Where Would A New Star Play?

June 22nd, 2021

Bucs GM Jason Licht

Let’s not get too greedy.

Oh, don’t worry. Joe hopes the Bucs whip up on the NFL this year. Win games. Win another Super Bowl. Can’t have enough.

When it comes to the roster, Joe isn’t sure Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht could have done any better. Who else would he have added and how? Aside from getting paid, free agents want to play.

So Joe understands in theory what Cody Benjamin is saying here has he ranked the Bucs’ offseason second in the NFL, but Joe’s not sure it’s practical.

Like the Chiefs, it would’ve been nice to see a luxury addition here, or at least more luxurious than Giovani Bernard. But goodness, you couldn’t have asked for a better follow-up to a title run than a welcome-back party for literally every core free agent from the Super Bowl lineup. The best part about Tampa’s cap finagling is that guys like Godwin and Barrett aren’t just short-term ingredients, either. It helps that the Bucs have also drafted and developed really well to supplement the veteran additions.

Again, Joe gets what Benjamin is saying but who should have Licht signed? And where would he play?

Would you bench a veteran? Would you bench a younger player? Who would you sit?

20 Responses to “Where Would A New Star Play?”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    This roster competes w/ old school Steelers, 49ers & Cowboys rosters that’s why they gotta win it again

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    No one needed. Gio is just a possible bad ass addition to the krew.

  3. Nutterbuccer Says:

    GIO will be that star. Love all the running backs but I think Brady is going to love Gio the most.

  4. Red86 Says:

    To be honest Jameel Dean have me on edge sometimes. Hopefully, he gotten better coverage wise. He got picked on plenty of time last season for deep bombs. Back up corner backs are a concern for me.

  5. Bucco Bruce Says:

    What’s Qanon Joe have this morning? Any FAUX news reports or alternate facts?

  6. Colin in Canada Says:

    Trade for Gilmore?

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    A new Star would play in the Secondary, CB is a prime position for a star. Weather C Davis, or J Dean the gambler, steps up their game or not, adding a star Corner Back in the secondary would be just fine indeed.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. Joe in Michigan Says:

    If the Bucs didn’t feel good about their CB group, they would’ve drafted one before the 7th Round.

  9. Buc-em-up84 Says:

    I know this may tick some guys off but I’m really high on the lineman we drafted from ND. I think he has an opportunity to be our starting center later in the season. So that means by trade deadline if we need help at other positions due to injury Sorry Jensen it would be you or OJ first

  10. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    I would have drafted Tyson Campbell Cornerback from Georgia and he would have easily surpassed SMB who was way over drafted in the 2nd when he could have fallen to the 5th round. Jax grabbed Campbell at #33.

    I would have drafted Andre Cisco a Safety from Syracuse at 64 who would have started along side Winfield for the next decade. Jax got Cisco at #65.

    I like Trask but he will only play under a nightmare scenario of disasters. Tryon will not get a sniff if JPP or Shaq have anything to say about it.

    Polian says you should always try to draft two new starters every year.

    If you’re not getting better, you getting worse.

  11. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Joe in Michigan Says:
    June 22nd, 2021 at 5:41 am
    If the Bucs didn’t feel good about their CB group, they would’ve drafted one before the 7th Round.

    The question by Joe was “where would a star play”.
    Cornerback is a prime position for a star to come in.
    Joe in Michigan …A drafted player, a rookie, versus a bonafide star is 2 different things

    All anyone has to do is go back and simply go watch every game last year. The tape does not lie. We can say many things as times goes, but just go back and watch every game. It is easy to do on NFL Gamepass

    The Secondary got better as the season went on but they need to take the next step.
    A Star Cornerback is somewhere a star could come in and play from the jump.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Ghost: You didn’t see improvement from SMB as the season progressed?

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    August 1976: Do you think the Bucs have $20 million in cap space laying around to get a star CB?

  14. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Michigan…That was not the question, I was responding to Joe’s question, not whether they have the money or not.
    I was simply staying in the context of Joes question.
    A Star Cornerback would fit right in.
    Yes they got better, but again that was not the context of Joes question.

    GO BUCS!!!

  15. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    “Ghost: You didn’t see improvement from SMB as the season progressed?”

    I did see improvement from a bad CB to an average CB.

    When his rookie contract is done, are you willing to pay SMB $15 to $20 million a year? If not, then Licht should be drafting his replacement.

  16. PassingThru Says:

    No need for a star, but I’d like to see depth at either CB or swing tackle.

    There are two pretty decent CBs left on the market not named Richard Sherman, who I think wants it both ways (money + playoff team). Steven Nelson is well beyond range in terms of salary. The guy to keep an eye on is Brian Poole. He’s an undersized but savvy slot corner who can also line up on the border. Poole just knows how to play the game. I think teams might be shy to sign a 5’9″ CB (listed at 5’10”, must have been the heels) so there’s a chance that he might be available on the cheap if he remains unsigned by late camp.

    He’s no star but rather a really good depth piece.

  17. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Ghost: No, not unless SMB plays well for an entire season.

    August 1976: Agreed, but if we’re going with a fantasy scenario, how about if the Bucs 7th Rounder becomes a shutdown corner? A star already on the team, we just don’t know it yet?

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Michigan..I would love that to happen, that would be great, it would mean the Bucs get better as a team.

    GO BUCS!!!

  19. Duane Says:

    Its an interesting take, but late last year this team figured out that it has enough to compete. Chemistry came around, and its understood that the abbreviated preseason contributed to the growing pains. It was a smart move to stay with what we have because there are likely players maturing into their game as well as players learning their identity in Bowles and BA’s systems. Dont fix it if its not broke, and if you think it will work better, just let all the “experts” tell us how Licht got it all wrong. Great Summer!

  20. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Your right Duane, J Licht has been on a roll for the last couple of years and has had a great summer indeed. J Licht’s first move in the Draft was to strengthen the Pass Rush, with J Tryon, that will always be the best way to help out any secondary. The secondarys best friend is a fierce pass rush and the Bucs have that. With that said, the secondary needs to continue the progress we all saw in the playoffs. But let us not forget they had a very hard time with an unknown back up QB in the WFT Playoff game. But again they got better over all. Hopefully this will continue. Again as I have said go back and watch every game last year, the secondary has plenty of room to grow.

    GO BUCS!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!