“Once We Figure The Other Team Out, They’re In Trouble.”

January 10th, 2022

Confidence was oozing from Bucco Bruce Arians this afternoon while he talked about his No. 2-ranked offense.

Defense was a little different story.

Asked about how the Bucs have hammered their last two opponents in the second half, Arians pointed to his staff and Tom Brady.

“Once we figure the other team out, they’re in 7, when Tom figures you out,” Arians said.

Arians again lauded general manager Jason Licht and VP of player personnel John Spytek for steadily replenishing the Tampa Bay roster. And he emphasized that offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is the man putting together the weekly gameplan.

Of course, the key for the Bucs is figuring an opponent out in the first quarter and first half, like they did against the Bills and many others earlier this season. Remember, the Bucs had a 21-7 halftime lead against the Eagles in Week 6 before getting up 28-7 and letting the Eagles almost crawl back into the game as Philadelphia scored the final 15 points.

This is where Joe believes Brady and the Bucs gain a postseason advantage. Brady seeing a team not named “New Orleans” for a second time in a season is a huge advantage for the Bucs, Joe believes. Brady’s too smart and savvy to not take advantage.

If the playoff seeding holds, the Bucs will face the Eagles, Cowboys and Packers to reach the title game, all teams that Brady has plenty of experience against. It’s a big reason Joe prefers not to see the 49ers or Cardinals in the playoffs.

27 Responses to ““Once We Figure The Other Team Out, They’re In Trouble.””

  1. Rico210 aka wutdaBucisthis Says:

    Man line up whoever. We will knock them over.
    Going for 2

  2. David Says:

    Five coaching changes already…
    Vikings, Broncos, Jacksonville, Miami, Chicago

    The more there are, the less likely Bowles and/or Leftwich stay here next year. Not good.

  3. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Defense id a huge concern for me. Need JPP back even with one arm.

  4. Francisco Guzman Says:

    David if Bowles leaves i would love brian flores. If he doesn’t get a job as a HC.

  5. Bird Says:

    Vangio / zimmer / flores

    Good dudes out there


    Let me slightly correct title of article
    Once brady figures out what the other team is doing. The tv coverage was amazing yesterday. Brady telling guys where to be. Changing it up…blue bono

    He is the man!

  6. BA4President Says:

    Flores will get a job as HC. If not, that just shows the issues with said franchise

  7. Ben green Says:

    My old coach Mr. Eric mangini always said, “when Brady knows, it goes” that being said, Joe why no posts about Brady openly defying BA, again on the sideline? He obviously doesn’t respect him, and Ben told y’all as much earlier in the season.

  8. Wesley Says:


  9. Cobraboy Says:

    bun green says:

    Joe why no posts about Brady openly defying BA, again on the sideline? He obviously doesn’t respect him, and Ben told y’all as much earlier in the season.

    bun, your idiotic posts make a lot more sense when I read them in a PeeWee Herman voice…

  10. Bird Says:

    Yah a former pro NFLer is a troll on a Bucs website a “team he didnt play on “


  11. SlyPirate Says:

    I’m curious how much Covid becomes an issue for teams in the playoffs.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Ben Green = another poster that needs to come with the disclosure before posts that read : “I’m not a real Bucs fan so my opinion doesn’t matter.”

  13. Crickett Baker Says:

    Todd Bowles has been a head coach. I somehow get the feeling that he did not like that position as much as what he is so successful at now. I just have a feeling he will stay with the Bucs until he can be HC here, or just stay as defensive coord. I hope I am right.
    PS I guess Bum Green hasn’t heard how many times Brady says how much he likes and respects Arians. IDK where he gets those feelings–not from Tom, for sure.

  14. Mr Bean Says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but I find TB12 defying the coach and going in for one more throw to get Gronk his bonus hilarious. Look it up.

  15. Captain Dan Lawrence Says:

    I’ve gotta agree with ya about the pee wee Herman voice!! Let’s go BUCs!

  16. Oxycodoms Says:

    Slow starts due to poor preparation disadvantage of having player type coaches that are also older like arians/bowles. Thankfully bucs have at least played eagles once. Bowles reacts and makes adjustments better then going in with a good game plan

  17. SKBucsFan Says:

    It was funny Mr.Bean. you could ready Bradys lips on the bench.

    He also came off the bench to celebrate in the end zone with Scotty Miller.

    Brady is a total team player that they need to lock up in a contract for the next 8 years. He’s just about as valuable on the sideline!

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady said, BA, are you fing kidding me? If I don’t get Gronk his last catch, AB will be that last thing you’ll have to worry about. Don’t need my Brah disgruntled. Sit back old man and listen to your Walkman, Gabbert will get his chance when I SAY SO! That is if you want your job next week. Is it me but is BL’s game plan pretty much the same week to week? C’mon say it with me 70% 1st down run up the middle, 3rd &2 bomb left side, 4&2 bomb right side.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Some of you people must be trumpies the way you just latch on to a big lie and keep repeating it as if it’s true

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Did he really say that? The kiss of death, prematurely blowing smoke up your arse instead of being humble and shutting your mouth. Apparently to hard to do for Tom Brady made future hof coach BA.

  21. Coburn Says:

    Guess they never figured the saints out? Just saying… We need to be careful of making boasts like this

  22. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Anonymous, don’t be stupid.

  23. alton d green Says:

    Francisco you nailed it. Flores did a great job as DC for the Patriots. Lord knows we need all the help we can get. I can guarantee that Flores wouldn’t wait till halftime to make adjustments. Still can’t believe the Tunas fired him

  24. Tim in PSL Says:

    I think it’s funny how BA has to continuously stress how it’s BL who’s running the gameplan. If that’s truly the case, why the need to continue to press the issue?

  25. webster Says:

    Tim in psl because as you can see idiots on this site continue say BL does nothing. Brady and every analyst who calls bucs game continue to say BL is running the show but again idiots as you can see say otherwise without any PROOF. You know kind of like these same people say the election was stolen without any PROOF. They have been laughed out of 60 federal courts but continue to say the same thing. So people have to CONTINUE to call it the big lie. Thats all BA is doing. He is continuing to tell the idiots exactly who is running the show. If BL wasnt, then his name would not be on the top of team’s list. These teams have contacts all over and they know what is going on. Thats why the “OC” in kansas city never really get a fair shake because he does not call plays and really is not the game planner.

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Arians saying Leftwich is doing the gameplanning, wasn’t meant as a compliment, he was just deflecting why the scripted plays to start the game are so bad.

  27. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Is this Webster from the television show? Because your post are really comical. Or maybe you’re just an idiot that knows nothing about football.