So some Bucs fans are surely cursing the Bucs for not going after former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes. The Steelers shipped the troubled wide receiver to the Jets for a fifth-round pick late Sunday night basically because they were tired of his act. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that if the Steelers were unable to swing a deal for Holmes, they would have cut him.
Of course, some will argue that the Bucs desperately need a play-making wide receiver and that you have to be willing to have a few broken eggs to make a good omelet. In other words, maybe Holmes is worth the trouble if he can help a losing team win. But Times football writer Rick Stroud hits it right on the head by pointing out that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is close with Bucs coach Raheem Morris and you just have to think that Tomlin warned Morris to stay away from Holmes for the Bucs' own good.