When Did Antonio Brown Get The Playbook And Throw This Year With Tom Brady?

October 28th, 2020

Yes, Bucco Bruce Arians said, “Tom didn’t have anything to do with it” regarding the Antonio Brown signing.

But an ex-Buccaneer and an NFL super insider, a couple of guys who consider Arians a friend, don’t believe him.

Joe’s talking about former Bucs QB Chris Simms and Mike Florio, NBC’s super NFL insider.

During a recent episode of PFT LiveSimms and Florio theorized that Tom Brady had throwing sessions with Brown earlier this year in preparation for the recent signing by Tampa Bay. And both speculated that Brown got chunks of the Bucs playbook forwarded to him weeks ago by Brady.

Remember when Rob Gronkowski bragged about going through the Bucs playbook weeks prior to the trade that sent him to Tampa?

The Florio-Simms discussion centered around how long the learning curve might be for Brown once he is able to resume practicing next week, after his current eight-game NFL suspension expires. Simms thinks Brown will be able to adapt very quickly, at least for enough plays to have him take about 20 snaps against the Saints in Week 9.

Brady will babysit Brown, Simms explained, including upon breaking the huddle in games. Remember, Simms was an assistant coach with the Belicheats for a season before jumping into broadcasting.

Yeah, yeah, Joe knows the company line, “Tom didn’t have anything to do with it” … and he knew it was fourth down.

27 Responses to “When Did Antonio Brown Get The Playbook And Throw This Year With Tom Brady?”

  1. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    The entire AB saga stinks like old fish.

  2. geno711 Says:

    Very interesting about the playbook.

    Brady seems very intent on doing anything to give himself and his team an edge.

    Deflate a football, go to the coaches house when not allowed, set up practices during Covid 19, give out play books.

    He sure is not a Johnny Boyscout. He is a figure out every way to win type of guy.

    Glad we have this group of people in charge.

    Licht, BA, BL, Todd B, and TB12.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Great!!! Hope he had as many snaps with Tom as Cyril Grayson….the WR AB will replace….

    Right now Grayson & Brown’s Stats are equal…

    Zero Catches for Zero Yards & Zero Touchdowns

  4. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    TBBF, yup.

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    CALLED IT!!!!


    813bucboi Says:
    October 26th, 2020 at 1:36 pm
    i dont think BA misspoke…lol…more like spilled the beans…

    AB is practicing with brady & BL at night…lol…

    and when he suits up vs the saints, folks will say “wow, AB looks sharp and hasnt missed a beat”….lol…


    GO BUCS!!!!!

    THIS IS THE GOAT!!!!!…

    brady will do ANYTHING to win….

    im just glad licht and the glazers finally caught up with times…

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  6. Danny C Says:

    Reading the tea leaves, or reading between the lines sometimes is taken way too far. The bottom line is that AB is much better than Scottie Miller. I love Scottie Miller, but he’s going to have to wait until next year cause AB might be cancer but man can he catch the football.

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    I think the only thing Tom had nothing to do with is the actual phone call made by Licht, to AB. That it was Jason’s voice lol. Yes and BA talking to Jason AFTER Tom walked out of the room, lol GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Pure speculation.

    Which, I suppose, is fine, since we all do it.

  9. Mitch Says:

    I think AB will get his catches but he is really going to give Mike so many more opportunities to catch the ball too. If he Mike and Godwin can heal up they along with AB are going to have an absolutely dominant second half of the season.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    when AB returns, defenses will make him prove he’s still AB…

    they’ll play tight and physical with at the LOS….rust, conditioning and timing will be ABs biggest issue for a couple weeks just like Gronk….

    we gotta make sure we dont over run AB which can cause him a calf, groin or hammy injury….

    in trust BL will be smart with AB….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  11. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The Bucs are catching lightning in a bottle, this is an awesome year for a Bucs fan!! GO BUCS!!!!

  12. Mike Says:

    Boyscout Brown will be on his best behavior this season and will be getting lots of balls thrown his way as well.

  13. Bird Says:

    Salty joe

    Yah yah. If we only had your guy back at qb

    Our record would be reversed

  14. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree – Best behavior.

  15. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    You know I would just like to say these comment sections are great when certain posters just do not post.

    It’s funny we have two huge back to back wins and certain people just disappear.

  16. bucfanforever Says:

    Knowing that Brown was suspended through week 8, it would make sense that they don’t bother signing him until week 7, even through the deal may have been “in place” since we started hearing rumors about it in the spring.

  17. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    I think speculation they were throwing in the off season is nonsense, Brady can’t sneeze without getting 6 stories about it on BSPN and the NFL network. When Stroud was hiding in the bushes Peeping Toming the guys working out at the high school he surely would have reported seeing Brown if he was there. Also you know Deadspin has people watching Brown at all times because he’s a train wreck waiting to happen.

  18. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    Agree 100%, it’s always a good day when you don’t have to see El Buco Estupido and NDumb in the comments.

  19. Pewter Power Says:

    Yea right some one is going to let that information be known to only him. That’s hot garbage until a second source confirms it. I doubt the Bucs felt they needed this guy with the weapons we have and honestly only think he’s valuable because receivers keep getting injured.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    AB is already living in the “blue rubber room” at the jeter compound…

    he gets plates of food slipped under the door from the butler…

    and is only allotted a few hours a day outside to get shock treatment to the head, for fresh air and to toss footballs with tom…

    it’s a bucs life for AB

  21. adam from ny Says:

    the nfl labotomy squad is handling the case…

    #CaseNumber84 #PatientXXX

  22. #Hater killer Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan Understanding that speed can’t be taught or coached it is a gift
    Weapons have to be used correctly in order for them to be used effectively go and find last years preseason footage on the young man you love to hate on and that bad ball that he wasn’t able to adjust to might not look so good to you anymore and then you may understand what the coaches have seen as well look at the games he has been in this year to see if the targets equal his ability to be open I’m not slamming you just telling you do your homework before you open your emotions

  23. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Whatever production the Bucs can get out of AB this year will be a welcome bonus. I’m still bullish on Tyler Johnson stepping up for however long Godwin ends up being out.

  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    #Hater killer Says:
    October 28th, 2020 at 12:33 pm
    @Tampabaybucfan Understanding that speed can’t be taught or coached it is a gift

    Not knocking anyone……simply pointing out the obvious…..Antonio Brown vs Cyril Grayson…..or Miller, or Watson, or Johnson

    We can have 3 of the 4……you choose between Grayson, Watson Miller or Johnson

  25. TOM Says:

    DannyC Saying AB is better than Miller when he hasn’t even played on down yet. And by the way. Did you even watch the game last week. Miller was great. One other thing I wish BA could be more honest when answering questions. Of course I don’t know for sure if TB had anything to do with the AB signing but if he did why not just say so.

  26. #Hater killer Says:

    I observe talent not on one or two games or highlight films if that were the case Grayson would be called a football player instead of a track guy I YouTube the football highlights.(Check them out) I would need a body of work if we judge based on everything that we need to be fair in our assessment we wouldn’t be so eager to get stuck in a highlight go see Browns last season with the Steelers and you may understand why the organization so easily parted ways 1 game in almost a year in a half coming into a new program that has developed chemistry I don’t know my friend they were already winning with the pieces they have and past aside because I don’t know the character of any of these guys I know he is 32 (brown) and the others all have bright futures. And to answer your question I keep them all because there is not a premium on receivers in the league because athletes or not preparing their bodies the way they should

  27. D1 Says:

    Tom, unless AB has fallen off the cliff or forgotten how to play, He’s better than Miller, Godwin and Evans. It’s not even remotely in doubt.