5 changes Buccaneers still need to make to get season back on track

Snapping the losing streak is one thing, but continuing the turnaround is another.
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3. Explore the veteran safety market

If the Bucs finally bench Ryan Neal, they would have some options. Maybe, they opt to try rookie nickel Christian Izien at that spot instead. Otherwise, Tampa could look the way of backup safety Dee Delaney. In minimal work this season, Delaney has played 92 coverage snaps and has allowed a passer rating of just 40.2.

Additionally, he's picked off two passes in those few snaps. Believe it or not, those two interceptions lead the team. He might actually be the best option to step right in and give the Bucs some much-needed change at the position.

Otherwise, Tampa Bay could explore a veteran free agent market that has some interesting names still available at this point in the season. A few of those guys include: Landon Collins, DeAndre Houston-Carson, LaMarcus Joyner and Tony Jefferson. There are several others, as well.

Collins is a curious one, as he's a former All Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler. He last played for the Giants in 2022, where he appeared in six games and picked off a pass. He's also been a willing pass rusher over the years.