Joey Bosa: Tom Brady is ridiculous, how quick he gets rid of the ball

AP

NFL Films microphones caught a frustrated Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa expressing his inability to sack Tom Brady on Sunday.

Bosa told a teammate at one point that he felt like he beat the man in front of him but couldn’t get to Brady anyway.

“I was there in two or two and a half seconds and it was long gone,” Bosa said.

At another point in the game, Bosa told Brady, “Stop throwing the ball so fast.”

On the sideline after another Patriots drive, Bosa told a teammate, “He really is ridiculous, how quick he can get rid of the ball.”

The Patriots let left tackle Nate Solder walk last offseason, then saw the rookie they drafted to replace him Isaiah Wynn, lost for the season with a torn Achilles in the preseason. It did not matter. Brady is great at getting rid of the ball, not matter who is blocking for him.

71 responses to “Joey Bosa: Tom Brady is ridiculous, how quick he gets rid of the ball

  1. Just ask the Steelers. When you sit back in zone he can do that.

    I just don’t understand how these coaches think they are going to beat Brady playing a soft zone.

    Tomlin should be the example of how not to beat the Patriots in the playoffs.

  2. Truly the undisputed GOAT. He know’s where everyone, offense and defense included, will be at any given time. The tireless preparation and dedication to his craft is what truly sets Brady a part.

  3. Knowing where everybody should be, quick progression, and quick release are the three things all the greats have. They trump mobility and arm strength.

  4. First Harrison now Bosa, and those are just recent there have been many othets. Im not sure its cool for these seasoned pros that have dealt with Brady directly to all be complimenting him afterward. For some is very painful and triggering to have to hear.

  5. Maybe the Defensive coordinator should have tried something other than Zone coverage to get him hold the call. The chargers defensive strategy was absolutely terrible, you sit back in a zone and TB12 will pick you apart with 5 yard catch and runs. Stupid Chargers never adjusted and didnt deserve to be on the same field with the Patriots.

  6. Haters say dink and dunk… Real players know it’s part of a larger strategy to do whatever it takes for a W.

  7. Maybe the Defensive coordinator should have tried something other than Zone coverage to get him hold the ball. The chargers defensive strategy was absolutely terrible, you sit back in a zone and TB12 will pick you apart with 5 yard catch and runs. Stupid Chargers never adjusted and didnt deserve to be on the same field with the Patriots.

  8. Old news to anyone that follows Brady at all….. most complete QB in the NFL…..
    Above all the measurables are the things that really separate him from others….. HEART & DESIRE……a seemingly UNQUENCHABLE THIRST to WIN…..
    Gonna be a SAD DAY for football in general when he calls it a career!!!!!
    Go Pats!!!!!

  9. robkeezy says:
    January 17, 2019 at 9:37 am
    Knowing where everybody should be, quick progression, and quick release are the three things all the greats have. They trump mobility and arm strength.
    ——————————–
    They only trumped it by three points in their house. Should be no surprise to see that score flip this time.

  10. I saw a quick glimpse of Bosa and Brady briefly talking to each other at the end of a play and as they moved away from each other Bosa grinned and playfully pushed Brady’s shoulder. I wondered what they were talking about and this gives me a pretty good idea.

  11. robkeezy says:
    January 17, 2019 at 9:37 am
    Knowing where everybody should be, quick progression, and quick release are the three things all the greats have. They trump mobility and arm strength.

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    So you’re saying that accuracy, quickness, intelligence and tireless film study beat the ability to “chuck it deep” or be able to “throw it over a mountain?” You mean to say, the goal all along was…winning??

    You do realize you’re making the “2 yard Tom” simpletons heads explode all at once, right??

  12. In order to beat Brady you really need an elite front that can consistently get to him without blitzing. Then you need to throw different looks at him from your defense so that he needs to take an extra second or so to try to figure out where to go with the ball. If you don’t try to confuse him, or need to bring too many guys on the blitz, then he will torch you.

  13. patsfiend says:
    January 17, 2019 at 9:43 am
    Haters say dink and dunk… Real players know it’s part of a larger strategy to do whatever it takes for a W.
    ————

    Well it is dink & dunk. But no one should have a problem with it. It works. He is great at taking what the defense gives him. And the Chargers defense gave him all the short throws, which is what he does best. And that’s not a knock so don’t be so damn sensitive. They should have tried to make him beat them deep since that is where he is at his weakest & he doesn’t have great deep threat weapons. But no, let’s play zone which Brady has eaten alive for like 18 years.

  14. “Tomlin should be the example of how not to beat the Patriots in the playoffs.”

    I understand that it stinks to lose – but to use an NBA reference criticizing Tomlin is like

    Criticizing David Robinson because he wasn’t Hakeem Olajuwan
    Criticizing Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone etc. because Michael Jordan.

    Tomlin doesn’t measure up to Belichick – but he measures up to all the other coaches in the NFL not named Belichick. Trust me – they’re all worse than Belichick, and there’s no shame in that.

    It’s tiresome and annoying to watch Brady and Belichick win so much, but they’ve earned it.

    I like Coach Tomlin – I often wonder if QB Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t so careless with the ball late in games with untimely interceptions whether that would improve Coach Tomlin’s image…are those INT’s his fault?

  15. Brady gets rid of the ball quickly…

    But this is coaching, game planning also.

    They are designed to get rid of it quickly.

    Team effort here, not just Brady…

  16. Your not going to surprise a Brady or Brees but you have to at least try to mix things up. Seeing the Chargers sit in zone & the Eagles just send 4 all game makes me pissed as a general fan of football. And as a Steelers fan I can tell you sitting in zone against #12 does not work!!!

  17. I think Bosa is saying the same thing Bill Belichick was saying when he was the Defensive Coordinator for the NY Giants and he was trying to defend against Joe Gibbs’ Redskins teams. They didn’t even have a QB like Brady. They had Joe Thiesmann, Jay Schroeder, Doug Williams (when Schroeder got hurt), and Mark Rypian. They’d throw those quick little high percentage passes on first down, and then they’d be in 2nd and short every time. They had Art Monk and a group of little WR’s they called the Smurfs, similar to the little guys Belichick employs. Then they’d either pound Riggins up the middle for the first down, or fake to Riggins and throw long. If they missed, they were still in 3rd and short. It was unstoppable and it was the only dynasty that didn’t have a HOF QB. It was probably so frustrating (and Bill had Lawrence Taylor) that Belichick vowed to implement that scheme if he ever became a head coach. I’m not surprised that Belichick is copying Gibbs, but I’m shocked that more teams don’t do it. All those Redskins’ QB’s were journeymen QB’s. Belichick has a HOF QB, so he’s going for his 6th super bowl title. Short, high percentage throws on first down. It opens up everything else. It’s not that difficult to comprehend. Everyone tries to over-think it. I still hear people talking about how you have to establish the run. And these people are being paid to talk football. It’s unbelievable.

  18. You can NOT play majority zone against the Patriots. They will crush you, and your pass rushers will never get close. You can look at the Steelers resume against them. The Steelers are a Zone Blitz team and have consistently been destroyed by the Patriots. The teams that have had some success against the Pats, the Ravens, Giants, and Jaguars, had one thing in common, they played majority press man, one deep safety, and one safety crowding the middle of the field. If your man coverage is good, it forces Brady to hold on to the ball and you have a chance at success. Not saying this is a guarantee for success, but from what I’ve seen of the Patriots over the years, it’s your best chance. The moment the Chargers came out in that same 6 and 7 DB lineup they used against the Ravens I knew it was over. They made the game so simple for Brady, destroy them with the run and play action. The play action was without question going to be successful because to make it worse, the Chargers were sitting in Zone behind it. Holes galore! You can hate the Patriots, but you have to respect the greatness. And this is coming from a Ravens’ fan.

  19. i hate listening to the people who say brady dinks and dunks. rule number one about sports, you take what the defense gives you. if teams dont want him gettting 4-8 yards a play, dont play a soft zone.

  20. I’ve never found Brady to be the most exciting QB to watch play, because he never throws a pass that makes me go, “Wow, how did he do that”?, the way other QB’s are fun to watch by improvising on the run, etc. But yes, in terms of getting rid of the ball the fastest, he probably is the best of all time.

  21. A very good pass rush without having to blitz, and good man coverage, is what he’s historically struggled against. Problem is, finding good pass rushers and man-to-man cover corners is not easy and you need both.

    Playing zone is just stupid at this point.

  22. Some want to call Brady the GOAT. Others want to call him a “system QB” and give him zero credit.

    I feel like the reality falls in between those two, but closer to the great. I think any arguments over GOAT, in any sport or any position, are a bit silly. Even at QB, how do you compare guys from different eras? Comparing Brady to Montana is a slight stretch between eras, but how do you begin to compare Brady to Otto Graham?

  23. coolzog says:
    January 17, 2019 at 11:05 am
    A very good pass rush without having to blitz, and good man coverage, is what he’s historically struggled against.
    ————————-

    That’s where SD ran into the problem. They have a good 4 man pass rush but didn’t generate pressure. If they did blitz Brady and all his receivers are in sync.

  24. And when you don’t get any pass rush again him it seems he can pick you apart.

    The Chargers were disgusting against New England. He had all day to pass.

  25. Playing a Cover 3 shell nearly the entire first half, the Chargers had allowed 17 Patriot first downs, while the Chargers offense had run 16 plays total.

    Worst game plan against the Patriots I ever saw. Ever.

  26. Dak Prescott need to watch Brady film and learn to get rid of the ball quickly if he wants a contract extension worth more than 25 million a year.

  27. patsfiend says:
    January 17, 2019 at 9:43 am
    Haters say dink and dunk… Real players know it’s part of a larger strategy to do whatever it takes for a W.

    Why anyone would want to admit being beaten by a “dink & dunk” is beyond me. I’d go with, “killed us with the short game. Maybe they’re just dinks, or dunks.

  28. “Brady gets rid of the ball quickly because he hates the contact”

    yeah. if it were me, I’d want 300lb freaks smashing me to the ground, to prove I was…. (wait for it) …. an idiot.

  29. He gets the ball out quick is an understatement. Nine times out of ten, the ball arrives just as the receiver gets to the spot. People who hate the Patriots call Brady a dinker and a dunker. Whatever you want to call him, he sure gets the desired results. You all WISH he was your team’s QB.

  30. No one should ever question Tom Brady’s toughness

    When asked who was the toughest player he ever played against. Justin Tuck answered, “Tom Brady, hands down”

    There’s a reason guys who spent a career trying to hate Tom Brady and take him out, respect his toughness and his competitiveness. There is no question on who is the GOAT. The only question is how long can it go on.

    I have a son who was 5 years old in 2001. He has grown to adulthood without ever seeing a losing season from the Patriots. He’s also been to ELEVEN championship parades in Boston over that time.

    I get the hate. It’s been a LONG, long time, and unfortunately for the REST of the nation, it has a few more years to run

  31. ATTENTION Kirk Cousins. Please, do yourself and the flimsy Vikings OL a favor, and watch Brady and LEARN FROM HIS ABILITY TO GET THE BALL OUT PONTO!!

  32. Man coverage. Really really good man coverage. Like blankets. Only way to beat him.

    This is why we have hope in Cleveland again. Baker plays like Brady. Gets the ball out. Quick and Accurate.

  33. This is why as a Pats fan I never worry about edge rushers who are supposedly going to take over games. Brady effectively neutralizes players like Watt and Bosa 100% of the time. The Pats have owned the Texans for a long time, JJ Watt is barely noticeable when the Pats/Texans play each other.

  34. Nofoolnodrool says:

    January 17, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Brady gets rid of the ball quickly because he hates the contact….period. Hence the dink dunk or dive on the ground.
    ————————–
    So what’s the alternative hanging on to the ball forever and trying to be a hero like Big Ben? That only results in taking huge hits, getting injured, fumbles, sacks for losses, etc. It’s called smart football bozo. He gets rid of it quickly because before the balls even snapped he already knows who will be open while 99% of QBs have to wait to see it first.

  35. Any of you older guys notice how Brady went old-school last week? After the defense made the big play, he came out and heaved one downfield on the first play. That was almost a rule in the 80’s. Cool stuff.

  36. If you’re not sure where to find examples of Tom Brady’s greatest throws, the several hundred video compilations on youtube might be able to help. In among all the bombs to Moss and lesser known 5th round talents, there are some beautiful ones to Gronk that thread the needle between the 4 defenders routinely draped all over him. Enjoy.

  37. Sounds like a bunch of excuses from Bosa for getting man handled by the Patriots offensive line. Brady has always had a quick release and pass rush doesn’t need to get to him. Just needs to speed up his clock and force inaccurate throws. They failed. Brady’s quick release doesn’t explain why the Chargers couldn’t stop the run. The Chargers got dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Total beatdown.

  38. Imagine if Brady has another Moss. Moss still holds the record of most TDs for a season, and he was 30 years old when Brady got him. Think about that. Brady has to use what’s given him by BB. Now even his Gronk is slowing down but look, they are still contending for the top spot. There will be no other Brady. Enjoy him now if you really love football. I still miss the Brady/Peyton rivalry.

  39. This is why I have to laugh when people rave about Aaron Rodgers as the best QB in football. I’m a Packers fan and there is nothing more frustrating than yelling “throw the D*** ball” at the TV all the time. I don’t know if no one is open (maybe), Rodgers won’t throw 50/50 balls afraid of his interception ratio (probably) or what the problem is. But every time they run hurry up and use short passes they move the ball. If he’d get rid of the ball like Brady does, or like Brees does I’d be a much happier fan.

  40. Imagine if Brady has another Moss. Moss still holds the record of most TDs for a season, and he was 30 years old when Brady got him. Think about that.
    =====

    Think about this;

    Randy Moss – 23 tds in 16 games in 2007

    Jerry Rice – 22 tds in 4 FEWER games in 1987

  41. So what’s the alternative hanging on to the ball forever and trying to be a hero like Big Ben? That only results in taking huge hits, getting injured, fumbles, sacks for losses, etc. It’s called smart football bozo. He gets rid of it quickly because before the balls even snapped he already knows who will be open while 99% of QBs have to wait to see it first.

    Nobody is talking about Ben bozo. Stay focused ere are talking about I hate to get hit Brady…pay attention. Most QB’s hate to get hit but Tammy really dislikes it to the point of complaining to the refs for ind burn as players flash by. Homers cant see…just yap.

  42. steelerfanjo says:
    January 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    Tom Brady = TAINTED. All that matters. Every Patriot title, win, and record is 10000000% tainted.

    ———–

    10000001% not.

  43. aarons444 says:
    January 17, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    Imagine if Brady has another Moss. Moss still holds the record of most TDs for a season, and he was 30 years old when Brady got him. Think about that.
    =====

    Think about this;

    Randy Moss – 23 tds in 16 games in 2007

    Jerry Rice – 22 tds in 4 FEWER games in 1987

    ————-

    So what you are saying is that Moss has the record but what Jerry Rice did was more amazing and he is the greatest WR of all time. This is true.

  44. Cashvibe says: “Maybe the Defensive coordinator should have tried something other than Zone coverage to get him hold the call.”
    =====================

    After 17 games, you are who you are. Chargers got there on Gus Bradley’s defense that works on 90% of the league’s QBs. Unfortunately, Brady’s part of that 10% that can beat those coverages.

    It’s ridiculous to expect a zone team to suddenly be also good at man coverage. This isn’t Madden football. The team was constructed with zone in mind, meaning the DBs excel in zone better or lack man coverage skills.

  45. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    So what’s the alternative hanging on to the ball forever and trying to be a hero like Big Ben? That only results in taking huge hits, getting injured, fumbles, sacks for losses, etc. It’s called smart football bozo. He gets rid of it quickly because before the balls even snapped he already knows who will be open while 99% of QBs have to wait to see it first.

    Nobody is talking about Ben bozo. Stay focused ere are talking about I hate to get hit Brady…pay attention. Most QB’s hate to get hit but Tammy really dislikes it to the point of complaining to the refs for ind burn as players flash by. Homers cant see…just yap.

    ———————-
    So trying to read past the raging here. If I understand correctly the point being made is that when given the choice between hitting the open receiver or taking the hit Brady prefers hitting the open receiver more than most qbs. That would explain why he does that more often than most qbs, so I guess you do have a point.

  46. edukator44 says:
    January 17, 2019 at 10:57 am
    i hate listening to the people who say brady dinks and dunks.
    —————-

    Who cares? Montana also dinked and dunked, and I don’t see anyone ever bring that up. The only thing that matters is that between the both of them, they have 9 Super Bowl rings.

  47. bullcharger says:
    January 17, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    So what you are saying is that Moss has the record but what Jerry Rice did was more amazing and he is the greatest WR of all time. This is true.
    ———————-

    Rice is a confessed cheater, so he can’t be the best.

  48. mmack66 says:
    January 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    edukator44 says:
    January 17, 2019 at 10:57 am
    i hate listening to the people who say brady dinks and dunks.
    —————-

    Who cares? Montana also dinked and dunked, and I don’t see anyone ever bring that up. The only thing that matters is that between the both of them, they have 9 Super Bowl rings.

    ——-
    What we saw last Sunday wasn’t dunk and dunk or checkdown. It was going to the hot read and he does it so well. That’s what befuddled the Chargers as proven by Bosa’s comments. 🙂

  49. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Nobody is talking about Ben bozo. Stay focused ere are talking about I hate to get hit Brady…pay attention. Most QB’s hate to get hit but Tammy really dislikes it to the point of complaining to the refs for ind burn as players flash by. Homers cant see…just yap.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Ben is a good player and deserves more respect than you calling him “Ben bozo”.

  50. aarons444 says:
    January 17, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    Imagine if Brady has another Moss. Moss still holds the record of most TDs for a season, and he was 30 years old when Brady got him. Think about that.
    =====

    Think about this;

    Randy Moss – 23 tds in 16 games in 2007

    Jerry Rice – 22 tds in 4 FEWER games in 1987

    ——
    Must have been nice to play on a Super-team year after year not limited by the salary cap. If Brady is this great in the modern game can you imagine how great he would be back then? WOW! Maybe Rice would have had 25 or more 😉

  51. They are a zone team but watch the all 22 they played man and combo concepts blitzed somealso.they just got hit by an avalanche they lost in the trenches!

  52. steelerfanjo says: Tom Brady = TAINTED. All that matters. Every Patriot title, win, and record is 10000000% tainted.

    ===========================================================================================

    Unlike of course the six-time World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers*

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