Andre Carter Fits “Buccaneer Men” Mold

May 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.

28 Responses to “Andre Carter Fits “Buccaneer Men” Mold”

  1. NJBucsFan Says:

    Agreed….if he’s willing to take a low nongarunteed base salary with high incentives (not bounties Saints) then grab the guy for a yr or maybe two.

  2. funkymunkey Says:

    He makes perfect sense for what we need. But more importantly his work ethic and knowledge to teach our young guys is what we really need. And please stop with the “yungry” bs talk…that guy is gone. So no more combining two words to sound cute please! Even if its scarcasim. Brings back too many bad memories.

  3. Vince Says:

    Bring him on, we need some heat on opposing Qb’s. Make it happen Dominik

  4. Brad Says:

    The Mold and youngry terminology and the way it was done will be totally different. Did you see us in FA? I doubt we ever hear the stupid word youngry with this regime. Dominik is not that dumb and knows he has to throw his former plan out the window. So signing a solid veteran whomever it is will be considered moving forward, IMO of course.

  5. Fatmosh Says:

    Completely agree.

  6. princespanky Says:

    Since the hour after Bowers went down I have wanted this guy. Sign him to a low risk deal, any guaranteed money in the first year so you can cut him in year 2 if you need to.

  7. CC Says:

    A no brainer.Sign him now & we will become better on D immediately.

  8. Have A Nice Day Says:

    The Dominik/Shiano and Belichick connections may continue.

  9. thegregwitul Says:

    I’m all for bringing in Carter on a one or two year deal. Another leader for this young team. Get it done, Dom!

  10. JonBuc Says:

    He would be a welcome addition…my guess is he will return to the Pats,however.

  11. DallasBuc Says:

    Seems a little odd that this 2011 pro bowler is still not on anyone’s roster which sends up some red flags to me. However, would be nice if someone in the media would ask Dominik about Carter and what his plans are for replacing Bowers.

  12. Eric Says:

    If I didn’t know better I would conclude that folks are advocating some more fools gold.

    Very unsteeler/packer like. The times they are a changing. I suppose ten in a row will alter some thinking.

    While they are at it get a good vet back up QB.

  13. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Eric – In the “fool’s gold” model, one signs veteran free agents to one-year, inexpensive deals to fill emergency holes. Get with the program.

  14. bucs4755 Says:

    Do it Dom! Can’t be any Yuglier than last year. (sorry had too)

  15. Eric Says:

    The Honorable Joel Glazer:

    “Yes, we could go out and sign a couple of 29- and 30-year-old free agents. But I don’t know what that does for us long-term,” Glazer said. “That could get us back in that mediocrity of 7-9, 8-8, 9-7 and that cycle we’re really not interested in. That’s not going to win us a championship. It may feel a little better. I’ll go through a lot less criticism, no question about that. But that’s fool’s gold. We’re not in the business of fool’s gold. We’re in the business of winning championships.”

    March 11, 2011……….

    BTW Vincent Jackson is 29. And Carter is 33.

  16. Big Picture Guy Says:

    All we hear from the WR’s like Benn and Williams is how much having a productive, veteran guy in VJax helps them grow and make them better.

    Why wouldn’t we do the same on the DL, where we have invested these high draft picks the last few years, and are in need of depth?

  17. AC Says:

    sign him up.. he was a beast for the pats last year we cant keep putting all this emphasis on age.. the guy is a winner and knows what it takes to get the job done. we need veterans on the team we aren’t going to beat teams and win a super bowl with a young inexperienced roster.

  18. Eric Says:

    @big picture,

    Totally agree.

    I just like pointing out the folly of the BS we have had to previously endure from OBP on this issue.

    By all means get Carter in here.

    I have always loved Fools gold.

  19. Big Picture Guy Says:

    Eric, I think we should just pretend the last 3 years never happened. The Bucs had to totally rebuild after Gruden, Malcom had a stroke and is living out the remainder of his life in seclusion, they couldn’t spend money because it was tied up in Manchester, and hired a coach that they basically knew was doomed to fail bc it would ensure high draft picks for a few years.

    Anything said from OBP during that time was like your neighbor who just filed for bankruptcy trying to explain why it was smarter for him to keep his Mercedes than to sell it, on his way driving to publix to buy ramen noodles for dinner.

    Just trying to keep up appearances on the surface of being crazy underneath.

  20. Colorado Buc Says:

    I like it, he would be a good model for the young players, a class act, 2 year deal at near league minimum with a pick up option for the 2nd season. Plug’n’Play guy with serious motivation! He made the Bucs line look silly in the 1st half preseason game 2….look it up.

  21. Eric Says:

    @Big Picture,

    Thats sort of like forgetting the day you drove your car off a cliff, but Ill try and take your advice.

  22. Ladyz Says:

    Is it just me, or are there more who get tired of the negatism, doom and gloom of a couple posters on this board? Come on – let’s look on what kind of great season we can have if the team will pull together and not be but heads. Go Bucs!

  23. passthebuc Says:

    lot’s of opinions an argument, sounds like congress.

  24. passthebuc Says:

    lot’s of opinions and arguments, sounds like congress.

  25. raphael Says:

    Andre Carter made Donald Penn look like Ned Beatty in the movie Deliverence….just sayin

  26. Adam L. Says:

    Never. Say. Youngry.

  27. funkymunkey Says:

    Just read a report that says Brandon Graham is likely to get cut over Tapp. I would love this too be true but in the same article they said Tampa should cut, I repeat “cut” Blount if he loses the RB battle with Martin in training camp?? So who knows. I do like the idea of trying to get Bruce Carter from Dallas if the price is right. He is stuck at 3rd on the depth chart and will not be rising up any higher in Dallas unless someone else gets hurt. That would be awesome to have him and David!

  28. funkymunkey Says:

    Is it June 1st yet?????