Tom Brady Needs Three Touchdowns

December 16th, 2022

Sunday’s game against the streaking, sound and savvy Cincinnati Bengals has Joe taking great pause.

Essentially, a completely different Buccaneers team has to show up for Tampa Bay to grab a critical “W.”

It’s a tremendous ask and probably an unrealistic expectation. The Bucs probably needs last year’s team to walk into the building.

Joe would settle for the club that appeared not even one month ago against the Seahawks.

Still, no matter how Joe carves up the options — and the Bucs appear limited by significant injuries on defense — Joe sees Tom Brady needed three touchdown throws that have nothing to do with garbage time of a loss. That’s literally something Brady hasn’t done all season, as hard as that is to believe.

In contrast, Bengals QB Joe Burrow has four games this season, all victories, with 3 or more touchdown throws.

It’s a team game and the Bucs need their defense to get back to allowing less than 20 points per game, as they were routinely before last Sunday’s beat down. But the Bucs most need Brady to snap back to elite form if they want to have a prayer on Sunday — and in the playoffs.

Frankly, Joe would be darn happy and encouraged all next if week if Brady broke out on Sunday, even if the Bucs lost.

38 Responses to “Tom Brady Needs Three Touchdowns”

  1. gbobucsfan Says:

    I agree Joe. We need to, at least, be competitive in this game to not be considered an absolute joke anymore.

  2. BOAT Says:

    Joe, you need to have a topic on Danny Amendola. He recently said he will come out of retirement to play with the Bucs, if Tom Brady needs him. He would actually give the Brady that much needed quick slot receiver that can get the ball quickly, before the o-line breaks down, and that can move the chains.

    He had 7 catches for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns in his last game. So he can still play, and him and Brady have a great chemistry with each other. Amendola also proved that he was super clutch in big games and big moments with the Patriots.

  3. CChead Says:

    I don’t care who you have at QB with this offensive scheme you are doomed to fail. There is no creativity at all. Its the same f**king 3 or 4 plays over and over. Hey Byron, go back and study last years games and run that.
    Ken Dorsey Head Coach 2023

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘Bucs need their defense to get back to allowing less than 20 points per game, as they were routinely before last Sunday’s beat down.’

    Just on defense, Vea, Dean, Nassib & Avery didn’t participate in yesterday’s practice and JTS & Winfield were limited. Edwards & SMB both participated, but they’re still hurting. This is resembling more of a MASH unit than an NFL football team.

    Even IF we played Cincy at our full defensive strength, we’d have a tough go of keeping up with them. Through 13 games, we’ve scored 17 passing TDs, 4 rushing TDs, 1 Pick 6 & kicked 24 FGs for 224 points. Bengals meanwhile has scored 27 passing TDs, 13 rushing TDs & 19 FGs for 335 points, roughly 50% more than us in the same number of games.

    But ya, gotta stay optimistic.

  5. rrsrq Says:

    100%, Bucs need to finish these last four games on fire, it is possible

  6. SPARKY Says:

    After 13 games, has Brady even thrown 20 balls into the endzone?

  7. D-Rok Says:

    All I want for Christmas is a competitive team, whether in a win or a loss.

    The last time this team showed any real fire, moxie, or spit-n-vinegar was when Evans tossed Lattimore outta the club.

  8. gotbbucs Says:

    I don’t care how Brady finishes this season. I want to see growth from the rest of the roster.

  9. Lamarcus Says:

    There’s no reason for Brady to have a good game and we lose. Brady is placeholder QB at this point. 45, old, stiff, dink and dink, no deep ball, cranky, scared, etc. There no future in Brady. Move on!!

  10. DungyDance Says:

    “The last time this team showed any real fire, moxie, or spit-n-vinegar was when Evans tossed Lattimore outta the club.”

    And guess who was on the sidelines during that game.

  11. BucsfanFred Says:

    Drock, that was fun to watch!

  12. BucsfanFred Says:

    @Dungydabce, that would be Bruce Arians.

  13. NEfan Says:

    There were many games he could have had 3 tds if the WR’s would not drop the ball or would stop quitting on routes I routes or could get a few yards after the catch. I watched a repeat last night of what happen to Brady happen to Geno Smith (a mobile QB). The only difference their D didn’t let up 35 points. Purdy didn’t throw one pass in either game over 20 yds. Why is it the Bucs have to. Amendola would be a great pick up, show these wr’s how to separate.

  14. Simeon97 Says:

    Rest everyone in this meaningless game.
    Playoffs start next week.
    Win 7 in a row.
    SB champs.

  15. LakelandSteve Says:

    What this team needs is Bruce Arians. Let’s all just tell it like it is. There is just something about him that players respond to. He gets on the refs and you can’t tell me that at some point in the game you might get a call that you wouldn’t normally. Hey Refs are human and I’m sure don’t like to be shouted and cussed at and if the head coach keeps telling you the whole game the left tackle is holding you might just get a call. Also, when someone makes a stupid play or penalty Arians is going to make sure you get an earful when you get to the sideline. Instead we get that stupid look on Bowles face like he’s some kind of robot. Well that’s how our team is playing like a bunch of robots.

  16. SPARKY Says:

    Lakeland, and Brady shouldn’t have to be on the sidelines telling everyone to play harder.

  17. HC Grover Says:

    Bowzo may be an android.

  18. NEfan Says:

    What this team needs is Jensen, AB, Gronk, JPP & Suh, Arians did!

  19. Mike C Says:

    I wouldn’t even know what to think if the Bucs pull off this win….

  20. Mike Says:

    I hate, and I mean absolutely hate, to be all doom and gloom… but after last week’s game, there’s still a very dark cloud over the Bucs, and I don’t see any sunshine coming this week. I hope the Bucs prove me wrong though, truly I do!

  21. Jack Sparrow Says:

    3 TD’s is a super stretch. Brady will be lucky to get 1 TD under Blowzo and LEftnuts regime.

  22. ClwJB Says:

    You mean 3 TD’s in the last 4 games total right?

    It will be a miracle of historic proportion for us to score more than 14

    We will likely need 30+ to win – it ain’t happening

    6-8 heading for a stomping by Colt McCoy as a Xmas night send off

  23. Redeemer Says:

    Amendola? Jerry rice in his prime couldn’t help this group. It’s hard to get open against 7+ in coverage every play. The talent is there in the passing game. The problem is they can’t run to save their lives. Even against light boxes, it’s three yards. Danny would be about as useless as Beasley was.

  24. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Sparky? More importantly has there been 20 guys open in the end zone this season. Absolutely no separation from these guys even worse in the red zone. Everything has to be schemed before the line of scrimmage because they don’t have the ability to get open. Doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see that.

  25. bucs4life Says:

    We’re done. Don’t have any hope.

  26. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Danny Amendola 🤣 maybe next we can lure Wes Welker out of retirement?

  27. orlbucfan Says:

    Brady needs to be booted off the field the minute he throws another pass that misses its target by a mile. The dumbo should have retired after the SB win. We had to put up with Antonio Brown’s crap, and the Bucs didn’t need Gronkowski to win the SB. Brady also got rooked in the SBF crypto scandal, BTW.

  28. NEfan Says:

    Ttsucs, McCaffrey is already gone. Obviously you never watched him play. He’s a smarter more athletic Beasley. Plus he boinked Kay Adam’s.

    Lamucus, placeholder like Purdy who hadn’t thrown a pass over 20yds?

  29. NEfan Says:

    Oralbuc, not sure who is more of a moron, you Lamucus, Ttsuc,Zzsuc or Oneilsuckyall. If not for Bowels interview focus and lack of Bucs playoff preparation Brady should have brought two SB’s to this shatty organization. The ownership is so used to losing they don’t know what it takes to win, that’s why at this point they are enjoying stealing all their season ticket holders money. I heard next year when Bucs money maker leaves the Bucs are offering a round trip ticket and free stay to anyone that will attend a Bucs 2023 home game.

  30. unbelievable Says:

    If the Bucs scored just 22 points a game this season, they’d be 10 – 3.

    Just 22 points.

    What was the average last year, like 31 points? How the mighty have fallen.

  31. unbelievable Says:

    @NEfan – uh Purdy has had multiple passes over 20 yards the last 2 games, including a few that were touchdowns.

  32. NEfan Says:

    Ah unbelievable,NO he has not.

  33. NEfan Says:

    The 9ers are the best team in the league at YAC. He has not thrown a pass in the air past 15, 20yds tops.

  34. BOAT Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    December 16th, 2022 at 7:01 pm
    @NEfan – uh Purdy has had multiple passes over 20 yards the last 2 games, including a few that were touchdowns.


    In the Seattle game, the 49er receivers were wide open on almost every single pass completion, and all of them were extremely easy throws. Whenever there was even the slightest bit of pressure from the defensive backs on the receivers, or when there was even the slightest tiny bit of a pass rush – Purdy missed every single throw, and he wasn’t even close either.

    Anyone claiming otherwise, 100% absolutely did not watch that game.

  35. Mike Johnson Says:

    Brady has sucked all season. Don’t get mad. You know its true. I luv the guy but its time……

  36. unbelievable Says:

    @BOAT – I never said they were easy throws.

    You know why they had multiple guys running wide open all game? They have a good offensive coordinator with a creative scheme. Imagine that.

  37. unbelievable Says:

    *were not easy throws.

    Damn autocorrect

  38. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Love all the trolls coming on here as soon as someone says something positive about Brad!! listen guys ever lis there is , he’s the best or the best !7 Super Bowls in all those rings have sent daggers down your spine. I love it salt tears are the best. The Bucs will play Trask at quarterback and you guys will be irrelevant for the next 30 years. Love it!!