Brady, Bridgewater, Carr — Rondé Barber Talks Viable QB Options

March 2nd, 2020

Rondé Barber, seen here with his friend Jason Licht, throws more gas on the goodbye-Jameis fire.

Earlier this morning, Joe published the powerful commentary from Bucs icon Rondé Barber on the shaky Tampa Bay future of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Consider this Part II.

Barber went to say the Bucs are too smart not to look elsewhere because Jameis didn’t get passing grades in his prove-it year.

“Ultimately we can pontificate all we want and spew opinions and facts and stats and things that don’t matter. But at the end of the day, Bruce Arians and Jason Licht are going to make a decision on him based on what they saw this year, this past year,” Barber told The JP Show hosted by longtime local multimedia czar JP Peterson on 820 AM.

“And if obviously, if [Jameis] goes out and had a year where he threw 33 touchdowns and 10 or 15 interceptions, I think he’s already signed. He’s probably signed before end of [2019]. But that’s not what happened. I think if you’re a heady mind in the front office, which I think Jason Licht is, he’s looking at all the potential free agent [quarterbacks] that are going to be out there. There’s a lot. There’s a ton. It starts with Tom Brady.”

So who might the Bucs go after at QB?

Barber is a big fan of 27-year-old Teddy Bridgewater.

“He really impressed me last year in the offense that he was in. He really did,” Barber said of Bridgewater.

“I’m not being critical of his arm, but he doesn’t have a cannon. He doesn’t have the arm that Jameis has; there’s no way. But he is one of the best gamer-type quarterbacks that I’ve ever been around. And he’s heady and he’s smart and he’s a guy that you like being around.”

Barber said he’s been in TV broadcast production meetings with Bridgewater and left extremely impressed. “The guy just understands how to win football games,” said Barber, who believes Bridgewater will be a starter in 2020.

The Bucs icon also looked to his old coach for a possible Bucs QB option.

“Does Jon [Gruden] really like [Derek] Carr? (laughs) Barber said.

“It could be Jameis, it could not be Jameis,” Barber said. “Jameis has a huge upside, but he also has a huge downside with his interceptions. And we get sick of talking about it, but the fact of the matter is they’re there.”

Later in the chat, Barber went on to point a firm finger at the quarterback position for the Bucs’ bad habit of what Bruce Arians calls Bucs Beating Bucs.

“They have no reason why they can’t compete. You know, they’re in position where if they don’t beat themselves, they’re going to be successful in 2020,” Barber said. “And we know what matters there; it’s the play of the quarterback.”

Joe can’t emphasize enough how powerful this commentary is from Barber. Not only is he very close to Arians, Licht and Team Glazer, Barber works weekly for Buccaneers during the regular season, in addition to being around the team often through the summer as a preseason game analyst.

61 Responses to “Brady, Bridgewater, Carr — Rondé Barber Talks Viable QB Options”

  1. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Spotrac has Teddy Bridgewater’s market value at $20 million per year. I’d rather have him than Philip Rivers, I don’t want a QB that’ll only be in Tampa for a year or two. That’d be too much transition, IMHO.

  2. onetrickpony Says:

    Carr, swap for Winston
    Bridgewater……. the perfect bridge qb, even goes with his name 🙂
    Heck I would even take Matt Moore over this mess
    Brady isn’t going anywhere, its an ego trip he is on.

  3. TDTB Says:

    Signing Bridgewater gives you more flexibility in the draft. Any QB at 14 is a stretch. Rather chose best player available than reach.

  4. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Agreed, TDTB. Don’t want to be pigeonholed into having to take a QB in the 1st.

  5. Ineffable Dullard Repairman Says:

    The Saints are stuck between a rock and hard place. Brees, who is now 41, says he won’t test free agency and wants to continue to play. If they sign Brees, Bridgewater is gone as the Saints cannot afford 45-50 million on the QB position.
    Ronde says Bridgewater has all the tools … except a strong arm–something that BA covets in his bombs away offense.
    Conclusion: Unless BA is willing to sacrifice bombs for bullets it appears Bridgewater won’t be coming here.
    As for the Saints, Brees began to show his age last year. If they stick with Brees I believe it will be good news for the Bucs as Bridgewater was a perfect fit in last year’s Saints offense.
    And don’t give me the Taysom Hill nonsense. He’s a 30 year old rah-rah, undrafted splash play guy that offers a change of pace 3-4 times a game. As a Bucs fan I’d love to see us game plan for him over Bridgewater.
    IMO the Saints will be fools to let Teddy walk, and fools they will be …

  6. #1 Pick QB 2 Cent Brain Says:

    One day this fanbase will wake up and realize a smart qb will get you more wins than a dumb qb with a strong arm. It’s demoralizing for the players to have one guy who helps the other team weekly

  7. JP_09 Says:

    Too many risk/unknowns with all the QBs for the price tag, Just draft Eason @ 14 use the 20-25 mil you save to bolster the entire team. Eason or any rook they choose is just as much a gamble as these FAs but the gamble will be a fraction of the price.

    Leonard Williams
    Jack Conklin / Bryan Bulga

    Rd 1 Jacob Eason QB UW
    Rd 2 Johnathan Taylor RB-WI
    Rd 2* Denzel Mims WR-BU
    Rd 3 Logan Stenberg G- UK
    Rd 4 Leki Fotu DT-Utah
    Rd 5 Terrance Steele OT-Texas Tech
    Rd 6 Matt Turk P- ASU

    *Combine Picks from a Brate trade & 4th rd comp pick to move back into the 2nd RD

    WR1: Mike Evans
    TE: O.J. Howard
    LT: Donovan Smith
    LG: Aly Marpet
    C: Ryan Jensen
    RG: Alex Capp
    RT: Jack Conklin
    WR2: Chris Godwin
    WR3: Denzel Mims
    RB: Jonathan Taylor
    QB: Jacob Eason

    DE: Ndamukong Suh
    NT: Vita Vea
    DE: Leonard Williams
    OLB: Jason Pierre-Paul
    ILB: Devon White
    ILB: Lavonte David
    OLB: Shaq Barrett
    CB: Jamel Dean
    CB: Sean Murphy-Bunting
    S: Mike Edwards
    S: Jordan Whitehead

  8. SteveK Says:

    I’m with Ronde!

    Glad to see the viewpoint of turnovers being unacceptable has rang true. It was looking scary for a while that the FSU Honks would get another year of ,playoffless, ACC-Wannabe-Glory days Football. It’s a new day! Go Bucs!

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    Regardless of what they do with Winston, this team needs to find another QB. Does anyone know who our back-up is? Griffin? Gabbert?
    Get some competition going at EVERY position and let the cream rise to the top.
    Nobody would’ve tolerated Mike Glennon throwing 30 picks. Just sayin’!

  10. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    Still like the possibility of a trade with Gruden for Carr. Apparently, Barber might like that trade too. Bridgewater does not have the rocket arm, but would win the Bucs more games than Winston for sure

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Love Ronde’s take on this whole Bucs QB situation. Right now though, who’ll be behind the wheel of this Bucs’ offense is anybody’s guess because there are so many variables. Money will talk in the end, and availability is a big issue. But ultimately I have faith that we’ll get a decent starting QB, whether his name be Jameis, Teddy or Derek (I’m expecting that it’d be 1 of those 3). It’d ALSO be nice to have a viable veteran BACKUP QB like Bucsfanman says. ‘Stuff happens’.

    I like what Ronde said about the Bucs being able to compete in 2020 IF we don’t beat ourselves … like we did in 2019. What Ronde offered is his best ANALYSIS of the Bucs’ situation based on some first-hand knowledge. What most everyone else is offering is nothing more than pure SPECULATION. As Joe indicated … powerful stuff.

    Bottom line to me is that BA’s been around the track once or twice. I’m confident that he knows what he’s doing in terms of what it takes to create a WINNING TEAM.

  12. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    One of Jameis best seasons was when he had a great running game. We never addressed/fixed that issue and alls the Bucs want to do is point the finger at the QB. A QB with no run game is one dimensional. Why would we not try and fix that first? Plug another QB in here with no run game and they will have the mistakes as well and we probably won’t even move the ball as much. Big mistake if they let Jameis walk. Go Bucs!

  13. Allbuccedup Says:

    If you can’t trade for Carr. Sign Rivers for 20 plus mil for one year and one year option. Trade down in the first round get an extra 2nd round pick. Draft Jordan Love!

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    IMHO Big mistake if they let Jameis walk.
    Give him a decent running game, for a change.

  15. Joe in Michigan Says:

    JP_09: While I would like the savings, QB is the most important position in football. Eason would be a reach at 14, IMHO.

  16. Hodad Says:

    I came away impressed watching the QB’s at the combine last week. It’s a good deep class, and the Bucs would be fools not to use one of their first two picks on one. The Giants have said they’re ready to deal their pick at #4. If Burrow, and Tua go one, and two, we could move ahead of the Chargers, and snag Herbert. The money we’d save doing that would allow us to sign Conklin at RT, and keep the defense together. Many rookies got extended playing time last year, and none of them threw interceptions at the rate JW did. We need a new day in TB, a new face of the franchise. Herbert checks all the boxes for me, make it so. I can live with rookie mistakes, but I can’t bare watching Winston making the same ones over, and over. Last year was the prove it year. Jameis proved the last five years he can’t bite the turnover bug.

  17. Pewter power Says:

    @Im tired and 87 is right

    Lol it sounds like your blaming the backs for bad decision making. So its rojo or barber’s fault winston made a bad read and threw a pick 6 because the back got stuffed in the backfield on the previous play? Russell wilson lost 3 running backs last year and played playoffs with a back that had been out of football the whole year but he didnt suddenly start throwing a bunch of picks because the team couldn’t run the ball

    Nice try but uh no. Is it harder to win yes so it helps explain win and loss record but not why a quarterback stares down receivers, makes late throws to guys who are clearly covered that cant be blamed on the run game or the o line

  18. Pok Says:

    The quick out pick 6s are not due to a bad run game. Bad decisions by Jameis. Come on apologists acknowledge the facts.

  19. tbuccs55 Says:

    This is the first time I can remember there are more QBs then spots.
    If Jameis prices himself to high, he will not be a starter.
    This is a MUST win season for Licht, and he knows it.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m about ready to be in favor of saving the money on QB and drafting one instead of a high-priced FA……
    Keep the defense in tack……Sign Conklin and a S…..
    Other teams have done well with rookie QBs…..we can also….

    Why pay $25-$30 mil…..

  21. Bucco Bruce - PHD Says:

    Does this mean Ronde Barber has Jameis Winston Derangement Syndrome….

    OR does JW derangement syndrome mean you still actually believe that the man with the most turnovers in the NFL over the last 5 years is going to automatically flip the turnover switch to off in year 6?

  22. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Focus on the OL and another decent RB and Jameis will win games. He managed to go 5-3 in the last half of the season when the defense showed up. With Godwin and a dependable kicker, the Bucs would have gone 7-1, and that’s with a bum knee and a fractured thumb. If the Bucs drop Jameis, I’m dropping NFL Sunday Ticket. I’ll still be a fan, but I’ll watch when available and read the rest of the time. Not wasting my money to see a rebuild. I have watched every single league championship since the merger. I refuse to watch Jameis do what Doug Williams and Steve Young did.

  23. Jameis #1 Fan Says:

    It’s funny how all yall talk about is inteceptions in a 1st year offense called “no risk it no biscuit ” lol.

    Nobody say anything about starting Peyton Barber as your running back for half the season.

    Nobody saying about the kicker missing vital kicks “STILL”

    Nobody saying anything about the defense, especially the secondary only stepping up after getting rid of VH3.

    So we have a Super Bowl defense now right? All we need is the “right” QB huh? Plug in Brady and it’s off the races huh? This is exactly why Tampa has been losing for decades. Jamies was drafted to the sorriest team in the league and asked to carry it. I think he has done well. If the GM had done his job to the best of his ability, you could have had pro bowl caliber talent like pro bowl safety Derwin James and pro bowl RB Davin Cook….but no yall wanna run the best QB THIS team ever had away. Yall want a 42 year old QB who will FOREVER be a patriot to come take you to the playoffs for a couple years just so you can say you got to the playoffs….lol…

  24. Fire the fans Says:

    I sure would like to get bridgewater in here so we can put up 14-17 pts a game. Without the ab turning the ball over all the time that should be plenty enough to win. This defense is reminiscent of the 2000 ravens right?

  25. tmaxcon Says:

    Ronde another washed up has been trying to stay relevant nothing to see here. He and vinceyoung55 never won a damn thing without riding sapps coattails and his post season win total is laughable. Another loser just trying to keep his name in the news to save his failing tv career..

  26. Pewter power Says:

    Here we go again so we need 100 yard rusher per game 1600 yards per year because the quarterback sucks. What rojo does when he has the ball has nothing to do with where winston decides to throw the ball. If you have to have an elite running game what the hell do we need Winston for.

    We had this same kind of panic when we moved on from glennon the fear is so real people cant even think clearly. Lol after 5 years yeah let’s give winston more help I’m sure that will prevent him from making stupid decisions just wow

  27. Jim Says:

    As he’s typically introduced here, “the great” Mike Florio (PFT) notes that “No reports of specific team interest have emerged as to Winston, which suggests there currently is little or none.”

  28. csidedave Says:

    I believe Jimmy Garraplo had the most regular season interceptions of any QB who made the playoffs. It was 13. Thirteen!!

    Jameis could cut his picks by 10 and it would still be a problem.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “pontificate” is Ronde’s favorite word, lol.

    If Bridgewater is the guy, I may boycott the team. He is not the answer.

    That said, I’ve stated the scenarios I could live with.

  30. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jim Says
    As he’s typically introduced here, “the great” Mike Florio (PFT) notes that “No reports of specific team interest have emerged as to Winston, which suggests there currently is little or none.”

    And he also stated that teams are probably assuming Winston will not be available because the Bucs might tag him.

    If you are going to use someone as a quote, at least cover the whole point they made in that same story.

  31. JimbobBucsFan Says:


    I like the kind of off season decisions your scenario represents. You presented it well.

    A question might be would the improved offensive line and running game help manufacture enough wins to get us into the playoff “tournament”? If so then the hope would be that our rookie QB had made enough progress that we could be a real threat in the post season.

    It would certainly be an exciting season to watch!

  32. Dallas Dan Says:

    The definition of insanity that’s JW keep on doing what you’ve always done and expecting different Results

  33. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’ve stated that I think Winston will be back in 2020…and I’ll link my name to a plate of crow for a week if I am wrong.

    That doesn’t mean I think Winston returning is the best scenario.

    Best scenario is a cheaper, short term option as a bridge and drafting a QB (Eason, Herbert, etc). In that scenario, Philip Rivers would be a good option.

    But if we keep Winston, some sort of tag would be the smartest move.

    As to the report that Ian Rappaport claimed Shaq will be tagged…Shaq already stated he will give a team discount to stay, so signing a deal won’t be hard.

    Also, if the CBA is approved this year’s cap could be as high as $205 million. That is more than enough to re-sign the DLine and Winston.

    As to Brady…reports are starting to surface that he plans to stay in New England regardless of any offers he gets, just as I said a month ago.

  34. Jim Says:

    Bonzal, here’s Florio’s entire paragraph: “That’s the hardest part of the equation to assess. No reports of specific team interest have emerged as to Winston, which suggests there currently is little or none. It’s entirely possible, however, that some teams are waiting to see whether the Bucs apply a tag to Winston.” He does not say “probably”, so you are completely in error. My quote was accurate, so you can start eating crow right now…

  35. Marine Buc Says:


    Eason will be available in round 2 maybe round 3. Why waste our first round pick on him?

  36. JameisWin55 Says:

    If we serious about getting 40 year old QBs we should trade up for Tua if healthy instead he has been and still remains the best QB in the draft I get the Burrow love but Tua has been on the NFL radar from his freshmen year we should roll with a rookie Hebert, Tua, Eason, etc spend money on the defensive and offensive lines could you imagine Suh, Leonard Williams, and Vea on the same DLine front that’s a nightmare! Then sign a quality RT draft running back in 2-3 like Akers or kid from LSU

  37. Uber Bucs Fan Says:

    “Jameis needs a running game!” is 1990s football talking.

    It’s a pass first, pass second league now.

  38. Fb Moderated! Says:

    America’s joe bucs fan would run barber out of the ring of honor for such blasphemy. Jameis is the greatest qb the bucs will ever have! And manziel would have been a hall of farmer here too.

  39. JP_09 Says:

    @ Marine I’ve seen Eason mocked to us the packers and the raiders, patriots, colts all in the 1st. There’s no guarantee that he will be there in the second. In the scenario I proposed we wouldn’t have a QB so we would be forced to take one @14 weather that was Eason, Love or whoever they feel. Ideally it would be nice to trade down a few spots then take him, just my opinion though. I just see to much risk with all the FA QBs especially for the money, at this point they’re just as much of a question mark as a rook

  40. Craig Says:

    With a receiver like Godwin, you don’t really need that strong of an arm. His yards after catch made Jameis look better than he really is with long passes.

    The longest pass Jameis made last year was only 77 yards. That is not really all that long.

    Last year, at this time, Bridgewater turned down a Miami offer of being their starter. He might stick with N.O. another year and take over when Brees retires.

    Some people have a longer viewpoint and N.O. can make Bridgewater a Super Bowl QB.

    Brady is going nowhere. Carr isn’t far enough away from Jameis to give the fans a dose of hope.

  41. Marine Buc Says:

    JP 09

    That’s cool. I like the rest of your breakdown. I saw an article from PFF that had Eason going as low as the fourth round. I know it’s way too early to tell so no reason to beat a dead horse. I can’t wait to see how things go over the next month.

  42. Donkc Says:

    Let me paint a picture. It’s the 2021 season and Tom Brady is bringing his 6-1 Buccaneers into Foxboro to take on the winless Patriots. Having led the Bucs to the NFC title game in the prior year, the Bucs are now the odds-on favorite to represent the NFC in the upcoming Super Bowl. The Great Debate has been settled: it was Brady, not Belichick. On this beautiful Fall day, the Bucs destroy the Pats 45-3 behind Brady’s five TD passes (three to Evans, two to Godwin) and 472 passing yards. Goaded on in his post-game presser about letting Brady go, Belichick resorted to his mantra, this time with a twist: “We’re on to oblivion.”

  43. JP_09 Says:


    Yeah supposedly he’s a wild card, some teams are high on him some aren’t because of his laid back demeanor and I guess he liked to drink and party while he was at UGA. It’s definitely going to be exciting, a lot of moving pieces for the Bucs

  44. Marine Buc Says:

    JP 09

    That is interesting. PFF was down on him because he performed very poorly when pressured. I believe he ranked @ #76 in pass efficiency when pressured by the defense. Obviously that is a huge red flag. Nearly every pass in the NFL is thrown under pressure.

  45. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    Pretty good assessment by Ronde, thanks Joe.

  46. BucEmUp Says:

    I’d take Carr or Bridgewater if Jameis does leave, but a hard no on tannehill, dalton, rivers.Brady is staying in new England it’s all drama to.generate buzz

  47. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    March 2nd, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Ronde another washed up has been trying to stay relevant nothing to see here. He and vinceyoung55 never won a damn thing without riding sapps coattails and his post season win total is laughable. Another loser just trying to keep his name in the news to save his failing tv career..

    Are you serious? While Sapp was a good player, he was disliked be half the Buc fans for his attitude, and Ronde was not only a great player, but he was the one that intercepted the ball late in the game in Philly that put the Bucs in the Superbowl, which we won. Guess if you aren’t a Jameis only fan then you are open to lies & other BS.

  48. TOM Says:

    The best QB the Bucs could get would be Carr without a doubt. I still say Brady is not leaving NE

  49. tmaxcon Says:

    Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    being liked is irrelevant pal… feelings are meaningless…. you sound like just another low standard bucfan who confuses popularity and longevity with greatness. they were one year wonder fluke champions nothing more. they won 5 playoff games over a 12 year period with 3 in one year so clinging to mediocre washed up has beens maybe your thing but I would suggest raising your standards.

    so he made a play… just like that fluke championship they are not lifetime free passes… it was 18 years ago living in the past is sad.

  50. pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Sign Jameis Tag Barrett easy simple

  51. Isaac haggins Says:

    Bridgewater can win a Super Bowl and I bet Lynch wishes he had him in the last game of San Frans Year !! However , not a chance he plays more than 12 games behind the line play that has been in TB for the past 4 years , that’s the problem with him and bruce , they make each others bad traits worse !!! Hold it, hold it hold it , throw it and take a big hit isnt Teddys game and with that Winston just may be the best qb for Bruce !!! Winston May be the toughest QB in the league , Licht has provided him a beating over the past five years that very very few qbs have ever endured and still answered the bell . Btw Tom Brady can watch tape and there’s not a chance he wants any part of Lichts Wall or Bruce’s hold the ball game !!!! This is why D Carr is about the only other good option for the Bucs !!

  52. Madden Pro Says:

    I picked up Bridgewater in my Madden league and he won MVP on the Bucs….just sayin! 🙂

  53. CalBucsFan Says:

    Formerly Tampa 2 You are right on man, you said it perfectly! Barber’s interception is not only one of THEE biggest plays in Buccaneer history, he was just as vital to the Bucs secondary as Sapp was to the DL.

    TMax, I don’t know why you’re so down on Barber and he deserves to be in the ring of honor. I certainly love them both, do you know why? Because they were BOTH Buccaneers on the ONE AND ONLY Buccaneer CHAMPIONSHIP we’ve ever seen since this team joined the damn league! And that’s good enough for me.

  54. Buczilla Says:

    Ronde’s cool, but I could care less that he is impressed with Bridgewater (I’m guessing that he endorsed Vernon Hargreaves too). Bridgewater is damaged goods and Arian’s offense requires quarterbacks that can handle an above average amount of punishment. Teddy might be a perfect fit elsewhere, but imo not here. Carr seems like a better choice, but is he really better than Jameis?

    Regardless, I’ll have faith in the “quarterback whisperer” until he gives me a reason not to. Whatever he decides to do at quarterback I’m cool with as long as it’s not bringing Vinny Testeverde out of retirement.

  55. Rod Munch Says:

    Bridgewater? LOL!

    Take away his game against the early season God-awful Bucs defense and his production was nothing – barely game manger backup level production. If we had the 2002 Bucs defense, then sure, Bridgewater would be good enough – but that’s also, statistically speaking, the best SB winning defense in the history of the NFL. This defense is not the 2002 Bucs, not even close – even if they manage to get into the top half of the leagues defenses you’re not winning with a QB that can’t throw it more than 3 yard downfield. If that’s what we want, a boring game manager who is afraid to throw the ball, just resign Mike Glennon on the cheap.

  56. unbelievable Says:

    Carr > Bridgewater > Rivers > Dalton, if we’re going that route…

    Brady ain’t happening.
    (And if he somehow did, that would mean he’s washed up beyond belief and his arm doesn’t work any more.)

  57. Rod Munch Says:

    unbelievable – I’d put Bridgewater under Rivers and Dalton – he was awful last year, I really wonder if people actually watched him play or not. The guy is a game manager, nothing else. He played some really bad defenses all in a row and they got wins by running the ball and having a top defense – he did nothing to win any of their games.

    But I agree with your order of QBs outside of that, and if Carr is cut, and for some dumb reason the Bucs want a boring game manager who is afraid to throw downfield, then just get Carr. He’s clearly better than Bridgewater and doesn’t turn it over hardly – and at least makes some plays every once in a while.

    But why would the Bucs have interest in Bridgewater or Carr when they literally run a deep ball offense. If the Bucs want to switch to a west coast offense then they’re better fits, but that’s not what we run.

  58. Bucs Guy Says:

    Donkc – we can only dream.
    Unbelevable – You’re FA QB assessment is spot on. Also, no Cam, Hill or Tannehill.
    Love = Josh Freeman, Eason maybe if he’s available in the 3rd and no Fromm.

  59. WestChap Says:

    Its all talk until we see how the musical chairs end.

    However, IF Jameis ends up like GMC last year… signing for scraps from the table that he could have bettered if he hadn’t let his pride over estimate his worth… then we will see how many of these Jameis apologists begin ranting at the entire idiot league instead of just us Bucs fans who have simply seen enough of Famous Jameis’ brand of entertainment.

  60. WestChap Says:

    Don’t understand the lack of love for Love. He has some truly unbelievable plays on tape and looked great at combine. I don’t think it will matter as he’s likely gone by #14. I’m guessing we’re going to end up with Hurts in Round 2… and am not excited about a QB without the 5th year option but having a QB you actually want to resign after 4 years is a first class problem I’d welcome.

    I’ve watched a few 2019 Chargers and Bengals games now and to my great surprise… you need to flip the order: Dalton looks a ton better than Rivers, not even close. Rivers does indeed look like an older Jameis with a better short passing game to RBs. I think he actually illustrates the error in the argument that Jameis would be all fixed with a better run/screen game.

  61. BucsNY96 Says:

    It’s funny how we are crowning this defense as being very good after more than half of last season they weren’t that good! Do wet forget the Seahawks, the Giants, the Rams! If we don’t have Jameis & QB those games we are easily blown out.

    But let’s get Bridgewater b/c he’s a great game manager, as if the Bucs are @ that stage where we can say we can manage a game lol

    We can run the ball, our kicking game isn’t automatic & our defense MIGHT be very good! Idk why ppl are acting so blind! Lastly, the 2 games in December, the last 2 that keep being referenced. Do forget we didn’t have our #1, 2 or 4 WRs. Those ppl playing wouldn’t have mattered right

    Jameis checks the ball down for those 8 qrts & we are praising him SMH