Redefining Accuracy

April 13th, 2020

Bucs pass catchers will be in for something very different this season.

And Joe’s not talking about playing lots of games under lights, or with no fans, or with a running back that doesn’t induce vomiting.

Joe’s talking about a new level of accuracy from a quarterback.

One of two men largely given credit for drafting Tom Brady,  former Patriots, Falcons and Chiefs executive Scott Pioli, recently told WFAN radio that he thought he understood quarterback accuracy before he began watching Brady work with the Patriots.

He explained that early in Brady’s career the QB was criticized for making bad throws but the criticism was misguided. Pioli noted how those who daily saw Brady work after, before and during practice knew he was just doing in games what he focused on with receivers all week — throwing where only his receiver could catch the ball.

Pioli emphasized that Brady will work on this constantly.

Joe thinks that might be a bit of a transition for Bucs receivers, who should expect greater pressure on them from the quarterback position to run routes more precisely. Precision seemed to be an issue last year, if you believe Bruce Arians, Chris Godwin and assistant coach Antwaan Randle-El.

25 Responses to “Redefining Accuracy”

  1. Ndog Says:

    I know right, coaches actually coaching correct routes, what is that?

  2. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Ndog, no, it’s more of Winston’s inaccurate passing.

  3. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I remember watching Brad Johnson teach me this very lesson in the old Sombrero when he played for the Vikings and beat our butts.

    I was so frustrated…thinking heavens this guy can’t even throw an accurate pass.
    By the second half after a slew of completions I realized Brad was actually throwing perfect passes…placed where ONLY the target could get them and the defender had no chance.

    I was happy when he started doing that for the Bucs instead of the opponents.
    Did it all the way to our only SB.

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Has anybody seen Brady cock his arm back to pass and the ball simply mysteriously flies backwards out of his hand with NO contact?

  5. Ndog Says:

    Keep telling yourself that Morgus, keep telling yourself that.

  6. Bucsfan951 Says:


    All you do is bring up jw. Why don’t you stop? You have in the past say all jw haters do is bring his name up but in all actuality, it’s you that brings him up!

    Are you doing gods, err, winstons work? To say it’s super bowl win or bust, is a joke! To say it’s hard to root for this team at this moment, is a joke! To hope they fail so you can say “I told you so” is a joke!

  7. The Graham Tram Says:

    I thought about that last year with OJ- give him a well-thrown ball when he’s wide open and I think he’ll get it done.

    Godwin will catch it regardless, but hopefully less errant throws will help YAC/health

  8. Bucsfan951 Says:


    It’s his inaccuracy but worse off, it’s his stupid decision making.

    There’s a reason why he isn’t signed. Oh that’s right, it’s the Tampa Bay media that has caused that.

  9. Jean Lafitte Says:

    The one thing you can be certain on, that Brady won’t throw a 95 mph fastball at OJ five yards away.

  10. Ndog Says:

    Again 951 I will challenge your reading comprehension, why don’t you look at this thread again and see who actually brought up the name Jameis Winston?

  11. David Says:

    I will not get on the Bucs coaches because some receivers didn’t run great routes. That is across the entire NFL. Almost every Seaver and every coach should be held accountable. Kind of like the two decade decline in tackling.
    I used to play CB and receiver in high school and college. There are very few receivers in the NFL who run real good crisp routes. Every turn is round it off. The body positioning on slants and knowing when to break on a route are pretty bad with the vast majority of receivers.
    They attribute some of that and the poor tackling because practice time has slowly disappeared. I don’t buy it. Running a route and making a good form tackle are things you’re taught in high school. Those things don’t go away, you know how to do them. Maybe some is lack of practice but the vast majority is coaching not focusing on it and lazy players

  12. Bucsfan951 Says:


    That is you assuming I’m talking strictly about this story.

    See, you assuming again! You do that a lot. Typical of you. People assume too much when they don’t know what they’re talking about or trying to sound like they know what they’re talking about. That’s you, my friend!

  13. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Ndog, keep telling YOURSELF and the now-jobless Winston. Incredible that some people remain on the Winston bandwagon. He can’t even find a starting job. Hell, he’s struggling to find a back up job.

  14. Youngbucs Says:

    yes finally ME gone get some yac accuracy from the QB.

  15. Youngbucs Says:

    Can we please stop with myth about Winstons pics. It’s not because he forced to throw deep 🙄. More the half his picks were under 15yds lol. I believe only 5 where over 20yds lol. The boy can’t read defense. Now watch ndog spin what I just said he’s a spin master. Watch wait for it lol

  16. Youngbucs Says:

    And can we stop the lie they’re changing the offense for Brady lol. The Bucs have already said part of the negotiations with Brady was he’s going to run there offense the truth is out there if you guys want it.

  17. SufferingSince76 Says:

    stpetebucsfan – LOL!!! My brother and I still talk about that to this day!! That was even better than the infamous butt fumble by Mark Sanchez.

  18. fb permanently moderated Says:

    Listen to Sapp comment on it while on SFY.

    Accuracy is the best part of a qbs game. Hitting the receiver in stride, and where only he can catch it, whether it be a short slant or 20 yard out to the sideline or in the endzone. Brad Johnson was a great example. the guy was never known for a strong arm, but he led a top offense under D. Green, and Norv Turner. He had a hell of an arc on a long pass, but it was released on time and put where it needed to be. Maybe not highlight, but winning general type stuff.

  19. 541BucsFan Says:

    There is way more that goes into a “good pass” than the point of delivery.

    1. Understanding what the defense wants to do.
    2. Make sure you have the right play called.
    3. Know your progressions.
    4. Understand where the help defenders are.
    5. Throw the ball on time.
    6. Put it where only your guy can get it … that’s the last part.

    People keep saying Brady is great at #1, which is great because reading the defense sets everything else in motion.

  20. SB Says:

    NDog it doesn’t matter if the WRs run correct routes if they have to make circus catches regardless.
    IF we have a season this yr ME and CG will be the happiest WRs in the game as they don’t always have to adjust to throws.

  21. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    stpetebucsfan Says:
    “Has anybody seen Brady cock his arm back to pass and the ball simply mysteriously flies backwards out of his hand with NO contact?”


  22. NDog is an idiot Says:

    JayMiss’s biggest downfall is the ability to read Defenses! Opposing defenses played Winston like a fiddle! He couldn’t see that they were baiting him! That’s the facts Jack!! He doesn’t have it between the ears!’ For those of you not smart enough to understand that,(NDog). He’s not intelligent enough to be a Super Bowl Winning QB!! Unlike Brady!!!

  23. JimmyJack Says:

    What? Now we are talking about if our receivers know how to run routes? And if our coach’s know how to teach them how to?

    Is there really somebody that uneducated about this team to think our receivers are a problem? What a joke!!!

    I’m no film guru but I have seen some clips that consistently show open targets that went missed and unseen. There’s a good chance Brady sees these open plays and we see more wide open passes completed.

    I’ve also seen Mike Evens throw his hand up knowing his gonna run open. But it doesn’t get noticed as the play goes elsewhere. Good chance Brady picks up on this and hits Mike open rather then much of his work being contested.

    The bigger key for me will be decision making. If a screen play breaks down for example. I think we see Brady make a better decision and move to the next play. I don’t think we see Brady throw into triple coverage as much….if ever……..And I don’t think we see Brady get fooled by LBs as much.

    We may also see better presnap reads. And audibling into better plays. And Brady will probably be much better at his progressions……..He will know very quickly if his deep read is covered. He will move to the next read much quicker and will be more willing to throw the play away if it gets foiled.

    And if you throw in accuracy on top of all of that it’s just icing on the cake. Accuracy is really the least of my concerns……..Many other ways we can upgrade on QB play.

  24. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Look at that form! Catch with the back of your thumbs? Lol!

    Rojo! our dependable outlet reciever when defenses blitz our 43 year old goat?

    OMFG! The screaming and yelling from TB12! The noise coming out of Kobes pet goat is head splitting! The migraine is worse than being coronovirus lockdown with the nagging wife for 3 months in your house”

    Kobe Faker

  25. Jeffbuc Says:

    Jean Lafitte BINGO!!! That’s what I have been saying. People talking about oj and his hands and drops. It seem every pass a soon as he turns back to QB there was a 95mph fastball wizzing by him. He could barely get his hands all the way up to even try to catch it. If they were some nice throws with a little less juice on them they would have been easy 5-8 yard catches. And as big and fast as he is he could break a tackle or two and turn a 5 yard catch into a 20 yard gain at anytime. That would get me frustrated and off of my game also. Work my butt off all game to get open only to see a blur go flying by you.