“Best Game;” Different Diet For Rams

January 18th, 2022

Jamel Dean

Joe’s instant reaction to the Bucs-Eagles final score included a hearty nod to the 94th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jamel Dean was outstanding, shedding blocks like an animal and looking fast and aggressive. He finished with a season-high seven tackles, played every snap and impressed everyone paying attention, including his head coach.

“That was probably Jamel Dean’s best game as a Buc,” Bucco Bruce Arians said.

Dean started every playoff game last season, and it’s worth nothing that he barely played when the Bucs last played the Rams in Week 3. He left the game with a knee injury after just a dozen snaps.

Bucs fans with good recall will remember Tampa Bay was already down Sean Murphy-Bunting on that day, and the loss of Dean was crippling. The Rams didn’t score until the second quarter, after Dean left the game.

Joe considers Dean to be a huge X-factor on Sunday. If Murphy-Bunting can make it back from his hamstring issue, then the Rams won’t see a steady diet of Dee Delaney and Ross Cockrell like they did in September.

25 Responses to ““Best Game;” Different Diet For Rams”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    We are going to need him to play his best game, ever.
    The Rams have 2 game changing receivers, Cooper Cupp and Odell Beckham.

  2. gbobucsfan Says:

    Going to be a tough gritty game.

  3. brooks Says:

    it’s simple we don’t like them. they don’t like us.

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I totally respect Jamel Dean’s talent. My obvious question is about his durability.

    He spent some time at Ohio State on the disabled list. He’s had an history of injuries. I like him, do not blame him, just have trouble not trusting his talent or ability but his AVAILIBILITY. Even Sunday I held my breath. He’s not just game to game he’s play to play.

    Please come back SMB.

  5. LVMYBUCS Says:

    It must be me because I still don’t like Deans playing skills. If it wasn’t for Edwards red zone int Eagles score a touchdown because Dean can’t stay on his feet. I didn’t see anything out of this guy that warranted any attributes in my opinion oooo accept that he played a full game for once.

  6. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Good win Bucs keep it going.

  7. JA Says:

    Yes, Dean is coming around.
    Good news for the Bucs and their fans.
    Meanwhile …
    Rams:Stafford—pocket passer.
    Bucs: Brady—obvious.
    Green Bay: Rogers—pocket passer.
    San Fran: Garoppolo—pocket passer.
    Kansas City: Mahomes—pocket passer who will run when he needs to …
    Tennessee: Tannehill—pocket passer.
    Cincinnati: Burrow—pocket passer.
    Buffalo: Allen—a good passer, but his offense is built around designed running plays for the quarterback. My guess he won’t be long for the NFL if he keeps running straight up and taking on defenses like a running back. See Cam Newton.

    Yeah, Dean will have his hands full, but at least he won’t have to spy a quarterback in this year’s playoffs.
    In a league where many sportswriters declared the pocket passer dead, these “in the know” scribes and radio jocks should seek employment in another profession. I hear they’re seeking announcers for next year’s hot dog eating contests. Then again, one would need to learn to count.

  8. KingLDavid54 Says:

    Dean delivered a number of LVD54-style “crunches” on Sunday, and I loved to hear those pads click, it’s music to ears of every Bucs fan!

  9. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    We will have our hands full with the Rams D. Hope Oline is ready to protect TB12 at all costs. Keep TB12 upright & we win…

  10. Buc4evr Says:

    JA, while Stanford is a pocket passer, he does roll out a lot giving him time to find an open receiver. I think we are going to need to put someone in to run him down when he gets outside of the pocket. We need more than a four man rush to contain him. Bowles has to takes chances and bring extreme pressure. Stanford needs to be hit on every play and hit hard.

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    It may not mean much but I’m glad we’re up against Stafford, and not Josh Allen. He may not last long in the NFL, but he’s healthy now and quick. Somehow, it’s ironically appropriate that this game will be decided by the play of the defenses.

  12. Bird Says:

    It was best game as buc. Or maybe pick 6 game against karen last year-

    We need same performance this week as rams have legit chance to win the whole thing

  13. Joshua porter Says:

    If the Gravediggers can step up there game against the rams the bucs can win this game . Not to mention gronk owes the rams for the rib shot last game. Gronk is going to be huge in this game

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our defense will have to play very well for us to win this game…..Their defense is very physical & we have problems with those type defenses….

  15. Don’t make scene 35 Says:

    I told y’all more than a few times
    This Buc Defense is finding its mojo again!
    Nobody runs on the Bucs !
    Keep Rams one dimensional we’ll be aight

  16. Ed Says:

    Dean looked All Pro on Sunday. Most physical I’ve ever seen him play.

  17. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    LuvMyBucs right on Dean is ok, you can double move him to death, edwards saved him on a SURE td to #6 for the eagles. Dean takes ridiculous risks and usally loses all of the them, but he is better than cockrell or the other walmart stock dudes the bucs have been rolling out there. The ERASER whitehead and playmakers of Winfield and Edwards help out the entire defense, now just need Suh to have a big game and help out up front and have 45 play like he should every game

  18. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I wonder how much we put all three safeties on the field together this week. All three of them are playmakers.

  19. Nano107 Says:

    Ohio State??? He went to Auburn

  20. David Says:

    Dean was outstanding. So was Davis. They are going to have to keep it up, help the pass rush pressure Stafford… He will commit turnovers. DAVIS!!!!! Hang onto those INT‘s

  21. Brandon Says:

    Interesting stat that the Dean haters don’t want to know… yes, they’re out there, all over Facebook in the Buccaneer groups… Dean, according to profootballreference in their advanced defensive stats line, has held opposing QBs to a rating of 50 when throwing into his area. Completion percentage is something like 47.6%… the dude is excellent.

  22. BillyBucco Says:

    Maybe that will help with Dean, Winfield, Whitehead and Edwards all being huge contributors.

    Problem last game I just looked was we only got 1 sack so our pass rush has to get home. I like Bowles timely blitzes last game.

    Brady lead our rushing attack which had to be the 1st in his career.
    We had 13 carries for like 35 yds.

    AND Fournette played.

  23. Another J Says:

    Double team Kupp, and Keep Carlton Davis on OBJ watch.
    The Rams are beatable, and We’re the right team to do it.

  24. Ra'Shad Says:

    St pete fan,

    I’d say the combination that was out there Sunday was balling. Dean, Davis on the outside, mixture of Winfield Jr and Edwards in the slot. I believe I saw Edwards as an ILB once or twice. I like SMB but I like what I saw Sunday even better.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    @LUV he did fall down on that play, but otherwise had a pretty outstanding game. He made a number of important tackles in the run game / “run game” (jets, sweeps, etc.) too.