Answering The Bell

January 19th, 2021

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

Like any good team, to win big games often requires an unsung player making a key contribution.

And that was certainly the case in the Bucs beating the slimy Saints to advance to the NFC Championship game.

There was Scotty Miller with a key catch, Tyler Johnson with maybe the catch of the year, Mike Edwards with his Drew Brees-career-killing pick, Aaron Stinnie (who?) starting at right guard and keeping park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady’s jersey clean.

Bucco Bruce Arians spoke about this Monday in his day-after presser.

“That’s what it’s all about,” Arians said praising the backup Bucs. “You get your opportunities, you’ve got to make the best of them. You don’t know when they’re coming and this time Scotty [Miller] jumped out there. It was really a play designed for Antonio [Brown], but Scotty ran a great route [and] beat him.

“Tyler [Johnson] makes a great catch, [Aaron] Stinnie steps in there and does a great, great job. It’s everybody just doing their job and that’s what we went down there [to do]. All we’ve got to do is do our job. We’re good enough to beat anybody.”

That, boys and girls, is what you call a team.

Stinnie needs a shoutout. Outside of a penalty, Joe can’t remember hearing the guy’s name. And for an offensive lineman, that’s exactly what you want.

Stinnie is a free agent after the Super Bowl. Joe has a hunch he made some money for himself with his play Sunday night.

22 Responses to “Answering The Bell”

  1. TampaTown Says:

    It seems like every player on both sides of the ball made a play

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Stinnie was a pleasant surprise. Nice job. Keep it up.

  3. Jim Says:

    Scotty’s route, speed and catch was sensational and came just at that magic moment when a team thinks it can win.

  4. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The DB play impressed me, Buc DB’S were dropping like flies and the U Guys stepped in an other than Edward’s burnt on Smith TD, he actually had pretty good coverage, they all stepped up. I still don’t get the Mickens thing and the game could of easily been lost due to special teams. Stinnie played awesome, Suh taught him well. Next man up BIG TIME in Saints game, hope they stay warm may need them again.

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    great job by everyone….coaches had the team ready to play and the team played with a sense of urgency….

    great win..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  6. AJ Says:

    Love that attitude and message from BA. We are good enough and this team belongs here. Love the physicality we saw on Sunday. You could see as the game went on that the Saints knew they were in a dog fight. And their chippy, mouthy style of play was not going unanswered. Finishing the game off the way we did running the ball was epic.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Has anybody asked why BA chose Larsen instead of Stinnie when Cappa went down in Wash?……Just curious.

    I can only suspect that at the time BA chose to go with the more experienced player..

  8. Frankinthe813 Says:

    Tyler Johnson is gonna be a big time player

  9. gp Says:

    I think this question has been answered about 18 times
    Stinnie wasn’t active in the Washington game

  10. David Says:

    Larson I was active because he can back up center as well. Stinnie was not active

  11. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Stinnie played great.

    Joe- you gonna add ref high fiving to bradys moniker??? He looked like he is having so much fun with this team.

  12. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    Godloves, winning = having fun, while losing sucks….so there you go

  13. Stanglassman Says:

    Frankin- I concur Tyler Johnson is gonna be a stud.

  14. adam from ny Says:

    the pressers yesterday were basically guys recovering from an alcohol induced return flight to tampa… 🙂

    bruce was a hot mess, shaking off cobwebs while looking pretty in pink…

    and cam brate was suffering from the itchies…”all that scratching is making me itch”…


  15. adam from ny Says:

    maybe when cam got off the flight he passed out in a patch of poison ivy 🙂

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Ryan Jensen answered the bell….and held back just enough not to get penalized 😁.

    After rewatching the game, great highlight is Jensen planting Anzalone on the 5 yard line… and three or four Saints going to the ref to whine about it.. crybaby Biotches. 😂

  17. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Speaking of unsung players- how about Ali Marpet.
    Brady ran a QB sneak for a 1st down and td behind Marpet. And the Bucs ran for 1st downs at end of 4th quarter behind Marpet.

  18. adam from ny Says:

    if it wasn’t for the age of bruce and tom, we’d have potential for a mini dynasty here…


  19. Buczilla Says:

    I’m happy for Stinnie and I’d be happier if we can find a way to keep him. We know Millers good already, and that catch by Johnson was insane. Licht probably won’t get executive of the year since he’s the Buccaneer’s gm, but he deserves it. Brandon Beane has done one hell of a job as well and as much as I like Vita, I can’t help but think that a lot of Buccaneer’s fans are going to regret not taking Josh Allen in 2018 instead if trading with Beane.

  20. Joe Says:

    Has anybody asked why BA chose Larsen instead of Stinnie when Cappa went down in Wash?……Just curious.

    Yes, he was asked.

  21. Joe Says:

    Joe- you gonna add ref high fiving to bradys moniker???

    No because it never happened.

  22. JimBuc2 Says:

    Backing up Joe here. Rewatched Brady rushing Td. Joe is correct. Ref did not return Brady’s high five attempt, and shold not have in the first place. Dolt.
    Go bucs!