Operation Edge Rush

March 14th, 2024

Get. Him.

Joe is seriously thinking about making this a weekday column with the same headline daily. For every drip of the faucet, for every day that goes by that this is not addressed, Joe gets more and more stressed if not p!ssed.

The Bucs signed their guys. All of them. Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht brought one of his guys back yesterday, safety Jordan Whitehead, from a two-year sabbatical in the Siberia of the NFL, the Jets.

Now it’s time to turn the sights on an edge rusher.

There is no position on defense more important. In fact, legendary personnel man in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Gil Brandt, said an edge rusher is the second-most important position on a football team (quarterback is No. 1 and left tackle is No. 3 he used to say). Brandt built Super Bowl winners when teams ran more than they passed. It’s now a passing league. So the importance of a strong edge rusher is many more times magnified now.

Sadly, most of the best pass rushers in free agency are gone. We’ve walked into the dumpster diving stage of free agency for pass rushers (unless the Bucs plan to take a stab at Jadeveon Clowney or old man Kyle Van Noy, but he’s never had 10 sacks in a season).

So basically the only thing left in free agency is Robert Ayers-level people who pretty much are versions of Anthony Nelson.

Yes, the Bucs could make a trade. Joe has been hammering the name Haason Reddick. He only has 11 or more sacks each season the past four years. The Eagles reportedly are shopping him.

Go get him. Too expensive? Figure something out. Use a calculator, mirrors, a Ouija board, whatever it takes.

There are other trade possibilities. Joe sees the name “Josh Sweat” thrown around on social media. Eh. He’s not close to Reddick’s production.

The Chargers may trade or flat out unload Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack. Both are terribly expensive. Perhaps the Chargers eat a chunk of cash to unload them?

Bosa scares Joe in that he’s turned so brittle the past two seasons.

Joe cannot believe the Bucs are seriously considering a (promising) second-year player like YaYa Diaby as their main pass rusher. Is Joe the only guy who saw his production slip after he was named a starter as a rookie?

Joe hopes YaYa is that-guy, but there’s that evil word again. The Bucs seem intent on putting a whole bunch of pressure on the kid. Is that fair?

Teams serious about winning and making a playoff run aren’t reckless or dismissive about the most important element of a defense.

If the Bucs locate and bring in a competent edge rusher (not some Will Clarke-guy who made a play on some team’s practice squad, but a legitimate threat of a pass rusher), then Licht can have his boat parade.

81 Responses to “Operation Edge Rush”

  1. Stanglassman Says:

    The Bucs keep talking up Markees Watts and Jose Rameriz. I can’t tell if they’re serious or its just a smoke screen because they got a few diamonds in the rough circled for the draft. Let’s hope its both.

    Is Arik Armstead ready to sign a 1 year proof it deal yet?

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Haason Reddick would be great! Worth trading our first for.

    Khalil Mack would be okay. He’s a beast, but how many years left in him?

    My vote is trade our first for Reddick. Toss in our lat 3rd rounder if needed.

  3. Leopold Stotch Says:

    It really could go either way at this point. Our MO as of late is sign our guys and go for cheap depth/prove it guys. Other than Mankins and JPP, I cannot think of a monumental trade that Licht has made. We’ll just have to wait and see. I would not be surprised if we go the youth movement road tho, with Watts, Ramirez, Gill, and the rest of the guys, plus a rookie.

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Pass on Arik Armstead.

  5. Simeon4HOF Says:

    Yaya is going to excel. We just need to compliment him with another beast. I say we trade up in the draft even using next years #1 if need be to get the one they like best. Edge has to be the First Round selection at this point

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    100% with you on this one, Joe. Ive posted about Edge rusher being priority one since mid season.
    You should have an article every day, bemoaning our need for a pass rusher- until the situation is rectified.

    Weve been thru this before, in the Adrian Clayborn days. How bad our defense sucked, until we Finally we acquired JPP.

    1st year players and rookies aint gonna get it done.
    Jason Licht has done a fantastic job so far- but its all for nothing if we dont fix the 29th ranked pass defense. Only one way to do it.

    Improve our Pass rush!

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I’m with you on this, Joe. More importantly, Todd Bowles is too. He’s said this offseason that the Bucs need more production from the Edge Rushers. We can only HOPE there’s another JPP-type trade out there for the Bucs.

  8. adam from ny Says:

    ummm…………..chandler jones……………???

    yeah we already know he’s wacko……….but get him on meds lol

  9. BillyBucco Says:

    Makes me wonder if when Bowles said he was having the most trouble deciding the OLB room if it was because they were all mediocre. We thought it meant they were all GOOD. I like Yaya, but look at Chase Young. He had 7.5 sacks his rookie year and followed it up with 1.5. Not saying that is Diaby, but they refer to that as Power Without a Plan. Joe has pointed out that he regressed after being named a starter. If they aren’t serious about an OLB being one of the highest paid positions on the team, they will never HAVE a pass rush. How many in the History of the Bucs have they drafted and developed? I like the daily post idea. Hopefully someone reads it and it SINKS IN.

  10. adam from ny Says:

    go figure, but joe sho is actually decent next to some of our DE busts over the years…from curry to gaines adams, etc…it’s a long list of floppers

  11. heyjude Says:

    I like Yaya, however it is a power without a real plan.

    Yes, a daily column “Operation Edge Rush” sounds like a great idea!

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Todd Bowles has proven to be quite adept … and consistent … at generating sacks since he arrived here in 2019. He’s obviously had some very talented players to work with upfront (Vea, Suh, JPP, Shaq among others), but he’s also been very creative in how he’s used them, to include some very elaborate blitz packages:

    o 2019: 47 sacks (tied for #7) … 43.4% blitzing (#2)
    o 2020: 48 sacks (#4) … 39.0% blitzing (#5)
    o 2021: 47 sacks (#7) … 45.4% blitzing (#1)
    o 2022: 45 sacks (tied for #7) … 28.3% blitzing (#10)
    o 2023: 48 sacks (tied for #7) … 40.1% blitzing (#3)

    Where we haven’t been nearly as consistent is in QB PRESSURES (composite of sacks, QB knockdowns & hurries).

    o 2019: 186 QB pressures … 613 blitzes (16 games)
    o 2020: 193 QB pressures … 542 blitzes (16 games)
    o 2021: 224 QB pressures … 532 blitzes (17 games
    o 2022: 144 QB pressures … 250 blitzes (17 games)
    o 2023: 136 QB pressures … 341 blitzes (17 games)

    Hurries & knockdowns have fallen off rather dramatically in these past 2 years since Suh & JPP moved on. Obviously TB blitzed a LOT more when he had Vea, Suh, JPP & Shaq available. Shaq was the leading blitzer by far in 2019 & 2020, but in 2021, 2022 & 2023 Devin White assumed that role. So now we’re without Shaq, White, Suh & JPP and we’ve replaced them with JTS, Diaby, Kancey, Hall & Britt. Wow, what could possibly go wrong?

    Blitzing was apparently Todd’s bread-and-butter in terms of generating the high QB pressures. But interestingly when Vea, Suh, JPP & Shaq were all here manning the front gates (2019-2021) opponents ran against us a LOT less, so higher blitzing rates kinda made sense. These past 2 years though, teams have gone to using the run much more against us, and our front guys are having to respect that more (protect their gaps even more is my guess). It’ll be interesting to see what TB dials up for blitzes this year given the talent level that we’re seeing.

  13. Ko Kiefer Says:

    If the Bucs can fill atleast 3 holes with mid tier free agents at other positions it would allow them to select best pass rusher available at 26, or possibly move up to get one

  14. Ko Kiefer Says:

    Khalil Mack is off the table he restructured his contract yesterday

  15. westernbuc Says:

    I’d bet on Bosa if the Chargers eat some of the cap.

    Licht proved last year he could build a competitive team with minimal margin of error to work with.

    Trust the process!

  16. adam from ny Says:

    you can’t anoint yaya the next big thing before he is………..the next big thing…….lol

    right now he is just a bull in a china shop…i mean a bull in a chinese buffet……………..on fowler…

    i guess i’m craving chinese food…

  17. heyjude Says:

    No to Bosa. He has had too many injuries. Mack is staying with the Chargers and they released Mike Williams instead.

  18. Allbuccedup Says:

    Its sounds good we definitely need a pass rusher. I read an article that Reddick is looking for a trade partner to pay him 25 mil a year and he will turn 30 this season. The eagles are trying to get him to resign with a team friendly deal to take less money than hes making this year. So that basically rules him out in Tampa.

  19. adam from ny Says:

    we must trust in licht…

    he’s gotten so good at GMing, that he just sits around cracking jokes and telling funny stories at pressers…

    he’s got this man…he’s got this!


  20. adam from ny Says:

    maybe the extra 3rd we got for carlton is going to be used in a swap for a big time DE/edge around draft time

  21. All_da_way Says:

    Bucs will have to double dip at edge by signing/trading for a vet and drafting an edge in the first or second round.

    I am sure the Bucs “like” the current five edge rushers they have by no means they are satisfied or should be.

    I personally consider the starting edge a hole opposite of Diaby because JTS is strictly a rotational player.

  22. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Who needs an edge rusher when we got Mayfield?

  23. Bucitlist Says:

    I’m a big fan of Chris Godwin, but wonder if trading him to the Eagles for Reddick would be worth considering. It’s a WR rich draft and low depth on the EDGE.

  24. Allbuccedup Says:

    Hassan Reddick wants a fat raise this year 25 mil a year. The Eagles granted him permission to seek a trade to find someone willing to pay him. Thats probably the reason the Bucs haven’t pursued him. Thats just my opinion which doesn’t mean a whole lot on this BLOG.

  25. Bigbucfan90 Says:

    I think Tampa is trying to sign awj to a long term to free up more cap to make a bigger push, isn’t chase out there? I wonder how much that would cost

  26. Bucsfan Says:

    Bucs will draft Latu or Robinson in 1st round to shore up edge.

  27. Mike C Says:

    So Joe, do you think the Bucs need a edge rusher??? Lol dog on a bone smh

  28. Allbuccedup Says:

    Reddick too expensive for a 30 year old plus lose a draft pick, no I would pass.

  29. Allbuccedup Says:

    Am I being banned from this blog?

  30. Allbuccedup Says:

    Everything I say is being blocked what happened too freedom of speech?

  31. ChiBuc Says:

    Say Joe, what do you think of the edge rush position, Reddick, and Yaya’s production after he became a starter? Just curious. And while you’re at it, do you have any inciteful comments about Trask? [ NOTE: inciteful, not insightful]. No need to think about it, just cut and paste or retitle an “article” or 20

  32. ScottyMack Says:

    The Bucs have two #1 needs. They also desperately need a bull at Center. Not sure what is more important. I’d likely go with BPA of those two positions with #26.

  33. TomBucsFan Says:

    Big Meh

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Big Money….Draft Capital…..we have neither…..so hope is all we have.

  35. BucsFan81 Says:

    Joe we have a plan it’s JTS plan 9 don’t worry you can sleep good at night lol. I bet they are just going to draft someone and go with YAYA

  36. ChiBuc Says:

    Joe, I love your lucid reporting and filtration of posts. Very objective

  37. ChiBuc Says:

    I feel like I’m caught in the movie, “Groundhog Day”

  38. Kevin Says:

    #1 pick will be a DE..
    get younger and faster- can’t be scared u missed
    With JTS

  39. Cwab Says:

    Bring back devin white. Put him at olb dudes been lacking at coverage anyway and has always excelled at “ball there me get”

  40. SB~LV Says:

    🥁 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁

  41. J Says:

    Get Riddick!

  42. ChiBuc Says:

    Maybe if I click my heels, rub a lamp, or say the exact same thing verbatim thousands of time, I can manifest it into existence.

    Look, OLB is the glaring weakness on this team. We get it. We saw it. We know it. It might be interesting to some to read about and discuss how other teams in the NFCS are adding NEW pieces to improve in an effort to oust the reigning champs. Meanwhile, the marginally better champs have not added any ” new” pieces. Please recall that we lost to the Saints & Falcons at home, and barely squeak by the abysmal Panthers 2x thanks to Chase

  43. Dave Pear Says:

    Watts looked good, Greene looked good and Cam Gill never gets snaps but when he does he looks good. Chase Young is still available. I’m relaxed. Jason knows what he is doing. Todd doesn’t but that’s ok.

  44. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    There’s this thing called the SALARY CAP. Look it up.

    Our only options are from the clearance bin and the draft. Carl Lawson, Derek Barnett, or Kyle Van Noy are cheap productive veterans we might be able to afford. Otherwise it’s YaYa, Markees, and possibly a rookie.


  45. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Zone defense+Very suspect pass rush= Murder/6-11 season.

  46. Slacker Says:

    Gonna be some restructuring happening soon to free up some cash. Then they will be in a veteran edge rusher.

  47. Pewter Power Says:

    Licht can’t possibly duplicate what he did for the superbowl run. He got JPP for a 3rd round pick, Shaq on a prove if deal because he has always been a rotational guy. No one knew he was capable of exploding like that.

    Licht had no choice but play the draft lottery and hope he hits the jackpot. Our own are up for huge market setting contracts

  48. lambchop Says:


    I have never seen, or can’t recall, Jason Licht ever doing addition by subtraction. We will not let Godwin go as productive as he is (given the QB actually feeds him). They can try to work within the cap and adjust Wirf’s and Winfield’s cap numbers by giving them new contracts. But, time is ticking.

    I’m pretty sure Godwin wasn’t 100% last year coming back from injury. He will hopefully be more involved in the offense this time.

  49. TomBucsFan Says:

    I also believe that 26 will be a Edge over a OL, Jason will try and fix his mistakes like they did with Cancey over Hall last year, hopefully Latu or Verse over JTS

  50. Zoocomics Says:

    To all those that say Bowles figures out how to create pressure. You’re right, however that only works for 75% league where Bowles blitz heavy scheme is effective. The other 25% are actually good to better football teams who know how to scheme against the blitz and they will eat us alive with death of a thousand cuts.

    If we cannot get consistent pressure with a 4-man front, we will not beat Dallas, Lions, 49ers, or the Rams in the NFC. We lose to all the best in the AFC. I’m not speculating, these are facts. Need an edge badly, and hope Yaya is the guy to anchor the other side.

  51. Bucs since 76 Says:

    No way Philly gets anything more then a 3rd round pick for Reddick once a team know you’re tried to trade a player his stock goes way down as that team’s next move is to cut him.

  52. ModHairKen Says:

    Mack is still at the top of his game. He would be as impactful as JPP or Suh.

  53. George R Says:

    I say get Sweat. Bring him back to Florida. his base salary is about 1.2 million. He will only cost a 4th or 3rd. He will be in a contract year and would want to produce.

  54. Dom Says:

    I don’t see the Bucs making this trade or signing any other FA’s beside maybe a few value FA’s. You aren’t going to solve all your needs in one off-season. Bucs only have 3.5M in cap space now. The priority now should be to extend Wirfs and Winfield to make a little more room for the a couple more value FA signings and the draft class. I would avoid restructuring contracts especially CG’s because the Bucs are setting themselves up to sign a star FA and some mid-tier and value pick ups next year with 59.5M in cap space in 2025. They have no real standouts to resign in 2025. The top guy is CG who I think they should move on from in 2025 amyways due to it not being a smart allocaton of cap to spend big money to 2 WR’s when there is so much talent in the draft every year. Draft his replacement this year and have him ready to go in 2025.

    I will continue to bang my hand on the table for Latu to solve the edge rusher need in round 1. If he’s not there maybe a 2nd or 3rd round pick on an edge

  55. sweti_yeti Says:

    Lighten up Francis. It’s a long way between now and the season.

  56. Winny Testaverde Says:

    The Football Fairy from Flint won’t like this…may even call him a poor man’s JTS…but Clowney did have 9.5 sacks last year. He won’t require a trade or a multi-year deal. Having said that…he likely signs with Carolina today.

  57. Alanbucsfan Says:

    There is no position on defense more important.
    Cowboys have M Parsons, one of the premier pass rushers in NFL, and they got curb stomped by Packers because their interior DLine was inferior

  58. Capt.Tim Says:

    If I were to bet, Id say we might be done with 1st wave of free agency.
    Jason will probably focus on resigning Wirfs and Winfield Jr. to long term, cap friendly contracts.
    Then wait for the 2nd wave of FAs, right after the draft.

    Only 4 guys Id be interested in eft.
    Center Connor Williams
    Guard Dalton Reisner
    Edge Derek Barnett and Jadeveon Clowney

    There are WRs and Cb we could sign for Depth, but those 4 are the only ones I like to get starter minutes

  59. Mike Johnson Says:

    Find us a pass rush for Somewheres..Anywheres!!

  60. catcard202 Says:

    Operation Pass Rush:

    Roll dice on a 1yr deal with Bud Dupree-31…($3.5M incentives up to $5.5M)
    Roll dice on 2yrs with K’Lavon Chaisson-25…($3M/yr incentives up to $5M per)
    Roll dice that Chop Robinson/Latu (OLB) or Darius Robinson (3-4 DE) slide to #26, if not – trade back & look for more day 2/3 picks…OLB’s Braswell or Isaac will be there in the 2nd. Or one of Kneeland / Solomon / Kamara likely there late 3rd – 4th rd. (due to measurables…not due to production, will or effort concerns!)

    Still need a ILB that can replace White’s production (& get to the QB)…But there are several that fit that bill in this draft…

    Dupree fills Shaq’s old role & production for a fraction of the cost…As the wily Vet that can still get to the QB & be a mentor to help get Chaisson back to being the guy he was coming out of LSU. (Rangy athletic pass rush OLB – not hand in dirt DE that JAX tried to make him!)…As well as bestow his knowledge on to Yaya & whoever else the FO can target in the draft. (JTS is a lost cause & sunken cost!)

  61. H-Town Darryl Says:

    My God….let it go, Joe. Interview Mike Greenberg and he’ll explain why this trade won’t happen.

  62. Buchead Says:

    Lighten up, Francis. The Bucs are going to draft an edge rusher in R 1 or 2, not sign an overpaid reject.

  63. Duane in Sanford Says:

    DR has brilliantly laid it out on at least two occasions-Bowles loves to blitz, and uses it to generate pressure from players that arent defensive ends. For some reason, he expects his DEs to play pass coverage, and if they cant, they dont see the field. It would be a wasted investment to get him a high priced player he isnt likely to use to maximum gain. Its a scoring league.

  64. MelvinJunior Says:

    Once per WEEK!? It has literally been ALL day, EVERY day already, at this point… And it’s not even St. Patty’s Day, yet! “Buccaneer Bonzai” says to trade our 1st Round Pick AND to just “toss in” a THIRD, for a 30-year old (who’s wanting $25MIL PER, by the way)… WHAAAATTT!?:/ Thennnn, “Simeon4HOF” says that we should use NEXT Season’s ‘Number-1 Pick’ to trade up with… Seems pretty risky & INSANE to me. BOTH of those scenarios. We are absolutely, NOT just a ‘pass-rusher’ away from winning a Super Bowl, & Licht knows this. He’s NOT going to risk mortgaging our future abd ’blowing-up’ our salary cap by giving a 30-year old Reddick some 4yr/$100MIL Deal, WHILE giving up a 1ST AND A 3RD. You know, think what y’all wanna think, but we are STILL trying to ‘rebuild’ this roster with youth for the future, while trying still trying to compete and win a few games in the process. And, either it be (high-up) through the draft (&/or) these HUGE $100-MIL contracts for EDGE Rushers, it is EXTREMELY risky. It’s basically, a 50/50 deal if/when these guys even pan-out at ALL, and it’s not like we have an ‘unlimited’ amount of funds to deal with here. So, just chill and trust the process. It will all work out in the end just however it does.

  65. Bucsfantim Says:

    There are some TALENTED Edge Rushers in this draft…. I’m fairly confident the extra 3rd rounder we just got for Carlton Davis will be used as ammunition to go get a guy if someone like Laitu Latu, or Chop Robinson falls far enough.

  66. 1#bucsfan Says:

    JOE TOTALLY AGREE. Love Jason nothing but great things to say about our GM but seriously this is ridiculous that we haven’t gotten a pass rusher yet a good one and we CANNOT hope for yaya to be that guy. I too saw his production drop last season when they made him a starter. Then on top of that we get rid of our best man to man corner. We’ve gotta get a productive pass rusher and now a CB. JOE WE DAMAND ANWSERS

  67. Jim Says:

    I agree with you that the Buccaneers need an edge rusher. However, I’m not sure Hassan Reddick is the answer. Jason Licht is a good GM, and he would’ve made that trade by now. That makes me think that the only thing holding up the trade is that he wants an absurd amount of money. Therefore, look for the Buccaneers to trade there for a round pick and next year’s first round pick to move up in the draft selected one of the four premium edge rusher in this draft. That way you’d have a premium edge rusher on a rookie contract, which gives you the money to give Tristan Wirfs the extension He wants as well as to give you cap space

  68. MelvinJunior Says:

    Once per WEEK!? It has literally been ALL day, EVERY day already, at this point… And it’s not even St. Patty’s Day, yet! “Buccaneer Bonzai” says to trade our 1st Round Pick AND to just “toss in” a THIRD, for a 30-year old (who’s wanting $25MIL PER, by the way)… WHAT!? Then, “Simeon4HOF” says that we should use NEXT Season’s ‘Number-1 Pick’ to trade up with… Seems pretty risky & INSANE to me. BOTH of those scenarios. We are absolutely, NOT just a ‘pass-rusher’ away from winning a Super Bowl, & Licht knows this. He’s NOT going to risk mortgaging our future abd ’blowing-up’ our salary cap by giving a 30-year old Reddick some 4yr/$100MIL Deal, WHILE giving up a 1ST AND A 3RD. You know, think what y’all wanna think, but we are STILL trying to ‘rebuild’ this roster with youth for the future, while trying still trying to compete and win a few games in the process. And, either it be (high-up) through the draft (&/or) these HUGE $100-MIL contracts for EDGE Rushers, it is EXTREMELY risky. It’s basically, a 50/50 deal if/when these guys even pan-out at ALL, and it’s not like we have an ‘unlimited’ amount of funds to deal with here. So, just chill and trust the process. It will all work out in the end just however it does.

  69. Bobby Says:

    Jason just got a 3rd round pick in a trade for Davis. Use that to trade for Reddick. Bam done, now we’ve replaced the production that formerly came from Shaq a few years ago and had us competing for Super Bowls. Unless Jason & Todd plan drafting another edge pass rusher and trying the develop that rusher again. But that isn’t producing results this season. Please go get Reddick please Jason Licht. If we make more great moves this offseason. The Bucs could be legitimate Super Bowl Contenders next season. Go Bucs!

  70. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    The Chiefs have gone to 4 of the last 5 Super Bowls and this is the only year an edge rusher on that team had more than 10 sacks. Chris Jones, their defensive tackle, has led the team in sacks each of those years. Aaron Donald led the Rams in sacks the year they won and Vita Vea was a prime factor in the Buc’s playoff wins for 2020.

    Don’t get me wrong, I hope Chop Robinson or another edge rushing nightmare makes their way to the Bucs via the draft but if another stud DT comes along to pair with Vea and Kancey (also hopefully Hall wakes up). It may be just as beneficial.

  71. adam from ny Says:

    you need a real locker room dawg…jpp was the man…that type of ish is hard to replace…

    yes we need an edge guy…but also one who is straight up a frothy dawg

  72. unbelievable Says:

    Do it Joe.

    Every week.

    Every day.

    I was hassling Licht about an edge rusher on twitter yesterday.

  73. Simeon4HOF Says:


  74. Simeon4HOF Says:

    Lol .. We need an Edge like we needed Simeon, JPP, and our 1st rd pick

  75. Simeon4HOF Says:

    Calling for Edge like the guy used to say Suh lol

  76. chark Says:

    these are my picks in an nfl draft simulator
    PICK: 26 RND: 1 (TB)
    Graham BARTON
    OT Duke

    PICK: 57 RND: 2 (TB)
    Zach FRAZIER
    C West Virginia

    PICK: 89 RND: 3 (TB)
    Marshawn KNEELAND
    DE-EDGE Western Michigan

    PICK: 92 RND: 3 (TB)
    MarShawn LLOYD
    RB USC

    PICK: 125 RND: 4 (TB)
    Justin EBOIGBE
    DL-EDGE Alabama

    PICK: 220 RND: 6 (TB)
    Curtis JACOBS
    LB Penn State

    PICK: 246 RND: 7 (TB)
    Sheridan JONES
    CB Clemson

  77. chark Says:

    who would you take 26 out of verse, laitu, dallas turner? and are all 3 worth pick 26

  78. BucRodgersBDBDBD Says:

    We’re not signing anyone of significance. JL knows we are not a superbowl team now. We are in rebuild mode this year. Last year draft picks will be better this year & JL will draft this year and if he does as good as last year, next year in FA we’ll make a splash. Last year we got into playoffs because luck 10-9 playoffs included is not a good team. We’re an average team that JL hopes will improve & show glimpses of greatness. Teams that trade high pick when they’re not ready to win suck. First you build the foundation & that is what we are doing even if Bucs are saying they’re in win now mode.

  79. Usfbucs Says:

    Hopefully we get some news tomorrow about new contracts or something.

  80. Gene Says:

    Defense? Isn’t that the part of the team that always let’s you down while the other teams OFFENSE is scoring? I mean all the rules changes are to encourage scoring, the defensive juggernauts are losing in the playoffs, fill every offensive need first. Carolinas a good defense, it bought them what bottom of the Barrell? I agree we need an edge rushers…like AIR but I think it’s through the draft and obviously, not a high.pick

  81. BUCman Says:

    Riddick is a good edge rusher at the moment but he is approaching the down side of his career. And he would only be a one year rental unless they worked out an expensive extension. Best option is to use the third round pick we got from the Carlton Davis trade to move up approximately 6 spots in the first round and take Chop Robinson. We would then have him on a rookie contract for 5 years. Much better than an expensive and aging Riddick.