“They Said His Joints Are Like That Of A 30-Year-Old Man”

April 2nd, 2020

About 15 months ago, Bucco Bruce Arians took an extensive physical exam before the Bucs hired him and the head coach said he was fired up to get a “C.”

But what about Tom Brady?

Buccaneers QB coach Clyde Christensen was adamant today on The Pat McAfee Show that any chatter of Brady’s game falling off is nonsense, especially his deep ball. The film tells the truth, Christensen said, and so do the medical professionals.

“Every time he got his opportunity, that ball went up top, and usually extremely successfully,” he said. “I think that [deep ball] narrative is dead off base. If I thought that way, we probably wouldn’t have gone after him. He’s playing at an extremely high level. He took his physical, they said his joints are like that of a 30-year-old man. He takes care of himself.”

Joe’s fired up to hear the comment about Brady’s body being younger than his 42 years. That’s so critical. He needs to beat back Father Time for at least two more years.

As for the concept of Brady raising the game of every Buccaneer, Christensen was singing that tune, and McAfee, a two-time Pro Bowl Colts punter said he completely understands. “I became a better punter just by watching Peyton Manning work.”

41 Responses to ““They Said His Joints Are Like That Of A 30-Year-Old Man””

  1. mickman Says:

    I seemed to recall a evaluation between Brady and Winston( someplace on Joebucsfan) and they had almost the same completion rate for passes over 20 yards…I guess Winston Extremely successful on the 20+ yards also?

  2. Jean Lafitte Says:

    ^^^Winston who?

  3. Tbbucs3 Says:

    So that’s why he played like Mitchell Trubisky last year?

  4. MadMax Says:

    Brady’s game appearing to be falling off was more on the stat sheet and his lack of weapons. Dont get me wrong, i know he wont have as much pep in his step like when he was 30, but that arm can still sling it….plus, the thing that matters most, that thing between his ears 🙂

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is no question that a player can raise the game of other players around him……and a QB, in particular can have the most affect.
    JPP is an example…..Shaq seems to be…..that’s why they drafted Devin White…
    VH3 was cut because he had a negative influence…
    Winston probably went both ways…..positive & negative……with the turnovers , it would seem that players would have to look back on games and wonder what the outcome would have been without them.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Spot on Tampabaybucfan!

  7. gofortheface30 Says:

    This is not because he has exceptional genes. He isnt a mesomorph, with a super athletic frame or with a lot of fast twitch muscles, and isnt some physical freak of nature. He works hard, makes good decisions and is on top of his nutrition. NOWADAYS with all these kinds of supplements out there, nutrition knowledge, knowledge of what lifting weights does for the body, being 40 or over should never, at any point – be an excuse anymore. If you’re overweight, if you can barely squat the bar, you get tired after 5 min of playing basketball – thats your fault for being lazy and making excuses. You stunt aging EXPONENTIALLY by lifting and doing compound movements which in turns keeps your testosterone up. Its not hard, get your ass under a barbell and dont eat mcdonalds and drink coke. Lebron James, Brady, whatever – you’re gnna see this everywhere now because athletes this generation arent smoking cigs or drinking beer at halftime anymore. The traditional curve of “physical peak” is becoming obsolete, much like the BMI chart because previous generations were simply not near as healthy

  8. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man look 43 years old is 43 . Don’t believe the hype they are trying to sale Brady big time to this fanbase and people are going to believe them and they know it lol lol lol . So now they are making the age thing can’t be a excuse . Superbowl or bust no excuses …..

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    I ain’t buyin this crap. The mans had several surgeries during his career. Brady is a couple hard hits away from Nursing Home Care. We had better have a good..no great O line this year. Brady can move in the pocket but he cannot run 5 yrds. And he will get sacked if our line plays like it has in the past. Don’t buy this hype.

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Mike…we literally no longer care what you’re buying. We get it loser!!! No matter how positive the story, you come here to urinate on our parade. I would be upset but I honestly feel sorry for you. Must suck to live in your head.

    Gofortheface….You sir are SPOT ON! I’m freaking 72 and feel 20 years younger. And I am far from an exemplary example of what you just posted.

    I have smoked weed…sucked down booze…eaten plenty of red meat…have a weakness for bread and pasta….BUT I have paid attention. I’ve learned to moderate my vices and have balanced it all my entire life with lots of exercise.

    This does NOT make me special…it simply makes me fortunate. I love exercise. It’s a gift…most people do not. And I am a totally mediocre physical specimen right now…but I can still play tennis…hike for hours and swim.

    And like you GFTF I read a lot about physical fitness…stretching etc…and again I”m just a nobody.

    Imagine what Brady has poured into his body. He’s turned his workouts and nutrition into a money making empire of it’s own.

    Until this thread I never realized that yeah…me and old guys everywhere are going to be rooting for Brady bigtime because of all the naysayers like Mike.

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I’m curious about other posters. I’ve rooted for JW up until the end of this past season. I’ve not found him personally admirable but he seems like a decent guy.

    But you JW people who continue to come here with a chip on your shoulder are actually turning us AGAINST JW.

    So NDOG confessed this morning that he’s not excited for the first time ever about rooting for the Bucs. Pretty sad admission.

    So I’ll confess…after this weeks long onslaught of the “Blameless” pity party I hope he leaves football TOTALLY and goes to baseball and infects somebody else’s fan base.

  12. Bird Says:


    Promise me you will continue to say this same thing in every Tom Brady article

    “ So that’s why he played like Mitchell Trubisky last year”

    First of all …congrats…very original…really smart and super funny
    Again dont stop. Keep it coming . I ll never forget when i turned 13

    Whoops almost forgot …go Noles

  13. Bird Says:

    St pete

    I agree . I think Ndog is in his 50s or 60s too
    Its just so strange that grown men are throwing a temper tandrum over a guy that lets face it ….was middle of the road

    And are upset that the GOAT has chosen our tiny market team in tampa

    Now he is in his twilight years…but who cares…the man is a winner…no doubt guys will play harder …its like playing with jordan …or lebron …etc etc

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    St Pete let’s just hope for the best. Sports fans tend to overreact.ets just hope that’s all this is and Winston fans can find a way to move on. Maybe not likely but we can still look at the good news…….Winston won’t be starting this year so there won’t be no looking over our shoulders. And this debate will eventually fizzle away……….Unless fans wanna continue to argue about a backup QB. I really hope that’s not the case. That’s pretty pathetic.

    And for sure all of this arguing should go away once we start winning……..Anybody that is still gonna complain about a winning team can only be considered a troll. Right?

  15. Ivan The Insider Says:


    Oneilbucs & Mike Johnson still helping to carry the casket.

  16. Pewter Power Says:

    Agreed Brady is the leader our previous quarterback will never be. Everyone on defense raised their game play when JPP came back except the safeties 😁, JPP pilled the entire offense aside In a game last year including Winston. Brady will have the same effect on the entire team.

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:


    You are a classically decent guy. I try but sometimes fail. You are of course correct and my posts…which I’ve tried to restrain show my weakness more than their’s.

    Just to correct the record however. There is a website that rates the risk of injury. I don’t wish to link because it triggers the software here…but if you type in sportsinjurypredictor it lets you pick various players. Brady is rated a LOW risk for injury with a predictor of .1 games missed this year…a 1.6% chance of injury per game.

    As for “surgeries” they list one serious surgery…his ACL. Of course there are surgeries and there are surgeries…if your dentist refers you to the Oral Surgeon to get a wisdom tooth removed…technically that is an oral SURGERY.

  18. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    He is becoming something of folk legend at this point.
    Can he leap a building with a single bound?
    Is he faster than a speeding bullet?
    I heard his bones are made from adamantium.
    I also heard he eats perfection and ch!ts out greatness!!!

    I will not predict injuries but unless that line improves and/or Tom gets the ball out faster than Jameis (even the last guy didn’t make it out healthy), then he is going to take a beating.

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    Stpetebucfan..I’m gonna call you our specifically when Brady goes down.

  20. BringBucsBack Says:

    GoFor the Face., I appreciate you intelligent comment and reference (& StPete’s insightful anecdotal response) in regards to the study of body types (taxonomy) and the benefits of proper nutrition and exercise.

    Until your comment, I had never heard of taxonomy and it’s three classifications or the man credited for the classifications, William Herbert Sheldon. His name piqued my interest as there was an American naturopath, alternative medicine advocate, author, pacifist, vegetarian, and a supporter of rawism and fasting by the name of Herbert M. Shelton. Those names are so similar, I thought you were speaking of Dr. Shelton. I thought to myself, “I’m unaware of any of this work (taxonomy) being attributed to Dr. Shelton and I’ve read most of his writings.”

    If it’s not too late to make this story short, after looking up your Dr. William Herbert Sheldon, I realized that these are in-fact two different individuals. Dr. Sheldon was born November 19, 1898; Dr.Shelton October 6, 1895, three short years apart. What are the chances that their names, DOBs and careers are, if not exactly the same, quite similar.

    You, and other health-conscious folks, may enjoy Dr. Herbert Sheltom’s work.


    “Nutrition is the sum total of all the processes and functions by which growth and development, maintenance and repair of the body, and by which reproduction are accomplished. Food is any substance the elements of which are convertible into, and do form, the constituent matters of the tissues and fluids of the body and are employed by the organism in the performances of any of its functions. Life depends on food.”

    From what I’v seen and heard of Tom Brady, this philosophy is at the core of his health regimen.

    Good Health,

  21. D1 Says:

    MIke and Alaskan,

    Winston has more injuries in 5yrs as Brady in 20yrs. Brady was never athletic, never built , couldn’t outrun a d lineman from age 24yr to 43yr. He’s never relied on athletic ability or size to remain healthy. So it’s not anything to point out he’s not fast or strong or big, never has been but somehow he managed to become the greatest player ever to play the position. How the F could that ever happen in your mind?

    Brady gets hit every year, not sure what digit he’s broken or meniscus he’s blown out, shoulder etc etc…I know he has 20/20 vision . So advantage old guy.
    I do know winston never developed an understanding of how to make line adjustments or kill a play. Brady protects himself by knowing these things , Winston got himself killed because he didn’t have the knowledge or good sense to adj.

    If you really want an athlete at QB, there’s no way in blue hel you pick winston.
    So you’ve got to ask yourself, “why do I sound like a overly concerned woman instead of a man?”

  22. BigHog Says:

    This TB12 must be the alis Popeye The Sailor man!!

  23. Jim Says:

    Don’t know how this will all turn out, but I do know this will be a great season for Bucs fans…

  24. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The offense will be good, theres not a doubt about that and whether it’s Brady or Winston, this offense will be really good.

    The question that no one’s talking about is when will this traditionally crappy defense get their act together?

  25. Ndog Says:

    For all of those that have argued with me about Arains throwing Jameis under the bus, thus hurting his market value, let me present you with a real coach that actually does care about his players and truly does want whats best for them and doesn’t care about how it makes HIM LOOK.


  26. Dapostman Says:

    Tom Brady’s a Tale of Two Halves:

    1st 8 games:
    comp/att/ %
    200/309 / 64.7%
    pass ypg

    last 9 games:
    comp/att/ %
    193/341/ 56.5
    pass ypg

    TD to int ratio held firm but all other #’s were significantly worse in the second half of 2019. Won/loss record also took a big hit.
    Hopefully this second half of QBing isn’t a trend that the inevitable decline has come.

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    St Pete…..a injury predictor? Hahaha. Don’t even know why that’s funny but it just is.

  28. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Great and shall I return that favor if Brady wins a spot in the pro bowl and takes us to the playoffs? Who do you think posters on a Buccanneers blog hopes win….another whiny sore loser JW supporter who can’t wait to say I told you so when the starting QB goes down…or a guy who supported that player?

    I honestly question whether you read what you post and how it looks to TRUE Bucs fans..not ‘Blameless” fans.

    JJ It’s pretty interesting actually. They TRY and factor in the obvious….past injury history…age…position etc…but of course we all know…including them..that any NFL player is just one play away from a career ender.

    If you’ve been on the sidelines of an NFL game you can FEEL the hitting and in many cases it’s not even about down and distance it’s about inflicting PAIN.

  29. firethecannons Says:

    TB probably takes collagen supplements for years, that or has somebody making him a daily bone broth.

  30. Stanglassman Says:

    He and Peter Thiel have those young boys locked up in their basement for a reason. Makes you look at Jack and Jerry Youngblood’s name in a new light.

  31. Mike Johnson Says:

    There is sopmething not quite right with our team. You go get a 43 yr old banged up vet who..although has some gas left in his tank, cannot run 5 yrds down the field. You place all your hopes and dream with him to take you to a superbowl. Knowing..he’s not gonna probably complete the entire season…Not behind our line. He will get hit often.Then, you get a backup who is unproven and had played in what..very few NFL games. You’d think a great backup would be a priority for this team. But then again. it is and will always be a..Buclife. We shall see. But I’m not buyin in just yet. Neither should you.

  32. D1 Says:


    Interesting and possibly concerning stat line comparison. Is it a sign of a decline? It’s possible!

    But there’s a less fatalistic explanation for the mid season drop in stats. It’s way less foretelling of the future therefore less than sexy. But the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. Or so said someone .

    Injuries to the Patriots receiver Corp coincides with the production drop off. And without Gronk to carry the receiver load while players were on the mend, it is no surprise that the offense struggled.

    Everyone, well mostly, was predicting the pats would no longer be able to cover up the front office failure to acquire skill position players . The problem was long time in the making and it caught up with the team.

    That’s not at all the time is catching up to Tom Brady hypothesis. He preformed when he had receivers and decent oline play.

  33. D1 Says:

    Mike Johnson,

    Excellent point about the lack of a quality backup QB. But there’s time before the season starts to aquire a someone. Unfortunately, BA isn’t known for investing much Cap space in a backup QB. So I don’t expect a signing that is significant enough to make some fans feel at ease with the situation.

    The statement that Brady is banged up vet is perplexing to say the least. It’s almost as if you have no idea who this Tom Brady is, never heard of him. Strange because He is a 6x SB winner and MVP. I kinda think most nfl fans have some knowledge of him. Avid readers of the New York times best-selling books certainly know that Brady is revolutionary in his approach to training and conditioning. He’s setting a new standard in the field and the lack of injuries he’s sustained over a 20+ year career is anything if not spectacular.

    Like I said, strange most people are familiar with this information.

    I’m also not expecting the oline to play as poorly as you suggest. If you think winston and Brady will have similar results behind the same line , well that is understandable.

    Understandable, but completely wrong . It’s probably lack of understanding as to how and what a QB is responsible for. Winston made his oline jobs harder.
    Brady will not.

    As for the odds of an injury. Winston is 26 and would be less likely to start all 16games than a 43 Brady.

  34. Sport Says:

    MJ – we will buy or be a fan the way we want. Just like you should. Your not convincing anyone to join your negativity who isn’t already there. NDog, O’Neil, TMax etc.
    Being a fan is supposed to be fun, it seems to make some people miserable. Why would you keep doing something that makes you a miserable negative mess?

    Keep up the good fight St Pete!

    In BA I Trust!

  35. chummaster01 Says:

    I will no longer root for the Sucks, im from upstate NY and became a Bucs fan after many years of being ridiculed for being a Bills fan well I finally gave in and was proud to root for our Bucs until this off season when BA first came i was estatic!However my admiration has turned to disgust at the way he drug JW through the mud all offseason trying to get him at a reduced rate and using interceptions as an excuse didnt JW say after some games that BA encouraged him to keep firing even after multiple interceptions isn’t he supposed to be THE QB WHISPERER??OH Brady became available and then it was too late to clean up the mess he had made of this young mans future!!What happened to the coaching? Anyone can coach a Brady,Manning or Big Ben!!Lets face BA is a hoax and front runnerhe had a chance to make JW great and he B*&^% up!!

  36. Bird Says:

    Chummaster 1

    Why the new name. Who were you before ?
    And adios. Dont let the door hit you on the way out

    And go noles

  37. John Sinclear Says:

    Under the new CBA, joints, even 30 year old ones, are legal.

  38. David Says:

    I constantly see all these negative a holes that call themselves buccaneer fans talking about how Brady sucks and he’s too old, or at least implying that.
    He fell off last year because he had no O-line and no one to throw to. He is the goat and can make others better, but that was the worst offense he has ever had to play with.
    Get a clue about football knowledge

    The Bucs o-line is much better than New England’s.
    The Bucs receivers are 10 times better.
    The Bucs have better tight ends.
    All they really need is a running back

    O-line rd 1
    Helaire or Akers at RB rd 2

  39. BillyBucFan Says:

    MVP chatter even.

    Going to be fun to watch regardless.

    Being a Buc fan is a bonus.

  40. Dapostman Says:


    I hate to inform you that Gronk was out the first 8 games and the last 9 games of 2019. Therefore he is what’s called not relevant.

    What is relevant is that Tom Brady had the same team for the full season of 2019 and his 1st and 2nd half splits are concerning. That’s a big % split plus the yardage was way down. Father time has a way of sneaking up on us all.

    For David, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    see splits for the same season with the same players. If you can’t figure out what that means I’ll try to write it out in simpler terms.

    As for 2019 OL Ratings per

    Football Outsiders:
    Patriots 9th
    Bucs 23rd

  41. unbelievable Says:

    Well now I’m just jealous. I’m a man in my 30s who eats healthy and works out regularly, but I feel like I have the joints of a 60 year old lol.

    Maybe I gotta get on that TB diet…