Swaggy Responds

December 27th, 2017

Damage control.

Apparently, offsides-jumping, belly shirt-wearing, practice-hating, kicker-heckling, tree-grinding , non-contact-football-loving, chicken-wings-grilling, playing-time-squawking, TV-cooking-star, half-sack Swaggy Baker has been on social media last night and has seen his name being dragged through the mud.

As was reported by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, allegedly it was Swaggy Baker who sparked the postgame hassle between players in the locker room at Carolina Sunday.

In the report, Stroud noted that America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, was about to go after Swaggy and that Kwon Alexander was also involved. As we all saw, Swaggy had a critical offsides penalty on a fourth down during the Stinking Panthers game-winning drive, this after Gerald McCoy ordered Swaggy to watch the ball and not jump offsides. Stroud’s report suggests Swaggy had no remorse — even smiled — about the penalty which enraged the locker room.

Well, Swaggy offered up a defense on Twitter and he will have you know he is no cancer.

It reads good but at this point, Joe would be shocked if Swaggy returns in 2018. Swaggy’s Twitter looks to Joe as nothing more than damage control praying the Bucs don’t cut him so he can keep his $4,875,000 salary for 2018, which he sure as hell won’t get anywhere else.

If, in the dark corners or men’s room stalls of One Buc Palace, Team Glazer has already informed Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht that he is indeed returning for 2018, Licht should just do the right thing: deactivate Swaggy for Sunday’s game with New Orleans and give Swaggy his parting gifts (sort of what the Bucs did with Anthony Collins in the final weeks of the 2014 season: go home and don’t come back).

For those curious, the guaranteed portion of Swaggy’s contract expires when the 2017 league year ends. He’ll get another guaranteed $3 million from the Bucs if he’s on the roster March 18, 2018.

54 Responses to “Swaggy Responds”

  1. teacherman777 Says:

    I called for Dontari Poe all off-season.

    Nobody listened.

    Check the archives.

  2. JonBuc Says:

    Oh…well in that case…Licht may not only keep you…but happily so at full price. ( See Martin, Doug )

  3. Bernie K Says:

    its not all his fault, I admit he is lazy and should try harder.

  4. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    Remember last years motto …change the culture

    We have young team first, hate to lose warriors like jameis and kwon and then

    Spinning acdc records backwards jason licht brings in lazy pathetic selfish baker into the lockerroom,….what was licht thinking?

    Sheep are afraid to give personnel powers to gruden…..that is not a gruden type of guy/player

    Emotionless koetter doesnt even know whats happening however licht would have never been allowed to sign a player liker baker onto a coached team by jon gruden

  5. Eric Says:

    I’m no scholar but I don’t think God had jumping offsides in mind in that passage……

  6. JimmyJack Says:

    Sorry Baker…..My players got issues with you. I got their backs bro….Might be more then I say about you since the only play I remember you making was a batted ball.

    Sincerely, good luck with your new team. I won’t blame you. I blame our coaching. Maybe you could have been a fan fav if we had better.

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    Because everybody loves a chicken wing champ. And that’s a fact Jack

  8. Eric Says:

    Get the Head Coach at Rutgers in here. Easy fix.

  9. buccadawg Says:

    Swaggy never wanted to play for a last place team so being lazy by nature he thought the money was enough motivation,WRONG, this guy is scared of work and the Bucs didn’t do their due dillagence. So they get what they paid for,if you ask me they should reup Swaggy and dump any player who they think has a good work ethic. Don’t get me wrong i have been a devote BUCS fan from 1983 and now i think they should quit building the fans hopes up every year. Just use the same business model the Rays use. They got no problem building a last place team, right.

  10. Lakeland Says:

    NFC South Standings 2018

    New Orleans Saints 12-4

    Atlanta Falcons 10-6

    Carolina Panthers 9-7

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-11

    You heard it here first

  11. BrianBucs Says:

    Funny, I remember when Joe and so many of the posters on here were so very excited about Baker becoming a Buc. Oh how things change, lol

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    That’s called support Brian

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Shoot I didn’t like the DJax signing but I supported it…..I said he needed to give us an 80 yarder ve NE or he was dead to me…….I believed he could do it he just didn’t perform

  14. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Bench his fat, lazy, smirking ass this week, then release him next. Definition of a locker room cancer. GTFO

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    ESPN wrongly states that Baker has $9-mil guaranteed, however according to everything I can find he had $6-mil guaranteed with another $3-million becoming guaranteed on the 5th day of the 2018 football calendar. So basically the Bucs signed him for one year with the option to keep him or let him walk – it really was a great deal based on his production in Washington – however we can see why no one else wanted him at such a cheap price.

    For the offsides penalty, that happens even to the best of them – but for him to blow it off, that’s a loser mentality, the same type of loser mentality that complains that the Bucs have to play 16 weeks in a row. When Baker was complaining about that and saying he wanted even more time off after barely practicing in camp – that was a very bad omen.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Oh nevermind, Joe posted the salary breakdown in the next article down about Baker. Anywho Joe feel free to throw in some jabs at fake news ESPN for getting it wrong.

  17. Waterboy Says:

    Sheep are afraid to give personnel powers to gruden…..that is not a gruden type of guy/player

    Were you around for the GruAllen days? Look back at his draft picks from 2003-2008 and explain why you have confidence in his ability to evaluate players? How many of the players that he and his hand picked puppet drafted made it to a 2nd contract with the Bucs? Don’t give me that the Bucs traded 2 first round and 2 second round picks to get him, tell me what he did in all of the other drafts.

  18. bucs_365 Says:

    Swaggy is a loser. He got his contract and relaxed. Not the kind of competitive edge they need to turn the corner. Unload ASAP.

  19. bucs_365 Says:

    Lakeland Says:
    December 27th, 2017 at 12:36 am

    NFC South Standings 2018

    New Orleans Saints 12-4

    Atlanta Falcons 10-6

    Carolina Panthers 9-7

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-11

    You heard it here first

    Kinda dickish, don’tcha think? Lots of things CAN and DO happen in an offseason.

  20. Lakeland Says:

    Things will happen during the offseason, the usual things. Other teams will get better and the Bucs will get worst.

  21. Bird Says:


    Remember Dexter Jackson. Not to be confused with Super Bowl MVP dexter Jackson. That could be main reason he doesn’t coach bucs although I still think it’s a lock.

    Rumors are he wants full control. (Meaning ability to draft his guys?). Gruden was terrible with that. Bruce Allen was his puppet and that is reason talent Turned to poop. The glazers no better than to give him that same power or they should.

    On the flip side. Gruden has complimented licht on talent he has brought in and both gruden & licht have the same agent which could help.

    Don’t see him doing raiders as they are going to Las Vegas. Don’t see him picking cowboys cause could you see him and jerry jones wanting to kill each other. Plus jerry wants all the power

  22. Lakeland Says:

    I’m basing my predictions on the 2018 schedule. The NFC South will play the AFC North. They play the NFC East. they play the last play team from the NFC North and the NFC East.

    Atlanta Falcons- twice
    New Orleans Saints-twice
    Carolina Panthers-twice
    Dallas Cowboys
    Philadelphia Eagles
    New York Giants
    Washington Redskins
    Baltimore Ravens
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Cleveland Browns
    Chicago Bears
    San Francisco 49ers

    This should be their schedule
    I predict 5-11

  23. Lakeland Says:

    I left out the Pittsburgh Steelers

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    Bird – I was just going through the Gruden era of drafting, that’s 2004 (after he got McKay fired) through 2008 and it’s not quite as bad as I remember actually. Lots of players that played for a while, but no real stars other than Talib, but he only became a star after leaving. In fairness to Gruden, and I’m not a big Gruden fan (but Dirk is making me one), he’s not quite the F drafter he gets credit for, he’s more like a D-.

    Looking at his first round picks you have Michael Clayton, who had a very good rookie year – then Cadillac Williams looked good before getting injured. Davin Joseph was a very good solid player for a long time, so that’s solid. With Gaines Adams, who knows, did his health somehow affect him in ways we don’t know? I didn’t like the pick at the time as he didn’t seem like an elite talent, one that justified the high pick, that is the one pick that really stands out. Then in 2008 he drafted Talib, which turned out to be a great pick.

    In other rounds there’s a decent number of players that ended up playing for a while in the league – it’s not a complete wasteland.

    But yeah, just leave the drafting people in place as is and hope it turns out like when he took over but left the Dungy defense completely in place and got a SB ring out of it.

  25. Pierce Says:

    What I don’t understand is where was the due diligence before signing this guy? Could it have been known that he doesn’t like to practice before giving him a large contract? Why couldn’t the Bucs have investigated this prior to signing him?
    I’m really curious because I’m not sure how much information opposing teams give when a Free agent becomes available. Would it have benefited the Redskins to withhold information on Baker to potential suitors?

  26. D-Rome Says:

    Assuming the reports are true, if Chris Baker isn’t sat by Irk Koetter or deactivated by Licht that will tell me everything I need to know about Bucs leadership. They cannot screw this up like they did with Doug Martin.

  27. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Licht and his free agents decisions have been dreadful at best. Yes, he has some damn good draft picks( and some gawd awful ones), but his UFA record is terrible. Ira had this guy pegged from day one, and if the sage can get this information, how did Licht miss?

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I love the way Licht does his contracts but it’s as if he doesn’t trust his FA decisions (rightfully so)

    And, I don’t think anyone on the Buc’s team could have whipped Jameis after that game, or anyone on the Panthers either…..he was really hot.’

    Newsflash for Licht…If a player states publicly or privately he doesn’t like to practice……stay away!!!

  29. Starmand Says:

    “Licht should just do the right thing”

    Couldn’t agree more. And do it exactly as proposed. That should send a sorely needed message.

  30. Bucsfanman Says:

    Bye Sag-licia!

    There goes exhibit ‘A’ of what a “locker-room cancer” looks like.

  31. Tom Edrington Says:

    Will someone please pour Baker a cup of Shut The F#@k Up!!!

  32. BoJim Says:

    Sheet. He sounds like trump. pfft

  33. Hodad Says:

    Maybe he wants final say on players because he never had that power in Oakland with Davis, or here with McKay. He also didn’t have two #1 picks, and two#2 picks to work with. Since he’s been with ESPN he’s had to delve more into the draft process, and has learned more then he knew when just coaching. I’m willing to see what he can do over Meathead Licht, or hit the road Koetter. Anyone believe Gruden can make us worse off then what we are now?

  34. doolnutts Says:

    I love the bucs but at some point we have to wake up. Lakeland isn’t that far off if not correct in his prediction. In our division alone if you break down the roster do we beat anyone anywhere other than linebacker & WR?

  35. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Quoting scriptures and humping trees. That’s how I walk the talk! Not!

  36. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    D-Rome Says:
    December 27th, 2017 at 5:33 am
    “Assuming the reports are true, if Chris Baker isn’t sat by Irk Koetter or deactivated by Licht that will tell me everything I need to know about Bucs leadership. ”

    Oh, please. You are looking for any excuse to support your lack of support. Do you really think that we believe you won’t want them fired even if they do that?


  37. WyldKat Says:

    “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first penalty flag at Swaggy.”

  38. Reach87 Says:

    Bonzai, spot on.

  39. Jmarkbuc Says:

    If we had a plethora of D line players, he might get benched this week. But we don’t, so he won’t.

    My prediction is he plays a lights out game this week ( obviously too little too late), but he will want to show his next team how great he is…

  40. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    The answer to the problem is right in his comment “I will do my best to help my team win on Sundays.” Problem is it sounds like he isn’t doing his best all week through practice and game plans. You play like you practice and if you didn’t give the effort and attention all week, no matter your motivation, your play will show the truth on Sunday. Bye swaggy.

  41. Mike Johnson Says:

    Come on Lakeland..wheres your Spirit? I hope my Bucs cleam house during the off season. Let Swaggy and DC pressbox Smitty Walk. Lets get some meanesss in here on Defense.

  42. 813bucboi Says:

    F U BAKER!!!!!!…..GO BUCS!!!!!

  43. Rrsrq Says:

    Swaggy wasn’t brought here to get sacks, he was brought in to help get GMC to the QB, to help get the DEs to the QB. GMC had a similar season to his past, we had no defensive ends all year, how many times did he do his job clog up the middle (very few), but the LB was out of position to make a tackle, I just can’t put it all on him (defensive coaching will change all that, if you change coaches, let that coach look at his skill set (or lack of) and make the determination. Bucs fans like to find a player to blame for the ills of this team, there is a laundry list for every loss, from FG kickers, QB turnovers, team not prepared, QB inaccuracy, lack of running game, lack of press coverage…. Nick Foles, Ryan Smith, Doug Martin, Jameis Winston, Dirk Koetter, Mike Smith, Peyton Barber, Charles Sims, Cameron Brate, Patrick Murray, Chris Godwin, GMC, Justin Evan, Vernon Hargreaves, Jason Licht, all could’ve made a play, dropped ball, fumble, interception that could’ve changed an outcome

  44. FortMyersDave Says:

    Baker also had a roughing the passer penalty in the Jets game that got the Jets within striking distance as it extended a drive when the score was 15-3. I think Joe reported that Kwon A (or perhaps Grimes) went off on Baker after that boneheaded play. Joe: if this was Arizona State I would swear that Swaggy was trying to shave points. Even Robert Ayers jumped all over Swaggy after that mug job…. Now he insured a loss to the Panthers and probably moved the Bucs from # 8 or so to 4 in the draft… Bench him for the finale, release him right after the season is over with Dougie Martin and the coaching staff.

    The Lakeland poster is down on the Bucs like that former Tampa trib writer Yasinkas who left for the Charlotte Observer in 2002. That guy predicted that Gruden would lead the Bucs to an 0-16 season. Pat Y had the excuse that he was now writing for a rival and had to make a good impression for his Carolina readers though he looked pretty foolish after that season. Lakeland on the other hand seems to merely troll this website, getting angry when the Bucs win and seems happier when they lose. Definitely not a fan of the Bucs, seems like he dislikes the team so I do not understand why he posts here; perhaps a closet fan of another team????

  45. SOEbuc Says:

    Dirk, Smitty, and Fat Ass should try to get some kind of family package for a flight out of Tampa.

  46. DB55 Says:

    Didn’t he and Ayers have it out on the sidelines for the same issue? Lol. I like Baker but wtfdik.

  47. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Weak a## response from baker! Has Jason Light had any good big money free agency signings???

  48. uckinator Says:

    Alas…Calais Campbell. Decisions, Decisions. Wrong decisions.

  49. mark2001 Says:

    Well, Chris…He also said, “Do everything as unto the Lord”. Did you? Maybe you have and it just isn’t enough. In which case, good luck elsewhere, as it just wasn’t enough. And if it isn’t? Don’t fool yourself. You know whether you did your job “as unto the Lord”. I’m not judging…but you need to ask that question.

  50. Bucamania Says:

    Reason #1 for this sh1t season is Swaggy Baker. Gotta get rid of him.

  51. unbelievable Says:

    I couldn’t care less what that fat f@ck thinks about god or his effort.

    He has been a giant waste all season long.

  52. lambchop Says:

    Fatty Baker is FINISHED. He will not be coming back to a team that hates his effort. 2 have spoken out against it, but they voice the sentiments of many in that locker room who would rather not sully their names.

    His effort sucks, his talent sucks, his attitude sucks, his motivation sucks. I’ve been saying it through the season – Haynesworth 2.0.

    I don’t think he’ll be deactivated because he didn’t, as far as I know, violate any team rules. But, I hope he doesn’t get any playing time. And he will be shown the door promptly.

  53. pick6 Says:

    i’m all for cutting fatty baker a week early, except that the more significant punishment would be to make him work hard on the scout team all week for a game that he eventually does not dress for. you can’t change that you vastly overcompensated the guy at ~$6 million dollars for 2017, but adding a 1 week early vacation would just be more salt in the wounds of the guys busting their tails for the team for (in all but a couple cases) less money. Fatty Baker makes more than Jameis, every O lineman, every DL besides McCoy, and every WR and TE besides DJax just to name a few

  54. NFLNut Says:

    I’m a Biblical Christian who loves seeing players quote Scripture … and even I would CUT Baker as soon as the season ends and never let him near this team again …