Dickie V Has His Wish For Bucs

April 26th, 2017

Uber Bucs fan Dick Vitale knows his pick.

Hey, hey, Jason Licht, are you listening, baby? It’s a no brainer who you should draft tomorrow night. He’s a PTP’er!

Joe can just imaging hearing the words coming from Dick Vitale’s mouth. A Bucs suiteholder and a superior Bucs fan, the voice of ESPN’s college basketball and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Sarasota’s own Dick Vitale, has weighed in on what Licht should do tomorrow when the Bucs are on the clock at No. 19, provided Licht doesn’t trade up.

Joe can just hear Vitale screaming now.

“It’s Dalvin Cook, bay-BEE! He’s going to be awesome with a capital-A!”

That’s essentially what Vitale Twittered to the world. In fact, Vitale is encouraging Licht to be aggressive and trade up!

@DickieV: Now all the Mock drafts r coming out @NFL Hope my @TBBuccaneers move up & get @dalvincook4

There you have it. If Cook is the man, and is the target, go get him Mr. AC/DC!

Joe asks once again, can you find any sober Dixie Chicks fan who is on the verge of shoving his head in an oven and cranking up the gas because Atlanta traded up to get Julio Jones?

48 Responses to “Dickie V Has His Wish For Bucs”

  1. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Love it!!! Go Dickie V!! Go Bucs!!

  2. BuccoBruce91 Says:

    go get him!!!(no higher than 14 tho)

  3. Joeypoppems Says:

    I’ll say this. With Sidney Jones injury and now the Gareon Conley investigation, there aren’t gonna be many – if any at all- CBs better than Dalvin Cook for the Eagles at #14

  4. SCBucFan Says:

    D. Cook, Z. Jones, D. Walker…let’s go get’em!!!

  5. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    They will trade back and pick Adoree Jackson sorry fellas. Imo

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    Hells to the no for trading up. The only player worth trading up a very few spots for would be OJ Howard or safety Adams if either dropped to say 15. Not Happening.

    Take Dalvin Cook at 19 if he is there. If not then perhaps McCaffrey or Davis or Barnett or Njoku if workouts indicated he is the real deal. One of those guys will be there. We can get a very good player at 19. Just stay patient. Wait for your turn. A couple teams will inevitably be (foolishly) jumping up to get QBs.

    And if you get the chance Jason – find a sucker I mean trading partner and trade down in the 1st to get us some extra picks. PLEASE! And then draft Budda Baker for starters then go tear it up in the value packed 2nd and 3rd rounds.

  7. SeattleBuc Says:

    I want the Bucs to draft a a hammer at RB with a more violent, physical running style ie Fournette (obviously he will be gone) Foreman, Perine, Mixon. These guys are all fast and can make defenders miss, but look at the way they finish their runs, just trucking DBs. Dalvin Cook is not that. I want us to get a durable smashmout back. To me Mixon is as explosive as Cook, but much more physical, punishing DBs.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    “Mixon is as explosive as Cook”

    That’s a bit of a reach. Mixon is a very good prospect but Cook is the most dynamic and explosive RB in this stellar class. McCaffrey is a close 2nd.

    Mixon has more power and also runs well with space but he does not have the moves, vision, balance or speed that Dalvin Cook does.

  9. Negative Jeff Says:

    Julio Jones is the best WR in football. If Cook comes to the Bucs he will be the 15th best player at his position. Trading up? Trade back and get 90% of Cook with any of the RB’s expected to be taken in rounds 2 and 3. Simple as that. Light will get it right. Bucs need a DE. Need pressure on the QB.

  10. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    I’d Love McCaffrey at 19 or be fine with Malrlon Mack, Dalvin is to banged up with 3…. yes 3 shoulder surgeries and a hamstring that kept him out of most of 2015, NFL wont be any easier. We need a high motor, non off field issue, non girl bashing, durable back.

  11. Joeypoppems Says:

    I understand the argument about Dalvin Cook’s injury history, but his hamstring in 2015 did not cost him “most of 2015”.

    He played the whole season in 2015 and had a bigger workload that season than in 2014 when he was coming off his 2nd shoulder surgery. 253 touches in 2015 vs 192 touches in 2014. Then in 2016 he had an even bigger workload with over 300 touches after his 3rd shoulder surgery.

    The question with his injuries, mainly his shoulders, is what shape are they in after the multiple surgeries and a full season of football? Will there be a chance of re-injury? Will the injury effect his ball protection?

    How much time he did or didnt miss in college is irrelevant.

  12. DallasBuc Says:

    Okay and that matters how?

  13. Buc 4ever Says:

    If anyone think Cook will be the 15th best RB in the league doesn’t know anything about Cook. He is a game changer like Faulkner and Charles. Only Mixon is close. Stop thinking you can get the same production at RB later in the draft because you cant. Cook is a generational player, look what he did last year with no offensive help. And don’t reach for a DE. After Barnett and Thomas that group drops. We don’t need another Adrian Claiborne. This draft is not strong in lineman and we can get Baker in the 2nd round or another safety later. If Cook is gone draft Njoku in first and come back or trade up for Mixon.

  14. Phreakybucfan Says:

    Comparing Dalvin Cook to Julio Jones is a bit of a stretch. I’m being polite this morning. Just sayin’

  15. Buc 4ever Says:

    Like Faulk and Charles. Damn autocorrect.

  16. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Sweet damn, EVERY damn sports outfit and blog are truly pushing for Cook to be a BUC. I still say hell no in the 1st. Off field issues and 3 surgeries. No thanks.
    Give me Foreman or Mixon. Defense gets first pick this year anyway. How do you think Licht and the Glazers got coach Smitty to stay… DE or safety. Barnett for me.
    Btw Cook well NEVER have the impact of Julio Jones so stop with that SILLY analogy

  17. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    thanks for the correction Joey on 2015, but you make my point on his durability and hope people see him as a risky pick that he is health wise.

  18. Rrsrq Says:

    Enuff with the Julio Jones comparisons, I made this statement months ago, if the Bucs think D. Cook is the final piece, do they think he is or will be in Julio territory, personally I don’t think so, not with this draft. They can afford to let the draft come to them in the first round, why, because we have a quarterback. If Davis or Howard (doubtful) are on the board along with Cook, it’s a no brainer, RB’s will be there in the second and the third and do really know what we have in Peyton Barber (lol).

  19. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Well considering the cowboys moved all the way up to #2 to snag Tony Dorsett if a trade up were necessary (which it isn’t in this case) I’d be all for moving up to #2 especially considering just about everyone in the top ten is seeking to move down in this weak @$$ draft class. Mixon more explosive than DC4??? Not hardly. You are a jbf expert at best Pick, don’t count for much. I’ve read article after article about DC4 mixon being more explosive has not come across my eyeballs. I do continue reading things like “best I ever seen” and “first I’ve ever seen in my many years of evaluating” in relation to DC.

  20. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    “Enuff wit the Julio comparison” well to be honest you say that mainly because of how dominant Julio has become on the NFL level. In truth DC4 collegiate career has been far more dominant than Julio’s by comparison. I get tho DC4 so raw you have to think one of the most dominant NFLers in order to cone up with something that make sense. Pop the Gov of Philly was lobbying for McCaffery lastnight live on NFL network. He much like Pete feel the first round should be used to find “GameChangers”.

  21. DallasBuc Says:

    Make Mixon a Buc

  22. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Interestingly tho don’t you think with the venue being held in Philly if they were really in play for DC4 he would be attending live??? See you soon Mr. Dalvin.

  23. DallasBuc Says:

    Nosbos- you would do anything for Dalvin Cook as evidenced by his hairy beans taking up permanent residence in your chokehole. You are an irrational actor in this discussion and therefore irrelevant.

  24. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Is that you.. Nevermind.

  25. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I guess that is you Dave😊. Mourning fella.

  26. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I wounds appear there are many with those beans in our chokehole Dave. Dickey V being the latest to make the world aware of it.

  27. SCBucsFan Says:

    There will be no need to trade up. Heck, if we pass on him, he might not get taken until the second round.

  28. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    @Nos Bos…. Sup big homie. How do you expect Cook to be there for us if he’s this generational player you think he is? Makes no sense. Listen I’m all for a RB in this class, just not the first pick this year. Also, 3 surgeries? He’s gonna get blasted in the NFL running between the tackles. Sorry I just don’t like him at 19. If we pick him, I’ll be pissed but quickly get over it and root for him but just like #93 n #54 I could really care less if he’s a BUC or not.
    Make Mixon a BUC

  29. NJBucsFan Says:

    Hmmm. Who is the more annoying Cook fan? NOS or Dick Vitale

  30. meh Says:

    Comparing Cook to Jones is a joke. If we draft Cook I’ll be disappointed. If we trade up to get him I’ll be furious.

  31. Joeypoppems Says:


    There is some risk in him for sure. I agree with that point

  32. Joeypoppems Says:


    I think McCaffrey ends up Top 10, specifically to the Panthers. So if he and Fournette are both gone by #14, Cook could very well be in play for them.

    And no, I don’t think a player has to be in attendance for him to get picked by the host city.

  33. Rob Says:

    Why were glad Dickie is in basketball and not the Bucs draft room. Same reason for happy Joe is writing on a website and not the Bucs draft room. Or we would have been the team that went through the Johnny Football drama. As much as the Joes are involved in football they sure have some questionable draft choices over the years

  34. Rob Says:

    It also shows how much you don’t know about football when you compare cook to Julio. Really Joe Julio is a Hall of Fame player. Cook will be lucky to get five years

  35. Joeypoppems Says:

    Just look at last year. Draft was in Chicago. The Bears traded up with the Bucs to draft Leonard Floyd and he was not in attendance.

  36. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Floyd was not the caliber of DC4 entering last years draft either. Whata how many times have seen Jamaal Charles Devonta Freeman Marcus Allen LT or Marshall Faulk get blasted in the hole bro??? Not often if any, they have superior vision and rarely even take Big hits. If you can one from DC4’s time in Tally cut and paste it and show all of jbf.

  37. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Get over yourself Rob. Again the basis of your argument is mainly in part because of what Julio had become. I watched a lot of Julio at bama. I saw really WR but to say I saw the guy he has become in the league would be a bit of a strecth.

  38. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Now if you will pardon me basing my comparison of the two players while in school and just give my guy a season or two in the NFL then we can revisit this debate and make a absolute comparison at which time. But you nor me can totally validate one way or the other right now.

  39. Joeypoppems Says:

    I wasn’t comparing Floyd to Cook. I was saying teams will pick guys whether they are there in person or not lol.

  40. Dreambig Says:

    Finally tomorrow the draft is here and we find out what Santa brings us. So many good players to pick from! I have watched Cook enough to know I would love to have him as a Buc. He shows up biggest in the biggest games. Something the Bucs can use a lot more of. If the Bucs go a different direction, that would be ok too. Although I am not a Mixon fan, I do think he learned from his past mistake and had done the right things since, so if the Bucs score a DE with the first pick and end up with Mixon or another RB in the second, that would be fantastic. And the best part is all the wierd little draft nerds who show up on JBF at this time of year to share their fantasy draft projections will crawl back into their holes and not be heard from again until next year. Thank god!

  41. Oxycondoms Says:

    With Miami being the first game cook will have a nice incentive to start the season with a big statement game

  42. RustyRhinos Says:

    How again did Mr. Cook injure his shoulder 3 times in the 3 seasons he played at FSU. Is it one shoulder or both that where injured? Did he fall down and injure it, get tackled and injure it throw his nice stiffarm out and injure it? What makes any of “us” joebucsfan draft guru any better knowledgeable about college players injuries not hurting their NFL(Not For Long) careers? Hopes and dreams, wishes and prayers? The college game is violent, the NFL game is much more violent. So If a player has had multiple injuries to a certain part of his body in the less violent college game, who is to say that will not happen again in the more violent NFL game? Say we draft a player with multiple injuries to their body and they go out and get injured in camp, preseason, or regular season and miss multiple games due to those injuries. Who will fall upon that sword for the organization? The player? The fans? The coaches? The GM? Who will be responsible?

    Mr. Cook was a great college RB who still has a few red flags. If he is there at 19 we have a chance to bring him aboard. Spending next year’s or this year’s draft choices to move up is not a sound long term plan for the organization. Imo. For what that is worth. 2 cents anyone? Glad the draft is here soon and we can discuss how those players we drafted will improve our team, maybe even a RB.
    Go Bucs!

  43. MadMax Says:

    Well, Im good with Cook being our pick, not excited but good. But if they pick him while Barnett is still there….son of a b Im gonna be pissed, lol. I really think both will be gone and we’re going to have to focus on another DE, WR, or TE. Looked at Njoku some more and Im fine with that pick too. Then trade up into the top of the 2nd for Obi if he’s still there. Leggett and Kittle are also fine TE prospects.

  44. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yawn! Here we go again!

  45. unbelievable Says:

    Jones > Cook

    You don’t trade away bets to get a running back, especially when your team still has many other glaring needs.

    Good thing our GM is smarter than that.

  46. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    Amen Rusty!!! a few of us get it. most don’t.

  47. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    Cook can’t even carry Julio’s jock strap so why compare the two? That’s like comparing a player of Cadillac’s caliber and Megatron’s ​caliber. Two entirely different leagues if you ask any sensible fan. Speaking of “superior fans”, I accept your challenge Dick as to whom is the more superior fan!

  48. BigHogHaynes Says: