Tom Brady Brings Out The Worst In Defenses

September 5th, 2022

Chasing perfection.

It seems there are no boundaries Tom Brady won’t break in his unrivaled quest for perfection.

Joe knows how Brady, if he throws an interception in practice, will quiz the defender about what he was looking for, what he saw, and what prompted him to think he could get an interception.

But Brady calling a rival player? Yeah, Brady will even go that far!

Jim Trotter of typed a story of how defense players view Brady and shared how retired cornerback Ty Law, after leaving the Belicheats and landing with the Jets, had a pick-six against Brady. The very next morning, Brady called Law and in very unpolite terms, wanted to know exactly what Law saw that made him think he could intercept him.

Unheard of! Joe’s never seen such a thing: a quarterback calling an defensive opponent the day after a game, a division opponent no less, and asking for help.

Who does that? Apparently, Brady does that.

(Joe wonders if Brady sat down with his former partner in tampering Sean Payton and quizzed Payton about why the slimy Saints make him look mortal?)

Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward basically said Brady’s best brings out the worst in defenses, unless a defense is fully on its toes every play.

“It’s different when you play him,” said All-Pro end Cam Heyward, whose Steelers will face Brady and the Bucs on Oct. 16. “It’s not just that you put him on a pedestal and say, ‘This is the greatest of all time,’ it’s that this guy is a competitor who can beat you in so many different ways and understands the game at a totally different level. I caught myself rewatching some of the stuff he’s done over the years, and it’s remarkable how he knows how to find the vulnerable spots, how he knows how to find the perfect play. It brings out the best in your defense, and if it doesn’t bring out the best, it brings out the worst in your defense.”

Brady is borderline psychotic about preparation. It’s a big key in what makes him great. Joe can only imagine the tips and tidbits Brady shares on opponents during his weekly Friday gatherings with the Bucs offense.

16 Responses to “Tom Brady Brings Out The Worst In Defenses”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    Heyward’s analysis is almost philosophical. Quality assessment of Brady. Spot on.

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Just hope that Gisele B stays at the stables and let’s Tom play undistracted.

  3. SB Says:

    I want to play TB12 in ping pong!

  4. George Says:

    Brady is the GOAT for a reason. He is so prepared and focused . His Peers just voted him number 1 player in the NFL.

    Unfortunately, no matter how great Brady is, every game for The Bucs is going to be a repeat of the beatings they take from The Saints. These beatings are going to happen because we have a gaping hole in the middle of the line . The pressure that will be brought will come hard and too fast for Brady to do anything but cower.

    Doesn’t have to be this way . There are experienced offensive linemen available . Licht had too big an ego to admit he didn’t prepare properly and stock a deep offensive Line.

    This is Brady’s last year . Splurge and trade for Isiah Wynne

  5. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Micah Parsons is the best LB in NFL and he will be pressuring Brady heavily- how Bucs and Brady handle Parsons will be a key to the game.

  6. MonkeyMan Says:

    GEORGE comment above……

    I totally agree with you on everything you wrote.

    This is our last chance with Brady, whatever takes to win, do it now!

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Jason just signed a left guard! Oh, wait.

  8. Ben Says:

    The Bucs gm needs to step up with line help …NOW!!

  9. Jason Says:

    Joe wonders if Brady sat down with his former partner in tampering Sean Payton and quizzed Payton about why the slimy Saints make him look mortal?

    I’m gonna go with Yes. Yes he did.

  10. David Says:

    More and more Talking Heads are trying to predict the demise of Brady and his arm strength and the team, I think it’s great!!!
    Motivate him and the team!

    LFG!!! 🏴‍☠️

  11. BillyBucco Says:

    So this O Line help topic will go right up to kickoff evidently.
    Do you guys really think Isaiah Wynne could get up to speed in a week?

    Time to get excited about what we DO have.
    This staff has already declared they like what they have in house.
    Let’s watch them play and reserve judgment till after.

    If Brady gets sacked 3 times and we win by 30, will it still be a problem?
    I personally don’t want a 45 year old to have 51 sacks this year and believe he won’t make it with those numbers, but I’m not Brady.

  12. Buc king Says:

    Brady is great..I guess we decided to see if he can be great with no interior oline…
    Let’s see if a pocket passes can pass with no pocket.
    Let’s just get a bunch of rookie linemen to protect the best qb in buc history in NFL history ..
    Let’s let him get beat up for a few weeks so he’s sore all year.
    This to me tops any bad draft move by Jason.
    Draft a 7 kickers in a row n still looked far more dumb with not getting Brady the protection he needs to find his 4 superstar receivers.
    If they let Brady go down n Gabbert has to play…I’ll never watch another buc game again it’ll be the Ultimate show of disrespect to man who jeopardized his marriage and family to help this organization when another Lombardi and this is how to you return the favor by surrounding him with camp players.
    I could let hainsey hold the spot but godeke is the worst starter.
    He ill prepared for what’s to come.
    I could see if it was a game or 2 but nah the whole season..he will be injured cause he gets pancakes and handled like a Lil girl but 3rd string future truck drivers.
    While Jason covets picks that would be crap picks if we go do are jobs.
    1st pick 32 is 2nd rd pick..2 pick 32 is 3rd round pick…
    Trade the pick get a used a 2nd pick on gaurds all the time…you gotta steal on Shaq Mason..
    Now if we play some games and teams see how desperate we really are..
    Then they will really fleece up.
    Is it really that hard to find an upgrade????
    Spytec Jason Ba you all built this team to let it implode over a deficiency at the line???

  13. Buc king Says:

    God I’m sick of this phone auto correcting me

  14. AtticusFlinch Says:


    Heyward’s comment is why I expect Brady to have a transcendent last year of his career (or lose Gisele for good).

    With Arians and his red pen off the sidelines and after listening carefully to what Todd Bowles, Byron Leftwich and what the Bucs’ skill players have been saying along with TB12 insiders, we can expect Tom Brady to become the true player-coach QB he’s been jonesing for since Peyton Nanning put that bug in his ear. According to long time QB coach Clyde Christensen, the duo got together for a few days one off-season summer in Chattanooga “to toss the old ball around” and to share almost everything each wanted to know about the other’s experience in that rarefied place reserved for future First Ballot NFL QB Hall of Famers.

    According to one long time Brady insider, Manning gave Brady one piece of advice that immediately hit home while taking hold of Brady’s unequaled competitive spirit and desire for gridiron perfection. Manning allegedly asked Brady “Why aren’t you calling your own plays in the huddle like I do?” or something to that effect. Manning went on to point out that both of them knew enough football (per Christensen both were in their mid-30s at the time) and were better positioned to know what the opposing defense was or wasn’t doing, what was working and what wasn’t, who was winded on defense (hands on knees looking for substitution) and who wasn’t, etc. Importantly, both QBs were getting real-time intel from his ten other teammates about flaws and weaknesses in defenses, which receivers were getting separation, all of which their OCs couldn’t possibly know before sending the next play in via a headset.

    The fact was that Peyton Manning knew that Belicheat had been bullying Brady for years and tamping down Brady’s own football intuition, inspiration, individualism and, dang it all, Tom’s plain old common sense when it came to situational football. Manning knew that like himself, there was nobody on the Patriot’s sideline who could call plays better than Tom and, importantly, control the tempo of every possession. To Peyton Manning’s credit, he saw the greatness still lying dormant in his chief rival (who would go on to break all Manning’s records and seal the G.O.A.T. title) and also saw Brady’s growing frustration with his overbearing coach. Manning likely realized, earlier than most, that it was Bill Belichick’s Ego that was preventing Brady from reaching his full potential. So why not put that bug in Tom’s ear or add another chip on his shoulder? Good on Peyton.

    So expect to see player-coach Tom Brady finally leading his Team without ANY interference from his coaches this, his likely last season. Watch as Tom Brady mixes in the play action when he knows it will work, watch him go to the “no huddle” having already called the next 3 or 4 plays, watch as he keeps defenses playing confused on the back of their heels and watch Tom mixing up the plays while always staying ahead on downs. Watch as he wears down defenses not knowing what’s coming next, then getting caught in between when Tom Brady sees his downfield target wide open for six. Watch as Tom gets the Bucs up by two or three scores by halftime and owning the TOP.

    Most of all, enjoy watching Tom Brady play football this year as the football gods have certainly broken his mold to smithereens.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Joe wonders if Brady sat down with his former partner in tampering Sean Payton and quizzed Payton about why the slimy Saints make him look mortal?


    Isn’t it obvious from watching the games? The Saints, LITERALLY, commit pass interference on every single play. They know the refs won’t constantly call it, so they just keep doing it. Sure, they’ll get 100 yards or so in penalties, but the Bucs never get into grove, and the refs don’t want to determine outcomes of games (they claim), so they don’t make calls in big situations. The Bucs should follow this example and do the same thing, just hold, hold, hold some more. The refs just will not call 8 PI calls in a row, it won’t happen regardless of what the defenders are doing, and in the meantime, it totally messing up the timing of your passing game when no one is where they should be because they’re getting constantly tugged on.

  16. Surfslowson Says:

    @George please tell me what lineman are available that know or could know our complicated offense right now?