Trust In Tom Brady

November 18th, 2021

Adam Schein weighs in.

The NFL is nuts the past few weeks. The Super Bowl champion Bucs have lost two in a row including getting shoved around in Washington.

Who can Adam Schein trust? You know who.

The popular national television and radio personality cannot trust many teams right now, including the Bucs. But Schein points out in his weekly column you can always trust Tom Brady at the end of the day.

What are the defending Super Bowl champions doing holding up the rear on this list? Tampa’s 29-19 loss at Washington wasn’t at all fluky; and thus, it was alarming. Sure, we’ve seen bigger upsets this season, but Tampa was fresh off a bye. That’s when the Buccaneers really kicked it into gear last season. Not the case in 2021, as Tampa dropped its second consecutive game on Sunday. The Buccaneers were outplayed and outcoached by the Football Team. Washington iced the game with a remarkable 19-play touchdown drive that essentially ate up the final 11 minutes of the fourth quarter. Talk about choking out an opponent!

Look, Tom Brady is Tom Brady, the ultimate TRUST player. But the Bucs have injuries. The defense isn’t the same as it was down the stretch last season. I’d rank the defending champs fourth among NFC division leaders right now.

Let’s think about this: Who guided the Bucs through rough waters and a gauntlet of top teams to win a second Super Bowl? Brady, of course. He showed the Bucs the way.

Brady is the stabilizing force. If he gets remotely warm, he can carry the Bucs. Remember, this offense was nearly unstoppable when the Bucs had both furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown and foot-rubbing, car-littering film guru tight end Rob Gronkowski.

As long as Brady stays upright, the Bucs can return to that lethal attack.

In Brady, Joe trusts.

15 Responses to “Trust In Tom Brady”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Adam may be the best sports talk show host on earth. And Pete has listened to them all. We trust in Brady but he doesn’t trust certain players on offense

  2. Beeej Says:

    BA said it all–they’re doubling Evans and Godwin, and the WR3 isn’t getting separation on single coverage

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The coaches & team have lost their way. Brady doesn’t play defense, so as long as the D keeps letting up 30 points Bucs won’t win cause the offense can’t match that without Gronk & AB. Bucs have a sad secondary to begin with when your best player is Davis, he’s ok but not exactly Diggs, Baker, Mathieu or Ramsey. Didn’t Chargers just release a CB?

  4. Captain Oblivious Says:

    Hello world. Just testing my new account.

  5. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    The biggest difficulty for the defense is a lack of time of pssession for the offense. The defense was totally gassed and it showed. Bucs have a healthy and deep running back corps and not so at wide receiver . So what do they do? Throw and throw some more eschewing the run , except for 11 by Lenny @ over 4 yards a carry.
    In the Bucs playoff blitz last year they were almost perfect 50-50 balance run and pass. When your attack is balanced , you have time of possession , resting your D. When your offense is balanced the opposing D is less apt to pin their ears back and go hell bent for leather rushing Brady.
    I like Lenny , but he runs to contact and his max gain is 10-15 whether it is run or pass. Rojo is a home run hitter with big play ability to take it to the house every time he touches it. Anyone with an IQ over 100 can see this plainly , RUN THE FREAKING BALL MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Other than 2007, Brady has had a rough stretch in most years I can think of. You guys want smooth sailing with a boatload of injuries. It’s the NFL. It doesn’t work like that. Most years Brady teams show up after Turkey day. Stop with the last year we did this line. Brady told you at the beginning it would be totally different this year. On a side note: AB and Gronk cover up a lot of warts, offensively and defensively. Those are big 3rd down guys. Not mention Gronk in the red zone.

  7. Patrianakos Says:

    I keep remembering November 2018, when I noticed that Drew Brees couldn’t throw deep at all anymore.

  8. Captain Oblivious Says:

    New here, I’ve enjoyed lurking on this site the past 1 1/2 years. I’m an avid TB12 fan who used to root for the Pats and now 100% for the Bucs (until TB12 is done). I’m a long time football fan but only found out about these fan websites 2 years ago (Pats Pulpit) and this is my first post ever (okay 2nd, see above).

    I’ve learned a lot about football strategy and tactics reading JBF articles and associated comments. In fact my first impressions about Bucs coaching came from your comments. Prior to the bye last year there was criticism about running on first down, short gain on 2nd, then a low percentage pass on 3rd and short often resulting in 3 and out. Very little pre-snap motion or play action, and why would they ever line up TB12 in an empty set? The pass defense was no better, very static and predictable pre-snap sets, CBs playing way off the receiver. I know I am biased but it would seem that TB12 exerted some influence during the bye last year which reimaged the offense more to his liking (and skill set). Bottom line, OC and DC are predictable and unimaginative. I am not impressed with BA, not a good leader. Calls out players by name, takes credit for success and assigns blame to the players (rarely himself or other coaches).

    As the playoffs draw near this year, injured players will return and the team will jell again. With TB12 under center you can expect an upcoming winning streak and deep playoff run. This team is stacked (though injured) but poorly coached, TB12 won’t stand for that. Did you see the 49ers-Rams game? What great 49er coaching on both sides of the ball, getting the best out of their players.

    At the beginning of the season I thought the Bucs would go 14-3. Now I’m thinking 13-4 or 12-5 at the very worst. Bold take, Bucs versus Pats in Super Bowl:) Pats are ascending in a volatile conference and the Bucs will be soon. Bolder prediction, TB12 stays with the Bucs another year if they win SB. If not he gets himself traded to the 49ers. Can you imagine them next year with TB12 under center?

    Let’s go Bucs!!!

  9. PassingThru Says:

    @Captain Oblivious

    Captain, you’re on target for most of what you wrote.

    Brady borrowed concepts from what the Patriots were running, much of it was integrated last season, just prior to the season-ending win streak. It’s nothing like the Erhardt-Perkins system, but then Belichick tweaked the system to fit the personnel on hand (something Arians does not do). They finally integrated motion on more snaps (hurray for small wonders) on offense, though I suspect communication problems still exist with his receivers (less than last season, but they’re still lingering). The system in Tampa Bay is far more static on both sides of the ball. Belichick would tweak his defenses every week to match his opponent. They never do that in Tampa Bay.

    Some of that on defense is understandable. Tampa Bay has had its CB rotation destroyed by injury, even the depth players have taken hits. They stick with the 3-4 package, you don’t see much nickel and of course never dime personnel packages… they don’t have the troops. This also necessitates the OLBs to drop into coverage. It’s unfortunately easy for an opposing QB to dink and dunk on TB, because you have LBs covering WRs with special teamers/street free agents in soft zone. Bowles alternates this with blitzing, but that too can lead to problems, like a gaping hole or two in coverage. And of course the blitzing hasn’t been effective. The Bucs blitz more than 30 other teams in the NFL, and yet they only rank as average to below average on QB pressures. That’s an exercise in futility.

    I cannot find too much fault with Bowles with the static defensive personnel packages, a man has to work with the hand he’s been dealt. But I do fault him for the sloppy tackling and penalties, you never saw that in New England, at least not to this extent. Belichick used to always say, “In order to win, you must first learn not to lose.” That’s a lesson that seems to be missing in Tampa Bay.

  10. PassingThru Says:

    On Pats Pulpit I was the guy who last season was relentlessly jocking Mac Jones prior to the draft, who I thought had “the right stuff” to be a quality NFL QB. I’m surprised he fell into their laps.

  11. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    In TB12 I trust, however, father time is showing on at least a few vets… We SUCKED for 10 years, so lots to be thankful for I’ll take 6 and 3 every year…

  12. Captain Oblivious Says:


    Thanks for your response and insightful analysis. Your macro-level summary of the defense seems spot on and I like the statistics that Defense Rules cites when he gets, well, defensive:) I’d like to see the defense adopt a higher risk/higher reward approach. The Bucs have been getting carved up with short passes and YAC since the Cowboys game. How about swarm the short/middle field and risk the long bomb? Force them to beat you deep and hope the pass rush gets home. These long methodical drives against the defense eat up the clock and are demoralizing.

  13. firethecannons Says:

    this loss to WTF may end up being very consequential it could go real good for us or real bad for us but it is up to these players. W

    and now is not Darden time but it is JTS time

  14. SlyPirate Says:

    The Bucs have played 9 games. There are 8 to go.

    A lot will happen between now and Game 17.

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Let’s see, who got to play against a backup XFL QB in the wild card?

    Who got to play against an injured Drew Brees?

    Who lucked out that the Packers coach is a moron and didn’t got for it on 4th down?

    Who got to play against a Chiefs team missing 2 or 3 starting o-lineman?

    The Bucs. That’s who. We got lucky AF last year. And it appears luck is not on our side this year.