Jake Arians Talks Soaring Leftwich Stock, Brady Energized By No-Risk-It-No-Biscuit, And The Jameis Blame Game

March 22nd, 2020

Bucco Bruce Arians’ son Jake works in the media and had a cup of coffee with the Buffalo Bills as a player years ago.

And Jake Arians was talking about the biggest move in sports last week on his fantasy football podcast on TheDraftNetwork.com.

A few interesting Tom Brady/Bucs nuggets from the younger Arians:

Co-host Jaime Eisner made a point that Brady’s presence will elevate the status of Bucs assistant coaches and particularly Byron Leftwich. Eisner said he believes Leftwich will skyrocket and likely be a head coach this time nest year. Arians wholeheartedly agreed and said Brady himself also should be elevated by working for his dad.

“Tom Brady gets to go play for a head coach that has now put ‘No Risk It, No Biscuit’ on the building,” Jake Arians said. “They blitz more than anybody. They’re bringing it on defense. They’re going to take their shots, and he’s never really gotten to play like that.

“It’s all going to be on him. ‘Tom, what plays do you want to run? What do you like? Here’s how we want to do it. But we’re going to take our shots. We’re not trying to go down and kick a field goal and tie this thing. Let’s go score a damn touchdown and win.

“He hasn’t really had that kind of like, ‘Hey, hell no, No. 12. Get back out there and go win this son of a bitch. It’s on you.’ I think he’s going to eat that up. I’m expecting the best Tom Brady we’ve seen in a long time.”

Arians went on to say the Bucs have improved instantly because of the smarts of their quarterback, noting “how much better they’re going to be because of the line of scrimmage checks.”

And he further jumped on what Joe calls the Jameis Blame Game.

The Bucs will be running the ball better instantly, Arians said, because Brady will recognize defenses better and check to runs that will be successful.

“All the fans think, they were 7-9, they all think they should have [had] 10 or 11 wins. Right?” Arians said. “Now, ok. We’re going to take those 30 interceptions away. We’re going to take a bunch of fumbles away. We’re going to be in a better play. We’ll be better at the line of scrimmage. The defense is going to be better a year later. And Tom Brady’s the one pulling the trigger. I don’t know how you can’t be overly excited about the whole thing.”

So Bucs fans think the team should have had 10 or 11 wins? Joe can’t go there and neither should most fans.

It’s football. You are what your record says you are for many, many reasons. If you play those hypothetical games to that extent, then you’re just cheating yourself. The Bucs defense essentially was painful to watch until the final six games. That’s not the mark of an 11-win team.

Joe certainly agrees that the Bucs upgraded at quarterback. What it exactly translates to in the win column is hard to pin down in March.

With the new playoff format, 10 wins is just about guaranteed to get a team in the playoffs. So Joe will say anything less than 10 wins with Brady will be a major disappointment.

91 Responses to “Jake Arians Talks Soaring Leftwich Stock, Brady Energized By No-Risk-It-No-Biscuit, And The Jameis Blame Game”

  1. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Get over your man crush dude. He’s gone.

  2. SkBucsFan Says:

    It’s going to be so much better watching this year without having to yell at the QB to get rid of the ball. Some people may like the chicken with his head cut off type play from their QB. Not me.

  3. Dave Says:


  4. mark2001 Says:

    Brady is already getting player numbers and will be contacting them individually to start building the teamwork and accountability…on both sides o the ball. We will see the difference that real leadership at the QB position means. Jameis is what he is…a guy looking for a job…and Brady is the GOAT at his position. That is all that needs be said.

  5. Ndog Says:

    The beat goes on, to hear anyone at the Bucs tell it this team was perfect outside of the QB. Heck 10 wins should be a gimme I am fully expecting 13-15 wins and a Superbowl trophy. Anything less is a 100% failure

  6. Ndog Says:

    I can’t wait to see Mike Evans and Chris Godwin run all of these short quick routes, cause they are so good at getting early separation.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Just read that Cam Brate’s contract was restructured, so it looks like he will be with us this year after all. Awesome! Bucs also are bringing back Andrew Adams on a 1-year deal. Much needed depth. Now … PLEASE RE-SIGN NDAMUKONG SUH QUICKLY.

  8. Robert Says:

    Yes Joe 10 games. You are what your record is correct when you force Jameis to have one more year to prove it or lose it. When you don’t bring in real competition for the job because Jameis couldn’t handle it (see Fitzmagic). The Bucs threw last season away. They gave Jameis ample opportunity. Two of the last three games were winnable. Missed field goal and you are at 10 games. Three times with two minutes left in the game, ball in his hands game on the line, he blew it 49ers and Falcons were pick 6s. He put up a lot of yards but that doesn’t equate to wins. Hey there may be some good there but he clearly regressed at the end of the season. You want your QB to be steady and able to win games when it’s on the line. This is where Jameis fell short. We have upgraded the position.

  9. NOLES Says:

    NDog Jameis is gone give it a rest… lets see what happens

  10. BrianBucs Says:

    Agree with everything Arians said, except the Leftwich head coaching future. He still has a lot to prove first.

  11. NOLES Says:

    Love how Arians mentioned the fumbles too bc those count as well!

  12. Arealbucsfan Says:

    @Dave Woooow dude. Very classy of u… dweeb. So I guess Pat Mahomes is gonna suck cuz he’s not white 🙄

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    This is not news. If you don’t think Brady is an upgrade over Winston,you need to have your head examined. I don’t think that even the most fervent Jameis people would argue that.

  14. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Defense Rules: yes, re-sign Suh. I’d also like for us to sign Jason Peters to play RT (LT if something should happen to D Smith) if the money is right. Draft an OT in the 1st or 2nd, with no pressure on them, ease them into the NFL.

  15. stpetebucsfan Says:

    OK…let’s blame all of the first ten games on the defense…fairly or not.

    The fact remains we finished the season at home…on a roll with four wins in a row…JW could have put up his second winning season in five which more than likely would have gotten him another year at least.

    Two games to show his stuff under the big lights so to speak with a little pressure on…how did the choker do…THREE freaking points in four quarters of play in the second halves of those very winnable games!!! Oh but it was the rookie kickers fault…he should never have placed “blameless’ in the pressure fulled situation that Russell Wilson faced against us in Seattle.

  16. Mitch Says:

    Ndog – Godwin will be fine. He is in the top 10 for amount of cushion defenses give him pre-snap ( 6.6 yards) and he averaged 2.8 yards of separation on his routes. Given his production and the coverages he faced that’s elite. Mike Evans is a big bodied technician that is very quick & not pure speed. However he also averages 2.5 yards of separation on his routes. We know he is an elite receiver already. If they transition to slants he will adjust and win with his technique and size to box out the corner/safety. In the end though I think you are underestimating Brady’s ability to throw the ball. He hasn’t had a receiving core since 2017. Time will tell though. Ps stats are Next Gen.

  17. John Says:

    To me anything less than 12 wins would be disappointing given this amount of talent we have on this team as well as this coaching staff. But if we only get two (2) wins next year we still got better at quarterback position and we still got better as a team Brady on board and Winston overboard.

  18. Kgh4life Says:

    One thing is certain is that, with Tom Brady under center the offense will be more precise and have a better rhythm to it.

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    The Arians spawn makes an excellent point about better line checks and audibles.

    I get the impression Winston was not given a lot of latitude there.

    Brady under center will be like a second OC on the field.

    YUGE change…

  20. sleepyh Says:

    Re-sign Suh and Perriman. Sign a safety. Sign Dion Lewis. Maybe sign Peters. 1st round pick – LT or RT . 2nd – DB or RB. 3rd – DB or RB

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Dave, you are the most negative person I have seen in a while, lol.

    That’s you letting fear control you.

  22. J Says:

    Every football guru out there, including Gil Brandt believes we should have been a 10 or 11 win team but Joe you think you know better, truly laughable.

  23. passthebuc Says:

    Joe. can you not move on from the past.

  24. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Imagine ow much better of team we will be minus 30 interceptions and numerous fumbles. I think 7 of those were ran back for touchdowns. Even if Brady throws less than half the yardage as Jameis, we will still win more games…why because Jameis cost us over a half dozen games.

    Jameis threw more interceptions on the first drive than I think any QB in the league. We were always playing catch-up.

  25. Greg Says:

    Jameis? Who is this Jameis? Our quarterbacks name is Tom Brady and if your trying to come up with one of your lame nicknames that helped people sour on the last QB let me help you… Hes the GOAT!!!!

  26. james west Says:

    hate to bust ya’lls bubble, come may, june, the last thing on anyones mind is going to be football

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    Thank you for saying it Joe. I despise all this should crap. Last game perfect example……No doubt in my mind we are the better team. But no way we should win a game with nothing but mistakes from start to finish. Not just the pick…..no just the kicks. Mistakes and pentalties in all phases on the game……..No, you wanna win that game. You go out and don’t beat yourself……..How dare you fans watch this team implode all over the self and say we should have one.

    It disturbs me and it disgusting.

    The dumbest take is saying we should win if Gay makes just one more kick. That’s just not understanding anything. Or you just lazily look at a scoreboard and do some plus/minus majic……………..If Gay makes one kick then Atlanta has 4th down with 30 seconds left. Yeah I’m positive they don’t kick a FG down by 6…..which would be the new score y’all magically made up. No we either win or lose that game on the last play if Gay makes one kick. Duh

    But you know what easier then all of that? Admitt we deserved to lose.

  28. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Suh didn’t sign until May last year
    He will take his sweet time, but he’ll be back

  29. ATrain Says:

    So if we Don’t get to playoffs with Brady it’s a bust

    But we can sit around and watch a guy throw the ball away for 5 years and still want to keep him with no Playoffs

    Jameis in 5 years no Playoffs = Give Him another chance He’s Great

    Brady No playoff this year = Bust

    Why do you except more from one QB than the other???

  30. Swampbuc Says:

    Read Bucky Brooks. The man has some factual points. It’s crazy to think the Bucs are getting Super Bowl Champ Brady. Bucs are getting a geezer who is mentally all there but physically not even 75% of what he was. Watch his play in the scond half of last season.

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    Oh and you can’t just add a 1st quarter FG to the scoreboard and pretend it doesn’t change anything. For first off numbnuts the Falcons get entirely new field position if the kick is made……..so not even one play for the rest of that game will be the same. Yet some of y’all think everything else will still be exactually the same? There wouldn’t even be one play that’s the same…jeez. Y’all out your minds.

  32. John.L Says:

    NDog stop being a B move on. You’re going to Bash this team every day go find a NEW ONE!! CLOWN…

  33. Dave Says:


  34. Alanbucsfan Says:

    You can argue all you want about whether interceptions cost the Bucs wins (they did) but they are costing Jameis about $20 million this year

  35. Anonymous Says:

    I wonder who Jameis 1 of one really is

  36. Bob in Valrico Says:

    ” We’re are not trying to go down and kick a field goal and tie this thing .Lets go score a damn touchdown and win.” Thats what I’m talking about !

  37. sincethebeginning Says:

    Yes Joe, we were a 10 or 11 win team last year, *despite* our defense sucking for a while. Jameis flat gave at least 4 games away, and when he wasn’t doing that his mistakes were constantly putting our defense in tough short field situations. Plain and simple. Kicking chokes also contributed.

    Now we’ve cleaned up the QB position with TB and we’re instantly 4 to 5 wins better, *all else on this team being equal* to last year’s team. Gay will bounce back, in no small part due to the TB effect. Wait and see!

    Let Jameis go. See the Bucs with fresh eyes for once.

  38. Slugglife go straight to moderation Says:


    Let me get this straight- you wanted JW paid. For pretty much the same amount Brady is getting. So by your logic, if we don’t win the super bowl next year, it’s a failure. Same state of mind if we paid Winston?

    You’re just butt hurt. And likely day drinking. It’s all good.

    How about we start with the NFC South title and go from there?

  39. geno711 Says:

    Enjoyed the positive takes by Jake Arians. Keep them coming.

  40. Slugglife go straight to moderation Says:

    Joe, enough with the moderation on me man. I’ll keep it clean dude. I’m a valued patron and I’m tired of the moderation.

    I’m a non violent offender. Release me from moderation prison.

  41. DBS Says:

    Were you not the one that came here telling everyone on the site to get a life. So why are you here? You can’t get one?

  42. Howard Cosell Says:

    he’s gone, he’s gone
    Oh I, oh I
    I better learn how to face it
    he’s gone, he’s gone
    Oh I, oh I
    I’d pay the devil to replace him
    he’s gone, and he’s gone
    Oh why, what went wrong?

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs literally lost 2 games because of the kicker, that is a fact.

    The Bucs also almost certainly lost the game in Tennessee because of the officials.

    At worst that team was 9-7, and most likely should have been 10-6.

    That is a fact.

  44. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    Man, is it going to be an interesting Bucs season. No excuses with the roster talent and world-class QB. NFC South is open to winning now. If somehow Bucs don’t win SB, or at minimum – get into playoffs, especially with expansion, it will be interesting to see where the finger points blame. No blaming QB this time around.

    What will be different right off the bat in game one, is how opposing D’s will respect Tom Brady’s offense. Theoretically, the running game should open up. What will be must-watch TV, are ME13 and Godwin new routes w Tom tossing. Paint me surprised if Bucs are truly risk-it-biscuit next year. Hard to change stripes at 43. That does not mean Bucs don’t score 30/game, just that we do it differently. No way (JMHO) is Tom going to be willing to take lot of hits for long plays to develop. (See Luck, JW, Ben, Palmer). I still expect shorter pass routes for Brady offense, which will still be productive for wins.

    Wild cards are our D, and special teams. Always a mystery.

    Man, it is going to be interesting, and exciting.

  45. Yepnope Says:

    I do think they got better at the QB position short term. Hell it is TB12 of course but how much better…. we’ll soon find out. I’m a bit torn with them not bringing back Jameis, the upside was far too great in my opinion, but the turnovers were troublesome so I get it.

    I would watch some of TB games and he would be awesome one moment and have you scratching your head the next. I do feel he could easily be a 10 quarterback. While his biggest knock is turnovers I do have an appreciation for the fact he didn’t let him deter him from playing his game.

    It’s fair to say if he can reign in those turnovers he’s really going to be great, hell he was good throwing 30 picks and that’s what’s scary.

  46. Yepnope Says:

    I do think they got better at the QB position short term. Hell it is TB12 of course but how much better…. we’ll soon find out. I’m a bit torn with them not bringing back Jameis, the upside was far too great in my opinion, but the turnovers were troublesome so I get it.

    I would watch some of TB games and he would be awesome one moment and have you scratching your head the next. I do feel he could easily be a 10 quarterback. While his biggest knock is turnovers I do have an appreciation for the fact he didn’t let him deter him from playing his game.

    It’s fair to say if he can reign in those turnovers he’s really going to be great, hell he was good throwing 30 picks and that’s what’s scary.

  47. Tye Says:

    Bitterness is like kudzu… It may start small with a seed but if you let it continue to grow and you keep feeding it, it will soon consume you and you will remain bitter and angry until you deal with it…
    He gone!
    Decided by the experts on the matter.. if he was anything close to what few of you make him out to be, someone would have pounced day 1 or surely by now… Hoyer cut yesterday signed today by Patriots… The Bucs former QB keeps getting passed over so he must only be embellished in your minds…
    He is not the 1st to wow in college and flame out in the pros and he won’t be the last…
    The soon people except it the sooner we move forward living in the present letting go of yesterday!

  48. Dave Says:

    get a life losers

  49. leeisbitter Says:

    Always funny how people wrongly assume who wrote what. –Joe

  50. Todd Says:

    Give me a B!
    Give me a O!
    Give me a N!
    Give me a E!
    Give me a R!

    Goooooo BRADY!

  51. Buccnbeliever Says:

    They better draft a QB. Brady will never take a snap as a Buc. It’s a buc’s life. Corona sucks.

  52. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Howard C.
    I caught that Hall and Oats reference.
    Good one.

  53. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @HomerSimpsonRocks Says:
    “Get over your man crush dude. He’s gone.”
    he just can’t let it go……all these 5 years is been all about JW in this blog, not about Bucs…. bucs were the good host to feed the leech…..
    boy I’m not sure which part is best: the great TB being here, or WJ being gone….

  54. BucEmUp Says:

    I am sooo sick of all of this recognition byron lefrwich is getting! The dude is garbage, he was elevated as an oc by the performance of Winsotn and I hope to god he falls as a head coach on a garbage team next season.This is just comical I dont have anything’ agaisnt Byron Personally but the guy is going to fail as a head coach or play caller anywhere else.What a joke

  55. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    Buccnbeliever Says:
    March 22nd, 2020 at 8:06 pm
    They better draft a QB. Brady will never take a snap as a Buc. It’s a buc’s life. Corona sucks.

    BA better draft QB to develop for 2022, and convince Red Rocket to sign as backup for 2020. JW absolutely held ball too long when he got sacked/hit. There were times O-line caved, too, in 2019 against teams inferior to the teams on schedule in 2020. Tom will have shorter pass route options, or throw it away. But odds are Tom will take a lot more hits than he ever did in NE. Bucs need a step-in Backup to keep the wins streak going, if Tom is tabled for a game or two.

  56. BucEmUp Says:

    Ndog exactly why were they not runi g those routes before? Because nobody wanted to settup Jameis for success here

  57. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    When you call a QB “America’s Quarterback” for 5 years and continue to call him that when no team has signed him, it must be difficult to swallow this….I understand the reluctance to accepting reality.

  58. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    Just for laughs – since many of us are house-bound w COVID19 —– Lets have some fun with Tom Brady predictions in BA’s offense with his new Pro-Bowl weapons…..BTW – understanding Tom is in first year of new offense.

    Play if you want… Below are mine for 2020

    Wins – 10
    TD’s – 22
    INT’s – 14
    Playoff wins – 2
    2020 will be building year for 2021 SB run.
    SB Winner – Chiefs

  59. lambchop Says:

    @Rod Munch,

    I actually agree with you. This team should have wrapped up the last 2 games of the year as well. Maybe the Seattle game. I mean there were enough close games to say that the team should have been a 10 win team.

    The drastic fall off from interceptions and the intangibles of making everyone great around him will take this team over the hump on those close games.

    Tom said something very subtle but loud and clear. He said that he always believes that well done is better than well said. A far cry from “Eatin W’s!”.

  60. MadMax Says:

    Wirfs/Thomas…or trade down and get Ezra for RT

    Does T/G Bartch make it to the 4th? I doubt it, but if so, go get him.

  61. MadMax Says:

    and i do this for free because i love my Bucs!

  62. Pewter power Says:

    Division Still goes go through the Saints… they responded to our signing of Brady by getting Mike Jenkins and DJ Swearinger. That’s why they keep winning the division, it’s the first goal not the number of wins or talking about the superbowl. If the NFL is smart they will televise both our games with saints, should be a great offensive battle

  63. MadMax Says:

    My boy Becton, who i promoted here a while back as a 2nd is going top 5-8 now.

  64. Ndog Says:

    Can you people even read I’m not ripping the team I’m ripping the Fairweather fans. You people are not just CLUELESS about football you are also CLUELESS about reading apparently.

  65. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Dave, as a white man, go F yourself.

  66. ir8oldman Says:

    As a being in the Human Race, who had no control of what his skin color would be at birth. I hereby kick Dave out. He’s a dumbass alien.

  67. Anonymous Says:

    NDog you equate being happy with JW being replaced with being a fairweather fan. That’s not true. Everyone on here, except for the posters name who gets you moderated, wants the Bucs to win.

  68. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I love it. My brother in law has been ragging on me for years because You I’m a Bucs fan.

    Tonight he called to tell me he just got seaon tickets. Lol

    A little humor in this time of need:

    Back in my day you would cough to cover up a fart.
    Now, with COVID-19, you fart to cover up a cough.

  69. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    Posters who enjoy ripping @Ndog – how many of you have actually invested your hard-earned dollars in Bucs seasons tickets? And for how long? And BTW – you are entitled to your opinion regardless….

    Ndog has invested in Bucs season tics for 20+ years or longer. (Tics + parking + food = Big $) The dude (Ndog) IS A BUCS FAN! Not Jameis fan. And earned right to share his opinion….come on!

    All Ndog has done – is pointing out obvious challenges for any Tampa QB starting in 2015 – 2019, and that QB happens to be Jameis.

    The Bucs drafted polarizing QB. Had Bucs drafted Marcus Mariota — Success Issues would have been the same for Marcus….with less vitriol from fans.

    Bucs now have World Champion QB Tom Brady, w/20 yrs of experience and 6 SB rings. Led by QB Whisperer coach, BA. Expectations are crazy.

    All Ndog is expressing, and I agree….is that this “Brady QB plug and play” option is not that simple for a Bucs SB run. Tom will give Bucs a better chance, for sure. Lots of moving parts…

    I expect a “winning record” for Bucs in 2020, and playoff run w/Tom leading Bucs.

    That’s all, my fellow posters. I respect everyone’s opinion. And for @Ndog, respect!

  70. Patrickbucs Says:

    NDOG calling people clueless is like a pig calling everyone else dirty

  71. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    crazyBucs_CL I’m ecstatic for both getting the GOAT and ejecting America’s Uber Groping Turnover Machine. It’s the best thing to happen to my Bucs since Jon Gruden shower up. Hope has been restored!

  72. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Here’s a contrast for you: after tossing 30 ints, including an NFL record 7 pick sixes, closing out the last Game of the season Winston had the clueless arrogance to proclaim “check your sheets! I’m ballin!” While after one of Brady’s SIX NFL titles, when approached by a teammate saying “you’re the best all time” Brady humbly said “I don’t know about that, I love you man.”


  73. MadMax Says:

    MAN im feeling Wirfs falling to us (or a few spots trade up)…he just looks the part of a true RT with Buccaneer written all over him…along with our other big guys we’ve drafted lately. Hope we keep Dotson too as a backup in this playoff run….Big D deserves his spot still…just sign cheap my man….we going Bro!

  74. MadMax Says:

    Use the two 4ths and a next year’s 3rd to go get Wirfs Mr. Licht….Gotta protect our new weapon….Looks like number 6-10 range.

  75. Dexter Prince Says:

    Y’all fans is something else if y’all gave jameis what y’all doing for brady my may we w be playing in Superbowl if tom brady is what y’all say he is why change anything because y’all know fact is we be in that same position . jameis will be all right tom who have played in 2019 season he wouldn’t last six games. Stop fooling y’all self they are going all out there way make sure tom look like a savior. Good luck.

  76. Dexter Prince Says:

    No matter how interception he threw we still had a chance to win I bet tom brady want be throwing that many times in a game one thing about brady is he will not whole back when someone can’t catch or someone run the wrong route running back can’t get 5 yards .

  77. Cobraboy Says:

    Seriously: was there a better swap than Brady for Winston?

  78. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs crapped on Winston. He was averaging 15 to 18 interceptions then Arians started this No risk it biscuit BS. How bout those winnable games the 1st half of the season where we were winning and the defense didn’t stop water? There were 3 of those plus the missed FG. One yr under the so called QB whisperers new system. Now all of a sudden brady gets better linemen and probably a better RB. Desperate teams do desperate stuff. I hope it works out for us. Cause if it don’t I’m gonna LMAO.

  79. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Winston can be a baller in this league, but it has to be a very specific system. There are probably no more than a handful of NFL coordinators out there that could figure out how to get the most of him.

    Brady on the other hand will certainly play smarter in any system. The problem is, he is old and his arm is below league avg these days. He’s never been a great athlete but he does still have a quick release. If the Bucs can keep him protected and he isn’t brought down too much by Leftwich’s system, the Bucs should be able to win 10-11 games and make the playoffs. No SB though, and Brady will retire soon.

    What’s the long-term plan after Arians & Brady are gone in 2 years?

  80. Patrickbucs Says:

    The Bucs drafted 2 lineman in the same year they drafted JW. They added a top free agent center and drafted a really good guard. They have one of the top interior fronts in the league. They would replace RT with or without JW. So what’s the point? They would draft or sign a new RB as well. Every team has significant turnover in the offseason and tries to improve. Just more JW excuses BS.

    Who are all these guys they have signed so far? Please lmk

  81. Buczilla Says:

    Jameis is no longer on my team, so I don’t care about him anymore (from purely a football standpoint). Just like I don’t care about Gerald or any other ex Bucs. They simply aren’t relative to the team anymore, so why should I waste my time caring? Now once their careers are over it’s always fun to debate who was right, wrong, or whatever, but it’s too early yet.

  82. Dangeruss Says:

    I am so excited that the Buc’s have the only America’s QB!! Jose is whining like crab boy! TB12 is going to rock Ray J & Uber drivers won’t fear the creaper!! Super Bowl baby

  83. Rod Munch Says:

    Don’t worry ladies, Winston will sign as a backup for Tampa.

    So get used to seeing him again.

  84. John.L Says:

    Sorry Rod.Jameis is not coming back,move on or go find another team to support!

  85. Pete I Says:

    Nobody in their right mind would want Jameis as the back up on this team. To much potientially pointless drama with him in the locker room. This needs to be Brady’s team with no unnecessary distractions, especially with the pre season (and the season) having so many issues as it will have thanks to the chinese plague. And even if Winston was a good soldier and sat quietly in the QB room and on the sidelines, he would still be a distraction.

    No let him go find greener pastures elsewhere. The quote from one NFL GM is the market for Winston is ice-cold. Turnovers and baggage (uber hassels and such) and the inability to meet face to face for him to try and sell himself given his past both on and off the field will likely mean Jameis will be in limbo for the immediate future.

  86. Hethrew 30 Says:

    “With the new playoff format, 10 wins is just about guaranteed to get a team in the playoffs. So Joe will say anything less than 10 wins with Brady will be a major disappointment.”

    Stop shooting for the floor Joe. What in the he11 is wrong with you? 8 wins in an improvement. 9 wins ties anything done in the last 5 years as playoffs (wild card) is better that anything had since Gruden. But anything short of a division title is a disappointment.

  87. PSL Bob Says:

    SkBucsFan, love the imagery of “chikcken with its head cut off.” Perfect description. LOL

  88. Oneilbucs Says:

    If they used those same plays from last year Brady is going to get killed . They got to draft a quarterback because Brady want finish the year .

  89. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Red zone

    I might as well be listening to Steven A Smith, if I’m listening to Ndog.

    All of us clueless people are aware that JW is not the QB here anymore.

    Fan since ‘76…season ticket holder since ‘97..”the new Tampa stadium”

  90. TOM Says:

    Leftwitch sucked as a player, OC & would really suck as a head coach. Bowles would be better than HC than Lefty. Glazers beware! Don’t fall for this Leftwitch BS. I know we’re talking a couple of years.

  91. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @HomerSimpsonRocks Says:
    “…Here’s a contrast for you: ……………… clueless arrogance to proclaim “check your sheets! I’m ballin!” While after one of Brady’s SIX NFL titles, when approached by a teammate saying “you’re the best all time” Brady humbly said “I don’t know about that, I love you man.”

    this is like a beautiful music…….HE is OURS……