REAR ENTRIES: None Of This Is Interesting
December 30, 2009 at 12:35pm by Scott • 1 Comment »
BUCS SIGN SAFETY: The Bucs claimed safety De’von Hall off of waivers from the Colts yesterday to take the spot of one of the players put on injured reserve on Monday. Hall went undrafted out of Utah State this year, has a total of three tackles this season so far for the Colts and will probably just play on special teams snaps on Sunday if he dresses at all. But at least his name has an apostrophe.
DOUG WILLIAMS OFFERED EXTENSION: Okay, I know Doug Williams has the title of “Pro Personnel Director”, but I have to tell you, I don’t know what the fuck Williams does for the team. Does he scout? Does he recruit free agents? Does he negotiate contracts? I take it from the “pro” part of his title that he has no say in the draft. WHAT DOES HE DO? Well, whatever he does, the Glazers think he should do it for one more year and offered him a contract extension. This comes on the heels of his interview for the head coaching position of Southern University.
Credit the Glazer family and general manager Mark Dominik for recognizing Williams’ overall value to the franchise, which goes well beyond his duties as the chief pro talent evaluator.
He’s the chief pro talent evaluator? Huh, he always seemed more like a Buccaneer figurehead to me. But if he’s the guy responsible for bringing in free agents, it’s been a hit and miss season. Tim Crowder, yes. Derrick Ward, meh. Mike Nugent, no. Kellen Winslow was a big yes, too, so give him credit for that. But the reason why this may be news is that if we are assuming that Bill Cowher would want complete control of all football operations (and I don’t know why everyone is assuming that), extending Williams wouldn’t make sense. Unless it’s not a guaranteed contract, in which case it’s just the Glazers hedging their bets.
SPURLOCK IS THE NFCSTPOTY: Micheal Spurlock won the NFC Special teams Player of the Week award. Yep, he sure did.
NO BUCS IN THE PRO BOWL: This is not news because no one expected that a Buccaneer would make it. The only thing that bothers me about it is that the Rams got a selection in the Pro Bowl. The Rams! Steven Jackson made it with his 1,300+ yard, 4.5 YPC season, which I guess are Pro Bowl numbers and I don’t have anyone more deserving than him. But, man, a 1-14 team putting a player in the Pro Bowl after the Bucs had two nice wins just seems wrong.