Joe Thomas Calls Bucs Bounce Back

November 13th, 2020

One of the greatest left tackles in history, 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas, has previously shared his appreciation of Donovan Smith and Bucco Bruce Arians.

He even called Arians his top Coach of the Year candidate before the 2020 season.

Thomas now works for NFL Network and, of course, he saw the Debacle on Dale Mabry against the Saints on Sunday night. Joe’s still not sure what the hell that mess was, but Thomas has clarity. He projects a powerful bounce back coming for the Bucs against the Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday.

Thomas’ prediction was published today at After one of the worst performances of his 21-year career, Tom Brady bounces back against a better-than-expected Panthers defense. He’ll throw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns and lead the Buccaneers to a double-digit win to improve to 7-3.”

Joe is intrigued because Thomas wouldn’t peg a huge passing day for Brady if he thought Smith was a train wreck left tackle en route to screwing up a season. The Panthers defense is ok, hardly a soft group.

Joe expects a huge bounce back day for Smith after a horror show Sunday night. That’s how Smith rolls.

12 Responses to “Joe Thomas Calls Bucs Bounce Back”

  1. Clean House Says:

    I don’t care what anyone says in the affirmative about Donovan Smith.
    It’s pretty obvious he is a consistent weak link, starting to border on turnstyle.
    He gets bulrushed and overpowered constantly, plays too high, gives up on blocks prematurely and gets very lazy in run blocking, doesn’t find the next level.

    I’m not a coach or an expert or anything but it seems pretty obvious.

  2. Architek Says:

    We can’t win a chip with him as a key player on this OL – I’m at peace with this truth!

  3. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Architek- do you not remember Kenyatta Walker? If we can win with that we can win with Donnie.

  4. ghostofschiano Says:

    If the Bucs are not better prepared for this Sunday they may get upset. I w3atched the Chiefs Panthers game. They gave KC all they could handle. And if they don’t get things fixed the following weeks could get ugly. At home against the Rams and Chiefs.

  5. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Clean House,

    I finally agree with you!
    Donovan is the poster boy for inconsistency and underachieving.

  6. Cometowin2 Says:

    That was his reputation in college as well. With his salary next year that we can’t afford, time to draft another tackle. Can Tristan play left tackle?

  7. Clean House Says:

    Great footage from 2017

    Maybe I’ll post some awesome footage from my high school days 25 years ago.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Yes Donovan is inconsistent, BUT … when he’s good, he’s quite good. Of course when he’s bad, he can be really bad. So let’s all just hope that he has one of his good games Sunday.

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    Ali holds down the left side. Smith is nothing without him. That was a piss poor move Jason.

  10. Adrnagy Says:

    Average. Dependable. Nothing big. No pro bowls.

  11. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Smith must stop throwing multiple interceptions.

  12. Oneilbuc Says:

    This gators quarterback should be our quarterback of the future . He’s a good quarterback and no one is talking about him and we need to get him .