Problem Solved

November 4th, 2019

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Much like their evaluation of cornerbacks this offseason, the Bucs screwed up royally when assessing the punt returner position.

However, the latter problem is officially fixed.

After six games of the Bobo Wilson Experience at punt returner, one that saw him impotent at the position with 2.8 yards per return, Wilson was finally cut and replaced by T.J. Logan.

Logan, 25, was a 2017 fifth-round pick by Bruce Arians’ Arizona Cardinals, 17 picks after the Bucs selected Jeremy McNichols (aka Snoop Dogg McPlaybook).  On Sept. 1, Logan was signed by the Bucs after the Cardinals waived him.

So Logan was on the roster but someone at One Buc Palace thought Wilson was better.

Logan has been a shining light through two games at the position, while Wilson remains unemployed in football. Among punt returners with six or more returns this season, Logan leads the NFL with a 12.8-yards-per-return average. Wilson had 15 returns for 42 yards.

Logan also has come alive on kick returns since getting the punt returner gig, and he’s been finding a couple of snaps in the Bucs backfield.

In a season of what-ifs, Joe wonders what might be different if Logan got the punt returner gig on opening day.

15 Responses to “Problem Solved”

  1. Dapostman Says:

    I would prefer you use a different term than fixed, Joe.

    Improved sounds better.

  2. Danny Says:

    Logan has been fantastic back there.

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    Like our Secondary according to Bucco Brucie????

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    speaking of returners when is spurlock going into the ring of underachievement his has made more plays than most of the previously awarded with the dishonor.

    at let’s be very clear there is nothing fixed when it comes to the buccaneers from owners to janitors tear it all down and start over…. keep godwin as the sole building block and move on from the rest.

  5. Hodad Says:

    I have trouble believing Scotty boy band Miller was worth anything, who evaluated his lack of talent? Who thought our O line would be fine with Dotson at RT? Justin Evans still collecting a paycheck, for what exactly? Shall I go on? What’s the point, this is the house that Licht built, we have to live in it. Watch out, the ceiling is falling down, and the floor is crumbling!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yes, Logan is an upgrade……and Pinion leads the NFL in touchback percentage…

    That’s right LEADS THE NFL……and that’s a good thing because our coverage is lacking.

    I think Matt Gay had made 21 straight kicks before that 50 yd miss yesterday….so (knock on wood)…..that problem looks to be solved.

  7. MadMax Says:

    We’re slowly getting there….Draft Burrow, a RT and some CB talent, we just might have something next year.

  8. 2020 What is the bucs future plan? Says:


  9. unbelievable Says:

    Probably wouldn’t make much of a different with out record overall. Maybe we have 1 more win, and that’s a huge maybe.

    That said, it’s nice to see the Bucs FINALLY have someone who is just competent back there fielding the ball. Hump was reliable but seemed like 8 – 12 yards was sort of his ceiling (though he had a few beauties that were called back from penalties).

    Other than that we’ve had complete crap back there since Clifton Smith got his head taken off by the Panthers.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    ^ with our record overall.

  11. Seemore Bucs Says:

    I said Mariotta was gonna be a clipboard holder in the league when he was in college and was right. Burrow is a system guy who might be decent but won’t be a star. Bucs should avoid this guy and let him sink some other franchise.

  12. Seemore Bucs Says:

    As in might be decent at best.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It should be a rule that all our returners be named Michael.

    Run, Michael, Run!

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If Winston doesn’t get a new contract, Eli Manning will be our next one, and will be a bridge for whoever we draft.

  15. Bruce's Biscuit Says:

    15/42 does not equal 12.8