“This Is Going To Be One Of Those MVP-Type Seasons For Tom Brady”

August 24th, 2020

A couple of tough critics slammed their foot on the gas while driving the Buccaneers hype train the other day.

Former personnel executive and NFL safety Louis Riddick, one of the new voices of Monday Night Football, is as direct and no-nonsense as it gets in the mainstream media, and he was barking on ESPN about Tom Brady having a 4,000-yard, 30-touchdown season this year, completing nearly 70 percent of his passes and well over a 100 passer rating, which would mean very few turnovers.

Opinionated Ryan Clark, the retired Giants, Redskins and Steelers safety, did not play the contrarian role that ESPN always seems to have on their analysis shows.

“This is going to be one of those MVP-type seasons for Tom Brady,” Clark barked, as ex-Jets QB Mark Sanchez talked about how Brady’s infectious addiction to winning will rub off enough to help the Bucs.

Clark went on to talk about how the addition of Rob Gronkowski is about Brady wanting a player “that understands stepping up in big moments,” and he believes Gronk will fill that role beautifully with defenses sending plenty of attention elsewhere on the Bucs offense.

Joe’s all fired up for the season, too. Heck, Jameis Winston won nine games in a season, and Josh Freeman notched 10 wins with 10 rookies making starts and Stylez White as the featured pass rusher. Brady and a crew of young and old studs should be successful.

Should be.

24 Responses to ““This Is Going To Be One Of Those MVP-Type Seasons For Tom Brady””

  1. Stuart Laake Says:

    That is a pic of Louis Riddick…

  2. Stuart Laake Says:

    my bad…saw his comment…

  3. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Brady will be given most of the reign to run “his” offense. BA trust Brady running the show and I think he will be able to dictate most of the plays. It will be more conservative than BA’s “risk it for the biscuit” mentality. BA also understands that a 43 old can’t stay in the pocket as long as these younger QBs.

    BA never was never great at utilizing the TEs but Brady has always been the best incorporating the TEs. Bringing in Gronk shows the willingness for Brady to run the offense with minor input of BAs philosophy. Yes it is BA’s team but Brady will be running the show on offense.

  4. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete Says:

    I predict:

    1. Brady will throw for 5,500 yds with 55 TD’s and 5 INT’s.

    2. Bucs will win the Superbowl at RayJay.

    3. Brady will win Superbowl MVP and NFL MVP.

    This bucs offense will considered the Greatest Offense in NFL History by the time the season is over.

    Yes, even better than ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ and all others.

  5. miken Says:

    This gets me pumped

  6. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete Says:

    will *be considered the Greatest Offense in NFL History

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Brady’s infectious addiction to winning, that will be a difference maker!

  8. August 1976 Buc Says:

    As Warren Sapp used to say “Them BAAD BUCS is Here, Them BAAD BUCS is Here” Well, Warren, They here again!!! GO BUCS!!!

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    The first couple of games will tell the story. We’ve all (well at least most of us) have fallen for the hype in years past. But this year clearly does feel different, and that is because we know we have a proven winner at QB. He will not cave under pressure. Please, please, please Tom, don’t let us down!

  10. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Good description of Riddick. Can’t stand ESPN now for various reasons, but Louis Riddick is as solid as they come. Straight forward, direct, no BS kinda guy. His opinion, I value

  11. Iamabuc Says:

    This should be the year the Buccaneers bring back “RESPECT” to the BAY!!

  12. james west Says:

    469 hours and 15 minutes

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Oh, yeah, THAT’S that type of national media line I like to hear!

    I would not be suprised if Brady being here makes all our home property value increase.

    Okay, that could be stretch.

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @PSL Bob….

    I don’t disagree, but I think the first game (@NO) is really the ONLY one on the schedule that I’ll lose sleep over the night before. Brees and his team made minimal offeason changes and they are going to be totally ready. Unfortunetely.

    But I like the odds with Brady at QB. Bet it will be Saints favored by 4, but hoping the Bucs have that late TD drive to win, versus the INT we were used to getting.

  15. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    @ PSL Bob: ” The first couple of games will tell the story. ”

    Not sure about that statement. My gut says we experience a few hiccups before players settle in with each other and then go on a tear. I’m especially apprehensive about the first game against the Saints. They have basically the same players that have been together for years returning and the same schemes on both sides of the ball. They have no real adjustment period.

    I say temper expectations for the first several games…then BUCKLE UP!

  16. Will Says:

    I think the defense may have to carry us for the first few weeks of the season. IF the secondary makes a jump that can happen. My concern for this team is the secondary and the special teams which hasn’t been special in a very long time.

  17. Jmarkbuc Says:

    How did Riddick’s previous front office job(s) work out? I like his attitude, might make a good GM.?

  18. Big_Buc$ Says:

    @ Jaymiss Pick6 Again After the looking at the schedule I had to pull back from the hype and look at this from a pure football stance. The first 6 games are going to be very tough folks. The one thing that Brady has struggled with in his career is when he has faced a solid front 7. Lets look at those first 5 which are Saints, Panthers, Broncos, Chargers, and Bears. Saints we know they will not be taking that game lightly. Just think they still have 2018 season opener in the back of there head. Drew Brees wants to stay of head of Brady in terms of TD passes and yards. The Panthers are unknown due to the fact of a new coach and staff and scheme. What concerns me is that Tampa will only have 1 game to view for the panthers and its not like they will show all of their playbook in week one? Likewise Tampa will only have 1 week of film out. Denver defensive front has me concern with Von Miller, Cubbs, and Casey in the middle. Lets not forget folks we have a rookie playing RT and you know the first four games all the pressure will be coming from that side but I hope the rookie will adjust on the fly and the LT Smith plays well but I just hope they can make sure he finishes plays. As for the Chargers I kind of think that’s a toss up but they are traveling from West to East so we should win that game but don’t over look that front 7. Lastly on a short week we go to Chicago for a Thursday night matchup. That defense is loaded with pro bowlers. I can’t rule out a 1 and 3 start or 3-5 record at the midpoint if the offense struggles the first few games. I understand we have a proven QB but this is a new system for him and I can see BA’s ego and Brady’s ego colliding heads because Brady will not stand in the pocket or take a hit waiting on a long developing route from a WR. Don’t get me wrong I behind the Bucs 100% and I hope we win but not having OTAs and preseason has me wondering if the chemistry will mess together quick.

  19. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Fair and reasoned analysis. My thought is that every team will be out of sync, and the style that Tom plays may be a little different than what’s on tape. It might keep teams just off balance enough, until the Bucs can get there feet under them. Good play by the D would go a long way. I wouldn’t bet against Tom.

  20. Big_Buc$ Says:

    @ Jmarkbuc

    I agree to disagree. Every team will have some struggle but out of those first 6 games only two have a new QB or coaching staff. Panthers and Bears if Foles becomes the starter but he has played in that system that the Bears run offensively. Its really a question of where the defense will be at week 1. Will it pick up where they left off or will the DBs struggle the first few weeks? As for Brady everyone knows what he does. He uses the slot receiver and TEs and checks down but BA’s offense is design to push the ball down field and that requires to hold the ball longer than he is use to for the long developing routes. So that why I kinda in a funk when folks say Brady will get the ball out quick but that was in New England not Tampa. So I’m interested in seeing how this plays out. From the looks of it he wants to show he is the reason for New England’s Super Bowls but he wants to bring that playbook with him and to me the says he a system QB but then again 20 years thats all he knows.

  21. Eddie Says:

    Expect The Bucs to be better, how much better I don’t know. Not going to make predictions until I see them play. I hope all you crazy guys are right.

  22. SlyPirate541 Says:

    Let’s imagine all the hype is real and everything comes true:
    1. All time great offense
    2. Great Defense
    3. Super Bowl Champions

    What happens is 2021:
    1. Does Brady retire a champ? Or does he sign on for 3rd year?
    2. Does BA retire? Do the OC/DC leave to be HC or take over?
    3. Do Shaq, Godwin, Suh, Gronk, McCoy stay at a discount or bail for money?
    4. Do FAs come to Tampa in droves to be part of Brady’s last season?

    Point being: 2020 is already interesting but 2021 could be even more so!

  23. PSL Bob Says:

    Good God SlyPirate, let’s get through this season and then worry about next season. What happens this year will largely influence what happens next.

  24. ©MadMax Says:

    Iron sharpens iron….Arians and Bowles are going to be on their game in stopping everything. Im not even worried about the O.