Tom Brady No. 18

September 19th, 2020

New ranking.

As we all saw Sunday, park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady had a rusty start with his new team in a new town in a new conference and a new division.

No longer was he opening the season against the likes of the J-E-T-S mess, mess, mess; the bungling Bills or the droopy Dolphins.

Brady was facing a real team for a change on Opening Weekend.

But after this rusty start, Chris Wesseling of rated Brady at No. 18 in the NFL in his quarterback rankings,

Brady is 2-5 in his last seven starts. He has chucked a pick-six in three straight games, a streak the likes of which the NFL hasn’t seen since Matt Schaub’s starting career went belly-up in Houston a half-decade ago. What if we take a declining quarterback reliant upon impeccable timing and hand him superior weapons with precious few practice reps to master the nuances of sight adjustments? We end up with a mixed bag which featured a few impressive drives offset by miscommunication, a dash of costly misfires and some shaky pocket movement. Brady’s best throws resulted in pass interference penalties, which is one of the reasons why I cut him more slack after rewatching on Game Pass.

It seems the best Brady and the Bucs’ offense looked last week was on the opening drive. And as former Bucs quarterback and Belicheats offensive assistant Chris Simms said, it was right out of the Patriots playbook.

Yeah, Bucco Bruce Arians, Brady and all those receivers and tight ends may say they are good with Arians’ offense. The eyes don’t lie and last week they told Joe that Brady wasn’t quite smooth with Arians offense.

So design more drive that mimick what Brady ran in New England, especially early tomorrow against the Stinking Panthers.

18 Responses to “Tom Brady No. 18”

  1. Etzel Says:

    Too high

  2. Sesteprenelicus Says:

    Too low

  3. Jason Says:

    Just right.

  4. doom and gloom Says:

    Everyone is hanging him out to dry. Playing the Saints was like starting with the playoffs. Everyone knows teams that make the playoff, the majority are a higher caliber than the rest of the league. Look at the pats record over the years, all the afc east titles, a large part of that was playing easy games, dophins x 2 , jets x 2, bills x 2. Almost guaranteed 6 wins or 6 easy low stress games. Once Brady has some real adjustment time, a few games, 1 down, he will start playing much better and when we get a team like the Panther’s we should do a ton better than playing the Saints on day 1.
    Lets see…..

  5. doom and gloom Says:

    By the time we make the playoffs at the end of this year we will be a markedly better team, receivers will know their reads and what Tom likes.
    The Pats always considered September “preseason”.

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    I’m confident things will improve. Well, pretty sure. I hope they will. Please let them.

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    Who cares?

  8. WhoCares Says:


  9. WhoCares Says:

    Just WIN…… and….

  10. Mort Says:

    First four comments here are 100% perfect. Thank you all for that.

  11. Jason Says:

    Someone had to do it. Lol.

  12. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Hard to make the playoffs with the 18th best QB and the 30th best Head Coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Panthers errrrrrrr I mean,, go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The only rankings that mean anything is W-L…..

  14. TheBradyBunch Says:

    That is after one game. If he plays well tomorrow he will jump up in the rankings.

  15. Sumosam Says:

    It is so easy for Talking Heads to talk. In fact, we put too much emphasis on what these Talking Heads say. I believe this is going to turn around in a big way. There is too much talent on this team. Let’s face it , its going to take a while to gel.

  16. Usedtocould Says:

    Realist, if all sentences are over punctuated add overly emphasized, then no sentences are over punctuated and overly emphasized.

  17. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Byron Leftwich drags him down 10 spots.

  18. Iamabuc Says:

    Hey Jeebs, add to that….Arians weight, his bs weight, and the gulf cart weight; so yeah, it’s a lot of weight to overcome.