“I Envisioned This Game”

January 14th, 2021

A fascinating and truly historic result will occur when the final whistle sounds on Sunday’s Buccaneers-Saints game.

Either a 42-year-old or a 43-year-old starting quarterback will be marching to the NFC Championship game.

(In case you’re wondering if Tom Brady broke his diet, that’s Joe’s favorite Josh Freeman picture above, before the ugliness of The Lost Decade of Bucs football set in.)

It’s a crazy thought to think of the history fans are about to witness. Joe doesn’t like to get to sappy about this stuff, but it is very cool and Joe suspects the TV ratings will be massive.

It’s also wild to think that Drew Brees and Tom Brady have the same private quarterback coach, former baseball pitcher Tom House.

Brees was talking yesterday and said a couple of times that he “envisioned this game” when Brady signed Tampa Bay.

Man, that sure speaks to the awe Brady evokes. Brees himself didn’t think future Hall of Fame QB Matt Ryan would bounce back the Falcons, which beat the Saints in 2019, or that his good friend and former teammate Teddy Bridgewater would revive Carolina. No, Brady signed and Brees was thinking major playoff clash with Brady leading the woebegone Bucs.

Grab a cold Big Storm beer and enjoy it.

The outdoor, fully covered but open-air taproom at Big Storm Clearwater is an awesome way to watch every Bucs game and enjoy Florida’s best craft beer.

21 Responses to ““I Envisioned This Game””

  1. Robert Says:

    Brees is dangerous and needs to eat turf, otherwise we are done.

  2. Cannon Says:

    This looks like an appropriate place to put a link to a meme that Brady posted on his Twitter feed…

  3. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Getting real tired of Brees…America’s Cutie Pie QB…tough talking/flip flopping in the off-season…crying on social media. Taysum Hill may be the most annoying player in the league…Cam Jordan, smarmy Sean Payton ( who will put in Winston for a pile on TD if the game gets outta hand ) which leads us to the emergency QB…eating W’s & dongs, dancing when he didn’t play a down…absolutely hate this team more than I did the Eagles 20 years ago. LFG!

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    agree robert..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  5. WiscoJoe Says:

    I’m drooling thinking about sending Devin White up the middle to bring down Brees. Just give Brady time and don’t play soft ass zone and we got this.

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    well said jon lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  7. SB Says:

    The four letter recently did a rookie rankings piece. Tristan Wirfs ranked fourth overall while Antoine Winfield rank ninth. Pretty awesome to have two rookies ranked in the top 10

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The Saints are going to try and dink and dunk us like they always do, it will be hard to get consistent pressure when they do that so Bowels needs to Press the corners and guard the underneath.

    Unfortunately the Bucs weakness is the short pass.

  9. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I just saw a PFF article that ranked the Bucs secondary 6th in the league…..they’re joking right? Statistically the Bucs pass defense isn’t even top 20.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  11. Roy T. Buford Says:

    TBbbucs….I believe the D overall is ranked 6th, #1 againt the run. The secondary is probably in bottom 15.

  12. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I am surprised that so many predictions for this weekend have the Bucs upseeting the Saints. Even on ProFootball Talk both MDS and Florio are picking the Bucs for a one point win. The Saints have won 5 straight against the Bucs and Arians is 1-7 against Sean Payton, so mathematical odds alone have us in favor…you’d think.

  13. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Jon, agreed! I have always hated the Aints. I hated them when I lived in Tampa. I was stationed at Belle Chasse, near NOLA and hated them then. I still do. They are bullies who wilt in the playoffs. Bucs need to smash them early and often. Don’t back down. Give it. They’ll quit.

  14. The Red Mirage Says:

    Matt Ryan is not a future Hall of Famer. Not even close.

  15. Cobraboy Says:

    This Bucs team cannot win this game even if they bring a decent pass rush, run a man-2 D-Backfield, protect Brady, and limit turnovers and penalties.

    That said, they definitely CAN win this game IF they do all of the above, and do it with a totally pissed-off, chip-on-the-shoulder, take on s#!t attitude from kickoff to Q4 0:00.

    The Saints think the Bucs team are pu$$ies, and they are the Porky Bas-Asses.

    It is high time this team smack the Saints right in the mouth and make them spit teeth.

    These boys need some cold, hard hate and anger. No more soft Nice Guys.

    But the overriding question is this: Can this Bucs team do it?

    This game is “close down the Vet” 17 years later. Who will be this years’ Joe J and Ronde B?

  16. Bucsd04 Says:

    I think part of the problem earlier in the year was Winston was giving up all the info on the team. I mean think about how much he knew about our team’s tendency. Hopefully now with Brady influence we won’t be so predictable for them.

  17. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Roy T, you missed one important stat, Brady is 5-2 against Brees. Grant it 2 losses this year with new team, new teammates new everything but it doesn’t appear that thi gs seem new now, looks more like a O getting into a comfort zone. I am concerned occasionally it seems like receiver & QB not on same page but those are getting less and less.

  18. All lives matter Says:

    I thought we were a contender the moment Brady signed.

  19. bojim Says:

    Ratings will be through the roof.

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Sorry RoyT I meant 2-5

  21. gus georgiou Says:

    we have to move the ball and have ball possession time so Brees doesn’t have the ball as much as last time we played them. Its going to come down to what Bowles and Leftowhatever can do to mix things up and keep the Saints off balance.