All Signs Point To A Tom Brady Explosion

October 7th, 2022

Tom Brady owns the Dixie Chicks.

Looking at the stats, you can smell this coming.

Tom Brady wasn’t his normal self the first few weeks of the season. Why? He was largely relying on backups who couldn’t get open. Injuries (and a suspension) to his top-four receivers, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones and Russell Gage, were holding back the offense.

With his receivers on the field Sunday night, it was like the Brady that Bucs fans enjoyed the past two years. Not a coincidence.

Now with those same receivers likely healthier, and given Brady’s history against the Dixie Chicks, Brady should explode Sunday.

The numbers lead that way as Rich Hribar of Sharp Football Analysis points out.

The Bucs were much more aggressive, throwing the ball 16% over expectation in Week 4, their highest rate in a game. While last week’s conditions were aided by chasing points against the Chiefs, it is easy to see the Bucs having more confidence in their passing game at full strength. Especially since they still struggled to run the ball when they did try.

This week, Brady draws an Atlanta defense he has roasted as a Buccaneer. In his four games versus Atlanta with Tampa Bay, Brady has [dominated]. The Falcons enter this week allowing 16.5 passing points per game (21st) despite facing Jameis Winston, Matthew Stafford, Geno Smith, and Jacoby Brissett.

Well, Smith is having a good year, shocking the football world, but Joe gets where Hribar is going. It’s not like the Dixie Chicks have faced Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Pat Mahomes and Justin Herbert.

Joe would be so geeked to see Brady hang 400 yards on the Dixie Chicks.

25 Responses to “All Signs Point To A Tom Brady Explosion”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK….Byron….read this article…..don’t dare try to establish a run game….let’s open it up first.

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Give the keys to Tom and go two minute until it foesn’t work. Screw the defense, they’ll suck against the run anyway so doesn’t make a difference if it only takes the offense 1:45 to score.

  3. Jerseybuc Says:

    Throw to open the run !! Don’t be a knucklehead Todd. This team is built for the biscuit!

  4. Larry Says:

    Brady can’t win a game by himself. When you score 31 points you should win most games in the NFL. Problem is- YOU CAN’S LET YOUR OPPONENT SCORE 41 POINTS!!!

  5. Jeff Says:

    This will be a low scoring game. Atlanta will run wild and this will be decided by a FG.

  6. Steven007 Says:

    Jeff, do you simply make a list of ridiculous comments and then just pick a random one to post on a thread never to be heard from again?

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Their Coach Smith was the Offensive Coordinator in Tennessee, so he is heavily committed to the Run.
    Even though Patterson is injured and will not play, they have 2 other big backs, that run hard.
    We must stop their run because they play ball control, and Brady can not score points, unless we have the ball.
    We were dreadful against the run with the Chiefs, making their backs look like Pro Bowlers.
    Mariota is also an athletic quarterback, adept at side stepping a blitz.
    He can also throw very well, on the run.
    Winning this game is a must IMHO.
    Not only is this game for first place in our division, but if we lose, it will make 4 straight Home Losses!

  8. Dooley Says:

    Gotta ratchet up our level of consistency with better execution. If you compared our offense to say, the Detroit Lions offense which is scoring more ppg than we are. I wouldn’t say they’re better in terms of talent, or scheme, but they’re executing what they do at a much higher level than our offense which is why the Lions are one of the top 5 scoring offenses in the league right now. Just so happens they aren’t really good defensively

  9. MadMax Says:

    Need to come out with passing attacks….dont care if they’re short passes. Establish dominance in the first half like KC did to us. Then rely on the run game 2nd half to see if theres anything there. If not, we’re screwed. Go back to the passing game and risk injuries I guess.

  10. JA Says:

    Cannot believe Joe threw Julio Jones into the “holding back the offense” mix. He and JTS have been dead weight anchors this year.
    That said, I’m not one, like some here, who claim to know more football than an NFL coach.
    For instance, in my mind JTS focuses on his matchup far more than his ultimate goal of sacking the QB or making a run stop. Surely the coaches see this and attempt to drill a behavior change into the player’s thick skull. I attended last Sunday’s debacle and watched incredulously as JTS, over and over again, performed like an extraterrestrial being who beamed into a football game without knowing anything about the sport.
    Then there is Julio Jones, the once famed superstar who became eggshell fragile seemingly overnight. My guess is he gets injured while sleeping or watching TV, because he doesn’t play enough football to injure anything.
    And the coaches must know this as well.
    During the preseason we heard from the coaching staff about “accountability,” and how if each man does his job the wins will pile up.
    Well … where is it?
    I’d rather have two lesser talented guys from the waver wire who eat, drink and sleep football than one who cannot grasp the concept of his job and another who gives the impression he’s here for no reason other than to collect a paycheck.
    And I was one who once thought Julio Jones was one of the best to ever play the game. I thought he’d pridefully retire before regressing into a shadow of his former self.
    So much for thinking …

  11. SOEbuc be Says:

    Can we please stop talking about Julio Jones like he has any influence on offense. The long ball at the beginning of the Dallas game and that’s it. 2 games with 7 catches and 76 yards, including that 48 yard bomb. I wanted to tell myself it was a Tannehill thing when he was looking fresh in camp. I was wrong.

  12. D-Rome Says:

    Yep, most of my DFS lineups this weekend will feature Brady and a Bucs receiver.

  13. Goatwatcher Says:

    “Julio, Julio, where for art thou, Julio?”

  14. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Scheme smeme. Hold your blocks Oline . Catch the Fn ball. Get a little yak if you don’t mind. Continuity with Gage and JJ will come. Godwin working his way back. Grind out some wins in the process. Players make plays .

  15. ClwJB Says:

    Full throttle air attack and don’t take the foot off the gas until it’s time to bring in Gabbert for mop up – time to fire up the engines

  16. Duane Says:

    Eventually, it will be realized that the offense that is run will be dictated by the matchups and personnel available. So silly to hear the armchairs second guess the play calling ad nauseam as if there is a willful disregard into the success of the offense. Any notion that Brady has no say in the play calling is a fallacy. They will pass the ball this weekend because they have the matchups and the personnel available. Brady has always had contingency plays in his back pocket if he did not like the call, and always has the green light to change into that play at the line. Stop laying the offensive woes at the feet of the play calling- life is much better when its not clouded by alternative facts.

  17. captivajim Says:

    Defense has to show up & stop the run. Mariotta scrambles pretty well , iTodd should have a think about calling for too many blitzes–we could get burned

  18. JVZ Says:

    Yo! Duanen. Great call here. Let the team do what needs to be done. There are way too many arm-chair coaches in this site. To those of you spewing you insanity into this catagory, stop already! Get a job as a coach and shut t-f up! Let the Bucks pay their game while you sit back and enjoy the game, regardless of who wins in the end. It is entertainment at a very high level. If it isn’t entertaining enough, maybe try “Tiddly-Winks” with an-hole covers….

  19. Craig Says:

    The O-line is playing better, pass wise at least, and receivers are getting back into the game.

    I would love to see the Falcons get a three and out while the Bucs mark it down for 6.

  20. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    More like passing gas?

  21. Goatfarmer Says:

    Is Byromoron still gameplanning and calling plays? Brady and a few of his trusted mates could draw up better stuff on the dinner napkin from pregame.

  22. Goatfarmer Says:

    Is Todd on vacation this Sunday?

  23. Buccos Says:

    I predict that we open up the offense like we did last year and we get some great production from our wide outs. Our line does seem to be getting better and maybe TB12 will have some time to throw downfield. We should throw to set up the run. I also predict that our defense takes what happened last week personally and packs a lunch for this game. I say Bucs 35 Falcons 17

  24. BUCS fan Says:

    The passing game opens up the run game!! You have the quarterback that led the league in passing and you trying to run the ball?? Why wait until you 3 touchdowns down to open up the offense? Also you a defensive coach and you don’t realize that playing zone defense is the blame to the defense problems?? I see why Todd never succeeded as a coach!! Byron needs to step down and let someone else call this high power offense!!

  25. No one important. Says:

    Previous Bucs defenses have been successful in spite of Todd Bowles… Not because of him. Byron Leftwich is the same. When Tom leaves the BUCS… It’s gonna be sad times.