Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Bucs Bounce Rice

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; If the Saints wants to go that route thay can sell Rice on the revenge factor, he would be able to face the Bucs twice to show them that they made a mistake releasing him. Not to mention the chance ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2007, 05:28 PM   #11
DARE TO ENTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Home Sweet Home, NEW ORLEANS, La.
Posts: 1,154
If the Saints wants to go that route thay can sell Rice on the revenge factor, he would be able to face the Bucs twice to show them that they made a mistake releasing him. Not to mention the chance of a Superbowl appearance wpuld be something to think about.
blacksaint is offline  
Latest Blogs
REFUND Last Blog: 12-07-2014 By: xan




Saints: A glimpse of the future Last Blog: 11-19-2014 By: lee909


Old 07-28-2007, 01:37 AM   #12
DARE TO ENTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Home Sweet Home, NEW ORLEANS, La.
Posts: 1,154
Posted by David J. Warner

Looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a little more excited about signing Gaines Adams than we realized:

As training camps begin, a surprise name has suddenly been added to the open market.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday released Pro Bowl defensive end Simeon Rice, FOXSports.com has learned. In a meeting between Rice and Tampa management, the team asked the 12th-year player out of Illinois to take a pay cut. When Rice refused, the team released him.


That's some rough treatment for a guy who averaged 13.5 sacks for the Bucs between 2001 and 2005 and made the Pro Bowl twice in that span. Sure, he's 32 years old now, and injuries kept him out of the lineup much of last season, but was that any reason to let him go now? Did team owner Malcolm Glazer decide he needed that cash to pay off some of that massive Manchester United debt or something?
Even if he has lost a step, Rice has been too successful in recent years for someone not to take a chance on him. Perhaps his former defensive line coach, Rod Marinelli, will come calling soon. I doubt that Rice's career is over after this.

"The more I think about this the more I'm interested in seeing him in a the Black & Gold. Just think about it; he would be in a rotation, him, Grant, and Smith would be fresher, therefore more dominant in the fourth quarter."

saint4life
(504)
blacksaint is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts