Blaine Gabbert: “I Guess That’s What It’s Come To In This Day And Age”

May 21st, 2020

Bucs backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert seems a bit perplexed by the Tampa Bay Times flexing its paparazzi skills earlier this week.

You remember the story; the declining newspaper dispatched a threesome of journalists on a covert-style operation to watch Gabbert, Tom Brady and a small handful of Buccaneers practice on a secluded private school field in Tampa.

The photos that emerged surprised Gabbert.

“I just don’t know where those pictures came from, but somebody’s got a pretty good camera lens from some far distance,” Gabbert told WFLA-TV. “I guess that’s what it’s come to in this day and age. It’s like, man, pretty funny. We got a kick out of that when we saw it.”

Joe doesn’t find the reporting on Brady surprising at all. Heck, Joe would have loved to have gotten that tip and taken pictures by, say, standing on a truck bed.

However, what Joe finds very odd is the Times crew seemingly did not flag down players for comments as they left the school’s driveway. There was no mention of that attempt in their story and a reporter on the scene, Rick Stroud, made no reference of an attempt during a subsequent radio interview on WDAE. “We merely were trying to document what we could document from a safe place that was legal,” he said.

From experience, Joe knows there is one way out of that school complex and it would have been easy to stand on a public sidewalk and seek reaction from one of the Bucs players.

If you’re going to play paparazzi, and Joe respects the move, then go all-in with a TMZ play to see who wants to chat.

22 Responses to “Blaine Gabbert: “I Guess That’s What It’s Come To In This Day And Age””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Surprised drones weren’t deployed……

  2. ChanEpic Says:

    This illustrates the difference between Blaine and Tom perfectly. Surprised that the paparazzi are able to get the long shot? HA! He literally has never had to deal with that. Tom has and STILL won rings… Go BUCS!

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Kobe Faker wants to see the scan of Gabberts guilty or lack of guilty conscious

    How can Gabby sleep knowing he is making more than the Big Easy Cajun QB Winston?”

    Kobe Faker

  4. Pewter Power Says:

    Now you know why the big names won’t come here especially quarterbacks in the future. You’ll have country Hicks walking up you’re driveway like they don’t know it’s trespassing and no privacy from media whatsoever, of course media will applaud the move but players…..I doubt they would approve as you do.

  5. Robert Says:

    for kobe:

    you need to be here….

  6. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    Kobe, I think Ryan Griffin is making more money this year than Jameis…


  7. Robert Says:

    I woulda thunk it. called it years back. the guy is less than a bum, should be in chains.

    only reason saints signed him was for inside info.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    oh well … thats the way the football bounces sometimes…

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Since the failing St Pete Times is on the government dole, taking millions in the small business bailout, it’s like we’re all paying for whatever they do, so really these are the peoples photos.

  10. jb™ Says:

    Tampa Bay Times a declining Newspaper?

    Whatever you Say Donald! LOL

    Not every media company can have all the Pulitzer Prize winning journalists on its payroll the joebucsfan does!!!!!! LMAO!!!

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    Wait… is there really someone who thinks newspapers aren’t on the decline? Wow… I’m guessing you’re still buying JC Penny’s stock as well.

  12. Jay Molina Says:

    That fits, as the TBT has descended into an Enquirer type rag since the Tribune went out of business.

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    If Blaine Gabbert knew he’d be on TV, he wouldn’t have worn his wife’s shorts.

  14. Rod Munch's 2007 Saturn Says:

    Rod says that I’m a “Lux sport convertible”

  15. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Joe in Michigan Says:
    “If Blaine Gabbert knew he’d be on TV, he wouldn’t have worn his wife’s shorts.”

    Between the shorts and the mullet, I thought I was back in 1983.

  16. lambchop Says:

    You just need a DJI Mavic Pro to get that done sitting in your pajamas. Or a Mavic Mini if you want to be a little more discrete.

  17. lambchop Says:

    Blaine is just shocked because nobody even asks him for an autograph. In fact, we probably give him ours depending on what we do.

  18. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    F stroud

  19. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    It’s official.. we know the Brady signing was bad. BSPN just ranked it as the best off-season. Buckle up for some baaaad losses… Blaine Is right…

  20. Hodad Says:

    Players all around the league would be safer if they started having some form of OTA’s in team facilities. Where ever these players are working out it can’t be safer then doing it at 1 Buc.

  21. Buczilla Says:

    The St. Pete Times was trash from day one and not even worth using to start my fire pit. Newspapers are dead and have been for years.

  22. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Good call on the mullet, Barack!