Tom Brady Is A Machine Late In Game

September 10th, 2021


The Cowboys had just gone up 29-28. But there was 1:24 left in the game.

The murmurs began in the press box at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway: “That’s a lot of time for Tom Brady.”

There is a reason why folks refer to Brady as a smelly farm animal. Giving him a minute is damn near football suicide for a defense. And Brady made the Cowboys pay.

“We executed some really good plays at the right moment,” Brady said after the game. “A lot of games come down to the two-minute [drill].”

Only this time was an 84-second drill.

It took Brady (with help from foot-rubbing Rob Gronkowski and Chris Godwin) eight plays and a minute, four seconds to get the Bucs down to the 18-yard line. There, it seemed Brady was tossing three straight passes away to the left sideline to burn time and set up Ryan Succop for the game-winner.

Tonight was why the Bucs brought Brady to Tampa, aside from winning the Super Bowl last year. Need a win in the last minute? There is nothing better than putting the ball and your team’s fate in Brady’s hands.

31 Responses to “Tom Brady Is A Machine Late In Game”

  1. ModHairKen Says:

    Imagine Jameis in that final drive.

  2. Says:

    Mod come on man. That definitely gave me a belly chuckle. But let the man have a fresh start. Too funny

  3. Coburn Says:

    Godwin really redeemed himself there. You could see him kicking himself that he couldn’t stay in bounds but was more than good enough

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    Vita Vea was the defensive MVP in the 4th Qtr. Our DB’s were toast

  5. TheShaz Says:

    Twitter is on fire over those three throws to the sideline before the kick.

    Dallas fans are also whining about Godwin saying it OPI. You look at it and it could be called OPI or PI to be honest.

    Our defense got exposed tonight. And overall the penalties have to stop.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Without Brady, Godwin would have been called for OPI on that pass… would have been very easy to call him on it….but we caught a break.

  7. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Jameis would have thrown a pick six. Our DBs were awful tonight. Once again, Jones is not reliable and always good for a fumble and Fournette also had a terrible tip that turned into an int. The good thing is that this win felt like a loss. It will give the team more focus going forward. Thank goodness we have a kicker. An ugly win is still a win.

  8. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    That look! That look on Brady’s face was ice cold!!! You could see it in his eyes that he was about to crush their souls, he’s unreal!!! 🙏🐐

  9. Swampbuc Says:

    Last year Brady gagged against the Bears (4th down thing) and the Rams (awful interception on a poor read).

    Nice to see he got it done.

  10. Mike Says:

    It is unbelievable to see that TB does not care about his stats. Other good QB would not throw the hail marry at the end of the half to get bad stat like that.
    The stats scoring is also flawed. TB has 4 TDs with 2 INTs today, it looks bad but his stats should be 4 TDs with zero INT. The scoring system should be changed, otherwise, prediction simulation cannot be accurate!

  11. lambchop Says:


    My clap back for that OPI would be the phantom face mask called on us.

  12. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete - Founder of Says:

    Our Defense absolutely did not look like A strength of our team, let alone THE strength of our team like alot of people claim… They looked weak and more like the Bucs D from 2 years ago than late last year.

    They need to step it up.

    Brady executed at the highest level of any Buccaneer took tonight, and everybody needs to step it up. Even AB, who had a great night, still had a drop or 2.

    Hopefully, we have our version ofour bye week from last year right now during this mini bye week and cone out playing better as a whole next game and the rest of the year…

    Glad we still won when we didn’t play our best. 🙏

  13. Nano107 Says:

    To the ignorant that said Godwin committed pass interference
    Look at the play both had hands on each other
    Before you comment please research

  14. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete - Founder of Says:

    Typos, but man we can play way better than this and we need to.

    I’m still going with my 20-0 prediction, but we need to play better or it aint gonna happen.

    Brady is the only one who was dialed in the entire game 100% of the time.

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Yup, Godwin did push off BUT the DB was grabbing his jersey and pulling from behind. Good no call.

  16. Danny Foster Says:

    Tell me that Brady doesn’t calm everyone down. Just execute and we will be fine.

  17. firethecannons Says:

    agree with everything Pelsbuc61 said!

  18. Mike C Says:

    I was in the stands and I have never felt more comfortable in that situation in the 26 years as a season ticket holder, this guy even bleeds his calm into the crowd……. unreal.

  19. Howard Cosell Says:

    In the pre-Brady days the Bucs would have lost this game. Absolutely no doubt about it

  20. HeyItsAdam Says:

    ModHairKen Says:
    September 10th, 2021 at 12:36 am
    Imagine Jameis in that final drive.

    I ABSOLUTELY can imagine JW on that final drive. Sept 22, 2019… Bucs… Giants…. Winston threw for 380 yards and put the Bucs in position to pull out a win, but Matt Gay’s 34-yard field goal sailed wide right as time expired. His 44-yard completion to the 6-foot-5, 231-pound receiver set up the last-second field goal try by Gay, who also missed an extra point and had another blocked.

    That day in the stands, my wife said to me, “I can’t look.” I said, “You don’t have to look… just listen to the crowd.” She buried her head in my chest and that worthless sack of entrails Matt GAy missed a gimme-FG. Tonight from the exact same seat, my wife said the exact same thing…. I told her AGAIN, “Remember that Giants game? You don’t have to look… just listen.”

    It wasn’t the QB. It was the kicker. Succop is money.

  21. Buczilla Says:

    Still buzzed, still stoked, we are so lucky to have this guy man. 😛

  22. FortMyersDave Says:

    Good point HeyItsAdam, Succop makes the kick and Matt Gay gets the yips and shanks it. On the other hand though, I did not fear a pick 6 or a game ending INT from TB12 while that is always in the back of your mind with Jameis. I am just glad it was final score 31-29, not 29-28 or 37-28. With Winston I think any of the 3 outcomes were a possibility but with TB the win percentages are stacked in the Bucs’ favor.

  23. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    That game gave me tons of stress. Dak was money & played a hell of a game. Our DB’s couldn’t cover a blanket & our pass rush was in slow motion most of the time. Damn Dak was hard to stop in $ out of the pocket… Dallas had a great game plan for us & it almost worked…

  24. geno711 Says:

    @HeyItsAdam Says:
    September 10th, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Good memory of Arians and Winston and how they worked together at the beginning of the season. That game and the next two it seemed like there could be something special for the Bucs offense.

    I do remember that it really did not work in the end in 2019.

    So glad that BA wanted to move on to Brady. Clearly now watching every game of Brady, he is just smarter. When to take check up, when to go down field. He is just so freakin amazing.

  25. rrsrq Says:

    Those clapping on Jameis, which is really irrelevant, Jameis hit CG12 on a final drive against the Saints a few years ago for a TD. Jameis led a drive against the Giants in the same situation , FG missed. We have the GOAT, so let’s leave it that.

  26. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:


    “He’s been playing for like 80 years” per Gronk,

    and has seen it all and done it all.

    Always put your money on Tom Brady.

    Don’t count the Bucs out until the game is over

  27. Bucsfan61 Says:

    One hell of a last drive..TB is the bomb

  28. HeyItsAdam Says:


    if you go through his career one game at a time, forget all about the interceptions and fumbles, there were no less than 6 times in the last 2 season in Tampa where he came off the field where the Bucs needed a stop or a FG to win and in pretty much every scenario, the defense and the special teams hung him out to dry.

    I know we all wished he had less turnovers, but in the 4th quarter, we tend to forget how many times he put the Bucs in a position to win the game, but he went down in the books as a “bust” because there were too many Ls.

  29. unbelievable Says:

    ^ Truth.

    That said, I’m glad we have the goat. I am a little worried about what he might do in New Orleans under Sean Peyton’s tutelage though…

  30. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Adam, the conundrum you created with your opening statement is that you cannot look past them just because you want to make a narrative, they are the heart and guts of our offensive woes over his 5 years with this team. Many more times he hung the entire team out to dry with his enormous amounts of turnovers during the games and in the most critical moments. Those offensive woes contributed WAY more than the defense or special teams in the 4th quarter

  31. GOATWatcher Says:

    If no one noticed, Gronk is back. He looked like prime time once more And he’s having fun.