Keith Tandy Watch Is On

December 5th, 2018


Dirk Koetter used to call former Schiano-man safety Keith Tandy a “glue guy,” and then Tandy was sent packing by the Bucs after this year’s training camp.

Being called a “glue guy” by Koetter can be a kiss of Bucs death. Just ask Luke Stocker, Clinton McDonald and Russell Shepard.

Remember former Bucs special teams ace Josh Robinson? He’s on the Saints team playing Tampa Bay on Sunday, and they even let him play a little defense there.

As for Tandy, Joe thinks he might be a Buccaneer in a matter of hours after being cut by the Falcons yesterday, and it appears he may have cleared waivers.

Bucs safety Justin Evans didn’t practice today because of his lingering toe injury. Safety run-into-walls Isaiah Johnson has a concussion and did not practice, either.

Tandy seems like a heck of a fit with the Bucs in a pinch.

And just for good karma, here’s video of Tandy intercepting Drew Brees to seal the Bucs’ home win against the Saints in 2016.

33 Responses to “Keith Tandy Watch Is On”

  1. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Bring him home and make it good to him. He was given the shaft while under Smith’s toolage. He might go on another 4 game rage and get the Bucs in the Playoffs. Something he deserves and all the true blue Bucs Fans!!!!

  2. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Right on time Tandyman.
    Bring him home!!

  3. SteveK Says:

    Good call Tandyman, and great post Joe.

    Bring back WVU Tandy!

    He will ball out for Duffner.

    Also, I heard he wants to coach after his career. What a great mentor for our young DBs.

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    No on Tandy let’s not take a step back.

    Sorry Tandyman

  5. rrsrq Says:


  6. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Tandy>Isiah Johnson
    Never seen Tandy run into a wall but I have seen him make a game clinching INT!

  7. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Come on Lamarcus. Watch the video clip on the last time Tandy played against Brees!! The Bucs need him. Sorry my friend he wouldn’t be a step back but an asset!!

  8. Srqbucfan Says:

    I heard the THUD of IJ hitting the wall up in section 205.

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Tandy was on par average……. Nothing spectacular

    He’s serviceable but never game changing

  10. adam from ny Says:

    so when dirk says you’re a “glue guy” that means he likes you and hopes you stick somewhere else, just not in tampa???

  11. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This feels like the biggest no brainer possible, which of course means it probably won’t happen. Why would you not bring back a guy extremely familiar with our system at a position of major need? Not to mention he’s healthy and in football shape.

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    So what’s your point? Is anyone here saying he should be on the Pro Bowl ballot? Do you know any other safeties available that know our system and have had success in it?

  13. adam from ny Says:

    omg this is like karma and sheet…grab the tandy-man up!…he was a key cog in the win streak a couple years back under smitty…history does repeat itself and things have a way of aligning sometimes…this could be good…grab him off the streets before he gets in trouble…nothing good happens after 3 am…

    i hate to say it, but get rid of isiah johnson…he makes his share of tackles, and misses too…but all this happens well after the play has been completed…he’s not on top of it – he’s 2 steps behind everything…i wish him well, but he is not helping us

  14. adam from ny Says:

    the tandy-man is like the barry white of sports…bring him back for smooth sailing

  15. Lamarcus Says:


    Lol. If iaasah Johnson took his roster spot and falcons cut him says a lot man

  16. Not there yet Says:

    This regime is all about washed up veterans. I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that we need him or that this coaching staff in their evaluations decided Isaiah Johnson was better than Keith Tandy. I’ve never seen any player ever run into a wall and make me few embarrassed to be a buc fan like Johnson did

  17. German Buc Says:

    Do it! A veteran player who was called a coach on the field might be a very good thing for our team.

  18. Jean Lafitte Says:

    it would be the smart thing to do

  19. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I’d also put a waiver claim on Hunt

  20. Jean Lafitte Says:

    If Hunt is reprimanded for the duration of the season at least we would have first dibs to make him an offer for next season

  21. PriMech54 Says:



    says alot about the coaching staff & FO

    Don’t tell me you can’t see it. Chris Conte is still on the roster.

    A veteran defensive back who thrives on communication, is solid because he’s spent nearly his entire NFL career in your system, being plugged into an extremely young secondary who albeit improving has shown a weakness in communication breakdowns causing an overall simplification of the defense, on a team that has to win out for any hope at all… can definitely be beneficial to the Bucs in this late stretch.

  22. Zwak Says:

    I agree on Hunt!

  23. Bucsfanman Says:

    Uh-oh! It’s a Tandyman sighting! What’s good dude?!
    Signing Tandy would be a common sense move. 1st, you aren’t going to find too many serviceable safeties on the streets this time of year. He is familiar with the team, and most of all, we need bodies.
    Why not?!
    AND, he’s got a built-in fanbase……the Tandyman!!!

  24. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Bucsfanman My Man…Would love to see it happen!! Falcons were pretty boring. Plus I could get back over here with you and have dialogue with true fans that are starving to win. Also I like the Bucs Helments!!! LOL! Get him and let him intercept Brees again. Think he would like playing for Duff!! Go Bucs!!!!

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tandy plays his best games in the final quarter of the season. Heck, it’s the only time he is any good.

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Quick question…who do they release to sign him?

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    PriMech54 Says
    “says alot about the coaching staff & FO

    Don’t tell me you can’t see it. Chris Conte is still on the roster.”

    There is a very good reason Conte is on the roster.

    He is a serviceable veteran who was our best Safety coming into the season. They signed him to a one year deal so that he could be the bridge player for Jordan Whitehead.

    His injury and placement on Injured Reserve ended up putting Whitehead in sooner than expected, and Jordan struggled a little at first, but they had intended to ease him into the lineup throughout the season.

    Contrary to what you might think, there was common sense behind the re-signing of Conte.

    Thankfully, Whitehead is now fitting in.

    And FYI, the Bucs hoped not to have to bring Conte back next year…hence the one year deal. They just covered their bases.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Not there yet Says
    “This regime is all about washed up veterans.”

    Yeah! It;s not like they kept all of their draft picks this year!

  29. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Hell YES, Bring back TANDY!

  30. Brandon Says:

    Jean Lafitte Says:
    December 6th, 2018 at 2:35 am
    I’d also put a waiver claim on Hunt


    FYI, Hunt cleared waivers on Monday, he’s been free to sign with anybody since 4:00 that day and nobody has touched him… but why let lack of basic waiver wire/free agency knowledge deter you from becoming GM of the century?

  31. Jean Lafitte Says:


    Didn’t know he cleared so why be a prick?

  32. unbelievable Says:

    Not there yet Says:
    December 6th, 2018 at 12:00 am
    This regime is all about washed up veterans.


    Maybe you haven’t realized that every current starter in our back seven is either a rookie or a 2nd year player with the exception of LVD… But yea, so many washed up vets.

  33. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Guess the Bucs are done with the Tandyman!!