Falcons Sign Two Ex-Buccaneers

September 10th, 2018

New life for a couple of ex-Bucs.

The rival Falcons jumped into the free agent market today and scored two former Buccaneers — one recently launched and one Lovie Smith once called a “prototype.”

Defensive end Stephen Means, a Bucs fifth-round pick in 2013, earned an Eagles Super Bowl ring but was cut before this season after joining Philly in 2015. He’s now with Atlanta, along with Schiano-era Buccaneer Keith Tandy, who was among the Bucs’ final cuts two weeks ago.

Assuming Tandy sticks, you just know the Falcons defensive coordinator and head coach will pump him for information about the Bucs defense. The Bucs make a trip to Atlanta out of their Week 5 bye.

Joe wonders whether they’ll ask, ‘Why didn’t anyone cover Michael Thomas yesterday Julio Jones last season?”

As for Lovie’s “prototype,” that was Means.

27 Responses to “Falcons Sign Two Ex-Buccaneers”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    “Assuming Tandy sticks, you just know the Falcons defensive coordinator and head coach will pump him for information about the Bucs defense.”

    C’mon Joe, I was in a good mood today after our win…

  2. ATrain Says:

    It’s not our Defense they need to worry about


  3. Jmarkbuc Says:


    What exactly is he gonna tell them that they can’t see on tape…”They don’t cover and they don’t tackle”

    Falcons won’t be trying to unlock the mystery of the 2002 Tampa Two…

  4. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    They are scared now.

  5. R.O. Says:

    Offense only scored 30. Special Teams 12 and Defense 6. Lets be accurate. K?

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Pump Tandy about the Buc’s Defense…….now that is some real scoop…..scoop of poop…..

  7. Easy Says:

    Happy for Tandy but it’s not like he’s a game changer. And Steven Means, who?

  8. Godeep66 Says:

    Not newsworthy.

  9. rrsrq Says:

    Just like the Bucs pumped De’Vante Harris for 8nfo on the Saints defense and then put him on IR

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    Lmao what information on the bucs defense???? They are the only unit in the league that doesn’t need to be game planned against..Oppossong offenses typically take the day off and go zip lining/bowling, golfing because everyone knows Smitty game plan of you can even call it that

  11. Dooshlarue Says:

    Stills smiling from the win yesterday and my smile just got bigger when I realized…….. holy sheet……. no articles about JW.

    Thank you.
    Go Bucs!

  12. James Walker Says:

    If Tandy knew the defense he would still be a Buc.

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Offense only scored 30. Special Teams 12 and Defense 6. Lets be accurate. K?”


    Wow, smh

  14. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:

    I think it’s more they want to pump Tandy about the Bucs offense, which he would have quite a knowledge of after practicing against it for the past several years.

  15. Evo2706 Says:

    Its tandy telling them about our offense that has me worried. Remember he saw it in practice every day.

  16. ManzielMadness Says:

    LOL what more can he tell him? The saints offense cut through us like a hot knife through butter. More worried about what he might give up about the offense… I remember you mentioned his work ethic rivals Winston’s… he’s a good guy just not a great player. Best of luck to him.

  17. andrew Says:

    Players said Tandy was like a coach out there. Future coaching future. He’s been in our system for a while. He’s got all the good tips.

  18. BigMacAttack Says:

    So what, the Bucs will beat them anyway. They have Julio and we have Julio x3. The Falcons played like hammered dog 💩Thursday night.
    Ain’t Skeered

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d have liked to see Tandy out there yesterday.

  20. James Says:

    OH MY GOD!!! You clowns will literally complain about anything!! The Bucs beat a team built for track meets in a track meet on Sunday and y’all are crying…. AHHHHH

  21. lambchop Says:

    James Walker Says:
    September 10th, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    If Tandy knew the defense he would still be a Buc.


    Dude, Tandy was great with the playbook. He lacked game-changing talent but otherwise the guy was a coach on the field.

    But like Atrain said, It’s not the D that they need to worry about. They’ll be getting information about our offense from Tandy, not the the defense.

  22. Buc believer Says:

    Pump Tandy for information on the Bucs defense??? BA HA HA HA!!!! What information do they possibly need that every team in the league doesn’t already know. That Smitty is a stubborn old coot and the worst D coordinator in the league who damn near tried his best to blow a 24 point lead but was thwarted by his offense.

  23. Bucsfanman Says:

    Tandy was a serviceable back-up and decent ST player. I wish him well.
    I have to agree with ATrain, if the Falcons should be worried about anything, it’s that offense.
    We’re going to have to outscore teams until that defense gets its ISH together!

  24. m0j0 Says:

    Tandy is still a Buc at heart. He won’t give up any “secrets” on us.

  25. Brandon Says:

    You guys put too much into “pumping players for info” as if it is going to make a difference. Unless that player is on the team’s roster the week of the game and knows the game plan, this is useless.

  26. TOM Says:

    Hated to see Tandy go. Glad to see he’s back in the NFL.

  27. XpfcWintergreen2 Says:

    Letting Tandy go should mean that the standards have been raised, the bar is higher now than it was even one year ago.

    Hmmmmm …

    Go Bucs!!!! No Excuses!! Take out Philly!