The Brady Effect Has Evaporated

October 23rd, 2022

Joe has heard Bucs general manager Jason Licht talk about the lasting, positive effect Tom Brady will have on the Tampa Bay franchise long after he leaves the team.

Licht’s logic was simple:

Brady raises the games of players, coaches and staff through his extreme work ethic, dedication and communication. It not only rubs off but it seeps into the crevices of every facet of the organization.

Joe bought it. And why not? Brady changed the culture when he arrived and the Bucs won a Super Bowl. However, Joe now has to question The Brady Effect after today’s blowout loss to the miserable Panthers and their fourth-string quarterback — a week after the Bucs were stunned by the weaksauce Steelers and their second-rate roster.

How can Joe think about The Brady Effect working in 2023 and 2024 when it’s not working now?

The Bucs appear rudderless and are playing without fire.

And what makes it more weird is the fact that Brady isn’t playing terribly. But his leadership sure looks like it’s taken an 11-day vacation.

97 Responses to “The Brady Effect Has Evaporated”

  1. Bucsfan13 Says:

    You really blaming Brady? He can’t be the damn crutch all the time. You were just waiting for the narrative of the 11 day LOA. Just waiting. He’s the scapegoat

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Jesus Christ, people around here are worse than an 18-year on her period.

    Calm down with trying to stick Leftwich’s terrible play calling on Brady.

  3. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Fact check: 100% True

  4. stpetebucfan Says:

    An 11 day vacation and a mid season abscence to attend Kraft’s wedding.

    Obviously his marriage is on the rocks and that’s not helping his state of mind either. His body language is atrocious and he still keeps grasping at the throwing hand whenever he’s touched.

  5. Letsbucinggo Says:

    There playing under the Bowles effect.

  6. A Bucs Fan Says:

    This team stinks.

  7. BFFL Says:

    I have very little faith in Licht

  8. Chuckstutz Says:

    I’m thinking Brady is way way off in his accuracy’s just not the same consistency.

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  10. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “Brady isn’t playing terribly.”….Brady was pretty terrible today, as he was last week as well….

    No more excuses for Brady….he’s playing bad football. He was remarkably inaccurate today.

    Too many off the field issues and what appears to be a overall disinterest in this season has rubbed off on the team.

    Yes, coaching is atrocious, but Brady hasn’t been much better

  11. Jack Sparrow Says:

    FIRE BOWLES AND LEFTWICH! Both of them are the anchor that is hanging in the Bucs neck.

  12. CrackWise Says:

    Honorable mention.

    Signed, The WWF

  13. HC Grover Says:

    Bowles Bowles Bowles Joe. This is the Bowles effect.

  14. adam from ny Says:

    the secondary is back to critical condition again…

    a realtime issue…

    and that so called elite athlete zion looked like a joke out there, ready for nothing…

    winfield is out for thursday and maybe the next week too

  15. Davenport Says:

    i was hoping that the Brady legacy would extend years after he was gone. But the reality is that he isn’t enjoying the year and the team isn’t responding like it had.

    It’s over & he’s not likely to come back in 23. As I said earlier, trade him to SF and let him finish with the team he grew up watching. That would be a classy move by the Bucs

  16. ATLBucsFan Says:

    No Jenkins, no Marpet is all that needs to be said.

  17. CrackWise Says:


    NHL is the Last Frontier for FANS!!!

    Maybe the new National Corn Hole League as well???

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    CrackWise – layoff the meth.

  19. BigZ Says:

    As I have said before, the last three drafts have not produced. Who was drafted in that span that is a serious contributer?

    Again, what gm would put hainsey and 67 in front of tb12? Ours. Never been a jl fan

  20. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Brady on his worst day is better than any QB this team has ever had. What do you expect him to do when the other 10 on the field either suck or don’t care?

  21. BucsBro Says:

    Brady is a yeller. And when he did it last week, the media got on him for yelling at his lineman. Soft time.

    Hard to lead when you’re neutered.

    Tom can lead all he wants, but if Byron keeps calling Lenny up the middle on 3rd and 2, or going Risk It for a 25 yard incompletion on 3rd and 3, the leadership factor won’t matter.

    A battlefield commander can do great rallying the troops, but if the generals behind the lines order foolish attacks, the commander will fail.

  22. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    No excuses. Arians is a HOF coach and covered up Leftwich’s warts. Arians handed this talent laden team to Bowles believing he could not possibly screw it up. Well, he has. Bowles is a legit top 5 DC, but he’s not an NFL HC. If the Glazers had any stones, they’d be talking to Arians and Bowles tonight about the former returning to the top job.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    SufferingSince76 Says:
    October 23rd, 2022 at 4:50 pm
    Brady on his worst day is better than any QB this team has ever had.


  24. Jack dos Santos Says:

    who ever says brady was terrible today has a very low football IQ. Bottom line is this is all related to coaching 100%. Bucks offense cant block for a freaken 1 yard run. fournett wasnt even at the line of scrimmage and he got blown up. We cant block on screen plays. our recievers hesitate on their routes.

    This is coaching coaching coaching!

  25. Sean Says:

    They are so screwed on Thursday. If you’re not going to replace the coaches then it’s time to blow it up, acquire draft capital, and rebuild from the ground up. This is broken and not fixable.

  26. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Bowles play calling at the end of the Rams Bucs playoff game should’ve been enough to can him but for the BA succession plan. Glazers once again screwed themselves by buying into this stupid coaching plan. Best plan is blow it all up after they lose to the Ravens, fire Bowles and hire Sean Payton.

  27. Eric Says:

    People we won a super bowl and were 1 minute from
    Hosting the NFC Championship game last year. Will everyone relax and enjoy what Brady has done for us.

  28. sasquatch Says:

    He’s probably checked out, regretting his decision to come back.

  29. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady completed 65% of his passes. He had some off target throws, but there was also drops. Is Vea’s personal life affecting his play? What about Devin White? You don’t know! Because Brady’s life is public. You feel comfortable blaming him. It’s unfair.

  30. RSJCheapSeats Says:

    Divorce is hard. Brady does not look all-in. His mind seems elsewhere. There are issues on the OL and the entire offense is just disintegrating.

    Go back on watch the plays before the field goal. We were in close and could have made it a game. And we weren’t close to connecting. Brady just kind of game up on the plays.

  31. stpetebucfan Says:

    So in the off season we got post after post after post about how Brady ran off BA! Brady had ALL the power and he was on his way to Miami… pick the rumor.

    Bottom line…the play calling and schemes suck and BL is certainly deserving of some criticism but AGAIN…does anybody here believe that TB12 doesn’t have MAJOR input to the game plan, schemes and play calling? He was so powerful he could get BA fired but not powerful enough to have a say in game planning and play calling?

    I’ve done the ole 1001…1002…1003 when Brady drops back. There are PLENTY of times he gets to survey the field. He’s clearly out of synch with CG14 and Gage and once today even with ME13. As the color announcer pointed out today Gage simply jogged after his cut and it made it look as if Brady overthrew him.

    These guys are NOT in synch perhaps the 11 days off DID have an effect.

  32. CrackWise Says:

    Rod Munch

    Sorry bro, I got so sick of yell’s negativity that I gave in. HOWEVER, I am not going to agree with yall.

    Yall CRY COACHING, that’s fine. I was not heard when trying to say something positive.


    SO, I am creating my own narrative, THE GAME IS RIGGED. Why not? It’s just as plausible as everything you cry babies are saying!!!

    As far as I am concerned. You people thinking FIRING EVERYONE is the solution is a joke.

    SO, I decided to TROLL all of you CRY BABIES… PLUS I am right, SPORTS are RIGGED.

    SO, once the Bucs become the UNDERDOGS once again. ACCORDING to my narrative, we will START WINNING AGAIN.


  33. Rod Munch Says:

    Jack dos Santos Says:
    October 23rd, 2022 at 4:53 pm
    who ever says brady was terrible today has a very low football IQ. Bottom line is this is all related to coaching 100%. Bucks offense cant block for a freaken 1 yard run. fournett wasnt even at the line of scrimmage and he got blown up. We cant block on screen plays. our recievers hesitate on their routes.

    This is coaching coaching coaching!


    This is a very true statement.

    Also, I’ll add, that we know they can’t run even 1 yard if the other team knows its coming, which is why you DON’T RUN there. Just adds to it being a coaching problem. Don’t do things that you know you can’t do. Simple stuff.

  34. beano Says:

    The Brady effect sure has evaporated, Joe. That’s why it’s time to move on to the future: trade Brady, get some draft picks, play Trask, and see what we have.

    Yes, Rod Munch and his merry band of Trask haters will chime in with their usual moronic hissy fits about how Trask can’t play because he went to Florida, or Trask can’t play because he just sucks, all despite Trask looking good in preseason and never having taken a regular season NFL snap, but they can go pound sand.

  35. SKBucsFan Says:

    It’s too bad the Niners traded away all their picks for McCaffery. It would be nice to see what they would give up for TB12.

  36. stpetebucfan Says:


    That was some entertaining snark. Perhaps because I agree with it. LOL

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    CrackWise – I’m not for firing everyone, just Leftwich, but I’ve been saying that since 2019, it’s nothing new. Bowles today, on defense, called a good game (mostly) but got killed by bad backups who were in the right spot, and just had guys run around them. But we can clearly say the guys were in the right place, they just got beat, that’s a talent issue, and the talent were backups.

    On offense, they got talent, it’s purely coaching.

    One positive, if you want a positive, is the idea that Brady is making the ultimate narrative right now, he’s washed up middle aged man going through a divorce and he’s just done… to go from that, to winning it all, that’s a hell of a story, the kind of story Brady would love to write.

    With that said I’m realistic, and this is absolutely not on Brady, which is why he can’t fix it by himself.

  38. beano Says:

    “SufferingSince76 Says: Brady on his worst day is better than any QB this team has ever had.”

    I don’t buy that at all. Hell, today he wasn’t even better that 4th-string PJ Walker from Temple U.

    Bucs v. Panthers QB RTGs
    Tom Brady 81.2
    PJ Walker 126.5

  39. HC Grover Says:

    Q is it possible to fire these Bums and hire Sean Payton? Do the rules permit it? If so and the Glaziers do not do it then fergit about it for this team. I am used to Yuccanneers and will just enjoy the games w/o expecting anything. Maybe break out my old paper bag with eye holes to watch the games on tee vee.

  40. T REX Says:

    The beginning of the end.


  41. JimmyJack Says:

    Brady is struggling. Thats just what it is.

    Bradys checkdown offense isnt working. Byron needs to go back to the bicuit offense.

  42. Bucanero Says:

    Cinderella story. The carriage turned back into a pumpkin.

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    beano Says:
    Rod Munch and his merry band of Trask haters will chime in with their usual moronic hissy fits about how Trask can’t play because he went to Florida, or Trask can’t play because he just sucks, all despite Trask looking good in preseason


    Trask looked terrible in the preseason. The fact you think he looked good, wow. You sir, are an idiot. He only had a 76.5 rating, and threw twice as many INTs as TDs. Man, get a clue.

  44. Rod Munch Says:

    beano Says:
    Tom Brady 81.2


    Yet this same idiot says Trask played great this preseason when he had a 76.5 rating.

    The guy is clearly inbred or something.

  45. Hopalong Bucco Says:

    Well , some wise input above, BUT, overall the “”body language” of too many Bucs is very negative. I am not one to castrate coaches when their teams play like crap, but our special teams have been terrible. Offensive play calling is probably the NFL’s worst, most predictable, and confused pre snap units in the game. Burn the midnight oil Licht and have Glazer on the hot line. Many critical decisions need to be made—NOW.

  46. beano Says:

    @Rod Munch

    Trask looked good in 2 of the 3 preseason games. Read the media accounts. They’re not written by bitter haters like you who have admitted here hating all Gators.

    And, in the last preseason game, Trask posted a significantly higher passer rating than BOTH Gabbert and Brady.

    But keep wallowing in your lies and misery.

  47. beano Says:

    Rod Munch,

    Trask looked good in 2 of the 3 preseason games. Read the media accounts. They’re not written by bitter haters like you who have admitted here hating all Gators.

    And, in the last preseason game, Trask posted a significantly higher passer rating than BOTH Gabbert and Brady.

    Only a biased hater would call that “terrible”.

  48. Rod Munch Says:

    I legit think the Dolphins would give you a huge haul for Brady, and I’d take advantage of the situation. Brady is leaving after this year, and with Leftwich and Bowles running this team, it’s not going anywhere.

    I think you could get 2 first rounders for Brady – just keep in mind they’ll be very late first rounders. Then you Tank with Trask and try to get the #1 overall pick and do an accelerated rebuild.

    Trask is not the answer, unless the question is how to get the #1 overall pick. Anyone who thinks we’d win with Trask is mentally challenged and should be pitied.

  49. Rod Munch Says:

    beano Says:
    October 23rd, 2022 at 5:17 pm
    Rod Munch,

    Trask looked good in 2 of the 3 preseason games. Read the media accounts.


    I watched the games you low IQ idiot, and Trask looked like crap in 2 of 3. In the Miami game he looked fine, nothing special, not as good as the 7th rounder that the Dolphins were playing, but way better than his other two games, where he looked completely lost. And that was playing against 4th stringers.

  50. beano Says:

    Bucs v Colts
    QB RTGs
    Trask 99.6
    Gabbert 89.0
    Brady 87.5


  51. beano Says:

    Rod, you’re such a lying sack of 💩. I distinctly remember you commenting in both the preseason Dolphins and Colts game threads how Trask was looking good and made throws that were clearly NFL caliber. You’re a POS.

  52. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Brady took the fauci ouchi,nuff said.

  53. CrackWise Says:

    You know who would give a HUGE HAUL for Brady.

    FOX, one of the MOST controlled opposition organizations among us.

    I am CERTAIN, they would not be associated with RIGGING games and entertainment EVER.

    Wait, is Brady under contract with FOX?

    DAG GUM IT. I sware, every time I turn around, people with MONEY are controlling EVERYTHING we the people LOVE!!!

  54. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    I love watching the game after the Yucs because it’s refreshing to see well played football and passion on both teams. This Kc and 9ers game is a dandy !!! I think the only way to fix the problem is bring is KANYE as HC and Candice Owens as OC because if not we are stuck with this coaching staff. The Glazers would get hammered by the NFL and the Wokes if they fired the staff.. So pathetic, but good luck the rest of the year Yucs

  55. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Munch, I enjoy a lot of your takes. I often agree with you. There is no way in hell Miami is gonna give us 2 first rounders for a 45 year old statue.

  56. Redeemer Says:

    Tom Brady can’t do everything. No QB can. Yes, he’s won 7 rings, but he’s had a lot of help along the way. Anyone that thinks Brady is the problem, doesn’t understand football. It’s a team game. The players are tuning these coaches out. Brady isn’t the HC. He doesn’t want to be. Does anyone believe if Belichick had this roster they’d be 3-4? The Patriots may not be Superbowl contenders this year, but they beat the teams they’re supposed to. Losing to a 1-5 team is inexcusable, sad, and plain embarrassing. They can’t or don’t know how to play complementary football.

  57. Gman Says:

    At this point, cut him and start Trask. Make it another retirement to save his family and get ready for 2023.

  58. JimmyJack Says:

    St Pete its hard to make sense of this terrible offense.

    We are playing like a team with internal issues. If Bruce was truely run out by Tom it would answer a lot of headscratching questions.

  59. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Beano, name the QB for the Bucs that was better. I’ll wait.

  60. firethecannons Says:

    Tom Brady has made an incredibly bad choice with his life. It is all clear now and unless he immediately makes heartfelt amends to his life partner he will lose everything. He is hard to watch now. He is an old man with an ego problem. So common but you would of thought he would know better. Now it is likely too late. It is not about us or the Bucs, it is about he was willing to lose everything for nothing. When you step on people and disvalue people it comes back on you.

  61. Bucanero Says:

    We’re not trading Brady. Bucs probably losing next week. I saw a depressed locker room. Still, I will place my bets for a Bucs win. Go Bucs!

  62. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Brady was trash today, sailing wide open recievers, getting out played by PJ Walker.

    So many excuses makers for Tom Brady on here…were not talking about 2020 or 2021 Brady. This is 2022 Brady and he looks like George Blanda.

    And Rod if you think the Dolphins are giving up 2 first rounders for a immobile QB that’s about as good as Matt Ryan right now, you’ve lost your mind.

  63. Jean Remondini Says:

    Why always blame TB12. The entire team is broken. Play calling bad.

  64. Steve M. Says:

    Another loss. Bad coaching. Predictable play calling. Bring back Jensen, Marpet and Gronkowski.

  65. Ghost of Tom Brady Says:

    Brady wasn’t good tonight, not by a long shot, so yeah, blame Brady some. His passes were either too low, too high, or just off. Everyone was off, but don’t give Mr. Vacation a free pass here. He wasn’t good.

  66. Oneilbuc Says:

    Brady almost threw 4 picks because we throw to much. Every quarterback needs a running game and I have been saying this for a long time now. A running game and a defense wins championships.

  67. Dreambig Says:

    Brady is human, he is on the border of retirement, he is the goat and he feels entitled to extra days off and different standards. He is one foot in, one foot out and enduring a divorce that is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. There is money at stake, personal relationships with his kids and his future. Unfortunately we don’t have Tom Brady this year, we have a shadow of the goat. The physical effects of the stress he is under are very evident. Look how skinny he is, his face is gaunt and he doesn’t look right in press conferences. His age and humanity are on display. Of course his play is impacted. He has all of that stress, a inexperienced Oline, and a marginal coaching staff. It doesn’t make him a bad guy, it just is what it is.

  68. bucs4life Says:

    Watching the Chiefs game. And noticing how much time Mahomes has to throw. They rebuilt that entire O line after we blew them out in the SB. Imagine what the Brady effect could have been if we at least properly replaced the linemen we lost.

  69. BumFarto Says:

    DEI hire’s.

  70. Tiny Dungy Says:

    Thank you sir, may I have another?
    Thank you sir, may I have another?

    These weekly ass whippings have got to be getting to the GOAT.
    It’s time for the Goat to leave the team (they have obviously left you), get back with Gissele and try to save your marriage.

    There’s nothing more to see or do here. Today this team showed what they were all about. Stick a fork in them, they’re done. It’s only going to get worse and worse. You didn’t sign up for a train wreck.

    Thank you for your efforts here in n Tampa, Tom Brady. You worked hard, cared, showed leadership and plenty of heart. But when you decided to unretire this year it’s was with the understanding that the 2022 bucks had a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl or at least going deep into the playoffs.

    We all wish that was still the case but the last 3 weeks have really shown that window is over.

    Jason Licht, Start looking for trade partners for Devin White and Vita Vea. Time to see what we have at quarterback before we go into the next draft. It’s likely we’ll have a top five pick given the way this team is playing. Time to start the rebuild.

  71. Kidfloflo Says:

    Well said Dream Big

  72. Rod Munch Says:

    Alvin Scissors – I agree that the GM wouldn’t, but they have a very involved owner who the Bucs could hold hostage. If Brady agreed to a 2nd year, and I think he would, I really think you could get that. They have a SB roster there, they need a QB, and Tua is not the man.

    If you legit think you’re one player away, trading away a couple of 1st is nothing. I’d gladly give up our next two firsts if I knew it meant we’d be a legit SB contender for the next two years.

  73. Listnfrmafar Says:

    It’s tough to read this crap. Did you all have your TV’s on mute today. Evan’s had a bad day, drop, bad route running, missed a one on one match up with a rookie, Gage quick on a play, Otton fell down almost causing a pick. Do you thinks it’s easy to throw when everyone on D knows your throwing? Bucs did this to opponents the last two seasons. If any of you thought Bucs WR’s were open and running good routes, go back and watch the rerun. It also looked to me like Lenny is.checking out because of Whites success or BL running him into the backs of his oline on every 3rd & 1. Please let Brady go, the niners could use him for one season and let all the hater like Beanbag, oralbuc, Oneilsuckyall and the rest of haters get their wish and watch Trask get blown out of football.

  74. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafart. You call me a hater because I don’t put one guy above the team?? That’s been my argument with you and the rest of you Brady / Patriots fans. And to all of you who believes that without Brady we can’t win are fake bucs fans. I still don’t understand why y’all think that it would be a total rebuild because of one position. How much longer are y’all going to be deceive by the media and the quarterback position. Look at the Gaints , Cowboys, Titans and Seahawks their goes your proof that you don’t have to have a hall of famer at quarterback.

  75. Oneilbuc Says:

    Troy Vincent said they ain’t changing no rules on hiting the quarterback and they are going to keep their philosophy about the quarterback position. That’s what you call a narrative!! That’s why I don’t buy in to their beliefs about the quarterback position.

  76. Trey Long Says:

    No running game, bad oline and TERRIBLE COACHING.. For years in NY I watched Bowles coach the Jets into oblivion. Same today.

  77. JimmyfromNY Says:

    I can’t wait till he leave this embarrassing franchise and goes to San Francisco and wins another Super Bowl. Any of you moron to think he isn’t throwing the ball well are clueless he’s throwing the ball almost 300 times without an interception, still tops in the league in downfield tight window throws, he was slinging it today outside several missed the rows which happens in every NFL game. His wide receivers can’t break tackles , can’t get open his running backs have no space and they have the worst play caller

  78. So4 Says:

    You are predictable Joe
    Lately you are going with the National media narrative too
    Your numbers will evaporate too once Brady is gone
    And great job in attracting some of the worst of the fan base to this site
    F… all of you putting this on Brady
    I hope Joe that if you go through a hard time in the future that your team stands by you and not use your personal life to point fingers at you and not own up to their sh…

  79. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilsuckyall, NOT one of the teams you mentioned will sniff the SB. Not one of those QB’s have better stats than Brady. News flash all those HC’s, DC’s and OC’s are better than the Bucs. You failed to mention Saints, Pittsburgh, Carolina, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami (without Tua). I often wrote you hate the White man and as of now never disputed it. I feel bad for your children if that’s what you preach, that makes you the problem not the solution. Say it with me, I Hate the White Man!!

  80. Redeemer Says:

    Brady has always had a good to competent running game, whenever he’s won. Teams that can at least get yards the defense gives you. They’re getting whipped up front plain and simple. First play from scrimmage, Another slam it up the middle for no gain. Why all the 12 personnel? Brady should’ve started in the gun, hurry up. His ability to dissect a defense is limited under center. I thought for sure that’s how they’d start at least.

  81. Displaced Floridian Says:

    Stifling Trasks development at this point.

  82. Craig Says:

    Brady is just throwing the ball to where he was told to in practice, even though a defender has now changed it.

    I don’t know why, but I have to agree that it is time to try Trask. I hope he is good, but we need to know if he is the future.

    Brady won’t be back, the magic has gone away; but we still need a viable football team. At the moment we don’t have one, they have lost to the two worst teams on their schedule.

  83. Mike Johnson Says:

    Don’t complain now my fellow Buc s We have lived and died with brady. He won us a Superbowl. He can’t run 3 yards. And now that his O line is subpar, we expect his same performance. Carolina was bum rushing Brady and closing those gaps fast and hard. He can’t scramble or use his legs so…we die with him for now. No Gronk. The Defense has No Suh or JPP. And our secondary is missing most of its key starters, So what do we do? We blame the coaching. Bucs might be 3-5 by friday. Be happy we got our one superbowl for the decade. It could possibly get real ugly before this season is over. Everything is the coaches fault. But when we win, brady is the savior. Get my drift?

  84. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Mike@ watch a rerun of the KC/SF game, the offensive creativity, situational football and adjustments, you may reconsider your opinion. Bucs coaches blow

  85. Coquiro Says:

    Hey no problem…we are stuck w Brady next year…Tua is better than him…more accurate, can move around, and has great plays to execute. Why would they want Brady?

  86. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Coquiro. You’re crazy. Brady can definitely do what Tua’s doing now. Tua’s getting the ball out in 1.9 seconds. He’s also not mobile. The difference is the play calling. If you can’t see that, you’re blind. Brady has to be perfect every throw to win? If so, that’s sad. Brady’s completing 66% of his passes.

  87. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Mike. Rodgers, Wilson, and Herbert all have mobility and struggled. What their excuse? Immobility is a cop out. Do you really think this team would play any better with a mobile QB? Mobile QBs are struggling all over the league.

  88. Listnfrmafar Says:

    When’s the last time you saw Evan’s or Godwin make a catch like Tyreek Hill?

  89. Bucamania Says:

    Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:
    No excuses. Arians is a HOF coach and covered up Leftwich’s warts. Arians handed this talent laden team to Bowles believing he could not possibly screw it up. Well, he has. Bowles is a legit top 5 DC, but he’s not an NFL HC. If the Glazers had any stones, they’d be talking to Arians and Bowles tonight about the former returning to the top job.

    You nailed it.

  90. Buczilla Says:

    Brady is going through a life crisis and clearly is not the same mvp worthy player that he was last year. Most of our team looks old and uninterested and outside of a few dudes, our young players suck. I have defended both Todd and Byron in the past, but they are not worthy of being defended any longer and need to walk the gosh darn plank. The falcons have a bad group of players, but their coach at least has them playing hard. We can’t even say that. Scorched earth time.

  91. CalBucsFan Says:

    TB just does’ seem near as engaged or intense as he has the last couple years, whether it be because he retired mentally and hasn’t unretired mentally yet, or because all this public chatter about a divorce, he’s just not the same guy.

    If he was, then why hasn’t he just taken over the offense in the huddle and, if he can see what’s coming in from the coach is not going to work, calling a frigging audible if he’s as smart as the NFL world says he is?

    I mean, really now, I’ve been watching QBs calling audibles since Bart Starr beat the Cowgirls in the Ice Bowl game a few moments ago! So what’s up Tom, why aren’t you?!?!

  92. steele Says:

    Nothing nullifies the Brady Effect more effectively than the Todd Bowles Effect and the Byron Leftwich Effect. In addition to the Listless Loser Attitude Effect on the part of virtually every player on the team, other than Tom Brady.

    Go ahead and plug any QB past or present into this role. They would all, every one of them, look just as out of sorts, if not far worse, in this offense, on this team.

  93. Arians_red_pen Says:

    This is the cliff the old QB falls off of.
    Thank you for the good years ….

  94. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Is Vita having marital issues? What about Shaq? Is Vea not all in? Has he checked out? Only Tom is being labeled as being checked out and distracted, and it’s only because his private life is public. He’s a convenient scapegoat. He’s still putting in work behind the scenes. He’s still in meetings and watching hours of film. You really think he’s distracted by these issues? During our 2020 run, his parents were hospitalized and yet we still won. Gisele hasn’t been in the home for two months, allegedly. Her non presence is actually good.

    Is Bowles having marital issues? Does Leftwich have things on outside of football?

  95. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Now fans are complaining about Brady not being intense after complaining all damn week about him trying to motivate his OL and getting fiery. I wouldn’t doubt if he didn’t want to deal with that narrative and optics this week and that’s why he didn’t push. He was fine in the press conference. He definitely didn’t want to give the media anymore fuel.

    If this team’s success is predicated on their QB making every single throw, we are in trouble. Well, we are already in trouble. I’ve seen washed. Manning is not making that 65 yard throw Brady had with Evans. Add Brees to that list

  96. captivajim Says:

    Bucs had better start thinking of next yr without brady –but as long as Bowles & Leftwich are still here –that’s very unlikely to happen ..

  97. Manny Says:

    Damn so many people quick to want brady gone just like that. What i see is a guy who has thrown 271 straight passes without a pic and has a bunch of laziness around him. It doesnt help at all that todd bowles is the most boring and unmotivated coach in all of football. I really think if arians was still coaching and move bowles back to d coordinator, while firing leftwich and trying some new, young blood trying to prove himself at oc, this team would change real quick!! Last year we went 13-4 with more injuries then i have ever seen a team have, especially in the secondary. After 2 years of incredible results with no no risk it offense, why in the world would they switch the play calling up in any way? If it aint broke dont fix it! This league isnt about keeping your friends employed. Its a win now league and if you have talent like this, and looking this bad, its coachings fault. Im sorry but you have to make the tough choices and let bl go. Try to get arians back with a big raise and if he wont take the job, sean payton is available. Brady is still good as ever! They said the same thing his last year in NE.