The Bucs, The Rams & The Rest

October 25th, 2021

So how exactly are the Bucs performing when it comes to the team’s highest priority: making sure Tom Brady doesn’t have the snot pounded out of him.

Quarterback beatings are cumulative, and nobody at One Buc Palace wants to see Brady racking up shots as January approaches.

As of today, the Bucs are second only to the Rams in sack percentage allowed per dropbacks. Brady is getting dumped roughly 3 percent of the time (after factoring in Blaine Gabbert’s work). The Rams’ Matthew Stafford is a shade better around 2.8 percent.

The Bucs ranked third in that stat last season, but the raw numbers are better in 2021. And Brady is getting hit less, including just once yesterday, phenomenal considering he leads the NFL in pass attempts.

For perspective, Brady has eaten nine sacks with 303 pass attempts. America’s Quarterback, Saints starter Jameis Winston, also has been dumped nine times, but he’s only attempted 116 passes.

The Bucs also seem to be improving since opening day, with Brady rarely getting touched over the past three games. Interestingly, the other pass blocking beasts of the NFL over the past three games include the Falcons and Cowboys.

13 Responses to “The Bucs, The Rams & The Rest”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    1. The Bucs Greatly reduced the number of penalties yesterday. One, I think.
    2. The defensive coach seems to have improved how he disguises pass coverages. At least some writers have said such. I think this is huge. Keep ’em guessing. ‘
    3. We did well in the passing game even with 2 of our top 4 receivers out.

    So – lots to look forward to the rest of the season.

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs ALWAYS lose in Chicago, it’s just the way it is.
    The Bucs almost ALWAYS beat up Chicago at home, it’s just the way it is.

    There are some things that not even Brady can overcome.

  3. Lets Roll Says:

    Nobody wants to be the guy that gives up (or delivers) the hit that puts the GOAT in the freezer.

    THANKFULLY no one seems to be hunting GOATs and Bush Sr is no longer the head of the CIA.

  4. Lets Roll Says:

    I fear Brady is KOBE 2.0

    Thats why he will not retire till “The Fall of the Cabal”.

    It may take till 50+.

    LFG! (Love For GOATs)

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How many of those sacks were coverage sacks? How many caused by RBs?

    For a non-mobile QB…….Brady has done very well. Also, no fumbles.

    As far as Brady’s 3 interceptions…..2 of them were when Fournette missed a pass & a hail Mary at the end of the half…….the last one was an overthrow probably on a route error……pretty solid….

  6. webster Says:

    Tampabaybuc brady has 2 fumbles with one lost

  7. Bee Says:


    Didn’t the Bucs beat the Bears in Chicago back in the day with Greise as QB and Gaines Adams on D? 🤔


    the year of the furst superbowl we beat the cubs 15-0 i think was last game of the season


    i remember the griese game like it was yesterday
    i was at the green turtle surrounded by bears aka cubs fans
    it was the year bears cut greise.. he threw 63 times and we won…i was talking so much trash during the game(me being literally the only tampa fan there)
    that one of the cub fans called the cops…those bums kept saying Urlacher was better than #55 brooks…of course i killed them with true rebuttals…a man who never missed a game vs a bum who never played a full season

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Bucs Bears played 61 times, 40-21 Bears lead

    Bears at Bucs 15-16

    Bucs at Bears 6-24

    So at least they have a winning record at home against the Bears, but that is based on the win Sunday.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  11. MadMax Says:

    So good to see 1.1 mill JW#2 in our division, imploding…hahaha

  12. MadMax Says:

    You know what though, I have to thank the guy, he got us to some key high draft picks that are beasting for us now…so, eh, i dont hate him, only when he plays us

  13. David Says:

    He’s been getting great protection. The Bears front seven is no joke. There were a few misreads in the first few games, since then they seem to have been corrected.

    The Saints defense is damn good so they need to keep it up. As for the Saints offense, it’s simple- Stop the run and pressure Jameis. Part of stopping the “run” is having whitehead or Devon on Alvin and making sure he doesn’t get any swing passes