Carlton Davis Giving Bucs A Hint?

July 28th, 2020

Bucs CB Carlton Davis.

Joe found this more than interesting.

So what was Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis getting at last night when he retweeted a message about a free agent cornerback? Joe would like to know.

Logan Ryan, a seven-year starter in the NFL for the Belicheats and Titans, is out of work. He became a free agent after the 2019 season, playing in the AFC championship last year.

For reasons not clear, he’s still looking for work. He’s only missed 20 games in seven years. One would think as valuable as corners are that a good corner with a lot of playoff experience would still be unemployed.

It even seems to confuse the man who retweeted the following.

Now did you see who retweeted Butler’s message? That was Davis.

So why did Davis do this, as a gesture of support for Ryan finding work, or maybe a well-placed nudge for the Bucs to look to sign him at least for depth?

Sad thing is, as of Monday evening, the Bucs, per, have the least amount of cap space in the NFL.

Now there are split lines of thinking at world headquarters. One Joe thinks the Bucs are set at corner. The other Joe does not and has campaigned for the Bucs to bring in Ryan to make the defense complete.

There are others.

Pat Kirwan, co-host of “Movin’ the Chains,” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, is a big Ryan fan. He said if the Bucs signed Ryan, the Bucs would be a top-five team in the league. Later that same show, Kirwan was talking about the Bucs and the Bears, and Joe wasn’t clear just what team Kirwan was referencing when he said, “Sign Logan Ryan and save your job.”

Joe never got the idea that Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht was in any danger. Ryan Pace of the Bears? He’s in deep s(p)it if the Bears don’t make the playoffs this fall.

Still, Ryan sure would be a good addition to the Bucs. And veteran Davis seems to agree.

19 Responses to “Carlton Davis Giving Bucs A Hint?”

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    If you THINK you have enough competent DBs, you need another competent DB. Injuries WILL happen, better have a ‘plan B’.

  2. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I like the squad we got. DB is not the burning need, especially if we are to believe the good run of games late last year was due to the guys in place finally getting to know each other and the scheme. Why upset that progress? CBs are a hot item in the NFL, so there is a reason Ryan’s not been scooped up. Press on, especially if there is no cap space.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It all depends on the money…..and we don’t have much.

    You can never have enough CBs…..

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    If Ryan was “so good” and “didn’t have issues” then he’d be signed with a team already cause good DBs are hard to find.

  5. Leighroy Says:

    The DBs are young, sure. But I think the Bucs are stuck bc there is too much draft capital invested in them and there’s no cap space left as Joe mentions. So they all have to be given the chance to blossom under another year w Todd Bowles, for better or for worse.

    At CB: (3) 2nd rounders and (1) 3rd from the ‘18 and ‘19 drafts
    AT S: (2) 2nd rounders, (1) 3rd and a 4th rounder over the last 4 drafts.

    One can say they’ve underperformed collectively given the capital expended, another could say they started to break out after VH3 was traded, and both would probably be right. The direction this secondary goes in 2020 determines the fate of the Bucs Defense.

  6. Allbuccedup Says:

    Bucs don’t want to spend any money you can forget about any free agents.

  7. Jason Says:

    I wonder if Carlton and Logan have the same agent.

  8. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Cut M J Stewart and sign logan Ryan if the cost is not that much of a difference.

  9. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    This non – Joe that does not work at the World Headquarters believes that Ryan is not employed for a reason. Talented CB and nobody wants him…??? Huh?? WHo said nobody wants him? He wants to be paid, as he was last year. –Joe

    Money would be better spent on a veteran safety me thinks.

  10. StatGuy Says:

    We could sign him and Jason Peter’s if D Smith sits out

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ StatGuy

    LOL……………I guess you don’t follow sports news cause Jason Peters resigned with the Eagles to play guard now.

  12. diggler Says:

    7 years is ancient for a DB. Another reason this league sucks.

  13. Joe Says:

    I wonder if Carlton and Logan have the same agent.

    Ah, ha!

    Joe just checked. Good guess man, but nope.

    But here is what is interesting: Davis is represented by Chafie Fields. Anyone remember Chafie Fields? Hurrigangsta fans should. 🙂

  14. Leighroy Says:

    If Donovan smith sits out, and with Peters resigned to the Eagles, your best OT option on the market is…….. Demar Dotson!

    Which means either Dotson has to play LT, Joe Haeg has to play LT or a rookie w no OTA’s and no preseason games has to play LT.

    Pick your poison, or pray that DS decides to play.

  15. BringBucsBack Says:

    How about some of the 10 million dollars Gronk said he was going to come off of?!

  16. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    I think Ryan got burnt multiple times last year pass

  17. geno711 Says:

    So the average cornerback is out 2.5 games a year with injury.

    If you have 3 cornerbacks playing 80 percent of snaps then that 7 to 8 games missed in a year. Why I always felt that you need a 4th good corner.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t think Davis was hinting at anything at all.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Leighroy Says
    “If Donovan smith sits out, and with Peters resigned to the Eagles, your best OT option on the market is…….. Demar Dotson!”

    That is a great point.

    Either way, we would be playing a rookie at a tackle position though.