NFL Is On “Notice”

October 6th, 2020

Look out!

One respected national NFL columnist believes the rest of the NFC squads ought to be downright squared over what park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady did to the Chargers on Sunday.

The way Brady sliced and diced the defense using five different receivers to rack up five touchdown passes, writes Albert Breer of SI.com (who once covered Brady at a Belicheats beat guy), that was Brady’s way of saying, “I’m not dead yet, [email protected]#$%^s!”

…there’s very little question that Brady put a lot of folks on notice on Sunday.

Fourteen quarters of inconsistency and frustration to start the season were, at least for a day, washed away in an overwhelmingly dominant flourish from the 43-year-old. Brady completed 16 of his final 18 throws against the Chargers for 269 yards and four touchdowns. That, very quickly, turned a 24–7 deficit into a 38–31 win, and put Tampa all alone in first place in the NFC South, at 3–1.

The scene Breer described reminds Joe of the John Wayne film “Big Jake.” Wayne plays an aging gunfighter of some repute in the Old West hired by his estranged wife to chase down kidnappers who made off with his grandson.

While trailing the kidnappers, Wayne’s character encounters people who remark how they thought Wayne’s character was dead, since he didn’t live in the area any longer. “Not hardly,” Wayne would grumble to each question. Finally fed up with the same question from so many, he vows to shoot the next man who asks him that.

Toward the end of the movie, Wayne’s character meets the ringleader of the kidnappers, who asks him, “I thought you were dead?”

You can guess the man’s fate.

So will Brady, in so many words, shoot down the Bears defense Thursday night like he did the Chargers?

26 Responses to “NFL Is On “Notice””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Wish I was as confident as you are Joe. Thursday night games suck. Playing in Chicago against a 3-1 Bears team that sports a pretty danged good defense doesn’t help matters much either. If Bucs fall behind on a good defense like theirs coming back won’t be nearly as easy. Get up on them early and stay up.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brave to mention John Wayne in this age of “cancel culture”…..they’re trying to rename his airport……..
    John Wayne…..a great actor……

    A man and his wife name their son John Wayne. At the baby shower the wife’s best friend pulls her aside: “Maybe it’s not my place to say it, but I just can’t believe you’d name your boy after a raci$t, a misogyni$t, a hom0ph0be.” “Oh Deb,” the wife says, patting her friend on the shoulder, “you should know us better than that. We’d never name him after that John Wayne. We’re naming him after John Wayne Gacy.”

  3. WiscoJoe Says:

    Bears have a great defense and we have a great offense. However, the Bears offense isn’t anything special and our defense has shown up for the most part this year. Despite injuries I think we can pull this one out. Keep in mind Brady threw for 5 touchdowns to 5 different receivers. The guy doesn’t care about injuries as long as they can catch. If Evans and Godwin can’t go I’m keeping my eye on Justin Watson and maybe even Tyler Johnson will be able to show what he’s capable of.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Our D has to step up. They had a bad first half last week. At least the penalties were down. Focus! I think they will. Should be fun for the GOAT.

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    Tough game.

    Banged up, playing a good defense in their crib on a short week?

    I am not as confident as many, but hope my lack of faith is grossly misplaced.

    What is the status of Godwin? Out still? Evans dinged wheel?

  6. Bobby M. Says:

    Foles and the Bears could give us fits. I dont believe there’s much tape on what Foles likes to do in that offense, he’s a savy mobile vet that can sneak up on you. He’s like Fitzpatrick, if he gets his mojo flowing, he can be very productive. I view the Bears as a bit of an equal to us. Team with a good record but relatively unproven. This will be a big win for either team.

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    I predict a very low-scoring game with turnovers & kicking the key.

  8. Hawk Says:

    “…NFC squads ought to be downright squared over…”
    Squared? Is that a new euphemism or typo? With your generous use of adjectives, I never know when you might go off on verbs, adverbs, etc. 🙂

  9. thisisouryear!! Says:

    Honestly I’m worried more about our defense. I keep reading how great it is, but when we play decent offenses, they don’t look good to me. I’m super psyched to be 3-1. I think the D will look great this week, but more because the opposing offense is so bad. We were so lucky with the schedule to have our preseason against the majority poor teams. Now the games begin!! Go Bucs!!

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    we need the special teams to step up big again….

    CHI offense doesnt scare me unless the defense continues to give up big plays over the top…..their WRs after good with run after the catch….

    No TOs and stupid penalties on offense, we should put up another 30+….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  11. Beeej Says:

    Our defense is still tied for fourth best in the league averaging 312 yards total per game, not too shabby

  12. SlyPirate541 Says:

    Deciding Factors for TNF:

    1. Deep Ball. No one in the NFL missed the Bucs still can’t defend the long pass. Foles has an awesome deep ball.

    2. Line of Scrimmage. The Bears don’t play the run well and don’t get to the QB. The Bucs should get the win if the oline continues to play at a high level.

  13. Paul Says:

    He’s called the GOAT for a reason

    Not the Childish Classless BS you call him!

  14. BillyBucFan Says:

    In a word NO.
    Just too many injuries for him to repeat against a really good Bears defense on the road.

    I hope Mike can go and maybe the defense scores a couple and the Bucs can run the ball and win a low scoring game.

    I’m not too excited about this game.

  15. TampaTown Says:

    I not confident about Thursday’s game. I feel a let down coming.

  16. Bucamania Says:

    I predict the Defense rebounds to dominate Thursday night, Brady will do his thing and Bucs win. Wirfs vs Mack should be entertaining to watch.

  17. BringBucsBack Says:

    Joe, for a guy that doesn’t like westerns, you sure reference them enough.

    Let’s beat a team (da Bears, Packers) with a winning record then, we can talk about the NFC being “put on notice”. Consistency please!

    If the Bucs o-line continues giving Brady time & open a few running lanes along the way, the Bucs beat Chi. or most, for that matter.

  18. Joe Says:

    Joe, for a guy that doesn’t like westerns, you sure reference them enough.

    Joe enjoys John Wayne westerns. Have very little use for the rest of them.

  19. Rico 210 Says:

    @Paul, must you past the SAME QUESTION EVERY article? Get over yourself. Master of fact, go away
    Go Bucs

  20. buc15 Says:

    2 fun facts:

    Brady has never lost on Thursday night
    Brady is undefeated against the Bears

  21. Dlavid Says:

    The Buc defense is making Big plays at the right times , that is the difference in a “ middle of the road “defense!

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    buc15 … Since 2000 the Bucs are 2-7 in Thursday night games. But I like your stats better; hope Brady’s streak continues.

  23. Paul Says:

    OK Rico whatever you say-so it shall be Done.

  24. TampaTown Says:

    Joe:
    Except for Blazing Saddles 😂

  25. #1bucfan Says:

    I see some say they aren’t to excited for this game. NOT me I’m stoked. It will be a good test and see where we stand. We know we got the firepower on offense. The question is can we compete against a really good defense. Let’s go Bucs

  26. PTWalk Says:

    Easy win this Thurs. That Charger defense is for real.