“I Felt Like We Was Getting Our Swag Back”

January 16th, 2022

After last Sunday’s season finale, Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White put out a public call for energy.

It seems there was a reason.

Cornerback Jamel Dean spoke after today’s throttling of the Eagles and mentioned that the Bucs had been missing energy on defense that came back today.

Where had it gone?

Joe doesn’t care, but it sure returned in a big way. “It felt like we was getting our swag back,” Dean told media via Zoom.

Perhaps it was Lavonte David coming back from his Lisfranc sprain. David didn’t produce much on the field, but he certainly is a driving, calming and unifying force. Dean said it was like having your “big brother” back to bring order to the family.

On the energy front, Joe was most jacked up about the return of Shaq Barrett.

In addition to the athletic interception that was every bit as good as what Jalen Ramsey pulled off last Sunday for the Rams, Shaq was moving well all day. The Bucs will so desperately need him against the better passers ahead in the playoffs.

23 Responses to ““I Felt Like We Was Getting Our Swag Back””

  1. Tye Says:

    LoL… I just saw that pic of Winston in a Eagles jersey..
    Notice every jersey he wears, that team either never makes the playoffs or they lose early in the playoffs…. (Saints since he has been there!) LoL

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our D played great….but by my count we missed a minimum of 5 interceptions.

    But, I’ll take that performance any day.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Very happy David was back, but pretty clear he wasn’t close to 100%, looked sluggish, in particular as the game went along. Still, David at 60% is better than Minter at 100%.

    But this is the first time since the 1st quarter of the 1st game that you’ve had the entire starting defense on the field at the same time. That’s a huge deal, probably where a lot of the energy came from.

  4. Tye Says:

    Bucs played great today… Injuries are starting to threaten there run… Good to see the defense step up today!

  5. Buddha Says:

    Murphy-Bunting didn’t play. So now, the entire starting defense was not out there.

  6. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I dread playing the rams. Bucs haven’t figured them out. They play physical against them. Defense would need to play very well in matchup like that.

  7. DG060 Says:

    Rod that’s just amazing. Big W. Everybody stepped up.

  8. SB~LV Says:

    Perhaps the players don’t play like that until the post season.
    Some real hitting going on today, kinda the way the NFL was played until recent years.
    I don’t blame them 17 games beating the crap out of each other just to get to the real games.

  9. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Enjoy and relax, that wasn’t exactly the Packers today.

  10. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Shaq for sure looked hobbled!! He should have had 2 sacks but he was obviously limping … And I think the player of the game was mine Evans on offense and Dean on defense!! Dean was EVERYWHERE!!!

  11. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Uh Munch…..SMB wasn’t active today. Tell Mommy to wake you up to watch the whole game next time.
    Guzman, don’t worry about the Rams. Their QB is Matt Stafford. But, I will say I would rather play the Cardinals.
    I am liking this Cowboys-49ers game as well. I think the 49ers might have a shot in Green Bay next week.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Francisco – that’s why we should all be rooting on the Cardinals.

    If they don’t, the one positive is that the Rams do seem out of sync, with Stafford throwing a lot of picks and their defense getting beaten up by everyone.

    But hopefully the 49ers can keep their lead, because out of everyone, except for Tampa, I think the 49ers have the best chance of beating the Packers in GB, and if they did that, and the Bucs win, then at least the Bucs get another home game.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Alvin Scissors – how did I miss that? Oh well, they still looked great today.

  14. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Played physical and fast football for 3/4 of the game. When we bring it we are hard to move the ball on!

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    I was expecting Lavonte to be a big influence against the number one rush offense, but they didn’t run the ball. They were getting swallowed up when they did at first, but I thought it was very strange.

  16. Miller5252 Says:

    How long has it been since Tampa had their starting 11 on the field? Still down SMB and they looked pretty dang good!! Hurts can’t throw the ball very good, so we’ll need SMB, but can’t wait to see their swag when all 11 are healthy and playing together

  17. Chris K Says:

    D.White is healthy again and it showed! His playoff performances since last season has been outstanding! The fact a donkey or two on here even questioned how good he is was pretty laughable…

  18. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Munch, that’s ok. And I’m not going to ask you to put your head in a meat grinder either.

  19. FrankPillow Says:

    Arguably the best game 35 has played as a Buccaneer. He was very physical and mentally acute. Swagger on!

  20. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Dallas getting embarrassed. Nice to see NFC North out of the playoffs in the 1st round. They got the worst fans

  21. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Rewatching the int by 49rs really stings because we got guys who missed 4-5 ints today that were right in their hands.

  22. captivajim Says:

    No question ; they ARE getting their Swag back……

  23. Michael Scott Says:

    I would love to see my Bucs go to the Super Bowl
    And wear the original Orange & White uniforms
    Plus have Via wear #63 in honor of Mr. Leroy Selman