Hall Of Fame Julio

September 12th, 2022

Somebody please explain to Joe how the Bucs will lose more than a few games this season with two Hall of Fame receivers, the greatest quarterback in history and a punishing running back alongside a balanced and ferocious defense?

Joe will answer the damn question. Injuries are really the only thing that will derail the Bucs, as they did last season.

Last night, the Dallas offense choked on a face full of red jerseys and the Bucs ran the ball down the Cowboys’ throat, which included two I’m-in-my-prime runs from Julio Jones for 17 yards.

Julio also showed his legendary deep-threat self with a diving grab for 48 yards and two more catches underneath. He looked like the Hall of Fame Julio of his Falcons days.

Mike Evans and Julio combined for more receiving yards than Dak Prescott had passing! Savor that thought for a minute.

After the game, Tom Brady lamented a bad red zone throw he had to Julio in the first half. They were a little out of sync in general, and that makes Joe even more excited for what the future holds.

“As long as nearly everyone stays healthy,” Joe’s going to be typing that all season.

47 Responses to “Hall Of Fame Julio”

  1. MonkeyMan Says:

    I typically hate Mondays. But today, damn do I have a little pep in my step!!

    Enjoy that sweet taste of victory today fellas!!

  2. Pancake block Says:

    Those Benn’d arounds looked smooth

  3. CB Says:


    I am just hoping our O-Line holds up for 16 more games, Godwin stays healthy, and our D plays consistent much like they did last night. The most important out of all this is to ensure the GOAT is protected. With Smith going out last night along with most of our o-line impacted, I just hope and pray we adjust as necessary for the more stout defenses we will face this season. I have faith but if Brady isn’t protected then your argument above is a moot point.

  4. spicoli Says:

    Julio looked young last night. He must be hungry to make up for his disappointing run with the Titans.

    Have you heard anything on Godwin?

  5. BucsBro Says:

    Anyone missing Suh or JPP today?

    That defense was dominant.

  6. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Offensive line doesn’t hold up we gonna be in trouble. Hopefully it will.

  7. TheShaz Says:

    How can we lose?

    Injury Bug has ruined more good teams with amazing talent than anything else.

    Complacency is another danger to look out for.

    I was happy to see Brady chewing the O-line out and fussing up during the post game interview that he made mistakes as well.

    It’s only week 1. Next week will be a tougher test.

  8. George Says:

    The team looked very good last night .

    The offensive line held up for the most part. If they can continue to be serviceable enough for The Bucs to run plays it’s going to be a very good year

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Haven’t seen mention yet of that sick catch by Evans for a TD. I’m sure that will make the highlight reels.

  10. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Some horrible play calling by Leftwich combined with a suspect run defense will do that to a bucs team real quick. Ask Byron if he knows what a screen play is

  11. DG060 Says:

    Joe I am a happy camper today BUT I’m concerned about Donavon Smith and Chris G. Please keep us posted on the severity of their injuries.
    Bucs win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. DG060 Says:

    Did Russel Gage play last night?

  13. D-Rome Says:

    Those Benn’d arounds looked smooth

    LOL, it appears that you and I have been visiting this site for at least 12 years. I thought the exact same thing during the game.

    As for the Bucs I thought they were awesome and as Joe mentioned it in another article their physicality was just overwhelming for the Cowboys. As a bonus they played right up to that proverbial line in terms of physicality without drawing too many (if any?) penalties. I remember a couple of false starts, that’s it.

    Looks like the rookie TEs were out there making a difference as well.

  14. Razor Ramone Says:

    Stellar assessment, George. Your 6 week long claims of the Bucs total destruction at Dallas were Bromosa burps.

  15. Goatfarmer Says:

    Cleanliness is next to Toddliness.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    Over on GFM they were talking about all the Cowboy penalties and injuries by the end of the game. But they still don’t get all those penalties were because of the relentless pressure the D linemen and LB’s were putting on, in the pass rush. Injuries can’t explain the total blanketing that the D backs put on, but for one or two plays. And Winfield looked like a Pro Bowl player. Wow.

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Agree 100% Joe. BTW am I the only one here who thought of all the goobers here who over the years have continually blasted Donavan?

    Wells was facing one of the quickest best defenders in the league but that was such a mismatch. Donavan IS a very good LT! I just hope he heals quickly.

    And while we’re talking about stupid takes can we finally let up on the BL is stupid takes. I thought he called a good game last night and the team is clearly on the right track.

  18. Buccobill99 Says:

    Ok georgie boy not what youve been claiming at all happened

  19. Buc50 Says:

    Julio looks a little shaken after that long catch so I’ll withhold judgement on the season.

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    Buc50 – Julio landed on the ball which hurts for a minute. He came a few inches from another spectacular grab towards the left pilon and wouldn’t have been able to run the route if he was hurt. He impressed me way more than I expected.

  21. Steve M. Says:

    Very happy the Bucs won ! Still too many straight ahead runs and like someone else said, where are the screens ?

  22. VATom Says:

    Screens? Too many straight ahead runs? Just look at the box score. How were the rushing yds? Why pull out screens when the game plan is working? Yeah, I was disappointed with the red zone production…it”s early, things to build on and work on.

  23. teacherman777 Says:

    Julio is a Buc!


    I cant wait for Marpet and Gronk to come back in week 8.

    Go Bucs!

  24. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Key to winning a battle of attrition is having experienced reserves to replace those injured(Russians are finding that out). Signing Tretter who is one of the absolute best to bolster depth would be smart. NFL blackball of a player only works if you let it work-sign Tretter.

  25. Gofortheface30 Says:

    The most relieving news I’ve seen in a very long time came across my feed. I’m sure Joe will post about it in t-minus 5 minutes 😀

  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    “Passing league”?! Tell that to Lenny.

  27. Jack Sparrow Says:

    ANytime the BUCS win is a good game. OL played well protectig Brady and creating some holes for the run game. Cowboys have a very tough defense and for the Bucs to move the ball even for a field goal is a promising sign. Our defense showed up but we know COwboys offense has some missing prime time players. LEarn from the mistakes and on to the SAints.

  28. Steven007 Says:

    George, after so much doom and gloom I’m glad to hear you point out the obvious. The day I trust some random posters over the brain trust and GM and coaches, not to mention Brady himself, will be the day I truck in fantasy. I prefer reality.

  29. Steven007 Says:

    That said we truly can’t afford any more injuries to the O-Line without considering reinforcements. Hopefully Donnie’s injury isn’t significant. With Wells replacing him we will have to chip guys all year.

  30. Duane Says:

    Expect more Lenny early and often. If you double team receivers, you are not stacking the box against the run. I dont think the playcalling was off. I think Brady was. 11 day vacation? Too late in the evenning for a 45 yo? I anticipate the execution to be better. He did a really good job of identifying where Parsons was, and throwing it to the flat on the other side of the field. This is the type of performance you expect from a contender. Exert every advantage you have over another team and suck the life out the game through time of possession. Kinda what TB12 has done for 23 years.

  31. Marine Buc Says:

    Great game. Glad to see us finally get the run game going.

    Goedeke and Hainsey both played well. Outside of one false start Goedeke was ok.

    I’m a little worries about Godwin and Smith injuries though…

    Go Bucs!

  32. Bucschamp Says:

    Bucs receiving corps

    W1- Evans
    W2- Godwin
    W3- julio
    W4- Gage

    Gage can be W1 in another team and here he’s w4

  33. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Steven – Donovan’s x rays came back negative, he may be able to play against New Orleans

  34. geno711 Says:

    Stuff from Next Gen stats:

    Parsons generated all three of his first half pressures from the right edge. Parsons played his first 10 snaps at left edge (0 QB pressures against RT Tristan Wirfs), before moving to the right side on 11 of his last 12 plays.

    Carlton Davis allowed just 2 receptions for 25 yards on 9 targets as nearest defender.

    Evans: 20th TD on a go/fade route since 2018, eight more than any other. player

  35. rsjcheapseats Says:

    The best way to protect Brady is a running game.
    The Cowboys were middle of the pack in the NFL against the run last year – the fact we ran for over 150 yards is a very good sign.

    If you think we called to many running plans last night you don’t know cr%p about football.

  36. D-Rome Says:

    Wells was facing one of the quickest best defenders in the league but that was such a mismatch. Donavan IS a very good LT! I just hope he heals quickly.

    stpetebucsfan, I have always defended Donovan Smith’s play over the years. There absolutely was a drop off once Smith was taken out for his injury and the Bucs will really struggle if he’s out of any length of time. He’s good. Not the best but certainly not the worst like some of the knuckle dragging mouth breathers will have you believe.

  37. #8 Says:

    Man injuries…
    I have an idea. Need a big hunk of beef to clog up the lanes? A big hunk of beef that supposedly cannot move well no mo…
    Suh for O-Line!!! (sarcasm font)
    Tons to be excited about. A few items to worry on.
    Feel far better than last year at this time. We gots a pass rush fellas!
    O will get better as year goes.

  38. Oxycondoms Says:

    Julio looks injured after each play

  39. Lord Cornelius Says:

    The defense looked amazing. Better red zone execution and we win that game by 30+ points easy


  40. Lakeland Steve Says:

    I know we kept the tight ends in to block a lot but I know on a couple of those blitzes Brady missed having Gronk there to dump the ball off to. Hopefully he can develop that kind of chemistry with Otten or maybe even one of the slot receivers.

  41. Lakeland Steve Says:

    By the way is Kyle Rudolph injured or something. Him being inactive really tells me this guy may be done or at least unlikely to be able to contribute in the Bucs style of offense.

  42. Steven007 Says:

    Face 30, thanks, hadn’t seen that yet.

  43. Jeff Says:

    The Bucs o-line challenges are not trivial at all. Got to get Smith back

  44. adam from ny Says:

    tom & julio — looked like they’re down by the schoolyard…

    in jerry’s house 😉

  45. Goatfarmer Says:

    Rudolph is washed. I believe he will be released. The youngsters showed very well last night and Brate is blocking better, even. The TE on the practice squad is better than Rudolph.

  46. T REX Says:

    I was completely wrong about Julio

    Gimmie that crow

  47. stpetebucsfan Says:

    The offense DID leave points on the field. It WAS the first game of the season after a preseason where TB played what…a single series or was it two.

    As TB said in the post game the Bucs have some things to “clean up” on offense.
    Cleaning up is not like the position of the ‘Boys” who have to go back to square one.