Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Brate To Agent Regarding Extension With Bucs: “Get It Done” 1 week ago
Very nice contract for player and team!
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Inside The Contract Of Bucs CB Grimes 1 week ago
I love the contract! I really like Grimes, but the first news that i heard was that he signed for ten million. That seemed a bit risky considering that he was banged up a bit last year. Reading the details, I think that it is great; a good base salary with significants incentive for performance. Well done!
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs Re-Sign RB Barber 1 week ago
He is not likely to become the next Le’Veon Bell, but he may become a very good starter. They should try to sign a player like him for five years at about two million per year with incentives that could triple his pay in any year if he meets incentives. Even if it does not work out, with two years guaranteed, they only have four million dead…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs Re-Sign CB Grimes 1 week, 1 day ago
I agree. For one year, with the available cap space, money well spent. But, they still need another big FA CB signing.
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, SR’s Fab 5: Combine Freaks; Bucs Looking For Right Fit In Free Agency 2 weeks, 4 days ago
It is a shame that the Bucs left cap money in the bank last year that would have bought more than it will this year. The Bucs had the money to go after LT Andrew Whitworth and DE Calaiis Campbell. They “pinched pennies” and passed on two Pro Bowl players. It is hard to see who is worth spending the money on this year who will have Pro Bowl impact.
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bleacher Report’s 7-Round Mock Draft For The Bucs Is Eye-Opening 1 month, 1 week ago
Spotrac projects the Bucs to have $56 million in cap space after setting aside the draft pool money. That is enough to add a DE like DeMarcus Lawrence from Dallas, an OG like Andrew Norwell from Carolina, and a CB like Malcolm Butler from New England. With free agent signings like these, I could really like that draft. But, last year, the Bucs…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, SR’s Fab 5: Run Game, Defense Will Key Bucs’ Turnaround; Remember The Titans 1 month, 4 weeks ago
The Bucs do a good job limiting the commitment of guaranteed money to the first year or two of a contract. That makes it all the more puzzling that they do no “overstock” more. CB Haden mentioned in the article is such a failure to overstock. The one that has made me crazy all year is LT Andrew Whitworth who left the Bengals for the Rams in…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs Finish The Season 5-11; Will Pick Seventh In 2018 NFL Draft 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Winning feels great! But, it does not feel great when I think about three interceptions, a few other bad decisions that could have/should have been turnovers, the return for a touchdown and the effect of the win on every round of the draft. Winston needs a “QB whisperer” who can teach him to internalize disciplined decision making without…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Was Signing Jackson A Mistake For The Bucs? 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Jackson was not the problem. The offensive line should have been the priority in the off season. They did not get Whitworth in free agency, and they did not take Bolles or Ramczyk in the draft. With better blocking, Godwin would have been what they needed at WR, and Jackson would have been icing on the cake. The offensive line must create a…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, 2-Point Conversion: Gruden Returns In 2018; Winston Balled For The Bucs 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The way the draft stands right now, the best player on the board, and maybe the best player in the draft, looks to be 4-3 DE Bradley Chubb. This is not the time to let McCoy go or to change to a 3-4 defense. By all means, mix in some 3-4 looks to take advantage of LB strength. But, defense starts with the DL. When a special DL player comes to…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, 2-Point Conversion: Winston Needs To Reduce Turnovers In 2018 – Or Else 3 months, 1 week ago
The Martin fumble was unfortunate. But, he was trying to make something of a run that had been stuffed at the initial point of attack. Benching a guy for that kind of effort seems like a mistake. Extra ball security drills might be a better idea. But, another thing puzzles me. Once upon a time, Martin and Blount made a good combination.…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, PR Roundtable: How Many Wins Will Save Bucs Coaching Staff? 3 months, 4 weeks ago
The Bucs had the chance to sign elite offensive linemen in the 2017 free agency period. They had the chance to draft elite offensive linemen in the 2017 draft. They should have done both, and they failed to do either. That looks like Licht’s job to me, and he blew it.
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs at Saints: Most Disappointing 4 months, 2 weeks ago
“What many expected to be a breakthrough season for left tackle Donovan Smith has turned into his worst season so far in the NFL.”
The Bucs had the cash to bid for the best free agent LT, Andrew Whitworth. Now, the Rams have him.
The Bucs also had…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs’ Monday Mailbag 6-25: Evans Contract, RB Concerns And More 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Question: Who is the one person that the Bucs passed on in the draft that looking back you wish the Bucs would have drafted?
The Bucs were right to take Howard in the first. I wish that they would have moved up to take Budda Baker in the second. Reading the current Cover 3 article further convinces me that he is the kind of smart, quick…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs Monday Mailbag 6-19: Most Improved Unit, More Free Agents, Contract Years 9 months ago
Question: (Who) doesn’t get paid and ends up elsewhere in free agency?
Evan Smith – Unrestricted Free Agent 2018 – $4.5 M as back-up guard.
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, PFF: Bucs’ Evans, Falcons’ Jones Only “Elite” WRs from 2016 9 months ago
The Falcons were the 4th ranked rushing team with 20% more rushing yards than the 24th ranked Bucs.
Jones should get more yards after catch when the safeties are at the line of scrimmage trying to stop the run rather than down field sitting on Evans.
But, the Giants were the 29th ranked rushing team. So, safeties as free to sit on OJB as…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs RFA DE Jacquies Smith Visits with 49ers 11 months, 4 weeks ago
Matching a four year deal without a lot of guaranteed money would be great for the Bucs.
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs Lose Bradley McDougald; Signs With Seattle 12 months ago
Adding Wilcox and bringing back McDougald on the same terms as Conte would have been the safe way to go given the cap space the Bucs have, the injuries the Bucs have faced with Conte and the uncertainties of the draft.
Maybe a safety will look like the best player available when the Bucs have a pick in the first few rounds. Maybe the pick is…[Read more]
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, SR’s Fab 5: Jackson Wants Ross In Tampa Bay; Willis Could Help Bucs’ Pass Rush 1 year ago
I like John Ross. His injury history is scary. But, he has more than speed. He has very soft hands, tremendous ball awareness and great moves. I would roll the dice knowing that I might crap out.
Florida State’s LT Roderick Johnson would be an interesting second round pick.
Freeman Strickland commented on the post, Bucs Re-Sign Center Joe Hawley 1 year ago
Signing Hawley was the best move left.
PFF’s three highest rated UFA Centers still on the market were Hawley rated 76.0, Joe Sullivan, rated 76.6 and Nick Mangold rated 78.0. With the ratings that tight, Hawley made sense just for continuity and morale.
The Bucs can play with the group they have now to test the effect of a healthy Sweezy.…[Read more]
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