Panthers, Falcons Load Up At Bucs’ Positions Of Need

April 25th, 2019

UPDATED 11:50 p.m. – Well, we’re halfway through the NFL Draft and two Bucs rivals have made intriguing selections.

Some think Florida State Brian Burns was one of the best pass rushers in this draft, a classic 4-3 edge guy, and Ron Rivera seems to agree. Burns is a Panther, selected No. 16 overall, and will be tasked with terrorizing Donovan Smith over the next several years, and to try to fill the big shoes of Julius Peppers.

Over in Atlanta, the Falcons jumped way out of the box and took a guard at No. 14 overall, plug-and-play tough guy Chris Lindstrom out of Boston College.

Hey, those are two positions of need for the Bucs!

It’s interesting the Falcons already signed two starting guards in free agency, and paid them starter-caliber cash. Joe assumes one of them might be traded.

The Falcons later traded up to grab the Rams’ No. 31 overall pick and snag OT Kaleb McGary, the big right tackle out of the University of Washington.

70 Responses to “Panthers, Falcons Load Up At Bucs’ Positions Of Need”

  1. fail Says:

    inept team and the coaching staff is even worse! don get me started on the front office

  2. fail Says:


  3. Ndog Says:

    I’ll just say it, this site is really starting to suck.

  4. MadMax Says:

    And Bradbury is gone….Jenkins will be there in the 2nd.

  5. SteveK Says:

    What about Ed Oliver and Vita Vea doesn’t scream best tandem in league. Add JPP and Nassib.

  6. DooshLaRue Says:


    I agree with you.

  7. Arealbucsfan Says:

    We can still trade back into the 1st and get Montez Sweat

  8. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Those teams outdraft Bucs year after year…

  9. Bculaw Says:

    Hope springs eternal for Bucs fans on draft night unless you visit this site. C’mon, Joe!! Where’s the optimism?!?!

  10. JabooBuc Says:

    Yawn. LB and Leadership were positions of need. Next story.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    Who cares what they got in middle of the round. The Bucs got one of the best players in the whole draft.

  12. Greg Says:

    SOUR GRAPES!!! Light fell in love again and when he does logic goes out the window. Kind of like taking a turnover prone QB with off field issues. No one can tell him otherwise

    On the positive… The NFL is throwing shorter passes, screens, slants ect. How many times are we giving up plays over the middle. There has been NO linebacker presents on this team since Quarles and Brooks. Why dont people wait and see?

    But no that wont happen. Joe will have some irritating nickname for White by tomorrow.

  13. Not there yet Says:

    Those positions can still be addressed obviously since we have more picks. I wonder how long this joe will come across as a hater. Probably for years since you don’t like it and will pounce every chance you get to hate.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Yeah, I was hoping Lindstrom fell. But knew he was to good to fall.

  15. Wombat Says:

    Noah Spence is gonna have a break out year! OT next round….

  16. Snook Says:

    Burns is a bust. One trick pony at FSU.

  17. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    What Buc LB was going to cover Kamara and McCafferey twice a year?

    Burns production didn’t warrant a top 10 pick and before joe posts again he needs to read up on 3-4 defense

  18. SCBucsFan Says:

    Linebacker was a position of need too and we got the best one. Unless you thought Joe Dirt was our savior.

  19. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Hey Joe maybe your dumb a@@ should go be a Falcons or panther fan!!!

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well we just drafted a LB who can cover Julio Jones……Jones 4.39….White 4.42

    And, he can cover Christian Mccaffrey……4.48


    And Linstrum was projected to be a 2nd rounder……Atlanta reached.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs had Joe Dirt starting… if you don’t think that is a position of need, you might not be paying attention.

  22. Sport Says:

    ‘Shill, On-Tilt Joe’ will be captain negative for the foreseeable future. Sorry NDog, that’s just how this Joe is. He has CANNOT let it go…

  23. tnew Says:

    agree TBBfan.. that was a reach, don’t mind that. Burns going to the Panthers was a kick in the crotch. Was hoping he would slip to the point the Bucs could possibly get there. There are some really nice fits still on the board.

  24. DanBucsfan Says:

    I will say that I do think your site is great, and your coverage on our team in my opinion is outstanding. However, what your doing now reminds me of my 8 year old nephew who gets mad when things don’t go his way. Kinda like the kid who takes his ball and goes home crying because he lost the game lol. Who gives a rats a$# who Car or Atl picked. We got White he is a Buc and he will be a very good Buc so your gonna have to suck it up buttercup and move on.

  25. Guinness8 Says:

    Go get Sweat now. Pounce. Trade do it!!!!!

  26. AceOfAerospace Says:

    Joe didn’t you just quite BA 2 days ago, “You don’t draft for need. You draft for need, you get fired”.? So why is this pick such a surprise. They drafted who they thought was the best player. Period. Let’s move on.

  27. Jeffbuc Says:

    Yeah we messed up big time we let a retired coach come run us in to the ground some more. Name 5 not 3-4 linebackers who are game changers. All you yes we got the best linebacker in the draft name me 5 mlb in the league who change the game.

  28. Stonedbuc Says:

    Joes a retard! Chant with me! Joes a retard joes retard joes a retard joes a retard.

  29. Kobe Faker Says:


    Give 2nd and 4th

    Juann Taylor!!”

    Shaman Kobe Faker

  30. Jeffbuc Says:

    Name me the saints and falcons middle linebacker. Name me the rams and patriots middle linebackers they were in the super bowl. And I can’t tell you who they were. And the divisional championship game who was the chiefs middle linebacker. Here we go name me a middle linebacker in the playoffs last year without googling it.

  31. BucAllNight Says:

    You got to moderation for telling the truth huh?

  32. Grt1 Says:

    Bucs have a lot of needs Joe. Can’t fix everything in one draft.

  33. Rick Says:

    That’s why those three teams are constantly fighting for the top spot in the nfc south. If the qb is the most important position on the field, then get guys who can make the qb uncomfortable. I didn’t just make that up. I’m pretty sure that’s a well known fact. Oh well. I DO hope this ILB works out.

  34. BucAllNight Says:


    Bobby Wagner

    Luke K.

    Kid from Indy

    Atlanta LB (when Healthy)

    CJ Mosely
    I did this in 5 secs so STFU

    Go Bucs

  35. ElioT Says:

    JBF is going the way of the Titanic.

    We are lucky to have the outlet but y’all need to take a long look at the JBF brand experience. Someone else is going to come along one day.

  36. Ndog Says:

    Darius Lenoard, Roquan Smith, CJ Mosley, Deion Jones, Donta Hightower.

  37. Jeff Says:

    It’s easy Joe. The Entire NFC South has schooled the Yuks in the draft over the last 5 years. Brian Burns fantastic pick. And the Falcons shoring up their OLine is a smart play. Protect Mart Ryan and this division is easy pickings. Bucs 2nd pick better be a home run. Gotta protect Jameis and 3 of 5 on the line is not enough.

  38. Jeffbuc Says:

    Seriously name me a playoff middle line backer last year. This is why we suck and you fans get so excited because a guy you never heard of a year ago now is suppose to be the next Ray Lewis you believe it. And you are all happy. When the reality is like joe always said name me 5 middle linebackers in the league You can’t name me 5 defensive ends you can do that without even going out of are division. You drafted for need over value. We suck burst your bubble good night
    You guys are super happy we drafted a middle linebacker 5th overall in a hisogreat defensive lineman draft. Year again we outsmart are selves and overthink it. But but but Steve smith said it was a great pick so we are good. I am so deflated right now. And I do t want to be the guy that says told you so. But ther will be more pro bowls players in the 3rd round than our number 5 overall pick. He wo t be the best middle linebacker in this class. It will be a 4-6 round pick line every year. This is so hard to be a fan of this train wreck. Let me draft the last 5 years please

  39. BucAllNight Says:

    what you NOVICES fail to realize is we NOW have a LEGIT Defensive Coordinator

    who will NOT play QB’s 15 yards off the LOS.

    When we are 4-1 after our first 5 games then you all will HOP ON!!

    I will repost this all Bucs Realist…. quit crying and grab another beer!!

    Thank you Bruce and Todd for finally building our DEF Properly.

    JW is about to EAT and y’all know it lol

    Go BUCS!!!

  40. E Says:

    Falcon fans don’t seem impressed

  41. Architek79 Says:

    Well I know what this site is gonna complain about for the next 6 months…

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    Somewhat disturbing that some fans will hate a pick before he even puts on his uniform.

    Borderline lunacy

  43. Jeffbuc Says:

    Buc all night you prove my point though named 5 middle linebackers but only three were in the playoffs of the guys you listed. And three out of the five you didn’t know ther name. Exactly my point the kid from Indiana the falcons dude. And you know that only 2 of those 5 guys you listed were drafted in the first round. And the the other guy you listed Mosley a first round pick was just allowed to leave via free agency without resigning him. As we watch middle tier defensive ends get traded for A 1st and 2nd round pick. So you helped my case when you thought you were being slick and showing me up so you stfu. You can’t name 5 players in the league at the position we drafted 5th overall

  44. ElioT Says:

    Agreed BucAllNight!

    We also have the #1 talent at his position and BPA at #5!

    Listen to White’s post draft interview, THE BEST BY FAR!!!

    If you have ever managed or coached people, this dude is ready to rock.

    If McCoy is still on this team with his weak a** mentality, he better be ready for a real Alpha.

  45. SOFIERCE Says:

    khalil mack made the entire defense for the Bears fire on all cylinders. So a MLB can make an impact. Leadership and individual play making game in game out makes a difference.

    Devin White will be the face of the defense and his attitude will define us in the league as khalil mack does for the Bears.

    That being said, snag a DE or two.

  46. Gooberton Says:

    D White = respectable pick. Great player. We have a long wait until the season begins. So let it all play out.

  47. Jeffbuc Says:

    Buc all night yea thank you Bruce for building are defense right. Because we all know it starts with middle linebackers. That’s how you build a defense. If that is the case why did Cj Mosley and are very own who we could have franchised to keep Kwon Alexander hit free agency. You fans suck if you do t realize how bad we just messed up that draft. We had Oliver and Allen sitting thee for the taking g and we take middle linebacker. Let joe and me have it that we’re stupid right now. But next year at thai time and you guys are pissed because 10 players after our drat pick out perform ours dont say we told you so. I hope he turns out to be the best player ever drafted. But I’m a realist and I know he isn’t and we messed up. This is the first time in 20 years I haven’t went and watched a highlight clip of our pick. Because someone on this site a month ago put the link to alabama game highlights on this website. And I watched that and saw a guy who couldn’t get off blocks who was getting beat up by the guards. And I made my mind up then. I’m not getting false hope again about an average player who we expect to be the greatest ever

  48. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Ndog – spot on! I find myaelf coming to this site less and less every year. Better pick your game up around here or you will be as obsolete as the newspapers and radio you bash all the time.

  49. LargoBuc Says:

    Josh Allen was right there. RIGHT FREAKING THERE! Hell I would have been happy with Williams or Taylor to secure the edge. But a Mike at 5? He wont do much good with an anemic pass rush.

  50. Anonymous Says:

    Jaylon Ferguson in the second please

  51. Grt1 Says:

    Don’t forget Dallas 2 studs in the middle. We just got a generational MLB and all we can do is complain. We got some dumb fans. This kid can flat out play.

  52. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Both McCaffrey and Kamara racked up over 300 all purpose yards in 2 games Bucs need to slow those guys down. With White they have that chance

  53. passthebuc Says:

    White will be better than Mack. He allows us to do more up front, with less.

    Forget the rants by Joe, 1 beer and he becomes the OAC of blogging

  54. BobbyBucs Says:

    If we listened to Joe about drafts

  55. BucAllNight Says:

    @JeffBuc: Have you ever played football? Seriously I posted this question to JOE and he never answered so I knew all along. If you did you’d be able to spot DOGS!!

    We just got OURS… in D. White You’ve never played so you wouldn’t know.

    Roquan Smith went # 7 LAST YEAR

    Luke went in 1st round. Sometimes the NFL has narratives and they try to undervalue positions while hyping others (SEE Josh Rosen who is about to be out of the league lol)

    My suggestion to you is sit back and relax and watch. If you’ve really been here 20yrs (as have I) what’s one more to you.

    Lastly I rarely posted before but I’m so sick of the negativity, complaining and b*tchin here that y’all have implore me


    I wanted to post fast thats why I didn’t name the other LB’s (one is DJ from falcons)
    could have googled but it aint that serious

    Go Bucs

  56. ATLBucs Says:

    We’ve drafted good players but haven’t had the right coaches to make them into great players.

  57. BucAllNight Says:

    @JeffBuc: Have you ever played football? Seriously I posted this question to JOE and he never answered so I knew all along. If you did you’d be able to spot DOGS!!

    We just got OURS… in D. White You’ve never played so you wouldn’t know.

    Roquan Smith went # 7 LAST YEAR

    Luke went in 1st round. Sometimes the NFL has narratives and they try to undervalue positions while hyping others (SEE Josh Rosen who is about to be out of the league lol)

    My suggestion to you is sit back and relax and watch. If you’ve really been here 20yrs (as have I) what’s one more to you.

    Lastly I rarely posted before but I’m so sick of the negativity, complaining and b*tchin here that y’all have implore me


    I wanted to post fast thats why I didn’t name the other LB’s (one is DJ from falcons)
    could have googled but it aint that serious

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  58. BobbyBucs Says:

    LOL Joe deleting my posts because I’m bringing up his posts about drafting Johnny Football

  59. NOSBOS Says:

    Ndog the site is in trouble because content for Joe is about to be harder to come by. These dudes are a lot more profitable when the Bucs suck. Those days are drawing near there end.

  60. Rod Munch Says:

    Falcons drafted for need… I thought that was a no-no.

    Anywho I’m good with White, he’s a day 1 starter and someone who is supposed to be really really good and really special player. If that’s the case then the Bucs did well.

  61. NOSBOS Says:

    Good night all.. And again welcome to Tampa Mr. White..

  62. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    This is either the end of an era or the beginning of light. At the end of the day so be it. It’s a Bucs life…:(

  63. firethecannons Says:

    Bucs did fine-real fine! There is plenty of good players left, Falcons done till day 3, this a defensive draft and they needed defensive help. They got a guard and a tackle that were projected for round 2 in round 1. Panthers made a nice choice. We got the best linebacker in the draft-well done. He will be used to pressure the passer and in coverage–happy on this pick.

  64. tmaxcon Says:

    Grt1 Says:
    April 25th, 2019 at 10:48 pm
    Bucs have a lot of needs Joe. Can’t fix everything in one draft.

    At the rate the glazers are going it will take century for the Next meaningful win

  65. Not there yet Says:

    Damn this site is really starting to suck. Done kissing dirk koetter arse you’ve been all over this team with negativity since that piece of trash left. Why don’t you do some real damned reporting and talk about the available players left and the huge decisions in round two about what player to take

  66. Defense Rules Says:

    Good to see that some JBFers ‘get it’. But it’s much more important that our HC & DC & yes, GM ‘get it’ … and they did. Bucs defense was devoid of FIELD LEADERSHIP. Yes, we desperately NEED our own beast in the middle who can make plays, but FIELD LEADERSHIP is EVEN more important on this team. Todd Bowles ‘gets that’ in a way that our DCs since Monte Kiffin didn’t (yes, Monte understood the value of FIELD LEADERSHIP, thus the key roles played by Sapp, Brooks & Lynch in his defenses).

    I’ve backed Devin White since the beginning and I’m excited that he was our pick, BUT … he’s still a rookie & he just inherited a massive responsibility on a mediocre defense (unless consecutive 5-11 records scream ‘Super Bowl here we come” that is). I don’t care how good he is, there’ll still be a huge learning curve, and there’ll be mistakes, lots of ’em. Just like there is with every rookie. I just hope that everyone gets behind the young man and supports him in that journey. And especially you Joe.

  67. BOOGIE Says:

    its more than just positions of need. we also need high character guys.. can’t miss players. Did i love the pick not really but it is what it is. Still have 2 days left in the draft.. why are ppl bitching when its not even over yet? Gotta agree with the guys saying this site is starting to suck.. sad to admit but true in some aspects.

  68. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    Okay first of all the panthers needed and offense tackle they tooled a DE for depth hahahahaha funny the falcons need a DT but didn’t because you know the Falcons are about to air it out look I didn’t like the pick last night too but there no need to shout and scream the whites the pick and looking at the tape and seeing we are going to be. An attacking defense I can see white being that. Guy and yes Josh Allen would been great in pewter but I watch the tape he’s more of a speed rusher that doesn’t use his hands as much now I’m not going to lie is Williams or bosa was there and the picked white I would have lost my mind but I can see why they picked him also I really believe jaylen Ferguson is a second round gem if the Bucs pick him so there is hope guys calm down

  69. Defense Rules Says:

    Tampabucfan88 … Totally agree with you about Jaylen Ferguson. If he’s there when we pick at #39, Bucs HAVE TO TAKE HIM. But whoever we take in Rnds 2-4, they’ve got to be potential starters or at the very least key rotational players.

  70. Greg Schmitzer Says:

    Cmon man. Khalil Mack is not a MLB. He’s an OLB/edge rusher! And yes, look at the impact her had on Chicago.