Tom Brady: Red Zone = TD Zone

January 31st, 2021

Lethal in red zone.

OK, Joe will just sum all of this up in one sentence.

When park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady decides to throw in the red zone, his numbers are just flat out insane. That’s all there is to it.

Two sets of stats have different numbers for Brady but both are nuts.

One outfit,, is sort of the bible or encyclopedia of the NFL. Joe trusts these guys (?) implicitly. They have Brady with 28 red zone touchdowns and no picks.

The PFF tribe, often made up of dudes (?) in Irish dorms who cobble together stats in the dark of the night — no football experience necessary — have Brady with 36 touchdowns and no picks.

Joe has zero clue how the two references can have that big of a disparity with the red zone touchdowns unless they both define “red zone” as differently ( defines red zone as “Inside 20,” which is what Joe always thought it was).

Of course, Joe will always side with

Either way, if you are a believer in stats approved by the NFL or if you are a paid follower of the PFF occult, the result is the same.

Brady is just nuts in the red zone. Only Aaron Rodgers is more lethal (35 touchdowns, no picks).

13 Responses to “Tom Brady: Red Zone = TD Zone”

  1. Mike C Says:

    Man if only we had gotten to the 5 k passing yard mark this season, that would have been something!

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    For those of you generically blame Leftwich for all things bad, because you heard somebody else say it, look no futher then our Redzone stats to show you how wrong you been.

    Leftwitch inherited a team that couldnt score TDs in the Redzone. He struggled early on in year one…..and then he got to know his players and its tendancies and turned us into a top redzone offense.

    If you really wanna judge a playcaller you really should start with redzone efficiency. This is where they really make their money.

    Now to be honest we do have great pieces on offense that make Leftwichs job easier. But its totally naive to think the playcaller isnt a big part of redzone success as well…….To illustrate this look how bad we were at redzone% before Byron got here, under Dirk(who is well reguarded as a good OC)…..Byron took the exact same team as Dirk and produced better redzone results. Yes, Leftwich now has Brady but he worked with Winston in year one and fixed our redzone ineptitude.

    Byron Leftwitch deserves a lot of credit thats never given. Its time to wake up yall. I got a feelung Byron will be our next HC when Bruce decides to retire after a few rings.

  3. 6throundpick Says:

    I hope Kraft and Belichick are reading this. And get used to it. TB and the Bucs are not done…

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Perhaps one figure includes playoffs & the other doesn’t….

    As far as zero picks in the red zone……Brady throws fastballs that can only be caught by the WR……uses the back of the end zone & is quick to throw a pass away if it’s not there.

  5. Mitch Says:

    Hey Joe I figured it out. The 36 number includes Brady’s red zone TD’s as a whole and not just as a passer. He had 28 passing TD’s during the regular season and 4 passing red zone TD in the postseason. The other four TD’s are his rushing touchdowns. Three in the regular season and one in the post season. 28+4+3+1=36.

  6. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Mike C. Awesome, couldn’t have said it better myself. I’m glad someone besides me gets sarcasm.

  7. Bucfanforever Says:

    I’m positive Brady threw for more than 4 at least 20 yard TDs which makes PFF wrong again.


    12 Td passes outside the red zone. 28 inside.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Mick C,

    Yep….then we would have had a really great QB… who was Mr. Entertainment….one who was a Pro Bowler….and one who was “America’s QB”…

    .instead of the:park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback

  9. Liaastnfrmafar Says:

    This is another example of a mature Brady. In the past in PO & SB he had thrown a few picks from inside the 10 yd line, fortunately most of this year whether it due to D or high scoring O for the most part these ha e no caused a loss. Don’t know if I would give all that much credit to BL, Brady seems to check down quite a bit in the red zone and often hitting his 2nd or 3rd option. Nevertheless one more game, I am pretty sure KC is pretty efficient in the red zone to.

  10. Eric Brierton Says:

    Brady is the man thats all there is to say TAMPA BAY ALL THE WAY

  11. rogertampabay Says:

    i wonder if one is including bradys running touchdowns

  12. rogertampabay Says:

    lol i see someone else thought of that too, didnt see their comment at first. GO BUCS!!

  13. David Says:

    This is why they beat the Saints and the Packers.
    They scored some touchdowns and they held their opponents at crucial times to field goals.
    I think they do the same in the SB because they win the trenches.
    Buccaneers 38
    Chiefs 27