“A Little Of Everything”

March 21st, 2018

Former Bucs QB Chris Simms talks Vinny Curry.

One ex-Bucs player likes the move AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht made over the weekend when he signed defensive end Vinny Curry.

And he is former Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms. The man who gave a spleen to play for this organization was harsh on the Bucs earlier this week when he tore into the team for its shameful recent history of not developing an edge rush, which is a significant reason this team has been in a decade-long playoff drought and has the second-worst home record of any NFL team since Chucky was jettisoned.

But in his critique of the pass rush, made on “PFT Live” co-hosted with the creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the great Mike Florio, Simms did admit the signing of Curry was a wise move by Licht.

“I mean, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had 22 sacks as a team last year,” Simms said. “That was last in football. I mean, that is just not going to cut it for good, quality team play altogether.

“But Vinny Curry is a guy who can do a little of everything for your defensive line. Yeah, the Eagles had to get rid of him. They got [Haloti] Ngata and they got Michael Bennett. This is a guy that can play good defensive end and defensive tackle in certain situations as well. Just a good guy to have on your roster and help you out in anything. A good signing by the Buccaneers.”

Joe sure hopes Licht doesn’t stop with Curry. He shouldn’t.

Bradley Chubb or Marcus Davenport, please? For the love of football, can this team please find a decent pass rush?

39 Responses to ““A Little Of Everything””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    You can add all the good guys you want as long as cancer93 is on roster they will own the basement… the great first step to nowhere coupled with his dedication to losing spells no hope for buc fan… licht get this POS clown off the roster…. give the young bucs hope.

  2. Bobby M. Says:

    We didn’t get a single starter from the 2016 draft….We should pray a cant miss talent is staring at us at #7

  3. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    I liked the Curry signing, but that was it. There was not much to pick from as far as DE goes. But, I gave the Bucs a “D”.

    The DT signing could and should have been MUCH better – there was much better talent out there. If we can’t get pressure from DE, why not booster our DT and attack up the middle. I am not talking about Suh, but Sheldon Richardson 27yo? Muhammad Wilkerson 26yo?

    Where the hell is the other corner we need? E.J. Gaines?

    And Safety? We passed on Honey Badger?!

    Just one of the above and I would have been applauding the Bucs, SOS!

  4. tmaxcon Says:


    Bucs did not pass on honey badger. He made it clear what type of organization he wanted to play for and the bucs are not it

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Curry played limited, because the team he was on was so good. Had he not been on the Eagles, he may have had more sacks.
    I like the signing, but had hoped for more.
    Perhaps many free agent players do not want to come to Tampa, because I have seen really really good players, signed to other teams, for very little money.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    Vinny Curry is a good DE, and a good guy.
    Great person to have on roster
    Hes just not a great pass rusher- which is what we desperately need

  7. mike10 Says:

    I do not see Davenport being worth a first rd grade, especiallly in the top 10.

  8. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Sorry, but I believe money talks very LOUDLY. I can’t believe if we offered $10m, Honey Badger would not have been interested. Its possible, but I am sure we didn’t.

    And my point was not as much about Honey Badger as it was about making an impact with a FA signing. Like last year, Swaggy over Campbell? Yeah, there was a difference of $7m per year vs $10m. But I ask, who got better value? I say clearly it was the Jags

  9. SCBucsFan Says:

    Thank God we have another article discussing our lack of pass rush the last couple of years. It had been literally hours since we had an article addressing that. I’m sure these comments will shed new insight on the matter.

  10. SB Says:

    Chubb most probably won’t be there at 7. It would be nice to trade down into the late teens and take Taven Bryan or Davenport.

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    NFL Players are smart. They know that our coaches and GM are on a one year must win deal. Besides us being perpetual losers, would you, as a player, want to come to Tampa, under those circumstances ?
    A place where the GM, HC, and defensive coordinator are all basically “Dead Men Walking”
    I know the Glazers wanted to light a fire under our coaches and GM, but when you think about it, they hampered our ability to attract the free agent talent needed to win.

  12. Chris K Says:

    Tmaxipad is such a troll. Blames losing on a consistent pro-bowler. It’s laughable, especially when you hear the real football people talk about his play. If you played sports or understood sports you would know that you can win plenty with nice guys who are good players. #LeeRoySelmon #ReggieWhite #You’re a troll. Simple question that if you can’t correctly will prove your trollhood. If Gerold McCoy played on on the late 90’s and early 00’s Bucs would they of still been winners, or would McCoy of been a cancer to those teams and caused them to lose? So, we all know that McCoy next to Sapp and Rice would of been as dominant or maybe more than they were. Unless you’re a crackhead and just on full throttle troll mode you would not see that. Point being McCoy has never ever ever never ever ever ever never had legitimate pass rushers play along side him. If I can be a little sarcastic about it, NFL teams always like wasted an extra blocker on sorry players too. 😂. You’re a joke tmaxipad! Either be a fan or shut up!

  13. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    How is tmaxcon able to get the first comment on every post? Is he a professional troll on Joe’s payroll? The only cancer is him!

    Can’t wait to see how GMC benefits from his new buddies on the D-Line. Go Bucs!

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    Davenport might be worth taking a chance on- that 4.58 40 is hard to ignore. No way at #7 though. Only if we trade back from 7 at least 10 spots or move back up into the later part of the 1st rd after taking Nelson or Barkley.

    Might be better to take a chance on DE Josh Sweat who ran a 4.53- 40. 6-4 250lb and plays best with his hand in the dirt. He could probably add another 10-15 lbs with that frame and not lose too much speed. Sweat might be available with our 3rd rd pick – or more likely we would have to move up to the bottom of the 2nd as I’m sure his stock will continue to rise with that eye popping 40 time grabbing everyone’s attention and forcing them to look closer at his tape. Good player. Paired with Noah Spence, that would be a hell of a speed combo coming off both edges on 3rd and long…

  15. Chris K Says:

    He’s a troll Jeeb! I have comments in moderation right now blasting his trollhood. Maybe Joe doesn’t want me to hurt his feelings because he post so much and clicks on here 400 times a day.

  16. Joe Says:

    He’s a troll Jeeb! I have comments in moderation right now blasting his trollhood. Maybe Joe doesn’t want me to hurt his feelings because he post so much and clicks on here 400 times a day.

    Not sure what you are typing about.

  17. Chris K Says:

    I’m trolling the troll Joe 😂

  18. tmaxcon Says:

    Chris K and Jeebs….

    what you low standards losers call trolling is REALITY…. Walke up losers… Team has never won a meaningful game with Cancer93 on roster and NEVER WILL…. Get the cancer out of the locker room and watch these young kids flourish without the bad character quitter over their head.

  19. tmaxcon Says:

    Chris K

    you can’t hurt my feelings. I could never take a fan of a career loser seriously…. you are just another butt hurt fan living in denial and love losers.

  20. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:


    Pretty funny sir, pretty funny! The focus of some of the articles could indeed be varied up, maybe centering around the draft. A visits schedule for players, trade scenarios and the team’s needs around those trades, maybe a renewed depth chart for the Bucs with analysis on where the hard targets would then possibly be in the draft. Or comments/analysis from direct interviews on current Buc player personnel with say Gil Brandt, Bill Parcells, Mayock, Gregg Rosenthal, etc.

    Things like that.

    Go Bucs!

  21. SteveK Says:

    I way Davenport lasts until the 15th pick.

    If the big three is gone, take Davenport. He’s a freak athlete.

    And, bc we won a meaningless game in week 17, we will be on the outside looking in at the opportunity to draft Chubb, Nelson, or Barkley.

  22. Bobby M. Says:

    The big productive DE everyone is hoping for is already on the roster…..at least in Licht’s eyes. He’s all in on Spence being that guy. Two years in a row that’s failed us miserably…..Third yr is either the charm or the pink slip. Personally….IF Spence can stay healthy, i think he’s as good as a Quinn or Bennett. Spence reminds me of a football junkie version of Stylez G White. I think he’ll be a productive every down player….quality starter but nothing elite. I expect 7 sacks on the low end….9 sacks on the high end….leads the team in QB pressures and to cause a few fumbles or rushed throws for INTs. The Bucs are banking on him staying on the field and Buckner getting the most from them.

    The money is being invested around Jameis…..that’s the way the league works now. I dont see that changing unless the Bucs determine that Winston is more of a game manager then franchise QB….Then i think we stack the defense and play ball similar to the Jaguars.

  23. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    @ BobbyM,

    Well thought out, liked your take there. Would only just add that when you said “the money is being invested around Jameis”, I would also add the draft capital will be as well, at minimum in 2018. But that’s probably already what you meant, too.

    SA-QUON, SA-QUON. All capital intact still!

    Go Bucs

  24. SteveK Says:

    Can’t count on Spence. Two years, two shoulder issues.

    Agree he could be a nice piece on our defense, but counting on him will get Licht fired.

  25. TOM Says:

    I don’t think at this point in time that Davenport is NFL ready. I would rather have Hubbard or Phillips or even Landry. Also not a big fan of Alden Key.

  26. TOM Says:

    I forgot to mention the players I named are the ones I like if we traded down, not #7

  27. Jjones Says:

    I stopped reading this as soon as I saw Chris Simms had an opinion on the matter. “Hey Chris, your dad needs his car washed and lawn mowed!”

  28. Chris K Says:

    Tmaxipad. Not trying to hurt your feelings. You obviously know sh$t about sports and less about the game of football. Troll on…

  29. donuts Says:

    In Buc past, there was another guy named Noah Spence-Gaines Adams that also had “potential” and “raw” ability. Do we really want to bring in a Davenport, who has the same label? I dont think the coaching staff has the time to afford it. Chubb or Nelson. The only 2 picks that make sense at 7.

  30. tmaxcon Says:

    Chris K

    i know enough to realize your man crush cancer93 has never came through when it matters most and I know enough to accept he has never won a meaningful game in his career. I know enough to accept he is a me first camera hound with a personal agenda and NOT a team guy. cancer93 nothing but a bad character selfish POS that has held back the growth of these fine young men bucs have drafted recently….

    results prove I am right and you are just another low standard nuthugger butt hurt your favorite player sucks arse.

  31. 813bucboi Says:

    doing a little of everything = providing depth…..he’ll help increase our sack total from 22 to 26….

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!….NOPASSESIN2018!!!!!!…..GO BUCS!!!!!

  32. SOEbuc Says:

    Wow. There are way to many people that think 40 time at the combine is the ultimate thing at the combine.

    But according to Jason Licht (and he’s had some nice drafts) it’s the least amusing workout that GMs and scouts look at unless you’re a down field reciever type.

  33. Chris K Says:

    Tmaxipad.. Never mentioned him to be my favorite player. Simply stating calling out the Bucs best player on defense over the span that he’s been here as the reason for losing makes you a troll! Either a troll or mentally challenged. Either way, you’re a waste of breath to any real fans of the team. And yes, real fans support the team and it’s players when they win or lose. Bye troll. Done with you.

  34. RustyRhinos Says:

    Bobby M can’t count on a smaller DE with season ending shoulder issues in his first two seasons. If he comes out and plays balls to the wall Fantastic, if not he was not here all seasons last year and was not healthy his first season. So we never have seen his playmaking ability.
    Go Bucs!

  35. tmaxcon Says:

    Chris K

    he is not even close to the best player on the nfl’s worst defense. you want to fix the bucs they need to get cancer93 out of the building. simple as that.

  36. Chris K Says:

    Man tmaxipad, you know so much. You should apply to be the next Bucs GM. I’m sure your knowledge of what a good football looks like or doesn’t look like will blow them away.

  37. ndog Says:

    This site should be changed to Negative Bucs Fan.com

  38. horst Says:

    tmaxcon, you are the only reason I read this crap everyday! Keep preaching the truth, thank you.

  39. Bobby M. Says:

    @RustyRhinos…..I didn’t get the teams confidence in our DEs last year when both were coming off surgeries…..Or really our confidence ever….We should be drafting one per draft just for the sake of catching lightning in a bottle. That being said, Licht probably views Spence similar to McCoy or Clowney….both battled injuries their first few years….they went on to have productive careers. The major exceptions there were both were rare physical talents for the positions….Spence isn’t. His numbers aren’t bad but they’re not elite either. He’s not Von Miller…He’s not JJ Watt….He’s not Mack. He’s more Stylez G….but with shoulder issues. That’s not a promising outlook. The funny thing is fans all want Chubb but his numbers aren’t that elite either…..I think he’s just more physically advanced then his peers in college….at the pro level, athletically hes a starter but nothing rare or even top tier.