Tom Brady’s two-year tenure in Tampa Bay has been outstanding. The soon-to-be 45-year outdated Bucs quarterback has thrown for 9,949 yards with 83 touchdowns and 24 interceptions from 2020-21. Extra importantly, Brady led the Bucs to a win in Tremendous Bowl LV. Final 12 months, he guided the franchise to a document 13 common season wins. Tampa Bay gained its first NFC South title since 2007.
What can Brady do for an encore after main the league in passing with 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns? Can Brady, who made his fifteenth Professional Bowl final 12 months, prime what he did in Tampa Bay in 2021?
“Nicely, I believe for those who ask him, the perfect factor he can do to have a greater season than final is to win the Tremendous Bowl,” Bucs head coach Todd Bowles stated. “I don’t assume the stats matter as a lot to him as profitable. If he can win a sport throwing 20 occasions, he’s completely happy. If he can win a sport throwing 50 occasions, he’s completely happy. So, the perfect factor he can do is hold profitable and as he’ll inform you, he must work at every thing continually as a result of this sport catches as much as you for those who don’t continually work at issues.”
Bowles is true. Regardless of changing into the league’s all-time main passer final 12 months with 84,520 profession passing yards and throwing for a league-record 624 profession touchdowns, Brady is all about profitable. His 35 postseason wins are an all-time document, as are his 243 profession common season victories.
Brady has gained seven Tremendous Bowl rings – and he’s in search of an eighth in 2022. That want burns particularly vibrant after dropping to the Rams, 30-27, in a heartbreaking defeat within the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium final 12 months.
How Can Brady Enhance On His Improbable, File-Breaking 2021 Season?
So, I requested Brady how he may very well be higher in 2022 and enhance on such a implausible NFL season.
“In lots of other ways,” Brady stated. “I believe that’s a very good query. And it’s a very good alternative for us to all consider the place we’re at and what we have to do higher. And I all the time really feel like there are issues that may be improved on in several areas. I believe how I consider myself and my teammates could be very completely different than how different individuals would.”
When pressed for some particular examples of areas he can enhance on, Brady declined.
“None that I’d wish to share as a result of I believe these are very private issues that I’m attempting to work on. And I’m attempting to let the competitors work out,” Brady stated. “I’m attempting to let the competitors work out about my teammates as properly. However I believe we now have lots of communication between us about the place issues have been off. And clearly, they’ve their evaluations, however you notice wanting round, they’re typically not all the time very proper both – different NFL groups. They’re improper quite a bit. There are lots of people which are mis-evaluating issues, so it in all probability places you in the perfect place to succeed for those who consider issues correctly. That’s hopefully what expertise and knowledge can do being on this sport.”
Regardless of passing for the third-most yards in a single season final 12 months, Brady expects to be higher in 2022. Not that he must throw for extra yards. It’s all about being higher sufficient in all areas to win extra video games – particularly the Tremendous Bowl. As Brady factors out, continuity would be the key.
“That’s why knowledge, expertise, individuals being collectively and continuity is basically necessary,” Brady stated. “To not proceed to do issues poorly, however to proceed to do issues in a greater manner. Although we didn’t win the championship, there have been issues we did higher final 12 months than we did the earlier 12 months. However that also doesn’t matter as a result of in the end, there’s one objective for us. You’d prefer to string every thing collectively. Even for those who string all of these issues collectively, it’s nonetheless very tough to win the championship as a result of there are 32 very aggressive groups enjoying.
“What you are able to do is put your self in the perfect place to succeed to present your self the biggest margin of error. In order that for those who don’t play your easiest, you possibly can nonetheless win towards an excellent opponent. That’s what we now have to determine the way to do. Once we play lower than our greatest – nonetheless work out a method to win situationally. Win within the fourth quarter, win operating the ball, win by stopping them in a two-minute drive. There are lots of situational issues which are going to occur late in a sport that, regardless that we might or might not have performed our greatest for 58 minutes, we will nonetheless work out the way to win within the final two minutes of the sport.”
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