Report: Bucs Ready To Give Brady Power

March 10th, 2020

“Ed, we’re also going to give him your office and Greg Schiano’s old bullhorn.”


Tom Brady as Buccaneers’ quarterback/general manager?

Dianna Russini of ESPN says she has talked to the Buccaneers and came away with a whopper for a nugget, shared today on “Get Up.”

Via the report,

“I talked to Tampa Bay. They would love to have Tom Brady,” Russini said. “They’re willing to give Tom Brady the things he needs, he wants. Some of those things he wants — control over roster, he wants to be part of making decisions on the play-calling … If [Brady] wants control, Bruce Arians is a guy he should match up with.”

How wild would that be, Brady coming to the Bucs and making decisions about personnel on the offensive side of the ball. Joe can just imagine Brady breaking down film of Bucs tight ends and ordering Jason Licht to trade Cameron Brate and to send Ronald Jones to the Bills.

One thing Joe hasn’t heard previously is Brady’s potential desire to get into a front office. Maybe that’s a goal of his?

The playcalling nugget doesn’t surprise Joe. Frankly, Joe would expect Brady to call a percentage of his own plays. Wouldn’t he be hired, in part, for his astute feel and knowledge of the game?

74 Responses to “Report: Bucs Ready To Give Brady Power”

  1. Bruce Blahak Says:


  2. Jimmy Says:

    Hello J.K. Dobbins!

    If Brady has been offered control of the team, that must mean the Glazers are directly talking to Brady’s people. Why would Arians or Licht give up power?

  3. adambomb418 Says:

    Players calling shots? I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not yet…even if it is Tom Brady.

  4. tim1966 Says:

    Having a player/part time GM has disaster written all over it. Why do the Bucs keep stepping on a rake and acting surprised when the handle smacks them in the face?

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    This could end up 2 ways. Montana in KC or Emmitt Smith in AZ.

  6. passthebuc Says:

    Slow day at the office

  7. D-Rome Says:

    I don’t see this happening. He may be the GOAT but I can’t imagine any owners giving up so much.

  8. TOM Says:

    If it means getting rid of loser Licht, then I’m all for it. Plus no more Winsome.

  9. TampaTown Says:

    The Glazers also have some swampland they’d like to sell you. Smh

  10. MadMax Says:

    Brady is coming here…..get used to it folks….told yall weeks ago.

    Then we’re drafting Wirfs and Clyde!!!!

  11. Ndog Says:

    This is getting dumber by the day. Just sign the best QB for this team, best QB available, and youngest QB available and that is Jameis Winston. Simply do the right thing or this franchise is going to regret it for a very very very very very long time.

  12. Robert Says:


    I told yall BRADY WAS COMING.

    and who in their right mind would not want the GOAT to have a say in the roster. only crabman homers, thats who. Brady is the Jimmy Johnson of football, he knows what it takes and has learned from the greatest coach of all time.

    anyone who questions this move is a moron

  13. MadMax Says:

    Trading back into the 2nd for Claypool and S Ashtyn Davis, then calling it a day!

  14. Buccernutter Says:

    Aka bucs front office is reiterating to jameis they won’t budge on the offer. Jameis is going to have to take less or risk the market.

    That’s where we stand.

    Jameis will budge and he’ll start for the bucs in 2020

  15. catcard202 Says:

    Not a snowballs chance in hell of the FO giving up player personnel control.

    This kind of nugget usually floats before getting flushed.

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    Lol this minor league franchise more resembles a 70s roller derby franchise than a professional football franchise.

  17. Bucsfan951 Says:

    THIS! This is why we have sucked for the better part of 20 years. If true, I’m speechless!

  18. Pewter power Says:

    This is F-ing ridiculous and its trolling at this point, I’ll see ya when free agency starts, theres no reason to keep commenting on this stupid media people and their takes…..

    No nfl franchise would ever admit to giving a player control over the roster even if it were true

  19. Colonel Angus Says:

    Do it now. I thought everybody hated Licht anyway, and the Glazer boys have no idea how to run a team.

  20. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    Next he’s going to ask the Glazers to pee on them, just to see if they’ll let him.

  21. LordCornelius Says:


  22. StonedBuc Says:

    He wants the same deal as peyton got with denver.

  23. RustyRhinos Says:

    I am not a Fan of bringing in Brady, anyway. Now we hear he is going to be GM/OC and some HC duties. A BIG HELL NO! To that.

  24. MadMax Says:

    Wirfs, Clyde, Claypool, Davis
    RT, RB, WR/TE, FS

    …and all playing for our Bucs and Brady…..CAN I GETTA AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well, I guess this settles it!!!

  26. Waterboy Says:

    Got to be kidding.

  27. Robert Says:

    he might be a little metro for my taste, but I’m sick of losing and paying for potential.

    bring in a proven winner who has learned from the greatest

    Peyton took Denver to the SB 2 times in 4 yrs, and got them a ring and went to the playoffs his first year there with a 1st round by

    yeah, Brady would be a dumb move. *rolls eyes*

  28. Umm Says:

    Lmao…. Breaking news. There will be no signings announced until Monday the 16th. All the news articles until Sunday night the 15th are smoke and mirrors

  29. Umm Says:

    Grass is already looking kinda crispy and brown on this other side

  30. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    This is sort of jolting to think about.

    I sort of doubt it’s authenticity, but let’s think about if for a second.

    As much as I would love to see Brady here, and think it would be an incredible ride for us as BUCS fans….. the notion of a PLAYER having that sort of roster control (however much control it is) is an uncomfortable proposition, for some reason.

    Isn’t it? Maybe not.
    Just seems jolting.

  31. K2 Says:

    The Bucs have a great receiving group include solid tight ends. He would probably like more depth at RB and an experienced RT closer to his prime. Those are the things that most Bucs fans want as well. Unless the Bucs are going to give him the keys to the defense…it’s a nothing burger.

  32. El Buco Realisto Says:

    It could not be any worse than talk show dominik as gm, or when incompetent loser lovie failed as defacto gm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. ModHairKen Says:

    How about Brady fires Licht and Leftwich and makes Arians hold a twirly sign on Dale Mabry to sell tickets?

  34. Killian Says:

    Wonder why people on this site are so into losing.

    With Brady at the helm, we would have made the playoffs last year. If we can keep the defense together, then we should hand Brady the keys to the kingdom and draft a QB to learn from him. Why wouldn’t anyone want that mind on their team? Manning lost a lot of arm strength, but still managed to dominate with the Broncos offense because he is smart. Brady is the same way. He can read defenses, make quick/accurate throws and smart plays like throwing the ball away. Godwin would have a monster year running short to intermediate routes with Brady at the helm. Hell, Howard and Brate may actually catch some balls. Personally, I would rather go after Brady than keep our turnover machine or take a flyer on a hit-or-miss free agent QB.

  35. Troy Says:

    This report can’t be true. Why? Because Chucky would have brought fans back and they wouldn’t entertain it. Why would this be any different?

  36. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Brady is not coming here, this is the Bucs….we don’t deserve nice things.

  37. Jeffbuc Says:

    Jameis Winston jerseys coming soon to all Bay Area TJ Max and Marshall’s

  38. Defense Rules Says:

    My gut feel is that you had this already written up to go out on April Fool’s Day Joe, but your latest intern screwed up & released it 3 weeks early. Am I right, huh?

  39. Joe in Michigan Says: has compared Ashtyn Davis to Chris Conte.

  40. Scott Says:

    Signing Brady has disaster written all over it. 43 years old behind an offensive line that’s not very good. His body will break down really quick behind that line. The Bucs has a top offense in the league. Resign Winston and build that offensive line through the draft and free agency. Trade Brate for an extra draft pick maybe a 3rd or 4th and save some money. Bucs won’t be better with Brady or bridgewater. Teddy doesn’t throw the call down field. That’s Arians style. Brady is done in a couple years. He goes to the Bucs it may be sooner. Then the Bucs rebuild again. Bucs need to be smart here

  41. Bertorican Says:

    This is probably is a BS report used to leverage a better team into offering more to Brady. How many times have the Bucs been left at the altar in these potential mega-deals for players or coaches?

  42. Crabby Fan Says:


    IMO, I would prefer to see TB brought in for a 2 yr stint as a bridge QB and then offered the GM job on a seperate futures offer sheet…

    The GOAT for GM in 2022. Whoa that would be something to chew on.

    Of course the Glazers would have to incentivise this offer on a need to know only basis among themselves.

    Go Bucs

  43. Warrenfb12 Says:

    This is completely bogus come on lol

  44. Robert Says:

    i’ve seen a thousand comments saying no way Brady comes……..but no real reasons why he wouldn’t other than he’d get killed with this o-line.

    seriously, he’ll make the line look like warriors with his quick reads.

    what else? seriously….

  45. PatInLargo Says:

    Manning had similar type of control with the Colts, according to the Pat Mcaffee show host. It wouldn’t be the first time an aging GOAT made strong “suggestions “ on play calling or whether a player sees the field on plays, or whether they’re in the doghouse/cut.

  46. Eric Says:

    Brady just trying to get a better offer, and the bucs are convenient stooges for that purpose.

    We have a bunch of rubes in charge if they are actually dumb enough to get played like this.

  47. Craig Says:

    I wonder who Brady would like as a back-up QB

  48. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Silly season stretches on…but hypothetically…what would Licht do? Become Bruce and Brady’s butler?

  49. LetsGoBucs Says:

    Yes..@MadMax…you can GET AN AMEN!!!

    I’m with you. I believe the (as yet inconsequential) owner Boyd might just might wanna follow dad’s example this ONE time and bring relevance back to town via the Brady Bunch(en)!!!

    Let’s go get it Mad Max!! TB12 tell us what it will take to put the Bus back in consistent primetime, make BA happy, let you make you non-Belichick statement on football lore!

  50. LetsGoBucs Says:

    Meant “owner boys”

  51. JimmyJack Says:

    Well the interesting thing is the Bucs are making national headlines being linked to Brady.

    The funny part is Brady himself already knows where he’s going……Or at least knows if Tampa Bay is a strong possibility. As do the Bucs. They know what his interest level is in Tampa.

    We just gotta keep guessing for another week or so.

    Either way I trust Bruce know the QB position and knows who to get.

  52. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Just another BS story coming from ESPN. All equally ridiculous.

  53. Ship Thief Says:

    Y’all are some TESTY folks today.

    It’s hilarious in a messed up way.

    JL gets bashed on JBF about 1000 times a day… that’s my best guess at least…

    Is everyone fighting for him to keep his job now Hahahaha

    I think the Winston fans just hate the idea of anyone playing QB that is not Winston.

    And this article is, to me, maybe the most obvious non story I’ve seen in awhile.
    Wherever Brady goes, they will be listening very closely to his thoughts and opinions… maybe more than what some of the scouts, (some) coaches, and (some) front office people…

    I mean, how obvious is this?

  54. Ship Thief Says:

    My last paragraph was written poorly. Apologies.
    Chasing my new puppy around the yard while writing…

    You get my point though.

  55. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    You people will believe anything!

  56. SteveK Says:


    Best QB is Tom Brady- now, and ever.

    Wake up and smell the turnovers.

  57. SteveK Says:

    If Brady signs here, hello playoffs!

    Wow, what a dream come true.

    Bring the Great GOTSBE (Greatest of the Super Bowl Era) to Tampa Bay!

  58. OneBuc55 Says:

    I’ll pass in the 43 year old sack magnet with the noodle arm…

    Half of his completions were literally to RBs…We currently don’t have any pass catching RBs on this team…And OJ is a physical speciman but he’s no Gronk…

    Keep dreaming guys; if Brady’s smart which I believe he is, he’ll stay far away from this disfunctional franchise…

    Personally, I think the LA Chargers or San Fran is were he wants to be both of those teams makes since for different reasons…

  59. MadMax Says:

    @Letsgo, thanks man. We have to get Wirfs though, gotta beef up the O line and get another rb for ground and pound. I think Clyde behind Wirfs would work wonders….the man can catch too. Godwin over the middle with Claypool and Evans stretching the field, Clyde as the check down?….oh yeah!!!! I’ll ride that to the Superbowl!!!

  60. WestChap Says:

    This sounds a little off but I’m fine with Brady having a veto on OL and RB… heck, he can even pick the Kicker if he wants. As long as BA has some “influence” on O and Todd’s calling the shots on D count me in.

  61. LetsGoBucs Says:


    If we’re choosing rookie RB’s, I’ll roll reluctantly with Swift, then Dobbins, then Taylor. I don’t do rookie TV’s. I DON’T do fumbles, loose pass catching hands, fools that can’t pick up a blitz, or fragile fools.

    Rather pay most, but part of Lev Bell’s 2020 salary to procure him from the sloppy moped of the Jets. That cat….knows, what’s up. Not these worthless college graduates.

  62. LetsGoBucs Says:

    Let’s get the new chant going now…

    TommyTown. TommyTown. Say it with me now…

    TommyTown. TommyTown.

  63. Anonymous Says:

    MadMax bro really doubt that will happen but if it does I’ll call u out for being right but seriously it’s not gonna happen 😂🤷

  64. Buc1987 Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    March 10th, 2020 at 6:57 pm


    You people will believe anything!”

    THIS we can agree on Bonzai.

  65. Buc1987 Says:

    Brady will never get out of New England!!!!

  66. fernando diaz Says:

    they are going to screw this up the Bucs

  67. Anonymous Says:

    Please and I hope! Brady would make us an instant Superbowl contender and if it means only two years and then a rebuild so be it, a Superbowl now is better than none period and we could even wait til next year to get a replacement QB this is the right move give him the kitchen sink he has proved he is worth it and I am not or have ever I been a fan of Brady but I know what this would mean for our franchise do it

  68. unbelievable Says:

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL at him having any control over the roster.

    If you believe that, I’ve got some nice beach front property in Idaho to sell you.

    Play calling- sure. But the roster? Zero chance.

  69. lambchop Says:

    This is blown out of proportion. If he wants to call plays, I’m all for it. Peyton called plays and Brady calling plays over Lefty isn’t a bad thing at all. And this is most probably just Brady wanting to over rule certain plays based on the defense.

    Also, if Brady wants to have input on the roster, what’s the big deal? Nobody said he wants to overhaul the entire offense. But, a guy like Brady can get talent to come to Tampa better than anyone in the NFL could. People respect Brady and if he brings in some people who can make the team better, then why not? Maybe he just wants to make sure he has the tools around him since NE never gave him a full complement. The only thing I see him touching is the RB and OL positions.

  70. Eric Says:

    Is that leadership or what you bring a player in to let the player make personnel decisions and you wonder why my favorite team is the nfl laughing stock tear in year out if this is true this nothing more than a publicity stunt say what you want Tom Brady does not like getting hit and he was not good last year not Brady good he going to get hit in the “whisperer” offense

  71. Eric Says:

    Is that leadership or what you bring a player in to let the player make personnel decisions and you wonder why my favorite team is the nfl laughing stock tear in year out if this is true this nothing more than a publicity stunt say what you want Tom Brady does not like getting hit and he was not good last year not Brady good he going to get hit in the “whisperer” offense player play coaches coach and personnel people make decisions what part of this the organization don’t get!

  72. THETRUTH Says:

    I think they say control of roster its about HAVING LOTS OF PULL bringing in a few guys he may want there to help in what he is comfortable with, not meaning being the GM

  73. Vadertime Says:

    How much money do you have, Glazer family?

  74. Jackpc1 Says:

    I am still not sold on a slow footed once-great 43-year old quarterback. I feel different about a 43-year old General Manager.