“How Bad Do We Want It?”

December 3rd, 2022

Tom Brady’s ol’ pal Tyrann Mathieu, the Saints’ big-money safety, isn’t big on scheme when he faces the Buccaneers.

As Matthieu told the voice of NFL Network, Rich Eisen, on The Roku Channel yesterday, worrying about disguising coverages goes out the window when you play Brady.

For the Saints on Monday against the rival Bucs, it’ll be very much about “How bad do we want it?” Matthieu told Eisen. “It’s going to come down to man on man,” he added, and grinding out to the final whistle. Matthieu said preparing for Brady is more about getting your mind right and ready to not let up in any way.

As far as getting minds right, a huge question mark for Monday is Saints Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who often seems to live in the head of Mike Evans. He hasn’t played since Week 5 because of an abdominal injury but has had limited work in practice this week.

Joe almost would like to see Lattimore play. If his presence can help light a fire under the Bucs offense, then Joe is all for it.

Flash poll posted at 8:15 a.m.


28 Responses to ““How Bad Do We Want It?””

  1. Beej Says:

    Godwin wasn’t part of the first game, JJ, for all practical purposes, also wasn’t. They prolly do their thing (correction, EVERYBODY’S thing when they play us) with two high safeties and dare BL to figure something out. My guess is run run pass kick, mebbe stick a sack or two in there

  2. SB~LV Says:

    Bowles has run out of chances
    The talent is there
    The chemistry experiment has fizzled
    Sad that the fans and the players have to suffer this FAILURE of coaching and leadership .
    Through a shovel of dirt on this season.

  3. WillieG Says:

    I hope Latimore doesn’t play. We might lose Evans for a big chunk of the rest of the season if he does. I imagine Evans is frustrated with this season for many reasons. He might be close enough to the edge to be easily tricked into another suspension.

  4. D-Rok Says:

    The way Matthieu is describing Brady, it’s almost like he thinks Brady is really good or something.

    Which makes ZERO sense because Oneilbuc keeps saying Brady is horrible. Somebody is lying.


  5. Beej Says:

    Brady is a 45 year old statue and still a top-ten QB. RG3, Donovan McNabb, Russel Wilson, Michael Vick, Cam Newton, we all top ten QB’s while they could still RUN, were all washed by the age of 30 ( when they COULDN’T run)

  6. D-Rok Says:

    As for the Saints game, it all hinges on pressure on Brady. If the O-line can miraculously do a good job against that front, and Brady has time to throw, is the only realistic chance we have of at least looking competent on offense.

    On paper, our WR’s ‘should’ have a good game, even if they manage to ice Evans once again and neuter him. JJ, CG, and hopefully Otton instead of Brate. Lots of outlet passes to RB’s.

    Run game? No confidence right now from me. SIGH.

    GO BUCS!!!

  7. D-Rok Says:

    Agree, beej. I think it’s impressive what Brady is doing at his age. Never seen anything like that.

  8. D-Rok Says:

    Did not mean to say impressive. Meant to say legendary and unprecedented.

  9. Beej Says:

    Was it here or elsewhere I read about Evans being directed to run endless go routes (NOT his bread and butter) against Cleveland?

  10. D-Rok Says:

    Yup, it was here, beej.

  11. D-Rok Says:

    Speaking of Evans, Off-topic, but I was curious. The corner on Evans in Browns game – name is Emerson. Looked him up. That corner is good even for a rookie.

    6ft, 200lbs, 4.5 40, 6.9 3-cone. Drafted 3rd round by Browns in 2022 out of MS State. PFF graded Emerson as the 7th-best coverage corner in the Nation before he was drafted and got several accolades, All-American, etc.

    So that corner is good and was not playing like a normal rookie. Plus didn’t the Browns have a safety over the top, also?

  12. D-Rok Says:

    In response to THIS article, Joe:

    How bad do the Bucs want it? Are we gonna get the Panthers Bucs or the Munich Bucs?

  13. ClwJB Says:

    No one knows what we are going to get from them week to week

    That is problem 1 – consistently inconsistent in all 3 phases at varying times with no predictable pattern – except running up the gut 75% of the time on 1st down

    Haphazard play calling, D lapses, special teams blunders

    Just a poorly coached team

  14. Beej Says:

    Endless 3rd and 7’s

  15. NEfan Says:

    Any takers on betting White or Lenny up the gut first O play? No synergy, No chance.

  16. D-Rok Says:

    Watch BL call a triple-reverse flea-flicker Philly special on the first play. From our own 25. For a safety. HA HA I’m joking, aren’t I? SIGH.

  17. Infomeplease Says:

    The Saints have almost always beaten us physically!! That’s how they have been winning! After last week’s loss I’m not sure how the Bucs can get up for this very important game! If the Bucs don’t stop the Saints’ “manhandling”, it’s going to be a long long Monday night!!

  18. sasquatch Says:

    Who the hell are the people who think we’ll win a playoff game? Have they watched this team?

  19. captivajim Says:

    Lattimore lives in Evans head.. And Dennis Allen lives in Brady’s head.. this could be a very long nite for Bucs …

  20. Redeemer Says:

    The one truth for this offense, is they are consistently inconsistent. After 12 weeks, you are what you are. The Saints have as bad a run D as Cleveland does. If they couldn’t run on them, I don’t see it happening on Sunday. How bad they want it is irrelevant. This game will come down to who makes the biggest mistake. Both teams are quite capable of that.

  21. D-Rok Says:


    Finally figgered it out:

    2022 Bucs Identity = Discombobulated. Perhaps even disenfranchised. Pick your poison.

    OK I’ll stop with the identity stuff. It’s way too late at this point. Like you said, at week 12 (or is it 13?) this team is who this team is, because they do what they do, and they understand that they do what they do. Sheesh.

  22. NEfan Says:

    They do, do do

  23. alton d green Says:

    If the Bucs call a pass play on 1st down, Tom will throw it to Lake Hokey Pokey.

    Todd and Btron you have another member in you dingaling club. It was TCU’s coach. They had the ball on the 1/2 yard line. Their QB is a 6’4″ 245 lb brute. I’m saying QB sneak QB sneak. NOOOOOO he calls a run up the gut from the SHOTGUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you guessed it. Ks stopped them on 3 and 4th down. And because it was OT TCU lost. That’s 3 hrs of my life i’ll never get back. You know like Monday night will be

  24. Goatfarmer Says:

    Brian Flores or Eric Bienemy.

  25. Reach87 Says:

    If you’re not a fan, don’t watch and don’t post. No one as far as I tell, is making you. Be the rat you are and jump ship. Go Bucs!

  26. kyle Says:

    we stink like a humid high school locker room in July… Reach, we are all fans brother, just been beaten down for 30 years..hahah

  27. kyle Says:


  28. garro Says:

    Great Picture for this Joes. If pictures speak a thousnd words…You only need two for this one…Guy on the left…Punk…Guy on the right GOAT!