Ryan Leaf Details Where Tom Brady Can Improve

June 12th, 2021

Talking this week about how pleased he is with his knee following late-February surgery, Tom Brady made it very clear that he’ll be able to do things this season that he couldn’t do in 2020.

So what are they?

Joe can’t wait to find out.

Former Chargers and Cowboys quarterback Ryan Leaf thinks he knows where Brady will improve. Leaf seems to have moved past his long list of legal troubles to become a rising media star. He talked about Brady this week while co-hosting on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“I was shocked at some of his deep out routes that were undercut and picked off,” Leaf said.

“That interested me a little bit. I thought maybe arm strength was part of it. I can now attribute that to some lower-body strength — not being able to step into a throw and really kind of get on top of it and line it in there. I feel like he feels better about it, And those passes that you saw that were kind of late and behind on out-breaking routes, they may look a little different this year because he’s got more stability and more foundation under him when he’s throwing those types of passes.”

Man, just imagine a more confident and powerful Brady — with Antonio Brown for a full season and a much more mature and seasoned Scotty Miller complementing the rest of the Bucs’ elite pass catchers.

54 Responses to “Ryan Leaf Details Where Tom Brady Can Improve”

  1. Bob H Says:

    Is it just me that thinks Ryan Leaf is the least qualified person to give the GOAT QB tips???!!!

  2. Bobby M. Says:

    IMO….the out routes to Brown are unstoppable. He sets up the CB with superior route running.

  3. Beeej Says:

    And next, mothering tips from Casey Anthony

  4. Bird Says:

    Think of all the talented offensive teams of years past ?

    That niners team up there for sure

    Now look at bucs :

    Evans , godwin , AB , scooter , johnson etc etc
    Gronk , brate and OJ
    Fournette , rojo and Gio

    And the Goat Brady

    We have been waiting on this for years/ forever

    And brady knows playbook and now has a 3rd down back

    Brady has to be stoked with his decision to come from THE franchise to the “NEW franchise”

  5. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Beej, OUCH!! Perhaps Leaf is correct, but the messenger in this case is questionable.

  6. Eric2706 Says:

    Damn @Beeej i mean that was hilarious. And I see how you got there. But damn!

  7. Jmarkbuc Says:



  8. Medicated Pete Says:

    Most of those throws were to Mike Evans side where those 2 were not on the same page.

  9. Usedtocould Says:

    Beej- Comment of the year

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    The final e[pisode of the excellent YT video series “Tom Brady vs. The World, Part 5” is on YT. Check it out, almost two hours of eating crow by numerous talking heads.

    One production value I really liked is the sequences of SB plays, he plays snippets from numerous angles, and audio from the Chefs radio team, Gene Deckerhoff, and the TV crew. It makes for a really interesting watch.

  11. Beeej Says:

    ooohh that looks pretty cool

  12. geno711 Says:



  13. Jody Says:

    Ryan Leaf is arguably the worst draft pick EVER! His comments mean nothing to this Joe.

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Beeej Says:
    June 12th, 2021 at 9:37 am
    And next, mothering tips from Casey Anthony
    LOL Beeej!

  15. Beeej Says:

    “Jody Says:
    June 12th, 2021 at 10:35 am
    Ryan Leaf is arguably the worst draft pick EVER! His comments mean nothing to this Joe.”

    Hmmm, how high a pick was Jamarcus Russell?

  16. David Says:

    Summer going to trash the comments because it’s Ryan leaf but the fact is he knows more about football than any of you here and he makes a very valid point.

    I’m guessing most that are trashing him for making a comment of any kind are the same that were trashing Michael Clayton for making a comment.

    Apparently, in the mind of a lot of your followers Joe, if you don’t have an extremely successful career and win a Super Bowl you’re not allowed to offer any type of criticism. SMH

  17. Beeej Says:

    Well. Not having an ‘extremely successful career’ is a bit of an understatement there.

  18. Medicated Pete Says:

    Ryan Leaf does a tremendous job on NFL Radio. These bozos commenting probably can’t afford SiriusXM

  19. BradyBucs Says:


    It really truly is UNBELIEVABLE.

    On paper, this Bucs Offense could truly be one of the best in NFL history if not THE best potentially.

    It’s scary.

    If we can avoid injuries and stay healthy, and if these guys don’t lose their hunger to win… LOOK OUT.

    And Bird…

    You forgot to mention… DARDEN!

    Imagine if BA and Leftwich find some creative ways to get Darden involved in our Offense. Rotating him into the slot… playing him on some WR screens or sweeps… getting him into open space.

    This should really be a FUN year.

    I would not want to be a Defensive Coordinator in the NFL trying to gameplan to stop the Bucs Offense.

  20. Howard Cosell Says:


    Howard respectfully requests a 5% cut on the advertising revenues from this post LOL

  21. Jason Says:

    I’d throw some stones too, but I have worse sins Mr. leaf so oh well.

  22. kyle Says:

    Bob..HAHA^^^ I thought the same thing when I first read the headline…

  23. steve gaudreau Says:

    Ryan Leaf was an awesome qb in college unfortunately the pressure to perform in the NFL had a way of burning out even the best college qbs. The list is endless. Some just epically burn out and others just fade away quietly. For Ryan Leaf to finally have gotten past his demons is a great place for him to be. He followed Bledsoe and ran the same offense. It made him the number one pick. Just look at how many #1 picks Cleveland went thru for qbs. It was qb purgatory. At least til Baker Mayfield.

  24. Eddie Marz Says:

    Leaf wasn’t giving advice, just his observation. Let’s hope he’s right. The offense could be even better than last year. GO BUCS!

  25. K2 Says:

    Wow..Ryan Leaf. Ryan countless winner of the “toilet bowls!” I agree that he is very qualified for identifying what stinks. Joe takes Ryan over Tom? Great call Joe!

  26. Buczilla Says:

    Hurry up and start season.

  27. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

    Ryan Leaf and JaMarcus Russell should do a pod cast together called “Draft Picks from Hell”

  28. Anonymous Says:

    Strange that ints never happen on an AB out route.

  29. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Ryan Leaf commenting on Tom Brady is like Moms Mabley and Phyllis Diller commenting on Miss Universe.

  30. mg Says:


  31. fern Says:

    really this garbage? Leaf is no better than me to give advice to Brady.

  32. mark2001 Says:

    I don’t really see those as tips….but I do see them as a realization of what I thought I saw.. that Tom really didn’t get what he wanted into some of his deep passes. And yes….that damaged knee could be a part of it. I’m not any athlete like these guys.. and know little about QB play. But I think it was pretty obvious. Look at the GB game. He was spot on…a quarter later and a little banging around, and his passes are just missing deep. It isn’t rocket science.

  33. Pewter Power Says:

    When Ryan leaf talks quarterbacking who actually cares

  34. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Haha you don’t have to be a former lousy qb to make stupid comments . Just read some of the bs on this site for examples.

  35. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Tom sometimes makes a bad throw but name one qb that never does.

  36. Panthers suck! Says:

    First two words of the title eliminates all credibility to this post.

  37. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    I like that beej,, just explained the Ryan leaf scenario / relavance to Casey ,, even she laughed 👍

  38. Beeej Says:


  39. rriddler Says:

    If you people had any reading compression, you’d see he’s not offering tips to TB12, just commenting how he’ll be able to throw certain passes better without the knee issues.

  40. mark2001 Says:

    Any of you boys ever have an MCL injury? And Brady played an entire season with it? And you don’t think it would have an effect on his passing upon occasion? Especially after tweaking it in a game? OK… Brady is the man, To play like he did with a MCL problem is amazing. But I for one expect his passing this year to even be better and more crisp as a result of dealing with the injury. And that is something to look forward to.

  41. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Maybe that knee is why He under threw Justin Watson on that flea flicker. Watson shoulda scored on that play he was so wide open!

  42. RunrunpassRay Says:

    What’s next ,Ryan commenting on how he wasn’t as the team around him!!!

  43. RunrunpassRay Says:

    As bad that is

  44. Stanglassman Says:

    I got to give the Joes credit. He can really hook the dummies with his headlines. There is an art to tickling that reptilian brain and they got it down.

  45. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Bob H and Stanglasman, you both hit my first reaction to seeing “Ryan Leaf Details Where Tom Brady Can Improve” before I had read the first words of the article. 😘

  46. JimbobBucsFan Says:


  47. DrunkInYbor Says:

    I had to spit out my drink when I saw the title of this article I was laughing so hard.

  48. @its.skip.b Says:

    why would anyone care what Ryan Leaf has to say about QB’ing??

  49. Buc50 Says:

    Some of you bozos should relax. Just because Leaf failed to live up to his playing ability, doesn’t take away from his knowledge of the game. Tons of coaches never played in the league and lots of great players make horrible analyst and coaches. Listen to what Leaf is saying and enjoy the insight.

  50. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Seven. Rings.

  51. Thomas Edrington Says:

    JOE(S): How dare you think Ryan Leaf as one iota of credibility??? This post had to be click-bait!!

  52. Buc-em-up84 Says:

    Quick and easy fix for the Goat simply stop throwing out routes to Justin Watson

  53. Howard Cosell Says:


  54. Howard Cosell Says:

    LOL *Britney