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Bucs Considering Trading Up? No.

April 26, 2012 at 03:40pm by Scott   •  10 Comments »

Jim Brown is not impressed with your running skills or your puny .38.
There has been talk today about the Bucs’ interest in trading up with the Vikings to the #3 slot so they can secure Trent Richardson since it’s very likely that he’ll be gone by the fifth slot. And of course, what’s the best place to find current and relevant information about the Bucs? Cleveland!

The Tampa Bay Bucanneers at No. 5 are very interested in Richardson and might consider trading up to No. 3, league sources said.

“League sources” are full of shit, and probably so are the Bucs at this point. My guess is that they would like to have Richardson more than Morris Claiborne, but they aren’t going to cry if they stand pat and have to take Claiborne at #5. The Bucs’ secondary is fucking weak and in need of a talent injection. And they’re weak enough elsewhere to know they don’t want to give up premium picks they could use to fill those other holes. Mark Dominik traded up two spots in 2009 to be sure they could land Josh Freeman, but that was from #19 to #17 so the price was a lot lower than it would be here and, also, it was for the centerpiece of the franchise. This would be giving up a lot more for (sorry, Trent) someone not nearly as important. Doesn’t make sense.

And as long as we’re dumping on Richardson, Jim Brown, still probably the greatest running back of all time (sorry, Barry, I still love you though), is not impressed.

“I’m not overwhelmed with it,” Brown said of the idea that the Browns could take Richardson. “The problem is that he’s ordinary. I think he’s ordinary.”

Asked what about him is ordinary, Brown said, “the size, the speed, his moves.”

If Brown is comparing them to himself, then no, Richardson isn’t impressive. But Brown isn’t really impressed with any running backs these days. He says because it’s a game of quarterbacks now, but it is equally likely that Brown is grouchy old fucker who will never be impressed with anything that happened after 1970, so take it with a grain of Metamucil.

The chat room will be open (as it is all the time anyway) during the draft tonight and I’ll pop in and hang out for a while

10 Comments to “Bucs Considering Trading Up? No.”


Darren47 (April 26, 2012 at 04:11pm:

Will be in the chat room tonight as well…

I agree, there’s no way Dominik would give up a pick (especially without a 4th rounder this year) to move up two spots for a running back that’s not exactly 100% durable. At least I hope he wouldn’t.

Let’s Rock.

Matt Price

Matt Price (April 26, 2012 at 05:05pm:

There is no reason for Tampa to trade up. Any of the top 3-4 guys after the two quarterbacks would help the Bucs, so just sit back and let the draft come to us.


manbearpig (April 26, 2012 at 09:20pm:

Dominik has been penetrated by Jerry Jones. Maybe the glazers will finally get rid of that douche.


Louie (April 26, 2012 at 09:44pm:

Yep, Dom got cute and lost out on Claborne. I’m still asking why the hell Dom wasn’t fired along with Morris.

And, all Dom got for that trade was a crummy 4th round pick. Give me a fucking break!


manbearpig (April 26, 2012 at 09:49pm:

Exactly. I like Barron don’t get me wrong but the Vikings got a shit load of picks from the browns. The Bucs got a fourth rounder….stellar.


Louie (April 26, 2012 at 11:03pm:

I wonder what Jim Brown thinks of Doug Martin?


Scott (April 26, 2012 at 11:40pm:

Unimpressed, I’m sure.

Matt Price

Matt Price (April 27, 2012 at 12:15am:

I may be the only one, but I’m happy. I think Baron is more of what the Bucs need — they need a run stopper more than a shutdown corner. So I’m not troubled by the Claiborne thing. I do wish Dominik had gotten more, like a second round pick for trading down, but he got what he got and I’m not complaining.

As for Martin, I’m cool with them getting Martin. It sounds like he’s exactly what we need to pair with Blount — who I still really love.

Add in Nicks from the offseason and I think both picks fit the new Bucs — physical, run oriented.

Cheer up folks. There is a game plan here and it’s a good one.

Mark S

Mark S (April 27, 2012 at 07:51am:

Clayton (the Jerk) of ESPN ranked the Bucs as one of the biggest three losers of round 1. Here are two ways to look at round 1, we got two no.1 picks and a no.4 pick for a no.1 and no.2; or Dominik got the two players his coach wanted and are rated as best safety and second best
RB plus a fourth round pick. Either way I will mark that result as a win. Here is PFW’s view of our first round:


manbearpig (April 27, 2012 at 08:08am:

You mean the sad turtle

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