Realizing The “Uphill Battle”

July 10th, 2020

Once upon a time, Danny Kanell was a Florida State star quarterback who became a New York darling, marching the Giants to the playoffs where they lost on a miracle finish to a Vikings team that recovered a late onside kick.

After his career as a starter fizzled, Kanell hung around the NFL a bunch of years as a backup before flourishing in broadcasting.

Speaking on CBS Sports Radio this week, Kanell talked about how he’s sure Tom Brady knows he’s got a massive challenge on his hands because of this wacky offseason, and he will be impacted negatively.

New England fans know Brady skipped official spring practices in past years, but nowadays he’s defying the players union and hosting workouts in Tampa with teammates. Kanell talked about how Brady probably would be doing a lot more if it wasn’t for The Sickness, including an extended getaway with players to bond and build on-field chemistry.

“I think [Brady] realizes what an uphill battle he’s going to be facing,” Kanell explained.

Yes, Joe agrees with Kanell, but the real question is how Brady will adjust and proceed as he works with coaches to craft a new Bucs offense?

A legitimate running game for a change sure would solve a lot of potential problems.

7 Responses to “Realizing The “Uphill Battle””

  1. ocala Says:

    I completely disagree. I want Tom Brady as the de facto coach with the players during this shortened off season. He most likely has more understanding of NFL offenses than any coach in the NFL.

    If you have a young inexperienced QB I think that is a much bigger challenge.

  2. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Den of dreams….. If they play, they will win.

  3. SB Says:

    “but nowadays he’s defying the players union and hosting workouts in”

    Jeeesh Joe. If Tom ever reads these articles I wouldn’t be shocked if he denied you interviews on a regular basis.
    Why do you LIE on the man? What did he ever do to you?
    He did not “Defy” Anyone. No rule or mandate was ever set by the NFLPA
    An ‘advisement’ was issued that he ignored. Monumental difference.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Rayjay – Well phrased! Fingers crossed.

  5. JoeFroWisco Says:

    Joe- Mostert is available for a trade. Thoughts on the Bucs pulling the trigger and sending a pick over there for him?

  6. Joe Says:


    We discussed this in Ira’s latest podcast which will be published shortly.

    In short, Mostert is wanting a raise. Bucs already jammed against the cap.

  7. JoeFromWisco Says:

    Can’t wait to hear it, Joe! Always makes those two days a week a little easier.