Alex Cappa “Said No To The Goat”

March 15th, 2022

“I’m out, TB.”

Interesting report on BSPN TV.

Whether network NFL insider Adam Schefter has the pulse on all things Tom Brady is debatable, but Schefter certainly is credible when it comes to just about everything else at One Buc Palace, where he has unusually strong sources.

So on the air yesterday, Schefter made it clear that Tom Brady called soon-to-be departed Bucs starting guard Alex Cappa and asked him to come back to the Buccaneers, aka re-sign as a free agent. Per Schefter, Cappa had no problem “saying no to The Goat” and bolting to the Cincinnati Bengals to block for Joe Burrow.

It sure is rare to hear of Brady whiffing on a free agent recruiting call. Joe will punch someone if Cappa perhaps believed various national media chatter to this day that claims Brady still might not play for the Bucs this year and will end up with the 49ers.

Joe doubts it, but Cappa likely preferred the long-term prospects of completing his four-year, $40 million contract in Cincinnati with the AFC champs, their stud quarterback and very patient ownership.

And perhaps Cappa loves chili?


61 Responses to “Alex Cappa “Said No To The Goat””

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Cincinnati “chili” is not chili. It sucks.

  2. Mike Says:

    Man’s gotta eat… No hard feelings Cappa, good luck.

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    Cappa is a young with a lot of talent but would of been much worse if we lost Jensen as well. Goat gets what goat wants.

  4. BuxfaninTX Says:

    No biggie

  5. Walter Says:

    The Bucs were ok with him walking as opposed to Jensen I’d imagine. Not a monumental loss, and he got paid pretty decent so it works out for him too

  6. SufferingSince76 Says:

    His loss when the Bucs beat them in the Super Bowl.

  7. Marques Says:

    He will never last 4 years in Cincinnati. That turf is brutal. No bonus money. I hope he gets all his money but history suggests probably not. I understand he had to take the risk though. No hard feelings. He was a warrior for us.

  8. Todd Says:

    That tweet was AWESOME!!!

  9. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    The kid has a ring already and it was time to capitalize off of that notoriety while he still could get an overinflated contract. Good on him, I don’t think his talent level is all that difficult to replace.

  10. zzbucs Says:

    Nothing but the best, to a humble very good player!!

  11. LOL Says:

    That ain’t Chili Joe. It’s a spiced beef clove and chocolate soup. Gross. LOL

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Cappa told the Bucs, Show me the Money. They did not and he followed that cash. he said, To hell with a GOAT. I would have done the same thing. Money rules where careers may be short

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    F him, Cincy is one and done.

  14. Pick6 Says:

    nothing personal when a kid from a division 3 school jumps at a $10m annual contract. I hoped with Marpet’s $10m no longer on the board they wouldn’t let Cappa go, but the bucs know his worth and the abilities of the dudes behind him. Gotta trust the bucs given how they have drafted and developed the OL under Licht

  15. Goatfarmer Says:

    LOL Says:

    That ain’t Chili Joe. It’s a spiced beef clove and chocolate soup. Gross. LOL

    The spices are weird too. Not chili spices, more like clove and cinnamon. And spaghetti noodles. An atrocity.

  16. Pick6 Says:

    also, i agree with @Listnfrmafar…..this is peak Bengals for at least a decade. they got more than a little lucky in an absolutely loaded AFC. good luck getting past the likes of the Chiefs, Bills, Titans, Broncos among others to see another superbowl

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I doubt very seriously that we could afford anywhere close to $10 per year on Cappa & still sign Jensen…..

    I don’t blame Cappa one bit and wish him well except against Bucs….

  18. JGhotier Says:

    It only like 1 year $9 million guaranteed. It’s essentially a one year contract…the (antiquated) Cincinnati way!

  19. Beeej Says:

    Does anyone know if we matched that offer?

  20. Jerry Says:

    In the words of Terrell Owens, “I need to feed my family.”

  21. 1sparkybuc Says:

    He won’t be lined up between Jenson and Wirfs. Good luck with that.

  22. lunchmeat Says:

    I can’t blame the guy for getting paid, I can’t see the Bucs matching that offer.
    No hard feelings.

  23. Allbuccedup Says:

    Cappa basically went to play for a young version of Brady. Probably will be in the playoffs almost every year now. Good luck can’t hardly blame him.

  24. BA4President Says:

    This was the big pay day players dream of and he finally got his shot. Good for him.

  25. Its a Bucs Life Says:

    No hard feelings but I get where he is coming from.

    1 year with Brady or 4 with a stud QB coming off a Super Bowl appearance…

    Now if Brady would commit to 1-2 more years it would make it tougher

  26. Bengalsfan Says:

    To all y’all hating on the Bengals still, remember y’all sucked before Brady came…don’t know why all the trash talk for…

  27. ModHairKen Says:

    Cappa got pushed around. He was the weak link on a strong O Line. He will now be a weak link on a weak line in a terrible part of the country. He will be out of the league within 3 years and will likely get Burrow killed.

    Good move. For the Bucs.

  28. PassingThru Says:

    It’s Cappa’s first non-rookie, big-money contract. I don’t blame him at all, in the NFL your first big-money contract might be your last contract. This isn’t the NBA, these contracts are not guaranteed money. I’m sure Cinci offered more money than the Bucs.

    For what it’s worth, guards are easier to replace than tackles, a good GM should find a keeper within the first 4 rounds or so.

  29. orlbucfan Says:

    Good luck to him.

  30. HC Grover Says:


  31. Dean Giusti Says:

    I hope Vita knocks him on his ass a few times when they come to Tampa this year.

  32. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Maybe, just maybe……. we finally know what nasty means.

  33. kyle Says:

    no hard feelings. 40 million is generational money.

  34. steele Says:

    It’s understandable if offered the choice between the Bucs and the Bengals, you go for the young team clearly on the rise, rather than one last time, even with GOAT

  35. Big Marlon B Says:

    Just like Marpet retiring at a young age, I can’t fault Cappa for taking the money. They both defied all odds by making it as D3 players, becoming starters, winning a ring, and getting a chance to make life changing money. Marpet already got a decent chunk, and gets to walk away with his health mostly intact. Massive props to both, these are the kinds of things you cheer for, hard work and grit paying off

  36. Bird Says:

    Good for him. He knows brady playing for just a year. Maybe 2

    Burrow is young and will be there for years to come (barring injury)

  37. Drunkinybor Says:

    It stinks he’s gone but I’m happy for him. Never ever heard a whisper from any source dude wasn’t a great guy, teammate, and gentleman

  38. geno711 Says:

    Shaq Mason helps the Bucs a lot. Appears he is better than Cappa and maybe as good as Marpet. 1 sack and 4 penalties last year.

    Jason doing wonders again for offensive line.

  39. Mike J Says:

    Anyone that blames someone for getting paid is a childish fool. Typical of most Bucs fans. Grow up and stop embarrassing our fan base

  40. YucstoBucs Says:

    Wow Bengal fans jumping in all the way from Sheetcinati ??? and big fan of Joey B, but last year was a fluke and good luck with dealing with Josh and Patrick again. Joes reach is legit and far AF !! Lol, but we have Justin a 3 year 30 million dollar deal ( 20 guaranteed) and never broke a 1000 yards without Julio and Pete Rose Ridley with a pretty solid QB at the helm. 🤔 Thought WR could wait, but hopefully I’m wrong

  41. Tyson Says:

    WE just upgraded via a 5th rounder to New England. Shaq Mason! We will take it and run…literally!

  42. Day 1-76 Says:

    Let him go. He is the most replaceable person on that line.

  43. Bucamania Says:

    Cappa was the weakest link on that unit. Didn’t miss a beat with Stinnie in the playoffs.

  44. D-Rome Says:

    Skyline chili is massively overrated.

  45. Buczilla Says:

    Adios mf to any player that doesn’t want to be here. Vita will steal this kids lunch money.

  46. mg Says:

    New Mexico green chili for me.

  47. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    @ LISTNFRMAFAR – F”(K you and you !! You FAKE AZZ fan on here Saturday saying “FREE BRADY, FREE BRADY, HE HATES BA AND WANTS TO BE A 49er”
    Your the biggest piece of 💩 on this site.. Go root for the NINERS YOU BANDWAGON FAKE FAN !!! GO BUCS

  48. Tampa Brady Fan Says:

    Shaq Mason is better and costs less than Cappa. Upgrade and save money, yes please! LFG Bucs.

  49. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Cappa did us a favor, we have seriously upgraded with our new Guard.

  50. don g Says:

    Do you Cap. Thanks for helping with the SB. Good luck

  51. Elita Vita Says:

    Will Gronk follow him to Cincinnati? Will he stay loyal to his BFF Tom Brady???
    Stay tuned!

  52. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Cappa got paid for his hard work. Probably saw more years of prosperity with Burrow. Good luck, Cap…Except when you play the Bucs! 🏴‍☠️

  53. USFBUCS Says:

    If the trade rumors are true and we get Shaw Mason at G from the Pats we will be in good shape. Stinnie filled in for Cappa before and did great.

  54. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    Cincinnati chili is the best.

  55. adam from ny Says:

    maybe he needed more shine after sorta being the last man of the 5 on the OL, he wanted more props…

    he will be the man or one of them over there on cincy’s bum azz line…

    with us he was “sorta like 5th best lineman, when you count everything including salary…everyone sorta got more shine than him…

    dang…who wouldn’t want to be sandwiched by jensen and wirfs with brady calling the shots behind you…makes life easier and makes you look good too…

    a little shocking – because we brought him from the cradle to the grave…

    the grave of course being in bunglesville

  56. adam from ny Says:

    also maybe the table offering was way less that 4 years 35 mil he got…

    i hear it’s 35 mil, not 40 mil for him from the bungles

  57. Craig Magliano Says:

    Ummmmmm….someone said good luck getting past the chiefs,bills,titans an broncos to get to the super bowl, well they beat the 3 OF the 4 they played. Who DEY!!!!!

  58. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    He said “YES” to the future GOAT.

  59. Listnfrmafar Says:

    TampabayDik, he’s not suited up yet. I don’t recognize your screen name that would lead me to assume what you post is irrelevant. As far as Joe Burroughs, like the guy but like Allen his game makes him prone to injury, look at Jackson & Mahomes they are already feeling it.

  60. Chris Says:

    I think its good business

  61. Jim Says:

    Cappa? Like he is any good