Healthy Bucs (Minus Ryan Neal)

November 17th, 2023


Good news on the Bucs injury front. Only fan-punching-bag safety Ryan Neal has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at San Franciso.

Carlton Davis (toe) is set to return, and Mike Evans (quad), Luke Goedeke (foot) and Devin White (foot) will play through their minor issues. Starting left guard (former starting guard?) Matt Feiler is back from his knee injury.

Hey Bucs, it’s Week 11. You’re a relatively healthy team with quality talent and a ton on the line. No reason to come out flat, or to look like a punching bag.

25 Responses to “Healthy Bucs (Minus Ryan Neal)”

  1. Marine Buc Says:

    Oh no!!!!

    The worst safety in the NFL isn’t playing this Sunday!

  2. zzbucs Says:

    I try not to knock down Buc players, but just take a look how many passes will Purdy will attempt wherever CDIII is…..Please just take the work to pay attention on what I am saying during the game, you will be astonished…..

  3. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    No reason to come out flat, or to look like a punching bag.

    Bucs always reminded me of a crash-test dummies when they’re getting routed.

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    zzbucs … I’m not a big fan of guys playing hurt just to ‘protect’ their starting slot. I don’t know if Davis is 100% yet or not, but for several games he didn’t impress me very much (neither did Dean, but we won’t go there).

    I thought that McCollum played pretty well last week. If Davis’ wheels are giving him problems, I’d sit him & put McCollum in there. And with Neal on the bench, I assume Bowles will move Izien to Safety and replace him at nickel with Delaney. I have no idea if McCollum’s played nickel or not this year.

  5. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Purdy is no doubt disappointed Ryan Kneel isn’t playing. There’s a reason Kneel was available on the cheap as it turns out.

    Speaking of Purdy…it would be nice to exact a little revenge for his first career start, where the Bucs made him look like Montana & Young @ Candlestick Park.

  6. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Winny

    I agree.

    Been saying this all along.

    Pete Carroll knows DBs and he let this one go.

    Now we know why.

  7. zzbucs Says:

    @ Defense Rules.

    I pretty much agree with your view D, the only difference is I´ve never liked CDIII very much, I think he makes a play from time to time, but not much more…Last year and this year not even that…..

    I am not a hater, and I usually try not to punch on Bucs players.

    And to finish the view I have on CDIII is exactly as Dean……Average players with extraordinary contracts….Good for them…


    I hate to be mean, but we are probably healthier with him out.

  9. Boss Says:

    between the dreads and the uni brow….dude could drop a tenth off his 40 time with a trim

  10. Jeff Says:

    SF 27 TB 13. Baker sacked 6 times and leaves the game.

  11. StormyInFl Says:

    I think Ryan should take care of himself and ask to go on season ending IR.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    Hopefully Feilier has lost his starting role…

    Maybe he can be an extra linemen for some jumbo sets instead?

  13. Kidfloflo Says:

    But Davis said wait till this year, he Will wreck sh$t!! Look out San Fran

  14. adam from ny Says:

    it’s mid november and it’s time to play football…

    there are a whole mess load of 4-5 or 5-5 or 5-4 midlevel teams in the league…

    only a couple of them are going to level up into playoff positions…

    let’s be that team…


  15. RagingBrisket Says:

    Classic case of addition by subtraction

  16. Tbbucs3 Says:

    This will down as one of Jason Licht worst free agency decisions of all time.

    Replacing current Chiefs starter Mike Edwards with Ryan Neal who still has a perfect passer rating when targeted.

    But Licht defenders will blame the salary cap even though Edwards is currently making less than Neal.

  17. Goodbuc'nlife Says:

    @Tbbucs3 then it begs the question…did Mike Edwards really want to be a buc? Free agency is a bi directional process. He may have seen the very clear writing on the wall.

  18. unbelievable Says:

    According to sportrac:

    Ryan Neal: 1.2m / year (1m base + 200k bonus)
    Mike Edwards: 3m / year (1.1m base + 1.4m bonus + workout incentives )

    No idea what tbbucs is talking about

  19. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Oh no!… Anyway

  20. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Addition by subtraction.

  21. Idroolpewter&red Says:

    Every dog has its day…maybe Sunday will be that day for the Bucs. I’m not counting on it, but a close, low-scoring game would be moral victory in my opinion.

  22. Colonel Angus Says:

    Neal punches himself with his sh!tty play.

  23. orlbucfan Says:

    I can’t believe it. This commentariat actually sorta sounds like Bucs fans for a change. Mebbe something good is in the air for tomorrow like a Cardiac Bucs win. 🙂 I sure would like to see Canales call some fullback plays for Otton. Licht, can we draft a fullback next year? Neal might be a bust, but Edwards took the better deal. Licht is doing his level best with the salary constraints. And when is the last time SF won a Stupid Bowl? Rams have recently but not the 49ers. I’ll keep Licht as GM. I feel positive about this one, even with the refs. Go Bucs!!

  24. garro Says:

    49ers are not invincible! They have already lost three! Lets make it four!

    Go Bucs!

  25. Razor Ramone Says:

    Last time 9ers won the Super Bowl was with Steve Young. 1994 I think.