Tom Brady: Bucs want redemption for getting “our butts kicked” in prime time

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The Vikings may be solving their prime-time problem, but the Buccaneers suddenly have one, losing to the Bears and flirting with an upset against the Giants and most recently getting blown off the field against the Saints. Next, Tampa Bay hosts the Rams on Monday Night Football.

They are huge games,” Brady told Jim Gray of Westwood One on Monday, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “Every one at this time of year is very important. It’s not that they’re not important early in the year, it’s just that things crystallize as you get closer to the end of the season and every game becomes more important because there are fewer of them. This one in particular, the Rams, this is a very difficult opponent. . . .

“I’m happy we have the extra day to prepare. We’re playing at home and we’d like to go out there and play a lot better on prime time than we played . . . when we got our butts kicked against the Saints.”

Generally, Brady wants the Buccaneers to play better as the season approached the home stretch.

“I’ve learned that football season always starts after Thanksgiving and we’re not quite there yet,” Brady said. “We got one more game to go and we’ll really see where we stand. This is when teams really start to rise to the occasion. This is where you see the commitment, the discipline, the hard work. This is where you really see how things pay off.”

The inability of former Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston to rise to the occasion in the final weeks of the 2019 season sealed Winston’s fate in the eyes of Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians. Brady have proven, time and again, that he finds his highest levels of performance as the games become more meaningful.

11 responses to “Tom Brady: Bucs want redemption for getting “our butts kicked” in prime time

  1. Man, as a buc fan this game worries me, our offensive line is not as good as we pretend to be and the Rams defense is nasty.

  2. as a buc fan this game worries me, our offensive line is not as good as we pretend to be and the Rams defense is nasty.

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    Few team can put pressure on Brady if Bruce Arians lets Brady dink n dunk.

  3. When you hit Brady his effectiveness plummets. When he can sit in a pocket and pick you apart he will. The Rams will hit Brady.

  4. “Actions speak louder than words” – So does 6 rings do it for you or no? I’ll give you a little life lesson when it comes to talent: cream always rises to the top. Talent always prevail – you better pray The Bucs don’t hit their potential. Because if they do, it’s lights out for you and everyone else

  5. When you hit Brady his effectiveness plummets’

    This type of comment always used to confuse me, because obviously EVERY QBs’ effectiveness plummets when he is hit.

    Then somebody told me the greater truth behind this statement. With other QBs’ there are usually multiple ways to limit them – stunts and blitzes, shifts, man coverage, zone coverage, nickel and dime packages, 3-4, 4-3.

    But with Brady, the ONLY way you beat him is to hit him.

  6. William Lee says:
    “Few team can put pressure on Brady if Bruce Arians lets Brady dink n dunk.”

    Absolutely agreed. Brady is the king of dink & dunk, to kill opponents with thousand papercuts and by the end of 3rd quarter you’re in a pool of blood. If allowed to stick to what he does best and develop a Welker/Edelman type of security blanket (Scotty Miller?) at short yardage to get first downs plus all the vertical playmakers, they can be unstoppable. What their offense going through is a philosophical schism between Brady and Arians. Maybe they can arrive at a sweet spot by the end of the season, otherwise the postseason can be very short lived.

  7. One of Brady’s strengths is the willingness to adjust his game to whatever works. His ego is tied to winning, not passing stats. I’m sure he wants passing records too but winning is primary.

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