“I Think You Are Setting Yourself Up For Massive Disappointment”

October 7th, 2020

Not buying.

Nick Wright hasn’t seen enough.

Despite park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady looking like he just turned 30 rather than 43, FS1 sports personality Nick Wright is still not a believer.

Wright has said for months that Brady is shot. So he believes Sunday’s win over the Chargers is a fluke and quite likely a big tease. A figment of one’s wild imagination.

“Eighty-five percent of Tom Brady is better than 95 percent of the quarterbacks in the NFL,” Wright said. “Too bad Brady hasn’t been 85 percent since 2018. Last year we saw 65 percent Tom Brady and we will see what we see this year.

“Nobody can talk badly about how badly Tom Brady played, aside from the pick-six,” Wright said. “Aside from the pick-six, he was brilliant. Nobody can deny that …

“But I will sit here and say if you think we are getting anywhere close to that level of quarterback play over the remainder of the season, I think you are setting yourself up for massive disappointment,” Wright said.

Brady may not have many more games in that right arm like he had last Sunday. But he doesn’t need to.

Unlike last year, the Bucs started this season with a damn fine defense.

Unlike last year,  the Bucs have something that resembles a run game.

Unlike last year, the Bucs have much better blocking up front, with the addition of Tristan Wirfs and foot-rubbing, car-littering Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Unlike last year, the Bucs have a kicker.

Unlike last year, the offense this season doesn’t require the entire team to be carried on the back of the quarterback each week.

So yeah, if the Bucs can coax a game like Brady had out of his middle-aged bones a few more times this season they should be in the playoffs so long as everyone else pitches in when Brady isn’t sharp.

You can see Wright’s full take in the FS1 video below.

68 Responses to ““I Think You Are Setting Yourself Up For Massive Disappointment””

  1. Steven007 Says:

    He simply being a contrarian. He has a 50% chance of being right and no one will know till after the season when everyone forgets the narrative he’s putting out there now. Of course he has to backpedal after a good game and say what he said here but the fact remains this is a pretty easy position for him to take. With the way the media moves these days no one’s going to bring this up if he completely blows this narrative.

  2. JustMyMobileOpinion Says:

    Goes to show you simply cannot please everyone. Haters gonna hate.

  3. pewter941 Says:

    Even if this were true, Brady is on pace throw 8 ints this year, thats a long ways from 30. With our defense, this should equal alot of wins.

  4. zzbuc Says:

    this guy is and will always be a moron….makes no sense what he says….as usual

  5. Mitch Says:

    I saw this clip earlier this week, and it wasn’t believable to me. I felt like he was being paid to say something different just to generate views because the popular opinion is that Brady is getting comfortable and the offense is starting to gel. His opinion benefits the network because it creates “entertaining” discussion.

  6. adam from ny Says:

    this guy is a buc hater all the time…

    just like chris berman loves the bucs…

    this water-boy just hates

  7. mark2001 Says:

    Wow..He probably was a punching bag of guys that looked like Brady the first twenty years of his life. Give the guy a break…

  8. Ricky Says:

    Unlike last year Jameis is not here.
    Let it go Joe, Let it go

  9. Bobby M. Says:

    We dont need “greatness” week in, week out. We just need solid game management which includes avoiding turnovers. This team can compete and win if we simply aren’t giving the ball away. That’s been the frustration for the past two years for Buc fans. We had the talent to compete but lacked consistency and leadership at QB. Brad Johnson had 3,000 yds and 20 TDs the year we won the super bowl. Fans want to see wins….the organization wants to see wins….I dont think anyone cares if Brady is pedestrian as long as we are winning.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    And now we take a break from our good vibes for a “balanced” report from the Joe’s. This one is probably best suited for the Joe#3NutHuggers.com site.

  11. Pewter Power Says:

    Classic hater along with Max kellerman. No of course he’s not the guy he was 1 years ago. Those two idiots always have a but something if he has a good game and after week one he was done to them. Keep doubting BUT too bad players don’t call out so called analysts at the end of the season more often.

    I will say I am worried he has to throw so much and will continue to do so until this run game drives a win just one time and gain good yards in all 4 quarters

  12. ancientasbuc Says:

    Can we get a list of Nick Wright’s other brilliant prognostications? Has he ever been Wright about anything?

  13. chris L Says:

    joe i think you should call these haters out and bitch slap them with some real facts. nobody knows the team better than you.

  14. AwShbucs Says:

    Nick Wright doesnt know diddlypoo.

  15. anderson Fa Gonzalez Says:

    i honestly dont understand how this dude has a show. he is a delusional as Max Kellerman.

  16. Fernando Says:

    Who’s the moron

  17. buc15 Says:

    Guess it’s time to go ahead & order a side of crow for this dipstick

  18. SlyPirate541 Says:

    Tom Brady is on pace to throw 4,400 yards and 44 TDs

  19. Mitch Says:

    Joe if you want a good comparison… this years version of the Dallas Cowboys is very similar to the Buccaneers from last year so far. Dak is getting gaudy numbers but it’s built on early turnovers, putting defense in a bad position, an inability to score early in games, which has lead to large deficits creating a lot of opportunities for Dak to throw a lot of balls and pad his stats, but still LOSE. That is what Jamies did last year too. It can be exciting football, but it’s not winning football. Go Bucs!

  20. Ndog Says:

    Unlike last year, the Bucs started this season with a damn fine defense.

    Unlike last year, the Bucs have something that resembles a run game.

    Unlike last year, the Bucs have much better blocking up front, with the addition of Tristan Wirfs and foot-rubbing, car-littering Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski.

    Unlike last year, the Bucs have a kicker.

    Unlike last year, the offense this season doesn’t require the entire team to be carried on the back of the quarterback each week.


  21. bucfanforever Says:

    What???? We can’t expect to have TB12 throw 5 TDs every week? What a prognostication. Put this guy, Nick Wright, in the HOF as a contributor immediately.

  22. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    @ Mitch…hit the nail on the head.

  23. rrsrq Says:

    Where is Chris Carter when you need him

  24. Jerid421 Says:

    This has been his pre-sex disclaimer to every woman he has ever taken to bed. All both of ’em.

  25. Dewey Selmon Says:

    31 other fan bases go through disappointment. I’ll take my chances with Brady.

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    unlike last year, we dont have a QB that will throw 30INTs


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  27. Ndog Says:

    @Mitch that simply isn’t true!

    We lost 9 games last year and in those 9 losses in 5 of those we were tied or ahead at half time and in one the first Saints game we scored first and did turn the ball over the entire game. So that is 6 games we had the lead early or at half out if 9 losses. So please tell is again how these large deficts lead to huge passing numbers and padding stats?

    Again I know you people want to blame everything on the QB but the FACT is you either A.) Didn’t watch the games B.) Have a poor memory C.) Have been so brainwashed by coach liar that you just believe everything you are told.

    You know we have memories and actually know what happened right?

  28. Ndog Says:

    813 you just cannot comprehend can you? Not having all of those above mentioned things leads to elevated TO numbers. How is this something you simply cannot understand?

    Put it this way on 3rd and 12 down by 3 in the 3rd quarter knowing your defense is getting ripped apart by D. Jones do you want your QB to just check it down for a 3 yard gain to the great P. Barber then punt?

    Not play that situation out over the course of pretty much every game from week 1-10 and that is what our QB was up against. If he did that and never scored any points yeah we wouldn’t have had any TOs or points and we would have had another Glennon. Maybe that’s it maybe you were the king of the Glennon mob I think I just figured out why you can’t wrap your brain around reality.

  29. Mike Says:

    Brady has proven conclusively that if you give him time, he will make you pay. He still has the arm strength and the understanding of what the defense is giving him. I don’t see that changing much throughout the course of the season, especially if the Bucs continue to run the ball well and set him up with play action options.

  30. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog gotta love how you conveniently skip the previous article 😂
    This 1 is more your taste right 🤡

  31. Roster Says:

    I’m way from believing in our Defense as much as others…

  32. Youngbucs Says:

    He’s a known Brady hater he’s been saying this stuff for years. Him sharpe kellerman and rob Parker have been made to look like fools. 8+ years running 😂

  33. geno711 Says:

    How much has Nick Wright watched Brady this year.

    What a poor take!

    His take: Last year we saw 65% of Tom Brady — what kind of take is that. We as Bucs fans have seen his ability in 4 games this year. Is there any doubt, we have seen enough in his ability to feel very good about chances going forward.

    Nick Wright ended by talking about irrational optimism by most of the people or whether he is one of the biggest Tom Brady haters right now in the world.

    I choose there is not irrational optimism and that he feels like a Brady hater to me.

    But this is a Buc’s site. We will see how many agree with Nick and how many
    here are happy to have Brady.

  34. Youngbucs Says:

    Joe you forgot unlike last year we have a QB. But I know gotta feed the trolls also you are running a business after all😎

  35. Bucsfan77 Says:

    Quick trace his ip and see if he’s npuppy

  36. All lives matter Says:

    I think if he were anything other than a Buc you wouldn’t have these naysayers hounding Brady at every turn.

  37. Mitch Says:

    Ndog thank you for your response. I did watch the games. When I was making the comparison it is because they are similar, unfortunately. Just as reminder being similar doesn’t mean they look exactly the same. But what is true is they have a young secondary, and defense that needs to be protected by an efficient offense. Dak is on track to have almost 26 turnovers this year already. He leads the league in the first half with six turnovers which is where their deficits come from. Jameis was notorious for throwing interceptions during the first drive or early in the football games last season which is what I speaking to regarding the Bucs own deficit. His decision making ( and Daks) was poor and those decisions are what lead to the Bucs down fall last year. You mentioned the Bucs nine loses in Tampa bays nine losses Jamies Winston had 25 turnovers. 25! That is 2.78 a game. That’s almost an extra three possessions a game for the opposing offense. I will concede that the defense for the Bucs had not gelled yet with the young secondary like Dallas is dealing with now. However, Jameis constantly put them in bad position because he was so careless with the ball. His turnovers are a direct contribution to how he threw for over 5k yards. He was constantly trying to overcome his own mistakes all season long. He might be 8th in NFL history for passing yards, but he is also 7th in NFL history for interceptions. I agree with you that he was an exciting QB with great play making ability. He just tried too much and did not take care of the football. After five years of him being the guy and not winning it was time to move on.

  38. doolnutts Says:

    I don’t think we need Brady to have crazy throwing games weekly but its nice to know he can still do it if we need it. The Brady factor remains limiting mistakes and playing smart football its always a winning formula. If we beat Chicago we will be 4-1 baby!!! Very exciting.

  39. BrooklynBucsFan Says:

    Exactly Mitch! Well stated! That’s a fair and accurate take, but sadly it won’t change the way a few people view things. But it is the truth. I’m a life long FSU fan and was always rooting for JW to succeed, sadly he didn’t do that here. No I’ll will toward JW, but it was time for us to move on. Hopefully he’ll take this as an opportunity to start fresh and start making better decisions on the football field and in life.

  40. stuart Says:

    The success of this team is going to rely on the defense, run game and short passing game.

    We don’t need Brady throwing bombs all game, but we know he could if it’s necessary.

    Even if Brady doesn’t have the arm to keep it up for the whole season, he’s definitely smart and experienced enough to keep the ball moving, keep the ball safe, and score points.

    We still barely have a screen game going on, but I think that will change pretty soon.

  41. Drunkinybor Says:

    THIs guy keeps saying how badly Brady has played the past 2 seasons. If my memory is correct Brady won a Super Bowl and dragged his team to a 12 and 4 record. Oh and all that defense was why he won I seem to remember we had a top ten defense for a decade with never coming close to reaching 9 Super Bowls.

  42. CrackerBall Says:

    Nick Wright doesn’t have to believe – but we still can

    Besides… he looks way too much like Tom Green to have a valid opinion

  43. SB Says:


  44. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Nick Wright watched and enjoyed “Cuties” on Netflix.

  45. Ndog Says:

    Again not accurate if we’re telling the truth. So below are some of his biggest games where it could be thought of as stat padding yet there was none yet that is the narrative being peddled. And MAYBE if we could of ran the ball last year or stopped anyone we could have won 3-4 more of these games but alas they simply sucked most of the year

    Bucs at Seahawks 335 yards 2 TDs no early TOs

    Giants at Bucs 380 3 TDs no early TOs

    Bucs at Saints 204 2 TDs no TOs at all

    Bucs at Lions 458 yards 4 TDs with 1 pick early BUT we were also up 14-0 in the first quarter thus not forcing us to throw

    Bucs at Falcons 313 yards and 3 TDs yes with 2 picks BUT we were up 9 at half time again not forcing is to throw

    Bucs at Rams 385 yards and 4 TDs with no early TOs

    Cardinals at Bucs 358 yards and 1 TDS with 1 TO early BUT again we were up 7 at halftime thus nor forcing us to throw

  46. mark2001 Says:

    Agreed Dool…he looks fine now…but don’t want that arm to tire by the end of the season.

    BTW…I don’t think Jameis’s arm wore down. Maybe something else did from time to time, but that being said, it would be nice if Brady’s arm was 10 years younger. But then, he hasn’t had tommy john or anything like Brees has had.

  47. Cobraboy Says:

    If Npup, Oneill and Anthem were talking heads, they’d be this pencil-neck geek.

    How this clueless dweeb ever got a job in sports is beyond belief.

  48. Cobraboy Says:

    @Mitch: great post!

    There should be a “garbage time” stat line for QB’s. I suspect Winston would have led the NFL in that stat, too.

  49. Steven007 Says:

    Haha, “no *early* turnovers”… Which is to say there were definitely turnovers. OJ Howard had no early injuries this season. But you know what? He won’t be playing the rest of this year. Terrible fallacious logic. “Two picks BUT”… You a riot!

  50. mark2001 Says:

    Ndog…turnovers early? What the heck? How about leading the team in touchdowns early? Should we look at first quarter scoring last year under Jameis’s leadership? I don’t think we averaged one a game over 16 games, did we? Nice to have a team now that starts fast, isn’t it?

  51. Chris Says:

    Nick Wrights also a total chode.

  52. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    A lot of study has gone into quantifying what constitutes a “punchable face.” I submit we could simply catalog Nick Wright’s features and call it a day.

  53. Mitch Says:

    Ndog that is not the entire picture and it seems your harping in on specific type of deficit from my original post which was comparison, which again implies similarities but doesn’t mean it is the same exact thing. Jameis absolutely had to dig himself out of holes early even in some games Tampa won. For the season Jamies had 17 turnovers in the first half of games last year. In eight of those games he had a pick 6, pick, or fumble during his first two drives. Of those eight games, seven of them were interceptions on his first drive. That means every other game he have the ball up in the first two drives during the season. Can you please explain to me how that does not negatively impact a team? In a rare set of circumstances Winston was both the greatest asset for his physical ability, and weakest link regarding his decision making process. That is why I refer to his Jekyll and Hyde style of play as exciting football and not winning football.

  54. TOM Says:

    Who in the hell is Nick Wright? Or better yet who in the hell cares?

  55. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    @Mitch…hits nail on head…again.

  56. Bucsfanman Says:

    Week 5 and we still are trying to justify LAST season’s “issues”. Hey, here’s a hint for you trolls out there: Teams get better sometimes.
    There I said it.
    Moving on…

  57. Stanglassman Says:

    Pewter941-Brady is Not on pace to throw 8 Ints this season. He has 4 in 4 games. The math isn’t difficult. 2 of 4 where pick sixes. Maybe you meant he is on pace to throw 8 pick sixes? To be fair Watson’s out routes leaves a lot to be desired. If I’m remembering correctly he was on the other end of both.

    I’m hopping like Joe that the defense and running game can be productive enough to keep Brady’s 43 Y/O arm fresh enough to finish strong.

  58. Ndog Says:

    Is winning football only having one aspect of the team that is component?

    Last year defense sucked first 10 games.
    Running game sucked all year.
    Kicker sucked all year.
    Passing game was good 14 out 16 games.

    So of course the logical conclusion is blame the QB. Makes total sense.


  59. Mike C Says:

    When he has close 40 F$#%@^# Turnovers! YES, HE GETS THE Blame!

  60. Mike C Says:


  61. El Buco Realisto Is a Dicko and NDogTurd is a Crybaby and TheBucsAnus is a Noddle Brain Troll Says:

    Geesh, just keep talking/living in the past, NDog. Is this how you lived your entire life? Are you still whining that there is no Easter Bunny???

    Maybe it would be interesting is to compare this year’s stats. For the Bucs, we see what the GOAT has done. Remind me again how many TD’s #3 has thrown this year? What, he’s not even starting??!!! Huh? He’s 3rd string??!! No way!!!

  62. Mitch Says:

    Ndog – I could discuss this with you all day. I have a response to you but I have officially run out of time for now. Perhaps on a weekend or relevant post we can revisit the conversation. I can see we have different views and opinions on this but I don’t think we are too far from common ground. Have a good rest of your afternoon. I’ll probably be back on tonight… I am a buc junk after all!

  63. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog said passing gm was good 14-16 gms 😂😂😂
    Why because of yards you have no credibility!!!!!

  64. Joe Says:

    Nick Wright watched and enjoyed “Cuties” on Netflix.


  65. Joe in Michigan Says:

    It’s funny how someone who posts about TRUTH and FACTS can be in such denial about what the truth and facts actually ARE. It’s the TRUTH that Tom Brady is the Bucs starting QB, and it’s a FACT that the Bucs are better off because of it (thus far, anyway).

  66. D1 Says:

    The passing game was good 14 0f 16 games but blame the QB.

    Jameis Winston’s 2019 interceptions:

    25 with a clean pocket (most in the NFL)

    23 within one possession (most in the NFL)

    22 targeting WRs (most in the NFL)

    19 when trailing (most in the NFL)

    17 against zone defenses (most in the NFL)

    13 against man defenses (most in the NFL)

    13 against a blitz (most in the NFL)

    11 on third down (most in the NFL)

    10 in the fourth quarter (most in the NFL)


    Setting all those NFL records in 2 games will get you fired!

    #1 in the NFL in so many things, so many awful things…….is one Hella accomplishment! And gets you fired!

  67. D1 Says:

    I don’t see an area that gives a coach confidence that He could build around.


    @ The guy is great vs … man /blitz / 1st down/3rd down……….Nothing !


    @ Great leader …….Nope!

    @ Holds guys accountable. …uh…..nada!

    @ Smart….Lol….

    @ First one to work..,,, Ok…..now we have something to build from….


    There was no future with that guy. There is no future with that guy. But blame every other guy…,.

  68. Youngbucs Says:

    D1 with the 🔥 straight facts ndog is a loser f him.