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: July 29, 2011, 09:07:02 AM

people were rightfully angry as WR, DT, and LT were areas that needed to be addressed and were all ignored.  A CB is a premium position, but the Bucs chose to address a non premium position (Punter) first.  This shows that the current Bucs FO has not learned from the mistakes of the Gru/Allen regime. 

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#1 : July 29, 2011, 09:14:17 AM

The new CBA is intended to increase the salaries of Veteran players while decreasing the money paid on rookie contracts.  This is all part of the new business model and it looks a lot worse than it is when you are of the mindset that everyone elses guys are better than your guys. Personally I appreciate that its human nature to look at what others have and assume its better than what you have so I do see where you're coming from. 

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#2 : July 29, 2011, 09:17:24 AM

In addition, it sends the wrong message to the ticket holder base when the first outside signing of free agency, with all that cap space, is a punter. 

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#3 : July 29, 2011, 09:19:07 AM

not just a punter, he is also a kickoff specialist!

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#4 : July 29, 2011, 09:21:19 AM

not just a punter, he is also a kickoff specialist!

Does it matter with the rule changes?

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#5 : July 29, 2011, 09:27:32 AM

This is all part of the new business model and it looks a lot worse than it is when you are of the mindset that everyone elses guys are better than your guys.
This isn't the old days where you just watched the local team and that's it. You get at least two prime time games every week, Sunday Ticket, NFL Replay, and the playoffs. Modern fans have the ability to be very sophisticated in their football viewing. Bottom line is the Bucs haven't won a playoff game in a decade. Talent is the biggest reason why. If the Bucs players compared more favorably with the top players in the league, everyone would know it.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#6 : July 29, 2011, 09:29:31 AM

Who cares... We got Free...

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#7 : July 29, 2011, 09:31:37 AM

Who cares... We got Free...
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#8 : July 29, 2011, 09:34:12 AM

The average NFL fan doesn't even know who Freeman is.  Especially because of the blackouts in the Tampa Bay area last year.

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#9 : July 29, 2011, 09:35:10 AM

Who cares... We got Free...

Idthink he'd be looking at a healthy extension after this year. If we still need to get to the floor, lock Free up long term. Big money 6-7 years.


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#10 : July 29, 2011, 09:36:46 AM

Blount is going to need a new contract as well. Didn't he only sign a 2 year deal?


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#11 : July 29, 2011, 09:37:45 AM

The average NFL fan doesn't even know who Freeman is.  Especially because of the blackouts in the Tampa Bay area last year.

Freeman bursts onto the scene this season. With or without blackouts.

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#12 : July 29, 2011, 10:06:35 AM

This is all part of the new business model and it looks a lot worse than it is when you are of the mindset that everyone elses guys are better than your guys.
This isn't the old days where you just watched the local team and that's it. You get at least two prime time games every week, Sunday Ticket, NFL Replay, and the playoffs. Modern fans have the ability to be very sophisticated in their football viewing. Bottom line is the Bucs haven't won a playoff game in a decade. Talent is the biggest reason why. If the Bucs players compared more favorably with the top players in the league, everyone would know it.

Is anyone in the state of Florida even currently talking about the Bucs?  The buzz I am hearing from the everyday average person here in the Sunshine state is Reggie to the fins.  It sure is depressing being a Bucs fans the last few years.  >:(

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#13 : July 29, 2011, 10:21:09 AM

"We got Free"

I agree with that, and you know what? ...It will get even better if this punter pans out in Rayjay.

Freeman, just knowing that if he doesn't make it within FG range, still has a guy that will stick them at the five, might be worth it. Freeman has to be a little happy about this.

Although I don't like that TB has only chose a punter, I still see Dom putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Bit by bit, we get a little better (personnel-wise) every offseason.

Some people might laugh at others about them putting stock into a punter, but as I recall, the Raiders once had a guy that was so good, he basically won them games. ST is important as hell. Positioning is everything. We might actually see one or two more wins, especially at away games, because of this pickup.

Naismith was right about Revis. Everyone else is a dummy.

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#14 : July 29, 2011, 10:22:46 AM

Ray Guy was a HOF, so no please spare me the comparison it hurts being a Bucs fans now. :(
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