Peyton Manning expects big things from Tom Brady, Bruce Arians, Clyde Christensen

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Tom Brady is playing this year for a coaching staff Peyton Manning knows well. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was Manning’s quarterbacks coach for his first three years in the NFL. Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen coached on the Colts’ offensive staff in various capacities for 10 years of Manning’s career. And Buccaneers offensive consultant Tom Moore was Manning’s offensive coordinator for most of his time in Indianapolis.

That gives Manning a good perspective on what to expect in Tampa Bay this season, and Manning told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times that he’s expecting Brady to have a great season playing for the Buccaneers staff Manning knows so well.

I think he’s going to do great,” Manning said of Brady. “Obviously, I can tell how excited he is. I know Bruce and Clyde are excited to have him not only on the practice field and game field, but in the building as a leader. Certainly not normal circumstances with the pandemic and lack of an offseason program, but if anybody can handle that, it’s going to be Tom.”

Brady’s rivalry with Manning was perhaps the most significant NFL rivalry of the 21st Century, but now Manning finds himself a fan of Brady’s, and of the coaches he knows so well.

12 responses to “Peyton Manning expects big things from Tom Brady, Bruce Arians, Clyde Christensen

  1. They were rivals to be sure, but just like most things it’s the jersey wearing fans that take things wayyyyy more personally. The reality is Peyton and Brady have always been friends and have long admired each other’s game

  2. Actually, Brady’s 2nd worst season in 2011 in terms of his int rate at 2% (high number), features a Lockout with no OTAs, mini camp or preseason for him to get reps against another team to help him.

    He has new personnel, new staff, etc, as oppoosed to known commodities in 2011 with Gronk, Hern, Welker, Branch, etc.

    People just assume because of his career, it’s a slam dunk at 43, which is kinda silly.

    Add Arian’s arrogance and one exposed backside hit on one of Arians’s long developing pass plays that used to get Luck killed, and it’s night night.

  3. touchback6 says:
    September 12, 2020 at 9:47 am
    Actually, Brady’s 2nd worst season in 2011 in terms of his int rate at 2% (high number), features a Lockout with no OTAs, mini camp or preseason for him to get reps against another team to help him.

    He has new personnel, new staff, etc, as oppoosed to known commodities in 2011 with Gronk, Hern, Welker, Branch, etc.

    People just assume because of his career, it’s a slam dunk at 43, which is kinda silly.

    Add Arian’s arrogance and one exposed backside hit on one of Arians’s long developing pass plays that used to get Luck killed, and it’s night night.

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    Brady’s 2011 season

    Over 5000 yards 39 tds 12 int QB rating 105. That’s a 3-1 Td to int rate

    He really sucked it up in 2011

    Way to try a pull some obscure stat

  4. Actually, Brady’s 2nd worst season in 2011 in terms of his int rate at 2% (high number), features a Lockout with no OTAs, mini camp or preseason for him to get reps against another team to help him.

    He had 5 other seasons where that number was higher

    So once again you are clueless

  5. flash1224 says:
    September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am
    touchback6 says:
    September 12, 2020 at 9:47 am
    Actually, Brady’s 2nd worst season in 2011 in terms of his int rate at 2% (high number), features a Lockout with no OTAs, mini camp or preseason for him to get reps against another team to help him.

    He has new personnel, new staff, etc, as oppoosed to known commodities in 2011 with Gronk, Hern, Welker, Branch, etc.

    People just assume because of his career, it’s a slam dunk at 43, which is kinda silly.

    Add Arian’s arrogance and one exposed backside hit on one of Arians’s long developing pass plays that used to get Luck killed, and it’s night night.

    —-

    Brady’s 2011 season

    Over 5000 yards 39 tds 12 int QB rating 105. That’s a 3-1 Td to int rate

    He really sucked it up in 2011

    Way to try a pull some obscure stat

    3 1 Rate This

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    Umm, his int rate skyrocketed. He had entire halves where they scored 0 points like vs NYGs and Dallas at home.

    Couldn

    Bloated stats in an easy offensive era hide the reality of horrendous game management and bad habits developed.

    4 ints and a pick 6 before half vs Buffalo at the 5 yard line in week 4, a loss.

    He was putrid. The afc title game where he admitted he sucked. Putrid game management.

    Could not get the ball past midfield for an enitre half vs Miami on XMas Eve. Putrid.

    SB 46, could not score the entirre first half and threw a lazy int to Gronk (covered by Blackburn) on 1st down.

    I could go on and on. Many QBs have bloated stats in an easy offensive era. It has nothing to do with how you manage a game as a qb.

    Brady’s int rate skyrocketed in postseasons from 2007-2012. Yes. Fact. Horrible game management while throwing INTs left and right.

    Brady can’t play a crap, mediocre or zone D every week to pad his precious stats while ruining seasons for his teammates.

    Thank god BB drafted JimmyG to scare and change him back to 2001-2004 Brady. Yes, thanks BB for getting Brady right. BB did all he could.

    Some of us know people who have inside line inside the organization.

    Try to keep up.

  6. Brady should have a great season. He’s been given all the tools he needs around him on offense to do so. Whether the Bucs D keeps up their part of the deal I don’t know enough about the team to say.

    That offense should be stellar unless there are tons of injuries

  7. You can call me a fair-weather fan because I have no interest in loyalty to a team. Football is entertainment to me so trash talking is boring to me. More than anything I especially enjoy the cerebral aspects of a football game. By default and residency, I should a be Bears fan but everyone knows Chicago is quarterback purgatory. I’m old school in that I believe the QB position is a craft and also the closest to an art form. And when I look for the artistry of playing the QB position, I look for the games in the rivalry of Manning and Brady in the previous two decades. The two best I’ve ever seen. After they’re gone, they will be replaced by a new generation of young QBs, for better or worse, and you will not find two like them again. Enjoy Brady when he’s still on the field.

  8. Brady still has it, or most of it. What he will miss the most from NE is their high-tech cheating system. Or maybe he brought it with him to the Bucs? He’s crafty that way. Don’t touch his cell phone.

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