The offense is evolving to be Brady’s offense more and more. Gotta love it! Reduces the “No risk it, no biscuit” push from Arians to “Take what the defense gives you.” If you cover deep, then Brady will dink-and-dunk. If you cover tight, then Brady will go over the top. Pretty simple than going deep all the time and throwing INTs like giving out candy on Halloween.
Yeah I don’t think most realize how big of a pick up this is for the offense. Gio isn’t just an ordinary pass catching back as he is a weapon.
I agree !! This is a BIG addition. He wasn’t a workhorse and if you watch him from last year he has pretty good burst n quicks compared to Fournette. He looks smooth in catching the ball as well. He can run it too!
Don’t forget that even while it seemed to be a bit of a struggle both Rojo and Fournette had big plays out of the backfield. Factor in all those lost plays on drops and man this is now TRUSTED, legit weapon in our arsenal.
I think when you consider what it enables us to do in the draft( he went 37th?) the fact the Chiefs recruited him heavily, and both our QB n HC wanted him bad and….we did it with no cap money? This is a great move!!! Especially when our WRs, love them, but they get hurt n banged up constantly. Force us to use a more RB/TE passing attack you’ll see the reward in this move.
I don’t know the terms of the contract, but I’d bet that its mostly guaranteed, and I don’t think they will spend a draft pick on a RB except possibly a Day 3 special teamer. If they recruited this guy hard, I don’t think they would then turn around and draft a guy who would make him expendable.
Bucs are getting a much needed receiving back at a value price. Wouldn’t be shocked if he ends up touching the ball as much as the other two. Giovanni is a longtime friend of mine and thrilled I actually get to root for him in pewter. LFG
McCoy’s role was very small to non existent at the end. I think RoJo is by far the better 1st and 2nd down back than Fournette and Bernard is by far the better 3rd down back than Fournette so I’d only use him sparingly.
I used to have Gio on my fantasy team. He was a decent RB back in the Nam. Glad he replaced McCoy who was completely gassed out. McCoy had nothing left. Game 1 he was dropping passes and after that he didn’t play much.
I LOVE this signing. I was hoping for Jamaal Williams, Gio is older but certainly cheaper. Some will look at his YPC last year of 3.4 and think he’s done, but the Bengals Oline was atrocious and Burrow missed half the year.
He’s a fantastic pass blocker and he’s a great receiver. Our running back situation is already MUCH better then last season, and last season we were looking pretty good. McCoy’s pass blocking was actually terrible, which is why he didn’t see more work on third down last year.. Lenny was just okay in that department. Gio should get plenty of looks in 2021, and make sure Brady stays upright.
With a healthy OJ and Gronk, plus Gio on third downs.. maybe we won’t have to play the swing tackle as much as we did last year to protect Brady and give opposing defenses even more fits trying to cover all the weapons.
This signing all but guarantees we pass on an RB early in the draft which I’m very happy about… I’m hoping for DT/EDGE/CB/S in the first. Someone who can get on the field and make some plays.