Antonio Brown “Very Questionable” And Jason Pierre-Paul Is Out

September 24th, 2021

Not ruled out (yet).

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians is leaving the door cracked open just a hair for furniture-tossing, bicycle-riding Antonio Brown.

Earlier this week, it was learned Brown tested positive for The Sickness. To not miss a game, Brown would have to test negative for The Sickness twice with the tests coming at least 24 hours apart.

Arians noted that outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul and Jaydon Mickens would not make the trip to Los Angeles. He did not say that about Brown or Kevin Minter (who is also on the COVID list) but confessed the odds are not in their favor.

“It’s very questionable, very questionable [for Brown to play] for both he and Kevin [Minter],” Arians said. “Kevin’s got a closer chance.”

Joe has no idea what that last sentence meant other than perhaps Minter is not suffering any symptoms or after-effects where Brown may be? That’s just speculation on Joe’s. Arians offered no detials.

Asked if the two would be OK to play next weekend against the Belicheats, Arians replied, “Oh, I would hope so. Yeah, yeah.”

As expected, Jaelon Darden will get his first shot returning kicks in a real NFL game on Sunday in Los Angeles.

JPP had a second opinion on his shoulder this week and was told he only needed rest. So JPP will rest his shoulder chasing cockroaches at his mansion.

34 Responses to “Antonio Brown “Very Questionable” And Jason Pierre-Paul Is Out”

  1. Taampabaybucfan Says:

    This probably means that Minter & perhaps AB have had at least 1 negative test……Minter may have had 2 & Brown 1……and BA is simply hiding that….(no reason to reveal)…..but Saturday is tomorrow…..

  2. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I hope so Tampa

  3. VSyl Says:

    For sure the first test returned negative. Hope the second too for AB. Maybe Arians is even hiding something here, trying to make Mcvay think AB won’t play, so they doesn’t prepare according.

  4. Ben green Says:

    If he can’t go, things get interested. Ramsey can mitigate Godwin, and Evans will be limping before halftime. It could be a long day for the champs

  5. PassingThru Says:

    It sounds like Antonio Brown hasn’t had a single negative test so far. My guess is that Arians doesn’t know the result of today’s test yet, and of course they’ll test AB again tomorrow.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    @Ben Green … “Ramsey can mitigate Godwin, and Evans will be limping before halftime. It could be a long day for the champs”

    Evans ‘limping’ before halftime? Ramsey can ‘mitigate’ Godwin? Why even bother commenting if all you’re gonna do is contribute trash-talk like that? There’s zero foundation for either of those.
    It’s obvious from your earlier comments on other articles that you’re not really a Bucs’ fan at all. Go back to pretending to be that character on Seinfeld and enjoy the Patriots instead.

  7. Ben green Says:

    It’s the old Wade Philips defense. It gave Brady fits in the superbowl, and against Denver. I think Aaron Donald is going to have a monster game. If SM would’ve had a competent Qb, they probably win that superbowl.

  8. Ben green Says:

    I’ve never watched Seinfeld. And when was the last time you saw Evans not hobble around? Ramsey can mitigate Godwin. I said CAN mitigate. I didn’t say shut down. I didn’t say neutralize. For the love of God, will you people wash out the sand from your lady parts.

  9. Ben green Says:

    55-10 bucs. Yay, rainbows and bubble gum. Does that make you happy.

  10. Steven007 Says:

    Benjamin, there is a difference between constructive criticism, practical criticism, and being a contrarian to get a rise out of people. You seem to be very giddy seeing your handle on the internet and having people respond to it. Unfortunately it’s for all the wrong reasons. I do understand that people like you don’t mind that it’s for all the wrong reasons. Not sure how a receiver who is constantly hobbled or limping as you imply (and have implied before) can break the record for consecutive thousand yards seasons. Can you riddle us that one? Then we’ll go from there.

  11. Ben green Says:

    Steven, I won’t call you Stevie anymore because you asked me not to. At least your not an anti-Semite. At least I don’t think so. Evans doesn’t play hard all the time. He could be so much more if he dedicated. We had a reciever who didn’t play hard all the time. His name was Randy moss. If you think he plays hard all the time, you obviously r watched an all 22. Before you get all hot and bothered, I’m not saying they are the same player. I’m just comparing the effort. He constantly limps or grabs his hammie. Pay close attention, and you’ll see It. He doesn’t miss games, so why the hell is he grabbing his body constantly. Ben will enlightened you, because he’s the text book diva who can’t take the fact that Godwin is the#1

  12. Steven Says:

    I have a bad feeling about Jaelon Darden returning kicks Sunday.

  13. Steven007 Says:

    Ben, I am a Semite myself so decidedly not an anti-semite. And the Stevie thing doesn’t really bother me, I just think it’s silly. The other guy calls me Stephie, which he must think is hilarious. Instead it reveals his insecurities and inability to argue persuasively thus he has to resort to The feminizing thing for some reason. But back to Evans. I like Evans and he is a good and occasionally great receiver. Sometimes a special receiver. I actually don’t completely disagree with you insofar as I haven’t liked some of the body language on occasion. And to be honest I couldn’t care less who our true number one receiver is perceived to be. They’re both top talents and they’re both on my team. And if you’ve ever heard Evan’s talk about Godwin, he might be his number one hype man. So I really don’t believe your last sentence.

  14. Will Says:

    Ben I’ve also been critical of Evans at times. I’ve hated that he goes out of bounds easily or goes down to easy.What I will say is there was a play last year against the Rams where Mike showed his strength and determination to get in the end zone. That’s the effort I’d love to see from him always. Also to you point he does come up hobbled a lot but he always gets right back in there after a play or two. I’m hoping that working with Brady’s trainer he’s learned somethings for better flexibility. Because if he ever turns things up a few levels he’ll be not only the best WR in Bucs history statistically but possibly in the league.

  15. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Ben Green – 🤡

  16. Greg Says:

    Hell, Evan’s hobbles every play, most big wide outs do after 3 or 4 years playing against 5’9″ cbs and tough safety’s!! Bucs D needs some help on clock management from the offense side. They’ll be alright!! Looking at 28-0 at the end of the season and another world changing ring!

  17. Brandon Says:

    Ben green Says:
    September 24th, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    It’s the old Wade Philips defense. It gave Brady fits in the superbowl, and against Denver. I think Aaron Donald is going to have a monster game. If SM would’ve had a competent Qb, they probably win that superbowl


    Wait wait wait…. Raheem Morris is running Wade Phillips’ defense? Morris, who has been nothing but T-2 his coaching career is running Phillips 3-4? Okay

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    I wont lie. When i read that Darden was taking the kicks I gulped. And I am one of the few that didnt think he was so bad(at least on punts, kickoffs were brutal). That one fumble he had scares the heck out of me.

    Lot of pressure for the kid. Ya gotta love it.

  19. Masterlock majic Says:

    Being from the green bay area we watched ms for the last 10 years
    He is a big rime choke artist on all big games it is what it is
    Do they have a defense in LA yea but not no different from a top 10 defense ..
    Brady can still dominate with the weapons he has..
    Bucs win big Stafford 2 picks chokes again

  20. CarolinaBuc82 Says:

    JimmyJack I second that concern

  21. Ash Says:

    Hope ab plays not the end of world without him but the offense is so much more dangerous with him in the lineup

  22. Ryan K Says:

    Losing JPP is a big blow and he could be limited all season knowing his history with injuries. All aboard the Joe Tyron-Shoyinka Hype Train 🚂

  23. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    “Steven Says:
    September 24th, 2021 at 5:46 pm
    I have a bad feeling about Jaelon Darden returning kicks Sunday.”

    “JimmyJack Says:
    September 24th, 2021 at 7:13 pm
    I wont lie. When i read that Darden was taking the kicks I gulped. And I am one of the few that didnt think he was so bad(at least on punts, kickoffs were brutal). That one fumble he had scares the heck out of me.”

    Count me in. Against a good NFC opponent, Darden could prove to be a pivotal part of the game, and I just don’t see it ending up in the Buc’s favor.
    I REALLY hope I’m wrong.

  24. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Chasing cockroaches 🪳 lol

  25. Ben green Says:

    Steve as a fellow member of the tribe, I’m sure you can feel what upset me. If you can’t that’s okay too. I’ve put up with people like winny my whole life. I’d gladly break bread with you anytime

  26. Miller5252 Says:

    It’s gamemenship by Arians. Browns probably already passed the test of site and they’re just letting the Rams prepare for a Brownless game. Haha man can hope cant he?!?! I wonder how long JPP has been having problems. For a year where he was supposed to be healthy, he just hasn’t seemed right. Get the rook out there for reps and make sure JPP is ready for the long stretch at the end of the year.

  27. Ben green Says:

    Will, that’s a cogent argument that Ben has absolutely no problem with. My problem with Evans is more personal I guess. Ben had to work his ass off for everything I ever gained on the gridiron. When I see a superior athlete, who isn’t maximizing his talent, Ben gets angry. I sacrificed both shoulders, and both knees for this game. My friends call me John McCain because I can’t lift my arms above my head. Ben isn’t looking for sympathy, just trying to explain why a guy like me despises a guy like Evans, or Moss, or anybody who doesn’t give it everything on every play

  28. Ben green Says:

    Evans and moss should’ve played basketball. It suits them

  29. Ben green Says:

    For anyone out there looking for pain relief, I emplore you to seek alternatives to opiates. They do nothing but destroy. I have friends I played with in college, who are down and out junkies. I’m talking former all americans. They gave them out like chicklets.

  30. Miller5252 Says:

    Green, a very small amount that I can see what you’re saying. But you just said it yourself that you gave up both knees and shoulders playing the game. Why would I want Evans fighting for an extra yard or 2 to add hard miles on his body. He’s had 7 thousand yard receiving years in a row and hasn’t really missed any major time. Plus up till last season he played on horrible teams and when he could have mailed it in, he didn’t, he played strong to the end of the year.

    One last thing… last year when he played the Rams, I remember Evans carrying 2 guy into the end zone after fighting for 8 yards to get there. Evans knows when he needs to fight and when not to.

  31. Ben green Says:

    I hear you Miller. It’s a fine line. I played strong safety so probably not a great analogy. But a difference exists between saving yourself and basic effort.

  32. Miller5252 Says:

    I get what you’re saying. It was like Rojo last week when he walked outta bounds for 9 yards instead of fighting for a yard and the first down. Lucky we made it on 4th down, but should have never came to that.

  33. Matlok727 Says:

    Mike can limp all he wants as long as he pulls 3 rams into endzone again im happy

  34. UncleHemorrhoid Says:

    Please expand more on your religions and beliefs. It’s so interesting. The gentiles here really enjoy your comedy. When your are finished please
    wander the desert for another 5. Peace and love.