Underwhelming And Underthrowing Tom Brady

December 11th, 2022

It is fair to ask whether Father Time is gaining ground as he tries to run down Tom Brady.

Brady is still winning the race, but Brady today reminded Joe of a Kentucky Derby pace-setter who is about to get swallowed up by a closer going four-wide down the stretch.

It’s December, and Tom Brady is not playing his worst football. When’s the last time that happened?

Brady’s opening drive today saw him throw wide of Julio Jones on a key 2nd-and-9 toss to a wide open Julio Jones. The Bucs failed on 3rd-and-9 and Todd Bowles opted for an ill-advised 55-yard field goal that missed.

Ok. So Brady missed a throw. Big deal. Well, he missed other key throws including too-short deep balls that were downright scary. Stop underthrowing Scotty Miller, Tommy! The guy can run.

With the game still in reach and the Bucs trailing 21-0 on 4th-and-2 from the 49ers’ 9 yard line, Brady threw crazy low to Mike Evans in the end zone. That was probably the ballgame right there.

“I made a shi**y throw to Mike. I mean at the end of the day that’s a terrible throw,” Brady said after the game.

It certainly was.

The Bucs’ loss hardly was all on Brady, but he had a poor game that included two interceptions.

Was Brady’s right hand injured after a follow-through belted a 49ers’ helmet? Brady denied it, though he could be fudging the truth.

Regardless, if Brady is on the field, then he has to produce. If the Bucs can’t knock off the Bengals next week, hopefully Brady can at least take out the knees of Father Time with a strong day.

84 Responses to “Underwhelming And Underthrowing Tom Brady”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    My Magic 8 Ball say….Beating Bengals ‘outlook not so good’

  2. Tucker Says:

    It looked bad out there I’d be surprised if they win another game to be honest bowels said it’s too late in the season for coaching changes? What?!??? Incredible the product that they put out on the field someone should be fired if not all of them absolutely embarrassing.

  3. Miller5252 Says:

    Sad thing is Brady looks scared back there when he’s throwing. He doesn’t look comfortable at all. I think Bowles is pushing hard on the turnovers on offense and would rather see Brady dink and dunk all day long. Arians would have never let this fly. He would have challenged Brady to hold the ball and let these receivers get open. When the Bowles cuffs are off, he tears it up like the last to drives against the Saints. Coaching is killing this team!

  4. DBS Says:

    If Brady is injured keep him off the field. And no it does not mean you go straight to Trask which the Fanboys would love. But who ever is better in practice during the week.

  5. Elita Vita Says:

    Who knows for sure…however if I were a betting person the most likely place would be in New Orleans with Sean Payton coaching there again. It’s the cleanest path for both of them. Sean is still under contract there and Tom will be a free agent. No complications . No muss no fuss.

  6. CoryC Says:

    “With the game still in reach and the Bucs trailing 21-0”

    Yeah, the game was never in reach against that beastly defence. Beating the Saints in the final minutes is one thing, beating a complete 49ers team is not possible with this Bucs team. Bengals offence will feast on this weak secondary next week. The season is over.

  7. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    I’m a lifelong fan. We learn a few things over the years. I turned the game off to keep my stress level and blood pressure down. Go Bucs.

  8. Big pirate Says:

    I’m ready to move on from Brady. These dink and dunks are getting old. We need a guy who can run around and make plays

  9. Frank Pillow Says:

    It’s the mediocre running game and puzzlingly vanilla, predictable, and overall lousy route-tree these guys are running. It looks like Techmo Bowl out there. Doesn’t remotely look like the past three years (including the Jameis season). There’s no variety. No scheming guys open. No plan of attack. It’s just line up run it and throw to a spot.

  10. Craig Says:

    I think his heart isn’t in it, maybe because of a beef with Leftie.

    If our OC was worth his salt he would dust the mothballs off of Trask and start him.

    Brady isn’t going to come back to this dumpster fire, so we need to know if Trask is our future, or if Brady can be an OC or future HC.

  11. Redeemer Says:

    When you don’t trust the protection, and you can’t run the football, this is what it looks like. Brady didn’t have a good game, no doubt. But he can’t carry a team anymore. It’s all on him at 45 years old. His line is near the bottom on pass/run block win rate. Expecting him to make every throw isn’t realistic.

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Nobody here wants to talk about the elephant in the room. And that is Brady. I’m from Temple Terrace. But I live out west now. And most sports fans out here bring up Brady’s immobility. I saw lotsa QB run opening today. Easily 10 to 20 yrds. Arizona gonna gives us fits when the little QB of theirs stars to scamper. He’s quick..and fast. I just think Brady’s time is over. Now, he can still win games and given time will pick you apart. But I’m watching him closely. A hellava lotta over and unders he’s throwing.And whether you wanna say his divorce affected him or not? It Did. I been thru one. And I’m middle class. It affects you in a lot of way..especailly if kids are involved. .Guys, We will see. Can they run the table these next 4 games? If they can..I do wonder…

  13. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I hope beyond hope that the BUCS do not win the NFC South. This team doesn’t deserve even to have a chance to get embarrassed in a playoff game. I hope the rest of the season is full of losses. How else will we get any changes in leadership? Starting to hate the BUCS as they are currently constructed. The coaches gotta go, like yesterday.

  14. D-Rome Says:

    I’m watching Herbert and Tua move in a way that Brady can’t do. Their movement allows their WRs to get an extra second in separation. I would not classify either of those young QBs as “Running QBs”.

    Lamar Jackson still doesn’t have a long term deal with the Ravens. Brady is gone next year. The Bucs should back up the Brinks truck for Lamar Jackson.

    None of this is me saying that Brady is done but at his age he can’t overcome bad coaching and an under performing offensive line.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Glazers have put a down payment on a hospital. Missing Weinfield, Edwards, and SMB is essential to our sh!t defense. Now Dean in a boot, Vea, and JTS.

  16. Tucker Says:

    I don’t get these fans that say no one is talking about Brady everyone is talking about everyone it’s all bad out there from the top down let that nonsense go everyone is getting talked about.

  17. BrianBucs Says:

    The game was over when Mike Evans’ long TD reception was called back because of a holding penalty on your buddy Donovon Smith.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I truly doubt Brady will play another year for the Bucs, if he plays at all. This has got to be the worst season of his career.

    That said…Brock Purdy. It was his first start, and he did a great job. Props to him. He may never have a great game again…but…I’ll be darned if I didn’t recall the 49ers trading for Steve Young…maybe the Bucs can pull off the same kind of deal for him.

    A game does not a season look, but the kid had amazing placement and good instincts in his first game. Of course, the 49ers are going to have him the rest of the season…he’ll either shine and they’ll want to keep him, or he’ll bust and they won’t. So he may not be worthy of a trade in the long run.

    We need:
    New HC and OC.
    New Center or our starter back
    More nasty on the OL.

    I find it doubtful that Brady would be having such a hard time if Jensen was out there intimidating defenses.

  19. LakelandSteve Says:

    So what happens when the Bengals come to Ray Jay and crush us for the second week in a row. Now they don’t have the 49’ers defense but they have a pretty good defense. However, their offense is extremely good and our lack of pressure with our front four will allow Burrow to light up our secondary. If you blitz him he is just as good and don’t forget he can run too.

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    Tom was as bad as the rest of the team. Part of the problem, not the solution today.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    D-Rome Says:
    “None of this is me saying that Brady is done but at his age he can’t overcome bad coaching and an under performing offensive line.”

    I agree completely with this statement.

    Maybe I’m too optimistic, but I believe Jason Licht can rebuild a good younger OL for a young QB. This year, he’s had to use throwaway guys due to injuries…but you can bet he’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again in the off season.

    I do not believe Brady will want to play for the Bucs after this year…heck, at this point maybe the best thing for him is a season ending injury…nothing permanent, but just something to free him from this mess.

    And we can throw Trask to the wolves. Maybe he’ll surprise us.

    My main concern is that we WILL make the playoffs…and it will just cost us later picks because in its current state, this team has zero chance of winning in playoffs.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Goatfarmer Says
    “Tom was as bad as the rest of the team. Part of the problem, not the solution today.”

    To me, it showed even the goat’s confidence can waver when the rest of the team sucks.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If I were Brady, I would call a team meeting and tell all of them that he’s retiring after their next loss. If they quit on him, he should quit on them.

  24. ChiBuc Says:

    “I made a shi**y throw to Mike. I mean at the end of the day that’s a terrible throw,” Brady said after the game.

    Funny, mansplainers Rod and NE clearly point the finger at Evans for “running into coverage.” I guess their God disagrees with their unbiased assessment.

  25. firethecannons Says:

    why would anyone think Bucs had a chance against the Bengals? the Bucs are awful and have not played well all year. No confidence in this coaching staff to turn it around. not much confidence in jason Licht–he always is looking for bargains. He must love the Goodwill store. he will not trade up for a quarterback, we will have to settle for someone in a later round. Kyle Trask is a wasted pick. Hope we clean house with the coach staff, most of the players, find a way to keep jason licht–he is not the problem.

  26. SOEbuc Says:

    Julio is killin it down field with another good QB.

  27. Goatfarmer Says:

    Finishing at 8-9 or 7-10 Alison likely sticks us with the Bowels and the Leftwich for another year. I think it would be better if the Glazers had all the ammunition they’ll need to insist on a coaching change.

  28. Redeemer Says:

    Listen, Brady never won a game because of his mobility. He won because of his ability to beat defenses from the pocket. He doesn’t need the best line in football, or the best running game. But he needs more than this. To compound the problem, he’s dealing with coaches who, to put it nicely aren’t very good. Do any of you honestly think he’d look like this in Frisco or Miami?

  29. Goatfarmer Says:

    And making the playoffs – Not Alison. Wow. Siri. She must coach for the Bucs, too.

  30. T REX Says:

    my ramen has a stronger arm

  31. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Joe the question that needs to be asked is if Brady is hitting these throws in practice?!! I have a feeling things will start to leak out about our practices. His finger was already banged up. His shoulder was also injured. I know he downplays injuries, but it’s undeniable.

    If I’m Brady, I’m going zero dark thirty. No social media at all. The fans have the pitchforks out.

  32. AB Says:

    This is a joke, right? You’ve been tonguing Brady’s balls all year…and NOW that it’s so freaking undeniable that he has gone off the cliff, NOW you are going to
    flip on a dime and change your narrative…shame, SHAME

  33. Smashsquatch Says:

    Brady isn’t playing well, and he spooks too easily. Nice to hear him own it. He needs to play better. He looks like a 45 yr old hanging around too long. I doubt he plays next year.

  34. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The Bucs would be in fifth place in the NFCE. The Giants are imploding every week and they’re still head and shoulders above the Bucs. At least they look like a professional football team. We have had bad teams in the past, but the level of talent justified the production. Injuries don’t justify what we’re seeing week after week. Licht needs to start looking at the draft, and the Glazers need to start looking for a capable HC. The 1976 Bucs had an excuse. This team doesn’t.

  35. Izod Says:

    Brady’s arm is absolutely dead. The ball is simply not going where he wants it to go.

  36. Duane Says:

    We got a no risk it offense that is all dink and dunk due to Brady’s internal clock, and very conservative play calling. The defense is a bend but dont break most of the time defense that wants a time of possession offense. None of the personnel and schemes fit with one another. This team wasnt put together to be a defensive powerhouse, yet promote a defensive coach, and his conservative approach has put this team in a tailspin too difficult to overcome. This team needs a new head coach and quarterback. I think the front office had to make a last minute call, rolled the die on BA’s staff minus BA, and are finding out that it was a bad call. Cant blame them for trying because the alternative is likely even worse. Too many talented players on offense for them to struggle so mightily. Jumping on the Lamar Jackson bandwagon. If you want to make the ground game better, get a dual threat qb. Miss the playoffs, and mortgage future draft picks to pry him out of Baltimore.

  37. Jack Sparrow Says:

    A lot of people complaining about Brady’s mobility. He won 7 rings by just standing in the pocket. It’s up to the coaches to scheme creative offensive plays based on that strength. if coaches have no idea how to do it, is it still Brady’s fault or incompetence and ineptness of the coaches.

  38. SB~LV Says:

    The Lost Season
    The most bizarre chapter in Buc history
    Powerless in a nightmare

  39. Youngbucs Says:

    Brady is missing all types of throws all season long!

  40. Youngbucs Says:

    Brady needs to get laid release some stress 😂

  41. BKBuc Says:

    Brady looks 45…

  42. IrishTony Says:

    49ers are average Bucs are horrific. The 2020 Bucs would have destroyed this one dimensional 49ers team. Ok who here thinks the Frisco/Clarita 9ers will win the SB. The NFL has certainly taken a nose dive in terms of overall quality.

  43. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Joe, Brady said his finger was ok, and Bowles seems to suggest it’s fine. He really didn’t have a clue. I think Brady handles his own injuries. The Bucs have no clue what’s going on with Brady’s health. It’s a question.

  44. Defense Rules Says:

    Bonzai … ‘Maybe I’m too optimistic, but I believe Jason Licht can rebuild a good younger OL for a young QB.’

    OK, I’ll say it Bonzai: ‘You’re being too optimistic’. JL is the one who created this charade. We are in such horrendous salary CAP shape because of JL overpaying fragile veterans that it’ll take us several years to dig out. Our lack of DEPTH is stunning. We got some players worth building around, but not nearly enough of them.

    After what I saw today, this team isn’t going anywhere this year. IF we do win the NFC South, it’ll only be because everyone else imploded also. If we lose the rest of our games this season (entirely plausible), I wouldn’t put it past the Glazers to gut the entire shabang … GM, coaching staff & a bunch of veterans … and start over.

  45. IrishTony Says:

    This team didn’t look prepared to play and what surprised me was how porous the run and pass defense was. Something’s not right here. I was actually optimistic until I witnessed this s**tshow.

  46. RGA Says:

    It’s a combination of offensive line turnover and an unspirited, uninspiring head coach whose lackluster demeanor has rubbed off on the entire program.
    Coach Bowles may be as solid coordinator, he most certainly can’t inspire the as the head man operating the football club.

  47. EEK Says:

    Where does a single win come from?
    3rd string QB’s and rookies crush this team on 3rd down when it matters.
    1-2 TD’s per game even with garbage time reps down 4 scores.
    It feels hopeless.
    Painful to watch.
    Difficult to root for.
    Time for change.

  48. Rand Says:

    If next weeks game we are again down by several TD’s heading into the second half I wouldn’t be opposed to letting Trask getting some experience before next season. We’ve got to believe TB12 won’t be here next season.

  49. RGA Says:

    Bowles was handed the keys to a sure fire winner, the goat at QB, arguably the best skill position players at wide receiver and running back, a good top 10 defensive and he has managed to blow it.
    I think we can all see why he was run out of NewYork coaching the Jets. I’m sure Todd Bowles is a good guy, he’s not a head coach in the NFL.

  50. IrishTony Says:

    I was never a big Licht guy and witnessed his many FA blunders but with “recency bias” we all gave him a major pass. Anyway between this year and last he’s made some really shortsighted moves. He allowed 3 decent defensive veterans to walk (proven winners), he signed an injury prone lineman and drafted an interior lineman that doesn’t even fit the scheme; Hall has shown nothing as an interior rusher or run defender so what’s his purpose? Despite all of this the biggest problem is the coach This team has no fire and it was evident today.

  51. Anonymous Says:

    They needed to sign Suh, he’s a good run stopper and always available, never misses because of injury.

  52. LastDance Says:

    Redeemer Says:
    December 11th, 2022 at 9:56 pm
    Listen, Brady never won a game because of his mobility. He won because of his ability to beat defenses from the pocket. He doesn’t need the best line in football, or the best running game. But he needs more than this. To compound the problem, he’s dealing with coaches who, to put it nicely aren’t very good. Do any of you honestly think he’d look like this in Frisco or Miami?

    Hey Redeemer. Thank you for a modicum of reality. Brady has never been mobile and has been the best QB in the NFL since 2007. It is on the coaches to prepare a schema that fits him or get someone else… or get new coaches. But man he did not play his best today. But then again, if Donnie doesn’t food it up, is this a different tale?

  53. Sbucs Says:

    Jason is finished, the Glasers will clean house

  54. AmauryGuzman Says:

    I think Brady is playing with an arm injury. Either way it’s crazy how bad this offense is. Their highest output was 31 points but they where getting blown out in that game. It was garbage points.

  55. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Before 2020 season, I remember we have a mobile, strong arm QB, and Arians was the coach…. How did it go……. LOL !!!!! No risk-it no-biscuit BS… hahaha.

  56. RGA Says:

    Good post LastDance, I agree, however Brady thrives in a protected pocket. Once protection erodes, Brady is not the same QB. Losing Jenson and Marpet appears to be detrimental to the franchise success.

  57. SOEbuc Says:

    And hire you? Syke. JL one of the best GM in the league.

  58. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Think about this. Last year the bucs where ranked number offensively. This year they’re around 27 in the league. Near the bottom. This team is very one dimensional as well. They just cannot run the ball and the receivers don’t get open consistently as much. Play calling stinks etc.

  59. SPARKY Says:

    We only have one starting o-line man left. We can’t run, we don’t have time to pass, and our OC is dumb. And when was the last time you have seen one of our receivers make a good run after the catch? We will get beat by the Bengals and then we have to win our last 3.We are always severely out coached.

  60. CoryC Says:

    I think IrishTony had a few too many brewskis before posting his comment. 49ers are the real deal. They do not need a top flight QB to run the offence. They can dominate teams from scrimmage and can run the ball with abandon. You’re unserious or drunk if you think they’re one-dimensional. They are a complete team. A SB contender.

  61. Bucsfan13 Says:

    After Brady’s team leaks it to reporters today that he could play another season, he stinks it up. There is no market for a 46 year old QB. I’ve followed his entire career. The regression is there. It’s not really bad, but it’s there. It’s not just the coaches. He’s also an issue with this offense. I found his press conference lacking after the game. He took blame for the Evans bad throw. He’s used a lot of “we” and “us.” I need more or him saying “I.” Maybe we’ll get better answers on his podcast. He seems more open on the podcast. As a Michigan alum, I still love Brady, but I have zero faith he can turn this season around.

  62. T REX Says:

    brady looks awful

  63. !1bucs fan Says:

    Brady is on his way to Tennessee nest year, and will leave the Bucs with a crippling amount of dead money and a roster that will not lend itself to a rebuild. If they want Brady back there’s really only one way– Sean Payton. If you think the above two points are correct ( I do) then you want to pre-emptively sign Payton as soon as possible as he will be every franchises top pick. The other advantage is the combo of Payton and Brady to recruit free agents. Lots of moving pieces here but if Payton wanted to sign now I’d be bold. Honestly–what do you have to lose ?

  64. captivajim Says:

    Brady is looking like Farve did when he played for the jets……Time to go …

  65. T REX Says:

    Brady is done. And that is ok.

    We did a poor job of utilizing his last season

  66. Tom in. Mad City Says:

    Remember when Brady hurt his shoulder in September? My guess is something is structurally wring that requires surgery. He’s been off on deep balls much of the season.

  67. Paul M Says:

    Phil Jackson once said the hardest thing in coaching is coaching an aging superstar.
    You know they’re done, they know they’re done and they know you know they’re done. And yet they still think they have one more start left in them.
    Brady will not go quietly especially with nothing left to come home to. He’ll either be here next year or on some other team but either way he’ll be only a shell of his former self- regardless of how much water he drinks.

  68. Izod Says:

    I think the answer is just super simple: Brady’s arm is just old. When his brain tells his arm to throw the ball, it just doesn’t go where he wants it to. It’s just called getting old.

  69. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Having your 45 year old QB throw over 50x a game will also affect your accuracy. His QB coach has said he’s been throwing extra in practice. He’s been working on his deep ball. Add that he obviously has a finger and shoulder injury. Reports are that he couldn’t even take his shirt off by himself after the game

  70. Bucsfan13 Says:

    My early shift has started this morning and I’m patiently waiting for Joe’s recap. It’s a habit. Drink coffee and soak in Joe’s observations. By the way, has anyone checked on Ira? His blood pressure is probably through the roof. I can’t wait for the next podcast.

    I’ve always applauded Brady’s self awareness. He really needs to show it by not posting on social media and directing his team not to post anything. It’s just not a good look for him to be promoting his clothing line and various business stuff while the team is in shambles. He went dark during his training camp absence. I know he’s not a social media fiend like most players. His team does the work, but it’s about optics right now.

  71. steele Says:

    To all of you: please go back and watch film of the Patriots’ Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants and Phil. Eagles. Or other losses in which that same INFAMOUS defensive “blueprint” was used to stop Tom Brady.

    It worked in the past. It worked yesterday, big time. When you have a loaded and talented defense like SF does, you do exactly what the blueprint says to do. It is not genius. When you know that Brady’s offense is poorly coached and poorly manned—a sitting duck O line—-you know what to do.

    Relentless pass rush. Relentless pressure. Coupled with lockdown secondary and LBs flying all over the field. Brady either had no time and/or the plays were completely disrupted.

    We don’t know if Brady is physically compromised or hurt, but IT IS IRRELEVANT. NO QB SUCCEEDS FACED WITH the hell that Brady was stuck with. NOBODY, not Mahomes or Joe Montana.

    Stop dumping it all on Brady. He is 45, but he has proven that he can still do it. IF he has a team built properly and coached properly. IF the offense is geared specifically to him, not a generic second-rate Leftwich mess.

    He really should not have come out of retirement for this tarnishing of his legacy.

  72. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucsfan13 … I believe you’re right; Brady’s hurting. But it’s not just him hurting; he’s hurting the whole team right now. It was obvious by halftime that Bucs weren’t gonna win that game. Why was he still in there that far behind in the 2nd half with it raining cats & dogs? Pride? Probably, but we missed a decent opportunity to insert Gabbert or (Trask) and run the daylights out of the ball.

    I would’ve loved to see us put in a more mobile QB, add an extra lineman, and directly challenge the pride of every OLineman we have. Put every play squarely on the backs of this OLine against an excellent run defense … mano a mano … and let’s see who mans up.

  73. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @DR. This offensive line is awful. It’s been that way since training camp. As long as this team has a historically bad running game, that’s where I’m gonna place most of the blame. I believe this team has rushed for like 850 yards total this season! There are RBs with more yards than that. I don’t believe the cure is a more mobile QB. Let us not forget how Mahomes was turned into a mere mortal in the SB behind his bad offensive line, and he did everything he could to save his team. A bad OL can derail a team, and you’re seeing it now. The Lions are a better team offensively than us because they have a dominant OL. They can run the ball effectively and efficiently, and it opens up the pass game with Goff.

  74. Oneilbuc Says:

    Now he’s injured man Brady is 45 years old that’s what’s wrong with Brady. I don’t want to hear excuses he’s just old why y’all can’t just except it ?? Brady is a hall of famer and this one year ain’t going to damage nothing he’s accomplished in the past. It’s time to let go !!!

  75. Bob in valrico Says:

    It looks like Donovan Smith is Trying his best to not extend his elbow and not put pressure on it. At any rate he is hurting the team, taking points off the board.
    Licht needs to scour the practice squads and O lineman on the street to stop this.
    Week 14 and the offensive braintrust finally gave Brady more protection by
    involving our backs in chipping and blitz protection. Why oh why did it take 14 games to figure that out. Unfortunately Brady was unable to capitalize on the extra help with a 4.6 yard average completion. Great effort from both backs.
    Agree with DR, let the backup QB’s play when its clear the game is out of reach.
    Don’t Know the extent of Brady’s injuries but it sure looks likes he is struggling.

  76. Manny Says:

    The man gets absolutely no time to throw!!!!!!! What the hell do u want him to do!!!! When he didnget time he made a few good plays like the lomg throw to godwin and the td to evans

  77. NEfan Says:

    DR, run the shat out of the ball? Since when? The starters can’t put together 70 yds. Brady stayed in because he doesn’t QUIT!!! Many of you want a mobile QB and I get that but who is this savior??? You ain’t getting Mahomes, Allen ??? Jackson can’t throw 40-50 times a game, up until yesterday Chargers record was just as bad as the Bucs. 32nd (dead last) in rushing, one if not the poorest oline in the league, TD’s called back due to penalties. The guy has to throw 40-50 times a game against the #1 D in the league, that has only let up 6 points in the second half the 5 games prior to the Bucs. Licht, please cut him so he can shut these so called fans up. NO qb can achieve in this offense. Oh, as far as downfield throws, I believe he wants to practice more 1 on 1’s but got the straight arm from his coaches, ie: Scotty Miller under throws.

  78. JayBuc Says:

    I will give Leftwich some credit for the first series. Of course he had a whole week to prepare for it. Noticed White and Fournette in the backfield at the same time. New look similar to the fake WR screen in Germany.

    Brady had a bad game no doubt. Missed Julio who was open on the first drive that should have been a first down inside the 30.

    To me game was over when HC decides to have the old kicker try a career long FG giving the ball back to SF with great field position. It was like Boyles was trying to prove he isn’t that conservative. Terrible decision. You don’t let that team and defense go up 14-0. That was a time to be smart and somewhat conservative.

    Bright side. If we lose most of the remaining games (which is possible) we get better draft picks ;-). Hopefully ownership is smart enough to bring in new coaching staff

  79. orlbucfan Says:

    Oh DR, get off the pot pipe. Licht is the BEST general manager Bucs have ever had, and he’s improving with time. I dare Arthritis Brady to call a team meeting, and declare his retirement after this season. He won’t cos he’s too egotistical and cowardly to do it. Licht’s strength is drafting players. He hasn’t had great luck with FA signings for whatever reason. 4 more games…at least, I’m a Bucs Radio fan and can’t see the carnage.

  80. Oneilbuc Says:

    It was reported that Brady came up with the game plan him and BL. Y’all need to stop with the scapegoating and just except Brady has declined and he’s done regardless how this season unfold he needs to retire. Now I thought we were going to win the game but I was wrong. Defense sucked out there yesterday and the offense sucked. I think the defense is getting tired of the offense not producing when they do hold teams under 20 points and offense can’t score.

  81. Oneilbuc Says:

    Orlbucfan. I think they gave Brady to much power remember they were calling him the GM . They gave him every player he wanted even when the coaches didn’t want a player they still gave Brady what he wanted even this year and that’s been the problem. That’s why they let him leave in training camp he went to a party and it was ok and it was ok that he didn’t even fly with the team to the game and everyone gave him a pass . Brady did what he wanted and how he wanted and most of the people was ok with that. Now they do want to blame him for none of the losses. That’s a sign of a weak fan base and origination and if you hold Brady accountable than that means you a hater and you even taking away from what he’s done in the past and that’s crazy how much they worship this man.

  82. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The No Risk it Offense has been reduced to a dink and dunk offense, because we no longer have the dominate offense line we once had.
    The 49ers lost Deebo Samuel, and never missed a lick, because of their Scheme.
    A good scheme requires a good coach, and we lack that.
    Bowles is a blitz happy defensive coordinator, and 3 49er touchdowns came when Bowles all out blitzes failed to get there.
    Just like the loss to the Rams in the playoffs, when Blitz Happy Bowles called that all out blitz that left Cooper Kupp wide open.

    Brady is no longer good enough to overcome poor coaching.

    It is time to start over, and rebuild our team. And, I mean from the Top Down.
    A New General Manager, and a new coaching staff.
    Brady will be History after this year, and no way is Sean Peyton or Harbaugh coming.

  83. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Unfortunately the Great Brady Experiment has come to an end. He does not have the arm strength anymore.

  84. Woodenman Says:

    Amen Oneilbuc don’t agree much with you but you are right on with this.