Bucs’ Version Of Joe Montana-To-Jerry Rice

October 10th, 2021

“AB, I’m so old I saw Joe Montana and Jerry Rice play together.”

Joe had a massive flashback watching the Bucs curb stomp the sad Dolphins today. And it had nothing to do with what Joe has consumed in years past (or last night).

In Joe’s mind, the Bucs took command of the game when, on a crossing route, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady hit furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown who turned right and was gone for a 62-yard touchdown.

“[Brown] can turn up north quicker than anyone I’ve seen,” Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians said of the play after the game on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

In fact, it reminded Joe of the NFL’s standard for excellence back in the 1980s.

That play, with Brown catching a short crossing route and blowing past defenders for a big touchdown, reminded Joe exactly of the kind of game-breakers Joe Montana used to throw to Jerry Rice.

Montana would hit Rice on a short slant or a crossing pattern maybe five or eight yards past the line, and Rice would just blast past defenders for a big touchdown.

Damn, the Bucs, of all teams, have the new NFL’s version of Montana-to-Rice.


Keep it up boys.

13 Responses to “Bucs’ Version Of Joe Montana-To-Jerry Rice”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    When looking at Brady’s numbers with the Bucs last week, I noted how his long play was surprisingly just 50 yards. I said it’s only a matter of time before he hits AB who turns it into a 70 yard play. So I was off by a bit, or it means there’s still a longer play coming.

  2. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Rod, I would assume rain was a factor. AB just getting in stride this man is one of the best in the league or will soon be.

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    AB is an amazing player. Such flair and enthusiasm – and talent is rare. So glad he is on our team. Stay healthy young man!

  4. ModHairKen Says:

    AB has been a model teammate since arriving. I was skeptical. I was wrong. I’m glad I was wrong.

  5. sauron's eye Says:

    AB in his prime was the best WR1 in the NFL. If he is now WR 2 or 3 he is still the best in the NFL. he feasted on the fins today.

  6. Ed Says:

    Brown has worked his way up and in my eyes he’s playing at a higher level than any other receiver on the Bucs. His quickness and burst are elite.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    All the WRs bring something different to the table. Evans obviously is a huge big body and it doesn’t matter if he’s covered or not, you can throw him the ball. Godwin is just a really good professional WR, he’s bigger and faster than people think, can do everything and block as well. AB is your smaller twitch WR who is a nightmare to cover.

    When all three are healthy, and it’s not raining, and the offense isn’t in turtle mode, this is what can happen.

    AB – 7 rec, 124 yards, 2 TDs
    Evans – 6 rec, 113 yards, 2 TDs
    Godwin – 7 rec, 70 yards

    You can keep the numbers the same, and just shuffle the names from week to week.

    When Gronk gets back those numbers will dip slightly, but that’s only because there’s a limited number of balls to go around.

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    How much credit does Tony Robbins get for the resurrection of Antonio Browns career? His head seems to be working as perfectly as his talent is.

  9. Bojim Says:

    If things keep up this way, the Bucs will be trying to get him and Lenny on bigger contracts next year.

  10. Coburn Says:

    Clod, not sure what living arrangements are like now, but if I were to try and speculate id imagine living with Brady was the biggest factor

  11. Buczilla Says:

    Having two hall of fame receivers on our team is just surreal man.

  12. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Coburn Says:
    “Clod, not sure what living arrangements are like now, but if I were to try and speculate id imagine living with Brady was the biggest factor.”
    He’s on good behavior because he hasn’t grown tired of watching Giselle slink around the house in her teddie.

  13. Brandon Says:

    Funny thing is that Tyler Johnson ran an out not far from where Brown caught the ball. TJ’s defender fell down. If Brady had hit him with the ball it would have been an even easier TD.