Brady Being Brady

September 10th, 2020

Bucs OC Byron Leftwich.

Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich was hit with an unreal stat this morning, and he barely blinked.

Park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady is dominant in opening week games in his long career. Brady has won 14 of 17 games he has started to open a regular season.

This didn’t faze Leftwich at all. It’s what you expect from an all-time great, Leftwich said.

“Let’s be honest, he has always played at a high level,” Leftwich said. “Week 1, Week 10, Week 12, Week 15, playoffs,” Leftwich said. “That’s kind of what he has always done.

“I wouldn’t expect [anything] else from him. He’s a proven guy. He works his tail off to play as good as he possibly can play. I know I have only been with him for a short time but I have seen the work he has put in. I love the way he sees the football game. It allows him to play at a high level.”

Leftwich also gave the impression coaching Brady is a breeze.

“You can communicate with him, he’s seen it all,” Leftwich said. “There is nothing he hasn’t seen before. You can communicate with all aspects of the game because he has been doing this for 20 years.”

Given the slimy Saints are 1-5 in their last six opening weekend contests, Joe likes this math. If math can ever be liked.

26 Responses to “Brady Being Brady”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Leftwich also gave the impression coaching Brady is a brees

  2. hammerhead Says:

    Math is awesome.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    W week1!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  4. JimmyJack Says:

    Honestly let’s just be honest. The Saints secondary sucks. You can move the ball on their secondary.

    What else do we need except blocking up front? Give Brady time. If he doesn’t feel a Ravens-level pressure we are going to be able to score points when we need them.

    This is shaping up to being a fun game on Sunday!

  5. Darin Says:

    Opening week is like a playoff game. Aints always choke in big games. Brady steps up. This one might not be close.

  6. Casual Observer Says:

    Darin – I agree.

  7. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @TBBF…I wonder who is coaching who!

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Why in the world would the NHL put the Lightnings game on Sunday opposite of the Bucs? Wow, what morons.

    As for this Sunday – we shall see. I don’t have a good feeling about it, but that’s OK, it’s week 1 and unlike most around here I fully expect some growing pains. Receivers are going to be in the wrong place, the timing is going to be off, etc. They’ll get it figured out by week 3 or 4 I think, so in my mind they just need to tread water and be at .500.

    For the defense – I think Brees tears them apart like he normally does. Someone brought up a good stat I heard today, after the 2011 lockout shortened offseason, the offenses came out on fire. Normally you say the defenses are ahead of the offense at this point – but this year, with so little live tackling and nothing at game speed, I can see the defenses really falling flat.

    But, hopefully Brady can pull a Fitzmagic and come out and completely destroy the Saints. But honestly I’m not expecting it, I’m expecting a sort of frustrating game where the Bucs get some points at the end to keep it from looking like a blowout — but again, that’s OK, things will come together shortly. If I’m wrong, and the Bucs tear it up out of the gates, then please feel free to give me a beating, I’ll happily accept it.

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Darin, hope you’re wrong. Would love to see the Bucs get a comfortable lead in the first half and then pound the rock in the second half to win the game. However, if the game is close, sure hope Succop gets the job done and doesn’t get sucked into the pathetic black hole that seems to consume Bucs kickers.

  10. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    @Rod I agree with you. People expect Brady & Co to blow out the Saints. But this team has not had a chance to be cohesive & will start out slow in my opinion, then when they do jell [0they will be top contenders. I hope that I am wrong about the saints too.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    Rod Munch…..Dont worry it will work out fine. Watching Game 4 gives the perfect excuse to forgo tons of white lifes dont matter football coverage.

    Find the sweet spot to start watching the Bucs where it’s just the game and flip back to make sure the Bolts are still kicking ass to block out any social unrest stories or massanging…….if all else fails put on good old Gene and you’ll be fine.

  12. All lives matter Says:

    As long as you’re not using common core

  13. Paul Says:

    One step forward-two steps Back. Disrespect and Childishness in the same what should be Kudos article to the GOAT. Oh, that’s right it’s funny and you don’t care what anybody thinks. COOL!

    Park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady is dominant in opening week games in his long career. Brady has won 14 of 17 games he has started to open a regular season.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    JimmyJack – I have 6 screens in my office where I normally end up watching football and hockey, so I shouldn’t have an issue there. However I’ll certainly have Gene on, the last thing I want to hear is SJW crap every other minute – the TV broadcast will be on mute the entire day, or when the Bucs aren’t on I’ll have Redzone running on another TV and hopefully they’ll just stick to sports, if not, that will be muted as well. But oof, all the SJW garbage and non-stop political ads during every TV break, that will be tough to get through. I hadn’t even considered the ads until now – ugh.

  15. Erik W Hesson Says:

    52-17 Bucs over Saints

  16. Craig Says:

    I think Brady will be like a kid in a candy store, like he has been all off-season. He will light it up pretty well, like every season start he had played.

    Brees will probably keep pace pretty well, but I think the Bucs defensive front seven will make the difference.

    Should be close until the fourth, when Fornette does an impression of a Mack truck, running over the field.

  17. Clw JB Says:


    Saints Game 1 in 2019, JW takes 6 sacks and fumbles in a close loss -throws for a whopping 204 yards

    Game 2, he throws 4 picks in a blowout loss at HOME

    JW threw more than 3 oe more picks in a game 5 TIMES last year

    Sit back and enjoy watching a real QB at work, expect a victory on Sunday

  18. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Fitz beat the Saints just 2 years ago and now we have more talent then that roster.

  19. DBS Says:

    Who cares. Last year is last year. Done gone over. It’s a new season. Both QB’s are no longer on this team. The record is 0-0.

  20. EA Says:

    I have good feeling about this game because of what was said in this article, I’d throw a few bucks on the bucs without blinking.

  21. BucEmUp Says:

    Lets be honeat, leftwich isnt “coaching or coordinating” anytjing to Brady.Just stand there with your clipboard and head set junior and let the big boys play.Dont screw this up…

  22. Oneilbucs Says:


  23. Bucsfan951 Says:


    Expect that! Defenses won’t dare the Bucs to throw the ball by playing the run first. Bucs have a qb they have to respect now.

  24. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The Saints will nor run the ball well, and be 1 demensional. The Bucs will be 2 demensional and will run and throw well. If the Bucs protect the football and not turn the ball over then the Bucs Win. Saints cant beat the Bucs straight up. Bucs will be 1-0 after Sun. GO BUCS!!!!!!!

  25. Oneilbucs Says:

    Bucfan51 No team played our running game all the teams that did Jamies balled out . For the last 4 years teams played deep zone on us . It’s one thing you can’t deny Jamies kept us a top 5 offense the hold time he was here and that’s without a running game or defense . And that’s the truth and that’s why we brought in 4 runningbacks and yall can pretend that Jamies was the reason why we couldn’t run but if that was the case we wouldn’t have brought in 4 runningbacks.

  26. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Offensive rankings in total yards.

    2015: ranked 5. Doug Martin had a great year.
    2016: ranked 18.
    2017: ranked 9 played in 13 games
    2018: ranked 3 played in 11 games
    2019: ranked 3

    Let’s take a look at his yards and where he ranked those years

    2015; 11
    2016: 12
    2017: 13 played in 13 games
    2018: 22 played in 11 games
    2019: 1

    Let’s take a look at qbr and see where he ranked

    2015: 20
    2016: 12
    2017: 20 played in 13 games
    2018: 8 played in 11 games
    2019: 16

    A top 5 offense? Ok, 2 of the years he did all by himself at qb. He also missed an average of a quarter of a season for 2 seasons (injury and suspension)

    So what does all of this tell you? Yards are great but mistakes and turnovers cost your team. He is a slightly (?) above average qb by the overall numbers. Could he benefit from a running game? Doesn’t every qb? I don’t know what a defense has to do with a top 5 offense.

    I do know JW threw ints 21 times in bucs territory last season. That sure doesn’t help out a struggling defense. I do know JW turnovers contributed to 121 last season. That number goes against the defense.

    See my point? Yards isn’t everything. When you don’t protect the football, you lose! It’s as simple as that.