Was Tom Brady Too Hyped?

October 4th, 2021

A win is a win is a win.

Maybe a bit more so when you beat Bill Belicheat in his own crib on “Sunday Night Football.” Feels good!

However, Joe noticed something weird early in the game and maybe into the early minutes of the second quarter. Something unusual.

Off his game was salad-bar-hating, 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-Super-Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady seemed to be throwing nearly all of his passes high if not long. Joe wondered if maybe he was too hyped up.

You may have heard Brady returned Sunday night to the scene of many, many wins. So Joe was told.

Well, Brady pretty much confirmed Joe’s hunch after the game when he did a live interview on NBC. Brady said it was a challenge for him to keep poise.

In other words, he had to control his emotions. Brady insiders like Jeff Darlington of BSPN and Julian Edelman hinted that Brady had wanted to run up the score on the Belicheats.

Aside from the win — which was huge because the rest of the NFC South went 0-3 Sunday — it’s great that this damn reunion game is over. Now we can go back to living our lives and not have to see closeups of Belicheats defensive coordinator Steve Belichick pretending he’s at Hooters.

36 Responses to “Was Tom Brady Too Hyped?”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Yes, he looks like the stress was making him sick

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    It was the rain.

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    Steve Belichick looks like Florida Man

  4. Swampbuc Says:

    That Steve Bellycheat is copying Chucky. It’s shameful, and he looks really douchey doing it.

  5. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Yes, the Steve Belichick/Jon Gruden face contortion comparisons were a little much. He’s a linebacker “consultant” for crying out loud!

  6. Coburn Says:

    Yeah he was off, but you know what? He also had a few drops and a couple routes that were off

  7. Ash Says:

    Yeah I think the rain had alot to do with it maybe some of the drops as well but who cares bucs win heck yeah

  8. PassingThru Says:

    Definitely. Not a sharp game out of Brady, but fortunately it was just enough to win.

    He was over-throwing on many pass plays. This was the Super Bowl for Belichick, he threw everything in but the kitchen sink. But still you have to have to grudging admiration that he could put together such a comprehensive game plan on defense within one week.

  9. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Maybe, but Brady won a championship without Belicheat, and he led the Bucs to a victory against a Belicheat-coached team, so I think that Brady has him beat.

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Over throwing a wet ball, and the receivers were dropping passes.

    It would be nice to see a clean game by the offense next week

    For much of the game, the offense looked so hard for the Bucs, and for the Patriots offense it looked much easier.

    The offense needs to get out of their slog mode.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  11. Leighroy Says:

    No. The rain was a legit factor.

  12. EA Says:

    Numerous games last year brady started games overthrowing by a lot, one comes ti mind where BA came out in the presser and said “we can do whatever we want out there” . It may have been against the vikings.

  13. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Eh he had a bad game. The dude has been razor sharp through the first 3 games for the most part he is allowed to have an off game.

  14. Bucschamp Says:

    Home cooked pork belly cheat

  15. Hodad Says:

    Simple answer, yes he was to hyped. Can’t blame him. This game was a long time coming. Now him, and the whole team can put it behind them, and play some Buc ball.

  16. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Nerves, rain, and another poorly called game by Byron Leftwich. The Bucs march when we go hurry-up spread, yet we barely do it. Too busy calling HB dive on first downs.

  17. Oxycodoms Says:

    He had 2 potential game winning perfect throws to brown. Great throws to godwin at end of first half.

  18. Donavan Miss Says:

    Can we talk about how Donavan Smith got his ass beat? Maybe Brady had nerves. Maybe it was raining and made the ball a tad bit more difficult. Maybe Leftwich offensive play calls looked like a moldy sandwhich. Maybe the Patriots played some great D. But, can we talk about how many times Donavan Smith gave up and got beat??

  19. unbelievable Says:

    Yes, it was the entire first half.

    Brady was over hyped. He’s an emotional dude it seems.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Sorry I’ve been hard on Leftwich but he called a good game tonight.

    The players were failing to execute. Over throws, dropped passes, penalties and missed blocks, etc….

  21. Ben green Says:

    Don’t gloat little Joe, It’s unbecoming. I’d expect nothing less from the fanboy in chief of the worst franchise in the history of the league, who happened to be on the recieving end of a bowl movement that landed you the best QB in history. Ben will mind you, that for a doink, you’d be crying about how terrible your bucs are. Ben will also say that this doesn’t look like a Superbowl team. Fans are in the stands this year. Your bunch got out coached, and had zero answer. Thankfully for you, the bucs were going up against a qb in his 4th start, in bad weather, and made him look, alot like Tom Brady.
    As for the game, yes Brady was too amped. I believe one of your half cocked ideas was that Brady couldn’t get butterflies?
    As for the game, I cheered for Brady, and the chants got to him. I’m in sec 132, right on the road sideline. QBs are creatures of habit, and nothing Tom has ever done, or will do, could compare to this game. It’s very very likely it’s the last time I’ll see him in this stadium. And Ben would like to thank Tom from the bottom of my heart, for another great game….

  22. Ben green Says:

    How long will it take y’all to understand that Brady runs and calls the offense he has a sheet on his arm, that lets him get out of whatever hair brained scheme ammonia brain, or leftwit has called in. Jesus Christ, does he need to shake leftwit off on national television every play for y’all to get it?

  23. Ben green Says:

    Bill must’ve cheated to hold the mighty bucs offense down all night. BTW, Ben was in the stands and the bucs recievers committed OPI 5 times that I counted

  24. JTHV Says:

    Kyler is now an investor of SoFi … what happened to Brady? 2 weeks in a row he plays like shiz and you of all Joe, spew roses?

    At least tonight against a rookie the defense made some plays, without those plays Brady lost by 10

  25. CyberDilemma Says:

    It’s well known that Brady hates a wet football. Why do you think he is so anal about his centers keeping a dry ass during the games?

  26. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Brady looked like the rookie, and too focused on Evans. Godwin was ignored with the exception of the last 30 seconds of the first half. Jones looked like a seasoned veteran in comparison. The Bucs won the game, but the Patriots played the better game. Brady appeared mortal. Hopefully this won’t happen again.

  27. lambchop Says:

    @Ben Green,

    If Brady can call whatever play he wants, he sure as hell doesn’t need to look at the Bucs plays on his wrist band. LOL.

  28. Bob in valrico Says:

    We got lucky, Brady was off more than usual. Don’t understand why we were so
    intent to throw two lower percentage deep passes to Brown with about 2 minutes
    left. Get the six yards for a first down.eat up the clock and don’t give the ball back to Pats with enough time to make a comeback. The PI call on on Fournette on
    turned was fortunate for us. but I am not confident it would have been a completion
    otherwise. Sure it was a surprise but our available RB’s have yet to show that they have wideout skills.
    After seeing some the errant passes Brady threw in traffic, I find it hard to believe that Godwin was not targeted more than Cam Brate.

  29. Show Me the TDs Says:

    I had the feeling that TB was risk adverse in front of his old fans and coaches. He threw high to avoid interceptions.

  30. orlbucfan Says:

    Only listened to the start of the second quarter. Methusaleh12 was definitely mentally off his passes. I thought two things: this game will be close (correct), and the defense will win it (correct). Have to say it, in the past, Bucs would have lost this one by a point.

  31. Ed Says:

    Pats have a good defense and a secondary that can cover. Bucs coaching staff has been asleep at the wheel as they havn’t had a good game plan all year. Pats were not sloppy, Bucs were very sloppy. It was encouraging to see some hits on the QB. It was encouraging to see rookie edge rusher JTS make some splash plays. It was encouraging to see some turnovers.

    It was difficult watching a young quarterback figuring out how to complete 19 passes in a row. That is the difference between great coaching by the Pats and sleepwalking by Bucs.

    I feel the Bucs sense of urgency in the early part of the season has been missing. Only last night did the front seven come to play but Devon White has to start wrapping up the QBs on his blitzes. He is flying in like a missle but going right past the QB’s. How about a little technique like sliding with the QB instead of whiffing every time.

  32. AMI_Chris Says:

    He did not have his “A” game last night. But it feels much better to be a Bucs fan this morning than a Patriots fan. A W is a W.

  33. Bojim Says:

    Uh. It was raining.

  34. Buxszntkt Says:

    He threw a couple of those off a flat planted rear foot. Perhaps the stress made him Forget his mechanics and play a bit like jameis.

  35. rrsrq Says:

    Let’s see how he does against his nemesis the fins and another coach who knows a little about him. Fins do have decent corners.

  36. Oneilbuc Says:

    No excuses the Patriots played hard.