No More AFC East “Layup”

March 18th, 2020

Life will be changing for Tom Brady in many ways.

And one way was astutely outlined by a guy beloved by many older football fans. Chris Berman of ESPN was like everyone else yesterday; he was talking about Brady joining the Buccaneers.

Berman noted that Brady no longer will have the “layup” he enjoyed in the AFC East. Yes, it’s been 10 years since the Jets were a force in that division.

The challenge for Brady will have a different feel. Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgwater (Carolina) are a big cut above the slappys in the AFC East.

Berman also goes on talk about how Brady will completely revitalize the Bucs franchised (video below), much like what happened when Father Dungy built his first winner in 1997. Longtime football fans remember Berman had a big soft spot for “The Big Sombrero.”

28 Responses to “No More AFC East “Layup””

  1. #1 Pick QB 2 Cent Brain Says:

    Falcons in salary cap he’ll
    Saints are tight against the cap and are good but won’t add many pieces
    Panthers rebuilding with a Checkdown QB with limited weapons

    Bucs got a great opportunity to win

  2. ItzOK Says:

    Itz Bucs Porn on every tv channel, radio show, podcast. I can’t get enough. This is literally the only sports going on right now awesome

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    panther rebuilding….
    ATL inconsistent….
    Saints window closing….
    BUCS window just got pushed wide open…..

    Bucs have the best weapons in the NFC south….imo we have the best d-line with JPP, VV and SUH….

    saints still the team to beat but we have a QB that wont spot them 10-14 points off INTs…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  4. Dapostman Says:

    Welcome to the Varsity Tom Brady.

    Step up!

  5. SteveK Says:

    On the bottom of the main page there is a blurb that is telling as hell as to why I am so excited:

    (Among active QBs- Jameis Winston has the highest INT% rate, and Brady has the 4th lowest)

    Kicker be damned, we must protect the football- that is how you win ball games!

    “The ball is the program” -PJ Fleck

  6. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Yes, as the aforementioned Chris Berman may say…
    The Buffalo Bills could finally “circle the wagons”.

    Well, if Stefon Diggs does not destroy their chemistry, lol.

  7. Ndog Says:

    On ESPN they literally just said if it wasn’t for Jameis the Bucs defense would have been the 85 Bears last year.

    I will just leave that here with zero opinion provided.

  8. D-Rome Says:

    The AFC East was not a layup last year. The Bills were very good and they will be a force to be reckoned with in the AFC this season.

  9. MadMax Says:

    Go fk yourself ndog!

    Anyways, we still need another WR….unless Perriman plays for free

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ndog, ESPN is screw€d in the head to say that. Last year the Bucs defense was improved, but we were also developing a young secondary.

    We still have to re-sign Suh this year.

  11. SteveK Says:


    That is extreme, but did you see my post above about INT%? Winston is worst in the league among all active players and Brady is 4th best.

    That’s a HUGE step up.

  12. Robert Says:

    Teddy, pfft.

    Brees will be torn up by the DE’s

    and Atlanta hasn’t been Atlanta in years. just watch.

    With our D getting some breathing time, it’s eating W’s time.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    MadMax Says
    “Go fk yourself ndog! “I’m

    Uncalled for.

    Now is the time for unity, and I know you’re not a troll. So can’t we all start getting along? Pleeeeease? LoL

  14. Tye Says:

    Oh, the excitement of being a Bucs fan, revived to life after so many years of being dormant..
    These next few months and few years are going to be crazy..
    The exposure beings!

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Robert, Brees is among the best at what he does. He’s beaten Brady plenty of times.

    Still, we’ve beaten Brees a few times ourseves, so you may be right.

    NFC South teams are sweating right now!

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We are now more favored to win the SB than the Patriots!

  17. Big_Buc$ Says:

    I think the Saints are still the team to beat. I’ll say this with Brady arriving that means if they don’t win the NFC south its a bust. If they make the wildcard and lose thats a failure. However that would be a great story to see Brady lead the Bucs a wildcard to a Super Bowl.

  18. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    MadMax Says:
    “Go fk yourself ndog!”


    Calm down, man.
    Can we start to move on as a fanbase?
    We all wear the same colors.
    We are all BUCS fans.

  19. Oneilbucs Says:

    This reminds me of the Eagles and the Browns . Every body thought they were going to the superbowl as well but what happened . This team will be 6 – 10 . Because Brady is a 43 year old quarterback with a bad offensive line and a bad running back . But it will be a lot of excuses on how bad the team is and how it’s not Brady fault . Brady had a 54 QBR last year and no one is talking about that .

  20. Dave Says:

    Chances are there will not even be a 2020 season so all this is mute

  21. thisisouryear!! Says:

    I’m super psyched about Brady as well, but we definitely need a few more pieces to be the favorite over the Saints. Both games were eye opening in my opinion. It was the only time I felt that the offensive line got killed.

    I think Brady getting rid of the ball faster will help, but we may need more than one piece on the offensive line. I do believe this is our year!!

  22. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @MadMax Says:
    “Go fk yourself ndog!”
    no problem with that…..

    “Anyways, we still need another WR….unless Perriman plays for free”
    just got this frmo, TMZ :

    ” Tom Brady I’m Gonna Be a Buccaneer!!! … Antonio Brown Too?? ”

    maybe that is on the mix as well…..
    ….and still waiting to be OFFICIAL…..on the paper….

  23. Allbuccedup Says:

    Looks like Jason Licht finally gets it. Go Bucs

  24. Ndog Says:

    Hi Madmax good morning sir. Glad to see you are as happy and as chipper as usual.

  25. 813bucboi Says:


    you done chasing squirrels?….

    you ready to see what this team looks like with a REAL QB?….lol…

    JW IS A BUST!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!

  26. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I second your 10:15 post. Now that it’s done deal we need to allow JW’s fans a time to mourn. I say this sincerely without snark.

    I’m refraining from the insults to JW and certainly his posters.

    BTW…I did finally grow weary of Lamarcus but I did not call him names..just pointed out that if he simply wants to continue blasting the Bucs he ends up on my scroll by list which currently only has the one infamous troll here.

    I find it mildly amusing that everybody here justifiably fears Drew Brees and never mention HIS age. With our new and improved defensive line and LB’s bringing the heat and our trio of young CB’s able to play in WR’s faces instead of Smitty’s ten yard cushion which was something for which Brees should have compensated Smitty…Brees FEASTED on Smitty’s soft coverage!

  27. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Well said, stpetebucsfan!

  28. 1sparkybuc Says:

    What hasn’t dawned on some people yet is, okay, we have Brady. Now all we need is a QB. Brady is certainly not a long term solution, and it’s also possible he’s not a short term solution. If he was actually worth $30 million he’d still be a Patriot.