Josh Freeman

A Slightly Better Backup?

April 16, 2013 at 11:37am by Scott   •  3 Comments »


So, it’s been a few days… where to start? Oh, I know.

According to a report by Mike Florio in, the trade talks between the Jets and Tampa Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis have included the possibility of the Bucs assuming Mark Sanchez and his contract.

You might think I’m about to rag on Sanchez and say the Bucs shouldn’t take him. And you’d be half right because Sanchez is awful. Not an awful person since I don’t know him (although I’ve heard he’s a douche when you meet him) but an awful quarterback. But if the Bucs can restructure Sanchez’s contract so it’s more in line with what a likely backup makes and doesn’t include $8.25-million guaranteed, then he’s a better option than any of the other backups that are out there and would actually provide a perceived threat for Josh Freeman. Not an actual threat, of course, since Freeman is ten times better than Sanchez, but for some reason people keep thinking that Sanchez is good. Freeman knows Dan Orlovsky isn’t going to unseat him, but maybe Sanchez gets his attention a little more.

This is all assuming that including Sanchez as part of the Revis trade is to make it more equitable for the Bucs. If the Bucs are considering giving ANYTHING additional up for Sanchez, they should walk away now. They probably should anyway.

In other New York news, Da’Quan Bowers pled guilty to a minor charge of disorderly conduct and all the gun charges were dropped. Let this be a reminder to all of you to check your luggage for guns before you start packing for a trip. I suggest just jamming your hand into your bags blindly an feeling around for them.

The Bucs added a chicken nugget of camp meat in Eric Page, an undrafted free agent from 2012 who spend that year at home injured after receiving a settlement from the Broncos.

Did you know Eric Wright has a web site? In this blog entry, he explains the process of his restructure, his injury and conveys his gratitude several times to everyone involved. He’s saying all the right things. As long as he doesn’t take any of the wrong meds, I’m cool with it.

3 Comments to “A Slightly Better Backup?”


TnBuc (April 19, 2013 at 11:52am:

I would take Sanchez, Tebow and Revis but would give no more than a 2nd or 3rd round pick this year. Nothing more for absorbing the money, headaches and drama. If the Jets want more, go away. But, in no way do we accept Ryan or any relative of his!


Louie (April 19, 2013 at 12:01pm:

That’s the hottest clicky I’ve seen in a while!


manbearpig (April 19, 2013 at 07:26pm:

Yes Louie, that is quite a mound. Mmmmmmm. I’m also on board with tn, giving up a 1st round draft pick is too much. Bucs should be in the drivers seat. Take it or leave should be the mentality. Yal ready for some football or what?

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