Still Leading The NFL

November 2nd, 2021

Tom Brady may be sleepless, but it’s not because of his historic season stats.

Through eight games, Brady continues to lead the NFL in passing yards (2,650) and touchdowns (25) while completing more than two-thirds of his passes.

He’s attempted more throws than any NFL quarterback and is among those eating the fewest sacks this season, even with the two senseless sacks he took in the final minute or so against the Saints with the game totally out of reach. (Coach Arians, what were you thinking!?!)

Brady’s five interceptions this season are only slightly out of character for him through eight games, but certainly not for already having 343 passing attempts.

And Brady is healthy. And he has a bye week in front of him to fine tune the offense with coaches.

The Bucs (6-2) are in great hands, and in a solid spot in the standings, especially with the seven-win Packers, Cardinals and Rams all with tough games on Sunday.

Somebody has to lose. Right?

34 Responses to “Still Leading The NFL”

  1. Robert Says:

    Please hurry back AB and Gronk.

    your reliability is desperately needed. AB, Gronk and CG are the money players when crunch time comes

  2. Armando Valdes Says:

    Brady made some bad throws but y’all need to stop saying he played bad. Statistacally he played his best game against the Saints to date.

    He hung 375 yards on them and 4 TD’s with no AB or Gronk in the line up. That is hell of impressive considering Aaron Rodgers couldn’t even hang 100 on this team.

    In all 3 contests with the Saints defense prior to this game Brady barely hung 200 a game.

    The defense and their stupid penalties is what cost the Bucs the game, if the defense did their damn job and got off the field like they should have instead of get a penalty every third down in the final drive the Bucs would have won the game in victory formation.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    WE can’t expect Brady to make up for everyone else’s mistakes……get your head’s out of your ass’es team!!!

  4. firethecannons Says:

    Tom Brady did not lose us the saints game–that honor falls solely on this lame defense, especially foolish immature players like devin white for penalties like taunting and horse collars, easily preventable by just stopping, dude pissed away the game. His example was so bad he had others doing stupid things too. Somebody needs to get benched going forward.

  5. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    If I wasn’t so busy right now, I’d love to come in and help Brady with his footwork, and help him make his reads quicker.

    But I’m covered with projects, at the moment.

  6. alton d green Says:

    nailed it tampabaybuc fan!!!!

  7. DBS Says:

    Brady is not the problem. A blind man can see what is. Fix it or if we get to the playoffs and play the real teams not losers we will not make past the first round.

  8. Medicated Pete Says:

    Rumor has it, Mike Evans wears ear plugs so his brain doesn’t fall out of one of his ears. TRADE HIM TODAY for a CB

  9. Ash Says:

    Offense is not the problem the defense certainly is

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Armando … No question that the defense picked up way too many penalties, but I disagree with you that the ‘defense and their stupid penalties is what cost the Bucs the game’. You win & lose as a TEAM, and the offense certainly wasn’t without its faux pas (spelled THREE turnovers).

    Each one of those TOs ended up costing us points … the fumble cost us a FG; the 1st INT cost us a TD (no XP) & the 2nd INT was the Pick-6. That was 16 points altogether. Final score was 36-27, a 9 point difference. But sure, the defense cost us the game; we’ll go with that.

    An oh BTW, our 1st TD was from a short field set up when that same crappy defense stopped the Saints on 4th-and-1 at the New Orleans 44-yd-line, with Chris Godwin getting 37 of those 44 yds on 2 catches. Oops forgot, crappy defense.

  11. PassingThru Says:

    There’s too much hubris on this team, too much comfort taken that they won the Super Bowl and that they have Tom Brady.

    It’s the penalties and the defense. Sure, you can blame the refs but Tampa Bay leads the league in yards lost to penalties. You can interpret that stat one of two ways, that the Bucs are either a poorly disciplined team or that they are fugitives from the odds of probability.

    People still fixate on the pass rush. Tampa Bay leads the league in blitzing, at an astounding rate of 40% of all defensive snaps, and yet they’re middle of the pack (16th place) when it comes to pressuring the QB. That’s a huge gap between activity and result. While that gap suggests an ineffectual pressure on opposing QBs, some of it can be explained away by looking at the terrible pass defense. It doesn’t take much time for opposing WRs to get open, and then once they are open they grab lots of yards after the catch (second most in the league).

    I sure hope Arians does more than exercise his lips. This team needs some hard coaching and help in the defensive secondary.

  12. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @”….AB, Gronk and CG are the money players when crunch time comes…”
    sooo true!

  13. DBS Says:

    And oh by the way. who came out of half time and let them make a time consuming drive down the field to score?

  14. Anonymous Says:

    The d sucked

  15. zzbuc Says:

    I can understand this drama that some are describing here if the bad games keep piling in…… 16/2 is our record and a SB……Sometimes I really can’t understand some arguments like critiques on TB12 ME 13, Bowles etc etc……We lost a game, that’s all what it is…..Just Chill and enjoy probably the best Bucs team ever….
    Stop the crying thing please…..

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    For everyone blaming the defense exclusively, how do you think our offense … even with Tom Brady … would perform if we lost 3 key playmakers, say Mike Evans, Chris Godwin & Leonard Fournette? That’s comparable to the 3 playmakers (average) that our defense has been down in each game since Game 1 (actually we’ve usually been down more than that).

    Yet despite that, our defense ranks #14 in Points Allowed (183 total or 22.9 PPG average). They also rank #8 in Total Yardage Allowed (2,286 yds or 286 YPG average). For a defense as badly beaten up as ours has been, those are fairly decent results.

    The problem remains penalties though, but not just for the defense. Bucs as a TEAM have 59 penalties in 8 games for 580 yards … WAAAAY TOO MANY. Defense has been tagged with 38 of those (64%) for 305 yds (52.5% of our total yds penalized). Offense has been tagged for 21 of those (36%) for 275 yds (47.5%).

    Given the way that the NFL officiating seems to work (favoring the offense), it makes sense that our defense would have more penalties than our offense. Still WAAAAY TOO MANY, but … the yardage penalized isn’t radically different (275 offense vs 305 defense). Especially considering what some of the Pass Interference calls have cost us in terms of yardage.

  17. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete’s surprised that Licht & Arians didn’t go to rehab together this bye-week. TB12 is the ONLY reason this team doesn’t SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Kev@Inverness Says:

    I’m pretty sure MedPete is ol’ Realisto.

    Isn’t that right, “Pete”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    DBS … ‘And oh by the way. who came out of half time and let them make a time consuming drive down the field to score?”

    Very true DBS; this defense is far from perfect. But that works both ways on a TEAM. The offense had the ball for 12 drives & scored on 4 of those. How about the other 8 drives? Let’s see … 2 INT, 1 Fumble, 3 punts, 1 out-on-downs and 1 ran out of time at the half.

    Remember that 1st fumble at the Saints 37-yd-line? Yup, points missed. But the Saints kept the ball for 10 plays after that, kept the ball for over 5 mins TOP, yet our defense held them to a FG.

    Remember that 1st INT on our next possession that gave the Saints the ball at the Bucs 35-yd-line? It came after our offense had been on the field for a grand total of 32 SECONDS. Wow, our defense had a whole half-minute to rest after being on the field for over 5 mins. Result? Saints TD after 5 plays (starting with a short field of course).

    Remember that 2nd INT that put the nail in the coffin with that Pick-6? Bucs defense had just come off the field after a 12-play New Orleans drive that our defense had held to a FG. Oh ya, our offense was on the field for 17 SECONDS that time when that INT occurred.

    Point still remains DBS: you win & lose as a TEAM. And as a TEAM, our Bucs are 6-2 at pretty much the halfway point in the season. Beaten up 7 battered, but still 6-2.

  20. PassingThru Says:

    @Defense Rules

    The Bucs have surrendered an average 22.9 points per game, ranking 15th in the league. I don’t take much solitude in that stat given that the schedule though has been very favorable in terms of the competition. The Bucs faced Prescott on opening night and surrendered over 400 yards with a 72.4% completion rate. They faced the Stafford and surrendered 343 yards with a 71.1% completion rate. The Bucs were at almost full health facing those two teams. I’d hate to see what those two QBs could do when they face the current defensive secondary.

    For what it’s worth, the Bucs are down two of their best receivers on offense in Antonio Brown and Gronk, so that comparison is off base Defense Rules. Yet that unit despite some hiccups continues to perform at or near the highest level in the league. Make no mistake, the offense is carrying this team, but that isn’t sustainable in terms of an extended postseason run if the defense doesn’t do a better job. The pass rush is inefficient and the pass rush is poor against some rather subpar QBs. Those two components also were not that impressive when they faced playoff caliber QBs when healthy.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Medicated Pete uses a lot of !!!!but he’s no Realist.

    Realist made lots of silly predictions all the time….

  22. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If the Bucs don’t turn it over vs Saints, they likely win by 10 or more points- field position, time of possession, lost offensive play opportunities, more time D is on the field – all affected by turnovers.
    Jameis had his famous 5000 yards- but 30 picks + fumbles led to losing record.
    Brady knows he f’d up … he’s the GOAT!

  23. DBS Says:

    27 or what should have been 28 if not for a stupid play call should win a game to begin with. No reason this offense should always be in a position to have to come back or carry the load. Brady was bad that day. But he should not have had to be in that position again. But he was his mistake. The ALWAYS tired excuse for the defense does not cut it. They allowed the 12 play drive that should not have happened. They allowed the drive to score after half time. They are the ones all seasons that can’t get off the field by extending drives for the other team. The Offense is not perfect but not the problem.

  24. PassingThru Says:

    OK Update Time (SMB)

    Sean Murphy-Bunting and Scotty Miller have both returned to practice.

    The Bucs have 21 days to activate them (send them back to the 53 man roster).

  25. SB Says:

    Honestly Medicated Pete is WAAAAAAAAAAY more dense than the Realist

  26. BradyBucs Says:

    LOLZ @ Defense Rules trying to find ways to defend the HORRIBLE play of our Defense.

    Our Defense SUCKED. They committed bone-headed penalties that cost us valuable field position, momentum, and so much in that game.

    Offensive turnovers certainly hurt in a game, but the pick six is the same as turning it over on downs in that final drive or missing a winning FG. So it’s silly to equate for those points as a % of the point differential and trying to use that as evidence that Offense was just as much at fault for the loss.

    Again, our Defense SUCKED and that cost us the game. They lost us not only points, but tons of field possession as well as lost of a lot of TIME on the clock for our Offense to have more opportunities.

  27. Beej Says:

    ALWAYS REMEMBER: Before Colin Kaepernick took a knee, he lost his job to Blain Gabbert

  28. Oneilbuc Says:

    Kap never lost his job he just had surgery that’s why Gabbert was playing. I tired of you dummies pushing that narrative about Kap . I been stop standing for the national anthem waay before Kap took a knee. People don’t have to stand for the national anthem they still a American citizen regardless if they stand or not . Just like I don’t have to let people know I’m a black man it’s the same thing. Gabbert suck he’s trash the only reason why he’s on this team is because he’s BA friend.

  29. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bradybuc. You must be a Patriot fan or something Brady chocked stop making excuses Brady he chocked and it’s ok. Now he actually played with the same team Jamies played with in Tampa and it’s funny how you got the same results when Jamies played here but at least he had Lenny and not Payton Barbara in the back feild. That’s why he went got AB and Gronk and Lenny because he knew they couldn’t win without them. Lol 😆 🤣 but most of you and the national media said Brady took the same team Jamies had lol 😆 😂 !!

  30. Bobby Hudson Says:

    Its a team game,stupid penalties is what caused the loss. And these guys get paid way too much money to be missing tackles the way they do. I’ve seen better tackling at a pop Warner game. And are any of these guys giving the NFL rules book , defensive backs holding after five yards every time a pass is thrown is crazy and PI on deep passes thrown to the end zone coaches need to teach the rule book obviously

  31. unbelievable Says:

    Who cares?

    We can’t beat any good teams.

  32. Eddie Marz Says:

    The Bucs need to hit on all cylinders. When they do, they’ll be awesome. Maybe when we get all our stars back. GO BUCS!

  33. David G Says:

    Its obvious alot of y’all just comment on what you here instead of watching football a blind man would have seen that wasn’t a horse collar and there were many other bad callIs against the defense we should have won game going away and oh ya a missed fg that would of changed things don’t get me wrong defense can play better and the whole team did last year after bye i think the league should be very afraid that were getting so many other players playing time to help with second half and playoffs bucs win out go bucs

  34. M. Steelman Says:

    My boy Tom Brady is leading the league because his defense is off chasing cars. In what universe does My boy Tom Brady sling 4 tds and his superstar defensive roster not bring home the win,? My boy Tom doesn’t throw those pics unless he’s feeling pressure to compensate. Defense gave the saints their last score to win the game.Tom sees first round buy flying out the window. Anyone here want our defense to go play LA again in their house. Bucs playoff run won’t last long if we do!