“Bounce Back” Coming For Jamel Dean

September 14th, 2021

Cornerback Jamel Dean

Cornerback Jamel Dean was roasted too often Thursday, while Joe was roasted too often for saying Dean was roasted.

Bucco Bruce Arians sort of ended any confusion yesterday.

The head coach sat down with WFLA-TV sports chief Dan Lucas and didn’t sugarcoat Dean’s performance. Arians expects better Sunday against Atlanta and says he has quality bodies to cover for the loss of versatile starting cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (dislocated elbow).

“It ended up being Ross [Cockrell] playing nickel and really having a ton of work because he was on special teams also. But when you lose a player like Sean, you lose a bunch,” Arians said.

“But I have all the confidence in Jamel Dean. He’s going to bounce back strong; he’s played really great for us. It was just one of those nights for him. Carton [Davis] played outstanding. So we still have eight really quality guys back there we can mix and match and move around.”

Joe assumes it should be a relatively easy game upcoming for Dean to “bounce back” at outside cornerback. The Falcons don’t have much at wide receiver after Calvin Ridley and Davis is sure to shadow him.

34 Responses to ““Bounce Back” Coming For Jamel Dean”

  1. Buxszntkt Says:

    Desantis is a dooosh! Why should Florida gambling be locked into monopolized gambling via the Seminoles. How friggin absurd and likely make Florida less money .
    What do the Seminoles have on that ASS?

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    We get it, you hate Indians and hispanics. Give it a rest hate monger, this is a football site. Take your hatred and rantings somewhere else.

    As for Dean… again, the Cowboys have really good WRs. Cooper is a really good WR. CeeDee Lamb is going to be in that next class of elite WRs, maybe as soon as next year. If AB, Evans and Godwin are burning corners, we don’t say, wow, that team has terrible corners — we say, man, AB, Evans and Godwin are awesome.

    That works the other way around too. I’m not as big on the secondary as most on this website, I think they’re an average unit, but wow does the opinion around here swing dramatically based on one game. They’re not a top secondary, and they’re not awful either. They played a really good QB with really good WRs. Next week against Atlanta, if the pressure can’t get to Ryan and he lights up this defense like Mike Smith was running it, at that point panic.

  3. Stanglassman Says:

    Wr Russell Gage is no slouch. TE Pitts is going to be another receiving weapon too. Atlanta won’t be great the first half of the year leaning a new defensive system but they’ll finish strong.

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    This is a “work on fundamentals” game for the defense & the offense can focus on run game & play action.

  5. Swampbuc Says:

    There are no easy games. Assuming that is the first step to another night like there was against Dallas. Ridley got 1500 yards last year, Gage is no slouch, and Pitts will often be in the slot and is a beast. So, no free lunch in the NFL. Another tough contest coming.

  6. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete hopes the field isn’t still completely torn up after the Gators stomped USF. The field looked like a complete mess & hazard

  7. Drebucsfan Says:

    Quality wr’s on the other team or not we have to win our matchup or atleast be competitive. My problem with Dean is he’s not even close to winning match ups. He’s had one great play last year on A Rod and people wants to hang their hat on him. But i can assure you joe he’s not the player you think he is and he’s going to prove me right lol BUT as a true bucs fan i hope I’m wrong because i want every one to be an all pro as a fan

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Drebucsfan – Uh, the WR’s are winning on every play. Don’t you remember the Cowboys kicking a FG – if they won every play they wouldn’t have kicked a FG. Also, the corners rely on the d-line and LBs getting pressure, and they were not doing their job. If you want to be concerned about something, be concerned about the pressure not getting there.

  9. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    @Rod Munch: Your points are well made, and I’m not arguing with any of them, but I’ve NEVER seen body language like JD35 was showing Thursday night. He wanted to be ANYWHERE but the position he found himself in. If JW33 can play, expect an expanded role for AW31, possibly even slot corner. Expect a lot of reps with three S on the field. I never thought I would miss SMB23, but JD35 scares the ballast out of me.

  10. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    RJS should be for the Bucs ONLY.

  11. Architek Says:

    It’s time for Dean to start flashing some consistency with his technique.

    He has the measurable and upside but it’s time, he’s been in the league long enough.

  12. adam from ny Says:

    yeah sometime dean plays like he’s the best corner on the team…

    and other times it’s like he’s in the land of kush and purple haze

  13. adam from ny Says:

    he has the speed and physique to be a top corner in this league…

    he’s basically all arms and legs…

    it’s just a matter of hunger i guess…

    some guys are hungry, others are thirsty (lol), and some are just permanently out to lunch

  14. adam from ny Says:

    remember when the giants had a guy named jason sehorn and he was a top corner in the league for a minute…

    well it was a minute because he married a top model and she prolly had some good poonanny…

    good poonanny can sometimes ruin a man, and they never see it coming – until they’re on the waiver wire…

    #Boxers AreNotSupposedToTouchNannyTwoMonthsBeforeAyeFight

  15. BillyBucoff Says:

    Dean will be fine.
    The injuries so far across the league are crazy.

    I think 3 safeties is a good idea regardless of SMB’s injury.
    Matt Ryan probably hasn’t seen it a ton.

    We gotta quit the stupid turnovers.
    Only way I truly see us losing honestly.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Adam from NY … “good poonanny can sometimes ruin a man, and they never see it coming – until they’re on the waiver wire”

    Uhhh, I don’t know what they teach you boys up in New York, but I’d be looking for a different teacher. That one was screwing your girlfriend while you were training for the fight.

    Jamel Dean got picked on Thurs night by a very good QB with a very good corps of receivers. He was targeted 9 times & 6 of those were completions (credited with 1 PD). Surrendered 66 yds; 27 yds in the air & 39 yds YAC. His Completion Percentage Allowed was thus 66.7%, not great by any means but not gross either against a good QB. The 39 yds YAC is more concerning IMO.

    But look at Ross Cockrell, who also didn’t start in the3 role he ended up playing. He was targeted 8 times & 6 of those were completions (credited with 0 PD). Surrendered 63 yds; 52 yds in the air & 11 yds YAC. His Completion Percentage Allowed was thus 75.0%, worse than Jamel Dean. Very little YAC I would suppose means that he was in tight coverage & dropping the receivers as soon as they caught the ball (but still allowing completions and no PDs).

    And yet, Dean was the story du jour. He actually had a slightly better night than Cockrell, particularly since he was playing outside. BTW, SMB was actually having a very good night I think until he got hurt. He was targeted 6 times, but only 3 of those were completions (50%).

    Oh and just for fun, White was targeted 7 times … and gave up 7 completions. LVD was targeted 6 times … and gave up 6 completions. JPP was targeted 4 times … yup, 4 completions. Winfield targeted 2 times … 2 completions. oh wow, maybe Jamel didn’t do so bad after all.

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    The play of the corners really comes down to how effective the pass-rush is. The secondary, as a whole, is a decent group but not great.

  18. dmatt Says:

    I agree JDean is not the players others think he is.Not only does he not know how to win matchups, he doesn’t know how to matchup. After that ARod int early last year, he’s been inconsistent n IMO, does the bare minimum. He looked lost and outta his element on Thursday night. After three years in the league he still seems confused as if he’s learning on the job.I don’t see the head’s up aggressive type player in Dean that I see in MEdwards, AWinfield, JWhiteheadn n even SMB. I’m sorry I’m just not sold on JDean. I challenge Dean to prove me wrong.

  19. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Let’s be real, this is how Dean played last year for the most part.
    He has to improve. He had a few moments like the pick of A Rod for 6, but usually he gets picked on.
    And the way he sets up and concedes first downs just is not a good way to play.
    Time to not play scared, but go after this thing, or he will be roasted much more. We will see how he responds.
    But for a guy with big time speed, he just plays scared of getting beat deep.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  20. adam from ny Says:

    @ defense rules:

    come on man, it’s standard operating procedure to abstain for about 2 months before a fight…back in the day all the big time heavyweights got in the ring all backed up in order to ring bells…

    wtf does this have to do with someone supposedly screwing my girlfriend or me training for some imaginary fight…lol…coffee time broski…


  21. adam from ny Says:

    otherwise good post man…

    yeah it didn’t seem like dean was the only one…i saw white, david and cockrell getting werked too…

    and by the numbers you posted, they all got werked


  22. richbucsfan Says:

    I’m sure he will have plenty of opportunities to “bounce back” on Sunday. We shall see.

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Defense…..good points….it’s also possible that Cockrell had help…..Dean had 9 tackles, Cockrell had 6.

    The bottom line is that nobody had a good night against Prescott…..he was really good at getting rid of the ball and their line protected him….only one sack and we didn’t bat any balls down….he really never went deep on us….he didn’t have to.

  24. PassingThru Says:

    Why do misogynistic football fans always blame celebrity wives or girlfriends whenever an athlete doesn’t live up to their expectations?

    The casual New England fans were blaming Giselle whenever Brady didn’t win a Super Bowl.

  25. HeyItsAdam Says:

    I THINK I remember reading something years ago that said the STATE has a deal with the tribes to NOT bring in other gambling to compete with them. This isn’t a current admin thing. It’s something that’s been around for a while.

  26. Buxszntkt Says:

    Adam, that may well be, maybe not current admin. But absurd agreement then, maybe can’t be undone. With all the sites available in so many states it’s absurd to allow no competition and have to wait for these guys to catch up !
    Glad there was someone who was able to read a post for what it said !

    Rod Muncher what you did was call projection ! I have nothing against the Seminole’s, have a problem with the government being in bed with one group to the disadvantage of the people. You are that hate mongerer, that didn’t even occur to me, you see how projection works ?

  27. Bucs Win Says:

    Not a fan of Dean, he has zero instincts for the position, THE ONE play he ever made on Drama Queen Rodgers last year will be his career only highlight. He won’t be here past his rookie deal if that long.

  28. PassingThru Says:

    I expect Dean to get a confidence boost this weekend. Atlanta’s offensive line stinks, which means lots of pressure on Ryan, which should lead to lots of mistakes.

    The real test will be in two weeks against the Rams.

  29. SufferingSince76 Says:

    This article has nothing to do with gambling. Take your bitch about the governor elsewhere.

  30. Don’t make a scene 35 Says:

    To all you arm chair Pro DBs
    Relax it’s one game

  31. buxszntkt Says:

    LOL ok suffering, only since you have been a fan since 76 !

  32. TheMechanik Says:

    It all comes down to pressure. The D-Line sucked ass on Thursday. Dak dropped back 58 times and we got 1 SACK???? That is serious ineptitude and the Cowgirls were playing without their HOF tackle…

    The front 7 is the strength of this team and they have to get consistent pressure for this defense to function properly. This is the NFL btw, NFL QBs(even backups) will pick you apart with no pressure.

    Our SB run on defense was because of the outstanding pressure we got. Unless you have a secondary full of Deion Sanders and Derrell Revis, your D will get torched without pressure…

  33. TOM Says:

    The Bucs cb’s are terrible with the exception of Davis. All the rest are average or below.

  34. Aaron Says:

    I’ll tip my hat to Dallas on this one (minus the 3 or 4 times I saw VV get bear hugged) – I do think Dean plays better playing man with help over the top. He seems very uncomfortable play off-man zone.