“Clean My Mind”

July 20th, 2019

So what should Buccaneers veterans be doing right now before they report for work on Thursday?

A Tampa Bay legend shared part of his former regimen this week.

Of course, Joe’s talking about iconic No. 55, Mr. Derrick Brooks, who said he unplugged in the 14 days leading up to training camp during much of his Bucs tenure.

“I did do a refresh, though, of memory. I did not watch any tape leading into training camp. The last two weeks I didn’t watch,” Brooks said on a new episode of TAMPA TWO produced by The Identity Tampa Bay. “Clean my mind, didn’t want it anything to do with football so everything would be refreshed going in [to training camp].”

Joe is intrigued. What discipline by Brooks, who was known as one of the great film students in the NFL. It couldn’t not have been easy for him to pull away.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is a guy who consistently has been counseled by Brooks. Jameis also is a guy who has been known for being unable to turn off football.

Joe’s not advocating Jameis stop watching film as he is still absorbing a new offense. But that’s just layman Joe. Maybe Jameis should be in full disconnect mode right now when it comes to Xs and Os. Joe plans to ask Jameis how much time he spent disconnecting from film this summer.

Brooks noted that the long vacation NFL players have now is not what he had before the labor agreement changed in 2011. So it’s not a direct comparison. Still, careful attention to sharpening the mind is a good thing. That’s a bit of QB Coach Clyde Christensen talked to JoeBucsFan.com about earlier this month.

12 Responses to ““Clean My Mind””

  1. #1bucsfan Says:

    The guy is a legend has done everything right on and off the field. Anything he says just do it. Lol go Bucs #endthedrought

  2. OBP Says:

    PFT is reporting we finally signed Devin White, now I believe that means our entire rookie class has been signed.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Can you imagine the ridicule from the “mega” fans if jw disconnected? Oh he doesn’t even care about fb. A new scheme and he doesn’t even have the work ethic to learn the playbook. We need a franchise QBs who isn’t a lazy bum and cares about the community on and off the field. He should go back to where he came from, lol.

  4. Race to 10 Says:

    A quarterback should not be doing what a linebacker does. Besides his entire career he had what 2 defensive coaches 3 head coaches? Winston should be watching film considering the random boneheaded throws he makes. A linebacker doesn’t have a quarterback responsibility. Which is why a certain joe doesn’t think one should be drafted top 5

  5. #1bucsfan Says:

    Race. Whites position is the QB of the defense the only real diff besides offense an defense is the fact that he won’t touch the ball every play make passes or hand offs but He has to call plays that come in an make split time decision on if he needs to make a audible or maybe tell a player if they are out of position call timeouts if necessary. He has to be able to read the offense just like a QB will read the defense he has to know where the 1st down marker is also field goal range an red zone same as a QB on the offense. If white can do all that get defense rookie of the year an get us 4 or 5 more wins than last year then devin is worth a 1st overall pick

  6. Arealbucsfan Says:

    @DB55 the hell u talking about? JW is far from lazy

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    Brooks needs to be in the organization
    This guy is special

  8. DB55 Says:


    Talking about all these Winston haters with the same tired comments. Don’t mind me I thought everyone on here knew my comments are pure sarcasm. ✊🏾

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    Nice jacket DB. Wouldn’t it be cool if only current HOF players decided who gets inducted into the Hall every year instead of stupid biased sports writers ?

  10. #1bucsfan Says:

    Bigmac good point but wouldn’t players do the same thing ?

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think most players and coaches in the HOF have more integrity and love of the game to do the same thing sports writers do.

  12. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    55 is legendary off the field alright………