The Buccaneers defense was completely unprepared against the New England Patriots, in fact the defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was so surprise how Tom Brady handled them that he gave said the following:
“Clayborn came to me and was like, ‘Oh my god, it was so fast!’ I said, ‘I know! That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you!’ It was a reality check, we needed that,” defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said to the Boston Globe.
“Man, I’m telling you man, they came out, they’d turn around huddle, snap, oh, ‘There’s the Mike, Go!’ I was like, ‘Dang! Um, Mr. Brady, can we line up?’ He didn’t care. He was like, ‘You’re not going to line up.”’ McCoy said. “When we turned around one time I checked back around and my hand was going to the grass and they were like, ‘Hut!’ And I said, ‘Noooooooooooo!”
The Bucs actually acknowledged that they were fooled in the game last week where they recorded six sacks against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“(Mason Foster) He needed to see Tom Brady. He didn’t see to see Calabaloo (Tyler Palko) from last week, whatever the dude’s name was. I’m sorry if you can hear this. I don’t know who you were, I’m sorry. It’s nothing personal,” McCoy said.
“Tyler Palko?” a reporter asked. “Falko, yeah, the replacement. He needed to see Tom Brady,” McCoy responded.
Tom Brady scored two touchdowns in the first quarter of the game, one of them a play action fake to Chad Ochocinco.
“It’s like a machine out there and I’m that one part that’s not up with anybody else,” Ocho admitted. “I got a long way to go, personally.”
“We expect to go out there and score,” Brady said when asked if this was his “best” performance. “We had six drives, four of them ended in touchdowns . . . There was some good, there was plenty of bad. I’m sure I’ll see the film tomorrow and be disappointed with some of the things that I wish I could have done better. I think there’s a lot of things we need to do better out there. A lot of things I need to do better. Too many things where we need to do a better job.