Manning: Bumpy 2020 Road For Tom Brady

May 5th, 2020

Former NFL players that aren’t coughing up TV sound bites keep singing the same Bucs song and have been for weeks.

Guys who wore the uniform think Tom Brady trying to revolutionize the Tampa Bay culture and adapt to new surroundings quickly without spring practices represents a giant mountain for the new Bucs QB. Eli Manning was the latest to chime in.

“I think it’s gonna be tough for [Brady], just the fact he can’t be doing everything he wants to be doing with the team and getting ready,’’ Manning said Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via the New York Post. “Obviously they have some playmakers at receiver there, when you got talented receivers it makes it a little bit easier to get on the same page with ’em.

“It will be interesting how it all plays out and how quickly he can just adjust to a new organization and new players and new offense, all those new things, especially with the limited timing he’s gonna have being with them.’’

Joe is confident Brady will be a fine performer this season, but it’s fair to wonder whether the Bucs will get the Brady impact they feel they bought on Day 1 of the regular season.

Bucs officials expected Brady to lift all aspects team, an even tougher task with so much of his April, May and June influence getting wiped out by The Sickness.

Manning is a very positive guy, so Joe finds his comments especially interesting. Manning only played for the Giants, but he did have three head coaches and several playcallers.

23 Responses to “Manning: Bumpy 2020 Road For Tom Brady”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Eli is no Hall of Famer. He’ll get in, due to media bias .

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I agree with Jeff, Eli is no hall of famer.

  3. Tampa2ATL Says:

    Eli helped orchestrate one of the greatest SuperBowls in my lifetime. Beating the Pats via “helmet catch” was classic. HOF worthy in my humble opinion. Bust just needs to be cast with the droopy Eli face.

  4. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Eli is lucky and overrated.
    His facial expression looks like he just sharted his pants.

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Eli is right……….ain’t nothing wrong with what he said.

    …… gotta have those practices and time to build that chemistry.

    But Eli never said it couldn’t be done either and Eli never said Brady or the Bucs would fail too.

    So I’m not sure why anyone would be taking shots at Eli for stating a very honest opinion and it does carry merit since he did play that position for a long time.

  6. gofortheface30 Says:

    But per a lot of people here we should be winning 52-10. By game one. Right out the gates, Golden State Warrior level. People will start FREAKING out if they start 2-2 and looking a tad blase. It’s a long year, as long as they start to round in to form at the right time and peak end of year then that’s all that matters.

  7. Bobby M. Says:

    No matter how folks spin it…..despite all that is occurring, Brady still gives us a better chance of winning then Winston, who had 5 yrs to prepare. That’s reality.

  8. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    eli is right on; hope that brady gets out soon with the guys & throws it around

  9. ModHairKen Says:

    Let’s don’t overplay or underplay his impact. Yes, Brady will be better than Jameis, yes players will respect him more because he is a better player, has a better record and no criminal record.

    No, he is not going to revolutionize the culture. That already changed with the additions of Arians, Suh, JPP and getting rid of DeSean Jackson.

    The team will be no worse because they missed out on OTAs.

  10. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Not allowing players to get together in small groups to throw the ball around like the rest of us are able to do is just plain ludicrous.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    Anthem- I’m not sure why Eli’s taking heat either. Dude was a gamer. Perfect? No, but he does have hardware. So, there’s that.
    It’s an honest viewpoint. It’s also one that many teams will be facing. What makes me less nervous is that we are talking about a guy with 20 years experience and a winner his entire career.
    We’ll be OK.

  12. Destinjohnny Says:

    It’s not hard to figure out
    Something tells me the boys are getting together though

  13. Elita Vita Says:

    Until such time Brady builds chemistry with the Buccaneers I guess he’ll have to march down the field and throw TDs to Gronkowski.

  14. Buc believer Says:

    Spoken by a 500 quarterback who is such a little baby he gets daddy involved so he can go to the team he wants. Go away crybaby.

  15. Robert Says:

    one area he got wrong.

    the organization and players will need to adjust to Brady. He’s the boss, they gotta listen up!

  16. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I don’t know how many games we will win because with Brady being in the crosshairs it will have every team gunning to take him out, but I’m confident we’ll at least see a huge drop-off in turnovers. That alone should give us a better chance to put 3-5 more games in the win column.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Brady and the wide receivers will gel pretty quickly. He and Rojo probably will as well.

    Tom isn’t coming in to change the culture. Arians already has changed it. Every quitter is gone. This team fights to win. They played well enough to win. If not for the turnovers, they WOULD have won.

    Tom is here to fix the turnover issue and to give the team true leadership.

    This season is already historical for the NFL. For the Bucs it will be even more so. Tom isn’t sitting on his hand right now. You can bet he’s in frequent communication with the players, studying the playbook and preparing.

    Every team is facing the same challenges.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:
    May 5th, 2020 at 8:57 am
    “Not allowing players to get together in small groups to throw the ball around like the rest of us are able to do is just plain ludicrous. ”

    No one is stopping them. They just need the right place to do it. The Sundome might be a good place. It’s enclosed and private. But first, Tom has to memorize the p!aybook.

  19. Terry Says:

    Every team that has a new quarterback or new players can go through the same thing what will help Brady is his more experience as a quarterback will make it a little easier for him to adjust so everything should be fine

  20. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Hasn’t every team been trying to take out Brady for the last twenty years?

    Every team tries to take out every QB.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    How is Eli an expert in changing teams? He played for the same team his entire career. His brother would have better insight and P Manning won a super bowl.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    Jeff Says:
    May 5th, 2020 at 8:13 am
    Eli is no Hall of Famer. He’ll get in, due to media bias


    Well he beat the GOAT not once, but twice in the superbowl. One of those as a wildcard I believe (last time Bucs made the playoffs?)

    He’ll deserve it when he gets in, and I actually don’t think it’s because he played in NYC.

  23. Jim Says:

    He’ll draw plays up in the dirt and sling it.