Chad Johnson: Bucs Can Win Super Bowl

May 16th, 2020

Super Bowl chatter.

Who would know new Bucs quarterback park-violating, home-invading Tom Brady and new tight end Rob Gronkowski better than a former teammate?

So former NFL receiver Chad Johnson, who played his final season of his 10-year career in New England, took to the notorious “First Take” hollering show on BSPN recently to talk Brady and the Bucs (and Gronk, too).

Johnson believes the Super Bowl hype for the Bucs is real. And if he were a gamber, he said he’d load up on the Bucs.

“I think their chances are extremely well,” Johnson said when asked if the Bucs could go all the way. “When you have someone like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin already at the helm, who had phenomenal seasons last year, you have the defense that played well, you add Tom Brady as a piece and then you put Tom Brady’s security blanket [Gronk] on the team as well, I would bet the house right now that the Buccaneers are going to win the Super Bowl.” has the Bucs winning the Super Bowl at 12/1 odds.

Joe thinks for the Bucs to make a run, the team must keep Brady healthy and upright. With the Bucs weapons in the passing game, and Brady’s smarts and savvy, Joe thinks the Bucs have a puncher’s chance if they get in the playoffs.

So first things first: Get to the playoffs.

To see Johnson’s full take, click on the BSPN video below.

28 Responses to “Chad Johnson: Bucs Can Win Super Bowl”

  1. TheBradyBunch Says:

    This is good stuff. I will say this though, another site was breaking down film of some of the offensive line and I noticed a trend. The pocket was collapsing almost immediately and Jameis had to scramble and make throws on the run. It actually was scary to watch. I know the many here hate all things Jameis, but his ability to escape the rush and make throws on the run covered up a lot of the offensive lines warts. Hopefully the addition of Wirfs and Gronk will help protect against the pass rush. If not, I don’t know if Brady will be healthy for long as a Buc.

  2. Sport Says:

    Bunch – fair points, it’ll be fun to watch Brady play chess at the line pre-snap to which will greatly improve our oline play. JW is a home run hitter. Loads of home runs and loads of strikeouts. Brady is a master of taking what they give you, patience and playing well in big moments.

    The oline will be ranked extremely high after this year. Watch the Pats oline this year. I’m not betting against BB, but his oline and about play very well could fall apart this year. “Tank for Trevor” is real.

    In BA I Trust!

  3. Sport Says:

    QB not about. Autocorrect.

    In BA I Trust!

  4. Cuz Merica Says:

    Perhaps…perhaps not. But it will sure be fun this season.

  5. james west Says:

    man i can’t wait to get this train rolling down the track, go bucs

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I like the hype better than the alternative but I prefer to think about the playoffs rather than the Super Bowl win……for me, you’ve got to get to the playoffs to have a shot…….playoffs first.

    As far as the Oline….I think it was inconsistent……on both pass protection and run blocking…..remember how may times Rojo got stuffed in the backfield sometimes before the handoff… was as if the defense new our play calls…..

    And, yes…..Jameis did have to scramble sometimes immediately……if that continues , it’s a concern for Brady.

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:


    YOU noticed a trend the professionals who analyze such stuff did not. The Bucs OL was ranked 7th best in the league by PFF not the BradyBunch.

    If you did some research you would find a consensus building that the Buc’s OL was actually pretty good at pass pro but bottom half in run blocking.

    PFF and many others sport this view.

    “Ryan Jensen and Ali Marpet anchored the middle of this Buccaneers’ offensive line and provided some of the best pass protection that we saw from any interior offensive line this season.”

    I could provide a link but that is immediate moderation and so you can easily google this info.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion at what YOU’RE seeing…just know that the professionals do NOT agree with you.

  8. Marine Buc Says:

    I always liked Ochocinco… Dude is hilarious and was fun to watch. Too bad he was stuck in Cincinnati most of his career.

  9. WestChap Says:

    I’m off to greener pastures since the rest of the football world can cover my beloved Bucs without the constant dissonance of nicknames that bash That home invader Brady while continuing to adore from afar America’s Backup. Everyone enjoy Joe’s satire and stay safe.

  10. Imon Says:

    WestChap, maximum kudos. This JW bromance has really gone too far, especially now that he is gone and never to return. This is really damaging Joe’s credibility. Give it up already!

  11. m0j0 Says:

    The OLine is really going to be a key factor in whether the Bucs are successful, no doubt. However, Brady’s ability to quickly diagnose the defense and put the offense into a favorable play, and also his quick release will help make up for any deficiencies.

  12. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    It’s sad but admin is just a reflection of half the posters on here, just saying something to get a rise out of people here who legitimately want to talk Buc football.

  13. passthebuc Says:

    Before we worry about the super bowl, let us see if we start the season.

  14. TheBradyBunch Says:

    StPete, an overall grade on PFF does not tell the whole story. Jameis was very good at evading the rush when the pocket collapsed and it happened more than it did to Brady in New England, a lot more. In all honesty though just a couple of those whiffs per game and Brady will be injured because he is and always has been a stationary QB. Look I am glad we got him, but if D Smith gets blown off the line once or twice a game I think Brady will get hurt. You can trust your PFF grades but I will trust the my eyes. There is a reason the Bucs traded up in the first round to get a right tackle. I guess they could have pulled up the PFF numbers and ignored the offensive line but they seemed to think it needed to be upgraded in a big way.

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    Who knows if we do or not. Brady could go down first take. He’s an a-hole,,butt coming from Chad Johnson who was a huge WR weapon and laid it out flat about how the game really works and Brady is not going to totally slump over.

  16. Cannon Says:

    I’m not a Jameis supporter or detractor, but BradyBunch does accurately point out that Jameis often had to escape a collapsing pocket and throw on the run. It was kind of his hallmark.

    As a counterpoint to that argument, one could say that opposing teams willfully sold out on blitzing Jameis because they knew that there was a high chance that he would throw an interception.

    I don’t think Brady will exhibit that same trend. A team that blitzes Brady will be burnt by whatever outlet receiver is available. Once (if) this trend is established, then teams will change their defensive approach to the Bucs.

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Certainly take your points but make sure not to mistake mine. I pointed out that the “league” considers our OL good pass pro but poor run blockers.

    Combine that poor run blocking with Dotson’s retirement and the Bucs HAD to draft or sign an RT. Signing Haeg gave them great flexibility position wise from a former starter. The OL is finally set and even has some depth.

    You saw collapsing pockets. Here is what I saw. A choker. A QB with supreme confidence in his physical gifts and zero confidence in his decision making and ability to see the field and understand defensive schemes.

    This caused frequent indecision while he “ran around” either avoiding a sack in your view…or making up his mind and trying to find a target in my view can be debated.

    But Jensen and Marpet are considered top five at their positions…Smith is a solid journeyman and Cappa continues to grow and show his toughness playing through a broken arm and of course Wirfs is a possible pro bowler in time. We can turn to more important areas of need not that the OL is one of our top units.

    As for Brady…he is NOT…nor has EVER been confused with Jackson or Mahomes. He has NEVER won games with his legs. He was a star catcher in baseball not a shortstop…he has a gun for an arm not legs. But that has never been his game.

    It’s not like a 43 year old Mahomes or Jackson who will have to totally retool their games if they’re still playing at 43. Brady is used to his limited range and he’s learned to adapt and become slippery in the pocket.

    Brady will win with his head and accuracy and not his durability. He’s not Cam Newton!!! He KNOWS how to get down.

    And lets not forget another thing!!! For decades now I have been whining about how Brady was treated like freaking porcelain by the officials. I’ve hated the special treatment he’s received. Do we think that’s going to decrease now that he’s 43?

    Do we think Jensen is just waiting to jump the first DL who takes any liberties with TB12 real or even simply perceived?

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Speaking of Jensen and the pressure on our OL to protect TB12.

    What’s the over under on the number of games it will take for one of our OL to object to a DL and start at minimum a pushing contest.

    Which player? Jensen is the clear favorite to be the first but Marpet wouldn’t shock me and nor with Donavan after that “message” hit he sent out on the west coast.

  19. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Ocho! Respect ✊🏽

  20. PSL Bob Says:

    Agree 100% Joe, the focus now should be playoffs. Of course I’d prefer that they enter the playoffs as Division Champs rather than a wild card, and therein is the real challenge. If they can’t win the division, how are they going to beat NO in the playoffs? I guess the tell will be the second seasonal matchup with NO. They’ll probably lose the first, which is their first game of the season. But after several games, if they gel with Brady at QB in BA’s system and are able to beat NO at home in the second matchup, then they have a fighting chance of making it not only to the playoffs but to the SB. So my revised focus would be to beat NO at home AND make the playoffs.

  21. SB Says:

    What is a ‘gamber’?

  22. SB Says:

    I agree with Chad. Not necessarily the Superbowl bit, but about Brady still having it.
    I am 53, I ride dirtbikes all summer, I ride snowmobiles all winter, also volunteer in Search and Rescue during the winter.
    I can still throw a 60 yard pass at my age. Brady had Moss at one time. Now he has the only other WR in history other than Moss that started his career with SIX consecutive 1,000 yard seasons AND Chris Godwin!!!!
    Brady has NEVER had it this good!

  23. SOEbuc Says:

    Godwin, Evans, RoJo, and Vaughn will all have 1,000+ yards season. Nice.

  24. Swampbuc Says:

    It’s all about keeping Goobert off the field and the scondary.

  25. cgmaster27 Says:

    @st.pete. I think hysterical you say “the LEAGUE” thought the bucs line was amazing and then quote the PFF for your source. If they were good, our running backs wouldn’t have been in the backfield every other play. And yes, Jameis caused some sacks, but as Brady bunch said, he avoided a ton of collapsing pockets. You just don’t SEE it that way because you hate Jameis. Hence your choke comment. You couldn’t look at the line situation unbiased if you wanted so out of your spite for jameis. Football outsiders had the bucs offensive line ranks at 23. I guess they don’t fall into you “league” view.

  26. Anonymous Says:

    PSL bob the same way everybody beats NO in the playoffs 😂

  27. ©MadMax Says:

    “home-invading Tom Brady”…..i would be very careful with that if I were you. You’re setting yourself up for slander if he wanted to push it. He didnt do a GDaMN home invasion but I guess you’re the Joe who hates we got rid of Americas turnover machine for TB12. You cant be happy can you? Always going to be talking jit about Brady now and making up stuff. Youre a fkn moron!

    Big difference between a home invasion, where someone actually forces their way in, with bad intentions, and someone mistakenly walking into a home where the door is unlocked or open with no bad intentions! But the low IQ has difficulty deciphering between the two….smdfh!

  28. kyle Says:

    Take it Easy.. Shiz sinks fast in the toilet…lets get the team together to actually practice. It will be tough to win the first game, they will probably lose it. All the bandwagoners, dont

    We have a favorable schedule. I’m guessing 9-7 or 10-6 if we stay healthy. Look for this team to pick up steam late and make a playoff run!