Tom Brady Is The Difference

June 9th, 2021

Gives his QB props.

Alex Cappa isn’t lying.

Yesterday the underrated Bucs right guard — at one point in Pro Bowl voting Cappa was leading all NFC right guards — was asked how much he has improved on pass blocking — from struggling in his limited rookie snaps to last season when he was a fine NFL pass-blocking guard.

Cappa sort of summed it up in two words: Tom Brady.

“I think it just takes time to develop sometimes – got to put in a lot of work,” Cappa said. “Get stronger, get more sound, technically.

“And I’m always trying to get better and then obviously having Tom [Brady] helps quite a bit on that one.”

A couple of things are work here. Last year when the Bucs signed Brady, Joe vividly remembers Pat Kirwan of SiriusXM NFL Radio Movin’ the Chains say the Bucs’ offensive line improved overnight. Why? Because Brady was elite at recognizing defenses and calling plays at the line that put linemen in the best position to block.

Joe doesn’t think it is a stretch whatsoever to label the Bucs’ offensive line now as a top-five unit.

The other is the aura of Brady. Joe has heard time and again players had a heightened sense of responsibility when Brady walked through the double-doors of One Buc Palace because players didn’t want to let Brady down.

Joe is confident we will never see another NFL player that is the complete package this Brady is.

37 Responses to “Tom Brady Is The Difference”

  1. lambeau Says:

    It was interesting hearing Wirfs yesterday quote Tom saying “Just don’t get beat fast or inside and we’ll be OK”–I remember seeing Donny Smith getting beat often, but he slowed them up and pushed them outside. I think Tom does help the linemen create the protection he needs.

  2. sgrd0q Says:

    Also, the OL job is a lot easier if the QB gets rid of the ball fast.

  3. David Says:

    Pushing the DE to the outside to move in the pocket, getting in the right protections, and getting the ball out quick… It all comes down to football smarts. Dissecting the defense, going through progressions fast, and getting rid of the ball. That is why Brady and Manning are/were great. Remember that the next time people are talking about arm strength with QBs in the draft. Give me a smart accurate QB any day.

  4. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    The pressure for the OL increased as soon as they signed TB12, no one wanted to be that guy who let TB12 down or get hurt. Some crumble under pressure and some make diamonds. They all had to raise their game up, keep it rolling D. Smith, lol.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Continuity on the Oline
    No weak link
    Brady discipline
    Now all players have a ring.

    Hopefully, we have quality backups in Stinnie, Wells & Hainsey

  6. David Says:

    My biggest concern is the defense. They were very up and down. The pass rush was very inconsistent for a lot of the year. And the DBs, although they progressed and became opportunistic, they still had a lot of lapses. Hopefully Brady keeps them all hungry and the gravedigger name doesn’t go to their heads. Go out and keep cementing the legacy.

  7. mark2001 Says:

    Look at Brady and Rodgers. Brady takes less money, and wouldn’t beef about his salary if some other QB’s made much more because he understands in the cap world that more in your pocket means one less receiver, blocker, etc.. Rodgers has friction with the previous coach, changes his plays and submarines him. And his thin skin makes you either crown him, and pay him every dime due, or he will sulk and talk about refusing to play. Brady treats other players with respect, motivates them, backs up the coaches, and the feeling is mutual.

    Bottom line…just think how lucky we are to have the guy with not only the talent, but the personality and temperament to help lead a very good team to SB victories.

  8. Rayjay1122 Says:

    The Brady effect really has made the Bucs into a team that expects to win and who has now won it all under his time as our Field General.

    Now we have 2 teams that expect to win. Congrats to our Bolts on advancing to the Stanley Cup Semi-finals.

    Go Bucs!
    Go Bolts!

  9. Red Skeleton Says:

    It also helps a line when they know where the quarterback is. JayMiss often bailed early and did well scrambling but that puts more pressure on linemen to know where he is and where he is going. Brady simplified and gets rid of the ball. He nor the linemen have to play with their heads on a swivel.

  10. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Brady completes his reads fast, making the life of our Linemen easier.
    Jameis held the ball a lot longer

  11. Brandon Says:

    Sensing pressure and getting the ball out on time was as much of a factor as any. Donald Penn was crucified by fans his last year in Tampa despite still be a very good LT. He was victimized by horrible play calling and design by Marcus Arroyo and extremely poor QB play that saw QBs hold onto the ball way too long. Not nearly enough emphasis is given to how much it helps an OLine when a QB can get rid of the ball on time or early.

  12. Youngbucs Says:

    Cappa you are a liar and don’t know football because oneilbucs said so!!!! He said Brady would get killed behind this line. And the defense would be trash and Brady couldn’t fix that 😂. Talk about an out of touch moron.

  13. Youngbucs Says:

    Even when Brady throws deep he identifies it fast!!!

  14. Youngbucs Says:

    Ball is out before receivers are open!

  15. Oneilbuc Says:

    Chris Jamies had to because of routes they were running. I know yall want to say it was the same offense just to push a narrative for Brady. But I remember the first game in New Orleans when Brady threw the same pick 6 to the same receiver across the hash mark. But the media didn’t blame Brady for that they said he shouldn’t have to the throw the ball across the hash mark. When he got picked off throwing the ball to Mike it was a miss comucation between him Mike and that’s what they called it . But when the same miss comucation happened to Jamies and the receiver ever body made Jamies fault. Even Chris Godwin said some of those interceptions were on us . And it was Jamies first time in that offense as well. I know that the people on this site hate Jamies so that’s what yall go off of when judging Jamies. I go off what my eyes see . When Brady struggled yall blame BL and the media blame BA. They blame BA for not running the ball enough. Then they blame BA for his no risk it no biscuit then BA change the playbook even Brady said let’s try a different way. It was even a column on here. So keep saying this was the same offense I know and you know it wasn’t that’s why ROJO had 989 yards rushing and he missed 4 or 5 games and BA refuse to let him get a 1,000 yards rushing. Lol 😆🤣😂

  16. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs I said if they don’t give Brady a running game and they come with that no risk it no biscuit offense they are are going to get Brady killed. And go look at the saints games, Bears, Rams , and the Cheifs game Brady got hit the hold game and then they changed the offense and Brady even said let’s try it a different way. And the same thing will happen to Trask if they do that no risk it no biscuit offense with no running game. And it was the second year in the defense and they got better. But I give Brady credit and BA , BL for changing that no risk it no biscuit offense to more of what Brady does best .

  17. bucsfan951 Says:


    its just this simple:

    JW: 5109,33,30,84.3%
    TB: 4633,40,12,102.2%

    there is no defending that or spinning it to make jw look good. he put up yardage, no doubt but he also didn’t score as much and gave up too many turnovers. again, there is no arguing that AT ALL

  18. bucsfan951 Says:


    and when bucs players, PLAYERS, come out and say how much of a difference it is having TB as qb and the leader, that shows something. again, THERE IS NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THAT!

  19. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Your schtick is old.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis this and Jameis that…

  21. Oneilbuc Says:

    What do you think that the players are going to say when asked a question from the national media or local media? They ain’t gonna say I been a good player and we didn’t need Brady or Brady didn’t do nothing to help the defense . They are trained what to say to the media and how to say it. That’s why you would never get a quarterback to call his defense trash when they lose because of their defense or kicker even if the quarterback is Rogers, Mahomes, Dak, or Allen. And you have made my no quarterback should have to throw for that many yards . Every year Brees done it they had losing records. I don’t want Brady to throw for that many yards. In 2019 all the teams that lead the league in passing missed the playoffs but 1 .

  22. SlyPirate Says:

    Winston was sacked 47 times in 2019

    Brady was sacked 21 times in 2020

    Wirfs was a big upgrade but TB12’s quick release and knowing when to throw the ball away also helped a lot.

  23. Youngbucs Says:


  24. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Every season some things change and others stay the same. Last year the subtraction and additions made on offense are what put us over the top. I wouldn’t say the defense because too many times they played as bad as they did during the Winston years. Now what helped get us thru the Superbowl was that thru the final 3 play off games they did ball out, but still gave up a lot of yards.

  25. bucsfan951 Says:


    “In 2019 all the teams that lead the league in passing missed the playoffs but 1.”

    let me guess. was it the bucs? i bet that could be attributed to jw and his turnovers that led to 121 points scored by the other team. but keep going on about how i am wrong and you are right! its funny entertainment.

  26. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    @Red Skeleton:

    I’m so thankful that he’s gone. He’s been a complete embarrassment for the entire time that I’ve known of him. I still cringe when I think of that first Hard Knocks episode. The scene of him at his house told me all I needed to know. He is THE poster boy for “Million-dollar arm, five-cent head.” And yes, he’s still a boy. Men have gravitas. He eats W’s.

  27. Oneilbuc Says:

    No the only team that made the playoffs was the cheifs that year. Now answer my question did Brees make the playoffs throwing for 5,000 yards every time he done it? The saints didn’t get back to winning until Kamara came. Yall can act like that Rojo wasn’t a factor for the bucs winning with his 989 yards rushing all you want but we know the running game was waaay better than the past 4 years. Russell Wilson, Josh Allen, Dak, would have won with this same team. And I think Jamies would have done well with these same players they added and this offense with those same 989 yards rushing runningback and with this defense from last year.

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    Why are we talking Saints QBs? If you can’t see the difference, it’s flat out willful.

  29. Oneilbuc Says:

    An Erection . Jamies is a grown man but I know what you mean when you say boy . That’s how a lot of your kind looks at black men you coward. He’s a multi millionaire and it makes a lot of your kind mad . That’s why I know his race plays apart of the hate that some of yall have for Jamies thanks for proving my point lol 😆😂😅 !!!

  30. Youngbucs Says:

    Since you wanna talk about what he would’ve did. How about talking about what he can do this season. Instead of making excuses for him put some standards on him you 🤡.

  31. matthew veal Says:

    To not let down your friends, your family, is the daily battle. Brady is top of the list

  32. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs lol lol 😆😂 you the 🤡 because you keep calling me a Winston fan because I call it like it see it . I hope Jamies does ball out except when he plays the bucs. I’m probably not going to watch the saints because I don’t care about the saints. If they play a good team I probably tune in but for the most part I’m probably not going to even watch them. You and the rest of the Brady worshipers are mad because I give credit to the whole team and not just Brady!! So get over it with me because any time when the team win I’m going to give credit to the team not 1 player. So it’s time for you and the rest of the Brady worshipers to stop trying to make me apart of yall Brady cult!! Lol 😆 😆🤣😂

  33. Youngbucs Says:

    Exactly keep ducking it you scared to say it’s time for winston to put up or shut up. You hide behind excuses the field will do the talking as always. I’m curious to see what happens. But I’m telling you he will not have the same rope he had here He’s playing for his career. I don’t care if he sinks or swims I’m just happy the Bucs moved on it was time!!!!!

  34. Mike28277 Says:

    Oneilbuc: please look up the definition of “poster boy”. You clearly have an agenda. If you want to argue with Wikipedia or Webster’s, be my guest and change it.

  35. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Jaymess was equally capable of a huge positive play or a huge negative play. He had the arm but he also had the brain fart problem. Big potential talent but too often crashed and burned under pressure. Cool hand Tom is way better decision maker. Read quick and fire.

  36. 6throundpick Says:

    Lots of people making specific points, but ya have to add them ALL up and say: yeah, all of that. Because it takes ALL of that to figure out the TB12 cause and effect thing. Just sayin…

  37. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    I’m just now getting back to this thread.

    @Oneilbuc: Your obvious bias and ignorance, as usual, is showing.

    Your interpretation of my words is completely wrong, and I think it’s quite likely that you’re the one who is guilty of what you accuse me of.

    No, you (clearly) don’t know what I mean wrote I wrote “boy”. Your delusions have a firm hold over you, and it’s an ugly sight. “Poster Boy” is a phrase that’s been used for a very long time; it’s unfortunate that you have such a poor use of English. A simple search reveals: “A man who epitomizes or represents a specified quality, cause, etc.” Additionally, his immaturity (and worse) has been so well documented that the Bucs were forced to go to exceptional lengths to find out how bad the situation actually was. AND, as we all know, he CONTINUED to do the same type of things that caused him to be disciplined in the first place, all while wearing the Bucs’ colors. Disgraceful.

    Once again you completely miss the mark with the “coward” jab. I’m here to represent my opinion, ad infinitum.

    “Your kind”?–Do you mean human animal?… you know, like all of us?

    Likely not. You’re not anywhere near that deep. Keep thrashing about in the shallow end… you’re good at it.

    I “look” at actions, not at the appearance of the person who performed those actions. Wealth, or lack thereof, plays absolutely no part in my assessments of people. Actions and words, that’s it, end of story. I am not under the influence of any of the man-made institutions that have corrupted humans for far too long, and I very much doubt that you could make the same claim.

    You’ve proven nothing except your own prejudices.