Saints Not Unbeatable

September 9th, 2018

Not cowering.

The last play Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries took the field for will be remembered for years. And both played key roles in the play.

There were seconds left in the game played on the final day of 2017. The Bucs had started on their own five-yard line. The ball currently rested on the Saints-49 with 15 seconds left.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter called for a pass to Humphries on the left side to set up for a long field goal. On the play, Humphries, as Koetter drew the play up, was open.

But America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, had other ideas. He ignored Koetter’s play and heaved the ball down the right sideline to Godwin. The pass was perfect — it had to be as Godwin was well-covered.

Godwin hauled in the pass for a game-winning touchdown over the playoff-bound Saints.

So with what many fans think today as an insurmountable game playing the Saints again to open the season, this time in the vaunted Superdome and without Jameis, let’s just say Godwin and Humphries are not buying into the fear of fans.

Why are fans worried? Because the last time the Bucs played in the dome in the Big Easy, they were positively throttled and saw Jameis spark a melee with the Saints.

“Last year is last year,” Humphries said. “They have a bunch of new guys on their team and we have new guys as well. It is a completely different team and completely different mindset. We’re building off of the momentum of last season. It will be exciing to see what we can do.”

Humphries remembers a very different outcome for a Bucs-Saints game at the Superdome. His rookie season, the Bucs (fresh off the horrible Tennessee-ready game) went into New Orleans and pulled off an upset in the first road game of the year. This, Humphries said, demonstrates the Saints may be tough to play at home but certainly not invincible.

“We are very confident in ourselves and in our team,” Humphries said. “We have had success against them. They are a really good team and it is a very tough place to play.”

Godwin mentioned one thing he has learned in his short time in the NFL is that teams generally are not much different in terms of talent level. It is not like college where a team could play another that has no business being on the same field.

“When you play in the NFL you realize that the talent level is so close around the league,” Godwin said. “So it is not like one team is so much better than the others that you cant beat them. We have confidence in ourselves and in our teammates.

10 Responses to “Saints Not Unbeatable”

  1. Bucamania Says:

    Evans, Godwin, Desean… OJ.. Brate… deal with that NO!

  2. JimBuc2 Says:

    Well said Rudy! The Saints are not 10 feet tall and bullet-proof. Play ball, GO BUCS!!

  3. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I just want us to play well and execute. If we do that and can remain in the game till the 4th Q anything can happen.

  4. Not there yet Says:

    Not cowering…… Yes you leave that to weak fans and weak media types while been wetting themselves about the thought of playing a team we play 2 times a year every year. Yeah you know who you are. It’s starts with the ones who job it is to instill fear into the minds of the weak-minded all summer long.

  5. Bucnut2 Says:

    Very true! the Saints are not unbeatable, However the BUCS WILL NOT beat them today.

  6. PSLBob Says:

    You hear coaches and players echo the same sentiment time after time – the talent level among teams is not all that different. It comes down to CELT – Coaching (training, developing schemes that maximize player’s potential, game planning, play calling, etc.), Execution (players doing their job and properly executing each play without stupid penalties), Leadership (on and off the field), and Toughness (both mental and physical). Based on training camp it seems like the BUCs have the ELT. Let’s hope that the game planning, play calling, and using players to maximize their effectiveness (press vs cover) shows up as well. GO BUCS!!!!

  7. XpfcWintergreen2 Says:

    Go against the grain. Beat the odds.

    “That’s why they play the games.” (Chris Berman)
    Go Bucs!!!! No excuses!

  8. LakeLand Says:

    No team is unbeatable

    But the players has to play a full game of football to beat a team. Last season we witness the Bucs quitting before halftime.

  9. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    @Bucnut2 please for the love of god either go root for another team or try to stay positive don’t bring us to your level and even if the Bucs lose it’s not the end of the season I really do trust a believe thebucs are going to do some positive things this season so either be positive or stfu

  10. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    Also I understand what u mean @Lakeland but we cut fat swaggie baker that was the quitter