Tom Brady Points To 4 Reasons Antonio Brown Will Hit The Ground Running

November 1st, 2020

Tom Brady was chatting this weekend and he sounded like a man preparing for Antonio Brown to be shot out of a cannon when he first suits up for the Buccaneers one week from today.

During his BSPN TV sitdown with Randy Moss, Brady was asked about adding Brown to the roster and the Bucs’ iconic quarterback reminded Moss that he had no preseason and almost no practice time with him leading up to opening day of the 2007 season, the first for Moss in New England.

Moss popped a hamstring early in the ’07 training camp and was on the shelf until opening day. So what happened on opening day? Moss caught 9 balls for 183 yards and a touchdown.

In that same game, Wes Welker made his Patriots debut and hauled in six balls, including a TD. Brady noted Welker’s Day 1 success, too, along with that of receiver Deion Branch in 2002.

Brady made it clear that instant success for receivers is standard assuming they can do their job, which for Brady is “get open, catch the ball and do something with it.”

“Certainly, Antonio knows how to do that,” said Brady, who also lauded Mike Evans and Chris Godwin for the same thing.

Interestingly, Brady said everyone has gotten to see how the Bucs offense changes (not for the better) without Chris Godwin.

Joe thought the Brown signing was too risky and unnecessary, but that’s in the past now. When Brown puts on the jersey, Joe will cheer for the guy. However, Joe sure hopes Brown becomes more of the “insurance policy” Bucco Bruce Arians said he is.

21 Responses to “Tom Brady Points To 4 Reasons Antonio Brown Will Hit The Ground Running”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    I was with you on the signing. No need. But now, like you, I see the sense of it. Hope he hits the ground running. Sounds like there is a good chance of that with the GOAT.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I liked the signing from the start, and now it looks like it was an even better idea.

  3. orlbucfan Says:

    Got to give Methuselah credit. He praises ME13 and Ungodly constantly. Hope Mike is close to or 100% by tomorrow night. Glad Chris is resting and healing.

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    I knew the first point before I read the article. Tom’s the GOAT and AB could easily return as the best WR in the NFL.

  5. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Tom is pandering to Evans because obviously Evans is having issues with not being fed the ball like he’s used to and Tom keeps trying to simmer him down…. And the AB thing is not about the team or whether he’ll fit in and all that crap!! It’s about letting scum bags who have NO remorse for their actions back in a league that will give them national notoriety and A LOT of money!! Money that you scrubs will NEVER see!!! But, he’s better than you!! So if you mess up your fired or it’s off to jail with you!! He messed up and gets rewarded by being put on the best team in the NFL right now with the best QB… Yeah that’s Justice!! Just admit it liberals, you don’t really care about all the things you scream about… You’re all hypocrites!!! And in my view that’s the worst thing you can be!! I will never support or cheer for this douche!!! It has nothing to do with the bucs but if the character of this country!!!

  6. Leighroy Says:

    I mean on the one side Brady has a point; run, catch, run again. It’s simple for WRs at one level.

    But being on the same page on option routes, understanding scheme to run those routes properly, and blocking (does AB block well? Idk…) might take some settling in.

    I realize they had a few weeks together in NE last year, but was it relevant? Enough? Doesn’t matter? Time will tell….

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    AB strikes fear in opposing Defensive Coordinators and players. The same goes for Brady. AB is going to be more than an insurance policy. When is the last time the Bucs had anyone that honestly struck fear into the other teams. Get ready for 4 WR sets to happen more then we have ever seen happen with the Bucs. And also AB will be in the slot and Outside on 3 WR sets. Also he is an excellent punt and kick returner. So “insurance policy” does not make sense to me. Anyone that strikes fear into the other team needs to be utilized, and BA going to use what ever advantage he can get. He is not going to be coaching for that many more years. So it is all in to win. AB gets at least 1 TD in the Saints game. GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. Soggy Says:

    Nice write up Joe, Outstanding job at one buc place. It,s been so long sense we bucs have been relevant, Going for SB in Tampa.. Oh Ya..

  9. Red Blud Bucs Boy Says:

    SorryJack, its the NFL, no one cares about that off field stuff. That’s for the courts to handle.

  10. Ron says Says:

    If AB can help out with special teams it is a big boost as we will be offensive at all points of the game as we have a very offensive defense also. Teams will not be able to rest in any situations against us. At this stage in the season we have yet to have a completely healthy offensive on the field at the same time but have still been able to dominate. Adding AB will give us the chance to get everyone healthy going into the playoffs as some like Godwin can take care of injuries at hand and we will still be strong throughout the regular season. Once we have the full team on the field and healthy it will be impossible for other teams to defend us. Injuries are our only hurtle this year, so hopefully they will be getting Rosen up to speed and on the active roster.

  11. Brady for President Says:


    Liberals didn’t champion for AB to be added to this Team.
    Our Conservative leaning QB did.

    Thank you for the meltdown.

    Get out and Vote Kids

  12. 1sparkybuc Says:

    I would not have signed Brady or Brown for off the field issues, but I root for the team. Right now they are part of the team, and I will root for their success

  13. Beej Says:

    I’d have to assume if Evans were open, he’d be getting the ball. Either it’s the double-teams, leg issues, or a combination of the two. There’s no way Evans doesn’t understand that

  14. Brad Says:

    I get the whole insurance thing. Since he’s already here and in a Bucs Jersey next week, wouldn’t you rather have him be the guy who was voted #2 in the NFL by his peers just last year? Not just #2 WR, but the #2 player in the entire NFL!!!

  15. Boston Boy Says:

    Go Bucs…

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs are 6-1 right now if they had Brown – that’s why they signed him.

  17. Reach87 Says:

    Sorry…very funny. Entertaining. Go Bucs!

  18. Paul Says:

    A lot of ugliness in your articles and the comments.

    JOE-it’s been a nice run but your Brady Moniker has NOW OFFICIALLY UPSET A LOT MORE PEOPLE THAN JUST Me!

    The Childish and Disrespect makes you look like a TB (thus BUCS) Hater and a Fool and a real BAD COMIC. Please refrain from Bad-mouthing the GOAT- instead start giving him the RESPECT he has EARNED and DESERVES is Foolish. It makes the articles painful to read regardless of content and dumbfounding why you repeatedly and continue to do it. Bush League.

  19. Blu Says:

    Tell mike get open if he want the ball instead of pouting. Or be grateful he gonna mKe the playoffs for the first time in his career instead of worrying bout targets.

  20. geno711 Says:


    Sorry that Joe saying that Brady is the Buc’s Iconic quarterback upsets you.

  21. Aaron E May Says:

    The thing I like most about AB is that he wins early in his route and is a zone D buster. Teams are going to play man under with help over top…Going to be fun

    Go Bucs