This season has been so long that some Buccaneers fans forgot Cole Beasley was on the team. His recent move is a slap in the face to Tampa.
2022 has mostly been a season to forget for the Buccaneers and their fanbase. This has likely just been a lot of build for a disappointing end that may or may not include the playoffs, and it makes sense that it feels like the start of the season was years ago.
Cole Beasley joining the Buccaneers and then retiring shortly after (when the Bucs still had a need at wide receiver) is just one of those facts that has generally slipped away as people have been focusing on other areas.
Still, that move was weird, but it wasn’t a slap in the face yet. Players come back to the game and realize it isn’t for them. That kind of thing happens, and it seemed like a good move for Beasley to make that decision quickly.
Now, Beasley has slapped the Bucs in the face by signing with the Bills in the same season that he left Tampa for family reasons.
This move makes it seem like the reasons Beasley gave to leave the Bucs was all a lie to get out of a bad situation in Tampa.
The Bucs are a bad team that don’t have much of a chance at a deep playoff run. The Bills are a great team that make a compelling case as one of the two best teams in the league.
Leaving Tampa for family concerns makes sense on its face, but it is clear that this move was more about winning than family. It would have been better if Cole Beasley had just said that there wasn’t a fit with the Buccaneers. That would’ve at least been more honest than this.
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