Firing Faster Than Ever

September 27th, 2022

Joe loves the NextGen NFL stats because they are unsoiled by personal bias. All the data is generated through the tracking of equipment.

And guess where Tom Brady leads the NFL?

Through three games for all NFL teams, Brady is king when it comes to “Time To Throw,” which tracks the amount of time elapsed from the snap of the football to the release of a pass. Brady is the fastest in the league at an average of 2.4 seconds.

He led the NFC last year with a “Time To Throw” of 2.5 seconds.

Against the Packers on Sunday, Brady was spitting the ball out at a blistering average of 2.22 seconds. That was the fastest game average recorded this season by a starting quarterback.

There are many reasons for Brady being in a hurry to throw. And it starts with self-preservation behind a third-string left tackle and an inexperienced offensive line. The Bucs also largely were staying away from deep shots Sunday without Chris Godwin, Julio Jones and Mike Evans.

Well, Julio was available, but the Bucs didn’t want to use him.

20 Responses to “Firing Faster Than Ever”

  1. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    The weak line is hurting us this year. We’ll be better when Smith gets back. I hope we have Jensen before the season is done too.

  2. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Despite the resentment he garners league-wide ( mostly by “suits”, competing executives & FanBoy Florio )…this is even more evidence that he hasn’t “lost his fastball” as they say. His demise is greatly exaggerated by many…

  3. Kody Says:

    Yeah, well with the decimated O-line Brady has no choice. He better get it off fast or he’ll get sacked! Hopefully our O-line gets better as the season progresses.

  4. Tim Says:

    @Winny Testaverde

    This article tells about the time to throw, not the speed in Mph of his said throws.

  5. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Brady throws mostly lasers and darts-still can bring it.

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  6. beano Says:

    That’s because he has less time to throw. Duh.

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I re-watched the 1st half. Offense had the ball only 4 times. 1st they go down & score 3 points they were 3rd & 2 a penalty by Wirf & Watson made it 3rd & 7 and Watson gives up the sack. D let’s GB with a rookie wr go right down the field & score. O’s second possession 1st & 10, holding Watson. BL calls run up the middle on 1st & 20, stuffed. 2nd & 20 8yd pass to Gage 3rd & 12, 10 yd pass to Perriman, punt. D let’s up another score.. 3rd possession Watson gives up the sack punt. D let’s GB go right down the field AGAIN but get’s the fumble recovery. O’s Last possession fumble by Perriman on GB 25yd line. Obviously more than one series in each possession except the BL 1st & 20 run series, that was 3 & out. All I know is this the D lost the half put O down 11 points at the half. Brady went 13 for 14, Scotty couldn’t fight off the Db to come back for the ball the only missed target. I had to take a break, I’ll watch the second half later.

    Results: unprepared Bowles D, a give away possession by BL and two costly penalties and a fumble. O didn’t play that bad and I wouldn’t blow too much smoke up D’s arses Bucs D almost gave up 3 td’s. Poor coaching ALL around.

  8. Jonny Says:

    I’m actually not as down as many on our offense. For the first time this season, Brady looked calm and comfortable behind a shaky o-line and with tier c receivers. It was great to finally see Brady establish rapport with Russell Gage, who can be our version of Edelman. The loss stings, but every regular season loss that is not within the division is a tremendous learning opportunity to be amazing in the playoffs. Let’s hope the defense keeps this up and offense builds on this newfound chemistry between Brady and his prime slot receiver, and elevates itself to explosiveness with the talents of Evans, Godwin and Jones.

  9. Dooley Says:

    Agree on self preservation being a reason. Also, got to figure there aren’t many defenses Brady has lined up against that he hasn’t seen. Pair that with the play call, what he sees in terms of coverage, whether or not he’s decided where he wants to go with the ball and you got the recipe for such a fast release post-snap.

  10. richbucsfan Says:

    Not throwing in the towel but I don’t think this Oline is a dominant playoff/Super Bowl type group. Way too inexperienced and weak. I hate it but I’m thinking they might make the playoffs but that’s it. Teams can overcome a lot, but a weak foundation can’t be overcome. 9-8 at best

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The problem with getting the ball out that quickly is that some WR routes haven’t developed yet and he has to rely on shorter passes…….we are coming up short on the early downs…..forcing a 3rd down too often.

    Our Oline was weak….especially with D Smith out.

  12. Beeej Says:

    Simply having Donnie could have been the difference

  13. Bojim Says:

    No wonder there were so many missed catches. Receivers weren’t ready

  14. Byedon Leftbitch Says:

    Maybe show Ira that stat. Dude seems to put this all on Brady like everything is his fault.

  15. Hodad Says:

    When you look at Danny Jones running for his life last night, and getting sacked 5 times, don’t forget he’s also mobile, our line is doing a hell of a job. This is the same Dallas D that couldn’t do that to our line. Look at the money Cinn spent on their O line, and look how much Joe has been sacked. Brady helps, but take your heads out of the Tampa sand, our line ain’t doing to bad. Can’t use them as an excuse.

  16. Goatfarmer Says:

    If we could get that to 2.7 it would mean we would be winning with the passing game. Hope it comes.

  17. Coburn Says:

    I actually thought with the eyeball test the oline held up ok, but I suspect the trust isn’t there and the shorter routes is a bit part of it. Of course my eyes could be wrong too

  18. Bucsfan13 Says:

    According to Gregg Rosenthall, Tom Brady has the 2nd shortest time to throw per PFF and the 4th deepest average depth of target. Fans are assuming that fast release time always means shorter routes, and that’s not the case. Brady is very good at pre-snap reads that he knows where his mismatch is very quickly. That stat is very amazing.

  19. beano Says:

    Useless stat. Could mean many things. Dan Marino had the quickest release in the universe and never won a Super Bowl.

  20. Jeremy Says:

    The D had a great 2nd half, but got beat the 1st half. Our O-line is doing pretty good. I saw a couple of dropped balls that made a huge difference to me. Why should a reciever get full pay if he is not doing his job? If this was a performance based pay system things might have looked a little better