Tom Brady Roasting Defenses With Short Passes

October 20th, 2021

Uncanny accuracy.

When breaking down his top offensive players in the NFL, former No. 1 overall pick quarterback David Carr decided to put an old man in his top-10.

Again, this is not top quarterbacks. This list is top offensive players.

Carr, who spent a decade as an NFL quarterback and current NFL Network talking head, believes Tom Brady is the eighth-best offensive player in the game and a model of consistency.

Rank 8
Tom Brady
Brady and the Bucs cruised to a win over the Eagles, and though Brady threw a pick — and got away with another near-pick — his numbers are on pace to be as good or better than the ones he had through six games in each of his three MVP campaigns.

2021: 2,064 pass yards, 17:3 TD-to-INT ratio

2017: 1,959 pass yards, 13:2 TD-to-INT ratio

2010: 1,362 pass yards, 11:4 TD-to-INT ratio

2007: 1,771 pass yards, 21:2 TD-to-INT ratio

He’s been able to thrive as a passer by leaning on quick throws and play-action. Against the Eagles, Brady completed 24 of 25 quick passes for 179 yards (completed first 21 attempts), while going 10-of-12 for 116 yards and two TDs on play-action passes.

Now those are ridiculous accuracy stats. That would be excellent for a 24-year old quarterback. A 44 year old middle-aged man? Insane.

The way the Bucs’ offensive line is playing, Brady will continue to carve up defenses with his many weapons.

7 Responses to “Tom Brady Roasting Defenses With Short Passes”

  1. SteveK Says:

    We are off to see the Wizard, the wonderful wizard of Tampa Bay.

    Age is just a number, if anything Brady is better.

    Joe, have you ever heard Marshall Faulk talk about a player’s career trajectory, and comparing it to two elevators: one elevator, your youth/talent starts at the top floor and the other.#2 your wisdom/experience start at the bottom. And, Faulk points out at some point of the career, one’s prime, is when the elevators pass each other at talent and knowledge of the game.

    I believe Brady’s talent elevator is stuck at the top, and his wisdom and knowledge of the game are going to the moon.

    At the end of the day, I’m thankful Brady is a Buc and as a fan of football one can’t help but appreciate the high-level balling Brady is displaying. Keep on goating!

  2. R.O. Says:

    This is just dumb every QB burning teams with short passes. Look how many have Comp % > 70%.

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    …..and leads the NFL in completions over 20yds thanks to the play-action pass b/c we can run the ball now w/ Lenny!!!!!

  4. ocala Says:

    I’m tired of hearing about TB12 age and I am sure he is too.
    He is the best that has ever played and he is still the best QB in the NFL.

  5. Hodad Says:

    The reason he’s better than the 24 year olds is he stays on script, and takes what’s there. Maybe it’s a good thing he’s never been a scrambling QB, they seem to always look for the big play. Brady has had to rely on quick decisions, getting the ball out on time to his play makers. Watching the Jackson’s, Mahommes, they rarely see a check down they like. Always looking for the big play rather than the simple play. We give them credit for doing things with their legs, but their job is to get the ball to their play makers so they can use their legs. Tom might be the best QB in the league, but the MVP will go to Jackson, or someone more exciting to watch. Tom just gets the job down, style points gets the MVP vote. Tom throwing a TD from the pocket is boring to voters. The MVP winner will be the QB who runs in circles for a mile before throwing a TD.

  6. Youngbucs Says:

    Just before the fools spew nonsense teams keep two safeties back most of the game. And still nobody throws deep more than Brady. Take what’s underneath take your shots surgically 🐐!

  7. M. Steelman Says:

    Well y’all can try to say any QB can throw short passes like my boy Tom. Well then why does Patrick M. have to have T.Hill or kelcy to throw 60yard shots at? My question is a what if. What if my boy Tom had,had a corp of receivers, front line to go with the great defense the pats always had. It boggles my mind to think of 20yrs of 2007 numbers. Roughly, that’s well over 110,000yrds. Damn have to get my calculator to figure out the TD’s,completions. All praise the GOAT! Hahahahaha