Bidding On Bashaud Breeland

February 12th, 2018

The thought of the Buccaneers bidding on a Redskins free agent again is enough to induce palpitations, nausea and/or the desire to molest a palm tree.

Lets call it Swaggyitis.

Regardless, Bucs officials and fans should be able to look past the sting of failed Redskins turned Buccaneers. If general manager Jason Licht and friends can do that, then they’ll sniff a likely free agent cornerback named Bashaud Breeland.

The Redskins are in a pickle. They’re paying Josh Norman’s monstrous salary to play corner opposite Breeland, a 2014 fourth-round pick. Now it’s time for Breeland to get paid and Washington probably won’t spent all that cash at one position.

Ironically, Breeland, 26, was mentored as a rookie by then-Skins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, the former Bucs head coach who was known as a guru of cornerbacks and safeties coaches before Tampa Bay promoted him. Breeland has been known for his work ethic, and as a guy with first-round talent who left Clemson early to support his family.

Breeland is no superstar, but he is a legitimate and durable starting corner. He would start for most teams in the NFL.

For those not paying attention — or for those who believe in Vernon Hargreaves miracles — the Bucs are now in desperate need of a starting cornerback. Hopefully, Brent Grimes and Robert McClain are re-signed before the free agency dinner bell rings in 30 days. If not, the Bucs have to act swiftly at the position.

54 Responses to “Bidding On Bashaud Breeland”

  1. Issic Haggins Says:

    The Bucs must sign three corners , if they don’t sign three corners in F Agency they will be handcuffed in the draft and they will have big problems again next year.

    Yes that’s right , three corners and Licht better realize it

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I’m living in DC and listen to a lot of DC area sports talk (pray for me)

    I can tell you that the locals LOVE Breeland and the Skins routinely put Breeland on the top WR instead of Josh Norman. I didn’t watch film or anything to confirm (and my Sunday’s are spent on RedZone instead of watching the local game), but that’s was a pretty routine topic of conversation on DC sports talk

  3. LakeLand Says:

    Why would Bashaud Breeland pick Tampa Bay over the other 31 teams? Unless he want to waste his career away.

  4. SteveK Says:

    Breeland is a player. His neck reminds me of Murton Hanks!

  5. Mark Says:

    Might be surprised how good our db’s look with a pass rush.

  6. LakeLand Says:

    Why leave the 9th ranked pass defense to join the 32nd ranked pass defense? I’m sure he has follow the regression of his ex-teammate DeSean Jackson, since he came to Tampa Bay. He’s young, he can still get two more contracts before he retire. Why waste his prime years in Tampa Bay?

  7. Reach87 Says:

    He’d come here to get paid and because he’s a pro who recognizes more than many posers on this site that we won some games last year and were very competitive in 5 more. Those are some positive reasons that happen in the real world (vice the Buc-hating world many Buc “fans” live in. You say you want top free agents but out the other side of your mouth deride the team (coaches, players, city) you claim to be a fan of. Funny. Sad.

  8. Mr. Ed Says:

    Good golly, Joes. Even if Grimes and McClain are signed back, the Bucs STILL need to boost depth at CB and S. Breeland sounds like a good get.

  9. buc50 Says:

    Well said reach87

  10. bucs_365 Says:

    Love these free agent articles. I’m compiling a list of potential free agent targets based on things I read on various websites. Hopefully we can snag 1 starting CB and 1 starting DE, plus maybe a starting C/G, and a kicker…

  11. LakeLand Says:

    How many top free agents come to Tampa Bay? The reality is none.

  12. LakeLand Says:

    That’s what’s sad, players know that this organization is a career killer for players and coaches.

  13. Lamarcus Says:

    Vonte davis??

  14. LakeLand Says:

    This is Jay Hayes tweet

    “If there is no struggles, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want ocean without the roar of its mighty waters.”

  15. LakeLand Says:

    The message was a quote by Frederick Douglas pertaining to overcoming adversity:

    I understand what he’s saying

  16. DanBucsFan Says:

    PREACH !!!!!! @Reach87.. Im with u buddy!
    Ialso understand @Lakeland. We gotta push our emotional reset button as fans and hope for the best with whatever new players are brought in . I definitely will support whoever is on my favorite team.

  17. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    St. Pete… look at the Jameis = Ray Lewis article… Last comment… you and Hawaiian are my favorite posters… With the Bucs sucking so bad for years, you still remain positive, I love it… Hard to do, even for me…

    Capt Tiny Tim… Keep being racist… Keep attacking people that have an open mind… Be proud of being white!(sarcasm)… Sincere comment, be proud of who you are… whatever culture you come from(Africa, Asia, Mid/South America, Middle East
    , Pacific Islands, Europe)… Go Bucs!!! That’s what it’s about, BUCS fans are MY people!

    Skyway Bridge Tiny Tim…. Be proud of the folks cheering next to you

  18. LakeLand Says:


    It is what it is, I didn’t create this problem. The Bucs created this problem. The fact is, top free agents do not want to come to Tampa Bay. This is the reality, I didn’t make this up. The Bucs have to build through the draft, it don’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out.

  19. LakeLand Says:

    I would love for the Bucs to pickup some top free agents. But it’s not going to happen. The best they can do is, draft players who can come in and contribute right away. Get coaches in Tampa who can develop young players.

  20. Not there yet Says:

    Why is every coach that has been given Good players called being called a guru in this town. I guess o.j. Howard’s tight ends coach is a guru. Who was then Morris known for developing? Can we please stop with that kind of talk because your not giving the player player for being good. Was beckwith a good player was was set he developed in one off-season? Please stop with the guru talk and give players due credit for training, study and hard work, that’s how lavonte, kwon and others have come in as day or starters.

    Unless you think raheem would have made our sorry corners starters

  21. Not there yet Says:

    Of we get grimes back we still another starting corner and someone who can compete or start at Nickel because of the receivers in our division. That’s a good reason to demand money from this team or look elsewhere first. If this coaching staff had a good plan that’s what will get players to come here and build a winner

  22. Jarod lauderdale Says:

    Joe question for you, do you ever go back and study game film ? Well I tape all the games during the season’s & let me tell you the defence looks worse the second time ! Breeland is a nice option. And just because one idiot free agent does not work out does not mean another will not but I get your point. Remember bucs fan’s, we also signed our Superbowl winning qb from the skins if that helps. Also apoun watching game film I recognize our offence can really be high powered if we only had a good running back and say one good guard while also moving marpet back & and getting a center. I truly believe that we could compete and win with the best of them but boy oh boy if you wanna grind your teeth & kick yourself in the balls don’t ! Just watch our D preform in 2017 again! Breeland is nice to go along with tre Boston at safety to pair with Evans & when in the hell can we find an edge rusher or 2 ? I hope while this current regime is still employed… Go bucs ….p. s it is way to hard for me to summit comments with this damn ad always in the way Joe! Move it please

  23. Capt.Tim Says:

    How appropriate.
    Typical idiot. Not sure what you are talking about, but doesnt matter.
    You’re an idiot
    And of couse Im proud to be white! Why wouldnt I be.
    But typical f an idiot- when you cant disprove the truth of an argument- just throw out the race card. The cowards play.

    Quit making Excuses.

    And by the way, Im primarily Native American. Who, if they wanted to, have more reasons to cry about mistreatment than anyone

    And My wife Of 10 years is listed as Black hispanic.
    Dumbas*. Go cry elsewhere.

  24. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    Lakeland, I was raised in Lakeland… Your posts at times are educated (other times you sound like a Panthers fan) … Free Agents will come to TB… Just like anything else, follow the money trail… We just need 2 big timers, plus a great draft to get this team scaring folks… Can’t coach what you don’t have…

  25. LakeLand Says:


    I hope Bashaud Breeland come to Tampa, the Bucs need a CB like him. Last season when the #WeaponsforWinston# was the hype. I was on this blog everyday pleading for some decent CBs, OLs, DLs.

  26. Capt.Tim Says:

    Breeland would be a great starter. Ive heard the same thing as Creamsicle, Breeland covers the Number one reciever as often as Josh Norman.

    But Doubt the Bucs take at look at him. It seems like the Bucs arent that interested in improving.
    Otherwise, we wouldnt have went 5 years, with no serious attempt to address pass rush
    Good defensive ends are expensive.

    Easier to go cheap, and give Speeches every January- saying how committed to the team is to winning.
    Year after year. Their ineptitude is losing the fan base. Especially this year

    NcIdiot- a Black friend of mine read your post. He said he bets you atent black. Youvare some young dumb white apologist.. pathetic.
    If you hate who you are- the skyway is waiting
    Trying to make anyone feel ashamed of who they are, especially because of race- is actually the definition of Racism.

    Everyone can be, and should be, proud of who they are.
    And stamp out your breed of racism -disguised as guilt

  27. LakeLand Says:

    Bashaud Breeland is a Top- 5 cornerback in my book. I really hope the Bucs will bid for him. He won’t come cheap and he shouldn’t come cheap, he deserves to get paid.

  28. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    Tiny Tim, Webster laid out a very fact filled post in which you left a “why can’t we be friends with different opinions” post…Then you attacking St. Pete for being a “white apoligist” then seconds later telling St. Pete to jump off the SkyWay bridge for having a different opinion… Then you’re proud to be white, but you’re primarily native American… Joe, I love your site…. Tiny Tim must be something you block…. He’s white, primarily native american…. hates white apologists… doesn’t understand that rasism actually excists…

  29. LakeLand Says:

    I have a list of free agents who I think the Bucs should target.

    CB Bashaud Breeland
    DT Dontari Poe
    DE Ziggy Ansah
    CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
    C Ryan Jensen
    DE Kony Ealy

  30. LakeLand Says:

    This is the market value at Spotrac for my top three players

    Bashaud Breeland | 5 yrs, $34,922,732
    Dontari Poe | 3 yrs, $17,226,873
    Ziggy Ansah | 2 yrs $19.700,000

  31. DanBucsFan Says:

    C Ryan Jensen would be interesting, along with Nelson @ 7. Ali back to RG and BOOM offensive line cooking with fire. Maybe a couple free agent De ( cap casualties) become available, and we can hit on at least one in the draft with some promise. Definitely will be adding some db help in free agency, I just hope they can find a starter without breaking the bank in secondary. If we go this route also be nice to pick up Hyde, and that rb from Georgia Sony in the 2nd. Ahhhh its so fun to speculate this year because we all know they r bringing in some fresh blood.

  32. tmaxcon Says:

    Breeland would NEVER choose the bucs and the glazers circus…. No top tier free agent or driven winner would willingly pick the least desirable location in nfl which is unquestionably Cleveland south Tampa.

    This is more bucs speed

    Dontae Johnson – DB – 49ers
    The 49ers are not expected to re-sign free agent CB Dontae Johnson.

    Johnson is 26 years old with plus size (6’2/200) and speed (4.45), but he was a trainwreck as a starter in San Francisco, last year grading out as PFF’s No. 120 cornerback out of 120 qualifiers. He has two INTs in 22 career starts.

  33. DanBucsFan Says:

    @tmax…Idk bud I think some players will look at TB as a team with young QB that can easily turn things around with right few pieces, our whole team don’t suck. We have Oj, M Evans, Brate, on offense, Kwon, McCoy even though he is hated by most, Evans, LVD, Beckwith on Defense. Cubbard is not totally empty buddy

  34. DanBucsFan Says:

    Oops forgot Godwin also at wr

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs shouldn’t make much of an effort to resign Robert McClain. He was only out there because the other option was Ryan Smith. His stat line looks OK, but watching him play he wasn’t all that much better than Smith and VH3. Hopefully the Bucs resign Grimes and then get a solid #2 or trade for someone like Talib, in which case the top two corner spots are solid, then you need some young guys who can be ready to play soon. Even if the Bucs drafted a corner with the top pick this scenario still makes sense as they could play #3 with VH3 being #4 and hopefully working himself back up to a full time job. Then with #5 if they insist on keeping Ryan Smith as a project player, then he can go there. You’d have a nice mix of vets and rookies, which would be what you want with 2 older corners starting.

    Of course if Grimes doesn’t resign and the Bucs don’t get a solid established starter then all is lost. Also with no d-line improvement, all is still lost. Finally if the corners are playing 15 yards off the line of scrimmage and letting WRs catch everything in front them then all is lost.

    Lots of work to do in order to fix things.

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    tmaxcon – Fake news, no one is worse than Ryan Smith, it’s not possible.

  37. tmaxcon Says:


    If it is so easily to turn bucs around please enlighten me why it’s been 16 years without a meaningful win and 11 years since a meaningful game. Not to mention a revolving door of coaches.

    There is no hope for the future with glazers in charge. Glazers simply don’t care about on field product. Results over more than a decade prove my statement

  38. tmaxcon Says:

    Rod munch

    Not true sir vh3 is ten times worse than Ryan Smith and yet another wasted 1st rd pick by the incompetent glazer organization

  39. DanBucsFan Says:

    Qb- set
    Rb #1 ?
    Rb#2 set
    Rb#3 set
    Wr 1-3 set
    Te#1-2 set
    C- set (depending on where marpet plays)
    Rg ? See above
    Rt- set

    Thats just offense not a whole lotta issues
    Re – ?
    DT -GMC
    DT- Mcdonald
    Le- maybe Spence
    Olb -set with starters on both sides
    MLb- set
    Cb- ? Grimes ??????
    Cb- ???
    Nickel – maybe VH3
    Fs- set Evans
    Ss -???
    Obvious issuse on defense but not a total disater, a few upgrades and not a total disater. IM ACTUALLY OPTOMISTIC and believe free agents who think they are difference makers will accept the $$ and accept the CHALLENGE

  40. DanBucsFan Says:

    @tmaxon…. I GOTTA ADMIT U MAY BE RIGHT BOUT GLAZERS. but they have spent on free agents its just we have had bad luck on the majority of them since Lovie came aboard till now. Law of averages has to kick in soon lol

  41. tmaxcon Says:

    I’ve lost all hope in glazers and franchise. Every year it’s the same – nut punched by week 4 and draft mode by week 8. I’ve been beaten into submission with false hope by the glazer clowns and thier incompetence

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    For those ready to give up on VH3 I was going to point out he was a starter on the Pro Football Writers Association all-rookie class in 2016… but then I looked through their history and found Mike Glennon was a starter in 2013.

    But going back to the list I was looking at all the corners going back to 2012 to 2017 and only one from what I can see was ever benched for performance, VH3. The only one that might be close to a bust is E. J. Gaines but he missed an entire season with injuries and has missed quite a few games to injury over all.

    Anywho take it for what you want – but hopefully it means the PFWA knows what they’re talking about and VH3 bounces back and is fine.

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    tmaxcon – If you think VH3 is worse than Ryan Smith then you’re dumber than I even thought, which was already an incredibly low bar.

  44. tmaxcon Says:

    Vh3’s only future in football is coaching pop warner in Clearwater. He is NOT an NFL cb

  45. Rod Munch Says:

    tmaxcon – If you’re so down you should do what people do in that situation. Go to your garage, start the lawn mower, insert both hands. Tah dah! Problem solved, now we don’t have to read to your manic depressive rants! LOL!

  46. tmaxcon Says:


    i a m always right so give up on vh3…. just another local feel good story who failed and can’t play football. 5th rd talent drafted in 1st rd is a recipe for failure and only a buccaneers type move

  47. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    and Tiny Tim… I don’t give a sh!t what color your friends are, and I don’t give a sh!t what their opinions are… f-ck you and f-ck them

  48. Capt.Tim Says:

    Not having much luck, are you.
    You are just part of that sad little tribe of White apologist. Roaming the internet. , looking for some opportunity to launch into a tirade about racism.

    This is a football post- go find yourself a soapbox- jump up on it- and tell the whole world how much you hate yourself.

    Noone cares about your your self loathing.

    We talk about the Bucs here. Not your identity issues.
    And too bad I made you lose your temper.
    Youve been good for alot of laughs here!

  49. aussieBucfan Says:

    Lol a miracle that a 22yo player who has an injury played first two seasons ends up having a productive career hmmmmm Kay..

  50. Defense Rules Says:

    @Lakeland … “Why leave the 9th ranked pass defense to join the 32nd ranked pass defense?” Uh Lakeland, I’m surprised at you because you’re normally much better about telling the WHOLE STORY, not cherry-picking like so many JBFers do (oh ya, and Joe). Redskins PASS DEFENSE ranked where you said of course, but their TOTAL DEFENSE ranked #21 in total yardage surrendered … and they ranked #27 in POINTS ALLOWED (they surrendered 388 pts … 6 MORE points than the Bucs did). Their 7-9 record was better than the Bucs 5-11, but 7-9 isn’t much to brag about.

    So IF Breeland came here, he’d actually be coming to a defense that performed roughly the same as the one that he left, BUT … he’d probably be making a LOT more money. He’d be coming to what is a relatively young defense, and one that’ll hopefully stabilize once we get some better pieces in-place. Selling Tampa isn’t really as hard as you & others seem to think it is … that’s not the problem. Our real problem is getting ownership AND management to open their wallets & sign some beastly T-A-L-E-N-T to this team.

  51. tmaxcon Says:

    D R

    No player with a CHOICE will pick bucs. Bucs have 4 good years in 42. You need to accept the fact bucs are the least desirable location in nfl hands down. Smasll market and worst owners in ALL of pro sports. There is no hope…


  52. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Personally, I would like to get some taller CBs. He’s only 5’11”. Interceptions are not that good, but he has been healthy. His tackles were down this year though.

    This is a better option than what we’ve been seeing…but the height thing really bugs me. WRs are getting taller these days.

  53. 813bucboi Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    February 13th, 2018 at 5:06 am
    Our real problem is getting ownership AND management to open their wallets & sign some beastly T-A-L-E-N-T to this team.
    guess i’ll add “cheap owners” to the ever growing list of excuses…….

    keep em coming!!!!!

    813bucboi Says:
    February 6th, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    im keeping track of all the excuses or “reasons” why we finished 5-11
    Hard Knocks
    No Bye Week
    Lack of talent
    Dirks 2nd year
    Lack of Pass Rush
    Lack of Run Game
    Winston is still young
    Lack of execution
    Cheap owners

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  54. Its_A_Tough_Buc_Life Says:

    Sign Andrew Norwell.. Sign Ziggy Ansah.. Sign Bashaud Breeland.. These 3 acquisitions along with resigning Grimes & McClain puts us in a prime position going into the draft… Chubb falls to us, nab him. If not, grab Nelson from ND. I have a feeling Davenport falls to the second if we miss out on Chubb. If not, grab Sony, Guice or Nick Chubb. It is do or die.