“He Looked Old And Immobile”

September 16th, 2020

Why is a dear old friend of Bucco Bruce Arians, a guy who likes the Bucs, coming down so hard on Tom Brady.

Man, Bucs fans sure are learning the dark side of being a hyped team; when you look bad on opening day with a 43-year-old quarterback, the analysts are going to be ruthless.

Tiki Barber was a three-time Pro Bowler and Arians was his babysitter as a kid, as Arians was close friends with Barber’s dad.

Speaking on CBS Sports Radio after the Bucs-Saints game, Barber said Brady looked like what you don’t want in a quarterback.

“He looked the part for a series and then kind of looked very average, and I hate to say it, and I haven’t said it in three years since he turned 40, he looked and immobile and not able to get around,” Barber said.

Barber added that it was hard not to feel let down.

“Eventually [as a player], you just walk off a cliff,” Barber said. “You’re just done. You’re great, and then you’re just done. I don’t believe it [with Brady], but man, it didn’t look like he had anything that much left for most of that game.”

For those who think Barber is anti-Bucs, Barber told his audience that Arians is his favorite coach in the NFL, but he also added that Arians is asking Brady to do to much of what he’s not good at.

Obviously, Joe believes this is an overreaction — unless it isn’t.

42 Responses to ““He Looked Old And Immobile””

  1. PSL Bob Says:

    Can’t argue with the assessment. Some of his throws were inexplicable. Hopefully just an off day and not a sign of things to come.

  2. Mort Says:

    If he plays like dog sh!t against the Panthers this week, I’ll start to worry. Till then I’ll chalk it up to first game with a new team against the class of the NFC.

  3. Marine Buc Says:

    All this Brady hate is ridiculous. He made two mistakes which were both intercepted and one was a pick 6. Let’s give the greatest QB in NFL history just one more game before we run him out of town.

  4. Marine Buc Says:

    Also – our running game sucks. Our left tackle sucks.

    If we want to win games this year those two issues must be addressed.

  5. adam from ny Says:

    what if:

    the bucs start out 0-4 ?

    does tom claim he has “the covidity” and just chill out in the jeter compound because the season is a wash ?

    what if…

  6. Fernando Diaz Says:


  7. doctor_berto Says:

    adam from NY, can’t stay in Jeters house for too long as it was just listed for sale.

  8. Bucfanforever Says:

    He looked like a Buccaneer.

  9. Bucamania Says:

    It was just game 1 against a very formidable Saints D. Should look much better vs Carolina.

  10. View from 132 Says:

    #12 Bucs QB… inexplicably bad decisions… occasional nice deep ball… we have Trent Dilfer again folks.

  11. Owlykat Says:

    Barber is correct. Brady was not mobile and made two bad throws. He had great blocking most years as a Patriot and had an offense that made the best use of his ability to quickly analyze the defenses and throw accurate quick strikes to the open receivers. BA’s Offense is always difficult for QBs to operate their first years and they usually throw double the picks then. Jameis normally threw 15 picks a year but threw 30 his first year in that offense and got cut because of it. The same thing happened to Brady his first game. That doesn’t mean he is too old. It is just typical in BA’s Offense. But it did help Jameis get 5,000 yards in that system too so it does work in that regard. If the defense had jelled last year like it has now we would have made it to the playoffs last year!

  12. Marine Buc Says:

    @ view 132

    I disagree… It would be more accurate to say Brady played more like Winston than Dilfer. Two bad decisions that turned into 14 points for the Saints but he threw some nice deep balls.

    Dilfer couldn’t throw deep, short or medium passes accurately. Lol…

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I think there is a lot to say about expectation management of the GOAT. If the last Bucs QB went out and ONLY threw two INTs, passed for 2 TDs, and completed 64% of his passes for 239 yards, there would not be so much squawking. He’d have had an “okay” day in the eyes of many. We’d even hear Arians say one of those INTs was not the QB’s fault.

    A 78 RAT day for Brady is far below his average, and certainly two INTs is unlike him. But unlike some who blame others for an off game by the QB last year, Brady will step up and probably turn in a far better game this weekend. In typical Brady rebound fashion, I’d expect 300+ yards, 3 TDs, and no INTs. To say he looked old and immobile is just some guys exacting their pot shots on the GOAT. That is, he was never very “mobile,” he had one game with a new team, and his passes are still as pretty as a potted daisy against the ocean sky in early Spring.

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Marine Buc….WRONG…Dilfer COULD throw deep; he just couldn’t hit his receivers because of that wicked swirling wind in the end zone of the Bucs’ new stadium. Just ask him!

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    Fernando Diaz Says:
    September 16th, 2020 at 10:57 am


    GO BUCS!!!!

  16. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Roy

    Hahaha… True. It was that dam wind. Classic Dilfer.

  17. Rob F Says:

    Breaking news, 43 year old QB who has never been mobile, didn’t look mobile.

  18. Bill_T Says:

    Don’t agree. Brady moved around like a vet should. He moved up in the pocket and gave himself more time. The throw to the sideline could have been on purpose or it slipped out of his hands. Other than that (and not respecting Jenkins), he did fine. The PIs to Evans were yards gained and the throws were good.

  19. Kobe Faker Says:

    “LOl the stupidity

    Brady and Rothenberger are over the hill because they suck at the 3 cone drill

    You put Brady and big Ben 90% at shotgun and getting the ball out with their decision making

    You dont put them under center with 5/7 step drops

    This ancient scheme and playcalling is the worst for Brady. Brees wouldn’t last 2 games

    Has anyone in the last 20 years watch Brady and the Pats?”

    Kobe Faker

  20. idiaznet Says:

    With all due respect to Tiki, his evaluation of a QB is suspect at best. I remember when he said that Eli Manning isn’t a leader and can’t win. Then he went on to win 2 Super Bowls and multiple Pro Bowls.

  21. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Let’s not jump ship so early in the season. Give them a few games before you bail. I’d hate to think a lot of you guys are fair weather fans.

  22. jjbucfan Says:

    Clearly he was not expecting to have immediate pressure from his blind side. I think this is more of a product of Arians and Licht paying the worst tackle in the league 14 million a year instead of drafting one and moving him to guard or to the R Tackle. He can’t run block either, btw. Brady will never withstand the cumulative hits this year. Where are all the he has a quick release people. Do you realize it is Arians offense yet? I’m not freaking out though, I think Brady will eventually tell the 2 of them to F off and will take over the offense, neutering the worst OC in the league. No Big Hog, it’s not because he is black, it is because he sucks, LOL.

  23. Sarasota Garey Says:

    He was never mobile

  24. BringBucsBack Says:

    Owlykat, Jameis wasn’t cut, he wasn’t resigned for the 30 mil per year he wanted, after a 30 interceptions, 7 pick-sixes, “check yo sheets, I’m ballin’, season”.

  25. bojim Says:

    Jeez. He wasn’t that bad. Damn. He’ll be fine next week. I’m not worried.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    All we heard in these comments over the summer was….

    Brady protects the ball unlike Winston.

    We’ll see how everything goes….

    BTW Go Bucs!

  27. mickman Says:

    I believe it was more about uncertainty then an age and mobility issue, He ran once for a gain and a sneak for any easy TD. Age wasn’t an issue then.

  28. jmarkbuc Says:

    Biggest problem is D Smith, obviously…

    Anybody think he would give a damn if he were benched? Hell No. He’d just sit and collect his money and be happy to do so.

    Bucs have gotten themselves in an upside down position with this guy..one of the most important positions on the team…geez.

  29. ModHairKen Says:

    I remember Barber at the end of his career being out of position and trying to trip a guy to make a tackle and looking like a fool.

  30. HC Says:

    They should go to the Dolphins playbook when Earl Morrell had to take over.

  31. HC Says:

    They should go to the Dolphins playbook when Earl Morrell had to take over. Always put a fullnack in to help Smith block.

  32. HC Says:

    Old Gronk too. Good grief wht a Geezer.

  33. Anonymous Says:

    We’ve told Buc fans for years the Bucs will not win unless their offensive line improves. All we heard was they were good and Winston was to blame. The games where Winston struggled the OL struggled. It’s not rocket science. The same is going to happen to Tom Brady. Do you really think immobile 43 year old Tom Brady is going to make up for bad OL play? You’re delusional if you do.

  34. Tc Says:

    It’s got to be the uniform! Lol

  35. Mike Johnson Says:

    I said back in March my fellow Buc fans were suffering from episodes of delusional fantasy. I also said Bringing Brady here was not going to win us a championship or get us close. Say what you want about Bellacheat, he knows when to hold’em and when to fold’em. He knew Brady had seem his very best days and was ready for retirement pastures. Entera sucker. That be us. We took the bait. Brady looks like my grandad back there in slow motion. Keep watching. When he goes down, its gonna be for a long time and then the dragon will appear..minus the fire..that be Arians pet..Gabbbert. Then you guys are really gonna go get the ropes.

  36. Buccfan37 Says:

    Does the piped in crowd noise include boos when necessary?

  37. chickster Says:

    Wow bunch of punk shiiit Talkers wow get some class

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    He looked awkward when moving – like Trent Dilfer in that #12 in those old jerseys – but I didn’t think he looked any slower than he normally looks. He looked quick on the TD run and he got another 1st down later in the game the same way. That’s not an immobile guy. I disagree with Tiki on this. I think at times he looked slow mainly because he was indecisive- which is expected considering the circumstances.

  39. BuucccNASTY Says:

    Lol Tikis just pissed he hung up the cleats too soon, trying to make others who are still battling Father Time look worst to make himself feel better about his own choices in life. Ronde did it right!

  40. lambchop Says:

    Way too early to assess. With a LT that takes plays off to RBs who can’t sustain blocks, what do they want Brady to do about it? Block and then pass?

    If we can give him protection, there’s not a D in the league that he can’t pick apart – short, medium, or deep.

  41. Oneilbucs Says:

    Jmark How come none of yall couldn’t see that the pass 4 years with Jamies ?? Now yall see all the flaws the team has because of Brady . Some of us have been saying this a long time and yall said we making excuses for Jamies and that we were Jamies fans . But now we can say yall making excuses for Brady . And guess what Bruce Arians offense is a high turnover type of offense but at least they are trying to run the ball more . I just wish they would have done the same for Jamies . Brady threw the ball 10 times the hold first quarter . Jamies would have had at lest 15 .

  42. Jmarkbuc Says:


    All the flaws?

    I said DSmith ain’t getting it done….