Todd Bowles Eyeing Florida State Safety Jammie Robinson

March 2nd, 2023

On head coach’s radar.

So the Bucs have a boatload of defensive backs who are free agents, including guys that have played some or a lot of safety: Mike Edwards, Keanu Neal, Logan Ryan.

And you may have heard the Bucs have a money crisis — way, way, way over the cap by tens of millions of dollars. In short, the Bucs need cheap(er) players at a lot of positions.

And one way to save bread is to get rookies. You know, rookie contracts?

Joe, as you likely know, is at the combine at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Yesterday, the NFL started marching college players into the cavernous former Hoosier Dome to speak with the thousands of #NFLMedia that have descended upon this cold, gray Midwestern city.

This morning, one player speaking at a podium was Florida State safety Jammie Robinson.

If you haven’t read already, you will notice some NFL stenographers get all hot and bothered (like Joe does about Rachel Watson) when a player says, “Yeah, I spoke with [team name.]”

Well, no s(p)it! Every team meets with every player here before they go home next week. The trick, however, is who the player speaks to within an organization. If it is only a team scout or an assistant to the assistant urinal scrubber? Well, eh. No biggie.

Now if a player sits down with, say, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht or Bucs coach Todd Bowles, well that’s different. Very different.

Licht and Bowles aren’t going to waste their valuable time speaking with players they either have no shot to draft or have zero interest in drafting. But if they do meet with a player, the guy certainly is on their radar.

Enter Robinson. Today, he said he met with Bowles. And Bowles told him he reminds Bowles of a certain Pro Bowl player Bucs fans are familiar with.

“He compared me to Antoine Winfield a little bit,” Robinson said. “Playing in the slot and being able to be in the deep part of the field like a free safety.

“So yeah, [meeting with Bowles] went great as well, too.”

“Playing in the slot?” Well, Bowles said this week he doesn’t want Winfield playing in the slot so much this year and wants to keep Winfield at one position. Well, now.

Since the Bucs have had their credit cards maxed out, they don’t have the cash to chase many free agents. Maybe none.

So the fact Bowles met with a guy who plays a likely position of need is very, very interesting to Joe, especially factoring in Bowles played safety in the NFL and started out as a defensive backs coach.

Interviewing a safety is right in Bowles’ wheelhouse.

Robinson appears to be a Day 3 draft pick based on his eval from Charlie Campbell of Walter Football. For Bowles to meet with a guy like that is a big tell to Joe.

Hat tip: Rock Riley.

19 Responses to “Todd Bowles Eyeing Florida State Safety Jammie Robinson”

  1. kyle Says:

    great player on the best college fb team in florida…. suck it gators….hahahha

  2. YucsBall Says:

    kyle lololololol

  3. Dooley Says:

    Meh, I like JL Skinner > Robinson, who’s a bit of a shrimp and tackles way too high for my taste, BUT he does play with a ton of attitude

  4. Beej Says:

    I wonder if it’s possible all those secondary guys are going to walk

  5. ocala Says:

    Very smart player with great production. Bucs have a lot of needs though.

  6. Stanglassman Says:

    I thought they’d find a way to resign Dean ( B/C he’s like a son to Bowles) but after hearing Bowles presser it made me think they’re content starting SMB outside and drafting some other prospects. He really praised SMB. This could all be a ploy to help resign Dean but the market will dictate that figure.

  7. robert Says:

    meh…..little interest in some cat who show boats in college. shows immaturity.

    not many of the greats get cocky. thats what makes them great, always humble and learning.

    exception for winfields peace sign though!

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    If Toad likes this guy, he’ll likely end up being the next Myron Lewis for the Bucs.

    Pretty much everything the Toadster touches turns to a soft brown smelly material.

  9. Ugotrobbed Says:

    The other Robinson!

  10. Austin Says:

    Sounds dope, our new chance to get Derwin James lol he and winfield are Swiss army knives, solid. Now get D-line early

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Todd’ Bowels eyeing another epic flushing. All he needs to lose is 9 for his 5th consecutive losing season as a head coach and quite probably a new NFL record.

    We know you can do it, Toad!

  12. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Bucs need to trade down for additional picks. I don’t trust Licht with the draft but he’s gonna have to find at least 3-4 new rookie starters on defense and 2 on offense. Bucs can’t even be players in free agency even after the cuts/releases. This coming year is the year to pay the credit card and lick our wounds.

  13. Joe Says:

    exception for winfields peace sign though!

    Greatest moments in Bucs history:

    Ronde Barber’s pick-six to send Bucs to their first Super Bowl.

    Derrick Brooks’ pick-six to seal the team’s first Super Bowl.

    Scotty Miller catching a bomb from Tom Brady at the end of the first half in what proved to be the difference in the 2020 NFL Championship.

    Antoine Winfield flashing the dude in Cheetah Hill’s face which basically signaled the Bucs knew they were Super Bowl champs.

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    Looks a lot like our defenders that Bowles said we have to learn to tackle all the time last year.

  15. Oxycondoms Says:

    I miss the replays of when they would show how bad the bucs were and they would show that fg kicker try to kick the badly snapped ball that was rolling on the ground and completely miss . To me that was a great moment it was who were

  16. Oxycondoms Says:

    Forgot the best part after he kicked and missed he fell on his ass

  17. Dano Says:

    Robinson is a dog. I would be happy with that pick.

  18. ABucAway Says:

    Robert, there is always an exception for that well placed peace sign. That was the best.

  19. ABucAway Says:

    Joe’s that’s a great lost of excellent memories. Whenever I’m feeling low I just sip some suds and recall anyone of these for a nice shot of feel good endorphins.

    As far this pick, I’d trust Todd to know what’s what in the DB selections coming up.