Huge Week For Julio Jones

November 1st, 2022

Caught in Joe’s optimism web is Julio Jones making it through Thursday night’s game and actually looking pretty good.

Yeah, Joe believes Julio’s overturned deep catch against Baltimore was a sad case of officials not appreciating how massive and strong his hands are.

Joe sees Byron Leftwich getting mocked for running Julio on a sweep from left to right that failed. There are tons of reasons to slam Leftwich, but that play isn’t one of them. The same play looked great and succeeded on opening night against the Cowboys.

Julio scored a touchdown late against Baltimore and gave up his body to get in the end zone. Joe thought that was a fantastic sign after playing nearly 40 snaps.

The “mini-bye” came at just the right time, Joe believes, assuming Julio didn’t have an injury flare up over the weekend. If he came out of the game ok, that means the Bucs will take on the Rams with a Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Julio as healthy as they’ve been all season and a little extra practice time to right the ship.

The season is on the line Sunday against the Rams. At the least the Bucs are going into it with what seems to be a very healthy offense by Week 9 standards.

Now they just have to find more intensity, playcall their way out of a paper bag, and Tom Brady has to be more precise in the end zone.

28 Responses to “Huge Week For Julio Jones”

  1. DBS Says:

    Cooper Kupp will play Sunday against the Buccaneers.. Great news for Bowles.

  2. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Let’s hope so, Joe. I think Brady has good chemistry with Julio. Truth be told, Julio has the highest football IQ out of all the receivers. He’s also the best route runner.

  3. Coburn Says:

    Don’t get my hopes up… Had a couple nice plays but looked like he got a bit banged up again. Only other play after that was him sitting near sideline and catching that throw brady made when being sacked

  4. Hodad Says:

    What are the odds Julio lasts through another game. He’s one end around away from I.R..

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Keep him out of practice and in a bubble until the game.

  6. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Send Julio back to the schoolyard.

  7. Panhandle Buc Says:

    That jet sweep to Jones was IDIOTIC! A guy plagued with injuries this year and his # is called over speedy Scotty or even elusive Godwin?? Get out of here! Julio has given us nothing to be optimistic about…sorry.

  8. The Big Sombrero Says:

    @ Panhandle Buc, love the comment however, has anyone given us anything to be optimistic about other then Succop?

  9. T REX Says:

    He did not look good at all.

    That was a horrible play call to an oft injured player.

    So it worked a few months ago…smdh.

    That same thinking is why it failed and the offense is trash.

  10. Browsing from DC via MA Says:

    It wasn’t the sweep play call that ppl questioned it was calling Julio’s number for it since he’s trying to get/stay healthy. He’s got the speed and brawn to make the play work (if the blockers did their jobs) but I’d rather see a pitch out to Ko or even Lenny because they could at least gain some + yards with power if the blocking stinks (and often it does).

    Scotty or Darden? Fast, sure but c’mon. A feather can knock them down. That’s a TFL waiting to happen.

  11. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Huge week for Julio – that’s funny Joe. We shall see.

  12. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Bucs will surely lose with toilet bowl butthole steering the ship,arrrrrggg

  13. Panhandle Buc Says:

    Big Sombrero – Maybe Wirfs other than Succop as you mentioned. That is telling on just how bad our coaching staff has been!

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Suckage will continue with Bmoron with the play calls.

  15. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Huge week for Julio 2 catches for 21 yards don’t make me laugh.

  16. Jeff Says:

    “Looked good” Dude looks slow and unimpressive. He might look good when compared to the Bucs other far overrated WR’s. He’s like Godwin right now. Broke down and missing a couple of steps. Godwin should heal, Jones should retire. And #13 is no HOFer. The bill of His stats are garbage time with Jameis.

  17. macajubav Says:

    Julio seemed to be limping after that silly a55 jet sweep BL had him run !

  18. Woodenman Says:

    Jeff what a moron!

  19. Lg55 Says:

    Compared to most other teams we are slow and show no ability to run misdirection plays because of lack of speed.
    Brady is overthrowing his receivers and shows no inclination to adjust.

  20. Robert Says:

    Julio Jones is the broken down player he’s been for the last 3 seasons. That’s not going to change.

  21. Purplepirate Says:

    Is it April Fool’s day?

  22. adam from ny Says:

    julio is living in a bubble down by the schoolyard…

    just uber him to the game a half hour before kickoff

  23. Thadeus Says:

    And where we need to the most helped hasn’t been addressed. O-line and defense.

  24. 02,20,2022 Says:

    we gonna win this division

  25. Steven L. Benner Says:

    Listen, the Bucs just lost their 2 easiest games of their season! Steelers & Panthers both 1-5!!!! SADD!!! We need better coaches! Hopefully, the Bucs can get things going soon….but l don’t see that happening against the Rams!

  26. Derrick Says:

    The problems are all around. The false narrative that the defense was number 1 in the nfl early in the season got in thier heads…they are awful on 3rd and long. Prob the worst in the nfl. They can’t cover anyone in the secondary and the only time they have success is when the opposing qb messes up. Hence the close game early on with the ravens. Lamar was missing throws on 3rd down and was just iverhwlemed with the moment. Then he started converting cuz all the passes he missed were wide open throughout the first half. The wr on the bucs offense do not get separation and the plays are too easy to defend. We don’t use players to thier skill set. This team is a mess right now rubbing or throwing the ball. Brady Is NOT turning the ball over and has missed a few plays but the drops on tds have been awful. Nfl teams can’t score every drive. Every play is earned and when you earn the play and get that moment it HAS to be capitalized on. Evans and Godwin are a massive reason why things are not happening. Godwin has ptsd going thru the middle and has lost 5 steps not just 1. It’s ALL MENTAL. These guys could turn it around this week and run thru the rest of the season and end around 11-6 or 10-7 easily. They just a HAVE TO WANT IT….

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  28. Derrick Says:

    Just made a long comment and was hoping it got accepted. How do comments get accepted? Do I have to be a media member?