“No One Really Made It Like A Bigger Deal Than It Was”

December 30th, 2021

So what happened inside the walls of One Buc Palace to spark the offense’s revival against a good Panthers defense?

Who threw a chair? Who got cursed out for wilting to the Slimy Saints?

Nothing like that happened, says tight end Cameron Brate.

Brate painted a picture yesterday of a team that knew it sucked and coaches that soaked it in and kept a business-as-usual attitude — except when it came to the running game.

Sporting a big grin, Brate said everyone at One Buc Palace knew the offense wasn’t broken and it would still ring up the scoreboard in a big way. “Minor details” were a focus last week, he said, with a major emphasis on the running game route precision.

“No one really made it like a bigger deal that it was or anything like that. It wasn’t like coaches were chewing us out at practice,” Brate added.

For the past two seasons, Joe is consistently impressed by how Bucco Bruce Arians handles the psyche of his team. And Joe always wonders how much Arians consults with Tom Brady on matters of the head.

11 Responses to ““No One Really Made It Like A Bigger Deal Than It Was””

  1. Cobraboy Says:

    I just read on the NFL site the following were placed on reserve/COVID-19 list on 12/29: Dean, Evans, SMB & Perriman.

    I thought Perriman was taken off the list.

    Exactly what is their status?

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘And Joe always wonders how much Arians consults with Tom Brady on matters of the head.’

    Often wondered the exact same thing Joe. Great coaches who have great QBs seem to be an extension of each other. I’d imagine that superb coach-QB relationships (like Payton-Brees, Reed-Mahomes, and yes Belicheck-Brady in years past) all pretty much work the same way, with the QB being an extension of the coach on the field especially, but not exclusively. Still like the term ‘Field General’ although with QBs like Brady, Brees, etc I’m sure it’s much more than that.

  3. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    They didn’t make a bigger deal of it probably because new Orleans Isn’t on the schedule, anymore. I hope we get another shot at them.

    It was very comforting to see the dolphins put up 20 points on the defense that shut us out only one week earlier! I felt very proud as a Buccaneers fan.

  4. ModHairKen Says:

    This team is 11-4, including losses on the road. The team has performed spectacularly on Offense at times, clicking so well that it made me think it was one of the best ever.

    At times, it has not. Imagine how hard it is trying to get 11 guys all motivated and prepared at the same time, through injuries, personal problems, and across a wide range of personalities, experiences and ages.

    When you consider that, it is pretty remarkable that this team is 11-4.

    With a little improvement in injuries, this team has a chance to reach NFL immortality.

    Get well, men. It’s about time to rock.

  5. SlyPirate Says:

    5 Steps to Super Bowl #2:
    1. Get healthy.
    2. Beat Philly/49ers.
    3. Beat Cowboys.
    4. Beat Packers.
    5. Beat Buffalo.

    It doesn’t seem that complicated.

  6. captivajim Says:

    Too bad they didn’t ” fine tune it” before slimys game; but maybe BL just figured “we’ll just keep throwing it “–was a good game plan.

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Zero points at home was an atrocity. Inexcusable. Boron’s Leftwurst showed his head up his hind end. Abominable.

  8. Ash Says:

    There was no secret with the saints game almost all the offense starters got injured Godwin was especially hard to have happen during the game he is such an important piece to the way the offense runs and there wasn’t enough time or talent to adjust. With the Panters game ab came back which was huge and the Panthers dline didn’t pressure Brady hardly at all and Brady with time and ab equals win almost everytime

  9. unbelievable Says:

    ^ Bullchit.

    The problem was it was a poor defensive game plan to begin with. The run game was an after thought, which is ridiculous since the Saints pass defense is their stregnth.

    And even more so when you consider that every time we’ve played the Saints the last 2 seasons, our offense has sputtered early on, we’ve been down early, and it’s forced us to become one dimensional.

    So those early 3-and-outs / 20 yard drives that end with a punt / turnovers were killer, and those were before all the injuries. And a big part of that was poor game planning.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    *poor OFFENSIVE game plan

  11. Formally Tampa 2 Says:

    Unbelievable… I suppose Godwin injury was poor game plan instead of being targeted. And Lenny was at fault for the helicopter ride. And Mike Evans just faked his injury too. It is awful funny how our Top players were injured by a divisional team that has been guilty of paying bounties to their players to injure players of opponents. And ironically, The Saints have sucked all year, and got beat pretty bad by a mediocre Miami team the very next week. Our Top players were targeted by the saints. Is was not poor planning, it was not accidental, and it was certainly not that the saints are a better team.