Sign Of A Super Bowl?

September 14th, 2020

Trend for Tom Brady.

Amid all the gloom and doom this morning, Joe has seen a light appear in the darkness.

Yes, park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady had a special record of 14-3 in opening-week games during his glorious career.

But oh, when he loses that Week 1 game. Per NFL research, teams won’t want to fool with Brady in seasons when he loses his first game of the season.

The return to respectability should be much easier come Sunday. Carolina’s defense isn’t anything close to the Saints’, though they can rush the quarterback rather well.

Here is something else Joe dug up: Brady has never started a season with two straight losses.

64 Responses to “Sign Of A Super Bowl?”

  1. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    New Faces, same old Buc’s Monday. I am so glad my son talked me into taking him fishing yesterday!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Stop with the SB talk……let’s just win a game….

  3. Etzel Says:

    Those are Belichicks stats. Can’t wait until little b*tch retires and we can start rebuilding…. AGAIN!!

  4. August 1976 Buc Says:

    And Brady is not about to start 0-2, the Teddy Panthers are walking out losers next week. GO BUCS!!!

  5. OldBiscuit Says:

    Nothing about this team has changed. Why isn’t the Old Biscuit’s mantra of “Bucs Beating Bucs” resonating? Special teams still suck, the run game has no imagination, and the passing game still has the same long drawn out look. So is it the players or the coaching? Different year with the same result. I’ll take Carolina and the points – stone cold lock.

  6. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Dang one loss and we already need a light at the end of the tunnel? Geeeeez. I truly believe it will get better and all this SB talk is just out right dumb. I would be more then satisfied if we just made it to the playoff and if we didn’t thats ok to, as long as we compete in each game.

  7. TOM Says:

    It would help if they replace lazy ass D. Smith at LT before he gets Brady killed. If Smith continues at LT Brady will not survive the season. But Licht & BA keeps telling us how good he is.

  8. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    The Saints did not beat us per say, the Bucs beat themselves with turnovers, mental relapses and stupid penalties. All these mistakes, put the Bucs in poor field position and opportunities to score. Statistically our offense and defense played sound against the Saints.

    What stuck out the most to me, Donaldson Smith was terrible against a second team DE. Wirf on the other had, played awesome. Maybe we need to cut ties with Smith this coming offseason and use the money on resigning more valuable players. Draft another Wirf for LT.

  9. Pablo Says:

    We are gonna have the first pick in the draft Pablo said that remember

  10. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    no way in hell

  11. Etzel Says:

    Instead of saying “Bucs beat themselves” try saying “Saints played like trash and still won” …….

  12. Destinjohnny Says:

    Not with our line

  13. Buddhaboy19 Says:

    Dumbazz Donovan Smith is too worried about the fraudulent BLM movement, fans want him to protect brady and don’t want to hear about his social positions. keep it out of football

  14. Biggun Says:

    I think we need to cool our jets and think a little deeper about yesterday’s game. I’m not going to sweat it… many have the Saints going to SB, well if we did not have the blocked FG which allowed great fied position and the pick six what really did the Saints do minus the 17 points the mighty Brees 160 yards, Kamara and Thomas were held in check. So again first game adjustments will be made and we’ll be fine! Most important we got a really good defense and that’s what wins championships!

  15. JayWill Says:

    Brady looked liked Trent Dilfer yesterday. I thought I was having flashbacks. Godwin was open all game when he ran mid to deep routes. He easily should of had 150 yards if Brady pull the trigger more.

  16. Casual Observer Says:

    Biggun may be right. That Vea jump cost us three points and O time. Correctable issues imo.

  17. ManzielMadness Says:

    A little off topic… but did anybody else notice how more than 1 ball seem to slip from Brady’s hands? Could it be that Jensen’s swamp a$$ may have actually caused this??

  18. VABucsfan Says:

    Same old story! Turnovers from the QB position, and atrocious ST play! When will our coaching staff realize that special teams is a crucial part of winning! We have just as much, if not more talent than the Saints, yet are leaps and bounds behind in coaching!!! How many times the last few years have the Saints killed us in the ST dept! I digress…

  19. Max Vasher Says:

    We were not going to go 16-0 this year. We might have all expected yesterday’s loss if we took off our big storm beer goggles for a minute and considered the circumstances. All things considered, yesterday’s game is the toughest one on our schedule for so many reasons this year. Weaknesses and tweaks that need to be made are exposed and will be addressed. This was the kick in our new found, hype addled complacency that was needed. This team will be serious and focused now. Any latent star struck fantasies should be washed away and replaced with the confidence of knowing what they’re good at and what they need to get better at. I’m as stoked for the rest of this season as I was at 2pm yesterday.

  20. Bucsfan81 Says:

    I watched the whole game yesterday waiting until the end thinking Sean Payton would put Jameis in just to troll us Bucs fans. One thing I really noticed though was this team looked so much slower than last year. Don’t know if it’s because guys are thinking to much since their are a lot of new pieces or because they just didn’t get all the reps they needed so to the covid. Expectations are way to high though I think we will be lucky to make the playoffs this year.

  21. DBS Says:

    If you are going to show accountability do something about Smith now. And Get rid of the ST coach and bring in someone that can get the job done. No more clown shows and better production from that unit.

  22. VABucsfan Says:

    Defense played very well! That long Cook reception for 40 yards shouldn’t of happened. Dean had great position, then let up. You take that reception away, and Saints only would’ve had around 200 total yards. Once again, our special teams SUCKS!!!! You take away the blocked FG and that inexplicable TO on the kickoff fumble, and we are right there!

  23. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    Better to get a loss early so we can correct mistakes, than to win week one and start believing our own hype!

  24. firethecannons Says:

    knock off the superbowl bs one game at a time this team has a very long way to go before they gel

  25. Coburn Says:

    Btw… One person j thought that played well at times was SMB. I know some questioned why he started over Dean before the game but between Deans loaf and some flashes by SMB I can see why

  26. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Once again we lost the TO, special teams, and penalty battles, and once again, we lost the game as a result. I think the offensive struggles are understandable. But terrible LT play, bad special teams, and stupid penalties are not.

  27. stpetebucsfan Says:

    We rushed for more yards than the Saints!

    It’s easy to imagine improvement in all the areas we sucked except for…ST’s.
    Is it Armstrong or a lack of talent? At least we can’t blame the kickers this time.
    Succup did not miss a kick he was allowed to make..one was blocked.

    BUT…the Saints had over 100 yards of return yardage we had ZERO…unless you call that Dumb and Dumber play as a loss of yardage which means we had negative return yardage.

    I can see the rest getting fixed…ST’s…not so sure. Which begs the question…can this team’s talent overcome playing with one hand tied behind their back in a total abomination of ST play each week?

  28. CPN Says:

    All in baby! Bucs are all in!!!

  29. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    76 is pure trash on the football field.

  30. Eric Says:

    You mean wins and losses in the NFL aren’t entirely on the QB? Egads, I feel sure I read otherwise right here – when Winston was QB.

    I can only imagine the hatred if you just put Winston in, and he played the exact game that Brady played…….horrible pick 6, pass ten yards over Evans head on first pick, then some mop up yardage at the end when the Saints were in prevent.

    On a positive note, Chucky had a nice road win yesterday, and has infused the Raiders with lots of young talent. Imagine that.

    Worst fan base in the league.

  31. Bobby M. Says:

    We need to prepare as if the Panthers are even better then the Saints. I’m hoping that’s what guys like Brady, Gronk, JPP, McCoy, Suh, David can get through to the young guys. If these guys come in thinking they will walk over the Panthers, we’ll be playing catch up again….we’re terrible at that game.

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It really can’t be determined how acquisitions of Gronk, Shady & Fournette have impacted our ST…..I’m quite sure we had to cut some ST players….

    Now, if those three produce for us…..great……but they didn’t yesterday.

    Another thought…..why not cut Ryan Griffin or Blaine Gabbert & protect Rosen by putting him on the active roster…..there will most likely be a team that loses a QB and will pick him up as a backup…..we’ve had Griffin all these years & never played him….he or Gabbert are not the future….Rosen may be.

  33. Tbbucs3 Says:

    It’s hilarious how now that Jameis is gone Bucs fans are FINALLY pointing out the real issues on this team that have plagued the Bucs for years.

    Can’t use Jameis as a shield anymore folks.

  34. Allbuccedup Says:

    Bucs luck probably 0-2 if Smith doesn’t get better at blocking.

  35. Coburn Says:

    The difference with Winston is his history and how that’s close to the norm for him. If Brady is still doing that in a few weeks then yes we will have a real issue on our hands. Saw some troll in PR red board quoting average starting position of our defense and saying worst than Winston.. he must have forgot the blocked kick and botched kickoff.. also Carlton Davis penalty

  36. Coburn Says:

    Oh and all the return yardage

  37. stpetebucsfan Says:

    TBBF

    Good point about the QB position.

  38. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Lmaoooo look at the pick six play and look at what happened to Donovan smith on that play. Please guys watch it lmaooo this guys sucks

  39. VABucsfan Says:

    Put Donavan on the bench now!!!!! 5+ years and still inconsistent as ever!!

  40. MJC Says:

    Just Sad.

    People forget Winston was on the run all last year. He was not the most mobile QB but he was able to escape pressure at least 3-4 time each game.

    Brady and the Bucs will lead the league in sacks given up, since Brady is not mobile.

    The offense needs to change for Brady. Got Shotgun for 75% of the plays and give TB time to dissect defenses.

    Let’s stop pretending we can run the ball with 2 TE set. None of the TE can block anyway.

  41. MJC Says:

    At least we can finally address the other problems this team has had. With Jameis gone no more chances to lay problems on him.

    By week 4 = TB is going to think why am I here?

    You could see Gronk on the sideline shaking his head at the multiple mistakes the Bucs made. In NE these players would have been released today. New players who will execute brought in. But this is BUCS Country.

  42. ModHairKen Says:

    Anyone who wants to bail after one game, good riddance. The Bucs lost to NO the year Gruden won the SB.

  43. Darin Says:

    Luvmybucs
    It will get much better. Overreaction Monday. Happens every week. Next week we’ll be super bowl bound. Lost to the favored team. Not that i expected it but non bucs fans did. Bucs super bowl winning year bucs lost to saints week one. Botched punt snap in OT right in front of me. The sky was falling so bad i got so drunk i woke up in some bushes in the dog track parking lot. Then week two came and all was good. It’ll all be ok

  44. Sarasota Garey Says:

    Teams make the biggest adjustments, between week 1 and 2 every season

  45. Bucfanforever Says:

    MJC – you could see that look of “oh, this team is not the patriots” on Brady’s face when they showed him right after the Saints first TD. After that he played like crap. buccaneer-itis is far more dangerous and dream killing than the sickness.

  46. 99.97.92.55.47.40.28.20.7 Says:

    Curious if anyone else heard some colorful commentary in the 30 seconds after the lattimore-evans scuffle. Without the crowd noise, there was a very very clear and loud “F<%& you twenty two! You little B!+$#"

  47. [email protected] Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I saw that too! Godwin was open a whole lot, yet Brady never threw to him.
    Maybe because his left tackle let him down so much ?

  48. Eric Says:

    Was Brady trying to hit the top of the dome roof with some of those “deep” throws?

    None were even close to completion and just got a couple of interference calls.. Our offense is built to throw it deep and we got a guy who can’t do it.

    This has mega disaster written all over it.

    Now we face a rebuild and trying to draft and develop a young qb.

  49. 813bucboi Says:

    On to Carolina

    GO BUCS

  50. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    LOL…and what was BA’s record of not losing more than 2 games in a row..that is…before coming here.

  51. SlyPirate541 Says:

    New Orleans is one of if not the best team in the NFC. Let’s see how the Bucs look against a mediocre team before we pull the fire alarm on the season.

  52. Anonymous Says:

    I am a long-time Patriots fan here to watch Brady and Gronk.

    Two observations. 1) I can’t believe how negative and jaded the Bucs fan base is. Buck fans expect the players to be mentally tough but exhibit no such qualities themselves. They obsess over everything that could go wrong and at the first sign of dark clouds are ready to pull up stakes and turn on the team.

    2)The Bucs got terribly out coached on offense yesterday. The Saints had less success then the Bucs did in their running game, and, instead, used their quick release, short route passing game in lieu of running the ball, and creative play calling to keep the Bucs defense guessing the whole game.

    Cam Newton struggled all camp in developing consistency in the passing game with his new Patriots receivers. So in the game yesterday, the NE coaches focused on what Cam could do well and the NE offense looked nothing like it has the past 20 years. The coaches called 15 QB running plays and all of the passes were quick release, short yardage plays, where the chemistry with the receiver is less of an issue.

    After all of the Bucs efforts to bring in new, shiny weapons for the offense, the game plan did nothing to put the players in a position to succeed. The Bucs offense play calling was un-creative, boring and predictable. It certainly didn’t have the Saints defense guessing.

    The Bucs attempted to pound and ground at the line of scrimmage and take it to the defensive backs in the receiving game. Mano y Mano without any finesse.

    Like Breese, Brady is renowned for his quick release, but nearly all of the pass plays yesterday, were slow developing routes, putting added pressure on the O-line, Brady, and the still-developing chemistry with his receivers. There were very few quick developing plays that put the ball into players hands in space and let them create something with it.

    Michael Thomas led the NFL last year but averaged only 5+ yards per catch, which means most of his completions were quick release passes near the line of scrimmage. The Bucs have a wide receiver and TE group that are well-suited to succeed in those types of throws but the Bucs rarely used them yesterday. Why bring Gronk in if you aren’t going to use him as a receiver?

    Alvin Kamara had most of his success yesterday as a receiver. With Rojo, Shady and Fournette, the Bucs should be able to have similar success with their RBs but never really utilized them yesterday.

    Run-run-pass is the least successful 3 down play calling sequence in the NFL. It is much more effective to go pass-run-run or pass-run-pass. However, the Bucs consistently seemed to call ineffective run plays on first down yesterday, leading to repeated third and long situations, putting the O-line and Brady at a distinct disadvantage.

    The offensive game plan yesterday did little to capitalize on what the Bucs could do well and to put the players in a position to succeed. The Bucs offensive coaches had all off season to brainstorm on how best to utilize their new offensive pieces, and instead, what they rolled out yesterday was the same old, same old. The players deserved better than that.

  53. Boston Boy Says:

    Lets go Bucs

  54. Big Stinky Says:

    There is another record that will be broken (3-1 after this year). Knock off the Super Bowl crap already. Got me to start believing ALL the hype too and I should know better. Too many teams that are better than we are at the moment. No way we beat 3 Playoff teams from the Wildcard position which is where we will get in. All on the road I might add. Patriots were as good as they were because of Bill not Tom no matter what anyone says. Heard someone on Pewter Nation podcast say he thought it was 75% Brady after watching him in training camp. I beg to differ sir. If Bill’s defense doesn’t shut Atlanta down in the second half of that Super Bowl NO greatest comeback in Super Bowl history for Brady. It’s ALL destiny and we should be able to see by now what that means for me Buccaneers. NO SUPER BOWL!!!!

  55. I assamabuc Says:

    Anybody noticed the 3rd string QB (JW) (3rd string, I repeat)….being miked up (?) ……and probably sending Sean Payton our plays ahead of the snap as soon as he saw them…..this game wasn’t gonna be easy from the start under this circumstances….smfh

  56. Joe Says:

    1) I can’t believe how negative and jaded the Bucs fan base is.

    For as long as Brady/Pats have been winning, the Bucs have been losing. It takes its toll.

  57. Iamabuc Says:

    Mistake on my name/handle…..

  58. HC Says:

    Buccos will rack up loss number two.

  59. Buccaneerie Says:

    Thank you Joe I needed the positivity! Its hard not to be spring loaded for doom and gloom when doom and gloom have been the order of the day for so many decades.

  60. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucs lost their first game in their Superbowl run as well.

    I’m not fretting. Tom and Arians will crack down on the other players.

  61. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @I assamabuc

    The third stringer is always wearing a microphone. So is the second stringer.

  62. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Here’s my take:

    We lost. Why? Because of discipline. That will change this week.

    The good things I saw were that the Defense played stronger as the game went on. They were not gassed. Usually, our defense is wiped out by the 3rd quarter.

    Tom threw a couple picks…I’m not concerned at this point.

    There will be a lot of finger pointing, but this was the first game experience they had together.

    Game one: find the weaknesses.
    Game two: fix them.

    Tom was mad at the end of the game. Not just at himself.

  63. unbelievable Says:

    Here is something else Joe dug up: Brady has never started a season with two straight losses.

    Oh boy, LOL.

    Literally EVERY time we hear this about the Bucs and so-and-so player, it inevitably happens that very next game with the Bucs.

    Always.

    Careful With That Jinx, Eugene.

  64. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    Wasn’t there something like that said about BA last year? I hope remains true Sunday though