The Locked On Bucs podcast returned to discuss the big moves the Buccaneers made on Tuesday and to decipher where the Bucs go from here.
David Harrison and I returned to airwaves courtesy of the Locked On Bucs podcast to discuss the big Buccaneers news from Tuesday. As you all know, Doug Martin was informed of his release early Tuesday while Chris Baker was cut later in the afternoon. Both moves were expected, but they leave questions about the roster moving forward.
The Bucs were going to be in the market for a running back one way or another. With the release of Martin, the lone backs left are Peyton Barber and JacQuizz Rodgers. Now, it seems likely the Bucs will double dip and not only sign one in free agency but draft one as well. We debate the best choices for those moves and how they would work within the team.
After the Baker release, some still believe that William Gholston and Robert Ayers will receive their walking papers. We break that down and discuss why releasing either – and especially both – would be counterproductive at this point for the Bucs and how it is likely we will see both players return to the Buccaneers this season.
We speculate on what other big roster moves could be made to increase cap space and help Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter put a roster together that will make fans forget all about what a disappointment 2017 was.
The Bucs are making the right moves so far, it’s just a matter of continuing that trend into free agency and the draft to maximize the window they have to compete. This team is not void of talent, but there are areas that were believed to be talented or deep that are not. Once those are fixed properly, the sky is the limit.
Check out the episode of Locked On Bucs with all these in-depth conversations below.