Tom Brady Nearing More NFL Records

December 28th, 2022

Two NFL records may fall.

If Tom Brady plays past this season, the NFL record book for quarterbacks should just be named after Brady.

Damn near every quarterback record short of losses is owned by Brady. And the handful that are not, Brady is coming close to breaking.

“This Joe” thinks the term “balanced” is such BS. What’s the point of being balanced if you cannot score and cannot win? Joe’s a big Mike Leach guy. Production is the name of the game, not balance.

The term balanced is an empty, archaic phrase likely concocted by some meathead defensive coach sired in the 60s when passing was considered effete.

Was Barry Switzer’s glorious wishbone remotely balanced? Hell no, but it was all about production and scoring. Switzer’s slogan before each game was “Hang half-a-hundred on ’em!” If Switzer threw the ball 10 times in a game, there was something wrong.

Switzer’s wishbone dominated college ball in the 70s and 80s.

The talent on your team and/or matchups will or should dictate what an offense should do. Joe never understood the mentality of trying to run what doesn’t work. You have only so many snaps in a game, why waste them?

What is someone trying to prove running something multiple times with no results, just so they can add a checkmark to a playsheet?

So the following stats, Joe knows they triggers some people. They don’t phase Joe in the least.

Brady has 671 pass attempts this season. He needs 57 more in the next two games to snap the single-season record held by Matt Stafford set in 2012 with the Lions.

Brady also has a chance to break a record he currently holds: most completions in a season. Brady set this record last year, a season where injuries, both mental and physical, prevented the Bucs from repeating as Super Bowl champs.

Brady has 443 completions. If he completes 43 more passes, he will surpass his current mark of 485.

Balance, schmalance. Give Joe production which leads to points. No one wins games because they ran or passed equal amount of times. You win games by scoring more than the other guy.

It’s all about the scoreboard. Whatever works, use it. If that means throwing, then throw more. If that means running, then run more. Stick to something that works until a defense proves it can stop you.

28 Responses to “Tom Brady Nearing More NFL Records”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    “STATS ARE FOR LOSERS!” (raheem morris)

  2. bucfanforever Says:

    Points are for losers – current Buc’s philosophy

  3. D-Rok Says:

    Stick to the no-huddle, that works. Use more hurry-up, that works.

    Brady should get these 2 records. He should get 43 more completions in last 2 games, and easily have 57 attempts.

    Hopefully, a fair amount of those completions will go to Evans. Getting Evans his record, and Brady his, WHILE winning, would be nice. Just get the dubs, Bucs!!!

    As is the norm this year, watch the Bucs start running 50 times a game. That’ll fool the defense for sure! (Sarcasm. Geez, is it sarcasm?? )

  4. geno711 Says:

    Lots of ways to win in the NFL. Do what works for you the best. We are a better passing team than running team.

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    “Stats are for losers” is an inane generalization. The most important stat is your game winning percentage. And that’s a stat.

  6. SB~LV Says:

    Playing for his 3rd team

  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ D-Rok

    The Panthers will be playing inspired lights out football this Sunday.

    I just don’t see these Bucs winning anything.

  8. CrackWise Says:

    I wonder if the Bucs hold the record for most Red Zone trips without a TD.

    Seems to me, EVERY GAME (almost). They march into the Red Area just to be forced to kick a field goal.

    I think it would be SUPER interesting if they started to convert these RZ trips into TDs.

    I would be surprised if they did BUT would not be surprised if they won it all, IF THEY DID convert every Red Zone trip into TDs.

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ CrackWise

    It’s so much harder converting points in the Red Zone cause you got a compressed space and it’s easier for the defense to defend…..especially the pass.

    Really, playactions and RPOs are the most effective plays but when you have a statue at QB and you don’t have fast offensive players…..then that makes it very hard to score 6 points.

  10. Curse of Gruden Says:

    “bucfanforever Says:
    December 28th, 2022 at 10:30 am
    Points are for losers – current Buc’s philosophy”

    Spot on!!!

  11. Marine Buc Says:

    There is only one record I give two squats about…

    Wins and losses.

    Beat the stinking Panthers!!!

    The rest is BS garbage.

  12. NEfan Says:

    Anthem, and when your team leads the NFL in dropped passes and TD’s called back due to penalties, scoring becomes even harder then. It’s obvious teams know Evan’s was the only end zone threat left so the take him out from the mix. What I have seen is when allowed to use play action, motion and hurry up ALL 4 primary receivers are utilized even Otton. Enough with the pity snaps for Brate.

  13. CrackWise Says:

    I hear ya Anthem,

    I don’t disagree with any of that.

    All I am saying is that this team, DISPITE the optics, moves the ball effectively between the 20s.

    Its in the Red Zone that a lack of creativity becomes so obvious. Not having Gronk and or a dependable run game becomes even more glaring.

    Its also where Mike is being taken out of the game plan. Both by our coaches and the other team.

    So, to me, if we can somehow figure out the Red Zone this week (mostly) and into the playoffs.

    LOOK OUT, we might just get a chance to witness the GOATS last HuRAh in true GOAT fashion.

    Winning this week is all that matters, so we can have a chance. I can feel it coming like a bad cold.


  14. D-Rok Says:


    Agreed – this is the Panther’s superbowl, so if we can beat them, it will give me a slight bit of hope. It’s also a MUST win game for us, so we’ll see about the intensity and effort of the players. The scheme will be the same guided by stoic, dull Bowles. Nobody should expect any new wrinkle or scheme from these coaches – I’ll be shocked if we do.

    We did just add DE Odenigbo, and he might just be the spark on D we need to help with the Kittens rushing attack. Saw his highlights, and he looks like a player – he is stout on the edge, sheds blockers, and has a high motor rushing the QB. Hopefully if he plays, he’ll be a spark, and I see him as better than JTS.

  15. NEfan Says:

    Someone posted it earlier, the interim HC at Carolina is loved by the team, they want him to stay on as HC. They will be immensely motivated. I don’t believe the Bucs players believe in Bowles and the last thing the real statue on the team has the ability to do is motivate his players. Sorry Bucs fans, I don’t have a great feeling on this one.

  16. CrackWise Says:


    Just curious, is Brady better now than he has ever been? I don’t know.

    I only ask because I am curious, if this is still a TEAM game, does the QB of a struggling team deserve any criticism?

    Granted, Brady at this stage of his career is still light years ahead of any Bucs QB ever. However, I think it is clear that he has made some really bad reads and throws this year. Some of which are not his fault, still, many that are clearly his fault.

    Is this how Brady has always been? Like for instance, has he always missed throws like he did to JJ this last game. And don’t say he had pressure on him cause he didn’t. And thats just one example of many this season.

    Im only asking because I am hoping the Brady has saved his best for last this season. I mean, he does still lead the NFC in passing.

  17. D-Rok Says:


    Unless Brady is truly injured and is hampered physically, don’t count him out just yet. For a decade, people have counted him out. Everyone in the land thought Brady was “washed” his last year in NE, look what he did in 2020 in first year with Bucs. Until he actually retires…don’t count him out, and yes, I think he will save his best for last. He seems to play his best, and get the best out of his team-mates, when it’s darkest.

  18. CrackWise Says:

    100% agree D-Rok

    I have been waiting with bated breath ALL season for this to happen.

    I am even on the record calling for yet another IMPOSSIBILITY of a record setting season for Brady.

    Here it is again, for those that missed it.

    “Not only will history show that Brady was the first QB to lead his team to a Super Bowl win in his home stadium, BUT he will be the first QB to

  19. CrackWise Says:

    lead his team to a Super Bowl win after having a losing record during the regular season.

  20. CrackWise Says:

    All this team and Tom needs to do is, Win this game against the Panthers and get ME his 1k and the stage will be set.

    UNLESS, in true Bucs fashion, Trask comes in and ruins it by winning the last game. LOL

  21. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Some of you are the biggest frauds in the world. You care about Mike Evans record like it was you getting it yourself. The fact that Brady’s going to set the record for most attempts only throwing nine interceptions, which absolutely no one open and no running game at age 45 is remarkable. Absolutely remarkable.

  22. orlbucfan Says:

    Bucs will win Sunday but it’s gonna be a dogfight between them and the Panthers. That’s the whole point of being a fan of the game: the best team will win. That’s the Mighty Bucs especially on D and ST!!!!!!

  23. Smashsquatch Says:

    Amen Joe

  24. stpetebucfan Says:

    I understand and join in the desire to throw the ball deeper.

    But…Brady won a BUNCH in NE and the only time I remember him going deep regularly was that period he had a GOAT candidate Randy Moss who was perhaps the best ever at getting open deep.

    Brady was very effective dinking and dunking to possession receivers and running backs. Why is that no longer working? Has the game changed that much or have other teams just figured out the Bucs.

    Chris Godwin is just now starting to flash. I think he’s recovered at last. HE’S the kind of receiver Brady flourished with in NE…aside of course from Moss but that’s where ME13 is supposed to come in.

  25. D-Rok Says:

    I agree on what Brady has done at 45 is truly remarkable. As for me, I’d LIKE to see to Evans get his record, but not at the expense of a win. If we win AND Evans gets his 1K, that’s a bonus, from my standpoint.

    Now, are we gonna get that win this weekend and get our division title? That’s the big question. Can we win? Yes. Will we win? Not sure based on how wildly inconsistent this team has been all year long.

    Hopefully the “good” Bucs show up on Sunday.

  26. JimmyfromNY Says:

    D-Rok I said this before they are beating Carolina Atlanta and Dallas. Book it

  27. D-Rok Says:

    I hope you are right, Jimmy!!!

    GO BUCS!!!

  28. Gary o Says:

    Enough Tom Brady already. I’m sick of it