Booted Ryan Delaire Haunts Bucs

October 4th, 2015
A defensive end who spent all offseason and training camp with the Bucs sacked Jameis Winston twice today.

Ryan Delaire, a defensive end who spent all offseason and training camp with the Bucs, sacked Jameis Winston twice today.

Over and over again in Buccaneers training camp, No. 75 would flash against second- and third-teamers.

Today, he flashed over and over against the Bucs.

Joe’s talking about undrafted rookie defensive end Ryan Delaire. Joe begged Lovie Smith to turn this kid loose in meaningful preseason action to see what would happen.

Lovie preferred to get a deeper look at Larry English, and Delaire was cut before opening day. This week, the Panthers snatched him off the Redskins’ practice squad and turned him loose against the Bucs in his NFL debut.

Delaire had two sacks, five solo tackles and displayed the nasty streak you could see in him on the fields of One Buc Palace.

For those sacks, he torched Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus inside, and later moved over and shook Donovan Smith.

As aching for defensive end talent as the Bucs have been, it’s painful to think they let Delaire go for no good reason.

18 Responses to “Booted Ryan Delaire Haunts Bucs”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    He was whooping the $hit out of Smith!

  2. NJBucsFan Says:

    Lovie is a great talent evaluator.

  3. Rrsrq Says:

    Unlike the Packers, they won’t let players play and develop, smdh

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    Come on Joe it’s less risky giving away a draft pick f or a guy George Johnson who has never started than give Delaire a shot. Lovie knows talent. The owners simply could careless about product on the field simple as thst.

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    We went from Ghost (Michael) Johnson to Ghost (George) Johnson. Just a bad name for our DEs.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Washington let him go also…..

  7. Bucnut2 Says:

    Joes are right. We should have kept Delkaire and cut jamieus

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    But we have George johnson

  9. BrianBucs Says:

    I guess Joe is much better at picking DE’s than he is QB’s

  10. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Way to evaluate talent, Lovie! (how are you still employed in this league??)

  11. BrianBucs Says:

    Just another personnel blunder by Lovie and Licht. First they pass on Mariota, then they ditch this guy. And both have already beaten them this year

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    The problem is the our DE’s do not play against our O-line during “real” NFL games!!!

  13. drdneast Says:

    Winston held the ball to long on both sacks. He also three to many INTs. This loss is on Winton, “America’s Bust.”
    Y anyone listens to Joe about anything is beyond me.

  14. This Guy Right Here Says:


    “Y anyone listens to Joe about anything is beyond me.”

    Whats sad is how you actually financially support the joes by clicking on their website, just to ask why anyone reads this stuff…

  15. bucsbedabest Says:

    Like probably a lot of Buccaneer fans I had no idea Ryan Delaire was a stinking Panther. As soon as I figured it out, I was watching him the rest of the game. Words can not express the frustration from seeing the Towson CAA UDFA, who we kept hearing about in the pre-season, playing opposite our team where he made our DE look, well,,average. DE Delaire’s potential was there. At 6-4, 265, with speed to burn on the outside and his 22.5 college sacks, he was the one UDFA who had the game to make this team. At the end of pre-season Delaire was even rated ahead of both George Johnson and Jacquies Smith by PFF? Say what? So what did Lovie Smith, Jason Licht, Joe Cullen and the head of personnel do? Waived him. The curse continues. Micheal Bennett, Aquib Talib, Donald Penn and Jeremy Zuttah. Who did the Bucs keep over Deleire? Orie Lemon?

  16. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    Remember,.. this team did NOT quit on Schiano,… the fans did, he won 7 games his first year, and 4 of their last 8 the second year,.. Schiano is a MUCH better coach than the “lovable loser”!

  17. Pick6 Says:

    let’s withold judgement for a bit. he will never be as familiar with another opponent in his career than he was going against the guys he battled in his first ever training camp. as a rule, i never make a judgement on a player based on how he plays against the bucs – this would be particularly applicable in delaire’s case. he may never have a game like this again, or he may the real deal – looking all-world vs lovie’s bucs proves little.

  18. SJK Says:

    If I remember correctly Lovie has say over player personnel.I believe Licht & his staff can evaluate talent. I think these player moves are squarely on Lovie’s shoulders. And he should be held accountable