Motivated By Failure

November 10th, 2019


Last week Joe gave Jamel Dean little slack.

Dean, a rookie corner, learned at the last minute he would start at Seattle due to a Carlton Davis injury in pregame warmups.

Some say Dean wasn’t ready and that is why he struggled. Hogwash. Every player should be mentally prepared to play if not start.

Dean had an awful game as Seattle wide receivers roasted him like a marshmallow on an open fire with Girl Scouts making S’mores.

He responded today with four passes defended and a key interception of Kyler Murray to set up the Bucs’ game-winning drive.

Dean said he was determined to ball out because of how she played like s(p)it last week.

“Yeah, I feel like I really had a chip on my shoulder,” Dean said. “Because I knew last week, that was not me. I knew I was better than that. So once I got the opportunity to go back there and redeem myself, I had to make sure I took that opportunity. I had to make sure I took that opportunity and had to seize the moment.”

He sure did and now suddenly, it appears the Bucs may have a player in the secondary.

Joe had advocated the Bucs to bench Vernon Hargreaves, who is unlikely to return next year, and instead put Dean out there to see if he could sink or swim.

Today, at least Dean proved he can swim.

18 Responses to “Motivated By Failure”

  1. Colonel_mp Says:

    “She played”? Do you need a copy editor or are you calling Dean a girl for last week’s display?

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe if that worthless old man bucs call a coach has half a sack left vh3bust has already played his last snap…. get to know your convenience store juul flavors little fella football isn’t your thing…

  3. Says:

    It was cool to see the Cards targeting Dean and being disappointed.

  4. Miketb19 Says:

    He really came up big today that pick he had was a thing of beauty he can definitely play and for him to come into this game and play like that after last week I think definitely was a confidence booster for him he’s a keeper

  5. #1bucsfan Says:

    Progress is good. Someone needs to tell the young secondary that defense wins championships an not high flying offenses. So it’s up to them to win us championships. Maybe that will light a fire under them.

  6. unbelievable Says:

    I told ya’ll last week that Dean was flashing some skills despite getting abused by Russel Wilson in his first real game.

    He had like 4-5 passes defended in that game too. He’s got some really good instincts, and I think he may end up being the best DB out of all the recently drafted ones if he continues to develop over the next couple years.

  7. ElioT Says:

    Dean’s got “marbles” that’s for sure.

    Really wish all the young dudes and bench warmers didn’t pose like that after his pick.

    But this kid’s got marbles.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs getting better in areas showing some improvement should be good for a few more wins. I don’t see a repeat of the overwhelming Saints beatdown earlier. The Falcons now look like two tough games coming. Mediocre Bucs sure but playing close and competitive to the finish will brighten future expectations to advance the level of wins and fan support.

  9. MadMax Says:

    Yeah, I was impressed! Kid is playing good so keep him out there. Would still like to draft Okudah to put on the other side if he slides past 7th.

  10. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Some of our players have a great deal of resiliency. Our kicker comes to mind first, after the nightmare game against the Giants and bouncing back. Dean, Jameis, and BA Cappa (Broken Arm) also make the list.

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Dean is surely the feel good story of the game. A couple of observations.

    He did not play as badly as perhaps we think in Seattle. Forget all the excuses about being a rookie…gassed…first start etc.

    REALITY CHECK. Russell Wilson is lighting up EVERYBODY this year. Dean actually had a couple of talented defensed passes.

    Lockett is an underrated WR…Wilson is the MVP of the league so far and is putting up sick numbers….repeat…against everybody!

    As Murray said after the game about Dean’s int he was schocked and perhaps that kid is a real player. That’s the bottom line.

    IMO we have found another starting CB to go with Davis and Murphy-Bunting is starting to flash his talent…it’s a long way from Central Michigan to the NFL.

    With one DRAMATIC exception…waiting five years for a #1 overall pick to live up to the hype…SOME of us are beyond impatient…hence the calls to run Vita Vea after half a season last year….Devin White this year…and our entire crop of DB’s.

    Patience grasshoppers…where it belongs…not sure about QB….five years is pretty patient.

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Serious question: Why is VH3 still on this team? It seems as though someone who lacks the required skillset would AT LEAST HUSTLE. We need to find a veteran off the street, someone who has played in Todd Bowle’s defense. There’s no reason to continue with the failed VH3 experiment.

  13. lambchop Says:

    Since the topic has transitioned to Vh3, check this Jalen Ramsey clip where he’s interviewing players in the conference back in college. I got it cued up right where you’ll get a good laugh along with Jalen.

  14. Mord Says:

    It’s a miracle he wasn’t called for PI on that final play

    League office decided not to review it. Looked about as PI-ey as any other that was called and not overturned earlier


  15. Slugglife Says:

    Funny how VH3 has just been noticed by BA. he’s got a highlight reel of tackle bailouts and slips and falls when it’s time to go head up.

    If you’re not Deion Sanders, you have to try to tackle people.

  16. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Last week Dean got abused by Wilson, a QB having a mvp type season. He wasn’t playing poorly, often times he was in good positions but wasn’t able to make the play because of perfect throws. Murrey at this point is no Russell Wilson throwing the ball and Dean’s results show it. I don’t think pick on Dean will be a gamelan for teams going forward.

  17. Buczilla Says:

    I’m happy for him and I hope he pans out. We certainly need a corner from the last two drafts to prove they belong.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    Devin White looks much better. I only get to watch first halfs but i heard he did well last week and he was playing really good what i saw sunday. Are we looking at a Vita Vea rookie season repeat???