The End Of Clinton McDonald?

March 14th, 2018

An actual signing?

One of the very few rumored players that the Bucs are fishing for seems about to be a reality.

Per Jenna Laine of ESPN, the Bucs are about to ink Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen.

Just judging by Allen’s history (two career sacks!) it seems he is more a backup than a starter, then again he did play for a Super Bowl champion and the Bucs are a five-win team that is truly an embarrassment on the defensive line outside of stud tackle Gerald McCoy.

While Allen has only missed one game in his four-year NFL career, he has only started eight games.

Joe wonders if this spells the end for veteran Clinton McDonald, one of the truly good guys in the NFL and a guy that actually produced for the Bucs (five sacks last year)?

64 Responses to “The End Of Clinton McDonald?”

  1. doctor_berto Says:

    Who cares, this guy is garbage.

  2. LargoBuc Says:

    You can’t have too many bodies on the LOS.

  3. Aaron Says:

    The bucs start Plan B FA

  4. Tval Says:

    Solid if so

  5. SteveK Says:

    lol better than nothing I suppose.

    What about Sheldon Richardson or Dontari Poe or E.J. Gaines?

  6. JJV Says:

    Maybe we can now sign his brother Barry Allen. Scouts say he is super fast.

  7. Hodad Says:

    A back up to who on our team? He’ll be a starter for us because he fits the profile of warm body.

  8. pewterpirate99 Says:

    Well there it is, THE MISSING PIECE for that championship run!! A back up DT tackle that sucks, AWESOME!!! LOL Great job Glazers and Licht, I’m going straight after work to buy season tickets!! Actually I rather have a root canal done with a rusty fork. You guys never cease to amazing or disappoint! LMFAO

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    The haul of garbage leftovers has begun

    McDonald’s was a fragile part time dt nothing more…

  10. Reverse Joe Says:

    LOL JJV. Its better than nothing as SteveK says. #ItsABucsLife(Death) We r going to suck arse this year. 🙁

  11. DoSomething Says:

    Looks like dependability is what Licht is looking for this time around. Contrary to most fans here I can get behind the Bucs decision to sit back during free agency, sign our home grown guys and build through drafting. This team is too far off to start mortgaging the future on free agent gambles

  12. Bird Says:


    This guy is a no one.

    Walter football rated way worse then Chris baker

  13. FireJasonLicht Says:

    YAWN. Is Licht Fired Yet? Please, wake me up when he is.

  14. QBKilla Says:

    Can’t be any worse than Swaggy Baker. Still hope we resign McDonald and drafta DT early.

  15. JJV Says:

    Anymore blue light specials Jason? The fans await. Keep our hopes up.

  16. Reverse Joe Says:


  17. Myron Lewis Says:

    Super Bowl!!

  18. doctor_berto Says:


    Cant build through draft if you can’t develop young talent…

  19. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    It appears more sensible Buc faithful on here are joining the insurgence!

    For those that are still…you…see below.

    Most folks on here think that Dorsey, Gettleman, Beane, Elway are GM minds that will just be willfully defiant and take a player at #1-#5. They are all old-school, smart as hell frachise-building minds, that are open to OFFERS that they CAN’T REFUSE.

    THIS is where I make a hell of a lot more sense, than the imbeciles on here, that profess such determination that no GM in the top 5 will answer Licht’s call while on the clock. They will look at what is best for THEIR more prosperous franchises, and accept the trade from Licht, while still driving a hard bargain.

    Saquon Barkley. This Bucs fan believes, Licht will go TAKE HIM from other franchises. Take what you want, don’t ask for it. He’ll go take him.

    As for those who feel (somehow with absolutely no first-hand knowledge whatsoever or actions identifiable to prove it) that the Glazers will tie Jason’s hands in the draft on any picks in any draft years, you’re DEAD WRONG. Dead effing wrong. Think about it fools, are they going to be in on every decision that hasn’t yet presented itself, when unexpected things go down within 10 minutes on the clock that NO ONE foresees yet?!? Or if Jason can unload bloated contracts and move up for PLAYERS WHO FILL THE STANDS, PUT US ON NFL NETWORK WITH BARKELY?!? Shift the NFL scheduling landscape. YEAH….Glazers don’t any FREE publicity, no! Glazers won’t and can’t possibly ascertain what the scenarios will be.

    I grant that they may certainly have had input with Licht on no massive FA spending spree, that makes some sense, and has everything to do with the bottom line of the net operating income of the franchise, and their displeasure in the 5-11 2017 seasons.

    NOT the free (low cost 5 year-optioned) college kid gonna change the TV and season tix holders landscape….imbeciles.

    Remember, Jason will go TAKE HIS, not ask. A world of difference.

    Go Bucs!

  20. Bird Says:

    Reverse joe-

    Turnoff the licht is pretty funny


  21. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Keep Clinton, better pass rusher than Allen and we will need him on passing downs.

  22. DanBucsFan Says:

    hopefully they resign McDonald still and Allen is just added as a replacement for swaggy Baker safe to say I would take Allen over Baker any day and twice on Sunday.

  23. Lamarcus Says:


    That’s where your wrong about McDonald. He was our best DT on the team

  24. JJV Says:

    I got an idea Jason. We can sign the sumo figure skater from the Olympics commercial. He would be a real fan favorite.

  25. Waterboy Says:

    Licht needs to be demoted to a position where he is only responsible for the draft.

  26. Tnoles Says:

    SMH- whatever…… Like I said before Licht will bring him and other 2nd stringers out at the presser on Friday all full of himself saying to us fans “look at what I got! This guy is awesome he was on a Superbowl team!” Started 8 games in 4 yrs. hmm wonder why, maybe because he sucks???

  27. tmaxcon Says:


    Being the best DT on the WORST defense in nfl is not a positive.

  28. Bird Says:

    Ryan Jensen visiting bucs and colts. I’m nervous cause colts have more money then us and haven’t signed anyone yet.

    Come to Florida young man.


  29. Mitch Says:

    Ryan Jensen is visiting Tampa Bay!!!!!

  30. LakeLand Says:

    He’s a decent run stopper………but…..the Bucs were ranked dead last (32nd) in pass defense.

  31. Tval Says:

    I see a bunch of nobodies baggn on a REAL super bowl contributor. Go back to your forklift.. LMAO!! Youll be d-ridin’ big beau in 6 mos

  32. SteveK Says:

    Sign Jensen and put Ali back at OG!

    Cut Sweezy! Sign Sitton! C’mon Licht!

  33. Tval Says:

    Fletch cox, bennie logan & timmy jernigan
    Stop acting like he sat behind bums, you bums.. Lol!!

  34. Kent Kleist Says:

    why not sign his brother Woody too?

  35. Evolvingbucfan Says:

    Left overs indeed, they should be attacking in free agency AND attack at the draft.

    There isn’t enough pieces in the draft to fill all our glaring holes.

    Really telling about the mentality of the coaches and management if they don’t make some decent F/A moves, and if so they must be really gun shy now when spending on free agency, still time left but so far it’s not looking good when the best F/A’s are gone or going fast….

  36. Nybucsfan Says:

    This is a joke! He is not even an upgrade. He is a part time player.

  37. mike10 Says:

    Keep McDonald. He’s better than McCoy

  38. mike10 Says:

    And cut Sweezy’s punk ass, he sucks

  39. Lamarcus Says:

    I know Tmaxcon. Makes you wonder what’s the frigging hype about GMC.

  40. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    As far as the chatter on Ryan Jensen Buc fans….Bucs might indeed have a good shot at him, this Bucs fan thinks. Remember that Indy drafted the stud Center Ryan Kelly out of Alabama just 2 years ago, and Ryan might still want to play Center, versus moving to Guard. Tampa likely would let him play Center here, and move Marpet back to stud Guard where he was before!!

    Go Bucs!

  41. JJV Says:

    Think outside the box Jason. Two words= Sumo Wrestler

  42. bkbuc Says:

    Another joke signing by Licht

  43. LakeLand Says:

    Ranked 32nd in pass defense….Ranked 32nd in sacks.

    It seems like the team main needs are Edge Rushers and Secondary Players

    So far they have re-signed their 35 year old undersized CB

    And they re-signed their 5th CB on the depth chart

    No Edge Rushers has been signed

    So much for addressing your weakness

  44. mike10 Says:

    This has to be a depth signing, without any guaranteed money.. in case we draft a DT

  45. The Buc Realist Says:

    Great Move!!!!! Bucs just secured Mount Vea’s backup!!!!!! another step towards trading McCoy for picks and 3-4 front!!!!!!!!

    The smoke screen is in full effect and the sheep can’t see!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  46. K_Bassuka Says:

    Jesus, wth it’s going on!

  47. Evolvingbucfan Says:

    Sign Jensen and Suh please since our hopes are gone for corners. Better D-line and pressure fixes a lot of things…..Get It Done….or not we’ll see, lol

  48. ATrain Says:

    So our big splash in FA is a back up



    Joe you should become ENGLISHJOE

    THIS team can’t be this stupid

  49. Pickgrin Says:

    Still need to re-sign McDonald.

  50. Joe Says:

    move Marpet back to stud Guard

    Unless the Bucs are highly involved in a well-coordinated con, the Bucs are happy with the progress Ali Marpet has made at center and have no desire to move him back to right guard for the 2018 season. Such a move would be flatly against everything the team has said both publicly and privately.

  51. Eric Says:

    Beau who? Never heard of him in my life. I bet there are 6 people on earth that are very happy about tnus signing. Those people are the General managers and coaches of our 3 division foes. As we speak they are penciling our games as sure fire wins! WE ARE A JOKE PEOPLE! 3 WORDS, Die Jason Die!

  52. LakeLand Says:

    Ali Marpet graded higher than Ryan Jensen at OC. Ryan Jensen is not the hot commodity that people thought he would be. He only moved to OC after Jeremy Zuttah was traded to the 49ers last season. He was mostly a backup OG for the Ravens.

  53. uckinator Says:

    This current defensive line would be better used on “Dancing with the Stars” than their tango with the opponents offensive linemen.

  54. Dan Says:

    ONE SACK IN 2017

  55. Wesley Says:


  56. Lord Cornelius Says:

    This guy is like 40 lbs heavier than McDonald. More of a pure run stuffing NT

  57. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    doctor_berto Says
    “Who cares, this guy is garbage.”

    The simple fact that you said that shows how ignorant of him you are. No, he’s not an elite starter…but news flash, the Bucs need quality depth too. Or did you not notice the lurch we were in with 21 of 22 starters getting injured last year?

  58. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Waterboy..Licht needs to be demoted to a position he is only responsible for washing uniforms!!!

  59. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The Buc Realist Says
    “Great Move!!!!! Bucs just secured Mount Vea’s backup!”

    He’s my choice at 7th overall as well.

  60. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Buccaneer Bonzai

    Funny how the Bucs are chasing outside rushers with 3-4 experience!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Yet another DT that isn’t even as good as Clinton Mcdonald.

    If we bring in this guy and not Sheldon Richardson…

  62. BUCKMAN Says:


  63. 813bucboi Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    March 14th, 2018 at 11:18 am
    Great Move!!!!! Bucs just secured Mount Vea’s backup!!!!!! another step towards trading McCoy for picks and 3-4 front!!!!!!!!
    The smoke screen is in full effect and the sheep can’t see!!!!!!!!

    LOL….you are so clueless!!!!!!!!……what happened to stevie t…..he fits that 34 NT mold……..

    there is a smoke screen…..glazers loading up with picks and depth for the next regime!!!!!!!!….this staff wont be allowed to waste anymore money or time……you cant see it but that’s what’s happening……lol…..

    no urgency….no excuse

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

  64. darin Says:

    Gota keep McDonald. This guy replaces baker. Re-sign Clinton please