The current struggles that the Bucs have had with the Saints offers New Orleans’ security C.J. Gardner-Johnson good cause to haven’t any worry taking part in Tampa Bay.
Even with Tom Brady right here for 2 seasons, the Bucs have but to defeat the Saints within the common season. In reality, their final common season win over their NFC South rival hasn’t come since Week 1 of the 2018 season. Ryan Fitzpatrick was the quarterback.
The final time the Bucs performed the Saints, it got here with a 9-0 shutout loss at residence in Week 15. Brady doesn’t get shutout typically, and that’s partly why Gardner-Johnson believes the Saints have the perfect protection round.
“We received the perfect protection within the league,” Gardner-Johnson stated at Saints’ mini-camp. “The one workforce that pitched a shutout on Tom Brady up to now, what? 10 years? C’mon man. Individuals are dialed in on this locker room, individuals are dialed in. No disrespect to Tom, he’s a fantastic participant, y’all know that. Nice participant, phenomenal participant. However when a number of that will get ignored, the protection will get ignored due to who we’re taking part in, y’all know that. ‘The protection vs. Tom Brady.’ Not the Saints. That’s how I’m feeling proper now.”
Bucs Take The Playoff Sport
After all when it mattered most within the 2020 Divisional spherical, the Bucs beat the Saints on the highway with a 30-20 win. Gardner-Johnson talked about that the Saints let that sport away with pricey turnovers. Whereas he didn’t identify anybody particularly, he alluded to the pressured fumble by Antoine Winfield Jr. on Jared Prepare dinner that was the turning level of the sport.
“Put it like this, we’re assured that we will beat them within the playoffs and the common season. We fumbled the ball to win the sport. Y’all noticed it. For actual, let’s name it what it’s. I ain’t saying no names, however y’all know what occurred. That fumble tousled, proper? That fumble tousled the sport and I ain’t saying no names. It’s soccer.
“We aint nervous about none of that. We are able to beat the GOAT 4 instances. Beat them persistently. Let’s take him out, we sweep our division persistently yearly. What are we nervous about? Let’s cease sending pictures at single people. We singlehandedly dominate our division yearly. We dominated final yr and we had been on the bubble.”
Gardner-Johnson isn’t 100% correct about sweeping the division. The Saints went 4-2 in opposition to the NFC South final yr, however they did go 6-0 the yr earlier than and 5-1 in 2019 for a mixed whole of 15-3 over the previous three seasons.
The Bucs play the Saints on the highway in Week 2. Then they’re at residence in Week 13 for Monday Night time Soccer this yr in what each needs to be extremely touted matchups.
You may watch his full interview right here.
CJ Gardner-Johnson: “I’m bored with having that burden of ‘what you guys can and may’t do’. Deal with what we will do. Uplift us. We received the perfect protection within the league. We’re the one workforce that pitched a shutout on Tom Brady in what…10 years.” @BootKreweMedia pic.twitter.com/47u2SEdTbI
— Jack Culotta, Jr. (@TalkCulotta) June 15, 2022