Not Buying Arians’ Spin

August 7th, 2020

More a sacred cow with Bucs?

Park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback is just one of the guys, Bucco Bruce Arians said this week.

And even though many of Brady’s new teammates are still in awe of him and pinch themselves because they walk on the same practice field as Brady, Arians said that he would cuss out Brady just like he would anyone else.

Adam London of NESN.com smells a wive’s tale.

Yes, even though Brady has moved on from Boston and now resides in Derek Jeter’s waterfront mansion on Davis Islands, the Boston papers and sports radio stations are monitoring Brady’s every move down here.

London doesn’t believe Arians is treating Brady like he would Alex Cappa or Mike Edwards. And London said he can guarantee Arians is not treating Brady like a rented mule, the way London claims Bill Belicheat treated Brady.

Arians, of course, would never publicly admit the contrary to that sentiment, but it’s tough to imagine Brady in Tampa Bay will ever receive a level of criticism similar to what he reportedly experienced under Bill Belichick.

This doesn’t sound far fetched to Joe. Why? Well, this sort of reminds Joe of a story that Bucs great John Lynch told about Belicheat and Brady.

In 2008, Lynch had a cup of coffee with the Belicheats. If you remember, he played for the Belicheats in a preseason game at the Den of Depression against the Bucs. Lynch, unfortunately, advised Belicheat it would be his final game and the old warrior hung up his cleats.

Anyway, Joe remembers Lynch telling a story of Belicheat unloading on Brady. According to Lynch, Belicheat unloaded on Brady in front of the whole team, “G-dammit Brady, maybe if you weren’t out [email protected]#$ing models so much you might know how to run that play!”

Lynch quickly was reminded of his days playing for Chucky and playing with Warren Sapp, where lines like that were often thrown around in practice to needle people. Hearing Belicheat drop that on the great Brady, Lynch reared his head back and roared.

When he looked around, Lynch said virtually the entire team and coaching staff was staring at him in disbelief as if to say, “You don’t ever laugh at Bill Belichick.”

Embarrassed, Lynch quickly shut his trap and got back to work.

Later after showering, Lynch was leaving. To exit the Patriots locker room, players had to walk past Belicheat’s office. As Lynch left, Belicheat noticed and called him into his office. Lynch thought he was going to get chewed out or maybe cut.

Upon entering the office, Belicheat leaned back in his chair with a huge smile on his face. Clearly pleased with himself he asked Lynch, “So you like how I unloaded on Brady today, huh?”

Belicheat is nothing if not a Bill Parcells guy. And Parcells learned many of his antics from legendary college basketball coach Bobby Knight. The two were roommates when they coached at Army and at one point, Parcells worked on the side for Knight for extra beer money.

Michael Lombardi of “GM Shuffle” always talks about how Belicheat would bring him along to study Knight’s practices at Indiana. Knight always believed that you hold the star players to an unreal standard so lesser players will say to themselves, “Geez, if he’s giving Isiah Thomas or Steve Alford that much sh!! I better bust my tail.”

It would not surprise Joe if Belicheat was often all over Brady. And Brady likely knew Belicheat was doing that as much for show as to motivate and correct him.

It also speaks to why Brady wanted to leave New England. We are all human and after a while, constant barking grows old. Legitimate or not.

32 Responses to “Not Buying Arians’ Spin”

  1. gotbbucs Says:

    I coach alot of my son’s youth sports. It’s refreshing when you find kids that can take some hard coaching. I remind the kids all the time, when coaches quit correcting your mistakes and stop getting after you, it’s time to worry. Because at that point, that coach has made up their mind that you’re no longer worth the effort.
    Honestly, most kids can handle it. It’s the parents of those kids that have the biggest problem with it.
    Starting QB’s, especially in the NFL and big college program level, have to be a different kind of animal. They have to have very thick skin. If they can’t take an a$$ chewing they probably shouldn’t be in that position.

  2. Paul Says:

    Your adjectives describing Brady are Childish and immature. Why do you not mention his:

    6x SB winning
    4x League MVP
    14x Pro Bowl

    Is this your attempt at humor? LAME and disrespectful to the GOAT

  3. Bobby M. Says:

    I believe he left for a combination of reasons….one of which I believe to be the ability to stack up yards as he cements his place in the record books. The league is structured in favor of QBs, yet the system he ran and talent he had last year didn’t allow him to maximize on the pass friendly environment that exists. While I think he wants more rings, i also think the competitor in him wants to show he can throw for the big stats as well….particularly from an “all time” perspective.

  4. Alan Collingwood Says:

    gotbbucs, you are absolutely right. My high school position coach (tackle) once told the bunch of us that if you’re screwing up, you’d better hope I’m yelling at you, if I don’t say anything or just look away, it means I’ve given up on you

  5. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Brady signed a cap friend contract for much less than expected with Patriot to help the team stay under the salary cap. Surprised that he was such a team player, especially since his old coach, Belichick was such a dick.

  6. Craig Says:

    I think Brady wants to be part of a team, one that he can base good memories on, the kind to laugh over at beer thirty.

    I also think Arians (or whatever coach does such things) expects Brady to be a professional. The arguments will be small things, Brady wants Godwin two more yards outside, coaches put him there for a reason.

    None of these coaches will cuss Brady out just to prove they have the power to. Hopefully Brady can play happy, because this season could be monumental.

  7. Chris K Says:

    Paul, it’s kind of funny because it was America’s quarterback this and America’s quarterback that for 5 years. Then America’s real quarterback shows up to play for our team and it’s all the immature stuff you mention. Easy to see how this site has been overwhelmed by trolls throughout the years. The invitation is there for them to do so. I will admit I don’t visit this site as much as I used to because of those exact reasons, but for the best and updated Buccaneers information it’s still JoeBucsfan at the top of the list. But like you said, disrespecting the Goat by the same guy who over hyped and over sold us a 3rd string quarterback is a bit much.

  8. Ndog Says:

    This is why the Patriots have been great, not the QB so many of you have been fooled into believing is our savior.

  9. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    The Boston media is like your hot girlfriend’s ex, … constantly stalking her Instagram. Dude, have some respect for yourself, and move on.

  10. Ndog Says:

    Paul Says:
    August 7th, 2020 at 9:18 am
    Your adjectives describing Brady are Childish and immature. Why do you not mention his:

    6x SB winning
    4x League MVP
    14x Pro Bowl

    Is this your attempt at humor? LAME and disrespectful to the GOAT

    Paul what has he done HERE!

    That’s right nothing, but what is described in his introduction, therefore it fits perfectly.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Disrespectful article…Both Brady and Belichick are the best to ever do it. Their numbers quantify this statement. To suggest anything else is a very slanted, envious and possibly jealous assessment! It cheapens your literary ilk! See it for what it is….try to be positive. Why must everything be written with a negative slant? It’s just wrong!

  12. Ralphie Says:

    +1 on thinking the adjectives are childish and disrespectful to arguably the GOAT at his position and one of the leaders of this football team.

    I mean, I know the adjectives are a staple of Vegas-gambling, buffet-loving, podcast story- repeating, Joe’s writings, but I think it is better to forgo the shenanigans in Brady’s case.

    Now if Brady were on another team, all bets are off, call him whatever you want.

  13. Eddie Says:

    You should grow up if that’s possible. You FOTGOT to mention Three time MVP and six time Super Bowl Champion.

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    It was probably a host of reasons Brady wanted to leave. When yoiu play for a coach for decades and tolerate the browbeating, you don’t just up and leave for that reason alone. It is likely that Brady wanted more input to how things are run and he wasn’t going to get it. He also maybe just wanted a change of pace, and to leave on his terms, still on top. Remember, Belichick is known for abruptly selling off great players at the end of their service life for picks (a la Logan Mankkins). Brady probably had in his mind he wanted to play two more years…so one year under contract he gets to play, and the end of that year or early the next, Uncle Bill ships him off to (name your shi*hole) against his will. So Brady has the last laugh.

  15. Will Says:

    I’ve thought all the little names this site has given people were highschoolish at best and a weak attempt at humor. Then I decided to skip them and get into the article. Bottom line this is a great site for the team we love and it’s their site, skip through all the adjectives and enjoy the articles because they’re not going anywhere.

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    I doubt Arians noticibly treats Brady any differently.

    One way to destroy team morale is for coaches to defer to one player more than others. A team is nothing without good morale.

    Been there, seen it first hand. Destroys a locker room.

    Arians knows this.

  17. jerk04 Says:

    go away Ndog. You takes and your pettiness are played out. Nobody thinks you have anything worth while to say. We get it, You have a huge crush on the 3rd string QB for the saints playing on a league minimum. We know every other organization cant see what you can. That winston is a hall of famer and could beat up superman with one armed tied behind his back. You’re a joke as is the crotch grabber and alleged rapists.

    The greatest QB of all time is now at the helm of the Bucs and finally puts some respect back into the franchise after 5 years of hiding its head in the sand about what kind of man was the “face of the franchise”

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    If Brady throws a pick 6 the first play of OT in week 17 he’ll get cussed out.

  19. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The G O A T is our QB, we are relevent in the NFL for the first time in almost 2 decades. The stench of the den of depression is being aired out. The culture has already has begun to change and will continue. It is a good day in Tampa Bay. Go Bucs!!!

  20. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog has got nothing really reaching every article now 😂. He comments just to say anything.

  21. DanBucsFan Says:

    Tompa Bay Gronkaneers

  22. Ndog Says:

    All I know is this all will be over soon enough then the real fans can get back to rooting for the real team that actually cares about this city and this team and it’s a long-term effects not a one-year wonder trying to take his own glory cause that’s all this is about, stats and personal glory for Mr Brady.

    Oh yeah I forgot same thing goes for Mr Lying, backstabbing, “coach” Arains as well.

  23. Ndog Says:

    That is if they have any fans left???????

  24. jerk04 Says:

    cares about the city and its long term effects. Lets see. Brady coming increased season ticket sales and single game tickets. Which increases team revenue. Also increases local revenue for business that see increased traffic and sales because more people coming to games. Also increased prime time game which increases exposure for players that deserve recognition but haven’t received it cause nobody would watch Tampa games. Covid changes that to an extent but still there.

    Will give us more pro bowlers like David and others who have been ignored cause of zero exposure.

    The long term effect of getting rid of the dirt bag and bringing in Brady are all positive zero downside.

    Want me to keep going moron?

  25. Youngbucs Says:

    The real fans know we have a fighting chance now!!!! I’m gonna leave it at that 🤡

  26. Bucsfan951 Says:

    LETS PLAY A FUN GAME. Which JW quote do you like the most?

    “Being a quarterback, you have to be a student of the game, so now I actually get a chance to dive into that more. I actually have a Hall of Fame quarterback that I’m learning from opposed to trying to learn by myself, or use Google.”

    “We all know what we’ve got to fix. There’s no reason for me to be specific. You look at my numbers and I’m ballin’. I’ve got to stop giving the ball to the other team. That’s not a trick question.”

    I want to let you all know, I know I’ve made mistakes, I know I have a past, but right now it’s about me moving forward and earning the trust of all these 32 teams out there.

    This is not no competition just between me and Mariota. Because one thing about me, I plan on winning the Super Bowls in the next year, so it’s going to be Jameis versus Peyton Manning and Jameis versus Tom Brady. I want to be viewed like that. After all this combine stuff, you’re not going to hear no more about Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. But I want my name to stay relevant for the next 15 to 20 years of my career.

    “The glass is always full. It might be half-full with water, it’s still full with air.”

    FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE IF YOU DONT SEE YOURS HERE!

  27. Hodad Says:

    If Arain’s said he’d cuss out Brady if need be, imagine JW never heard a sentence from BA that didn’t begin with the F word.

  28. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I’m buying that by say, game two with Carolina, BA will revert back to any career long patterns if he has held back. I am sure that will TB will also revert to form if he has also restrained himself. In other words in the heat of the game they both will be themselves. They will be true to who they are and how they go about their business.

    Maybe with less crowd noise we will all know about it too. This could be fun!

    Go Bucs!

  29. Ndog Says:

    jerk04 Says:
    August 7th, 2020 at 1:11 pm
    cares about the city and its long term effects. Lets see. Brady coming increased season ticket sales and single game tickets. Which increases team revenue. Also increases local revenue for business that see increased traffic and sales because more people coming to games. Also increased prime time game which increases exposure for players that deserve recognition but haven’t received it cause nobody would watch Tampa games. Covid changes that to an extent but still there.

    Will give us more pro bowlers like David and others who have been ignored cause of zero exposure.

    The long term effect of getting rid of the dirt bag and bringing in Brady are all positive zero downside.

    Want me to keep going moron?

    Um in case you haven’t heard fans probably aren’t going to games this year soooo theres that and merchandise sales does nothing for anyone but the owners and players bank accounts. And be careful what you wish for as getting national exposure can also mean getting EXPOSED cause for all those people saying how great the defense was last night be a tad critical if Daniel Jones destroys them again cause we all know nothing will be Brady’s fault.

    So I ask what is this going to do for us long term?

    NEXT!!!!!

  30. Jerk04 Says:

    Next…. hilarious. You are a complete moron. Read my post again. I know you cherry pick data to try and make points but you’re game is weak. Just like your man crushes. Haul ass and stare at your fat head of the groper while you ha doe business.

    The guy that knows more than every franchise and sport analyst in the world.

    Haul ass moron

  31. John Says:

    Now you have a old man running off of what he did in NE but your new Goat boy is also a cheat AND YA STILL BROUGHT HIM IN so shut it about cheating and take our old washed up players and pray to god he has enough to get you in the playoffs without a hip replacement

  32. Paul Says:

    I am new to this sites commentary.

    This NDOG thinks he is the expert on all things and the only real Bucs fan in town? I am going to guess that he is not even from Tampa originally and just hates on all things positive for the Bucs??!!

    Bad mouthing Tom Brady says all that needs to be said. How could anybody that considers themselves a Bucs fan not be excited? Because he can predict the future and knows it’s not going to work out? That is the definition of a MORON!