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#15 : March 03, 2007, 12:38:34 AM

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#16 : March 03, 2007, 01:04:11 AM

According to Cummings in the Trib.  Looks like the Bucs are moving on from the Plummer situaiton.  Gotta say I'm not totally aganist Garcia in Tampa, I just fear the contract, but I'll wait to pass judgement.

Bucs Closing In On Garcia
Posted By Roy Cummings at Mar 03, 2007 at 12:38 AM
Updated Mar 03, 2007 at 12:43 AM


TAMPA – As tough a blow as it was to watch the Jake Plummer trade blow up in their faces, the Bucs appear to have recovered rather quickly.

Less than 24 hours after they learned that Plummer would rather retire than come play quarterback for them, the Bucs appeared to be on the verge late Friday of signing Eagles free agent signal caller Jeff Garcia.

A source with knowledge of the situation said a deal that would bring Garcia to Tampa would probably happen quickly, perhaps as soon as today.


Garcia spent most of Friday visiting with the Oakland Raiders but after word leaked that the Bucs trade for Plummer had been nullified, Garcia cut short his visit with the Raiders and turned his attention to Tampa Bay.

Garcia’s agent, Steve Baker, would only say late Friday that Garcia “is very interested in the Bucs, but others were speaking in more affirmative tones.

One NFL source with knowledge of the situation said the feeling inside the Raiders camp after Garcia left was that Garcia was headed to Tampa to play for Jon Gruden.

If that proves to be the case it will end a nearly three-year courtship between the two parties that began in 2004.

The two parties nearly merged that year, but the Bucs offer of a $1 million signing bonus forced Garcia to look elsewhere, and he eventually signed with the Browns, who offered a $5.5 million bonus.

Money should not be a problem for the Bucs this time as they have nearly $24 million in cap space. There is also a greater need on the Bucs part.

Coach Jon Gruden has made no secret of his desire to bring in a successful veteran quarterback to push Chris Simms for the starter’s job, and Garcia certainly fits the bill.

Garcia resurrected his career - and the Eagles - last season after taking over for an injured Donovan McNabb and leading Philadelphia to a 5-1 record and the NFC East title.

That achievement and his 95.8 passer rating aside, the Eagles decided not to re-sign Garcia, making him one of the most sought-after free agents on the market.

The Broncos and Vikings also are expected to make bids for Garcia, but Baker has let it be known that Garcia’s wish is to play in Tampa.

“Jeff feels he has multiple good options, but the opportunity to play for Jon Gruden in Tampa is something that really excites him,” said Garcia’s agent, Steve Baker.

“Jon is a coach who Jeff believes has the ability to bring out the best in him. In fact, he feels that by playing for Jon, he has a very good chance of duplicating the success he had with the Eagles in Philadelphia last year.”


http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/comments/bucs-closing-in-on-garcia/


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#17 : March 03, 2007, 01:04:54 AM

maybe by morning we will hear something?




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#18 : March 03, 2007, 01:06:27 AM

maybe we will

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#19 : March 03, 2007, 01:06:38 AM

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bring him in.


#SaveUsJohnnyFootball



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#20 : March 03, 2007, 01:07:47 AM




Scary!!!

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#21 : March 03, 2007, 01:08:47 AM

He looks like an alien.


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#22 : March 03, 2007, 01:11:09 AM

or skeletor from He Man


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#23 : March 03, 2007, 01:41:30 AM

He looks like an alien.

And here is the alien's wife. Goes to show you how an alien face and $$$$$$ can bring the talent your way.

http://www.carmelladecesare.net/




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#24 : March 03, 2007, 01:44:37 AM

Good.

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#25 : March 03, 2007, 02:15:44 AM

Yikes!! :o :o

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#26 : March 03, 2007, 06:04:44 AM




Scary!!!

OK, but from a girl's point of view, he's not all bad looking here:
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