Picking The Bucs While Believing Tom Brady Isn’t Good

November 12th, 2022

NFL media types, especially former players, can be hard to figure out sometimes.

Joe will pick on former Bucs QB Chris Simms here. He’s a big-time NFL analyst for NBC and does a great job.

Earlier this week Simms explained that Tom Brady “is not very good anymore.” Keep in mind Simms is a Bucs-friendly guy and was an assistant coach on the Belicheats staff when Brady was there.  Ok, Simms is entitled to his analysis, but then yesterday, Simms comes back and picks the Bucs to beat the Seahawks tomorrow.

Seattle is hot, winning four in a row and they’ve been a consistently physical football team en route to their 6-3 record.

Simms is among the many Geno Smith non-believers — a club that’s probably way too big. The Seahawks starting QB is having a career year at 32 years old, completing 73 percent of his passes and not turning the ball over much (15 TDs, 4 interceptions).

Seattle has one of the best running games in the NFL and an opportunistic but nothing special defense that’s improved during the Seahawks’ current streak. They’ve also got an impressive head coach.

The Bucs have struggled mightily to score points (18 per game), but their defense is good, though less consistent than in past years. And it’s the defense that Simms thinks will get the job done for Tampa Bay tomorrow.

Simms said on Pro Football Talk he’s just not a believer in the Seahawks, and he’s not starting today. He also thinks Seattle is a favorable matchup for the Bucs.

“I don’t know if I look at [the Seattle defense] to go, ‘Oooh, it’s dominant enough to really give problems to this Tampa offense.’ I mean I know nothing’s easy for Tampa’s offense here. I get that. But I don’t think they’re going to be overwhelmed by Seattle here,” Simms said.

He’s picking the Bucs to win 23-21.

Joe sure hopes Simms is accurate, then he can explain how Brady led the Bucs to victory despite being “not very good anymore.”

29 Responses to “Picking The Bucs While Believing Tom Brady Isn’t Good”

  1. gp Says:

    Strange how folks are starting to “Bet against Brady”
    Usta be that that was a BAAAAD bet!
    I still think it is.
    Lets hope his supporting cast will bear that out.

  2. Pewter Power Says:

    Can I get one game from this team just one game where Brady is actually happy on the sideline and playing like last year

  3. gp Says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Brady Homer.
    If he wasn’t playing for my Bucs, I’d be rooting against him.
    But you gotta give props to him.
    Based on where he was drafted, he should have never taken a starting snap in the NFL.
    Now, he’s the GOAT.

  4. Redeemer Says:

    What do you know, Simms actually makes sense. Seattle barely beat Detroit, and the saints, giving up 45, and 39 respectively. Goff and Dalton? Really? A one point win over a bad broncos team. They did beat the Giants and chargers, but I don’t believe in either team. As Joe alluded to, Geno has benefitted tremendously from a strong running game. If the bucs can find a way to limit them on the ground, the win is right there. Hey Todd, make Geno beat you. If he does, so be it. Brady is familiar with this defense. He knows where the weaknesses are. Bucs 24, Hawks 21. Go Bucs!!!!!

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    It would not make sense to pick the Bucs here.

    Pittsburgh??? Carolina?????

    No it makes sense to pick the “other” team until the Bucs actually give people hope again

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. Paul Says:

    Bucs are gonna win. I am taking that to bank and drinking to it. Brady and boys get it done baby. Only positive vibes.

  7. SPARKY Says:

    Hey Joe, you’re in Germany, forget about Shris Cimms or whatever his name is. How about the German women? Are they as big and mean and ugly as we have been let to believe?

  8. brooks Says:

    28- 10 seattle book it

  9. Beej Says:

    At present, our Defense is better than last year’s, I feel good about this game

  10. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Seattle is going to crush Mr butthole toilet bowl

  11. D-Rok Says:

    I done said in an earlier post I had a gut feeling Bucs might win this game. If they do win, it will truly be the turning point of this season.

    Grab yer popcorn, folks.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    I love the Bucs. I’m with Chris. Did you guys miss Carolina and Pittsburgh? 3 and out every week.

  13. gp Says:

    Have some German beer being delivered in the morning.
    Pretzels and mustard.
    Ready for the best and wurst of it!

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    I do think this is our Man in the mirror game. Win or limp back home at 4-6. Win this game, and the momentum just might start. Lets see if we show up like we did last week. We will know in a few hours.

  15. Wild Bill Says:

    Not optimistic after such a lame season so far. Hope they win but season expectations are very low. Almost no offense so far is a killer. Hard to be optimistic for now but hope for improvement. Sucks huh? Major disappointment after the past exciting seasons. Who do you blame? Drop off seems to be across the board for both offense and defense. Is it coaching or the players or some of both? I personally think they are going nowhere except for possibly winning what so far is the weakest division. Will they crawl into the playoffs with a barely winning record?

  16. Goatfarmer Says:

    Chrissy and Dumbernik both define the word “stooge.”

  17. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Pretty funny stuff GP!
    Let Brady call the plays and we just might win and Lefty can suck my schnitzel.

  18. Goatfarmer Says:

    Doosh – then your have Leftwurst drool on your schnitzel.

  19. FortMyersDave Says:

    Prisco picked the Bucs 28-23, I do not know how they will get to 28 though! I want the Bucs to win, I really do but until Coach Bowels and Leftewich prove me wrong it is hard to put coin on them though I am not like a lot of the trolls on this board who were shouting 3-14 (now are shouting 4-13), the team will beat other bad teams, just not all the time.

    This is the type of game Tampa could have won at home but the Glazers gave up the home field advantage and went with the philosophy of Jags owner Kahn and ATL owner Vincent Price/Arthur Blank (creepy guy either way) that earning coin is better than gaining home field advantage at all costs. Hey Glazers: why can’t you and the ATL and Jags ever be a road team in Europe? Answer: you care more about coin than winning. Until that changes, hard to trust the Bucs in Munich. Sadly 19-16 Seattle with it being 19-3 Seahawks until the Bucs go no huddle and put points up but miss the 2 point conversion at 19-9 like they have every ****ing time when it has counted like vs Pittsburgh and Green Bay so they miss the chance to win as is the way Bowels and Byron coach.

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    This is the transition year to get us used to sucking horribly for another decade and a half.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’ve been predicting a Bucs loss this week…and a HC firing over the bye week.

    I’ll stick to what I said, But I hope I’m wrong. Ideally, I would like the Bucs to get a statement win. Shut down the Seahawks and give me reason to believe again.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    DoooshLaRue Says:
    “Pretty funny stuff GP!
    Let Brady call the plays and we just might win and Lefty can suck my schnitzel.”

    I had what I thought was a good dig on you for that…but thanfully I saw how easy it would be to turn back on me…so I’ll shut up now 🙂

  23. SPARKY Says:

    Evidently the Joe with a sence of humor is in Germany

  24. BucsfanFred Says:

    The Joe in Germany is eating sourkrout and drinking a Heinikan at lunch right now. It’s half past noon there

  25. orlbucfan Says:

    Munich is a beautiful city. It’s also civilized. Did the original Oktoberfest during my visit. It was unforgettable.

    +27. I hate these overseas games too, but what do you expect outta the Glazer Boys? Bucs broke a Ram curse last week. Maybe they will win and break this overseas one.

  26. ModHairKen Says:

    Geno torched the Bucs his very first game as a pro. I still remember how mad I felt after that game.

    Please, Defense. Shut his arse down.

  27. gp Says:

    drinking a Heinikan

    Kinda doubt that!

  28. Jeff Says:

    Simms was hot garbage as a pro and needs to shut his yap. He’s as clueless as Todd Bowles.

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