Intel On Brady-led Offense

July 10th, 2020

Building his offense

So, will the Bucs stick with Bucco Bruce Arians’ no-risk-it-no-biscuit offense and throw deep early and often, or will Arians craft the Bucs offense to be more like the Belicheats’ now that park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Tom Brady is running the show behind center.

In a word, yes.

While Arians stated publicly it will be his offense, partially because he said it is easier to teach a smart guy like Brady his offense than to teach 10-15 other players a new offense. Jenna Laine of ESPN has some intel that suggests the Bucs’ offense this year with Brady will be a hybrid of old and new, with a new wrinkle.

“What I am hearing, is that there is going to be more of those three-step drops,” Laine said of what Brady often used in New England. “There is going to be more elements that are going to be taken from what they are doing in New England that are going to be incorporated into this offense because that’s really where Brady’s comfort level is.”

Laine talked about what would be a welcome new wrinkle.

“I’m also hearing that they are going to be getting the tight end involved a lot more and doing so vertically,” Laine added.

Hallelujah! That should have been a no-brainer last year.

Now Joe knows Arians held O.J. Howard back to block a lot. Is Laine’s intel a sign Arians is confident right tackle Tristan Wirfs can step in right away and be a force in blocking, despite the rookie having no offseason with the Bucs?

Regardless, this is welcome news to Joe.

Laine strongly hinted the offense Arians will have a lot of pieces of the Belicheat offense.

“But then you are going to see the marriage between the two take off when it comes to gameplanning,” Laine said. “The quarterback has a very active role in gameplanning.”

With no offseason for Brady to become fully acclimated, this is smart. Let Brady run what he wants to run and build in plays that he’s comfortable calling.

11 Responses to “Intel On Brady-led Offense”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Most rookies who come in at OL takes a few years to get settled in. This will not be the case with Wirf. He is beyond physically talented and can cover-up most of his mistakes. He’ll make an impact immediately.

    Tristan Wirfs is good enough to start on the left side. He’ll be an upgrade over Demar Dotson.

  2. Sport Says:

    This decision was made back when BA had Clyde Cristensen review game film of Brady, Brees and others. Then when we got closer to landing Brady (or him landing us) and signing him, they already knew they’d adapt and build the offense together.

    Pretty sure they did the same exercise with JW, as both CC and BA stated they did.

    The difference this year is that our current QB will deliver on game day.

    In BA I Trust!

  3. Bradinator Says:

    It’s actually FUN that we, and everyone else, for that matter, know what this offense is going to look like. Raise your hand if you are sick and tired of coaches that run their “scheme” no matter the personnel. Perfect example..Denver has the best D in the league under Wade Phillips. The Donkeys hire a new coach with a defensive backround (Not talking Fagio, it was the guy before him, whose name escapes me). This clod runs off Wade and changes the D. The ensuing disaster and coach getting canned tells the story. If BA can adapt a hybrid with Brady, we’ll have success. Most coaches wouldn’t or just plain can’t. Very excited to see how this looks!

  4. Paul Says:

    Getting really old-

    Why don’t you refer to Brady as 6x Super Bowl Winning, 3x SB MVP instead of your attempt at humor: park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Tom Brady? Much like when you have a Peter King article. Your articles are too short to begin with and you waste space with these childish monikers you put on peoples names is amateur and is repulsive every time I see it. Getting old-real old. Come up with some new material bro.

  5. DanBucsFan Says:

    I wonder where Laine is “hearing” this from? I don’t know about her, but I feel alot of what she reports has already been reported and she does a great job of repeating news and opinions from others who cover the Bucs lol

  6. gp Says:

    *Getting really old*

    All of these complaints about how Joe runs his (successful) business

  7. Joe Says:


    Or, Joe could refer to Brady as a felon, just like the New York Post did this week.

  8. Joe Says:


    Joe has access to data and studies you clearly do not. Do you think Joe just threw this site together 13 years ago with no thought or research or background information study?

  9. bojim Says:

    I think the offense will be alright mostly but this will probably hurt the rookies a lot.

  10. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Bruce, Todd and and other coaches have voiced the idea that they will adapt their schemes to the extant that they will endeavor to utilize each player’s strengths.

    Why would they not do that with their new QB, Tom Brady as well?

  11. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    No, this means they keep O.J. in to block while GRONK goes deep 😉