It’s All About Tom Brady

January 10th, 2022

Mr. Seven Rings.

It’s alright if you are a little bit nervous this week. It’s the playoffs!

The playoffs are a tightrope walk without the net. Lose and go home. Win and advance. No do-overs. Mistakes are magnified. Plays are intensified. It’s football at its best.

So looking at each playoff team, Kevin Seifert of BSPN believes Bucs fans, no matter how much they may fret, can be confident.

Why? Because the Bucs have Tom Brady at quarterback, and frankly, what more do you need?

Reason for hope: The Buccaneers have a player who has appeared in 10 of the past 20 Super Bowls and has won seven of them. Quarterback Tom Brady’s experience is invaluable in the postseason, as he proved last season in getting the Buccaneers over the hump and into Super Bowl LV. But his insight wouldn’t be as valuable if, at age 44, he wasn’t still one of the best passers in the league. You could argue that no playoff team was more reliant on the passing game than the Buccaneers this season. Brady led the league in attempts, and his 682 passes through 16 games were by far the most in his career.

Joe has already written this but it bears repeating: Watching what Brady did to the NFL’s second-ranked pass defense with mostly guys who were castoffs, has-beens and never-beens was mindblowing.

Joe is starting to think Brady could be throwing to receivers from Clearwater Central Catholic and he would make those guys look like NFL players. There is something magical about Brady and it is rubbing off on the Breshad Perrimans and the immortal Cyril Graysons of the world.

As long as Brady stays upright, the Bucs have a strong chance to repeat.

12 Responses to “It’s All About Tom Brady”

  1. Bucs Win Says:


  2. BucfanBF Says:

    In BRADY I trust !!
    L F G !!!!!!!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Perriman made a sick catch on the sideline yesterday….you’ve got to think that goes a long way toward earning Brady’s trust….& maybe….just maybe….Scotty is back. Tyler Johnson is a solid receiver on many routes…..and Evans, Gronk & Brate are healthy……we should have Rojo & Lenny back and a solid, healthy Oline……that should be enough to get us 27 points on anyone….
    The question is defense……if we get JPP, Shaq & LVD back…..will they be near 100%……we have our entire secondary back…….
    Winning is doable.

  4. overall Says:

    Joe, the last three games, were against teams more concern about improving their draft position then winning football games. This worry me because this team has not play a team with a winning record in a couple of weeks. Even these player’s returning, what kind of shape will they be in. This looks like a tired team to me.

  5. AMI_Chris Says:

    I’m very glad the Bucs had yesterday’s second half. The previous six quarters they played were pretty horrendous. I’d sure like to see Lombardi Lenny running the ball a little bit.

  6. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    This is TRULY the case. When things aren’t going well during a game I have asked my son several times “In the history of football what other player than TB12 would you want on your team?” Time and time again he comes through… Most recently versus the Bills and Jets…

  7. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Now if the cry baby’s wild stop whining on the in game thread that the game is over just because the other team scored 1st and the offense sputters in the beginning and just trust in Tom that would be so nice!

  8. Wild Bill Says:

    So why can’t the Bucs be hot right out of the gate? Is Tom required to use only the scripted plays in the first quarter? If so throw away the scripted plan and let Tom run the game plan from the get go. I hate this year’s lack of uptempo to start the games. Too often this season we have fallen behind early on and then later in the game Tom takes over and picks apart the opponents defense and rallies the team to victory. We all groaned at the sluggish up and down play this season. Yet here we are at a very respectable 13 and 4. But what an up and down ride to get there. There were times when the offense looked tepid far too long. And then Thomas the Great would ride his white horse to victory. I really blame coaching decisions for the frequent slow dull starts. What happened to risk it for the biscuit? And one half of our losses were to the same team! Go figure.

  9. Cobraboy Says:

    That Kitties D was NOT the 2nd best in the NFL. Their DB-field had the equivalent of practice squad players.

  10. Swampbuc Says:

    Speaking of Grayson — I hope his hammy is a mild one. He deserves his time in the spotlight and obviously given the Bucs thin WR corps, the Bucs need him.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Tampa very rarely agree with you but he is one man and the D can’t let teams just go down and score at will. At some point the offense will fail and not put up 30 points, then what? Overall, agreed about draft position but players are still playing for their jobs and these coaches still have pride. When Jets chose to QB sneak on 4th & 2 wheras they kick the FG and go up 10 points with very little time left seemed a little fishy but Dan Campbell’s Lions just wanted to beat GB which cost them a draft position. In Carolina’s case the coach was fighting for his job as were the QB’s so my guess is they gave it their all until it was over.

  12. John Olmstead Says:

    The Saints managed to not only pressure Brady up the middle, but take away over the middle passes as well. Gronk and Evans will both be double teamed so Grayson, Miller and Perriman will have to beat one one one coverage all day.