“He’s Got More Energy Than Any Person On Earth”

May 17th, 2020

Joe has enjoyed learning a lot about Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, and projecting their impact on a Tampa Bay roster loaded with guys very familiar with losing and horrible starts to seasons.

Frankly, all that losing means a shakeup in mindset is needed if the Bucs want to go anywhere meaningful. Hopefully, Brady and Gronk can raise the mental games of their teammates in a hurry, the way Bucs officials think they will.

Brady’s mentor and initial quarterbacks coach with the Patriots, Dick Rehbein, died suddenly about a month before Brady’s first start. And Brady spent his early Patriots seasons with rats running over his feet during meetings inside decrepit old Foxboro Stadium.

Those kinds of experiences certainly build character.

Gronkowski, explained his former teammate and current neighbor Matt Light, is a high-energy, alpha-dog presence that makes an impact on every teammate.

Light’s recent description on The Rich Eisen Show is one for the ages.

“He’s got more energy than any person on earth,” Light said of Gronk. “He’s the Great Dane; the tail’s always wagging. He’s probably licking his nuts when you’re not looking. You know, he’s just always happy-go-lucky and he’s been working it.

“Watching him over the last year, and he lives just down the road from me here in Foxborough, the guy’s in better shape, but I mean he has taken working out to another level.”

Light played in college with Drew Brees and then found himself at left tackle for a decade with Brady. He said he sees a very clear connections in the competitive drives of the quarterbacks.

“Even if they did it perfect this time, they really want to do it better,” Light said. “A very cerebral approach to how they plan each and every one of their days, their nutrition. I mean, you’ve seen it with Tommy. You drink enough water. You never get a sunburn. Right? You always wear Uggs and Stetson cologne. He’s got a system and I love to bust his chops. But it works and he does it really well every single day.”

Overall, Light thinks Brady and Gronkowski will have so much fun and be extra driven playing away from Bill Belicheat, they will have excellent 2020 seasons, though he said that won’t necessarily translate to Bucs team success because the standards are so high across the board on a Belicheat team.

Joe can’t wait to watch this all play out, except the part about Gronk licking himself.

13 Responses to ““He’s Got More Energy Than Any Person On Earth””

  1. Swampbuc Says:

    Gronkowski the Great Dane – LOL. Love it. Great take from someone who should know.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wrong……Elsuckopessimisto has the most energy…….Humping sheep all night and then posting about sheep all day…….his preference is likely male sheep.

  3. StonedBuc Says:

    Godwin is going to be all pro this year… He is gonna eat underneath and get hugeeeeee yac!

  4. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    We The Sheeple.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    “That won’t necessarily translate to Bucs team success because the standards are so high across the board on a Belicheat team.”

    Wow Joe, if there was ever a line that’d be fun to ‘read something into’ THAT’S the line. Is THAT the secret behind Belicheck’s success with the Patriots? That he demands more from his players than other coaches do, and gets it? And if so, what does that say (between the lines of course) about teams like the Bucs? Do we achieve cellar-dweller status in the NFC South year after year because our standards are so low?

  6. Bob Says:

    The real question is: is the florida culture of mailing it in going to take place. The florida culture that does less for the citizens than most states. I4 has been a mess since I moved to Orlando 30 years ago. The cultures between the two cities boston and Tampa can not be more of a contrast. Tampa or Miami and jacksonville will always be a state that wins maybe once in a great while by luck. This is not meant to be an insult. This is the reality. The schools, jobs, crime, commute. These are all social issues that Boston had but they were addressed because the residents hold public officials accountable. In comparison I see a minimal involvement of the the citizens in the electoral system. That comes to pro sports in florida. I just don’t see the media holding the team responsible for continuously losing. I jusy don’t see the accountability at the same level as bigger markets. Unfortunately that adding another team’s older throw always doesn’t guarantee anything. Tampa bays will to losemaybe greater than the addition of a 31 year old on the back third of his career and a qb on his last legs.

  7. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:
    May 17th, 2020 at 11:34 am
    We The Sheeple.

    BAAAA!!!!!! Hahaha!!!!!!!!! We the sheeple, that’s funny stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There’s some extra exclamation points for you know who🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

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

    Locker room gonna be a bit different to say the least…Donovan Smith on film day after games comes to mind

  9. Ship Thief Says:

    It would be great if the joes answered defenserules question.
    I definitely would like to hear their opinion, since they started the train of thought.

  10. Ship Thief Says:

    I think defenserules has a point and I think you should address it.
    High standards?
    Higher than any other team?
    Do I really need to point out the basket case players that have been with that organization?

    I like your site a lot.
    I’m here everyday dudes.
    But gimme a friggin break!
    Some of the crap I’ve seen here in the last few months is just friggin ridiculous.

    I mean what are you even talking about?
    It seems you guys are VERY VERY VERY connected to MANY MANY MANY people inside, and outside, of the Buccaneers organization… and you are gonna have the balls to put this on your site?
    You are telling me that the men and women who you run the team, work for the team, spend all day trying to build the team… these people have lower standards?

    Man gimme a friggin break!

    That is some big time insulting stuff there.

  11. Adam Lakers Carolla Says:

    Bob…you’re a dolt.

    1st…you moved to Orlando. Unless you’re a Disney exec., you’re an idiot. Orlando $ucks!

    2nd…Boston hadn’t won sh!t before TB12. Where were the brilliant citizens and media before they lucked into TB12 and a few Red Sox wins?

    3rd…Fl population 21 million with 1900 Covid deaths
    Mass population 7 million with 5800 Covid deaths. Who has better leadership?

    Yeah…they’re soooooo much better than us small market hicks.

  12. Hodad Says:

    Your attitude is shattered when you have a QB who throws 30 interceptions, and 7 pick sixes in a season. Hard to have a positive attitude when your QB is a turnover waiting to happen. When those turnovers do come, and at the worst times you can see how a team believes more in losing, then winning.

  13. cgmaster27 Says:

    @Hodad, you can move on now., He’s not the Qb here any more. It’ ok to let go. Funny how the trolls can’t get his name out of their mouth.