“Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?”

October 28th, 2021

Big day or not come Sunday?

So the slimy Saints have a bit of a dilemma facing the Bucs this Sunday.

The Saints are a run-oriented team. The Bucs, generally, don’t let teams run on them. The Bucs, with a terribly beat-up cornerback rotation, could be down their top five corners. So do the Saints trust Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, to throw long to those subpar receivers?

Joe kind of thinks the Saints will.

Speaking on “The Ringer Gambling Show” breaking down the Bucs-Saints game, Ben Solak thinks an offense, any offense, is doomed if they try to jam the ball down the Bucs’ throats.

“You could have five All-Pro offensive linemen and an All-Pro back and I would still tell you not to run against the Bucs,” Solak said. “Even if you are [running] well and the Bears were doing it well, is the juice worth the squeeze?

“Are you getting enough [on first down] to be comfortable to run it against on second down? And then able to run it on third and feel confident? Probably not.”

Solak said he believes Jameis may be having his best season as a pro, despite being turned into a game manager.

“[The Saints] are still able to find ways to get the ball downfield without the usual Jameis nonsense,” Solak added.

Solak guesses what the slimy Saints will try to do, since Jameis’ receivers are mostly untrustworthy, is the same thing the slimy Saints did to the Seahawks and attack the Bucs with short passes.

He noted it would be very difficult for him not to go after the beat-up Bucs corners.

22 Responses to ““Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?””

  1. SB~LV Says:

    Anyone of our DB’s can catch Jameis’s errant throws, all the defense has to do is put enough pressure on him to make him “think”…
    That and our defense needs to pound Kamarh harder than he pounds us

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I don’t know if my nerves can handle this game. I can’t stand the Saints and it has nothing to do with their QB. It’s been a long term hate.

  3. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Bucs gotta score and take them out of that short game.

  4. SteveK Says:

    This is a huge game, can’t wait and I am certain the team is fired up, focused, and ready to get some hands on some balls on D. Go Bucs!

    I believe our defense is going to come out with their hair lit on fire trying to compete against a divisional opponent whom has won the last 4 division titles, and hosts our former QB as their starter.

    I bet all of our secondary is going to challenge themselves like they did against the Saints in the playoffs last year. Go Bucs!

  5. B-Bro Says:

    I’m hoping to see a lot of canoe paddling 😉

  6. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Aren’t the saints getting back michael thomas for this game?

  7. Beeej Says:

    Last I saw, he hadn’t practiced yet

  8. Robert Says:

    I think the saints DO run the ball and try to keep it out of TB’s hands. That’s why we must get up by 2 scores to make JW start slinging it. AW will have a big game…and those UPS corners held their own last week…although it was a horrible QB. Let them get practice with another one.

  9. ModHairKen Says:

    SB, “errant throws”. Spot on and hilarious at the same time.

  10. Dking Says:

    America’s turnover machine, pro bowl alternate, expletive shouting, crab legs stealing, Uber driver groping…

  11. Going for ✌️In a row Says:

    White and David will have a big game.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dedicate White and LVD to Kamara & Jameis…….like stink on $hit…….switch them off now & then…….stay with it…..bring the corners up and keep the safeties back……force Jameis to throw……take Kamara out out of the game.

  13. Reddington Neck Shores Says:

    I think jameis owes us fans a pick-6 to start the game. It’s the jameis way

  14. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    the Saint’s game plan for the Bucs is exactly what they showed vs Seattle. LOTS of screen passes to Kamara. And it worked against Seattle, but the Saints only scored 13pts. It will take more than that to beat the Bucs.

    Bucs need to double Kamara anytime he leaves the backfield. Kamara is the Saints only weapon.

    Jameis is NOT good in emotional games; gets WAY too overhyped. Once the Bucs get a decent lead, JW will be throwing the ball to the Bucs.

  15. Rob in Land O' Lakes Says:

    “I’m hoping to see a lot of canoe paddling 😉”

    While that is awful, it is also hysterically funny. The biggest meltdown our group ever caused a Saints fan at Ray Jay was when we ask whether he used the FEMA money for season tickets and if so, was his canoe double parked when he went to the Superdome?

    Yeah, that didn’t sit well with Bobby Boucher.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    @Suffering I feel exactly the same way.
    I can’t stand Sean Payton.
    He is so arrogant smacking on that gum of his.

    I hope he spends the whole game screaming at the refs like he does because that will mean we are smashing them.

    The past few games during the regular season we have been unable to get to the QB frequently enough but Jameis holds the ball longer than Brees.

    Their O Line rivals ours.
    Hopefully Vita plows a hurt Peat and blows up Jameis.

  17. Craig Says:

    If we have LVD back, we can contain Kamara with little trouble. Have the ILBs stay home and spy him, one on each side.

    The OLB play outside contain. With Vea coming up the middle Jameis will run right into the arms of JPP and Shaq.

    Keep the safeties high and let the other DBs pretend they can play zone, by shifting after Jameis is set to call for the snap. He’ll confuse himself and do something he regrets.

  18. SlyPirate Says:

    Sean Payton has a long running HATRED FOR THE BUCS.

    He will have a special game plan with trick plays to win this game.

    The team that played the Seahawks will not be the team that plays on Sunday.

  19. Jody Says:

    Jameis is going to throw 5 picks at least. Gauranteed!

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    Getting Mark Ingram back in the fold will probably change the New Orleans’ attack BIG-TIME. Ingram & Kamara were Saints together in 2017 & 2018, with 2017 being their monster year together.

    o Ingram: Rushing – 230 rushes for 1124 yds (4.9 YPR); 12 TDs; Receiving – 58 catches on 71 targets (81.7%) for 416 yds.

    o Kamara: Rushing – 120 rushes for 728 yds (6.1 YPR); 8 TDs; Receiving – 81 catches on 100 targets (81.0%) for 826 yds, 5 TDs.

    Together, Ingram & Kamara accounted for 1,852 of the Saints 2,070 rushing yds representing almost 80% of the Saints’ rushes. They also had 1,242 of the Saints’ 4,189 passing yards and were targeted on over one-third of the pass plays. Got a hunch we’ll be seeing a LOT of that now that Ingram’s back in town.

  21. Buc4evr Says:

    Yep, contain the outside, double team Kamara and blitz Jameis on every play. Need to keep in our lanes in the middle as Jameis will run. I expect Jameis to go deep a few times with the hope of drawing a PI, but see most passes as screens or 10-15 yard come back routes in the middle. Now that they re-signed Ingram, I wouldn’t be surprised to see both RBs in the backfield to confuse the Bucs. The D also better be aware of every trick play in the book. Payton is going to do everything to get an advantage, but the answer is to score often and keep the pedal to the metal in the second half.

  22. gp Says:

    @Defense Rules
    Got a hunch we’ll be seeing a LOT of that now that Ingram’s back in town.
    I got a hunch you just identified where we will get our “pick six” from!