Stop The Lean On Gronk Talk!

August 13th, 2020

Nothing quite like a deeply passionate rant from a former Buccaneer.

“Tom Brady is not playing football to throw it to his buddies,” former Tampa Bay tight end Anthony Becht barked on WDAE radio this week.

The college football analyst and ex-Buccaneers Radio Network voice still lives locally and he rejected the popular chatter that Brady will lean on Gronk and possibly force it to him until he gets familiar with his other weapons.

No, no, no, said Becht, Brady will let the defense dictate and his operation will be all about the best options on any given play.

“I don’t see Tom Brady in any effect leaning on somebody or Tom Brady going away from somebody because of the fact that, you know, he’s looking for a security blanket or familiarity,” Becht said. “He’s going out there to throw to the target that’s open. And that’s what I like; I don’t want anything forced.

“If you gotta hit Gronkowski for no reason other than because he’s your guy, to me that doesn’t make sense. And I think that’s the one thing that will separate Tom Brady from Jameis [Winston] and the differences we’ll see. He’s going to find the target that’s open, and more than not when that guy catches the ball, he’s going to have some space to run. That’s what’s exciting about what you’re going to see of this offense.”

Joe agrees wholeheartedly!

“Maybe red-zone specific stuff” is where Brady might give Gronk a preference, Becht maintained, though it sure wouldn’t be the norm.

Heck, the whole reason Brady likely wanted to come here is because of all the weapons at his disposal and no longer needing to force balls like he had to in New England at times. So no, Joe rushing to draft Gronk in daily fantasy leagues.

17 Responses to “Stop The Lean On Gronk Talk!”

  1. JimmyJack Says:

    I wanna see Gronk and Evan’s in together a lot!!! Two guys where if you see a nice spot to exploit a 1v1 you put it right where it need to be and you win 99%. Just toss that puppy into the right spot for Mike or Gronk and it’s a TD everytime. I bet Mike could learn a lot form Gronk. GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. 813bucboi Says:


    brady is looking for the open man…WR/TE/RB…dont matter…get open and the ball will find you….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  3. Cobraboy Says:

    How about a trips formation with Evans, Gronk and Howard?

  4. JimmyJack Says:

    Actually I’m upset with my last post. I was right to say Gronlk could teach Mike. At the same time Mike can do some thing Gronk couldn’t do if he had a million years. Mike’s hands can do some things that barly seem normal or possible. Mike even seems to get better if he can get can some contact……..Just a rare special player player that comes along once in a while. Enjoy it Buc Fans, Evan’s can beat anybody!!

  5. JimmyJack Says:

    Cobra just sub out Howard for McCoy…….mcCoy will be that trick factor where you dony know ifctgey are going for a dump off or a bomb? Howard dont add that to a game. Only McCoy can.

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    We HAD a QB that used to do that…… that’s probably where that’s coming from.

  7. Youngbucs Says:

    Exactly WE!!!!! don’t want anything forced read the defense.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe has trashed DARE so much that he will be wide open every time he gets on the field…..

    I like a 2 TE set with 3 receivers and an empty backfield…..

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Been saying it since Brady got here – YAC is going to skyrocket this year. His accuracy and finding the open target are going to yield a huge improvement in YAC for all receivers.

  10. Ndog Says:

    You have to have time to find the open man, so we will see.

  11. Ndog Says:

    Mike Evans is going to have a career low year, book it. He is rarely “open” so he will get the ball less often.

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    Ndog Says:

    Mike Evans is going to have a career low year, book it. He is rarely “open” so he will get the ball less often.

    So your Lord and Savior Jameis Christ threw to a covered man?

    Interesting, but does not speak well for JC’s decision making, but does account for all those ints.

  13. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Guarantee you Brady will look for Gronk in the end zone. He a huge reach and some of the best jumping skill for TE.

    Inside the 20, Gronk will be Brady’s go to guy.

  14. geno711 Says:

    The decision making of Tom Brady will be on display this year. Those will see that throwing to the open man makes sense.

    I personally think that Evans is better than Godwin. Part of the reason our offense works is that Evens gets double teams.

    Brady may actually complete less balls this year to both Evans and Godwin. I think he takes the open play, the smart play, the play that keeps the drive moving and out of the hands of the other team.

    I expect the Buc’s offense to allow 15 less sacks this year. To allow 15 less penalties this year. And to allow 5 less pick 6 TD’s this year.

    The yardage will be down. The TD’s will actually be down but thank god that the interceptions will be less than half.

  15. Clw JB Says:

    The short passing game sets up the gauging that ME13 specializes in, his yards per catch might be his highest ever, which is nearly iconic already

  16. pick6 Says:

    i was always rooting for jameis, but it was frustrating to see how heroic his WRs had to be all the time for this offense to work. as talented as his WRs were, you know there had to be guys more open than the guys he threw to many times a game. I am going to enjoy seeing Godwin in actual space, or guys not breaking stride to catch a ball so often

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    It’s just the bandwagon media spout that thinks he’ll get pro bowl snaps. OJ will get the most TE snaps. Which will be very kick ass if he can become a great young TE with these GOAT’s. Gronk in the red zone. Also very kick ass.