“I Think He’s Going To Make An Impact”

November 6th, 2020

NFL Network’s Peter Schrager.

Yesterday on NFL Network, members of the “Good Morning Football” gang each took a turn offering thoughts on furniture-tossing receiver Antonio Brown stepping foot on the turf of the Den of Depression wearing a Bucs red jersey and pewter pants.

Closet Bucs fan Peter Schrager, while fully aware of Brown’s sordid history, thinks Brown will have an impact Sunday night.

“It is his fourth team in 20 months,” Schrager began. “He has just been fined for missing practices and bad conduct over $60,000. He missed out on so many millions of dollars based on his antics and his behavior on and off the field in recent years. Yet I watched that press conference. I see Sara’s [Walsh] hit, and I am thinking, ‘Well gosh, we asked him to go get the help. And he’s speaking with Tony Robbins and he’s unleashing the inner positive. At least there seems an effort to do so.

“He seems humble. he seems aware. And from what I am hearing out of Tampa [Brown’s return] could be punt returns, this could be 15 snaps, this could be 30 snaps. But he is in the best shape they could possibly imagine. So he showed up in great shape. This isn’t Dez Bryant necessarily who has to get into shape. This is Antonio Brown who is already in elite shape. And he joins an offense that is already clicking on all cylinders.

“Look, if he acts up, if he gets out of line, if he does something that is going to embarrass himself or the team, they will cut him and there won’t be a financial loss. They will cut him and they will move right along. He’s wearing the TB12 hat; he’s talking to Tony Robbins and he is living with Tom Brady. I want to think he is all-in. Of course, he has a court case in December he has got to worry about as well.

“But for this weekend? I think he’s going to make an impact. And I think the Buccaneers are going to be a dangerous team to play with Antonio Brown on the roster.”

If nothing else, Joe believes the slimy Saints will have to respect Brown. Surely Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen isn’t going to leave him alone or put his worst defensive back on him.

The main quibble Joe has with Schrager’s take is that the offense is not clicking on all cylinders. Mike Evans and Tom Brady have not been fully on the same page all year. Why specifically that is, Joe doesn’t know.

Just having Brown on the field should loosen up the defense for Evans, who has been double-teamed so often this year. If Chris Godwin can get on the field too, someone should always get single coverage.

Who will take advantage?

9 Responses to ““I Think He’s Going To Make An Impact””

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    As mentioned, when all are healthy, the Bucs WR group (Evans, Godwin, AB, Miller, Johnson) may be the best such group in NFL history. Three all pros and two budding stars. Won’t see it Sunday, but one of these days … .

  2. Cobraboy Says:

    I see nothing that says Brown is NOT all-in to be a productive player and human as Schrager outlines.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Bring it AB!!!

  4. AtlBuc Says:

    “Mike Evans and Tom Brady have not been fully on the same page all year. Why specifically that is, Joe doesn’t know.”

    Joe, its because Evans has been injured. Basically, he’s been a decoy.

  5. Leighroy Says:

    I can’t wait for this tropical storm to ruin the test drive

  6. SlyPirate Says:

    If you’re the Saints’ D-coordinator, do you game plan for AB? I don’t think so. I would be more concerned about Godwin than AB at this point.

  7. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Regarding Evans and Brady not being on the same page, it really isnt that surprising. Jameis and DJax never could get on the same page, but he sure was on the same page with Evans. Brady has natural chemistry with Gronk, Miller, and Godwin, but not Evans.

    That’s just football.

  8. Jeffbuc Says:

    Leigh Roy thanks for making me go look didn’t even know there was a tropical storm that we even had a chance of getting hit by. But you might want to look at the path. If it does hit us it will be late Tuesday early Wednesday. We will already be practicing for the next opponent by the time it could affect us. So not to worry the game will be played tropical storm free Sunday.

  9. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    But it will be wet and rainy.