Tom Brady The Punter & The Helmet Thrower

August 1st, 2021

Frustration was bubbling over for Tom Brady in a big way today at One Buc Palace.

Twice, in limited 11-on-11 work, Brady’s first team had to punt. And after the first time, Brady himself punted the ball in frustration after the third-down fail. Not a bad kick by Brady, who lofted the ball into the adjacent field.

In that series, Brady opened by hitting Tyler Johnson on a short pass, followed by a roughly 11-yard out route to Rob Gronkowski with Carlton Davis covering Gronk. Then a short throw was followed by Anthony Nelson stuffing Ronald Jones on a run, and then Brady was sacked (no hitting the QB) by Shaq Barrett.

Joe asked Ronald Jones about the Brady punt after practice, and RoJo smiled and said, “That’s what makes Brady great,” noting his fire to win and take advantage of every snap.

On the final 11-on-11 series — and the first following his punt — Brady, in up-tempo mode, completed passes in succession to Scotty Miller, Mike Evans and Giovani Bernard — all short.

Then Miller seemed to either lose his footing or be off on a route break on first down for an incompletion. Then Vita Vea blew through right guard/center for a sack. On third down, Brady overthrew Miller on a deep ball. Then Brady ripped his helmet off his head with two hands and slammed it to the turf.

The Bucs are back practicing tomorrow morning.

21 Responses to “Tom Brady The Punter & The Helmet Thrower”

  1. m0j0 Says:

    Practice makes perfect…

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    So which OT did Shaq beat for that sack Joe?

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not smelling any complacency…..

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    Now, is the time for TB12 to throw tantrums & what not. Get it all out of his system

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Hope he didn’t hurt his knee punting

  6. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Heck ya, sounds like the D is doing well. I have no concern for a tom brady led offense, if the d can step it up and frustrate this o that is a great sign.

  7. SOEbuc Says:

    “Then Miller seemed to either lose his footing or be off on a route break on first down for an incompletion.”

    It’s cus Scotty can’t break routes or see over the LOS. It’s great that him and Brady can connect down field but that’s his one trick. Needs to be traded next year, especially if Darden can show something this year.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Proud of our defense. Iron sharpens iron.

  9. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

    Agreed Defense Rules… Agreed but Medicated Pete will tell ya Stoned Sharpens Iron🤣👍🏻

  10. Buczilla Says:

    That’s awesome, cool story.

  11. SB~LV Says:

    SOE , Miller is not going to be traded next year, it’s his last year on his rookie contract.

  12. Bbro Says:

    I personally am okay seeing him throwing his helmet in discuss rather than walking to the sidelines being OK with it, it’s competitiveness no matter if you’re playing a game or you’re practicing it’s built within

  13. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Love the intensity. It’s contagious.

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    Bbro I agree. I appreciate during games seeing Tom slam his helmet on the ground or smacking himself in the earhole. Nice to see players get as upset as some of us fans do.

  15. SOEbuc Says:


    Next year is his final and largest contract year so trade him after this year. You could easily trade him for something decent because he’s not worth the $7-$10M he would be asking to resign in 2023.

  16. SlyPirate Says:

    Sounds like the defense was balling.

    If they are getting multiple sacks against this oline, what chance do other teams have?

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I love it.

  18. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I guess the secret is out of the bag — Brady is being groomed as the backup punter.

  19. Ateonetree Says:

    I guess leftwich is calling the plays again

  20. Crickett Baker Says:

    omg. We can only hope Joe doesn’t add these lines to his Tom Brady descriptions…

  21. Joe Says:

    We can only hope Joe doesn’t add these lines to his Tom Brady descriptions…

    Good idea! 👍 🙂