“Getting 2 Percent Better”

April 18th, 2022

Bucs QB Coach Clyde Christensen talks Tom Brady the student/leader.

So what’s next for Tom Brady with the Bucs?

How will he make the team better?

Bucs quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen dove deep on these subjects during his recent visit to the Power Up Your Marriage And Business podcast.

Christensen talked about Brady’s obsessive focus on improving. He said together they will outline various aspects of the game and how much they feel Brady can improve personally, or how much better the team collectively can execute better on a given process.

Christensen said he and Brady will break it down to percentage points, like “getting 2 percent” better at Brady breaking from the center.

And the veteran QB coach said Brady will obsessively focus on basics, such as the center-quarterback exchange, even if he’s worked on the same thing for 150 consecutive days.

Christensen added that he serves often as a guy giving Brady leadership feedback. So he tell Brady that something didn’t go over smoothly with players, or that Brady’s message might have been better dealt another way. He said Brady craves anything that can help him improve and that he’s highly coachable.

Brady has a more patient leadership style that Peyton Manning did, Christensen said, when he and Manning teamed up in Indianapolis. Per Christensen, Manning was more about fixing things yesterday versus Brady expressing to players that things will come together as the week progresses.

Joe got a laugh at Christensen sharing that Brady leaned on him soon after the Super Bowl win to lose 30 pounds so he could be more dangerous in 2021. Christensen added that Brady certainly has made him a better coach over the past two years and that most Bucs coaches would share the same feeling.

18 Responses to ““Getting 2 Percent Better””

  1. Hodad Says:

    Talk about a guy with a great coaching back ground who never got a shot at a H.C. job. Clydes been around some of the best his whole career, think he would’ve at least interviewed. What’s up with that?

  2. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Clyde was hurt, in my opinion by Dungy putting him in an OC position long before he was ready and not smart enough to realize it. I believe that was part of Dungy’s undoing in Tampa. But, I agree, Clyde is a much much better coach now.

  3. ErikTheViking Says:

    Clyde is white. Hence the no interviews.

  4. Allbuccedup Says:

    Maybe Clyde and Tom Moore were the real quarterback whisperers and Arians got all the credit.

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Allbuccedup Says:
    April 18th, 2022 at 5:33 pm
    Maybe Clyde and Tom Moore were the real quarterback whisperers and Arians got all the credit.
    Did You cut and paste this from Realisto’s old posts, or are you Realisto under a different name?

  6. geno711 Says:

    Lots of good coaches on this staff. Glad we have them.

  7. GOB Says:

    Contrary to popular belief, Brady loves to be coached. He also expects his coaches to be coached, something the previous HC had no time for.

  8. RustyRhinos Says:

    With, All the talk about future possibilities of a percentage of Ownership in Miami. Why are there no same possibilities of Ownership percentage talk in Tampa? Who else would be such a fantastic addition to Buccaneer ownership? The dedication to attention to detail, even the simple ones. Driven!

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I figured out why BA retired, Todd Haley is in town and they didn’t get along while they fought for Big bens love in Pittsburgh. Both of them are considered gruff and abrasive. Banditball is back!

  10. Red-sparrow Says:


    The glazer boys pockets aren’t nearly as deep as Stephen Ross’ so maybe they’re more reluctant to share ownership with anyone other than glazer family members for that reason.

  11. steele Says:

    Perhaps Clyde should focus on making Trask 100% better. Tick tick tick…

  12. Red-sparrow Says:


    You may not be all that far from the truth. Bruce arians is certainly no quarterback whisperer. All his quarterbacks have career highs in interceptions.

  13. David Says:


    You seriously don’t think he’s working with Trask? He’s the quarterbacks coach. I’m pretty sure he’s capable of working with three or four different players.

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I cleaned the roof for a guy who left Tampa to coach in College. He was an assistant coach under Tony Dungy. I asked him why the offense was so predictable, and he told me point blank it was because Trent Dilfer could not remember all the plays! So, they simplified the Offense! It was not Clyde Christensen’s fault!
    I asked this Man why Tony Dungy did not defend himself when he was accused of having an offense that was too predictable. This ex Tampa Bay assistant coach told me that it was not Tony Dungy’s “style” to throw someone under the Bus. So, instead of throwing Shade on Trent Dilfer, Tony Dungy took the blame.

  15. William Walls Says:

    Thanks for the insight, Chris!

  16. SOEbuc Says:

    So Brady is addicted to improving

    -2020 SB MVP
    -Lost to Rams by a nail in when we were down 27-3.
    -Just resigned Jensen, Godwin, and Fournette.
    -Just signed two impact players he has five+ years with in NE

    …What is this Miami sh!t??? I’m clueless.

  17. brooks Says:

    Clyde making Brady better give me a break.

  18. SB Says:

    ErikTheViking Says:
    April 18th, 2022 at 5:22 pm
    Clyde is white. Hence the no interviews.


    People that bring race unnecessarily into a conversation are THE reason the world is the way it is today. NEVER gonna get better with people like you.