Some have considered Tom Brady’s unofficial trip to Tampa Bay the biggest free agent signature in NFL history, even bigger than Reggie White to Green Bay or Peyton Manning to Denver.
But does it live up to the hype?
On Friday, Arians said – via the team’s transcript – when asked whether Brady had met or exceeded his expectations for this season “completely exceeded”. “With such limited practice in place, we went to New Orleans [in Week 1] He is still learning the words. When the midfielder calls up, he must have a picture in his head. I don’t think this happened until November – just keep learning what the words mean and what the concepts mean, then tweak the concepts as we went on. A man may travel in three or four directions on the road [but now] We spent it down to two. Things like that as we continue to evolve. I think when he calls a play now, the picture is in his head and he’s playing really well. He passed it. His leadership goes beyond anything I’ve ever seen. Peyton Manning is the only thing near. “
Brady Sign up with the pirates It was a franchise-changing event. It brought with it instant legitimacy to the aspirations of the team and immediate media And fan interest It has rarely been seen by pirates.
He’s played a mercurial season with the Buccaneers at times like the best team in NFC and in others they come out of the wrong end to terrible losses. It’s hard to argue with the overall results yet.
With one game left in the regular season, the 43-year-old Brady led the Pirates to a 10-5 record with 4,234 yards (282.3 per game), a completion percentage of 65.9, 36 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The 36 TD tosses have been the most for Brady since 2015 And the most in the history of the franchise.
And perhaps most importantly, Brady led Bucs back to the qualifiers for First time since 2007.
It is an illustration of Brady’s leadership, which Arius has also spoken of ridiculously about.
“The way he deals with young players and seasoned players,” said Arianez. “He’s another coach on the field talking to Groenk (Rob Gronkowski) about how he’s managing the roads [and] Talk to Scotty [Miller] How to go his way. [Talking to] Anyone for a place [he] Expect to see you [and] Protection with the offensive line man. It’s a never-ending thing – the ideal – to get everything right in practice. Also, his calmness on the touchline in matches when we are not winning, [saying], “we will win”. That kind of thing. You put them in a bottle and you make a lot of money. “
With the Posteason more than a week ago, the question now is how far can Brady lead the pirates?