“That Would Be A Genius Trade.”

June 26th, 2017

Why not trade for a running back?

To former Colts punter and current talking head Pat McAfee, it is a no-brainer.

Last week, the creator, curator and overall guru of ProFootballTalk.com, the great Mike Florio, suggested with Doug Martin in limbo, the Bucs should trade for Jets running back Matt Forte.

Florio explained his rationale to McAfee during a broadcast of “Pro Football Talk Live” seen weekday mornings on NBC Sports Network. Not only did McAfee agree, he thought it was a brilliant suggestion.

“Forte is a vet, not a bad thing to bring into that locker room, especially because Jameis Winston is a monster,” McAfee said. “I think he is a great player. I think he has the potential to be incredible. With all of those weapons, plus [adding] Matt Forte down there? That would be a genius trade.”

Yeah, Forte likely only has one year left in the tank since he will turn 32 in December. But that’s also why he would be a cheap acquisition.

Remember, winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter likes to say a team cannot have too many good players.

29 Responses to ““That Would Be A Genius Trade.””

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I say no to the Matt Forte trade. We have Quizz Rodgers until a very hungry Doug Martin gets back, we will be just fine w/o the senior citizen Matt Forte.

  2. Casey Morgan Says:

    The last thing we need in an already crowded backfield is a washed up 32 year old…

  3. Guzzie Says:

    The Bucs need a bruiser like Jeremy Hill someone who can punch it in from 2 yards out, except for an inexperienced UDFA Barber, our backs are not goal line type backs, I was so heartbroken when RB Brian Hill 6’1 219 was drafted 2 spots before JMac, oh well

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    Forte wouldn’t want to ride the bench by week 3 to end his career

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    Forte was also injured last year. 32 year-old knees. I think I’d rather see what we have with our young guys.

  6. meh Says:

    I might sign Forte at a reasonable price, but there’s no way I’m giving up any additional assets.

  7. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Guzzie right on there are 3 backs up in Cincy, licht should of grabbed AP whenhe had the chance, now we get to watch a pissed off AP run it down the NFC souths throat

  8. tnew Says:

    Why not Arian Foster? Probably can get him for a 5th or 6th wait .. ooooh I know even better, what about Charlie Garner.. how old was he when the Bucs signed him? If my math is correct, I think around 32. He’s only like 45 now. Why not? The only player that I would consider getting rid of to bring in a 32 y/o Forte is Sims, but I would keep Sims over Forte. Forte is a gamble at 32 as is Martin. I just see Martin’s upside as way higher, his floor may be lower but ok.

  9. Dooshlarue Says:

    Let it go Joe.
    We’re good with the RBs we have.
    I think you’ll be eating crow by mid-season and I have never been a huge DM fan.

  10. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Why do people jump on any name that is out there on the market? There’s a reason they’re still on the market ala Roddy White. We have Doug Martin, who a made a boneheaded decision, but when healthy is among elite level runningbacks (he may even have breakaway speed this year to go along with his illusiveness – had the most 20 yard runs of any rb in 2015, has turned into a really good pass blocker, and receiver – as well as three or four other running backs who will be fine until Doug returns.

  11. webster Says:

    @ tnew

    I wonder what priest holmes is up to? You know who else that would look good in pewter and red? Brian westbrook. Get him on the phone. Its funny, joe gets on martin for injuries yet he wants to bring in a 32 year old walking injury running back then have the nerve to quote koetter ie weapons/good players? Just like gray beard forte, martin is a good player when healthy. Why the rush to cut/trade him from this team?

  12. webster Says:

    And forte has only been to the pro bowl twice in 10 years. Guess who else has 2 pro bowls. Look i understand forte has had more productive seasons then martin. He is old and contrary to what the joes think, the bucs do not have a small window so bringing in players on one year swing for the fenses moves is unnecessary.

  13. Getaclue Says:

    I’d rather aquire some one like Chris Ivory

  14. SteveK Says:

    Give me Chris Johnson off the free agent scrap heap for no trade compensation.

    His speed in a 7-10 carry scheme could be a sumb!tch for opposing defenses.

  15. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Nobody wants him!

  16. The Buc Realist Says:

    There is no reason to trade for anyone at this point!!!! If they were looking for a RB they would wait for cut-downs, and with all the RB that were drafted, there might be a flood of old-vet RB!!!! But when you think about it, when did a team trade for or acquire an “old vet RB” that help put a team over the top????

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!

  17. BadHombre Says:

    Washed up RB that only gives us a warm body for 3 games. Keep Doug and no one will care any more after he beasts it up this year.

  18. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I’d like to see what McNichols can do once he’s cleared to play.

  19. Bucco bruce Says:

    Molly Martin will lead the league in rushing even though he missed three games we’re going to see the best Martin yet

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  21. Dreambig Says:

    Really bad idea to trade anything for a 32 year old washed up RB. Might as well use the same silly logic and resign VJax to bring veteran leadership to our young receivers. As you like to say yourself Joe, Father Time is undefeated.

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    If they had any interest in an older running back they would have simply made AP an offer…..

  23. chris Says:

    The same Fiorio that beats the Kapernick dead horse every single day. What a stupid ass trade that would be. I probably wouldn’t even pick him up even if he was waved.

  24. Chris Says:

    What a B.S story!

  25. Maze Says:

    Sorry Joey but the odds are actually much greater Forte has 0 years left. Not sure why you’d suggest diferently

  26. alamba78 Says:

    I think what Joe and Florio forget to mention is hopefully we will have a much better OL. Instead of thinking our RBs are going to be struggling, why not consider the improved OL? We are going to be fine with the RB position. I think the OL will take a few games to gel, but for goodness sakes don’t panic about not having 32 year old aging vets on the team because of it. This OL will click by the time the third or fourth game comes around. Quizz is a capable runner and he’s going to reap the benefits of having DJax, ME13, Godwin, Hump, Brate, and the Juice on the field. They can’t cover receivers and be honest with our running game. WE ARE GOING TO BE JUST FINE.

  27. BucEmUp Says:

    If the bucs plan on making a trade for a running back, I would much rather try and offer the lions a trade for they’re third string running back Zach Zenner (Best running back on they’re roster but they are too stupid to see it apparently)

    Can’t hurt to make a call right?

  28. Pete Mitchell Says:

    i dont know how I feel about the running back situation. On the one hand, The Godfather loves him some Quizz Rogers. But he has had a hard time stayimg healthy, and he has heard his America’s Quarterback lobby HARD all off season for a couple of running backs not named Rogers. I wonder where his head is at with that noise.

    I have a hard time liking Rogers because I can’t get the image of him blowing up Ronde at the goal line in Atlanta out of my head, and I’m just not sure if he can be that solid number one. The running game was really good two years ago with Martin leading the charge and Simms coming in for the third quarter. Maybe we run that same set up but split the carries Martin used to get (while Simms is lurking) between Rodgers and Barber. Then again The Godfather said that the number of different runners is part of what made the o-line look bad last year. I don’t know.

    Hopefully defenses have to respect the pass and the revamped interior of the plume opens some big mothaf*ckin holes and whoever had the ball runs for days!

    Let’s Go BUCS!

  29. THETRUTH Says:

    Redo Doug contract where it’s year to year , that way we cut him it cost us nothing. Plus he only plays well when something is on the line.
    his vision has become horrible but i guess we don’t know how that STUFF effected his play.