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Bucs looking at Incognito, traded for Mankins

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carolina-chuck    2,761

Not feeling this opener. I didn't drink the mccown kool aid but if they can just hammer the ball up the middle and then work play action off that we're done.

I'm worried about our run D.

Well, our DLine.

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SOJA    5,400

can mankins play tackle? otherwise I don't really care

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watDog    0

Not feeling this opener. I didn't drink the mccown kool aid but if they can just hammer the ball up the middle and then work play action off that we're done.

 

Chicken littleshits everywhere.

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gettlemanjack    2,319

Everyone keeps saying "just a 4th rounder" and are ignoring TE Tim Wright being in the deal. This could say something about the health of Gronk or just the fact that they want to go back to a solid 2 TE set. I can see him being a big part of their offense this year.

Wright is a big, athletic TE who fits the Patriots perfectly and scoring 5 TD's and almost 600 yds in his rookie season is nothing to ignore. Plus it frees up $5.8m in cap space for them.

Rotoworld:

"Wright is a natural fit to potentially fill the old Aaron Hernandez role. He's an athletic catch-first TE that was a former college wideout at Rutgers before posting an impressive 54-571-5 line as a rookie with Mike Glennon as his QB

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Coach Lovie Smith said the Bucs have "big plans" for TE Tim Wright in the passing game. That's despite the Bucs' additions of 28 yr old TE Brandon Myers (signed to a $4.25 million contract) and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (early 2nd R pick) ... Lovie Smith envisions Wright winning matchups against linebackers and safeties, which is certainly something he can do as an oversized slot threat.

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coach Greg Schiano showered praise on his rookie tight end last season: "Timmy Wright is quickly becoming a really tough tight end to cover in this league," coach Greg Schiano said."

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*FreeFua*    7,525

Valid. That's part of the deal too.

Lovie Smith was recently quoted as saying that Wright "hasn't played as well as he should be playing" so I guess they're not that worried about parting with him.

I think they also really like ASJ

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ctrcat    2,447

Not feeling this opener. I didn't drink the mccown kool aid but if they can just hammer the ball up the middle and then work play action off that we're done.

I'm feeling a dogfight that can go either way, but we're still the better football team. No excuses.

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CarolinaSamurai    1,488

They just made a trade with the patriots

Edit: the Patriots have agreed to parameters of a trade to send Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Bucs for a pick and TE Tim Wright

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