Alterraun Verner Talks About His New Job

July 26th, 2017

Primed to deliver payback

After three disappointing seasons with the Buccaneers, cornerback Alterraun Verner found a new employer yesterday, and he talked about it this morning on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Of course, Joe put down the breakfast cannoli and took notes.

Verner, 28, was signed by a playoff team, the Miami Dolphins, which won 9 of 10 games to close the 2016 regular season.

More interesting than the Dolphins believing Verner can help them is Verner saying he was seeking “a team that believed in competition.” Hmmm. He added that is a huge focus of Miami head coach Adam Gase and Verner said he will compete at all cornerback positions.

Two other teams were interested in his services, Verner said, and he emphasized he was being selective during the process. The Dolphins required Verner to work out for them yesterday and he left with a signed contract.

Verner spent thhis offseason training with “a lot of explosive work” and weight lifting as if he were coming out of college again, he said.

Sure, Verner is still good enough to play somewhere. And Joe wishes him well. Nice guy. But what’s most interesting about this move is the intelligence Verner will share with his new team about the Buccaneers — defense and offense. The Bucs open the regular season in Miami.

It’s the way of the NFL. The new guy with valuable info gets squeezed relentlessly.

Cameron Brate talked about enduring that in New Orleans, and it’s a very common practice.

What concerns Joe a little on that front is Verner being such an intelligent guy. While he wasn’t a good player here, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t an astute student of the Bucs’ playbooks.

16 Responses to “Alterraun Verner Talks About His New Job”

  1. mark2001 Says:

    Hope you are wrong Joe, but believe any advantage will be against our D. Our offense has added so many explosive pieces, and because of the fact that Jameis is growing rapidly , only approaching his third season, I’m not too worried about what he will reveal about our O.. maybe a few calls, but believe Koetter can adjust to that.

  2. ChanEpic Says:

    Verner being torched all day long by our receiving corps seems to be more likely than Verner getting the win via playbook knowledge. Playbook insight be darned, the actual PLAYS being run have to be stopped.

  3. DB55 Says:

    We get grimes they get Verner. ill take that all day.

    Hey Miami we got another soft ass player that we’ll trade you for Suh. Lmao, I just can’t help myself. Somebody STOP me!

  4. DBS Says:

    And how many rings does Suh have? Easy answer 0

  5. tmaxcon Says:


    Bucs running backs would surely enjoy career days if they were running over the soft mentally weak gmc week 1

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    You guys keep denigrating GMC, stop it, you are lessening his potential trade value if it comes to that down the line.

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    @DBS… least suh had a chance to play for a ring when he made the playoffs with Detroit and MIA….GMC may have more career sacks, but suh has more post season sacks….GO BUCS!!!!

  8. tmaxcon Says:


    Bringing it strong today. We’ve had our differences but respect… Vh3 is still too short lol

  9. DB55 Says:


    Ali and Pamp would be instant pro bowlers.

    Remember that one time at band camp/ I mean training camp when marpet punched suga mits in the mouth then stomped on his head until he went home crying to his mommy bc the rookie from division 5 school bullied him? That was a great day in Tampa bay.

  10. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Verner still has a lot left of game to play. The losing of his starting position played games with him and more than likely he just needed a change of scenery to get back to his ways. He was dealt a bad hand with Lovie and don’t think it’s too far out of the range of possibility to see him bounce back in a big way this year.

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    not at all worried about verner….I don’t think mia has a cb that can stick with evans or djax….I know he cant….

    as far as defense, he could learn what the staff was trying to teach him so good luck with getting any info….GO BUCS!!!!

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    tmax…LOL…I hear ya!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  13. mike10 Says:

    I don’t see Verner as being anything other than a marginal NFL player.

    His 2013 season was the only above average year. He ran into 5 INTs and 2 fumble recoveries, but didn’t even record 50 tackles; and it was also his contract year.

    Who remembers Verner playing across from Banks/Jennings, covering a team’s top receiver… DEAR LORD

    Great guy, but not going to be an impact player in MIA

  14. NFLNut Says:

    I wish we had the Dolphins in Tampa and the Jets in NY … the Dolphins are a very solid football team and I’d rather be playing them at home but, I still think we get the “W” in week one.

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    “the intelligence Verner will share with his new team about the Buccaneers — defense and offense.”

    That was my 1st thought upon seeing it was the Dolphins

    So the Bucs get Grimes and Miami gets Verner. I think I’m OK with that – LOL

  16. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    No disrespect meant to Verner but I hope for his sake that Miami is actually serious about his services.This to me wreaks of a desperate move to garner any sort of intel on the Bucs D that can be had. Not really worried about the offensive side because Dirk knows how to switch things up besides all the new personel that they now have. Given how long Verner sat on the open market looking for work, does anyone really think his “character” would prevent him from holding anything back to not appease his new employer?