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Bucs “rebuilding”

by Roland Johnson on February 27, 2009

Even with the surplus in available cap space don’t expect to see the Buccaneers to be making it rain in free agency. Joel Glazer came out before the 2008 draft and basically stated the team in no uncertain terms is going to be building through the draft. Then during his press conferences leading up to and after the firing and hiring of the old regime and the current regime, it was mentioned that there wont be players making way above what the player lining up to them makes. Strictly going based off of the last few seasons worth of collected news it is not surprising to see Mark Dominik taking  a wait and see approach to see how things shake out.

Basically the Bucs are waiting to see the market set itself rather then over paying for medicore talent in the high stakes poker game of free agency.

While it is not just the Bucs who have gone to this stance over the last couple of seasons, but it is becoming more of  a trend then some think.

Rebuilding or reloading what ever term you prefer to use, bottom line the Bucs will be very frugal with there respective cap for the forseeable future.

Most quality teams are built through the draft, with free agents sprinkled in to help with depth.

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Daniel Ives March 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

I think that the Buccaneers need more depth at Running Back with a banged up Earnest Ghram and a still recovering Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, and with Knowshon Moreno’s dissapointing performance at the 2009 combine, I feel that he may drop enough for the Bucs to snatch him in the early second half of the first round this April. They don’t need a quarterback as much with Josh Johnson’s steady progression, and their offense has all of the essentials except for an every down running back like Moreno. The offensive line is already thriving with the two young sensations Davin Joseph and Jeremy Trueblood. Other alternatives at this position are Ohio State running back Chris “Beanie” Wells, and Iowa’s Shonn Greene, however, neither possess as impressive of a resimay as the young back from Georgia who has more years left in him since he is deciding to enter the NFL early along with a relentess, physical way of playing the game which allows him to be a great leader and a force to be wreckened with. I hope that the Buccaneers’ organization takes this note to heart.

admin March 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Daniel – A running back would help, but not so sure Trueblood is a cornerstone RT, he has the nasty demeanor one looks for out of offensive linemen, he gets blown up by speed rushers, to me it comes down to him not sinking his hips and allowing rushers to get into his chest where his strength becomes useless.

Like the idea of adding a back but would rather have a guy like Donald Brown

BuccinTex March 3, 2009 at 3:32 am

Yeah I’m not sold on Trueblood either. At times the energy and effort is there. Then he’ll get rolled on and it just snowballs from there. He also has games where bonehead penalties will start to stack up on him. I too like what I’ve seen from Donald Brown. Guess it’s a non-issue now that Ward was signed. If Caddy makes the roster this year but shows nothing then I’m still on that CJ Spiller in 2010 bandwagon.

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