Calling Ted Thompson

April 28th, 2017

A report says Jason Licht has been busy


A fresh report has Jason Licht among the general managers scrambling to acquire the first pick in tonight’s second round.

Wouldn’t that be an exciting kick in the ass?

The only problem is Licht would have to mortgage quite a bit. Perhaps next year’s first-round pick and this year’s second-rounder, No. 50 overall, and a late-round pick tomorrow? Hey, the Bucs will probably be picking at, say, at least No. 24 overall or lower next year, right? That’s not far from tonight’s No. 33 slot.

ESPN insider Adam Scheter is Twittering that the Chargers, Jets and Buccaneers are among teams calling Packers about trading up for the top pick in second round.

Of course, Schefter was the same guy on Wednesday claiming the Bucs were looking to trade down and out of the first round.

Silly season is in full swing!

65 Responses to “Calling Ted Thompson”

  1. Mort Says:

    Or they’re doing their due dilligence to see what their options are…

  2. Fire the glazers Says:

    Too much for no. 33

  3. Rob Says:

    Way too much

  4. Steven007 Says:

    Hmm. Not a fan. I suppose we’ll see first if he’s successful and who he wants at that spot.

  5. Kevin Says:

    I’m not buying this….Why the hell would you trade up from 50 to 33????

    We are not a desperate team anymore, don’t make desperate moves!!!!!

  6. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    If we do indeed trade up to 33, it won’t be for who you’re all thinking.

    It’ll be for Budda Baker, Obi Melifonwu, Mixon, Jordan Willis, or Kevin King.

    Possibly Forrest Lamp.

    But it won’t be for you know who.

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh boy.

  8. Steven007 Says:

    I’m still having withdrawals over last year’s trade up…

  9. gotbbucs Says:

    Where in the world did you come up with them having to give up a first round pick and this years 2nd to move up 17 spots in the 2nd round?

  10. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Could also be for Zay Jones.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Welp….turn it on at 7 and…no waiting. The Bucs pick is in. lol

    That would be nice.

  12. Steven007 Says:

    Blake, that’s the only way I’ll be able to stomach it.

  13. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    The bucs did intend to trade down with the Seahawks. It was reported that the bucs declined to trade back once they saw OJ on the board. Seattle wanted to get Boles b4 Denver

  14. R.O. Says:

    Of course they give up #50 duh!! C’mon!!! It’s what do they Mortgage this and next year.

  15. NJBucsFan Says:

    Just wait and see how it plays out.

    Don’t mortgage the future. There will be a run on CBs at the top of the round. It will let Mixon and/or Baker drop a little bit

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    If they’re jumping ahead of Seattle then it’s for Forrest Lamp.

  17. NJBucsFan Says:

    Lamp might be the call but it could be Cam

  18. Gencoimports Says:

    I do not like trading away future picks, especially first rounders. How did Revis Island turn out? Booker Reese?

  19. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Why wouldnt they inquire? Information is power.

    I also fully believe the bucs would have traded down if OJ wasn’t available. Like they said, they didnt think he would be there at 19. They probably had a hand full of guy that they would take if they were there but tif they werent they would try to trade down. Makes sense to me.

    I am pretty interested in who the bucs would be trading up for though. It means they have their eye on another target in particular. If they don’t trade up to 33. They could still make a move to get that guy before their pick at 18. Licht does it all the time. Im interested if it is cook that they want or someone else.

    I bust FSU fans balls a lot about cook, but in the second round cook would be a nice pick up. First round though was a hard, no.

  20. Buc50 Says:

    If they get Cook/Mixon…the future is now

  21. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Licht is probably talking to EVERY team ahead of them so he knows ahead of time who to call if a player they want drops and how much it will cost them. He might also get a hint as to what players they are targeting if he works it right. Knowledge is power. If he does trade up, I’d imagine it would be the team picking highest that would only want a 4th rounder. Please don’t give up our 3rd.

  22. Tampa Tony Says:

    After Licht’s track record of 2nd rounders he might wanna chill

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    No way would I give up a 1st rounder to move up into the 2nd round. Not even next yrs 2nd rounder. A third perhaps. It ain’t happenning. We ain’t that dumb..are we?

  24. TeddyTB Says:

    Greenbay could use Simms as well if we can package him right in the deal. Who do they want Baker, Obi, Mixon? I have a gut feeling Obi might be a game changer

  25. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    It’s not that bad Tony, Donny Smith is gonna prove all the haters wrong this year, Ali Marpet is on the cusp of being an all-pro, and Spence is one heck of a kid who oozes passion for the game and shows a ton of promise.

    So it’s really just ASJacka$$ and Aguayo who were bad disappointments.

  26. Fsuking Says:

    The Chiefs gave away about that much to move up 19 spots in the first round. Or 17 spots. What ever it was, we could give a 1st next year and a 3th this year and we should be able to get in there without losing our other 2nd rounder

  27. NJBucsFan Says:

    Licht likes multiple 2nd round picks and 3rd picks. Not sure he would make a deal that he gives up too much

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    Mike this draft is loaded with players. I’m not in favor of trading up because of that. Having said that I don’t mind giving up a 2nd in next years draft plus our 2nd in this year to move up if next years draft is not as strong as this one.

    I say no to trading up anyways.

  29. JonBuc Says:

    Gencoimports Says:
    April 28th, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    I do not like trading away future picks, especially first rounders. How did Revis Island turn out? Booker Reese?

    Nice flashback re: Booker Reese. That was very Chicago Bear like from last night!

  30. LakeLandBuc Says:

    There’s still loads of talent left in this draft…no need to trade up.

  31. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jon, I’m not young, but I’m too young for Booker Reese. I read about that about 20 years ago and wasn’t surprised, we made more dumb moves in the 80s than most teams do thier entire existence. I just had to laugh at the Booker fiasco.

  32. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I don’t care how good Baker is a safety is not going to change this team dramatically.

    A Dalvin Cook or Mixon could! It’s as simple as that.

    OJ can be a game changer….if we could move up and get either Dalvin or Mixon or Foreman I’m good to go. If we draft a stinking safety….I won’t get it. A DE I could accept…but safeties just do not get the same opportunity to change games which is why they are the lowest paid of all the regulars.

  33. zwh99 Says:

    I wouldn’t get rid of those picks. Not worth it. The draft is loaded

  34. Couch Fan Says:

    Im fine with trading up but a (probably) low 1st for a high 2nd?… No thanks.

  35. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I’ll be honest, I’d take Mixon, even though I wouldn’t feel good at all about it. The only reason that I don’t want him is that we are building a team that I hope other teams fans will look at and respect. If we take Mixon, everyone will be anti-Bucs to the core. I want other teams fans to respect what we are building, not hate the phuck out of us.

  36. Lord Corn Says:

    Don’t do it

  37. passthebuc Says:

    Going after another kicker???????

  38. Buccfan37 Says:

    Who could the Bucs want that’s worth all that? Nobody.

  39. Firedacannons Says:

    Oh hells to the no

    I’d rather us trade our 3rd and next years second to get back into the second this year. There is not a player left that is trade next years first for, let alone a first and anything else

  40. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Makes sense TruBuc. Picking Cook 33 good, picking Cook 29 bad. SMH LOL!

  41. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Baker can play Nickel, Free Safety and Strong safety. And is precisely the kind of player that Schmitty could utilize to his fullest potential. The kid is a willing, hard hitter, gives incredible effort, and has serious ball skills.

    Probably doesnt mean much coming from me, but in a draft still loaded at Rb, I’d take the kid being called the next Ronde over Cook without hesitating.

    And Stpete, little bit of homework for you, look up all the Superbowl teams for the last 10 years, and see how many of them have top tier safeties, vs how many have top tier Rb’s.

  42. Bill Says:

    St Pete, if you’re ok with Cook, Foreman, or Mixon then we probably don’t need to trade up. One of those guys will surely fall to 50

  43. Casual Observer Says:

    Don’t do it. Just wait.

  44. Pick6 Says:

    For their next trick, bucs should dip into the 2018 draft pick along this years #50 to get 2 picks in the top half of the second round. will take multiple trading partners to achieve, but if you can walk out of round 2 with a Jordan Willis and a Budda Baker who will both be gone by 50, you are one of the most improved teams of 2017 before round 3 even begins

  45. Bucs rule Says:

    Please stay put and let Cook, Mixon or Obi-Wan fall to us at #50

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Would rather not. I am 100% against giving up 1sts for any player or pick (well, unless we got an extra first this year).

  47. DoNUTS Says:

    Im not sure of this source but it doesnt sound true because Ive never heard of a 2nd round pick traded for a 1st round pick the following year. It makes no sense.

  48. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Licht can work out a trade later in the second…say to jump a few picks if needed…that would cost a lot less. But no…not the first one. Not if it costs us a 1st or second next year, and not if we give up our 2-5 this year. Too many options to lose.

    That would tick me off because it would set us back 1-2 years when we have enough picks to get things done this year.

  49. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    DoNUTS, Joe has been presenting a few out of this world ideas today. I think he did more than drink last night 😉

  50. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    There was no source, it was Joe’s conjecture, but there would be a premium involved in trading a pick this year for a pick next year. Like Joe said though, it may be just 7 or 8 spots given up overall and the Bucs could get a player this year. I doubt that is all it would cost, but if so I don’t think it would be a horrible deal.

  51. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Let’s give Smith some reasons to stay long term. Defense baby! Unless we can get another weapon, then screw Smith!

  52. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Do not trade up! Plenty of talent will fall to us.

  53. USFBUC Says:

    If we trade up its for Mixon

  54. Bird Says:

    Budda baker in around 5 picks or so

  55. Pickgrin Says:

    our 2nd (#50) and next year’s 3rd should get us up to 35 or so.

  56. Eric Denman Says:

    If we stay put and Budda Baker drops to us I’d be happy. Also would be happy if Cam Robinson or D’onta Foreman would be there too.

  57. BringBucsBack Says:

    Who’s the kicker?

    Why must Licht screw up the 2nd rd pick very year?

    No, no, no, no, no, no & no!!!

  58. ndog Says:

    So Tampa Tony you dont like Marpet and D. Smith?

  59. BringBucsBack Says:


  60. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Same exercise…look them up and see how many had a great RB?

    I suspect you could do that across the board. Tell me then why as a group safeties make considerably less than even their brethren in the defensive backfield at corner. Because a corner can shut down another team’s top WR and that can be game changing. A DE can wreak havoc with the other team’s QB…

    I mean think about it Blake…I’m not saying I wouldn’t mind upgrading but it’s juts not essential if our defense is really as good as we hope. Safeties are the last resort…if they’re making a lot of plays then the 9 in front of them must be letting down.

  61. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    I agree with you. We’re now deep enough that either Dalvin or Mixon or Foreman will be there. If we can get one of them without trading up I’m cool with that.

    We’re getting close enough at this point though that if the Bucs REALLY believe in Cook or Mixon they may need to spend some draft capital and move up a few spots to be sure.

    If we get either Dalvin or Mixon to go with OJ I’m beyond ecstatic and the rest of the picks are then gravy to me. I don’t care how we spend them as long as we get good players.

  62. Eric Denman Says:

    Lol Jets are banking on winning 6-3 games all season

  63. Eric Denman Says:

    Yes!!! Thank you Vikings!!!

  64. Not there yet Says:

    Probably were trying to trade down if they didn’t think Howard would be there

  65. grafikdetail Says:

    in adam’s defense… jason licht himself said they were looking to trade down but a top 10 player fell in their lap and they took him… which you should already know SMH