Saints To Play Their Home Opener In Jacksonville

September 1st, 2021

The obstacles keep mounting for the Bucs’ primary division rival.

Hurricane Ida already has the slimy Saints practicing outside Louisiana after their canceled preseason finale. Now comes word that New Orleans will play its “home opener” against the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4:25 p.m., per the Times-Picayune.

This kind of reminds Joe of when the Bucs lost their 2017 home opener to a storm. In that case, Tampa Bay didn’t play Week 1 and subsequently lost its bye week as a result.

The Bucs won easily on opening day and limped to a 5-11 finish.

The move to Jacksonville is intriguing. First, the Saints are a dome team that plays on turf. Could they not find another another venue other than the outdoor, likely rainy or humid swelter of Jacksonville? Second, Aaron Rodgers has said previously that he’s not a fan of the extreme heat of Florida and how the climate here can affect turf. So perhaps that was a consideration.

Joe wonders if there will be more Packers fans in attendance than Saints fans. If so, Saints starter Jameis Winston will be used to that after his years playing at the stadium formerly known as the Den of Depression.

53 Responses to “Saints To Play Their Home Opener In Jacksonville”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Bucs fans want Jameis to beat the Packers

  2. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Let’s hope he eats dirt instead of a W

  3. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Wrong Pete. The goal is to win the division.

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    Oh I’m definitely tuning in to that game by any means necessary

  5. bucsfan951 Says:

    we know you are, marcus. you arent a true bucs fan.

  6. The Red Mirage Says:

    Interception King vs The Drama Queen.

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    This will be a game for us to watch because quite probably the Saints and the Packers are our biggest NFC Rivals.
    Of course, we want the Packers to win, because they are not in our division.

  8. PassingThru Says:

    I’m divided over this game. In an ideal world, they both lose. Tampa Bay will likely be competing with the Rams and Packers for best overall. I want that bye week, so I really wouldn’t mind seeing Green Bay losing.

  9. Jim Says:

    A must watch match-up…

  10. Ben green Says:

    Wait to see what a little coaching can do. Winston was instructed by an ammonia brained coach who can’t even walk around at his own practices. Peyton will get the most out of your#1 pick and prove to y’all what an incompetent Arians is. You’ve got this year and next, then, your cap will go to crap. Once Brady knows he can’t win, he’ll bolt for another super team and finish his career like a mercenary

  11. Steven007 Says:

    Ben, ironic that you mentioned incompetence when speaking ill of a coach that just won the Super bowl. Let me repeat that, the coach that had already enjoyed success as both an assistant coach and a head coach as well as winning numerous coach of the year awards, you just called incompetent. Now if that’s not the pot calling the kettle black I don’t know what is.

  12. Going for ✌️In a row Says:

    Ben is NDOG and REalisto combine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Medicated Pete Says:

    @ Ben Green

    I’m stealing the phrase “ammonia brained” hahahaha

  14. gotbbucs Says:

    Hate both teams and can’t stand either QB. No relevance to a Bucs website, only perceived purpose has to be to troll us.

  15. SlyPirate Says:

    I feel for NOLA.

    They are still without power. Flooding will create mold.

    I still want the Saints to lose every game.

  16. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    What IS Aaron Rodgers a fan of other than himself… Weird that I’ll be rooting for the Saints in this one.

  17. webster Says:

    I am not sure why anyone would want to live in New Orleans. It seems they have a hurricane every year. Then every 5 years they have a serious hurricane. Katrina would have been the last straw for me but to each their own

  18. Ben green Says:

    Who won the last five coach of the year awards without looking. You can’t because it means nothing. The success you credit to Arians is all TB12. It’s his operation. Everyone’s so scared of him down there. He says jump, you say how high. The intensity of the practices, that’s all Brady. He took what he learned, and moved it south. Do you think it was bucs management that got gronk outa retirement? Same with LF. Antonio Brown isn’t coming to play without Brady!!!
    I love y’all, no mean intentions, but Bruce Arians is not running the show. If you had to pick one, you’re telling me Arians is in the top 15? Get real. Bill had 2 Superbowls before Tom Brady was the architect for the Giants Superbowls. He was as much a part of preparing those guys as Bill P
    He’s said as much. Brady doesn’t win 6 without Bill and vice versa.

  19. Ben green Says:

    @Medicated Pete. You’re welcome, use it as you please

  20. JGhotier Says:

    When in doubt…Florida or Texas (or Indian reservation)

  21. PassingThru Says:

    So Brady won his 7th Super Bowl, but he wouldn’t have won the 6 previous Super Bowls without Belichick.

    Ben, you need to work on your trolling act. There are more subtle and less obvious ways to troll a fan base.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The benefit of this matchup is that it helps the Bucs no matter who wins….

    Yes…we want the Saints to lose because they are in our division…..but if they don’t, it hangs a loss on the Packers hurting their NFC standings.

  23. Jerry Says:

    Ben, I’d take a few years of a bad cap if it meant 2 Lombardis. I doubt anyone turns that deal down.

  24. Thomas Edrington Says:

    Biggest “Obstacle” is Jameis… Bill Walsh once said: “He’ll play just well enough to get you beat….”

  25. JimmyJack Says:

    The odds are stacked against Jameis now. And none of this is in his control. Im going to give Jameis a pass for the 2022 season. You have to be fair.

  26. Jason Says:

    I think I’m pulling for a tie. Lol.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    I will always remember Aaron Rodgers as being the sissy who whined about the turf being hard at RayJay after a bad Bucs team killed him. He is a guy who whines a lot.

    I will, of course, forgive him if he is the guy to follow Brady, assuming Brady doesn’t play until he’s 50.

  28. Youngbucs Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    September 1st, 2021 at 2:24 pm
    The odds are stacked against Jameis now. And none of this is in his control. Im going to give Jameis a pass for the 2022 season. You have to be fair.

    The odds were stacked against Brady last year no off season at all. Plus he had to deal with our terrible defense and our offensive line was going to kill him. So they all hollering super bowl or bust beating their chest. Guess what Tom did super bowl bitches!!!!

  29. Tye Says:

    Packers 31
    Saints 13

    Sure don’t care about either team… If both could lose then that would be the best outcome…
    Nervous of Winston being Winston and making Peyton look stupid 1st game I see Peyton calling a conservative game…

  30. Darin Says:

    Poor Jameis. He doesn’t throw 4 ints a game in domes. I’m sure we all feel for him

  31. Crack3rK Says:

    Love this! Hoping the Slimy Saints lose. I live on the right coast. Might motor up to see the beat down!

  32. Patrianakos Says:

    I’ll be rooting for the Aints that week.
    We’ll get our regular two shots at them later.
    But the Cheese are not on our schedule. I want them looking up at us, not vice versa.

  33. 123UROUT Says:

    I think Sean Peyton has a very short leash on JW. 2 ints in this game, he will be holding the clipboard the entire season.

  34. mark2001 Says:

    Patrianakos… I understand that. But this year, if we can’t be the best team in the Division and get a bye, regardless of this game, we don’t deserve it. I could see us losing a game or two by some slip up or chance. But we will be better than every team we play.

  35. Irishmist Says:

    It’ll be an interesting game if it rains. Rogers isn’t down with wet turf, and Jameis small hands give him trouble with slippery balls.

  36. TJ Says:

    Betta check yo sheets!!!

  37. Pewter report Says:

    Winston jerseys…. Will the number of saints jerseys increase or decrease after week one? Is any saints fan brave enough to purchase one 😁

  38. webster Says:

    So ben i guess u missed the fact that arians won 2 superbowls prior to brady? How can you give bill credit for his bowl wins prior to brady but not arians? If u gonna troll, then at least not be a hypocrite when you do.

  39. webster Says:

    Youngbuc. The odds was stacked against all teams last year because no team had an offseason. This year there is only ONE team that is practicing in a whole different state while having to deal with the after affects of a hurricane to their homes, family placement all while playing the game in a different state than they practiced. No the saints are dealing with a bad hand right now. This is not even a comparison

  40. Youngbucs Says:

    Webster how many of those teams had turnover at the QB position?

  41. Youngbucs Says:

    And it’s most definitely a comparison adversity is adversity. I know your 1 of the excuse makers I understand. Y’all will never stop with the excuses no matter what it’s cool.

  42. Youngbucs Says:

    Harvard for QBs and learning for 2 years is all out the window now right? Just because of a gm being moved. Y’all scared to hold him to standards but everything and everyone else has to be perfect.

  43. Oneilbuc Says:

    Lol 😆🤣 why yall so concerned about Jamies??? While yall on here praying for him to fail and hope some kind of way he gets kick out of the NFL is just crazy to me lol 😆!! I’ve never seen so much hate for one player in my life . Again if the bucs develop Kyle Trask then yall can talk about every quarterback the bucs drafted in the pass . Until then yall can’t bash Jamies or any other quarterback that this team has drafted. Brady is a Patriot and he always will be a Patriot. Now yall are afraid if Brady retire so now yall talk about Rogers coming here lol 😆😂. Stop looking for other teams legendary quarterbacks and develop your own quarterback. This site ain’t nothing but a Tom Brady worship and a Jamies bashing site lol 😆😂!!

  44. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbucs spare me ok you’ve never stop talking about jameis. Your whole hate for the team and your agenda is based off him. The question is why are you afraid to say it’s win time super bowl or bust for winston. Hold him to the same standards!!!!! Don’t change your outlook of the saints now you have repeatedly praised them. As an organization coaches and players time to ball out or shut up is all I’m saying. Your scared bro?????🤡

  45. Youngbucs Says:

    Punk ass fake fans here we’re hoping the Bucs would fail😂. I love the fact y’all look stupid after all that talk. And continue with the stupidness just eat your crow oneilbucs. Are you not man enough to admit you where wrong?

  46. webster Says:

    Youngbuc not all adversity is the same idiot. Changing a flat tire is the the same as needing a whole new engine for your car. Tell me which team THIS YEAR other than the Saints are dealing with what they are dealing with? The ENTIRE NFL last year had no offseason. Some of those teams had new head coaches and offensive schemes and yes new qbs. Tom Brady is a 20+ year vet who has seen it all so him changing schemes coming to a loaded squad is not all that difficult seeing that it only took a half a year for the offense to take off. Like Arians said we are going to teach Brady our offense. He said if he is the goat, it will be easier for him to pick up our scheme then to have 22 men pick up his scheme. Its crazy how you don’t understand that and equate that to having your house under water all due to your hate for jameis.

  47. Youngbucs Says:

    Whatever holding winston to some accountability and standards is not hate! Hate is posting nonsense here non stop even after winning it all.

  48. Youngbucs Says:

    Y’all already creating excuses but for the Bucs it was super bowl or bust no matter what. That was the rally cry for nut huggers now what?

  49. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs Jamies will do well in New Orleans and my opinion. Yet and still until the bucs develop their own quarterback then you can bash all the other quarterbacks that they drafted. And as far as being a bucs fan I don’t have to worship Brady like yall do to be a real bucs fan. I will always push for the development of our own quarterback and other positions. They do a great job in developing linebackers wich is a key position just like the d line and offensive line. And we have that but the quarterback position we have never had one . So if the bucs develop Kyle Trask then yall can bash all the other quarterbacks. The problem is yall don’t believe they can but I do so maybe yall are just Brady fans and not real bucs fans . And let’s be honest Brady played with a all-star roster and everyone knows it just like they changed the plays for Brady go read the other article and they would tell you just like I’ve been saying. And watch Billchick develop Mac Jones just like he develop Brady !!!

  50. mark2001 Says:

    Maybe Jameis can get used to those digs and get acquainted with his future destination…and the permanent backup to Trevor Lawrence.

  51. mark2001 Says:

    O’Neil…my opinion is that your opinion has been based on the fact that you used to suffer from some Jameis “hero worship” in the past, as I remember. So I get downplaying Brady and his important contribution to delivering the SB to the Tampa Bay area last year.

  52. mark2001 Says:

    BTW Green…so you are telling us that Brady stirred the drink and made this team into a top notch winner. Could be.

    By the same token, considering how poorly the teams performed during the years Jameis was the QB, I guess you would have to compare him to the proverbial dropping in the punch bowl, that fouled up what would have been a perfectly good drink.

  53. Jbeachbuc Says:

    I’m hoping the Saints can match their last hurricane season.. that would be great!