Simms and Coach Gruden where available at a press conference at team headquarters which was carried live on Buccaneers.com. Simms said that he was the starter going into the season, with Coach Jon Gruden sitting right there.
"It's great just going into offseason workouts knowing that I am the starter and
the organization is looking to me," Simms said.
I got to listen to Chris Simms interview with the Buccaneers Radio Network, he was promised the starting postion. The Bucs are now his team no matter what Griese does. This is great news, because I think we are better with Simms as our QB then Griese. If you listen the plan sounds like the Buccaneers did not have the money to give him a huge contract, so they offered him a one year deal so nobody could take him, I bet the Bucs plan on paying him huge next year with no Salary Cap to hurt the Bucs.
In other Buccaneer salary cap news, Derrick Brooks' agent has said he will be willing to restructure the linebacker's deal, which has him set to cost $11.7 million against the salary cap. Booger McFarland's agent Karl Bernard also told the Bucs he would restructure. And the Bucs were speaking with Simeon Rice and Shelton Quarles about trying to reduce their 2006-07 salaries.