Brady Describes Bucs’ “Thirst”

October 12th, 2021

Have the Bucs become more of a team-first group?

Tom Brady thinks so.

When Brady wasn’t talking to Snoop Dogg about women dancing in the wee hours on Let’s Go! last night, Brady was chatting Bucs football during the SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio broadcast.

The Goat is all fired up because he feels his teammates have matured into great champions so quickly.

“I think what’s exciting for me is that all these guys are happy for one another,” Brady said. “You know, you don’t really think that’s the case because football, you know, there’s a lot of statistics involved. But after winning the Super Bowl last year, I feel like our team has a thirst for that, and more of a thirst for the team accomplishments than the individual accomplishments.”

Brady emphasized that he’s rapidly building chemistry with receivers, the kind that takes many years to forge. He explained it nearing the connection he has with Rob Gronkowski, where they think the exact same things on the football field.

Great chemistry and understanding allow for “more margin of error,” Brady said, and the way the Bucs offense spread the ball around and ran it on Sunday was exactly how the offense should always be.

19 Responses to “Brady Describes Bucs’ “Thirst””

  1. lambeau Says:

    Hopefully Sherman and Lavonte and Suh can help the defense develop the same sense of comaraderie.

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Godwin’s looking good on the screen passes. Now, if Mike & TB12 can start to connect like they did on the 2 tuddies……LOOK OUT NFL

  3. lambeau Says:

    Some say Mike’s route running is imprecise, hindering Brady’s trust in him.
    AB and Gronk are always exactly where he expects them to be, which he loves.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Exactly. It is a team sport. Some occasionally forget that.

  5. Devin DiPalma Says:

    Lambeau where are you getting this from? Last I checked Evans leads the team
    right now.

  6. Robert Says:

    “Some say Mike’s route running is imprecise”

    ya think?…….1 out of 5 throws to him he is not where TB thought he would be. and there’s at least one self inflicted trip each game. you can just see TB’s eyes rolling.

  7. Youngbucs Says:

    Think about Brady’s statistics if he had weapons throughout his career. Bill held him back they won chips though so whatever.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Tom Brady and the Bucs receivers have shown tremendous growth in chemistry and production over the last 12-13 games. They’re almost as “thirsty” as pill-popping, Natty Boh binge-drinking, Rojo-peeved, Trask-bashing, meltdown-having, Monday-morning-quarterbacking, Ray Jay breaking-and-entering, fortune-telling @Medicated Pete is for a glass of 19 Crimes wine w/ his meds on most nights.


  9. @MidAtlanticBucsFan Says:

    I’m impressed with the growth in chemistry and production between Tom Brady and the offensive weapons. The Bucs are almost as “thirsty” as pill-popping, Natty Boh binge-drinking, Rojo-peeved, Trask-bashing, meltdown-having, Monday-morning-quarterbacking, Ray Jay breaking-and-entering, fortune-telling @Medicated Pete is for 19 Crimes wine and medication on most nights.

  10. geno711 Says:

    Wow an article about chemistry and team first already has two Mike Evan hate comments. Let’s see if we can get a half dozen (JK).

    Seems like whatever Evans flaws are, he has built some chemistry with Brady (all the td’s guys) and he is clearly a team first guy. Glad we have him on the team.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Agreed about Evan’s and sometimes Godwin but can you imagine when complete synergy kicks in? Unstoppable!

  12. lou in srq Says:

    hey middie…
    first time i have seen a natty boh reference outside of maryland…i remember it costing 3.99 a 24 count case ….great memories

  13. rrsrq Says:

    Mike has had Luke McCown or was it Josh, Mike Glennon, Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick and now Tom Brady, but the missed connections are his fault. You guys do know that Brady has missed a few to Gronk, AB and Cody McElroy this season

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s hard for me to criticize Mike Evans…

    He is an absolute monster to cover
    Has good hands and makes contested catches
    Is a fantastic community citizen and Buc when it comes to renegotiating his contracts
    Never bitches about his teammates or whines about targets

    Does he miss a route on occasion or drop a ball….yes…..but who doesn’t.

    Mike Evans….one of the greatest Buccaneers, ever….

  15. Irishmist Says:

    I think Mike got too used to ” throw it up and hope for the best” Winston. He needs to learn to expect the back shoulder throw if he is well covered.

  16. Dyno-White ! # 45 Says:

    Evans compliments his teammates more than anyone else, he called Chris Godwin the most underrated, offers to take less money, 7 straight 1,000 yard years, leads the NFL annually in drawing DPIs, and loves the community. Stop bashing probably the best offensive player in team history!

    That said , Irishmist makes a great point. He can improve in some areas now that every pass isn’t just 10 feet high like Winston threw him, but we are so lucky to have him !

  17. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Fun Fact : Mike Evans helped Johnny Manziel win the Heisman Trophy.
    Catching all those “jump balls” and bad passes Manziel flung down the field.

  18. Ed Says:

    Look Evans is a hall of gamer. His individual numbers are record-setting. Tom Brady knows winning football is about the team, not the individual.

    I love watching Mike Evans beating guys one on one, fighting for the ball, using those long strides to get behind the secondary, making circus catches on the sidelines, all fun to watch.

    Yet when you have a rhythm thrower like Brady who is anticipating the precise moment to release the ball with the wr in position to make the catch, you have to be in sync.

    I see Evans as a great one on one receiver but he isn’t one to get open quickly, he has to physically beat down his defenders and win those battles. That’s not Brady’s game, he is about moving pieces on the chessboard and Gronk and Brown know how to help him in a blink of an eye.

    If Brady wanted to force balls to Mike Evans, Mike could have 100 catches and 1500 yards but that not what the Bucs need to repeat as champs, they need to be an unstoppable offense as a unit. Everyone has to be in the right place, concentrating on where that ball is going to come from.

    As I said I love the brilliant individual highlights Mike gives us but as a route runner and being aware of where he is supposed to be he isn’t the same as an Antonio Brown. Yeah he’s light years better than Cooper Ku

  19. Ed Says:

    Cooper Krupp or Amari Cooper but in a rhythm offense those guys get open faster and are better route runners. Devante Adam’s is always on the same page as Aaron Rogers.

    Mike is one of the most physical receivers to play the game and is unstoppable in the right one on one situations but in the Buc offense his contribution is more in the red zone and the deep ball where Brown and Godwin are better in traffic. Those bubble screens and quick throws to the flat, Godwin or Brown will get 10-12 yard gains. Same throws to Mike Evans will not get that explosion.