Peyton Manning has a theory about the Bucs’ amazing turnaround with Brady originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston.
Brady’s first season with the Bucs after 20 years with the New England Patriots got off to a bumpy start. Tampa Bay dropped its season opener to the New Orleans Saints and stumbled into its Week 13 bye at 7-5.
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“He’s done a great job adjusting,” Manning told Klis of Brady. “It’s been a challenging offseason with the pandemic. He has found a way to get on the same page with his receivers. They’ve improved throughout the season.
“The teams that got into the hunt this year had veteran quarterbacks, veteran coordinators, had some chemistry together. Brady was kind of the exception,” Manning said UFABET.
Manning’s theory is similar to that of JoeBucsFan.com’s Ira Kaufman, who told our Tom E. Curran on a recent Patriots Talk Podcast that Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich essentially handed Brady the keys to the offense after the bye week.
With the freedom to call his favorite plays and a supporting cast. That was far superior to the “weapons” he had with New England in 2019. Brady kicked the Bucs’ offense into high gear. The 43-year-old threw 10 touchdown passes and just one interception over the final four games of the regular season with a 126.9 passer rating over that span.
After a challenging offseason constrained by COVID-19. Brady has thrived under Arians’ “hands-off” approach, which we’d imagine differs from his experience with Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels, and the Patriots.
Tampa Bay’s offense will need to bring its A-game Sunday to keep up with Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs offense, which led the NFL in yards per game this season.