Clyde Christensen Reveals A Saturday Night Hotel Trick Of Tom Brady And Peyton Manning

February 2nd, 2021

Bucs fans already have learned that Tom Brady sent his family away (literally) after Tampa Bay clinched the NFC title.

And some of that clear-headed study time might be used for a Saturday night tradition.

Bucs quarterback coach Clyde Christensen, once QB coach and offensive coordinator of the Colts with Peyton Manning, shared on The Pat McAfee Show this week that he’s expecting a last-minute surprise or two from Brady.

To sum it up, Brady will be studying so much this week — from film to practice response — that it’s almost inevitable he will come up with late additions to the Bucs’ game plan, Christensen said.

“Brady was telling me the other day that he used to love to go into the [offensive] coordinator’s room in the hotel and slip a couple of new plays on Saturday night before the Super Bowl under his door just to get him rattled,” Christensen said.

Payton Manning would do the same thing on the night prior to games, Christensen said. Teammates grew to expect it, he said, but didn’t love it.

“All the receivers, everyone’s head would drop,” Christensen said. “Manning would have a brainstorm, and they all knew that now here comes more learning or a new code word or something new. But that’s part of the [Brady-Manning] genius, too.

“It’ll say this: It’s a headache and it’s a pain in the neck, but usually if they do that, they make [the play] work because it’s theirs. It’s theirs. Like if they feel strongly enough about [a play], put it in because they’re going to make the thing work.

“It might be just to stick it up your rear or because they just believe in it, but they will make that work.”

Joe found that last sentence interesting. So a guy like Brady or Manning might have an idea knocked down during weekly planning, and then he revives it the day before a game to force it down a coach’s throat. Fun stuff.

Yesterday, Brady talked about how it’s obvious to him that Chiefs all-world safety Tyrann Mathieu studies a ton of film and will outthink opponents. Perhaps Brady will find a tendency to exploit on Sunday.

Keep studying, Tommy!

10 Responses to “Clyde Christensen Reveals A Saturday Night Hotel Trick Of Tom Brady And Peyton Manning”

  1. Jerry Says:

    Rain chance continues to increase for Sunday. Looks like it will be a wet super bowl.

  2. kyle Says:

    go bucs

  3. David Says:



  4. I CARE NOW Says:

    Tampa Media getting in on the Smoke Screen. Take my word for it, Sunday will be a beautiful setting weather day for the Super Bowl.

    How do I know??? I slept at a Holiday Inn…. OR…. I just know Fake News when I see it….

  5. Mitch Says:

    Its official! No cannon fire…. except to introduce the team and if Tampa Bay wins!

  6. OBF Says:

    Didn’t say that after the game the cannons can’t be fired! Well that was the first thing that crossed my mind and I’d gladly lose my volunteer pirate job over that.

  7. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    If it’s a rainy Super Bowl, who does it favor? The Bucs because we should have a better running game? The Chiefs with Cheetah’s speed and knowing what his route is?

  8. OBF Says:

    They better get a tarp on the field, despite the home town claims of it being great tuff and it does look great, I have noticed time and again the turf is not firmly rooted and comes up in clumps after recent rains

  9. OBF Says:

    The Bucs beat Andy Reid the game before the Bucs won their last Super Bowl… trivia 🧐

  10. Sport Says:

    I think our chances of winning skyrocket in a mudder.

    The rain slows down the passing game and quickness.

    It favors possession receivers, front line strength and hard running. That’s how we are built.

    Plus we have the number one rush defense going on 2 yrs now. And we are getting turnovers.

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!