Gutsy Finish From Russell Gage

September 25th, 2022

Even after looking like he tweaked his hamstring against the Packers today and never quite looking right all game, newcomer Bucs receiver Russell Gage manned up with a late touchdown and finished with encouraging numbers.

Gage wasn’t signed to be a deep threat and he never was supposed to be the Bucs’ No. 1 receiver. But he was the latter by default against the Packers.

Gage finished with 12 catches for 87 yards on 13 targets. Yeah, he had a miserable and costly fumble early in the third quarter in Green Bay territory, but Joe is pleased that Gage didn’t crumble. He caught five passes on the final drive including that touchdown with seconds remaining.

Joe had been waiting for Gage to do something this season. He finally did today. It just wasn’t good enough.

Regardless, Joe expects Gage’s performance today will go a long way toward building chemistry and trust with Tom Brady.

28 Responses to “Gutsy Finish From Russell Gage”

  1. firethecannons Says:

    he is not a first string wideout so he was good, no good reason julio sat the bench why is godwin still out?

  2. FiRELEFTBI*CH Says:

    Great fumble Gage!
    Great fumble Perrriman!
    Great penalties O-line!
    Great play calling Leftbi*ch!
    Great game Sissy Miller, you’ve solidified yourself as the least worthy player on the Bucs.

    The most infuriating game ever. Arians need to take over as the OC, like now

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Besides the fumble, Gage was fantastic. I think that’s a positive to take out of this game

  4. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Ask yourself what has changed from previous years when we use to scored tds. Answer: stupid head coach

  5. Upstate NY Buc Says:

    Off subject, guess Gronk attend game. I give it couple more weeks of this inept offense he’ll be back,please…

  6. Kody Says:

    Sure, except for his fumble which probably cost us the game. Gage, Miller and Perriman had a HUGE opportunity to shine today, and, we’ll, you saw what happened.

    PRAY once we get Godwin, Evans and JJ back they can stay healthy! We need them all. GOTTA beat KC next week! HAVE to do it!

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Gage is a fine player. Those disrespecting him may STFU now.

  8. Redeemer Says:

    Stats are for losers. 7.25 YPC. He got the ball so much because Brady literally had nobody else to throw to. Oh yeah, he’s hurt too.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Gage is and will be fine…..that was a very good TD catch…..

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    Lets just come out and say it. As much as Mike Evans suspension may have pumped life into the offense last game…… may of cost us this game.

  11. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Scotty Miller should be cut tomorrow..undersized and does absolutely nothing

  12. Bucschamp Says:

    He’s gonna be fine. Perrimans fumble was a momentum killer. We could have scored before halftime

  13. Beeej Says:

    Scotty Miller is nearly same size as Cheetah Hill

  14. unbelievable Says:


    Bowles hasn’t changed offensive schemes. Byron still calls the plays.

    The difference you’re seeing now is the answer to the question: What can Leftwich do as an offensive coordinator when he doesn’t have an all-pro or pro-bowler at 9 out of 11 positions on the field.

    The answer: not much.

  15. unbelievable Says:

    @Beej – except Hill can play through contact, and Scotty can’t.

    And Hill knows how to get open. Wide arse open. Scotty only seems capable of doing that when a defender forgets about him.

  16. Tbbucs3 Says:


    The only difference is Tyreek is good at football, Scotty is not

  17. Jack Burton Mercer Says:


  18. adam from ny Says:

    aren’t ME, CG and JJ coming back next week…?

    it’s time to start slinging it like mofos…

    no risk it no biscuit style!

  19. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    It’s so ridiculous how lousy our WR are we literally couldn’t push the ball 10 yards down the field then we’re doing stupid college football reverse plays so dumb

  20. adam from ny Says:

    the bulk of the balls thrown to scotty are ALL INCOMPLETIONS…

    he’s just not cutting it, for whatever reason…

    he always looks all loosie goosie….with his arms and legs kinda flailing around on plays…he’s a weird receiver…i don’t even know how else to describe it…

    why are his arm and legs always flailing round?

    he looks sorta awkward out there as opposed to fluid most of the time

  21. adam from ny Says:

    gage played well, but he is not tough like godwin and if asked to do that every week, he would land on IR by midseason

  22. adam from ny Says:

    vaughn got zero carries, and lenny barely ran the ball…

    i foresaw 20 and 10 carries for those 2…

    the packers backs split carries with about a dozen a piece

  23. Hodad Says:

    Let Arains call the offense from the booth, and let BA take the credit. Win, win.

  24. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Bucsfan13 Says:
    “Besides the fumble, Gage was fantastic. I think that’s a positive to take out of this game.”

    Me, too. I’m surprised he was back in after tweaking his hammy.

    He was never supposed to line up as our #1, and today he did, and put up numbers. The fumble sucked, but it happens to the best of ’em.

  25. adam from ny Says:

    defenders are getting quite masterful at the punch the ball out tackle…it’s really quite impressive…

    and it’s really all a timing thing sometimes…not always a ball security issue…

    like science…

    if that arm or fist meets that ball at the right time or specific angle, as the offensive player is moving – even with ball held ultra tight – the big pop will jar it loose…it’s freakin’ science…enough trys and eventually you get one out – it’s math


  26. ArkansasBuc Says:

    Go sign Adam Humphries!!

  27. LakelandSteve Says:

    I think we all saw Scotty Miller getting manhandled by Green Bay defensive backs. It appears that he is a one trick pony and everyone that plays us knows what the one trick is. I hate to say it but maybe the time to say goodbye to him has come. Mike will be back next week and when Godwin is back maybe it’s time to move on from Scotty.

  28. D-Rok Says:

    Is Gage OK? Looked like he got up real slow after TD catch…had me wondering if his bell got rung.

    Gutsy performance by Gage minus the one fumble.

    Hard to imagine ANY team having much success on O without their top 3 WR’s, and until we get ME, CG, JJ, and RG playing as a unit, we probably won’t have success with back-ups at WR. Not to mention a completely new O-line vs last year’s line – and with all these new pieces, it will take time to gel. How much time? Who knows, but we will get better.