About Loafing

September 13th, 2020

Game-changing roast.

Maybe we found out tonight while Jamel Dean wasn’t always starting when he was healthy last year?

It was a one-score game in the second half and the Bucs defense was starting to gel and ball out. And then Drew Brees quit farting around.

On second-and-ten from their own-39 in the third quarter, Brees found Jared Cook down the left sideline. Bucs cornerback Dean seemed like he had decent position on the ball and then at the last second, Cook got separation on Dean for a 46-yard gain for a first down on the Bucs-15.

The Saints would score four plays later to take a 31-17 and the game was all but over.

Troy Aikman, a Hall of Fame quarterback and longtime color analyst of the FOX broadcast, absolutely roasted Dean almost as bad as Cook did. Aikman more than once claimed Dean got roasted because he was “lazy” on the play.

Joe at first thought Dean misplayed the ball, perhaps thinking he could get a pick. Aikman would have nothing of it.

Joe has to wonder if Dean really was “lazy” on that play, will Arians send a message like benching him for next week or even deactivating him? Arians claims he will not tolerate loafing (hello,Vernon Hargreaves!).

So if Dean was loafing, is Arians going to make a change, or is Arians just going to chalk it up to losing “Round One” to a Hall of Fame quarterback and a well-coached team?

37 Responses to “About Loafing”

  1. Rico 210 Says:

    We played bad. Better team best us today. No excuses
    Go Bucs

  2. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    VHIII had 3 years of failure and three prospects behind him. However, leaving Motley inactive (was he hurt?) didn’t work out.

  3. Frankinthe813 Says:

    He loafed on special teams too. Maybe he likes jogging

  4. tbbucs3 Says:

    Might as well give Dean the #24 in honor of Loaf Jenkins.

    Dean got burnt by a TE because of a lack of effort. That was worse effort than the play VH3 got released for.

  5. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Find out the coverage they were in then go from there because the way he played that one, he seemed to think he had help, too many dumb mental errors agaib

  6. Bucsfan951 Says:

    “ Arians claims he will not tolerate loafing”

    So who’s starting at LT next week? I’m sure glad I got liquored up on crown today…

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    Dean wasn’t lazy on the play – he was just out of position. He didn’t think Cook was as fast as he was and let him get behind him. I listened to the radio today -which is about 45 seconds ahead of the TV broadcast, so you get a chance to hear the play, hear what they said happen, then actually see it happen to see if what they said was true. The call on radio was what I wrote above, and watching the play, that’s exactly what I saw as well. Why would Dean decide to be lazy? That’s not his rep, the only thing lazy was Aikman saying it was lazy.

  8. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    No matter the talent, it seems a BA coached Bucs team cannot have a complete game where the offense, defense and special teams plays error free. Stupid penalties and dumb, lazy play makes for another disappointing lose.

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    Dean was terrible on that play. He didnt protect anything and put himself in no man’s land. He didnt take care of his responsibility.

    It was the first time all game Brees made a play downfield. Very next play Dean looked slow to react.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    Dean found himself on the bench past year. He might just find himself there again. The other Corners on this team came to play today. Dean doe sent seek to fit in right now

  11. Dreambig Says:

    Its too early to roast individual players. Lots of our players were bone heads. If you want to be elite you have to play elite. Arians has his work cut out to make this group of talented players play smart. We played really stupid tonight!

  12. Red86 Says:

    It’s a fricken cover 4 and he’s the outside guy that supposed to play deep. No excuses for someone getting behind him. That was Sabby The Goat right there.

  13. Nate1111 Says:

    I think the dbs overall looked good winfield looks really good and fast.. but gronk brady and donvoan smith look slow.. ronald jones running like a madd man but sloppy cuts.. if i was the coach od move wirfs to left tackle donovan smith got smoked most game

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    This sounds like bandwagon Dean article Joe. He did get roasted by Cook and Troy, but don’t his ass isn’t gonna get roasted by Bowels.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Red86 – I agree with you, but out of position and lazy are too totally different things. Now, because Aikman said the ‘L’ word, we’re not going to hear Dean is lazy for years. It’s like how with Smith, the scouting reports said he was lazy, so we still have idiots saying he’s lazy. Once you brand someone with one words like that, all the parrots will repeat it until the day they die.

  16. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Oh no, we suck again!!!

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    And it’s really a shame Dean put such a black eye on our secondary on that play. Our secondary really played a nice game outside of that play. I might go so far as to say Davis and Bunting were our best 2 players today. Though David may of been better then both.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    Tom Brady didn’t play great with a new team and no offseason. Second year six game Dean didn’t get that practice either, also. Officially excited to see what Weinfield can turn into. He had some hard hits.

  19. Pewter Power Says:

    Loading I don’t know but it was real amateurish for someone that “fast” to get beat like that by a tight end

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    JimmyJack – You’re not going to play a flawless game, that almost never happens. Even the all-time great 2002 Bucs defense screwed up in the SB when Quarles failed to get back on a drop and let Rice get behind him for the TD (which was the only legit TD given up, that garbage to Porter was not a TD – he was clearly out of bounds). It happens, even to the greats.

    What is promising is that the defense mostly played well and didn’t have any glaring mistakes outside of that one. I thought they’d get picked apart bigly in this game, and that really didn’t happen. Sure, Brees moved the ball, but the defense got stops and didn’t look completely impotent like they normally do vs Brees.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our run defense was strong again…..as was our secondary except for the PI & the Dean play…..
    Davis & SMB looked like they belonged.

    LVD & White had 11 tackles each and played fast.

    Hard to believe we gave up 34 points with our D playing that well…..3 TOs costing us 20 points….

  22. Red86 Says:

    If anything Dean appear to want bite on a route, when he is the last line of defense. Trying to force the issue vs taking what’s there lead to that disaster. I get it the first game and blah blah blah. A cover 4 has been around for a while in fact a prevent defense has the same responsibility for the deep guy. It’s not new at all. It’s Dean 2nd year. I still like the guy. That play alone cost us the game. That coverage looked like Tecmo Bowl.

  23. Bayboy55 Says:

    D Smith and Dean soggy as a loaf of bread, comon man, whitehead too relace these loafers if you want your job back next yr

  24. garbs65 Says:

    You could just take all the post game comments from our lowest season last year and just copy and paste them here. I don’t know. It’s the same result. I feel bad for Brady that he may very well end his career with his first losing record. He didn’t look any better than JW would have looked.

  25. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I hear and agree with the praise for SMB and Davis but I’d add Winfield to that mix. He showed why he’s starting as a rookie. Great hitter and he had his fingertips on that ball in the endzone.

  26. Cuz Merica Says:

    Pretty sure Brady is wishing he’d had just retired.

  27. hammerhead Says:

    Troy Aikman is a tool.

  28. lambchop Says:

    @Rod Munch,

    It might not be lazy, but it’s unacceptable. Dean can’t let a TE get over the top. He probably took it too casually and thought he could recover, either way, he’s not getting playing time to *think* about playing it one way when it’s coached another. Dumb mental mistake that he will bounce back from.

  29. August 1976 Buc Says:

    J Dean was napping and Brees caught him. Simple as that. Bad time a brain fart. GO BUCS!!!

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    lambchop – Yeah, it was a bad play, but the ‘L’ word is ridiculous. ‘L’ means lack of effort, and once the morons here and in talk radio hear that, they’re now going to repeat it forever because they’re morons who have zero ability to think for themselves. If any of you are so bored for content you listen to sports talk let me know when the first mention of Dean is done, and if it isn’t 100% predictable nonsense, and then let me know how each caller there after that talks about the defenses talks about him being lazy. We already know on this site the dummies will be saying lazy.

    You can fix a mistake, but lazy means it’s intentional and only players with a long history of things like this should get the L label.

  31. unbelievable Says:

    Dean showed me enough last year that I can give him a pass this one time with it being game 1 and a weird offseason.

    The offense and special teams screwed up far more often.

    20 points scored off their turnovers. 20!

  32. adam from ny Says:

    smb, whitehead, cd3 and winfield jr. played hard…

    dean was kinda lamping out there…

    and he’s like the only guy back there that didn’t change his number this year…


  33. BucsFanSince89 Says:

    He COMPLETELY was lazy on the play for God’s sake go back to the play Brees fake the ball his way, hesitated then through it to Cook. Strong 3rd quarter but no excuse for that play!

  34. Bucsfanman Says:

    Cook, a TE, ran right by Dean. Maybe Dean misjudged Cook’s speed but in the game of football, if he’s even he’s leavin’.

    BAD look for Jamel Dean!

  35. The Coroner Says:

    I thought Aikman was right. Could have said that about Donovan Smith also.

  36. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    I have to wonder if he lost the ball in the air?? It didn’t seem to me like he even knew the ball was coming?? Very weird play?? It’s not like Dean is a bum!! He’s the one that went for extra coaching and really lifted that secondary last year!!

  37. Mike Says:

    I think Dean was so confident in his make up speed that he thought he could bait the QB into making a throw and then just go up and snatch it. But he didn’t realize how much cushion he was giving and it bit him in the ass.