Kenyan Drake And The Bucs

October 24th, 2019


The NFL trade deadline arrives Tuesday afternoon. Joe is of the mind if the Bucs beat the Titans Sunday, they need to be buyers.

Patrik Walker of CBS Sports thinks the Bucs should fish for Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake.

Kenyan Drake to the Buccaneers
Speaking of boats smashing into icebergs, the Miami Dolphins are the epitome of the Titanic, only they seemingly have no want of avoiding the collision. Having already traded away safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers a few weeks ago, they’re clearly open for business. That business now includes seeing what they can get for running back Kenyan Drake, and they may not have to look far for a potential buyer. Not far away in Central Florida lies the Buccaneers .. only two games back of the second-place Carolina Panthers, who face the undefeated 49ers — now equipped with Emmanuel Sanders — after the bye week. There’s still time for the Buccaneers to go all-in and make a run at a Wild Card spot in the NFC, having already defeated the Los Angeles Rams to prove they can make some noise. Jameis Winston would love to have another impact running back behind him to make his job easier, and Drake proved he can produce before things fell off the rails in 2019 amid coaching changes and a tank-driven offense that kept switching quarterbacks.

Joe cannot argue with any of this but this would only be a smart move for those living in a vacuum.

The Bucs just love Peyton Barber, the kind of high school love where dudes who pump weights and sweat in practice are rewarded with starts and playing time (sort of like participation trophies); damn the results.

Also, Ronald Jones has proven he has turned around his career to become a solid part-time player. A strong case can be made that his production has earned him a chance to start.

If the Bucs reel in anyone from the school of Dolphins in South Florida, it should be cornerback Xavier Howard. He had seven picks last year and this Bucs secondary is horrible beyond words. This team is going nowhere until that secondary is fixed, except for a top-five pick in the draft.

It is clear to Joe that the Bucs rookie corners are not yet ready to play full-time because if they were, they would already be starting. It’s that bad. Arians said this week the starting lineup wouldn’t see major changes on Sunday.

Howard, 26, would be a massive upgrade and could spark a defensive turnaround, which means such a trade will never happen.


29 Responses to “Kenyan Drake And The Bucs”

  1. fernando diaz Says:

    Nope we are in cap hell
    Go for CB
    Start Jones

  2. NPRSageBoy Says:

    After a deflating loss at Tennessee, the Bucs will be sellers.

    Let the fire sale commence.

  3. Pewter power Says:

    Lol yes trade every single good player you have and start 100% completely over because yea NFL are given all the time they want to rebuilt a team from scratch that can compete for the playoffs. Dare just isn’t good and we do need a competent back that can block and run. Licht will not admit it was a mistake and trade for a corner

  4. Ben real Says:

    Forget drake … if the Bucs win which they won’t then they need to find a corner … because we have the weakest DBs in the NFL

  5. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Kenyon drake is a stud but, its another guy that licht could have drafted at the same time he could have drafted a solid NFL OL, but having the worst GM in the NFL gets you what is out there now; kenyon drake will be with the lions

  6. MadMax Says:

    We’re not Tennessee ready, or ready for anyone….might win 4 games total…even if we get a lead, jw will give it away.

  7. Coburn Says:

    So if we beat another team who doesn’t even hve their qb thn we are suddenly in the playoff hunt? This season is over. Don’t break the bank om any trade. Start looking to next year.. Hey if you find a young player that happens to be a real bargain in an area of need, and aren’t somehow competing with other teams may be more valuable for our future than the draft pick. Otherwise prob looking to get thr right price for players that just don’t fit with what we are doing. For the right price being the key term. Unlike some around here even if guy could be used better I generally like to get more than what we invested.. we could trade oj who isn’t being used mucj but if it’s just a mid 1st or something it’s really just a 50/50 the player chosen even on the team in a few year. Would be tempted to just keep him in that case even if used more for blocking.

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    Swapping Howard for Vh3 will ensure the dolphins the number 1 pick. Even if their not trying to tank

  9. doctor_berto Says:

    lol Bucs should not be buyers, they need to start trading away players so our new GM can build a competent team from scratch.

  10. SCBucsFan Says:

    Buyers for trash? Why? This team is not one player away.

  11. DBS Says:

    Just give it time. You know our corners will develop in 2 or 3 years. But while you wait hope the offense can score 40 points a game to win. We don’t need help. Just time.

  12. NOLES Says:

    I would trade OJ for Patrick Peterson straight up if they would do the deal. We could throw in like a 4th rd pick. I don’t want draft picks back bc Gump will screw that up. I want a proven player in exchange

  13. Locked In Says:

    why want more draft picks when JL can’t seem to hit on most of them?

  14. Locked In Says:

    Running back is waaayyyy down the list of things this team needs.

  15. D-Rome Says:

    Bucs aren’t competing for the division or a wild card. They should not be buyers when it comes to the trade deadline. I can’t imagine the Glazers allowing the good ol’ backstabber to give away draft capital so they can compete for 8-8 instead of 6-10. Bucs need to be sellers at this point. Season is over.

  16. AwShbucs Says:

    Agree with you 100% on this Joe. Xavien Howard should be the only player on the Dolphins we have any amount of interest in.

    And he could probably turn around the season for us.

  17. TOM Says:

    As long as the Glazer’s own the team Licht is not going anywhere soon. I’m afraid were stuck with another loser which we should be use to. Loser owners = losing team.

  18. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    I agree with Lamarcus

  19. JGhoti86 Says:

    Definitely need someone to replace Logan getting paid for watching kickoffs go over his head on the reg :p

    I’d love to get Howard, a young and talented CB with experience and a bono field starter.

    Joe, what do you honestly think it would take draft capitol wise to get him?

  20. JGhoti86 Says:

    Bonafide **

  21. ChanEpic Says:

    Joe hit the trifecta of sports analysis here:
    1. We dont need Drake
    2. Xavier Howard would be amazing here and if we can get him we should.
    3. And for those reasons, it won’t happen.

    Hat’s off to you. Spot on.

  22. Colorado Says:

    Xavien Howard owed $11 million this season. Not a smart move, incredibly overpaid.

  23. Wombat Says:

    ummm, we are 2-4… I think Wild Card talk is a joke. Let me see your 6 winnable games to take us to 8-8 the rest of the season?
    Us buying “free agents” is like buying your kid a Ferrari cos he says his “F” average will get better soon!!!

  24. Buczilla Says:

    We need all the picks we can get so unless Miami will take a 5th rounder for Drake, I’d pass. I’d give up a 2 for Xavien given Licht’s record with 2nd rounders, but Miami will probably want more.

  25. THETRUTH Says:

    He calls for a running back , we have ROJO. Joe gives ROJO 20 carries from last year and gives up. He has shown more promise than JW . CALL FOR YOUR MAN CRUSH JW to be replaced 5 years of inconsistency. Yet to carry the team on his back. Many QB have had to outscore teams to win cause bad defense. Yet you still want to see what he can prove. 5 YEARS NOT ENOUGH !! the word prove should not be in same sentence as 5 years.

  26. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Arians said this week the starting lineup wouldn’t see major changes on Sunday”. Right. And the Secondary is totally fixed. Another of BA’s smoke-screens.

    I’ll bet that RoJo gets more carries than Barber on Sunday, that we see a LOT more of Dean, SMB & Ryan Smith and a LOT less of VHIII & MJ Stewart.

    And BTW Joe, the major difference between the Bucs & Titans is the number of points they’ve allowed per game: 30.8 PPG for us vs 16.0 PPG for them. We’re allowing 373 YPG while they’re allowing 328 YPG, not a gigantic amount of difference. BUT … they’re not surrendering points like we are. A huge part of that is that their offense has only turned the ball over FIVE times in 7 games (3 of those TOs in their loss to the Broncos). Meanwhile, we’ve turned the ball over THIRTEEN times this season … in fewer games. We’ve won the 2 games where we’ve won the turnover battle. If you want another name for it, it’s easy: THE BUCS BEAT THEMSELVES; THE TITANS DON’T.

  27. sincethebeginning Says:

    We need to get a proven corner and a proven tackle (both still on their first contract) by trading Brate and LVD and a second round draft pick. I would say trade Jameis but nobody’s going to take him.

  28. Anonymous Says:

    Win or lose Sunday, this team will NEVER make the playoffs this year and we should be sellers at the trade deadline. We are in cap hell with Licht My Balls.

  29. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    You and your Ridiculous playoff talk???? What the hell are you smoking and or snorting????or are you just drunk every minute of the day???