“There’s Guys That Wonder What The Hell Just Happened. He’s One Of Those Guys That Makes Things Happen.”

May 22nd, 2020

How will Tom Brady impact the Bucs’ 53-man roster in limited time?

Bucs general manager Jason Licht touched on that topic a bit during a visit to ESPN TV this week.

When Brady was signed, Bucs officials talked about how Brady would raise the games of all those around him with his extreme leadership nature. But Licht tempered that a bit during his TV visit and said Brady also wants to fit in and isn’t coming in with a Lord-and-Savior attitude.

“He is a regular guy. He does want to be one of the guys. He didn’t want to come in here and be The Almighty,” Licht said. “You know, he just wants to make sure that his players, his teammates respect him. And he’s got something to prove.

“He’s a natural. I mean, you know he wants to make things happen. There’s guys that make things happen. There’s guys that watch things happen. And, you know, there’s guys that wonder what the hell just happened. He’s one of those guys that makes things happen.”

Licht acknowledged the ultra-extreme urgency that Brady and 67 1/2-year old head coach Bucco Bruce Arians are bringing into the season. But Licht also said he’s not concerned about the effects that might have on younger players unaccustomed to the highest of high expectations for the club.

Joe gets that Brady wants to be one of the guys, but he never will be that with the Bucs this season. There’s simply not enough time with the wacky offseason, and it’s just unrealistic for a 42-year-old legend landing on a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2007.

As seven-year veteran Cameron Brate explained this week, Brady was a boyhood hero of his and he’s not comfortable treating him like one of the guys. At least not yet.

11 Responses to ““There’s Guys That Wonder What The Hell Just Happened. He’s One Of Those Guys That Makes Things Happen.””

  1. ©MadMax Says:

    If everyone just does their job, work hard, be prepared, communicate, come in ready to play, in shape, no hangover, great attitude, knows the playbook, admit mistakes and correct them…..then he’ll be just one of the guys with you.

    If you’re gonna be a loafer and act stupid and not be tactfully ready, then yeah, theres going to be a problem with him….but fix it and move on. NEXT PLAY!

  2. K2 Says:

    All Brady’s teammates have always said he’s really down to earth. The fact that he recognizes that he is part of a team ….is very good. How’s that a negative?

  3. Dewey Selmon Says:

    He doesn’t have to be a gunslinger, he will be a surgeon and with big bodied targets 13,80,87 and slick route runners 14,18 he should pick apart defenses without 30 ints.

  4. DBS Says:

    Doesn’t want to be the Almighty or have Lord and savior attitude. Please don’t use those words around here again. Of course unless they were ment as a jab and joke.

  5. stpetebucsfan Says:

    TB12 will be fine if things go according to plans. It won’t require any expressed desire to be one of the guys…WINNING takes care of everything!!!

    If the Bucs win the players will love Brady for getting them to the post season and Brady will love the guys for being a part of the team that continued his legend.

  6. Bojim Says:

    Gonna be an interesting seaon for sure.

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Speaking of Legends….

    Opinion writer in the Washington Post not bullish about BSPN and Brady’s company’s new docuseries. Of course his point wasn’t that far off he believes “Man in the Arena” will be compared to “The Last Dance” the biodoc of the legendary Michael Jordan. I’m not sure that the best to ever play NBA ball will have an advantage over the best to play the far more popular sport of football.

    This guy does make some points however…

    “One year of distance will, however, make for a crucial difference in the climate in which “Man in the Arena” will be received. Sports could be back in something resembling full swing in 2021 (please?), whereas the Jordan series was moved up to air during an otherwise largely sports-free period, all but ensuring an enormous audience.”

    Guy believes the fact that TB12 is still playing football will dilute the effect.

    If you want here is the link…note to Joe it’s legal but folks are asked for their emails to sign up for FREE if I’m not mistaken…but you can read several free articles a day.


  8. gp Says:

    St Pete
    I haven’t read the article but I’m thinking that maybe a Lombardy trophy will thicken the sauce a little?

  9. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Guys who ask what the hell just happened. I wonder if that was a swipe at the old Groper?

  10. StonedBuc Says:

    Thats cause we have a team full of beta males…. A lion isnt afriad to approach a lion… Do you think antonio brown was tentative to approach brady? No to earn trust you have to give trust… This is a bad sign..

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:


    That’s the big question. Would they just go in and re-edit the doc to add on his Buc years?