Far More Advanced Than Defensive Coordinators

September 7th, 2022

The guy who seemingly invented retirement angst at the quarterback position was talking about the travails of the latest QB in that wobbly boat.

Joe’s referring to Brett Favre and his views of Tom Brady, as shared yesterday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Interesting stuff listening to Favre talking about the behind-the-scenes of his often annual dance with retirement.

But more interesting to Joe was hearing Favre talk about Brady having one of football’s great minds. “Mentally, he’s far more advanced than not only defenses but defensive coordinators,” Favre said.

Joe agrees with Favre (and no, Joe’s not addressing the Dennis Allen elephant today). Brady gets smarter and smarter and appears ahead of D-coordinators around the league.

Did those coaches seem to catch up to Brady in the Tampa Bay offense after seeing a year’s worth of 2020 film on him? Nope. Brady led the league in passing and touchdowns last season as the Bucs marched to a 13-4 record.

This is why Joe pities those wagering on the Cowboys to win on Sunday. Brady has proven capable of outsmarting Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and Brady is 15-4 through his career in his team’s first game of the season — after all those months to outthink a premier opponent.

As Joe wrote yesterday, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is 2-4 in opening-day games.

15 Responses to “Far More Advanced Than Defensive Coordinators”

  1. KingLDavid54 Says:

    Tom Brady > Brad Johnson

  2. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I hope the bucs blow out the ‘Boys and the Bucs defense has two defensive TD’s.

  3. MonkeyMan Says:

    Tom Brady > God

  4. Dooley Says:

    Unless that DC can send 4 DLmen downhill with confidence and continuity.

  5. Craig Says:

    Most of the time it looks like he knows the defensive play as soon as he breaks the huddle.

    I hope he blows out the Boys. I like Dak, but he has only one experienced receiver, and our defensive youngsters will be hungry. Hope Dak isn’t too traumatized.

  6. Infomeplease Says:

    Won’t be long now!!!! LFG!!!!

  7. MadMax Says:

    It was all of the predictable runs up the middle that drove me crazy….I could even see the other teams see it….get TF away from that so much BL.

    Anyways, Brady’s FB post in a vid with Morgan Freeman….ya’ll check that out

  8. D-Rok Says:

    I think a realistic score is 31-24, Bucs win.

  9. ocala Says:

    Brady’s worst record over the last 11 years is 11-5 and both of those times he won the Super Bowl.
    Vegas has the Bucs win total at 11.5 this year (tied with Buffalo for the highest in the NFL): Below is what Brady has done in relation to where Vegas had his win total:

    2001 – NE 6.5 11-5 Over
    2002 – NE 8 9-7 Over
    2003 – NE 8.5 14-2 Over
    2004 – NE 10.5 14-2 Over
    2005 – NE 11 10-6 Under
    2006 – NE 10.5 12-4 Over
    2007 – NE 11.5 16-0 Over
    2009 – NE 11.5 10-6 Under
    2010 – NE 9.5 14-2 Over
    2011 – NE 11.5 13-3 Over
    2012 – NE 12 12-4 Push
    2013 – NE 11 12-4 Over
    2014 – NE 10 12-4 Over
    2015 – NE 10.5 12-4 Over
    2016 – NE 10.5 14-2 Over
    2017 – NE 12.5 13-3 Over
    2018 – NE 11 11-5 Push
    2019 – NE 11 12-4 Over
    2020 – TB 9.5 11-5 Over
    2021 – TB 12.5 13-4 Over

  10. BucU Says:

    I’m gonna need medication by game time Sunday night. I’m already hyperventilating as it gets closer.

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    BucU – have a bunch of drinks. It doesn’t work but it’s more fun.

  12. james west Says:

    go bucs

  13. Please Says:

    KingLDavid54 Says:
    September 7th, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Tom Brady > Brad Johnson

    Hahaha. Most hilarious post!

  14. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Dooley, a lot of teams try it very few pull it off. You’re not sharing something everyone does not already know. DON’T blitz Stafford is another NO NO.

  15. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Opening games always scare me because sometimes teams underperform and sometimes team play out of their minds on opening night. If the Bucs don’t turn the ball over and don’t let Micah Parsons pull a Lawrence Taylor on us we will win.