“He’s Game-Speed Now”

January 14th, 2021

Bruce Arians lauds No. 3 WR.

Yesterday, Joe brought word that Cynthia Frelund, the NFL Network’s resident stathead, stated the “X-factor” for the Bucs Sunday is furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Bucs receiver Antonio Brown.

While speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio last night on “Late Hits” with Alex Marvez and Bill Polian, Arians, though not addressing Frelund’s writing, seemed to hint that the Brown the Saints faced two months ago is not the same receiver that will take the field of the Superdome Sunday night.

“It was getting him back to game speed,” Arians said of the biggest challenge to incorporating Brown’s talents into the Bucs’ offense midstream. “He’s game-speed now. He’s back to being AB.

“He’s a handful. It gives us another Pro Bowl receiver opposite Chris [Godwin] and Mike [Evans]. So it is a good three-headed monster.”

Joe would love nothing more than to see Brown light up the Saints and after the Bucs bask in a win, Brown to walk up to Cam Jordan and ask him if he wants Browns’ gloves autographed or framed?

You can hear more from Arians on Brown in the SiriusXM NFL Radio audio below.

28 Responses to ““He’s Game-Speed Now””

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Joe would love nothing more than to see Brown light up the Saints and after the Bucs bask in a win, Brown to walk up to Cam Jordan and ask him if he wants Browns’ gloves autographed or framed?

    I’ll raise you one Joe:

    I’d love it if Brady walked up to Cam Jordan after we win the game, and asks him if he wants to frame Brady’s jersey cuz it’s still so clean!

  2. Joe Says:

    I’d love it if Brady walked up to Cam Jordan after we win the game, and asks him if he wants to frame Brady’s jersey cuz it’s still so clean!


  3. gp Says:


  4. aFEDupBUCfan Says:

    44-21 saints 💁🏾‍♂️

  5. FactTeller Says:

    Joe-L: I only speak FACTS start putting some respect on our players name. The bit is OLD and tired… you retired the Den of Depression. PLEASE retire the stale, numerous PAST acronyms for our guys who are pouring their BLOOD SWEAT and TEARS out for this city and region to bring a chip here. Culture change starts with Ownership, Front Office, Coaches, Players, Fans, and last but VERY importantly MEDIA.

    We are TWO(2) Wins from the SUPERBOWL its time to take YOUR writing and analysis to a SUPERBOWL level as well. Tons of posters have called or demanded for you to retire it… I on the other hand am coming to you man-to-man and asking can you please put it on hold if for no other reason ‘Mojo’s Sake’

    I won’t threaten to leave or all that etc. but rather operate under the protocol of if you want to get somewhere different you gotta DO SOMETHING different.

    All Facts
    Go Bucs

  6. BradyBucs Says:

    I still have very little confidence in Jimmy “Burnt Sausages” Dean and Sean Murphy-Bed (always caught sleeping) being able to stop the Saints WRs.

  7. BradyBucs Says:


    The fact that you get so riled up over some silly names proves that Joe’s “schtick” is working. Even if some of the names carry a negative tone, the Joes have mostly posted very positive articles about our players.

    The Joes love this team as much as we do, so they’re not the enemy just because they write stories that include their own brand of humor.

  8. atlBucs Says:

    R-E-L-A-X. All of the trolls are gone. Focus on the positivity!

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

    It really is leaning towards all of the “Chicken Littles’ to go by the wayside.

    Go BUCS!!!

  10. Court XXXVII Says:

    Never again will I even moderately equate “great shape” with “game shape.” Glad to see AB achieve “pinnacle shape” at exactly the right time. This offense needs him.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ve complained to no avail about the monikers and now realize I was wasting my time….
    I would suggest that you put them in red like you do for Peter King…..that is a win-win……they would be more noticeable for Joe and easier for us to skip over and get to the name.

    All I can say is that it’s the only reason why I’m glad Brady hasn’t been a Buc longer.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    TBBF … I’m sure if Brady had been a Buc for his whole career that his moniker on JBF would’ve taken up the whole page and we’d never get to read the article.

    FactTeller … Face FACTS: Joe just can’t help himself. He is who he is … accept and enjoy it. Hey, he could be using multiple exclamation points after every point made instead !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. BucEmUp Says:

    Saints are going to go after out hot headed players.Evans, Brown and Jensen are the three targets. P.I penalties will lose the game for a team and you know being in new orleans the league doesnt want brees to.lose to the bucs in a playoff game when he is planning on retiring and the bowl.is.in Tampa.Dont give them the chance…

  14. alton green Says:

    joebucsfan……………… Man you are one miserable human being hahhahaha. Don’t waste time watching the game. I also love the comment about Tompa not being in Tampa his whole career. Were you absent the day they taught math. 31 playoff games or 2-3. 9 SB appearances or 1. 6 rings or 1. Wht haven’t you jumped off a cliff? Oh wait a minute, there are no cliffs in Tampa

  15. rrsrq Says:

    Better yet, a Donavan Smith jersey or the rook, Tristan Wirfs as book ends…

  16. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The moniker let’s me practice up on my speed reading, skip right over it. If Joe’s goal is to be annoying or just to add works to his article he has succeeded. This season’s 2 Saints vs Bucs games were on NFL last night after DVRing them, I had a chance to watch the first one. Brady throwing one way receivers going the other, blown coverages and all I hear is Vita Vea, he did nothing except jump off sides on a 4th and 2 that led to a score. Brady 2 int’s one was a pick 6, definitely not in sync with receivers and Smith got torched by Hendrickson all night. Depression to watch can’t wait for game 2, yuck. Better O, hopefully better D, same coaches maybe the Xfactor. If Bucs not on the same page Sunday this could be a blowout and not in Bucs favor. FYI need ROJO.

  17. JP09 Says:

    aFEDupBUCfan, easy NDOG go back to bed, the Bucs are still playing football. Look at the bright side you’ll get to see your boy holding a clipboard this weekend

    Seriously who’s fed up that the Bucs have made it to the divisional round…

  18. Hodad Says:

    Joe, if you’re going to mention Frelund, I’d rather you put up a pic of her cams instead of A.B.’s mug.

  19. Bird Says:

    I watched the saints bucs replay last night on nfl network
    First game of year. It was so sloppy. Oline worst game of year?
    Penalty after penalty . And vea offsides and defense penalty after penalty.
    Bradys 2 picks were after a penalty and it was 3rd and very long.
    Justin watson not in picture anymore so good riddance.
    But we had 2 potential picks on defense pass interference. Brady probably had 100 yards passing (not given) cause pass interference from defense so receiver could not catch

    I know saints are 5-1 over last 3 years against us
    But are 1 win in NO and we play them closer in new orleans. We get blown out in tampa. Go back and look at stats

    The oline is better. Receivers up to speed including AB. Gronk involved. Brady chucking it everywhere. We have to do our best in trenches if we want to win. Cause lets face it our secondary struggles all the time when qb has time

    Go bucs.

  20. Jason Says:

    Welcome back Paul.

  21. aFEDupBUCfan Says:

    Jp09 I’ve been a fan on this site since Joe started homie I’ve been fed up your newbie so your blind to it all.. Qb for the WFT went crazy on us whatcha think brees is gonna do 😭😭😭😭 our corners are the worst in the playoffs our secondary is the worst in the playoffs ……44-21 SAINTS

  22. Bird Says:


    You have been here since beginning?
    Then why do you have a new poster name
    Why scared to show real name if so proud to be here since beginning

    Ndog or webster?

  23. BT Says:

    Joe, when I see the start of the string of adjectives, I just jump down to the end of the paragraph. If I miss content after your attempt at humor, then so be it. I don’t see the point. It’s not funny, it’s not clever, it’s not insightful. What is it? It is annoying and it is disrespectful. If you pack this idiocy in and just write names, you won’t be losing your identity, you will be showing you have some humility.

  24. Infomeplease Says:

    I’m looking forward to the 3 headed monster attack Sunday. My prediction is AB has 150 yds from scrimmage!! ME and CG have 100+ receiving each!!

    GO BUCS!!

  25. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Brady asks Cam “…if he wants to frame Brady’s jersey cuz it’s still so clean!”

    some good comments today.

    I’d like to add one. Brady asks Bress what he is going to do in retirement.

    “Send Bress into retirement with a loss on Sunday!!!” Even better than closing down the Vet

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    dont feed the trolls…let them starve!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  27. 6throundpick Says:

    Initially, AB was not getting to the ball; was not sure-handed; looked a little lost. Makes sense, even for one of the top WRs in the NFL, after being away from the game for more than a year. Now, he’s on it; catches everything; and accelerates after getting the ball. Perhaps, a big indicator is all the yards he’s been getting, after the catch? Can’t remember seeing a WR Corp this potent. Go play some football, guys!

  28. Phil Collins Says:

    Guys the Bucs are in the playoffs divisional round with Not only the GOAT but also the QB with more Playoff gms, wins & rings and Gronkzilla with a 3 headed monster. Tampa welcome to WINNING FOOTBALL. I LIVE IN BOSTON & NOW HAVE 2 FOOTBALL TEAMS.