Virtual Football

March 24th, 2020

It seems like new Bucs quarterback Tom Brady is going to be spending a lot of time on FaceTime in the coming months.

The way the coronavirus pandemic is going, Joe is starting to have grave doubts if there will be any type of OTAs this year for NFL teams.

That thing that happens every four years that is way overmarketed and overhyped? The weeks’ long sports event for people who don’t like sports (Olympics) already is pushed back until next year. This celebration of trash sports was set to be held in Tokyo at about the same time NFL training camps are scheduled to open.

Yesterday there was a report that the NBA may resume its season in mid-June at the earliest.

So for Brady, and his new weapons like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard and Cam Brate, all those guys getting on the same page is going to be one helluva cram course.

Brady already has ideas, so he stated today in a conference call.

“I am not going to make predictions about how the next few months are going to go,” Brady said. “I don’t really know what’s going to happen and what’s predicted with our access to the team facilities. I’m going to do the best I can to be in conversation with guys and try to get together and find ways to meet up in different places and get to work in that sense.

“Technology is an amazing thing and we’re going to use the technology as best we can to try to get to know each other and for me, they’re ahead of me on what they need to know in terms of the offense. So I’ve really got to get up to speed with the things they already know and their terminology.

“It’s a lot of time and energy, but that’s what I love to do. The only way to start it is to start doing it, so that’s what I’ve got to do.”

So does this mean Brady will go to a local high school to work out with his new teammates while Gisele and the kids hang on Clearwater Beach (whenever that is open)? Or does Brady fly his new teammates up to his Montana ranch for a crunch course while dodging moose and buffalo?

This offseason will be the strangest Joe has seen. And honestly, let’s all hope it is back to normal soon.

19 Responses to “Virtual Football”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    813bucboi Says:
    March 24th, 2020 at 2:14 pm
    and every team will have to go thru the offseason without OTAs not just the bucs….i wouldnt be surprised if the players put together their own type of OTAs…..

    lol…just posted this on the thread….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. 813bucboi Says:


  3. Mister Positive Pete Says:

    “celebration of trash sports” ahahahaaha… so true. Great one Joe!

  4. StonedBuc Says:

    Didnt they bring in a “$tate of the art” virtual football teacher for jameis? And apparently he was soooo good at it. Lol

  5. Robert Says:

    I posted in the other thread, but more applicable here–

    This O will be scary, and a shortened season would be on our side, provided the WR’s and such do their homework. You can bet they’ll have playbooks in hand and know what hash marks to turn on and where exactly the ball will be before they even snap it.

    Brady to his weapons……each play, you be here, you be here, you be here and you be here…….it aint rocket science, we’ve just had a moron at QB for so long it seems like it is!

  6. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    LOL My thoughts exactly stonedbuc then again to be fair Jay Miss was one of the biggest anomalies there has ever been at QB.

  7. John Says:

    Could you imagine if Brady and a couple of other higher salary role models like David, Barret, Via, Evans (just whomever) actually did get together and fund

  8. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    VR Group Chat

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    StonedBuc – all time leading passer for the Bucs, the guy who has set every offensive passing record for us, the NFL leading passer last year, 3rd in TDs, 3rd in scoring… that Winston? Yeah, he was actually very good.

    Anywho, do the world a favor and get into a time machine, go back about 2 months to Wuhan, then get right in everyone’s faces and repeat your bumper sticker talk. They’ll love it.

  10. Swampbuc Says:

    Joe does’t need to make fun of the Olympics. They are awesome.

  11. John Says:

    Continue (sorry)
    If Brady and a handful of the leaders on the team could get together in fund a few weeks for the rest of the team to all get together play some football get to know each other could you imagine what that would just do for the overall morale the team that comrade and just getting to know each other and develop chemistry… Now that would be badass if they did do something like that…..

  12. JustBucNwin Says:

    If anyone knows how to lead a team and what it takes to prepare at the highest level, it’s Brady. I am more than confident that they will use the resources to prepare and get on the same page!

  13. chris L Says:

    Weird offseason and i know it is different circumstances but this seems to be the way always around buc land. it is a bucs life after all

  14. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I like the Montana idea. This could be done safely IF we get some freaking supplies. Thank heavens we stopped that wasteful Pandemic division of our Homeland Security…lets face it we didn’t need to prepare for this…that was Obama’s idea so it should have been discontinued

    The Brady Bunch can still do this safely. They have a virtual air force of private jets at their disposal. They would go out in very small groups and nobody gets on until they’re tested. Of course that can’t happen for awhile because we were caught with our pants down…but once we have tests enough for everybody it becomes a lot simpler.

    Nobody gets on the plane without a test. Let them get tested routinely in Montana. Montana is remote and so their response has not been as draconian as required in the population centers.

    This idea excites me. In fact the more I think about it…probably would be a great idea even without a virus. Remember Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys”?

    A truly brutal camp that the Bear used to turn around Aggie culture. Brady could do the same thing without the brutality and danger.

  15. Steven007 Says:

    Munchkin (credit to @st.pete; I stole this from him), I see that you’re back to your weird, passive aggressive, very beta habit of suggesting that someone who does not agree with you should therefore either commit suicide or otherwise commit self harm. What’s that all about, weirdo? In the recent past it was suggesting a traipse atop some bridge and then plunging to their death; today it was suggesting that someone who had the nerve to remind us of the abject failure of virtual reality software expose themselves to COVID in some insipid, sophomoric time machine fantasy. Um, get some help man. This is a Bucs blog. Opinions vary. StonedBuc’s is no more or less valid than yours. In fact, our current QB situation implies it might be an eensy, teensy bit more valid. Anywho (eye roll, head slap)…

  16. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Muncher, if Jay Miss was really so great, wouldn’t he have many suitors and a 9 figure contract by now? He has drawn no interest at all from what I can tell.

  17. tickrdr Says:

    Very well said! Thanks!


  18. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Excellent post!!! I agree with tickdr. And feel free to use that nickname whenever.

    Twice today the journalist in me grew excited. Clodhopper posted this morning and he actually documented where he got his information…attribution! What a concept.

    And now you were meticulous with attribution as well. I certainly didn’t need or expect credit for the nickname but it’s nice to see that you think like a journalist.

  19. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    INCREDIBLE freaking post, man. Proud to share this blog space with you.
    and as far as what is going on right now….. Lets get this. We will BEAT IT.