The Offensive Line Protected Tom Brady Just Fine

August 10th, 2022


Quick update on what Joe saw in a macro sense from the Bucs’ offensive line that was on the field today protecting the meal ticket and franchise, Tom Brady.

(Qualifier: What many fans look for in an offensive line is not what Joe looks for at all. When it comes to pass blocking, so long as the quarterback is untouched, Joe sees a successful blocking play. Many fans want if not demand there be five pancake blocks on each and every dropback and anything less is unacceptable. So Joe is typing what Joe considers successful and, yeah, it may make others grumble and stomp their feet in frustration and holler at the moon.)

Brady got strong protection today. Was it perfect? No, of course not. But it was fine. Joe saw maybe a couple of passes where Brady threw the ball away. Joe saw twice where Brady had to take a couple of steps one way or the other to avoid heat. Only once did Joe see a defensive lineman get in his face.

So no, the offensive line wasn’t perfect. It was, however, good enough to allow Brady to find receivers and deliver.

Joe didn’t see any need to call 911 or to order an Uber for a ride to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

28 Responses to “The Offensive Line Protected Tom Brady Just Fine”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m expecting our Oline to flatten every defender…..cause them to wail in agony…..beg their coaches to take them out of the game….ask for a raise….and 3 days off the next week…..or….simply put all of them on IR…

    Not too much to ask.

  2. GOB Says:

    So long as the recievers can get separation, Brady gets the ball out so fast, that the line need not be perfect. Just hold those blocks long enough, and don’t commit a foul. Nobody blitzes Brady anyway. At least not with these recievers.

  3. Goatfarmer Says:

    Good news but no reason to get excited, the thief he kindly spoke.

  4. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Hainsey going down with cramps is a potential red flag on his conditioning. Those 1PM home games are brutal.

    If Licht like JC Tretter then we need to get him here asap

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    The biggest help to this offensive line might be the addition of Russell Gage. If he can continue to get early separation on his routes it should give Brady the security blanket that he always used to get in New England with his slot recievers.
    That and Brady’s pocket mobility has always been off the charts.
    I believe they will need a better running game this year though to make the passing game click easier.

  6. Buczilla Says:

    I don’t think that we can comfortably sustain any more injuries on the offensive line, but it’s still one of the best (on paper, for now until games start) in the nfl in spite of Brandon Thorns silly opinion that it’s 15th in the league. The nerve of these people!

  7. Crickett Baker Says:

    Gage got hurt. IDK how bad, but any hurt is ominous.

  8. Maniac Buc Says:

    Maniac agrees with Joe 100%

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Hainsey should be in better condition to minimize cramps by the time the season begins.

  10. teacherman777 Says:


    Quoting Bob Dylan?


  11. PassingThru Says:

    Did they do a good job? The South Florida Sun-Sentinel beat writer thinks that Zach Sieler “beat up” the Buc interior offensive line.

  12. David Says:


    Cramps is not a conditioning thing, it’s just a hydration thing. Drink some water, he’s fine.
    Besides, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, over the last few years there are not many games at 1 PM at home, especially in September and October.

    Good news for the fans –
    This year they only have two home games at 1 PM. One is at the end of October and the other one is January 1. 👍

  13. Bird Says:

    Its different for me …I wanna see body bags


    Johnny lawrence

  14. BucsfanFred Says:

    I always heard cramps come from inadequate hydration and electrolytes.

  15. Beeej Says:

    It’s what plants crave

  16. geno711 Says:

    Which Dolphin Beat writer?

    I did not see any tweets from Greg Coat or David Hyde.

  17. Captain Oblivious Says:


    Is it still considered a Dylan song or Hendrix?

    @Beeej Says

    Haha, “It’s what plants crave” made me laugh. Though, since we are now living in that movie it’s not so funny.

  18. Beej Says:

    I’ll be here all week folks

  19. SPARKY Says:

    Don’t anybody quote Shakespeare anymore?

  20. PassingThru Says:


    The bow is bent and drawn; make from the shaft.

  21. SPARKY Says:

    Thanks Passing Thru,a man with real culture. Now, what the feck does that meam?!?

  22. PassingThru Says:

    It means, “Don’t hold back, take your best shot”.

  23. Beej Says:

    “what your wisdoms could not discover, these shallow fools have brought to light”

  24. SPARKY Says:

    Man, I’m an idiot. I miss Medicated Pete.

  25. Melvin Junior Says:

    Ttbucs3: “ Those 1PM home games are brutal.”

    Well, there are only just TWO of these such (1:00pm @ home) games currently, “scheduled.” Week-3 vs Green Bay & Week-17 vs Carolina, on New Year’s Day! We only have maybe, JUST (5-6) 1:00pm games TOTAL, as of right now, as that is subject to change due to “flex-scheduling” for the ‘networks’ (I believe they still do this)… Since “Brady,” most of our games are in the “Prime-Time/Game of the Week” slot(s). Anyway, we started scheduling most of our home games for 4:00 due to the HEAT, but doesn’t really ‘seem-like’ there is a whole lot difference tho (maybe, at the end of games, a little), other than, having more Lightning-Delays!?:/

  26. MadMax Says:

    “Come not between the dragon and his wrath” …yeah, thats Brady all the way!

  27. Hodad Says:

    Conditioning has nothing to do with cramping. To much heat causes cramps. The body can’t take in enough fluids to stave it off. That’s why IV’s are given for severe cases of heat stroke. No matter what shape you’re in, you can’t beat the power of the sun. Hainsey is in top shape for a man his size. It’s dumb practicing in 100 degree index conditions when you have an AC field to work in. Our first two games are in AC domes on the road. Practice smart, indoors.

  28. LakelandSteve Says:

    Just read from Dolphins reporter that there defense frustrated Brady all day and at one point would have sacked Brady three times in a row if sacks were allowed. Sounds like Dolphins are already taking victory laps and praising there great defense for totally outplaying our offense. I obviously wasn’t there but Joe’s report and there report are completely different.