“I Bleed Green”

April 9th, 2018

New Bucs DE talks Eagles and a rooster

Imagine growing up loving a team nearby, getting drafted by them and playing six seasons capped by winning a Super Bowl.

Throw in earning about $20 million and having the full respect of the organization and a brutally tough fan base.

It’s an unmatched dream come true. That was the life of new Bucs big-money defensive end Vinny Curry, the 29-year-old run stuffer Tampa Bay will pay $6.5 million this season.

He was on WPEN-FM in New Jersey recently talking about how “I bleed green” and about his lifelong love of the Eagles.

Joe’s all for players being committed to their teams. It’s a beautiful thing. But it really made Joe pause and wonder just how much love Curry will have for the Bucs, especially as he’s asked to grind through a brutally hot training camp. Joe’s not questioning Curry’s work ethic, but he’s still human and might feel like a fish out of water in Tampa.

Once upon a time in 2014, defensive end Michael “Ghost” Johnson lost his work ethic in Tampa because he really wanted to go back to Cincinnati. Johnson robbed the Bucs of massive cash and then got his return-to-Cincy wish.

Johnson has missed just one game with the Bengals over the past three seasons — and he racked up five sacks last season. Five!

Joe sure hopes Curry finds a way to drain that green blood in a hurry.

On a lighter note, Curry told a great story of how his father gave him a pet for his 14th birthday — a rooster. There was a problem. Curry was terrified of the rooster and he lived in a New Jersey neighborhood where nobody owned a farm animal or was accustomed to sunrise screams from a bird.

Curry said the rooster died, possibly because he was afraid to take it out of its pen, and his father was furious.

21 Responses to ““I Bleed Green””

  1. Bnomo Says:

    Let’s face it, the big $$$$$ count.

    Don’t need another bust.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Another rental, just like Ghost Johnson. Doesn’t mean he can’t/won’t contribute though (might be playing with a chip on his shoulder to prove Eagles wrong).

  3. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    They just won a sb!!!!! Why wouldn’t he say that?

  4. Bob in Valrico Says:

    While its true that michael Johnson didn’t accomplish much here in tampa,he had
    a high ankle sprain injury that hampered his time on the field and production.

  5. IsrBuc Says:

    Everybody thinks those superbowl winners will come ti tampa and show everybody how its done with all the passion etc. when actually these guys just checked all the boxes and the only thing left was to get payed.
    Why you think these ex eagles come here motivated? i don’t get it. they won. they are coming down from the olympus. they’re getting payed. time to rest and retire in a sunny state with lots of beaches.

  6. Bucn Enough Says:

    He bleeds green with $$$$

  7. IsrBuc Says:

    Especially for these undrafted FA and late round picks- this is the wish list:
    1. make an nfl roster – check!
    2. get on the field and play – check!
    3. win a sb – check!
    4. get payed – check!

    what’s left for these guys to desire? especially a year after an exceptional season the eagles had? why wold they be motivated and willing to grind?
    I don’t see it.

  8. IsrBuc Says:

    Well.. at least he’ll have a smooth landing in tampa, his QB is also die hard eagles fan

  9. lambchop Says:

    And the interview was held in New Jersey. I’m sure we’ll hear all the pro-Bucs stuff once he interviews in Tampa. LOL. It’s the nature of the biz. The NFL (No F-ing Loyalty) league doesn’t care about their players, why should the players care in return. Most of what the players say is just cliche any way.

  10. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Eagles got a lot of production from both their DE’s in the tackle dept.Brandon Graham had 9.5 sacks also. Eagles may well miss the two players we signed.

  11. Hodad Says:

    News flash, our franchise Q.B. is an Eagles fan! Being one has nothing to do with wanting to be your best for the team you do play for. My worry is it was cancer #93 who sucked the life out of Johnson, and will do the same to Curry.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Having his teammate, Beau Allen here will help……every player is different as is every situation…..can’t compare him to Ghost Johnson…..it simply doesn’t work that way….if that were the case…..just don’t bring in any FAs….

  13. DR FEELGOOD Says:

    A big deal out of nothing. He was released, not leaving via free agency the way Johnson was. Vinny Curry is a notable upgrade who can play both inside and outside of the DL. We also have an indoor facility now so summer practices should be a lot more reasonable, unless the staff stubbornly refuses to use it. Let’s see how he plays when we host the Eagles! I’ll bet he wreaks havoc that day!!

  14. webster Says:

    And sapp was a cowboy fan yada yada yada

  15. NOSBOS Says:

    FEELGOOD that indoor facility may very well be part of the problem. Read an article about Jags camp last season,the players thought Marone was apparently trying to kill them. Funny thing is tho after going thru the crucible in camp they were one of the healthiest teams last year. Why??? Because they were broken down in camp,thusly making the reg season almost easy.

  16. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    I concur with most of the above comments here, much ado about nothing. They are hired mercenaries, to get after the quarterback, improve the line play, for a price. Not improve foreign relations to some third-world country on some ambassador post. Besides, you can tell in his press conference that they guy is still a genuine competitor, and has an honest take on being excited for more of a full-time starring role here in Tampa versus Philly.


    Go Bucs!

  17. bucs_365 Says:

    Once a guy gets on the field, he’s playing for himself and his teammates, regardless of the helmet logo.

    Comparing this guy to Michael Johnson isn’t really fair at this point, as we’ve seen nothing to indicate he won’t play well here. All it is is negative speculation — Joe’s go-to device for generating “stories.”

  18. Seminole Bill Says:

    I’m sure we’ll hear rooster calls from the stands when he is introduced.

  19. NFLNut Says:

    Jameis fave team was the Eagles too … most players get drafted by teams they never rooted for growing up … it’s a non-issue.

  20. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Thanks. You just stole my post. LOL

  21. Jeffbuc Says:

    Hodad is that really you tmaxx