Homework Helped Jamel Dean Get Paid

March 14th, 2023

Big on film study.

Sometimes, a team keeping a player may surprise those outside team headquarters. One reason a team will keep said player is, well, they know more about him than anyone else.

Could this be the case with Jamel Dean? The Bucs really surprised many fans yesterday when it was learned Dean wouldn’t be going anywhere. He would stay with the team that drafted him and developed him.

After news broke that Dean would get paid, Bucs free agent defensive back Logan Ryan took to Twitter and explained he learned (in maybe his lone season with the Bucs last year) a big reason why Dean developed is that he’s a complete film junkie.

Well, that’s great to hear that Dean takes his craft so seriously. Now let’s hope Dean continues that practice of detailed homework.

Barring Joe Tryon-Shoyinka turning the corner or Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett working a medical miracle, Joe honestly doesn’t see the Bucs having any sort of pass rush this fall.

That is one reason why “this Joe” was so adamant the Bucs keep Dean. It wasn’t that long ago (2017 and 2018) when we all witnessed what a defense is like with corners who can’t cover mixed in with a non-existent pass rush.

(Mike Smith says “Hi.”)

21 Responses to “Homework Helped Jamel Dean Get Paid”

  1. Reality_Check Says:

    This signing tells us we aren’t interested in rebuilding. Hopefully a QB Is next. We can’t roll the incapable Kyle Trask out as our starter if we aren’tblowing it up

  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Let’s hope he studies just as hard AFTER he got paid.

  3. Dooley Says:

    “Now, let’s hope Dean continues that practice of detailed homework. Barring Joe Tryon-Shoyinka turning the corner of Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett working a medical miracle, Joe honestly doesn’t see the Bucs having any sort of pass rush this fall.”

    Well it is March and the site isn’t named “ClairvoyantBucsFan”, also there are more ways to get pressure on the QB than just relying on JTS or Shaq Barrett. We also ranked 10th(2.6 per game) in sacks in 2022 in a 4-way tie with Indy, Miami, & NYJ that goes as high as 7th on the list. Philly lead the league averaging 1.3 more sacks per game than us. So to all those reading this, how many more sack does our defense need to average per game in 2023 to have some sort of confidence in our pass rush? Also, when you’re watching opposing QBs hit us with quick hitters to beat a defense that is known to bring pressure from every/anywhere on a given snap/drive, do you factor that in to the “lack of pass rush”? Or just put it on the players because they’re not generating double digit sacks as individuals, but still knocking on the door as a team?

  4. Sketch813 Says:

    Hope we get Logan Ryan back as well. Get at least 2 edge rushers on this draft.

  5. Arn Platz Says:

    Good signing and I believe Dean delivers in 2023. As I watch the free agent tracker the Falcons and Bears are building some good rosters, if they can put it all together they will be fun to watch.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s great we signed Dean…..but the question must be asked……who are we losing because of him…….SMB, LVD, Nelson…..or perhaps all of them.

    I prefer signing Dean to LVD….simply on age….

    We will likely need to draft a OT….& a LB in the top 3 picks.

  7. Stuck Says:

    NFC south division is getting stronger building solid rosters.I’m not impressed with what the Bucs have been doing so far. Let’s see what happens. Dean is average.

  8. Don’t make a scene 35 Says:

    No state income tax here in FL probably made it easier to take the home team discount

  9. Jeff Says:

    Zero pass rush will lead to a horrible season. Bucs look like a 2-4 win team to me.

  10. SB~LV Says:

    Happy for him!

  11. Allbuccedup Says:

    Nobody called him but Licht it was a no brainer. Doesn’t look like a reload or rebuild just push that money down the road. Now Bissett close to signing with Eagles, Heinke close to signing with Atlanta. The only two descent quarterbacks left. Looks like everyone in our division is improving but us.

  12. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    With no pass rush it doesn’t matter who your corners are… NFL receivers will get open despite the skill at cornerback… it’s money poorly spent to break the bank on corners.

  13. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Of course, his 4.3 speed was a factor too

  14. BucsfanFred Says:

    As long as Dean keeps working hard and doesn’t just collect a check he’ll be a great signing.

  15. BucsfanFred Says:

    Lots of pass rushers in this draft

  16. Big pirate Says:

    Get that white boy pass rusher from Iowa

  17. FlBoy84 Says:

    3rd or 4th place finish coming soon… only bright side is that it likely means the end of the Bowles era.

  18. Dooley Says:

    @BIG Pirate

    *Luke Van Ness looooooooool

  19. Redeemer Says:

    I still can’t believe they resigned him, especially for the money. Dean would’ve command at least 16-17 on the open market. It is a lot of money tied up into two corners, neither of which is elite. Dean has vastly more upside than Davis. Hopefully Dean continues to grow and mature. Absolutely love the player and the signing.

  20. Jabuc Says:

    No team is “blowing it up” that’s not how NFL franchises run, this isn’t Madden football on your Xbox. All that sounds like it works, it’s just not reality. Great to have Dean back, he’s a lock down CB!

  21. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I feel so blessed to have watched the pass rush of our D line in the late 90’s early 2000’s Sapp, McFarland, Rice, Greg spears, those guys were amazing, just those 4 could take over a game. It was definitely a thing of beauty. Quarter backs like Farve would have a 60 quarter back rating. They would dominate for all four Quarter’s. Haven’t seen anything even close since.