“There’s Only About 10 Or 11 Relevant Teams”

April 26th, 2020

Buccaneers fans have shaken their collective heads at an arrogant rival head coach for a long time.

Now fans of most teams can join in.

Sean Payton, the Saints head coach, appeared on the official NFL Draft-A-Thon fundraiser recently and was asked by future Hall of Fame receiver Brandon Marshall, “how you gonna deal with Tom Brady in the division?”

Payton sort of said most NFL teams are a mess but now the Bucs aren’t in that category and have his attention.

“Here’s the good news: The good news is, and I say this in all seriousness, is man, there’s only about 10 or 11 relevant teams,” Payton said. “And I think you’re on point, not only Tom but also [Rob] Gronkowski. When someone like Tom comes there, it’s not just the quarterback position. The thing as a coach in the division that concerns you, is you know just the standard’s going to change [in Tampa], and I think that’s a credit to the really, really, really special players.

“And we’re watching a month of my man [Michael Jordan] here,” Payton continued, referring to the ESPN documentary. “He brought up everyone else around him, and I think that same thing will happen with Tom. But I do feel like [him coming to the Bucs] makes it exciting and certainly newsworthy.”

Whew! Joe’s glad the Bucs made Payton’s top-10 list of “relevant teams.” (Does he realize 14 will be in the playoffs this year?)

It will be interesting to see Brady’s impact, which will be obvious and easy for him on offense. Joe’s eager to see if it crosses the line of scrimmage and impacts the defense. Bucco Bruce Arians and Jason Licht have said multiple times that they believe Brady will have a major impact on all phases of the game.

Payton also added he’s hoping for a home-and-away series of the Bucs and Saints featured on Sunday Night Football.

65 Responses to ““There’s Only About 10 Or 11 Relevant Teams””

  1. David Says:

    That’s not arrogant, that’s fact. Probably about 10 teams that can win the SB
    IF things go their way.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Sean Payton is a helluva coach……….he knows what he’s talking about.

  3. EA Says:

    Payton is concerned about the bucs this season, so much so that he signed J-Dubb to a one year deal to try and learn as much as he can about BAs playbook.

  4. Imon Says:

    Yup and now he can see if he can coach the INTs out of Jameis where Bucco Bruce was unable!

  5. Iamabuc Says:

    “According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Winston turned down a more lucrative offer elsewhere to instead have the opportunity to learn from Brees”……….it seems like Winston is really trying to stick it to the Bucs…well if he balls out, is the Bucs own fault and we’ll never hear the end of it from fans….I always liked Jameis, although I understand why he was let go…..just saying…

  6. NDog is an idiot Says:

    NDog about to become Saints biggest Fan!!’

  7. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Is the playbook THAT big a secret or is it…I don’t know…EXECUTION!

  8. Afo Says:

    @scotty, playbook is a secret that’s why Pat do film it, it helps you to know what you’re expecting from your opponent

  9. Imon Says:

    It might be interesting to look up if any player has ever settled for such a small fraction of his “ask” as Mr 30-30-30 (last one is his former asking price).


    Hey Joe… do you think if the Bucs drafted Tom, he would be Tom Brady? Do you think he would still be on the team? Is bringing in a QB at the end of his career the only way for us to have a winner at QB? Gruden’s crutch was moves like this.

  11. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    Who cares. The playbook will be different with Brady in the mix anyway.

  12. Ronald Bick Says:

    That is why he signed Jameis to a one year contract as they already had signed Drew Brees to a two year contract. He is not their future but has the position of “snitch”.

  13. Bobby M. Says:

    Personally…..my expectations aren’t Super Bowl as how we measure success. Winning for me has already started with REAL belief we enter each game with a QB who wont give the game away each and every week. We no longer have a QB that fears criticism or needs coddling….that’s going to generate a true winning culture within the locker room. Players attitudes are more dialed in, free agents WANT to come here….that dynamic has grossly shifted within the walls at One Buc. Even in playcalling….we can run the plays the OC wants without fear of absolute stupidity erupting into predictable pick-6s, first down turnovers.

    Take all that into the regular season and now we can truly believe our season wont be dead by Oct 1st. Being in the hunt for a playoff spot is winning for me….obviously I want as much success as possible but its not Super Bowl or bust in my eyes.

  14. Joseph Mamma Says:

    EA Says:
    April 26th, 2020 at 9:07 am
    Payton is concerned about the bucs this season, so much so that he signed J-Dubb to a one year deal to try and learn as much as he can about BAs playbook.


    Possibly factored in but If BA’s (or Byron ‘Get out of the way’ Leftwiches’) playbook doesn’t change much with Brady we are screwed. For example, actually utilizing TE position. I would say 2 TE’s but let’s just start out with one first.

  15. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Mr Pick-6 should have begged to be TB12’s backup for 2 years. He might’ve accidentally learned something. Doubtful, but maybe.

  16. Allbuccedup Says:

    Joe do you think Payton is going to straighten Winston out?

  17. adam from ny Says:

    winston was signed to rat out BA’s playbook…

    sneaky faced sean payton shenannies…

    i’m pretty sure BA is not chillin’ on the patio right now, but pacing back and forth, beet red, with smoke tooting from his ears

  18. Look at my stats, I'm ballin Says:

    Payton fingers himself in the shower

  19. Pewter Power Says:

    Winston gonna give up every secret he can remember and do it with a smile, hopefully the offense is revamped a bit with Brady coming in

  20. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    And now the Saints have America’s Groper. smh

  21. Leighroy Says:

    “So yea Sean, when they split out Evans and Godwin, and have Gronk on the strong side, the correct read is a pick 6. Want me to call it in to Drew?”

  22. Robert Says:

    Jw to the Saints per twitter. That’s 6-12 int’s …yessssss

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Off topic : “Jameis Winston close to signing one year deal with the Saints.”

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh nevermind I missed it!

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is good news…..>The NBA has now allowed practices……breaking the ice…..NFL & MLB will follow…..

    There will be NFL this fall…..

  26. Cdog76 Says:

    Gamesmanship by Sean Payton. The Bucs aren’t relevant until they put a playoff team on the field.

  27. Patrickbucs Says:

    Can’t wait for those pre-game speeches as a 3rd qb. Better be able to tackle on special teams. Maybe they bring in Deshawn Jackson to look at him like, what?

  28. Buc50 Says:

    @Patrick Seriously…how many QBs have you seen on special teams???

  29. Erick Says:

    Has there ever been a person with a more punchable face than Sean Payton? What a slimy turd. Him and the Aints will choke when it matters again. BLEWDAT

  30. Jmarkbuc Says:

    As third QB… chances are he’s not even active on Sundays…he just became part of the sweatsuit team. On the sideline, telling the ain’ts to eat a w.

  31. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Jameis is signing the Saints.

    The one team i didn’t really want him to go to.

    Oh well, glad he found a spot.

    Now, LETS GO BUCS!!!!!!!

  32. Gofortheface30 Says:

    The Saints are relevant right up until the point that they lose in hilarious fashion in the playoffs and their little weenies go soft when it’s really time to perform. Then they cry and blame the refs like betas instead of having accountability like real men. People in New Orleans are fat pigs. Oink.

  33. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    The New Orleans Saints are expected to sign the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

    I wonder if they gave him that 30 million he was demanding?

  34. DaBux Says:

    And now Jameis 30/30 Winston is signing with the Aints. I guess that’s as good as a punter, a 40 yd INT.

  35. Coburn Says:

    He’s right. We picked in the middle of the draft and we weren’t really all that relevant last year. Sure we could have snuck into playoffs if certain things didn’t go wrong but we weren’t winning any superbowl. I was surprised there were so many teams worse than us.

  36. DBS Says:

    What is he going throw or punt a clipboard?

  37. Iamabuc Says:

    I dont understand the moderation of my post and the eventual disappearance of them. If I have done something wrong, I apologize. I have been coming to your site every morning for the past 10 years or so. Why?

  38. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    Winston to Saints…. shakes head… uneasy about this. They have a running game, a kicker, and a good coach. I wish he had gone to the AFC.

  39. lambchop Says:

    @adam from ny,

    Sean Payton doesn’t need Winston for that, he’s a great coach. Also, our offense is not going to be the same this year with Tom Brady.

    No need to get hot and bothered.

  40. Jerry Says:

    Sean can try to use Winston to get inside Arians playbook all he wants. The bottom line is that Brady has a vastly different game then Winston and BA is going to have to change his style to accommodate him. Also knowing the playbook is overrated when you can’t cover receivers!

  41. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    “we can run the plays the OC wants without fear of absolute stupidity erupting into predictable pick-6s, first down turnovers.”

    WINNER! Competition is over – thanks for coming!

  42. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete Says:

    Jameis’ Intel won’t help that much…

    Every play is so adaptive to what the defense is doing on that play and it’s going to be a chess game at the line of scrimmage between Brady and the defense like Jameis never experienced here….

    And it’s going to have 30-50 new plays from Brady too (according to Carson Palmer or Peyton Manning, I forget who said that Brady would be bringing 40-50 of his favorite plays with him and adding them to the playbook)…

  43. Dano Says:

    He’s definitely worried about the Bucs, trust me! Yesterday the Saints were completely done with their draft. Then out of nowhere in the 7th round they made a trade to jump in front of the Bucs to draft a QB that Arians seemed to like. Now he signs Winston to a 1 yr deal to get all the intel on the Bucs playbook! Which in the end won’t matter because Brady will call some of his plays & now the Bucs will actually be throwing to their tight ends and Brady makes much quicker throws. I’m going to enjoy the Bucs beating even more now because of Payton!

  44. Afo Says:

    Please moderator, my post are not showing, please allow it show. Thank you

  45. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    joesaintfan domain name is for grab, it will be a great place to collect all JW lovers, and leave us bucs lovers a lone…… 🙂

  46. Godlovesbucs Says:

    I dunno about the whole 10 or 11 thing in the beginning of the season. This time last year the talk of the nfc was probably Rams, Seahawks, saints, Falcons, eagles, cowboys, Bears, Packers, Vikings. That’s 9 teams alone in the NFC. That also doesn’t include the 49ers who were not expected to do much but represented the nfc in the SB.

  47. Owlykat Says:

    The Saints better be worrying because the Bucs are going to take it to them this year! They are used to running over us but this year Gronk is going to be unstoppable and Brady will pick them apart. Having a great RT who can block, pull block, and pass block will stymie the Saints usual sackers. Usually D. Smith does pretty well with bigger DEs like the Saints use. We will have an even better Defense this year too.

  48. Jersey buc Says:

    Not a Payton fan I do respect him. Hell of a coach. Think he’s a little whiner but he’s probably not wrong on his assessment

  49. Issac haggins Says:

    Not a bad move , the TB playbook and a really good back up qb . The Saints would def have something here……. BTW Gabbert is NOT a capable back up !! Come on BA ,get real !!!

  50. Realbucsfan Says:

    You guys are idiots. Winston had an opportunity to compete for that starting job and build his resume up if he doesn’t stay. Teddy got a decent contract just for stepping in for 5 games. If Brees goes down they need a traditional pocket passer and Hill isn’t that guy yet. Also Payton is going to prove the Bucs were wrong about not being able to coach Winston and to show Bruce had an ego that ruined any chance of us having a franchise QB next few years after Brady. And your right he wants insight on the playbook but they will change it for Brady. Something they should have done for Winston to limit his mistakes but they forced Winston to throw it 45 times a game. Brady was a good move for the right now, but it doesn’t help us in the future when Winston will be the only real Vet left at QB. Brady, Brees, Rivers, Rodgers, Big Ben, all done before Winston hits 32 and he’s only 26. 3 years from now we will wish we had Winston. I’ll take Brady for now but Saints got a steal. Payton is a great coach and has been the best coach in the division for a while. We just gave him another option to screw us with and Winston a d Payton are very hungry and are working to prove us wrong.

  51. Afo Says:

    Payton is overrated to me and underachieved, he has lost 6 straight postseason game and even lost to Vikings back up QB, he only shows doing the season and ghost in postseason with Brees.

  52. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Big deal. We play the Saints twice a year. If we’re lucky, we play them theee times. There are 14 other games. Who gives a F what Winston is doing?

  53. gotbbucs Says:

    Sean Payton just has one of those faces that you’d love to punch.

  54. Rod Munch Says:

    Payton is still mad we broke his leg.

    …and boy, if he takes Winston and turns him into their starter for the next 15 years, that will be a hell of a payback.

  55. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I have my doubts Mr Pick-6 makes the team.

  56. Buczilla Says:

    Paytons benefited from having one of the best quarterbacks to ever play. I’ll be impressed if he can turn around perennial underachiever Jameis, or if he can turn gimmick qb Taysom Hill into a real qb.

  57. Bucsgotachance..todonothing Says:

    Payton is a lame..i took delight watching his leg snap likeba twig

  58. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I called it, Winston to the Saints, weeks ago. I have a bad feeling Winston is going to be Bree’s Successor. I believe Peyton and Bree’s are going to help Jameis clean up his interception problem and beat us down twice a season for the next fifteen years and the whole Buc’s fan base is going to be crying about it. I really hope I’m wrong.

  59. Clean House Says:

    JW with Michael Thomas and Kamara- scary

  60. Clean House Says:

    Proud Bucsfan. I hope you’re right!!

    I think they were wrong about Winston and arrogant in how they treated him.

    I lived in NOLA and have family there for over 15 years. I’ve always rooted for them as a secondary team once the Bucs are out of it.

    I hope he sticks around and kicks ass!

  61. Clean House Says:

    Dude led the NFL in passing and TDs

  62. ©MadMax Says:

    Kamara wont do ish against our #1 rushing D….just like everyone else when they faced us!

    I hope they do play JW! Our DB’s are ready to feast on those INT’s for that bonus money. And our D knows his tendencies, so that will def happen. Our front D knows how he moves and will strip sack his butt at least 3 times a game.

    Blewdat and Jaymiss needs whats coming for a reality check when we play them. I cant wait! He’ll be cut after 1 yr, trust me.

  63. Blameless Jameis Says:

    God, I hate the Aints

  64. Blameless Jameis Says:

    @Clean House

    “Dude led the NFL in passing and turnovers”

    Fixed it for you!

    Blameless Jameis was #2 in passing TD’s, get your facts right.

  65. Ravens FOREVER Says:

    So what are the 11 relevant teams? The teams that always have a shot at winning the SB. Here’s my list:
    (Don’t get mad that I didn’t put 9ers on this list. I do believe that the 9ers are relevant this year, just not always.)