Tampa Bay Bucs purge franchise of Der...

Tampa Bay Bucs purge franchise of Derrick Brooks, Warrick Dunn,...

There are 63 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 25, 2009, titled Tampa Bay Bucs purge franchise of Derrick Brooks, Warrick Dunn,.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut some of the most notable players in franchise history, showing a clear direction for the franchise under new head coach Raheem Morris.

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Thanks Derrick

Brandon, FL

#22 Feb 25, 2009
Really wish DB could've stayed for one final season. I don't want to see him playing in another uniform. That's the NFL, but it's still a downer.
holy smoke

Titusville, FL

#23 Feb 25, 2009
holy carp.
abc

Miami, FL

#25 Feb 25, 2009
NE FL Native wrote:
Too bad we can't take these released players from the Bucs and the Jags (Fred Taylor) and create another Florida team that would actually win some games!
LOL good point...The Key West Limers.....i would so go to some games.
Barbara

Christmas, FL

#26 Feb 25, 2009
I think I am going to throw up

Guess the Dolphins are looking better to me
Austin

Gainesville, FL

#27 Feb 25, 2009
Boooooooooo! We'll see how this works out, but I agree that I'm not too sure about cutting DB. Or Warrick, for that matter.
JGJ

Orlando, FL

#28 Feb 25, 2009
DonteNCedric wrote:
Out wid da old...welcome the incoming NEW...
Stagnant and now refreshing..we like it..
Do's mo fos be complaining and whining about dare sensitivities wayy too long..now get a move on ol head..time for the youngsters to go to the BIG SHOW..getta a job wid da college degree in Afro Studies and Tribal Customs
Wow! You probably have trouble getting a date, don't you?
San209

Staunton, IL

#29 Feb 25, 2009
WTF??
Richard

Orlando, FL

#30 Feb 25, 2009
shine wrote:
Holly crap. We'll be lucky to win five games next season.
We'd have been lucky to win five WITH those players. The schedule is brutal next year.
Richard

Orlando, FL

#31 Feb 25, 2009
Dave wrote:
Looks like the Bucs of the 1980's are back. Cut salaries, play cheap, make money on revenue sharing, winning is secondary. Did Hugh Culverhouse's ghost possess the Glazers?
How about waiting until they actually have a chance to spend on free agents before saying the team is cheap?
su par

Deland, FL

#32 Feb 25, 2009
The end of an era. The beginning of a new one. Of all the major sports football shows no mercy when it is time to go.
Gary

Longwood, FL

#33 Feb 25, 2009
shine wrote:
On second thought. Joey, Ike and Cato are C grade players. We aren't losing much there.
And Derrick is getting O L D, so it is probably a good move to start over.

For the nay sayers who predict cheap, 5 games, etc. You have no idea what they are going to do. Shut up, listen and watch.

Since: May 08

Orlando

#34 Feb 25, 2009
Just read on another message board that the Bucs are shooting for Tebow when he joins the NFL...!!! Thought that was funny,'cos, even though it'd suck to lose, it might be true! Not sure how good he'd be at QB in the NFL though...
Jon

Orlando, FL

#35 Feb 25, 2009
Hate to see Derrick go, but this had to be done. You cant compete with all these fossils on the team. Time to pick up a couple big free agents and get things back to they were when dungy was here.
confused

Alpharetta, GA

#36 Feb 25, 2009
Warrick Dunn scored 2 TDs last year and rushed for only 786. Teams can't win with that kind of performance. Granted he added another 330 in receiving yards, but I think there are some backs out there that can perform at a better level. Love the guy off field, but I can see this cut.

Joey Galloway played what, a half a game all year? He's getting old, so no surprise there.

Ike Hilliard, while the #2 receiver, only had 424 yards last year. Is that the production you want from your #2? He's getting up there in age as well.

Brooks is a shame. Love the guy... but I loved John Lynch more, who was cut way before his time was due. Brooks has had the opportunity to train the new young blood leaders on the team in Adams and Talib.

I look forward to seeing who we pick up in the FA pool before casting my vote on these moves. But so far, while it's sad from a history perspective, it could mean good things in the future. If the front office makes the right next moves.
GottaBeAJoke

Lake Alfred, FL

#37 Feb 25, 2009
Are we being "punked"? Seriously, is this for real???

“You are by what you do!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#38 Feb 25, 2009
I guess that's the format that a lot of teams follow as new coaching staff enters the scene with plans on placing their own identifying stamp impression on the clubhouse: In with new and fresh raw talent and out with old dinosaurs who may disrupt the authority that's plans on being established. So so long Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn, and others!!

I would think that with the talent that Cato June has - at the very least the Bucs organization would attempt to trade his value rather than flat out cut him loose!!
big vern

Lady Lake, FL

#39 Feb 25, 2009
now the only thing left for the bucs to do is to go back to the orange and white uniforms, because the losing will surely come with all the changes that are being made at one time...and don't forget the helmet with the pirate eating the knife....
DMF

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#40 Feb 25, 2009
confused wrote:
Warrick Dunn scored 2 TDs last year and rushed for only 786. Teams can't win with that kind of performance. Granted he added another 330 in receiving yards, but I think there are some backs out there that can perform at a better level. Love the guy off field, but I can see this cut.
Joey Galloway played what, a half a game all year? He's getting old, so no surprise there.
Ike Hilliard, while the #2 receiver, only had 424 yards last year. Is that the production you want from your #2? He's getting up there in age as well.
Brooks is a shame. Love the guy... but I loved John Lynch more, who was cut way before his time was due. Brooks has had the opportunity to train the new young blood leaders on the team in Adams and Talib.
I look forward to seeing who we pick up in the FA pool before casting my vote on these moves. But so far, while it's sad from a history perspective, it could mean good things in the future. If the front office makes the right next moves.
Dunn played mostly 3rd downs and still almost had a grand rushing.
shizer

Orlando, FL

#41 Feb 25, 2009
Well what do you expect when you lose EVERY SINGLE game in December, almost guaranteed the playoffs entering into December and all they needed was ONE SINGLE win and they lost horribly against crappy teams. They had to go. Good riddance, they choked epically last season. What makes you think these same guys would do any better next season, NOTHING.
brooks

Cocoa Beach, FL

#42 Feb 25, 2009
surprise?

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