The Value of Giovani Bernard

April 14th, 2021

What is the ‘stache worth?

Joe wouldn’t be surprised at all if there are some Bucs fans wondering, “Hey, why did the team do backflips to try to get a Bengals castoff?” Fair question.

The correct question may just be, “Why is Mike Brown this dumb?”

Consider that within a few days of the Bengals cutting Bernard last week, every team that was in hot pursuit of him is a good ballclub.

The Bucs, clearly, were after him.

The Chiefs hunted him.

The Seahawks wanted him.

And John Lynch and the 49ers lusted over him.

And Bernard picked the Bucs (yay!).

Given that the Bengals annually for decades is one of the most moribund teams in the NFL and that every team known to go after Bernard either played in a Super Bowl the past two seasons or has been a top-shelf team for the past decade.

If several good teams want a player, Joe thinks it is safe to assume that this Bernard is a weapon.

23 Responses to “The Value of Giovani Bernard”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    Black Hole Brady

  2. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Bengals are in the secondary phase of tear down mode. Bernard had been there for a while and simply wasn’t in their long term plans. He comes to Tampa at a perfect time in his career and fills a specific need on a championship caliber team.

    The Bucs were on a worse trajectory than the Bengals pre-Brady…how quickly we forget.

  3. @Hands2theface Says:

    He’ll make James white seem like an idea.

  4. cmurda Says:

    I’m growing the stache out to honor the move.

  5. Medicated Pete Says:

    I wanna see a Rollie Fingers mustache on him

  6. windbaggery Says:

    Winny Testaverde Says:
    April 14th, 2021 at 12:22 am

    The Bucs were on a worse trajectory than the Bengals pre-Brady…how quickly we forget.

    If that were true, where’d all the talent on the team that was here before Brady come from? The trajectory was up, we just didn’t have the right QB.

    I’m admittedly in a minority in that I believe Jason Licht has always known what he was doing, and had one notably awful draft and some busted free agent pickups… but the talent trajectory has been steadily up. He built a SB team.

  7. Bucs4821 Says:

    Regarding the mustache, I think that any producer looking to start a retro-70s era style cop show has just found their leading man.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Winny the Bucs were definitely not on a worse trajectory. They just needed a QB to stop throwing to the other team. The reason Brady came here is we were stacked. That said Brady is in the perfect place for him and the Bucs.

  9. SlyPirate Says:

    Did his pet ferret fall asleep on his face?

  10. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I like it, the pass catching RB the Bucs needed.
    On a side note, I’ve seen some Bucs fans saying they’d like the Bucs to take Levi Onwuzurike in the 1st Round. I just don’t get it. This guy had 7 sacks and 16 TFL in 3 years. In college. To put those stats in perspective, William Gholston had 10 sacks and 30 TFL in 3 years of college. Gholston was a 4th Round pick, and has been a solid player, but would you want a guy like Gholston in the 1st Round? I understand stats aren’t everything, I’m okay with Vita Vea not being a sack machine, but Vea is a 350 pound mass of a NT, this Levi character is 288 pounds. Just my humble opinion.

  11. Buczilla Says:

    Rojo and Lenny are better runners, but Gio is far and away the better receiver. Mike Brown has mastered the art of making bad decisions and I truly feel sorry for Bengals fans.

  12. WillieG Says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else see a middle aged business man in a football jersey in that picture?

  13. Bird Says:

    “Bucs’ one-year deal with RB Giovani Bernard is a great value signing: Veteran minimum $1.075 million base salary and a $137,500 signing bonus. Only counts $987,500 against cap thanks to veteran salary benefit.”

    Thats amazing. He is almost playing for free
    Great signing. And for that cheap …yes …brady and bucs had something to do with it. No question he could have gotten more money somewhere else

  14. lambeau Says:

    Mike Brown is a gift that keeps on giving…his focus is millions annually to his kids.

  15. adam from ny Says:

    in the tampa heat he will find out that critters will hop into that bushy “stashe”…

    thus making a new home for themselves…


  16. Brandon Says:

    Yeah. Everyone was in HOT pursuit of him…. Sure they were… but the team with no cash somehow signed him for nothing… much like the other teams were offering. The dude has nothing left as evidenced by his YPC from the last three seasons…3.2, 3.4, 3.8… Peyton Barber would be embarrassed with those numbers… but Bernard was a hot commodity? He’ll be a hot commodity again in August when the Bucs cut him coming out of training camp.

  17. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Brandon – those stats are YAC (yards after contact). He averaged close to 8 yards per catch. Clown post.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    He looks like a black Cary Grant

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Brandon Says
    “Yeah. Everyone was in HOT pursuit of him…. Sure they were… but the team with no cash somehow signed him for nothing…”

    It happened for the Patriots year after year…because of Tom Brady.

  20. Offrip954 Says:

    He’s from South Florida ft lauderdale florida he’s getting a chance to play for one of the three FL team’s he will do his job just fine

  21. kaimaru Says:


    The SAME Peyton Barber that averaged 3.5 ypc in his career? That Peyton Barber who had 3.1 and 2.7 the last two years of his career? Yeah, know some facts before you throw rocks. Also the Bengals line is crap, Burrow is lucky he isn’t dead after his first season. PFF ranked then 30 out of 32 this year.

  22. geno711 Says:

    @Brandon trolling with inaccurate stats.

    Laughed at his incompetence.

  23. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Our very own “Porn Stache” @