“He Needs A Jugs Machine In His Bedroom”

January 25th, 2024

“What am I gonna do with you, Dean?”

Joe is taking a break from the offensive coordinator vacancy to focus on one of the most painful plays of the season.

On Sunday, cornerback Jamel Dean dropped an end zone interception that potentially could have been a pick-6, but it certainly cost the Bucs three points in an eight-point game.

It wasn’t the first missed end zone interception from Dean this season. Against Buffalo, he didn’t go for the pick and only tried to swat the ball away. That got him a tongue-lashing after the Bucs’ one-score loss.

Dean and fellow veteran starting cornerback Carlton Davis simply are not ballhawks. Dean hasn’t intercepted a pass since Sept. 18, 2022. Davis has 9 interceptions in 85 career games, including postseason.

Still, Dean was playing darn well this postseason before getting injured against Detroit. The Bucs’ pass defense fell apart without Dean.

Todd Bowles had a suggestion for Dean on the Buccaneers Radio Network this week.

“He needs a Jugs machine in his bedroom year-round for him to make those plays, but he is where he’s supposed to be,” Bowles said. “We could lead the league in turnovers if we could just catch the football.”

The Bucs finished tied for 12th in forcing turnovers this season with 26. That was five off the league lead shared by the Giants and Ravens.

34 Responses to ““He Needs A Jugs Machine In His Bedroom””

  1. Baking with Canales Says:

    I wonder how was the relationship between Bowles and Canales. Did not calling a timeout at Detroit broke the camels back for Canales?
    Joe get on it! We want to know.

  2. SlyPirate Says:

    Great WR that can’t catch, play DB. It’s the way it’s always been.

  3. Baking with Canales Says:

    All we need now is Baker going to Atlanta. And what is worst than that? Bucs stuck with Bowles without mayfield and possibly Evans. Den of Depression part 2.

  4. Bucs 95 Says:

    Thats was not gonna be a pick 6 lol he was gonna get tackle by the wide receiver or just kneel at the goaline

  5. Tye Says:

    UNLESS the Glaziers are of the Jerry Jones type, NOT concerned with creating a championship team, MAYBE they recognize their Bucs team is going no where until they go and get a respectable/quality HC and end up letting Bowels go….
    The Bucs are in GREAT need of an OC turned HC…. (maybe Todd Monken)…


  6. Tye Says:

    Raheem to the Falcons Hc…. LoL

    Bowels; Allen; Canales; Morris…. NFC South likely will be crappy a few more years!

  7. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Dean got paid and of course his play got worse and yes, he dropped 2 crucial ints this year that could have made a big difference. Meat cleavers for hands! That’s when he’s not injured.

  8. DBS Says:

    Dean can’t stay on the field either. So exactly how do you fix a injury prone player? That’s both Dean and Davis every season.

  9. NJbucs23 Says:

    Dean couldn’t catch a beach ball if it hit him in the face.

  10. Boss Says:

    Da fun?

    Man bowls knows no lows…….throwin erroneously under the bus.

  11. ChrisBuc23 Says:

    Our corners are soft and can’t catch it has been proven. Would be nice to upgrade some how at Cb eventually. McCollum is fast but has poor technique here and there and is inconsistent.

  12. stpetebucfan Says:

    While I agree it would have been nice if they had squeezed some of those “shoulda been picks” that’s not my main problem.

    They play at 100% physically about half a season every year if you include the games they start but are supposedly “playing through injuries”.

    No disrespect to them at all but in Dean’s case, while he has talent his body simply was not built to play football at a high level. His injuries started back in his college days and have never really stopped.

    Davis, again talented like Dean represents a lack of ability in that critical area Tony Dungy always brought up “AVAIL-ability”!

    They should have structured their contracts with heavy bonuses tied to number of games played. Perhaps tho that’s illegal by NFLPA rules. I guess “sick leave” is extreme in the NFL…but then the risks are just as extreme.

  13. Dewey Selmon Says:

    pick 6 in my Jim Mora voice

  14. dmatt Says:

    I’ve said all season n last season that Dean is passive, fragile, and still play as if he’s surprised whenever he makes a good play, sort of like… “Did I do that”. Our corners are very are not ball hawks. Same on offense. Otton could’ve swatted the ball out of the defender’s hand to prevent the int. Other than LDavid, Winfield, Cancey, n Ya Ya on defense, the others don’t play hungry. On offense, RWhite, Mayfield, Godwin, Wirf, Goedeke, all play hungry. MEvans is not consistent and yes he make some good plays but gets lost during crunch time. He miss too many catchable balls. Please, am I the only one to notice that JTS is just not fit to be in the NFL. He has a low football IQ. He play the game as if he’s learning on the job. Our problem is the players are not being coached up, called out, or held accountable. We need the return of the MACK, my bad, the MAN BA.

  15. T. McGee Says:

    I play with jugs every night.

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Blow up dolls don’t count as a juggs machine…😎

  17. gotbbucs Says:

    Here’s an idea, draft defensive backs that have interception production in college. I don’t care if they’re 5’9″ or 6’4″, if they can’t catch, they can’t play.

  18. T. McGee Says:

    That’s not what you said in the Craigslist ad Jmark. I want my money back.

  19. gotbbucs Says:

    No way of knowing how big of a play that could have been in that game, but great players make that play 99% of the time. He’s making way too much money to drop that ball.

  20. Pewter Power Says:

    “He needs a Jugs machine in his bedroom

    that was hilarious but it’s your fault you pick these guys who can’t catch the ball when it hits them right in the hands then give him top 10 corner money. I don’t like you Bowles. Your zone blitzing scheme sucks and no scheme will work if you can’t rush the passer so does it really matter if you play man which fits the corners you are paying?

  21. BAKERSBucs says Says:

    On to 2024-2025 season can’t wait to see the smoke clear & who we end up with after the draft sessions r done

  22. Pryda…sec147 Says:

    Seeing us continuously drop easy picks ….nothing pisses me the F off more!!

  23. Paratrooper Buc Says:

    They need to do the scene from “The Replacements” movie with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. When Orlando Jones playing as “Clifford Franklin” who keeps dropping balls as a WR. The solution was to use so much stick em that he says “Coach. You know this don’t look right. It looks like I jacked off an elephant.” Do that to Dean.

  24. OlBoy Says:

    We could all use a jugs machine in the bedroom, coach

  25. Greg Says:

    Dean is a good Nll corner with his speed, length and agility. Yes his hands are a liability and will always be, If you have played the game you know you can’t teach those that can’t catch the ball. You can maybe enable to be slightly better but the still will have hands of stone. He will Never be a ball hawk. BTW I agree that could have been a pick six with his speed.

  26. Dave Pear Says:

    Todd again with the yacking but no true accountability, not to Dean for lack of initiative, not to himself for recognizing it’s his job to force Dean to do it.


  27. Woodenman Says:

    Agility LOL that guy is one of the stiffest corners I ever seen.

  28. Dave Pear Says:

    Todd – idea for you. Start a line of jugs machines designed specifically to address the pass dropping ineptitude your poor coaching develops. Then you’ve got a cool football related career when you’re fired a year or less from now, and you can sell it to all your former players who forgot how to catch under your deificient tutelage.

  29. adam from ny Says:

    a jugs machine in the bedroom could have a totally different meaning in my bedroom…!!

    but will those juggs be attached to a boomin’ system 🙂

  30. BucU Says:

    We have way too many players that aren’t ready for prime time.
    P.S. – Screw You Dave Canales. TRAITOR.

  31. Brandon Says:

    Baking with Canales Says:
    January 25th, 2024 at 5:06 pm
    I wonder how was the relationship between Bowles and Canales. Did not calling a timeout at Detroit broke the camels back for Canales?
    Joe get on it! We want to know.


    He left to become a HEAD COACH. Are you stupid?

  32. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    It’s always baffled me that one can make it to this level of the game, very few do relatively, and not be able to catch a football! He must have tiny hands!

  33. Rick Brooks Says:

    Why can’t some posters accept that Coach Canales took the opportunity to (a) have a life changing chance to be a head coach and (B) substantially increase his income with a guaranteed contract, giving his family long term financial security?

    You don’t start hating someone for taking a chance like this!

    Don’t twist his growth opportunity into something where you can assign blame on one call that Bowles didn’t make, because you don’t like the head coach.

  34. Sue Says:

    TRAITOR! Benedict Arnold Dave Canales. With a sunny smile, very positive. These are the people you can’t trust. Goes to a division team and tries to take our coaches. Buyer Beware in Carolina. Can’t trust this sneak.