“Everybody Just Needs To Settle Down”

September 29th, 2022

Film guru Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner is not one for hyperbole during his work for NFL Network or when he calls national games live on radio each week.

Warner is all about the film and tapping his deep knowledge of the game.

When it comes to Tom Brady, Warner said on NFL Network this week, that “little bit of panic” fans are having about him and the Bucs offense isn’t warranted.

“Everybody just needs to settle down,” Warner said. He went to the film to explain and praised Brady for his back-side reads and for throwing dime after dime. He also highlighted a flat route to Jaelon Darden that went for 25 yards.

Yes, Brady’s still got the arm and the super-sharp mind, Warner said, so he’s confident everything Bucs will be fine when the injury situation around Brady clears up.

Joe shares Warner’s optimism.

Things shouldn’t be as bad as they are now, but Joe also has to put a fat asterisk next to the slimy Saints game two Sundays ago. Even when the Bucs offense was humming, it couldn’t do much against New Orleans — getting shut out last year and held to three points in 2020.

30 Responses to ““Everybody Just Needs To Settle Down””

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    Warner is a very smart dude. And has this right.

  2. dls5492 Says:


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  4. Bucfan Says:

    Brady should call his own plays!

  5. Jason Says:

    I agree. I believe the last qb to do so was Jim Kelly.

  6. Leftwichgottago Says:

    I think Warner is right … except that BL still calls plays. He is absolute bottom tier in the nfl… Gove Brady the offende and it doesn’t matter who plays the offense will look better than this

  7. SPARKY Says:

    Every ex coach and ex player on the talk shows all say the same thing, Bucs will be fine when they get healthy. This is the toughest part of our schedule. If we can sneak out of this 3-1 or even 2-2 with our injuries, that’s more than we could have expected. And the defense is doing great, we don’t need Suh.

  8. RightOnMan Says:

    Take Brady away and BL is nothing more than another clueless OC in the NFL. There are a shocking amount of them around the league. But he really takes the cake. That trick play was an absolute brain fart. And the running scheme is an embarrassment. Dude will never succeed without the GOAT.

  9. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Didn’t Peyton call his own plays?

  10. MerryPlankster777 Says:

    Never been a Darden fan, but if he keeps making plays like that 25 yard pick up might have to become one. And how about Brady’s last TD to Gage? That was an amazing laser window play! Lets go Bucs!!!

  11. TombsEN Says:

    Warren Sapp was right about the fans that’s for sure. Winston threw for over 4,000 yards and 30 td’s w/o Godwin and Evans for the last quarter of the season with BL as his OC now ppl are saying BL would suck w/o Brady???? BL is doing his best to keep Brady upright and right now it seems like they don’t trust the line to hold up past a certain point. Some of you are clueless and it shows.

  12. TombsEN Says:

    Looks like my comment didn’t make it through, why is that???

  13. TombsEN Says:

    Warren Sapp was right about the fans that’s for sure. Winston threw for over 4,000 yards and 30 td’s w/o Godwin and Evans for the last quarter of the season with BL as his OC now ppl are saying BL would struggle w/o Brady???? BL is doing his best to keep Brady upright and right now it seems like they don’t trust the line to hold up past a certain point. Some of you are clueless and it shows.

  14. AbucAway Says:

    Is Tom’s head really in it enough to even call his own plays effectively? Look I’m a big fan and would have never questioned his ability to call his own way, but this year, I don’t know. I do still trust him to audible out of ol lefty’s ridiculousness at times though.

  15. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    “Making predictions are tough, especially about the future” Yogi Berra

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, the Westwood One national radio broadcasts are excellent, and they don’t cost anything to listen to. If you’re out driving around, or just want much better commentary, I highly recommend muting the TV and putting on the radio broadcast for national games. For Bucs games, of course, we got Gene to listen to who is still doing an amazing job, just like in year one with the Bucs when his co-host as Al Keck, and Jesse The Body Ventura.

  17. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    What could possibly go wrong?

  18. Anonymous Says:

    It wasn’t the play call it was the execution!

  19. Tap-Out Says:

    Had the trick play worked no one would have even mentioned BL’s name …the narrative would have been Brady made the call inspite of BL!

  20. Tap-Out Says:

    You didn’t say all that when we won the Super Bowl with BL calling the plays …had the trick play worked I bet you would have given all the credit to Brady as if he had made the decision to call the play…the call wasn’t the problem, execution was!

  21. HC Grover Says:

    The new Buc Offense is pure genius. This is a never before seen scheme. The plan capitalizes on opponents make bonehead mistakes and then no capitalizing on them. Red Zone plan is try to get a field goal.
    If Bowles can stop the 5 yard stupidity penalty plays it will work like charm.
    We can see now why we hired our punter. Our punter is the key player in the Bowles scheme.

  22. Goatfarmer Says:

    Genius is as genius does, Grover.

    The Leftwurst really loves his No-motion, no-play action, run on first down exactly where the defense expects just to prove you can do it anyway. Genius.

  23. Oneilbuc Says:

    A lot of the people on here are more Brady fans than bucs fans so it doesn’t matter how Brady plays if he plays good and we win than it’s all Brady. But if he plays bad and we lose or win than it’s BL , Bowles and the team fault. It’s a lot of fake bucs fan on this site and Joe knows it. That’s why he will never say Brady played bad even if he did play bad him and Ira Kaufman podcast. That’s why I’m glad it’s Brady last year and not because of Brady it’s because of these fake Brady / Patriots bucs fans I can’t stand none of them. Go bucs to my real fans rather we disagree or not .

  24. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Abucaway “ Is Tom’s head really in it enough to even call his own plays effectively?” You’re obviously not a big fan if you have to question his commitment. 23 years worth of football and statements from current and former teammates would tell you that he knows nothing but all in. He called the plays when they went uptempo on the two minute drives, and they had success. I can’t believe you idiots are questioning his cognitive ability. He’s the best pre-snap QB ever after Peyton Manning.

    He can’t just go rogue and audible out of every single play. What’s the point of the OC? How do we know the alert play is any better than the original play. The play call sent in by Leftwich could be a run play and an alert run play. Yes, he has the freedom to alert or just change the play, but he’s not allowed to do it every single play. Aaron Rodgers got in trouble with the coach who thought he was changing the play too often.

    I love Kurt Warner because he’s very fair and unbiased. I follow his Youtube channel and he does excellent analysis of QBs. He’s not afraid to criticize any QB. He’s been critical of Brady when it’s been warranted. Anyone with eyes can tell Brady is not the problem with this offense. Injures are an easy excuse to explain the offensive struggles. Sure, they do hinder the offense a bit, but if we are at full strength will it stop the offense from being predictable in it’s play calling? This offense even with the injuries shouldn’t be this bad.

    We might be missing Arians more than we know. He might have not been calling plays, but he certainly would interject if he thought the offense was stalling. Joe laid it out in a previous post on how when Leftwich’s offense was predictable and unsuccessful when he was OC in Arizona. I’m a fan of Leftwich, but I have to be critical in this situation.

  25. SOEbuc be Says:

    The handoff on first down has been way out of hand since 2019.

  26. Pewter Power Says:

    The Bucs offense has been horrible for sure for 3 games for sure, it has to be harder to sustain that for 14 more weeks with all the weapons right? I mean at some point it has to pick Up we’re up impatient. I just want to eat W’s until that time comes

  27. Oneilbuc Says:

    If Kyle Trask was the quarterback for these 3 games he would be the only
    reason why the offense suck . I hope next year y’all have this same mindset for Trask or the next young quarterback we have behind the center. Next year I’m going to remind y’all all the excuses y’all gave Brady . I just hope y’all give the next quarterback the same excuses y’all giving Brady.

  28. Displaced Floridian Says:

    Some people use Y’all way too damn much. Just sayin

  29. Oneilbuc Says:

    Floridaian I’m from Texas that’s how we talk and by the way when it comes to football we all know who’s the number 1 state is with football. We have the most NFL players in the league out of all the states.

  30. ScottyMack Says:

    Oneilbuc – Sad, thinking the QB has anything to do with the lack of offensive firepower on this team. Brady is playing as good or better than he ever has. He’s near 70% on his completion rate. The play calling, untimely penalties and untimely fumbles (last game) are what is hurting the Bucs. And, of course, a whole lot of that is due to missing 1/3, 2/3 of 100% of his best receivers.

    Kyle Trask will NEVER be a top-of-the-line NFL QB. The Bucs would be 0-3 right now if Trask was playing instead of Brady.

    Oh, and for all of you people who continue to bash the OL, Brady has been hit/sacked less than all but one QB through three games this year. It’s the receivers, scheme and play calling, man!