Derrick Brooks Picks The Saints! (And He’s Serious)

October 31st, 2021

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It’s another can’t-miss TAMPA TWO episode with Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks and The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports, Ira Kaufman. All the fun is courtesy of The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

60 Responses to “Derrick Brooks Picks The Saints! (And He’s Serious)”

  1. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @Derrick Brooks Picks The Saints! (And He’s Serious)
    no surprise there… he was the biggest JW promoters, FSU to the death fan.
    is hard to see yourself being wrong for 5 years, and telling people year after year that “we going to be ok”, but in fact we got worst.
    This is his revenge (” i told you so ” kind of thing).
    He is going to be wrong AGAIN.
    Bucs will win, we got the best QB on the game, and we trying to win the SB again….so we MUST win, right???

  2. Buc4evr Says:

    Keep the pressure on Winston, stop Kamara and Ingram and the Bucs win. I think our O line will matches up well with the Saints D line and this time around Evans gets the best of Lattimore. Brady is out for revenge also, it’s just not Jameis.

  3. Dapostman Says:

    This is not going to be an easy game for the Bucs. In the playoff game it took a 4 turnover game for the Bucs to win. Might need another 4 turnovers to win this week.

  4. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I mean the bucs have to show up against the saints. Bucs defense has to step up. No slow starts. Bucs are better than the saints period. Have to show it on the field.

  5. Mike C Says:


  6. SlyPirate Says:

    What worries me …

    The Bucs can get outcoached. Sean Payton and Sean McVay have shown us how great coaches can out game plan the Bucs.

    A W/L comes down to how seriously the Bucs coaches take this game. They’ve sleepwalked through the last few and may be feeling a little invincible.

    I guarantee the Saints coaches will be putting something special together for the Bucs.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This isn’t the same Saint’s team…..for the exception of their first game vs the Packers, the Saint’s have struggled……Lost badly to the Panthers 26-7 and were beaten at home vs the Giants……
    It will still be close but Tom Brady won’t let us lose.

  8. mark2001 Says:

    If we can’t beat the Saints this weekend, might as well fold up the tent and start watching the lightning. No chance to reach the SB again if we can’t, against at least three or four teams better than the Saints, playing on their fields in the playoffs.

  9. mark2001 Says:

    So Derriclk…you think the Packer fans would take their team seriously if they couldn’t beat the Bears in four in season games straight? So we shouldn’t take this team seriously if we can’t beat the Saints, I guess? The Saints have a better coach…. I’ll leave it at that.

  10. NashvilleBuc Says:

    Brady’s fairytale season is due for some drama. Cue it up this weekend. Saints are not better, and they will not stop us from making the playoffs, but Jaymiss Winsnot is going to go off this Sunday against us.

  11. Marine Buc Says:

    @ mark

    I’m glad the Bucs didn’t have your attitude last year…

    FYI – we lost to the Saints twice in 2020 and still won the SB.

  12. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Bucs 27 Saints 17.

  13. mark2001 Says:

    Marine.. I’m sure glad I’m not you, either. Can’t imagine much worse.
    Let me detail this for you, as to why this is such a big game.
    1. You prove you can’t beat the Saints in the regular season. And you have to bury those bad strings for so many reasons,
    2. You fall behind three other teams in homefield throughout the playoffs.
    3. You lose going into the bye week…and isn’t like last year.
    4. Your division lead goes to one half game. It is a division loss. It is a conference loss. And if you don’t win the division, wildcard throughout the playoffs most likely.
    5. This year in the playoffs, home teams will have a major advantage in communications and such… something we didn’t really have to deal with last year.

    Every game is important.. but this could easily be the biggest regular season game this year. Without a doubt.

  14. DBS Says:

    Exactly why I don’t want him anywhere near this team . If he was coaching or in the office. We are already minus a team he was involved with.

  15. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I expect Jameis to have a 4 touchdown passing day. 2 to Kamara, 1 to Jamal Dean and 1 to Devon White.

  16. Player 1 Says:

    “Aceofaerospace Says:
    October 29th, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    I expect Jameis to have a 4 touchdown passing day. 2 to Kamara, 1 to Jamal Dean and 1 to Devon White.”

    hahahahahaha. If we can get pressure on him, you might be right. I would like to think that our coaching staff knows a thing or two on what spooks Winston to throw ints.

  17. Crickett Baker Says:

    I wasn’t too worried after I saw the Saint’s last game, and I still think we may beat them but I am VERY concerned that they got Ingram back. He and Kamara used to have an incredible chemistry and friendship when they played together. Like Lavonte and Devon they fed off each other and made each other better in most every game that I saw. I am half-filled with trepidation, now because Ingram may help this team play better than they have.

  18. Patrianakos Says:

    Aceofaerospace may be on to something.
    TB12 overthrew a few receivers in Foxborough this year.
    If being too pumped up can happen to the GOAT, imagine how hyper Jameis is gonna be.
    But the Bucs have a long history of stinking on Halloween weekend.

  19. webster Says:

    Some of you guys hate for Jameis makes you look like total complete fools. Now you want to attack Derrick Brooks ie the greatest buc of all time? You morons are truly stupid. Derrick Brooks have called buc predictions for years since his retirement all the way back to his days with the big dog. And you want to attack him for picking the Saints and call him a fsu homer? Brooks would pick against the bucs when Jameis was HERE you MORONS!!! The man has always called it like HE sees it. Tough it does not jibe with your opinion. Your hate for one man makes your minds complete BS!!!

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    I suspect the DL push up the middle on the Saints OL will be really interesting.

  21. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Are morons supposed to be smart?

    I’m a bit perplexed…….lil’ guy

  22. Jerry Says:

    Seems many here are preparing for a loss.

    If you can’t beat the Saints who are lead by Jameis on the road, how are we going to win when we have to go on the road to LA or Arizona in the playoffs? We likely won’t. I assure you that the Rams and Cards are a LOT better than the Saints.

    This isn’t like last year where there stadiums were mostly empty and home field didn’t matter much.

  23. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Brooks is not the greatest Buc if all-time.
    He’s one of them along with Lee Roy, Lynch and Sapp

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    @webster winston: the opposite of love is not hate.

    The opposite of love is indifference.

    Really, we don’t care about your idol, America’s Turnover Machine. I only despise him 6 hours a year, 9 at most. That’s it.

    The rest of the time I couldn’t care less.

    I think no less of ATM than I do any other QB the Bucs face. I’m just glad he’s eating W’s somewhere else…

  25. webster Says:

    Doosh being perplexed surprises NO ONE!!!! You’re an idiot and its clearly obvious

  26. Buczilla Says:

    The only way in hell the saints have a shot to beat us is if Brady gets hurt or Jeff George’s love child has one of his good games against us. He’s good for 2-3 good games a year and if he gets hot, it’s gonna be a nail biter.

  27. Craig Says:

    FSU boys gotta hang together.

    The Saints have two rookies on their offensive line, that might lead to some mismatches, on the inside.

    It might also allow more uncontested defenders around the outside corner. Jameis will be sweating, even though the weather will be some of our best.

    If LVD is in, Kamara will be a non-factor long enough for us to be ahead and putting different pressure on Jameis.

  28. Youngbucs Says:

    Bring back d Jax what do you say joe lol

  29. Aaron Says:

    I agree with SlyPirate – Sean Payton and Sean McVay have out coached the Bucs. I wouldn’t bet this game – its going to be tight. Until I see something different from the Bucs O against the Saints D – I could see why anyone would pick the Saints. Plus, X-Buc QBs have killed us in the past…

    GO Bucs! Lets turn things around against the Saints!

  30. Adrnagy Says:

    Easy win

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    It not an easy game and nothing crazy about picking the Saints at home……..Forget the Saints offense for a second, just look at what there defense has done to us over the last few years(or decades if you wanna torture yourself).

    Now I do like our chanses because our OLine has grown and is much more elite then when they beat us last year. I think our line takes care of business and we get the W……..But if their passrush starts getting to Brady in that 1st series or 2 this is not going to be the cakewalk yall are talking about.

  32. mark2001 Says:

    Don’t see a cakewalk…but see it as one of the real “must win” games if we want to get to the “catbird” seat we want to be in at the end of the year. Of course, the ultimate “must win” game is the one that puts you into the playoffs… in addition to the last game of the season.

  33. SB~LV Says:


  34. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @”nothing crazy about picking the Saints at home…”
    absolutely, when the pick is done by a bookie, by a saint fan, or by a Bucs hater.
    ..but become crazy when a Bucs analyst, that happen to be a bucs player, that happen to witness the best bucs team maybe ever, with the best QB ever..!!!
    picked Saint??!! did you watch them with Seahawks??
    So by logic and by heart is only one answer : Bucs win.
    They may lose, but there is no analytic to sustain that prediction…. DB is just jealous.
    I never experience Ronde to say: Bucs are going to lose
    Brooks vs Ronde , what a big difference….

  35. HC Grover Says:

    I pick the Bucs.

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    Crazy thats nonsense to say theres onky one answer. You say its ok for a bookie to have an open opinion……But any Bucs analyst should pick the Bucs?…….So, we are all different and thats not what i want from an analyst.

    For me its simple. The Saints not only beat us, they ripped us apart last year. Twice. We had no answers for their defense. That fact alone tells me this isnt going to be a game with only one logical conclusion like you say.

    But you bring up analytics like you must have some stat to show you why……So i found one for you very easily………..Saint got #2 scoring defense……Bucs have #2 scoring offense. Im not a big enough nerd to look up all the matchups to see which side #2 vs #2 favors but Im guessing its pretty close to 50/50……….Id also guess that in a matchup like that home field advantage is a difference maker…………The last time we played a really good defense on the road we won in the final minute in New England. So please excuse me if I dont think we just gonna walk into the Dome and destroy them.

    Lastly shame on you for making a Bucs fan find a way to defend our bitter rival……But the bigger shame goes to me for actually arguing in favor of the Saints…………And let the record show that I did say I think we get the W, just happen to believe its gonna be a dogfight.

    ***END RANT***

  37. Lamarcus Says:

    I’ll admit. I seen the spread and I think I’m going Saints with points

  38. Bucschamp Says:

    Oh good lord he thinks Jameis is the Saints Savior.

  39. Jerry Says:

    I would still like someone to explain how the Panthers got 27, the Giants got 26, and the WFT got 22… but somehow Brady and the #1 passing offense in the NFL will struggle to get anything.

    Someone needs to explain the thinking behind that.

  40. Ed Says:

    I am a big believer in momentum. Bucs certainly have it defensively. Holding teams under 20 points has been the standard of late. Give the Bucs some credit for the physical power of Vita Vea and Shaq Barrett with the hustle of JPP. How is Winston gonna stand up to that pursuit. Hurts and Fields are sprinters compared to JW and Bucs D line chased them all over the field. There is nothing in Winston’s resume that says he can get rid of the ball quickly under pressure.

    This game is more on the Buc D than the O. Brady will get them 25-30 points. If defensive momentum continues I expect the Bucs to shorten the field, take the ball away and score opportunistically.

  41. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saint’s win. I will be upset for sure. Certainly don’t want to lose to Winston after all those “this is his year” years. I haven’t seen any of those ugly games that Tampa randomly has every once in awhile. It seems Tampa struggles to put together a full game. Either the Defense is lighting it up and the Offense struggles or the other way around. Or Special teams is getting it done but the offense struggles in the redzone. If this team ever puts together a whole game it’s unstoppable.

  42. Jeffbuc Says:

    You fans who keep saying there worried about Ingram. Are you kidding me the dude is 33 years old has no speed. He will be a goal line back and get maybe 5-8 carries all game. You guys are acting like he will break an 80 yarder against us. Any touch he gets takes away from Kamara. I will take that all day long. This isn’t 2016.

  43. Jeffbuc Says:

    A lot of you are expecting to lose this game. That is crazy we have Tom Brady. You don’t think those two losses last year have motivated him. Plus they are missing there all pro guard there all pro wide receiver and ther hall of fame qb. Did you not see what Tom did to the bears after he was embarrassed last year. This is a different type of cat he will want to run up 50 on them. And Jamie’s is going to be way to amped as us fans know and try to do to much and ditch the game plan to try and say I told you so. And will throw multiple picks. It who he is he won’t be able to control his emotions and be a game manager the whole game.

  44. Adrnagy Says:

    We own kamara

  45. Jerry Says:

    So many have already conceded the game.
    You guys must have been a blast to be around before the Super Bowl game.

  46. Since76 Says:

    I think webster just likes to spew his “you think my way or no way at all” spittle all over his keyboard. His opinion seems to be highly regarded by himself alone. He’s pretty nasty while doing it too.

  47. Tye Says:

    Bucs 38
    Saints 17

    Panthers and Giants didn’t struggle and the mediocre Seahawks could have easily done it last Monday with a better qb or at least a better kicker!
    Saints are to over-hyped!

  48. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Sorry Brooks…Selmon is the greatest Buc, not even close. The pillar.

  49. adam from ny Says:

    selmon is the greatest buc ever…and he did it pretty much by himself early on…

    sapp, brooks, and lynch were like the 3 musketeers…feeding off each others greatness…thus making each other even better…

    they were great, but with all due respect to the triple threat, leroy was a different animal…kinda like LT was with the giants in his heyday

  50. adam from ny Says:

    i said the bucs were going to lose this one in my early season prognostications…

    but i switched up and have the bucs winning this game 30-20…

    the bucs have won 14 of 15 games…so either they keep rolling or are due for a loss…

    i say keep rolling…and bang some of that dirty bourbon street hoes before getting on the plane!

  51. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I suppose even Derrick Brooks at some point can’t look at logic and abandon his bias. That’s okay.

    This is the single most important game so far this year for the Bucs, obviously. I know we always say the most important task is the one you’re doing now, but this one is for real. Taking a two game lead in the division at the halfway point is great momentum and buffer for any future clunkers and/or injuries that come up.

    Indeed the Saints can certainly take this game with just a few mistakes or bad calls. I do have to say I’m happy Thomas, Peat, and Hill are out for the Saints. I don’t expect a big game from Evans given Lattimore but he CAN beat him at times, but the big job for Evans is to simply keep Lattimore tied up all day long so Godwin and hopefully Gronk and others can shine. Need a big game from the O line too.

    Go Bucs!

  52. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Mr. Brooks is picking the Saints based on “mojo”?!

  53. Cobraboy Says:

    If this team can’t get jacked to play a perfect game against the Saints, there is a significant motivational issue.

  54. Duane Says:

    Its a division game against a team that has had our number for years. Of course its going to be tough. Saints still have a good defense. I dont see enough weapons on offense for Jameis to ball out, but I can see the game being close enough that it is likely to come down to a play he makes or doesnt make that will determine the game. You cant win every game, this one is in the Superdome, and they are likely treating this as their biggest game of the season. Having the GOAT doesnt erase over a decade of futility against the Saints. Midnight can strike at any time and this Pirate Ship could easily turn back into a pumpkin in a hot minute.

  55. gp Says:

    I’d like to see us roll double nickels on the Saints for two reasons plus a maybe third.
    First, (now) to send a message to Derrick to stay in line! LOL
    Second, to stick it to Payton who seems to like to run the score on us when he can.
    Third, with our secondary being so depleted and working with second and third level talent, we may need to win a shootout. Unless, of course, Jameis becomes gracious to his old team (who gave him more than ample chances to succeed) and coughs up some picks. Just for old times sake!

  56. Mike C Says:

    Doctor Stroud, 55 is a man of god, he believes magic is real, so yeah, he is picking the game based on mojo.

  57. Swampbuc Says:

    What would that scrub Derrick Brooks know about football anyway?

  58. Bobby M. Says:

    Dink and dunk won’t beat us… will keep things close initially, maybe 17-10 at halftime but odds are we’ll keep scoring and eventually Winston will have to open things up. That’s when the wheels start wobbling.

  59. Man Child Says:

    Mr. Derrick Brooks, I respectfully disagree with your analysis.

  60. orlbucfan Says:

    Lavonte David is just as good as Brooks was. And Lee Roy Selmon (RIP) was a HOFamer and class act OFF the field, too. I don’t like or trust Payton. The DBs and Sherman will be a focus for me. I would NOT bet points on this one. That said, I would love to see the Bucs beat the merde out of this bunch. And on Halloween in HooDoo City, too. Go Bucs!!