Family And Money

March 18th, 2022

Bucs CB Carlton Davis

Earlier this week when Carlton Davis spoke about returning to the Bucs, he didn’t deny that having Tom Brady back was a factor.

He also didn’t deny that money was real and so too was his family. Davis referred to having family “here” and Joe isn’t sure if he meant the Tampa area or his hometown in Miami and Davis meant “state.”

“The last week has just been so uncertain,” Davis said of the days leading up to free agency. “Kind of like the draft, in a way. I was just filled with anxiety and hoping for the best situation.

“Obviously, me wanting to be in Tampa was my first option. The way free agency hit, it was the best place for me coming back here. I’ve got my family here and it was the best option. I wanted to come back, first and foremost. Just to have the opportunity to come back here and compete for another ring was huge for me. That’s kind of how it went down.”

And then there was the money. It’s always about the money but Joe found it refreshing to hear Davis come clean, saying the lack of state income tax in Florida made staying very attractive to his checking account.

Generally, you don’t hear players come out and admit that.

“I wanted to do the best thing for my family, and there were a lot of teams making offer,” Davis said. “Like I said earlier, with Florida having no state tax, it played a lot into my decision — weighing the numbers and how much I would get back.

“Ultimately, when Tampa gave me the offer, I wanted to just take it off the bat. But, weigh my options at the same time. It was just the best decision for me. When it came down to sticks and stones, I wanted to stay here and stay home.”

Joe is very glad Davis is back. The thought of him leaving was always uncomfortable. You don’t see many teams get better on defense letting their best corner walk.

The more Joe thought about Davis, 25, leaving, the more Joe didn’t like it. It would have really stunk seeing Davis hit his prime after leaving the Bucs.

Thankfully, reason and logic prevailed, with a likely assist from Brady, the ultimate Bucs recruiter.

11 Responses to “Family And Money”

  1. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Done with Davis, side note, SUCK ON THAT Karen Roger’s, Adam’s to the Raiders.

  2. 2022 Year of the GOAT Return Says:

    we need a strong pass rush …….. without it we go no where ……

  3. #8 Says:

    D. Need D.
    I suspect both Brady and gronk sign late with whatever is left.
    Have to get ghol, suh, maybe jpp if healthy/cheap.
    But have got to address D.

  4. Razor Ramone Says:

    Agree, defense. Pass rush, please.

  5. rrsrq Says:

    No honeybadger – looks like Logan Ryan joins the Brady Bunch again Experience on the back end

  6. Venom Gland Says:

    please don’t take off your helmet on the field again lol love this guy!!! Thr gold grill makes me smile too!! Go CD!!! 💿 💿 💿 💿 💿 💰

  7. Georger Says:

    We don’t need the 2020 roster back. We need some fresh blood. I agree with Gronk, he is still playing at a pro-bowl level.

  8. Bucs Guy Says:

    Replacing JPP and Suh or Gholston in the draft. Expect to re-sign Suh or Gholston after the draft. Not sure where exactly, but DE and DT will be picked by the Bucs between rds 1-3.

    McClendan will be replaced by a younger veteran at min salary.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Looked like Davis meant his family…..mentioned them in his quote…..when you make millions, the absence of a state income tax makes a difference.

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    Any player who says they want to stay in Tampa needs to be revered and respected. I wish him the best and may he continue to remain a member of this community. There are many things he will do over the next few years that will make a big difference, on the field and with young people who could benefit from a role model.

  11. Tim Says:

    When it comes down to sticks and stones, be careful. Sticks and stones may break your bones.