The Current State Of The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers overcame a brutal travel schedule created by the NFL that played a role in a disappointing 2-6 start in the 2019 season – the first with head coach Bruce Arians at the helm – to finish 5-2 down the stretch for a 7-9 record. While that is a two-game improvement over Tampa Bay’s 5-11 finishes to both the 2017 and ’18 campaigns, the Bucs had a chance to wind up with a 9-7 record, but dropped their two last home games against Houston and Atlanta.

Now Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht and Arians need to make one of the biggest decisions in franchise history – to carry on with former 2015 first-round pick Jameis Winston or move in a different direction at quarterback. Winston is coming off a record-setting season in which he threw for 5,109 yards with 33 touchdowns, but also became the first QB in NFL history to throw at least 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

Bucs GM Jason Licht
Bucs GM Jason Licht – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Not all of the Bucs’ nine losses were on Winston, but his seven pick-sixes last year certainly didn’t help, and set a dubious NFL record. Wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin each made it to the Pro Bowl along with outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who led the league with 19.5 sacks, which broke Warren Sapp’s franchise record of 16.5. Barrett was the best free agent signing in the NFL last year, and helped Todd Bowles’ 3-4 defense become a formidable unit by the end of the season after Tampa Bay’s young secondary got shredded in the first half of the year, but improved in December.

The Bucs recorded 47 sacks last year, which was the second-most in team history, and now Barrett, outside linebackers Jason Pierre-Paul and Carl Nassib are unrestricted free agents, along with defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh, Beau Allen and Rakeem Nunez-Roches. Aside from figuring out the QB position, Licht and Arians will attempt to re-sign nearly all of the free agents on the defensive side of the ball to keep the defense intact.

Other free agents on the Bucs offense include right tackle Demar Dotson, who will turn 35 this year, running back Peyton Barber and third-string receiver Breshad Perriman, who stepped up big down the stretch for Tampa Bay when Evans and Godwin saw their seasons come to a premature end in December due to hamstring injuries. There is a chance Dotson returns on a one-year deal to provide some veteran leadership and help groom a young offensive tackle as Tampa Bay is likely to address the position early in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Bucs RT Demar Dotson - Photo by: Mary Holt/PR
Bucs RT Demar Dotson – Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

Barber likely won’t return unless for a cheap, one-year deal to provide competition in training camp because he knows the offense. He lost his starting job to Ronald Jones II last December and probably won’t have much of a market in free agency.

While Perriman had a career year in terms of production, there are two schools of thought on his potential return to Tampa Bay. First, he may have priced himself out of the Bucs’ reach and could fetch a deal worth in excess of $6 million that the team likely wouldn’t match. Or, with just half a season’s worth of production and a draft that is super deep at the receiver position, there might not be much of a market for Perriman as a result, and he could come back to the Bucs on a similar one-year, $4 million deal once again.

Explaining Pewter Report’s Bucs Battle Plans For The 2020 Offseason

PewterReport.com writers Scott Reynolds, Mark Cook, Jon Ledyard, Matt Matera and Taylor Jenkins have devised their own Bucs’ Battle Plans For The 2020 Offseason that feature free agent signings, trades, roster moves and draft picks designed to aid Tampa Bay’s quest to end a playoff drought that has lasted since 2008. This is the fourth Bucs Battle Plan in our series, so let me know what you think of it in the comments section below.

Remember, these Bucs Battle Plans are how the PewterReport.com staff members would reshape the team this offseason – not necessarily what we think Tampa Bay will do in free agency and the draft, although there could be some overlap with certain players the team may be targeting.

The Bucs begin the 2020 offseason with approximately approximately $80 million in available salary cap space, according to OverTheCap.com. Salary cap information and contract data from both OverTheCap.com and Spotrac.com were used in the Bucs Battle Plan series.

Matera’s Bucs Battle Plan For The 2020 Offseason

Trade Away TE Cam Brate
*Record scratches* “Wait, you’re not trading O.J. Howard?” No, I’m not. This isn’t a slight against Brate but at $6 million a year on his contract, that money can be used elsewhere in a year where it’s going to be all hands on deck to try and re-sign some of their top players on the defensive side of the ball and some other big free agents. So Brate gets traded to Green Bay Packers for a fourth-round pick. Green Bay just released Jimmy Graham, and Marcedes Lewis is set to become a free agent, so the Packers only have two unproven tight ends on the roster. The Bucs get at least something back in return as opposed to cutting Brate.

I’m aware that Brate and Jameis Winston have a strong chemistry with each other in the passing game, but let’s face it, Bruce Arians’ offense doesn’t utilize the tight end position enough, and it doesn’t look like it will. The offense went through Mike Evans and Chris Godwin last year with resounding success, and that will continue to happen regardless of who’s at tight end.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate
Bucs TE Cameron Brate – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

So why keep Howard over Brate? For starters, Howard is more cost effective this season, but it goes beyond that. Howard had a down year last season, but he still has a higher ceiling than Brate does. Despite a disappointing year, Howard’s 459 receiving yards were 148 more than Brate’s 311 yards even while playing in two less games. Between the two, Howard is considered a better blocker, and the Bucs have solid depth at tight end with strongest blocker in Antony Auclair and an athletic basketball player-turned-football player Codey McElroy.

You might call me crazy, but I’m not ready to give up on Howard just yet. Let’s see if he can have a bounce back year and return to the kind of player he was back in 2018. We live in a world where we want instant gratification and instant answers so we can jump to conclusions, but that isn’t always the case.

Remember how bad a rookie year running back Ronald Jones II had and everyone was ready to move on from him until he improved last season? Remember when everyone was ready to cut wide receiver Breshad Perriman by Week 9 before he went off at the end of the year? Some things take more time to develop than others, and I think Howard gets back on track this season. The Bucs get another fourth-round pick in this trade and now have $86 million in cap room.

Bucs’ 2020 Draft Picks

Round 1, 14th overall
Round 2, 45th overall
Round 3, 76th overall
Round 4, 117th overall
Round 4, 136th overall (From GB)
Round 4, 139th overall (comp pick)
Round 5, 161st overall
Round 6, 194th overall

Buccaneers’ Cuts

The only cut I’m making to this roster is releasing backup quarterback Ryan Griffin opening up $1.6 million in cap space. At 30 years old, Griffin finally played a regular season snap in 2019, which is kind of bizarre that it took that long to make a debut. Griffin isn’t the answer for the Bucs at quarterback, so it’s just best they move on after spending five seasons in Tampa bay.

I’m also asking Ryan Jensen to take a pay cut and from $10 million to $8 million, creating an additional $2 million in cap space. This puts the Bucs at $89.6 million in cap room for free agency after these moves.

Unrestricted Free Agent Re-Signings 

QB Jamies Winston – Franchise Tag, $26.8 Million 
Winston had one of the more unique seasons in NFL history being the first QB to enter the 30-30 club, and the only thing just as compelling as that is the amount of quarterbacks that could be available when free agency comes about. After searching through who’s left after the first domino falls, Winston looks to be the Bucs’ best choice, even with a franchise tag.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston
Bucs QB Jameis Winston – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Tannehill, and the list goes on for quarterbacks on the market. Obviously it starts with Brady and the decision he’ll make, but if I’ve learned anything watching football it’s that you never count the New England Patriots out. Inevitably, I think Brady returns to the Patriots, which takes him off the Bucs’ board. This shuts down a couple other scenarios in which Brady goes to Las Vegas and thus Derek Carr becomes available and a target for Tampa Bay.

With Brady off the board, that leaves Rivers as the next viable option, but his former assistant coach, Nick Sirianni, is now the offensive coordinator for the Colts, so Rivers is off to Indy. Quite frankly, I would take Winston over an aging Rivers even if Rivers had interest with the Bucs. That leaves Bridgewater as the next choice, and while I don’t hate the idea of Bridgewater in red and pewter, I don’t think he’s the best fit with his abilities in Arians’ type of offense compared to what Winston can do.

As for why I’m choosing to franchise tag Winston over signing him long – he just hasn’t earned a long-term contract yet, even after five years. Don’t get me wrong, I love the talent Winston has and the downfield passing that he brings to the Bucs offense, but his costly interceptions have dragged the Bucs down far too much. We keep saying that if Winston can put it all together that he could be one of the best in the league, but at some point we have to stop waiting and actually see it come to fruition. There’s no way you can justify paying Winston over $30 million a season or letting him be a top-five paid quarterback in this league when he’s never had a winning season or reached the playoffs.

With that said, there’s still a lot to like about Winston with his league best 5,109 passing yards and second best 33 touchdowns. I’m really intrigued to see what Winston can do in his second year in Arians offense if he can limit the turners. I tend to believe what Carson Palmer said, where he thinks Winston can have a massive year.

By franchising him, the Bucs get one more year to unlock the best of Winston, and the $26.8 million is just a $6.8 million pay bump from Winston’s salary last year. If he performs well, Tampa Bay can sign him to a contract next season, and if he struggles, then the team can cut bait. But make no mistake about it, this is Winston’s last straw. If the Bucs finish the season and are still unsure if Winston is their guy, it’s time to move on.

Bucs OLB Shaquil Barrett
Bucs OLB Shaquil Barrett – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

OLB Shaq Barrett – 4 years, $68 million
Barrett led the league with 19.5 sacks and cashes in on betting on himself with a big deal. The Bucs get their best pass rusher back, who won’t be any less motivated now with a new deal.

OLB Jason Pierre-Paul – 2 years, $22 million
It was miraculous how Pierre-Paul was able to come back from a fractured vertebrae and still record 8.5 sacks. He’s been worth every dollar since the Bucs traded for him two offseason ago, and now they lock him up for another two.

DT Ndamukong Suh – 1 year, $7 million
The Bucs and Suh go for one more year as Suh was an intricate part in having the best run defense in the NFL. This maintains a scary duo of Suh and Vita Vea up front.

RT Demar Dotson – 1 year, $2.5 million
Dotson comes back for half of what he cost the year before. He’ll compete for starting right tackle with whoever the Bucs draft, but will primarily be a top backup and a mentor.

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches – 2 years, $1.6 million
Nachos’ high energy play and versatility at the young age of 26 makes him an interesting case for the Bucs to keep in the rotation on the defensive line. He gets rewarded with a two-year deal.

OL Earl Watford – 1 year, $900,000
Watford is well liked among his teammates and is a solid backup along the offensive line.

ILB Kevin Minter – 1 year, $900,000
Minter is a good backup at linebacker and did a great job stepping up as a starter when Devin White missed some time. He brings important depth to the position.

Bucs ILB Kevin Minter
Bucs ILB Kevin Minter – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Josh Wells – 1 year, $800,000
On an inexpensive contract, Wells helps build out the roster on the offensive line.

Blaine Gabbert – 1 year, $1 million
Gabbert didn’t get to suit up last year after dislocating his shoulder in the preseason. This year he gets the chance to dress on game day and bring more knowledge about Arians’ offense.

Ryan Smith – 1 year, $1 million
Smith’s value on special teams can’t be undervalued, and that’s what keeps him with the Bucs this season.

New Free Agent Signings 

FS Tre Boston – 2 years, $8 million
I know Jon Ledyard had this in his battle plan on Wednesday, but I promise you that I had this in my plans as well. The Bucs secondary across the board is young, and while it’s good that they’ve grown together, it wouldn’t hurt to have a veteran presence like Boston back there to strengthen the Bucs most vulnerable position on defense.

What Boston brings to the Bucs is something that has been missing from the Bucs safeties, or even the entire secondary for that matter, and that’s turnovers. He’s had 11 over the past three years and is considered a very good cover safety. He’s been healthy as well playing in all 16 games last year, which is something the Bucs haven’t seen from the free safety position. Boston has been looking for a pay day after three one-year deals of no more than $2 million, so he’s happy with doubling his salary and getting another year of security.

RB Melvin Gordon – 3 years, $20 million
When it comes to defending quarterback Winston over why the Bucs have struggled, what do most people point to? They say Winston has never had a defense or a running game. Well, after shoring-up free safety, the Bucs address the next part by signing an established upper tier running back and reshaping Tampa Bay’s ground game. Drafting a running back is fine, and the Bucs will do that, but you might not know what you’re going to get with a rookie, but with Gordon, you can be sure.

I know Gordon had a less than stellar season in his last year with the Chargers, but I attribute that to his holdout having an impact on getting into game shape. Give Gordon a full offseason and he’ll be back to form. Even in a limited amount of time, Gordon still managed to score nine touchdowns in 12 games, and has reached the end zone 23 times over the last two years while boasting an average of 4.45 yards per carry. Arians still wants to pound the rock and Gordon has the combination of physicality and speed to be the guy to change the Bucs’ rushing woes.

But it doesn’t stop there. Arians also loves a running back that can be a receiver, and Gordon is comfortable in that area as well. He may have been overshadowed by Austin Ekeler as a receiving back, but that doesn’t mean Gordon can’t get the job done as he had a personal best in 2018 with 490 receiving yards and four touchdowns. I think the NFL is starting to realize that you don’t need to pay exorbitant amounts of money to running backs like a $13 million per year deal that Le’Veon Bell got, so while Gordon’s market value may say $8.5 million, this team can get him at a cheaper cost than that, especially factoring in that Derrick Henry is the top running back available.

Unrestricted Free Agents Not Re-Signed 

OLB Carl Nassib
Nassib is the odd man out in a room of edge rushers that need to be re-signed. He was important to the Bucs and was also a captain, but the production can be found elsewhere with Anthony Nelson as his replacement.

Bucs OLB Carl Nassib
Bucs OLB Carl Nassib – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

WR Breshad Perriman
Perriman had a great run down the stretch of the 2019 season which probably has priced himself out of Tampa Bay. Perriman’s market value is $8.7 million on Spotrac, which is way too much for a third-string receiver.

RB Peyton Barber
Barber didn’t have a season that really wowed anyone and struggled at times in short yardage situations. The Bucs will be looking elsewhere for a running back.

DT Beau Allen
He’s a great teammate in the locker room and Allen’s presence will be missed, but Rakeem Nunez-Roches is younger and the Bucs could also go with a DT in the draft.

S Darian Stewart
Stewart is an aging veteran in the later stages of his career. The Bucs will be looking to add a new safety this offseason.

OLB Sam Acho
Acho was brought in during the middle of the year and mostly played special teams. His production can be found with younger talent.

RT Jerald Hawkins
With the Bucs looking at offensive linemen in the draft, they move on from Hawkins with the roster.

FS Andrew Adams
Adams has talent and showed bright spots on the defense, but the safety position is going to be crowded when it’s all said and done, and Adams falls victim to the numbers game.

Restricted Rights Free Agents Signed 

TE Antony Auclair – 1 year, $2 million
He’s the Bucs best blocking tight end who is showing improvements in the passing game. With Brate getting traded, Auclair has a chance to really break out this season.

Exclusive Rights Free Agents Signed 

WR Bryant Mitchell – 1 year, $700,000
Mitchell had a promising training camp until he tore his Achilles in the first preseason game of the season. Arians said Mitchell was in the running for the fifth wide receiver spot, and will likely be at it again this year.

That’s about $6.3 million left over to sign draft picks and players in season.

Exclusive Rights Free Agents Not Re-Signed 

S Orion Stewart
Stewart unfortunately tore his ACL at training camp last year, and with new players coming into the mix at safety, there’s no room for him on the roster.

TE Tanner Hudson – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

OL Mike Liedtke
Adding new offensive linemen in the draft means someone’s got to go, and that’s Liedtke in this situation.

TE Tanner Hudson
Hudson showed excellent receiving prowess in the preseason as the Bucs’ top pass catcher but he couldn’t translate that over into the regular season. Hudson’s blocking it a liability as well. I probably would have kept him, but budget cuts had to be made.

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BucWonder
2 months ago

I don’t love this plan but I can live with it and it may be the most realistic plan yet. Not as sure about Gordon as Matt is, but good insight about the rest.

Go Bucs!

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fanofdabucs
2 months ago

Well done!

Only thing I disagree with is signing Gordan and drafting Akers.

I believe someone will be willing to pay Gordon more than what you suggested.

Other than that, I’d be stoked if this offseason went that well

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thegeebo
2 months ago

Another plan with Winston? Pass. He ain’t coming back, and we should all be thankful.

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FLBoy84
2 months ago

Find it interesting you discount Bridgewater as not being a fit in BA’s offense, and then turn around and draft the QB with one of the weakest arms in the draft.

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Alldaway 2.0
2 months ago

I give this plan an A.

I think people are sleeping on Fromm now. By doubling up on OL and RB while adding to DL is a very good recipe for success.

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chefboho
2 months ago

None of these plans will ever fit into what we would call “a perfect scenario” . I understand you do the best you can. I like this plan safe for a few things. I don’t want Gordon for $7-9 million and there’s also no way Cam Akers lasts till the third round. All your off season moves I like and could stand behind. With Winston it’s a coin toss. If I’m not getting Brady, then I’ll take Winston over the rest of them for this coming season. I give it a B+ as I too feel this is the most… Read more »

Alldaway 2.0
2 months ago

And as I said in the other battle plan but Tre Boston is way too good to pass up. This guy has loads of experience and still is young enough to be around for a bit. The fact that he generates turnovers is a bonus.

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Pete Wood
2 months ago

I love this plan! Hands down, the best battle plan. You had me when you cut Ryan Griffin, a move that nobody else thinks necessary.
No real complaints except I would have loved a trade down in the first, but you can’t have everything.
I give it an A.
Nice job.

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2 months ago

My favorite plan so far; nice work Taylor.

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WhatTheBuc
2 months ago

I agree with fan. Why would you draft Akers after signing Gordon with Jones on the roster. Chef, Most people have Akers in the 3rd or 4th round. Fromm looked bad at the combine. He has a weak arm and missed 3 throws in a row with no defense. Why would anybody franchise Winston? To keep him from who? There is no clear path for Winston to get a starting job anywhere else. If you want Winston, let him test the backup QB market and sign him for 13 million. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating+13-6 Rating: +7. From 19… Read more »

Jdgamble31
2 months ago

I also like this battle plan, I agree the most realistic and effective
~I’ve warmed on franchising Jameis
~agree we should trade Brate over O.J.
~love the idea of flooding the RBs with Gordon and Akers
~focusing on the lines in the draft Is the way to go
~take advantage of the deep WR class with a later round pick

Overall 👍👍👍

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Jdgamble31
2 months ago

^^^Also adding to the S group via FA is the way to go ^^^

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geno711
2 months ago

I am ok with this plan generally. Not personally much of a Winston fan but if BA wants to keep him, then I will be ok with that – as the coach knows more than I. I tend to disagree with What the Buc. I hope Akers could last to the mid 3rd round. I think he is in most teams top 5 running backs. I would be happy with him as value there. Anthony Thomas is certainly good for a 1st round pick as well. This year Pewter report is a little higher on combine/underwear guys more than other… Read more »

fredster
2 months ago

I seriously doubt Brady leaves New England and comes here. I remember Bridgewater when he was a starter he wasn’t good and he’s not durable. Your spot on about Rivers he’s not an upgrade over Winston. I like this plan overall. Makes sense about Howard over Brate. Not sure about Howard though, guess we will find out this year.

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BUC-ASS-BOB
2 months ago

Matera maybe you did not understand Bruce Arians has said he was going all-in on Brady, He is done with the Bust Winston, You Head in the sand let me spell it for you B U S T bust! You suppose to be informed, Not great chance to get Brady but how do you think they keep Winston after saying he is not the first choice. Do you think they would say that if they were going to keep him? Ok time for the Pewter ghost thumbs down hit me with 10 -15 of them in 3 minutes like the… Read more »

Borkdog
2 months ago

not a fan of your selection of 2 rbs, bc one injury from end of year with another hamstring pull in early season of one of our pro-bowl WRs. would rather have 2 WRs or a game-changer at 3 wr who can play two in emergency. dont need 2 rbs with those costs, and i believe in 4th can get AJ DILLON and great bruiser/pounder for change up from jones. im not sold on OL at 14, (would get FA OL to play RT or get another yr from doty) but good with OG/C in draft to challenge CAPPA and… Read more »

cgmaster27
2 months ago

@bucass as usual you just spout stupidity without even understanding the context. This isnt what they THINK the bucs are going to do. This is what THEY would do. See how that works? And you wonder why people hit you with so many thumbsdowns so quickly. Its because you insult anyone who doesnt agree with you, then spew allover your keyboard and see what sticks.
Is jameis is resigned, hell be 1-0 before the season ever starts because according to you, you’ll stop posting.

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seat26
2 months ago

I like keeping a QB that had a 51 hundred yard season with 33 Tds. Going after a 43 year old QB who will likely not be able to play more than one year, is absurd.
Tag Winston and draft a young QB, as plan b. Just not in the 1st round unless an amazing choice falls into your lap. And draft in the trenches over and over.

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SappAttack
2 months ago

Overall pretty great, but too much capital in the running game. It’s Gordon or Akers not both in my book. I could argue either but not both. Proven stud you plugin for the next three years or the cap to extend Godwin with the rookie back. Probably the latter

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SaskBucs
2 months ago

Well done Matt. I agree with Sappattack and others who have said this seems most realistic.

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surferdudes
2 months ago

To many good RB’s in the draft to sign Gordon, never been a big fan of signing FA backs. Why franchise Jameis? What other team is going to pay him 27 million to start? If you really want to bring the ATM back it’s about time he competes for the job, Gabbert, and Fromm is not a good back up plan.

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Boca James (Boca Raton Florida)

I like your draft a lot! But I dont like picking up Gordon and who knows about the QB situation. I do like Fromm in the 4th…… but will he be there?

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Dman
2 months ago

I like the plan, Matt. Shores up the O line, adds depth on D line, takes care of S, reshapes RB position, normalizes the TE position. Keeping Gabbert one more year makes and is economical. Some of the moves may not be realistic outside of signing Boston though. Have always liked Gordon but I think he’ll sign for more. Like Akers but not sure he’ll last to RD 3 and same with Fromm in RD 4. [Not sure why he’s getting passed over in the draft discussion] Have to say keeping Jameis at this point feels weird. For whatever reason,… Read more »

The Wall
2 months ago

Really? Trading Brate, keeping Winston and Howard? I never saw this coming. Brate, A proven tight end and, before Arians, Winston’s favorite target? The only reason you would keep Howard is his “potential” and his draft position. He plays soft and he generally falls down after the catch. He hasn’t earned a thing.

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The Wall
2 months ago

If the coaching staff isn’t smart enough to use their tight ends, what makes you think they can be smart enough to use Fromm, a quarterback that can’t make the throws down the field?

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BUC-ASS-BOB
2 months ago

Unbelievable humans are raised in a country with schools that do not teach them how to count. 30 INTS is almost triple the average 30 INTS is more than the combined 2019 ints of Patrick Mahomes Drew Brees Lamar Jackson Case Keenum Joe Flacco Ryan Tannehill To the moron that can not understand INTS are bad they lose games, Winston will not stop throwing ints 6 years if you count last year at FSU 3 coaches a QB whisper all failed to stop the turnovers never mind the hot potato fumbles that lead the league To slow learners, mentally challenged… Read more »

Spitfire
2 months ago

This sounds like a plan that could actually happen. It covers all needs and fields a solid team. I wouldn’t hate if something like this came true. I just wants FA to get here already and bring on the draft!

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Horse
2 months ago

eh. ..

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DT25
2 months ago

You had me til Melvin Gordon, who RoJo actually played better than in every sense of being a RB last season. Better YPC. Fewer drops (which was supposed to be RoJo’s weakness). You’re paying Gordon premium RB money on past accomplishments…no thanks. Use that money on a better safety than Tre Boston instead, like Anthony Harris, and draft another RB to replace Barber…then this battle plan looks much better.

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DT25
2 months ago

Really, even the draft looks great, imo. Thomas, Gallimore, Akers, Harris, Fromm, AND Robinson would be a huge haul. But why muddy the backfield with Gordon when you have Akers and RoJo? Use that money more wisely on a top FS and I’d easily consider this the best battle plan so far.

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EricNV
2 months ago

Looks like the best battle plan yet, except for keeping Winston although that may be the most realistic option moving forward.

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Johnny Cannons
2 months ago

The only real beef I have is that I don’t get the fascination with Melvin Gordon. Dude just seems a shade above average to me, and didn’t do much to help himself after the holdout last year. With that in mind I’d rather let someone else devote that cap space to him or try to bargain him down. Other than that, quite a bit to like. Fromm in the 4th seems about right. Akers in the 3rd is damn good. Really like the whole draft class here. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating0-2 Rating: -2. From 2 votes. Please wait...

OneBucPerson
2 months ago

This is actually pretty solid over all, mind you I’m not a fan of signing Tre Boston when there are significantly better FS options out there nor do I like the idea of signing a big money RB AND drafting an RB highly when we really only need 1 or the other, but over all it’s solid.

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