Not Buying Super Bowl Hype

May 15th, 2020

Here is one person not on the Bucs-to-the-Super Bowl bandwagon.

Look, Joe is geeked like ever fan that the team got a six-time Super Bowl winner to be its quarterback, park-violating, home-invading quarterback Tom Brady.

Still, there is one thing that Joe cannot yet wrap his head around: How can a 43-year old quarterback handle guiding a team deep into the playoffs?

Yes, yes, yes. Brady is not like most other human beings much less other quarterbacks. Duly noted. Still, as long as one bleeds red, Father Time is undefeated. Joe has a sliver of hope Brady can con Father Time for a couple of dozen more months.

One guy not jumping into the Brady pool is Nick Wright of FS1 and SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. He explained in a recent airing of his FS1 show, “First Things First,” that he doesn’t believe Brady can hold up from the beatings he will likely take in Bucco Bruce Arians’ offense.

Wright makes interesting points, including the lack of an offseason for Brady to work out with his new teammates; Wright is hardly alone with that take.

Wright also says comparing Brady coming to the Bucs with Peyton Manning going to the Broncos doesn’t fly. He details why.

You can see the full clip below in the FS1 video, including Wright’s prediction for the Bucs’ 2020 season.

59 Responses to “Not Buying Super Bowl Hype”

  1. Alaska Abdominal Snowman Says:

    The next Skip Bayless…

  2. El Buco Realisto Says:

    This guy must have looked at ole stale biscuit’s playoff record!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “This is the no excuses of no-excuses years”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Herbiebuc Says:

    @joe How can a 43-year old quarterback handle guiding a team deep into the playoffs?

    Farve did it for the Vikings in 2009! I think Tom can handle it also. Favre turned 40 during that season. –Joe

  4. NashvilleBuc Says:

    El Sucko Postalisto-
    Please explain wtf “It’s time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” means. If I have to read it 29 times a day I want to know what you are trying to say about hopeful fans.

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    I am not gonna say we’re gonna be a SB winner till it happens but if Brady and our receiver’s stay healthy along with the defense returning for Bowels second year I would say we could be 12-4 or even 13-3.

    Idiot’s think Brady and BA can’t come together to make a scheme between them. Tom already picked up the new playbook at BL lol.

    This is all considering what will happen with “the sickness.”

  6. james west Says:

    watch the magic happen and eat your words biotch, 13-3 14-2 NFCS champions, bye week in playoffs, NFC CHAMPIONS, SUPERBOWL VICTORY OVER THE CHIEFS, TB12 league and superbowl MVP tom get’s his revenge against mahommies, book it dano

  7. james west Says:

    defense will be top 5 or better and will carry the team until tom and his posse get on the same page and tom will do just enough to squeek out the wins, bucs take out the tain’t who dem taints week one book it dano

  8. El Buco Realisto Says:


    No problem my friend!!!!!!!!! Every offseason here in JBF, since 2009, the run wild after free-agency and the draft!!!!!!!!! They go nuts, with claims of winning the division, playoff predictions, and superbowl appearances!!!!!!! So the “real” fans have to inject “reality” and truth back into the comment section of JBF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope that answers your question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Youngbucs Says:

    It’s not about the playbook there’s options in every play. It’s up to the QB to decide where to go with the ball.

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    Or when to take a sack or when to throw it away. The best QBs do this more effectively than others that’s why there’s only a few.

  11. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    Yeah, what Youngbucs said! Absolutely.

  12. AwShbucs Says:

    HA! This is amazing. The realist has stooped so low as to willingly align himself with a clown like Nick Wright. Of all the know-nothing talking heads ESPN employs, Nick Wrigjt may just be the the know-nothingest.

  13. EA Says:

    All time greats like MJ and TB12 use pessimistic comments from the media to fuel their fire.

  14. NashvilleBuc Says:

    @El Buco Realisto-

    While I don’t enjoy the drip-drip-drip torture of your ever-repeating exclamation-point-infested-rants… your response was articulate and reasonable. Thank you for explaining.

    That said, I do take issue with the implication that “real” fans should not be excited about the possibilities we have this year. Signing Brady and having high expectations is not the same thing as signing Revis and having high expectations.

    Why not get on board and enjoy the excitement? What’s the down-side? I mean, we’re all used to being soul-crushed by unmet expectations and national humiliation at this point. We all know it’s possible, if not likely, that we’ll be let down… but that’s not stopping who I believe are the REAL fans: the ones who love the team and cheer for them win-or-lose.

    I mean… why be a Bucs fan at all, if you can’t get excited about this? This is the most exciting thing to happen to any NFL team since… um…. Favre? But Brady has WAY more upside than Favre.

    I propose an unexpected and exciting turn of events. Will you join us hopeful “sheep” and root for the best possible outcome?

    What do you say?

  15. Tye Says:

    The fact remains that Brady has a resume and track record filled with experiences most other qbs don’t have… he has won playing at the highest level, consistently for decades…. he has been in more big games, pressure situation than any other..
    He plays the most important position as well as anyone…
    Who better to be more qualified than him to expect to get the Bucs to the playoffs and beyond?…
    If you cant get behind this years Bucs team to root for and expect a winning season, then you’re just a sour, bitter Bucs fan!

  16. El Buco Realisto Says:


    Whether a sheep, so-called fan, or a “real” fan, know that I am “The Buc Realist” at heart!!!!!!!! And maybe one day, Joe will allow me to return to my true name with FULL carte blanche!!!!!!!!!!! Feelings and rootings have nothing to do with the “truth” !!!!!!! And the ones that get mad at it, is the same as being mad at a themometer for saying that the day is hot!!!!!!!!!!!! Notice I have never called anyone by name as a sheep?????
    Once a intern of JoeBucsfan asked me” Mr Realist, why do you call them sheep”?????????
    The Buc Realist said, “because they always answer when called”!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “This is the no excuses of no-excuses years”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Alaska Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Baaaaaaa. That means hey guys in my native tongue.

    You know what time it is? Time for another Snowman repost!!

    Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:
    July 22nd, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    How to post like the Realist:

    (name)- enter one of the 4 user names you use
    (email)- lemonpartylurker@

    (content)- Verbally vomit all over the text box
    (content)- enter something about sheep
    (content)- exclamation points
    (content)- replace number 1 key
    (content)- more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (finish)- copy and paste generic saying that predicts something will happen. What will happen? I’ll tell you after it happens but until then your an idiot sheep.

    (finalize)- more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Alaska Abdominal Snowman Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    September 11th, 2019 at 10:09 am
    ” Bucs picking No. 2 next spring.” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then the “real” plan is going along accordingly!!!!!!!!!! Before that will be a silver alert for a golf cart with a stale biscuit wearing a stupid hat!!!!!!!! Canning light weight will be much harder as it will take 5 security guards to rip him out of One Buc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then the “real” rebuild can commence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We need to line up Shawne Merriman now to do the “Lights Out Dance” when the celebrations begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ouch, this didn’t age well… picking second eh?

  19. Mort Says:

    Nick Wright started how many NFL games as a quarterback again?

  20. Pewter Power Says:

    Relevant only when it comes to basketball, don’t ask him to talk football it’s not his thing. He’s full of opinions nothing to do with facts on football. Brees is 41 and even though he’s had the weaker arm for years nobody ever brings it up that’s because they are all hype if they ain’t cheating they won’t get to another Super Bowl. Nobody is afraid of noodle arm. Every year Brady has to prove haters wrong but Brees always the favorite and always losses cuz he’s burnt out by the end of the season

  21. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Go Ahead
    Bet Against Brady

  22. BillyBucFan Says:

    I think The Realist grew up with nobody that would listen.
    Now he shouts everything with utter confidence that he is never wrong.

    Everything he wears is made of wool.

    Silence of the Lambs is his favorite movie.

    Lamb chops his favorite food.

    Just put Precious in the basket all ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    Brady will go down. It is inevitable at 43. Watch and see..And then enter the dragon without wings or wins..Mr. Gabbert. Can’t believe fellow Buc fans don’t see this. Its as clear as this..Padron I am sippin on.

  24. Nick2 Says:

    Jameis held onto the ball so long that he caused numerous sacks because of his lack of decision making. Thats why defenses hawked to the ball because by the time Jameis let go the whole defense read his eyes as to where he was going. Brady wont be brain tied like Jameis but that being said if Brady goes down our season goes up in smoke. I am disapppointed that Arians doesnt see the lack of talent in Gabbert. Truthfully I would rather have Ryan Griffin be the backup. At least he has shown the flashes of ability Gabbert never has.

  25. Nick2 Says:

    To that end I remember times when a few years ago JBF wondered where Mike Smith had some dirt on Dirk Koetter that kept him employed while he obviously was woefully bad at being a DC. Well I am wondering if Blaine Gabbert has something on Licht or Arians because to hold onto the backup job behind Brady is almost comical. The falloff after Brady is like the bottom of the grand canyon.

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    Huge pass to the coaching staff issued by the “real” Buc fans!!!!!!!!!
    GO Bucs!!!!!!!


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  27. Dbl-Deez Says:

    First of all Buc Fans, You have no right accepting or calling Tom Brady as yours. Us Patriot fans have been through ecerything with Tom Brady. Did you loose the perfect season with him, No. Did you have to go through loosing 2 Super Bowls by The luckiest QB on the Planet Eli Manning, No. Did you loose A Super Bowl to Nick the Pig Foles, No. Did you have to go through all the injurys and every bad game Tom Brady ever had, No. The Buccaneers were the only team that offered him A contract. You got Tom Brady by Default. So say what you want to say and think what you want to think. But When Tom Brady retires, He will sign A 1 day contract with the Patriots and retire A Patriot. When he goes into the Hall of Fame. It will only be with the Patriots. You people are just A blipp on the radar and don’t really exist. Enjoy my leftovers and you don’t have Father time on your side. He is 43 years old and he has been declining over the years. Even when we won Super Bowl 53 to the Rams. He through 0 Touchdowns and threw for less yards than he has in any Super Bowl he was A part of. All you Buc Fans are fake and still 0-26 to me.

  28. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    thanks Mikestradamus! Still waiting on those powerball numbers bud!

  29. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Alaska – good stuff. Joe should hire an intern to pull all that idiot’s incorrect pronouncements over the years.

  30. NashvilleBuc Says:

    @El Buco Realisto

    So that’s a “no”, then, to joining us hopeful “sheep” fans and cheering for the team? Just clarifying.

  31. NashvilleBuc Says:

    Oh look. There’s a butt-hurt, Brady-bashing Patriots fan with nothing better to do than trash his old QB on a “fake” Bucs fan site. I guess we’ll have to get used to that.

  32. Bucsgotachance..todonothing Says:

    Add him to the long lost of brady many have been proving wrong when will they just learn to shhhh

  33. nfl fan Says:

    I am new to this site and I don’t understand why people can be negative about the BUCS, except to create sensation, drama to sell advertisement space in this blog or just being TB12 hater like JBF. BUCS fans right to feel optimistic with a team that is as good as the other top teams. All these people being negative, I can only hope that Vegas and Bet.MGM would agree with them that the BUCS would not only not win SB but will not make the playoff and signing TB12 is the worst mistake ever setting the BUCS back forever. Prior to signing TB12 and Gronk, BET.MGM listed BUCS at +5500 and now at +900 (i.e. 10% chance of winning SBLV). BTW, the KC has the highest odds at +650 to win it all. Please, please BTE.MGM agree with these chaps here, and revert the BUCS odds to +5500, so I can place a couple hundreds bucks on the BUCS to win. My prediction, the BUCS will definitely make the playoff, and winning SB starts with making the playoff first, otherwise the BUCS would be like the past 5 seasons from the outside looking in….once into playoff anything can happen (like KC coming back to win 3 straight post game to SB) or anything can screw up like Ravens (I would have bet on Ravens winning it all in 2019 but hey, crap happened).

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here’s the deal…..there is usually little to be excited about during the season… who can blame fans for getting excited in the off-season……until the hopes are dashed….that’s a reasonable place to be.

  35. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Here’s the deal……. Tampabaybucfan will sit in his house with a huge whole in his roof, and will be excited and hopeful that it will be sunny everyday……….until it rains!!!!!!!!!! And he thinks that do nothing was a reasonable place to be!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Wesley Says:

    Just because Brady may not be the answer doesn’t mean that Winston was.

  37. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I knew I could get Elsuckopessimisto to come out from behind that sheep….

    No holes in my roof…partner…..and skies until they aren’t……

    Your posts are merely copy & pastes spouting your self-centered truths…..

    It is blissful to be my kind of Buc fan……I am the good shepherd….that’s your problem with me…..a threat to your “realism”

  38. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Skies are blue until they aren’t………anyone can sit there and predict a storm will eventually come…..

    Elsuckopessimisto takes the luxury of rarely posting an original thought must less an opinion on any suggestion on how to improve the team…..simply calls everyone else “sheep” a condescending insult to everyone other than himself…

    Fortunately, I am in the vast majority who think you are largely irrelevant.

  39. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here are some questions for you to answer….Elsuckopessimisto

    Do you think Todd Bowles is a better DC than Mike Smith?

    Do you think players would rather play for BA than Koetter, Lovie, Morris

    Who would have been your draft pick at #14?

    What would you have done with the QB position?

    Is your Father also your Uncle?

  40. Joe in Michigan Says:

    For those of you that either WORRY or WISH for an NFL player’s injury:

    •Only a fool would WORRY about an injury before it’s happened

    •Only a psycho would WISH for an NFL player’s injury

    If you bring up injuries before they happen, you’re one of the two. Do you think anyone will say “Wow, Mike Johnson can see into the future!!” if that is the case? No, we’ll think you’re a fool or psycho.

  41. El Buco Realisto Says:


    Yeeeeeaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!! That is what I am talking about!!!!!!!!! Those are the posts I am talking about!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you feel the blood pumping!!!!!!!! Do feel Alive!!!!!!!! Can you feel the truth!!!!!!!!


    1.) They are about the same, but I currently give toilet bolwes a slight edge because they are allowing him to run the scheme he wants to run, and bought a couple of better players!!!!!!!!!!

    2.) Most likely BA, but only because he always overpays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3.)Not RT and definitely would not traded up!!!!!!!!!!

  42. El Buco Realisto Says:

    3 b. Would have probably went for a wr or d-line that was graded high on the board.

    4.) Well, if you have the so called qb whisperer, should he not develop a raw or unproven qb to greatness???? Brady can ran an offense without an OC!!!!!!!!!!

    5. No, but as I did not witness what went on at that time, I can only answer from second hand knowledge!!!!!!!!!!!

    “This is the no excuses of no-excuses years”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    My blood is pumping until it doesn’t…..and I feel alive until I don’t….and it rarely has anything to do with JBF….

    You chastised me for suggesting that we should keep Winston for another year but at a reasonable salary…..something more commensurate with his record/inconsistencies……
    Actually, given the alternatives, that was a reasonable position to take…..we could not know that Brady would be available or would sign…..I would have been OK with Rivers or Bridgewater……….but still thought Jameis was salvageable…….shame on me.
    But…..being “my kind of fan”….I am encourage and yes, a bit excited (off-season habit) about the possibilities with Brady…….not so much Gronk (too much $$$)…..but if he makes Brady more comfortable & carries his load….OK.

  44. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:


    So let me get this straight- if Brady was still a patriot fans would be clamoring for a new QB and for Brady to retire- being that he’s on the decline. Did I get that right? Because this dude has a cadre of weapons to throw to now. It’s funny seeing butt hurt fans- we have plenty here who are azz chapped because the turnover machine is gone.

    No need to lash out because Brady left. And your crying and whining means nothing to us. You sound like a jilted pregnant ex girlfriend proclaiming that your baby’s daddy will always be yours to his new girlfriend. Maybe he just got tired of paying so much money in taxes to support dirty lay arounds in the people’s republic of masshole.

    So enjoy your season with whatever QB is under center. Well enjoy watching Brady carve it up and so will you, because you just won’t be able to let that loving feeling go. Thanks for checking in. Well keep an eye out for you later. Hey, you’re not related to a guy who posts here who calls himself a dog are you?

  45. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    NOS BOS long lost brothers.

  46. Buc1987 Says:

    Mike Johnson Says:

    “Brady will go down. It is inevitable at 43. Watch and see.”

    QB’s go down at any age all the time.

    Don’t see what age has to do with it.

  47. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Bridgewater & Wentz went down…..I agree…..age doesn’t matter…..but it may impact the healing process…..

  48. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Exactly, Buc1987. What dark cloud is over some people’s head? We’re here to be their sunshine! ☀️ Hahaha

  49. FirstTimePoster Says:

    Please. Please stop with the park-violating, home-invading crap. Let me get the rest out of your system, ’cause we know it’s coming…supermodel marrying, six time Super Bowl winning, deflating, smart phone breaking, league investigation interfering, Gronk loving, spygate ducking, tuck ruling etc. Please. Please stop.

  50. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    I do not like the home invader moniker 😒

  51. Stanglassman Says:

    The guy makes some good points. That’s if BA ask Tom to put the ball up 600+ times with 5&7 step drops. Like Jameis or not he was ask to do the impossible last year. Once the D stopped playing awful they went on a win streak until the injuries cause up with them. I think it will probably be somewhere in between 9-7 or 10-6 about where the Bucs should have been last year minus a blow call and a few missed Fgs. I’m hoping the defense gels and can allows the offense to be much more balanced.

  52. Joe Says:

    Please. Please stop with the park-violating, home-invading crap. Let me get the rest out of your system, ’cause we know it’s coming…supermodel marrying, six time Super Bowl winning, deflating, smart phone breaking, league investigation interfering, Gronk loving, spygate ducking, tuck ruling etc. Please. Please stop.

    You see, if Joe was trying to be an a-hole, he long ago would have included the ball-deflating, cell phone-destroying, league-suspended stuff.

  53. SB Says:

    Bucs Report
    Since drafted in 2017, Chris Godwin has the most yards per target (9.96) out of any wide receiver in the NFL during that timespan

  54. SB Says:

    You see, if Joe was trying to be an a-hole, he long ago would have included the ball-deflating, cell phone-destroying, league-suspended stuff.


    Instead of “America’s Back up QB and Pro Bowl Alternate” you might could have included some of the negatives of JW3 when you introduced him in articles.
    Nope! You just want to put TB12’s negative accolades as his new moniker on ‘this here site’
    Dude do you not see it??
    Your site tho

  55. WestChap Says:

    Well, guess we’re never going to read a Brady article without a home invasion reference from Brady-bashing, Blameless-loving, GMC-coddling Joe Bucs (Not Such A) 🙁

  56. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    He’s got valid points but manning had a broken freaking neck n from someone that has a shot neck I can tell u it takehad success with Denver. Even though his last year u could tell it was starting to effect him. I do worry about Brady taking a beating waiting on a play to develop but he is great at finding the next option if he’s running out of time, so we shall see

  57. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Mort Says:
    May 15th, 2020 at 2:26 pm
    Nick Wright started how many NFL games as a quarterback again?

    You have to be Joe Montana to make an educated comment about how the Bucs will fare this year?

  58. Oneilbucs Says:

    Remember people we still have to play the games Brady haven’t won nothing with the bucs . If we don’t run the ball or play good defense it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is we are going to lose . Offense was not the major problem with the bucs it was the defense and we couldn’t never run the ball to close out games once we get good at doing those things we will win easy . But until then I will believe it when I see it ….. No excuses superbowl or bust !!!!!

  59. BigMacAttack Says:

    Never listen to someone trying to make a point with the word “IF”. He must have used it 500 times and I try not to deal in hypothetical. BA and his staff are a lot of things but stupid isn’t one of them. Nick Wright is stupid.