“Great Day” For Tampa Bay

March 10th, 2021

Gives Jason Licht props.

In the eyes of a popular national sports radio and TV host, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht all but hit a home run yesterday.

With the franchise-tagging of Chris Godwin and the signing of Lavonte David, the Bucs made major steps in their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions, said Adam Schein of CBS Sports.

Schein, who also hosts “Schein on Sports” heard weekdays on SiriusXM Radio, took to his weeknight show “Time to Schein” on CBS Sports Network to rave about how Licht is handling his first offseason as a Super Bowl-winning GM.

Schein thinks Godwin even has room to grow as a wide receiver, and he claimed the Super Bowl win may just get David into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Bucs, he adds, have just one task remaining before the draft: sign Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett before he hits the open market on March 17.

You can see Schein’s full take on Licht’s moves yesterday in the CBS Sports video below.

23 Responses to ““Great Day” For Tampa Bay”

  1. miken Says:

    Since we signed Brady, Every day is a great day in TampaBay

  2. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    The Dungy Curse is over

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    Just hope Shag’s stated “break the bank” strategy doesn’t ask too much. Too much means that we won’t be able to sign some pretty important FAs. May have to let him walk if the cost is just plain too much. Get another edge rusher almost as good at half the cost. Just sayin … .

  4. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Dungy Curse? Never heard of it.

  5. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    In my opinion, Suh is just as important to resign as Shaq. The only advantage Shaq has is age.

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Like I said in another thread, I was surprised that we tagged Godwin, and not Shaq.
    Now, Shaq basically has us over a barrel.
    Of course, I love Chris Godwin, but of the 2, I think Shaq is the more important one, to our team.
    We are deep at wide receiver, and not so at pass rushers, so I have to ask why we tagged Chris, and not Shaq ?
    After all, who won the super bowl for us, Chris Godwin or Shaq ?
    If Shaq walks, and I hope he don’t, we may regret the decision not to tag him.
    JJ Watt is signed, so Shaq is in the drivers seat as far as money he can command.

  7. Marine Buc Says:

    @ chris

    Tagging Shaq would have cost an additional $4.5 million. We are going to need every penny. Still have @ 20 more free agents to sign plus draft picks…

  8. SlyPirate Says:

    Drew Rosenhaus represents Shaq. Drew’s clients chase the cash.

    My guess is Miami. More money, same taxes, good weather, up and coming team.

    We got Cam Gill. He’s Shaq 2.0. Just in case, Draft: Zavin Collins

    … And we all good, baby.

  9. Steven007 Says:

    Marine, thank you. Was just going to post almost exactly the same thing.

  10. Dlavid Says:

    Let Shaq walk …. he was muted with big boy Vea out ! He is not worth the money being suggested .

  11. Robert Says:

    Let SB walk here as well. Other needs, and he is not elite.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I agree with Dlavid, Not saying that Shaq is no good, just saying that Shaq is a benefactor of great D-line coaching and scheme. Without Vita his production dropped significantly and his impact diminished to almost invisibility whereas JPP consistently made his presence known even though his production also dropped without Vita. It is hard for me to justify the enormous cost of Shaq’s contract for 8 sacks per year. A good rookie could do that.

  13. Alanbucsfan Says:

    I will again point out that when Suh left the Rams after their SB year to join the Bucs, the Rams DLine was not as effective and Aaron Donald’s production went down. Meanwhile, the Bucs became the no 1 run defense and when the Bucs starting DLine are all playing- they are Best in NFL.

  14. Buccos Says:

    How in the world could someone suggest that Shaq Barrett is not elite? You do not get 19.5 sacks in one season without being elite. I am not sure why that dropped to 8 sacks this year but he was unstoppable in the playoffs. I know he switched sides this year. But if you look at the QB hits and pressures along with the playoff performance and last years numbers there is no doubt that Shaq is in the top 3 at his position and is irreplaceable on this defense. He is a stud. Go ahead and pay that man!

  15. BucfaninMi Says:

    You mean the curse of Doug Williams is over.

  16. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Shaq only had what..8 sacks in regular season? And in the super bowl he was going up against B and C grade tackles… He is nowhere to be found when Vea is off the field… I don’t think they should sacrifice others that they need on this team for Barrett.. I like Barrett, I think he’s a really good player but not best paid lolb in the league good!! …. I think you could put a few different players there as long as Vea stays healthy and still get 8 sacks out of them…. Yes of course keep him if you can… But if he hits free agency I wouldn’t be haggling with teams over him and overpay

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    c’mon fellas…lol…

    do you remember what our production was without shaq?…lol…and yall want to go back to that?…or yall think c.gill and nelson can produce the same 8sacks….lol…

    SIGN SHAQ!!!!!….shaq and jpp worked magic together….

    imo shaq wont have 8sack in 21′ just like folks knew he wouldnt have 19.5sacks in 20’…in 21’haq will have 12.5 sacks….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  18. Old school Buc Says:

    I thought the Doug Williams curse ended in 2003

  19. Cainishere Says:

    Hey Buccos I hear what you are saying and on paper it looks like a no brainer about Shaq but you have to take into account a few factors. 1. Shaq benefits from excellent coaching and scheme. 2. He benefits from both Vita and Suh pushing the middle of the opposing O-lines allowing for the ends to make plays. Shaq’s production dropped significantly due to no Vita for a large portion of the season.
    Shaq is wanting to “Break The Bank” for a 8sack performance last season. Yes he did spark it up in the post season but most of his impact production came in the post season. I am not saying that Shaq stinks by any means. I truly think we should keep him but the cost I think is an inflated one.

  20. 74 Bucs fan Says:

    Cainishere makes a solid point, and I agree with that on the potential inflated price tag. With that said, Shaq flat out beasted in the playoffs and you can not discount that production. Yes the presence of Suh and Vea make a huge difference, but there are only a handful of guys that can bend and produce like Shaq imo.

  21. Buccos Says:

    I agree with 74 on hundred percent. He has earned that contract.

  22. geno711 Says:

    Shaq is elite. How many guys in NFL history have had a total of 27.5 sacks in back to back seasons. I am guessing that half those guys are HOFers.

    I’d take my chance with a guy that has already done it in this system.

  23. Buccos Says:

    You want your guys to believe that if they go out there and perform admirably then they will be taken care of. We won’t just take advantage of them when they are cheap and then let some other team come along when it’s time for them to get paid. Step up Glazers!