Andre Carter Fits “Buccaneer Men” MoldMay 16th, 2012
To hear Tim Ryan talk about free agent veteran defensive end Andre Carter, who racked up 10 sacks and a Pro Bowl invitation last year with Bill Belicheat, Carter is the ideal Buccaneer Man for the New Schiano World Order in Tampa.
Ryan told a panic-stricken Bucs fan caller on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday, “You’d love Andre Carter. He’s the first guy on the field, last one off. There’d be nobody in better condition or more ready to go than Andre Carter.”
Ryan, a former Bears defensive tackle, said Carter is the first name he’d seek to replace DaQuan Bowers if he were rockstar general manager Mark Dominik.
At 33 years old and coming off a quadriceps injury that limited him to 14 games, Carter hardly fits the Bucs’ yungry mold. However, Greg Schiano mentor Bill Belicheat embraced the guy, the Bucs were last in the NFL in sacks in 2011, and George Johnson seems to be the alternative.
The way Ryan talks about Carter’s work ethic, it would seem hard for the Bucs to go wrong signing him to a one-year deal. They can always cut him.