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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #135 on: March 24, 2020, 11:58:48 PM »

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I guess we'll find out, if there's a season.

I guess I'm skeptical that a team that has been a "preseason sleeper" for the last half decade and yet never made the playoffs is suddenly legit because they added this version of Tom Brady, ie a very solid game manager.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at all emotionally invested in the Bucs not being that great.

I also suspect a lot of Pats fans who really hate that the Pats didn't do whatever it took to bring Brady back are emotionally invested in the Bucs being better than the Pats next season.
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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #136 on: March 25, 2020, 10:16:25 AM »

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I guess we'll find out, if there's a season.

I guess I'm skeptical that a team that has been a "preseason sleeper" for the last half decade and yet never made the playoffs is suddenly legit because they added this version of Tom Brady, ie a very solid game manager.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at all emotionally invested in the Bucs not being that great.

I also suspect a lot of Pats fans who really hate that the Pats didn't do whatever it took to bring Brady back are emotionally invested in the Bucs being better than the Pats next season.
The only thing giving me pause with Tampa bay is the likely heavily abbreviated preseason/training camp.

I think he’s a major upgrade from Winston, I think Arians and Bowles are a great offensive/defensive coaching combo and I think TB was a team on the rise with or without a new QB.

However building chemistry etc was gonna be tough regardless and it looks like the timeline on that might be substantially shorter than us usual.
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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #137 on: March 26, 2020, 08:26:42 AM »

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If Brady causes, and he probably will, the Tampa turnover total from the QB position to go from 33 to say 12 and pick 6's from 7 to 2, I am guessing the Tampa DVOA will skyrocket and their number of wins to increase by 3-4 wins.
Is he going to throw for 5100 yards?  I mean even with all of the turnovers Winston's passer rating was 84.3 while Brady's was 88.  The turnovers can certainly be killers, but Winston has a huge arm and threw for a lot of yards.  Winston, despite being far more mobile, was sacked like 20 times more as well.  The Tampa OL was awful.  I'm sure they will make improvements but Brady is going to get hit a lot more.  The WR's are better in Tampa, but Tom has no connection with any of them.  He doesn't know their tendencies and they don't know his.  The Bucs also have a more difficult division and a tougher schedule than anything the Patriots have seen in years.  I mean the Bucs play the NFC North, AFC West, Giants, and Rams along with the Saints, Falcons, and Panthers twice.  That is a tough schedule.  The Bucs could legitimately be a better team and still end up with a similar or even worse record. 
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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #138 on: March 26, 2020, 08:39:06 AM »

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If Brady causes, and he probably will, the Tampa turnover total from the QB position to go from 33 to say 12 and pick 6's from 7 to 2, I am guessing the Tampa DVOA will skyrocket and their number of wins to increase by 3-4 wins.
Is he going to throw for 5100 yards?  I mean even with all of the turnovers Winston's passer rating was 84.3 while Brady's was 88.  The turnovers can certainly be killers, but Winston has a huge arm and threw for a lot of yards.  Winston, despite being far more mobile, was sacked like 20 times more as well.  The Tampa OL was awful.  I'm sure they will make improvements but Brady is going to get hit a lot more.  The WR's are better in Tampa, but Tom has no connection with any of them.  He doesn't know their tendencies and they don't know his.  The Bucs also have a more difficult division and a tougher schedule than anything the Patriots have seen in years.  I mean the Bucs play the NFC North, AFC West, Giants, and Rams along with the Saints, Falcons, and Panthers twice.  That is a tough schedule.  The Bucs could legitimately be a better team and still end up with a similar or even worse record.
The Bucs O-Line was a top ten pass protecting O-Line, lol. I think cutting interceptions by 3/4 and fumbles by 2/3 is pretty obviously more important to a team with such talented wide receivers than being able to throw it far. Brady's INT % index is nearly double Winston's, and Brady had the same TD % index in 2018 - the last time Brady had a solid receiving core - as Winston's career high.
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