Happy New (League) Year!

March 18th, 2020

Happy 2020!

It is officially 2020 per the NFL calendar as the clock struck 4 p.m. EDT.

And so, who will the Bucs scurry to sign before having to pick through the leftovers? Joe know Bucs fans have their favorites to pick from.

Let your voice be seen in the comments below.

The free agency dinner bell has sounded!

[UPDATE: 4:18 p.m.] Joe is getting this question a lot today: When is Tom Brady’s presser. Well, we don’t know and technically, he isn’t (yet) a Bucs quarterback.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has shut down NFL facilities. Players cannot fly in to take physicals. And until a player takes a physical, no deal is official.

Only the Bears have figured out a way around this (so far).

So if the Bucs come to an agreement with a free agent, you may not see it in a timely manner unless the player takes to social media, or the Bucs’ social media team gets creative like the Bears.

52 Responses to “Happy New (League) Year!”

  1. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    The official TB signing and presentation at OBP !

  2. MadMax Says:

    Fk yeah!!!! We be jammin mon!!! 🙂

  3. Doctor_Berto Says:

    Announce Brady

  4. Bird Says:

    Get Suh back

  5. BUC40 Says:

    RB Dion Lewis makes sense. Titans just cut him and he has history with Brady….

  6. Mort Says:

    They can’t announce Brady till he passes a physical. That could take a minute.

    Also, sign Jameis as a backup! Ill keep hoping till it can’t happen!

  7. Greg Says:

    qNo way does jameis come back as a back up. Get over him he was a bust!!!

  8. TheDude Says:

    Lets hope and pray the deal falls through. We dont need and old washed up dbag from Boston. It would be a blessing if he pulled a Big Tuna on us

  9. Mister Positive Pete Says:

    Melvin Gordon

  10. carzyBucs_CL Says:

    whats going on??? where are we??? anyone ??

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    All of the dates going forward are subject to being moved back…..I do think they will hold the draft…..but anything requiring meetings or activities involving multiple players/coaches will be subject to change,

  12. TheDude Says:

    Brady dont stand a chance in the nfc south. He will get eatin alive with our o-line. Who cares about selling tickets. Brady at his age is maybe a 1 win improvement.

  13. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Eric Reid anyone???

  14. Bird Says:


    Nice name change
    Who were you before ? Be honest.

    I hope you dont change name cause no way in hell its a difference of 1 game
    Go noles though

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    look folks!!!…

    Ndog has a new mutt to run with….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  16. Bird Says:

    Marine buc

    Really. He is one that knelt for anthem
    You think that would be ok in tampa with military base right there

    You would know though

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    MarineBucsFan Says:
    March 18th, 2020 at 4:24 pm
    Eric Reid anyone???

    sure…give him a look….

    give the kid from pitts a look too….sean davis…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  18. MadMax Says:

    Thedude must be tmaxipads new moniker lol

  19. TheDude Says:

    Brady’s QBR and completion percentage has been in decline for quite a few years. He is not mobile at all and cant throw a deep ball anymore at age 43. Everything Arians offonse is built for Brady cannot and doesnot have the ability to do

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    I’ve always been a Licht liker. “Build through the draft” and he’s a good scout. Haters always said he can’t make moves in FA. JPP, Shaq and Nassib out of the gutter, and now Tom Brady. Please don’t try to tell me bad moves that compare to this awesome move. Just admit you were wrong him. It’s okay you’re forgiven.

  21. mark2001 Says:

    813… you couldn’t possibly believe that those seemingly “stuck on Jameis” would after his epic fall, become bitter and predict gloom and doom for the Bucs and Brady, and seemingly rejoice in that, would you?

  22. Rhonda Barb Says:

    The fanbase is United! Licht has that look of trading up in the second round for a kicker! That look of ignoring 100 red flags! Bruce Arians is why TB chose TB, not Licht!

  23. TheDude Says:

    Brady’s last image in an nfl jersey could be him carted off the field in a Bucs jersey. Lets hope not and lets hope they dont sign him for it to even be a possibility

  24. MadMax Says:

    Fk no they aren’t forgiven by me @Soe….fk those guys!!! I normally dont give them any of my time or energy, but I will now…go pound sand you dumbfks!!!!

  25. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Yeah he’ll get eaten alive behind the 7th ranked line in the league.

    NE had the 10th ranked.

    After Josh Gordon went down Brady had horrid targets unless you’re a big fan of Edelman…Hump 1.0.

    If he can turn OJ into the TE we believed he would be Brady could have THREE Pro Bowl targets!!! And if they keep Brate…the weapons are piling up.

    ROJO needs a mauler to go with him..and we all know we need an RT but with all the studs available this year that should be doable.

  26. Bird Says:

    [Calm down! — Joe]

  27. killfish86 Says:

    Can’t throw deep ball?

    “The NFL’s definition of deep passes is throws traveling 16 or more yards downfield. Brady posted a 97.6 passer rating on those throws, which was his fifth-best mark of the past decade and virtually identical to his deep passer rating from his MVP season in 2017 (96.2). He completed 40 such passes in 16 games, which is right in line with his average rate per full season. Even given the lack of a big-name receiver capable of stretching the field on the roster, he was his usual self on downfield passes last season.”
    -Bill Barnwell


  28. mark2001 Says:

    Can’t believe all the naysayers on this board.

    It is true that Brady won’t be here three or four years from now. He will be retired, as will Arians. But no reason to believe he will be anything other than he has been the last few years, and really, there was no reason to believe that Jameis would be anything other than he has been for so many years. At least that is what Bruce thought.

    I still would love to see a Arians approved young QB to groom for promotion in a few years to the starting position, learning from the best for a year or two.

  29. donuts Says:

    My nickname on the mIRC boards used to be thedude where I shared programming to hack satellites. I feel better now as donuts. Your welcome for the almost 10 years of unlimited TV and free NFL pass. lol

    I dont know TheDude but he sounds like a hater.

  30. Bird Says:


    Are you thedude?

    Look at the comments above . And mine gets tossed
    Gimme a breK

  31. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax must have passed his virus on to TheDude.

  32. Mitch Says:

    Is there any truth to the Bucs expressing interest in trading for Todd Gurley? Or just a rumor?

  33. Kansas95Buc Says:

    So with Brady here, do we switch up the offense to suit him or do we keep with the vertical attack and no run game?

  34. SOEbuc Says:

    killfish86…And how many times have you seen Mike Evans doing 40-yard passes from JW and he’s still 1,000+ yrds a year. Deep ball talk is BS. Arians and Brady are going to put together a system between each other and f-cking kill it!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!

  35. Pigsueybucsfan Says:

    Why not trade say a 5th round pick to Miami for Josh Rosen to sit behind TB for a year or two or three may be pretty good by then and is on a cheap contract

  36. Anonymous Says:

    If you can’t announce a player being signEd until after they do a physical why the heck are all these other teams announcing it

  37. killfish86 Says:

    Believe me dude! I’m stoked! Brady is a winner, plain and simple. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t expect playoffs this upcoming season. Need to get a tackle or two, maybe veteran secondary, sign Suh, sign Gordon or Freeman for cheap, draft QB to learn from the master…SUPER BOWLs!!

  38. SOEbuc Says:

    Slap it on with a prime time RT and hope for Suh. Trade down in the first round. Delpit could be a possibility.

  39. SOEbuc Says:

    Joe do you know when the Bucs are going to come out with this? Anxiety’s killings me here.

  40. Bucs Guy Says:

    Profootballtalk.com reporting Beau Allen signing withe Pats at $8M for 2 years. Time for the Bucs to move on from him because he wasn’t worth the money. Re-sign Suh and draft a DT in the 2nd rd this year. Then draft another DT next year (or FA).

  41. Bucs Guy Says:

    Profootballtalk.com reporting Beau Allen signing withe Pats at $8M for 2 years. Time for the Bucs to move on from him because he wasn’t worth the money. Re-sign Suh and draft a DT in the 2nd rd this year.

  42. BacktaBucs Says:

    Soooo F’ing happy!

    This news just in…..Uber Hassles down 100%. “Fans” who think of it as a “hassle”……..who knows.

  43. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Allen went to the Patriots.

  44. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Joe was correct…I’m seeing lots of new names here today!!!!

  45. BacktaBucs Says:

    I bet many changed their name like I did, not to hiede but to say what they feel. Your name reflects your outlook.

    I’m back baby! To quote the weird lady from the original Poltergeist….”This house is clean.”


    I can’t wait to support this team again!

  46. BucEmUp Says:

    I swear to god they better not trade godwin for cooks and gurley.

  47. Joe Says:

    If you can’t announce a player being signEd until after they do a physical why the heck are all these other teams announcing it

    Are they? Joe hasn’t seen any.

  48. Joe Says:

    Joe do you know when the Bucs are going to come out with this? Anxiety’s killings me here.

    It’s all spelled out in the story. When the NFL allows teams to. This will likely depend on the country getting the coronavirus pandemic under control. Everyone in the world wants to know when that will be.

  49. The Coroner Says:

    TheDude – just whom do you think the Bucs should have signed at QB?
    We won the Super Bowl with a relative pedestrian QB named Brad Johnson who didn’t turn the ball over.
    Just wondering.

  50. Dion Lewis Says:

    Dion Lewis is a top 5 back in the leauge.. when healthy

  51. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I mentioned team physicals would be an issue weeks ago. That’s why I felt they needed to push back free agency…but I’m glad they didn’t.

    Their solution to the team physicals is horrible. I don’t see why teams can’t fly players in on a private plane, use the team facility just for the team physicals with minimal staff.

  52. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Anonymous Says
    “If you can’t announce a player being signEd until after they do a physical why the heck are all these other teams announcing it”

    • In some cases, physicals were done on released players before the NFL put the rules in place

    • GMs can ask a former team for the exit physical report, if it was done before the rules were implemented

    • Teams can pay for a private physician or a hospital physical

    • The team physician can complete a physical in a neutral location IF the player is located in the same town as the team

    Even if they manage to deal with the issue of the physicals, there is the risk that without off season team activities, a player could somehow be injured and the teams would still have to pay them.