Return Of No-Risk-It, No-Biscuit

January 13th, 2021

“You’re getting the hang of it now, Tommy.”

How many hours of hollering shows did we see and hear debate whether Bucco Bruce Arians could run his offense with park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady?

It started in March and continued through the pandemic summer into training camp and well into the season.

The win over Washington again showed that yes, Brady and his play-action passes andArians and his no-risk-it, no-biscuit offense can mesh together.

It only took the better part of the 2020 season to get on the same page.

On “PFT Live,” seen weekday mornings on NBC Sports Network, the creator, curator and overall guru of, the great Mike Florio and his co-host former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms marveled at the numbers Brady put up against Washington.

Brady barely completed 50 percent of his throws (yes, he had a lot of drops). Still, Brady was maybe one pass short of 400 yards, which is a crazy figure for 22 complete passes.

This led both Florio and Simms to conclude Brady, using the play-action he covets, demonstrated that he can indeed run Arians’ offense and that the two minds of Brady and Arians can meld to form a dangerous offense.

“When you look at the stat line, 22 completions for 381 is what jumps out to me,” Simms said. “I know there is 18 incompletions there. But I don’t really care. Because to me, what I am more impressed with is, ‘Man, 22 completions for almost 400 yards?’

“That just tells you when [Brady] is throwing the ball and the guy is catching it, it is a big play, almost every time. ‘Whoa, that’s a first down; whoa that is 15 yards; whoa they … hit the 25-yard one instead.’ That’s what jumps out to me about them right now.

“Mike, it is the same thing we’ve talked about. The protection, phenomenal. They do a great job. Keeping an extra tight end in or bring in an extra tackle in the game and now they have six offensive linemen across the board and run a play-action and they are looking to strike down the field.”

Florio did not disagree with Simms.

“That’s no-risk-it, no-biscuit,” Florio said of Brady’s numbers from Saturday.

Remember midway through the season, the national hollering shows were laughing about Brady’s supposed inability to throw deep? Right now Brady is proving he can run Arians’ offense with the deep shots to near perfection.

Almost every quarterback Arians has had threw picks in his deep-throwing offense. Bunches of them — all but the guy he has running his offense now. Brady has thrown one pick in his last five games.

Arians, as an NFL head coach, offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach, has never had a quarterback before Brady who went five games with only one pick.

Andrew Luck finished the 2012 season with a three-game stretch without an interception. Ben Roethlisberger (2008), Tim Couch (2001) and Peyton Manning (1999) each had a four-game stretch where they threw one pick.

And Brady pulled this off at 43. Learning a new offense, new teammates and not having an offseason.

This has turned into a special offense, Bucs fans.

22 Responses to “Return Of No-Risk-It, No-Biscuit”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can anyone remember the last time our Oline had a holding call against it?

    We have really cleaned things up…..very few false starts also……

  2. Listnfrmafar Says:

    We are going to need the No Risk No Bisque game plan against NO. FYI, Bienemy, KC not doing HC interviews until after season. Things that make you go Hmmm. Bowles interviews every PO week. I wonder where his priorities are. BA needs to step in and shut this down!

  3. Beeej Says:

    “Between the two games, the Bucs called 17 running plays on first down and gained 2 yards or less on 10 of those plays.”

    That’s the two N.O. games from this year, hopefully we learned or lesson there

  4. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    if anyone has a doubt about Brady’s influence on the offense over BL, notice that two things have changed. One, much more play-action on 1st down. Now we are not so predictable.

    Two, that sideline-come back route is gone. You know the one. The last time the Bucs used it Brady threw an INT. Jameis threw several pick-6s using that same play. Glad its gone. Take both of these out of your playbook BL. It will make you a better coach.

  5. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    ^^^^ very good point TBBF. Few holding calls and very few self-destructive penalties like false starts. Why did it take so long?! Maybe different leadership in TB? Not taking a shot a JW. That is more of a message to the Joe who doesn’t believe in “leadership” factoring in

  6. Infomeplease Says:

    Maybe just maybe a shoot out is the Buc’s best chance to beat NO. Final score Bucs 53 NO 48. GO BUCS

  7. David Says:

    The difference the last several weeks is nothing is being forced. Brady is more willing to dump it to a back or something else short or throw it away. Early in the year he uncharacteristically seemed to force things.

    The other difference is the O line has been outstanding. The Saints defense is no joke. The O line needs to play their ass off again and have some quick throws and screens etc. ready to go

  8. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Our Offense is gelling right now, and as long as we can protect Brady, and play decent defense, it may be a different turn out in the upcoming game vs the Saints.
    The Ravens lost twice to Tennessee, and even had to put up with the Titans disrespecting their Team Emblem, in their home stadium.
    But, when it really counted, the Ravens beat the Titans at home to advance.
    Nothing I would like more than to send Drew Brees into retirement, with a huge loss!

  9. Coburn Says:

    Still think we are at our best when we come out throwing shorter stuff until we get into a bit of a rhythm and then work the downfield shots in. Did that to great success in last fee games of regular season. Think we are going to need it against Saints

  10. Dewey Selmon Says:

    And the 1 int was the Scooter bobble. I have noticed more pre snap motion.

  11. TSmitty300 Says:

    IMO the difference has been the offensive line. Marpet recovering from his concussion, Wirfs being an upgrade over Dotson(Loved Dot, but it was time), and Gronk being a force as a blocker. That gives Brady so much extra time. Brady is holding the ball, but the improved pass blocking has enabled him to do that.

  12. 813bucboi Says:


    GO BUCS!!!!

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Well, unlike the last Bucs starting QB, I think Brady properly interprets that catch phrase. “No risk it” does not mean “throw jump balls, errant balls, and give the other team a good shot at catching it.” It’s not the incomplete passes, but the INTs that got the Bucs and ulitmately Winston, in trouble.

  14. Cannon Says:

    Lol, watch this “shootout” become a low scoring defensive battle…

    NFL has a funny way of dishing these games out

  15. Roy T. Buford Says:

    TBBF…don’t forget too the saving grace is less DPIs. No question in my mind WAS hoping to pull one of those calls in last week on that last drive, and I was most afraid of that happening. I mean, when would Bucs penalties ever result in them losing a close game? Dodged that bullet, and they have cleaned it up for sure. Sometimes it is just as simple as in the huddle, reminding guys not to get too jumpy/agressive…same when they go for it and fourth and short. Just don’t jump too soon.

  16. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Of the 18 incompletions Simms referred to 5 were drops and at least 5 were throways. Brady was dead on. Very few bad passes. 8 maybe 10 legit incompletions.

  17. TBSwarm Says:

    If you want to stop the Saints, keep Drew Brees on the side line and score when you get in the red zone.

  18. BucEmUp Says:

    This week needs to be different. This week our offense must be our defense when possible. If it’s 80 yards to the end zone, get 8 first downs, not 3 or 4. Every drive needs to take 9 minutes off the clock. Short passes, screens, posts, slants….with the opportunistic deep shots being sprinkled in.

    If Leftwich comes out with his known all to well run up the middle 1st down and deep throw 2nd down with a desperate attempt at a 3rd and 8 on 3rd down this team will get torched as soon as we punt and Bowles deploys his good ol soft zone coverage ( like every other freaking Bucs DC for some unknown reason ) .

    Eat up the clock on offense, press and blitz on defense and the game is winnable. The only other thing I can think of is avoid Mike Evans. He has a helluva game last week but Lattimore has always had his numbers. Brate has been on fire, Brown has really heated up and scotty miller is sadly underutilized. That and dont let the Saints get in your head. Dont get pissed off and let them draw PI penalties off of us. Its all coaching, If the Bucs lose this game its because they get outreached…not out played.

  19. BucEmUp Says:

    Outreached, not outreached

  20. Rob Tanner Says:

    That was very nice of spleen less living Chris Simms to say.

  21. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Dewey I was thinking that too! They were even talking that during the game and I was surprised because BA said he had no use for it or play action pass or the lack there of was on Brady. Also I know before he had no use of TEs but now slowly he has morphed his offense into less riskit even more biskit. It’s a shame that it took him so long to see that his offense needed to be changed. That is why the offense is clicking now, because he finally listened to Brady. Now if only Bowels could morph his defense into something more palatable to our eyes and actually put players in position to make plays on the ball BEFORE it gets to the receiver. Like some press coverage at least to keep receivers on the line for 1 second to give the line extra time to get to the qb.

  22. Brandon Says:

    And that one INT was the crazy drop/hand off Miller gave the D. The ball was on the money.