Tom Brady (Once Again) Demonstrated Why He’s A Rare Athlete

December 7th, 2022

Rare cat.

Sometimes even Joe has to take a step back and absorb the magnitude of witnessing Tom Brady do his Tom Brady things.

Joe isn’t sure the Tampa Bay area has ever had a guy like Brady. Perhaps Derrick Brooks. The difference is, Brady plays the glamor position where he touches the ball on just about every offensive snap.

Brady is one of those rare athletes who thrives under pressure. The more pressure there is, the better they play and they are not phased.

Michael Jordan was like that. Reggie Jackson and Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols were. Joe guesses you could also include Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Bob Gibson was another. And of course, Joe Montana.

These guys don’t come around often. And none pulled off what Brady did Monday night. When’s the last time you’ve seen a 45-year old man rescue a team trailing by two touchdowns with five minutes left and throwing two touchdowns to win?

Joe was talking to Anthony Nelson about Brady’s supernatural clutch performances. Nelson, of course, had a front-row seat Monday night.

“Yeah, 100 percent he thrives under pressure,” Nelson said. “That’s why he’s the GOAT. It’s a simple answer.

“He thrives under pressure. He plays his best at the end.”

Joe has no idea what Brady plans to do when the season ends. Does he stay with the Bucs if concessions are made as to how the offense is handled? Does Brady just wave goodbye to football? Does Brady try to win another ring with a third team (talk about records that will never be broken if he pulls that off)?

Joe just hopes Bucs fans can appreciate what a rare, once-in-a-generation guy Brady is.

52 Responses to “Tom Brady (Once Again) Demonstrated Why He’s A Rare Athlete”

  1. ‘79 Defense Says:

    No idea how the rest of the season will go, but man, what a stroke of freaking luck to have had Tom playing football for the Bucs. He delivered and his name and career will always be linked to this franchise in some small, but not so insignificant way.

  2. Buczilla Says:

    We are lucky to have this dude. Him coming here reminds me of some men and women who move on from their original spouses (patriots) once the kids have moved out. They come to the realization that there are far better, less pain in the butt, more attractive (us) options out there and move on to live happily ever after. If Brady keeps playing I think that it will be with us.

  3. Mikejp Says:

    If I were Tom, I would go to a team that allows me as the head coach, OC too.

  4. AbucAway Says:

    Other than a couple of games and last minute comebacks, we have all witnessed the outcome of what Brady, Bowles, and Lefty collectively can do together (if we narrow it down to just these three). It’s a true sheet show. Brady isn’t playing consistently good ball. Lefty is consistent in ways that make me throw my hands up and yell at the TV. Bowles makes bad decisions. These three are not good together. It’s a bad relationship. Imo, Brady leaves at the end of the year.

  5. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Glazers, you’re on the clock. Grow a pair and tell your moron head coach to open up the offense. He is wasting good talent every game.

  6. Darin Says:

    I think most of us realize it. Also why most of us are sick his possible last season here is being wasted by incompetent coaching. At least bowles can give Leftwich two timeouts for Christmas to go along with his halfback passes to the QB! Make sure you gift wrap them coach!

  7. BucU Says:

    Darin good post. These 2 clowns Bowles and BL have been like an anchor wrapped around TB12’s neck all year. It’s a shame.

  8. Hodad Says:

    I’ve been with the Bucs from day one. Johnny Carson made Buc jokes. To see the day when the best QB of all time comes to your team, and wins you a S.B. his first season. Football fans, it ‘ll never get better then that. Whatever Tom decides to do next year, Buc fans can never thank him enough.

  9. Manny Says:

    I feel like im the only one who hasnt thought it was bradys fault at all this year during any game and not once have i thought hes losing a step. I have been blaming coaching all year long. This isnt bradys fault. If arians was still here, it would be a 10-2 team

  10. JimmyfromNY Says:

    When the stakes are at the highest his blood pressure remains the same. Give me the guy in the pocket manipulating it with his feet looking downfield dicing them apart any day of the week. Best of the best!! The GOAT

  11. BucsfanFred Says:

    Sheeeeet!!! If we covered Cupp we’d have had two super bowl wins with TB.

  12. Mike C Says:

    Hodad I have been on board since early the 90s and I can’t agree more with what you have said.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Been a Buc fan since the very first game in 1976……can’t recall a time when I expected to win over a longer period of time…..It makes the losses more difficult…..
    I am so grateful to Tom Brady for the wins……but even more grateful for the relevance he has brought to our Bucs…..we are daily national news…..not just sports news.
    I know it’s temporary and will be gone when Brady’s gone…..but i’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

  14. Jeffs Dad Says:

    Us bucs fans will be right back to bitching around halloween next year

  15. Bird Says:


    Born in Largo in the 70’s. Good stuff. Its a shame our coaches want to run this brady led team in the ground.

    At times in the game , coaches should run a 5 minute offense like we are down 2 touchdowns in the game …cant do it the whole game i guess cause bowels thinks it wont give our defense a breather ?

    Go bucs! Predictable Offense play calling is the problem. Defense actually playing pretty dang good. Anything is possible in the NFC. The problem is these coaches will doom this season. Cause the talent is there.

  16. Casual Observer Says:

    A strong case can be made that he is the finest athlete ever to compete in a team sport. Measurable achievements, leadership, and unquantifiable (but very real) positive influence throughout the team’s organization, all contribute.

  17. NEfan Says:

    That’s what he do. He may have praised Bowles for not punting but I saw Brady hugging and celebrating with everyone except BOWLES, there is clearly some issue there. Come to think of it, I didn’t see any player approach him just coaches.

    He won’t be a Buc unless Bowles is gone.

  18. NEfan Says:

    Can we talk about the no timeout calls in Cleveland and how Toilet Bowls didn’t trust Brady and his O?

  19. geno711 Says:

    Joe, thanks for bringing up, Bob Gibson. It allows me to bring up Mickey Lolich and how he out dueled Gibson to give the Tigers the 1968 World Series.

  20. Chris Says:

    Brady was terrible for 55 minutes, but Joe won’t ever dare talk about it

  21. kyle Says:

    79 defense???^^ Great Job, Im not sure ive read a better take!! Joes should hire

  22. Joe Says:

    Brady was terrible for 55 minutes, but Joe won’t ever dare talk about it

    Joe would argue play-calling was worse. If folks think Brady is the problem with the offense, just wait when Kyle Trask is behind center next year.

  23. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Generational talent, generational talent?
    Joe you’re looking at a once in a lifetime talent.
    None of the above excelled at 45.
    Perhaps Nolan Ryan, but that’s another story.

  24. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    I found it funny that Steve young of yesteryear on this Monday night was saying how he couldn’t believe Brady throwing dart 30 yard out so hard before the game, as I pondered; Steve young never threw a dart 30 yard out😂

  25. NEfan Says:

    Chris the hater. The Bucs, coaches and Brady have struggled against the Saints and Rams D. The game is played for 60 minutes. If you cannot appreciate what he did against both of those nemesis teams, you either don’t understand how hard the game is or simply a hater not a fan. I have no doubt given the chance Brady would have got the Bucs if FG range with 22 seconds left (not 8) and a TO on the Browns 48. He may have even scored a TD, he did it with 44 seconds against a much better D from the Bucs 25. Hate on brother.

  26. James Says:

    70% of the comments this site on Sunday/ Monday were how Brady sucks

    Always give him the benefit of the doubt and just shut up and enjoy the honor of him being our QB

  27. tbbucs3 Says:

    “, just wait when Kyle Trask is behind center next year.”

    When the offense is currently averaging 17 points a game, it can’t possibly get much worse no matter who you put behind center.

    Pretty sure even Trask could put up more than 3 points against the Carolina Panthers

  28. Craig Says:

    Now all we need is for Leftie to realize that he isn’t in the same class, or room, as Brady.

    He still calls the same six plays over and over, can’t get over his own fascination for Lenny with his butt in the air, or putting the wrong players in the wrong places.

    It is no wonder Brady is bailing early in plays, he knows Leftie’s deep plays won’t work because he refuses to use our fast receivers to blow the top off of the defense.

    Let Brady run the offense for the rest of the year, and then hire him as OC next season, at least I can understand what he is talking about.

  29. Jonny Says:

    The biggest travesty will be if Brady decides to return, and play for a different team. That move on his part should warrant firings of whole coaching staff and Jason Licht. Brady has not played well this season, but the coaches have not helped scheme wise and play calling wise to help Brady settle down and rediscover his mojo. Brady is having to force his mojo to barely win us games.

  30. D-Rok Says:

    Never seen anything like Brady. And here he is, at 45 years old, doing things few 30-year-old, vet QBs, have ever even thought of doing.

    Leading a team to overcome a 13-point deficit halfway thru 4th Qtr is an amazing feat for any QB not named Manning, but at 45 years old? He was getting guys to play with/for him who weren’t even born when he entered the league.

    And it’s not even his play that amazes me most – it’s his will to win, and how that will rubs off on his team.

    He’s a unicorn, and definitely the unquestioned GOAT, in my opinion.

    GO BUCS!!!

  31. Thunder Says:

    TBbucks3 at least you are consistent. You are consistently a hater. I hope you caught Bird’s comment about you on other thread. About you and your “ naked Ken doll.” Classic

  32. Thunder Says:

    Will all the skirt wearing Nancy boy moderators on this site grow a pair. You “guys” are pathetic

  33. Thunder Says:

    Bird, your comment about Tbbucs3 on the earlier thread was just classic!

  34. Chico c. Says:

    My friend called me and said
    Can you imagine that
    I said of course I expect nothing less from
    The goat
    I lived in Boston all my life
    And now live in fla
    Greatest tom bardy fan alive
    77 years old

  35. NEfan Says:

    ttbsucs3, I agree Trask may have got 6 points in the Carolina game, now add more losses to the mix, Rams, Saints, Atlanta, Seattle. All one possession games. Bucs are 2 & 10 then pray for the number 1 pick next season.

    I can’t remember when I last saw him, did he win a preseason game? Intelligence is surely not your strong suit.

  36. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    Brady was terrible for 55 minutes, but Joe won’t ever dare talk about it


    Joe would argue play-calling was worse. If folks think Brady is the problem with the offense, just wait when Kyle Trask is behind center next year.


    I wouldn’t say Brady was terrible, but he was not good. In his zest to get the ball out quickly, he missed every deep throw, and was inaccurate on some short ones. If he hits some of those deep ones, we score 28-31 points and win this game easily.

    The playcalling isn’t the problem you make it out to be. While I don’t agree with all the calls either, it’s the same playcaller from last year’s record-setting offense. It’s the execution. There’s still too many missed assignments on the OL. There’s still too many plays where the QB and WR read the defense differently. And, like I said, Brady is flat out missing open receivers deep.

    Not sure what the solution is, but if you think calling different plays is it, you haven’t correctly analyzed the problem.

  37. NEfan Says:

    Joseph, maybe the same play caller but NOT the same play calls. BA had a offense first team risk it no biscuit, do you remember that tag line? Bowels continually refuses to bring that strategy back which means conservative approach, ground & pound. Players need to get into a flow, there is no flow in Bowels/Leftnuts O. When there is a stupid play call or penalty kills it. Brady over threw Jones once, not sure where the others were. I don’t know if I have ever seen a game where a QB had a 100% completion rate. I guess that would satisfy your dismay.

  38. GoatWatcher Says:

    Joe, why did you bring up Bob Gibson? He beat the Red Sox three times in the 67 World Series. Watching him on TV was scary. I can’t imagine staring at him from the batter’s box.

  39. GoatWatcher Says:

    Brady doesn’t have enough time to execute because the O-line is too vulnerable. If he has one more second (or two) this would be a different offense.

  40. firethecannons Says:

    Yeah Joe is right the problem is not Brady, it is playcalling. not sure why we don’t run a no huddle way more often.

    Perhaps we chip Nick Bosa? double chip?

  41. Tbbucs3 Says:


    When did I say I believed in Trask? I dont….what I’m saying is any run of the mill QB could put up similar production to what Brady and the Bucs offense is doing right now

    Teddy Bridgewater and most average QBs all can put up 17 points a game, you think their OCs were all that great either? Nope

  42. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Blind Brady fans…..please return to your basements and New England Patriots reddit pages….

  43. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Problem is the Brady fans,are bigger Bucs fans, than most of you. Most of you guys are Brady trolls who would rather see the Bucs lose with Brady playing bad than winning .

  44. tbbucs3 Says:

    If you think Brady is the main reason the Bucs are in 1st place in the NFC South your delusional…..

    If it wasn’t for the Bucs top 10 defense, Brady would be the quarterback of a 3 win team.

  45. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Absolutely on drugs!! . This is 1 win team with Kyle Trask 2 win team with Blaine Gabbert . The defenses 18th PFF are less than average, they cost him several games, especially Carolina, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. They’ve had huge letdowns in games. Haven’t been able to get turnovers. Brady has missed throws. He hasn’t turned the ball over to put them in bad situation. Clowns like you don’t want to hold the coaches or the other players other than Brady accountable. As much as you hate him, he’s the best of the best, you’ll never to see anything like him ever again on any list, he sto. You’ll never change that .he won a Super Bowl with the worst franchise in the history of sports. Should’ve been back there last year after another miraculous comeback, but the moron coach had a free safety, covering the best receiver in football

  46. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The Bucs 2022 defense has allowed 18.3 points per game which is 5th best in the NFL…..the Bucs have a top 1 defense regardless of what those PFF nerds who never played sports tell you.

    The Bucs sad 2022 offense has produced 18.1 points per game which is 27th/32….right now Brady is leading a bottom 6 NFL offense

    “they cost him several games, especially Carolina, Pittsburgh and Cleveland”….and DummyfromNY, that is a flat out laughable statement….the Bucs offense and Brady was putrid in all 3 of those games

  47. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Top 10 defense*

  48. NEfan Says:

    ttbsuc@ Brady leads the NFC in passing yards and 4th in the league. That counts the negative effing behind the line screens that constantly go for a loss. Roger’s, Ryan, Wilson, Carr, Hebert all above average are shatting themselves. I would love to see a Bridgewater, Smith, Dak, Murray on this offense just so you could see how predictable and what a horrid run game does for an offense. Bowels is a failure. He has NO business sticking his nose in a top 3 offense the last two seasons. What is the biggest change on this team? The NO RISK IT NO BISCUIT offensive minded HC.

  49. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The only reason Brady is 4th in passing yards is because the Bucs are #1 in pass atempts….means absolutely nothing…..

    and Kyler Murray with his mobilty in this offense would absolutely produce better numbers than Brady is right now

  50. NEfan Says:

    Murray ( the limping running QB) can’t produce with Hopkins, Green, Ertz & Connors and he will light it up in Tampa. Dude you’re reaching now. Brady didn’t scramble in the last 5 min of the Saints game, last season and in 2020 and kicked Murray’s arse in all categories. When you come up with a legitimate debate please re-post.

  51. garro Says:

    Love ya Tom But.
    1970 George Blanda won 5 comeback wins in a row. All as QB but also was the Raiders Kicker. Some he won with his foot.

  52. garro Says:

    AT age 43 and looking alot older than Tom 🙂