Chris Simms: Bucs Have NFL’s Second-Best Roster

August 29th, 2022

Drinks to Bucs roster.

Even if you don’t factor in Tom Brady, the Bucs have ballers up and down the roster.

That’s the word from former Bucs quarterback and current NBC talking head Chris Simms, by way of his podcast, “Unbuttoned.” In putting together his list of teams with the best rosters, not counting quarterbacks, Simms is a huge believer in his old team.

Simms also advises Bucs fans to have faith and trust in Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht to repair the interior of the Tampa Bay offensive line.

Simms loves the roster except for the aforementioned guards and center in the wake of Ryan Jensen’s injury. But Simms noted the man who built the best offensive line in the NFL from a trainwreck in only five years is still picking the players.

Simms is onto something here. Who has a better wide receiver corps? Who has a better defensive line?

What 34 defense has better inside linebackers?

Who has a better quarterback (remember, last year Tom Brady led the league in passing yards and touchdowns)?

That’s a helluva foundation.

And yeah, Joe trusts Licht and the Bucs’ offensive line coaches to repair the interior of the offensive line. They have the street cred.

31 Responses to “Chris Simms: Bucs Have NFL’s Second-Best Roster”

  1. Bucschamp Says:

    49ERS better than bucs?
    Eagles better than chiefs?

  2. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Where are the Rams, who have 3 of the top 10 players in the NFL on their team ?

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    Simms has it right. Bucs are loaded.

  4. matthew a veal Says:

    these picks are more for internet clicks than actual solid reasoning.

    i dont even know what this means.

    late stage career guys means injury risk imo so if true, well im not sold. crucial players are brady, lenny, evans, wirfs, vea, all 3 linebackers, and davis. any injuries there and its trouble. and there will be injuries there again.

  5. Hodad Says:

    The Browns? Maybe if Watson was playing, but they don’t even have a legit QB. Ahmed be tripping putting the Browns anywhere on that list. What a joke.

  6. Mort Says:

    Lol hodad revealing he can’t read the part where it says “excluding QBs”. Meaning they removed quarterback from the evaluation. Why? I have no idea. Must be boredom in august.

  7. Craig Says:

    From what I saw yesterday, you have to put the Raiders in there, almost no drop off between first and third strings.

  8. A Says:

    I’d say Front Office / Coaching and QB are probably the 2 most important parts of a football team, but still an interesting take…

    I feel good about our front office finding players that our coaching staff can coach up to fit our scheme. What concerns me is our coaching staff’s ability to scheme around these issues. We’ve had zero imagination in our play design / game planning. Maybe that was an Old coach issue – let’s see what happens this year.

    Go Bucs!

  9. SteelStudBuc Says:

    These guys are idiots. No way Eagles and Browns LOL

  10. lambeau Says:

    Trey Lance is struggling–add the QB’s and clearly Sims likes Tampa in the SB.

  11. ZZBUC Says:

    NOt sure about the ranking,but for sure the Bucs roster is talented……

    I understand the media is a business and Journalists need to say something, the problem is that on this new world, the media in most of the cases becomes trash!!!!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No Bills on either list?

  13. Dooley Says:

    In Licht, Spytek, and Money Mike Greenberg we trust.

  14. Kody Says:

    Bucs got absolutely mogged by the Colts. Wrecked. It was tragic and embarrassing. I think they are gonna struggle big time this season. Would not be surprised if they lose their first 4 games. And I’m seriously worried Brady could suffer a season/career ending injury.

    Sorry to be such a downer, but the reality is, the Bucs got creamed on Saturday. That is a huge warning about what’s ahead.

  15. Orlando Kevin Says:

    This is why you play the games…. Rankings mean nothing until the season is over. Anything can happen. Excited the Bucs are talented but we still have to stay healthy and go win.

  16. #8 Says:

    Suh makes us #1.

  17. geno711 Says:

    Yes, you continue to be a downer on everything Bucs this offseason.

    Make predictions please. No playoffs. Less than 7 wins.

    I have never seen you post something good about Tom Brady, the defensive line, the corners, the backers, or even the wide receivers. Do you live life in such negativity or are you just trolling on a Bucs blog site?

  18. BucsfanFred Says:

    Preseason spankings mean nothing

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    What Fred said

  20. RPK Says:

    Eagles at 3?

    My God, Chris Simms is a clown

    I am worried about our roster after this article.


    geno711 Says:
    Yes, you continue to be a downer on everything Bucs this offseason.
    Do you live life in such negativity or are you just trolling on a Bucs blog site?”

    We have quite a few of those, it seems. Sometimes it makes me wonder, if it brings you so much misery, why even watch the team or the games?

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Sims is a Shanahan groupie, so of course the 49ers are first. Not that I actually care.

    I do know this, this roster, with Gabbert or Trask at QB is a bottom feeder. If you don’t have a QB, you don’t have anything.

    For those dismissing the Eagles – if you forgot, they made the playoffs last year with a very young team, and added some good players this offseason. Their issue, however, is exactly what I just said, if you don’t have a QB, that’s an issue, and the reason you think their roster isn’t good is because of their QB. But if Hurts levels up this offseason, they’re going to be one of the best teams in football. But that’s a big if.

    On the other list… there’s the stupid Saints at #5… The morons on this site, dismissing them, like they do every year… you people are idiots. The Saints are going to be a pain in the a– if Jameis is healthy. This year they actually have NFL players at WR, unlike last year when they had the worst receiver group in the NFL. While they will miss Payton, I think it will take a year before that really shows.

  23. D Says:

    I agree. Rams are too top heavy to make the list. Bills and Chargers should be on it, though.

  24. Buczilla Says:

    Simms gets weirder and weirder every single year. The niners at number one is just plain silly. Only Bosa, Trent Williams, and Kittle would be starters on our team. Deebo would be third string at best if Godwin is ready to start week one. Fred Warner has been overrated from day one and his numbers thus far put him in the same category as a glorified Barrett Ruud. He gets his pub from where he plays, not for what he has accomplished. David is ten times the player now at his old butt age than Warner will ever be.

  25. BillyBucco Says:

    Kody is a Troll or knows nothing about preseason.
    Patriots went 2-2 in the preseason where they won all 16 regular season games and lost to the Bucs 13-10.
    Then they lost to Tennessee before winning their final 2 games playing gradually more starters.

    The Indianapolis guy said they beat us 7-3 with starters but if you watch the game, our defensive starters were NOT in their on any points scoring drives.
    Some hear and there maybe.

    I’m guessing the trolls and Debbie Downers are in for a rude/pleasant awakening when Brady leads this team to a blowout victory over Dallas.

    I love how our Offensive Line is a league wide topic now, when Dallas lost their All Pro Tackle.

    We still have like 13 better starters than they do.

  26. Buccobill99 Says:

    Kodys mom needs to put a better password on her tablet little guy is always so mad poor kid

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Kody Says:

    “Bucs got absolutely mogged by the Colts. Wrecked. It was tragic and embarrassing.”

    That’s your take on a preseason game? Dude take a chill it will be alright.

  28. GOB Says:

    Yes the bucs have a great roster. Sad thing is, it might not matter. The Rams are an absolute wagon, with a tremendous coaching staff.

  29. Mike Johnson Says:

    Sims is probably not far off. Thats why I say Licht should pull the trigger and make a trade for a lineman. Brady ain’t comin back next yr. So its all in this season. This might be our last shot for a while. So beef up our O line.

  30. SlyPirate Says:

    I agree with Ahmed the Saints are loaded. People are sleeping on the NOLA.

    Washington DC also has a great roster.

  31. alton d green Says:

    Eagles better that ANYBODY??????