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#75 : May 22, 2012, 07:04:39 PM

Declining as much as Dallas Clark?  No idea.  Gruden/Allen sure had their share of crappy veteran free agent signings.

Charlie Garner - 6 years $20 million
Todd Stuessie - 6 years $20 million
Derrick Deese - 6 years $15 million

Dallas Clark - 1 year $2.7 million ($1 million guaranteed) - in an era where veterans now get larger salaries becuase the rookies don't.


If the Bucs had signed an aging tight end, who has only played in 17 games the last two years, to some sort of unrealistic contract (you know something really crazy like 6 years for $20 million), I could see how some might take issue.  However, that is the type of signing I would associate more with the Gruden and Allen regime then the current one.

Good points.  Dallas Clark isn't keeping the Bucs from getting a better player now or a year from now.

However, they still should have got rid of Winslow earlier if they had an inclination to do so.  Maybe they have been trying to trade him unsuccessfully, but it's hard to believe that it's a coincidence of when Winslow let the cat out of the bag and when a deal got done.  The FO could have handled it better, but it's not a big deal in the long run - like the contracts you mentioned above.
Agreed. However this also opens the door for asking why they hadn't been more proactive in 2011 and earlier this year signing other one-year band aids to replace some of the bottom of the roster crap we've had to endure.
It's not the bottom of the roster you need to worry about.  Almost half the players on the team now won't be in three months.   The players that make the roster need to have the talent and desire to play competitively in the NFL.  And even then only (pick a number) 35 or so players will make a major impact in the win/lose column.
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