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IndlægSkrevet: Tirs jan 08, 2008 12:09 pm    Emne: 2008 Free Agency Besvar, med citat

Sæsonen er slut og så må det i første omgang være tid til at se lidt frem mod Free Agency.

Bruce Allen har allerede vist sit talent som cap guru her mod slutningen af sæsonen. Bucs var omkring 13 mio under cappen i 2007 og da deadline for hvornår man kan resigne spillere og tage hittet både i 07 og 08 nærmede sig var vi mange der undrede os over at der ikke blev resignet en eneste spiller og troede dermed at de 13 mio var spildt. Det har dog vist sig at et par af de mange tilsyneladende ubetydelige signings af folk fra practise squad har været vigtigere end som så. Da Lionel Gates blev signet i november indeholdt hans kontrakt en såkaldt likely to be earned bonus på ikke mindre end $6 mio, der straks tæller mod 07 cappen, men som han på trods af navnet ikke har nogen chance for at opnå. Chad Lucas fik en lignende bonus på $7 mio da han blev signet sidst i december. Og Kenneth Darby fik en bonus på de sidste $606,912. Lige så snart sæsonen er slut og de bonuser ikke er blevet udbetalt, så overføres beløbet automatisk som ekstra cap space i 2008.

Alt i alt betyder de ekstra $13 mio at Bucs er cirka $30 mio under cappen ved indgangen til 2008 free agency og det er meget få vigtige spillere, der bliver free agents, så det er begrænset hvor mange penge der går til at beholde egne spillere. Bruce Allen er selvfølgelig langt fra den eneste GM, der udnytter reglen med likely to be earned bonuses, men det er nu rart at have en GM man ved har 100% styr på økonomien.

Kan ikke lige finde en oversigt over hvem der er free agents nu og er på vej til eksamen, så det må komme senere på dagen.

En enkelt ting jeg dog lige vil dele er den bedste artikel jeg har læst om Chris Simms i meget længe: http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/view/3803

Jeg havde ellers afskrevet ham helt, blandt andet fordi de tidligere har reporteret at han skulle være fuldstændig forsvundet fra holdet siden han røg på IR og det har lydt som om han har været noget utilfreds med Bucs. Nu fortæller de så alligevel at han faktisk har trænet på One Buc jævnligt, men bare ikke snakket med pressen. Og det er i det hele taget en noget mere positiv historie om ham end jeg havde ventet. Han kommer på ingen måde direkte ind og truer Garcia, men jeg ville ikke have noget imod at se ham blive som backup hvis han er ved at være sig selv igen.
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IndlægSkrevet: Tirs jan 08, 2008 8:28 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Har heller ikke noget overblik over kontrakterne, men free agency handler i bund og grund om at samle klasse spillere eller skjulte talenter op.

Jeg syns Bucs har enkelte positioner der skal arbejdes med i Free Agency hvis de rigtige spillere er der.
Omvendt er jeg også tilhænger af at vi endnu engang har masser af space på cappen, der kan overføres, da vi før gennerationsskiftet er gennemført ikke er en SB kandidat i mine øjne.

Det kræver...

1 stærk QB, hvilket i McCowns tilfælde tager nogle år.
1 ung Center
mindst 2 år til O-line, hvor Trueblood bl.a. blev udstillet overfor Strahan.
Et helt nyt WR lineup, hvor der skal 2 nye startere ind udefra.

Defence er ved at være der, men jeg tror stadig ikke de pt. har en kinamands chance for at stoppe Pats offence.

En klasse DT istedet for Hovan
Et par sæsoner til vores DE, hvor der skal tilføres et par unge endnu.
Brooks afløser, som kan findes dyrt om nogle sæsoner.
Barber og Kellys afløsere.


Jeg tror alt dette kan findes i draften, hvor de sidste huller fyldes gennem FA.
Om et par sæsoner er vi så klar til kaste om os med penge igen, men som status er nu syns jeg vi skal være meget varsomme og finde spillere for fremtiden, istedet for at fylde nogle overbetalte FA ind.

Også er det vist også snart tid til Gruden får et offence op at køre.
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IndlægSkrevet: Tors jan 10, 2008 4:05 am    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Johnsen87 skrev:
Har heller ikke noget overblik over kontrakterne, men free agency handler i bund og grund om at samle klasse spillere eller skjulte talenter op.

Jeg syns Bucs har enkelte positioner der skal arbejdes med i Free Agency hvis de rigtige spillere er der.
Omvendt er jeg også tilhænger af at vi endnu engang har masser af space på cappen, der kan overføres, da vi før gennerationsskiftet er gennemført ikke er en SB kandidat i mine øjne.

Det kræver...

1 stærk QB, hvilket i McCowns tilfælde tager nogle år.
1 ung Center
mindst 2 år til O-line, hvor Trueblood bl.a. blev udstillet overfor Strahan.
Et helt nyt WR lineup, hvor der skal 2 nye startere ind udefra.

Defence er ved at være der, men jeg tror stadig ikke de pt. har en kinamands chance for at stoppe Pats offence.

En klasse DT istedet for Hovan
Et par sæsoner til vores DE, hvor der skal tilføres et par unge endnu.
Brooks afløser, som kan findes dyrt om nogle sæsoner.
Barber og Kellys afløsere.


Jeg tror alt dette kan findes i draften, hvor de sidste huller fyldes gennem FA.
Om et par sæsoner er vi så klar til kaste om os med penge igen, men som status er nu syns jeg vi skal være meget varsomme og finde spillere for fremtiden, istedet for at fylde nogle overbetalte FA ind.

Også er det vist også snart tid til Gruden får et offence op at køre.

Lige en lille kommentar.

Læg lige mærke til Hovan i vores kampe. Manden bliver altså dobbelt teamet på 75% af samtlige plays og det er altså grunden til at han ikke kommer ind til QBen.

Har set næsten alle vores kampe mindst 2 gange i år og lagde flere gange mærke til netop dette.

Jeg synes specielt vi skal gå efter WR i FA....Vi har ikke haft gode erfaring med at drafte WRs og både Clayton og Stovall virker umilbart ikke som fremtids startere på WR. Derimod har vi god erfaring med erfarne WRs...Både Hilliard og Galloway har været en succes...
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IndlægSkrevet: Søn jan 20, 2008 6:13 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Følgende er skrevet på engelsk fordi jeg også har postet det på et par amerikanske fora, men jeg håber det går. Jeg har kigget lidt på Bucs nuværende roster, free agents i ligaen og en lille smule på draften og derudfra fundet frem til hvad jeg håber der kommer til at ske med holdet i løbet af offseason. Det er kun angrebet jeg har set på indtil videre. Forsvaret kommer engang senere. Nok senest i næste weekend.

Having taken a look at the current Buccaneers roster, potential free agents in the league and the players in the draft I have tried to look at each position or unit and thought about what I would like to see from the team in this upcomming offseason.

I'll start up just with the offense where especially the WR, RB and TE positions should be addressed.

Quarterback

Under contract:
- Jeff Garcia
- Luke McCown
- Chris Simms
- Bruce Gradkowski
- Jake Plummer

I don’t think quarterback is a position that will be addressed this offseason. Jeff Garcia seems to have the starting job pretty much locked up. Luke McCown did a very good job when he got some playing time. I definitely see him as the Buc’s best option for quarterback of the future at this point. Sure he still has a ways to go but I think that what he needs more than anything to evolve further is more playing time. That leaves a spot open for 3rd quarterback. I think they will try and trade Chris Simms and I wouldn’t mind if that happens. If it doesn’t though I am encouraged by the latest news from the Simms camp and if he is really healthy again I would welcome him back to fight with Luke for the 2nd spot. It seems like there still is a real opportunity that Jake Plummer will join the team later in the spring and he would also add some quality competition. Hopefully Bruce Gradkowski isn’t a Buccaneer next year. He just doesn’t have the arm to be an NFL quarterback. We should be able to have someone better for the 3rd spot. If we do add an extra quarterback it will probably be in the draft. I’ve seen a couple of mock drafts that have us taking Woodson in the first round. I don’t think that will happen though. There are bigger and more immediate needs. But if there is a quarterback they like in one of the later rounds they might give it a shot.

Runningback

Under contract:
- Carnell Williams
- Earnest Graham
- Kenneth Darby
- B.J. Askew
- Byron Storer

Free Agents:
- Mike Alstott
- Michael Pittman
- Mchael Bennett

This is a position that is going to be very interesting to follow throughout the offseason. Even if Carnell Williams is somehow ready to start the season he will still have missed all of the offseason and need a while to get up to game speed. I think he will start the season on the PUP list. Just a few weeks ago I would have said that of course the Bucs resign Pittman. He has been a very important player in this offseason the past couple of years. But the more I started thinking about it the less sure I am that he will be back. He is getting pretty old for a runningback and he had some injury issues this year and hasn’t really been utilized as much as I feel he could have been the past couple of years. It actually seems like Earnest Graham could pretty much take over his spot as the bigger, physical back that can also block and catch the ball. Graham has done it all pretty well this year. So we have an injured Carnell and Graham at HB.

There are a couple of interesting prospects in free agency, especially Michael Bennett, Michael Turner and Mewelde Moore. If Bennett can really accept the fact that at this point he is only a role player in Gruden’s offense we could see him back. He needs to continue working on his blocking though. And even if Bennett is resigned they could still go after one of the others. Personally I’m hoping for Moore. I don’t think he will be as expensive as Turner and he fits the offense perfectly. If they fail to land one of these guys in free agency or they are simply asking for too much money there are some very interesting prospects in the draft with all of the juniors that have declared. I’m not a big fan of 1st round runningbacks but there are some good prospects in the 2nd-3rd rounds as well. I’m especially very fond of Kevin Smith.

At FB it seems like we are doing pretty well. Alstott will hopefully retire or at least not be offered a new contract anyway. Askew did a great job this year and Storer actually played surprisingly well in the couple of games that he was on the field. There really isn’t a need to add anybody else.

Wide Receiver

Under contract:
- Joey Galloway
- Ike Hilliard
- Michael Clayton
- Maurice Stovall
- Paris Warren
- Chad Lucas

Let’s just pray that Galloway never gets old. This offense has been build the right way. First you fix the o-line, then you find your quarterback, and now it is time to really add some weapons that can hurt opposing defenses. Joey has been great and it doesn’t seem like he is slowing down yet. But all the rest of the guys are possession receivers. I know Gruden likes that type of receivers but they need to have some more speed. Hilliard did a fine job this year and I was very happy to see Clayton doing well in the end but it still isn’t enough. Opposing defenses are not afraid of anybody other than Joey. But at least Clayton, Stovall and Warren are still very young and can develop. I would like to see them add a receiver in free agency and one in the draft. I think there is a very real possibility that they could land Jerry Porter who has voided the rest of his contract in Oakland. And in the draft I would really like Harry Douglas in the 3rd round or Donnie Avery in the 3rd or 4th.

Tight Ends

Under contract:
- Alex Smith

Free Agents:
- Anthony Becht
- Jerramy Stevens

This obviously needs to be addressed. Becht has already said that he wants to test the free agent market but at least it seems like Stevens is happy in Tampa and would like to get some consistency with the team. I have had high hopes for Alex Smith but I’m starting to doubt if he can really become the kind of threat in the passing game that I had thought he could. Jerramy Stevens showed some good signs at the end of the year and I really hope we can keep him. But two tight ends aren’t enough. The one big name that is out there is Dallas Clark and I would love it if we could sign him in Tampa but unfortunately it looks like they are going to drop the tag on him. There are still guys like Eric Johnson, L.J. Smith or Ben Utecht out there though. If we can’t get a guy in free agency they have to pick one in the draft but I don’t really have any particular favorites.

Offensive Line

Under contract:
- Dan Buenning
- Davin Joseph
- Arron Sears
- Anthony Davis
- Chris Denman
- Jeremy Trueblood
- Donald Penn
- Luke Petitgout

Free Agents:
- John Wade
- Matt Lehr

Four of the five positions seem to be locked up for a while. Sears, Joseph and Trueblood aren’t going anywhere. And at left tackle I believe Penn showed enough to go into training camp as the starter at the position but Petitgout could still be a great asset to this line and will get a chance to compete for the starting job. At the very least he will be a solid backup and offer important veteran leadership. The center position is one big question mark though. Lehr might be resigned as it seems like the team likes him for some reason. At least he can play multiple positions. Just not very well. I hope they don’t bring Wade back. One guy competing for the job will be Dan Buenning if he is finally healthy. He did play pretty well in the 05 season and I wouldn’t mind seing him back in the lineup. Honestly center might be the position I follow the least so when I’m looking at the list of free agent centers I have no idea who these guys are and how well they play. I just hope that one of them is a veteran who can pass protect and call and good game. Even though the four other guys on the line have some experience now I don’t think we should draft a new center. Either go with a veteran who can teach them some things and keep them together or Buenning who they all have worked with since they joined the team and already know and trust.

Just to sum up this is roughly how I hope and think the offensive depth chart might look at the start of the 2008 season:

Quarterback: Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown, Chris Simms
Halfback: Mewelde Moore, Earnest Graham, Kevin Smith/Michael Bennett/other FA or rookie (Cadillac on PUP)
Fullback: B.J. Askew
Wide Receiver: Joey Galloway, Ike Hilliard, Jerry Porter, Michael Clayton, Maurice Stovall, Paris Warren/rookie
Tight End: Jerramy Stevens, Ben Utecht/other FA, Alex Smith
Left Tackle: Donal Penn, Luke Petitgout
Left Guard: Arron Sears, Anthony Davis
Center: Dan Buenning, Matt Lehr/other FA pickup
Right Guard: Davin Joseph
Right Tackle: Jeremy Trueblood, Chris Denman

As said, the depth chart is just to try and summarize my thoughts. There is plenty of room for change in it.
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IndlægSkrevet: Søn jan 27, 2008 11:13 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Og nu står der så på Draftday at Kelly skrider . Det var alligevel meget irriterende i min verden.
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IndlægSkrevet: Ons jan 30, 2008 1:27 am    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Så blev de sidste eksamener overstået, så der blev tid til at kigge på forsvaret og special teams. Det viste sig nu også hurtigt at se lidt mere enkelt ud end på angrebet da de fleste positioner allerede er godt besat og et par enkelte, desværre de vigtigste, kræver en del opmærksomhed i både free agency og draften.

Defensive Line

Under contract:
- Kevin Carter
- Charles Bennett
- Gaines Adams
- Greg White
- Greg Spires
- Greg Peterson
- Chris Hovan
- Ryan Sims
- Patrick Chukwurah

Free Agents:
- Jovan Haye (restricted free agent)
- Ryan Sims

This unit started out slow but especially the pass rush improved a lot during the second half of the season. Greg White and Gaines Adams looks like the defensive ends of the future. Those two were the big bright spots of the unit. But with the Tampa 2 you need to create pressure with the front 4 and they still need to get a lot better and more dominant. Seems like Kevin Carter could become a great coach but he really lacks the speed to be a high impact player. Greg Spires was always a good player but never really great and now it looks like he is really starting to get over the hill. Hopefully Chukwurah will have a bigger impact next year. At the tackle positions Hovan did a fine job against the run for the most part and Haye was a pleasant surprise with some playmaking abilities. But they didn't do well enough.

The defensive line should be one of the biggest priorities in free agency and the draft. I love Coyer's approach and the fact that there is going to be plenty of playing time to anyone who can perform at a high enough level. There are a couple of big name D-linemen who are scheduled to become free agents but unfortunately it looks like their teams are going to do everything they can to keep them. Jared Allen and Albert Haynesworth probably get tagged or re-signs. Shaun Rogers will probably leave Detroit but I'm not sure if Kiffin wants him when Marinelli didn't. He is a little too big and slow for the system and doesn't seem to have a good work ethic. Other names out there for the line could be Terrell Suggs and Justin Smith but again it is not sure they ever even hit the market. The line lacks both depth and quality so no matter who ends up available they should try and add at least one DE and one DT who can play at at least the same level as the current starters. Obviously the biggest need, mainly because it is such a critical position in the Tampa 2 defense, is the under tackle. I hope they try and address that in one of the first rounds of the draft. It looked like there were a couple of good players in the Senior Bowl at the position. Hopefully Kentwan Balmer falls to us in the first and some experts are suggesting that Pat Sims could become a good Tampa 2 under tackle although he'll probably be a bit of a reach in the first unless he has a great Combine. Whatever it takes (almost) they have to address this unit and especially UT.

Linebacker

Under Contract:

- Adam Hayward
- Sam Olajubutu
- Quincy Black
- Derrick Brooks
- Cato June
- Ryan Nece
- Barrett Ruud

Free Agents
- Jeremiah Trotter
- Antoine Cash (restricted free agent)

This group looks pretty solid to me with Brooks, Ruud and June as the starters and Black and Nece as backups at OLB. Ruud and June played some great football in 07 and Brooks still has a little bit left in the tank. The only possible need is for a backup MLB in case something happens to Ruud. Possibly an OLB if they don't think Black will be ready to take over for June (who takes over for Brooks) in a year or two. Definitely not a position that they should be spending a lot of money or a high draft pick on.

Defensive Backs

Under contract
- Ronde Barber
- Torrie Cox
- Phillip Buchanon
- Darrell Hunter
- Marcus Hamilton
- Jermaine Phillips
- Will Allen
- Tarnard Jackson
- Sabby Piscitelli
- Donte Nicholson

Free Agents
- Sammy Davis
- Brian Kelly (opts out of the final year of his contract)
- Kalvin Pearson (restricted free agent)

Really isn't much to say about the safety position. Jackson and Phillips was a great duo who is only going to get better and with the addition of Sabby we have an awesome safety trio for years to come. The cornerback position is a bit more shaky though, especially since Kelly announced that he is going to buy out of his contract. I'm positive that Buchanon can fill in very nicely for him. He did for most of this year. But that leaves a serious lack of depth if Sammy Davis isn't re-signed. I know Asomugha is very high on many people's wish list but everything I'm hearing from Oakland and their fans says that there is no way he will become a free agent. You never know with those Raiders though. Cornerbacks are really getting big money these days in free agency and not all of them deserve it. I would prefer to see them re-sign Davis and then address the position in the first or second round of the draft. Being a Bulls fan I would love to see Mike Jenkins in a Bucs uniform even though he might not be a natural fit in the cover 2 scheme. Buchanon doesn't exactly fit the prototype either but he is doing alright.

Not going to make a new depth chart for the defense but it is pretty easy to sum up the main points. Spend the first two picks on a cornerback and under tackle (if all goes well of course. I like the BPA approach as well). Resign Davis or another, cheaper cornerback with some upside. Spend some money on the defensive line and get another DE and DT who can create a more consistent and dominant pass rush.

Special Teams

Under Contract
- Josh Bidwell
- Matt Bryant

Free Agent
- Mark Jones

Bidwell and Bryant is a very strong duo, no need to make any changes there. Unfortunately I'm not sure Mark Jones will even be healthy next year. He was actually doing pretty well. We need to add a true kick and punt returner. It doesn't look like there are any obvious choises in free agency. No doubt that Spurlock did very well as a kick returner but I would prefer to get someone who can return punts as well.
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IndlægSkrevet: Lør feb 23, 2008 8:45 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Har lige modtaget Pewter Reports Mike Alstott tribute/Free Agency preview udgave. Her er de fem spillere de mener vi skal holde mest øje med på hver position i free agency:

Quarterback
Daunte Culpepper
Rex Grossman
Derek Anderson
Todd Collins
Ryan Fitzpatrick

Runningbacks
Michael Turner
Mewelde Moore
Michael Bennett (allerede re-signet)
Michael Pittman
Justin Fargas

Wide Receiver
Randy Moss
Donte Stallworth
Jerry Porter
Devery Henderson
Bernard Berrian

Tight End (skrevet før Crumpler blev cuttet, men de har ham med under deres 'Keep an eye on...' segment).
Dallas Clark
Jerramy Stevens
Ben Troupe
Anthony Becht
Eric Johnson

Off. Tackles
Jordan Gross
Kwame Harris
Max Starks
Jason Fabini
Flozell Adams

Guards/Centers
Alan Faneca
John Wade
Jeff Faine
Alex Stepanovich
Matt Lehr

Defensive Ends
Jared Allen
Justin Smith
Tommy Kelly
Bobby McCray
Antwan Odom

Defensive Tackles
Jovan Haye
Albert Haynesworth
Corey Williams
Randy Starks
Tyler Brayton

Linebackers
Lance Briggs
Matt McCoy
Demorrio Williams
Boss Bailey
Teddy Lehman

Cornerbacks
Asante Samuel
Marcus Trufant
Nnamdi Asomugha
Drayton Florence
Sammy Davis

Safeties
Kalvin Pearson
Ken Hamlin
Mike Doss
Michael Boulware
Tank Williams

Nogen af navnene giver i hvert fald mere mening end andre, men der er også et par interessante forslag imellem. Er slet ikke i football-mode for tiden så gider ikke gå alt for meget ind i det, men feel free to discuss.
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IndlægSkrevet: Lør feb 23, 2008 9:29 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Tja det er jo en rimelig forældet liste eftersom mange enten er blevet resignet eller tagget.

Men så er der jo kommet nye til og her kan nævnes...
Citat:
The Buccaneers are reportedly targeting free agent DeShaun Foster.
"We've had talks with his representative, yes," GM Bruce Allen confirmed Saturday. The Bucs are trying to make a big splash in free agency, but would likely be better off with Earnest Graham, Michael Bennett, and Ken Darby at running back. The club is still expected to meet with Foster early next week. Feb. 23 - 3:13 pm et
Source: St. Petersburg Times

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IndlægSkrevet: Lør feb 23, 2008 9:40 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Klumme skrev:
Tja det er jo en rimelig forældet liste eftersom mange enten er blevet resignet eller tagget.

Men så er der jo kommet nye til og her kan nævnes...
Citat:
The Buccaneers are reportedly targeting free agent DeShaun Foster.
"We've had talks with his representative, yes," GM Bruce Allen confirmed Saturday. The Bucs are trying to make a big splash in free agency, but would likely be better off with Earnest Graham, Michael Bennett, and Ken Darby at running back. The club is still expected to meet with Foster early next week. Feb. 23 - 3:13 pm et
Source: St. Petersburg Times


Jesus Kristus... vil lave "et big splash" i free agency og så gå ud og forsøge at hive mr. fumble ind...
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IndlægSkrevet: Tors feb 28, 2008 10:43 am    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Så blev Greg Spires og Kevin Carter cuttet. Og Draftday siger samtidig at vi har lige omkring 40 mio under cappen, så det er ikke et move jeg kan blive sur over. Mener det er godt lavet. Så kan vi få hentet nogen gode spillere ind i FA evt. Så længe det ikke er Asante. Men deres forslag om Justin Smith er måske ikke så dårligt og det må være det ultimative signal om at det stoler 100% på at Gaines nu kan overtage RE på fuldtid.
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IndlægSkrevet: Tors feb 28, 2008 7:25 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Med så mange penge på cappen står i over for et andet problem.

Citat:
BUCS MUST SPEND $28 MILLION
One of the realities of having $44 million under the salary cap is the mandate to reach the little-known salary floor.
As explained by some Internet hack on SportingNews.com, the Buccaneers must spend $28 million of that 2008 cap room in order to comply with the $100.22 million per-team minimum.


Fra PFT:
Det kan være årsagen til i har været linket til Samuel:)
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IndlægSkrevet: Fre feb 29, 2008 7:34 am    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Så har vi været ude og bruge de første penge på at få Jeff Faine til Bucs. I mine øjne en fin signing og måske det manglende led til at få vores O-line lige det sidste stykke op. Så mangler vi evt "bare" en LT og så ser det rigtig godt ud med en meget ung og god O-line.

Men kommer til at sidde og tænke på om det ikke var ham der fik en karriere truende skade her forrige år eller hvornår det var?
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IndlægSkrevet: Fre feb 29, 2008 12:11 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Rigtig god start på FA. Pewter Report siger dog at han ikke er signet endnu, men at det er meget tæt på.

Center var helt klart et af vores største needs og selvom det er en position, hvor jeg ikke kender ret meget til nogen spillere, så lyder hans profil umiddelbart rigtig positiv: 26 år, fast starter de sidste fire år og har kun misset 7 kampe i den periode, spredt ud over tre af årene, førsterunde draft pick, Notre Dame, en af de tre angrebsspillere der bar Team Captain mærket for Saints sidste år.

Han er ung, men har stadig lidt mere erfaren end de andre på linjen og har været på to forskellige hold hidtil hvor han bringer nogen erfaringer med sig fra. At han var en af holdkaptajnerne hos Saints må tyde på at han er en god leder og forhåbentlig kan han være lederen af o-line. Eneste der kan undre lidt er hvorfor han allerede er hos sit tredje NFL hold og Browns og Saints har ikke været kendt for fantastiske o-lines de sidste år. Men man må gå ud fra de kender ham godt efter at have forberedt sig mod ham to gange om året de sidste år.

Det skal nok blive spændende de næste par dage for som Klume skrev i nfl forummet, så ser det ud til at Bucs er interesserede i alle ledige FAs.
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IndlægSkrevet: Fre feb 29, 2008 3:20 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

øh du kender vel godt Faine? han var trods alt pro-bowl alternate i år (selvom det ville være mere berettiget året før, men anywho..)

glimrende pass-blocker, en smule svag i løbespillet.. men det er god opgradering i forhold til Wade som vel efterhånden var svag i alle facetter af spillet... forhåbentligt kan giganterne Sears og Joseph hjælpe til med at gøre hans svaghed som run-blocker til en ligegyldig bi-ting.. Han er blevet overbetalt, men med den nye CBA aftale sker det jo næsten dagligt at folk får rekordkontrakter så det er nok ikke så slemt.. og er der nogen jeg stoler på når det gælder cap er det Bruce

next up -> recievere... gerne Johnson eller Hackett
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IndlægSkrevet: Fre feb 29, 2008 6:21 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

O-line har aldrig været det jeg har fulgt mest med i og da slet ikke centere, så nej jeg kendte ham ikke.

Men jeg sidder lige og kigger igennem klip fra NFL Total Access i torsdags, hvor de gennemgik free agent markedet og Ada Schefter havde lavet en top 5 for hver position. Helt rart at se hvordan Bucs er sat i forbindelse med mindst en spiller på hver liste. Det er jo helt nyt det her. Bucs har haft cap problemer hvert år jeg ellers har fulgt dem.

Men det umiddelbart mest interessante var at på listen over top 5 o-linemen havde Schefter Faines helt oppe som nr 2 og forudså at han ville få en kontrakt på $6 mio pr år. Det passer jo sådan set meget godt med hvad Bucs har givet. Og både Schefter og den anden der var inde som ekspert-kommentator snakkede om ham i meget rosende vendinger.
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IndlægSkrevet: Fre feb 29, 2008 10:26 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Bucsgirl skrev:
O-line har aldrig været det jeg har fulgt mest med i og da slet ikke centere, så nej jeg kendte ham ikke.

Men jeg sidder lige og kigger igennem klip fra NFL Total Access i torsdags, hvor de gennemgik free agent markedet og Ada Schefter havde lavet en top 5 for hver position. Helt rart at se hvordan Bucs er sat i forbindelse med mindst en spiller på hver liste. Det er jo helt nyt det her. Bucs har haft cap problemer hvert år jeg ellers har fulgt dem.

Men det umiddelbart mest interessante var at på listen over top 5 o-linemen havde Schefter Faines helt oppe som nr 2 og forudså at han ville få en kontrakt på $6 mio pr år. Det passer jo sådan set meget godt med hvad Bucs har givet. Og både Schefter og den anden der var inde som ekspert-kommentator snakkede om ham i meget rosende vendinger.


Jeg ved ikke helt hvad jeg skal synes. Det er rigtig fedt at vi er så aktive men jeg synes godt nok det er meget at give for Faine. Jeg er tilgengæld rigtig spændt på Coleman som måske er en mulighed og selvfølgelig også Crumpler selvom den er lidt mere usandsynlig.

Der er en del spændende cover 2 corner muligheder som ser spændende ud også. WRs derimod er ikke helt vildt. Kan f.eks. ikke se hvad Devery Henderson skulle kunne tilbyde os.

Her er lidt rygter

Citat:
TOGA PARTY IN TAMPA

Lock up the kids, break out the booze, and get the garbage bag full of one dollar bills ready -- there's a party being planned in Tampa.

With $44 million in cap room (before signing Jeff Faine), the Bucs are aggressively lining up free-agency visits.

PewterReport.com reports that 49ers defensive end Marquis Douglas and Vikings running back Mewelde Moore will visit as soon as Friday. Pewter Report also says that the Bucs are trying to line up a visit with cornerback Drayton Florence of the Chargers.

Other visits also are scheduled or in the planning stages.

Hey, if they're serious about getting Mewelde Moore, maybe they should have a party on that big-ass pirate ship in the end zone of Raymond James Stadium, and invite guys like Daunte Culpepper, Fred Smoot, Moe Williams, and Bryant McKinnie
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IndlægSkrevet: Søn mar 23, 2008 2:54 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Udmærket breakdown af Bucs offseason indtil videre som Roy Cummings har lavet: Have Bucs Upgraded Their Roster?

Må sige jeg i det hele taget er imponeret over St. Pete Times og Tribune her i offseason efter jeg ellers næsten udelukkende har læst Pewter Report det sidste års tid. Langt flere opdateringer og hurtigere med breaking news end PR og ikke mindst langt mere positiv og fair dækning end deres rygte. Det er jo lige før Roy bliver for positiv i den her artikel.
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IndlægSkrevet: Søn mar 23, 2008 3:13 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

God artikel , kunne godt lide den . Og er meget enig i det han skriver .
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IndlægSkrevet: Tirs mar 25, 2008 12:55 pm    Emne: Besvar, med citat

Bliver mere og mere vild med signingen af Ben Troupe. Herlig artikel om ham fra Tampa Tribune (Roy Cummings igen endda), Troupe Eager For Fresh Start

Kan ende som et lille steal hvis det går med ham som det gjorde med bl.a. Buchanon. TE positionen ser meget solid ud hvis folk har ret i at Wilkerson er en bedre blocker end Becht og vi stadig har Smith og Troupe som receivere. Forhåbentlig kan det opveje lidt at receiver ikke ser helt så godt ud.
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