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If Bucs move to No. 2, it’s for Manziel


When mentioning earlier the chatter about the Buccaneers moving up to No. 2 via trade with the Rams, the specific reason for the five-spot climb wasn’t clear.

Do the Bucs want receiver Sammy Watkins or quarterback Johnny Manziel?

As we currently understand it, the Buccaneers would be making the move not for Watkins, but for Manziel.

It’s not known whether a deal is close or even doable.  Two years ago, the Rams got the sixth overall pick, two more first-round selections, and a second-round pick from Washington for the ability to select Robert Griffin III.

Whatever the Rams may want for the pick, their extensive scouting of Manziel will help them apply an appropriate value to the player, and in turn the slot.

It would be a fascinating move, if it happens.  And if it happens, here’s hoping the Bucs dump their hideous new uniforms and adopt Manziel’s Pro Day ensemble.

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51 Responses to “If Bucs move to No. 2, it’s for Manziel”
  1. thesmartest1 says: May 6, 2014 9:57 PM

    Whew it’s almost over. No way they go Manziel at 2. I mean really?

  2. rwhite84 says: May 6, 2014 9:58 PM

    Did you really make an article about speculation? You think it would be for Manziel instead of Watkins or even Clowney/Mack?

  3. rammmjammm says: May 6, 2014 9:59 PM

    If the Rams could roll the RG3 bounty into a fourth year I’d be stoked!

  4. blackandbluedivision says: May 6, 2014 10:02 PM

    Forgetting about possibly Clowney. Lovie loves his defense.

  5. bennyb82 says: May 6, 2014 10:07 PM

    I don’t think this would be a smart move. They would have to give up a lot to get that spot and it is always a gamble when drafting qbs. With Glennon and McCown, the qb situation is far from dire…so it wouldn’t make sense to go all in on Manziel…

  6. motleytrap says: May 6, 2014 10:07 PM

    Interesting if the Bucs would include Glennon in their package.

    That’s the Rams QB insurance right there.

  7. dalcow4 says: May 6, 2014 10:10 PM

    What’s funny is that it won’t happen because the Rams got such a haul last time from the Redskins that they will ask for too much.

  8. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 6, 2014 10:10 PM

    Khalil Mack. Lovie’s looking to implement his scheme. Needs pass-rushers. He has faith in McCown for now.

  9. Dogsweat says: May 6, 2014 10:14 PM

    Manziel would look good in the new Buc uniforms, but don’t count the Silver and Blue out!

  10. jermainewiggins says: May 6, 2014 10:14 PM

    This “report” has to be true…. because theycant put anything on the internet that isnt true.

  11. portlax12 says: May 6, 2014 10:15 PM

    I get that you guys have nothing else to talk about, but try to retain some credibility and stay above the fray on some of this draft garbage. There’s no way you can definitively say the Bucs will take Manziel if they trade up. So don’t say it.

  12. jjb0811 says: May 6, 2014 10:15 PM

    Good Rex Bad Rex then Cutler & McCown now Manzel? Lovie sure knows the QB position.

  13. sportsbastard says: May 6, 2014 10:16 PM

    They won’t have the chance, the Rams will be taking him themselves at #2.

  14. blacknole08 says: May 6, 2014 10:17 PM

    There would be no need for the Bucs to move up since he will likely fall to them.

  15. captainstagger says: May 6, 2014 10:17 PM

    “As we currently understand it, the Buccaneers would be making the move not for Watkins, but for Manziel.”

    Be a man and put your name on it…..otherwise you’re just like every other Joe blowin smoke. Got a source? Or is this one if those “in-named sources” . My bet is that this is the Rams leaking this to get the Browns to move.

  16. 6ball says: May 6, 2014 10:21 PM


    McCown, Glennon, and Manziel on the roster sounds like the type of QB controversy which ends in a train wreck.


  17. deinoslogos says: May 6, 2014 10:24 PM

    Trade up for Manziel? The Bucs are basically shot as a franchise if they do something that stupid.

  18. Norseman says: May 6, 2014 10:26 PM

    Rookie GM in Tampa.

    Enough said.

  19. flyinghighphil says: May 6, 2014 10:29 PM

    Wouldn’t mind seeing this trade for a few reasons. 1) The extra picks will help a lot .Plus there’s a chance Matthews could still be available. If not draft Evans.2) All the haters can shut up about Bradford being traded. The RAMS aren’t as far behind the rest of the west as most of you think. A good draft and good health, and the RAMS will be in the playoffs. Once in there is no reason the RAMS can’t win another SUPERBOWL.

  20. 14asports says: May 6, 2014 10:30 PM

    I find this hard to believe. The Bucs have a massive need a WR right now and just signed McCown for 2yr/$10M.

    As a Bucs/Manziel fan I can’t even get behind this.

  21. whysomanylosers says: May 6, 2014 10:33 PM

    I’ll do the worst thing imaginable if the Bucs do this… I’ll become a Seahawks fan.

  22. pslbucfan says: May 6, 2014 10:33 PM

    I don’t mind the colors, just change the dumb alarm clock numbers.

  23. chawkup says: May 6, 2014 10:35 PM

    Here’s hoping the Rams stop getting ridiculously compensated for swapping out of the #2 pick.

  24. fordmandalay says: May 6, 2014 10:44 PM

    As dumb as the Bucs are, they’re not nearly dumb enough to offer any deal close to the team-killing deal the Redhawks gave away to the Rams.

  25. liquidmuse says: May 6, 2014 10:48 PM

    Tough to go wrong with just black & white.

  26. kane337 says: May 6, 2014 10:58 PM

    Please keep him out of the NFC South. Thanks

  27. bucrightoff says: May 6, 2014 11:03 PM

    Very few draft picks + lots of holes = not happening.

  28. qdog112 says: May 6, 2014 11:05 PM

    The Bucs just dumped Schiano, noway they draft another albatross to hang around their necks.

    Nobody will trade up to get Johnny Wildcat. He’s gonna be in that room a long time. I hope he has reservations for overnight. (at least)

  29. coltzfan166 says: May 6, 2014 11:12 PM

    If this happens, Rams will get Mike Glennon in exchange. Along with a draft pick in either the 2nd or 3rd round.

  30. jjrs89 says: May 6, 2014 11:21 PM

    Is Kevin Costner the GM?

  31. ksmith013 says: May 6, 2014 11:31 PM

    It won’t happen. Bucs don’t have enough picks to give up that much for Johnny.

  32. anonymous135 says: May 6, 2014 11:49 PM

    They would get him staying put…

  33. xcflqb7 says: May 7, 2014 12:04 AM

    They should be penalized a first round pick for even thinking of wearing those alleged uniforms.

  34. suckittrebek76 says: May 7, 2014 12:23 AM

    Unless they take someone else

  35. ErinAndrewsStopCallingMe says: May 7, 2014 12:34 AM

    If they do and draft Bridgewater, I’m pulling a play out of Kareem’s, Al’s, Jesse’s book and will state blankly that Lovie Smith is a racist for bypassing Manziel.

  36. bucthat says: May 7, 2014 1:59 AM

    Please no, he’s not worth giving up our future. We already don’t have a lot of picks this year. Tampa don’t be dumb

  37. mutantman87 says: May 7, 2014 2:17 AM

    Hideous is right. Quite frankly, I’d rather see the Creamsicles again.

  38. somatg3 says: May 7, 2014 2:30 AM

    The Bucs new uniforms are brutal, Nike should be ashamed of themselves. The new helmet actually looks pretty cool but the uniforms are awful.

  39. ramitbaby says: May 7, 2014 2:55 AM

    With McCown and Glennon there is zero chance TB is in the market for Manziel.

  40. wallbanger2 says: May 7, 2014 3:44 AM

    Romo and the #16 pick for the Texans #1 pick…Cowboys select Manziel with the 1st pick of the Draft! Done deal!

  41. turbo2728 says: May 7, 2014 3:58 AM

    Or we could stay at 7 and draft him anyway.

    If it’s not for Watkins, we should not trade up.

  42. jimatmad says: May 7, 2014 4:31 AM

    Taking Manziel at 7 would be a spectacular reach. Why would they give something up to move even higher?

  43. bunjy96 says: May 7, 2014 7:09 AM

    Are the Bucs really that stupid?

  44. coachbeck says: May 7, 2014 7:19 AM

    Rams getting to trade picks like they do. They should have a nice team

  45. jcorr102089 says: May 7, 2014 7:59 AM

    If the Bucs trade up to #2 overall for a QB then that’s their chance to trade Glennon and their #7 overall pick since the Rams are heavily connected to adding another QB. If they trade up, I’d rather draft Sammy Watkins or Khalil Mack then draft a QB second round or wait until next year to trade up to draft Mariota.

  46. uglyglazers says: May 7, 2014 8:02 AM

    Glazer’s children wanted to select Tebow too.

  47. h8glazersgobucs says: May 7, 2014 8:07 AM

    Love how Glennon played solid football with a really crappy team and he’s already being thrown to the curb.

  48. scubasteve4930 says: May 7, 2014 8:24 AM

    Do you think that a new staff would risk the franchise on drafting this kid? The trade up for RGKnee showed the blueprint for these kinds of deals. It got almost an entire coaching staff fired and riddled the team with holes for three years now.

    Trading up for a pocket-passer type QB is more sensible. The risk of injury is significantly lower than RGknee types (aka manziel).

    I am confident that Lovie wouldnt put his new job on the line with drafting such a debatable QB. That being said, trading up to 3 or 4 to get Watkins is much more reasonable, as WR is a glaring hole and hopefully, he wouldnt be digging the grave trading as many draft picks.

    As a Bucs fan, my loyalty to the team will seriously be in doubt if they draft ANY qb with our first pick. Our most glaring need is on Offense and its not that position.

  49. jimmyt says: May 7, 2014 8:38 AM

    Well it should caost them at least what it cost the Skins. Johnny Football is head and shoulders above RG3 and out.

  50. tyelee says: May 7, 2014 8:43 AM

    That kind of leap to get a QB that high is a gutsy move… It will surely get many fired if Manziel can not live up to the hype…

  51. petedutcherjr says: May 7, 2014 11:46 AM

    Jason Licht sucks.

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