Downright Stupid Defensive Play

January 17th, 2021

Joe knows his high school coach would have reamed his rear end for this. And guys (including the defensive coordinator) on the Bucs defense are getting paid handsomely.

The Saints, trailing 10-6 in second quarter thanks to a Sean Murphy-Bunting pick, seemed to be desperate. The Bucs defense was suddenly playing good and the Saints weren’t moving the ball at will like they normally do against the Bucs.

So when you pull a Hall of Fame quarterback to insert Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, a guy known for throwing deep, do you think it just may have crossed the minds of anyone on the defense, including Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, that Jameis didn’t step on the field in order to pick his nose?

Sure, Jameis lined up wide. That right there should have been the tip off something weird was going to happen. Hell, even Joe learned in high school playing defensive back that if something looked weird, that’s because something weird was going to happen.

Sure enough, Jameis takes a pitch and launches a deep pass down the middle for a touchdown.

Joe thought to himself, “You’ve got to be sh!tting me?” The Bucs defense was caught with its pants down.

Saints took the lead 13-10.

Joe was just in disbelief. How can a playoff defense get burned like that so badly? Sean Payton all but displayed a giant sign that read “Jameis is throwing the ball!”

At this point, Joe doesn’t care if Bowles interviews — and accepts — another gig. Joe won’t cry if the Bucs are forced to trade a No. 1 rush defense in a passing league for a smart defense.

35 Responses to “Downright Stupid Defensive Play”

  1. Go Bucs! Says:

    Embarrassing. Any one but JW

  2. DBS Says:

    And of course we warned this dumbass would not be ready and get fooled again.

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Well it’s half time and BA had agreed that’s basically just a long bathroom break not used for adjustments. While Peyton is scheming the next trick play. Maybe we’ll see Sanders pitch it to Winston for a deep pass. Oh wait ???

  4. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Four guys cover Kamara and Davis lets his guy go unmolested!!!

  5. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Shocking. Jay Miss enters the game and doesn’t run a pass pattern with those gangly strides and he throws the ball. Yeah, Bowles has no business being a head coach again.

  6. Bucs_Fan_Orlando Says:

    At rhe half JW has the highest QBR out of the three of them.

    What a horrible Defence effort on that play. Anyone on the D who expected JW to run…. Wowzers.

  7. January1979 Says:

    Look that was bad. But our defense is not the problem right now.

  8. Davenport Says:

    Truth Joe – absolute truth!

  9. Brad Says:


  10. Old Sombrero Says:

    No doubt,… embarrassing. Yo

  11. Late Tatersalad Says:

    See how good James can be if you just scheme the receiver open by 20 yards?

  12. Fred mcneil Says:

    I’m not sure what to make of it, but bowles isn’t quite what he’s made out to be.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Looks like offense of old. Brady looks like he’s settling in. Godwin has to make.that catch.

  14. tvan1011 Says:

    That flag was also a horrible call, can not believe they picked it up after affecting the play.

  15. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Simply OUT COACHED!!!

  16. Richard Dickson Says:

    They should have known no way Winston was going to run a route.

  17. Listnfrmafar Says:

    No play action

  18. Leighroy Says:

    Thought it was gunna be a new spin on the Ben ‘d around with the Jameis reach around! 😂

  19. RB42 Says:

    Need to put pressure on Brees or they will not win. Where are JPP and Shaq?

  20. Kev Says:

    Can we hire Doug marone for defensive coordinator

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Ref call end of game to give it to NO. 1 PA a
    On NO so far. That’s it.

  22. Oneilbucs Says:

    Defense and a running game is why we won . And I got to say the coaching good job !!!

  23. Lou. Says:

    I think the defense is doing well.

    How do’ya like me now?

  24. Oneilbucs Says:

    They prove it to me today and I’m happy they did .

  25. Oneilbucs Says:

    Good team win !!!

  26. Darin Says:

    Who cares they put the choke artist brees back in the game! Then he did what he does!! Choke on that W beaches!!

  27. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Jay Miss, since you can’t eat a W, go lick your own a@s!

  28. Buc4evr Says:

    @alvinSH, I can’t top that. LOL. You won this thread.. 😂

  29. Natron Says:

    Saw Jameis let out a mighty yawn on the sideline in NO today….guess he’s ready to take over from Brees now. LOL!!!

  30. The Daily Coroner Says:

    That is on Todd Bowles.

  31. bojim Says:

    Well, I did chuckle a bit.

  32. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    You’re an idiot!! And it’s why you’re not in the NFL and probably got cut from that high school coach you were speaking of… Yes it was a mistake and I think Davis thought David picked the guy up…. Looked like maybe they should have traded off…. I don’t know when this was written but I’m guessing if it was right after this happened you’re feeling pretty stupid (again) right now…..

  33. unbelievable Says:

    Yeah, it was ugly and exposed some seriously busted coverage. We had 3 defenders all go towards the other receiver while leaving home wide open.

    Was a surprised? Unfortunately not. This team has never been prepared for trick plays under Bowles.

    But- I also thought that the fact that the Saints ran a trick play like that so early in the game meant they were getting desperate. And it turns out that was correct! So, it is what it is.

    That said, this defense will have to play even better next weekend. Cuz Aaron Rodgers is waaaaayyyyy better than Brees right now.

  34. unbelievable Says:

    Just rewatched this play.

    While there is plenty of blame to go around, it appears Jordan Whitehead was the one who effed up the most. Smith was the only guy in his zone and instead of following him, he just let him release up the field completely ucovered.

    It also didn’t help that we had a corner, safety, and 2 linebackers all follow Kamara on the other side. But if Whitehead does his job, that may not have ever been completed.

  35. unbelievable Says:

    Actually maybe it was SMB’s responsibility…

    One of those 2 guys definitely eff’d up lol