Hey, A Guy Can Dream, Can’t He?

April 8th, 2024

Drama in Big-D.

This is sort of like a guy is stuck in the desert dying of thirst and is going bananas seeing illusions and mirages thinking there is water just a few steps ahead.

That’s about where Joe is when it comes to the Bucs’ pass rush. Joe reads about a proven pass rusher and begins thinking the player is life-saving water if the Bucs could only acquire him.

So last night, Joe read a piece that maybe the NFL’s best linebacker known for getting after quarterbacks could be sent packing before the 2024 season kicks off.

Come along and dream with Joe that lining up at outside linebacker this fall for the Bucs opposite YaYa Diaby is none other than Micah Parsons.

If you believe a sports radio dude in Dallas, more than a couple people who work at The Star, the Cowboys’ headquarters, are sick of Parsons and hope he is shipped out of town.

(Yes, Joe knows sports radio dudes are much more known for their hot takes than they are for breaking accurate reports. So, this is dangerous believing some radio talking head — yes, Joe trusts several radio guys, but Joe doesn’t know this dude and face it, radio guys are notorious across the nation for claiming they have big breaking news only for the “breaking news” to be total hogwash. Are you not familiar with Colin Cowherd or Mike Francesa?)

This intel (?) comes from Shan Shariff of KRLD-FM 105.3 in Dallas. He believes the Cowboys are open to dumping the Penn State product who has done no less than wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks since he entered the league in 2021.

The website “A to Z Sports” has Shariff’s words on the issue.

“I have heard from way too many people this offseason, way too many, I’m talking about at least four different people that Micah has worn thin there,” Shariff said on air. “Now, I don’t know how much is true and how much it actually hurts. I don’t know whether this is the behavior of a typical superstar. I don’t know how damaging it is.

“But all I do know is this: I’ve heard from way, way, way, way too many people, if Micah Parsons was out of there, there’d be a decent amount of people inside the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco smiling or breathing a sigh of relief,” Shariff concluded.

Before Joe gets rolling, Parsons has only played in a 43-defense in Dallas, though he did roam around a lot. Joe is confident with a talent like Parsons, Bucs coach and defensive shot-caller Todd Bowles would find a place for him.

And before folks begin freaking out, Parsons is still on his rookie contract. When Cowboys defensive back Trevon Diggs heard this report from Shariff, he took to Twitter, currently known as “X,” claiming Shariff is being played by the Cowboys. That this intel is nothing more than a coordinated stunt by the Cowboys to help drive Parsons’ price down in negotiations for a new contract.

Diggs added that he too was a victim of the Cowboys leaking bad if not fake news to reporters in an effort to drive down a player’s price during contract talks.

Well, let’s say Shariff’s intel is good and folks inside The Star really do want Parsons gone. Joe has to believe the Bucs would be one team.

How could they not? The Bucs still have a playoff team. If you make the playoffs, surely you want to go to a Super Bowl. And right now the Bucs have no one proven to be a stud pass rusher, the second-most important player on a team’s roster.

Put Parsons on the field for the Bucs and Joe promises not only is Diaby a better player, so too is Calijah Kancey and Vita Vea. Immediately.

The Bucs simply couldn’t be this irresponsible not to at least talk to Jones or his son Stephen, the Cowboys executive vice president and director of player personnel, if this Parsons intel is accurate.

Man, Joe is just drooling at the thought of Parsons wearing pewter and red. It would be an expensive trade since Parsons, who will be 25 soon, is still on a rookie deal.

Before you blast Joe for having the gall to want the Bucs to have someone (anyone) aptly filling the shoes of the most important player on a defense, let a man dream, will ya?

36 Responses to “Hey, A Guy Can Dream, Can’t He?”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    I believe this is why it’s called “Silly season”

  2. Joe Says:

    “Silly season”


  3. Capt Ahab Says:

    Dreaming is good, I often dream of a stunning gorgeous woman. Dreams are good, reality is something different.

  4. MadMax Says:

    We got Gregory dog…we’re good

  5. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Dean for Parsons, strait up? Nah, them cowboys ain’t that dumb, are they?

  6. sweti_yeti Says:

    Why take on somebody else’s turd in the punchbowl? And then we’d have to pay him sick money to keep him. That’s a recipe to destroy your locker room and team culture.

  7. BillyBucco Says:

    If the news is fake then it’s not a culture issue. Wow people jump at that word far too often. This team has enough Vets to handle culture issues anyway. That is a guy you are ok with paying a Max contract to also. DE/OLB is a position that should be high anyway. Almost any serviceable CBs and Safeties look great behind a beastly D Line. It’s been proven time and time again. We already shed ne high priced CB. Now we need to do the other in the next year and put the money where it should be. QB, LT, OLB, WR and S would and should be this team.
    If you can add a 6th it’s probably back to O Line or D Line in a perfect world.
    The Bucs are close and with Parsons that Detroit game could’ve looked way different.

  8. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    If the drama is fake, then the Cowboys will keep him.

    If the drama is real and so disruptive than an NFL team will give up that kind of talent, then we don’t want him.

    It’s a lose-lose situation for the Bucs.

  9. Joe in Michigan Says:

    It’s okay to have hopes and dreams, Joe. My hope and dream is the Bucs either get a good edge rusher in the draft, and/or Markees Watts turns into the next Shaq Barrett. If Parsons goes anywhere, my guess would be Kansas City or Miami.

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    The answer – WITHOUT paying a fortune – is to draft Laitu Latu.

    #26 plus a 3rd rd pick could/should be enough to move up and get him.

    That’s less than Dallas would want in draft capitol for Parsons and saves about $100M over the next 5 years since Latu would be on a rookie deal the whole time while Parsons will demand $25M+ per year almost immediately.

  11. geno711 Says:

    Would love to have Parsons. But he is a weird head case dude.

    He is no LaVonte David. David plays great football in the playoffs. So far, Micah Parsons has not.

  12. SB Says:

    Did you read an article yesterday or the day before Joe where a certain Dallas Great (I won’t say name lest I go in the corner) where he said Parsons is ‘the most selfish player he has ever seen?

  13. SB Says:

    Let’s get Verse in the First and Pearsall in the second and keep All of the Fla Fanbase on board. Hmmmm? or no?

  14. Esteban85 Says:

    Joe your erection is showing, calm the F down and cover that up. No way Dallas is stupid enough to ship the guy being compared to L.T. out of town.

  15. Joe in Michigan Says:

    SB Says:
    April 8th, 2024 at 2:59 am
    Let’s get Verse in the First and Pearsall in the second and keep All of the Fla Fanbase on board. Hmmmm? or no?
    I’d be happy with those guys as Bucs, especially Verse, but I don’t care at all where somebody played college ball at.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    You’re beginning to sound desperate Joe. And you just helped Shariff accomplish his #1 goal: get his name out there in the national spotlight regardless of how weak his claim is. Jerry Jones is a lot of things I’m sure, but ‘stupid’ isn’t one of them.

    Bucs have lost Shaq (OLB), White (MLB), Davis (CB), Gholston (DE/DT) & Neal (S) as guys who started on defense at the beginning of the 2023 season. We’ve signed Whitehead to replace Neal. Big upgrade. We’ve moved McCollum up to replace Davis and signed Hall & Thomas as additional CBs. We’ve moved Britt up to replace White and still have the draft (and more FA) available to get more help. We signed Gregory to replace Shaq and still have the draft (and more FA) available to get more help there. Gholston’s spot is still open at this point, and there seems to be hope that Greene and/or Hall will step it up, plus and still have the draft (and more FA) available to get more help. Patience; the sky really isn’t falling. Yet.

  17. TDTB Says:

    Bucs already had a Micah Parsons type. His name was Devin White. Instead of watching him over run ball carriers and mishandle receivers, they should have had him rush from the edge more.

  18. Brian in St Pete Says:

    Few teams will give up on one of the most talented players in the league because he is an annoying person. Unless he is committing acts of criminality or is becoming a legit locker room cancer he isn’t going anywhere. Even if he was, you’re talking at least two 1sts and a 2 or two.

  19. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Cowboys’ media and fans are still trying to reconcile the playoff meltdown vs Packers. No way are Cowboys dumb enough to unload one of top 15 players in NFL- and Bucs wouldn’t decimate their draft or roster to get him.
    But it is an intriguing dream.

  20. Dave Pear Says:


    The Cowboys aren’t going to cut him. And they’d want more than a conditional 6th rounder and a box of tampons.

    This is really really stupid.

  21. Ugotrobbed Says:

    How about let’s just find the “next” Parsons in this upcoming draft? I don’t think there were to many “experts” claiming that Parsons was going to be as good as he’s turned out to be, before that draft! Don’t think he was a top ten pick that year!?

  22. Todd Says:

    My dreams have more to do with Farah Fawcett’s poster on my wall as a kid.

    Any of you who can fog a mirror who are over 50 know exactly the one.

    Farah can play edge rusher in my dreams…always.

  23. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Bowles would have him dropping into zone 90% of the time.

  24. Jeffs grandpa Says:

    More fantasy world dreaming

  25. Conner50 Says:

    Parsons is slightly overrated, he gets to the quarterback pretty well but can’t stop the run game at all. He’s also a cry baby so no I wouldn’t want him in a Buc uniform. Rather have someone that will just keep their head down and put in the work without crying to media once in awhile.

  26. gotbbucs Says:

    One of the more overrated defensive players in the entire league.

  27. RustyRhinos Says:

    Is your “dream” not just another version of your four-letter word you despise? “HOPE”

    Just Asking for a Hopeful Dreamer friend.

  28. BakerFan Says:

    Those people saying he is overrated are complete idiots, bet they probably never watch more than 3 games of him playing. Being an observer of Cowboy football for 25+years this guy would have more impact on the Bucs team than any defense player that they have now.

    With that being said, Jerry Jones has a high tolerance of players and their antics on and off the field. This guy is going NO WHERE. Local Cowboy media just makes stuff up to get listeners, very competitive.

  29. Dave Pear Says:

    Who can forget the awesome pancake Lenny put on that whiny overrated pussoi in the 2022 opener.

  30. Duane in Sanford Says:

    The kid is a talent and plays with an edge. He has had good coaching in Dallas, so not sure why there are still issues. Bowles is a bit of an idiot whisperer, and may be able to get more out of him. That franchise is chaos incarnate and is possibly in transition. Would be a coup.

  31. Joe Says:

    How about let’s just find the “next” Parsons in this upcoming draft? I don’t think there were to many “experts” claiming that Parsons was going to be as good as he’s turned out to be, before that draft! Don’t think he was a top ten pick that year!?

    Good luck.

    Parson was drafted No. 12 overall.

  32. Ted Says:

    Why would the Bucs want a selfish prima donna, regardless of his production? He apparently only wants to play when and if the defense called will pad his stats. If there is any truth to this at all, Parsons has a lot of maturing to do. Give me a due with 9 sacks who will play hard at all times, regardless of the situation. If the Bucs wanted a selfish diva Clowney and Chase Young were available on the cheap without having to spend our draft capital.

  33. ChiBuc Says:

    An even greater fantasy than your dream scenario is…”Joe is confident with a talent like Parsons, Bucs coach and defensive shot-caller Todd Bowles would find a place for him.” Just like he did with Devin? So now you propose that Bowles take on another head case in his contract year? What’s the definition of insanity? You’ve done gone over the “edge” Joe

  34. Conner50 Says:

    He’s definitely a little overrated

  35. Debbie⁴ Says:

    ChiBuc hit it on the head. We have had a couple of head cases recently that have ruined what could have been. We had one last season, and we do not need another nut case repeat when we played the Jets. It does affect the locker room.

  36. Funderstruck Says:

    Making all the assumptions Joe has, it would come down to draft compensation, of course. But even though we shouldn’t overspend for a rental on his rookie deal, if we weren’t able to resign him, it would only be because we couldn’t afford him—and he’s the kind of talent that recoups a third round compensatory pick the following year.

    If he’s the missing element to get this team over the hump and into at least the NFC Championship game, it would be worth it for all involved. And hey, it would mean Parsons finally got to see what it’s like to get two playoff wins in the same season!