Brady Is 43 Going On 30

November 16th, 2020

“I’m still here!”

Think about it: Did Bucs quarterback Tom Brady look like a middle-aged man yesterday wandering around Bank of America Stadium asking for help finding his jet skis?

Brady looked like your average thirty-something quarterback slicing up an NFL defense like he has so many times before in his two decades of NFL football.

Pro Football Hall of Fame voter Clark Judge of SI.com doesn’t know why people expected Brady to be Stewart McClown or something.

Tom Brady is who we thought he was. The haters couldn’t wait to bash him after that 35-point loss to New Orleans last weekend, but they forgot something: Brady rebounds better than Andre Drummond. OK, I didn’t know who he was, either, until I looked up the NBA’s leading rebounders last season. Anyway, forget the analogy. Look at Brady. He suffered eight defeats of 20 or more points at New England and was 7-1 in games immediately following them. Now he’s 3-0 following losses with Tampa Bay, with Sunday’s beatdown of Carolina the exclamation point. Brady threw for 341 yards, three TDs and a 124.0 rating and ran for a fourth score. In short, he was Tom Terrific. “He played fantastic,” said coach Bruce Arians. Why should anyone be surprised?

The key with Brady is protection. If the Bucs provided protection for Brady last week, would the Saints Seal-Clubbing have been that bloody? Unlikely.

And, oh look, Brady started targeting Mike Evans and what do you know, the entire passing game opened up and so too did the run game. Imagine?

No, Brady may not be playing at peak-Brady some 10 years ago, but he is very dangerous when he has time to throw.

19 Responses to “Brady Is 43 Going On 30”

  1. Onetrickpony Says:

    Bingo, plus we are lucky he is here with us after all these years of not so much in the qb department

  2. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Clean Jersey for Tom = winning. If Tom was a little more accurate yesterday it would have been at least 5td throws and a QB sneak. Clean Jersey and they have as good a chance as any team to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Dirty Jersey for Tom and it is not pretty. BTW it was good to see some cracks in the Saints armour yesterday. The Bucs are steadily building for the playoffs, they will be at least a wild card if not somehow win the NFC South. The real season starts in game 17 in the playoffs for the Bucs. Everything right now is building for game 17 to make a run. In the words of the 2002 Bucs “Just keep pounding that rock” Keep on building, because the real season starts in the Playoffs. GO BUCS!!! KEEP TOM ALIVE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE!!!!

  3. Pablo Says:

    Teddy Bridgewater won’t make it to 43, I hope Jason Pierre Paul is held accountable for trying to take out his legs going down low

  4. Dewey Selmon Says:

    JPP’s shoulder pads were level with Teddy’s hips. Was he supposed to stand back up and grab his torso?

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    One more remarkable thing about Brady is his ability to hold onto the ball…..

    Even the announcers pointed it out yesterday……I believe Brady is credited with only one fumble this year and that was on a handoff that was partially the RBs fault…

    So when you look at the lack of interceptions coupled with fumbles…there is quite a difference from last year.

  6. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Pablo: Maybe you should watch golf or tennis, if football is too much for you.

  7. Bobby M. Says:

    I think the game against Rodgers showed that any QB under constant pressure will struggle. Rodgers is certainly more mobile then Brady yet both had similar results when dealing with constant pressure. What Brady does extremely well is get the ball out quick…..so if he’s not able to get passes off, we are really struggling in pass protection. I dont think any QB could survive that.

  8. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Bless his heart but I am afraid Drew Brees might have had a career ending injury… evidently it was a reoccurrence and a ongoing injury and he said “pain”
    was not the problem.. freak’n body won’t work

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Brady was indeed hot last night, although certainly not perfect. Several times he missed open receivers that would have gone for long gains and/or TDs. Also, seems as though if he’d taken the heat off some of his passes, the receivers might have had a better chance to catch them. I know receivers should catch the ball no matter how hard it’s thrown, but damn, but some times when you come out of a break and have to adjust to the ball that’s right on top of you, you’d prefer it not be traveling at the speed of light. So kudos to Brady to be able to bring the heat at 43, but Tom, you can dial it down a notch. You don’t have to prove anything anymore. It’s Easy to nitpick when you’re 8-3.

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Old dudes around America are smiling broadly this morning.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Yep St Pete makes all us old dudes think we can go out and sling the ball………..
    10 yards or so😅🤣😂

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    Maybe there is something to the TB12 techniques…

  13. Brandon Says:

    Arnold Drummond AKA Arnold Jackson, native of New York, New York, adopted along with his big brother Willis Drummond, AKA Willis Jackson, by Mr. Phillip Drummond, millionaire philanthropist also of New York. His ex-wife was deceased and he raised his daughter Kimberly by himself along with his house keeper, Mrs. Garrett, who later went on to become the house mother for a boarding house/sorority where she became especially close with sorority sisters: Joe Polnaceck, Blair Warner, Tootie, and…. the Mindy Cohn character… can’t remember her name! 🙂

    Is that the same guy, Joe?

  14. SB Says:

    Pablo Says:
    November 16th, 2020 at 6:45 am
    Teddy Bridgewater won’t make it to 43, I hope Jason Pierre Paul is held accountable for trying to take out his legs going down low

    …………….

    You’re an idiot

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    Funny how football works. Everything is peaches and roses until Brady goes down and Gabbert has to sustain us for a few games. That dixieland march turns to a Pharoahs funeral procession then. Just like its doing for the Panthers. Beware the ides of December..

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    offense looked great great….

    defense really needs to step up earlier….they clamped down once we got the lead but at 1 point teddy was in a groove and the defense was on its heels…

    on to the rams!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Mike Johnson …you’ve been talking about Brady going down for the past 5 months.

    He hasn’t gone down yet.

    It’s almost like you want it to happen.

    History shows Brady’s not very injury prone at all.

    Go Bucs!!!!(Into the playoffs)

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    There will be no ides of December for the Bucs, but you can dream can’t you. Good luck with that.

  19. unbelievable Says:

    So the question is, are we capable of beating a team with a good defense?

    2 games vs New Orleans + Chicago says “no”. Not at all.

    So basically we’re screwed once we get into the playoffs, unless we somehow only play the NFC East and maybe the Seahawks.

    Doesn’t seem likely…

 

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