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Bucs bring back a Rutgers player

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With players like tackle Donald Penn deciding to speak out about the treatment of quarterback Josh Freeman, maybe the Bucs should take a page from the Patriots’ personnel playbook and sign a bunch of guys who played for Greg Schiano at Rutgers.

As expected, former Rutgers (and Patriots) receiver Tiquan Underwood has been re-signed by the Bucs, a day after Kevin Ogletree was cut.  Underwood and Chris Owusu join the effort to take advantage of the underneath routes that are open, given all the attention that is paid to Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.

With Underwood, coach Greg Schiano also gets a player he recruited and coached at Rutgers.  Schiano currently is under siege; the more guys he can get who know him and understand him and won’t complain about him privately or publicly, the better the chance that the heat will get turned down.

Of course, it helps if Schiano also gets some former Rutgers players who can help him win games.  For now, though, issues unrelated to raw talent seem to be contributing to the team’s struggles.

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19 Responses to “Bucs bring back a Rutgers player”
  1. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 2, 2013 10:19 AM

    Of course, it helps if Schiano also gets some former Rutgers players who can help him win games…50% in college and 39% in the pros.

  2. nfloracle says: Oct 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    I want a haircut like that one!

  3. tpa43 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:27 AM

    Isn’t Rutgers a Big East School? Does that conference even exist anymore?

  4. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 2, 2013 10:27 AM

    Beyond his chill haircut, I have no idea how Underwood gets even the temporary jobs that he continues to get in the NFL. He’s just awful.

  5. jmpft says: Oct 2, 2013 10:28 AM

    You should see it after he takes off the helmet. Hope he puts in more work on his game than his hair.

  6. lightcleric says: Oct 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    That hair…it’s like he fell asleep with a bucket on his head…

  7. bennyb82 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:40 AM

    I wonder if Schiano would even have a college job if Ray Rice played elsewhere…

  8. pigskinaholic says: Oct 2, 2013 10:47 AM

    At first I was all WTF Rutgers again??

    When you actually read who it is though. Underwood is better than Ogletree.. this was a good re-sign

  9. theroc5156 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:50 AM

    A deal for Kenny Britt won’t be far behind.

  10. deathmonkey41 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:54 AM

    I think Underwood was in Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

  11. huhsj says: Oct 2, 2013 11:07 AM

    Underwood keeps getting jobs because he has ok size and ran 4.41 at the combine. That will get you a job as a 5th or 6th WR

  12. earpaniac says: Oct 2, 2013 11:19 AM

    I did not know the guy from Kid N Play was with Rutgers or the Bucs.

  13. cheapglazers says: Oct 2, 2013 11:19 AM

    Reminds me of Freddie Mitchell. Let’s all thanks his hands.

  14. chrisbradley9 says: Oct 2, 2013 11:32 AM

    You know your time might be up as a coach when the media says “Bucs bring back a Rutgers player” instead of “Bucs bring back a former player”! This circus needs to move out of Tampa. Here is a hint! The U-Conn job is open and available.

  15. thehuddleisondeathrow says: Oct 2, 2013 11:53 AM

    Fire Schiano!! Close & lock the gates after the circus leaves. Clean up the elephant dung and get ready for the next regime.

  16. granadafan says: Oct 2, 2013 12:49 PM

    Great, so now Schiano is going to divide the lockerroom with pro-Schiano and anti-Schiano camps.

  17. keifer1751 says: Oct 2, 2013 1:12 PM

    I don’t care how many former Rutgers players Schiano signs. He is suffering from “Short Timers Disease.” I hope they can that circus clown today.

  18. onbucky96 says: Oct 2, 2013 4:40 PM

    They signed Kid from Kid n’ Play? Damn that photo, check out eraser head!

  19. jthomascronin says: Oct 2, 2013 10:01 PM

    How about if he just goes back to Rutgers? Then he could have nothing but Rutgers players to coach.

    Problem solved–you’re welcome.

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