Tom Brady And The “Sleeping Policemen”

September 14th, 2022

Future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas sounds like a jealous guy.

Thomas does some work for, and last month he was ranting about how many offensive line careers Tom Brady has made because of his quick trigger and keen movements in the pocket. Joe almost felt for Thomas, who sounded like a guy that spent years blocking for Colt McCoy, Brady Quinn and Josh McCown at quarterback.

Thomas took it slighting of the Bucs’ offensive linemen a giant step further after Sunday’s Bucs-Cowboys game, via a video for The33rdTeam.

What does it take to a be a successful Bucs O-lineman? Not much, per Thomas, because Brady is getting rid of the ball in 2 1/2 seconds or less.

“Basically, all you need to do is be a sleeping policeman,” Thomas said. “That’s right. All you gotta do is lay down on the ground and make sure that the guy takes a little bit of a hop over you so he can’t run straight to the quarterback and Brady’s getting rid of the football.”

How insulting, especially after the Bucs just pounded the ball successfully on the ground against Dallas.

Joe misses the old Thomas, the guy who used to share film love of Donovan Smith on Twitter.

17 Responses to “Tom Brady And The “Sleeping Policemen””

  1. Mike Says:

    Lot of shade coming the Bucs way, but it’s okay, we got the W anyway.

  2. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Pass blocking a little shaky but cannot the impressive run blocking. They will be fine, Brady’s played with worse.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Is that even supposed to be an insult or just praising Brady for getting rid of the ball so fast? Maybe the tone of the video makes it more obvious, but in print, it just looks like he’s giving props to Brady, saying he’d have loved to block for him.

  4. Cobraboy Says:

    Speed bumps in the DR are called “policías acostados”, or policemen laying down. And they are everywhere.

    Thomas’s statement is pretty funny…

  5. DingleBerry Says:

    I mean in fairness to Thomas, Micah Parsons absolutely destroyed Donny on multiple reps.

  6. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    Cobra, speed bumps & motors (motorcycles), they’re everywhere, like cockroaches. My daughter’s fiancée lives there. Do you make it there often?

  7. Buczilla Says:

    Thomas is working for national goons now and it’s rare for our team or players to get much love from them.

  8. David Says:

    I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he was just basically trying to complement Brady and not trash the O line. In the past he has praised Smith and we all sure as hell know he’s not trashing Wirfs.

  9. Mrsandman Says:

    He is right. Bucs oline pass defense was rated second worse by pff and had the worse win rate

  10. Joe Says:

    He is right. Bucs oline pass defense was rated second worse by pff and had the worse win rate

    Do folks ask the blind for directions? That’s the same asking the PFF tribe about how to block.

  11. D-Rok Says:

    Dude trippin’.

  12. D-Rok Says:

    Sorry. Meant to type, “Dude be trippin’.”

  13. MrSandman Says:

    Win-rate isn’t subjective

  14. G-Buc Says:

    Crabby totally misses the screen set up in video.

    What a waste of talent!

  15. Cobraboy Says:

    @BucsBeBacj: I have lived here in the DR for 15 years, and will move back to FL this spring.

  16. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    When did Brady change to #3 and get an incredibly dark tan??? I mean atleast use footage of him and not the Bucs qb formerly known as Mr. ATM!!!

  17. AMI_Chris Says:

    Better to hear this than to look for bright spots in a 6-10 season. Been there, done that too many years.