Bucs 26, Saints 9; Tampa Bay Is King Of The NFC South

October 1st, 2023

Lord Todd Bowles has done one hell of a coaching job.

His 3-1 Buccaneers are free and clear in first place in the NFC South with today’s win in New Orleans (2-2) and a loss by Atlanta (2-2) against Jacksonville.

And Joe has another one for the skeptics, too.

Remember all those barking this week that the Bucs have only beaten the winless Bears and Vikings to start? Well, the Vikings beat the Panthers today on the road and the Bears were much improved against Denver .

Say what you want about Bowles, but this year it’s 100 percent his team and coaching staff, and the results have been delivered through four games.

Joe is impressed. Still much to show, but so far the Bucs have proven they are the unquestioned kings of the NFC South with today’s blowout of New Orleans.

Forget the obvious in the win column, Bowles gets a ton of credit for having total faith out of the gate in Baker Mayfield and first-time playcaller Dave Canales. And he’s coached up so many young players playing a role on the Bucs defense.

So many heros today, from Trey Palmer and Deven Thompkins stepping up huge after Mike Evans left with a hamstring injury, to solid interior pressure all game from the Bucs defensive line with two sacks for Vita Vea. Antoine Winfield Jr. was a monster and the Bucs’ run defense healed very quickly after gettting gutted and gashed on Monday night.

Take a bow, Baker Mayfield! Breaking the Saints’ double-digit streak of games in which they didn’t allow more than 20 points was no fluke. Joe believes Mayfield is playing as well as anyone could have expected, especially with a poor running game.

Head coaching is about results, and Bowles has delivered. Tampa Bay isn’t even playing its best football yet. What a happy and uplifting bye week it will be!

150 Responses to “Bucs 26, Saints 9; Tampa Bay Is King Of The NFC South”

  1. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Winston, LOL

  2. Old School Bucs Says:

    Oline, able to run, and defense!!!! A winning formula every game!!!!!

  3. Jack Clark Says:

    Thank you for fixing our run blocking Todd Bowles! 100+ yards rushing WOW!

  4. Irishmist Says:

    Amazing what a difference a competent OC can make.

  5. Bucanero Says:

    Winston ought to retire after that performance. He cemented his legacy

  6. TampaBayRudy Says:

    Captain Crablegs not looking swell on the stat sheet: 0/1, 1 int 🤣 I’m so happy for him ever since that one TD he threw against us and swore he broke One Buc Place in half 💯

  7. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Jameis! Mr. Entertainment.

  8. D-Rome Says:

    Perfect finish to this game LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

  9. Vsy Says:

    Suck that W Saints and Winston

  10. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    The one remaining question… will Jameis eat an L after the game?

  11. Curse of Gruden Says:


  12. Buc4evr Says:

    Can you believe big contract Derick Carr isn’t as good as Mayfield.

  13. Jerseybuc Says:

    Canals is really coming into his own! Baker just balled out today!!
    Complete team win they play like this test of the way bucs will be a problem.
    Jaymiss doing jaymiss things. Hahaha

  14. Bucs 95 Says:

    jamies the MVP of the game 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  15. HC Grover Says:

    Please allow me to dedicate this loss by the stinking slimey Stanks to all the Coon Ass Cajun Stank fans in Golden Meadow and Port Fourchon….HAHAHAHA!

  16. D-Rome Says:

    Pardon my while I check my sheet. Yup, Bucs are division leaders!

  17. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    F cam jordan

  18. Colonel Angus Says:

    Just went back and read the comments after the first drive. Man you sissies are hilarious!

  19. Mike C Says:

    LFG ! EFF jeff!

  20. Capt2fish Says:

    “That Baker….no pocket awareness…..happy feet…not accurate….turnover machine.” Where u guys at?

    Not sure if u guys spotted it or not…but Trask did an awesome job bringing baker a juicebox on the sideline after that roughing the passer hit.

  21. HC Grover Says:

    Best win in a long time!

  22. Buc4evr Says:

    Love Jameis, he is Americas interception machine and on the Saints team. What could be better. lol

  23. Miller5252 Says:

    Gotta work on some stuff and they could be a really good team. Great win on a short week on the road vs a rivalry. Heck of a win!

  24. Vlad The Impaler Says:


  25. HC Grover Says:

    I dedicate this loss to the poor Stank fans in Golden Meadow and Port Fourchon…..Have a bad dy.

  26. Buc Unto Death Says:

    Two Points:
    1. Mayfield is very good. Give him a stronger line, he could be deadly.

    2. Jameis is not America’s Quarterback. He’s the Ain’t’s quarterback!

  27. Voice of Truth Says:

    Half way to my 6 win prediction, we are much better than many thought and I gladly eat crow this Sunday for supper

    Go Bucs!!!

  28. Ed Says:

    Antoine Winfield is All Pro first team! He was everywhere

  29. Tucker Says:

    Lfg!!!!! Go bucs

  30. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Hell of a game…great to see the “other” guys getting the TDs!!! Bodes well for the future. Now go heal up Bucs and come out ready for a tough stretch of games. Maybe we finally get Kalijah back for game 5

  31. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Saints are absolutely TURRIBLE. Dont get too excited.
    Carr is done. Saints fans are rioting in the street.

  32. White Dogg Says:

    I laughed so hard. I about pee’d myself!

    Winston comes in just to deliver his favorite play – INT

    Go bucs! 3:1 alone onto of pur division

  33. Leighroy Says:

    Winston’s pick was the cherry on the sundae! Impressive win, what a refreshing gift from this team – a REAL beat-down of the saints in NOLA, no less!

  34. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Lovelorn For Licht!!!

    What a great job re-loading after Brady

  35. MadMax Says:

    Um, we have our QB and a great backup…so just stop all of that nonsense….

    Winfield, Mayfield, and Wirfs are our top priority right now…Evans also

    Next draft, TE Brock Bowers and then a RB

  36. Buc4evr Says:

    Yeah Winfield is all pro. The guy is wherever the ball is.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    Take away the fumbles deep in Saints terrority, the offense scores 17 again.

    They got to do better than that if they’re going to keep up with good teams.

  38. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Best feel-good game ever!!
    Da Bucs

  39. m milligan Says:

    Bill’s, 49ers, both at home. Giving up 2 games to division. Big W today.
    Go Bucs

  40. BucsBeast Says:



    Jameis 1 throw…… 1 PICK!


  41. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    great road win

  42. ModHairKen Says:

    Very nice response to last week. Coaching was excellent. Defense was fierce. Mayfield was masterful.

  43. HC Grover Says:

    We can sweep NFC South

  44. DS Says:

    Unsung hero Godwin and Logan Hall

  45. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Saints are absolutely TURRIBLE. Dont get too excited.
    Carr is done. Saints fans are rioting in the street.

    TURRIBLE……jes turrible…

  46. Presley Says:

    Anyone else impress with Zion? I think I prefer him and Davis on the outside. Nice buc win.

  47. Buc Unto Death Says:

    Remember that time the Saints beat us in Tampa and Clipboard Jameis ecstatically “Ate a W” postgame mid-field? Yeah, we remember, too.

    This victory was absolutely DELICIOUS!

  48. HC Grover Says:

    Thompkins and Winfield

  49. mark2001 Says:

    So the question is do we think that trading for a quality Running Back would make just enough difference to go to another level.

  50. StormyInFl Says:

    The only thing better would have been for the Bucs to house that Winston pick.

  51. DS Says:

    Gotta start Yaya he was betting his man all day

  52. HC Grover Says:

    We had the Ways and Means…For New Orleans

  53. stpetebucfan Says:

    Here is the money line for me….”Tampa Bay isn’t even playing its best football yet.”

    The OL is clearly improving with experience and continued learning. Remember the right side of the line has a total of 5 years in the league…and that’s being generous to Mauch who has 4 games in the league.

    There are obviously better QB’s in the NFL than Baker…but it’s a shrinking number. And nobody challenges Mahomes when it comes to pulling plays out of his backside but really which QB in the NFL currently has more DAWG in him than Baker….er except of course for Trask.

  54. HC Grover Says:

    We had the Ways and Means…For New Orleans Yahoo

  55. BucsBeast Says:

    I needed this game!
    Real s(p)it!
    Refs were on the Vegas salary. Once they realized they couldn’t stop
    BAKER, they started to called a fair game.

    Sign that Man!
    All in on the Baker’s Man!

  56. m milligan Says:

    And nobody talking about, SAINTS SUCK, I mean WTF, wouldnt be wearing my Bucs jersy tonight down in french qtr.

  57. David Says:

    Winfield is a stud. VEA is unstoppable.
    The entire D line played very well.
    Against a very good New Orleans D, the Offensive line played way better this week as well.
    Great win.

    And nothing sweeter than sealing the victory with an INT against Jameis Winston. 😂

  58. James West Says:

    Clean up the penalties and probably 10 more points

  59. CleanHouse Says:

    Great win, happy for the Bucs sad for Jameis…

  60. Mike C Says:

    Vlad…….. efffff right off, I will be as excited as I want to be, effective 2 game lead in the division, I don’t care if we play the worst team ever! Ohhh and the Bucs also beat the Refs today.

  61. CallTheSaltTruck Says:

    Baker doing the job. 3-1 at the bye was my optimistic projection. Baker with 7 TDs to 2 Ints, 882 yards passing. Making those of us who stood up for him look smart. Running game starting to look better against a defense a lot of people had as top 5.

    This is a great start. Heal up over the bye week, and hit the Lions hard, that should be a good game.

  62. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    The Bucs did good, they handled the Saints.

    It wasn’t perfect, it never is.

  63. Lovelorn For Mayfield Says:

    Mayfield is a striaght-up dawg…….and a dude as well

    I’m done w Brady.
    I’ve made hundreds of calls and emails to his various business ventures , charities and personal management AND NOT A SINGLE RETURN CALL!!

  64. Oxycondomns Says:

    Something seemed off with the saints. Maybe the players arent buying into carr but there was no fire from anyone

  65. stpetebucfan Says:

    The Saints did not look good…perhaps the competition made them look bad?

    Oh noes it has to be luck not coaching, QB play, improving OL and a D that seems to have found it’s identity once again.

    Meanwhile how much money is guaranteed in Dean’s contract. The young guys haven’t missed a beat.

  66. m milligan Says:

    These commanders are solid

  67. Kgh4life Says:

    This game illustrated two things: how little faith the Saints have in Winston and the Saints wasted a lot of money on Carr. Carr was supposed elevate the players around him but he’s only average at best.

  68. ElioT Says:

    What a great win!

    FU Saints!!! Suck it!!!

  69. m milligan Says:

    look out for redskins

  70. SOGGY Says:

    Bucs showed heart and that is awesome to see, this does show that the bucs are better than alot think, Proud of our team.. Go Bucs

  71. BucsBeast Says:

    Let’s be honest here.
    Baker adds an element we haven’t seen, and dude, that s(h)pit is
    Worth it’s weight in gold.
    Evans having a hamstring injury happens every damn year.

  72. HC Grover Says:

    Sweep the South

  73. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Oxycondoms- yeah sure guy, the Bucs bent them over in that dump of a stadium, that’s why the saints seemed “off.” Saints fans should look on the bright side – atleast they get their welfare checks tomorrow

  74. StormyInFl Says:

    “CleanHouse Says:
    October 1st, 2023 at 4:14 pm
    Great win, happy for the Bucs sad for Jameis…”

    Happy for the Bucs, laughing my ass off at Mr ‘check yo sheet’.

  75. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist and Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:


  76. Mord Says:

    Not perfect; the contrast in run game between these two teams was glaring

    But this was a fun, and solid Bucs win.

    ps: Winston’s jersey number should be “-6”

  77. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    That was f’n awesome! Great job Bucs!

    And Jameis – that was hilarious!

  78. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Baker Mayfield rocks suck it Trask stans!!!

  79. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    That’s just Jay Miss doin’ what Jay Miss do best!

  80. Brandon Says:

    3-1. Exactly where I predicted they’d be… except Mayfield is even better than I expected, Zion McCollum might be rapidly turning into a shutdown CB, Winfield is a legit top safety, and Vea is playing the best football of his career.

  81. Joe in Michigan Says:

    A few things:

    1) The Jameis Winston throw was the worst pass I’ve ever witnessed in the 58 years I’ve been watching football. The only thing Jameis is missing is the clown makeup.

    2) CleanHouse: The Saints only fell 41 points short of the 50 you hoped they’d put on the Bucs. The only thing missing from CleanHouse is the clown makeup.

  82. go dawgs Says:

    f the saints! Great team win today in all phases. HAHAHAHA Jameis!!!!!!!!!!!! Eat that W

  83. Zoocomics Says:

    On the game sealing drive, I would’ve thought Bruce Arians was calling the plays. I mean 2 passing plays vs a simple chip shot that would have iced the game. Crazy ballsy move…it goes to show you, Bowles is letting Canales run his offense. NO F@CKING WAY Bowels would call 2 passing plays on that goal to go. It really made no sense. However, I like the result.

  84. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    Rough day for you Shake n Bake haters…you know who you are. 😂

  85. HC Grover Says:

    We beat the Stanks…We beat the Stanks!

  86. Rriddler Says:

    So happy to have a bye for ME13

  87. unbelievable Says:

    Truly in 1st place now.

    And we saw what White and Vaughn could do once the o-line gives them a little bit of a hole. Think we need to continue using the pass, and some plays like jet sweeps to soften up the defense early and open up the run more. We’re still not able to simply line up and run it whenever we want, but we can keep making progress there.

    Baker playing as good as anyone could expect.

  88. Cobraboy Says:

    Mayfield is growing on me.

    Amd Winfield, Jr. will become very wealthy in 6 months…

  89. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Shake and Bake baby!!!

  90. Rod Munch Says:

    The fact you guys are talking about Jameis and not the win, just proves that Winston Derangement Syndrome is a real mental disorder.

  91. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    Awesome Bucs O-Line play for Goedeke today.

    The play that Baker took off around the right edge to get them into cield goal range for the 51 yarder, go back & see what Goedeke did on that play.

    I saw him PANCAKE the left defensive end backwards!!!
    It may have been Cam Jordan….
    He DESTROYED whoever that was.

    Refs threw flag on that play but picked it up cuz it was a clean pancake, haha!!

  92. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, the Redskins are idiots. They have a huge comeback, literally score a TD on the last play of the game, on the road, and instead of going for 2 and winning the game they play it conservative, kick the extra point and will now obviously lose the game.

    Some really stupid decisions by coaches today, this is why they’ll be replaced by AI.

  93. unbelievable Says:

    Also major props to McCollum and Delaney, both look much improved.

  94. unbelievable Says:

    Ugh, Eagles won again

  95. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow are the Redskins stupid. How do you not know you’re going to lose that game if you go to OT, you come all the way back, literally get that TD on the last play, and then go conservative. Even Gruden would have went for 2 there, and he’s an idiot.

  96. David Says:

    Let’s not get too excited. This is the worst division in NFC if not in NFL. Saints isn’t a good team. They were 17 points a head of Roger less Green Bay and still lost. Bucs were blown out last week by a good team.I will believe it and when they defeat good playoff quality team.

    Actually the game should have been 7-3 at the half as referee gave Bucs a gift placing the ball at the one yard vs. a touch back after Baker interception followed by a fumble by Saints.

    Derk C. is a garbage worst than Baker. I just can’t believe Saints gave him all that money.

  97. Mike C Says:

    David, Eff off, GET EXCITED! LFG

  98. SB~LV Says:

    Kick me !
    Egg on my face

  99. Mike C Says:

    And Refs were giving Saints EVERYTHING before that call so gtfoh

  100. Boss Says:

    ME goes down and the offense comes alive as predicted.

    Solid win. Winfield is a beast.

  101. David Says:

    Derek C. is a back up at best. I will take Baker over Derek C. any day.

  102. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Rod give the Jameis trolls a break. Their Gators got blow out by Kentucky and they had to watch Trask write on a clipboard while Baker balled.

    They have to cope somehow…..

  103. Gofortheface30 Says:

    David – you’re remedial. There’s no other way around it. I hope you’re good looking so you can find a rich broad, otherwise it’s going to be tough sledding for you

  104. Duane in Sanford Says:

    Another signature win for Coach Bowles. Baker is keeping plays alive with his feet and helping this young offensive line along. This team isnt even close to peaking. Im hard pressed to remember the last time they bullied the Saints. Great win. The Hold My Beer Award goes to Jameis for his brief cameo.

  105. Rob Lewis Says:

    Almost nothing better than shutting up those arrogant Saints fans.. Saints Nation wasn’t very loud, were they Cam? They must have all left when Drew Brees retired.

  106. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    I’m making W-shaped soft pretzels! yum

  107. David Says:

    Here we go with Baker’s fans. Last week he played like real Baker, garbage like against a good team as usual. This week he played good against an average team. That is what he has done through out his career in NFL. Baker is inferior version of Kirk C. Can either Bucs or Vikings win a super Bowl with either of those two qb’s. The answer is no. They just play good enough to stay in NFL to collect M$$$$$.

  108. chark Says:

    Oh by the way,,we have a pretty damn good qb…can make plays in the scheme and also plays outside the scheme if need be to win games!! Lfg Baker…told you he is a damn decent qb

  109. #99 the big fella Says:

    Where are the idiot that said we would lose to the saints?

  110. GenocideD Says:

    I thought the play the called when they got the false start was a sweet one.
    Go bucs!
    Loved the jameis end! Cherry on the top.
    Winfield Jr is and has always been a stud. All pro!

  111. chark Says:

    David you are clueless about foorball or just a hater..we got beat in all phases by the eagles who had a much better off line and def line and special teams, we would not have won that game with pretty much any qb!

  112. #99 the big fella Says:

    I’m sorry you are a miserable old man..
    Get off my lawn guy! Enjoy the win instead of finding fault

  113. CallTheSaltTruck Says:

    Oop, more Baker hater tears from David. Hear, let me get that salt real quick, need that money.

  114. CHRISTOS Says:

    This was the most complete game from our Bucs so far.
    Rod Munch i agree that the Offense should score more but Saints have a good Defense and the Offense are starting to get better. We move the ball quite well with a few exceptions today but we left some meat on the bone.
    Good win with a cherry on top, nobody could script the end better.
    I dont want my fellow Bucs fans and the local media to start over estimate the team again like the first 2 games just like i didnt want to talk about the doom after the Eagles loss. The truth is somewhere in the middle and It is still early in the season.
    But today was a good day Go Bucs

  115. Rover Says:

    Attended the game here in NOLA. The fans here are fed up with #4 & #23. Don’t expect much from this Saints team goin forward. Bucs are a good, decently coached team. Go Bucs!

  116. CTBucs Says:

    Huge win. Run game looked great, defense solid as always. I really enjoyed seeing the young WRs stepping up after Mike went out. Where are all the Logan Hall haters at? Guy was dominant today, if you watch the tape. Setting the edge, pressure, pursuing people in the flat. Not much more you could ask for, Go Bucs!

  117. Dreambig Says:

    3-1 is no joke! Defense looked great, Mayfield is a baller, Canales called a great game. Have to give Bowles props too. The team looks really good.

  118. Greg Says:

    Intercepting Jameis was a moment of the purest joy. Priceless.

  119. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    Antoine Winfield Jr & Baker the TD Maker are the front-runners for team MVP.

    One (1) holding called against NO o-line. Should have been 8 of them.


  120. Rjscheapseats Says:

    Good dominating win.

    Though game for the doomers and the Bowles haters.

  121. PbnJ Says:

    After the team seemed to hum along as well or better after Evans’ injury, that troll rumor about trading Mike doesn’t seem like as much of a stretch of reality. Swapping Evans for Jonathan Taylor would open the cash and cap to pay the RB. The Colts would have one of the best of all time for their rookie QB.

    I’d rather see Mike be a lifetime Buc, but not at an exorbitant, cap stressing figure nearing 25-30 million per season. Give Taylor 15-17 million and ride the improvement Otton had exhibited and maximize the speed that Palmer & Thompkins add to the playbook.

  122. stpetebucfan Says:

    Chark….I think the answer about David is both!

    When the Bucs lose…it’s Baker’s fault…when they win it’s luck against a good team.

    Perhaps I personally resent that because I had a tormented father. I mean sadly sick from his own childhood. WHENEVER I did anything good it was always “The Luck of the Irish”. Held me back early but I realized it’s better to be lucky than good! And so I got a Shamrock with the banner “Luck of the Irish” tattooed on my thigh for my 75th birthday.

    Bottom line…The Bucs are 3-1 heading into a much needed bye to give some of the vets a chance to heal. Do we really care HOW it happened. It HAPPENED ENJOY THE F OUT OF IT!

    BTW This is not the time to say “I told you so” to Trask supporters. Yes they are blinded by blue and orange but I get and respect that. Furthermore given Baker’s “style of play” with wreckless abandon I suspect that Trask will get his shot sometime this year. It would be absurd to start a QB controversy let’s just root for BOTH OF THEM.

  123. PbnJ Says:

    The above tradebait is a battle between sentiment & sensible.

  124. Wild Bill Says:

    This was Baker’s best win so far. Tough defense to score against. And some of the young receivers made big catches. Run game was just barely adequate. We got a field goal kicker for sure. Young defensive backs made great plays.. Ain’t it great to beat NO?,!

  125. Bucamania Says:

    Bucs proving doubter wrong. Always good to beat the stinking Saints esp in their house. Kamara comes back and they lose by a bunch. No lockeroom disco club for the Saints tonight lol.

  126. JimBobBuc Says:

    Palmer makes up for holding call with a good TD catch in front of the family. That holding took away a great run by White in which Goedeke pulled and made a good block. Palmer needs to learn to trust his RB to make the DB miss.

    McLaughlin’s 51 yarder looked like it could have been good from 70!

    I like how we are spreading the ball around on offense to Palmer and Thompkins and not forcing the ball to Evans and Godwin. The interception of Baker did look like it was forced to Godwin though.

    Zion played well. He seemed a little more aggressive in coverage and that tackle in the flat was great!

    We need to clean up penalties. The Vikings game was pretty clean and it seems like we’re regressing a little with penalties. Some rookies had penalties so it’s expected, but the rookies need to realize the penalty is worse than a missed assignment. Still, I’m proud of our young players and they really showed up in the game. We need to keep giving those guys reps.

    Goedeke had a better game and seems to be improving with a couple of good games in a row. Love the second kneel-down, #90 with the Saints is mouthing off to Mauch and Goedeke, the ref steps in, and Goedeke replies by pointing to the scoreboard!!

  127. adam from ny Says:

    at the end of a solid victory, jaboo comes in to throw a token interception, for good measure…

    to seal the deal…

    completing what was started………………………….perfectly

  128. Buc1987 Says:

    Jeff was wrong again.

  129. Kidfloflo Says:

    I said it earlier, u can’t put a price tag on Baker running for first downs to keep drives alive!! Love what Brady did for this team but he almost never did that, and it pumps up the whole team, defense included. Excited to see the defense get some guys healthy after bye and Kancey play next to Vita! Let the good times roll!

  130. PbnJ Says:

    Dear David,

    Bob Griese
    Jim McMahon
    Jeff Hostetler
    Trent Dilfer
    Brad Johnson
    Joe Flacco
    Nick Foles

    Not likely, not impossible

    There’s several other QBs that won it that I’d put Baker on a similar level.

  131. stpetebucfan Says:

    White easily had his best performance of the season. He rushed for 56 yards to Kamara’s 51..he needed 5 more attempts so is average wasn’t as high but he wasn’t as horrid as folks here wish to advertise. He averaged 3.7 yards but his longest was held to just eleven because of the bonehead penalty downfield.

    It seems he finally got the memo driving hard into holes and saving all the juking for open field after breaking through on the one run and after catching the ball.

    Sneak Vaughn didn’t look all that bad either.

    White caught all three balls thrown to him for 22 yards. Kamara ended up with just 33 yards but he had FOURTEEN targeted his way.

    Perhaps White got the memo of when to run hard and when to juke and jive.

  132. Defense Rules Says:

    Why are so many commenters focused on Jameis? The game was over when he got in and he was a non-factor. The story of the game was that the Bucs defense rebounded beautifully from our Monday night loss, our running game finally showed a little life AND Baker Mayfield continued to play consistent football.

    And like Joe said about Todd Bowles & this coaching staff … ‘This year it’s 100 percent his team and coaching staff, and the results have been delivered through four games.’ He’s got us playing some solid football and he’s doing it with a bunch of youngsters. Kudos all the way around.

  133. David Says:

    Baker’s fan are the clueless. Do not trash Mike E. Last week they blamed the future hall of fame wider receiver, Mike E. for Baker’s missing wide open receivers and interception. Today they claim Bucks played better without Mike E. and he is an injury prone player. Shame on you. You have all the right to follow/ fantasize that Baker’s come back as an super bowl starting qb. but don’t disrespect Bucs great players for your failed favorite Baker.

  134. Ex-Browns02 Says:

    Looking good going into the bye. I’m happy to see that Baker is gaining ground with some of the skeptics. During camp I told this forum that he would grow on them and I’m not surprised. He’s a baller. Period.

    But again — kudos to the Bucs D! And what a game from Winfield!! Let’s look forward to the Lions! Go Bucs!!

  135. gp Says:

    Nice to see some changes in the game plan. Dialing up some runs OUTside of the tackles for solid gains opened up more play action and even inside runs.
    Well called game.
    I’m starting to have a little more faith.

  136. Defense Rules Says:

    StPete … Vaughn had 9 carries in this game for 16 yards (1.8 YPC). White on the other hand finally showed some life: 15 rushes for 56 yds (3.7 YPC). Whew, I was beginning to worry, but he had several very nice runs where he showed good vision I thought. Baker continues to amaze me with his running: 8 rushes for 31 yds (3.9 YPC), and most were at critical junctures.

    I’m hoping that Chase Edmonds makes it back to 100% by the next game, because he could definitely be a difference-maker. Only got 4 carries so far, but he is averaging 5.0 YPC. Still, I’d like to see us add a bruiser to our RB stable, because we’re having way too much difficulty getting those short-yardage 1st downs.

  137. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Clean house is a nut stain on a bath house floor

  138. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Gizzay one at that

  139. confido75 Says:

    If Bowles sticks to the D and lets Canales run the O, all will be well. If he decides to put his run game beliefs before reality, we are in trouble. We still do not have a legitimate 2 down RB. RW is a good receiver, I’ll give him that, but if he doesn’t have a wide open hole to run through, he is not effective.

  140. Ex-Browns02 Says:

    Please excuse David everyone. It appears that he’s going through a tough adjustment post-Brady. We should all give him a lot of slack until he’s able to appreciate the Bucs’ effort and accomplishment. #1 in the NFC South! Go Bucs!!

  141. orlbucfan Says:

    Went out to lunch with friends so I was only able to listen to the last 4 minutes. And da## if Jameis didn’t throw an interception! I notice from the comments the refs were up to their usual BS yet again. I hope both Coach Bowles and Canales realize they have to coach this team to beat the zebras, too! That’s no small feat. Was nuclear bomb Camarda nuking the Aints on punts? Bucs ST is slowly improving, too. BM is one feisty f###. Glad to hear the new wideouts, Otton and Godzilla14 had very good games. D was solid (no surprise). ME13 pulled his hammy again. 3-1, I’ll take it! Yeah, Bucs!!

  142. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    @Jeff’s grandpa: did you have to put your grandson into timeout? I don’t see him here today with the rest of his hater buddies. I will say he does seem to act better whenever you’re around.

  143. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Yes we hid his moms iPad he’s in timeout it’s hard having a loser for a grandson

  144. Capt.Tim Says:

    Coach Bowles has done a fantastic job this year.
    Baker has been incredible. He is a franchise QB.
    We have a running game.

    We win the NFC South again.

    Yeah, Im happy to be a Buc’s fan.

  145. Mark hardt Says:

    The difference I see from the Browns years is Baker is not trying to force it or do too much. If nothing is there he will run out of bounds or throw it away. He still improvises but intelligently.

  146. BucU Says:

    It’s an absolute pleasure that Todd Bowles and the Bucs made me eat my words with this win. I bad talked him and the team all week. Massive respect for having our guys ready to go after a short week. Job well done across the board. Enjoy your bye week!!!!

  147. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I will be upgrading my opinion of Bowels on the next poll. Not eating crow yet, but I’m perusing the menu.

  148. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    October 1st, 2023 at 4:33 pm
    The fact you guys are talking about Jameis and not the win, just proves that Winston Derangement Syndrome is a real mental disorder.
    Uhhhhh…You’re talking about him too, and just earlier last week you were saying Jameis was great because of stats! How were his stats that game? 🤡

  149. Dacake Says:

    The only other qb that turned the ball over more than Winston was Jeff George. George was the original turnover machine.

  150. TampabayDJ Says:

    Bucs are greatly improved on both sides of the ball this year . F all those media heads who said the Bucs had a better chance of winning the first pick in the draft than having a winning season , or even winning more than 4 or 5 games. FtheAINTS !! Go Bucs