Patrick Peterson And The Bucs

February 23rd, 2021


In a fantasy football world (keyword: fantasy) this would be cool. Joe just can’t see it happening (in a real world).

That would be stud Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson trading his red and black unis for pewter and red gear and the Bucs. But Sean O’Hara of NFL Network can see it happening.

In a segment today on “Good Morning Football,” O’Hara puts the pieces of the puzzle together where Peterson and the Bucs could make sweet football music.

Joe sees O’Hara working here. O’Hara mentioned how P2 once played for Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. And if P2 is chasing a ring, O’Hara mentioned, why not go to the defending Super Bowl champion to play for familiar coaches in a tax-haven state known as Florida?

There are two major obstacles in Joe’s eyes standing between O’Hara’s vision and reality. The first being the Bucs just won a Super Bowl with young (cheap) corners. Those guys balled out in the biggest games, the playoffs.

Second, the Bucs are in a salary cap crunch. Already the Bucs are looking between couch cushions where Doritos and beer bottle caps and remotes go to die to try to find extra change to keep their own players.

So why would P2 want to work for slum money to play for the Bucs when he might bank elsewhere? Is he that hungry for a ring?

Besides, if the Bucs’ defense turns in another good season, Joe would wager cash that Bowles is gone in 2022 and is a head coach elsewhere.

Joe’s not anti-P2 in any way. Joe just cannot see how this happens outside of Big Storm Brewing-fueled dreams.

You can see O’Hara discuss P2 and the Bucs at the 4:00 mark of the NFL Network video below.

42 Responses to “Patrick Peterson And The Bucs”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    he’s def not the player he once was…

    moving right along ——–>

  2. SB Says:

    No I agree with Joe. Our young defense balled out only gonna get better

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Slumming for a ring? Maybe but not likely. Thought about P2 or honey badger coming to the Bucs 2 years ago the moment BA got the job and was bringing Bowles to run the defence. lol btw do not think the sour badger will be coming to the Bucs now lol, after his theatrics. GO BUCS!!!!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I agree Joe…..people need to come to their senses….we will be fortunate to find enough money to sign Ryan Smith as a backup & special teams….much less Peterson.
    I don’t think most fans have any idea how many FAs we have to sign along with the 2021 draft class…..

  5. uncommon Says:


  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here’s the list:

    Shaquil Barrett
    Lavonte David
    Steve McLendon
    Rob Gronkowski
    Ndamukong Suh
    Joe Haeg
    Leonard Fournette
    Ryan Smith
    Antonio Brown
    Rakeem Nunez-Roches
    Ryan Griffin
    Antony Auclair
    Kevin Minter
    Blaine Gabbert
    Earl Watford
    A.Q. Shipley
    Ryan Succop
    LeSean McCoy
    Andrew Adams
    Josh Wells
    Deone Bucannon
    Ross Cockrell
    Kenjon Barner
    Chris Godwin
    Jack Cichy
    Tanner Hudson
    Jeremiah Ledbetter
    T.J. Logan
    Pat O’Connor
    Aaron Stinnie
    Zach Triner
    Cyril Grayson

  7. Adrnagy Says:

    That’s why we have you … to tell us everything.

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    February 23rd, 2021 at 3:17 pm
    I don’t think most fans have any idea how many FAs we have to sign along with the 2021 draft class…..

  8. Adrnagy Says:

    Can you tell us how much cap space $$$ we have ..

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    nawl…dean and davis are great on the outside…smb came alive in the slot…winfield and whitehead are beast at S….and i really like edwards, he always around the ball…

    we still need some CB help…cockrell is trash imo…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    If you’re being sarcastic….look at my post above yours….if you are being complimentary, thanks.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Buccaneers currently have $23.8 million in available salary cap space. Below is a more in-depth breakdown of the Buccaneers’ cap space:

    The Buccaneers are able to carry over $4.6 million in salary cap space to their 2021 salary cap. Therefore, the Buccaneers’ salary cap for the 2021 NFL season is $185.6 million. Entering the 2021 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a $161.0 million cap number on their top 51 contracts and $0.8 million in dead money. That gives the Buccaneers a top-51 cap number of $161.8 million.

    The Buccaneers currently rank 13th in the NFL when it comes to cap space in 2021.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So, we have enough cap space to sign Chris Godwin & maybe Kellen Winslow Jr.

    You can forget Peterson.

  13. Marine Buc Says:

    @ TBBF

    I keep banging the same drum. But everyone wants to believe PFF who has us signing LVD and Shaq to big deals and franchise tagging Godwin for $15.3 million…

    Keep dreaming folks.

    And yes I understand that we will probably restructure a few contracts.

    It’s still not enough to keep them all.

  14. Adrnagy Says:

    Tampabaybucfan, can you update your list Earl Watford
    A.Q. Shipley , buccaneers , jack cichy not coming back. And acouple signed already to future contract.
    Announced QB Alex Tanney has retired.
    Quinton Bell (DE) Signed DE Quinton Bell to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Cyril Grayson (WR) Signed WR Cyril Grayson to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Javon Hagan (DB) Signed DB Javon Hagan to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Travis Jonsen (WR) Signed WR Travis Jonsen to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Nick Leverett (G) Signed G Nick Leverett to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Codey McElroy (TE) Signed TE Codey McElroy to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Herb Miller (CB) Signed DB Herb Miller to a Reserve/Future contract.
    John Molchon (G) Signed G John Molchon to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Josh Pearson (WR) Signed WR Josh Pearson to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Benning Potoa’e (DL) Signed DE Benning Potoa’e to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Kobe Smith (DT)
    C.J. Prosise (RB) Signed RB C.J. Prosise to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Sam Renner (DT) Signed DT Sam Renner to a Reserve/Future contract.
    Donell Stanley (C

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The list is simply players who were on the roster who are now FAs……many won’t be considered……
    A good example of a problem for us is a player like Aaron Stinnie……
    He was on a salary of $750K…….There is no way we resign him for anywhere near that amount.

    You simply can’t look at the available cap space vs other teams without considering the number of players we need to sign.

  16. Adrnagy Says:

    I get what you saying … my point is licht and company are already at work , finding the next stinnie, shaq , etc. because there’s no way we can afford everyone.

  17. Youngbucs Says:

    He was getting toasted all season seriously. Go rewatch any of their gms it was bad all year.

  18. Nate1111 Says:

    A shut down corner over david would be better imo.. bring shaq back with a shut down corner and jpp would be sweet

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Adrnagy Says:
    February 23rd, 2021 at 4:22 pm
    I get what yu saying … my point is licht and company are already at work , finding the next stinnie, shaq , etc. because there’s no way we can afford everyone.

    Oh, I agree entirely….not trying to project doom & gloom…I’m optimistic about next year’s roster……we have an extraordinary level of talent. Our entire Oline, 2 RBs…..4 WRs, 2 TEs under contract….

    Just trying to be realistic without being the Realist.

  20. geno711 Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    February 23rd, 2021 at 4:11 pm
    The list is simply players who were on the roster who are now FAs……many won’t be considered……
    A good example of a problem for us is a player like Aaron Stinnie……
    He was on a salary of $750K…….

    I think — but am not sure – that you are wrong on Stinnie.
    I believe that he is an ERFA. That means the Buc’s hold the cards on him – right?
    All the Bucs have to do is tender him a salary that is the minimum for his years of service. So something like 850k to 900k?

    If I am right – got to think he will be back at that salary.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    If he’s coming in for entry level money, then of course you get him, even if his play isn’t what it once was, having a potential HOF-level player is good for the young guys. But I don’t really see him signing a minimum wage deal – and the Bucs have zero cap space to mess around. But having him there to help keep SMB at a high level, that alone would make him worth a roster spot, even if he’s not on the field.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I believe that Stinnie is a RFA….not an EFRA…..that means that we can tender him but another team can offer him more and we have the right to match it.

  23. cmurda Says:

    Joe, the third factor is PP is a shell of his former self. Still serviceable but nothing more. If he’s not interested in playing for the vet minimum then it’s a no thanks. What Rod Munch said^^^^^

  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Stinnie is our only RFA

    O’Connor, Triner, Ledbetter & Hudson are our ERFAs

  25. Anonymous Says:

    What the hell does Joe know? He’s the same bozo that thought Jaymiss was somethin special

  26. Losing hope Says:

    What the hell does Joe know? He’s the same bozo that thought Jaymiss was somethin special

  27. DaBux Says:

    Very low probability event, IMHO. Keep the young kids, go for OL Depth and get some more RBs to back up RoJo (David Johnson and James White).

  28. firethecannons Says:

    Pat P washed up, over the hill, didn’t he get popped for PED’s ? No! to overpriced, injury waiting to happen!

  29. CalBucsFan Says:

    Agreed Joe, makes no sense at all, just fantasy wishful thinking.

  30. Joe in Michigan Says:

    How about this instead? Bucs resign Shaq, AND also sign Von Miller? JPP, Shaq, and Von rotating on the edges, keeping everyone fresh and healthy. Highly unlikely, I know, but I can dream.

  31. geno711 Says:


    Spotrac lists Stinnie as an ERFA.

    OvertheCap lists Stinnie as a RFA.

    Joe a few days ago said that he is a RFA.

    i will go with you, Joe and Overthecap
    I would be curious as to how that was decided though.

    For instance, I read that Alan Lazard of the Green Bay Packers was an ERFA.

    Both Lazard and Stinnie were undrafted free agents in 2018. Stinnie at Tennessee and Lazard at Jacksonville. So their paths seem similar to me.

  32. SOEbuc Says:

    Champions have good depth.

    Cockrell, Stinnie, Minter should be resigned

  33. [email protected] Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Our young defense played lights out, and are only gonna get better.
    Plus, we really can’t afford him either.

  34. SOEbuc Says:


    I agree with almost everything. Especially Edwards stepping his game up. They need to play up But I’ve seen Cockrell make a few good plays. But we do still need CB depth desperately.

  35. DaBux Says:

    Agree with SOE. Stinnie and Minter (Special teams too) are good re-signings for depth. Plus they enjoy the ring thing.

  36. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I think a player has to play in 6 games for 3 years in order to qualify as a ERFA….

    In his 3 years Stonnie has played 1,5 & 6 games…..

  37. cmurda Says:

    Agree with 813 also. Cockrell served his purpose for immediate need but opposing teams would target that dude constantly and I don’t think he would hold up.

    Listen to 813. He’s also my psychiatrist during Bucs games. Usually goes something like this: cmurda flipping out on one of our players. 813 is like cmurda relax dude. I try to chill and then that player always without fail makes a play. Now I feel like I have to do it. It’s superstition at this point. We won the SB baby! I digress.

  38. BucEmUp Says:

    Two years ago maybe, but I dont think we need him

  39. MadMax Says:

    No. cant afford the salary OR the roster spot.

  40. windbaggery Says:

    Yeah, why don’t we just stop fantasizing about top $$$ guys when we don’t even know how we’ll pay our own guys. Maybe if you lose Barrett and you can’t sign a replacement, you think of spending the money on the CB as an alternative if the pass rush is diminished.

  41. Buczilla Says:

    If he comes dirt cheap, fine with me. Depth is good.

  42. 813bucboi Says:


    hat tip…lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!


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