Honey Badger Spills The Beans?

February 22nd, 2019


Feel free to connect any dots here or frame a narrative.

The Bucs, at best, are subpar at safety. Let’s call it like we see it.

And since it sure appears to be an opening at safety given it looks like fan favorite Chris Conte got stiff-armed off the roster, many fans (Joe included) have pushed the notion that a solid free agent pickup would be the “Honey Badger” himself, free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu.

But this advocacy for Honey Badger isn’t just because of his skill and an opening. No, Honey Badger, who turns 27 in May, might have had his best years playing for new Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in Arizona.

Well, let’s just say a member of the NFL players’ fraternity not (currently) on the Bucs’ roster is awfully happy the Bucs decided to retain the services of stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Who would that player be? It’s none other than Honey Badger himself, and it seems a current Bucs star is both happy and trying to keep Honey Badger staying on the down low. That would be tight end O.J. Howard.

Now why would Honey Badger take to Twitter to celebrate the Bucs keeping GMC? Odd, no?

Below is the Twitter exchange between the two. And again, feel free to make any connections you wish.

Legal tampering for free agents begins March 11. The free agency dinner bell rings at 4 p.m. on March 13.

39 Responses to “Honey Badger Spills The Beans?”

  1. Wausa Says:


  2. BucsFIRE Says:

    Definitely interesting as hell.
    Let’s GET Tyrann Mathieu!

  3. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Tyran Matthieu to be DL coach?

    lol / please go get him

  4. mizzle Says:


  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You would think the retention of GMC & his $13 mil wouldn’t please any FA…..

  6. Bird Says:

    Very interesting indeed.

    God I hope so. Guys want to play for arians and Bowles.
    In years past we had to overpay for mediocrity.

    Sign the man.
    Prolly looking in 8-10 range.

    He got 7 mil prove it deal last year and he proved it.

  7. jmarkbuc Says:


    “Prolly looking in 8-10 range.”

    What does Miko’s chart say that we get for that?

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    Probably happy that GMC won’t land on his team. I say it was a win for him also

  9. ncbucsfan Says:

    I just posted this on the GMC article…..thanks for reading my comment Joe 😉. No one else caught it!

  10. ncbucsfan Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan: No, you wouldn’t!! Players like Tyrann Mathieu see the actual game the way they should…..”who helps us win NOW?” Saving money is not how you win on the field….maybe the “who won the offseason” press clippings over the summer but not on Sundays!! There is not a free agent DT or rookie that could replace GMC outside of Quinnen Williams, who we probably can’t get! I want to win ASAP and cutting GMC or trading him for unknown potential busts of a draft pick is idiotic, though it seems to be the popular opinion on JBF lol! I’m tired of saving money and stinking on Sunday. Keep GMC. Keep Djax too!! He isn’t signed past next year. Forget the draft pick haul when we will probably just blow those too! Win in 2019! We will probably cut Beau Allen and William Gholston. If you cut GMC, you’re left with Vita and thats it!

    Let’s go Honey Badger! Show Evans and Whitehead how to operate and react in this defense and make some plays!

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


  12. Joe Says:

    Players like Tyrann Mathieu see the actual game the way they should…..”who helps us win NOW?”


  13. SammyRebel Says:

    I don’t connect dots anymore, the Bucs have stabbed me in the back multiple times by not going after the right freaking guys, it’s literally sickening

  14. Nick da ruler Says:

    Honey badger cares?!?!

  15. Buc believer Says:

    How’s constant use of the moniker “stud defensive tackle” for GMC is as comical as his constant use of “winning head football coach” for Dirk even when he was 8 games below 500! What a joke!

  16. BucsFIRE Says:

    ^^ who the hell is “How”?

  17. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Would love to have the honey badger in Tampa!

  18. Buc believer Says:

    @Bucs Fire… that was either auto correct or Joe is REALLY sensitive because that was supposed to say Joe not How…

  19. BucsFIRE Says:

    ^^ Lol, i hear ya man. Was just teasin’

    Stupid frickin auto-correct!!

  20. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    He would be a welcome addition…despite the 1st rounder and 3 2nd rounders in the secondary drafting under Licht Weight’s watch.

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Legal tampering for free agents begins March 11. The free agency dinner bell rings at 4 p.m. on March 13.” Aaah yes, the REAL bottom line. If we were the Rams or Chargers people would call this ‘California Dreamin’. Only gonna happen if we can come up with $8-$10 mil for the Honey Badger.

  22. 813bucboi Says:

    we’ll see….

    seems like GMC will restructure….smart move….

    cut gholston, urein, allen, djax….

    sign TM and an FA G….

    no “massive turnover” necessary….


  23. __TGH__ Says:

    What does ‘Pull Up’ mean/imply?

  24. Mikadeemas Says:

    Shut up, is what it means.

  25. Jeremy in Cali Says:

    Pull up

    Meaning: To come

    ”Pull up on the porch”

  26. Tc Says:

    To upgrade

    Go get:
    Honey badger – cheaper than Collins
    Tevin Coleman – cheaper than bell and younger

    Greedy or devin white

    Get rid of:
    Desaun Jackson and sign John brown

    Let go:
    Humphrey and trade Brate

    Tag: Donovan smith

  27. Destinjohnny Says:

    When u keep missing draft picks
    Like taking Justin over Komara this is you’re game to play

  28. FairMinded Says:

    All those idiots always tearing into the Joes for reading in between the lines (and more often than not being right in doing so)… this is a pretty great piece of speculative reporting so try to give em some credit. How awesome would this development be??

  29. BucHead5588 Says:

    I’d take Honey Badger 🦡 of I wouldn’t mine Landon Collins

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If we can keep GMC……and somehow find the money to sign D Smith……Hump…..Barber…..Kwon……and find the money to bring in a FA OG, RB & the Badger……be my guest,
    But these huge contracts are strangling our ability to improve this team….

    And….FYI…..we have not saved any money to date…..didn’t last year either….
    Only cut Curry $8 I want to see the completed roster before I get excited.

    I like GMC…..but he’s not worth $13million.

  31. Malcolm-Reynolds Says:

    Jmark – That was awesome Bro! Lol. Yeah I’m sure Miko would have some kind of chart that says what you get for whatever salary. So I guess from “their” perspective, unless you are being paid All-Pro money then you don’t give All-Pro EFFORT. Such entitlement is Sickening to most of us who give an honest effort in whatever job we are in regardless of pay.

  32. unbelievable Says:

    hahahaha jmark!

    well done.

  33. Joeypoppems Says:

    To be fair, he reacts like this to news all the time on twitter, on any team, on any player.

    Im not gonna read too far into it

  34. firethecannons Says:

    Mathieu would be very good for further development of Evans and Whitehead

  35. MadMax Says:

    I wanted us to draft him back then….go get him Licht! He’ll play hard for us!!! Looks like we might actually see this !!!:D

    Then we trade djax, trade down about 4 spots for Devin White, then move back into the first around 20th for DE Montez Sweat.

    Wont have much draft capital left but if we still have a 5th and we lose Hump, go get his old teammate Hunter Renfrow who would probably be just as good or better. Sign a G, and a RB.

  36. BucAllNight Says:

    I was first one on the GMC thread to tell Jason to get honey badger now you we SEE his PERSONAL reaction. Real recognize real and people who PLAYED the game can see more than the drunk keyboard warriors who type bafoonery. This is a sign we will have tru BALLERZ wanting to come here not JUST for the money. I for one welcome the change and am looking forward to the new regime and culture.

    Lets go Bucs!! No risk-it no Biscuit!!

  37. Owlykat Says:

    We already signed a RB. Take Snell, Jr. in the third round. If you are interested in saving money don’t tag D. Smith. Trade him for a draft pick. Take 6’5” 320 lb. LT Greg Little from Mississippi that had a drop back passing offense and was not a spread offense like BA won’t take a OT from.

  38. MadMax Says:

    I meant “big name” rb Owly….but that premise into Little….if we go there,i’d definitely be on board. He’s been a standout so far. 2-3 trade backs and land him as long as we’re set at MLB (currently looking like we’re not, but they have the inside info), then yes.

  39. MadMax Says:

    Na, hard pass on Little, did some research, soft and lazy at times….nope….go get Max Scharping in the 4th, maybe late 3rd.