Death By Papercuts From Tom Brady

January 19th, 2022

Trick up his sleeve?

Joe confesses to not sleeping much the past two nights.

Joe wrestles in bed trying to shake the vision of Josh Wells trying to block Von Miller. That may be what Bucs fans are looking at provided Tristan Wirfs cannot go Sunday.

(And if Wirfs really does have the high ankle sprain Bucco Bruce Arians says he does, then Joe has no idea how Wirfs can play effectively. We saw what happened Sunday when Wirfs was immobilized.)

And not even the great Tom Brady can do anything with the ball without time to throw. Like Joe’s old man said, a quarterback cannot deliver the ball when he’s laying on his arse.

However, Joe came across a NextGen Stats figure that offered a lot of hope. You can read it below. In short, Brady can get rid of the ball in a hurry.

Well, if Brady can get rid of the ball in, say, 2.4 seconds, then Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich ought to be able to craft a gameplan with Brady taking nothing but short drops. (The last time the Bucs faced the Rams, Brady’s “Time to Throw” average was 2.54 seconds.)

Bleed the Rams to death by paper cuts. Short passes. Short passes to Mike Evans. Short passes to Rob Gronkowski. Short crossing patterns to Breshad Perriman and let him turn up field (it worked against the Bills).

Perhaps that will be the trick to get around losing Wirfs?

29 Responses to “Death By Papercuts From Tom Brady”

  1. SB~LV Says:

    I’d be OK with some KO spinning back fists !

  2. Thomas Edrington Says:

    Doug Williams once threw a TD pass, propped on his arse.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    As long as we have Tom Brady, we always have a chance.

  4. PSL Bob Says:

    If Wirfs can’t go, I think the game will be a critique on coaching. BL has to create a game plan that utilizes short passes, extra protection from TEs, etc. plus some creative blocking schemes. The Bucs can win this game, but coaching and execution must be near perfect with one or more starting O-linemen out with injuries. A real chess match in the making!

  5. BT-Tampa Says:

    Just remember that our backups are better than KC’s backups. Bring on Stinnie and Leverett!

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    Joe, might as well add Scotty Miller too.

  7. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    As I recall, that crosser to Perriman took a long time to develop. Might need a better plan than that particular play.

  8. Jp09 Says:

    Remember last season when the WFT & Saints dline was going to end the Bucs post season, how’d that work out? Bucs win, stop being so scared as fans. The Rams are a damn good team but guess what so are the Bucs and last time I checked we’re still the defending Champs! By the way every team that’s left is damn good and could win this weekend

  9. Buc4evr Says:

    Shotgun, no huddle uptempo game. Bucs need to run a lot of reverses, trick plays to keep the Rams DL guessing. Bucs also need to run what amounts to so called pick type plays to mess up their man plus zone schemes. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bucs overload one side with WR’s and the hit the TE on a seam. Think the bigger key will be on the D, we have to get to Stafford and make him pay.

  10. Posey99 Says:

    Scotty screens coming!

  11. Craig Says:

    No, there has to be a couple of deep throws. That will pull the safeties back and give some space for short paper cuts.

    Running two outside guys long, with Brate following should also work.

  12. Tampabaybucfsn Says:

    Trust in Tom

  13. PassingThru Says:

    Von Miller and much of the Denver defense beat up on Brady back in 2015, during the AFC Championship game. But much of that was due to Brian Stork (C) giving away when he was snapping the ball by bobbing his head right before the snap. That was a poker tell, Denver laughed about it afterward, they timed it and got a better jump than the New England offensive line. The NE OL coach didn’t notice it either which led to him being fired.

    This is a game (once again) that we are going to miss our slot receivers. I expect to see Evans in the slot from time to time, but that sucks because the Rams are short-handed at Safety.

  14. Brandon Says:

    Crossing patterns, no matter how short, take longer to throw than any other route.

  15. Lloydmurphy19 Says:

    We need to rattle Stafford early and often, and get a turnover or two if we are to have any chance of winning. If we can bring consistent pressure, this should a close one. Perriman, Miller, and Grayson (if healthy)on the field at the same time would be very tough to defend. Speed is the answer to the injuries. I’m hoping we can show them something new, and win a close,low scoring game.

  16. Phil Says:

    MNF telecast said a majority of passing yardage given up by the Rams occurs over the middle between the #’s. The issue is risk/reward. Godwin & Gronk are fearless over the middle; but both suffered brutal injuries this season in that space – with Gronk’s coming against LA. Edelman & Welker did this for most of their 1300 receptions from TB12. TJ short-armed a couple on Sunday . Brady has to have a guy to run slants and inside patterns that won’t slow up or side-eye oncoming defenders in the pattern. Jordan Fuller – whose hit broke Gronk’s ribs in Sept, won’t be on the field Sunday. Go Bucs!

  17. HC Grover Says:

    2 back abd Gronk. to help the line.

  18. firethecannons Says:

    I think Tom should make the gameplan and change it up as needed

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    My prediction is easy for this game: whoever gets the most QB pressure will win. Period. The rest is just noise and spin.

    I like the Bucs IF they keep Brady clean. But that is a yuge, massive IF.

    And Brady is better under pressure than Stafford is…or ever was.

  20. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Maybe they pull out 2 RBs in the backfield to chip block then turn around and catch the ball.

  21. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Rams will be ready for the short pass. They will crowd the LOS and be looking to lay the wood. BL can’t play into their hands. We’ll have to Max protect and dial up some deeper shots early on. Or else the LA defense will be running down hill all day and yards will be very tough to get. Any word on the availability of Grayson? Maybe a John Brown appearance?
    Brady will have to make some plays down field. Can’t play scared like they did against the Saints.

  22. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Dink and dunk all the way down the field if you have to. Save the theatrics for later. Remember what Herman Edwards said in his infamous news conference. Hello!

  23. JGhotier Says:

    What this team has accomplished this year through the weekly rash of injuries is pretty incredible.

    Meanwhile it’s all stacking up in Green Bay’s favor as not only are they getting to play a 49ers team w/ injuries to their star players in Bosa and Warner, and a banged up QB. But they are also conversely getting reinforcements in big ways in Za’Darius Smith, Bahktiari, Jaire Alexander and Whitney Mercilus….they couldn’t have it laid out any easier for them FOR a Playoff run.

    The Football Gods are squarely shining down on them as it stands right now.

  24. Bucsfanman Says:

    Coaching, coaching, coaching!

  25. PassingThru Says:

    Let me rephrase the dilemma I was referring to earlier. Your slot receivers are the ones who take those short to intermediate level passes. We lost our slot WRs. The best slot receiver left on the roster is a TE, Gronk, but his opportunities will be limited due to blocking chores. That means pulling Evans from outside and having him work in the slot, which isn’t the best use of Evans but probably necessary.

  26. Capt.Tim Says:

    Alex Cappa is underrated. He will play great at Right tackle.
    Im sure Buc badass Jensen will play.
    Stennie did a great job at Right Guard last year.
    Ideal? No. Workable? Absolutely.
    Im concerned about Perriman. He gives Brady a great option, with speed.

    We need to terrorize Stafford, and find Brate and Perriman on short passes.
    Im worried, but we still have a good chance

  27. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I love your comments, Thomas Edrington, Bucsfanman, Capt.Tim and a couple of others as well.

    Go Bucs! Overcome adversity!

  28. Capt.Tim Says:

    Thank you

  29. brooks Says:

    Brady wants this one enough said!