“Why Don’t They All Just Come Out In Dresses?”

November 6th, 2014

brantley-83Strokes and seizures and other problems have plagued former Tampa Bay standout linebacker (1980-1987) and Gators great Scot Brantley.

A regular on local sports radio in the previous two decades, including a run alongside Gene Deckerhoff on the Buccaneers’ radio broadcasts, Brantley joined the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.

Joe was hoping Brantley would bust out in his famous drawl about how football is still about “blockin’ and tacklin’.” But that didn’t happen. Brantley, however, did detail his disgust for what the NFL has become when it comes to a passing league that won’t let players hit old-school hard.

“Why don’t they all just come out in dresses?” Brantley quipped.

You can catch the interview below. Below that is video of Brantley’s most famous hit, one of more than 2,000 career tackles Brantley said he made since high school.


29 Responses to ““Why Don’t They All Just Come Out In Dresses?””

  1. Joseph Mamma Says:

    The good old days, when big hits were celebrated, not fined.

  2. lightningbuc Says:

    He’s had strokes and seizures yet wonders why the rules have changed?

  3. DooshLaRue Says:

    That hit was AWESOME!

  4. RastaMon Says:

    I agree with Scot…..hence by drifting away from the NFL and the Bucs….

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why no dresses?…..they might get flagged for an illegal curtsey!!!

  6. buddhaboy Says:

    awesome hit. Isnt that why these guys get paid millions because they put their health on the line.

    maybe we could bring back the bad dexter jackson, he was scared to get hit, but now with all the rule changes, he might just turn into Desean Jackson.

    Goodness, what a joke.

  7. RastaMon Says:

    I was at that Lions game and saw the HIT !

  8. gatrbuc17 Says:

    I was Right In Front of that hit literally. I sat 2nd Row 30 Yardline every week. I SO remember being there that day with my buddies!!!!

  9. biff barker Says:

    Wasn’t Brantley the guy who laid Duemeg out?

    That’s not what happened. But yes, there was an altercation when they were a radio team. –Joe

  10. Mike J Says:

    Would that draw a flag in today’s game?…Reminded me of Butkus.

  11. 77 bassguitarist Says:

    Goodell will destroy the nfl….

  12. biff barker Says:

    30 year old vegetables aren’t the best advertising Scott.

    The NFL is only doing what it needs to protect it’s revenue stream.

  13. DWE Says:

    It was a great hit but if you notice, he did not use his helmet nor did he hit Hipple in the head who was also still in bounds. Very clean hit. guys today need to learn how to hit. they don’t practice enough to groom technique and work on fundamentals

  14. BucFan20 Says:

    Sorry. The players started this. They can say all they want the teams did this and that but just like Sapp wanted to and McCoy wants to play with broken bones when they are. THEY wanted to play. The players know the Danger of the game. They made the choice of the job.

  15. DB55 Says:


    Yea baby, great hit, way to play, high 5 for knocking the qb out the game. This bud is for you!


    Late hit – unnecessary roughness – blow to the head while out of bound. 15 yard penalty – targeting – player is ejected from the game and will receive a $100k fine on Wednesday.

  16. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Biff, yeah Brantley used to work with BD back in the ’90s, after the altercation Brantley teamed up with Rob Wengarten. They used to be on 820 the Team back in the day if my memory serves me right. He really had a good following back in the day. 820 was a damned good station. I remember that Hubert Mizell had a morning show, Tom Korun came after him, TJ Rives, Brantley and Weingarten used to follow Jim Rome back then…. I think Colin Cowherd spent a year or 2 with 820 as well and who can forget the Sports Babe…. Tampa definitely has a good history of sports talk back in the ’90s between 820 The Team and 1250 WDAE….

  17. Skyline Crew Says:

    Guys today don’t know how to hit. They are barely allowed to tackle in HS these days. Also, most players I see in the NFL are just trying to get a big hit without wrapping up. The BS calls come from a “defenseless WR or QB”. Those calls are stupid.

  18. passthebuc` Says:

    This is why i now prefer to watch hockey over football.

  19. JMN Says:

    Watching that makes me miss old school NFL football.

  20. Nick2 Says:

    You had me with the headline for this article Joe!!! I thought Brantley was commenting on the toughness of the Bucs Defense of 2014!!!!!!!

  21. Makie Lovie Says:

    Joe, if BD calls you a pus again, tell him you’re gonna go Brantley on him…

  22. Matt Says:

    @Dave. Yes, Rob ‘the Warrior’ Weingart, Hubert Mizell, Tom Korun, T.J. Rives, Brantley, young Jim Rome…820 used to kick WDAE’s butt in the ratings before the station had to be changed.

  23. tha truth is... Says:

    nice, clean tackle

  24. Taking back Sunday Says:

    And that was a clean, textbook hit.
    Too bad players are afraid to hit like that today…

  25. AmbushBuc Says:

    Under the rules today that would be a legal hit. He didn’t hit the QB in the head, nor did he lead with his helmet.

    Now, whether the refs would throw a flag anyway is another question. But under the wording of the rules today: legal hit.

  26. Zam Says:

    Those hits look great until you see that the helmets are just colliding and the guy is probably getting a concussion. Without the helmets hitting, it wouldn’t look nearly as impressive.

    Some of us don’t like seeing other people injured, and so that’s not why we watch football. To each his own.

  27. Aubpierce Says:

    Draft any mobile QB and that’s what happens in the NFL.Winston if drafted won’t last three years.How many years have Tom and Peyton been setting records?If Glennons not the answer draft the best pure pocket passer,at least they are protected in the pocket.

  28. bubashep Says:

    Geeez… watching that hit really makes me miss football – it seems like anytime there is a violent hit (not just illegal) it’s gets flagged nowadays. I guess I’m in the same boat with the people that watch NASCAR just to see the wrecks – I want to see CONTACT!

  29. Mike J Says:

    Well, if you watch closely. the front of Eric’s foot was o/o/ b when Scott clobbered him. Today, that is 15 & a fine. But a rather moot point….