Pride Game … Hopefully

November 15th, 2019

Not including linebackers or defensive backs, the Saints’ defensive line rang up an impressive array of numbers when it feasted on the Tampa Bay defensive line in October.

Per the go-to website in New Orleans,, the Saints D-line alone had its very best game against the Bucs earlier this season, racking up six sacks and nine quarterback hits.

Of course, some of that is on Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, for holding the ball too long and causing sacks. But a hearty chunk is on the veteran, highly-paid offensive line, otherwise know as the line that Jason Licht built.

The O-line has been inconsistent through the season and Joe hoped last week against Arizona would represent turning the proverbial corner for the second half of 2019.

It didn’t. They were blown up too often, too many negative runs, although you find Joe calling the Bucs’ O-line bad — because they’re not.

But can the big boys please bring their powerful A-game on Sunday? Please? Joe is begging. It might be the only shot the Bucs have of beating the Saints at the Den of Depression.

Another shot is the Bucs’ D-line taking advantage of the Saints losing their starting left guard. There have to be a couple of big plays to be made because of that absence.

28 Responses to “Pride Game … Hopefully”

  1. Colorado Says:

    I don’t think that the left guard being out will have a significant impact on the Bucs pass rush. It’ll be Vea or Suh lined up, not exactly prolific pass-rushers. I love Vea, he is a force to be reckoned with, but he’s no Aaron Donald type to feast and break through any weakness in the O-line.

    Go Bucs!!!

  2. miken Says:

    Yeah… the saints d line looked pretty good against us in NOLA but some of that was on #3 on some was homefield advantage. The o line has been good this year and the middle 3 guys have really done well lately. Anyone see Clowney tear up san fran Monday? He was pretty quite bc our boys held him in check which was impressive. The o line will play well Sunday and if we limit turnovers and get after Breese… WE Win!

  3. BA FAN Says:

    The player who kept Clowney in check was much maligned Dotson. The biggest help this time is that the Saints’ shut down corner who kept Mike Evans quiet last time will not play this Sunday so Evans will be able to get open and help Jameis not hold the ball long enough for Jameis to be sacked so many times. Vea should be able to push the new Guard backward preventing their QB from stepping up and allow either Barret or JPP to sack him. Also, if Suh and Gholston will get their hands up to stop passes or deflect them so our DBs can intercept them, that will help too. We have been able to play close with the Saints in RayJay before because the Saints prefer playing on artificial turf. So we do have a shot to win Sunday.

  4. TampaTown Says:

    Fu¢k the Saints. They’re beatable. Make it two in a row for us and them and put those b!tches in their place. Mike Evans 10 catches, 150 yards, 3 TD’s

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Our screen pass game with ROJO was not clicking the last time we played the Saints.
    It is now, so look for us to use it to slow the Saints pass rush down some.
    The Saints are a very aggressive defense, with a tendency to over pursue. They are tailor made to get burned really badly, by a well set up screen pass to ROJO.
    The Saints are beatable, look what Atlanta just did to them!

  6. Pewter power Says:

    Losing the guard is a big deal because they will 100% have to double vita vea and will need a tight end to chip on the edge which will consistently give our edge rushers a one on one chance all game. Shaq needs to earn his payday on a game like Sunday. Lattimore might be out as well shouldn’t be any excuses for the bucs or saints for losing

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    so JW holds on to the ball too long but its the oline fault….lol…

    whats next?…JW fumbles or throws a pick while staring down a WR and its the WRs fault…lol…oh wait….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. SCBucsFan Says:

    Today Joe is begging to beat the Saints. Yesterday he was begging for losses to get a better pick. I’m guessing tomorrow he has an article hoping for a tie.

  9. Rojas Says:

    Adam Schefter reported Tampa is one of the teams going to watch Kaepernick workout tomorrow.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    The Players say they are sick and Deeyham tired of losing. OK..I’m all in. Simply make it two in a row and we will see if this is true.

  11. TampaTown Says:


    See my post in Morning Cup if Joe. Means nothing.

  12. Rojas Says:


    Sounds good. I’ll check it out now.

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    it means something….

    its good news to some….bad for we know who…

    JW wont tell you it means nothing…lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  14. Easy Says:

    This team will continue to have a losing culture with a turnover machine quarterback named Jameis Winston.

  15. Bradinator Says:

    Losing an Pro-Bowl guard will certainly hurt. look what ATL did to them last week. They had nearly as many sacks on Brees as they had all year long. We saw it last year when we had the sub-sub-standard Pamphile. guys gotta make up for the weak link. Cuts down the playbook a little too. The new guy will miss assignments, it’s inevitable. The Bucs just need to make them pay for it. My prediction, 2 sacks for Vita, 1 for JPP, 1 for Shaq, and 1 more for someone random.

  16. Tye Says:

    watching the Saints/Falcons game last week was impressive… To see how differently the Falcons defense played since asking Raheem Morris to help out with the linebackers… The Falcons defense actually smothered the Saints offense..
    The Bucs don’t have that ability..
    Saints 38
    Bucs 24

  17. 2020 What is the bucs future plan? Says:

    2.5 seconds or less …. thats all any qb has ….. or your ass is toast… O.C. needs to game plan a quick passing game …or we lose again and again and again… 🙁

  18. Buczilla Says:

    Ali and Donovan are overpaid and soft. That is the reason for the inconsistency. Cappa and Jenkins may not be as talented as those two, but they have more heart.

  19. unbelievable Says:

    The Saints destroyed our offensive unit last time around.

    Our o-line should be pissed the fk off about it, and better show up this week.

  20. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    This is it time to turn the corner Offense ! RoJo break off a big run for a TD! Run 100 yards. I think Bucs win 30-24

  21. buc15 Says:

    There you go TampaTown…we need more of that $hit on this site & less of the whiny negative crap

  22. buc15 Says:

    Buczilla did you call Ali soft? GTFOH with that ish

  23. JimmyJack Says:

    Love games like this. Test the heart and soul of this line. Y’all wanna cry about them day after day. Tune in Sunday to see what they are truely made of.

    If we ever wanna contend we gotta have a line that can perform in a big game. They can proove their worth on Sunday.

  24. #1bucfan Says:

    813 do you enjoy bashing JW. Seems like that’s all you comment now. Y’all have switched from GMC now to JW. it’s not a one man show. Everyone blamed gmc for us losing. Well he’s gone now y’all switched to JW. yes JW turnovers are a problem an I’m sick of them too but our secondary is by far the biggest issue. Doesn’t matter who we have e at QB they aren’t winning with this defense. High flying offenses like the chiefs don’t win Super Bowls. Defense does. If the chiefs win the SB with their team them maybe I’m wrong but prob not

  25. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    This year feels different than others, even though the record says otherwise. We have not been getting blown out of any game. The Saints game was the only game where it felt like we were not going to win. They man handled us last game. Lots of players should be playing with chips on their shoulders

  26. bibi Says:

    Nobody gonna mention that Cappa broke his arm in the second quarter and Dot was injured all game? They played through and then were out the next week?

  27. RustyRhinos Says:

    If this is not a Pride Game, Hopefully those who have no Pride and No “Want to” Win! In our stadium no longer call this port home, Keel haul them. Quicky! This is the Saints a NFC SOUTH DIVISON OPPONENT! Who we play Two games every season, and we didn’t win the first game. Hopefully this will be A PRIDE GAME! It is these players home field, against a division opponent! Who Hopefully fight for every drop of blood and grain of sand on every blade of grass every game! And Yes it is Against a first ballot Hall of Famer! Hopefully we will win. Home division games should ALWAYS BE PRIDE GAMES! Win the NFC South!
    Go BUCS!

  28. ancientasbuc Says:

    Andrus Peat was a big part of keeping Bridgewater or Brees clean and able to step up for quick throws. Vea will collapse the middle. Suh will will benefit as well as edge guys. Brees will unload a lot of ten yards or less throws. Hopefull Bowles will make their backs protect by blitzing one of the middle guys to the B gap not A gap.