Vinny Curry’s Message To Bucs Fans

May 28th, 2018

New Bucs defensive end/defensive tackle Vinny Curry wants you to know something and Joe is the messenger.

After a spring practice session last week, Curry told Joe to what Bucs fans should know about Curry.

“Know I’m gonna bring it. I’m gonna bring it every Sunday,” Curry said. “I’m going to leave it all on the field. One thing, when you come to a Bucs game, you’re going to say No. 97 left it all out there. And that’s all you can really ask as a player of a teammate and as a fan, just give us everything you got, empty out the tank. As a player, you deserve it for yourself, you deserve it for the team. Fans deserve to see you leave everything out there.”

Well, it’s safe to say that Curry is no Chris Baker. They certainly don’t think alike.

Joe wanted the Bucs to chase Curry the minute whispers started in Philly that he would be cut. The reason was simple, the Bucs needed an upgrade and Curry was known for playing and working hard, even if his 2014 breakout season made him sort of a one-hit wonder.

Curry turns 30 in June. If he still has gas in that “tank” he speaks of, then the Bucs should at least have a consistent, versatile but unspectacular performer.

40 Responses to “Vinny Curry’s Message To Bucs Fans”

  1. EA Says:

    These players say the right words every time, ill believe when I see it on the field.
    Eagles didn’t resign him for a reason. I am hopeful however that our new DL coach may do some good things this year.

  2. darengibo Says:

    Palm trees all across Tampa are breathing a sigh of relief!

    LOVE this direction Bucs are taking on both lines!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    VC97 is a stud…..looking forward to seeing him play for us.

  4. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Talk is cheap, Vinny; your salary is not. If they hired my old broken a$$ I’d bring it too. I’d leave it all on the field every week too–as others have done. We need QB sacks. We need QB pressures. We need complementary football with the DBs and LBs to create situations. We need to see drives killed. Turnovers.

    Very true; he’s no Baker, but there’s a lot of gap to close between Vinny’s talk and Baker’s play. The first sign we should worry is when a guy starts talking about how good he will be. Let’s just see you bring it first, then you can talk about bringing it. Joe pointed out Vinny being versatile and unspectacular in the past. Yeah, i’ll take that over what we had. But the man is 30 now. Yeah, I’m supportivley pessimistic. Unapologetically at this point!

  5. Destinjohnny Says:

    Now lets draft young lineman and have them tutored by guys like this

  6. Hodad Says:

    Joe, why did he change his number from 75, to 97?

  7. DB55 Says:

    Sounds like Robert Ayers to me but wtfdik? Remember Robert made way less the Curry and still got run out of town. Beware Curry, McIceCream will be the end of you, Buckner and the whole crew. #ButMan

  8. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Your infatuation with Ayers astonishes me. Your man crush runs deep with him but wtfdik?

  9. Not there yet Says:

    Joe you have the oddest fans of the bucs and that’s saying a lot.sounds like Robert Ayers? He sounds like a free agent coming to a new team nut sack. Jpp said the same type things at his introductory press conference only we haven’t seen him since.

    If your gonna be haters because the guy is excited to come play for your team at least wait until the season starts. Garbage fans some of you. Arrogant snobs who can’t even play flag football but rag on professionals every chance you get

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    “Curry is washed up, Gerald is soft, jpp has in, Jason Licht missed on vita vea!!!!!”

    This is what idiots will be saying by week 3. Still waiting on a real DC to show up.

  11. Tampa24Dummies Says:

    What Not There Yet said!!! STOP hating so hard folks!!! #GoBucs

  12. jmarkbuc Says:


  13. Tnoles Says:

    I like Curry he kind of reminds me of Clinton McDonald but as an end. This guy has a high motor and if JPP and McCoy along with better coaching I think this guy could be very valuable and perhaps a little underrated like McDonald was. With all these players on the d line it is gonna make our line very opportunistic because if they are all playing to their potential who ya gonna block??

  14. Owlykat Says:

    Don’t forget there were plenty on Philly Fans who loved Vinny’s play and were mad he was cut. It was not a reflection of his work but instead was a cap action only. There are plenty of DEs who play at a high level long after their thirtieth birthday. Licht made the mistake of cutting our LT because he was 30 when he started and that LT has been playing well all the way up to this year for Oakland. Also Vinny was not being coached by Buckner either. I look for him to be a good sacker as well as run stuffer this year. He is not elite but PFF is. With a good inside rush and platooning too we should have plenty of pressure on all our adversary QBs.

  15. Richbucsfan Says:

    Glad to hear it. However, he doesn’t realize he is talking to a jade fan base. By mid season we’ll know who has what as far as passion and skill is concerned. We’ve been through this song and dance before.

  16. Bucamania Says:

    Eagles fans loved Curry. The only reason he was let go is because of #1 pick Barnett. Very excited to see him and JPP go hunting for QBs.

  17. Steven007 Says:

    DB55, I agree that it sounds a lot like Ayers at this point. Hopefully Curry has more gas left in the tank.

  18. Capt.Tim Says:

    The Buccaneers( And every NFL team) pay guys, whos only job is to coach these players- on what to say.
    Its like they are reading a cue card. If you are impressed by what they say- thank a PR man!

    That being said, Vinny Curry showed both high motor, and passion last year.
    And I think he will have a career year this year

  19. Papa578 Says:

    It’s clear that Buc fans are truly fed up and as skeptical as a cat on its ninth life. My frustration level is right there with you. However, there is that “leetle” bit of “ok, I’ll give em’ ONE MORE CHANCE” in me. So, being as optimistic as I can be I’ll say there is hope for a better year! All this losing is sure rough on us old farts tho!
    I believe that that the combination of player upgrades (via free agency and the draft) and the fact that our GM and coaching staff realize this is “it” are positive signs. Additionally, I put Jameis in the same canoe. He had been around long enough now that the fruit should be about ripe for this lad. You here lots about the game slowing down as players develop. Here’s hoping that our WB is at that point. Oh, I really think the coach Buckner hiring was a huge positive as well.

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    @BucEmUp … “Still waiting on a real DC to show up.” This is the FIRST year since he’s been here that Smitty & the other defensive coaches have had some decent talent to work with. And even now we’ve got an inexperienced Secondary. Some excellent potential, but roughly half of this year’s (most likely) starting defense wasn’t here last year. Smitty’s got a daunting task in front of him IMO, but my gut feel is that he’s more than up for the challenge. I fully expect this year’s defense to rank in the top half and allow less than 20 PPG.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    Thank you Mr. Curry. Lets hope the rest of our Defense brings it also!! You are right. Fans deserve their monies worth. We are tired of conducting Buc Eulogy services every GD Sunday!

  22. Trench War Says:

    a consistent, versatile but “unspectacular” performer.


    Far from a ringing endorsement ..smh @ Joes

  23. Capt.Tim Says:

    The Buccaneers( And every NFL team) pay guys, whos only job is to coach these players- on what to say.
    Its like they are reading a cue card. If you are impressed by what they say- thank a PR man!

    That being said, Vinny Curry showed both high motor, and passion last year.
    And I think he will have a career year this year.

    JPP and Curry- when Playing with McCoy- should both have great years

  24. Armybucsfan Says:

    I thought #97 was retired from the Bucs legend Simeon rice. Did I miss something ?

  25. Dave Pear Says:


  26. Dave Pear Says:


    The Bucs have only retired 3 numbers:

    55-Derrick Brooks
    63-Lee Roy Selmon
    99-Warren Sapp

  27. Greecosuave Says:

    VC97 is a great addition to this team. I must say, this years off-season FA class seems so much more stable than last years. It’s a different vibe. I actually have no problems with anyone we’ve signed for the Defense. There is just way to much to negative on nowadays. Relax and hope the injury bug misses us this year.

    VC97 👍🏽

  28. Dave Pear Says:

    Only 3 numbers have been retired by the Bucs;

  29. Rlichtson Says:

    40 is retired also idiot

  30. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Dave Pear is right. No one has been issued #40 but it is not retired yet. Who is the idiot now? Let’s see. Not me, certainly not Dave Pear….ummmmmmm

  31. Pirate Bay Says:

    The defensive line is already much better.

  32. raymond oluoch Says:


  33. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    Guess that is why you shouldn’t call people “idiots” for no reason, lol.

    Dave Pear was right, and you were not.

  34. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    Not to mention… since this is a Bucs Fan Page,,, perhaps you could show a little respect to a former Bucs player.. one that was there in the beginning? (Dave Pear)

  35. Reality_43 Says:

    LOL @Rlichtson

    Beat stripped and run out of town on a mule.
    Such disrespect

  36. m0j0 Says:

    That’s all we can ask as fans and that is exactly what we expect! Bring your A game and leave it all on the field every Sunday! Love this guys attitude and I can’t wait to see the Bucs Defense rise from the ashes!

  37. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    #97 should be retired, or at the very least, not be given out anymore. Nobody has been issued 40 or 47 since Alstott or Lynch left. Not sure why Sim doesn’t get at least that treatment.

  38. Atlanta Buc Says:

    Let’s not forget Mr. Ronde Barber (#20). If his number is not retired yet for us, then it should be soon as well! I will never forget the pick to seal it in Philly (Our real Super Bowl win that year) and the numerous artfully timed blitz-sacks, open-field tackles and INT’s he made look so routine each year! Also, the fact he never missed a start in like 14 years once he became our starter, total Iron man!

  39. SOEbuc Says:


    “Eagles didn’t resign him for a reason.”

    Cus they traded for Michael Bennett before they realized he was a grandma beater.

  40. Nick2 Says:

    This is music to my ears. This guy has heart. Swaggy Baker? Well he ate one too many doughnuts to act like he cares and I am gratefull we replaced him with Curry who gives it everything. He’s right thats all you can ask of a player win or lose.