Tom Brady’s Adjustment

August 25th, 2020

Molding the offense.

So last year the Bucs offense was the best in franchise history led by a gunslinger who tossed for 5,109 yards. A feat almost like the sun setting in the east.

There was a reason why Brent Musburger called YouKnowWho “Mr. Entertainment.”

It seems, however, with park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, the offense may be just as fun and likely more diversified.

Will it be as potent? Joe isn’t sure. Below, Jenna Laine of ESPN breaks down how Brady is changing the offense.

So if Brady isn’t as much of a gunslinger and will check down more often, will the Bucs rack up that much or more yardage? Maybe not.

Joe is guessing fans will see more of a ball-control offense. Think Joe Montana with Bill Walsh, whose legendary 49ers were potent but more of a ball-control offense than a downfield-throwing one. Running backs were often used like possession receivers.

And if the Bucs will be more ball-control, that means the Bucs’ time of possession should rise from ninth-best in the NFL last season. And then the defense may actually be better because it won’t be on the field as much.

11 Responses to “Tom Brady’s Adjustment”

  1. BigHog Says:

    Avant sings a song with line in it that goes “with all the hoping and wishing and praying,..girl you right here in my face” ….you can’t tell the tale of two different seasons when one has not been played yet!!!

  2. Clean House Says:

    Winston sets the franchise record and gets kicked to the curb.
    He was clearly sloppy with his play although ultra talented.

    Unfortunate and frustrating, but I don’t think he should have to take public cheap shots from the coach after the fact. It’s disgraceful and small.

    We shall see if the grass is greener. Tom Brady is amazing, “no doubt,” as BS likes to say.

    I will be the last to board the hype train. I hope the Bucs can be a winning playoff team. That would be super exciting.

    I am pretty sure much of the winning the Patriots did had to do with a consistent organizational approach along with genius level in game matchup awareness/ coaching. When it counted, Belichick had ice in his veins, as did Brady. Can Brady do it alone? Without that kind of strategic support?

    I believe in Brady but jury is out for me on Arian’s coaching prowess when it comes to in game adjustments and strategy.

    It will be interesting to see how much Brady can effect the strategic big picture.

    Better start studying up coach, you’re going to have to focus in and raise your game, maybe get off the golf cart.

    Go Bucs!

  3. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Who cares about Winston or his gunslinger arm. I will take wins over yards all day everyday. 5000 yards with 7 win season is pathetic. 3500 yards with a 12 win season is much more valuable. Duh

  4. SmoothBayRider Says:

    Clean Single-wide , where was the cheap shot ?

    Just let it go man . It isn’t good for your health .

  5. Hodad Says:

    Winston’s a bench warmer for the stinking Saints now. F him, and any so called Buc fan who wishes he was here over Tom the GOAT Brady.

  6. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @Clean House, I agree with almost everything you said.

    “…He was clearly sloppy with his play although ultra talented…”

    As much as you, I hated giving up on Winston, as I also saw all the incredible talent – regardless of what “they” say, I think most of us did, BUT… the world is full of “POTENTIAL”, and if you don’t start to make good on it, what good is it?

    I believe BA and BL were coaching Winston up, but he was not getting it. Sometimes “getting kicked to the curb” is necessary for one’s development.

    Go Brady, Go Bucs!!

  7. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Hey Joes, please tell Jenna to get a professional type microphone to plug into her computer. Every time they have one of those Zoom type press conferences and it’s Jenna’s turn to ask her Brady related question, my dogs run for the hills with her screeching voice comes on.

    Jenna asks, “Hey Rojo, did it hurt when you got drilled in the ribs and did Tom Brady rub it for you?”

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    Was reading a saints practice report on Winston yesterday
    First pass a pic, second a overthrow. 2 nice completions
    4 overthrows, then a nice completion….

  9. Brandon Says:

    Joe, would love to hear more about what they were saying about Scotty Miller and would love to see some highlights. With his speed, he could be special.

  10. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    It appears that a major failing of JW was that he did not listen well to his coaches. I remember Arians publicly admonishing Winston to back off of his personal regimen that he was following during last year’s off season. He was overdoing certain things from what I gathered in BA’s remarks. This is just one example.

    BA was trying not to stifle Winston’s best traits but to get him to reign in those long standing impulses to throw down toward his receivers no matter what. This was something that was a lifelong habit for him.  This is another area that I don’t think Winston could quite get in spite of his new coach.

    You can say that the Quarterback Whisperer failed big time with Jameis if you want.  I think it was ultimately on Jameis’ shoulders to channel his energy in the direction his coach wanted. That is why BA gave up on him after the end of the season and started looking elsewhere.  He had his own schedule to keep.  Had BA been his coach four or five years earlier who knows what would have happened.

  11. Sport Says:

    JimBob – solid perspective.

    Previous QB supporters will he dragged along for a fun ride this year. Unfortunately, they are in a self induced no win situation.

    We win, they begrudgingly eat crow.
    We lose, they celebrate, because we lost.
    Their 3rd stringer future HOF’r will get zero playing time, unless 1 and 2 go down.
    They will follow the Saints more than the Bucs just so they can report back how talented he is.

    What a self made load of crap. 💩

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!