Tom Brady Still Elite

July 13th, 2021


Joe still finds it jarring to read, listen and watch how people say a Bucs quarterback is among the best in the league.

Forget the horrid pre-Chucky days of Bucs quarterbacks, with the exception of Doug Williams and Steve Young, take a gander at this gaggle of starters the Bucs banked on to win them a Super Bowl.

Son of Bob (Brian Griese), Bruce Gradkowski, Byron Leftwich, leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon, Stewart McClown (!).


So when Joe read Jeremy Fowler’s BSPN series of top players per unnamed NFL suits, Joe still has to shake his head in amazement/ A Bucs quarterback is No. 3.

3. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Highest ranking:
1 | Lowest ranking: 6
Age: 43 | Last year’s ranking: 7

Brady’s playing peers are still in disbelief.

“What he did last year at age 43 is ridiculous,” a veteran NFL quarterback said. “They know they can win when they have Tom.”

Added an NFL tight end: “[The Bucs] built the team around him and he won the whole damn thing for them.”

Some voters thought Brady was on his way out last year, picking him seventh because of a perceived declining skill set. Age will take Brady down eventually, but he quelled the questions about his game with authority.

Brady’s Total QBR with Tampa was 72.6 (up from 55.7 in his final season in New England). He improved his yards per attempt (7.6) by 1 yard and threw 40 touchdowns — 16 more than his 2019 total. He embraced Bruce Arians’ deep-ball offense, tying for fourth in completions of at least 40 yards (12) compared to his 26th ranking the previous year (six).

“He was not throwing the ball as well [in 2019], but his arm looked stronger,” an AFC scout said. “The dude is an anomaly.”

Before Brady signed, Joe remembers how Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht said his arm looked just about as strong as it did 10 years ago when he worked for the Belicheats.

Damn, the Bucs sure hit the lottery with this guy Brady.

21 Responses to “Tom Brady Still Elite”

  1. Bird Says:

    Hit the lottery?

    Its ok to take a step further. Ill do it.
    It is in consideration for the best free agent signing in NFL history ( and to get the bargain they did for 25 per year when mahommes and others are around 40 mil per)

    In todays game with CBA , free agency salary cap , no offseason and covid…

    The winnest players Brady in all 4 major sports goes to the losingest bucs team in all 4 major sports and wins a super bowl in year 1. You could make a movie about it!

    And people thought brady would be a bust here 😂. Most who did left the site cause they are cowards and couldnt face reality of how wrong they really were …or post under new name…or only to make rare appearances to back their former bust here 😂

  2. SB Says:

    The only things that could hold this team back are injuries and complacency.

  3. PassingThru Says:

    I wonder what AFC scout said he wasn’t throwing as well as in 2019, but I would imagine the scout is either blind or gets his checks cashed in Foxboro. Brady struggled with accuracy (by Brady standards) for much of 2019 as he mechanics were off. He surged late season after he (not the team) hired a throwing coach to help get him back on track.

  4. SB Says:

    C’mon @passingthru.
    You seriously think that a throwing coach helped TB12 after 19 years????
    Dude. Reach inside yourself.

  5. Evolvingbucsfan Says:


  6. PSK Bucs Fan Says:

    So once again it’s clear pre TBw12 no one paid attention to the Bucs. I don’t think it’s fair to say that the Bucs built the team around him, sure we added a few pieces ie Brady, Gronk, Wirfs (would have drafted regardless), Lenny, and AB. I doubt we have Gronk, Lenny, or AB without TB12 but the rest would be here regardless.

  7. PassingThru Says:


    Dude, find a hobby. I’m here to discuss football, not engage in homer talk. Here’s a link:

    “Appearing on Mut & Callahan, Brady confirmed a Mike Reiss report from Sunday that he spent some time with his throwing coach Tom House last week. The two spent some time on Brady’s throwing mechanics to make sure he’s fully prepared for what is to come in the postseason.

    “I have worked with Tom for awhile,” Brady said. “I really enjoy my time with him. I had some extra time and thought it would be a good thing to do. Tom is always receptive and it is just great reviewing things and talking about techniques, fundamentals. I think those things are so important for football players, certainly quarterbacks. Football is always about technique and fundamentals and the more sound you are — in the bigger games you need to be as sound as possible.”

  8. PassingThru Says:


    Dude, find a hobby or something. This football, not Hero Worship 101.

    If you ask your friend Mr. Google, you’ll see that in 2019 Brady started working late season with Tom House who is considered a throwing guru. House has worked with both MLB pitchers and NFL QBs to straighten out their throwing mechanics. Brady knew he was having trouble that season, he was missing open receivers, and he reached out to House to work out the kinks.

    And that isn’t the first time Brady has worked with others.

  9. SB Says:

    Premise remains through@ Passing Thru.
    If you think that suddenly at 18 years of playing QB that a new coach fixed/made/ re-inovated the G.O.A.T then I question your thinking

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  11. SB Says:

    I almost feel like the Realist dude that left when I say some people are sheep.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brady doesn’t need a throwing coach….he needs a “throwup” coach….to help him after the high dosage of margaritas.

  13. SB Says:

    Dude already won 6 Superbowls before your said time slot.

  14. SB Says:

    Hey TBBF. Tequila makes everything feel lighter.!

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  16. Ben green Says:

    Yeah curly joe, he’s a real good quarterback. Nothing gets by you

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    SB Says:
    July 13th, 2021 at 9:25 am
    Hey TBBF. Tequila makes everything feel lighter.!

    Including the Lombardi Trophy

  18. Eddie Marz Says:

    Anyone with a brain knew Brady’s problem in New England (2019) was lack of wide receiver’s. You can’t throw long without the weapons. Problem solved, Evans, Godwin, Brown, etc. GO BUCS!

  19. Bucs Bro Says:

    When your QB is not a turnover machine and acting like a clown it works wonders for your whole franchise

  20. PassingThru Says:


    How old are you? I showed the evidence that Brady hired a throwing coach back in 2019. It wasn’t even the first time he worked with someone on his mechanics. Part of what separates Brady is that he tirelessly works on refining his game, and that includes his throwing mechanics. Most recently he worked on not leading with his left leg, which even Aaron Rodgers picked up on that when they tossed around a football last week.

  21. Blackshoes56 Says:

    @SB: Where did PassingThru say that a throwing coach suddenly fixed Brady after 18 years? Everything he said was factual. Grow up.