Mike Gesicki A Perfect Fit

October 27th, 2022

Miami TE Mike Gesicki.

Joe was disturbed yesterday by the comments of Bucs coach Todd Bowles discussing the trade deadline.

Bowles was asked if the Bucs might go shopping before Tuesday’s 4 p.m deadline. Bowles’ comments made him seem disinterested, like he waved off the notion. He added the Bucs might be interested if a team called with “value.”

Good grief, unless Bowles knows something the rest of us do not, this is the final season the Bucs will have Tom Brady. Is there no sense of urgency to try to give it one last try to give Brady the weapons he needs to succeed while you still have him?

Here’s something to chew on: If Kyle Trask is your quarterback next year, the only thing the Bucs will be doing in January will be watching football, not playing football. That’s all there is to it.

Joe finds it almost revolting to think the Bucs aren’t sleepless worrying about p!ssing away the final year of Brady, and about how they can improve the team in the next few days.

Joe will go out on a limb here and suggest that in our lifetimes, the Bucs will never again have the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL once Brady drives out of the players’ parking lot for the final time.

Former Philadelphia and Cleveland executive Joe Banner, now typing for The33rdTeam.com, thinks there is a player out there that could be had who is just the kind of weapon Brady wants. That would be Miami tight end Mike Gesicki.

The Penn State product is in the prime of his career at 27. He’s sort of a version of Cam Brate on steroids. Gesicki is a superb receiver in traffic and a willing guy over the middle.

However, as Banner points out, Gesicki is not a power blocker and Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel is a big run guy and believes tight ends have to run-block first. This is why Gesicki, Banner thinks, would be available.

Also, Gesicki is in the final year of his contract, just like Brady, and unlikely to re-up in Miami. In the last two seasons, Gesicki has had over 700 yards receiving both years.

With Brate’s uncertainty due to his neck injury — he’s been awfully banged up this year and it seems Father Time is catching up to him — Gesicki would be a great pickup considering Kyle Rudolph has been no factor.

Please don’t tell Joe the Bucs are OK with seeing Brady’s likely final year circle the drain without at least trying to beef up the roster at the trade deadline. That would be borderline criminal.

Who knows when the Bucs will ever have this clear of a path to the division title again? The future is now.


19 Responses to “Mike Gesicki A Perfect Fit”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    been hearing about this for more than a minute now…

    he’s gotten phased out of the fins offense…

    go get him now now now

  2. PassingThru Says:

    The patient is bleeding to death while Dr. Bowles waits for bandages to go on sale.

  3. Joshua porter Says:

    It’s almost like BA took the teams Balls with him when he left.

  4. Darin Says:

    Adam. He was targeted seven times last week. Doesn’t seem phased out. They have a 30 mil wr now so of course he needs plenty of targets to get their “value”, as bowles would say

  5. BucsFan81 Says:

    In what position is Joe talking about. This team right now is in no better shape than when Winston was here. Brady final year has already been wasted. Not sure they can even make the playoffs with how they are playing at this point. Trading for 1 player is not going to change the ineptitude of this coaching staff.

  6. Hodad Says:

    Don’t be mad at Bowles Joe. His job is to coach the talent, it’s Licht’s job to go get the talent. You should be asking licht about trades, not Bowles. That said, is this TE going to magically solve our problems, and make us a SB contender again? Nope! We’ll need all our future draft choices for the rebuild that needs to happen. Tom was the best QB on the planet, that’s certainly not true now. Save the picks. If anything we should trade guys like White while he still has value.

  7. Pewter Power Says:

    If he’s not a power blocker he won’t help the Bucs or their run game

  8. SufferingSince76 Says:

    It’s like this organization went stupid over the offseason. Bad decisions all the way around.

  9. FortMyersDave Says:

    Apparently Licht does not want to part with one of those day 3 draft picks that he normally wastes on kickers and punters to acquire Gesicki!

  10. Marc Coppola Says:

    What makes anyone think the Dolphins would even trade him?

  11. FortMyersDave Says:

    @Marc Coppola: there were reports earlier in the season/preseason that Gesicki does not fit into the Fin offensive plans and they may not utilize him. Last year he had 73 receptions, this year he has 18 through 7 games so his production is way down. Of course, even if he were to be available, good chance he goes to someone with better playoff possibilities than the Bucs.

  12. Beej Says:

    He’s where Cade Otton will likely be in a year or two, and the Fins are gonna lose him to free agency?

  13. CChead Says:

    Let see what Bowles will do. I think his stubbornness will not allow him to make any changes, but after every loss he will blame the players for lack of execution. It’s never his game plan. Hello Todd, your offense sucks,it’s dead last in the NFL in may categories.

  14. tampabayallday Says:

    Dude can’t block, at all …

  15. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Dude, Bowels is a HORRIBLE coach!! He doesn’t know what he’s doing, doesn’t have the intelligence or guts to make the right decisions (Goadeke would be starting tonight if not for being injured, or they’d REALLY look stupid and be rotating him) … He’s got no passion in the sideline and let’s players run all over him and do whatever they want! … He’s kind of like a substitute teacher!! He’s getting taken advantage of because he has no control over anything!! He’s horrible and always has been!!

  16. Bobby Says:

    Philly just dealt for Robert Quinn for a 4th round pick. Joe you have written on here about should go after Quinn. Agreed, Jason should have. JTS is a bust, Jason and staff know it. Bowles having such a dismissive attitude about a trade when the Bucs are circling the drain this season. Bucs should be willing to trade whatever it takes to win this season!! Bowles dismissing it just shows even more that he is not the man for the job. Bring Arians back !!! Oh wait Brady won’t allow it!! The house is on fire 🔥 over at one buc and jason and company are like. Don’t worry everybody, stay the course.This team and there jobs are going down like like the Titanic. But hey, Go Bucs, I’m ready to watch this massacre at Ray J tonight.

  17. Kgh4life Says:

    The problem with the Bucs offense is that the coaches have no idea how to use the weapons they have. If the Bucs are interested in Gesicki then they must realize that he’s not a great blocker and must use him accordingly. Gesicki should be used as a flex tight end to control the middle of the field stop forcing “square pegs in round holes”.

  18. sasquatch Says:

    This guy may be a good player, and it may be worthwhile to trade for him, but he’s not going to make a difference. We’re not a Superbowl team.

  19. Robert Says:

    Another TE that cant block. Sure that sounds like a winner.

    Definitely dont need a DE or DT.

    We should’ve traded for headcase Kedarius Toney. At least he has some speed. We are old and slow as hell.