When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Tom Brady back in 2020, some wondered whether or not the GOAT can be a great fit for Bruce Arians’ vertical passing game.
Would an aging quarterback in his 40s have the ability to push the ball down the sphere as often as Arians wanted, and with the form of success he would demand of himself?
Seems, those concerns were greatly exaggerated.
The truth is, the 12 months after Brady, Arians, and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich helped lead the Bucs to a Super Bowl victory at the tip of that 2020 season, Tampa Bay’s offense led the league in explosive plays in 2021.
Try this improbable thread from NFL Network/Next Gen Stats researcher Taylor Kyles on just how effective the Bucs were at generating big plays through the air last season, and the way they made it occur in many alternative ways:
Last season, Tom Brady and the Buccaneer were the one offense to eclipse 70 explosive pass plays, posting a whopping 76 completions of 20+ yards
This thread will break down the concepts that helped Tampa Bay accomplish the ridiculous feat pic.twitter.com/1y1ZIu9tSm
— Taylor Kyles (@tkyles39) May 21, 2022
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