The Throwaway Artist Didn’t Throw It Away

November 29th, 2020

Tom Brady came to our beloved Buccaneers as one of the greats in the game at throwing away a football when a play isn’t there.

Today, his failure to do that cost the Bucs the game.

There were the Bucs driving late in the third quarter and trailing the Chiefs 27-10. It was 2nd-and-9 on the Chiefs’ 24 yard line. The Chiefs’ blitz came quickly at Brady and Mike Evans had defenders around him about four yards beyond the line of scrimmage.

Great time to throw it away, right? Nope. Brady forced the ball and hits a defender in the helmet. Interception!

That simply can’t happen. And the frustrating thing is Joe has seen Brady fire that pass out of bounds or in the dirt what seems like dozens of times.

Why? Why? Why? What a head-shaker. Brady knows how to live for another down; he’s not Jameis Winston.

Former Bucs tight end Dave Moore, the Bucs’ official radio analyst, knocked Brady for inconsistency today and a missed touchdown-pass opportunity for Rob Gronkowski.

It’s fair criticism. And next time, throw the damn ball away!

23 Responses to “The Throwaway Artist Didn’t Throw It Away”

  1. AlV Says:

    Umm no the coaching cost us the game. Bruce Arians abysmal time management.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Fat lady was singing on Brady’s career 2 years ago…. Bucs violated the Golden rule of football never sign belicheats garbage

  3. Curse of Gruden Says:

    AIV is right, it was the 1950s play calling that cost us the game.

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    Oh ok….so still no mention of how the coaching staff cannot make adjustments on the fly, still blaming the player huh? How about the opposing team.scoring at will in the first half and the offense looking so out of sync I thought a local soccer mom.or fry cook was calling the plays..

    But yeah run Brady out of town just like Jamies..Wow…stupidity is becoming more and.more prevalent by the day.This team sucks and it will.aways gets owners with a set of balls. Otherwise you.get head coaches hiring their under qualified best buds to come and “coach”

  5. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Did the Chiefs score of that? Can’t remember. Yeah, he could have thrown it away. Should have. I think coming about yet again, in a trance on both sides of the game, taking the whole 1st quarter off…lost the game. They were NEVER going to win it. A good team….with good coaches…would have also found a way to stop the last drive and give the Brady and the Bucs a chance. But they didn’t deserve to win this one…not at all. And most definitely, the valuable lesson learned by KC is they got cockey (e.g., Hill’s fake phone call on the sideline where he told Bucs fans “Help is on the way.” They will probably not let one almost get away again. 10-1.

  6. JimmyJack Says:

    I was mad at the boneheaded INT

    But i got a bigger problem with this team going entire halfs of football and not even be good enough to get a 1st down.

    A lot of this is on Brady who has been completely wild. A lot of it is on Evans who has run poor routes for Brady all year. Then you got like 4 or 5 other passing weapons who are also garbage.

    I expect this offense to come out next week and not be able to move the ball again. Have no answers, and fall behind by another 2-3 scores…….I think its fair to expect the offense to be bad for half of their next game. The proof is in the pudding.

  7. Mitch Says:

    That was again another symptom of the timing and situational understanding being off between Brady and Evan’s. When that linebacker blitzed Brady wanted Evans to turn around. Evan’s turned late and the pass goes off the helmet of the defender.

  8. ModHairKen Says:

    “Today, his failure to do that cost the Bucs the game.”

    Yeah, all those completions to Hill and Kelce had nothing to do with it. It was one unlucky bounce.

    What a moron.

  9. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Jimmy. You’re absolutely right. In fact, they won’t even get a single first down next week. Just a hunch.

  10. BucsBro Says:

    Yes, Brady blew it. But he had help. The Bucs blew the pass protections and play calls on the two plays.

    First play, you just hit a deep ball. Hit a run and set up the next pass. Nope. Went right to a deep fade and Brady felt the heat and rushed the throw. Play was rushed and protection was poor. This team isn’t ready for the two minute drill, so don’t try to force tempo.

    Second play, unblocked rusher and I think also a blitzer. Not sure what the protection call was there (had the sound down). Everyone failed on the play, from Brady to the coaches to the rest of the team.

    The way you beat the Bucs offense (when they don’t beat themselves by throwing for 40 yard Hail Marys on 2nd-and-6) is to bring pressure. They just can’t handle it. None of them. Once this pass protection issue (and how Brady reacts to the lack of it) gets fixed, only the playcalling will impeded the potential of the offense. And the potential is high.

    The offense showed what it could do today once it got going. It also showed it’s limits, those being sketchy playcalling and ineffective means of dealing with an opponent’s pass rush.

  11. Zzbuc Says:

    Joe qe did not lost the game because Brady…..
    We lost because KC is clearly a better team that the Bucs.
    And if you have to blame somebody was the secondary…..
    Did you check Mahomes numbers?
    Did you check Hill’s numbers?
    Have you seen Caritina Davis?
    Didn’t you see missing tackles?

  12. Les Says:

    Well, here we are again. ! No displine ! To interseptions called back on penalty. Bad play calling again! That last drive for a touchdown was what brady did for years in new england! Short accurate passes, then a shot. Only took the whole damn game to show this stubborn coaching staff what toms game is.! Were was that the whole game? Throw bl in the bay ! No experience! Let tom call his own game!

  13. Nptbuc Says:

    O play calling and Defensive scheme were high school until we were in the fourth quarter. No help for Davis nearly all day when it was obvious even to us Couch Coaches that they would throw at him until we stopped it. I must have missed that adjustment. I think we defended fewer than 3-4 passes all game. On most completions a defender wasn’t within 4-5yards of the receiver. How the hell do you win a football game with that kind of coverage. Nearly every pass we made in the first three quarters was contested, and we have great receivers playing a so-so secondary? We can’t scheme our stable of outstanding receivers open any better than that? That is on coaching. Rojo busts a couple of big plays so let’s take him out and put in LF? What the hell is happening here? Time for someone to held accountable for this slop.

  14. B.A. Is Gay Says:

    New season… same show

  15. Texasbuc Says:

    Funny how when Brady throws pics it’s bad coaching and the defense sucks. Couldn’t buy a first down in the first half.

  16. B.A. Is Gay Says:

    What we gone do coach?!

  17. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jones missed a block on that play

  18. Will Says:

    Joe I’d love to hear why BL or BA whoever is calling the plays continues to take Rojo out when he’s showing time and time again that’s he’s the better runner and the power back. I’ll keep saying it if I’m Rojo I’m telling my agent to get me out of Tampa. Every week we hear BA talk about we got away from the run too soon. Well do something about it and please get more creative with the run game. This bye is coming at a good time these coaches need to do some self scouting and realize they’ve got to much talent to be calling the type of games they are both offensively and defensively.

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    Now cut it out and knock it off. The vast majority of you posters swore up and down Brady was the 2nd coming. Only one or 2 of us regulars here said Brady was going to be the worst move this franchise has ever made. But wait..he ain’t finished yet. By the end of next season, you guys are gonna be begging both he and Arians get out of town..Watch and see.

  20. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:


    Many times I have been disappointed in your knowledge of football. Brady was throwing the ball away. He was throwing the ball into the ground; it was tipped up in the air. Mike Evans was not where he was supposed to be. Tom was trying to avoid an intentional grounding penalty. He had absolutely no time to find anywhere else to throw the ball away.

  21. Jay Conn Says:

    When Brady played with the Patriots, he was on a tight leash. Never allowed to call a play, only a designed check down, and most times a simple 7 to 10 yard route. this resulted in quick throws, and less sacks. Once in the red zone , Belicheck would run as many times as throw, If you asked Brady to throw deep, and be the first option in the Red Zone . you’re going to witness the Brady you saw today….sometimes good, ,sometimes not so good.

  22. Richard Dickson Says:

    There’s equal blame to go around. All those 3rd and short plays from the shotgun were killing me. But Brady did some stupid things too. He swung a pass out to a back with two defenders within a yard of him and a third one closing in. Where did he expect that play to go?

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    If he doesn’t hit the helmet, then what? How often does any QB hit a guy in lineman on the helmet? It was a fluke play.