Jacquies Smith Signs

May 17th, 2017


Like  the Christmas Truce of World War I, Bucs fans can breathe easy now.

Defensive end Jacquies Smith has signed his contract. A restricted free agent, Smith had two choices: Sign his contract or sit out the season.

The 49ers were the only team to gave serious consideration publicly to Smith, who missed all but the opener in Atlanta last year. where he blew out a knee on special teams play. He had knee surgery to repair his wheel.

Smith’s contract is a one-year deal for just under $2 million. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

If Smith is ever going to be a double-digit sack guy, this may be the year. If at 27 he doesn’t hit that magical double-digit sack mark, he may never.

34 Responses to “Jacquies Smith Signs”

  1. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Let’s hope his wheels are truly healed. It’s hard to be an edge rusher on bad wheels.

  2. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Lets hope that he is one of a group of 8-9 guys that get 5-8 sacks a piece.

    A group like that, while not having a sackmaster (Which we very well may have in Noah Spence) would still be a top unit in bringing down enemy signal callers.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    better add another tub to the training room. reps are valuable time to stop wasting time with players that can’t stay healthy.

  4. buc15 Says:

    good luck Smith. I’m pulling for ya brother.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    What took so long. Its not like he had other options..

    Hope Jac Smith stays healthy this year. He’s a good player when available…

  6. Casual Observer Says:


  7. Big Buc6 Says:

    The Bucs are loading up to play 4-3 and 3-4 with a diverse attack. Hoist the pirate flag, boys, time for attacks from all directions.

  8. Eric Denman Says:

    I was fully expecting a breakout season for him before he got injured in the opener. I hope he’s 100% and ready to make an impact. Him and Spence scream “3-4” Edge rushers

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Haquis… one of Pablo’s favorites….on a per game basis one of the best Bucs”

  10. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Nice depth signing I guess. Hopefully Jac Smith can have that breakout year we’ve been waiting on for a while now.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Not really sure what Bucs should expect from Jack Smith this year. He’s obviously motivated to have a great year since he’ll be a UFA next year, but the big question is ‘Can he stay healthy?’ Well maybe another question too … ‘Will he be the same Jack Smith who we saw in his 1st & 2nd yrs with the Bucs?’ Played in 27 games in those 2 yrs & got 13.5 sacks (1 every 2 games average?). At that average, I’d gladly take 8 sacks from him on the season. DLine would be on fire if we got 8 sacks each from GMC, Baker, McDonald, Ayers, Gholston, Spence & Smith. I know, dream on.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    A double digit sack guy? The dude can barely hold up for 10 quarters. The guys may have some ability but it gets to a point with some players where it feels like your just wasting snaps on him.

    Just glad this is his final year of contract because he hasent earned any more chances.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jacquies Smith will NEVER hit double digit sacks in the NFL.

    Jacquies Smith is good depth, and because all the teams passed on him, he might just settle for that role next year.

    Maybe…MAYBE…he will get mad about not getting enough offers this year and hit 8 or 9 sacks. 9 would be pushing it.

  14. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    Waiting on the Bucs to sign some draft picks.

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed Eric Denton. The issue has w/ Jac has never been ability, but his reliability (injuries). Just look at his numbers and games played.

    IF he stays healthy for a full season, he’s a double digit sack guy. Problem is now he’s coming back from a knee surgery.

    Let’s hope he gets and stays 100%, cuz him and Spawn could do some damage on 3rd downs…

  16. Destinjohnny Says:

    We need a complete de so bad

  17. Capt.Tim Says:

    While I will temper my expectations,
    I would LOVE to see good ole Jac get 10-15 sacks!!
    Hes got a pirate name, a great story, and plenty of opportunity.

    PLENTY of opportunity.

    If you took all of our great pass rushing DEs dinners out to dinner,
    You’d be eatting alone.

    After all these years of needing one- thats criminal.

    Meybe out young LB, Noah, can have a Von Miller Epiphany!

  18. Defensewanted Says:

    Joe: I’m seeing visions of 3-4 front with Spence and Smith as our edge guys and LaVonte and Alexander in the middle. But I can also see moving LaVonte outside and having him blitz with his speed as well. Toss in Baker, McCoy, and our 5th round DL and we will have the meat to hold up against the run. Gonna be fun to watch what D.C. SMIth does with these options.

  19. SB Says:

    A two million dollar Prove it contract!! Win win for both parties!

  20. JimmyJack Says:

    Passrush is the weakness on this team. Mike Smith will most likely continue to send 4 guys to the QB. Passrush will still be our weakness but we can be fine if we can get a few big plays per game from rushing 4. We just can’t see our passrush(Jac Smith your guilty of this) lay down like prior Buc teams and go whole games without making a play…..not a push, no getting into the pocket, nothing!

    It’s ok to have a weakness in passrush as long as they can hold their own and not get dominated.

    But we are going to need to see Kwon play his A game. LVD needs to tighten up, he is going to lose us games with his shoty tackling. VHIII needs to maintain his tackling and get a few more swatted balls for us. Grimes gotta stay solid and we need more plays from Safety and we will be just fine.

    Piece of cake

  21. Wesley Says:

    I’ll assume he signed with the Bucs.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    The good thing is we are returning a lot of starters on defense and know we have enough playmakers. We don’t need an unreliable Jac Smith to win. We are going to need somebody to step up from his position so I hope Jac is ready to battle.

  23. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Listen Tmax and all you other whiners, this is the NFL. Injuries are part of the game. If someone in the NFL isn’t injuries each year they either aren’t playing or got very lucky. Bo Jackson wasn’t injury prone, and his career ended on one play. J Smith could go 5 years now and miss 5 games. Injuries cannot be predicted. I don’t think he is anymore injury prone than any other guy in the NFL. He has just had some bad luck. Who is to say G Myles doesn’t go out there and tear his ACL in the first game of the season. J Smith is solid when healthy and if any of you naysayers can tell me the the game and exact time this guy will get injured please let us know.

  24. SB Says:

    The reality of the situation here is that WE are in better shape than we have been in At Least the last 15 years. Maybe better than ever given the QB we have that we have Never had before. To find something to B!tch about right now is kinda sad. WE should just all be rooting our team on and looking at the Numerous “bright sides” that normally aren’t there.

  25. JimmyJack Says:

    I hear ya TDTB sometimes players cannot avoid a freaking injury. But then there are some players that are labeled injury prone. The most likely reason some guys sustain more injury is because they don’t prepare well enough. Jac Smith is not solid because he is completely unreliable…. Most likely because he don’t work hard enough at his craft.

    Not every injury you see is unavoidable or unpredictable

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    **freak injury**

  27. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    So you have inside info that J Smith is lazy? You know who I think was the laziest was Allstot. I mean that slacker let himself get temporarily paralyzed on the field.

  28. JimmyJack Says:

    I didn’t say I had insider info. I just said it was a likely reason. Only because those are the types of players that get hurt more often. If you can tell me a better reason why some players mysteriously get hurt every year then you let me know.

  29. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Yeah I have one. It is the NFL. These are the fastest, strongest, and meanest athletes on the planet. When you endure multiple car crashes for 16 Sundays every year, there is a good chance of suffering a random injury.

  30. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    I remember this cat leading the league in sacks . I can’t wait to see him healthy agin.

  31. teacherman777 Says:

    He shouldn’t have been in special teams.


    where is the freaking compassion for these guys???

    Football is a violent game!!

    And these guys have families to feed!!

    Show them more respect, compassion, and admiration!!

    Go Bucs!!

  32. MDFree Says:

    Heck yeah @Eric Denman, a 3-4 front of gmc, Baker, Gholston, Jack Smith, Kwon, Lavonte, and Spence would be DEADLY!!

  33. Brandon Says:

    Blake_bucsfan Says:
    May 17th, 2017 at 4:04 pm
    Lets hope that he is one of a group of 8-9 guys that get 5-8 sacks a piece.


    You know… teams only carry 9 defensive linemen max, right?

  34. Brandon Says:

    teacherman777 Says:
    May 18th, 2017 at 1:35 am
    He shouldn’t have been in special teams.


    So who do you propose to play special teams if your backup DE can’t do it? Winston, maybe?

    Sorry, bud. There’s six phases of special teams that somebody has to play. That’s 66 positions that need a body in. If Smith couldn’t play special teams he probably wouldn’t have made the team.