“You Never Bet Against 12”

June 14th, 2020

A Patriots Super Bowl hero five years ago is like all of us; he can’t wait to see how well Tom Brady plays in a Buccaneers uniform.

But make no mistake, retired running back Shane Vereen has no doubt Brady will shine.

He explained today on SiriusXM NFL Radio that chatter among his friends is about whether the Bucs have enough to make the playoffs, but Vereen wondered aloud “will they be dominant?” That’s what he wants to watch most.

“I just want to see with that talented a team, I just want to see how well Tom does. I can’t hide behind it,” said Vereen, who got giddy when the subject shifted to Brady.

“I think it’s going to be special. Say what you want, you never bet against 12. It’s never a good bet to bet against Tom Brady ever. And history has proven so.”

Yes, betting against “12” takes a strong stomach. He’s never had less than a 10-win season as a starter.

But interestingly, Vereen, now a FOX Sports college football analyst said he has zero concerns about the Patriots offense now the Brady is gone. He’s far more focused on whether New England’s defense can match the NFL-best numbers it put up last season.

Brady, of course, is used to having a Vereen-type pass catcher out of the backfield, and he might not have one now in Tampa. Vereen was Brady’s top dog in that department during the 2013 and 2014 season. He caught 11 balls in the 2015 Super Bowl and signed with the Giants the following month.

38 Responses to ““You Never Bet Against 12””

  1. El Buco Realisto Says:

    If some how, Brady drags ole stale biscuit to a playoff game win or lose, it should be considered Brady’s greatest accomplishment!!!!!!!!! It should top the 6 superbowl championships!!!!!!!!!!! In fact Carson Palmer should get in The Hall of Fame for dragging ole stale biscuit to his one and only credited playoff victory!!!!!!!!! Talk about a coach riding coattails!!!!!!!!!!!!! While they would say “never bet against Brady” with belicheat, now he has to drag nfl’s heaviest anchor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  2. El Buco Realisto Is a Dicko Says:

    “Blah, blah, blah….I just repeat my same BS over and over….blah, blah, blah”, said El Buco Dicko, charter member of the Tiny Brain Trio.

  3. MJ@Sarasota Says:

    El Buco Realisto is a Dicko Says

    Spot on my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Key board just overheated

  4. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Hit em with another narcissistic realisto repost!!!

  5. Godlovesbucs Says:

    You really think arians is the worst coach in the NFL? I can understand the thought of arians not being on the level he was when he won 2 COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS, but there is no way he is even close to being the worst coach in the NFL. When statements are made like that it makes all other valid points you make completely invalid.

  6. VdubVW Says:

    You know what’s more annoying than el cocko suckalisto’s negative mindset?
    The excessive use of exclamation points

  7. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Realist, did the Stale Biscuit, as you refer to him piss in your Corn Flakes once upon a time? Why the hate? And, have you put all the sheep back in the pen???????????????

  8. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    I didn’t read the first post. Can one of y’all sum it up in less than five words to same me the time and agony?

  9. SOEbuc Says:


    I know, right. I’m not saying this cus I love the Bucs fan and I know the Bucs. We did very well on both sides of the ball with a very good first year staff last year. It’s the QB whisperer!!! 9 to 10 wins? Playoffs? All this same jibber jabber from ppl because they don’t know a thing so they say the most avg number for their own protection in the future.

    I know more about the team of course than all the BSPN. Tom’s 43. Can Tom adapt to the guy that has coached with some of the best QBs ever even before Brady. Once again not just cus I love the Bucs, but this team will be elite because we will be elite in the red zone and almost everyone is returning.

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Two words for 11-5 to 13-3 with Brady. RED ZONE!

  11. Sport Says:

    Little Bo Peep losing sheep again. The latest in a long line of useless Trolls…


    In BA I Trust!

  12. Cainishere Says:

    Hey you guys must LOVE Realisto because you all sure talk about him all of the time. Admit it. Even though he says everything against you. Maybe you guys really are just sheep. GO BUCS!!!

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe’s friends at Florida’s Elite Restoration are licensed mold remediation specialists. Call them 24/7 if you see mold or suspect their might be a problem.

    Perhaps they can perform some remediation on El Sucko Pessimisto’s posts…..because they have gotten so old they are covered with mold……so the only thing that is stale around here is El Sucko Pessimisto’s mindless rants.

  14. VdubVW Says:

    Hey joe why aren’t my comments being posted?

  15. VdubVW Says:

    You what is more annoying than el cocko suckalisto’s negative mindset?
    The excessive use of exclamation points

  16. Joe Says:

    Hey joe why aren’t my comments being posted

    No clue. Joe will have to ask the spam software. Caution though, it isn’t Alexa and very rarely responds to queries.

  17. Jeffbuc Says:

    I wish joe would just let the adults comment. And get rid of these say the same thing over and over no matter the article. It’s so annoying that I have found myself for the first time In about 6 years not even reading articles because I love comments. And I already know what 2-3 people are already going to say and it ticks me off where I would rather not even read the article. I just feel like when someone keeps saying the same thing over and over you should just ban them from commenting. How many have we had and how happy was everyone when they finally got muzzled. I’m sure I’m not alone in this feeling

  18. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Let the twerps comment, it’ll make it that much sweeter when they have to eat their words about everything they complain about, and IT IS EVERYTHING that they complain about. Their only joy in life is trying to make everyone as miserable as they are. That’s not gonna work with me though. Sorry.

  19. Jason Says:

    Sorry Jeffbuc. He may annoy the crap out of you, but as long as Realisto and the other “trolls” don’t go racist or start making threats of violence, I believe they get to speak.
    The comment section may be the last bastion of free speech. Lol.

  20. Jason Says:

    Besides. Sometimes the “trolls” are effing hilarious. Just sayin’

  21. Jason Says:

    Besides, sometimes they’re funny. Not often obviously. But still, Sometimes. Lol.

  22. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Yeah, the vast majority of winston supporters that have to go on about winston in every thread here are just trolls. They parrot Jameis1of1 and got bored on Saints websites when it turned out saints fans don’t see Winston as the future to anything.

  23. SOEbuc Says:


    Much agreed. Sucks to go through these blogs. Be on JBF to talk legit Bucs articles…most the time, lol. Not everyone being a dumbarse by responding to this dumbarse’s post.

  24. BringBucsBack Says:

    “You never bet against 3!”

    -No One Ever

  25. Cainishere Says:

    You never bet against 3? Go check and see what Jameass Winsnone’s odds of winning the Superbowl are in Los Vegas? LMAO I would bet against that sir.
    Go Bucs!!

  26. Big Boy Jones Says:

    Brady went 9-7 in 2002

  27. Joe Says:

    Be on JBF to talk legit Bucs articles…most the time, lol.

    Thank you!

  28. Cainishere Says:

    Dedicated to the Realisto and his sheep

  29. Clean House Says:

    Tom Brady went from no BS with Belichick to Total BS, I mean BA…
    Let’s see what happens. I hope the Bucs are great.

    I wish them the best the same way they wish Winston the best.

  30. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    I don’t wish Winston the best anymore. He plays for the Saints, in case you haven’t heard. They’re a division rival in case you didn’t know. For someone who wants to clean house, you don’t seem to know what cleaning house looks like.

  31. Bucsfanman Says:

    See, some of you have forgotten Realist(o)’s unwavering support and love for a failed DC. Firing Koetter all but sealed ‘ol Smitty’s fate. He hasn’t been seen in a pressbox since!
    Why do I mention this?! Look at Realist(o)’s posts. Arians swept away his “boo”! So he now must capture his ire.
    The team under Arians, the culture, is a far cry from the tissue-soft GARBAGE of the previous coaching staff! Where Koetter and Smitty failed, Arians and Bowles will succeed.

  32. Bucsfanman Says:

    Went off topic there.
    Brady brings a different “excitement”. Whereas the previous QB would keep you on the edge of your seat for ANY reason, Brady keeps you on the edge for the right reasons.
    This has been said throughout his distinguished career, “You always have a chance with Brady at QB!”

  33. SufferingSince76 Says:

    It is very easy to scroll past the troll comments. You can thank me later.

  34. K2 Says:

    El Buco Realisto it seems that you are 100 percent confident the Bucs will have another losing season. I think you should put up your $100,000 against the sheep. Joe holds the money at Joe Bucs Fan…8 and 8 no one wins or loses. If Bucs are 7-9 or worst you win $100,000. If the Bucs are 9-7 or better the sheep win. Seems like a way to be “real”…which seems to be your point. According to you it’s not even gambling…you’re 100 percent sure the Bucs are losing. I’ll bet with the sheep!

  35. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Ha ha, been putting up with the incessant narcissistic Realist for over 8 years! The self proclaimed know it all. How quickly new bloods find out about him.

  36. VdubVW Says:

    Positive thinking always leads to positive results on whatever you focus on.
    Your focus determines your reality.
    There are more positive thinkers in this comment box than the other so WE win.
    Troll or disgruntled fan or whatever WE still win.
    WE are chasing OUR 2nd ring! (Notice the correct usage of the exclamation point)
    There are teams in the NFL that are dreaming of this opportunity and WE are living that dream as fans, players, and coaches.
    WE want to hear cannons fire.
    WE want to hear Gene’s voice take us to the promise land.
    WE want to make Ronde happy.
    WE want to go to La Teresa on Columbus for a victory dinner.
    We are going to Win
    PMA Go Bucs

  37. VdubVW Says:

    typo: La Teresita on Columbus

  38. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    You all bit real hard didn’t you??? I think little homie was being facetious with not betting against 3 because even as a Winston supporter I was ready for him to move on. I’ve never seen a qb that can give you the highest of highs and lowest of lows all in the same drive all game long.

    Tampabucsbro what are you talking about??? The haters are just as liable to spout crap against him on an article that has nothing to do with him. The problem with you guys is you absolutely refuse to give him ANY credit for the good things he did and laid every single loss at his feet even though special teams or defense also crapped the bed as well. Plus so many make things so personal like he is such a wretched individual but treat our prez as some great person.