“He Wants To Get In The Mind Of Every Single Player”

August 14th, 2020

What separates the vaunted Tom Brady leadership from that of mere mortal quarterbacks and superstars?

Buccaneers fans learned a little bit about that yesterday if they listened to the virtual pontificating of uber NFL insider Peter King and Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht on The Peter King Podcast.

Brady is a grinder when it comes to leadership, Licht explained, he got after it in March and is methodical and thorough.

“He does an incredible job of being able to connect with each guy,” Licht said. “We’ve had several conversations over the past, however many months, about what makes each guy tick. He wants to know. He wants to get in the mind of every single player. He’s just got a pure passion for this, and for being a great teammate, a great leader and a great player.

“It was the day we signed him. He called and he wanted the list of phone numbers for every player, and he started asking me my thoughts on every single player — what makes them tick, like I said, what he can do to help. what he can do to enhance. He’s taken it from there.”

A-plus” coaching. Historic leadership. A-level talent.

It’s not too much for Bucs fans to expect and demand at least a “B” finish and a wild card berth.

52 Responses to ““He Wants To Get In The Mind Of Every Single Player””

  1. Jean Lafitte Says:

    At the behest of several rotten fans who like to comment negatively about Brady, I think as long as we have a full season it will be a special season , and for the first time in what seems like an eternity we will have a true winning season and a chance at a playoff berth.

    Go Bucs!

  2. adam Says:

    my oldest son is about to turn 10 and has never seen the Bucs in the playoffs. It’s been too long in the basement and time to at least **AT LEAST** make the post-season and hopefully even better. GO BUCS!!

  3. PSL Bob Says:

    A “B” finish would be a disappointment. Yeah, it’s clearly better than what we’ve experienced the last several years, but with all the hype, anything short of a deep dive into the playoffs would suck, IMO.

  4. Buc4evr Says:

    The only thing that can hold Bucs back this year would be the effects of the Sickness and no Preseason to help our rookies and get everyone on the same page. Oh, and of course our kicker.

  5. Ndog Says:

    Super Bowl win or BUST, ANYTHING else is a complete and utter failure and they all should be fired the day the season ends.

  6. bucsfan951 Says:

    I am just glad BA saw the CANCER JAMEIS WINSTON IS and got rid of him and saved this franchise of more years of being irrelevant.

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    The Bucs are getting Tom Brady after 20 years of being in a stable organization with a great coach, management and owner. They have won SBs with completely revamped rosters, playing to strengths, and gaps on between. Meaning, there were no flukes.

    No knock on Jameis, because he had a ridiculous level of instability here, personal issues with discipline in his out of football behavior, and less talent in coaching and teammates until last year.

    Look at the HOFers on this roster:

    Evans, if he has another 2-3 years like the past

    Guys who could get there:

    Vea, but he needs 8 more solid years

  8. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Is there anything more refreshing than how polar opposite TB12 is from the W eater? Amazing…

  9. yeah Says:

    hopefully he can play the whole year………… As soon as Brady is gone it’s back to being a dumpster fire.

  10. Mike Says:

    Ndog, every year, anything but the Super bowl is a complete and utter failure. Just ask the Falcons if the year they got to the Super bowl if it was a successful season. Or how about the Bills, and the 4 years they failed to get it done, it is always a failure when you don’t win the big one.

  11. SB Says:

    Ndog Says:
    August 14th, 2020 at 11:39 am
    Super Bowl win or BUST, ANYTHING else is a complete and utter failure and they all should be fired the day the season ends.


    That is what most people said when we drafted Winston.

  12. Mike Says:

    So by your logic, all staffs expect the Super bowl winners should be fired?

  13. bucsfan951 Says:

    “Super Bowl win or BUST”

    No S**t captain obvious! isnt that every year for every team?

  14. Youngbucs Says:

    I’m just happy haters can holler SB or Bust. It means we’re doing something right 🤔.

  15. Tye Says:

    Not 1 single team even wanted our garbage qb for there 2nd string qb….
    The Bucs rival signed him only for 1 million, basically the equivalent as a pity signing for whatever… The guy is irrelevant on the team that signed him and yet he is still constantly brought up on a Bucs web site….
    The Bucs wised up and upgraded at that position so why reflect any longer on past failure!

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    yeah Says:

    “hopefully he can play the whole year………… As soon as Brady is gone it’s back to being a dumpster fire.”

    Brady has played in all 16 games in 16 of 18 NFL seasons (after he became the starter)!

  17. 813bucboi Says:


    SB or bust?…..

    why are you singing a different tune?…lol…

    Ndog Says:
    December 22nd, 2019 at 9:44 am
    All I know is if I’m Bruce Arains this morning I’m not happy as I have no idea what I’m doing at QB next year but I have changed the culture. In week 15 this should not be happening to a QB cause yesterday had nothing to do with the system, nothing to do with situations, nothing to do with injuries, nothing to do with pressure, it was simply piss poor decision making by a QB that you have to make a HUGE decision on in the very near future. It will be a difficult few months for this organization. Not to mention the entire world was watching that game so getting free agents that want to win might be difficult if they choose to keep the QB cause no one in their heart this morning can say with any confidence that they can win with what he did yesterday, NO ONE.

    JW was/is trash and you know it!!!!!!!

    BA,licht and the front office had to do whats best for the TEAM!!!!…not JW or NDOG

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  18. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    @ 813…hahahahaha…well said. OUCH!

  19. DalvinCookRules Says:

    I don’t recall a single player in the locker room ever calling JW a “CANCER”. In fact, almost every single one of them for the past five years said he was anything but…. however, some random douche on a MB said he is so I am going to go with that! (NOT)

  20. Bucsfan951 Says:

    813 just took it back and shut it down!!!

    You sir, are the MVP of jbf today!

  21. D-Rome Says:

    Jason Licht is cringing at the expectations.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    D-Rome good point. Didnt Licht cringe at the expectations that came with DJax?

  23. ManzielMadness Says:

    Damn… good one 813 lol… gotta love NDOGs post, they always make me laugh! “SB or bust” no sh!t lmao. Isn’t that why we play the game??? To win a Super Bowl? More obvious comments please!!!

  24. Looking at You! Says:

    This Is EXACTLY what I’ve been saying about Ndog… Once apon a time he was an ACTUAL interesting read. I ACTUALLY looked forward to his comments Once Apon A Time.

    He was Bright, Forward thinking, made sense. And then he simply Lost his Heart Along with his Mind. Mumbling Nonsense and distain for anything and everything Buccaneers. Sad. Truly

    I would say that it’s probably tougher for him to come up with the negativity than it is to Shine the Light on Buccaneer subjects.

    Poor guy is a Shell of himself. He was broken. I Believe he can be fixed IF he can Forgive himself.

    Ndog, We All had our hearts broken. The Truth is at this point you are trying to hang on to an old flame that CONTINUED to Cheat on you. And I to had to go through it with Winston. And as much as it HURT to admit the TRUTH to myself, I gotta tell you that I feel MUCH BETTER after I was finally able to Forgive myself for trying to believe So Desperately that we weren’t All Wrong in putting our belief in that particular QB.

    Like a cheating girlfriend, no matter how much I wanted to believe what my heart was telling me, I just COULDN’T CONVINCE MY LYING EYES…..

    I was able to finally see the Truth and I was Finally able to Forgive myself for believing in that cheating, NO GOOD, girlfriend err… QB
    And now I feel GREAT with my new QB crush..

    Even if it’s just for a short while, the Real Thing is So Much Better than the Lie we were all living with our hopes in the PAST AND GONE QB that was.. Yeah, I could have kept that cheating girlfriend. But I would NEVER BE WHOLE WITH HER (QB) Better to cut the rope and take my (OUR) chances elsewhere. BA did us a favor. He really did. As long as Jameis Winston was still here, we never had a chance at happiness. His OWN SELF SABATOGE was the TRUTH OF THE TRUTH.

    And now, that’s NOT OUR PROBLEM!

    Thank You BA. You have helped our ENTIRE Culture… From the owners All the way down to me. My only wish is that Ndog and a few of the others Finally see the Light.


    GO BUCS!

  25. JimmyJack Says:

    This Super Bowl talk is a bit much for me. I gotta see this team play a game first. We got enough talent to call us a playoff team but it takes a special group to win a ring.

    But for right now we arent sniffing no SuperBowls unless this running game and passing defense improve……..and kicking. Ain’t gonna cut it………… just improve. Not great.

  26. D-Rome Says:

    And then he simply Lost his Heart Along with his Mind. Mumbling Nonsense and distain for anything and everything Buccaneers. Sad. Truly

    Looking At You!,

    He’s not a Bucs fan and he’s never been a Bucs fan. He’s a Jameis fan.

  27. ClodHopper Says:

    He’s telling everyone what his secret to being a goat is and other QBs ignore the things that are too hard. Most qbs ignore the whole thing.

  28. Steven007 Says:

    Looking at you, you’re exactly right. And while I wouldn’t be quite as hyperbolic as you, I also looked forward to his comments once upon a time, a long time ago now.

    But his tired, repetitive, completely redundant comments today about his Lord and Savior are merely cringey. I seriously feel sorry for him every time I see a comment in that vein. According to 813’s repost, the dog once upon a Time was singing a tune that aligns very well with what’s happening today with our franchise. Hope he finds a way to put a happy face on or at least pivot towards Saints sites to release the obvious tension.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Looking at You…that’s hilarious going all psychological on Ndog.

    I thought you left the site for good Ndog.

  30. Youngbucs Says:

    Putting that 🤡 on blast using his own post against him😂😂

  31. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Getting into the mind of every single player…..once he gets there he’ll find out that all of them want to get into Gisele’s pants.

  32. Sport Says:

    813 just brought the final say we should ever hear from our Stray Dog. Case Closed!

    Looking At You! – exactly right. It’s a shame.

    In BA I Trust!

  33. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I viewed your list of Buc HOFers and potential HOFers. I largely agree but I’m not sure Suh has totally closed the deal yet. He’s on the verge.

    I bring this up as terrific new for the Bucs. Suh is 33 years old. Reggie White played till he was 39. Julius Peppers until he was 38. They were both exceptional DL’s. But it’s not out of the question for Suh to play three or four more years if he wants to.

    If the Bucs win I suspect he will want to. If the Bucs make an SB with Suh as a starter he pretty much locks up the HOF.

  34. Oneilbucs Says:

    This defense is not superbowl ready so far . I don’t think that having Brady or Gronk is going to change the defense . We can not be ranked last in passing yards on defense . All this we looked good on defense is a bunch of crap . And it’s showed is strange how just last year Bruce Arians said he didn’t value the runningback position but this year he’s all about the running game now . I still believe he set Jamies up to fail because he is a coach that likes older quarterbacks . Just like when Terry Bradshaw called him out and he was telling us the truth about Bruce Arians he’s not trying to coach anymore . He wants it easy and he wants a quick superbowl so he can retire . But I blame Jamies as well you do not put your career in the hands of no coach. Especially when you’re hated by the media .

  35. SB Says:

    Well Every Expert in the NFL circles that get paid to evaluate teams disagree with you Oneil but what do they know?

  36. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneibucs the National media guy 😂😂. What’s up 🤡 just having Brady helps the defense they don’t have to be elite. Just don’t give them the worst starting field position like they had last year. Oops made bad did I just drop a fact worst starting field position for the defense wonder why that was oneilbucs???? I know let’s blame the run game.

  37. Youngbucs Says:

    We have no idea what this defense is or can become. When the had to play the other teams and their own QB let’s watch and see.

  38. BucEmUp Says:

    The only thing that will stop a playoff birth is the officiating which would only further cement the consipracy theory that the nfl hates the ownershi

  39. Caleb Lee Says:

    Sounds like Brady has some good coaching characteristics.. wonder if he’d be interested in taking over for B.A. when his time is up. (Yes, I know it seems someone else is in line.. but how could you say no to that?)

  40. BucsFanForever Says:

    Not sure how many more seasons Brady wants to play; this year and next? This year only? George Blanda played until age 48, but in his late years was only as a kicker and substitute QB. There are only a handful of QB’s that played at or past age 44. Who is the Bucs QB of the future? Blaine Gabbert?

  41. SB Says:

    ^^^^ Hopefully Trey Lance!^^^^

  42. Greg Says:

    I was going to comment on the Ndog post but extremely well said above ^^^^ !

  43. Craig Says:

    Brady was already in every Bucs players head when they said

    “You.re kidding, the Bucs signed Brady, holy sh**.”

    Now he is making himself a teammate. He seems to be making the team realize he can step in dog shit too.

    By mid-season this team will be something special. Gronk will make it work for a while and then each of the receivers will allow Brady to play them until they can be stopped.

    The question is the defense. Some of the players we need came in after having pieces rebuilt. It might take a bit for them to gel, and for Winfield to reach NFL speed.

  44. Oneilbucs Says:

    youngbucs I heard Brady threw a few picks today !!!! What excuse you guys are going to give Brady ??

  45. Oneilbucs Says:

    youngbucs how did we give up the most yards in passing defense if the fields were so short cookie 🍪 !!!

  46. SB Says:

    UM Oneil……have you ever even played Madden?
    The more turnovers a team commits the more Pass Attempts the opposing team gets.

    NOW! Tell me why San Diego took the Trash that is Tyrod Taylor over Your Boo!!!

  47. SB Says:

    You know you can’t do it!

    All you can do is come back with subterfuge and anger and despair.

    If you can answer that Simple question I will entertain the fact that maybe you have more football intelligence than you do professional Knitting Intelligence.

  48. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Lol imagine trashing on a QB for turning it over in practice.

  49. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbucs really in here talking bout I heard Brady threw picks today 😂😂😂😭

  50. Youngbucs Says:

    Brady ain’t have no run gm today thts why 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤡

  51. NOLES Says:

    Haven’t been reading as much bc everything seems so political as opposed to true sports talk.. hope we have some REAL football to give our comments on…

    Good to see EVERYONE still giving NDOG sh#*t for supporting Winston..

    NDOG I can’t believe you are still on that JW train… LOL.. “ he gone”

  52. NDog is an idiot Says:

    NDog is a JayMiss Lover in more ways than one from what I’ve heard!! Get ya Some NDog!!