One Of Two Clean Quarterbacks

September 14th, 2021

Every sober Bucs fan knows the surest path to the first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.

Yeah, Joe will type it anyway: Tom Brady must stay healthy and that starts and ends with great pass protection.

For Joe, the Bucs’ offensive line was the brightest star on opening night. Brady had 50 pass attempts and didn’t get sacked once. Officially, he only took two hits.

That’s an uncommon feat in the NFL and now that a full Week 1 slate is in the books, Joe can add more persepctive.

Only one other team didn’t have its quarterback sacked in Week 1, and that was the slimy Saints and starter Jameis Winston along with occasional stand-in Taysom Hill. But the Jameis-Hill combination only attempted 21 passes and Jameis ran for his life a few times.

Man, general manager Jason Licht has built one hell of a pass-blocking line.

28 Responses to “One Of Two Clean Quarterbacks”

  1. Jim Says:

    I love it that I have TWO must watch games every week…

  2. Youngbucs Says:

    All I know is Brady got the Bucs on the longest win streak in franchise history!!!! Keep it going Bucs!!!!

  3. Tye Says:

    The Packers were just absolutely horrible on both sides of the ball in that game…
    That was more likely the product of how bad the Pack was than the Saints good…
    Shut down their running and they are in great peril!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jameis actually ran for 1st downs….not for his life…..

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Oh boy , this thread is gonna go down a deep dark hole , I can just feel it .

  6. mark2001 Says:

    And I think our O line guys run block decently too. But of course, one needs to hold on to the ball, and catch it on screens, safety valves, and such.

  7. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Mr Pick-6 had several really good games as a Buc. So what? His Oh-shats eliminated his atta-boys on a regular basis. Either way, we won the Super Bowl last year and are among the favorites again this year. It will always have been the right call to cut ties with him. I care what he does from here on out.

  8. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Saints won’t be able to limit Winston’s pass attempts like that every week. We all know what happens when he starts throwing over 30 times. Sunday showed how average GB is more than how improved Winston may be.

  9. mark2001 Says:

    The Packers…

    Starting two young L men…Bakhtiari and their Pro Bowl Center…out.

    Except for Devonte A. , low round receivers and TE’s.

    A demoralized AR..see the above… he and Devonte seriously considering moving on next year. He missed most of the offseason and played zero preseason game snaps.

    A new D coordinator, in a new system. Joe Barry’s system.

    Hot as heck for a team practicing in 70 degree Wisconsin.

    Add it all together…no pass rush… weak run D.

    Packer toast.

  10. Pine Hills Says:

    I think Rodgers has demoralized the whole packer organization with his drama.

  11. SufferingSince76 Says:

    If Jameis starts consistently playing to his potential now, the Bucs need to sue for dereliction of duty for the five years he jerked them around and did his own thing. Makes him an ass, not a leader. And, yes, I know they can’t really sue.

  12. Rayjay1122 Says:

    The OL has overachiever syndrome due to being the line blocking for the GOAT. They see the results of that equate to bling on their fingers.

  13. Aceofaerospace Says:

    “don’t care what he does”

  14. William Walls Says:

    @ Pine Hills… So, Rodgers is the anti-Brady?

  15. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    I can’t wait to watch the Aints run Jameis out of town.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    William.. Rodgers is the Diva Brady alter ego.

  17. sauron's eye Says:

    Our O line is great, but they can probably improve on run blocking. Key to beat the Saints, shut down Kamara, score first, get a lead. With JW playing from behind good things will happen for us.

  18. Defense Rules Says:

    Mark2001 … You’re right on all counts Mark, but the bottom line is that the Saints, as a TEAM, played a helluva game. They’re our only real competition in the NFC South.

    And whether Bucs’ fans like Jameis or hate him, doesn’t really matter IMO. He’s part of the Saints’ TEAM now, and they’re the opposition. And as the Saints’ QB, Jameis played very well in that Packers’ game IMO … 5 TDs, 0 INTs, plus 36 yds running in 6 attempts is an excellent day’s work for any QB.

  19. Pine Hills Says:

    Yeah, Rodgers is the anti brady

  20. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    Jameis will play us from behind with no run game. We know how that goes. Looking forward to his demise.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    Just think if we go into week 8 with the Saints and the Bucs undefeated, and with Winston and Brady competing for the top QB spot in football.

    Not saying it will happen – but it’s also not out of the question. I know all the hype will be Brady returning to NE, but I undefeated Winston vs undefeated Brady, locally, would be the biggest regular season game that I can remember… and we know the Bucs record vs Payton in big REGULAR season games.

    But who knows, by week 8, the Saints might be 2-5.

    LOL! Just kidding. Said it all offseason the Saints are going to be our biggest problem because Payton is an amazing coach who is going to have them being a pain in our rear. People here, on this site, said no, the Saints would stink, they’d be bottom feeders. Yeah, we’ll see.

  22. IrishMist Says:

    Are there any sober Bucs fans?

  23. mark2001 Says:

    Most of us are sober…and we have seen Jameis for years. If you read the posts, some like me just said Jameis will be Jameis. That was a great game plan. And Jameis played within himself.. was patient in the short passing game and running game, while the D shut down the Packers. And glad to see his is playing within the Payton system.

    But the real test will come when he is knocked down a few time, and rushed. And when the Saints fall behind. That is traditionally when he starts pressing, and the Ints. have happened. Most wish him well as long as it doesn’t hurt the Bucs. One game is a nice game…but it takes multiple games, under multiple situations, to show a trend. The jury is out.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    I went back to the 6-game strech in 2016, the only time in Winston’s history here where he had a good defense. But not all is as we remember it.

    Actually, in the KC game in that strech, the defense was garbage and the offense won the game. Also, on game 7 in the strech, where we lost at Dallas, people say it’s all Winston’s fault we lost the game, he threw 3 interceptions and didn’t give the team a chance, etc, etc etc.. Well 2 of those INTs were on hail marys. He did throw one bad INT, but people never say that – they say he blew the game by throwing 3 INTs. It’s just how the anti-Winston mob always worked.

    Brady has a ball to Fournette that gets tipped in the air for an INT – it’s on Fournette. Brady throws an INT to end the half- it’s no big deal. BTW, I agree with both of those takes – it’s not a big deal and it wasn’t Brady’s fault. But when Winston was here we know for a FACT that the Winston haters, at the end of the game, would say the Bucs won DESPITE Winston, that his turn turnovers, and the almost turnover he threw falling down to Fournette, those almost cost us the game… We KNOW that’s what would have been said.

    Why do we know that… lets go back to the Saints @ Bucs from a couple of years ago. Winston throws two first half INTs, people say he’s killing the team, they can’t win with his interceptions. Well, what were the INTs? One, was OJ doing an around the world dribbling the ball in the air on a perfect pass – literally 100% on OJ. The other INT? Just before halftime, Winston from midfield throws basically a hail mary to Godwin, who somehow slides to the ground, knocking the ball straight in the air for an INT — again, basically on a hail mary, it has no impact on the game. What were the dopes here saying? How Winston’s two INTs are killing the team… Winston has another INT in the 4th quarter, when they go for it on 4th down, he forces the ball and it’s intercepted. Again, on fourth down, down by multiple scores, people complain about him not throwing the ball away I guess? On 4th down… Then finally, at the end of the game he throws another INT on basically a hail mary. So he ends the game with 4 INTs, literally none of them are game changers or on Winston – and yet its held up as one of his worst games. That’s how fake news works. Just retell the story, people forget what happens, now you have a new narrative.

    I was totally for getting Brady, even as a huge Winston back, you don’t pass on the GOAT. Period, he changes the franchise. But the anti-Winston crap, year after year, was just that, crap.

  25. alton d green Says:

    I can only assume everybody hasn’t watched a lot of football. Would you all please forget Rogers and Winston. sounds like a 70’s duo. I’m going to jump ahead 1 game to the Rams. Based on the secondary’s performance, our OL better play their best game. also, a running game wouldn’t hurt. (if he doesn’t fumble). And to top it off, our special teams need a good game. Now the reason I’m saying this is because we are going to have to score a freak’n ton of points

  26. JimBuc2 Says:

    Pine Hills. What an unusual handle. I say that because I used to live in Orlando, FL in, wait for it, Pine Hills. Daytime I worked at Apex Optical, grinding perscription eyewear. Nighttime I shucked oysters at Lee&Ricks, on Old Wintergarden Rd. If you went there in the late 90’s chances are yours truly was your server. I have waited on pro golfers during Bay Hill, served Chuck Daly when the Detroit Pistons were in town to play the Orlando Magic, and a few Pittsburgh Steeler Cbs. L&R’s was a very cool honky tonk, and I loved the place. Many great memories so long ago.
    LFG Bucs!

  27. Youngbucs Says:

    They really acting like this dude just won a super bowl sh$t is to funny.

  28. Clinton Roche Says:

    I don’t hate Jameis or want to see him fail, but I also won’t cheer for him if he does well since he is no longer a Buc. But he is what he is and had a few good games runs going before and always reverted back. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit.