (2011) – Atlanta Falcons* 10-6 (Lost WC)

    But was Julio the missing piece? No
    • Their defense lacked toughness.
    • Their finesse-oriented offense – still lacked playmakers
    • Their roster lacked overall depth

    So they were exposed…

    Reference the following 3 seaons.
    • (2013) – Atlanta Falcons* 4-12
    • (2014) – Atlanta Falcons* 6-10
    • (2015) – Atlanta Falcons* 8-8

    So they completely overhauled their coaching staff – and offensive & defensive philosophy. Drafted well, and picked up a few key contributors in FA

    Case In Point:

    Note: Key Contributors through the Drafted

    2013 Atlanta Falcons Draftees
    • Desmond Trufant
    • Robert Alford
    • Levine Toilolo

    2014 Atlanta Falcons Draftees
    • Jake Matthews
    • Ra’Shede Hageman
    • (RB) Devonta Freeman ← 4th Round Pick

    2015 Atlanta Falcons Draftees
    • Vic Beasley
    • Jalen Collins
    • (RB) Tevin Coleman← 3rd Round Pick
    • Justin Hardy
    • Grady Jarrett

    2016 Atlanta Falcons Draftees
    • Keanu Neal
    • Deion Jones
    • De’Vondre Campbell

    Note: Key Contributors through Free Agency

    • Adrian Clayborn
    • Brooks Reed
    • Patrick DiMarco
    • Jacob Tamme
    • Matt Bryant

    • Alex Mack
    • Andy Levitre
    • Mohamed Sanu
    • Taylor Gabriel
    • Aldrick Robinson
    • Derrick Shelby
    • Dwight Freeney ← Big Time Mentor for Vic Beasley

  77. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    So your saying its wise for a team coming off a 9-7 season should pull a Julio?
    With all the damn holes we still have on this roster.

    Are you suggesting that – we should trade away key premuim draft picks.
    Just to move up and draft running back?
    Especially when the draft is deep at the position

  78. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    So your saying its wise for a team coming off a 9-7 season – to pull a Julio?

  79. NFLNut Says:

    LUVMYBUCS … I love your posts … great work man, great work!

  80. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Thank U – I appreciate it brotha

  81. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    One 9-7 season doesn’t wash the stench of failure – from the previuos regimes

    • (2015) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)
    • (2014) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14)
    • (2013) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12)
    • (2012) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
    • (2011) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12)

    We’re still building this thang – brick by brick.
    No need trade the farm away for a running back.

  82. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    One 9-7 season doesn’t wash away – the stench of failure – from the previuos regimes

  83. bucs_365 Says:

    Trade up? Idiotic. If he drops to #19, okay… But spending extra draft picks, when we still have other serious needs, is ludicrous. If anybody is delusional enough to think we’re one player away from being a SB team, I’ve got some beachfront property in Siberia to sell you.

  84. Rod Munch Says:

    I like Cook more than the cracker kid – I’d be fine with it as I think he’ll be a good NFL running back from what I’ve watched. However the cracker kid, he’s too upright and too slight and I think he’s out with injuries a lot in the NFL – maybe it’s like comparing Winston to Mariota, you got two guys who are both good, but one plays every week and the other is going to miss 3-5 games a year with injury.

  85. 813bucboi Says:

    it aint fake news….I read it yesterday on bucsnation and it was on cbssports….GO BUCS!!!!

  86. Kobe Faker Says:

    If Mariota goes down again this year…Robinson is going to look elsewhere in 2018

    Titans, after the draft, is being built and ready to win now with a QB that can throw downfield

    Mariota without his wheels is a backup QB in the NFL

  87. Capt.Tim Says:

    Bad shoulders and a fumbler.
    Ive heard rumors, That NFL players are much larger,Faster, and hit much harder than 98% of the people Cook played in college.

    Also heard that Running backs usually lead with their shoulders, getting hit there almost every play.

    And Just Like Trent Richatdson, Cook is just a hair slow. Just a hair lacking in agility. Just a hair lacking of a second gear.

    In the NFL- as Richardson also found out, that hair makes all the diference

    Just my opinion, but Cook has waaaay to many concerns for a first round pick.

    With the Depth/value in this draft- I am hoping we trade completly out of the first round- picking up an additional 2,3,and 5th round pick

    Its a fantasy.
    But thats what all of our post are at this time of year

  88. Pickgrin Says:

    “We’re still building this thang – brick by brick.
    No need trade the farm away for a running back.”

    perfect summation that all the good info you posted backs up LUV. The massive price payed for the Julio trade up is paying dividends now 6 years later – but it hurt the Falcons pretty badly for a 3 year stretch once the lack of premium draft picks that were spent to get him started to catch up to the team.

    LOL Rod – “cracker kid”. Its funny how the tide has turned to the point that at certain positions, some people now doubt the abilities of a player simply because his skin does not have enough melanin naturally infused. Used to be African American QBs were doubted because of their skin color (and the stupid idea that they were not smart enough). Now its white Running Backs (with the stupid assumption that they can’t possibly be athletic enough). Geez.

  89. Pickgrin Says:

    813bucboi Says:
    April 13th, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    it aint fake news….I read it yesterday on bucsnation and it was on cbssports….GO BUCS!!!!

    You are so full of sheit. Provide a link then. It never happened dude. Doug Martin’s contract has NOT been “restructured” by the Bucs.

  90. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  91. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    I had no idea Booger was on the Colts when they won the Super Bowl… How the heck did i not know that?!!

  92. 813bucboi Says:

    yall right…the article I read was a what if scenario…either way screw cook…I think they like foreman better….GO BUCS!!!!

  93. Capt.Tim Says:

    My money would be on Foreman wearing Red and Pewter.

  94. NFLNut Says:

    KOBE … I love Mariota the kid but have never been big on Mariota the player … I mean watch EVERY ONE of his TD’s from last year … TWO throws and ONE run were special plays … everything else was vanilla like throwing to wide open receivers due to play action or throwing a pretty bad pass but the receiver makes a save and takes it to the house.

    I look at Winston like a Peyton Manning / Big Ben mix … I look at Mariota like an Alex Smith / Colin Kaepernick mix …

    I think Mariota can be a 10 year starter, make a couple Pro Bowls … and even win a SB if he has a great system, magnificent team and dominant rushing attack around him … but I think Jameis can be an absolute first ballot HOF’er.

  95. Kobe Faker Says:

    2017…We need an Offensive coordinator/playcaller

    This draft talk and new season predictions is all fun and goofy….


    Kobe Faker

  96. NFLNut Says:

    ^ KOBE … well said … though I have zero concerns with Jameis … the kid is already a top 10 qb and will only get better imo … he is good enough RIGHT NOW to win a SuperBowl … he just needs a solid team around him.

  97. Jeremy Says:

    Did you seriously just compare Dalvin Cook to Julio Jones?

  98. Eric Says:

    Julio was and is an athletic freak, his combine numbers were off the charts for a man of his size. That is the reason they traded the farm. Your boy Dalvin on the other hand completely bombed all his drills and test at the combine Slow for a man his size and injury prone with questionable character issueS. Really? No I mean Really? You can’t be that dense, can you?