“Preparation Really Takes Over”

December 17th, 2020

Our beloved Buccaneers bought Tom Brady to restore dignity, decency and relevance to the franchise.

In some circles that’s known as winning. And when it comes to what it takes to win critical games, Joe will defer to the QB who has played in 41 playoff games and won 30.

That’s Brady’s postseason record. It’s ridiculous. Who plays in that 41 playoff games?

For perspective, Jameis Winston lost 42 games as a Bucs starting quarterback.

Today, Brady talked to virtually-assembled media and offered a few thoughts on late-season football. For Brady, this time of year is about meshing all your knowledge gleaned through the season — and what’s available on film — and using it to outfox your opponent and play confidently.

“… When you play teams late, preparation really takes over,” Brady said. “Preparation so you can go out there, play with confidence and execute well. That’s part of what I really enjoy about playing in December. I feel like I can get a pretty good feel for the opponent.”

On Sunday, Joe sure hopes Brady uses all that experience and knowledge to start hot for a change. Joe would love to see Bucs fans get those celebrations started early. A 28-13 lead after three quarters would be a beautiful thing.

The reeling Falcons are ripe to get dissected by a veteran Bucs team with everything to play for.

Go earn your money, Tommy!

Watch the Bucs with Ira Kaufman and fired up Bucs fans on Sunday at Big Storm in Clearwater. GORGEOUS covered outdoor seating!

Between noon and 1 p.m., Joe’s friends at Florida’s Elite Restoration will buy you one free draft beer (limited choices). Ira and the legendary manbeast Zach Seifter will be in the covered area handing out free beer vouchers.

14 Responses to ““Preparation Really Takes Over””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    41 playoff games and won 30…….30-11……that’s exactly his TD to Interception ratio 30-11…..nice coincidence.

  2. ocala Says:

    Nice catch Tampabaybucfan.

  3. BucEmUp Says:

    Falcons are playing hard under Raheem.I have no faith in the offensive coaching.Had it not been for Dan Baily they would have list against Minnesota at home after two weeks to prepare.

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    Leftwich will be gone next year, and Arians will probably leave with him upset that his Protégé is a complete bust

  5. gp Says:

    I think you’re taking the wrong approach.
    Talk him up so that another team, hopefully in our conference, will hire him as head coach!

  6. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I think the offense needs to start playing against themselves. Make a goal of scoring 40 points per game and go after it from the first snap. Our teams of last year and this year are complacent until we get behind. I’m so glad to see 8-5 and a likely playoff season, but if we want to win in the playoffs, we’ve got to get more aggressive on both sides of the ball early in the game.

  7. Miller5252 Says:

    Great write up Joe, really good read!

  8. Buc4evr Says:

    Have to agree about Leftwich, play calling and game planning from the 90’s. The Bucs have not tailored the offense to help Brady even a little. Leftwich does not alter the offense to play against the defenses weaknesses. Same plays against every opponent. No creativity whatsoever.

  9. SteveK Says:

    Joe: “ n 41 playoff games and won 30.

    That’s Brady’s postseason record. It’s ridiculous. Who plays in that 41 playoff games?

    For perspective, Jameis Winston lost 42 games as a Bucs starting quarterback.”


    Helluva stat and point. I chuckled bc the Bucs have been so bad since the SB, firing Chucky. That’s incredible to think that Brady has an many playoff game appearances as Jameis has career losses (almost).

  10. idiaznet Says:

    Problem with the quick starts is that is not Brady’s strength. I went back and watched his 2018 season when the Patriots when 13-3. I watched the first game against the Chiefs. They ran the same plays we saw against the Vikings. He missed the same exact throws. Were it not for a great play by Burkhead they would have gone 3 and out like the Bucs did. Brady missed a seam route to a wide open Gronk by throwing high. He missed a side throw to Cooks like he hit Evans on in the second half. Brady seems to get too juiced up in the beginning then settles in. BA and BL and Bowles are starting to see this and I think that is why we are taking the approach that they are trying with more runs and just need a stronger defensive showing to keep us in the game till Brady gets settled.

    Hopefully we are better in December with this part…..

  11. Mohak T Says:

    28-13? I remember enduring many a beat downs where Falcons were 42-0 n pouring it on. Hoping we get to return the favor for a change.

  12. Oneilbucs Says:

    Steve K whe never ran the ball this many times when Jamies was the quarterback . We only had a runningback to rush for a 100 yards twice and the last 4 years . So is that Jamies fault because they wouldn’t call running plays even when we were losing by 3 points or either winning in the first half ??? Because now everyone is blaming coaching and play calling when we don’t run 20 times a game because we have Brady now . But yall never blame Bruce Arians last year because it was all Jamies fault . Why should they change the playbook if Jamies was the problem last year ????

  13. Ben green Says:

    Everyone should be fired. Would someone explain to me what arians has done? Peyton, big ben and carson palmer made him, all top picks. The offense is old and antiquated. Not to mention easy to defend. I’d blitz every play. It’s either 12 personel or 5 wide. It’s hard to win consistently with 3 yard runs and chuck and duck.

  14. Ed Says:

    It real simple, cut back on the plays that are designed for big yardage chunks in one play. Go to slants, have all the inside receivers crossing to give Brady multiple moving targets in that 7-15 yard range where he can get rid of the ball quick.

    All they need to do is watch their own film and copy what the Saints and Rams did to them with all those short slants and quick clear out routes.

    The vertical stuff will suddenly appear wide open later in the game. Soften up the D and then attack it later. Hold the ball longer. Forcing those early deep balls before Brady gets loose is the equivalent of not finessing a client before you make the pitch for the biz. It will only get better when it makes the defense loosen up. He knows the deal, a little foreplay first, then get it on. Not the other way around.

    Buc offense is impatient and predictable