“If He Stays Healthy, He’ll Be Great”

September 12th, 2019

It’s been four months since Bruce Arians said Vernon Hargreaves needed to “get his mind ready” as Hargreaves inexplicably sat out the first practice of OTA sessions.

That feels a lifetime ago.

Since, Hargreaves had a very solid training camp, followed getting burned deep in the preseason opener before bouncing back quickly in that game.

Hargreaves got his second career interception Sunday against the 49ers on opening day, and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, a former NFL defensive back himself, said he sees the greatness in Hargreaves.

“If he stays healthy, he’ll be great,” Bowles told the Buccaneers Radio Network. “I was very happy for him because he dropped three [interceptions] in camp. It was the same type of play, so for him to come down with that and the pick-6, it was a great lift for the team at the time. But Vernon’s going to tell you you’re never satisfied when you lose a ball game. … But as far as him staying healthy and being a smart football player and a tough football player, he’s all those things. He’s all those things. He just has to continue and keep going.”

Keep it rollin’, Vernon!

The Bucs are desperate for Hargreaves to thrive. He likely must become a true No. 1 corner against the beastly receivers coming up on the Bucs’ schedule in order for the Tampa Bay to thrive. And he’s got to be special to earn his extremely fat fifth-year salary for 2020. If he can’t, then Joe has no doubt the Bucs will roll with the four corners they drafted in 2018 and 2019.

13 Responses to ““If He Stays Healthy, He’ll Be Great””

  1. TOM Says:

    Need to see more before I would crown him #1 corner.

  2. Rojas Says:

    I would like to see Jamel Dean get some playing time.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Lmao. You guys are funny man.

  4. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Jury is still out..way out

  5. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    I really think that BA put out a memo that the bucs team he inherited is an EXTREMELY mentally weak team and therefore he put out to everyone: if you talk to the press talk every single player up as if they are the greatest to ever play the game….its like boy who cried wolf

  6. 813bucboi Says:


    whitehead screwed up on the coverage vs the browns….VHG didnt get beat….BA mentioned that in his PC after the game….

    he’ll earn his 5th year and 2nd contract with the bucs and become our #1 CB for years to come….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    Rojas Says:
    September 12th, 2019 at 11:58 am
    I would like to see Jamel Dean get some playing time.


    the kid aint ready…..if he was TB wouldve rolled him out there…..lets see JD make plays on special teams got giving him snaps on defense…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. NOSBOS Says:

    Bears kyle fuller (tied for league most 7 ints last year) same height and weight and similar combine numbers,VHs slightly better. VH3 should be perfectly fine this season. Considering the difference in defensive philosophy.

  9. RustyRhinos Says:

    As I watched the play before the Pick six he had. He got beat for 13 on third down, Plain and simple. A few other throws that were off target, he sure looked two steps behind those receivers. Great pick six! Let’s not get him fitted for a Yellow jacket yet. A very promising start. Just not sold on him. Show me a full 16 games of playing solid CB and we can talk how good he is.

  10. ITS ABOUT TIME !! Says:


  11. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    But this board has decided VHIII is garbage. And I’ve never known a group of idiots to be incorrect.

  12. Ptwalk Says:

    I think he’s the best corner on the roster. He’s a gamer, which means he’s plays better in games than he does in practice.

  13. BA FAN Says:

    VHIII was the player of the game tonight and proved Licht knew what he was doing when he chose him a first draft pick player! Without his last Tackle we would be 0-2 right now. No, with his help we beat the stinking Panthers and now are 1-1 and the Niners just narrowly got out of our stadium with a win. Sorry Haters. I told you to Trust BA he would find a way. So nice to see the Panthers hit with a 15 yard penalty for McCoy losing his cool and fighting and the big mouth “Superman” QB, lol, made the goat of their loss as our Defense trashed him. Wish we had the money to sign Barret to a long term contract. He definitely will be an unstoppable double digit sacker!