The Real Dunkaneers
July 28, 2022
Joe has acid reflux just thinking about it.
When Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht was lured from the Cardinals by new franchise pitcher Lovie Smith in 2014, Licht joked that summer that the hat-tricks 6-5 in the passing game , Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jackwagon, were the “Dunkaneers”.
Catchy name, but it never really stuck because the three never became what Licht and the Bucs were hoping for this season.
Evans is still around and will one day be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He’s now joined by tight end Kyle Rudolph (6-6) and wide receiver Julio Jones (6-3), whose long arms and athleticism help him play a lot bigger.
So maybe the “Dunkaneers” hilt can still be taken out of the mothballs and put to good use.
Now think what Tom Brady has for red-zone targets, plus 6-5 Cameron Brate and others: Shit, that’s a quarterback’s dream: Lots of guys who can each outplay the little corners and climb up and get it.
Of @NFLTotalAccess: The #Bucs sign WR Julio Jones, another high-profile free agent who chooses Tom Brady’s team. If they get injured in this position like last year, they will be prepared. pic.twitter.com/jkmggbyC4A
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2022