Tom Brady Still Has A Gun

September 14th, 2022

Arm still golden.

This sunk in for Joe after reading it a second and third time.

Yeah, it was cool that Julio Jones showed the NFL world how he’s hardly washed up when he caught a 48-yard bomb from Tom Brady in Dallas. Big time catch.

Even bigger throw.

The number “48” stuck in Joe’s head. That’s what it was officially. But NextGen Stats had a different figure.

In reality, that ball traveled 57.5 yards after Brady released it. On a dime.

Think about that: A dude who is 45 heaves a pass nearly 60 yards right on target. Yeah, if you want to nitpick, maybe it was slightly overthrown. But Julio came down with it, didn’t he?

The data made Joe do a double-take. That would be a nice throw for a guy coming out of college. Instead, it came out of the hand of a dude twice as old as most college players.

34 Responses to “Tom Brady Still Has A Gun”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wasn’t overthrown . Any shorter and the DB knocks it down.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Yes, Brady still has a big arm, probably because of how big he is.
    Brady towers over most players, and just like baseball pitchers, there are real advantages to being long and lanky, when it comes to throwing anything.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Chris … Brady’s 6’4″ & 225. Kyle Trask is 6’5″ & 236 so he’s a tad taller & somewhat heavier. Gut feel though is that TB12 can still throw the ball further than Kyle can, even at age 45. With baseball pitchers we used to talk about the good ones having a ‘live arm’; that’s Brady.

  4. George Says:

    Brady’s ball rotation is also perfect . He throws Very catchable balls .

  5. Guzzie Says:

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! Tom Brady is good at football, who’d a thunk it

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If there is anyone out there that still doubts Brady, they need help.

    Until he proves differently, he’s as good as he ever was.

  7. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I wish I had a noodle arm like Tom.

  8. Steven007 Says:

    Yes, remember the noodle arm narrative that littered these posts once we signed Brady? Where are those buffoons these days?

  9. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Longest air distance? I would have thought something else last year but that’s cool.

    Remember Manning’s arm his last few years? Totally shot and he was younger than Brady is now by several years.

  10. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Agree it wasn’t overthrown. That “miss” is simply the result of Jones losing a half step.

  11. Joe Says:

    Remember Manning’s arm his last few years? Totally shot and he was younger than Brady is now by several years.


  12. Redeemer Says:

    The power Brady is able to generate starts with his hip rotation. He’s never had a cannon like a John Elway, but he makes up for it with incredibly consistent mechanics. His muscle memory is so ingrained, that it appears he’s throwing the ball harder than he did in his 20s. I wouldn’t say his arm is stronger per say, but he’s a better thrower than he was in his salad days.

  13. Casual Observer Says:

    Once the ball is hiked Brady is like a computer- controlled machine. Keep it up!

  14. beano Says:

    Technically it was 55 yards in the air – not 57.5. The ball was released at the 15 and caught at the 30. It’s good … but strong-armed NFL quarterbacks can throw it 65-70+.

  15. Goatfarmer Says:

    These are. Brady’s salad days. As long as Geezie muzzles herself for one more season.

  16. Buczilla Says:

    Brady doing something amazing is so routine it’s boring by now. We are so lucky to have this dude.

  17. BucU Says:

    PFF says the DB was only 0.6 yrds from the receiver.
    Damn good defense. Even better pass and catch.

  18. Clapton is God! Says:

    In the first Giants-Pats Super Bowl, the g-men had just taken the lead and Brady had to really air it out to give the pats a chance. He sent Moss on a fly pattern and damn near connected on a pass he threw nearly 70 yards in the air. Coughlin said it was like watching an ICBM pass over his head!
    In Sunday nights game, you could see the ‘boys cornerback sort of let JJ go past him thinking Brady could not reach him at that point and then you could almost see him saying “Holy Schnikers”!! and then he really began a full tilt boogie trying to catch up. what a catch also!!

    Long time, first time….Eric

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    At 45 Clemens struck out 68 Major league batters…at 44 102 the year before that close to 200.

    There is a major difference of course. Clemens had to CHEAT and roid up to keep it together…Brady has taken far better care of his body than Clemens.

    Yes I’m very impressed that Brady is still slinging it but not shocked at all.
    My fear has always been not about Brady’s arm strength but how well his older body can take the hits. The OL has done a pretty good job but let’s face…I don’t know about you everytime Brady takes a good shot I hold my breath!

    Of course Fameis has his own health problem. Late in the 4th Q even the TV announcers pointed out how gingerly JW ran off the field favoring that bum knee.

    JW has always been very slow however he was also shifty and mobile and a surprisingly good runner. He no longer…at least not yet…has the mobility to jump cut his way out of any sack…and he’s a Saint! Fair game!!!

    Everybody is talking about Brady against the pass rush JW has his own issues.
    I just hope the Bucs do NOT let Michael Thomas beat them like he did the Falcons in the 4thQ. Thomas did nothng for 3 quarters and then became his old unstoppable self. DOUBLE TEAM him if we have to. Do NOT let Thomas beat us.

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Manning threw for 143yds in his last SB against Carolina. Brady threw for almost 400 yds and 3 tuddies.

  21. Gbobucsfan Says:

    But does he have a permit?

  22. unbelievable Says:

    @st Pete-

    But it’s only cheating if you get caught tho, right?

    Alex Guerrero must have some amazing “alternative medicine” cocktails… that no one has figured out how to test for yet lol. And I’m not even hating (in fact I’d like to get my hands on some tbh). Almost every pro player tries to find ways to increase their natural HGH and testosterone… whatever works.

  23. Redeemer Says:

    Clapton, he also made that throw on a bad high ankle sprain. I will always believe that had he not injured the ankle in the AFC title game, the Patriots would have won convincingly. He was a sitting duck and couldn’t maneuver in the pocket.

    unbelievable, the chemists are always ahead of the testers. You also have to be incredibly stupid to get caught. The league knows almost everyone is on something. If they tested weekly, the NFL would be suspending guys at an alarming rate.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    His max range has been right around 55 yards, give or take a few yards. Surprised that was the longest pass since he’s been here since it didn’t really stand out.

    Next week, with Godwin out, Miller is back in, so I hope they take some deep shots, assuming Miller is again healthy. I know the deep shots to Perriman, he had zero separation on them and caught none of them. If we had to start someone I’d rather have Perriman in there, but for just taking some deep ball shots, I’d rather have Miller out there as he looks faster than Perriman, regardless of Perriman’s alleged 4.2 speed.

    As for Julio, he looked like he was getting hurt on every single play. I hope he’s fully healthy and not already beat up. If he can stay healthy, what a huge weapon.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    @Redeemer – 100%

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Testosterone isn’t going to make you throw the ball any further – throwing is more about flexibility and has fast you can whip your arm vs strength.

  27. dbbuc711 Says:

    I loved that catch and throw but the one to ME really made me sit up. Beautifully thrown to just the right place over the defender.

  28. Maniac Buc Says:

    The NFL also has a test limit. A player can only be tested so many time per calendar year I believe. So once a player exhaust his test, they have nothing to worry about for a while. I could be wrong, but it’s something like that and I’m to lazy to google it.

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    at 4:09pm – As for Julio, he looked like he was getting hurt on every single play. I hope he’s fully healthy and not already beat up.


    at 5:09pm – Julio was out of practice today because he’s hurt already.

    That’s a shocker.

    Really hoping it’s just being cautious.

  30. unbelievable Says:

    @Rod – not about throwing it further, more about keeping your body from breaking down / remaining strong at that age.

    Also, you seen the dude’s jaw change over the years lol? There are only 2 things I know if that do that- cosmetic surgery, and…

    Again, I don’t care at all. More power to him.

  31. unbelievable Says:

    * I know of that do that

  32. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I agree with you 100%. Athletes, coaches will always try to get the edge legal or not. Is filming other team’s practices kosher? How about the same team soaking footballs? Stealing catchers signals from an outfield scoreboard. Are the Astros champs we respect?

    I certainly UNDERSTAND why Clemens, McGwire, Bonds, Sosa and the rest DECIDED to cheat. But they got caught! They clearly were NOT as good as their career records might indicate. That offends me for the athletes who had to compete against them at a disadvantage.

    I loathe the Yankees. But I confess to cheering for Aaron Judge to break the real HR record. There are not really five guys ahead of him only two…Ruth and Maris. The other roid freaks are jokes!!! Barry Bonds was a REMARKABLE athlete as a Pittsburgh Pirate! He was lean, athletic, and could play not just crush a ball. He ended up looking so freaking bloated he could have filled in for the Michelin Man. It was a nasty joke on the MLB.

  33. unbelievable Says:

    ^ Yeah I totally hear you and agree.

  34. Bilobi Says:

    Brady’s old man mechanics are still better than most of the younger QBs in the league, you younger Quarterbacks need to practice some of his traits and adopt them, watching and learning weaknesses to exploit against opponents, diet, practicing to perfection, and extreme focus and confidence, lastly repore with teammates. Eatem up, and beatem up Tommy.
    Go Tompa Bay🙏😎!!