Go Bears!

January 10th, 2021

So much on the line today for our beloved Buccaneers — and Bucs fans — in New Orleans.

Joe is hoping the Saints get rolled by the Bears for three reasons.

First, a quick and disappointing exit by Drew Brees means he’s probably a sure bet to retire after the season. Joe can’t wait to stop seeing Brees torture the Bucs. Bring on Taysom Hill or America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, to lead New Orleans next season. Joe likes those odds over 16 games, versus having Brees in there.

Second, and most important, a Bears win means the Bucs will face the Rams — at home — next weekend in an NFC “final-four” playoff game.

What a gift that would be for long-suffering, game-attending Bucs fans, and Joe likes the matchup of Tom Brady getting a second look at the Rams’ No. 1-ranked defense.

Yeah, the Rams’ defense is excellent, but in many ways it’s a better matchup for Brady than the Saints’ suffocating crew.

Third, well, that one is a tie. Joe would love to see Jameis watch the Bucs celebrate a playoff win after all his dancing and jawing for the cameras following the Saints beating the Bucs 38-3 two months ago in Tampa. But Joe also be extremely satisfied watching Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Brees share a field for the first time since mid-November today — and lose.

Joe can almost smell how smug the Saints are now because they’re healthy and coming off two blowout wins.

Let’s go Bears!

191 Responses to “Go Bears!”

  1. The Red Mirage Says:

    As much as I would like to have a home game, it would be awesome to go to New Orleans and beat their a$$e$ and retire Drew Brees with a loss. I would not urinate on Sean Peyton if he was on fire.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    No way.

    There simply is no way the Bears are beating the Saints.

    No way.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The last time the Bears played the Saints, it went to overtime before the Saints finally won.
    I am hoping for a Bears upset too today.

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:

    First off…this year there is no homefield advantage. I do not have stats to back this up…just watching football in empty stadiums…weird at first but now I’m getting used to it…although I haven’t heard play by play guy for most of the season because the Nets have overcompensated for no crowd by laying down absurdly loud crowd noise to make it seem like the good ole days. They have yet to learn how to mix the sound.

    Go ahead and hate on me. With all due respect to the Rams who are playing well right now and will give us the same battle as NO…we either bring our A or A+ game or the season ends whether it’s the ‘Aints or the Rams.

    A win against the ‘Aints” is a statement game against our most bitter rivals for NFC South Supremacy. I know…I know…just win baby…I want to beat the best so there is NO DOUBT who is the best. I hope we face the ‘Aints and eventually the Chiefs in the SB. I do not want to back in due to the luck of the draw. Yeah I get it…call me as crazy as a Q Anon believer.

  5. Sport Says:

    It had to be tough for Joe to type jw’s moniker. It’s so wildly irrelevant. But whatevs.

    Bears win is better for our advancement. We are off our game against them. We absolutely can beat them, but a broken thumb qb sounds much better.

    Goooo Bucs!!!

    In BA I Trust!

  6. Sport Says:

    Them = Saints. Argh

    In BA I Trust!

  7. Robert Says:

    Why ya hatin on Q?

  8. Miller5252 Says:

    The way the Saints have been knocked out of the playoffs the last few years, the Bears have a chance. Everything seems to work out for a reason. And the Bucs going to the Big Easy to send Brees off into the sunset next week is the way it’s looking. The Bucs owe the Saints for the season and years of abuse. If you wanna be the best, you gotta beat the best.

  9. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Brees will light up the Bucs secondary!

  11. tbbucs3 Says:

    If the Saints lose it would ruin my parlay but who cares GO BEARS!

  12. richardtyson Says:

    This could be Brees’s last game.

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:

    But Joe also be extremely satisfied watching Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Brees share a field for the first time since mid-November today — and lose.

    I like that Joe……. I be satisfied too if that be happening!

  14. Fernando Says:

    There is always one surprise team win
    Hope is the bears

  15. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    And for all of you ” No Way the Bears can beat the Saints” people, you must forget that the Saints needed OT to beat the Bears by 3 earlier this season

  16. Bucfanforever Says:

    Road teams are 2-1 in the playoffs so far this season. Let’s go Bears. Beat the Saints and the Packers. Then lose to the Bucs at Ray J in 2 weeks.

  17. View from 132 Says:

    I would prefer the Rams upset the Pack and the Bucs beat the Saints.

    What is a Bucs playoff year without Rams vs. Bucs? 1979, 1999… we missed 2019, but 2021 will do.

  18. alton green Says:

    Buc1987; out of the 1000 posts i’ve read, yours is BY FAR the most accurate. How in the Hell could anybody argue with that? The got a QB that was in the middle of installing mufflers and brakes and he shredded our secondary. Does anybody with an i.q. higher than their age really think “statue” Todd can fix this???????? Our only hope is Brees has a horrible game or our D-Line kicks his a^# back to Bourbon Street. I guess some us have very short memories Saints game 1, and Saints game 2. shredded us both times like fishing in a barrell

  19. Allbuccedup Says:

    Even better Da Bears beat Who dat Saints and send the Pack packing. Bucs beat the Rams then steamroll the Bears all at the Den Of Depression. And last but not least home game for the Superbowl three home games in a row. The Bucs only other Superbowl win it looked like everything was lining up their way. So why not a repeat of that Go Bucs!

  20. Mike28277 Says:

    Don’t care who we play, home or away. Just glad I have not looked at the 2021 draft class once.

  21. Alanbucsfan Says:

    No Roquan Smith + Trubisky starting= Saints win

  22. richardtyson Says:

    Is it wrong of me to wish injury on Cam Jordan?

  23. atlBucs Says:

    If the Bears beat the Saints and the Rams beat the Packers, we actually have a chance to play the rest of the season out at Ray J

  24. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    On the one hand I would be happy to see the Bears jump up and knock the Saints down. On the other hand I can’t wait until the next time we play New Orleans.

    I want us to to tear them a new rectal passage the very next time we play them. (I mean by “them” the Saints including Drew Brees. I really hope this happens and he does not escape us by retiring first.)

    Anyway, Go Bucs! Win now no matter what.

  25. Bird Says:

    Da bears!

  26. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I would much rather play the Rams than the Saints. Jared Goof is terrible, and he has a bum thumb that was operated on with hardware placed, a mere 13 days ago. Their backup QB was taken to the hospital yesterday with a neck injury. Goof was his old goofy self. Yes, their defense is very good, but Aaron Donald was a bit banged up yesterday.

  27. sgrd0q Says:

    Two Bears wins will result in the Bucs playing at home all the way to and including the super bowl.

    I prefer to see a road game win against the Saints and a road game win against the Packers. That will be a legit way to make it to the super bowl.

  28. atlBucs Says:

    I’m with you Jimbo. Home for the stretch would be great but, I would love to DRAG the Saints.

  29. JimmyJack Says:

    So do i have this right? We play either the Saints or Rams next week? No scenario that we play the Packers or Bears next week?

  30. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    You gotta eat who ever you play, it’s the damn playoffs…win or go home. That said, GO BEARS, I wanna see us at home wearing all pewter to exact revenge on the ailing Rams and then welcome the Bears for the NFC title game!!! We can hope until there’s no hope! Either way gotta win 3 more to accomplish the goal of the year, SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!! Go Bucs!!

  31. bojim Says:

    Home field is great but stomping the Saints would be really great.

  32. atlBucs Says:

    Naples you have turned this into a x-rated post

  33. Conte Piscateli Says:

    Of the teams left the Saints are the one that kicked our @ss for 4 quarters. We beat the pack, outplayed the Rams in the second half, should have beaten the bears and even outplayed the chiefs in the second half. The Saints owned is in the first game and then beat us worse in the second.

  34. Bucfan81 Says:

    Saints is the only team I don’t want to see..

  35. crazybucs_CL Says:

    there is no team in playoffs that we can’t beat, the all the teams in playoffs can beat us. so no rooting for a specific match…. would love though for TB12 to play in RJ….. so go Bears…. 🙂

  36. atlBucs Says:

    Bucsfan81 What!!! We actually have the advantage over the Saints because they beat us twice. Do you know how difficult it is to prepare mentally for a team you’ve beaten twice and drug once?

  37. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Conte P,

    You are correct and I’ll add that Sean “butthole lips” Payton has our number. He knows how to hurt us.
    I hate him.

    I wish he was our coach.

  38. adam from ny Says:

    win like me joe…

    go thru the saints…

    then the packers…

    then the chiefs…

    and then simply adjust your crotch while talking with terry bradshaw at the podium at the trophy ceremony



  39. atlBucs Says:

    adam Verily I say unto thee: the Chiefs will not be there.

  40. 123urout Says:

    If the bucs defense play the way they played last night, any team will beat the bucs. The front 4 needs to put up pressure on the opposing QB. Last night, the front four does not have the power and energy.

  41. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  42. Chris L Says:

    Let’s go bears but I’ve always thought since that second saints game that for us to reach a super bowl, we are going to have to beat them and go through New Orleans. Similar to how we had to beat Philadelphia in the 2002 season to finally beat them. Let’s see what happens but Bucs may get their shot to send brees into retirement and end the reign of terror on the nfc south.

  43. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We can lose to anyone….anywhere…..We can beat anyone…….anywhere

  44. atlBucs Says:

    123 I don’t agree. They applied good pressure but the qb kept escaping which he would not have done if 45 was there

  45. WillieG Says:

    I want us to play the Saints and beat the hell out of them like we beat the hell out of Philly. We have to get the Saints’ monkey off our backs just like we had to get rid of the Philly monkey.

    Besides, if we win the Super Bowl without beating them, they will always think they are better because they beat us soundly, twice.

    I’d love it if America’s P grabbing turnover machine played and coughed up a couple of picks.

  46. BradyBucs Says:

    Sports is all about matchups and we simply don’t match up well against the Saints. I know other Bucs fans would love to get revenge on the Saints, but the easier path to the Super Bowl is if the Bears knock them out of the playoffs.

    It also gives us a chance to be THREE HOME WINS AWAY from a 2nd Lombardi.

    Bears beat the Saints and upset the Packers (you never know) then we’d get to host next week, the NFC Championship, and of course the Super Bowl at RayJay.

    Anyone not rooting for that possibility no matter the odds is crazy.

  47. TampaTown Says:

    Richardtyson: yes it is wrong despite the fact that Cam Jordan is a punk a$$ bit¢h. Bad Karma.

  48. adam from ny Says:


    i just want to go thru the best…

    that’s all i’m sayin my brother…

    if we play all the sh!tist teams by default and win the superbowl it’s cool…

    but to take down the saints, then go into lambeau, and then win the superbowl would be quite a feat

  49. adam from ny Says:

    also, the raven have been really heating up the past few weeks

  50. firethecannons Says:

    hoping for broke ribs and concussion and covid exposures for our beloved nfc south rivals

  51. firethecannons Says:

    if karma is real then the above wishes happen

  52. Cobraboy Says:

    If the Crows hold on, 3/4 of the visiting teams have won…so far.

  53. Pewter Power Says:

    Bears haven’t beat the Saints since 2008 and there is no chance it will happen today. Don’t be praying for the weaker opponent. It is only right that they prove they belong in the super bowl or nfc championship by beating the Saints a team they can’t beat. Our 2002 Super Bowl champions beat the teams in front of them like the Eagles who Dungy couldn’t beat

  54. adam from ny Says:

    the ravens are hot hot hot !

  55. atlBucs Says:

    Hey!! Do you notice that the haters and trolls are silent? This winning streak must me very hard on them. Lets keep them in our prayers.

  56. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Pewter Power if the Bears beat the Saints then by your logic they ARE NOT the weaker opponent!! Think man! We are rooting for a home game not a weaker opponent!

  57. Pewter Power Says:

    IF? There isn’t a bigger if in the 2020 nfl season than the Saints losing to the bears barring some kind of in game injury to like the entire starting offense. Check the injury report, bears don’t have the a few of their best players. Of course I would love a home game but rooting for that means Saints losing but hey miracles do happen so don’t let me ruin your fantasy

  58. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    I’m just calling out your rooting for a weaker opponent comment…they took the Saints to overtime with Nick Folk…Bears have played way better just to get a chance to be on the playoffs. Hope is alive until it’s not…same way the Bucs are going to the SUPER BOWL until they aren’t!!! Go bears!! GO BUCS!!

  59. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Pregame saying Payton is impressed with JW for next year!! Yeah, until a better prospect is available. Who knows though, maybe a new team and some humble pie helps JW be a better QB! Probably not…

  60. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    **Correction Nick Foles…

  61. SteveK Says:

    Go Bucs!

    And let’s see the Bears put the heat on Brees and Hill!

  62. Pewter Power Says:

    It’s all good my friend but Bears are not the same team as they were when they beat us and what they did when folk was quarterback is irrelevant seeing how he got benched and tribuisky is in a quarterback. Nothing about his history says he can go into the Saints stadium and pull off the upset of the year without a corner back and middle linebacker and one of their best receivers but hey go bears lol

  63. Dewey Selmon Says:

    One of these QB’s is playing their last game for their respective team.

  64. Dirk Disco Says:

    We should be able to go into New Orleans and beat the Saints if we are a good team.

  65. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Pewter, agree to sorta disagree…we’ll see in the next 30 minutes or so how it goes!! Underdog story of the year or Saints doing what the Saints do…time will tell.
    BUCS GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL, until they aren’t! GO BUCS!!

  66. adam from ny Says:

    Mitch Blowfitsky kinda sucks 🙂

  67. SteveK Says:

    Game time baby

  68. adam from ny Says:

    if i’m correct, the ravens lost both regular season games to the titans…

    now ravens go in their house and beat them…

    it’s just not that easy to beat a good team 3 times in one season…

    and we qualify as a very good team…

    gimme them freakin’ saints…

    i want that game 🙂

  69. adam from ny Says:

    itchy blowfitski

  70. MadMax Says:


    TRUST ME!!!!! then thank me later 🙂

  71. Tony1775 Says:


  72. SteveK Says:

    Khalil Mack is ready to eat some ribs! Go Bears!

  73. JimmyJack Says:

    Adam Lamar did look great today. Basically unstoppable. But Im holding off on the Ravens til i see when Lamar really gets tested.

    Call it the Mike Vick effect. At times he played and looked like a superhero……And then he would run into a defense that could take away his legs and match his speed(im talking about the Bucs Tampa2 Defense)……And that was a whole nother story for Vick. When he ran into a great Defense he was not very effective inside thd pocket.

    If Jackson can go up against a really great D and find a way to win it with his arm then I’ll really be impressed. Ill be rooting for him. He is a ton of fun to watch.

  74. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    joe……….don’t you get tired of digging my comments out of moderation Every Day for the past three months? Especially when I did nothing wrong to be put in the corner in the first place.

  75. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I suppose a lot of you avoided the school bully by hiding on the playground. No, the Bucs need to go to New Orleans and stick up for themselves after the last game with the Saints.

  76. Jmarkbuc Says:


    EVERYBODY lights up the Bucs secondary..! AAFL math students even…

  77. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Joe, you bluster and blow about us being wimps…WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING?!?!?! If the Bears beat the Saints then they are “the bully”!!! So don’t b!tch at us for wanting a home game when it has nothing to do with any of us being a man!!
    BUCS GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL, until they ain’t! BEARS GIVING US A HIME GAME, until they don’t! GO BUCS!!

  78. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The only question I have is if Jameis will “eat a W” after the Saints beat the Bears, after he spent all/much of the game on the sideline with his thumb up his a$$.

  79. unbelievable Says:

    Ole Noodle arm can still pick apart a defense with ease.

    We’re gonna have to score at least 35 to beat the Saints. Quite the tall order.

  80. Mike Johnson Says:

    Don’t matter who we play. If we are tryin to get to the SB, we are gonna have to beat a couple of really good teams anyway. No fakin when you get to this stage. Its ball out or take your rear end home baby.l

  81. unbelievable Says:

    @adam in ny-

    I believe they only played once earlier this season, when the Titans won. However the Titans also beat them last year in the playoffs.

    Agreed that it’s hard to beat the same team 3x in a row, but the Saints have done that to us quite a bit over the seasons. I mean that Sunday night game this year was downright pathetic… at least we put up a fight during Week 1.

    The good news is our offense is playing much better now overall. Our defense? Eh, not so much.

  82. AB Says:

    watching Bears and Saints playing, their defenses are so much better than ours. LOL

  83. Brady is a cheater Says:

    Y’all on crack if you think the bears have a shot. The Saints already won . what’s a matta yous scared of my Saints??

  84. Brady is a cheater Says:

    Mike Johnson. Wrong again. You have not will not can not beat the Saints.

  85. Anonymous Says:

    How the hell did 83 drop that TD pass. It went right through the breadbasket and it was almost impossible to drop that! We would have a tie game. Lutz just missed a FG. Trubisky is the Jay Miss of his draft. Goff is the Jay Miss of his draft. Unless of course they came out the same year.

  86. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    How the hell did 83 drop that TD pass. It went right through the breadbasket and it was almost impossible to drop that! We would have a tie game. Lutz just missed a FG. Trubisky is the Jay Miss of his draft. Goff is the Jay Miss of his draft. Unless of course they came out the same year.

  87. Ed Says:

    If the Bucs are truly a great team then they have to win against whoever they play. The familiarity the Bucs have with the Saints in a third game is that they know each other’s strengths and weakness.

    The Saints have little respect for the Bucs and after the MNF loss the Bucs need to stand up to the bullies.

  88. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    that personal foul on Kmet was a bullspit call!

  89. SteveK Says:

    Hilarious to see haters change their handle and post a bunch of nonsense. It’s funny that they can’t keep their same name bc they know they are full of so much nonsense that their comments are laughable. Lol

  90. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Saints aren’t beating Bears.. Bears beating Bears.

  91. SteveK Says:

    Bears d looks good.

  92. David Says:

    This needs to be cleared by the Buccaneers and the NFL

    They were just talking about Kamara not missing a beat while out on the Covid protocol because he was a part of all meetings and video conferencing and film watching remotely.

    Um…. didn’t Arians say they had no idea what was up with Ronald Jones for two weeks because they were prohibited from speaking to him?

  93. David Says:

    Jmarkbuc… that’s how the Bears offense rolls.

  94. Bucfan81 Says:

    Bears D pretty good. Bucs D pretty bad we will probably need to score 50 points to beat the saints.

  95. David Says:

    Watch the Bears:
    this is the only way to beat Brees and Rogers-

    Consistent quick pressure while covering the receivers tight.

  96. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Those crappy, no chance Bears are holding the mighty Saints to 7

  97. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    If Wims catching the damn wide open pass Bears are ahead

  98. Mike C Says:

    Simmer down 81, it is not all that bad.

  99. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Talk about going turtle?!?! WOW

  100. Wesley Says:

    Bears should be winning this game.

  101. unbelievable Says:

    My god the Bears offense is downright embarrassing.

  102. DoooshLaRue Says:

    David is right.
    Pay attention Todd Bowles!

  103. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    That was a slap in the face to your D if you’re the Bears. They just busted their ass to stop the Saints and give the O the ball to try and score before the half WITH 2 TOS in their pocket and they freaking run the damn ball and just give it right back! WHAT A DISRESPECTFUL SERIES TO YOUR DEFENSE!!!!

  104. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    The Bears are missing THREEEEEEE starters in their secondary and have held the Saints to 7 FLIPPIN’ Points in the first HALF?????????

  105. Mike C Says:

    Looks like anyone can beat the aints the way they are playing…. they do like to choke in the playoffs

  106. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bears are a bunch of idiots, they aren’t winning this game.

  107. Miller5252 Says:

    It doesn’t matter who we play, our secondary is going to be the main struggle. Only way to help them is getting pressure with 4 or blitz and play pressure man. But even if we blitz they have to get home and make the QB rush. The Bucs always make backup QB’s look like superstars and made Brees look like the greatest ever that second game. So if we wanna beat the Saints bench SMB and hit Brees early and often.

  108. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    You know, all the b!thing and moaning about how horrible the Bucs did against a lesser opponent. Here are the Saints not doing so hot against a lesser opponent!

  109. spicoli Says:

    damn Bears killed themselves on that drive.

  110. Priscilla Prenner Says:

    Would have loved a better replay angle on that TE catch that set up the 4th Down conversion. But I figured we wouldn’t get one because NFL seems to want the Saints to win. Getting lots of the big calls as usual. Only the Bucs don’t get these calls. For those that followed Brady with the Patriots, we were used to seeing that. Look no further than the God awful Chiefs-Pats game last year. Jerome Boglar’s crew was atrocious.

  111. spicoli Says:

    How did we lose to the Bears again? They look horrible on Offense, but then again our Def could barely stop a 3rd string QB

  112. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Nagy is terrible. Trubisky catches a lot of flack but honestly how do you know if he’s any good or not in that system. That run on first down for 1 yard looks familiar.

  113. crazybucs_CL Says:

    i don’t fear saint as players go, but…..their coaching beat us no mater where we play…… they may have the best coaching on these playoffs……and we have the worst…..

  114. Buc1987 Says:

    So this has become like a live thread for the game….


  115. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Bring on the Saints next week!!

  116. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    This reminds me of a Dungy Buccaneer playoff game…🙄

  117. Pewter Power Says:

    Naples are you watching the same game? Defense wins championships and they have completely shut the bears down and they have no hope and no life. The defense is dominating. An offense is not going to dominate anyone for a full season and into the playoffs. This win was never in doubt even before it started

  118. Jersey buc Says:

    Going be the saints fellas. Let’s hope 3 rd times a charm.
    Dam D better come correct!!
    This Bucs team needs to play mad come out and make a statement!

  119. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Trubisky is easily a bottom 10 starting QB

  120. Buxszntkt Says:

    Check out riggosrag.com, seems to be the JBF of the redskins.
    They give their defense, I.e. Chase Young the mouth a game grade of “F” , lol

  121. Sad Buc in Nola Says:

    Refs are going to make sure Brees gets to the big game.

  122. Buc4evr Says:

    Bears are done. Put a fork in them. Bucs vs Packers on the frozen tundra. Bears are a total disappointment.

  123. Kobe Faker Says:

    “There is no one in the NFL that knows more about the Bucs weaknesses than

    Saints DC Dennis Allen and Poster Kobe Faker”

    Kobe Faker

  124. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bears are morons who shouldn’t have even been in the playoffs, they backdoored their way in because the Cardinals feel apart. They are the best advertisement for why there should only be 12 teams in the playoffs, and not 14.

  125. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Bucforever we play the saints. Rams won. Rams are lowest seed. Lowest plays highest. Highest is green bay. Rams play green bay. We play saints.

  126. Rotten Amiigo Says:

    I hope the Bucs players and most certainly the coaches remember the Saints. Dancing in our locker rooms. Big sign of disrespect. I hope they remember that feeling. It’s time to go punch Sean Payton in his mouth and take his lunch money…

  127. Rod Munch Says:

    The 2002 Bucs had to overcome the Eagles, who beat them in the previous 2 playoffs and who beat the Bucs during the 2002 regular season.

    But that 2002 Bucs had the NFL’s best pass defense ever, and arguably THE best defense ever. They were playing lights out football…

    Is this 2020 Bucs offense the equal of that defense? Hell no.

    But you don’t always need to be an all-time great something to get it done, you just need to be an all-time great to destroy teams like that 2002 Bucs did. The 1999 St Louis Scams played the NFL’s easiest schedule that year and had the refs hand them that NFC championship against the Bucs – they lucked/bought their way into a SB. In any case they still got a ring.

    I don’t care how the Bucs get there and win it, I don’t care if everyone on the Saints has COVID and they have to sign high school kids to fill out the roster, I just care about winning.

  128. spicoli Says:

    Buc4evr we will play NO. LAR are the 6 seed, so they will be going to GB.

  129. adam from ny Says:

    that blown touchdown catch by #83 in the first half on that mitch blofitsky perfect bomb was a ridiculously perfectly thrown ball…

    bears don’t deserve to win because they haven’t taken advantage of a single opportunity in this game…

    da bears sugg!

  130. Leighroy Says:

    Alvin, that is an insult to at least 6 other QBs. Mitch is comically inept, and a bottom 3 QB. Give me Dalton, Lock, either Philly QB or Heineicke over him. He’s only ahead (?) of Darnold and whoever starts for jax this year (but not Trevor Lawrence). Pitiful

  131. Scooter Says:

    Sean Payton will bring out the broom in the locker next weekend if Saints beat Bucs. no class. Cameron Jordan before season said Bucs will be playing for 2nd place in division.Arrogant. Start game in hurry up offense and pour it on. no safe lead.

  132. jb™ Says:

    This reminds me of going up to Philly back in 2002. We weren’t supposed to have a chance, they had our number yada, yada, yada. Screw the Saints!!! Matchup my ass, we’ll smoke their smug asses regardless. We’ll have White back, and rested with an extra day off. I like our chances against ANY team left!

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  134. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Devin White better be ready to go and Bowles must dial up the pressure on every down. Then we must pray the Saints playoff curse shows up for us this time.

  135. David Says:

    Tampa at New Orleans. It will be all about the lines- offense and defense.
    I believe our O line is good enough and have been playing great so should be able to put up points.
    The D line has to get consistent pressure with the DBs playing tighter. If they don’t get pressure and sit back in zone Brees will pick them apart and it’ll be a shoot out. They have to get pressure and play tighter coverage.

  136. Leighroy Says:

    Anyone else think the Rams can beat the packers? I sure do! If TB12 goes full F-you mode vs the saints, we’re in business baby!

  137. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Da Bears suck

  138. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    “2002 Bucs had the NFL’s best pass defense ever, and arguably THE best defense ever. They were playing lights out football…

    Is this 2020 Bucs offense the equal of that defense?”

    Consider this: 2002. 2020. Same numbers, different order. Irony 😉

  139. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Stpetebucsfan Says
    First off…this year there is no homefield advantage.

    Technically, in the record books, there will be if we go. And besides, they plan to let more fans in for the Superbowl.

  140. Pewter Power Says:

    We can beat the Saints if Bowles is interested in a game plan that involves covering Kamara out in the flat and their tight end, something he hasn’t tried to do since he became the coordinator of the Bucs.

  141. adam from ny Says:

    man these bears are just scrubzzzzzzz

  142. David Says:


    Yes, I think the Rams can beat the Packers. We showed that if you get to Rogers, hit him and pressure him, he gets rattled. The Rams are very capable of doing that

  143. Brad Says:

    Don’t be such a wuss Joe. Bring on the bully.

  144. Leighroy Says:

    Bucs did have 3rd highest attendance % this year! That will never be replicated…. 😂

  145. unbelievable Says:

    Bring on the Saints I say!

    There is not a single team in the league I would like to beat down more than the Saints! I wanna leave Drew Brees and Taysom Hill laying in a pool of their own tears next Sunday.

    If I was Arians, I would have that Sunday night game on a continuous loop for the next week. I wanna see the Bucs (especially the defense) play angry!

  146. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs will win based on the offense, period. The defense isn’t that good and Brees isn’t going to suddenly forget how to destroy Bowles gameplan. The question is if the offense, which is hot, is going to show up or not. They’re going to need another 30+ point game if the Bucs have a chance at winning – if they don’t go into the game believing that, if they think they can hold the Saints offense to 17 points, then they’re morons that don’t deserve to be there.

    But I’ve heard it said before, the Saints are the bullies, they’ve beat up on the Bucs for years now — now the Bucs need to punch them in their mouths and make them bleed.

    Will that happen? I have no idea, but they’d be advised to show up with some hidden brass knuckles, maybe jump them from behind on the way to the stadium.

  147. TampaTown Says:

    If I see zone instead of man coverage against the Saints, Bowles has to go.

  148. Buc4evr Says:

    @spicoli, yep, I had a brain fart. LoL. I think after watching the bears defense today, the Bucs need to study how they slowed Brees down. I think our Oline has gotten a lot better as the season progressed and the Saints are going to have a tough time stopping Brady. I’m not very confident about our secondary however.

  149. unbelievable Says:

    6:40pm EST next Sunday

    Extra day of rest at least

  150. crazybucs_CL Says:

    Bowles has to go no mater what…..he made Washington offence yesterday, look like ….. well…. ours, and that offence is one of the worst in nfl……
    the problem is that the only way for hin to go is a HC job somewhere….lets hope

  151. Oneilbucs Says:

    Time to put up or shut up !! Get down or lay down !!! No excuses superbowl or bust !!! Go Bucs !!!

  152. Oxycondoms Says:

    Any chance we can hire billichek on as an advisor

  153. David Says:

    The Buccaneers need one more pass rusher and one more corner back. Everyone keeps saying they want to put Bowles head on a platter. He’s not out there not executing. Between Bunting and Dean, one of them needed to step up and they rarely have. Between JPP and Barrett, one of them needed a lot more consistent pressure yesterday.

    I hope Bowles and BL do not go anywhere. They are both good young coaches, with another year under their belt, next year is going to be even better

  154. David Says:

    And Winfield and whitehead can be a good duo at safety, but they aren’t yet. Everyone keeps talking about how great Winfield is but they have both let a lot of guys get over the top of them this year. Bowles can call the right play 90% of the time but if you only execute half the time this is what happens.

    Tyler coverage and more pressure next week. Go BUCS!

  155. Soggy Says:

    Well a Aints remach it is…. Get em this time Bucs..

  156. IrishTony Says:

    Statistically the Buc’s defense was top ten this year (8 in pts/6 in yds) so please stop saying that this defense “sucks.” If Bowles would quit with the “soft zone” coverage and get back to a more aggressive press scheme then we could see more three and outs. I honestly don’t believe he’s getting the most out of his personnel.

  157. All lives matter Says:

    I don’t mind playing the Saints. We should operate on pure pride because there’s no way that the Saints beat us down for a third time in one season. We should be amped!! Go Bucs!!

  158. Rod Munch Says:

    IrishTony – This defense doesn’t suck, it’s just not good. The 2002 Bucs defense didn’t go into the playoffs thinking the offense would do their fair share – no, the Bucs defense went into the playoffs thinking they were going to have to win the game. At the end of the playoffs the defense had allowed 31 points against in 3 games, all vs top 8 offenses – meanwhile the defense also scored 28 points. The offense MUST go into these next games assuming they’re going to need score on every possession to keep pace. If the defense can do their job, then great, but you shouldn’t plan on it.

  159. Joe Says:

    joe……….don’t you get tired of digging my comments out of moderation Every Day for the past three months?

    Fvck yes!!!

  160. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Sunday 6:40 on Fox.

  161. IrishTony Says:

    The Saints looked mediocre offensively. My concern is that Bowles is going to look at this game (based on Brees-Payton’s propensity to dink/dunk and depend on YAC) and think we can play zone the entire game which plays into their hands.They could stymie this offense if they’d use their personnel correctly.

  162. tbbucs3 Says:

    MJ Stewart with a INT. Starting for a solid browns defense. Sure could use him right now…….

  163. Jmarkbuc Says:

    So MJ Stewart was a bust here… but Ballin’ in CLE?

    Maybe it’s NOT the talent but the scheme/coaching.

  164. firethecannons Says:

    MJ Stewart with the pick on Big Ben that dude was useless as a Buc We need experienced Free Agency corners going forward we are vulnerable in our secondary thx to SMB and Dean

  165. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Surely Bowles remembers the last Saints game..,, and will not play that soft zone BS.

    If he had time to think about it between interviews.

  166. IrishTony Says:

    @Rod Munch
    Agreed about the 2002 defense but that d line was better than this one (although they had fewer sacks that year) but the back end was phenomenal (much better than this one). The 2002 linebackers like Brooks and Quarles were much better than White and David in pass coverage. The team had over 100 pass breakups between the CB’s, LB”s, and safeties. This team has 70. The Saints have like 85.

  167. firethecannons Says:

    we need a brand new game plan to beat the saints, that zone defense with Michael Thomas and Cook we gonna get gashed over and over

  168. rogertampabay Says:

    sunday at 6:40 joe. nfl released sched

  169. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Cleveland putting it to the Stillers..😂

  170. unbelievable Says:

    Holy frickin Cleveland

  171. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Any word on Cappa?

  172. Brady is a cheater Says:

    How can anyone root for Tom Brady. Multiple time cheater. Also cheated on bridgett

  173. gp Says:

    Looks like visiting teams are going 4 and 2 this weekend!

  174. Jmarkbuc Says:

    CLE. Rolling.

    And there coach is at home in the basement?

  175. David Says:

    Can you please just ban “Brady is a cheater?” He’s nothing but a troll trying to antagonize people

  176. David Says:

    I want to see Tampa start this way against the Saints. (Browns v Steelers)
    Running the ball, getting turnovers, just put the Saints in shock early!

  177. unbelievable Says:



  178. Brady is a cheater Says:

    David. Poor kid . get the Saints and I out of your head.

  179. Joe Says:

    Can you please just ban “Brady is a cheater?” He’s nothing but a troll trying to antagonize people

    Joe is not Big Tech. Joe welcomes if not encourages diverse opinions. Unlike Big Tech, Joe doesn’t talk out of both sides of his mouth.

    Besides, Joe doesn’t ban people. People ban themselves. Think about it.

  180. Joe Says:

    Any word on Cappa?

    Arians said last night fracture.

  181. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Joe reserves the right to put people in the cooler on the site he runs, no?

    And he does so…

    Both sides of the mouth.. indeed.

  182. Rod Munch Says:

    “Joe is not Big Tech. Joe welcomes if not encourages diverse opinions. Unlike Big Tech, Joe doesn’t talk out of both sides of his mouth.

    Besides, Joe doesn’t ban people. People ban themselves. Think about it.”

    Joe is a great American.

  183. SKBUcsFan Says:

    Sure the underdogs win everywhere except in New Orleans. It’s a Bucs life!

  184. Rod Munch Says:

    MJ Stewart back to doing his best Ryan Smith impression… two TDs in a row against now…

  185. Kentucky Buc Says:

    There’s diverse opinions then there’s idiocy Joe…,,,

  186. Rod Munch Says:

    I believe in free speech and diversity and all that stuff, but when people say things that I disagree with they need to be punished – we can’t just have anyone thinking and saying anything. Words hurt, thus people must be reeducated to believe exactly what I believe, and anyone that thinks otherwise needs to be silenced.

    Anywho, back to football, the Steelers were idiots for not going for it on 4th down. If you disagree with me, then you’re a fascist and need to be eliminated from the internet, and society.

  187. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Bucs > Saints on talent alone (albeit only slightly)

    Saints >> Bucs in the coaching department

    No reason to think the Saints won’t blow the Bucs out again. This one could get so ugly, they might have to call it by halftime.

  188. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Well, DalvinCookRules takes over the lead for asinine comment of the year (see above).

  189. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    We match up better with the Rams, then we do with the Saints.

  190. jb™ Says:

    Joe is not Big Tech. Joe welcomes if not encourages diverse opinions. Unlike Big Tech, Joe doesn’t talk out of both sides of his mouth.

    Besides, Joe doesn’t ban people. People ban themselves. Think about it.
    But….Does Joe encourage fascist insurrection against the government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, like those Big Tech is finally shutting down?

  191. Rod Munch Says:

    jb – you get him comrade! We can’t have these fascists with different opinions out saying things we don’t agree with! Down with the fascist dogs – they must be eliminated – long live the Soviet Union!