Tom Brady Talks About Slacking Players, The “Shi*ty Argument” And What He “Never Cared About”

April 8th, 2020

Today’s Tom Brady interview on The Howard Stern Show was just what Joe expected today.

Two-plus hours on all kinds of subjects, most of them personal.

A few football leadership nuggets were especially interesting.

Brady was asked about whether he gets in the face of slacking players and screams at them to shape up. Brady said he doesn’t do that kind of thing but said he would tell Patriots coaches about a failing or slacking player. “I don’t have any trust that this guy will help us win a game,” he said, adding that he would not throw to a receiver he didn’t trust.

On why he doesn’t get on a player after a game for screwing up a play, Brady said, “People don’t want to f*ck up.” … “My leadership is more about connecting with someone, not calling them out in front of my teammates.”

Brady was no fan of the famous is-it-Belichick-or-Brady debate. “I think it’s a pretty shi*ty argument,” Brady said of those who say he wouldn’t succeed without Belichick and vice versa. He emphasized that Belichick couldn’t do his job and Brady couldn’t coach.

Asked about why he went to Tampa rather than retire as a Patriot for life, “I never cared about legacy. I couldn’t give a sh*t. … That’s not me. That’s not my personality.”

12 Responses to “Tom Brady Talks About Slacking Players, The “Shi*ty Argument” And What He “Never Cared About””

  1. FanO’Bucs Says:

    Welcome to Tampa, Mr. Brady!

  2. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Welcome Tom….but can you eat W’s ?

  3. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    Win in Tampa and your legacy will be untouchable, plus it would make your naysayers look like total @sswipes.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sell those jerseys…..

  5. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Like Tom’s attitude.

    I bet legacy does mean something to him. Crazy things happen in Cigar City. Let’s hope we add to his legacy, not diminish it.

  6. John Says:

    What a great attitude mr. Brady… As you are well aware you got a lot better results by communicating with someone rather than trying to belittle them or embarrass them closet. Very proud to have someone of your stature on this team…

  7. dmatt Says:

    I’m glad to hear that our QB will put slackers n under performers on notice.Now if DSmith allow DEs to slaughter Brady like he did with Winston, he will be benched n possibly traded/cut without hesitation. Brady will hold everyone on the line accountable, including OJ Howard, this is his make it or break it year.

  8. 541BucsFan Says:

    I Bleed Pewter … You’re right. If Tom wins a championship in Tampa Bay … wow.

    He would have 7 championships. Hew would have won a championship way past his prime. He would have won a championship with a perennial losing team.

    All things that Jordan wasn’t able to do.

    People would debate Brady vs Jordan as greatest pro athlete of all time.

    That’s crazy.

  9. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man yall are a trip what you think he was going to say ? Brady does care about his legacy . If he didn’t he would have retired last year . Man I don’t buy into players when they are ask about their legacy because everyone wants to be great in what they do.

  10. Jimmy Says:

    So does this mean that stiff Dare shouldn’t expect any targets?

    Better be renting Dare!

  11. TOM Says:

    Dare don’t listen to these nitwits. They don’t know what they’re talking about. Good luck in upcoming season & be prepared to catch a lot of those Brady passes.

  12. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    Ole boy is fired up, I love it!