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: March 18, 2013, 05:13:03 PM



2013 NFL Free Agency: Buccaneers interested in Captain Munnerlyn



By Sander Philipse

on Mar 18 2013






Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports




With all the excitement over a possible Darrelle Revis trade, it's easy to miss that the Buccaneers are still looking for depth at the position. They are reportedly interested in re-signing E.J. Biggers, but haven't been connected with any other cornerbacks on the market. That changed today, as former Carolina Panther Captain Munnerlyn responded to a tweet from Bucs fan @BucsRMyLife.
 

Hunter Provance@BucsRMyLife


@captain_41 Have the Bucs showed any interest?
 


Captain Munnerlyn        ✔ @captain_41


@BucsRMyLife yes

4:07 AM - 17 Mar 13




Yes, that account is verified. It is geniuine. We don't know how serious this interest is, of course, but we can at least say something on Munnerlyn. He was a seventh-round pick out of South Carolina in 2009, and has managed to turn himself into a regular starter over the past four seasons. He has a lot of experience as a punt returner, and a little experience as a kick returner. With the Bucs needing both cornerback depth and return specialists, Munnerlyn would certainly fit the Bucs.

 
Munnerlyn has started 34 games over the past four seasons and has recorded five interceptions during that time. He played a massive 87% of all defensive snaps last season, stepping into a starting role for an injured Chris Gamble after opening the season as a nickel cornerback. Lost in the Panthers' struggles last season was the fact that they managed to post a pretty decent pass defense (12th per Football Outsiders). Munnerlyn wouldn't be a great starter and I don't really know if he'd be any better than E.J. Biggers, but he would at least be an improvement over what is currently on the roster.

The Bucs' pursuit of players like E.J. Biggers and Captain Munnerlyn fits perfectly with their apparent new philosophy: pay top money to top players, and fill the rest of the roster with cheap labor and competition. Adding Munnerlyn or even Biggers would help the Bucs, but it would hardly be a strong improvement and the Bucs would do best to see these players as competition and depth rather than instant starters.





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: March 18, 2013, 05:15:08 PM michael89156

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#1 : March 18, 2013, 05:17:09 PM

Yay.

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

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#2 : March 18, 2013, 05:17:16 PM

Who's to say though that Munnerlyn just said yes, the Bucs were interested to create a market for himself.

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#3 : March 18, 2013, 05:30:46 PM

I pray we don't resign Biggers

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#4 : March 18, 2013, 05:35:15 PM

It depends on the contract Biggers gets, but he's the perfect kind of player for an NFL team. Cheap depth with experience and an ability to start if injuries push him into that role.

There\'s a very real chance the Bucs waive [Revis] before next season. At the very least, it will be a discussion worth having.

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#5 : March 18, 2013, 05:53:53 PM

It depends on the contract Biggers gets, but he's the perfect kind of player for an NFL team. Cheap depth with experience and an ability to start if injuries push him into that role.

Biggers is a solid man to man CB and even showed some toughness this year. If he could just catch the ball when he get's the opportunity he could be getting paid nicely.

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#6 : March 18, 2013, 05:57:02 PM

I'm just a big Biggers fan. I think for a seventh round pick that missed his entire first season, he has done really well and gotten better each year. Every team needs players like him; role players that don't take up a big cap number and can provide depth.

There\'s a very real chance the Bucs waive [Revis] before next season. At the very least, it will be a discussion worth having.

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#7 : March 18, 2013, 06:04:06 PM

I'm just a big Biggers fan. I think for a seventh round pick that missed his entire first season, he has done really well and gotten better each year. Every team needs players like him; role players that don't take up a big cap number and can provide depth.

I don't want to sound like a jerk, but he's usually a big liability when he's out there. He hardly stops any plays that go his way, so I don't know how you can say he's done really well.



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#8 : March 18, 2013, 06:08:47 PM

Relative value speaking, for a 7th rounder, he's more than expected.  He's not an all-pro, but he's a serviceable plug and play type.  You hope you don't need him to start, but if you do, he's not going to completely kill you.  Great depth guy.


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#9 : March 18, 2013, 06:23:22 PM

I'm just a big Biggers fan. I think for a seventh round pick that missed his entire first season, he has done really well and gotten better each year. Every team needs players like him; role players that don't take up a big cap number and can provide depth.

I don't want to sound like a jerk, but he's usually a big liability when he's out there. He hardly stops any plays that go his way, so I don't know how you can say he's done really well.

Biggers is always in decent position and just never makes a play on the damn ball.  I want corners who can make a play on the ball.

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#10 : March 18, 2013, 06:36:28 PM

Biggers was better than talib wright lj combined last year.

I have a no idea why he is shat on around here so much.

He has great cover corner skills.


Revis and Biggers would be scary together back there.

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#11 : March 18, 2013, 06:38:22 PM

Part of it is how they're being taught Foe.

Many times, they teach them to keep close with eyes on the wr mainly. If the wr makes a move with his head or arms, even IF the corner isn't looking, he can put a hand up for an expected pass. If the corner spys on the QB too much, or try to jump a route, he can either be left in the dust for a huge gain, or suckered by the QB with a pump fake. The most important part of being a corner in the NFL is, stay with your man. Most of the time playing for the ball is something they feel like they can't risk.

Trouble with this is reaction time. Some corners have instincts, or just quickness altogether that can perform these feats. Barber was one of those guys.

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

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#12 : March 18, 2013, 06:38:47 PM

I'm just a big Biggers fan. I think for a seventh round pick that missed his entire first season, he has done really well and gotten better each year. Every team needs players like him; role players that don't take up a big cap number and can provide depth.

I don't want to sound like a jerk, but he's usually a big liability when he's out there. He hardly stops any plays that go his way, so I don't know how you can say he's done really well.

Anytime someone starts a sentence with "I dont want to be a jerk BUT....................lolz.

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#13 : March 18, 2013, 06:39:42 PM

Lol

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#14 : March 18, 2013, 06:41:33 PM

I'm just a big Biggers fan. I think for a seventh round pick that missed his entire first season, he has done really well and gotten better each year. Every team needs players like him; role players that don't take up a big cap number and can provide depth.

I don't want to sound like a jerk, but he's usually a big liability when he's out there. He hardly stops any plays that go his way, so I don't know how you can say he's done really well.

At least he gets into position to attempt to stop a play, which for a 7th round draft pick is pretty damn good. He's a better player than that 3rd round pick who doesn't see the field at all.. Myron whatshisface.
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