Bucs consider another character problem

by Gary Shelton on March 19, 2015 · 4 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Bucs

Thursday, 9:59 a.m.

Once again, Lovie Smith has resisted temptation.

Once again, the headache has gone somewhere else.

Once again, the trouble a guy could cause on the field proved not to be worth the trouble he would cause off of it.

And so the Bucs took a pass on Greg Hardy, a pass rusher whose abilities could have helped win a game or two.

Once again, Lovie was fascinated by the prospect of what

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John Garvey March 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Most of what we hear on social media is how the Buccaneers blew it by not signing Hardy. Well, maybe louder obnoxious mouths prevail there. But anyone NOT deeply offended by Hardy’s treatment of women and the crime he was found GUILTY of is not the sort of fan I respect. MANY season ticket holders such as myself would have felt embarrassment, even shame, if Hardy was a Buccaneer. Hopefully, we all have women in our lives we love, wives, sisters, mothers and friends. Well think about THAT instead of a sack or two on Sunday. Thik HARD and realize the Buccaneers did the right thing this time.


Jim Willson March 19, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Well said Gary…..I agree.


Cecil DeBald March 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

IMHO, real people begin to cheer for a team because they like the players and coaches, and the team is doing pretty well: they become fans when they like the players and coaches over a stretch of time, and the team is doing pretty well. If for some period of time they don’t like the players and coaches, even if the team is doing ok, they become less fans and more watchers, as in, “I’ll watch if I have nothing better to do.” This is what has happened to the Bucs – not the record over the last 10 years or so, the fact that there have been too few players and coaches to like. People that want wins at any cost are not fans of a team, they have their ego all wrapped up with a team and are simply fans of themselves.


scott myers March 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Who knows, maybe Roger Goodell will grow some testicles and convert from invertebrate to vertebrate, and ban Hardy from the NFL for life.


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