“He Doesn’t Need To”

May 13th, 2020

For one Hall of Fame quarterback, there is no dispute who is “The GOAT” of the NFL, and there’s also no dispute that a QB getting new receivers needs time to make it click.

Retired Bills legend Jim Kelly knows something about playing with two elite receivers, like Tom Brady will have in Tampa. He was throwing to Hall of Famers Andre Reed and James Lofton during the Bills’ run to greatness. But as hard as it is to believe, Lofton caught just 8 balls — eight! — from Kelly in 1989, Lofton’s first season in Buffalo.

Things picked up from there and Buffalo started its four consecutive seasons in the Super Bowl the following year.

“When you have a new receiver coming in, you gotta work, you gotta understand what he’s thinking on different things,” Kelly told CBS Sports Radio this week, emphasizing that it takes time to understand what goes through a receivers head on different routes.

Kelly was adamant that the offseason shortened by The Sickness is a brutal blow when it comes to QB-receiver connection.

Unlike Bills QB Josh Allen, Brady still has such a quick release that mobility is irrelevant to his game. “He doesn’t need to,” Kelly said.

Brady is “The GOAT,” Kelly added, as well as old. “I tried to talk him into retiring two, three years ago,” he said, noting his desire to get Brady out of the AFC East.

While Bills fans can’t stand Brady, Kelly said he’s a big fan because Brady has been such a good friend and a huge supporter of his son’s foundation.

46 Responses to ““He Doesn’t Need To””

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    ME13 and CG14 are seasoned vets….not worried about them

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Meh……..I think it’s getting kinda **** around here

  3. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    ME13 and CG14 are much better then anyone thinks…. why? cause they were able to put all those yards by catching crappy, uncatchable passes from below average QB, JW.
    Tom will be fine with them, and they will be super happy with Tom.

  4. Tye Says:

    the NFL has never been through a situation such as this so no one can accurately predict how it will effect the season…
    I believe the Bucs are in one of the best situations with Brady as qb than any other qb going into an unusual season such as this!

    The Bills going to 4 Super Bowls in a row though.. Sad they lost all 4!

  5. Admiral Redbeard Says:

    ME13 made Johnny Football look like an all-star at Texas A&M, and he made Jameis look like one in the NFL. I can’t wait to see what he looks like with a REAL All-Pro throwing to him.

  6. Natebucsfan Says:

    So your saying it’s going to be a few bumps in the road, makes perfect sense. Let’s just get training camp started so we can smooth out these bumps.

  7. 2020 Year of the GOAT Says:

    its not a fair comparison….. K gun offense was all no huddle …. yes timing will be important but they will keep it simple till evryone gets it right … then its on … look for smash mouth football till the timing is perfected

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    I don’t believe these guys have not thrown the ball to each other at all and I’m not talking about Tampa parks (which are re-opened Tom). But if anything it won’t take long before those guys start to gel and Evans and Godwin are gonna be killing it over the middle and outs from Brady.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    When you go down the list of things to worry about……Brady hooking up with Evans & Godwin isn’t anywhere near the top for me…..

    My main concern with the shortened training is injuries…….get in shape guys!!!

  10. Ndog Says:

    Check this out from Yahoo.com

    Can’t cut and paste like that in here. –Joe

  11. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Tom Brady 9 INTS

    End of discussion

  12. Ndog Says:

    BUC CHEEKS Says:
    May 13th, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    Tom Brady 9 INTS

    End of discussion

    You left a few things off sir:

    Tom Brady 4057
    Jameis Winston 5109

    Tom Brady 24 TDs
    Jameis Winston 33 TDs

    You act like those didn’t happen. Please try to convince yourself over 1,000 more yards is easy to make up.

  13. Bucsfan77 Says:

    NDOG, while you do point out valid and eye opening stats, its more than just what Brady stats says, it is the effect of his statue brings to the team. While father time may have started catching up to Brady his knowledge and ability to recognize defense giving him the ability to adjust any given play to maximize effectiveness. While I was not anti Winston nor a blinder wearing fan he was our QB so I supported him none the less. That was one of his biggest problems from the games I saw. While he could sometimes adjust he could rarely adjust quick enough to impliment an audible so he stared down his intended target waiting for the optimal time to throw. With Brady his history deems this won’t be an issue. I would like to see a breakdown of how many times both Brady and Winston called an audible and the completion % vs Int. Between the two.

  14. RustyRhinos Says:

    Ndog, Brady was 12-4 Winston 7-9. Need to know anything else?

  15. Bradybru Says:

    Ndog……MIC Drop (Bang)

  16. Bradybru Says:

    Ndog rusty said it all. Go Bucs!

  17. nfl fan Says:

    Let the season starts and then we know how TB12 will do… winning is not played in the press, it is played on the field. TB12 has at best 2 seasons left to play and I think TB12 knows what he is doing picking the BUCS to close out his career. The weapons TB12 has now is formidable, that was what he wanted from BB, besides contract extensions and pay raise. BB cannot provide none of them. I am thinking of the positives (with the BUCS) out weighing the negatives (to stay with NE). The more people say TB12 is done and cooked, he wanna prove them wrong, time and time again. Let’s see how this play out. I cant wait for the season to starts….Father God, please let us have a NFL season…..

  18. Ndog Says:

    I’m sure the #1 defense in the NFL had nothing to do with the Patriots winning last year.

  19. Ndog Says:

    I wonder if we had the #1 defense in the NFL if we would have beat the Seahawks, Giants, Saints (with Bridgewater) or Falcons?
    And yes that is a retorical question and please spare me the “well if the QB blah, blah, blah” crap.

    Cause the point is if we had the same defense Brady had we would have been 11-5 last year with a QB in the first year of an offense that is known to have high TOs in it’s first year.

    But again we will just ignore all of that for a small shot at winning with a 43 year old QB that provides us with zero future.


  20. Jeffbuc Says:

    Ndog but with all the hogwash stats you just put out in your self help novel. Still I can do a simple google and see that for as bad as you said Tom Brady’s completion percentage was last year it was 60.8. And it said he had no weapons and the Bucs have a lot more. Why did jameis finish with a completion percentage of 60.7. Answer me that?

  21. Jeffbuc Says:

    Ndog I wonder what are record would have been if our quarterback didn’t have a 4.8 interception % rate. What if it was let’s just throw this one out there the same as a 32 out of 33 in cveouw adjusted completion % on throws that were thrown in or out of context at a rate using the completion versus expected completion versus the negative return completion percentage stat. that’s fairly new stat so we can only go back 9 games for it crap. What if our QBs has the same int% as let’s say a over the hill 42 year old QBs 1.3 int % what do you think my teams record not your favorite players ex teams record would ha e been if it was 1.3% versus the over under no way around it hard as nails fact 4.8% interception rate.

  22. Ndog Says:

    Simple Jeffbuc when you throw the ball farther downfield more often the more likely it is you have incomplete passes. So actually the fact that they are even that close is a huge advantage to Jameis to be honest with you. Plus Jameis threw more often so again having a almost identical completion% is great.

  23. David Says:


    You’re defending Winston over Brady…..

    Seriously can’t do anything but laugh.

    Your football ignorance knows no boundaries

  24. Ndog Says:

    Jeffbuc not sure if you can read or not but I literally already addressed that knowing it was coming.

  25. Ndog Says:

    We will see David and in case you didn’t notice it’s not 2014.

  26. David Says:

    Seriously, NDOGGY, You sound like a moron. You should stop
    Winston is in accurate.
    He’s a turnover machine.
    He panics in the pocket when there is pressure.
    He’s a likable guy but he’s not a real leader, he’s just a cheerleader.

    Trying to use stats, or anything for that matter, to justify Winston over Brady is absolutely idiotic.

    Even Winston’s teammates have said how much they like him… But we got Brady!

    Get a football clue

  27. Stanglassman Says:

    I thought the small silver lining in losing Jameis would be these pages would go back to Bucs talk instead of Winston bashing. I really wish Bucs fans could show some class and move on.

  28. Ndog Says:

    Ok David to make you happy I’ll stop telling you the truth.

  29. Jeffbuc Says:

    So ndog you will take a QB throwing for 1000 more yards in a season. 62.5 more yards a game. Versus only throwing 7 interceptions. So 23 more interceptions 1.5 a game is worth 62 more yards a game passing. Got it

  30. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    Ndog is a racist name. You should be ashamed

  31. Ndog Says:

    Context matters there Jeffbuc. If my defense is giving up 30+ to Daniel Jones in first career start then yeah every yard matters. When I have the luxury of punting or relying on my kicker of course yards and points for that matter are less vital. Situations matters my friend that’s why watching the games and understanding what is happening matters.

  32. Jeffbuc Says:

    I just can’t understand how someone can be a supposed life long bucs fan and can be negative and so angry about what we did this offseason. This is the most exciting time to be a buc fan since we drafted jameis. This feels apt better having the goat versus reading articles all offseason how jameis hired a new QBs guru personal trainer and this will be the year he puts it al together. We mortgaged is hat future ndog. What future did we have if you can’t admit there were at least 5 games a year you would just have to laugh at how horrible the turnovers were. I have my bucs crew that started off as season ticket holders went to every game. And the last 5 years has turned into we have families and life stuff where we watch the majority together at one of our houses as we grill large amounts of meet. And it’s an event every bucs Sunday we have at least 30 people over. And it got to the point the last year where everyone in attendance would just laugh and say you can’t even script how these interceptions went down. I feel every fan started to feel the same way I and my friends did. Even our wife’s out on the pool deck when we would all start screaming would say did he throw another one. Why do you guys still have him as your qb. What is wrong with him that he throws so many pics. And I was sick of every year getting ready to watch a bucs game of hearing my wife even say is jameis still your quarterback? Yes babe then she would respond so why do you get all excited when you know he is going to throw a bunch of interceptions then I have to hear you all week talk about how you should have won that game. Get over it like the rest of us easily did by signing the goat. Even my wife said why the hell did Tom Brady come play for the bucs. So this will be the year we get to know what would have happened if jameis didn’t turn the ball over that many times. I’m excited all of Tampa bay is excited except for ndog. And we are all the abnormal people here to him.

  33. Jeffbuc Says:

    Got it so it’s about context the 30 interceptions were out of context the 5,000 yards and 33 tds were all in good context so we shouldn’t look at the negative in a negative context but the positive must be in positive context. So you and jameis are project mayhem. And his name is jameis Winston, his name is jameis Winston, his name is jameis Winston. In project mayhem he has a name when he becomes a 3rd string qb. And his name is jameis Winston

  34. Jeffbuc Says:

    Jameis could have had the luxury of relying on his punter 36 times last year but he never let his punter take the field 36 times he made his defense come right back on the field. And if you don’t think the defense is watching there Microsoft pad and gameplannig for next drive and then have to run back on the field way before they were ready. Thinking he just threw another one really we just got a three and out and now we have to go right back out there. Then They give up a big play. And human nature makes a person say man we shouldn’t be out here right now if jaboo did t throw another pick. Damn can coach just run it every play. So we can get a breather. Now some bitter jameis nutttt hugger is going to blame us for this game. And gloss over his 4 interceptions because of the context rule.

  35. Youngbucs Says:

    Ok it’s official this guy is a lunatic

  36. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog I can write a 500 page book with stats showing Winston sucks.

  37. Youngbucs Says:

    All those metrics mean nothing to me. Brady had over 4000yds almost 30tds and single digit ints that’s all I care about.

  38. Christos Says:

    Stanglassman completely agree. I am a Bucs fan from Greece since 1998 and ve been watching all the games from 2006 thanks to NFL Gamepass. I come here to read the news, articles and opinions from other Bucs fans. I have my opinions but not express them much here. But this is getting ridiculous and tiring. Is just time to move on guys, enough is enough at this point no one will change the opinion of the other. Winstons lovers or haters does not matter he is not a Buc anymore just let it go and move on. Greetings to all from Greece

  39. Hodad Says:

    The future is now. If Brady gives us two years of winning, instead of years losing while “building” that’s a good thing. Maybe the Pats defense played so well because Brady rarely put them in a hole. Turnovers are the #1 predictor of games. Not throwing yards, not TD passes. Jameis had 7 pick sixes alone compared to Tom throwing only 9 picks. If some people refuse to see the obvious, there’s no changing their minds. Jameis is sitting on the end of the Saints bench, and not starting anywhere because he turns the ball over to much. If he can’t prove that’s behind him, he’ll be throwing baseballs next.

  40. Bradybru Says:

    Very well said Hodad. Thank you. Go Bucs

  41. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Omg he’s still going?! YO dawg, one manages the game… the other literally throws it away. U can’t overcome 30 picks nut job, get serious.


  42. Anonymous Says:

    I love how all the Brady nut huggers are quick to throw his stats around and what he accomplished which don’t get me wrong they are incredible. But that’s the thing there the past and has done nothing to help the bucs out besides selling jerseys and tickets till he produces on the field for the bucs he’s nothing but a 43 yr old qb that the only team he ever played for did nothing to even want him back should throw a red flag to everybody around. I hope we make the playoffs at least. And before u guys try to say he’s a game manger well managing games only wins Superbowls if there is something to compliment it ie #1 defense. I’m no Winston nut hugger but we have no future after brady. If we have winning records these next 2 years leave us in no position to draft a good qb especially with a GM who doesn’t seem to hit very often in the draft.

  43. Bucsfan77 Says:

    Ndog posting anonymous doesn’t help we all know your rants.

  44. nfl fan Says:

    This blog was tame and JBF did not even need to remind readers TB12 ‘home invaders, park violator’ stuff, until Buc Cheeks said JM 30 ints…. and Holy Mighty, NDog can charging out and suddenly this blog came alive….Hahaha!!!
    I look at all the advertisement in this blog, Joe is one rich fella and also a TB12 hater….

  45. Tom Says:

    N Dog..
    U will get more yardages when u play from behind most of the time. Us
    Jaboo didn’t look for his outlet pass catcher as much as Brady.
    And look right at ur target will cause the defense to react….ints…

  46. Bradybru Says:

    Ndog tell the truth you are jAymissy right!