“One Hit Is A Pretty Good Day To Me.”

November 19th, 2021


Much love for Donovan Smith bringing a dose of reality to the world yesterday.

The ironman Bucs left tackle chatted with local media and the subject of blocking arose, more specifically, blocking against Washington on Sunday.

Smith said it’s important to give credit to the beasts across from the offensive line trying to get after Tom Brady. And then Smith dropped the money line. “One hit is a pretty good day to me.”

The reference was to Brady being hit just once all game, and that came on the first possession when Ali Marpet was worked over cleanly by defensive tackle Jonathan Allen.

But Bucco Bruce Arians spoke multiple times this week about how Brady getting hit early in the game turns a veteran quarterback into a guy eager to throw short balls rather than to get hit again.  (The strong implication from Arians was that Brady was hit more than once.)

Joe believes Arians conceptually. But one hit? One? Fans are supposed to believe that a lone hit rattled Brady to the point he changed his game, one he advance prepares for meticulously?

Something does not add up, unless Brady got hurt on the play to some degree.

As Smith said, “One hit is a pretty good day.”

23 Responses to ““One Hit Is A Pretty Good Day To Me.””

  1. #8 Says:

    Very possible some ribs got bruised/cracked on that hit.
    1 hit is a good day.
    That wasn’t a hit. That was a death blow. If that happened to me, I’d be dead. That was similar to the Gronk-injuring tackle.

  2. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Whatever it was, The Tommy Gun – “dinky dunk” and junk offense made an ugly appearance for most of the game.
    Whether that hit got Tom distracted who knows, but we saw a version of TB12 that had not been seen before in a Bucs uniform on during a game.
    We need more than Pop Gun Tommy.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  3. zzbuc Says:

    I Love TB12…but one hit shouldn’t change your game…sounds like nonsense to me……ME was opened more than once…..If he got injured that’s another story, buy who knows?

  4. Orlandobucsfan#1 Says:

    That one hit scared the crap out me.

  5. Just Saying Says:

    Would depend on the hit, no?

  6. Listnfrmafar Says:

    One hit is a good day??? Not if you’re the one getting hit!

  7. SB Says:

    You don’t rattle Tom Brady with a hit.
    He was clearly injured

  8. Kentucky Buc Says:

    I don’t know . Hey , 300 lbs slamming down on top of u couldn’t be that bad. What a bunch of clowns on here talking nonsense. Most QBs or people in general wouldn’t have gotten up from that.

  9. Tamlpabaybucfan Says:

    Start the game with a false start…….continue with 1st down predictable runs……

    as far as the hit is concerned…..it depends on the hit.

  10. DoooshLaRue Says:

    1 hit is all it’s gonna take to end TBs career.
    I’m glad our 15 million dollar All-World LT has such high standards.

    A true warrior.

  11. PassingThru Says:

    SB is right, I’ve never seen Brady rattled by a hit, and I’ve seen some nasty ones. He’s unflappable.

    I don’t know if he was hurt, I still think he wasn’t until I read of evidence to the contrary. I do wonder about what game some of you were watching though, as Brady was keeping his eyes up field (which means he wasn’t seeing ghosts kids) and looking around. That’s why I wonder if the receiving targets were not where he expected them, or that the receivers were not getting separation (perhaps a combination of the two).

  12. Lamarcus Says:

    And you want us to vote Dsmith into the pro-bowl?? Naw bro

  13. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Brady is about to light it up on Monday night! O-line, just keep doing your thing. They’ve been the most consistent group on the team all season. Big win coming!

  14. Lesco_Brandon Says:

    As long as the BUCS have TB12, nothing to worry….. Brady has the nerves of steel. GO BUCS!

  15. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Brady has been uncomfortable in the pocket for several games now. It wasn’t that one hit. He may be worried about his guards, and he may be right. Cappa gets worked every game. Joe loves Marpet but he’s no pro bowler.

  16. Captain Oblivious Says:

    I suspect that it was less the hit he took and more the interceptions he threw. TB12 hates throwing interceptions and no qb likes when receivers drop their passes. Seems to me he lost faith in his receivers and played it safe with check downs after the 1st quarter.

    Full disclosure, I didn’t even watch the WFT game, wasn’t broadcast in my area. But hey, I can speculate and pontificate with the best of them.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Like you said Joe, something doesn’t add up. Brady might’ve gotten bruised ribs on that early hit, or he might’ve gotten his bell rung for all we know. Several plays after that hit (3rd drive) he did run it for 2 yds on a 4th-and-1 to make the 1st down, so maybe he wasn’t hurt too too bad.

    What’s bewildering to me is the play-calling, or at the the play-execution. Lenny actually had a decent game (11 runs for 47 yds plus 8 catches out of 9 targets for 45 yds). And yet we only ran it 13 times total & only threw it to ME13 3 times with 2 catches for 62 yds. Doesn’t make any sense on a day that we were struggling offensively.

    And the issue wasn’t 1st down calls. Bucs had 20 1st-down plays (excluding 2 penalty plays that cost us yardage) … 7 rushes, 12 passes, 1 FGA. Lenny got the ball on 13 of those 20 (7 runs, 6 passes, 65 yds total or 5 yds/touch). Godwin was the target on 4 of them (3 catches for 28 yds), ME13 was the target on 1 pass (intercepted), and Gio also was the target on 1 pass (4 yds). Interestingly all of TB12’s passes on 1st down were short (5 short middle & 7 short left … none short right).

    Strange play-calling (or execution) to see Lenny involved in so many of those 1st down plays. Very little spreading the ball around that Tom Brady is well known for.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Maybe Lenny cried on BL and Brady’s shoulders before the game. Lenny is NOT the true offensive weapon, the receivers are, and no Rojo. Something is amiss.

  19. firethecannons Says:

    Pro bowl voting is started lets vote for our guys and show em love after they won the superbowl they deserve it even if this year is starting off shaky at times

  20. Mark Says:

    3 hurries and 1 hit that led to a qb with happy feet. 76 isn’t wrong, but that 1 hit was more than 1 hit.

  21. PassingThru Says:

    It’s hard to keep running when you’re behind, and the other team is beating down your defense on long, time-consumptive drives.

  22. Crickett Baker Says:

    I have heard that Brady (as I am sure all QB’s) does not like pressure in the pocket. I heard that it especially rattles Tom. I can hardly believe that but the past two games have tried to convince me.

  23. unbelievable Says:

    This has always been the way to stifle the greats: whether it’s Brady, or Brees, or Rodgers, etc. hit them early, get them off their spot and make them uncomfortable.

    Now I agree 1 hit should not make him crumble, but he is 45 and that was a damn hard hit.