Cynthia Frelund: Tom Brady Will Lead NFL In Touchdown Passes

September 7th, 2021

NFL Network’s Excel queen.

Uh, oh. Cynthia Frelund is playing with her laptop again.

The same chick who claimed last year the Bucs had the No. 32-ranked starting corners, Frelund, the NFL Network’s resident stat queen, has run the numbers on her spreadsheets and her various software programs have told her that the leader in touchdown passes thrown this season with 38 will be park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller-coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, helmet-tossing, football-punting, Bucs-Super0Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady completed 31-of-89 deep passes for 1,099 yards with 9 touchdowns last season, his most yards and TDs on such throws in the NGS era (since 2016). Deep passing efficiency forecasts to stay high for Brady again this season with all of the team’s starters returning. A suspect defense is usually part of what drives TD leaders, but that isn’t the case here, as Todd Bowles’ defense projects to be one of the league’s best.

Notice Frelund — she doesn’t look like a stat geek — never says, “I think,” or “I believe” or “in the film study I watched… ?”  It’s always projections and models and forecasts.

Joe swears she doesn’t watch games and only monitors games with alerts set up on her app that interrupt her from sipping white wine at a fashionable waterside eatery like Maria Sol in Santa Monica.

Still, if Brady leads the NFL in touchdown passes, the Bucs will go very far this year.

17 Responses to “Cynthia Frelund: Tom Brady Will Lead NFL In Touchdown Passes”

  1. Buxszntkt Says:

    The Photoshop queen !
    Amazing how these talking heads can make predictions year after year like weathermen. Let’s hope this year she is right !

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    You see all these national media stealing my material?!? I’ve been saying all offseason that Brady is going after Manning’s last big record, this scoring record, and with 17 games to do, Brady wants it. This will be a historically great offense. I could see, 5500 yards passing 55 TDs, easily… as a strech, I could see 6000 yards and 60 TDs — not easily, again, as a strech goal. Point being, this offense should be looking to rip out peoples throats and break records.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Also these hacks are stealing what I’ve been saying for months, AB will lead the team in receptions (Evans in yards and TDs).

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    Cynthia worked the sidelines for the Buffalo Bills during the 3 preseason games. I reckon’ she watches games. And sober unlike most know it all fans who are too drunk to actually see whats going on

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    My betting site is giving you, as a prop bet, +21400 for…

    Rojo gets over 120 yards and 2 TDs…

    $5 pays $1075.

    I could absolutely see a game where the Bucs offense is dominating with the passing game, then Rojo is getting huge chunk plays a couple of TDs. That is a hell of an odds in my favor. It’s not likely, to be sure, but really +21400? I’ll take it!

  6. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Rod Munch: The only way Brady gets stats close to what you’re thinking is if either the Bucs run up the score on teams and leave Brady in for the entire game (which they won’t, see the Detroit game last year), or the defense is terrible and the Bucs need to outscore teams every week (which I highly doubt).

  7. Patrianakos Says:

    If Ms. Frelund’s laptop says that only 38 TD passes will lead the whole NFL, in 17 games no less, then she needs a new laptop.
    And it won’t be TB12, not unless our defense falls apart and we can’t run clocks out all year.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Not particularly useful when NOAA, our national weather forecast service, predicts (with a 70% confidence level) … in MAY … that there’ll be 14 named storms in 2021, of which 7 will become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes. They didn’t predict how many would make landfall however because, in their words … “Hurricane landfalls are largely determined by the weather patterns in place as the hurricane approaches, which are only predictable when the storm is several days of making landfall.”

    At least weather forecasters have the courtesy to caveat the living daylights out of their hurricane ‘predictions’ to the degree that you soon realize they’re pretty much irrelevant until you actually get into hurricane season.

    If only these national football ‘experts’ had the same courtesy. Oh wait, that’d make their ‘predictions’ pretty much worthless I suppose. Oh well, my bad.

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    Well, at least this prediction is closer to to a realistic one than what is normally projected!

    “…sipping white wine at a fashionable waterside eatery like Maria Sol in Santa Monica.”
    Pinky’s up Joe!

  10. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Ol horsehead. Channel turner every time. Watch the games folks and you’re more informed than the tv fakes.

  11. Patrianakos Says:

    Bruce: That’s part of the charm. Of course we all know the Bucs better than those guys.

  12. Wild Bill Says:

    I see little credibility in “experts” like her. Nice to look at though. So many talking heads, both male and female, absolutely flood all types of media these days. Only former coaches and players have real credibility with me. And some of them are questionable as well. I watch the games closely, form my own opinions and pay little attention to the talking heads. Joe being the only exception, haha.

  13. Hodad Says:


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    everytime he watches Fraulein Catherine camel toe”

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  15. PassingThru Says:

    She’s a financial analyst, not a stat guru. She’s just a prop provided by the cynical management at NFL Media.

    I don’t know where that picture was taken, but that does look like a lifeguard station in Santa Monica though, along Santa Monica State Beach or Will Rodgers State Beach.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Prop or not, we can talk. She got my attention.

  17. JimBuc2 Says:

    Spreadsheets? Right. Let me catch her crunching numbers and I promise you the only sheets she will be interested in are the silk ones I sleep on.
    LFG Bucs