Free Agency Is Here!

March 14th, 2018

The dinner bell has rung!

So as the new league year kicks off, as Joe is typing this, the Bucs have a combined 23 sacks on the roster (including Clinton McDonald if he stays) and Ryan Smith is still your starting corner.

Yes, Joe understands projected new defensive tackle Beau Allen is a run-stuffer and that is both good and bad. Joe is confident he will do fine with the Bucs but that just means opponents, as we stand at 4 p.m. Wednesday, will throw more.

With no pass rush whatsoever. Still.

With Smith trying to cover No. 1 wide receivers. Still.

What could possibly happen?

Bang it here for all your thoughts, rumors, comments and digital rock throwing.

73 Responses to “Free Agency Is Here!”

  1. Easy Denman Says:

    Honey Badger and Ryan Jensen would be good signings.

  2. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    Either Jason makes some good moves here or he will be forced to draft based on need. And we know we don’t have that many picks – so we won’t be filling all the holes.

  3. SB Says:

    What Easy Denman said^^^^^^

  4. jjbucfan Says:

    Such or Poe (or both)
    Parker or Mathieu
    I guess EJ Gaines/M. Claiborne
    Okafor and Vinny Curry when released

  5. Waterboy Says:


  6. jjbucfan Says:

    ^^OTW we are in trouble next year^^

  7. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    Digital rock throwing?? Based on what I’ve seen from the fan base, it looks more like digital boulders being hurled, lol! But, I don’t blame them!!! We should’ve had a NAME F/A acquisition. Just 1 would wet the appetites and give us all hope. And we get (curtain opens) BEAU ALLEN ???? Hmmmmm, this is part of Jason’s “master plan” ???

  8. Easy Denman Says:


    Poe is average at best and Claiborne is horrible, no thanks.


    Suh just released.

  10. Wesley Says:

    I wouldn’t want to play for this team

  11. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    There’s no point in posting things, if @Joe is always going to hold up everything in moderation. This Bucs fan offers a lot to the worth and communication of additional content of posters on this site, and frankly it’s rude and selfish, while busy or otherwise engaged has nothing to do with it. Other professional blog sites would not conduct themselves this way. With free speech always of highest regard.

    The “forum” for the Buc faithful is above the site, any site, and this Bucs fan drives a hell of a lot of clicks versus the hack rhetoric posted here.

    Go Bucs!

  12. BucsFanFromSaintsLand Says:

    Just think if we sign Jenson and draft Nelson. Our line would actually be a real strength. Hell, we could put Ira at running back and be successful. Use the rest of the draft on Rb and defense. Still need to add a corner in FA tho.

  13. DB55 Says:

    Crickets crickets crickets

    Have to adjust my Tier 3 Free Agents only to Tier 4 Free Agents bc apparently not even no name bench warmers want to sign with the almighty Bucs.


    Haven’t laughed this hard since last years free agent signings.

  14. JayBucBoi Says:

    A lot of players seem not to want to play for this team. If that’s the case, like Licht said on Hard Knocks … “F**k ’em!”

  15. tmaxcon Says:


  16. Jman Says:

    Prepare for more disappointment

  17. Jman Says:

    Who wants to play for these horrible unis

  18. AlteredEgo Says:

    Licht is waiting for the “free” free agents….just venting…or as webster likes to say trolling

  19. Greg Says:

    Suh Would hands-down be the best nose tackle we’ve had in 15 years. And the first time McCoy has ever play next to a blue chip tackle. Would totally change the scope of our defense and improve our secondary by not allowing quarterbacks to step up into the pocket

  20. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    There you go Joe. I really like this article. Damn if I don’t think your articles get prettier every time you post one of these. I love Free Agency. Hope we get a couple like this player!!!! Whose she play for??

  21. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I have been scanning the headlines, Bills, Rams, Titans, Packers very active. Bucs, nothing but crickets.

  22. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    3-13 moves…. love Jim Schwartz as next HC, bucs missed out on 2 great GMs this off season hope there is one ready to build a franchise from the bottom

  23. Todd Says:

    4-12 here we come holes will be left for the draft

  24. darin Says:

    Man not sure what Lichts doing. It appears theres really not much of a salary cap anymore. The eagles and saints are always at the cap yet always adding. Just turn someones base salary into a signing bonus and it comes right off the cap. Gona be hard to win it all in this era unless youre at the cap and still spending.
    Sign Jensen, Sitton, Okafor, Clayborn (morris and adrian), and Mathieu. Do it…do it

  25. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I took a damn day off…which means I won’t be able to splurge on regular Mt. Dew instead of the generic

    I’ll bill Jason a copy of my Dominoe’s pizza bill…waste of money…he can pay for it..

  26. DB55 Says:

    Suh ain’t coming here unless he gets paid 18-22 mil.

    Then McIceCream would have to give up his number. Lol

    I’d sign Suh just to see him choke McIceCream and stomp on Evans-Smith. Pure comic relief.

  27. Easy Denman Says:

    Some of you Buc fans are ridiculous.

  28. tmaxcon Says:


    Are those real?

  29. Kstoges Says:

    so guys we should just sign one of the top free agents for the hell of it listen our money that we have is so important this year and next Winston is going to get a huge huge contract cousins just got FULLY gueanteed like guys Trumaine Johnson isn’t worth 15 mill a year like guys the top crop of free agents that get big bucks it doesn’t always work and if your gunna swing a huge contract like these guys a are getting we have to get a good fit and guys this free agent class has people that can help us but the top top ones aren’t really great fits for the buckets of money there getting Jason is smart we all want to win now but the real key to building a team is working on it for the long term Jason is building this team to be a young long time beast and it’s not built in a day you don’t build that by throwing buckets at free agents every year bc it’s flashy! But listen i promise you If there was a top crop d end available he would throw so much money on it bc guys it’s about the fit and the money that is all folks

  30. El_Buc941 Says:

    I have a feel a MAJORITY of the FA signings will be defensive moves

  31. NFLNut Says:

    Re-sign Charles Simmsor sign another capable RB, sign Ryan Jensen, sign one more DB, one DE and either a SS or DT … that’s what I’m looking for.

  32. AlteredEgo Says:

    tmax….perhaps McCoy should offer to restructure his contract… 🙂

  33. Kstoges Says:

    Sorry if my spelling and the way I type it is annoying my phone is all messed up I do my best!

  34. DB55 Says:


    Is what real? The cheerleaders boobies? Idk but I like’m

  35. 813bucboi Says:

    I think the dinner bell rung once Quinn was traded!!!!!!…..we’re a dollar short and a day late!!!!!!!

    no urgency….no excuse

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

  36. Pelbuc Says:

    Remember Buc fans, we’ve got Stevie T coming back from IR and maybe Spence can last 6 games this year. Please, Vinny Curry, Jensen, Claiborne and honey badger.

  37. DB55 Says:

    SteveK, Pickering and Webster

    I think ya owe me and some others an apology (in caps) tick tock tick tock

  38. Eric Says:

    Some of the people with their glass half full, Jason is being smart, or building for the future takes time must be working out of One Buc place because this is a total $hit show. The best excuse I heard was it takes time, not built in a day. Really how many decades dies it take to get out of last place. You people are a complete joke and deserve to get your a$$ beat!
    #Boycott THE Bucs

  39. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    kstoges i think the point is the bucs are not good and staying pat means the bucs will again be not very good, when the browns, bills, jags, saints, eagles, rams are all getting better

  40. DB55 Says:


  41. Mike Johnson Says:

    So let me get this right..We are gonna depend on Rookie DE’s to give us that badd A.. Pass rush? You can sign all the Safeties and Guards and backup DT’s you like, you’d better find yourselves a rush from somewhere. Its almost like our Mngt is sayin, we ain’t worried bout no pass rush. Sad yet comical.

  42. LakeLand Says:

    It’s dumpster diving time. Time to overpay for the leftovers. Beau Allen 3 years $15 million.

  43. SteveK Says:

    DB55 Says:
    March 14th, 2018 at 4:27 pm
    SteveK, Pickering and Webster

    I think ya owe me and some others an apology (in caps) tick tock tick tock


    Was The investigation between our QB and Uber closed? No suspension!? If so, that will make my day and I will apologize. Not sure what you’re referring to?

  44. Rod Munch Says:

    Jenna Laine – “A source tells me that the Bucs have expressed some level of interest in bringing back their former first-round pick Adrian Clayborn, who had 9.5 sacks last year for the Atlanta Falcons (6.0 of them came against the Cowboys in Week 10).”

    This makes complete sense as the Cowboys are on the schedule this year!

  45. AlteredEgo Says:

    Eric…we’ll see…I have been saying build a team not a roster….but when the reality of watching so many quality proven need positions go unfulfilled so far it is very uncomfortable

  46. Jman Says:

    Call the browns offer number 3 for the #4

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    SteveK – The NFL isn’t going to “close” anything because of the #metoo garbage, they’re just going to never comment on it again since if they “clear” Winston of anything you’re going to have all the social justice warriors trying to make a big deal about at that point. So the issue just lingers and lingers and is eventually forgotten, which tells you everything about the allegation.

  48. SteveK Says:

    Rod Munch,

    Thanks for the heads up.

    I was wondering what DB55 was referbig to in regards to the apology needed?

  49. DB55 Says:


    Is that what we were discussing? Ha! I thought it was that the Bucs never sign tier 1 FAs. I said we sign tier 3 only and then there was a debate.

    I smoke a lot of kush man my memory kinda shot. Lol

  50. 813bucboi Says:


    yeah but he wont be facing chaz green…..I doubt he’ll be on their roster after that performance…….

    can someone please tell licht to grab kony ealy and Sheldon Richardson…..we’re trying to win here!!!!!!

    no urgency….no excuse

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

  51. 813bucboi Says:


    you a damn fool!!!!LMAO…..

    no urgency… excuse

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

  52. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I’m doing my best to stay calm & weather the storm
    But not even the best Sativa – can help manage my seething rage productively.

  53. SteveK Says:

    Lmao @Luv and DB55!

    Legalize it 2018! It’s a Bucs Life!

  54. DB55 Says:

    This just in: Jason Licht has decided to take the rest of the day off to go have some beer and wings in his flip flops while the rest of the division gets better.

    Asked why he’s quit on his team “At least we’ll always have ice cream” he said as he walked into The Dollhouse Lounge with a fist full of FA dollars.

  55. LUVMYBUCS Says:



  56. Kyle Says:

    You bandwagon fans make me sick… im a true fan and i will make my bold prediction for 2018 right now. All saying 4-12 know nothing about talent and the quality of our front office staff. Im going all in at 6 dash 10 next year….. you heard it first joe, thays my hot.take for this hot mess of a team….

  57. cgmaster Says:

    LUVMYBUCS you keep trying sir, god knows I have.

  58. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I hate to be the optimist here….but we have some cap room and all of our draft picks…..perhaps we can improve the team (just a bit)

  59. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Licht will not pursue any high profile FA. No surprise here. He is looking for value signings and honestly, I find it hard to blame him with the success of the last few.

    See The Licht!

  60. ManzielMadness Says:

    Welp. We got another kicker. Chandler Catanzaro.

  61. Easy Denman Says:

    Catanzaro is a solid kicker

  62. 98bucfan Says:

    If we could sign Jensen, Sitton and Matthieu, that would be great. Can’t go through FA barely making moves

  63. JonBuc Says:

    Kicking excellence continues with the signing of “Chris” Chandler Cantanzaro. He’s shakey, unclutch and has bounced around a lot. He’s perfect!

  64. tmaxcon Says:

    luv / db

    just got back from Strawberry Fields (google) not even the highest concentrated shatter can offset the pain of being a bucfan.

  65. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    We got Mitch Unrein, DT from Chicago? Nice pickup

  66. MadMax Says:

    Get honeybadger dangit! 9 mill

  67. Pancake block Says:

    Sa quan Barkley and Hernandez in the second.or trade down and guice at 21 davenport at 22 and Hernandez in the 2nd…just out score the hell out of anybody

  68. Clw JB Says:

    Ditto the Honey Badger and Jensen talk – need em both!!!

    We need another corner also, we can’t draft starters at CB, RB, DE, DT, SS

    Maybe 2 spots we can draft to – we need several (4) more starter level players outside the draft or we age staring at 4-12 and a house cleaning

  69. Mike Johnson Says:

    Ladies and gentlemen..Put your hands together and welcome back..some ole friends with a brand new name..A Band of Losers.. THE TAMPA BAY YUCKS!!!!!

  70. Aaron May Says:

    I’m actually shocked the bucs seem to be doing absolutely nothing to improve this last ranked D…im not even talking about the big name players… it’s still early but as of right now we cant rush the passer or cover anyone.

    Fun having to be up 2 scores to have a chance at winning s game

  71. ATrain Says:

    I don’t understand these posts about not freaking out the Bucs shouldn’t spend money

    The Jags did just that and brought in a high dollar DLineman look where there were this year while the Bucs were at home

  72. USFBUC Says:

    Hopefully the Bucs go after Mathieu that would fill the other CB position, then they could go grab Eric Reid at a decent price for SS. I think they should give Aaron Lynch a shot at DE since they have filled the DT position.

  73. denjoe Says:

    So we sign another Will gholston? LMAO!