Brett Favre Talks Tom Brady’s Bad Timing

August 9th, 2020

Brett Favre was traded to a sad Jets team during the 2008 offseason and the 39-year-old legend promptly quarterbacked his new club to an 8-3 record.

It felt like a miracle — until the Jets finished 9-7 and moved on from Favre after the season before landing in consecutive AFC Championship games.

Regardless, Favre knows a lot about being a veteran QB jumping to a new team. He recently told USA Today that Tom Brady landing in Tampa during the freaky lost offseason because of The Sickness is quite a puzzle for the Bucs’ new gunslinger.

“For a guy like Tom Brady, you’ve got to be scratching your head,” Favre said.

“Of all the times to change teams, he’s gotta be saying, ‘How am I going to get the chemistry I’m wanting to have with the guys, with my new (teammates)’ with everything that’s limiting getting ready for a season.”

Last week, former Jets assistant coach and personnel chief Pat Kirwan told a Favre-Jets story on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Kirwan said he talked to Favre early in that ’08 Jets season and asked him if he had stopped thinking yet in the huddle, meaning could he envision a play completely and instinctively rather than having to think it through.

Favre replied that he absolutely was still thinking and that it would be a while before he could be at one with the offense in that kind of way. Keep in mind Favre had a full offseason with the Jets and a thoroughly punishing running game to rely on.

It’s all very thought-provoking. Can Brady be Brady with so little time to prepare in a new system?

Joe thinks so, but Brady is still human.

23 Responses to “Brett Favre Talks Tom Brady’s Bad Timing”

  1. Mort Says:

    Tom is also smarter and a harder worker than Brett, so there’s that…

  2. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Any see pics from (today’s?) practice? Looks like the team is wearing clear plastic masks within their face mask area. I know it’s off subject and perhaps been talked about already.

  3. Fan from above Says:

    That’s why Favre only has one ring

  4. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Why dont they just have visor over the eyes and mouth opening on helmets? Seems like common sense to me.

  5. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Just like minor hockey… hmmm 🤔

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hazmat suits over pads…,

  7. SteelStudBuc Says:

    I wish we could have a like/dislike option on people’s comments here

  8. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Brady will be fine if he can get the ball out quickly as you usually does

  9. james west Says:

    prediction week 1, bucs 27 saints 21 shock the world

  10. Buddy Says:

    That equipment manager is a snitch and worries about telling on the players to the front office instead of doing his job. That’s why they have the little masks. That equipment staff is a joke. How come all the trainers have on masks and the ball boys/ equipment guys don’t?? At least TEAM GLAZER knows who to blame when players start testing positive and have to sit out games.

  11. Craig Says:

    Apples and oranges. They are completely different QBs and the Bucs aren’t that crappy Jets team.

    Brady has always been about savvy and accuracy. Favre was a gunslinger.

    The Bucs team is almost complete, on both sides of the ball. Not only do we have a great receiving corps, we have Gronk to make Tom comfortable until the timing with Godwin and Evans comes about.

    It should be spectacular

  12. Leighroy Says:

    I like steelstudbuc’s comment. JPF 2.0!!

  13. Roadwarrior Says:

    Buddy buddy buddy get over being but hurt because someone at one Buc snitched on you punk a$$ and they fired you.
    Let it go bro. 😭😭😭😭

  14. Howard Cosell Says:

    Brady is still human.

    If Howard had to guess he would say Brady is half human and half Anunnaki LOL

  15. Youngbucs Says:

    Brett Favre lol it took this guy 20 years to break records that others set in 10 years lol

  16. BucEmUp Says:

    2021 is the season I have high hopes for.This season will have an asterisk forever and it will be easy luring free agents to come or return without overpaying. Wboever wins this season will never get hear the end of it

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Don’t worry about anything Favre says, Tom. You know Brett is an idiot.

  18. Frankinthe813 Says:

    Great insight from a guy texting wiener pics when he was with the Jets…

  19. All lives matter Says:

    I think Brady will be fine. Farve trying to compare his experience with Brady is not the same. For one thing Farve was considered a gunslinger and in his latter career he committed the most turnovers while Brady is considered more a finesse QB who takes advantage of defensive matchups. While Farve would try to force the ball into small windows with a diminished arm Brady has the ability of understanding his limitations and is better exploiting defenses with precision passes. I think we will be fine. We have the weapons for him to play smart, not desperate.

  20. Greg Says:

    @ALM. with you, apples and oranges! Two elite QB’s but TB is on a different level and when the games finally start we can be done with all this comparison crap!

  21. Anonymous Says:

    Brady’s quick short passing game was just short last year not quick. Average pass went 7.6 yards past LOS and came out 2.75 seconds after snap. What’s gonna happen if they ask him to throw downfield more (longer dropbacks, receivers take longer to make/get out of breaks?
    For reference, JW, who is much more mobile, was sacked 47 times(?) last year. While throwing much further downfield (10.5 yds past LOS), his release time from the snap was near identical (2.77 s) to Brady

  22. Crack3rK Says:

    As long as Brady’s not Winston in the turnover department, I’ll take him. Is it perfect? No. But the cream rises to the top. It will be fun to see what he can do.

  23. Nick2 Says:

    Favre isnt the savant of QB’s Joe we get it but if I am trying to find a vet to talk to that was cerebral in the pocket Bret Favre isnt the guy. Brady is in a class by himself but we will see this year.