Vinny Curry Asked For His Release

April 13th, 2019

Not everyone was all smiles when Bucco Bruce Arians got the head coaching gig in Tampa.

How could this be?

Well, reasoned and seasoned former Bucs defensive end Vinny Curry took one look at the Arians hire and shook his head. One of the ex-Eagles signed last offseason to bring Super Bowl vibes and winning ways to Tampa Bay knew he was a bad fit, Curry explained on sports radio in New Jersey recently.

Curry said he smelled a 3-4 defense coming to the Bucs and asked for his release. The Bucs obliged in a hurry, and Curry was on the market in early February before re-joining the Eagles at less than half his Bucs salary.

Curry also explained the high ankle sprain that took him down early last season never fully healed even though he played through it. His time on the bench healing were his first missed games since 2013.

Egged on by the ESPN Radio hosts, Curry added that Bucs fans and the Tampa Bay fan base aren’t as passionate as what’s in Philly because too many people have out-of-town roots are are visiting fans.

84 Responses to “Vinny Curry Asked For His Release”

  1. Etzel Says:

    Can’t really hate on him for that. He’s got to do what he think is best for his career. But I think the lack of fan passion has more to do with being perennial losers than “out-of-town roots”……

  2. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Damn glad that you asked for your release, Vinny.
    You beat us to the punch.
    Now remind us… were you ever actually here?

  3. Marine Buc Says:

    Did Vinny Curry play for the Bucs last year? I didn’t notice.

  4. Not there yet Says:

    I get that and it’s a great look for him but everyone knew that release was coming long before the season was over. But hopefully that explains why he was outplayed by nassib

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Etzel

    Come on dude!!! Give us a break!!! The fans are to blame for this team sucking for 15 years straight? This is one of the silliest things ever written on any football blog in the history of football blogs…

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s the old “I quit, before you fire me.”……….

  7. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Vinny Curry,

    And another thing, GENIOUS….
    Than I guess you have ruled yourself out from ever playing for Los Angeles, Arizona or Miami too. Any warm or tropical location is always going to have a lot of fans from other climates. It is a fact of life.

    But BUCS fans are EVERY BIT as passionate as Eagles fans.
    Just spend a few minutes in JBF to confirm that.

  8. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


  9. tmaxcon Says:

    glazers have no desire to win or field a competitive team. they prove that each year yet you people still think this small market minor league franchise that owns the worst winning percentage in sports is a desirable location… freaking hilarious

    smart players understand that bucs have no hope nor desire to be great. can’t hate on a player for wanting to be successful and bolt the black hole that is tampa bay buccaneer football.

  10. WhatTheBuc Says:

    I remember many JBFers clamoring for Curry. I also remember pointing out that he averaged 2.5 sacks over the last 4 seasons. Guess what? He had exactly 2.5 sacks. That being said, we needed warm bodies and there was no dead money in his contract and it’s not my money so whatever. Don’t let the door hit you.

  11. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    How many times do we get a FA, and all the write-ups say: “He hasn’t missed a game in 10,000 years”

    And then, almost magically, within 4-5 games with the Bucs, they get hurt and miss games.


  12. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    You were right and we were wrong.
    I don’t mind admitting it. So long, Vinny.

  13. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    AKickInTheBucNuts Says:
    “How many times do we get a write-up: “He hasn’t missed a game in 10,000 years”


    That’s just Brett Favre.

  14. tmaxcon Says:


    Every player coach and front office member regresses when coming to the glazers minor league franchise…. Tampa is the undisputed black hole of nfl football

  15. Turd Says:

    We are losers. Face it

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, shoot, I could have told you that when it happened. I guessed he had asked for his release back then.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    WhatTheBuc Says
    “I remember…”

    I remember me pointing out that the entire early free agent crop was bad…and saying that JPP had saved a disastrous off season.

    It’s nice being right, but I would rather be wrong and see the Bucs succeed.

  18. Jean Lafitte Says:

    “His time on the bench healing were his first missed games since 2013”

    ..and of course he goes 5 years without a significant injury, then like clockwork these players come to the Bucs, collect huge paychecks while healing, then move on.

    I could write a huge list of FA that have done this to us in the last 10 seasons.

    the most expensive rehab was ..Darelle Revis and who could forget floppy hat Sweezy, or the high priced Carl Nicks

  19. Tattoodonny Says:

    Well Vinny, you forgot to mention that while “Tampa Bay Fans” aren’t as passionate as philly fans (in your Bull’sh** opinion) you didn’t mention how dirty, nasty and vile all your a$$hole philly fans are! How they can throw batteries at Santa Claus and call Joe Jurevicius a baby killer and other discussing things after he took a 5 yard slant pass and ran thru that formidable (said, tongue in cheek) defense and kicked that-ass on his 71 yard reception, leading TAMPA not philly to the Super Bowl! Vinny, you can have those Rabid Asinine philly fans. You were terrible anyway

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    On a personal note, I really hate Philly. Almost as much as I hate Atlanta.

  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Hell YES, Tattoodonny!
    Drop the MIC!

  22. Maze Says:

    So did we

  23. tmaxcon Says:

    Cheering Michael Irvin while down is still one of the classic highlights…. tampa needs less Dungy the clowns and cancer93’s and more nasty throat stompers…. the fanbase is as soft as the franchise they rather lose with choirboys than win with men.

  24. tmaxcon Says:


    wake up dude YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN RIGHT ABOUT ANYTHING…… Everyone knows that. i have never been wrong… a-hole yes but wrong never you sir have never been right. not to mention, your assumptions are fantasy land material very entertaining but delusional

  25. Rossta 61 Says:

    Really! I lived here all my life and yes there is lot people from other places, that being said, dose this clown realize when we had a top 10 defense every year in the league and one a super bowl that you couldn’t get tickets to a game.
    Because we sucked for the last 15 years don’t blame the fans we still have a good Fanbase and we love our Bucs. Fans just tired of idiots come in here taking the money, coming up with an excuse why they didn’t play good and then cracking on our town! good riddance! don’t forget how the Eagles fans treat you when you don’t win a games!

  26. Anonymous Says:

    And maybe the fact you guys just won a Super Bowl the fans are more passionate. We haven’t sniffed the playoffs in years

  27. Figures Says:

    You sucked anyway Curry. Wasn’t worth a crap at any point. Just like the rest of that pathetic team.

    6-10 last place again this season along with a million excuses of why they sucked again and how they gotta get better.

  28. Mort Says:

    He is right. He is both a bad fit for this defense, and Bucs fans in general aren’t a passionate bunch like the ridiculous eagles fans. Sounds like both parties are better off.

  29. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The Vinny Curry experiment is just another example of looking to free agency to staff the trenches instead of building the trenches through the draft- it doesn’t work.
    Again, if Bucs don’t draft 3 picks of trench talent, offense and defense, in 1st 4 rounds, then I’m done with Licht.

  30. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    I certainly remember tmaxcon saying if he was wrong about something a few years ago that he would leave. Refresh my memory, he in fact WAS wrong, but obviously a man of no integrity cuz he’s still here annoying everyone.
    Those who live in glass houses…….

  31. Curse of Gruden Says:

    I thought this article was going to be about Vinny Testaverde proclaiming he liked to eat curry when he went out for dinner. Who is this guy?

  32. BucEmUp Says:

    No he heard Bruce actually makes players practice hard all week and wanted no part in that

  33. PewterPiracy Says:

    So the genius, under contract ANYWHERE at $8 million dollars…begs for his release to then go make LESS THAN $4 million for the same year?!? Brilliant move. And we’re supposed to put any credence in anything he is or says?!

    Let’s land David Montgomery at RB in the 3rd, maybe Dalton Risner at G in the second, hopefully QB trades gives us Q at #5!!

    Go Bucs!

  34. R.O Says:

    Anyone who complains about Tampa being like that have blinders on. Atlanta, Carolina are the same Orleans not as bad. There are plenty of NFL cities that are th same way.

  35. Pryda...Sec 147 Says:

    Gtfo this guy sucked all year long …he probably missed DJax

  36. Mike Johnson Says:

    Curry is spot on about the Bucs fan base. Only Winning solves that. Consistent Winning. Smart move by him. Seeing what was coming up ahead. Curry is a decent guy. Good luck to him.

  37. TampaTown Says:

    The die hard Bucs fans are great but the base should be bigger and better period. I have been to multiple other NFL stadiums and have said repeatedly people here do not appreciate what we have because our set-up is pretty much the best. Everyone here wants to stay home and sit on their fat arse. Not talking to those who can’t afford it. There’s a lot of people out there who need to step up their fan game.

  38. NOSBOS Says:

    Hmm,player understanding he doesn’t fit a 3/4 scheme. I wonder what’s taking jbf land so long to get it.

  39. NOSBOS Says:

    But y’all think cats that played DT in 4/3 schemes in college will be thrilled to come play in our new 3/4. Right.

  40. NOSBOS Says:

    Thanks for clarifying it Vinny.

  41. GhostofSchiano Says:

    At the 2003 playoff game against San Fran I have never seen the fan base as loud and boisterous as it was that day. The stadium was alive and rocking. Credit a team that played inspired and with pride.

    Top that Licht, Arians and Bowles.

  42. NOSBOS Says:

    Oh one more thing of note,Joe has Pat Kirwan ever played or coached football??? His opinion means absolutely nothing. The only reason Shaq Barret has not previously been a starter is politics of the game. Bigger more well known often wins out. Put his numbers up against any starter over the last three season’s and you’ll find a starter not back up. Not just sacks all defensive stats. Again rated over 70 the last two seasons in pass rush and run stopping. He played with his hand in the dirt in high school and college. But now loves the two point stance the 3/4 affords him. I’m sure 6’4 245lbs Carl Nassib will also.

  43. DB55 Says:

    1. “Passionate” is about the most PC thing I’ve ever heard a philly kid say. I bet he a DJax both laughing their butts off at our fans. I’m willing to throw Mankins in there too. One of the reasons Foles didn’t sign here last year, something about not wanting to play for a dysfunctional org.

    2. We (I) told ya Curry and Allen were garbage rotational players that only played on run downs to give their dawgs a breather.


  44. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    GhostofSchiano Says: At the 2003 playoff game against San Fran I have never seen the fan base as loud and boisterous as it was that day.

    I was there too. And you are correct! I still remember the sight of all those Buc flags they gave us and the whole stadium waving those flags and the screaming!

    And, oh yeah, we kicked their ass!

  45. ATrain Says:

    Maybe if Players came here and played the Fans base would support them

    Don’t pull that disappearing act in Philly those fans will run you out of town

  46. Buccernutter Says:

    And this is what I was afraid of. He’s absolutely right. Our fan base is trash unfortunately. It’s great when we’re winning but true fandom shows when a team is losing.

    Doesn’t help half of our die hard fans are on here constantly bashing players and coaches.

    Worst fan base in sports.

  47. BigMacAttack Says:

    Well bless his heart.

  48. Doctor Stroud Says:


  49. BigMacAttack Says:

    SFB, the problem isn’t our fans, it’s the Team, Ownership and Mgmnt. Fans can only take so much losing, repeated stupid decisions and compounded mistakes. That’s why I quit throwing money away on tickets. There comes a point where it isn’t fun any more. Many fans drive from 100 miles or more to every game. We live in a melting pot, stupid. Fans support their teams they grow up with, but many support their Bucs too, just not when their team comes to town. If you think the fans in Tampa are so bad how do you explain the Lightning success? EAD.

  50. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe…..please, if you are going to give us one article to sit with all day… least make it something like Jameis, GMC, Devin White or Michael Bennett…..something that we can debate for hours….
    Vinny Curry (meh)

  51. Mickman Says:

    Bottom line is the guys sucked. Which is exactly why his old team gave him what he was really worth if that “1/2 of what the bucs paid him” he was never a starter and nothing more than a back up. What the heck does he know about fans? Try doing something like winning or showing up on defense

  52. humblecrusher Says:

    Good riddance Curry! Basically non-existent in 2018 anyway. Good to have the $8 million back.

  53. JimmyJack Says:

    Buccernutter………..Horrible opinion. So we bash players who get blown out every three games and have lost 100 games in the last decade and that makes us bad fans.

    Shall we praise these players? Will that make us good fans in your eyes?

    How about them teams that flat out quit like the Raheem and Schiano teams. We are bad fans for being displeased? Dude WTF are you even talking about.

    You are so wrong. I suggest you reread the article and realize they are praising a fanbase that is far and wide harsher on their players then Tampa fans.

    I am not suggesting that you must be harsh to be a pationate fan. But I pointed it out to show you how wrong you are and that your image of a socalled good fan does not come close to matching reality.

    If you don’t want to criticize players that’s cool. But every fanbase needs all different types of fans. It’s what makes the world go round………At the end of the day all’s you are doing is bashing your fellow fans because they think differently then you do. If you ask me I would say that makes you a worse fan since you will attack you own peers.

    Personally I don’t care how others wish to root……so long as they stay true to pewter and red.

    The only types of fans I would bash would be one like Joe who was heard on his podcast saying he is done with the Bucs if they draft a specific player. That’s not a true fan there.

  54. Buc believer Says:

    Yeah because nobody moves TO that sh…t hole Philly they all move OUT!

  55. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Vinny Curry = just another reason why it’s important to build your roster through the draft.

  56. Don’t tell me anymore show me Says:

    Glad he is gone! Go back to the crap hole known as Philly!

  57. Destinjohnny Says:

    Another Jason mic drop
    Hard to win with the worse gm man

  58. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Kirwan WAS an nfl coach with the Jets. Also was a scout for us at one point

  59. Reach87 Says:

    What Mike Johnson said^^^. An excellent example of a classy comment. Go Bucs!

  60. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Vinny tells the truth. The toxic culture of the fans has run of him off. It’s all Jason Luchts fault! Fireeeeee Licht!

  61. #1bucsfan Says:

    Joe plz explain why tmaxipad is still aloud on this website. Do you JOE like this troll garbage toilet bowl for a mouth tmaxipad post these most stupid comments he’s not a fan this site is for fans go crawl in a hole somewhere an just smell all that nasty stank 💩 that comes out that toilet bowl of a mouth you got. Your mom should have aborted you or drowned you wen she had a chance. Oh wait sorry she killed herself before she could

  62. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Players used to flock to Tampa… Since Jason Licht has taken over players, fans, and kickers have fallen off. I feel bad for Jameis. Best QB in the league and gets no post season appearances because of sorry brass Licht. Fireeeeee Licht!

  63. Stanglassman Says:

    High ankle sprain are no joke and take forever to heal up. I expect him to play well this year for the Eagles. The Bucs had some terrible luck injury wise last year. This is one of the (Mitch too) free agents who was probably a good choice but people will complain that Jason made a bad choice when there’s no way to predict injures.

  64. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Jason Licht is the definition of the grim reaper style GM. If his players get hurt there is always someone who says, it was a good pick or signing. Cut the crap and Fireee Licht. He’s terrible at his job and should’ve never been hired to begin with. The only thing good about the NFL now is seeing Licht get Fired and watching Jameis become a HOF’r despite the fans and media.

  65. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Draft Day is coming. Let’s see which MJ Stewart or RoJo he picks. Crap GM and is to blame for all of this mess and the wasting of Jameis. Licht has divided the fan base by hiring keeping clown Koetter around until the end of the year. At this point I want Jameis on another team so I don’t have to deal with clowns in the media and fans bashing him. In Jameis I Trust! Fireeeeee Licht!

  66. Seminole Bill Says:

    I recall reading, when JPP was signed, that the Giants did not pursue him because the Giants were switching to a 3-4 defense from a 4-3. Supposedly, JPP fit better in a 4-3 style, which we used. I will be interested in seeing how JPP fits in Arians’ 3-4 defense.

  67. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Mall Licht has to do was pick Derwin James Jr. and for the love of All things great, no don’t draft Q Williams. Just trade out of the first 3 rounds, no, all rounds. Trade them all away so Licht doesn’t muck it up. Double up next year with a good GM.

  68. NOSBOS Says:

    Good look G.O.A.T.. I know better now.

  69. Joe Says:


    Joe believes in a free-thought forum under rules. Those rules include staying away from religion, race and/or choice in lifestyle, overly hateful commentary, etc. Also, you cannot accuse any Buccaneers of a felony unless he actually was convicted of a felony. And crimes against Joe (making up things about him or ascribing motives to Joe’s work) are off limits.

    Hell, them are some posters Joe has no use for … again, Joe believes in a free-thought forum.

    Believe Joe, no one hammers anyone on this site more than Joe gets hammered by readers.

    If a poster crosses the line (Joe doesn’t catch all the comments) please e-mail Joe the offending comment and Joe will look into it.

  70. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    I also do not agree with him about Shaq Barrett. I really think the guy can be a major contributor here.

  71. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Barrett will contribute more for less than some contribute less for more ..

    like 13 mil

  72. Bruceletdadogsloose Says:

    Tmaxipad , you have been wrong…claiming that a injury prone fsu running back was being selected by the bucs 100%.. only to see Vikings grab him in the second round..and you said you would never show your face on jbf if it was not our pic..yet there you were hiding under a different name and now back as the are also an asshole..but that’s ok , I actually like reading some of your posts and i too share the same feelings for gmc ” general massive crap “…always have…I can not believe his soft arse is actually still employed by the bucs at 13 mil…when in the hell are we gonna get rid of him ?????….it is baffling to me , but at least he has been staying away as of late and that’s a good thing because that’s less GMC sorry ass losing slim that rubs off on to others..go bucs

  73. Rod Munch Says:

    Was an awful signing – a guy who the Eagles dumped for a reason. The only good thing I guess was that it was only basically a one year deal.

  74. Buccernutter Says:


    Horrible rebuttal.

    You evidently didn’t comprehend what I meant cuz you filled in a ton of holes with your preconceived context and ironically, you inadvertently helped to prove my point by being a great example. Don’t pigeonhole yourself into the fan base I was referring to.

    But I’d love to hear another extended, emotional rant because you’re way off. Lmao

  75. Buccernutter Says:

    Jimmy u make points but you’re evidently not the majority I was referring to so stfu and comprehend who was referring to better.

  76. cmurda Says:

    Come on. Vinny knew the writing was on the wall anyway. It simply allowed him to save face. He was getting released anyway.

  77. JimmyJack Says:

    Buccernutter don’t go ahoud calling us all trash unless you’re looking for a fight.

  78. lars tater salad Says:

    you might say he was asking for it most of the season.

  79. Crockett69 Says:

    He wanted a paycheck and didn’t have to earn it. Bucs overpaid him and several others not mentioned last year. He wasn’t worth the money and and at best is a 3rd or 4th stringer. No Love Lost.

  80. #1bucsfan Says:

    Ok joe gotcha

  81. Buccernutter Says:


    I’ve been calling most of you trash for years. I am not targeting just anyone, but those who constantly bash our squad. All of which I know much more about the bucs.

    If you want to pigenhole yourself, that’s cool but I wouldn’t call an internet debate a “fight”. Of course I’d be willing to discuss in real life where I would certainly Trump most. Especially those who are constantly negative.

    I will continue to talk **** to the uneducated fans. They know who they are. Seems like you think you’re one to have such an emotional response when I didn’t even mention u. Lol

  82. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    Etzel he probably knows that n just didnt want to say it lol but GO BUCS

  83. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Amazing! #1BucsFan finally gets something!

  84. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Saving face seems to be a common thread amongst this organization and the commenters on this site. Not good, but it’s a Bucs life!