Praising The Jamel Dean Re-Signing

May 30th, 2023

Key defender.

“Hey Joe, where are you going with that gun in your hand why are you so negative?”

Joe hears and reads this nonsense too often. Joe is always real. If things are going well, Joe’s writing about it. If things are going bad, Joe’s writing about it.

Last Joe checked, the Bucs didn’t win a playoff game last season and lost the greatest quarterback of all time. So things for Tampa Bay’s football squad aren’t all rainbows and balloons.

Mike Sando of The Athletic decided to play nice in his recent column. And while looking for one positive thing to write on each NFL team, Sando found his Bucs smiley emoji: bringing back cornerback Jamel Dean.

The Bucs re-signed cornerback Jamel Dean for less than what they paid teammate Carlton Davis when there was some fear Dean might find a better deal elsewhere, and they did it without using the franchise tag.

The move to pay Dean is why a lot of folks believe the Bucs can compete for a playoff berth this fall.

Of course, the division is wide open because of its quarterbacks.

Joe is fond of Derek Carr so Joe believes the slimy Saints will be a tough nut to crack. The Stinking Panthers? They are breaking in a rookie quarterback. So they are suspect but they are building a nice roster.

The Dixie Chicks? Joe would actually be scared of the Dixie Chicks but coach Artie Smith still thinks it is 1978 and you win by running the ball. No you don’t. And good luck with Desmond Ridder pulling out wins when you need a quarterback to, you know, throw the ball, not just hand off.

18 Responses to “Praising The Jamel Dean Re-Signing”

  1. Will the Tampa Thrill Says:

    Joe you do keep it real and bring us all the info. Great site sir.

    I personally believe what Tom Brady went through with his divorce and playing behind a line that made him have to throw so quickly was a tough outing to ball through.

    Lots of new guys this year and Ryan Jensen is back. He sets a good tone. There is a good chance for us to run the division with this team.

    10-6 NFC South Crown very obtainable!! Go Bucs

  2. Fansince76 Says:

    As much as i froth at the mouth hate the Aints, with Carr who is a good QB they have to be the favorites in the South. With Canales in his first year as play caller we just have no idea what we have for an offense until the season starts.

  3. B.D Says:

    Bad feeling about Jensen. he never had any surgery correct? wonder if everything is good with that knee. could be an early out for him if not

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I am totally on board with the Jamel Dean resigning. No, it will not end the war in Ukraine, or save my buddies failing marriage, but it will greatly help our secondary.

  5. Dooley Says:

    McCollum, Gardner, Delaney, Chesley, & Lowe all seem to be in competition for the nickel and dime back roles in our defense as well as reserve priority should Dean/Davis not be able to go at some point this season. We’ve got some two UDFA CBs in Keenan Isaac & Derek Pitts I’ve tried looking into, but there isn’t much recent tape on either player.

  6. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    63-79 is a loser. Carr isn’t scary in the slightest. We are not a good football team but neither is anyone else in the division. I am clearly not a occult of Trask member but the Bucs could still win this sorry group with him starting.

  7. 97 bucBaby Says:

    Lmao our secondary is trash two over paid corners trash slot corners only one good safety and injuries piling up on him

  8. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I have to agree with what many have said about the Bucs Secondary….and that it is “Trash”.

    To be fair, the D-Line did poorly getting to the Quarterbacka and Secondary can only cover for so long which made the unit look WAYYYYY worse.

    But to be fair as well, there were plenty of snaps where they just looked 100% lost…..almost like they were all confused on coverage and assignments…….and that is 100% on coaching.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    Secondary is def not trash lol, but the usual negative Nancies love to come out in force this time of year…

  10. ATLBuc Says:

    We have one of the best cornerback duos in the league. For many years the defensive backfield was the death of this team but now we have a pretty solid secondary

  11. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey Joe How did we lose the greatest QB of all time? He retired twice, or did you miss all that? He made his decision to move on from football. How is it that “we lost him”? Brady made that choice.

  12. Dooley Says:

    “Secondary is def not trash lol, but the usual negative Nancies love to come out in force this time of year…”

    Pretty much, even with our top 2 CBs & safeties missing time last year, we ranked 9th overall in coverage grades and 15th in DVOA pass defense. Do we have unproven/unknown names at depth positions? yes, but we’ll also be asking some of the guys behind Dean & Davis to be big special teams contributors. Also undermentioned offseason storyline is our special teams in all 6 phases are going to be overhauled, hell even our long snapper has competition in the building.

  13. Joe Says:

    Hey Joe How did we lose the greatest QB of all time? He retired twice, or did you miss all that? He made his decision to move on from football. How is it that “we lost him”? Brady made that choice.

    He’s not on the Bucs roster, is he? A subtraction is generally a loss. Unless you actually think the Bucs are better off without him.

  14. Pryda … sec147 Says:

    Give baker time to cook and we getting 10 wins unless the defense has 0 pass rush

  15. 1#bucsfan Says:

    There’s a lot of positives the Bucs did this off-season in the position we were in. Got dean back n LVD which both is huge. Got a good starter in Gaines to pair with vea. That’s going to be a good duo or at least good depth. Added depth at QB or a starter there. Added depth at RB too that not even to mention the draft we had. Kancey could be the real deal but it will most likely take several season to find out. I for 1 think the Bucs had a great off-season. We also fired leftwhich. That’s was the cherry on top even tho it was the 1st thing we did. JOE ridder might not be a good QB but the dirty birds are prob gunna have a real nasty running game that will wear down defenses and prob keep the games closer this year. All their QB has to do is be a game mangers and the dirty birds might surprise this year. I k ow it’s a passing leave but with Algiere and robisinson that’s a real scary duo. Might be the best in the league.

  16. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The Bucs might not rack up the yardage like Brady, I’m betting they will definitely score more points as a team. A 46 year old QB would be a handicap. I appreciate what Brady did for the Bucs, but the team would be in better shape right now if he had stayed retired. We would be much better prepared to take on a division that has serious issues. We would also have a much better idea in what we have in Trask. We know Mayfield has lead the league in interceptions since he was drafted, and we know he’s short. Maybe Trask can see the field better. Mayfield runs his mouth too much and has done little to back it up. Trask doesn’t say much, and never complains. He just delivers when his number is called. I want to see him deliver for us.

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Fansince76 Says:
    “Carr…is a good QB”

    Decent – Maybe.

    Good? NO

    He sure as hell ain’t worth no $38M per year or whatever – but that’s the Saints problem….

    I would much rather take a chance on Mayfield for 1 year at $4M+ incentives than be stuck with Carr for at least 3 years because of all the $ guaranteed….

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    And on topic – re-signing Dean (and LD54) was the key to our offseason that will allow the Bucs to truly compete this year if we can get even decent play out of the QB position.