He Can Catch, Too

April 10th, 2017

Linebacker’s nightmare.

Offensive coaches like match-ups. And that’s why Brian Baldinger believes winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter would be all in if AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht somehow drafts Dalvin Cook.

The former NFL offensive lineman and current NFL Network analyst has been singing the praises of Cook as if he’s the next Marshall Faulk.

Baldinger already hailed the Florida State running back as the favorite to win the 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. One reason, Baldinger believes, is Cook presents a problem for defenses in the passing game. Baldinger demonstrated in a recent Twitter (see below).

Joe can only imagine Koetter drawing up a play that sends Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson and Cam Brate deep, and then Cook takes one over the middle and slices through a defense for 30 yards or more.

Koetter dearly loves explosive plays.

167 Responses to “He Can Catch, Too”

  1. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    How long before his shoulders break down for the 4th time?

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

    Prolly as quick as it will take for me to run yo @$$ mask @$$ off this site after we draft him. I plan to make it h3ll for you everyday afterwards.

  3. NycBuc Says:

    I can’t believe that Dalvin Cook’s character is being questioned so much, seemingly as much as Joe Mixon. I think it’s all smoke screen and teams are salivating at the idea of him being on the board after first ten picks. Combine performance, seriously, watch the tape, elite speed. I’m not advocating trading up for him but if he somehow drops to 19, make sure he’s apportiately vetted.

  4. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    What, pray tell, is an @$$ mask exactly?

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

    And explosive plays is What he’ll get as soon as this young man recieves a helmet. Regardless of what portly says. Pull the back of your pants up dude.

  6. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Gonna be hard to make any kind of plays on the OR table.

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

    You would ask. Don’t worry about it just know it suits haters like ya self.

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

    Gone be hard for you to stick around this site dude. Ima at you everyday once we draft him. “Just Wait On It”..

  9. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I don’t even think you know what an @$$ mask is.

  10. 941BUC Says:

    @Blake_bucsfan….I agree.I like C.Mcaffarey more and he hasn’t had bodily issues.he can catch too and would be a worse nightmare for linebackers and a wet dream for Koetters offense.

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

    They shouldve use the wheel route from the orange bowl.

  12. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Pfft, that’s rich.

    #1 not worried about us taking the next Darren Mcfadden honestly.

    #2 Even if we did take him, their are no amount of words that ur silly self could say that would cause be not to come here and post.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh the screens too Joe. Oh the screen passes.

  14. shouldhavedraftedefiert Says:

    So many question marks with this guy and so many good RBs in the draft. Also, don’t forget the hamster and Barber still on the team. Sims a good 3rd down option with Quizz doing running really well. OL so much more important than a RB at this point.

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

    Draft night approaches homie. Don’t be a stranger when it hit. Ima be looking for you.

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    How many games has he missed Blake? As much as you apparently dislike Cook – you better prepare yourself for the inevitable should Dalvin somehow drop to 19. Bucs will draft him if he makes it that far. And that would be a huge score for this franchise.

    But its probably not gonna happen so I’m not getting my hoped up like NOS and apparently Joe(s) are.

    I think McCaffrey is the likely pick or NJoku.

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

    We’ll see dude.

  18. tdtb2015 Says:

    The next Faulk think not. He is more like Reggie Busch.

    WR or TE in the 1st.

    Rb 3rd or 4th.

    Go Bucs!!!

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

    Hard to question 5500 yards of productivity.

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

    tdtb you sound dumd as s@$!. His collegiate numbers are the same as Faulk. You dumb@$$’s can come to jbf an hate til ya face turn blue but thwm people on the screen seem to feel differently.

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

    Welcome to Tampa Mr. Dalvin.

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

    My only request to you lame will that you “eat f@$#in hearts out”.

  23. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Lol and when he gets picked before us, there are gonna be 4-5 dudes looking for you to collect.

    and @Pick I’ve already my stance known, if we draft him, I’ll bite my tongue and root for his success. But I’m not worried about it. Not in this copy cat league. Not after what Zeke did last year.

    I still maintain that if Leo goes at #4, Dalvin goes in the top 10 somewhere. And there is no way he makes it past the Eagles/Colts. Too many Rb needy teams picking ahead of us. And there aint no way that JL is dumb enough to trade away picks in a draft like this.

  24. SB Says:

    Kiper and McShay both have us passing on Cook. I’m starting to think they know something we don’t.

  25. A-Train Says:


    I see some saying Cook goes in the top 15 and may drop to us. Some saying Cook will go to the 2nd round. That’s a big difference…WHY such a difference in where he goes.. There must be some big negatives

    Im not sold on Cook. There are a lot of RBs in the draft

    I would like to see a DE 1st if there is one available.

  26. Pa Privateer Says:

    I am tired of the Cook articles. I get it. He has all the tools. There were a couple incidents. He had some shoulder surgeries……no problem if we take him at 19. Rather draft RB in a later round.

    How about some articles on SS/FS? Or more hidden gems in the later rounds?

    I really liked the articles on the later round WRs and the 6th round DT from USC.

    Many thanks for the work that you guys do here on this site, bucs, FA and draft. Keep up the good work.

  27. Pepsi Says:

    the acceleration after the catch there was pretty crazy. he pulled away from that LB in less than half a second

  28. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    ^Silly Season Smoke Screens. This time of year is famous for it. Agents pump out positive misinformation to try and boost peoples perceived values, and negative misinformation is pumped out by ball clubs who want to see desired players fall.

    Most Gm’s have their draft boards set before any of the hoopla starts making its rounds.

    A lot of it has to do with Mock draft mania as well. Sites have to keep interest up so they won’t just mock the same picks over and over, they gotta mix it up.

  29. Pa Privateer Says:

    ……no problem if we take him at 19. Rather draft RB in a later round.

    How about some articles on SS/FS? Or more hidden gems in the later rounds?

    I really liked the articles on the later round WRs and the 6th round DT from USC.

    Many thanks for the work that you guys do here on this site, bucs, FA and draft. Keep up the good work.

  30. Buc 4ever Says:

    If Cook is there draft him. If not draft Njoku and trade up for Mixon. Cook and Mixon are game changers that the other RBS in this draft are not. They are a matchup hell for defenses due to their abilities to run routes, and taking it to the house. All you guys who keep saying find a gem RB in the later rounds don’t watch college football and are just looking at a 5 minute highlight reel. Cook and Mixon strike fear in defensive coordinators because they can score from anywhere. Now add that to ME, DJAX, and Brate and we are one of the most dangerous offenses in the league. Look at Atlanta with Feeman and Coleman. Neither is as good as Cook and Mixon, and the matchup issues they caused made Atlanta the most potent offense in the league. Stop searching for a hidden gem when the biggest diamonds (Cook and Mixon) are staring you in the face.

  31. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Another thing @Pickgrin, How many times you gonna ask me that? I’ve already explained that I don’t care how many games he’s missed up to now.

    If his shoulder’s require a 4th surgery during the season he’ll be gone for months.

  32. Skipper Says:

    McCaffery missed more games due to injury then Cook did.

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

    758 yards after contact with that surgically repaired shoulder.

  34. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    How many surgeries has McCaffrey had?

    Has he had 3 for the same body part?

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

    And if Cook articles bother y’all so much why visit the site??? I happen to feel Joe is doing a fantastic job with each and every one of them.

  36. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    This is hilarious

    all these posts about Cook

    ……and when the Bucs don’t draft him assuming he’ll be there at 19; Joe will you have an emergency post begging Bucs and Noles homers for cook to not slit their wrists??????

  37. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    And 6 fumbles to go with it. All it takes is one shot during the season to put him right back on the operating table. That happens during the season and the effects are catastrophic.

    Especially if we were to trade up for him.

  38. Pickgrin Says:

    Blake_bucsfan Says:
    April 10th, 2017 at 9:41 am
    Another thing @Pickgrin, How many times you gonna ask me that?

    As many times as you say silly things like talking about his “shoulder breaking down”. When its time to play ball – Dalvin Cook shows up. The bigger the game – the more he shows up. Same as Winston. 2 peas in a pod when it comes to shining under the bright lights.

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

    anthem I would hope you would do something more like place the🔫 to your temple.

  40. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I mean, he has had 3 surgeries already, how is it unreasonable to assume he will need surgery again?

    Because typically, chronic, recurrent injuries to joints get worse over time, not better. Especially not in a league as violent and hard hitting as the NFL.

  41. tdtb2015 Says:

    @Nole I love DC. He will be picked in the top ten. I rather trade down and get more picks.

    Go Bucs!!!

  42. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Noles ….. man what r u eating for breakfast? U way too fired up. Gear down big rig

  43. Pickgrin Says:

    Joe has already written 2 articles about it Blake. Since his last shoulder surgery in the 2015/16 offseason Dalvin put up 2253 yards from scrimmage with 20 TDs last season. The shoulder is fine.

  44. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    For now.

  45. SteelStudBuc Says:

    They aren’t gonna draft Cook… not in the 1st round. That would be a waste.

  46. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    And the last surgery he had was in April of 2016.

    Doug Martin had 2 good years when he wasn’t injured too…

  47. Maze Says:

    Agreed with Joe, McCaffrey has excellent hands

  48. Pickgrin Says:

    Doug Martin has never had 2 good years in a row. Cook produced 4188 yards and 40 TDs the last 2 years in only 26 games.

  49. BUC IT Says:

    Joe…. give it a rest dude. Picking Dalvin Cook at 19 would be an idiotic move. We have all this cap space to add a vet RB and keep Doug and a deep RB class to draft from and you keep wanting to go with the homer pick at 19. It makes no sense and he is the 3rd or 4th best back in this draft. Any buc fan that is not an FSU fan clearly sees this would be an awful pick.

  50. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    I cant wait until the draft is iver and we.dont have to hear about dalvin cook anymore….not the guy we need

  51. Pickgrin Says:

    Doug Martin has 2228 total yards and only 10 TDs in the last 2 years.

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

    Steel I’ve stated a million an one times I do this for fun. I’ll be laughing at all y’all draft night. Me an other 1000+ people that voted in favor of drafting DC last week.

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

    ☺Number still counting last I Check.. Y’all don’t represent the entire site. There are more people that visit and don’t comment than that actually comment everyday. Waaaayy more out there hoping DC becomes a Buc. Y’all think Ira was lying when he said “this town will explode if they draft DC”. Y’all represent the minority not the majority dude. Check the numbers.

  54. gotbbucs Says:

    We have two running backs that are more than capable of running routes and catching balls, we don’t have a between the tackles guy that can pick up three yards on a 3rd and 2 situation.
    We lost way more games the last couple years because nobody in the backfield could get 2 yards on 3rd or 4th down, not because we didnt have a guy that could go yard on a screen pass.

  55. macabee Says:


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  56. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Ive found a possible leak/rumor thru the halls of 1 Buc place, the reason why Team Tampa FO wants the decision from HBO Hard Knocks BEFORE the draft ”

    1Buc Mole


  57. R.O. Says:

    Everyone ignoring the fact that D.C. Is a fumbler?

  58. DB55 Says:

    Why does this whole Cook v McCaffrey talk remind me of Winston v Mariota talk?

    Could it be the same people that are yapping about “character concerns”? Excuse me while I look that up in my “decoder” book.

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

    I’m on it mac. Thanks sir.

  60. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    That was kind of my point. Good players don’t play to their fullest potential when marred by injury.

    All I am say is this, Based on his medical history, there is a higher chance of Dalvin sustaining an injury that requires surgery. Dalvin has been lucky so far, always being able to recover in the off season.

    However, Dalvin played about 13 games a year at FSU, as we all know the NFL season is 16 games, longer so if you are successful in reaching/ winning playoff games.

    So does it not stand to reason, that if his shoulders were breaking down against lesser competition (College players are 99% of the time not better than NFL Players idc what you say), and in fewer games than he would be subjected to in the pros… That his injuries would persist, and potentially get worse over time?

  61. Blake_bucsfan Says:


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

    Town gone 💣💥💥💥 Blake..

  63. DallasBuc Says:

    Uh oh, nosbos is back with his “just wait on it” line so you know he is serious! The man loves Dalvin Cook almost as much as he loves incompetent uncle Lovie Smith!!!

  64. Blake_bucsfan Says:


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

    So says the resident MD..

  66. Pickgrin Says:

    “if his shoulders were breaking down against lesser competition”

    There you go again with the shoulders breaking down bit. His past shoulder “issues” have never effected his play – ever. Just stop.

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

    I was ridin for lovie mainly because he was the HC but yea I love DC. Good to know you still got that effigy of the man next to your bed side. That man left and clocking major dollas. You still swinging from his nut$@c.

  68. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Ok, so I guess he just got the surgeries for the fun of it then?

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

    No don’t ask him to stop. I plan to let’em have it everyday when Dalvin comes in board.

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

    Funny because I never noticed the young man so much as flex his shoulder. Didn’t even know about shoulder issue prior to jbf. But again 758 yards after contact. Don’t seem to be shying away from it.

  71. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    we’ll see what happens come draft night.

  72. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    You know Nosbos, It really doesn’t shock me to hear that there was something you didn’t know about.

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

    What 34 told you yesterday,”he just sheds tacklers”. ☺I love it.

  74. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yeah, half of them broken tackles were right out of the 3 stooges.

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

    Don’t shock me you sit on yo @$$ everyday and let yo ol girl take care of you.

  76. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    How’s the weather in Lala-land?

  77. Patrickbucs Says:

    Gotta love all the posters with so much inside One Buc information. Like we should believe them at all. Give it a rest, commenting on the same reworded article time after time doesn’t make you more believable. Thankfully the draft is less then three weeks away.

    If you are a true Bucs fan you will support whomever they draft with their first round pick.

  78. DallasBuc Says:

    Why are you fighting so hard nosbos about something you have no control over? You are unhinged about this one player in the draft. Lighten up old buddy and enjoy the process and speculation. I mean it’s very funny watching you unpeel in front of us but dood you are losing it.
    And oh yeah, the only one around here swinging from a man’s nuts is you off of Cook’s. You are obsessed.

  79. tdtb2015 Says:



    Go Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. tnew Says:

    He can.. but he has a bunch of concentration drops.

  81. 813bucboi Says:

    I think we pass on cook at #19….we already have someone on the roster with his type of skill set in rodgers and sims…..we need a back that can get those tough yards and provide a certain type of physical play….we need a big bruiser to complement Rodgers and sims…..DONTE FOREMAN….GO BUCS!!!!

  82. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    It’s 🍿 time!

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

    Allas you of all posters should know me better than that bro. C’mon man. I hang my hat on back and fourths. Geessh.

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

    Y’all love it. I’m talking bout y’all can’t get enough. That’s why I do it. I can prove this how. By simply watching how many of you come out to say something to NOSBOS☺. Y’all love it.

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

    You kinda let me down with that one Dallas. You of all posters.

  86. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Pewterreport has said the Bucs really like Cook but doubt he will be there at 19.

    That’s what I’d guess right now since it’s the only site close to the Bucs saying anything about them & Cook

  87. Nybucsfan Says:

    I would not waist a first round on cook unless we trade back. One of if not the deepest position in the draft. Address another area of need at a less deep position in round 1

  88. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Who was the greatest FSU running back of all time? Has FSU as a major university had a few great running backs over the years.

    Up to this point!!!! Cook has been a generational player! It’s as simple as that!

    He has stood out head and shoulders above the cream of the crop and there is simply no arguing that.

    If some of you wish to believe he’s breaking down physically? That’s your opinion.

    But he HAS turned in a brilliant career and simply based on past performance it’s a good bet that #4 will be a great RB in the NFL as well. There are no sure things. Fournette and DC are as sure as they get. There are others with solid potential…and McCaffery has also had an eye popping career. Mixon…good player no eye popping career though…in fact in that same conference the Texas back Foreman rushed for over 100 yards in EVERY game he played.

    Yes there are lots of “good” backs available this year. That’s the point! Cook is not just good…he’s been great up to this point and he there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to be great in the NFL. Why go for just good if great is out there?

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

    My sentiment exactly.

  90. Joeypoppems Says:

    Because he plays a position where average players are perfectly viable.

  91. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    D’onta Foreman please.

  92. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    ^Well Said Joey.

    I would also add that it has been proven time and time again that you don’t have to put up historic college numbers in order to become successful in the NFL.

    And you guys that love Cook can choose to ignore the warning signs. But the red flags are there, I’m not making anything up.

  93. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    And Stpete, I would argue that D’onta Foreman has just as much potential to be great as Cook does.

    Not many guys out there standing 6’1 235 that can scoot a 4.45. And he has exceptional agility/ quick feet for his size, runs with legitimate power, has great vision, and is the best pass protecting back in the draft.

    I’m taking Foreman over Cook all day.

  94. DBS Says:

    Lot of yap from the king of the a bandwagon fans. I would not talk about running people off the site Nole. Bucs start losing again and I you be one of the first one out of here. Cook or no Cook.

  95. DBS Says:

    ^think you will

  96. 813bucboi Says:

    been driving the foreman train for a while…..if we get foreman, I wouldn’t be surprised if we signed AP….someone foreman looks up to and would be excited to learn from….GO BUCS!!!!

  97. Joeypoppems Says:

    AP and Foreman is not a good pair. Then we got 2 #1 RBs that cant catch.

  98. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Well we haven’t signed AP. So there’s that. And like I said, Foreman is really good in pass protection, so its not as though he couldn’t serve a purpose on passing downs.

  99. ptwalk Says:

    In my opinion, it makes more sense for the teams that are picking ahead of us that need a RB, to wait until the 2 Rd to draft 1.

  100. macabee Says:

    Re Derrick Foreman, D’onta Foreman’s twin brother, D’onta traveling to workout and visit with the Bucs.

    Derrick Foreman‏

    Prayers and traveling grace today for @D33_foreman as he travels to work out with a family friend @MikeEvans13_ and the Tampa Bay Bucs!

  101. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’d be happy with Cook at 19 or Foreman in R2 or R3. Perine or Mixon R3 would be fine as well.

    The shoulder doesn’t worry me much with Cook. The most recent shoulder surgery was pretty minor (the 2016 one) and unrelated to his other shoulder issues; which both occurred when the guy was basically still in high school..when he was still growing into his body and about 15 lbs lighter.

    The injury occurred during a practice drill in which he got pinned – which sounds like a pretty weird freak accident and not a natural football play. Dude never had shoulder problems from contact in games which would be a more legit concern. And he didn’t shy from contact

  102. Mojiska Says:

    No to a rb in the first. Not wprth it in the nfl anymore. Only reason z3ke was so succesful was because they built the best o line in the nfl. Other talent to be had at much tougher positions to find late.

  103. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Watching Forman 2016 highlights he’s solid but he doesn’t break as many tackles as I’d think for his size. Lot of arm tackles still as he doesn’t have the balance of Cook imo.. Lot of open field plays where I expect him to make that lass guy miss or break the tackle and he falls down

    Off just highlight tape I find Perine more impressive. Dude is a nasty Mfer

  104. NJBucsFan Says:

    I’m indifferent to Cook….I’m ok with or without him.

    Baldinger on the other hand is a complete idiot.

  105. NFLNut Says:

    ********* SERIOUS QUESTION FOR JOE *************

    Is there verified proof that any draft prospect ever purposely tanked their interviews and/or work-outs or combine?

    I ask as I have heard such has happened many times in the past but I’m just wondering if any player ever came out and admitted such after being drafted or even after retiring?

    I am literally wondering if Cook himself has tanked a bit of the process as he wants to drop to #19 and has a promise from the Bucs? Could that be possible?

    I know for a fact this sort of thing happens all the time with NBA draft picks but other than John Elway and Eli Manning type scenarios when they simply make it clear they won’t play for a particular team, has any NFL draft prospect ever tanked any part of the pre-draft process to assure he slipped to the team he wanted to play for?

    I honestly believe Cook will be on the board at #19 and that if Tampa passes on him, the Lions will snag him at #20 …

  106. Eric Says:

    Just a bunch of butt hurt gator fans still mad at Dalvin for running up and down the field on their allegedly great SEC defense.

    It’s typical.

    Biggest crybaby fan base in sports.

  107. 813bucboi Says:

    @joey…we already have 2 backs that can catch in Rodgers and sims….and foreman can catch the ball….wasn’t ask to in the offense he played in….GO BUCS!!!!

  108. Wausa Says:

    This idea of getting an average player in the 3rd or 4th round is shortsighted to say the least.

    The Bucs have arguably the worst group of running backs in football and there are three elite backs in this draft. The Bucs need to get one of them and my hope is it is Dalvin Cook.

    In my opinion he was and will continue to be better than Devonte Freeman and he is a pro bowl running back.

  109. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Everyone knows there are at least FOUR “elite” running backs in this draft including Mixon … and Mixon is seen as the most “complete” by many …

  110. Joeypoppems Says:


    Can you stop saying we had the worst group of RBs in the NFL. It just isn’t true lol.


    13 catches and 4 drops. Not a good pace.

  111. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Who had a worse group of RB’s?

  112. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Bucs were 24th in rushing offense. That means that there were 8 teams with worse running backs than us.

    If we get one of the numerous running backs in this draft that have Day 1 starter capabilities, it would be an instant improvement. If we get Mixon/ Foreman in the 2nd round, or Hunt/ Hill/ Perine in the 3rd round, we could probably have a top 10 running game like we had in 2015.

    All we need is a young stud with fresh legs, 2nd round would probably be the sweet spot for immediate value, but I have no doubt we could find a competent starting running back in the 3rd round of this years draft.

    Use our 1st rounder on a truly special prospect that can make impact plays on our squad for a decade or more.

    “Here’s the real scoop — running backs have short careers,” Polian says. “They burn out very quickly and in today’s game you really need two of them.”

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

    NFL that is exactly what he is doing and the entire league knows. I just finish reading a article talking about him falling in the draft. Oddly this was the first time I read poor attitude mentioned. It leads me to believe when he is in the presence of these teams he’s coming across smugg and disinterested. He and Fameis plan is working out beautifully.

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

    A yo Lord C thanks for that knowledge on the shoulders bro. Now we know what time it truly is. I’ll say it for the third time HE NEVER SHYED AWAY FROM CONTACT. 758 yards after said CONTACT.

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

    Oh an Tampa Times for one today from our what was 12th overall pick at that time Warrick Dunn. Ssys he send to be great kid and can’t wait to see him in the pros.

  116. Joeypoppems Says:

    Giants, Jags, Lions, Vikings, Packers, Jets, and even the Seahawks all had worse RB groups than we had last season imo. The Lions being the clear worst

  117. Joeypoppems Says:

    “Bucs were 24th in rushing offense. That means that there were 8 teams with worse running backs than us.”

    Not completely true. Chargers and Rams were behind us and I would take Gurley and Gordon over our group any day of the week.

  118. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Bucs were 24th in rushing offense. That means that there were 8 teams with worse running backs than us.”

    Not necessarily. That’s just net yardage.

    Our lead back was a 5’6 200 lb guy that was unemployed when the NFL season began and had never had more than 96 carries during the season. I’m not sure how much more dire a situation can look than that.

    We definitely have the worst backs in the NFC South by far. NFC West all have better backfields. In the NFC North maybe the Vikings after AP went down but McKinnon / Asiatta aren’t terrible by any means. Packers also were down backs but TY Mongommery played pretty well down the stretch and Chrstine Michael flashed. NFC East all have better backfields. Entire AFC has better backfields with the worst being Jacksonville i guess (chris ivory/tj yeldon)

    I think it’s definitely arguable that we have the worst backfield in the NFL even with Doug Martin since he was averaging 2.9 YPC and has now only been good in 40% of his NFL seasons. For that reason alone I want to move on because he’s simply unreliable.

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

    And DBS if I saw you more I might tell you the same. Lame.

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

    I’m wit yo side of it Lord.

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

    In the FanBuzz article I read the writers says he noticed a recent mock of DC going to Tampa and that in his opinion with DC’s so called off field issues reconnecting with Fameis would prolly be the best thing for him. Seem to be working well with Spawn so far. You know he an Fameis go back to the under armor Highschool game when they became homies. Y’all think its all buy chance huh☺..

  122. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Gurley is an over-rated bust in my eyes. I wasn’t impressed by his rookie season. Once he had 3-4 100 yard games it seems like most teams figured him out, and he’s been meh ever since.

  123. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Jameis was at the 2012 Under Armour all american game, Dalvin was there in 2014.

    Yet again somebody making crap up just because they think it sounds good in their head.

  124. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Nole, of course it’s by chance. 53 guys on a team. These guys have been playing against each other in college/high school all star games for years. Many of them are bound to know each other before the enter the league. Look at Ross and Jackson. Jacksons been in the league for years and is friends with guys in college. Players know players.

  125. NFLNut Says:

    NOSBOS … yeah, I started thinking that Dalvin might be tanking himself to get drafted by Tampa a while back but didn’t want to sound like a crazy conspiracy theorist so I didn’t mention it … but it just seems so clear that such is at least a distinct possibility.

    It would be sad if Jameis and Dalvin concocted this plan, Dalvin pulls it off perfectly, the Bucs than do NOT draft him even though he’s on the board at #19 and the Lions snap him up at #20 where he goes on to win ROY and help Stafford win MVP and the Lions become far more dangerous than Tampa … that would be just horrible.

    I get that a Corey Davis/Mixon top two picks could be absolutely amazing … but … if Dalvin is sitting there at #19, I think the Bucs pull the trigger on him and I definitely think he has a great shot at ROY next year, though Fournette in Jax could be big-time too and might even save Blake Bortles job, lol.

  126. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Blake, Nole was talking about Spence at the under armor game, not Cook.

  127. NFLNut Says:

    The way it looks right now I think the Bucs are hoping for Dalvin in round 1, Budda in round 2 and Godwin in round 3 and a project TE later in the draft

  128. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    my mistake.

  129. NFLNut Says:

    Blake … Gurley is an “over-rated bust”? Come on man, the kid won ROY coming off a serious injury … that’s not a “bust”.

    That Rams offense SUCKS … had Gurley been balling with Jameis last year he could have been top 2 in yards rushing and had he been running behind Dallas’ offensive line he could have made a run at 2k yards imo

  130. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Jameis was robbed for the rookie of the year award.


    The Rams offense/ Qb’s sucked in 2015 too.

  131. Buc1987 Says:

    Blake …don’t be an ass mask. lol 🙂

  132. NFLNut Says:

    Jameis won Pepsi ROY and Gurley won NFL OROY and yes Jameis should have won both … but Gurley was still a bad boy on a horrible team … he’s not a “bust” by any means.

  133. NFLNut Says:

    2,500+ total yards and 16 TD’s playing with the sorry Rams the last two years can never be considered a “bust” …

  134. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Jameis was definitely robbed. He had one of the best seasons statistically by a rookie QB ever – I believe like top 3 in most every major category (passing yards / TDs easily as there have only been 2 other Qbs to go for 4000 yards their rookie season).

    I don’t think Gurley’s season cracked the top 10 even in terms of best rookie RB seasons

  135. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    hmm idk 3.2 yards a carry is pretty sorry. Only .3 yards better average than Doug and Chuck who people say are trash.

  136. 813bucboi Says:

    he wasn’t asked to catch out of the backfield….of those passes, how many were qb scrambles where the qb just tossed it to foreman and him trying to make a play….how many where designed passes to him?….I would estimate maybe 10 plays designed to go to him….

    his situation is similar to a lot of qb’s coming out that played in a spread system….just because you haven’t seen them under center, doesn’t mean they cant succeed under center…they just weren’t asked….GO BUCS!!!!

  137. tmaxcon Says:


    how long before McCaffery takes a game off or multiple plays off because he’s afraid to get hurt. He’s proven he’s more concerned about a boo boo than his teammates. Bucs already have a overpaid DT with that mindset kwon and jameis don’t need another teammate like that.

  138. RustyRhinos Says:

    “Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:
    April 10th, 2017 at 9:53 am
    anthem I would hope you would do something more like place the🔫 to your temple.”

    Really? Over a RB from Floridia State being drafted or not by “our” team. I will root for him if he is drafted #19 or later, I will not root for him if he is not drafted by us. I hope you are better than this. We have not always agreed, yet I do feel for your fever for a college player you are a fan of. But do not tell me or any other Joebucfan poster that you will make those who apposed your belief leave this blog. Like Roger Daltrey said “WHO THE *UCK ARE YOU?”

    GO! BUCS!

  139. NFLNut Says:

    Anyone calling out Christian Mac for skipping a bowl game are being ridiculous … ALL top picks should skip bowl games … they aren’t getting paid and could turn into Marcus Lattimore!

  140. Blake_bucsfan Says:


    I couldn’t really say, I can say that McCaffrey doesn’t have any signs of recurring injuries requiring surgery. And that he was probably physically capable of playing in that bowl game, but made a business decision.

    And GMC has played through injury time and time again, Like in 2015 when he played through a broken hand and a shoulder injury at the same time.

    But I would also say that I’m not advocating that we draft McCaffrey at 19, I think we should go for a stud of a pass catcher, Like Corey Davis, David Njoku, or Evan Engram. Or that we should go Pass rusher or Safety.

    But I do think that Cmac will be a really really good player in the NFL. Dalvin could probably be good too, just don’t see him staying healthy. Same reason I don’t want John Ross.

  141. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Evan Engram at #19? YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  142. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Julio Jones Combine: 6’3 220 4.39 40 38.5″ Vert 11’3″ Broad

    Evan Engram Combine: 6’3 235 4.42 40 36″ Vert 10’5″ Broad


    Evan Engram is a freak of nature, and a guy that produced solid numbers in explosive fashion at Ole Miss for his senior season.

    Working primarily off the line in the slot or out wide, He had 65 catches for 926 yards with 8 scores. He has the ability to take over stretches of games due to how dominant of an athlete he is.

    For his size he is adept at running routes and find open spaces in the secondary. He has legitimate Yac potential, and I fully believe he could be converted to receiver. His ceiling is insanely high.

    We could potentially even draft down to get him. Do not sleep on Eazy E.

  143. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    *finding* open spaces.

  144. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    *trade down* to get him…….

  145. Steve from Oregon Says:

    Tomorrow’s article: “Dalvin Cook cuts the crust off his sandwiches”

  146. Steve from Oregon Says:

    If the staff thinks he the best player at that spot, take him. Being on the west coast I got to see CMAC play, he is an offensive weapon in every way. Regardless of what the team decides, will always support them.

  147. jjBucFan Says:

    Blake- I still have a problem with Fournette and McCaf- taking off the bowl game…I understand, why, but you can name 20-25 top picks that played for their team. This sets a terrible precedent for the future of bowl games. I am fine with C Mc but would rather have Dalvin, my opinion, but I would love to get Engram in the second round even if we have to move up to get him. I don’t understand the fascination with Njoku- he screams of combine freak but to take him at 19 is a dangerous play. If somehow we traded down and took him in the mid to late 20s- maybe I would be okay. This is the best and deepest TE crop in years. Hodges, Kittel, Leggett, Butt and so many more. 19 for a one year wonder (barely) freaks me out.

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

    Thanks 75 d@$kweed swear he on top of everything. Accept a clock. Must be nice having all that free time.

  149. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    It is nice having a 3 day weekend every week.

  150. Broy34 Says:

    Steve from Oregon. Best post of 2017. And bottom line is cook sheds tacklers and McCaffrey finds open field and weaves. I don’t see enough tackles broken for a bellcow between the tackles back. Mixon does it all but I agree with Nole who’d he do it against. Cook and fournette are the top two backs. Mixon is impressive but cook reminds me of LT ;fournette looks like AP. Mac is like nobody ive seen. Njoku reminds me of gates. I’ve fallen out of love with Howard honestly. I still say peppers with 19 move up for cook right after. It won’t take much in this draft.

  151. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Joeypoppems Says:
    April 10th, 2017 at 10:13 am

    The 2 best rush defenses Oklahoma faced last year:

    Houston (4th ranked rush defense): 6 carries for 40 yards (6.7 YPC) 1 TD, also had 5 catches for 77 yards.

    Kansas State (11th ranked rush defense): 19 carries for 88 yards (4.6 YPC), also had 3 catches for 34 yards and 1 TD.

  152. Buc1987 Says:

    NOS…these gas prices are killing me.

  153. Semen holes suck! Says:

    Nole on sat buc on sunday dumb a $$ everyday. Learn how to spell and use proper grammar. You don’t realize how ignorant and uneducated you are…. but we do! Cook=BUST!

  154. tmaxcon Says:


    i would expect nothing less frome someone with such low standards.

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

    87 you gotta come to my station Big Homie. I’ll hook you up My G. Snack in an all dat. Rhino I take it where people take it first. He mention something about me slittin my wrist. Don’t blame me for my response. Blake and those weekends C’mon bro you still selling the idea of you working. Really bro??? When and how can you be turning any wrenches. You here all day everyday.

  156. Bucs82 Says:

    Dalvin did all that with a bad o line he is not a good back he’s a great back can do it all

  157. Bucs82 Says:

    Dalvin did all that with a bad o line he is not a good back he’s a great back can do it all.

  158. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    While you spend all your time fantasizing about another man, I’m just like…


    Why you hatin’?

    and that n**** know my homies rich

    I ain’t gotta prove to you sh!t

    We on our way up, all my dudes paid up

    No more molly gotta stay up…

    What would you do for some paper?

  159. DallasBuc Says:

    Nosbos- what are you going to do when Licht passes on Cook at 19?

  160. Eric Says:

    Yeah let’s draft the rb who ranks in the 9th percentile since 1999….really people, in case you didn’t kNow running back are supposed to be very athletic not in the 9th percentile, those aren’t just insignificant statistics, those are FACTS. If you don’t time fast then there is no way you play fast. There are people who time fast and play slow but not the other way around. I’ve had one shoulder surgery 5 years ago and it was considered successful yet it still gives me problems if I’m not careful. Talk to anyone who had a shoulder surgey or three band see what they tell you about recovery. You never return to the way you were before and with time it gets worse. Then some say he’s fast but all I do is look at the 40 time, three cone drill, actually all the categories and he straight up bombed it, no excuses. Bottom line he is the 5th best RB in this draft and can’t run up the middle so that means he will try to continue his game of always bouncing to the outside except in the NFL you are running away from REAL ATHLETES with speed so he will be caught everytime and most likely get alot of neghative yards. Some people say he is like Reggie Bush and I see some similarities in their game. Both are smallish scatbacks that can catch but the YUGE difference is Reggies Bush was a helluva athlete with real speed on both a stopwatch and in the games. R. Bush 4.37 vs. D. Cook 4.49. Reggie had a decent career and was way more athletic and was way more productive in college. So tell me how is a guy who has the same game… basically a poor man’s Reggie Bush, yet significantly slower and less explosive going to bounce to the outside if a guy with superior athletisism had a real hard time doing it? The answer is easy….HE WONT.
    Even Cadillac Williams was superior in every way…size, speed, vertical(by 5 inches btw) pass catching, and let’s not forget his injuries, fumbles, robbery, punching a woman repeatedly abusing animal(S) and last but not least ….gang ties. Yet Mixon is the one labeled as the one with questionable character….lol what a joke. Yeah give him millions of dollars and all that gets better. Don’t believe me look it up, these are facts not opinions. Some of you are in total denial and are also totally in love yet I don’t understand why. I wouldn’t draft him any earlier than the 4th round and maybe even later depending on who is still available. #bust #mindless homers #BPA

  161. Buc1987 Says:

    Eric…next time elaborate a little bit more for us on why you don’t like Cook.

  162. Eric Says:

    As opposed to all the great defenses and athletes the Colorado Team faced.

    Lots of teams passed on brooks thinking he was too small. And Sapp sucked at weightlifting.

    But you know what those guys could do?

    Play football. Just like Dalvin can.

    Many of these same idiots were all over Jameis. Fat. Out of shape. Threw his arm out at baseball. Stupid. You heard all the nonsense.

    Don’t outsmart yourself bucs with meaningless combine drills. Look at the tape and draft Dalvin.

  163. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    It’s not 1 to 1 though. Because I was Jameis over Mariota all day. And knew that he would be special despite all of the noise.

    But I just have a gut feeling that Dalvin Cook will not be a good pick.

  164. Pickgrin Says:

    LOL – Looks like “Eric” has a split personality.

    I like the 2nd Eric better. Eric #1 sure knows how to spout some BS. 5th best RB in the draft? Wouldn’t draft Cook until the 4th round? Wow. SMH

  165. Fsuking Says:

    Responding to the moronic question at the top of the page, Dalvin has missed excatly 0 games as a result of a shoulder injury. Tard

  166. Fsuking Says:

    Also responding to Eric. Dalvin Cook will immediately be one of the most athletic running back in the league. His combination of agility, speed and strength is unmatched. I’m glad you can read numbers at a low level but watch some tape before you run your mouth off

  167. Fsuking Says:

    Reading more of your comments. I realize how inept you are (probably a butt hurt Gator fan). No point in arguing invalid points, so I will direct my efforts to bashing you for total ignorance