Gil Brandt: Bridgewater Has The Arm Strength, Tampa Is An “Ideal Place For Him”

March 10th, 2020

NFL scouting godfather and Hall of Fame executive Gil Brandt is still grinding away working for SiriusXM NFL Radio and at 87 years old.

Way to go, Gil!

And last night he told his national audience — after acknowledging to co-host Alex Marvez that he’s invested lots of time scouting Teddy Bridgewater — that Bridgewater absolutely has the arm strength to thrive in Bucco Bruce Arians’ offense.

“I think its an ideal place for him,” Brandt said of Tampa, agreeing that Bridgewater could adapt to Byron Leftwich. “And remember this, don’t worry about his arm strength. Worry about the bottom line; he wins games.”

No, Bridgewater doesn’t have the arm of Jameis Winston, but he doesn’t have a noodle arm, either.

It’s unclear whether Bridgewater lacks confidence in his deep ball, or he’s just a very safe decision-maker.

As Marvez noted, Bridgewater got the label “10-yard Teddy” with the Saints last season. But it’s hard to argue with Bridgwater’s 5-0 record and ability to command the team off the bench.

140 Responses to “Gil Brandt: Bridgewater Has The Arm Strength, Tampa Is An “Ideal Place For Him””

  1. Umm Says:

    Blah, blah, blah

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Dude isn’t Casey Weldon, go to youtube and watch his highlights. The man can throw the ball and has better touch than Winston. He will be the opening day QB if the corona virus doesn’t effect anything. Just a matter of time before Joe is banned from the locker room. It’s going to suck for all of us. July is just around the corner.

  3. Robert Says:

    BRADY OR BUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Adrnagy Says:

    Noodle arm …. 10 yard teddy …. nice nicknames.

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    If the Bucs move on from Jameis, I’d rather have Teddy over Philip Rivers. Maybe get him at a salary to where we can sign a FA playmaking Safety. I’d go the opposite route of The Sage (Conklin and Gordon), signing most of our defensive guys and a Safety.
    Draft would be:
    1st: One of the Big 4 Tackles (if any are left at 14)
    2nd: RB, Jonathan Taylor, JK Dobbins, or trade back and take Cam Akers in late 2nd
    BPA, 3rd on down

  6. mark2001 Says:

    Oh Oh…this can’t be true…it would leave the lovers speechless.

  7. pepsi Says:

    “10 yard Teddy” is a thing? By transitive property isn’t that the same thing as calling him “First down Teddy” ??

  8. Bertorican Says:

    I’d rather have Bridgewater over Brady. It would signal that the team is invested long-term success over a winning season or two with Brady before he retires.

    But even right now, Teddy HAS to have more of an arm than Old Man Brady!

  9. LordCornelius Says:

    He hit like 5 deep balls vs us lol. Hit multiple deep passes against CHicago.

    go bucs

  10. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Very true.
    First downs can be VERY ENTERTAINING!

  11. Ndog Says:

    For anyone that truly wants Bridgewater here I have just one question.

    If he is so great why would we be his 4th team in 7 years in the NFL?

  12. Hodad Says:

    Teddy would be a huge upgrade. So would Carr if Gruden can get Brady which you know he would want to bring to Vegas with him. So would Rivers, and Dalton for a year, and draft a QB. Anyone but Jameis.

  13. Ndog Says:

    I love the anybody but Jameis morons. You people need to talk a long walk off a short pier.

  14. Casey Morgan Says:

    Anybody but Jameis…

  15. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Yeah teddy is so good sean peyton wants a gimmick player to be his next qb instead of teddy. But hey the genius bucs fans cant see that truth.
    So you really think the Saints would have given Bridgewater $20 million to ride the bench for who knows how many years? And if Bridgewater is any kind of competitor, why would he want to spend another year as a backup? He’s 27 years old and healthy. C’mon, man. –Joe

  16. Ndog Says:

    At this point I truly believe Jameis is gone and I also strongly believe it is going to go down as the dumbest move ever by this franchise.

    It is truly unreal how stupid letting him go, especially for Bridgewater this would be.

  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Ndog, I don’t truly want Bridgewater, I would like Jameis minus the interceptions, Bridgewater kinda lost his job to injury, then the Jets were a regime change and the Saints have Drew Brees.

  18. Matthew Fifer Says:

    Ndog Says:
    March 10th, 2020 at 3:53 pm
    For anyone that truly wants Bridgewater here I have just one question.

    If he is so great why would we be his 4th team in 7 years in the NFL?


    Because he suffered an injury that was bad enough he was out of the game for nearly 2 full years. The Vikings had to replace him while he was gone and ended up liking what they had at the time he returned with Cousins. So on he goes to the Jets who decided they would rather start their round 1 draft pick Darnold and having 3 QB’s was too difficult to afford. So he was moved to the Saints. When he was on the field with him, he was pretty good. Now they simply can’t afford him. He’s not getting bounced around because he’s terrible. He can’t necessarily help that he’s going to teams with too many QB’s and not enough money to keep them all. If he was replacing JW, it would be as a starter presumably long-term.

  19. 813bucboi Says:


    A fluke injury…..

    If not for his 1 time fluke injury he would still be a Viking….

    If JW was so great why wasn’t he re-signed in 2018…..or during the 2019 season?….

    meanwhile JW has had a knee, shoulder, eye surgery and is on his 3rd HC….LOL…


  20. Ndog Says:

    Well Joe he just did last year. So there’s your competitor, can’t wait to see that “fire” here. SMH at this even being discussed, we are beyond screwed if this actually happens.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    Its probably down to Teddy or Jameis. Arians might be struggling with it a little. We shall see.

  22. Ndog Says:

    Teams need QBs every year has he gotten a job? Has been even given a chance to complete for a job? I didn’t think so but yeah we are going to hand him the job? BRILLIANT!!!

  23. Ndog Says:

    Yeah 813 and still played. You know actually being on the field actually matters. Mark my words if Bridgewater comes here we will see quite a bit of Blaine Gabbert. But that’s what y’all want so I hope you enjoy it.

  24. Adrnagy Says:

    For the same reason Brady. Dak. Brees. Tannehill etc etc. MONEY ,
    Wake up and listen! Bucboi. Money.

    813bucboi Says:
    March 10th, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    If JW was so great why wasn’t he re-signed in 2018…..or during the 2019 season?….

  25. diggler Says:

    Bridgewater? hahahahahahaha.



  26. Adrnagy Says:

    Soon we will find out who is in door 1

    And we all go buy a Jersey of new QB.

  27. diggler Says:

    Watching his first game against the Bucs in preseason, I was thinking jeezus can’t this guy throw over 15 yards then he tried and it sailed into the stands bahahahahahahaha

  28. rrsrq Says:

    I am warming to Teddy, if no Jameis, he knows the division, he knows the NFC, he is smart of enough to expose the weak link on a defense (see Bucs v. Saints 2019). Therefore no need to spend an early pick on a QB and he likely will not command as much as Brady or Rivers, nor are we trading away any draft picks or players for a Carr or Dalton. He is a smart enough QB for the system and he wins. He from Miami, which means he’s closer to Tampa than Rivers

  29. TexBuc Says:

    Return of the Doug Williams Curse

  30. 813bucboi Says:


    JW can’t even handle competition….lol…

    BA was hell bent on NOT giving JW competition….fitz shook his confidence to the core….

    The starting job was hand given to JW too….hows that worked out for us?…

    Teams need QBs every year?…if JW was great, why isn’t he staying in Tampa?…why is he even available?…


  31. SmoothBayRider Says:

    I’m just here to laugh at Ndog’s comments .

  32. Robert Says:

    ndog, I mean jameis,………no worries, you’ll get a backup contract for 2 mill to back up fitz in miami

  33. TexBuc Says:

    Cannot wait to see how effective Teddy can be without an effective play-action to pass from like he has had his whole NFL career.

  34. 813bucboi Says:


    Yeah he played his way to 30INTs and out of a starting job….lol….

    Mark my words, teddy comes here, JW will become a lifetime backup if he’s lucky…lol…


  35. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    One thing I genuinely cannot understand is why the nuthuggers love winstunned so much. Also before you call me a hater I was a Jameis winston supporter until the panthers game. That was the final straw for me.

    I mean why? Why would this be such a mistake?

    If he was as good as you say he is there would be teams lining up to sign him as their starter. there aren’t any. He is essentially an NFL punchline at this point. but for some reason Bill Belicheck will sign him name him starter and go win multiple super bowls with him.

    I keep hearing about this alleged upside we see flashes of for 5 years now that immediately dissipates with an absolutely boneheaded play or horrific turnover. The offensive coaches Winston has had around him have been great he has had Mike Evans his entire career. He has had good offensive coaching but for some reason he is being held back and set up to fail.

  36. SmoothBayRider Says:

    The nuthugger’s love him for two reasons , they are either FSU fans , or they are of more of an urban persuasion .

  37. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Poor NDog Haha still crying?

  38. SmoothBayRider Says:

    NDog isn’t crying , he’s too busy searching for another excuse .

  39. John Says:

    bridgewater is like 6th on the list. first would be brady,tannehill,rivers,dalton,jamies and the bridgewater.

  40. 813bucboi Says:


    Not true….

    BUCS have the money…..

    PATS haven’t signed Brady due to age….
    BREES ain’t going no where…..
    DAK was offered 33mil per year by the cowboys….
    RYAN is going to be a starter for the titans if Brady doesn’t come….

    NO ONE is discussing JW as a starter for any other team except for Tampa….

    Sad for a former #1 overall pick…aka BUST…


  41. Hethrew 30 Says:

    Well, NDog has spoken…two people he adds to his list of “clueless” just today are Gil Brandt and Bruce Arians. All to protect Winston.

    Ndog is that evil nanny in the Omen that lets Damien Winston ride around on his tricycle and knock his poor ole mum off the upper landing to the crack her head on the floor below. Tsk Tsk NDog. No one is safe from you as Windstunned’s henchman.

  42. Fartman Says:

    starting to seem like we are going to end up with Brady, Rivers, or Bridgewater

  43. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Also can the nut huggers explain something to me.

    Jameis Winston’s floor is throwing 5 interceptions 1 or 2 being pick sixes, fumbling multiple times a game and just in general having absolute piss poor decisions making.

    Bridgewaters floor is he would maybe have a turnover. But at minimum he can play smart football and manage a game damn good.

    Why is the man that can and has single handedly thrown games away and it’s the norm for him to turn the ball over twice per game the better pick?

  44. Alanbucsfan Says:


    It’s hard to give up on Jameis’ talent which is elite.

    I believe the best action for Jameis is to backup another elite QB for a year or so and reboot his career. – I think Pittsburgh would be perfect for him.
    He’s still young and could have many winning seasons ahead of him, just didn’t work out with Bucs.

  45. TexBuc Says:

    Again why have the Bucs NOT announced they are moving on from Winston like the Chargers and Rivers?

    BECAUSE it is not a given that Winston is gone, its called negotiations.

  46. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Pretty much Alan that seems like the only reasonable argument at this point.

    That’s all we have seemed from Winston is hope that elite talent will turn into something. It will not on year 6.

  47. Defense Rules Says:

    Ndog … Odds are very high IMO that Jameis will be our 2020 QB, but you never know. I think the thing that hurt him more than anything else at the end of the year wasn’t his INTs, it was his agent. The ‘I be ballin’ comment probably got BA ticked off, but not nearly as much as his $30 mil plus pricetag. Sorry, but THAT was delusional.

    Look at the QBs currently making that kind of money. If you take their contract and divide it by the number of years the contract is for to get an ‘average annual salary’ here’s what you’ll find:

    o In the $30 mil plus category:
    1 – Wilson (Seahawks) … $35.0 mil
    2 – Roethlisberger (Steelers) … $34.0 mil
    3 – Rodgers (Packers) … $33.5 mil
    4 – Goff (Rams) … $33.5 mil
    5 – Wentz (Eagles) … $32.0 mil
    6 – Ryan (Falcons) … $30.0 mil

    o In the $25-$30 mil category:
    7 – Cousins (Vikings) … $28.0 mil
    8 – Brissett (Colts) … $28.0 mil
    9 – Garoppolo (49ers) … $27.5 mil
    10 – Stafford (Lions) … $27.0 mil
    11 – Carr (Raiders) … $25.0 mil
    12 – Brees (Saints) … $25.0 mil

    o In the $15-$25 mil category:
    13 – Smith (Redskins) … $23.5 mil
    14 – Brady (Patriots) … $23.0 mil
    15 – Flacco (Broncos) … $22.1 mil
    16 – Foles (Jaguars) … $22.0 mil
    17 – Manning (Giants) … $21.0 mil
    18 – Rivers (Chargers) … $20.8 mil
    19 – Newton (Panthers) … $20.8 mil
    20 – Dalton (Bengals) … $16.0 mil

    Jameis made roughly $21 mil last year, but his average for the 5 years of his contract was obviously much less than that. Jameis (and his agent) apparently felt that he should be paid like a Top-6 QB. Obviously the Bucs disagreed and are out shopping.

    Can almost guarantee that IF Jameis returns, it won’t be at $30 mil or more. Paying him or any QB THAT MUCH pretty much guarantees that we’ll have to ‘skimp’ on some other groceries. And Jameis hasn’t shown me (yet) that he can carry a team like Mahomes, Wilson, Rodgers and a few others can. In any event, we’ll know shortly how this drama plays out.

  48. Jerry Jones Says:

    Teddy is a better choice.

  49. geno711 Says:

    All of these potential rumors. Just so much guessing right now.
    I tend to agree with Tampabuscsbro.

    Does the media (non Tampa) hate Jameis because in none of the rumors do you hear of him going to other teams from these national sources.

    You would think some of them might suggest Winston for:

    San Fran

    Now I have heard NDOG suggest he was going to New England – I think we all know how credible that is.

  50. Waterboy Says:

    Jay Cutler and Jeff George both had rocket arms too.

  51. SmoothBayRider Says:

    I wonder how Alex Smith’s leg is. If he is healthy , would it be a bad idea to bring him in and draft a QB ?

  52. ATLBucs Says:

    It was reported that the Bucs will bring Jameis back at a “discounted” rate. This is sorta confusing to me because if Jameis is an inferior QB, why bring him back at all? This tells me that if the bucs can get Jameis at the price of Rivers or Bridgewater they will bring him back. The transition tag would be perfect because we could see what his perceived value is around the league. But that tag will be gone if the union approves the CBA.

  53. bojim Says:

    Have a feeling they’re pushing harder than we think for Teddy. I’d be fine with that, actually happy but I still want Jameis back. He is the man and BA would make him elite. But what do I know.

  54. TexBuc Says:

    Some “fans” just do not seem to understand what a effective run game can do for your passing game. The split second it takes for a LB to make sure the play is not a running play is the difference of whether there is a window to throw into or not. The same principle applies to DL and OLB.

    Bridgewater NEVER has demonstrated the ability to be an effective passer without the compliment of a good running game.

    See what happened to Lamar Jackson when the playoff game turned into “I know you are going to pass now” Lamar was no longer an effective QB.

    For the “fans” that do not understand why some of us want Winston is his ability to keep the ball moving WITHOUT a effective run game.

  55. MtBucsfan Says:

    Yep he will get injured first hit he takes.

  56. BucsFIRE Says:

    SmoothBayRider Says:
    “Winston fans are of more of an urban persuasion.”

    You can’t get out of your own way.
    Nice comment.
    Apparently you are your own “nut hugger”.

  57. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    See just like that look at all the absolute seething in here.

    No discussion just people being told they are wrong.

  58. TexBuc Says:

    Having had corrective eye surgery myself I can tell you my improvement was more than I thought. I never knew how blurry everything was until everything was crystal clear. I believe Winston’s “clear” vision next season will give him a split second jump to read the defense properly.

  59. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Fair point, issue is I am not sure if he has ever actually learned to read defenses properly.

  60. TexBuc Says:


    you and others call some of us “nut huggers” on a regular basis but now you are offended someone hit back?

  61. WestChap Says:

    Watch this year’s Teddy versus Jameis game… it answers all questions and refutes all the mindless or partisan silliness offered by Ndog and others. IF you watch the game objectively, you’ll want Bridgewater in pewter and wish Jameis all the luck in the world finding his way back into a starting lineup elsewhere.

  62. TexBuc Says:

    When you are seeing things a little fuzzy it can cloud a persons decision making. NFL QB’s only have a short time to make the read while pass rushers are coming at you.

  63. Tampabuscsbro Says:


    If you consider that to be a hit back you must be more sensitive then Tmax thinks Millenials are. also how is that a hit back?

    I was just following up your point with my own.

  64. Eric Says:

    Teddy blew out his knee dropping back to pass in practice.

    Missed an entire season. Then the Vikings let him walk with no resistance.

    Then he didn’t do squat with the jets.

    Yeah he had a few good games for the Saints, a loaded team on both sides of the ball. Kinda like McClown did for the bears in half a season before we signed him. Led the league in passing second half of the season. Then a disaster for us.

    Do the bucs never learn?

  65. TexBuc Says:

    Play calling should be more 50/50 run/pass ratio and give Winston a decently effective run game and then judge him. We should all not be so confident our Defense will be stout this year just because we finished strong. I would think 2016/2017 should have taught us that.

  66. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    hm I keep forgetting you aren’t allowed to say certain users names in here…. anyhow


    Come on dude you think that was me being sensitive I was just following up on your point jesus.

  67. WestChap Says:

    Another one for the Jameis record books… he may be the first QB ever to throw for 5,100 yards one year as a starter and then total <100 yards as a backup the next year. I hope he’s strong enough to embrace it and learn… but I fear an off-field lapse in judgement may be his next big story. And he’s in the one (more) and done chapter of the NFL discipline policy.

  68. Bird Says:

    Its official

    Bucs get 4th round compensatory pick
    Or is this old news ?

  69. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Yeah I agree with WestChap.

    You think he would have learned when he got drafted into the NFL he wasn’t in Tallahassee anymore with the FSU goon squad covering up for him. But apparently even that was too hard for Jameis “I’m Ballin” Winston to understand.

  70. TexBuc Says:


    Try calling someone a “Nut Hugger” to their face in a sports bar trying to have a discussion on sports and see what happens. I was responding to your comment about people being seething on this site.

  71. BrianBucs Says:

    Last week Gil Brandt had the very best summation of the Bucs situation with Winston that I have heard yet;

    “If you are not sure after 5 years, then you are sure.”

  72. Craig Says:

    Dalton would be an upgrade to Jameis, Teddy is and upgrade from Dalton.

    The difference between Teddy and Jameis is that Teddy doesn’t have to air the ball out every play. He is capable of it, but plays a more complete game that allows his team to eat up clock time when necessary.

    They can do that because they don’t have to dig out of a hole every game, like a Jameis led Bucs team does.

  73. TexBuc Says:


    Pretty much sums it up. It is like dating a super hot girl that is crazy but is so good in the sack you just cannot walk away from her hoping she will “mature” so you can marry.

  74. Umm Says:

    Alex smith is available too right…

  75. SteelStudBuc Says:

    If you prorated Bridgewater’s stats they’d be pretty darn tootin compared to Winston…. just over 6 interceptions for 16 games…. magnificent…. 24 less

  76. Steven007 Says:

    In other news the Bucs were just awarded a fourth round compensatory pick.

  77. TexBuc Says:

    The OC calls the plays not the QB.

  78. Tampabuscsbro Says:


    >Try saying that to my face

    LOL dude come on chill jesus christ I wasn’t directly calling you a nut hugger.

    come on man you can’t take a little bantz posting. People call me sensitive around here but damn. I am referencing the people that think there isn’t much wrong with our current QB. I didn’t know that was you before I made that comment but I do now

  79. soggy Says:

    JW is noodle arm.. America’s Noodle Arm… Oh Ya

  80. BucsFIRE Says:

    TexBuc Says:
    “Try calling someone a “Nut Hugger” to their face in a sports bar”

    Well said.
    I guaranty the smile will come off your face quickly.

  81. BucsFIRE Says:


  82. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    cool granted last time I checked this isn’t a bar we are in a comment section on a blog/news page of our favorite team.

    also you guys need to chill

  83. BucsFIRE Says:

    ^ I am pretty “chill”, and thank you.
    It was just an agreement of an observation of people.

  84. soggy Says:

    I would think it would matter how big and nasty the guy was calling you a nuthugger, maybe someone you would just walk away from

  85. OneBuc55 Says:

    I’d prefer Jameis but if we do decide to move on I do NOT! want Teddy Bridgewater…

    He’s not a bad QB but what many of you are over looking is the fact that it takes a pretty tough QB to play in BA’s offense; and Teddy is the polar opposite of the word tough, he’s actually pretty fragile…Hence the reason he’s bounced around that league the last few years…

    Add in the fact that we refuse to run the football to keep the defense honest…
    I don’t see Teddy lasting a month here as the starter…Then you guys will be whining about him too…smh

  86. LordCornelius Says:

    lmao Licht finally got a compensatory draft pick

  87. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Y’all have to admit, NDOGG’S passion for JW in second to no one. He supports him like a true fan… I don’t even think my wife supports me like he supports JW! He’s making me second guess my wifes commitment to me lol

  88. Tampabuscsbro Says:


  89. JimmyJack Says:

    I fail to see how Teddy fits here. I won’t question his arm but the tape don’t lie……Teddy does not sling the ball all over the field. Yes 10 yard Teddy indeed. I did see him some in Minnesota and it was the same thing…..Decent passer but not a QB who uses the whole field.

    I don’t care what y’all say he is not a fit for this offense and he won’t be coming to Tampa. I can rattle off 6-7 names of guys who are great fits in this offense who are either avialable or could be. Why the frick would Bruce not choose one of them and force Teddy into an offense that don’t fit? It really makes no sense.

    It aren’t happening………..And Brady don’t really fit either. But you can tweeks some things for an All Time player. Teddy aren’t no All-Timer……very very far from it.

  90. JimmyJack Says:

    OneBuc55 I won’t whine about Teddy if he comes in here and fails. I’ll whine about the HC who decided Teddy was the guy.

    With all the potential options we got for QB next year I expect Bruce to show us why he is a QB guru and get this decision right.

    And yes I believe Winston will be the proper choice. But will support whoever it is of not Winston……..Even if it is Teddy I’ll trust Bruce knows better then me. But it better yield results.

  91. Bigmike36 Says:

    Saints fan here,and I come in peace. I know we are rivals but I also like the bucs and if you get bridgewater then you are getting a beloved quarterback who is very intelligent with the football. While he is no Lamar Jackson teddy is moble and may not break of 20 yard runs if the play breaks down he can get you 3 to 5 yards and slide.if the bucs sign him you will see how the players love and respect him

  92. Anonymous Says:

    Man, I sure think we could use our WRs running some slants with Teddy, who is accurate. Jay Miss can’t hit a slant or anything else. It’s amazing he didn’t get ME13 or Godwin killed. #3mostinaccurateballinQBintheleague!

  93. soggy Says:

    Thanks bigmike36, intelligent with the football=works for me.. Tired of JW

  94. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Come on JimmyJack, you said you could name 6 or 7 guys that fit and you left us hanging.

  95. Bigmike36 Says:

    And for the fans saying teddy cannot throw deep.well he can our saints offense has changed because brees cannot throw deep and when brees was hurt teddy stepped in and was used to playing the stretch the field horizontally offense we run now.he played safe the first few games but did you notice the saints took more deep shots with bridgewater than brees.and a lot of saints fans want Bridgewater but we cannot run off or disrespect brees because he won us our only Superbowl but deep down we know brees is good enuff to have a winning season but come playoff time hes done.

  96. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I just don’t see how we continue with America’s Turnover Machine. I think Bridgewater would be an upgrade. We could actually see a lot of slants, because Teddy is accurate. Jay Miss is the least accurate guy in the NFL. If Evans and Godwin didn’t have insane catch ratios, and if defensive backs could catch, Jay Miss’s numbers would be even worse.

  97. Allbuccedup Says:

    Ndog Jameis will fade away into backup oblivion.

  98. geno711 Says:

    Compensatory Picks:

    By Round:
    Round 3: Texans (No. 97 overall), Patriots (98), Giants (99), Patriots (100), Seahawks (101), Steelers (102), Eagles (103), Rams (104), Vikings (105), Ravens (106)

    Round 4: Buccaneers (No. 139), Bears (140), Dolphins (141), Redskins (142), Ravens (143), Seahawks (144), Eagles (145), Eagles (146)

    Round 5: Broncos (No. 178), Cowboys (179)

    Round 6: Patriots (No. 212), Patriots (213), Seahawks (214)

    Round 7: Giants (No. 247), Texans (248), Vikings (249), Texans (250), Dolphins (251), Broncos (252), Vikings (253), Broncos (254), Giants (255)

  99. JimmyJack Says:

    Dewey…..Winston, Rivers, Carr, Dalton, Stafford, Luck, Big Ben…….maybe Tannehill(haven’t saw him enough to know if he fits), maybe Dak Prescott whose going under the radar.

    I realize not all of these players(especially Luck) are immediately avialable. But all of them very well could be or they are already. That’s why I said potential options. How many was that?

  100. Bigmike36 Says:

    And for the fans saying bridgewater cannot throw deep well he can.did you ever notice that the saints took more deep shots with bridgewater than brees.the saints offense has changed to stretch the field horizontally because brees cannot throw deep.and when teddy replaced brees he was used to playing our new offense it was not teddy it was our new system.a lot of saints fan love bridgewater but we cannot and will not run off or disrespect brees and know we can get a winning season out of brees but come playoff time brees is done

  101. JimmyJack Says:

    Heard somebody on the radio today say Dewayne Haskins might become an option to. I’m not sure if he fits but there’s another name that worth a thought.

    Above somebody said Alex Smith which is kinda a cool idea just cause nobody has said that name at all. I could be wrong but he might be more of a West coast QB. Might not fit but again still worth a thought.

    Point is there’s lots more possible options aside from Teddy and many who fit much better for what this offense is designed to do.

    Someone above said Dalton’s better the Winston. Teddy better then Dalton. I disagrre. I think it’s more complex. Dalton might be better for some offenses while Teddy is better in others. The system and how they fit matters.

  102. catcard202 Says:

    We’ll all know the plan, soon enough…

  103. LetsGoBucs Says:

    Regular people…doin regular things.

    Me, and @Robert, and @MadMax…..

    Making stuff happen.


  104. DaMayan Says:

    Bridgewater is fragile. IF we go that route, we’d need to also focus on upgrading the OLine where possible. Drafting a rookie won’t help keep him alive year one so you’d have to look for a trade of a good veteran. Someone like Trent Williams might be on the table then. That’ll add up in the cost of Bridgewater.

  105. Bird Says:


    Thanks for the honest take
    And you could tell the players were behind Bridgewater when Brees was out

  106. CPN Says:

    Ndog, you can always support Jameis wherever he lands.

    Go be a fan of his next team!

  107. SappAttack Says:

    Never forget…

  108. rrsrq Says:

    How is Bridgewater fragile, he has had one serious injury in which he worked his way back, AP has had several serious injuries but still plays hard, it just an age thing with him now. I’m good with Winston if he stays, but also Bridgewater, Rivers or Dak.

  109. Ed Says:

    If Bridgewater is so good,why is his name not coming up with other teams. When he drops back behind this line the only decision he will be making is which hospital he will be going to.

  110. JP_09 Says:

    Can someone explain to me how Bridgewater is fragile? Since being in the NFL he has missed one game to a sprained ankle Sept 28th 2014, then he had his ACL injury August 30th 2016. So two injuries in 7 years or however long he’s been in the NFL makes you fragile?

  111. JP_09 Says:

    @rrsq you beat me to it

  112. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    How the heck does the Patriots get two 3rd round comp. picks? Plus two more 6s.

  113. TexBuc Says:

    BA’s offense is a play action based long ball offense requiring QB to hold longer than other offenses. BA wants his QB to look deep and then short often waiting of the reaction of Safety or CB to dictate play. His hold ball longer philosophy got him fired from the Steelers when he refused to adjust his offense so Big Ben would not get hit so much. Andrew Luck retired at a early largely due to the many hits he absorbed while playing for BA as his offensive coordinator.

  114. TexBuc Says:

    a Big bodied QB helps him absorb the many hits in this offense

  115. TexBuc Says:

    Any NFL QB could make majority of the throws in BA’s long ball offense the question comes not after one game but as the season goes on can a light thinly bodied QB take the repeated pounding and keep standing tall waiting for the long route to develop. Can he get up after repeated hard hits?

  116. TexBuc Says:

    BA’s offense also has options on the route for the WR dictated by the coverage so long route and then another read required before throwing the ball. A slightly weaker armed QB would have to throw a littler earlier before the WR makes his last read and now a lower chance of a completion. If I were on the Patriots Teddy would be ideal replacement for Tom Brady as Teddy is EXCELLENT in a quick short passing game.

  117. OneBuc55 Says:

    JP and rrsq…

    Minnesota let him go because he couldn’t stay healthy…
    Hes a solid QB when healthy but he’s only played 16 games once as the starter…Not to mention, a solid offensive line, rushing attack, and back-up QB would all be a must IF we signed him…We’re currently not solid in any of those areas…

    Also, BAs offense puts up big numbers but the QBs in this offense get annihilated if BA asked Jameis to get to 250 so he could absorb the punishment Bridgewater certainly won’t cut it at his current weight of 210/215…

  118. SB Says:

    Legit know what Joe wrote this one. 🙂

  119. SB Says:

    Interesting take BigMike

  120. TexBuc Says:

    Teams every year sign coaches and players from the Patriots hoping to catch magic in a bottle. Patriots wave bye to average but well coached players and sign more average players to be coached in their system.

  121. TexBuc Says:

    Saints had Drew Brees routinely leading the league in passing, but had poor defense and a lack of commitment to the run game and finished 7-9 a couple of years in a row. When the Saints committed to a more balanced run/pass offense their defense was on the field less and they become the dominant team to beat in the NFC South since.

  122. gp Says:

    SmoothBayRider Says:
    March 10th, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    I’m just here to laugh at NDog’s comments .

    Get a clue

    The vast majority who visit this site are readers who want to keep up with the latest news about their team.

    Most do not post.

    They do, however, enjoy a few of the posters who do.

    The rest are either laughed at, or met with a sad shake of the head, or simply passed over having proven themselves unworthy of reading.

    And then there are those who sneak their opinions in by changing their moniker on a somewhat frequent basis.

  123. BucEmUp Says:

    Bridgewater will throw the same td to int ratio as Jameis.Go look at his past stats

  124. Ivan The Insider Says:

    TexBuc – quit spewing FAKE NEWS.

    Enough of this crap about “Winston’s doesn’t have a running game” as for the excuse for this terrible decision making and turnover problems.

    In Winston’s 1st year, Doug Martin ran for an incredible 1,400+ yards and Winston still put up huge turnovers and also only won a total of SIX games for us.

    To claim as if we had a running game Winston would be winning us tons of games is NONSENSE.

  125. TexBuc Says:

    a Strong run game controls the game.

  126. TexBuc Says:

    scoring 4 TD passes is but does nothing to control the 2nd half of games.

  127. TexBuc Says:

    Prove me wrong Ivan

    I am listening?

  128. Elita Vita Says:

    Rivers and a 2nd round QB in the draft.

  129. Heath Hunt Says:

    I think the Glazers want to make a move at QB to try to energize the fan base. The problem is that guy might not be someone they can acquire. I’ll be surprised if the decision is to bring back Jameis though. It might not be better but I think it will be different.

  130. TexBuc Says:

    50/50 run/pass no more asking Winston to pass the ball 50+ times a game, new RT cross train our OL to play blocking TE. Call more TE,WR, and RB screen plays.

  131. Buczilla Says:

    If I was willing to give Winston a sixth (!) year to prove himself worthy of being a franchise guy, then I’d being willing to give Teddy a chance. If Brandt says that he has the arm strength then who am I to argue? One thing that I can argue however, is that Arian’s offense opens up quarterbacks to take hits more than your average offense. Teddy has already suffered a horrific injury that almost cost him his leg. Add to that, him being on the smallish side (6’2 215) and not very nimble, I think that you have a recipe for disaster. We’ll know the answer soon enough. 😛

  132. unbelievable Says:


    The guy has never thrown for more than 14 TDs in a season.

    Last year he never threw more than 1 TD per game, EXCEPT against the Bucs.

    Dominant o-line, running game and defense is why he’s won. Do we have any of those? Maybe the defense… maybe.

    That doesn’t sound like an offensive leader to me. But hey wtfdik?

  133. Bigmike36 Says:

    Just so you all know.the one team the saints do not ever want to play is your team the bucs.your offense minus all the turnovers reminds me of the older saints teams and I know they run different sceams but style wise the air it out , get vertical offense that scores a lot of points.from the outside looking in at the bucs if you get the right signal caller and a couple of defensive pieces then you may well win the nfl south next year.and just for fun because it will probably will not happen with a nfc south rival but if we were to trade kamara would the bucs be intreasted?

  134. D1 Says:


    You say some fans don’t understand how the run game can effect the passing game.

    You can include BA in that thought. Because, the pass is opening up the run game in his offense.

  135. TexBuc Says:


    Yes you are right it goes both ways, but when I go too deep many still don’t understand how offensive play calling works.

    My simple answer is don’t let any QB throw 45-50 times a game.

  136. KYBUCFAN Says:

    Need to bring in KAP if Jamies is let go!!!!!

  137. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^ Why? Kap is awful.

  138. D1 Says:



    I understand where you coming now. The idea is sound.

  139. KYBUCFAN Says:

    @Tampa Bay Demon:

    He is not awful and is still better than a lot of quarterbacks that have played since he was black-balled…

  140. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Sorry man, I just don’t agree. He looked really bad and uncommitted to me, long before any of the National Anthem stuff came up. I am just not impressed. But you are definitely entitled to your opinion.