Today Is Why Bucs Got Antonio Brown

January 3rd, 2021

Look, Joe was suspicious when the Bucs signed furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown.

Maybe an hour after the Bucs beat the Dixie Chicks to clinch the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs, it’s easy for Joe to understand fully why the Bucs signed Brown.

Joe was worried about team chemistry with Brown around. The guy is an All-World talent and was on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame before he lost his damn mind.

When Mike Evans injured his knee in a wet end zone of the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, it became obvious why park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady wanted Brown so bad.

With Evans on the shelf, Brown (and Chris Godwin) went nuts today. Brown easily had his best day for Tampa Bay, and he even had one of his highlight catches in the corner of the end zone just like the old days.

After the game, Bucco Bruce Arians explained he wasn’t too worried about who would pick up the slack for Evans.

“We have weapons,” Arian said. “But obviously, Mike is special.”

Arians said Evans reminds him of Vita Vea, he is so good that he is two players wrapped up in the body of one.

Brown ended the game with 11 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown.

And, oh by the way, to the best of Joe’s knowledge, Brown has behaved very well since joining the Bucs. Joe is sure as hell glad the Bucs have AB now.

30 Responses to “Today Is Why Bucs Got Antonio Brown”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    For all those who screamed we didn’t need AB……..we have made Antonio great again….MAGA

  2. Frankinthe813 Says:

    And Scotty Miller needs to up his game

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    The Chicago Bears game is why the team got AB. In that game you had no Godwin, Evans and the INT-machine Scotty Miller were both injured and didn’t practice all week, so your offense was based around Tyler Johnson – who himself played fine, but you can’t have a 5th rounder as your top WR against a good defense. Also in that game Gronk wasn’t fully in shape yet, he looked really sluggish in that game and OJ was out.

    There was only one all-pro WR just sitting at home not doing anything – and the Bucs needed him because of all the injures. Also because Godwin and Evans both missed games to end 2019 and not even Tom Brady is winning when you’re starting J Watson.

    Anyways, I was right as usual, this was a great signing – at least so far. If Evans does miss a game, this is why having a quality 3rd WR is such a big deal. Just think if the INT-machine Scotty Miller was starting for us, how scary that would be. Ugh.

  4. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    He is just about tuned up and ready to burst on the playoff scene. Brings some cat like moves in the YAC game… all and the roster is in good shape going into next week. NYG would be full circle pulling off a win next week

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Thankful common sense prevailed at the time when they signed AB. All the negative talk about why this and why that, despite the fact the Bucs WR’s were a walking mash unit. Get Well Mike. BTW Brady was a few inches away from 7 tds today, Not Bad by the for 43yr Old G-O-A-T GO BUCS!!!

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    Frankinthe813 – Scotty is who he is, a 4th WR deep ball threat, the issue is with people who think he’s more than that, he’s not. It’s just like the people who thought Humphries was more than a 4th WR, he wasn’t. Being 4th WRs mean they’re a matchup problem for defenses, but as #3 WRs they’re average at best, and as #2 WRs, they kill your offense and bring it to a halt.

  7. Georger Says:

    I agree, ME13 dropped one and if Brate doesn’t fall down he would of had a TD

  8. Brad Says:

    You sounded like someone who wanted to stir up controversy for wen hits when you were complaining earlier. You’re very calculated and I don’t even think you believed what you were saying.

  9. Captain Blighe Says:

    Not worried about receiver a bit Tyler Johnson can ball too when he gets a chance. Watson is solid too.

  10. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Munch, “I was right as usual.” You sure weren’t right slobbing the knob of Jay Miss all these years. We now have a QB who knows how to spread the ball around and get the most out of all his receivers. We no longer have the 3rd string TO machine.

  11. August 1976 Buc Says:

    “And, oh by the way, to the best of Joe’s knowledge, Brown has behaved very well since joining the Bucs. Joe is sure as hell glad the Bucs have AB now.” Yes and so is many fans that have witnessed the ongoing dumpster fire this team had been mostly for the last 17 years since they last won the Super Bowl. If they protect Brady they have a shot to play in the Super Bowl, if they do not protect Brady no shot. GO BUCS!!!!

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Alvin Scissors Harper – LOL! You’re still talking about Winston? Talk about your mentally deranged d-bags. Meanwhile you wanted Teddy Bridgewater as the team’s QB…

  13. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Very smart move, by the way AB had 2 tds not 1. Check yo stat sheet Joe!!!🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I believe Antonio Brown to the Bucs may be one of the greatest FA acquisition values in NFL history.

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    Put down the pint, Joe. AB had two awesome TDs

  16. Greg Says:

    When the Bucs signed AB I was super skeptical as holy crap we don’t want to screw up the team chemistry but understood the fragility of the WR position as it was at that time. Kudo’s to Licht as he has been a good soldier and his talent speaks for itself. @frankinthe813 good call as I sense Scotty will see what he can become in AB. Scotty has improved his game so much from jumping up to catch the ball when did not have to where he is today. Sometimes it takes an example to show what you can become when you have not seen it before.

  17. FirstTimePoster Says:

    Antonio Brown? You mean the Coach Tomlin broadcasting, Roethlisberger arguing, training camp missing, cryotherapy injuring, helmet banning, grievance filing, Mayock instigating, bicycle throwing guy? The guy that has been a model citizen since he’s been in Tampa? Yeah. I’m good with him.

  18. Infomeplease Says:

    AB is playing like when he tore up defenses for the Steelers, Chris Godwin is playing like he was last year before he got hurt, then there’s Gronk, Jones, and pray to God ME recovers fast. Think about, what team in their right mind wants to play against Tom Brady and this loaded arsenal. Remaining NFL teams.. there’s a new sheriff in town and he’s not knocking on your door.. he’s KICKING IT IN!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  19. rrsrq Says:

    That AB catch and run for a TD was probably the first one we have had since JW hit CG in the ATL game last year

  20. WillieG Says:

    Maybe you can retire his stupid nicknames too?

  21. tbbucs3 Says:

    BL as a playcaller and ROJO at RB have both improved a lot since they 1st got here.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    I was for signing him from the start….as a good insurance policy, based upon the beat up receiving core. The way it is turning out, he is a great insurance policy that can step in and help keep the passing game rolling. And if Evans can come back by the second playoff game, it could be a great boost to the team.

  23. firethecannons Says:

    MABGA !

  24. DaBux Says:

    And with Miller looking still like a future stud? Yeah, that position is solid.

  25. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Largely because of ME and CG the receivers have remained a tight group and kudos to AB as well. I noticed he gave Scottie a hand slap as they traded places running out onto the field.

    I think AB has fit in perhaps even better than expected.

  26. bojim Says:

    Hitting his stride at the right time.

  27. Redwarrior Says:

    Not mentioned yet is the Brady-AB relationship which brought AB to the Patriots albeit for only one game due to off field personal conduct. Brady influenced the decision to bring AB to the Bucs and put him in his own house. Guaranteed that Brady, AB and Gronk had The Talk.

  28. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    It never made sense to be concerned about team chemistry when 1) they’d just cut him 2) he knew he’d never play again if that happened 3) Tom freakin’ Brady wasn’t gonna put up with any nonsense, especially since it was his name on the line for the signing.

  29. Bucy Says:

    Joe… AB had 2 TDS today not 1 Cmon man!!

  30. Bk Says:

    Joe called it the Stadium on Dale Mabry! Did this escape you all? No longer the Den of Depression as he promised!!