The Lingering Brady Effect At Center

February 2nd, 2023

Cool insight here into Tom Brady’s quick release.

His “Time To Throw” metric tracked by the NFL (snap to release) was the fastest among starting quarterbacks this season at 2.45 seconds.

Eleven quarterbacks were within a quarter-second of Brady, aka 2.7 seconds or less.

Former NFL offensive lineman and Brady teammate Ross Tucker, one of the busiest men in NFL media, jumped on CBS Sports Radio this week and talked about Brady’s greatness. He went to the minutia versus the wins and stats.

Tucker detailed how obsessed Brady was with the center-quarterback exchange years ago with the Belicheats, something his former Bucs teammates would verify.

Per Tucker, the perfect snap of the ball meant more time to see the field, focus and release.

“In his crazy mind, the perfect snaps gave him like a fraction more time to look at the defense, a millisecond more to step back from center, even a little more time to get rid of the ball,” Tucker said of Brady.

Watching Brady’s extreme attention to detail when he already was a three-time Super Bowl winner was the greatest lesson Tucker learned from him, he said.

A Princeton graduate, Tucker said he takes Brady stories like that on the lecture circuit.

“He never looked at anything in life like, ‘I got this,” Tucker explained.

“He didn’t want anybody taking any of his reps, whereas most guys are like, ‘Go ahead.’ They don’t want the reps. Brady relished any opportunity to do something a little bit better, to show he could do it a little bit better. He wanted that. Like he was obsessed with that. So I learned a lot about that in terms of how to live your life, because so often there’s aspects of our lives that we don’t really put much stock into because we’ve done it for so long. He just doesn’t look at it that way.”

From a Bucs perspective, Joe hopes the Brady snap obsession and the detail he demanded will linger into next season with centers Robert Hainsey, Ryan Jensen and Nick Leverett. Any advantage for the next Bucs QB is a beautiful thing.

30 Responses to “The Lingering Brady Effect At Center”

  1. SB~LV Says:

    Nice try Joyz 😆

  2. matthew veal Says:

    Classic Joe. Painful to read but still worth it

  3. Chris Adams Says:

    Trade Jensen, Evans and Devin White for draft picks. Let the 2nd round draft pick start. If he sucks, draft his replacement in 2024. Get out of cap space purgatory and get a high draft pick quarterback to reset team for success.

  4. SB~LV Says:

    Clean sweep!
    I am ready for a real football owner of the franchise.
    Thanks Glazer family!
    Bye bye …👋👋👋

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    Next Buc QB? I read an article that the Bucs were going to “enter the Rogers Sweepstakes.”


    I guess the team will shove the cap hit into the 2040 season. By then, the team won’t be able to field a roster because there is no cap $$$ for current payroll.

  6. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    The Brady effect was obliterated by Bowles through his incompetent coaching and low energy style that permeated the entire roster. Lack of preparation and lack of discipline were on display all season long and was showcased during the playoff blowout. Bucs need to eat the cap hit this year and get rid of old and expensive players. I’d rather see them lose with young, speedy and hungry players with a new coaching staff. As long as Bowles is here they will always suck no matter the personnel.

  7. D-Rok Says:

    I will always and forever remember the now-Famous, “Put baby-powder on your butt towel, Jensen!” – story when Brady first got here. Attention to details. The man was OCD about QB’ing, and I’ll remember him for that.

    Hopefully, some of that baby-powder rubbed off on Kyle Trask. “Details, rookie, DETAILS!”


  8. Jack Clark Says:

    lol Joe’s gonna milk Tom Brady for as long as he can 😂

  9. D-Rok Says:

    The Joe’s would be stupid not to, Jack. Clicks, my friend, CLICKS! Steve and Lee gotta eat too, right?

  10. mark2001 Says:

    Seems to me the advantage is through the process. The quick read, the pre- snap read, the fast handling of the ball, the the read as the play unfolds, and the quick release. Does that sound like Trask?

  11. HC Grover Says:

    Brady is gone. So now we have The Brady Effect. ROFL

  12. Buc4evr Says:

    What is Trask’s time to throw? Anybody know?

  13. Joe Says:

    The Joe’s would be stupid not to,

    Let’s see, an international superstar who was still a top-10, maybe top-five quarterback leaves and Joe’s supposed to treat it like some no-name safety from Cornfield State got cut from the practice squad?

    The Bucs will be reeling from the Brady retirement for at least two years.

    Besides, its the offseason. Joe is unaware of any game to type about until September.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trask’s time to throw is 4.8 seconds……waiting for his 3rd string receivers to get open…….but that includes 3 holding penalties from is backup Oline.

  15. Hodad Says:

    I wonder if the Bucs have conducted anymore OC interviews, or if they plan to? If so, who?

  16. Joe in Michigan Says:

    SB~LV Says:
    February 2nd, 2023 at 5:37 pm
    Clean sweep!
    I am ready for a real football owner of the franchise.
    Thanks Glazer family!
    Bye bye …👋👋👋
    If you think you can fire the owners you’re in a state of denial.

  17. HC Grover Says:

    I thinks Gabbert will be the QB because maybe he learned from Brady. Seems logical. Guess that would qualify as a Brady effect. The problem may be the Bowles effect overcomes The Brady effect like it did last year.

  18. D-Rok Says:

    “Joe Says:
    February 2nd, 2023 at 7:18 pm
    The Joe’s would be stupid not to,

    Let’s see, an international superstar who was still a top-10, maybe top-five quarterback leaves and Joe’s supposed to treat it like some no-name safety from Cornfield State got cut from the practice squad?

    The Bucs will be reeling from the Brady retirement for at least two years.”

    I agree, Joe. Brady was a once-in-50-years type of athlete, and when that kind of icon goes out, the talk about him will persist.

    For at least 2-3 more solid years, and at least another 20 years in some fashion or another. Generational athlete, and I’m sad to see him resign.

  19. Go Bucs Says:

    I think Gabbert will pull a Geno Smith and pop off next year

  20. Dooley Says:

    Derek Carr is using the Pro Bowl likes it’s a free agent combine and practicing his stand up routine lol

  21. Goatfarmer Says:

    Too bad the Bowels of Toad will creat a full flushing of any remaining excellence from Brady. By the end of the Bowels, the team will resemble the 2011 Bucs.

    Glad we had two good years.

  22. Pewter Power Says:

    I know anyone doesn’t care how I feel about Brady’s retirement but I’ll say it anyway

    lol it’s Todd Bowles fault, if he had fired leftwich in season the offense would have been better and he’d feel like he had something to work with next year. Byron and Todd’s fault 100%

  23. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    Bucs O-line will be exposed next year I fear.

  24. steele Says:

    This is all very nice analysis that further highlights the things that the Bucs, and the game of football, will miss without Brady.

    All that work, nullified by Bowles and Leftwich. In terms of the Bucs going forward, good luck.

  25. Oddball Says:

    The only thing lingering is Bowles.

  26. Crickett Baker Says:

    ”no-name safety from Cornfield State” LOLLOL Joe. Still laughing.
    I will miss everything about Brady except all of the “knowledgeable anonymous sources” that always predicted his many thoughts. Actually, even the non-anonymous ones that did it on here.

  27. Goatfarmer Says:

    Fire Blowes, now. Then entice him with daycare, geezahagcare, whatever it takes.

  28. mark2001 Says:

    Cornfield State?…. I’d rather sign a guy from Soybean state. Because everyone knows nutritionally all around, Soybeans play complete proteins.. No weakness in their game.

  29. JD Still Says:

    Unfortunately, I am afraid we have fallen into the “used car scam” syndrome. We don’t have the money to buy the big money new cars and we don’t want to buy the reliable basic model and take the time to add the parts to make it into a hot rod , so we look for the overpriced old car with a shiny new coat of paint that we remember to be sexy from a decade ago and reach out to grab it! Then we find out it’s not the same car it was a decade ago, it works for a while, maybe, but then breaks down more times than not, or won’t get started at all, but we are stuck with it, until after a short time we go out looking for the next overpriced spiffy used car that we remember from a decade ago and the cycle repeats itself and we go further into debt with nothing to show for it , and find ourselves being passed by those that took the time to build their own vehicles.

  30. teacherman777 Says:

    Please sign Aaron Rodgers.

    He hates Le Doosh. His coach.

    He wants another Super Bowl.