Brady’s Attention To Detail

August 29th, 2020

Heat not an excuse.

Man, yesterday was much hotter than Joe expected.

Of course, Joe was at the Bucs’ morning scrimmage. Initially, the pen and mic club was assigned a section to sit in — “at least four seats apart” for social distancing purposes — on the west side of the Den of Depression.

Now that is normally the “cool” side of the stadium. But with a morning practice, the sun was beating down. After maybe a half-hour, with the sun hammering those plastic seats and the concrete, the place was starting to turn into a kiln.

Thankfully Bucs officials — maybe in part so they too wouldn’t fry like bacon in a cast iron skillet — opened their hearts and let media move to the east side into ample shade. It made all the difference in the world.

But it wasn’t just those watching the scrimmage who were baking. The players were taking a pounding from the sun, even though they are somewhat used to practicing at the same time of day in the west-central Florida summer sauna.

Even park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady said the heat caught him by surprise.

“That was kind of an eye opener for all of us,” Brady said. “Basically, every period [in practice] is probably four plays and you’re out, four plays and you’re out. That was 15, 16 plays in the heat and we came straight from the warmups right on to the field, so I think everybody was a little gassed.

“I think getting used to that heat, humidity and then the crowd noise – I think all those things were different variables for all of us. Hopefully we can use the lessons and just give us a little bit of experience with one another. It was definitely a bit of a challenge, but something we really need.”

Not everyone had that same mindset and Brady sort of let his teammates know in the huddle they had to suck it up and be men and focus on football, not the heat.

This impressed Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

“Good job of leadership,” Arians said of Brady keeping his teammates in line. “I think when you get the first long drive of the year, guys start dragging. He got their @sses in the huddle and got them rolling and keeping under the 25-second and 40-second clock pretty good – we weren’t close [to a flag] at all. He was commanding that pretty good, and overall, I thought he had a hell of a day.”

Joe did a radio spot with good friend Jeff Cameron on ESPN Tallahassee earlier this week. Cameron, knowing Brady’s reputation for rapt attention to detail, asked Joe if Brady had berated a teammate yet for not performing to Brady’s exacting standards.

Joe hasn’t seen that, and Brady seemed at times more like a big brother to teammates than a drill sergeant.

The way Arians talked, maybe the old Brady started to reappear early in the scrimmage to keep his teammates on point.

17 Responses to “Brady’s Attention To Detail”

  1. BringBucsBack Says:

    To all of the season ticket holders & fans in general that have paid good coin to suffer in that heat only to be rewarded with the inferior product that has been forced upon them; Thank you & I’m sorry!

    Bucs, please spell TB13 adequately, from the heat & the throwing!

  2. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” question is , Can the old cheating goat impeccable attention to detail overcome ole stale biscuit’s astonishing lack of detail and sloppy coaching???????? And does it matter when this team’s celling is tone one and done in a playoff game while only being setup for a one year window?????????????

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

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    My season tickets are in the West Club under the overhang, and it’s easily 10 degrees cooler than the seat on the east side in late afternoon. It makes it all bearable to go inside at halftime to the AC for a rew minutes. I’ve wondered they didn’t put awnings up top to block so much of the sun. Glad they are practicing in their own stadium.

    I also hope this year we can drop the “Den of Depression.” Knock on wood!

  4. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Realisto, I think one of your sheep escaped. You better go get him and bring him back to the pen. Why do you end every post, go bucs!!!!!!!!!when you never have anything good, ever to say about the team? You are more negative than TMax, whereever he went.

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Just by the fact of Brady being on this team, has jerked the slack out of the organization. From the GM, to the coaches and players and all the way down to the people doing laundry. Brady has put pep in their step. Because now everyone in this organization, they all believe the team has a legitimate chance for another Lombardi trophy. To have the G O A T, a 6 Time World Champion for a QB that feels he has something to prove. Yeah good times, for the Greatest Show by the SURF. GO BUCS!!!!

  6. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Still the Den of Depression, huh. Awfully defeatist and beaten down for being such a “super fan”. Generally wonder if you’ve been here (& optimistic every year) since ‘76.

  7. Hodad Says:

    Don’t get the NFL having crowd noise. Yelling sends the virus flying further, why have piped in sound making the players, and coaches have to yell at each other? Doesn’t anyone at NFL HQ’s have any common sense? Let’s hear the sounds of the game, and keep the players safer by not making them have to yell for three hours.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    I’ll make this prediction right now!!!!!!

    Come back to the comments tomorrow and Realist will remind all the sheep how bad of a coach Arians is.

    Go Bucs!!

  9. Sarasota Garey Says:

    Its interesting seeing all of the things hes teaching the team, thats probably why New England has made so many good qbs over the years, because they learned from Brady. Brisset, Garrapollo etc

  10. Joe Says:

    Don’t get the NFL having crowd noise. Yelling sends the virus flying further, why have piped in sound making the players, and coaches have to yell at each other?

    Basically, the NFL wants it because its broadcast partners want it. And if not for the broadcast partners (and the billions they pay the NFL annually) there may not even be a season.

    Have heard from ex-NFL quarterbacks that if it was silent like a practice, the offense would have a major advantage. Too complicated to go into detail here.

  11. Joe Says:

    Awfully defeatist and beaten down for being such a “super fan”.

    Bucs haven’t had a winning record at home since 2008. Let that sink in.

    Who exactly is the defeatist here?

  12. Sick of the lies Says:

    Quit it Joe you are only making my man crush for Brady bigger! My wife says she is starting to worry about me.

  13. Paul Says:

    DISRESPECTFUL TO BRADY 50% of the Time lol

    Even park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady said the heat caught him by surprise.

  14. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Paul, please stop the whining about the nicknames. You know Joe will not stop. I’m assuming you may actually have a football take once in a while? It would be nice to hear it.

  15. Miller5252 Says:

    I also think the NFL wants the noise so you don’t learn how many different ways you can use the F bomb in TV. With it being completely quiet I would also think it would be pretty easy to hear a lot of the calls and know what’s coming. Just my thoughts on the noise.

  16. Ed Says:

    Brady, is the only one that has not played in the heat, it’s easy to say suck it up, when you are the only one talking about the heat. Let him take the field in a wheel chair with a oxygen tank. 1300 hrs in Florida 106 degrees, good luck with that Mr. New England.

  17. David Says:

    Basically everyone should stop responding to bucrealist, he has proven over and over he is really ignorant when it comes to football. He’s not worth the time