“We Didn’t Have No Chance In Those Games”

August 3rd, 2020

The standings show the Saints were six games better than the Buccaneers last season.

Shaq Barrett seems to think the divide was greater.

America’s sackmaster talked to Joe and other Tampa Bay media this afternoon for about 10 minutes.

One subject on the table was the season opener in 41 short days. Shaq is eager to right a wrong of the 2019 season, he said.

The Bucs only lost by seven points in New Orleans in October, but the game really wasn’t that close, as Tampa Bay scored a touchdown with 19 seconds remaining. Joe remembers that game for Chris Godwin’s strong numbers and for Jameis Winston throwing another first drive interception to Scotty Miller, though it was overturned because of a delay of game call. So Joe didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

“We didn’t have no chance in those games,” Shaq said today. “I felt like we wasn’t competitive.”

Lots of candor there from Shaq, and Joe suspects many Bucs felt the same way.

Nobody at One Buc will be looking past the Saints on opening day, and that’s a damn good thing for a team that’s had some mental issues in past seasons.

36 Responses to ““We Didn’t Have No Chance In Those Games””

  1. Bobby M. Says:

    There wasn’t a single game that I didn’t feel deep down Winston would kill us at some point. I go back to the Green Bay game when Aaron Rodgers was out and they were being miserably led by a rookie gimmick back up QB. I believe the defense held the offense to under 175-200 total yds….and Winston couldn’t do anything. When you’re starting QB is routinely getting outshined by other teams back ups, how much belief can you have when facing Brees?

    You can see the effect Brady has on not just young guys but the vets…..They know what’s up. That gets them geared up for a good game when you know your offense will be bringing its A game each and every down.

  2. Alanbucsfan Says:

    No excuses, however-
    JPP , Devin White , J Dean were out
    Hargreaves was starting corner
    Cappa had a broken arm
    And Bridgewater was very good that day.

    This year will be different…

  3. Sarasota Garey Says:

    I told you he was lobbying for Brady a few months ago in his NFL interview. People said I was hearing what I wanted to hear smh He said we should sign Brady, and draft a qb, and he knew Winston was going to get better lol

  4. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Interception after interception, ie turnovers will drag down a team. I am sure the Bucs lost trust in Jameis and accepted the team as mediocre. Now with the best QB in history running the show, every Buc’s moral and playing intensity level just doubled.

  5. SB Says:

    ” and for Jameis Winston throwing another first drive interception”

    I believe I have read this phrase too many times. 🙂

  6. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    @ BobbyM – nice observation. I concur.

  7. Locked In Says:

    Payton will have a bounty for taking Brady out.

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:

    JW = 5000 yards (excellent) + 30 ints (sucks) = Mediocre

  9. Ndog Says:

    Bobby M. Says:
    August 3rd, 2020 at 1:44 pm
    There wasn’t a single game that I didn’t feel deep down Winston would kill us at some point. I go back to the Green Bay game when Aaron Rodgers was out and they were being miserably led by a rookie gimmick back up QB. I believe the defense held the offense to under 175-200 total yds….and Winston couldn’t do anything. When you’re starting QB is routinely getting outshined by other teams back ups, how much belief can you have when facing Brees?

    Are you freaking kidding me with this post above?

    First off we came right out and on the first drive of the game went right down the field and got an opening drive touchdown to take the lead seven nothing to put us in command from the jump. By the way the quarterback in that game for us threw for 230 yards 2 touchdowns and no interceptions however our defense allowed them to rush for 199 yards knowing they could not throw the ball. Then let’s go to the fourth quarter while our quarterback drives us down to take the lead with 4 minutes and 30 seconds left GB gets the ball then proceeds to run the ball every single play and run the entire clock out for a game-tying field, then we lose the toss in overtime and that same defense allows that same team, that cannot throw the ball, to run the ball over and over and over and over again right down our throat all the way to the game winning touchdown. Yet some people actually watch that and remember back to the quarterback not getting the job done when we literally could not stop them knowing they could do nothing but run, yet you blame the quarterback with no interceptions and very efficient 270 yards and 2 touchdowns (with 1 in the 4th quarter to take the lead, thank you for making my point I’m regards to believing in fairly tales.

    These are the things that people believe that are truly unbelievable!!!

    How can people honestly post this stuff?????

  10. Ndog Says:

    Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:
    August 3rd, 2020 at 2:09 pm
    @ BobbyM – nice observation. I concur.

    What exactly are you concurring with, a fictional game that never happened? Cause what he described never happened, not even close.

  11. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Saints fans need to go back to saints blogs/forums.

  12. Tye Says:

    the biggest problem the past 5 years has been dealt with and corrected..
    He has been replaced with true talent.. things should definitely be different this season!

  13. geno711 Says:

    So happy to have Brady. I could be wrong but before the free agency period happened, I was all in for Brady if he would come.

    Hope that my guess works out. GOAT for a reason. Glad we have him.

  14. DoooshLaRue Says:

    ⬆️ Every post, the Ultimate Nuthugger!

  15. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Really now, it’s undeniable that Jameis Winston pretty much hosed the Bucs in every loss. He more than likely also got Matt Gay rattled every time he went in to kick, and was the cause of his mises. Aguayo’s misses too. Winston is the common denominator of Bucs failure 2015 to now.

    We can be sure of that now. Shaq is right: We didn’t have no chance!

    Thanks for wasting five years, Jameis!

  16. DoooshLaRue Says:

    ⬆️ Who dat talking smack bout my Sweet Baby JayMiss?

  17. Ndog Says:

    I know guys the truth hurts.

  18. bucsfan951 Says:



  19. bucsfan951 Says:

    Here’s a fun fact:

    JW in both saints games combined was

    45/78 which equates to a 51.7% completion rate.
    517 yards
    4 tds
    4 ints
    73.5 rating

    game 1 against the saints, jw had a solid game. nothing he did made them lose that game. final score 24-31

    game 2 against the saints. not jw’s best. int at bucs 16 yard line leads to a td by the saints.
    jw int at saints 43 yard line with 10 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.
    winston pick 6 at his own 33 in 4th quarter. bucs were down 27-17 right before this pick 6
    jw int at saints 1 yard line with 2:49 left in the 4th quarter.

    again, i would love to hear the excuses by a certain puppy on this one

  20. Steven007 Says:

    Ndog, you can’t criticize a feeling. What Bobby m said in the first post I concur with completely. Why? Because I personally witnessed every game that JW played in our stadium and felt the same way. I was primed for that feeling in his very first Tennessee ready game. Obviously it’s not all on JW but you can’t tell me that many Bucs fans didn’t feel like they were shafted after that game with the savior at quarterback. Your obsession seemingly knows no bounds.

  21. D-Rome Says:

    Trust us Shaq, most of us knew the Bucs had little to no chance at winning that game with Jay-Miss slinging the ball.

  22. Alanbucsfan Says:

    C’mon Ndog, you know this play lost that game vs


  23. DRFEELGOOD Says:

    Green Bay also had a JW fumble return TD in that game, just like the Seattle game last year. In typical Bucs fashion, we lose the OT coin toss in both games and never see the ball. But Ndog, your points about the D in that game are true. they were awful and could not stop the run at all!! And the D in the Seattle game sucked as well.

  24. Youngbucs Says:

    Yea that fumble in the Green Bay gm pissed me off. The defense was solid Winston was trying to do to much cost us that gm like many others.

  25. Herbiebuc Says:

    Ndogg you my Dogg!!!!! I agree 100% and I can tell you 3 games this past year where jw played good but the same Shaq barret defense actually lost the games but nobody brings that up nobody brings up how we were 28th in the league in passing defense. Can you jw haters concur that if our passing defense was atleast 15th could that have netted up 2 games ?

  26. firethecannons Says:

    Shaq was not a Jameis fan.

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    I just think the whole team was demoralized from being led by a failed QB. Alls we did last year was hold our breath every first drive. And if we did start to move the ball you had to hold your breath that the QB wouldn’t flub it up. He couldn’t even run a freaking screen play for crying out loud. There was no passing play on earth that was safe from a Winston Interception………And when Winston got the ball with a chance to win last year what happened? Pick 6 to the house………Its like a relief pitcher coming in down by 3 with runners all over the place. It’s just demoralizing.

  28. dave Says:

    Love this guy. He shoots straight and from what I’ve seen, he was not a fluke.
    Now they have Dean healthy, AW Jr on board, JPP healthy, D White healthy…. The defense is about to become a beast. Depth is the only big issue

  29. 541BucsFan Says:

    The best JW could get in FA was 1 year-1 million. Shaq wasn’t the only one down on JW. 31 other teams felt the same way.

  30. Hank Rearden Says:

    you guys misread Shaq…he said “We Didn’t Have No Chance In Those Games”. Double negative = a positive. He is saying they ONLY had a chance. I guess you guys should stick to your half arsed comments on foosball.

  31. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    NDOG…. While I considered myself a pro-Jameis guy while he was here, I don’t agree with your blind Jameis love very often. That being said, your assessment of the Green Bay game is spot on. That game was totally on an incompetent defense coordinated by a moron. Jameis gave us the lead late and the defense crapped itself against the greatness that was Todd Hundley…. who was horrendous.

  32. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man look yall can keep blaming Jamies for every lost all you want to . But this defense has been trash for a long time . And our running game . But this is why it’s superbowl or bust playoffs is not good enough . To yall every lost was on Jamies so that means that every lost will be Brady fault . I don’t care how bad the defense plays or if we can run the ball or miss field goals it’s going to be Brady fault for all of ever lost . Man I’m really starting to hate this fan base !!!

  33. Oneilbucs Says:

    Youngbucs what was the score late in the 4th quarter after Jamies scored the td to give us lead he never got back on the field because of the defense lol lol lol . I really believe that yall just hate this guy and it’s not football reasons . I have a question what if he comes back to beat us every time we play against the saints and he’s the starter at quarterback ??? Will yall amid that we made a mistake or will yall say it’s because of the team not him ??? Lol 😆🤣

  34. Oneilbucs Says:

    The picture shows the defense getting beat and some of yall is blaming him for the defense lol lol 😆😂 .

  35. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Oh, the glory years with Jameis! How I miss them. It’s so unfair that he was only given 5 years to prove his worth.

  36. JayWill Says:

    Winston didn’t throw any picks the first Saints game. If people remember Saints hit and sack Winston often those games. One game he was hit at least 12 times sacked 6.