Carl Nassib starts fresh with new team, and without Hard Knocks

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This year’s Hard Knocks series started great, but it got progressively less great. Tuesday night’s finale was a whole lot of nothing wrapped around an extended highlight package from a preseason game in Detroit that no one cared about.

The last episode included the unexpected departure of defensive end Carl Nassib, who made the 53-man roster but who was cut the next day, when the Browns had to create roster spots for players claimed from other teams. Though I’d prefer not to witness those moments when young men learn their employment has ended, there was no need for any rubbernecking as to Nassib’s exit interview with coach Hue Jackson, which was so sanitized and antiseptic that it felt staged.

Nassib landed via that same waivers process with the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay deciding to claim him after the Browns let him go. And Nassib addressed his new Hard Knocks-free surroundings in Tampa.

“I’m  glad now I can just focus on this,” Nassib said Wednesday, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “[The Hard Knocks crew] are great people, but it’s nice when they’re not there.”

Of course, if Nassib had stayed in Cleveland, Nassib wouldn’t have had to deal with the Hard Knocks people, because Hard Knocks is now over. And it’s possible that the Bucs wouldn’t have been intrigued by Nassib if they hadn’t gotten to see and hear from him during Hard Knocks.

13 responses to “Carl Nassib starts fresh with new team, and without Hard Knocks

  1. Nassib was completely unfounded in his investment model. The interest rates on regular savings accounts currently range from about .08 percent to 1.5 percent. Nassib erroneously stated a 10 percent average investment return. Also, personality wise, he kind of came across as a stiff.

  2. Nassib. along with former Cleveland teammates Brogan Roback and Devon Cajuste, are all great “kids” and let’s hope that Roback and Cajuste will also get picked up by another team in the end-run, as they are both highly capable of becoming solid backups, with a lot more work.

  3. @beutus…

    Are you really using a savings account for your retirement investments?

    Over the last 30 years, the average return for index is over 10%. Sure you can take snapshots and find better or worse returns, but over long term 10%is not unreasonable…….

    Unless you put your retirement into savings account…..or under your mattress which is almost =

  4. Nassib is a great guy, mediocre player. Hurts to see him go and wish he could be on Browns if’when they win, but will always remember him as the guy blatantly offsides on that negated Myles Garrett pick 6. Good players just don’t make those type of mistakes he would make but wish him the best in development.

  5. The Bucs may not be a much better team than the Browns but come December, January and February, Carl will find the golfing, fishing and everything else a lot more enjoyable than shoveling snow!!

  6. Nassib’s agent: Great news, you don’t play for the Browns anymore! Unfortunately you now play for the Bucs.

  7. brutusbruiser
    Sep 5, 2018, 15:57 PM EDT

    Nassib was completely unfounded in his investment model. The interest rates on regular savings accounts currently range from about .08 percent to 1.5 percent. Nassib erroneously stated a 10 percent average investment return. Also, personality wise, he kind of came across as a stiff.

    You do know, it was 10% over 10 years so basically your both saying the same thing but from 2 different angles.
    Also, total stiff

  8. brutusbruiser They are definitely not saying the same thing. I’d explain it, but good grief, what would be the point?

  9. Boy Florio is naive if he thinks a bunch of teams wouldn’t have been interested in Nassib but for that tv show. He’s a young guy who had a super productive college career. His college tape alone would have intrigued other teams.

  10. “The interest rates on regular savings accounts currently range from about .08 percent to 1.5 percent. Nassib erroneously stated a 10 percent average investment return.”

    Adorbs. There are other ways to invest your money other than in a savings account, little Timmy.

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