The Bucs and Saints have a storied rivalry. Tom Brady, the Buccaneers’ quarterback, wasn’t fond of the Saints due to constant comparisons with Drew Brees, the future Hall of Fame quarterback. After Brees retired, Winston was let go and swiftly signed with the Saints.
Many players felt disrespected by his move to a rival team, and they still hold a grudge. In their recent game, the Buccaneers emerged victorious with a score of 20-10. Winston didn’t perform well, and Buccaneers linebacker Devin White made it clear how he felt about Winston.
“When Jameis left our team, everyone remembers his performance in his final year,” White told reporters. “He threw 30 interceptions. We knew he would give us the ball.”
Devin White on Jameis Winston: "When Jameis left our team, everybody knows what he did that last year," "He threw 30 picks."
"We just knew he was going to give us the ball."
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 18, 2022
In the fourth quarter, Winston faced difficulties. He threw three interceptions, including one that resulted in a pick-six.
Tensions Rise for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Altercation Erupts Between Mike Evans and Marshon Lattimore, Resulting in Evans’ Suspension according to Adam Schefter for ESPN.
NFL suspended Buccaneers’ WR Mike Evans one game for Sunday’s unnecessary roughness with Saints’ CB Marshon Lattimore.
Evans was suspended one game for a previous fracas with Lattimore in 2017.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 19, 2022
— Overtime (@overtime) September 19, 2022
The Saints face challenges with Winston as they strive to match their past success with Brees. But as long as Brady keeps the Bucs strong, the glory days may be difficult to replicate for the Saints.
“We were confident he would give us the ball, and we expected the running backs to fumble. It was a point of discussion for us. We aim for 30 turnovers as a team. This game was just another opportunity to take possession.”
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