Phil Simms On Tom Brady’s Arm

January 31st, 2021

Super Bowl-winner Phil Simms.

When Super Bowl-winning quarterback Phil Simms was the primary game analyst for CBS’s coverage of the AFC, he called some of the biggest games for the best teams in the conference on a weekly basis.

So there are few people not working for the Belicheats who have watched park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady more than Simms.

A former Super Bowl MVP, Simms still works for CBS but as a studio analyst. He enjoys watching All-22 video of every team, and one thing has jumped out at Simms about Brady with the Bucs.

Brady still has a strong arm, Simms said, and maybe his arm is the strongest it has ever been. This is what Simms told popular national sports television and radio host Adam Schein last week, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“His arm, that is what is really extraordinary,” Simms said of Brady. “His arm strength — not exaggeration — may be stronger now than it ever has been in his entire career.”

When Schein heard that he yelled out, “WOW!”

“Yeah, wow. And that’s what I thought,” Simms said. “The arm [as you grow older] starts to die a little and die a little. But [Brady] has taken such great care of it.

“His mechanics are impeccable. That’s the reason why he can do this and not really strain himself. I have seen throws where I go, ‘Tom, how do you expect them to catch it? You are 15 yards away and you are throwing a laser.’ It is astounding how he is throwing at his age.”

In case this may have slipped by you, Brady is 43 years old.

Wild about this is in his last year with the Belicheats, and especially in the final few games of the 2019 season and into the postseason, Brady’s arm looked shot.

Now Brady comes to Tampa Bay and he’s winging the ball down the field like Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. So you cannot say Brady has a tired arm or had a tired arm.

Joe has to wonder if possibly Brady had an injured shoulder last year? That’s the only thing Joe can think of for a guy who looked like his arm was shot and then at 43 looks like he’s rifling the ball better than ever.

Unless we are talking about the next “Six Million Dollar Man.”

38 Responses to “Phil Simms On Tom Brady’s Arm”

  1. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    He’s an inspiration. He’s ten years older than me and makes me feel old. He’s shown that the human body is what you make it.

  2. Youngbucs Says:

    Brady’s arm never looked shot. When someone in the media says something everyone just falls in line. His wrs last year where last in separation he work miracles with the pats last year.

  3. Stanglassman Says:

    One reason I was confident the Bucs would beat the Saints a few weeks back was because Brees’s arm strength was diminishing week by week. Oppose to Brady’s arm strength that does look stronger than ever.

  4. David Says:

    I think I remember something happening with his arm in the middle of the season and later in the year thinking how it must’ve not fully healed.
    I also thought he was holding the ball longer and throwing at the last minute under duress because his O-line & WRs sucked

  5. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    LOL at the pundits in the pre season.

  6. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Yay! I am still in the corner for being a posterboy commentor.

  7. JustWondering Says:

    Was it Brady’s pass that broke Godwin’s finger?

  8. ModHairKen Says:

    I was with you until this:

    “Now Brady comes to Tampa Bay and he’s winging the ball down the field like Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.”

    One, he was Mr. Idiotic, not Mr. Entertainment.

    Two, Jameis rarely hit a guy in stride. He rarely completed long passes where the WT was not standing there waiting for it.

    Third, he was never America’s QB.

    Fourth, the only time he was a Pro Bowler was when four guys ahead of him said, “Orlando? Nah. Get the W eater guy. I’ll stay home.”

    Jameis was a wasted talent. Crab legs. sexual assault allegations, twice. Moronic on field behavior. No field vision. Twitchy. Poor judgment on field and off.

    I’m hindsight, the worst pick I’m franchise history.

  9. Bucsfan50yard Says:

    I’m gonna make sure Brady understands that your blog incessantly slanders him and his former team’s accomplishment. Not sure why it’s fun to make things up. The site archives are here for all to read. If you don’t like JoeBucsFan, don’t visit.–Joe

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Whether it is Max’s Clif or Ravine, or everyone saying well at 43 he does not have a strong arm. Some others kept saying Brady has a noodle arm and whatnot. It just shows people were being biased and did not honestly know what they were saying. The way Tom is playing, and with this supporting cast, there is no reason he cannot play at least until 45. GO BUCS!!!!!!

  11. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Now Brady comes to Tampa Bay and he’s winging the ball down the field like Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

    Oh yeah…. the resemblance is uncanny.
    What a spot on observation.

  12. Mike Says:

    The Bucs’ coach confirmed that TB’ s arms were fine last year when they signed TB. Joe should check your posts in this website.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brady’s TB12 company has developed a drug for limp arms….it’s called “Armagra”

  14. Leighroy Says:

    Joe, where exactly is the link to “the archives?” I see a zone of old topic categories in between your long banner adds, but it includes things like Mike Watch and Tampa Bay Vipers XFL (who cares).

    For example, I was wanting to go back to old Morning Cup of Joe to find that article about Goff since he got traded (wild stuff) to unpack that more. But all the cup of Joe posts are gone as I go back through multiple pages of older entries.
    Just need a little help here, thanks for all you do!
    There is a “Search Archives” box in that same left column. Just scroll down more. Morning Cup links disappear after the day they appear, but all the Bucs stuff stays.–Joe

  15. ClodHopper Says:

    The most amazing thing about Brady is people see him putting up the biggest fight ever against father time and everyone still makes fun of his diet and lifestyle while they were taking boner pills by his age.

  16. Onehorse Says:

    I believe that this year Brady is first among all NFL quarterbacks in the number of passes of 20+ yards attempted, and also number one in the completion rate of passes over 20+ yards. So, we are not just looking at a strong arm, but an accurate arm as well! Number seven, here we come!

  17. Jim Says:

    Could be the warmer weather change. After moving here to Costa Rica so many older guys find a dramatic improvement in bones, muscles and joints

  18. Bird Says:


    Armagra. Thats hilarious

    Does it come in same blue pill?

  19. gp Says:

    SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:
    January 31st, 2021 at 12:45 am

    LOL at the pundits in the pre season.

    It seems when media hacks are too lazy, or simply incapable of thinking for themselves, they just repeat, sometimes verbatim, what their contemporaries are saying. It’s getting a little ridiculous.

  20. Eric Brierton Says:

    All those brady haters and hes STILL HERE!!!! on to KC …DEFENSIVELY LOOK AT HOW THE PATS STOPPED MAHOMES THIS YEAR AND LOOK AT VEGAS ..they did a good job at slowing them down….find a way to stop HILL…the pats held him to hardly any yards during the AFC championship years ago….next is stopping kelce…were gonna have to disguise blitzes against patty bc he is good against the blitz…keep hitting them so hard they dont want the ball and hit the hell out of HILL…get creative on offense and keep the run game going with a balanced attack..Gonna be a hell of a game TAMPA BAY ALL THE WAY

  21. Bird Says:

    Remember when bucsanthem posted on here

    Before bucs really started winning
    He almost made it seem like jeff dryskel was gonna ball out more then brady

    He called brady noodle arm

    Yet brady was first in nfl in pass completions and passing yards on deep passes (over 20 yards)

    Its so funny to watch the same people be wrong over and over again , then they go into hiding cause they know how bad they looked
    Or when they go under another name like brady is a cheater who is actually ndog or one of his messiah cult followers . Cowards

    Hey. If jameis does well in new orleans and actually wins meaningful games , i will happily admit i was wrong (never changing poster name)

  22. Kentucky Buc Says:

    @Jim. Spot on. He knew what he was doing when he chose the warmer climate. That alone will extend his career. We all are stiffer and hurt more in the cold as we age. Brady had what they call tennis elbow last year. If you’ve ever had it it’s a bitch. With that said Brady throws with his body better than anyone. Impeccable mechanics.

  23. Liaastnfrmafar Says:

    For years under Belichick Brady was always hurt going into the playoffs. I think this is mainly becuase he has always had very few targets usually one or two WR that were dependable and usually a slew of Oline injuries. Last year Brady had a injured foot almost all year. He doesn’t bitch so you never hear of it. The foot caused him to take something off his throws. He has never been k how as a long baller that is why it took time to adjust. Bucs have a plethora of stud receivers and a very solid oline letting this phenom do his thing. One more week, one more time!!!

  24. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    January 31st, 2021 at 5:59 am
    Brady’s TB12 company has developed a drug for limp arms….it’s called “Armagra”


    After arousal, if your arm remains stiff for over 4 hours, please call your doctor and seek emergency attention.

  25. bojim Says:

    Could be Brady has been to the Crossroad.

  26. Buccos Says:

    Yes. He went there with Robert Johnson and made a deal with the devil.

  27. Boulder 66 Says:

    Winston will be the next QB of the Saints he still has alot of football left he wI’ll be a much better QB with Sean Peyton.coaching
    him up

  28. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Boulder 66. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jay Miss is Jay Miss. He will always be a rollercoaster with some great highs but more terrible lows. I would be surprised if he is starting in New Orleans next year. In fact, even though there are some bad starting QBs out there, I would be surprised if anyone turns the keys over to Jay Miss.
    As for Brady, I agree that Tampa’s climate makes a difference compared to the greater Boston area.

  29. Chris Says:

    Joe Bucs you are a giant POS calling Brady park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking. Even after he takes your beloved team to the Superbowl.

    And you call the previous turn over machine that couldn’t even get you in the playoffs – Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

    Newsflash Joe he isn’t America’s anything he was barely a 3rd string anything.

    Show more respect.

  30. Joe Says:

    Show more respect.

    Why, is he God? Does Joe have to genuflect in the living room each Sunday when he first appears on TV? Must Joe stay away from meat on Fridays since he came to play for the Bucs?

    Joe appreciates the hell out of Brady leading the Bucs to the Super Bowl but he’s still a man who puts his pants on one leg at a time just like you and Joe.

  31. Bird Says:

    Again …my posts joke about love affair with former player and get censored
    I joke about comparing brady And jameis in same sentence as cringeworthy
    Just like several other posters

    but that is to much?
    And the person above calls you a POS and thats allowed
    Just wanted to say thanks i guess

    And appreciate the 2 hours if moderation
    I mean i cannot even comment on open thread cause it gets approved hours later.

  32. Joe Says:

    Again …my posts joke about love affair with former player and get censored

    We’ve been through this before: Joe isn’t “censoring” a damn thing. Joe’s got TONS better things to do than to stare at a specific screen and constantly hitting F-5 all day long waiting for your comments to enter the moderation queue. You may not know this, but there’s a Super Bowl the Bucs are playing in, in town too, that has Joe’s full attention.

    There is nobody with an ax to grind to make sure your posts go straight to moderation until Joe has a chance to approve them.

    Now if you want something to b!tch about Joe could solve this matter once and for all by banning you with a simple click of the mouse. Then you won’t have to worry about your comments in moderation. Then, Joe won’t have to drop way more important things to approve your messages. Then you won’t have to whine about your comments.

    You should be thanking Joe for CONSTANTLY approving your messages all GD day long every friggin’ day. You act like Joe gets his jollies off doing this. It’s a pain, man, as much for Joe if not more than for you.

  33. G in MA Says:

    Please don’t compare him to James Winston? There is NO comparison!

  34. Bird Says:

    People comments immediately drop all the time in live thread
    Its date stamped with game
    I post “great td” and it doesnt drop
    So some people are handled differently

    You act like you are doing me a favor? 😂
    This is your website for buc fans and fans of your website
    Im sarcastic and will call bs out
    Just like when jameis would win 1 out of his fourth game you would say “where are the haters at”. How is that different

    If you want to push the button for that? For someone who supports this site where you can talk all things bucs. Geez.

    In the site all day everyday contributing to clicks /posts which apparently give credence to the success of site.

  35. unbelievable Says:

    Bird we all end up in mod land at one point or another.

    And yes, it’s frustrating when they don’t show up til later and the convo has moved past it by that point.

    But that’s part of the charm of JBF in my opinion. Old school-layout, not mobile responsive, simple commenting system, etc.

    and also, they’re just internet comments… ya know? life is short brother.

  36. sgrd0q Says:

    The arm does not go first. The legs do. That is why there are no old running backs. If you are a pocket passer like Brady and do not rely on running, and if you take care of yourself like him – expect a number of more years.

  37. Liaastnfrmafar Says:

    Hey Joe if your dropping followers can you pull windbaggery and I Care Now? They only post when they have a chance to push their
    socialism rhetoric.

  38. Phil Tucker Says:

    Being a Patriots fan since they were the Boston Patriots. I have always notice when TB12 throws the ball hard he has great results. Tom was never good at throwing the ball deep. Tom has always kept himself in great shape but I didn’t think he had such a strong arm as Phil Simms is saying.