“The Inferior Quarterback” And The “Inferior Offense”

September 23rd, 2022

Sobering words.

It’s hard to believe that one of the NFL’s best offenses the past two years led by a guy who should have been the MVP of the NFL both seasons, is now running a lesser offense than the guy who undeservedly won the MVP the past two seasons.

At Week 3 of the 2022 season, that might be where we stand.

The Bucs have a five-star matchup with the Packers at The Licht House on Sunday afternoon. Tom Brady was a superior quarterback to Packers drama queen signal-caller Aaron Rodgers the past two seasons. And the Bucs offense was better, as well.

But it’s hard to make that same case today. Brady hasn’t been bad, just OK. But the offense has been sputtering and the receiver corps has been so decimated by injuries the Bucs have pulled Cole Beasley off the street.

Would anyone be surprised if Beasley played Sunday?

The Packers are coming off an impressive game last week in whipping the Bears. Green Bay’s offense was humming. Yeah, Joe knows, it was the Bears. But it is hard to argue right now the Bucs’ offense is better than the Packers’. It’s not. Not now.

So when popular sports TV and radio personality Adam Schein said yesterday the Bucs, in facing the Packers, have the “inferior quarterback” and the “inferior offense,” well, Joe doesn’t think he’s full of it.

Not as of Sept. 23, 2022.

That doesn’t mean the Bucs’ offense can’t break out and win on Sunday. And that doesn’t mean the Bucs’ defense isn’t able to shut down the Packers’ offense.

It just means that despite the records (2-0 for the Bucs, 1-1 for the Packers), the Packers’ offense is better.

The defense of the Bucs is playing so great it is buying the offense time to work out the kinks with 15 games to play.

Man, it sure would be nice to see the Bucs knock off the Packers to go 3-0 despite the offense not yet in gear.

You can see Schein’s full take on the Packers-Bucs game in the CBS Sports video below.

 

42 Responses to ““The Inferior Quarterback” And The “Inferior Offense””

  1. MadMax Says:

    Its gonna be a close game. Im feeling a tie, with Succop delivering a game winning FG. Get on those 60 yarders Ryan 🙂

  2. MadMax Says:

    A tie and then OT, sorry, my bad

  3. Bucfan Says:

    Let Brady call his own plays!!!!! Stop running it ‘up the gut’ on first down 80% of the time.

  4. Pewter Warrior 813 Says:

    Remember this is the same analyst who predicted the Raiders to win more games than the Bucs this year…

    These “experts” and analyst are just guessing 99% of the time

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Pocket protector boy.

  6. D Says:

    Only 80% Bucfan? You’re being too nice to Leftwich.

  7. Joshua porter Says:

    Joe’s aren’t you guys the one who said bucs couldn’t win last week as well…..

  8. Infomeplease Says:

    The WR room needs to I work thru the hamstring issues one way or another. If the defense plays another strong game, the Bucs can be 3 and 0!!! LFG!!!!

  9. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Bucs will find a way to win it. Dink and dunk their butts off if that’s what it takes. All that really counts is the score board.

  10. Dooley Says:

    I’ll take our defense over the Packers offense. We are better on that side of than the Vikings & Bears and GB is 1-1 after playing both those teams. Offensively it’ll be interesting to see the plan of attack develop against a decent GB defense. It’s a unit that got gashed by Kirk Cousins & Justin Jefferson week 1 and allowed Dave Montgomery to rush for 122 yard on 15 carries for 8.1 yd avg per touch.

    For all you anti-“up the gut” guys, guess what you’ll see more of Sunday? LOL you ain’t gotta like it, it ain’t even got to work every play, but forcing a defense to be mindful of the willingness to attack the box opens up a sizeable portion of what we do in the pass game. Assuming Brady just goes and runs whatever play is called, 2 seasons in with plenty of instances in the in-game of him basically saying “nah” to the sideline. Leading up to the Saints game Brady says “we can’t make it a pass-a-thon” and we proceeded to make the Saints front 7 respect our willingness to run da bawl.

  11. CrackWise Says:

    Can someone remind us what the margin of victory was for the Bucs the first two games vs the Packers.

    While NUMBERS do matter when comparing things. APPARENTLY, they don’t make you the MVP when you have the BEST!

    So, while we can see that A-Rod has better numbers and has looked better than Brady. What is STILL not being looked at is what makes a REAL MVP.

    How many MicroSoft thingies has A-Rod broken and how many teammates and opponents has he gotten in the face of while screaming. How many fights has he started?

    All this, just so Brady could sit back and laugh while TRONCING the opposing team in a NEW Way, YET again!!! Thats just what REAL MVPs DO!!!

    LFG!!! I’m so jacked. Put me in coach! Wait no, never mind!

  12. Dooley Says:

    We’re going to run the ball some more lol

  13. CrackWise Says:

    *Our Margin of victory through the first two games as compared to the Packers Margin of victory through the first two games in 2022

  14. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Guaranteed Tom saw this. Good luck cheeseheads.

  15. CrackWise Says:

    WAIT, this dude lost ALL CREDIBILITY with me when he said our interior OL has been TERRIBLE.

    Come on Joe, let’s be real. Your only siding with this guy cause your scared of A-Rod spiking the team meal with some shroomies before the game. LOL

    Or perhaps your worried A-Rod will be flying HIGH Sunday!!!

    I get it but THIS GUY, is Tripin FOR REAL!

  16. ViSyl Says:

    Thanks Adam. Tom will use your video during sunday pre game adress to his teammates. Bucs 30 – 10

  17. Eckwood Says:

    Bucs must stop Dillion / run early or pack will beat down Bucs smaller lb …… the pack is actually a top 5 power run team if need be .

  18. Pewter Power Says:

    This year is wild…people are saying the most insane things about teams two weeks into the season. Honestly someone thinks their receivers are that much more dynamic then our back ups and injured. Packers are not a juggernaut this year

  19. Darin Says:

    The Pack came into the season without wrs. No way they win in Tampa. Rodgers will melt by halftime, once again

  20. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I HOPE Beasley is ready to play Sunday, because I have faith in him to get open.
    We really need a receiver to step up Sunday, because we are w/o Mike Evans, and many of our receivers are injured.
    Yes, the Packers looked good against the Bears, but we are not the Bears, and we are at home!

  21. Oddball Says:

    Hmm. See title of article prior to this one…

  22. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I HOPE Beasley is ready to play Sunday, because I have faith in him to get open.
    We really need a receiver to step up Sunday, because we are w/o Mike Evans, and many of our receivers are injured.
    Yes, the Packers looked good against the Bears, but we are not the Bears, and we are at home!
    I think we will beat the Packers

  23. swashbucklin Says:

    This team played much better at home than on the road last year. I’m not super worried about this one.

  24. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Ol Scheiner…reminds me of the lil duffer in high school whose only attempt at sports was wrestling at a low weight. Went O’fer and was pinned early and often…and turned in his headgear & singlet shortly there after. But he could be right here and now…

  25. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Why are we running so much on 1st and 2nd down? Why did the Bucs go out and sign Julio Jones and Russell Gage and draft a pass catching RB in White? We have the best group of WRs and Byron Leftwich wants to predictably run the ball. WTH.

  26. Duane Says:

    Yep, its overreaction week #2 people. Who would have thought an offense missing starting WRs and OL would struggle early? The team still won both games on the road, but obviously the sky is falling. How about overreacting about how our defense is playing lights out, they own Rodgers, and are likely to carry this team to a 3-0 record on Sunday? Its a much better reason to get after those Big Storm beers than to fret about our understandably struggling offense.

  27. GoPackGo Says:

    Packers

  28. Redeemer Says:

    They are running so much, because they have to. Brady would probably be in the hospital had they to open up the offense. They will need to run against GB also. Without Evans, Brady has virtually nobody that can get consistent separation. This game will be another defensive fight.

  29. Tvan101 Says:

    It is not like we played 2 of the best defenses in the league to start the season.

  30. Logan Says:

    The Packers have the better offense? How so? They look just as mediocre as the Bucs do currently. They have no weapons and an offensive line that is average. Tom is just as good as Aaron. I think it’s a draw as far as offense goes. To say that the Bucs are inferior is a massive overstatement.

  31. Bucsfan13 Says:

    The problem is the play calling sequence. They’ve totally neutered Brady. It’s time to let Brady “cook.” This doesn’t mean letting him drop back 40x a game. It means letting him pass on early downs and not obvious passing downs that will let the D pin it’s ears back. Let Tom spread it out and find the mismatches. Let’s run some no huddle. We need to diversify our offense. We can still have a nice pass and run balance, but this is offense predictable. Where are the patented Brady seam passes? The TE production has been nonexistent. We’ve heard so much about White’s receiving prowess. Where are the screen passes? How come he isn’t lining up in the slot more with us being down receivers?

    Brady is playing Bowles Ball. Rodgers is leaning on the run game, but GB’s offense is very creative. They run the ball well from different formations. They don’t just run up the guy. They do sweeps and duo runs. Aaron also hasn’t been neutered like Brady. He can also spread it out and throw it around

  32. Buczilla Says:

    Alfred E. Neuman should know better than to bet against Brady.

  33. Duane Says:

    Bowles ball is the the stingy defense that we have going. Leftwich and Brady are the brain trust of the offense. BA got promoted/demoted. If you think Bowles has any massive influence in the offensive playcalling, you havent been paying attention. If you think its Leftwich that is holding Brady back with all the running plays, you havent been paying attention.

  34. Biff Barker Says:

    +1 Buczilla, only a moron calls Brady inferior.

    This game is on Byron Leftwich.

  35. Dooley Says:

    @Bucsfan13

    The only thing limiting Brady and our play calling is the personnel issues we’ve had up front and at WR. It’s like you guys are pulling these narratives out of thin air. 2 years in, do you really think the best QB to ever wear red & pewter is being boxed in by the staff to do one thing over the other? When there is video evidence of Brady flexing his veto power to the Bucs sideline pre-snap? We’re running the ball, because it’s the best foot to put forward considering we’re fielding depth WRs in for 3 injured starters and there’s been a grand total of 3 different guys who’ve taken snaps at LT in 2 games.

  36. sasquatch Says:

    Just to be contrary, I’m gonna say not a close game. Bucs come out inspired in first home game, and a few injured guys manage to play and contribute in a major way (maybe Julio). Bucs defense comes up big again, and Brady has his first 3+ TD game of the year.

  37. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Dooley. I absolutely believe he is in boxed in. It’s not just me. There are also analysts who know more about football than you and me that agree that Brady has been neutered. No one wants him to drop back 50x a game, but this team is top 5 in the fewest passes completed. Sure, there have been a ton of drops, but it’s also the play calling. “Run more” doesn’t mean run on damn near every first down. So we think Brady is gonna check out of every play? Like i said, the directive is clear. Are the coaches above criticism now? This offense is stale and predictable, and that’s how the coaches want it. And we don’t know what the checks are at the LOS. Both calls could suck. There was only known instances where Brady has totally nixed the entire play call. It was in the Dallas game on the Evans TD. After two unsuccessful first and second runs(surprise), there is Brady asking Evans what route he wanted to run, and Evans said fade. The play call was another run call for Lenny. Brady said this in his postgame victory video.

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs offense likely won’t break out this week – although it’s also not impossible. But next week, versus the Chiefs, assuming the game is still going to happen, that’s when the Bucs should break out – then they have a cupcake portion of their schedule and Brady should rack up some huge yardage.

    But the Packers have a very good defense, the Saints have a top defense, and the Cowboys, shockingly, might also have a very good defense. So it’s just a strech of very good to great defenses and tons of injuries – so just claw your way through these until there’s a huge pot of gold on the other side.

  39. Bucschamp Says:

    Bucs just need to be resourceful on what they have. Give more opportunities to reserves. Star players used to be backups and third stringers too just ask Brady.

  40. Scooter Says:

    Looks like Adam Ant didn’t watch the Packers at Vikings game.

  41. A Says:

    Yeah, I don’t know if we know “who” teams are at this point of the season. Brady has historically started slow…add-in playing 2 very good defenses on the road, our OL and Wr injuries…I’m optimistic things will improve…I don’t mind running it up the middle…but the occasional trap / pull would be nice. How about a Brady RPO 🙂

    Plus, the Bucs have played very well at RayJay since Tom’s arrival.

    Go Bucs!

  42. geno711 Says:

    Bucsfan13 Says:
    September 23rd, 2022 at 6:37 pm
    @Dooley. I absolutely believe he is in boxed in. It’s not just me. There are also analysts who know more about football than you and me that agree that Brady has been neutered.

    What analysts? Not saying there aren’t any, but this actually does not seem to be the popular opinion of analysts that I have read.

    Or are they self-proposed analysts that really don’t know more about football than you?

 

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