Report: Derek Carr Will Start For Saints

October 1st, 2023

Well, it seems the Bucs won’t get a backup quarterback today — at least not right away.

Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr, new leader of the slimy Saints, is expected to start despite a messed up throwing shoulder sprained during a sack last Sunday, reports longtime Saints beat writer Jeff Duncan of

Apparently, Carr felt no pain during yesterday’s Saints walk-through practice and handled first-team reps in that session. So does that mean he was in pain on Friday?

Part of this feels like a scam. Part of this feels like a first-string QB desperate not to let his hungry backup, Jameis Winston, get a chance to spark a struggling Saints offense.

Regardless, the Bucs have to get after the quarterback today for a chance to win. If Carr gets time, he has too many talented weapons for a banged up Bucs defense to handle.

Joe expects this development means Todd Bowles might be blitzing more than usual today. An early hit on Carr could get in his head.

30 Responses to “Report: Derek Carr Will Start For Saints”

  1. Joe in Michigan Says:

    If true, the Saints have ZERO faith in Jameis. Not a good look for the Winston nut huggers.

  2. SB~LV Says:

    OMG !
    Tough SOB !
    He gonna be shot up with something!
    He ain’t sleeping tonight

  3. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Carr does not exactly strike fear in the hearts of opposing defenses , often times an injured QB will release it early rather than take a hit. I see Bucs getting at least 2 turnovers from Carr and winning a defensive struggle 17-13.
    FIRE THE CANNONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. DBS Says:

    A couple good hits and he won’t last long.

  5. adam from ny Says:

    they’re trying to throw a monkey wrench in the system…

    if it’s true, time for DW to go on a blitzkrieg vs. one derek carr

  6. BillyBucco Says:

    I’m not sure this isn’t better for Tampa.

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Go Bucs, go Jags, go Vikings!

  8. Pewter Power Says:

    Good I’m glad because he is their starting quarterback for a few years. If anyone is disappointed that Carr is playing today is probably pending they have faith in this team

    If we win without Carr that’s how those arrogant saints will see it. Bad enough they’ll just say it’s because he’s injured. I don’t want excuses just domination Bucs I freakin hate the saints

  9. adam from ny Says:

    jets and saints might be swapping jameis for zack wilson plus picks this week…

    if jameis gets hurt it could dead the deal

  10. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Good – I would vomit if Jameis had a career day.

  11. Jack Clark Says:

    Make him use that injured arm to throw deep passes! 3-1 LFG

  12. UKBuccaneer Says:

    I don’t wanna see a guy hurt, but if you suit up, you’re inviting yourself to be hit. Let’s see how he holds up.

  13. adam from ny Says:

    i saw a story that carr is sweating bullets because jameis is breathing down his neck for the starting job – since their offense has started so slow…

    so carr is ready to throw himself to the wolves (bucs defense) in hopes of keeping the starting gig…crazy bastid is gonna get racked up by devin white and be out for the season…

    thus giving jameis the job anyway

  14. firethecannons Says:

    I think it is better than Jameis playing, in fact hoping to see Carr get shoulder sacked

  15. MiamiBuc Says:

    Part of this feels like the Saints playing the Bucs into excitement followed by disappointment.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    Could work in our favor. A healthy Carr is a pretty good QB. An injured one, particularly with a throwing shoulder injury, could be gifting our LB’s and QB’s aa long as he is in the game.

  17. BillyBucco Says:

    Jacksonville taking care of business for us. All Tampa needs to do is grab their destiny.

  18. Jack Clark Says:

    Hopefully Todd Bowles fixed the run blocking

  19. HC Grover Says:

    We are about to find out where this season is going.

  20. KC Buc Says:

    I got a feeling we are getting a heavy dose of gimmicky Taysom Hill today…

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    According to the Bucs’ site, Davis, Vea & White have all been cleared to play today. That leaves Dean, Kancey, Dennis & Pitts out with injuries. Bucs also brought up CB Isaac & LB JJ Russell to compensate for the injuries.

    Saints have 3 starters out with injuries: CB Adebo, S Howden & G Luiz.

    All in all, I’d say that the Bucs are worse off injury-wise than the Saints for this game. Even though Davis, Vea & White are playing, I’m not expecting their usual excellent performances from any of them today because of the seriousness of their injuries. They were all pretty well banged up as of the last game, and this has been a short week.

  22. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Too much to ask for a solid defensive game plan? Swarm tackling please.

    Quick slants and lots of misdirection O. Sustain drives O. Let’s go!

  23. Bucs 95 Says:

    Aka there gonna use taysom hill alot tday smh he always gets big yard plays on our D 🤦‍♂️

  24. CleanHouse Says:


    Was looking forward to JW

    Well I guess now I’ll be able to root for the Bucs 100%

  25. Rob Lewis Says:

    1. Put Carr on the ground often;

    2. If Taysom Hill is under center, they are running the ball 80% of the time.

    3. Expect A LOT of Alvin Kamara.

    Control these three factors and the Bucs have a puncher’s chance. This will at least keep the game close in the 4th quarter.

  26. MiamiBuc Says:

    Score more than 3 points in 3 quarters!

  27. StormyInFl Says:

    “CleanHouse Says:
    October 1st, 2023 at 12:27 pm

    Was looking forward to JW

    Well I guess now I’ll be able to root for the Bucs 100%”

    Some fan you are, if you support that clown at all when he’s playing the Bucs.

  28. D-Rome Says:

    You can still root for the Saints like you always do, CleanHouse. Saints would rather start an injured Derek Carr over a healthy Jay-Miss. I’m not surprised.

  29. Oneilbuc Says:

    Derick Carr is trash Jamies is better than Carr . I know y’all hate Jamies but facts are facts. Carr is loved by the media!!

  30. Mike C Says:

    Oneilbuc, they both can be trash