“More Times To Hit Him”

April 9th, 2020

Tom Brady will bring a lot to the Bucs. Heck, they way Tampa Bay management talks, Brady will improve everything from the team’s sad marketing campaigns to Mike Edwards’ play and the running back evaluation skills of Bucco Bruce Arians and Jason Licht.

But rarely talked about is the fire Brady sparks in opponents.

When you face the greatest, you raise your game, or you at least try to. The Bucs aren’t used to being on the other end of that kind of juice every week. Every opponent facing the Bucs will now bring its A-game.

Saints Pro Bowl DE Cameron Jordan reminded Joe of this rarely-discussed wrinkle during his recent chat on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Jordan talked about how exciting it is to have Brady in the NFC South. “More times to hit him,” Jordan said, sounding like a guy who’d love to deliver the hit ends Brady’s career.

He went on to talk about the Bucs as a serious contender. “We know the talent that he has. He has Mike Evans, he has Godwin, he has O.J. Howard. They got Bruce Arians now,” Jordan said.

That’s a quite a departure from 13 months ago, when Jordan publicly made fun of Donovan Smith’s play.

Hearing Jordan made Joe think of how hyped up the Bucs were to face the Patriots at home on Thursday Night Football back in 2017.

Jameis Winston and friends had a 2-1 record and were fired up to face “The Goat.” The Bucs lost a hard-fought game 19-14, thanks in part to three missed field goals by Nick Folk. And the Bucs literally never recovered, dropping their next four games after seemingly blowing everything they had left to give against Brady and the Patriots.

42 Responses to ““More Times To Hit Him””

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    another TB12 over inflated post

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    Why don’t you dig into why Jameis Winston hasn’t found a new team yet???
    What’s to dig? Either Jameis won’t play for what he’s been offered by a team or teams, as a backup or starter, or he has no offer whatsoever, which would be hard to believe. Joe will dig when there’s a hard truth to be had, which is rare. Keep in mind legions of connected experts said over and over in December, January and February that Brady wouldn’t leave the Patriots.–Joe

  3. 2020 Year of the GOAT Says:

    jw will be lucky to sign at the veteran minimum ….. holding a clip board…2nd or 3rd string…

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Opponents haven’t brought their A-game against the Bucs? Don’t tell that to Case Keenum, Derek Anderson, and any other backup QB the team has faced in the past several years. Yes, I’m still mad about those losses!

  5. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Real simple why JW has not found a team yet. Why should he?

    Most QB positions are filled, with the possible exception of the Chargers who, for some crazy reason appear to want to go the Brissett/Minshaw route. So, IMO, JW’s (and Newton’s) best option is to play the waiting game to see what falls to them.

    JW will be on someone’s roster this fall. As many knowledgable NFL ppl have speculated (knowledgable means not the haters here on JBF) JW will prosper in the future as an NFL QB. He needs a fresh start.

  6. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Many more chances to hit him.

    Our defense needs to remember this statement when it’s time to smash Brees. No mercy for any other teams QB either as they’ll all (especially NFC South rivals) be looking to ruin our season by injuring our QB.

    Though we will probably see more roughing the passer calls this year if history proves correct. Brady is the most protected QB in the league.

  7. BringBucsBack Says:

    I think most of us would prefer enough respect from opponents to receive their “A-game” as opposed to the mockery they make of us when they come in licking their chops feeling like they have at least five real opportunities to get turnovers and generally succeed at said task.

    Then there is the defense. Will they learn to stop anyone when they must? Opponents have grown accustomed to this seemingly unending benefit. With Tom, they should be better rested, for sure.

  8. Ndog Says:

    Looking at all the posts yesterday I wonder why one got more comments than the others?

  9. 941bucsfan Says:

    Crazy jw name is always brought up…. Listen folks, by the time the season starts JW will be on a team… doesnt matter for how much money because The kid is rich. He literally will be a backup come in and fill in for 2 or 3 games, do well. Then get 20-25 mil next year. Lets not act like that that shhyyt doesnt happen. Tons and tons and tons and tons of backup qbs eventually get paid. All you have to do is dink and dunk your way to a new contract. Brian hoyer did, fitzpatrick throws picks and still gets contracts, case keenum did, bridgewater did it, sam bradford did it for years, nick folk is still doing it, matt cassell, alex smith, matt schaub, matt flynn, chad henne, matt moore, ryan mallet and the list goes on. Let JW go in peace, and lets just hope that 43yr old brady leads us to a super bowl WIN not a berth, but a damn win.

    We are the most losing Franchise iN ALL OF SPORTS. It was that way before jameis, with jameis, and if we dont draft a damn good QB, its gonna be that way for wellllll after jameis is out the league. Those are facts. I aint a JW fanboy, I aint in the brady babies fan club either. Shyt about yo get real in tampa this fall. And if we dont win a superbowl with brady, that stadium will never ever see a packed house again.

  10. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Awesome comment dog. In depth, earth shattering, and thought provoking. Well done.

  11. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Let’s just focus on winning the division. Something that hasn’t been done in a while. Start small and work your way to the SB.

  12. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    For those new to the site, do yourself a favor and click on the “publicly made fun of” link in the story to show the depth of the lack of respect that opposing DE’s have for Donovan Smith. It speaks volumes when the opposition is cheering a contract extension.

  13. Oneilbucs Says:

    This Brady thing is going to hurt us in the long run . That’s why I say it’s superbowl or bust . We have to start holding the organization accountable for not being able to develop a quarterback . At some point we can’t keep singing old quarterbacks and think every thing is ok now . I want a quarterback on my team that we develop . Brady is a Patriot not a Buccaneer . If this don’t work and Brady arm flame out we are going to be the laughing stock of the NFL . Then all the people that was bashing Jamies in the national media they will turn on us and say maybe it wasn’t Jamies maybe it’s the organization. Then they will bring up how the bucs never develop a quarterback . They will bring up Steve Young how he was a good quarterback until he came to Tampa bay and he left and became a hall of famer . They are not going to blame Brady for nothing regardless how he plays . Draft a quarterback please and let Bruce Arians go after this year . No more quick fixes …… go bucs ……

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Oneilbucs…one can easily say that’s why they continue to suck…because they get rid of the coaches every 2 years. Which seems to be your plan too.

  15. Youngbucs Says:

    So of you are just as delusional as Winston, and his camp lol.
    Asking to dig into why he’s not signed.
    I got an idea buddy go look at the all 22 film not a highlight videos 👍🏽

  16. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    Why are y’all idiots still talking about Jameis? He’s gone, move on with your lives.

  17. Bucsfan951 Says:

    “Draft a quarterback please and let Bruce Arians go after this year”.

    Yes, draft a qb this yr only to fire the hc after this yr and have a new hc come in that isn’t committed to the freshly drafted qb… makes sense! Smh

  18. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Let it go Joe, you can say I told you so when jameis gets with another team and succeeds like your last qb phenom jonny football

  19. Sport Says:

    So true opposing teams will be gunning for us. That’s awesome! Brady has dealt with that for decades. He will be the embodiment of how to deal with that.

    Those of you saying the Brady signing will set the franchise back are so wrong. The number of National games, the exposure, the preparation, the experience. That will make everyone better, including our young players.

    Your whining stems from three options 1) you are mad about JW not working out 2) you are a troll or 3) both.

    In BA I Trust!

  20. Oneilbucs Says:

    Bruce Arians offense is out dated for a young quarterback . With that kind of offense with no running game you can’t developed a young quarterback it just doesn’t work . Even Mahomes has a good running game . You bring a short pass type of offense to be able to throw the ball up the field . And you have to run the ball meaning you have to have a 1,000 yards rusher . You have to run the ball at least 20 times a game with one guy . The Titans prove that last year . All the teams that couldn’t run the ball didn’t make the playoffs . Facts …..

  21. Oneilbucs Says:

    Our fanbase loves every teams leftovers . I won’t our own quarterback . Every time when someone says that yall love to say Jamies . I’m not talking about Jamies but the question is when are we going to developed our own quarterback and yall still won’t answer the question . I’m not talking about Jamies … Brady is 43 years old and they said their not changing the offense which means Brady is going to get hit a lot with that type of offense at 43 years old .

  22. Mike Johnson Says:

    Adulation for the Human God Brady continues…Until he pulls his patented Easy Money Sweezy Spin move.

  23. Oneilbucs Says:

    You guys hate Jamies so much that just because someone doesn’t agree with the Brady thing yall think it’s because of Jamies and it’s not now I think we should have kept Jamies but he’s gone now what ? Yall call us Jamies fans but yall are Brady fans . Brady will always be a Patriot . When will this fanbase start demanding our own quarterback and not hope for another team to move on from their quarterback that’s been with them for over 10 years .

  24. ItzOK Says:

    Why are the comments shut down on the Brady Golf article. I really like seeing two GOAT’s together in a photo.

  25. chris L Says:

    i hate cameron jordan so much. smith better pancake that guy. sean payton probably still has bounties on players. that alone should not get him into the HOF. i hate the saints so much and this is the year the bucs take them over. only person i respect on that team is brees. the rest of the team just yaps.

  26. BigHog Says:

    Yes I wanna know why y’all worried about Mr. 5,000…..he’s been BLACK BALLED and let me state clearly, it’s because of the (uber driver hassle) and the stain it put on THE SHIELD…no evidence, wait a minute, no credible evidence found by a shame of a league investigation, not found guilty by any judge or jury in a court of law and no jail time anywhere but suspended anyway, yes he did write a couple of checks (no doubt in my mind…he was just following his lawyer’s advice) to that I say STORMY WEATHER IN THE WHITE HOUSE!! Anyway way you got what you wanted he’s gone, he is a newlywed, he ain’t broke and he has options…GO find another scape GOAT…

  27. Bird Says:

    Mike johnson

    There you are again little man
    What are you even talking about.
    Jameis was treated like a God on this website. The one joe would run thru a wall naked for him

    He had 3 nicknames. The nickname process can never be rushed.–Joe

    Brady is here now with no nicknames and articles saying he is an old jameis. Ironic that you write about this on an “article” that’s about Brady being a three-game improvement over Jameis. –Joe
    Time for you to root for another team

  28. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I guess now we should worry about losing games because defenses will be fired up to play against the GOAT opposed to just losing games before because defenses were excited at the thought of playing against the Candyman, Mr. ATM. …smh …looks like this narrative will never end.

  29. Costa Rica John Says:

    It amazes me the Bucs we’re going to sign Mike Glennon a few years ago as the highest paid back up in the league. Why not just bring Winston in as the back up and make it known he won’t see the field unless Brady gets hurt. Jameis could learn a lot from Brady.

  30. 941bucsfan Says:

    Oneil is right brady deff will always be a patriot. 99% of thr questions are why would u leave new england and the other 1% is “so tell us about tampa”. Bucs will never find their “own” qb. BA aint no whisperer he failed jameis, leftwich failed rosen. All those qbs tied to arians were going to be good with or without him.

  31. Bird Says:


    you said he got nicknamed Americas qb even before draft I thought?
    At least before season. Before he played one snap

    that didn’t take time. seems rushed to me. Was it the Pitt game?


    also, you commented on people squirming in article about where Brady is old jameis so really was your take. The expert is making the 3 game improvement in other article. so not really the same

  32. Umm Says:

    Soo many commenters are consumed with trashing Jameis Winston on this site. Why don’t you all go give your terrible takes about coronavirus on Twitter or something. My goodness

  33. Architek Says:

    I’m confused, you do support the Bucs right? Why or who wouldn’t root for the Bucs and Brady (whose the undeniable greatest ever).

    I’m lost at why you’re toiling with a win now move. And not to mention we have multiple aged vets that are tired of turnovers and losing football.

  34. Oneilbucs Says:

    Bird they are not experts lol lol . You see you are a media sheep what every the national media says you believe it that’s why you call them experts . All they do is watch the games now they don’t watch bucs games but you call them experts is just too funny lol lol lol ..

  35. 941bucsfan Says:

    Its superbowl or bust folks. Stop trying to avoid that statement. You got arians, you got brady… its superbowl or bust. I dont give a damn about only making the playoffs. Arians is old as dirt and so is brady. So its superbowl or failure. Whether you like it or not

  36. Alanbucsfan Says:

    After the Patriots’ loss, Jameis shoulder was hurt vs Cardinals and Smith’s defense revealed how terrible it was.

  37. Jean Lafitte Says:

    941bucsfan says Its superbowl or bust folks. <– just because he said so

    what a tool

  38. Bird Says:


    You are laughing cause i Believe he is an expert . When it cones to brady yes. Im not talking football in general. Im talking brady..he played and won championships (plural) with the man . He knows what he is capable. Like any other player, im sure he hasnt missed a patriots game since he retired . Just like sapp doesnt miss a buc game.

    Whats so funny about that . Media sheep?

    Dude …you believe to be an expert on jameis. Was it 5 years 150 mil?
    Now that deserves lol lol
    Guy is average but you cant stop thinking about “bolo sac”

  39. Bird Says:

    Get dem nuts dog

  40. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Winston was “America’s” qb before he even joined the Bucs because he is the most polarizing player in a long time. The only real racial issue I think happened is because of the color of the females he was accused of assaulting. If they’d been black 90% of the haters wouldn’t be so hateful. Many people loveto hate/ hate to love him because of all the the things he’s done before and since entering the league. His eradict play has turned off a lot of on the fence fans.

    Joe has already explained why he always calls him America’s qb, plus it’s HIS website so why cant you people just accept it???? Just stop whining about it or simply read the official Bucs site!!!

    For those who cry about someone bringing up Winston’s name even though he’s not on the team it’s because you people do it too whether the article is about him or not so please stop da blood clot cryin!

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    “The Bucs lost a hard-fought game 19-14, thanks in part to three missed field goals by Nick Folk.”

    LOL! They lost “in part” due to Folk going 0-3 on FGs in a 5 point loss?

    They also lost in part because on the past play of the game OJ didn’t turn his head around. But I blame OJ a lot less than I blame Folk, who literally lost the game with his horrific kicking.

    Meanwhile, as a reminder, Roberto never missed a kick that mattered. Unlike Folk and Gay.

  42. Oneilbucs Says:

    I think it’s superbowl or bust as well . Because according to this fanbase and the national media Jamies was the only problem with this team . And I heard that any quarterback would love to have these wr . Yall said our defense was good and our offensive line was good . Even the national media said the same thing . That it was all Jamies fault why we couldn’t win . So now Brady is here and every body is happy . So no excuses ….