Atrocious Numbers

November 25th, 2020

It’s better Joe posts this now rather than tomorrow because too many Bucs fans would lose their Thanksgiving Dinner on the floor.

The numbers of park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, jet ski-losing Bucs quarterback Tom Brady throwing deep balls are in. And they are revolting.

Jenna Laine of ESPN dug up the data.

In Wks 1-7, Brady completed 43% of his passes of 20 or more air yrds (16-of-37). But in Wks 8-11, Brady has completed just 5.3% of those passes (1-of-19). Against the Rams, Brady went 0-for-6 on such passes.

Less than six percent over four games is appalling. Any other quarterback not named “Brady” might be benched.

Those are the kind of numbers one might expect from MVP Mitch Trubisky (when he’s not facing the Bucs), Joe Flacco, Dwayne Haskins or maybe even Carson Wentz circa 2020.

But you watch. Come Sunday against the Chiefs, you’ll see Brady try to throw two longballs each quarter.

Some people just don’t learn.

21 Responses to “Atrocious Numbers”

  1. [email protected] Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The Guys at the Sports Bar said Brady was a poor fit for Arians “Bombs Away” offense when we got him.

  2. El Buco Realisto Says:

    That is nothing!!!!!! If you want to see a stat that is “really” off the mark, post what ole stale biscuit record is against teams with a .500 or better record!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. John Sinclear Says:

    Seems he cannot throw accurate deep balls at night. Because night games run past his bedtime ?? A 4 PM game, he should be OK.

  4. danr Says:

    this 100% has to do with the dline we are facing.

    he lands deep balls when he has time, he doesnt when he rushes.

    It really is that simple.

  5. Steven007 Says:

    The long balls are fine if the down and distance presents it. Obviously the read has to be good too. He’ll Hit on them again, though I will never understand why we didn’t think and dunk our way down the field on the final drive Monday… It was open all day.

  6. Aceofaerospace Says:

    If Mr Pick-6 were still our quarterback, he would’ve completed a lot more of those deep balls and we’d be 4-7, not 7-4. I choose wins over stats. Let’s get to the playoffs. Then it’s a whole new season. The Jags went to the AFC title game, what 2-3 years ago? And this team has less talent than them? Lighten up with the stats. This team is still a work in progress. They’ll get there.

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    Steven is right about the short passes. I don’t understand it either.

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    Wow I laughed my turd maker off reading this. And not because it made me happy.

  9. Joe Says:

    though I will never understand why we didn’t think and dunk our way down the field on the final drive Monday…

    The Bucs were doing just that. Then — boom.

  10. 407buc Says:

    Not a coincidence that he has struggled vs Saints and Rams.Tom is a statue and doesn’t like to be pressured

  11. Phred Says:

    The problem is not Brady. The problem is that he rarely has a clean pocket in which to throw. Too often, pressure makes him rush the throw — which impedes his mechanics of throwing (try throwing deep without being able to fully step-through the throw) or interfere with QB-receiver timing.

    This is why the coaches say “he always makes those throws in practice.”

    Our O-line is mediocre. And with Marpet out, it’s even worse. Jensen and Wirfs are fine. Every other position on the O-line needs to be upgraded.

    At this point, it might be better to have Paul Gruber come out of retirement to replace our left tackle.

  12. Pewter Power Says:

    They won’t have a choice because they’ll get smashed like against the Saints and end up running the ball 6 times. Leftwich is the weak link and that team will easily out coach and out play us. No one should have any faith in this team when they play playoff caliber teams non whatsoever

  13. gp Says:

    I’m hoping this is all just “smoke and mirrors” to make our play off opponents feel overconfident.
    There’s that “H” word again!

  14. doubters Says:

    We should have brought in Philip Rivers, we would be 11-0 now !

  15. CChead Says:

    Prior to Antonio Brown signing 43%. Coincidence?

  16. Miller5252 Says:

    So since Brown has shown up he hasn’t had the same down field accuracy with him as he had with Scottie Miller. Miller, the same guy he spent all his time with working on his deep ball with. His deep ball with Evans and Godwin was already not that good because of the injuries, but the guy he had the best deep ball with is on the bench for Brown.

  17. D1 Says:


    3 games is also the number of games marpet has missed…..coincidence?

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Deep ball should be thrown the speedsters not brate. Where was scotty miller justin Watson more deep. Alls to ME13

  19. meh Says:

    Yeah, that’s terrible. No more excuses. If you can’t hit it stop throwing it.

    Adapt or lose.

  20. PSL Bob Says:

    After giving this some thought, my take is that Brady’s age has made him inconsistent, something he never used to be. He will probably have some games down the schedule where he will light things up, including some deep balls. It’s just you can’t depend on that any more. One of the main reasons I, and most others, were hyped on Brady was his ability to read defenses and find the open (i.e. safe) receiver and not turn the ball over. That’s now out the window. At this point in the season, against any team, particularly a good team, you just can’t throw interceptions when the game is on the line. We learned that all too well in recent years.

  21. chris L Says:

    the blame is on the coaches. bucs need to bring in a regime that comes from a special teams or up and coming coach when we get a new regime in a couple years. i am sick of tired of high profiled coaches who suck.