December 23, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn (70) rund out of the tunnel prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Penn rips Tampa Bay Buccaneers, says he wishes they were on Raiders schedule


The career of Donald Penn in Tampa Bay came to an end when the long tenured left tackle was cut loose and replaced in free agency. While he hadn’t lived up to the massive contract he had been handed on the pillow he eventually became, Penn is none too tickled over being cut and vented his rage on SiriusXM Radio.

Penn said while he had built a good relationship in Tampa Bay (see: they overpaid him), he felt wronged by they way things ended and how he was treated (see: they stopped overpaying him). Penn even went as far as to say he wished the Bucs were on his schedule this year so he could seek revenge, but unfortunately they are not.

The quotes were grabbed by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk:

“The way Tampa did me kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. I kind of wish they were on the schedule, but they’re not,” said Penn. “I built a great relationship there. But the way they did it at the end, it wasn’t right in my book. I’m a grown man and they could have treated me like a grown man.”

This is hardly a Steve Smith style story, as Bucs fans were growing tired of Penn and he was hardly a fan favorite. Still, he feels wronged by the Bucs which means something could ave happened behind the scenes during his exit that officially soured him.

Tags: Donald Penn Oakland Raiders Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Gus Gustoffson

    Pretty sure I already read this. (See: new Oakland raider Donald Penn not happy with how Tampa bay tenure ended).

    • Mark Shafer

      Oh but this article is much better. He left out the part where Penn says the coaches met with him and told him that they are looking forward to working with him. He also left out the part where he says that he found out that he was to being cut from the press. I don’t know why that could have left a sour taste with Penn.
      this sorry article is meant to stir the s— to make up for writing like s—

  • Ervin Barrentine

    Donald Penn Raider Nation welcome you

  • Ervin Barrentine

    With open arms group hug

  • Dusty Langston

    He wishes Tampa was on Oakland’s schedule? So Gerald McCoy and our d-line could rip him apart?