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 The soon-to-be 45-year outdated Bucs quarterback has thrown for 9,949 yards with 83 touchdowns and 24 interceptions from 2020-21.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, high what he did in Tampa Bay in 2021?
“Nicely, I believe should you ask him, the very best 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 suppose the stats matter as a lot to him as successful. If he can win a sport throwing 20 occasions, he’s joyful. If he can win a sport throwing 50 occasions, he’s joyful. So, the very best factor he can do is maintain successful and as he’ll inform you, he must work at every thing always as a result of this sport catches as much as you should you don’t always work at issues.”
Bowles is correct. 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 successful. 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 on the lookout for an eighth in 2022. That need burns particularly shiny 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 Incredible, File-Breaking 2021 Season?
So, I requested Brady how he might be higher in 2022 and enhance on such a incredible NFL season.
“In a variety of other ways,” Brady stated. “I believe that’s query. And it’s alternative for us to all consider the place we’re at and what we have to do higher. And I at all times really feel like there are issues that may be improved on in numerous areas. I believe how I consider myself and my teammates could be very totally different than how different individuals would.”
When pressed for some particular examples of areas he can enhance on, Brady declined.
“None that I might wish to share as a result of I believe these are very private issues that I’m making an attempt to work on. And I’m making an attempt to let the competitors determine,” Brady stated. “I’m making an attempt to let the competitors determine about my teammates as effectively. However I believe we now have a variety of communication between us about the place issues had been off. And clearly, they’ve their evaluations, however you notice wanting round, they’re typically not at all times very proper both – different NFL groups. They’re fallacious rather a lot. There are lots of people which are mis-evaluating issues, so it most likely places you in the very best place to succeed should you 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 de facto necessary,” Brady stated. “To not proceed to do issues poorly, however to proceed to do issues in a greater approach. 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 purpose for us. You’d prefer to string every thing collectively. Even should you 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 very best place to succeed to offer your self the biggest margin of error. In order that should you don’t play your best, you possibly can nonetheless win towards an excellent opponent. That’s what we now have to determine methods to do. Once we play lower than our greatest – nonetheless determine a technique to win situationally. Win within the fourth quarter, win operating the ball, win by stopping them in a two-minute drive. There are a variety of situational issues which are going to occur late in a sport that, regardless that we could or could not have performed our greatest for 58 minutes, we will nonetheless determine methods to win within the final two minutes of the sport.”