Rondé Barber A Secret Weapon Recruiting Logan Ryan

March 24th, 2022

Bucs DB Logan Ryan.

So today new Bucs defensive back Logan Ryan and guard Shaq Mason were available to speak. And Ryan dropped a little bit of a surprise.

When Ryan was asked if his former Belicheats teammate Tom Brady recruited him, Ryan just flashed a monster ear-to-ear smile. It said it all.

But later, Ryan, who lives in Tampa, admitted Rondé Barber is a huge on-field and off-field role model for him and that he speaks with Barber regularly.

“He’s probably tired of me,” Ryan said of talking with Barber so often.

Joe knows Barber is tight with Bucs movers and shakers. Joe often says (not fully sarcastic) that Barber is a member of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht’s kitchen cabinet.

Though Ryan didn’t come out and say it, it is hard for Joe to believe Barber didn’t have a hand in Ryan signing with the Bucs.

10 Responses to “Rondé Barber A Secret Weapon Recruiting Logan Ryan”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m quite sure it was a collective effort…

    As for the “mysterious” snub of Whitehead…….I truly believe it was simply money…..when you look at the final numbers….it bears that out.
    We needed the money elsewhere & Whitehead was the odd man out.

    And, nobody knows what went on behind the scenes….we could have presented a very low-ball offer which was quickly rejected from the Whitehead camp.

  2. Mickman Says:

    I believe the whitehead issue is his injury issues last few years could not stay on the field.

  3. ElioT Says:

    @Mickman – Whitehead has never played less than 14 games in a season.

  4. Jordan Says:

    Whitehead can’t play corner like Ryan and Edwards can. It’s a passing league and have you seen our pass defense the last 2 years when we don’t get pressure?

    I wouldn’t be totally surprised to see us still draft a cornerback early, 1-3 round depending on who falls or doesn’t. I’d personally draft OL, DL, CB with first 3 picks but you just never know who falls and who doesn’t

    Would not rule out a trade or two up during the draft, we’re going to find rookies who can contribute ASAP

  5. Buc king Says:

    What money is Ryan making?

  6. Mybucsdontbucaround813 Says:

    If it was up to me I would draft DL. & Secondary and pick up a another veteran pass rusher in free agency like Justin Houston or Melvin Ingram on a one year deal.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    Ronde Barber still helping this team any way he can.

    One of the greatest Buccaneers ever!

    Ira- get him in the goddamn HOF already!

  8. Buczilla Says:

    How cool is it that Barber, an all time Buc great, who also should have been a surefire first ballot hall of famer based on the fact that he accomplished things at his position that no else has may be recruiting for us? Awesome time to be a Buc fan.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I’m not so sure about this Ryan guy. After reading other comments through the day like him claiming it wasn’t up to him and ESPECIALLY the Fact that the Giants made a VERY uncharacteristic move of costing themselves $12,000,000 just to dump this guy as quickly as possible, which makes 0 “zero” dollars and cents to No One Except the Giants to do it as fast as they possibly could, …..

    Well, something smells Wrong in Denmark concerning this guy. I Shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth But I’m Going To in this case. This could be very good or very bad for us. Plays with a chip = Good for Us. If it’s something we don’t know yet, could be quite bad.

    In the end all I’m saying is that Something has happened in this guy’s career to provoke that type of a move.

    More than that, no matter what he’s saying, I “just me, just personally” don’t believe he really wants to be here. I have a feeling it has more to do with “convenience (He owns a house in Tampa) versus all other things including “lucky for him” a shot with a legitimate Super Bowl Contender.

    In the end I believe it HIS LUCKY DAY more so for him than ours even though we needed the position filled without a drop off in production and “possibly” an upgrade in the position.

    I just hope there are no surprises that we don’t know about yet. Litigation? Perhaps.
    There’s just something about this that doesn’t add up plus I have a sneaky feeling he doesn’t or didn’t really want to be here or anywhere else. I’m just “assuming” he had to take a serious reduction in pay. Actually I’m not sure how much he’s making. Hmm.
    Just a tugging feeling. Probably means nothing. I hope. A twelve Million dollar cap hit just to get him out of the building? Hmmmm.

    GO BUCS!

  10. David G Says: