Don’t Hold Your Breath

October 14th, 2020

No need and no cash.

This just seems very unlikely.

Joe understands a couple of years ago when malcontent running back Le’Veon Bell decided to go jet skiing off South Beach rather than play under the franchise tag with the Steelers,  many Bucs fans thought the Bucs should swing a deal with the Steelers to sign Bell.

Well, it’s currently a different time and certainly a different place in Tampa Bay.

Last night, the Jets — the poster child for dysfunction in the NFL — released Bell. If he clears waivers — likely due to his pricy contract — he is a free man to sign with anyone.

The Jets released Bell, in part, because he was such a pain in the posterior.

Joe knows some Bucs fans will want Bell. That just seems unlikely.

First, it seems (from Joe’s eyes) Ronald Jones may have just turned the corner and is one of the better running backs in the NFL. RoJo is No. 8 in the NFL in rushing at 359 yards. Anyone who predicted that has a cracked crystal ball. But good for RoJo!

And currently backing up RoJo is no slouch himself, Leonard Fournette. And neither Fournette nor RoJo is a cancer like Bell.

Besides, the Bucs only have a little over $2 million in salary cap space and must keep that stashed away in case there are more injuries.

So believe it or not, Joe is actually typing the following: There is no room at the inn for Bell who, if he is motivated, is one of the better all-around backs in the league (running, catching and blocking).

21 Responses to “Don’t Hold Your Breath”

  1. Clean House Says:

    I think they could sign him for $1 or perhaps the league minimum, and the Jets would have to pay the rest of his 6 mill, and as long as he is cut before next season the new team could avoid his 2021 injury guarantee

    I think it’s worth it.

  2. Architek Says:

    LT depth or NT or Pass rusher.

  3. SB Says:

    I am literally shaking my dam head right now. WHO wants that cancer?
    Jeesh lets just go ahead and inhale the ‘sickness’

  4. SB Says:

    Also…….Not trying to hijack the thread but GOOOO RAAAAAAAYYYYSSSS!!!!!
    Lightning . Stanley Cup
    Rays . World Series.
    Whachu gonna do Bucs!?

  5. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Sounds good on paper but he would flop here. Don’t take the bait Licht.

  6. CPN Says:

    The Bucs are going all in, why not go all in and sign Bell? Forget about the future it’s win now mode!!!!

  7. Buczilla Says:

    Our team has enough issues as is. Hell no.

  8. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    We will cut McCoy and sign Bell. Thats my prediction

  9. JameisAlmighty Says:

    He’d sign for sure if Famous Jameis was not shunned by Jason Idiot Licht. Why play for Terrible Tom and this cast of coaches. Awful Arians is better at being fat than he is coaching. Sucker Licht has done enough to make this team irrelevant for 2 decades.

  10. Sport Says:

    Sensible Joe? Is that you? Or is this the same Joe that wanted to run Rojo out of town after 23 attempts in his rookie year.

    Who oh btw is 23yrs old. The same age as our rookie RB K.Vaughn.

    He also happens to running his heart out! Joe – you have the All 22 film, where’s the article about how he was dead to rights in the backfield multiple times and ghosted Roquan with a spin move!!! He is not afraid to mix it up this year.

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!

  11. teacherman777 Says:

    Rojo has learned to play angry like Tom Brady.

  12. August 1976 Buc Says:

    lol “No room at the Inn” Totally agree Joe. With ROJO stepping up his game, and a stud in Fournette. Also K Vaughn looks to be speedy, with plenty of upside. Why purchase a head ache. GO BUCS!!!!

  13. adam from ny Says:

    steelers ain’t missing him…that’s for sure

  14. Hodad Says:

    Can he play nose tackle?

  15. ClodHopper Says:

    RoJo has been reminding me of Legarrette Blount with the #27 and plowing people over like Blount did.

  16. Danny C Says:

    This Bucs fan DOES NOT want Bell. I’m good with RoJo, Fournette & Vaughn

  17. Rico 210 Says:

    Yeah Joe count me out.
    Go Bucs

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:
    October 14th, 2020 at 1:23 am
    We will cut McCoy and sign Bell. Thats my prediction

    wouldnt mind that

    GO BUCS!!!!

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    Not. Even if we could. Guy is an epidemic in the locker room and we already got enough problems.

  20. ItzOK Says:

    Cut Shady Mccoy and sign Bell. Bell is excellent at catching the ball out of the backfield and that is what Brady needs.

  21. Sesteprenelicus Says:

    Yes but does Perfect Tom want a new toy?