On the last podcast episode – listen HERE, I asked our listeners to submit articles that we would publish on the website. This is the first listener article, written by Ollie Haigh (@OliHaighy).
We’ve heard again that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be big spenders in free agency in 2015, just as they went shopping in 2014. A positive is that the Bucs do have money to spend again this offseason and will free up even more money with the expected release of tackle Anthony Collins (3 million in cap savings).
If you want to hear about Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, and the Bucs number 1 pick, sorry, cause you won’t hear that on this episode. We discuss the immediate needs of this football team, the free agents and players who may not return to the team, and what players the Bucs may target in free agency. The Bucs said goodbye to Josh McCown, but this doesn’t mean Mike Glennon is guaranteed to be back in Tampa Bay. What was the biggest acquisition so far this offseason? Luke Easterling of Bleacher Report and DraftBreakdown.com joins us to discuss free agency and some possible fits in rounds 2-7 for the Bucs. It’s the first episode of 2015. Weeeeeeeeee’re baaaaaaaaaaack.
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Today at the NFL Combine, it’s time for the skill position guys to get on the field. There are some exciting options for the Bucs (not just at the quarterback position) that will showcase their skills today. You’d think the Bucs would be looking to add some more weapons to the offensive side of the ball, especially at wide receiver. With the uncertainty on what the Bucs will do at running back in 2015, there is also a chance they may look at drafting a back.
Tired of all the interviews and constant deciphering of the words spoken by head coaches, GMs, and the players? Who is ready for some NFL Combine 2015 on the field workouts? <Queue the applause> Today is the day you get to see a 6’8” 355 pound man run the 40-yard dash. That’s right. It’s time for the big nasties to get on the field and do some drills.
Thoughts On The Release Of Josh McCown
When you’re the starting quarterback on a football team that goes 2-14, there’s the risk that your job will be up for grabs before the start of the next season. Josh McCown went 1-10 as the starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. While it was thought that Mike Glennon would be the quarterback moving on from the team (which he still may), the Bucs released veteran quarterback Josh McCown on Wednesday, in a move that will save the team 4.75 million dollars for 2015.
Now that I’ve got The Clash song stuck in your head, let’s take a look at the list of Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 free agents and make predictions on if they stay or if they go. The Bucs have 13 free agents going into this offseason (free agents can be signed on March 10). Of those 13 free agents, only two are restricted free agents — cornerback Leonard Johnson and running back Bobby Rainey.
I’ve been getting some inquiries on social media regarding when the next podcast episode will be? My best guess right now is mid-February. Unfortunately, there are some private things that have happened in 2015 that are beyond my control and those have a bigger priority than the podcast. And, after a 2-14 season, I needed some time away to re-charge the batteries.