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Tampa 2 4 life
09-03-2007, 02:49 PM
BUCS SIGN TROTTER

Our friends at PewterReport.com report that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter to a one-year contract.

Trotter was unexpectedly released by the Eagles to cap his second tenure wit the team. He drew little interest beyond Tampa, and will bring his non-Cover 2 skills to a Cover 2 defense.

It really is a bad fit, in our view. Trotter doesn't have the speed to cover the deep zones that will be his assignment in the Cover 2 defense. So unless he's used only in clear running situations, he'll be a potential liability in the team's base defense.

Very interesting.

trkaline
09-03-2007, 02:51 PM
But to lose Simeon Rice and pick him up ehhhh,,,,,

diabsoule
09-03-2007, 03:13 PM
Decent addition. I guess he'll be their starting MLB instead of Barrett Ruud.

BigDawg819
09-03-2007, 03:13 PM
So now Gruden is collecting linebackers as well as quarterbacks?

SuperKevin
09-03-2007, 03:13 PM
Bad call in my opinion as Ruud is their MLB of the future

NIN1984
09-03-2007, 03:16 PM
Trotter is expected to focus on backing Barrett Ruud up in the middle. He doesn't have much left, but is veteran insurance behind a first-year starter.

that's from rotoworld.com

diabsoule
09-03-2007, 03:32 PM
Trotter is expected to focus on backing Barrett Ruud up in the middle. He doesn't have much left, but is veteran insurance behind a first-year starter.

that's from rotoworld.com

Now that makes sense.

Vikes99ej
09-03-2007, 03:37 PM
Doesn't seem like a Cover 2 LB, but whatever.

Addict
09-03-2007, 03:47 PM
Trotter is expected to focus on backing Barrett Ruud up in the middle. He doesn't have much left, but is veteran insurance behind a first-year starter.

that's from rotoworld.com

sounds fair enough.

any contract numbers?

A Perfect Score
09-03-2007, 03:47 PM
no no you have got it all wrong...gruden is gnuna force feed him till he is 290 lbs and make him play DT :P

PACKmanN
09-03-2007, 03:54 PM
Doesn't seem like a Cover 2 LB, but whatever.

don't the Eagles run some type of cover 2?

Seasonticketholder
09-03-2007, 03:57 PM
Trotter is past his prime. As a backup, it's an okay move for the Bucs. If Trotter comes in and is named the starter over Rudd, it will prove to be a terrible move on the Bucs part.

Paranoidmoonduck
09-03-2007, 03:59 PM
Not a good fit schematically, but if he sees time in running downs he could be a nice addition.

Caddy
09-03-2007, 04:33 PM
I like it as a little insurance for Ruud. The Bucs have a lot of cap room floating around anyway so investing in Trotter for a year to help on running downs won't be such a bad thing.

Chucky
09-03-2007, 04:51 PM
I like this move, as he brings leadership and experience to the team, but especcially to barret ruud, who he will be able to teach, and if the reports are true then the role that they are planning on using him for are perfect

princefielder28
09-03-2007, 04:57 PM
Keep adding vets to save Gruden's job

CARDIAC CAT 7
09-03-2007, 05:32 PM
Keep adding vets to save Gruden's job

Thats exactly why he got him, he needs to get the best team on the field for Week 1, not the future his job is on the line this year, Hes a great coach but football is a show me now sport.

ks_perfection
09-03-2007, 06:44 PM
Since its only a 1 yr deal they lose nothing by signing him and gain a little bit.

Splat
09-03-2007, 06:47 PM
This is a bad move he is a all right player but doesn't fit there system at all he can't cover.

etk
09-03-2007, 09:47 PM
He's not going to be required to cover anything. Trotter knows his role as do the coaches. He's a veteran leader who will play some special teams and provide an extra linebacker in running situations. Ruud will be our starter as projected and there's really no downside to this signing.

Don Vito
09-03-2007, 10:07 PM
I think Ruud will still start, Trotter will just be a stiuational guy. He is still a good run stopper, but he fits poorly into a tampa 2, especially at this stage of his career.

255979119
09-03-2007, 10:59 PM
don't the Eagles run some type of cover 2?

No, they do not.

Flyboy
09-04-2007, 12:00 AM
Sweet. Maybe Deuce McAllister can make him look foolish again. ;)

Beans
09-04-2007, 08:06 AM
Ruud's the starter, Trotter's only going to be the backup MLB. Which is good, because we don't have much depth there.

portermvp84
09-04-2007, 02:31 PM
I assume he was brought in for a leadership role.