Tom Brady Says Complex Titans Defense Helps Him Prepare

August 19th, 2021

Bucs QB Tom Brady.

As Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is fond of saying — “to be honest with you” — the only thing training camp is for is to get players ready for the regular season.

Everything else is just window dressing.

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians said before (and after) the Titans came to town for controlled scrimmages that Tennessee is a very physical team and Arians wanted that in these scrimmages so his players would be tested.

For Tom Brady, it wasn’t so much the physical element of Tennessee’s defense he likes to face, it was the mental aspect. The Titans’ complex defenses are sort of a mental workout that keeps him on his toes.

“Obviously communication is the name of the game,” Brady said. “You have to be able to talk and communicate quickly on offense [and] defense. Everybody has to be on the same page. They challenge us with some different looks. We have to be a lot better tomorrow.”

Now Joe thought the pace of practice yesterday was crisp. Perhaps part of that was the defense Tennessee plays.

What Brady didn’t say is if the Titans’ defense is why the Bucs receivers broke out into a rash of the dropsies.

5 Responses to “Tom Brady Says Complex Titans Defense Helps Him Prepare”

  1. John Sinclear Says:

    Better to dropsie now, and correct it, rather than in Game 1. That’s what (Joe’s hated) pre-season is all about.

  2. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    I really hope we see the starters in this next game at least a few drives

  3. Ben green Says:

    Titans always gave Brady fits. They’re not going to show you anything. The key to defending any qb is by limiting presnap info. If Brady knows it goes. But if you’re disciplined enough to line up the exact same way every play, you don’t really know what’s coming. They also realize Brady must be rushed up the middle, so what did they do? They put the best pass rushers over the guard and center. I think you’ll see some teams try that more this year. But most NFL teams are stupid.

  4. BuucccNASTY he p Says:

    Most NFL teams are Stubborn I think is more accurate. Not many stupid people get to a prominent coaching spot such as coordinator for or head coach without half of a brain… now that doesn’t mean they are not stubborn and will keep trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole lol

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The pic of Brady looks like he is a kid at Christmas time. lol, he is going top have another great season in Tampa and he knows it. It is good to have a tough team come in, it is football, so bring it on.

    GO BUCS!!!!