Drew Rosenhaus Quote Should Give Bucs Fans Hope

March 15th, 2021

“Door may be open, Jason.”

Joe hates the word “hope.” Absolutely hates it. It’s a nothing word in football. Empty.

Hope = fail.

Most right-thinking Bucs fans do not believe in hope. They do not believe Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett’s production can be replaced by others who, though maybe cheaper, come loaded with “hope” of matching Shaq’s production.

So right now, since Shaq was not franchised, most Bucs fans “hope” the Bucs can bring Shaq back, a pending free agent. Yeah, that means leaning on that awful word so the most important defensive player returns.

Why is Joe bringing up “hope?” Because yesterday when Joe read a quote from Shaq’s agent, oily Drew Rosenhaus, concerning a different client, it gave Joe some hope (awful as it is) that Shaq will be back with the Bucs.

Running back Aaron Jones re-signed with the Packers, and uber NFL insider Adam Schefter quoted Rosenhaus saying something that was very interesting.

Now Rosenhaus is cutthroat. Ruthless. He drives a major hard bargain for his clients. The only emotion he uses is how to get more money squeezed from a team.

Joe — and reasoned Bucs fans — can only hope Rosenhaus bows to his big-monied client Shaq and Shaq’s emotions are that he wants to be part of a repeat championship run.

Joe doesn’t ever want to rely on hope again. It is evil.

23 Responses to “Drew Rosenhaus Quote Should Give Bucs Fans Hope”

  1. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The antonym for hope is despair. Synonyms for despair are anguish, pain, unhappiness, dejection, depression, despondency, gloom, misery, and defeatism. Is that any way to go through life? I choose to have hope.

  2. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    I skipped the drama. I enjoyed the nugget. It gives me hope.

    Go Bucs!!!

  3. Pete I Says:

    Hope is not a plan!

    Doubt is Evil!

  4. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    “Aaron would have signed for more in free agency but wanted to stay in Green Bay,”

    Maybe I did not read it right in PFT, but that quote is BS. What I thought I read was that Green Bay could have franchised tagged Jones for far less money and less risk, especially for a RB position. Why they didn’t make that move was called into question. So that quote is the typical “we love (insert team name) and will go back for less money” BS propaganda

  5. Youngbucs Says:

    He’s lying he wasn’t gonna get top money it’s hard for rb’s he got a decent deal.

  6. Buc4evr Says:

    I’m more worried about keeping Succop and Suh than Shaq. Without Suh and VV collapsing the pocket, Shaq had nothing. Yeah I “hope” they can sign Shaq but if they don’t I’m sure Licht has a plan B.

  7. Leighroy Says:

    Hope quotes!

    You can hope on the one hand, and spit on the other, and see which one gets filled faster.

    I’ve also heard similar to Pete’s, hope is the absence of a plan.


    If this means losing more band players just to keep Shaq, then I hope he goes for the $ and plays on a 4-13 team and watched his old buddies sip champagne after SB 51.

  9. TheBradyBunch Says:

    An article about a quote without said quote. SMH!

  10. TampaTown Says:

    Hope. Joe must not like the Shawshank Redemption

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Synonyms of hope are longing, yearning, craving……that’s what Joe had for Rachael Watson……so, does that make Joe a “hopeacrit”?

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Leighroy: The definition of plan is “a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something”. Having a plan is having HOPE of doing or achieving something.

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    TBBF: Hopeacrit, nice! Hahaha

  14. Joe in Michigan Says:

    “A person who is hopeful possesses the will and expectation that goals will be achieved, and a varied set of different strategies within their power to reach their goals. In short, hope involves having goals, along with the desire and plan to achieve them.”

  15. Demetrios Says:

    Arians is a different cat. He is not full of s..t. He let everyone know who is not leaving and Shaq is going NOWHERE!

  16. Brandon Jeff Says:

    Hopeacrit, Thanks for that!
    I actually chuckled out loud over that one.
    You started my day out right!

  17. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Hope is about expectations and trust and desire for a certain thing(s) to happen.
    So you can have hope that is founded in reality – Shaq and Suh coming back solidifies Bucs’ playoff prospects or false hope – Carlos Dunlap or GMC or whoever can adequately replace Shaq and Suh.

  18. mark2001 Says:

    To me, the door might be open, means we aren’t there, but we will listen. Meaning unless you overpay, we will listen elsewhere. I don’t think that is very encouraging. But maybe I’m wrong.

  19. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    “Hopeacrit” – good one TBBF! 🤣

  20. Mike C Says:

    So if we don’t believe shaq is the MOST important defensive player we are not “Right Thinking ” Bucs fans? Get off your high horse Joe , who do you think you are Devin White?

  21. SRQ Bucs Fan Says:

    Hope is not a strategy…

  22. Leighroy Says:

    Joe in MI, I agree with the spirit of your argument, but the intent of the quote is that hope itself isn’t a plan, though a plan can (to your point must) involve hope.

    In project management we don’t just hope our way to critical milestones. It’s also why you get “hope for the best, but plan for the worst.”

  23. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Leighroy: I totally agree with that. Well said.