Vernon Hargreaves Returns

August 21st, 2018

A major Buccaneers X-factor entering this season (before today’s scary Donovan Smith injury), Vernon Hargreaves endured a groin issue 12 days ago in the preseason opener at Miami.

Last week he spent a lot of time riding the exercise bike in Nashville, and yesterday he wasn’t practicing in Tampa but was working on the field with staff.

Today, he was back practicing in pads and impressing his head coach.

“He looked really good,” Dirk Koetter said of Hargreaves. “Vernon looked quick. He looked fast. He was communicating. He had a nice sack out there in team period, so it was good to have him back.”

This sets up one heck of a third preseason game on Friday against the Lions and their strong passing attack. The No. 2 cornerback job opposite Brent Grimes is up for grabs and Hargreaves wants it — even if there’s a long line of experts who think he’s best as a nickel corner.

30 Responses to “Vernon Hargreaves Returns”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Excellent news. We need him on the field to see if he has improved his game. Would rather find out now than in the regular season.

    However the CB position shakes out, at least we’ll have excellent depth…and its better the have a first round pick become a quality backup than to have him completely wash out of the NFL.

    Personally, I am hoping for the best in regard to VHIII.

  2. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Clap clap clap!

  3. Stanglassman Says:

    After the news with DSmith and Justin Evans this iskinda like a fireman telling you your house was a total loss but they managed to save a picture of your mother in law.

  4. OneBuc55 Says:

    @ Stanglassman…Lol

    In the case of the 2 guys who went down today; expecting the worst, hoping for the best….

  5. TOM Says:

    Stanglassman, now that’s funny. I love it.

  6. Billy_43 Says:

    Finally some humor instead of bashing or arguing.

    Well Done!!

  7. Greg Says:

    Stanglassman that was awesome! True but the Bucs love Hargraves energy and love of the game. I dont care if hes inside or outside Joe makes too big of a deal of it. Still sick about Smith. We have no one to play left tackle no matter what bs they try to spin.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Walk softly with a boot and carry a big MF first aid kit’

  9. David Corcoran Says:

    Listening to No Name Joes Dribble about a “Gutless Little Man” in Vernon Hargreaves, a 2016 Major 1st Round Bust for Buccaneers Brain Dead GM Jason Licht. Nicknamed by former Gaters HC Will Muchcamp as the “ Weed Toast “ Man at The Univ. Of Fla. for Smoking ??? and Getting Burned 1 on 1 Matchups in Key SEC games. Bucs DC “Clueless” Mike Smith found out after the Minn. Game last Yr. (Game #2 ) of the 2017 NFL Reg. Season, and put Hargreaves in the Slot Corner on 3rd Downs, and was so bad, Hargreaves, was nicknamed, “ The Tidy Bowl Man” cause the Chump’s play went “Down the Dwain!” Plus Hargreaves is Brittle, as in Slap the Fool in the Face, and He fall down like a piece of glass. Me, I’m watching CARTOONS NOW! Remember My Best Bet for Tuesday, Take the Chi. White Sox +104 (Westgate SuperBook) vs. the Minn. Twins, 8:10 PM. Thanks, David Corcoran, Winter Park, Florida.

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Rotate VH3 in the outside and nickel with MJ and CD3.

  11. Lord Cornelius Says:


  12. m0j0 Says:

    Glad to have him back! Hopefully Evans and Smith are not serious, long term injuries…

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Just watched Koetter’s PC. Unless he’s just trying to build his name up for a trade, Baily is set for a number five or six if we keep six WR. Hopefully Watson can make the five or six also.

  14. Bucamania Says:

    Good news on Balley then! I think Watson and Bailey are the 5th and 6th receivers.

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    great news!!!!

    stanglassman that was great!!!!…….


  16. Neal Says:

    @David Corcoran. Please get off the internet grandpa. you’re embarrassing yourself.

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    a week ago, @tmax pulled down @realist skirt… thing lead to another and @david concoran was birth!!!!!….just as dumb and clueless as his parents!!!!!

    go crawl back under daddys skirt chump!!!!!


  18. Joe Says:

    a week ago, @tmax pulled down @realist skirt….


    Comment of the summer!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  19. Dapostman Says:

    Hargreaves is a slot corner. Too slow, doesn’t tackle well on the edge and not athletic enough to play on the outside. Hopefully he nails down the slot so he’s not a total waste.

    #Get After It!

  20. 813bucboi Says:


    thanks joe!!!!!!!


  21. David Corcoran Says:

    Let’s see, while I’m getting ready to put my Bets Down for the 1st Race at Louisiana Downs on TVG, I herd that No-Name Joe is going on “The Rock Riley” SHOW on Sports Talk 1040 AM in Tampa. Rock Riley is “The Shell Answer Man?” To me! Rilay Was the long time voice of Bright House Sports, (Now Bay Area News 9) for over 18 Yrs. and the Lighting Pre Game and Post Game Host as well. So that means to all of you Sheepal that Rock Rialy is GOD to you? But Rilay Got His HILlBILLY ASSSS Fired by Bay News 9, and Riley went into Sports Talk Radio going against “The Big Dog” Steve Duemig of 620 WDAE! Not impressed with “Hillbilly Riley”, Just another 3rd Rate Sports Talk Has-Been and Never Was who had his day in the sun! Keep those cards and letters coming, Like Elias said, “Who Wants To awalk With David Corcoran!” Tuesday’s Best Bet, Chi. White Sox +105 (Westgate SuperBook) vs. the Minn. Twins 8:10 PM. See you at Bucs Camp on Wednesday at One Buccaneer Place. David Corcoran, Winter Park, Florida.

  22. Mike Says:

    These coaches are garbage- put him out there sink or swim- he was a high number one draft pick- let him be aggressive- maybe if these soft coaches didn’t start putting doubt in his mind…
    He’s an aggressive island corner

  23. Mike Says:

    Brent grimes is his idol- who he’s learning from- now let him go play

  24. David Corcoran Says:

    Like I been telling all of you “Simple Minded” Little Sheepiel, Hargreaves is nothing more than a Blind Man Who can’t spell “CAT”!. In 2 Yrs., Hargreaves will be selling WEED back in the Hood in Belmont Hights, (That’s the Black Hood in TAMPA) for all of you Folks! Don’t ever compare Hargreaves to Brent Grimes, now that cat (Grimes) been to multiple Pro Bowls (ATL, MIA, TB) a true Pros Pro, and if anyone in the Tampa Bay Sports Media would even think about saying anything bad about Grimes, his wife MICO would just come over and give a big old “Assss-Wooping” to those fools, and MICO GRIMES is a big fan of David Corcoran. So don’t worry folks, it’s not the end of the world, just another day. See all of my fans at Bucs Camp on Wednesday. David Corcoran, Winter Park, Florida.

  25. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    It wasn’t just the coaches fault, you can also blame the poor pass rush. Hargreaves is just as fast as Davis and M J Stewart. He has great feet and hips, he just lost his confidence and had a hard time learning to play off the receivers. He was known a close man-to-man coverage in college and felt out of place in his new role. Let’s see what he can now do his 3rd year in the system with a new pass rushing D-line.

  26. Jjones Says:

    David Corcoran just did a rail of Colombian bam bam apparently.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    813 and Stanglassman…thanks…I was lmao for about 2-3 minutes there…tears and all.

  28. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    David Corcoran, that can is for dusting your keyboard, not for inhaling bud.

  29. Wright Says:

    Did realist get the cooler?

  30. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Hargraves groin injury report i read provided me with the knowledge that he had lost his balls, he has recently found them and willing to try them out again in practice and in game situations. Hopefully the pair he found is an upgrade to the ones he had and are made of a much harder substance, cause he’s gonna need ones of steel.