10 simple rules for NFL free agency

by Gary Shelton on February 18, 2016 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Tuesday, 6 a.m.

In the past, the Bucs have treated free agency like a shopping spree, jamming every player possible into their basket. They would run up and down the aisles, grabbing every  guy possible before the other bad teams in the league could overpay them. They tried to turn other team's average players int0 their stars.

It didn't work.

In other years, the Bucs have looked at free agency from a distance. They avoided talent like a bad idea. Other teams found help, but the Bucs sat it out. In those years that the Bucs were cheaper than other teams, they tried to pass it off as smarter.

That didn't work either.

Now, under general manager Jason Licht, the message is kind of mixed. Yeah, he's going to go after the big fish, but no, he isn't spending money just to spend it. He's going to shop smart, but he's going to be ready to pull the trigger.

You can understand. The Bucs have tried different approaches to

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