July 11th, 2020

“You are always locked in, Tom.”

Very interesting insight into new Bucs quarterback Tom Brady from a guy who played with him and a guy who studied him.

While Bucs receiver Scotty Miller offered scant detail into practicing with Brady, Brady’s former teammate in New England, Devin McCourty, spoke to CBS Sports’ Charles Davis. There, McCourty explained just how locked in Brady is 24/7.

McCourty, who you can watch in the CBS video below, explained how after a huge win on the west coast, while the rest of the Belicheats partied on the way back, Brady spent the four-hour flight breaking down his tape while multitasking, giving himself a rubdown.

Brady’s teammates tried to get their quarterback to join the party, McCourty explained, saying Brady might trade a one-liner or two but quickly returned his focus to gametape on his laptop.

Also in the video, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Phil Simms said he has noticed how Brady has changed his throwing motion more than once to adjust to his changing, aging body in order to produce the same stellar results.

Joe will Brady’s standards are going to be a shock to some in the Bucs locker room, despite social distancing.

21 Responses to “Focused”

  1. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Hopefully there is something we can watch that resembles a normal season…just have a sinking “Bucs Life” feeling. The Sickness seems to be gaining momentum.

  2. Tompa Says:

    These cry baby athletes can kiss my rear end.

    “I don’t wanna play” “oh poor me”

    I have to go to work every MF’ing day during this whole pandemic making 50k a year to feed my family.
    So spare me your whining about playing while making millions of dollars. I bet if you were out here working a regular job for peanuts AND having to worry about Covid infecting you or your family like the rest of us then suddenly 16 million a year and having to go to your job wouldn’t sound so bad would it?

    So over these pampered puss$$$ crying wolf while the rest of us slug through the mud.

    They just don’t realize how good they have it.

    And if it weren’t for the fans either going to games or watching it on TV then they wouldn’t have a job

    So stfu strap up your gear and get to MF’ing work and be happy you’re a millionaire.

    Some of us don’t enjoy your luxuries
    (Donavan I take plays off Smith)

  3. james west Says:

    jaymiss pick6 again, i totally feel ya and am in agreement 100% man, and with our left tackle talking smack, i really don’t blame the guy, but maybe i do because of my selfish reasons(dying to see brady and gronk) in a bucs uniform and what they bring to the club, but damn smith’s wife fixing to have a baby, i understand where the man is coming from, and why he don’t want to be out there, my question is, what happens next season, when this virus starts coming back annually like the flu? what then? more shut down, stimulus checks, business’s closing for good, no sports? this has to be one of the top ten things if not thee top #1 thing to be happening to the bucs, since they sign the goat, and the gronk, unbelievable, it’s a bucs life for sure, go bucs!!!!!!

  4. Imon Says:

    @Jaymiss Pic6: I know nobody asked me for this and I am likely to get flamed to a crisp by the yahoo parade so it’s against my better judgment to even write this but I’m so screwed up right now, I really don’t care.

    I’ve written before about how I lost my uncle as well as my wife’s best friend to The Sickness. I also got it in California in Feb. (before the hotspots were known to be hotspots) and to plunk the icing on the cake I gave it to my 8 year old daughter.

    Months later I have “maybe” 50% of my lung capacity. I once lived at 3500 ft. and now I start to pass out at 2200 ft. I have a business trip scheduled at 7300 ft. that might as well be on Mars. Last night I had to go to the ER for urgent surgery to cut out “stuff” that had been microclotted by the post-Covid immune system mess. I will spare you the gory details as you will puke up your Big Storm brew.

    The worst part is the kid. She has full blown MIS-C, fever, rash and pustules all over her body, bloodshot eyes, and all that fun stuff. All these syndromes are so new that although the medical experts are heroes they are still sorting it all out and you certainly can’t blame them.

    So, is there going to be an NFL season? Do you really think that athletes are going to take the risk of ending up like me? I can’t go up a flight of stairs without being winded, so running after a WR 80 yards down the field should be a piece of that famous cake.

    You can wear a mask or not wear a mask. You can social distance or you can lick the faces of the people that pass you on the sidewalk. Whatever you do is up to you. Just realize one thing: whether you’re an 8 year old kid, a 63 year old man, or an athlete in your prime, this thing can kick your ass and leave you in the gutter.

    And anyone who doesn’t think so is a moron.

  5. Tompa Says:

    Sir or ma’am, there are hundreds of commenters in permanent moderation, including those you mentioned and yourself, and many have been banned. And you might notice one of them has been gone for many, many months. Why it’s so hard to wait for one’s comment to appear always amazes Joe. –Joe

  6. Tompa Says:

    I don’t want to hear about these players cry babying about having to work while making millions when people like me have had to work through this whole pandemic putting my family at risk making 50k a year to keep my family and kids fed.

    Hey Donovan lazy Smith come out here and work a normal job making peanuts to keep your family fed and I bet that 16 million a year won’t look so bad after all would it?

    Go to work like the rest of us. Not surprised he doesn’t want to work. He’s lazy takes plays off and plays when he feels like it.

  7. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:


    How’s the weather in Fairfax?

  8. Mike Says:

    Tompa with the truth!

  9. Imon Says:


    83 and cloudy.

    Now what the F is that about? I’m on the west coast.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    @Imon – sorry to hear that man, hope you and your kid get some relief and issues things aren’t permanent (especially for your daughter).

    My wife is due to give birth sometime in the next 2 weeks and we’ve definitely been trying to be very careful, especially during this time while she is at higher risk.

  11. unbelievable Says:

    * and those issues aren’t permanent ^

  12. HopeIsOnTheWay Says:

    @Imon – hope you and your daughter get well soon. Maybe look into the treatment that Dr. Richard Bartlett has prescribed for his patients in West Texas? Might be worth a shot since he claims to have 100% success rate with treatment. Article on his treatment is below and he also has a 30 minute interview from last week that the mainstream media and big Pharma doesn’t want to get out. Good luck!

    Rumors of a treatment for COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, are brewing in Odessa. Dr. Richard Bartlett, a local doctor, claims he has discovered the way to treat the disease. Currently, the treatment is not yet FDA approved, still, people are toting the method as a “silver bullet.” Bartlett has purportedly treated high-risk patients, as soon as symptoms materialized, for the last three months. Bartlett says he’s treated dozens of patients with COVID, and he claims a 100% survival rate so far.
    After working as an emergency room doctor for 28 years and at further various West Texas clinics recently, Dr. Bartlett has developed and utilized a plan to help those affected by COVID-19 with an inhaled steroid called Budesonide, which has been used for years to help with asthma. Per the Doctor, quoted by, “the treatment plan is inhaled, generic budesonide. Using some generic antibiotics to protect from a secondary bacterial infection. Using zinc, which interferes with virus replication. It’s common sense. It’s intuitive.” Bartlett claims his patients report immediate relief. The FDA has not approved Budesonide for use in treating COVID-19.
    While further testing is needed, the potential for an aid in the fight against COVID-19 is appreciated by the medical community. European studies were planned to begin in June. Dr. Bartlett tells sources he is writing a paper to submit to medical journals. The inhaled treatment follows along the lines of a recent open letter sent to the World Health Organization, in which 239 scientists from 32 countries outlined evidence presenting that smaller particles can infect people, and the disease can be spread via the air.

  13. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Football is football. What an amazing fall distraction from real life. Sundays from September to February are freaking awesome! Always have been even suffering through an 0 – 26 season in ’76.

    Praying we have that same distraction in 2020. I’m not a huge fan nor am I detractor of Mr. Donavan Smith – he is reliable though…never hurt and not part of the “can’t make the club if you’re in the tub” crew.

    Here’s the thing though..if he opts out for the year – respect his decision. Read what Imon’s situation is about his daughter. It’s a new vius and there is no cure or a vaccine. 20 something’s are getting wacked now too.

    Signed: Clean House from mama’s basement

  14. Imon Says:

    @unbelievable: Thank you very much for the good wishes, much appreciated. Best wishes to you too and congratulations on your new child, with prayers that all of you will be healthy and strong!

  15. BucsFanForever Says:

    Yes, it’s disappointing right now with the Buc’s season uncertain. Who couldn’t get fired up at the thought of watching Brady throw to Evans, Godwin and Gronk; Shaq on defense sacking Brees, Ryan and Bridgewater over and over. We could really have the best team in our division for once in a long while.

    But, give Donovan Smith a break; I read his post several times and thought it was heartfelt (could have left out his complaints about getting paid, tho). These players may be well-off financially but they’re still human, with the same hopes and fears we all have.

  16. bojim Says:

    Thoughts and prayers Imon. There’s more to life than football. Good luck brother.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    It would be so Buc-like to bring in the GOAT and his buddy Gronk… all for not…

    For how much money combined again??? Like near 40 million.

    That said.

    Bring on the season!

  18. Imon Says:

    @bojim, Thanks so much, respect.

  19. buc15 Says:

    I agree Tompa

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    Of course I want to see the Bucs play this year. All that expected winning should be fun.

  21. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Let’s keep it real here. You have no idea how Joe runs the business of Joe.–Joe