Tom Brady Talks Dare Ogunbowale And The Playbook Next To His Bed

August 20th, 2020

Tom Brady was talking yesterday. Joe’s already typed up a lot of what he had to say.

But there’s more.

The most successful quarterback in NFL history was chatting his his former teammate, Jim Miller, and former Jets linebackers coach and personnel chief Pat Kirwan yesterday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Brady talked about his grind of keeping a playbook “right next to my bed” for months after landing with the Bucs. And Brady shared how it’s a massive transition from books to full speed training camp “and reading body language.”

Interestingly, Brady said he’s still working hard with Byron Leftwich and Bucco Bruce Arians to get on the same page when it comes to what the offense must do to win football games.

Brady emphasized, as he has previously, that there are many successful ways to march a team down the field and while they’ve all been successful independent of each other, they have “to come together.”

Bucs fans already know the running backs competition is heating up big time. LeSean McCoy is turning heads. T.J. Logan got mad love from Arians and Ronald Jones is, per Arians, expected to carry the load. But Brady gave a lot of support to Dare Ogunbowale yesterday.

“He has done a great job as a leader of the group, leader of special teams,” Brady said of Ogunbowale, adding that he “plays a big role on offense”

At this point, the only thing Joe expects at running back is a short leash for whoever is playing. If you’re having a bad half, expect to be replaced.

13 Responses to “Tom Brady Talks Dare Ogunbowale And The Playbook Next To His Bed”

  1. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Finally – a crowded backfield. Now if only all of the praise translates to game day. If that happens J. Pick6 Again can see Joe working himself into a lather. Which is kinda gross when you think about it.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I rag on Joe about Dare because I once claimed Dare worked hard & Joe mocked me for it……
    Evidence of hard work by Dare is everywhere….voted ST captain, and now positive comments by Brady.
    No….Dare isn’t our best RB by far…..but he is a great ST player and has a big role.
    We have stiff competition at RB position #4 with Dare, Logan & Russell….unless we keep 5 RBs,,,,,,two of them will be on the PS,

  3. BucEmUp Says:

    This sucks the guy can block and catch but hes slow

  4. JimmyJack Says:

    TBBF…..Here here. I love rooting for guys like Dare. We all know he’s not mega talented. So how does he keep making the team? It’s called grinding and clawing. Its sheer hard work. He just worked his butt off harder then every guy he’s beaten out…….Yall say what you want I just cant disrespect that. It doesn’t mean I want him being a feature back or nothing. But I do appreciate that he’s given everything he’s got for the team I love. And when you got somebody with relentless work effort it does motivate others and helps the team in that way.

    And it’s a fact that some people just have higher work effort then others. You cant say that always makes them the best but I do know you can always count on and trust that guy. Not a bad quality for a depth player.

    GO BUCS!!!

  5. JimmyJack Says:

    And dont be suprized if a guy like Dare finds a productive role on this team.

    Buc Em Up is right he is on the slower end of RBs. Not great but not a death sentence. Alls you gotta do is look at the list of RBs who were very successful with Tom. It’s a basic list of slow stiffs and JAGS that Tom and Bellycheat put in perfect position to become a vital part of the offenses.

  6. Kobe Faker Says:

    “TB12 has thrown consistently more to RBs every year than any QB

    The key to the success of TB12 and the Pat’s success to the pass to the RB in the past 20 years is that they throw the RB screen on 1st and 2nd down


    In the last 20 years there is a reason why TB12 is always yelling and screaming at the OC playcaller

    TB12 knows as much and probably more about the offence and what to do to score and win than every OC playcaller Pat’s had in the last 20 years

  7. '79 Defense Says:

    I wonder when his next (first?) interview with the media department from his own team will be.

  8. Bojim Says:

    Have a feeling that McCoy will be getting a lot of touchs. I’m cool with that but dont give up on Rojo. He’ll get some TD’s this year. I know, I suck.

  9. Hodad Says:

    Brady has a way of making ordinary players stars. Watch, Edelman will suck this year.

  10. Paul Says:

    The most successful quarterback in NFL history was chatting his his former teammate, Jim Miller,

    How REFRESHING!! To hear the GOAT described positively by you instead of your lame attempt at humor. THANK YOU

  11. Keith Rajotte Says:

    Edelman won’t suck that guy is great! And Brady probably wishes he could have brought him but he has 2 years left on contract and Bill aint Trading him I’m sure!

  12. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Once that was the weakest link on the offense, now seems like a strong point. The running game was subpar not only due to the young RBs but also due to the right side. Dotson was an ok RT pass blocker but he was the worst runner blocker in the league. Cappa should improve at right guard this year as he was much improved by the end of the season.

  13. Avid Says:

    What Tom means, is all great QBs need a running back from Wisconsin, somewhere in the depth chart;)