Ira Kaufman Explores A Sea Of Bucs Options In Free Agency, Sets Priorities & More

February 24th, 2021

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14 Responses to “Ira Kaufman Explores A Sea Of Bucs Options In Free Agency, Sets Priorities & More”

  1. geno711 Says:

    I agree guys. Godwin is probably a luxury we can not keep if we want to keep most of the rest of the team intact.

  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Hopefully the Bucs can agree to a deal with Shaq and/or Godwin, I wouldn’t want to pick just one of them to return.
    I think of Chris Godwin as a young Larry Fitzgerald. So when I hear Ira say “Well, the Bucs have Mike Evans, Scottie Miller, and Tyler Johnson”, I hear the Arizona Cardinals of 2008 saying “Well, we have Anquan Boldin, we drafted Steve Breaston in the 5th, and Early Doucet in the 3rd. Do we really need Larry Fitzgerald?”. Tyler Johnson could very well be a good NFL receiver, but he also could be Steve Breaston or Early Doucet, we don’t know yet.

  3. geno711 Says:

    Fitzgerald > Evans > Godwin = Boldin

    AB if we get back and at this stage is > Breaston or Doucet.

  4. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Ira gushes about Chandler Jones, and says Von Miller’s “best days are behind him”.

    Chandler Jones, 2-27-90 (31 in 3 days)
    Von Miller, 3-26-89 (32 in in 30 days)

    There’s less than 1 year difference in their age, but one guy is in his prime, and the other guy is washed up? Didn’t we learn anything about last offseason, and how a lot of people were saying that Tom Brady is washed up?

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What have you guys been smoking?…….Sign one & tag the other?…..Godwin & Shaq…..not happening.

    In this podcast I heard “gotta keep Gronk, Godwin, Shaq, LVD, Succop, Fournette, AB, Suh”…….not all from the same person…but cumulatively.

    Finally, someone came to their senses….”Sooner or later….we’ll run out of money”…..I think sooner.

  6. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Tampabaybucfan: Unless you’re Licht, Greenberg, or one of the Glazers you probably don’t know the situation as well as you think you do. I don’t know either, but don’t act like I do. Question for you…How many times did you see last offseason that Tom Brady to Tampa Bay was “NOT HAPPENING”?

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe in Michigan

    No, I don’t know….but I do know this…..we can’t keep them all and field a team behind them. Team friendly discounts, restructuring only takes you so far…..

  8. Oxycondoms Says:

    Godwin is a luxury . Barrett and David arent .

  9. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The Bucs could work some magic and sign both Shaq and Godwin, with more money in 2022 and beyond. Several players (Brady, D Smith, Jensen) have a year or 2 added for cap relief. Others restructure. Kind of a “if everything goes right” scenario, but possible.

  10. Billy-43 Says:

    Easy to sign both.
    One gets a deal and the other gets the tag.

    Plus I would rather have Von Miller for 10 Million than Shaq for 20.
    Just saying…..

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Billy-43: I’m intrigued by Von Miller. He’s one of the best pass rushers I’ve ever seen. We’ll see what happens.

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Bruce Arians: “TOO OLD”
    Tom Moore: “TOO OLD”
    Tom Brady: “TOO OLD”
    Von Miller: If you’re telling me he’s TOO OLD, I want him on the Bucs.

  13. Joe Says:

    Didn’t we learn anything about last offseason, and how a lot of people were saying that Tom Brady is washed up?

    As Scott Pioli said yesterday, never believe the exception is suddenly the rule until it actually becomes the rule. Just because something happens once (Brady’s play at 44) doesn’t mean that is the norm.

  14. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Joe: My comment was about Von Miller, who turns 32 this year.

    Some of the pass rushing greats, and sacks they had in their age 32 seasons and beyond:

    Bruce Smith, 84 sacks in 9 years
    Reggie White, 74 sacks in 7 years
    Kevin Greene, 75 sacks in 6 years
    Julius Peppers, 59.5 sacks in 7 years
    Michael Strahan, 46 sacks in 5 years
    Jason Taylor, 47 sacks in 6 years

    My point is that some of the greats were still great after their 32nd birthday. A large majority were not, so we’ll see what category Von Miller falls under in the coming years.