The Bucs & Brandon Carr

February 26th, 2018

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Even iconic Buccaneers Derrick Brooks and Ronde Barber would applaud for this guy’s combined fortitude and talent.

Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr hasn’t missed a start since getting drafted by the Chiefs in 2008.

Think about that for a second.

Anyway, Baltimore has had salary cap issues for the last few years and now word from the Baltimore Sun says Carr could be among the Ravens’ imminent cuts to clear some payroll before the free agency dinner bell rings in 16 days. The good news is beat writer Jeff Zrebiec notes that 31-year-old Carr had a solid season last year and the team has no clear replacement.

Carr is due to earn $6 million this season and is under contract through 2020. His four interceptions last year were a career high.

Joe knows Carr has a reputation of being an NFL good guy, and 2017 represented a bit of an uptick season from him on the field.

Man, the Bucs could use a rock like Carr. He’s not Brent Grimes, but Joe’s willing to wager several thousand dollars that Carr is better and more reliable than Ryan Smith or Vernon Hargreaves.

If Grimes moves on and Carr is free, that’s not the worst trade in the world if the Bucs can’t score a big cornerback fish like Trumaine Johnson or Aqib Talib on the market.

25 Responses to “The Bucs & Brandon Carr”

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    hmmm….thinking nope…but reserving final decision…I am in the camp of younger talent growing together….this guy would be taking up a roster spot for a player that could be starting when the Buc finally arrive…31 is too old for my vision of the roster looking forward

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    nawl……sign Malcolm butler and ej gaines….draft Holton hill…..

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Marc Says:

    Joe, joe, joe….. No point in mentioning DBs until the DL has been heavily addressed.

    -Concerned Bucs fan

  4. jerseybuc Says:

    You also can’t keep paying players above market average, which he would get as a free agent, when in all likelihood his best playing days are behind him. I am with Alteredego on this one. If we are getting Trumaine Johnson, yes-give him a big deal, but I would pass on Carr.

  5. bucs_365 Says:

    Marc Says:
    February 26th, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Joe, joe, joe….. No point in mentioning DBs until the DL has been heavily addressed.

    -Concerned Bucs fan

    The front office can walk and chew gum at the same time. The front end and the back end need shoring up. Joe talks about D line additions all the time.

  6. First Down Tampa Bay Says:


    Why not address both at the same time?

  7. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Naw Joe…we can do better than that.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Guy sounds like he’s a real good player, but do the Bucs just enjoy paying big money to players like Aqib Talib, this guy, and Brent Grimes that are 30+ years old? Take that money and use it to help out getting good players like this in their prime. Also get a CB in the early rounds of the draft. And please don’t tell me the Bucs can’t produce young CBs because Grimes was an UDFA in 2006 to the Falcons and Mike Smith was head coach there from 2008-14. VH3 is just a bust and Ryan Smith could be a good backup. Spend that money to help with every hole we have (almost every position) on younger studs.

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Trade the Ravens our newly acquired 7th rd comp pick for Brandon Carr and his current deal at $7M per the next 3 years.

    Dude has never missed a start his entire 10 year NFL career…

  10. spicoli0525 Says:

    Why didn’t the Bucs take a shot at Peters… he was had for a pretty cheap sum of draft picks. Not sure if I’m sold on another Veteran re-tread.

  11. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Kyle Fuller or Malcom butler

  12. SB Says:

    I have a feeling VH3 has a bounce back year.

  13. Guzziep Says:

    Garbage bin that’s all we get to pick from

  14. Bobby M. Says:

    You could get Deion Sanders and Revis in their primes….it still wont fix the effects of no pass rush. There will be a mismatch that offenses will find and exploit over and over and over. We have to have pressure up front…..Licht wants to make a splash, make a move for Suh and find a way to draft Chubb. I’ll bet you the secondary holds up just fine then….OR…..load up the offensive line, get the Penn State kid and control the game by clock management and high scoring.

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    it really doesn’t matter who we get…..Malcolm Butler or Trumaine Johnson(man press CB’s) will be forced to play off coverage and put in position to fail!!!!!!…..just like Ryan Smith and VHG!!!!!!

    until we switch to man press, it will be the same results……

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!…..GO BUCS!!!!!

  16. LakeLand Says:

    If he come to the Bucs, he might get hurt in the film room.

  17. mike malarkey Says:

    no… how about malcolm butler or trumaine johnson instead

  18. Joeypoppems Says:

    The Bucs need to sign 2 starting outside CBs in FA. Brandon Carr wouldnt be the worst choice as long as they already have a contract in place with one of the top CBs on the market.

  19. Joeypoppems Says:

    And I just read that the Rams gave up a 2018 4th round pick and a 2019 2nd round pick for Marcus Peters.

    I swear if Jason Licht didnt make a phone call to the Chiefs….

    Thats next to nothing for one of the top CBs in the league.

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci doesn’t envision the Bills re-signing free agent CB E.J. Gaines after signing CB Vontae Davis on Monday.

  21. cgmaster Says:

    Joey I was thinking the same thing. That’s a steal for him as that second round pick will be a late second round pick. How could the Bucs have not even taken a shot at this?

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Panthers released S Kurt Coleman (30)

    The move clears $2.65 million in cap space and leaves behind $2.5 million in dead money. Signed as a flier in 2015, Coleman ended up having a career year. He remained a starter the past two seasons, but his play steadily declined. The ex-Chief and Eagle turns 30 in April. He battled some knee issues in 2017. If nothing else, Coleman will be viewed as a potential snap hog on the open market.

    Sign’em Licht

  23. NFLNut Says:


    The Rams got Marcus Peters on a SUPER CHEAP contract for a FOURTH and a 2nd next year … you’re telling me the Bucs didn’t match that offer? COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  24. LakeLand Says:


    He’s a Kneeler

    The Bucs can’t have that in Tampa
    The fans wanted him out of Kansas City

  25. LakeLand Says:

    He’s Marshawn Lynch cousin
    With that Oakland militant attitude
    He will be accepted in LA, but not in Tampa