Brady Jousts Chucky

October 23rd, 2020

“I swear to God if that m@#$%^f&*ing Tom Brady brings up the f’ing Tuck Rule again, I’m going to blitz that SOB so much Sunday he’d pray to sleep with Belichick again. He deserves Ed Glazer.”

Bucs fans should thank park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting quarterback Tom Brady.

And not just for coming to Tampa Bay this year (and maybe next year, too).

Why is that? For if the current Bucs quarterback hadn’t benefitted from a play he never gave up on in 2001, the Bucs likely would never have won a Super Bowl.

Flashback to a January Saturday night in cold, snowy Massachusetts. The Raiders looked like they would beat the home Patriots in a divisional playoff game late in the fourth quarter. Brady went back to pass, was hit by a blitzing Charles Woodson, and fumbled.

Oakland recovered. Game over.


All of a sudden play was stopped. A review was called. Referees determined that Brady “tucked” the ball, which was allowed at the time, therefore it was not a fumble.

The Belicheats kept the ball and Adam Vinatieri booted a 45-yard field goal in weather conditions that had turned into a blizzard, tying the game at 13-13.

New England won in overtime and went on to win the Super Bowl. The game forever is known as the “Tuck Rule Game.”

The loss had a fallout for the Raiders. It seemed Al Davis was livid that Chucky didn’t argue the call enough. A few weeks later, Joel Glazer called Al Davis in the middle of the night and the two worked out a deal to trade Chucky to the Bucs.

Chucky rebuilt the Bucs offense, challenged the great defense to be greater (they met the challenge) and Chucky guided the Bucs to their only Super Bowl.

So without the luck and good fortune of Brad, it is very likely the Bucs never win the Super Bowl (Rich McKay, then general manager, wanted to hire Marvin Lewis. Team Glazer initially tried to land Steve Mariucci but he wanted to stay in San Francisco).

Yesterday, Brady had fun reliving the Tuck Rule Game and admitting when he’s around Chucky, it is a very sore subject.

“I’ve only been around [Chucky] a few times – not too often – but it gets brought up every time we are around one another,” Brady said with a huge smile on his face. “I could see why he hasn’t gotten over it. One of my ex-[Michigan] teammates Charles Woodson – we’ve been together probably more than that and he and I have hashed it out.

“That was just an unbelievable game. I still see it today and it’s a great part of my football history and it’s probably a very sour part of their football history, but that’s the way it goes. We had that in ’07 when we played against the Giants in the Super Bowl, and in ‘11 and in ’17 – one team wins and one team loses – it’s a fluke call, one ball bounces your way or one goes the opposite way.

“I’ll always feel I have some type of strong feeling or emotion toward the Raiders. I’ve played them a few times since and they’ve got a great history of football [and] football players. Al Davis [is] just one of the pioneers in the history of the NFL. Whenever you play them, you kind of always feel that.”

You just know Chucky has been working the Raiders who actually showed up for practice this week like this is Armageddon. Chucky wants revenge so bad he could probably walk into Aria, step up to the craps table, and eat the dice.

Joe doesn’t know what revenge Chucky wants more: against Brady for stealing a win, or does he want to burn Team Glazer for telling him to clean out his office at One Buc Palace.

If the Bucs win in Vegas Sunday (or whenever the game is played), it may signal that this franchise is finally recovered from that dark Friday afternoon in January 2009 when Chucky was fired.

24 Responses to “Brady Jousts Chucky”

  1. Dean Bucs fan for life!!! Says:

    football is football! Let’s move on and kick the Raiders in their teeth! Go Bucs!

  2. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    What would really be great is it’s a tie game and just as Brady is getting sacked he whips the ball just inside field goal range and we win with 1 second on the clock. Don’t think he could live it down losing to Brady that way again! Then following the game the owner plays an evil joke on him telling him to clean out his “locker”! Wouldn’t that just ruffle his rubar???😅🤣😂

  3. HeyItsAdam Says:

    I understand the rule, but I don’t understand how you can throw a “pass” with both hands on the ball.

    Whoever wrote that rule when it was written… madon.

  4. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Gru is basically a career .500 coach (slightly over, but the point stands). Yes he won a SB in Tampa, but he’s not an all-time great. His post-SB years in Tampa were the definition of average.

  5. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Simms talked about Chucky taking stupid slights very personally. Simms said he once wore a Kenny Stabler jersey to a Raiders game when he played for Chucky and Chucky went off on him – was NOT playing. Chucky is a good coach, intense. Not a good GM.

  6. ben Says:

    Chucky was the best coach the bucs have ever had !! Who else has won the BIG game ?…

  7. adam from ny Says:

    they’re playing in a dome again…

    like vs the saints week 1…

    in these covid times with no fans, i hear the dome games are eerily quiet to play in…

    some say they see ghosts of former team players standing by coaches on the sidelines…



  8. adam from ny Says:

    @ ben:

    it’s not often a coach is fired after back to back 9-7 seasons like chucky…

    it actually might be the first time it’s happened

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    Chucky Schmucky. Egomaniac. The Dungy defense won the SB. Schmuck tinkered with it. He knew the Raider team like the palm of his hand so he better win the SB. The whole time he coached here, he never took chances with a high flying West Coast offense like he called in Oakland. What now? He can’t control the CV crud infecting his team? Good riddance!

  10. dls5492 Says:

    That call profoundly affected three franchises. It propelled the Patriot dynasty. It also open the door for the Raiders to trade Chucky to the Bucs. Who then went on to win the Suprtbowl over said Raiders.

  11. Swampbuc Says:

    If Malcolm Glazer hadn’t had that stroke, no way he lets his sons fire Gruden. Not a chance in hell.

  12. TampaTown Says:

    Do not underestimate how jacked up Chucky is for this game

  13. DBS Says:

    Fired because of a bunch of damn quitters.I have no use for a single one of them 9-3. And they quit because Monte tells everyone at the wrong time he is going to go coach with his son.

  14. UKBuccaneer Says:

    If players quit on a coach, who should take the blame?

  15. DBS Says:

    I this case they quit playing for everyone and everyone. Even. Monte. The players.

  16. Hodad Says:

    Chucky doesn’t want revenge, he wants a win. That’s going to be hard with his starting O line not practicing. Fired up, revenge, doesn’t win games. A good game plan executed by better players then the other team does.

  17. DBS Says:

    They quit playing for everything. Which they were being paid millions to do. Kowing they were that close to the playoffs. They Quit on the fans.

  18. UKBuccaneer Says:

    So the players that quit on Schiano – that was on them as well? A coach is never responsible?

  19. DBS Says:

    UK quit being stupid. You know exactly what I said. And I never said a coach is not responsible.You know as well as well as I do what happened.if you think it was Gruden good for you.

  20. UKBuccaneer Says:

    I don’t knows what happened any more than anyone else who wasn’t in the locker room. I do know that any coach going from 9-3 to 9-7 through December had better have a really good reason why he shouldn’t be canned.

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  22. Rob Tanner Says:

    @Joe bro you must have been in a rush on this article. You have Brad & Arai written in it. Not trying to nitpick, but don’t you use like word that checks for spellings? Even my phone picks up messed up words I always write!

  23. Bucsfan77 Says:

    orlbucfan Says:
    October 23rd, 2020 at 9:19 am
    Chucky Schmucky. Egomaniac. The Dungy defense won the SB. Schmuck tinkered with it. He knew the Raider team like the palm of his hand so he better win the SB. The whole time he coached here, he never took chances with a high flying West Coast offense like he called in Oakland. What now? He can’t control the CV crud infecting his team? Good riddance!

    Glad I’m not the only one to think this, Chucky didn’t do anything for us except set us back years trading our best players away for pennies. Kiffin’s defense won us the SB, the only thing Chucky brought us was Oakland’s play book and player knowledge. Our offense was only average. People rides his jock like some do JW which I don’t understand, yes he was the coach when we won the SB, but tell me what did he do after the SB once he was able to mold the team to his liking? With in 3 years the team was ruined.

  24. Cajun 69 Says:

    Who Cares about all that we just need to be ready for any hungry team that wants to kick our asets . We need to play serious as hell our team did great last week we need to stay on trac discipline wins games Tom can teach them what it takes but e ery guy needs to at his part and kick butt on the one on one match ups and we need to use Antonio Brown as soon as we can Him and Brady are frie d tom has faith in him I would bet money Tom is why he is in Tampa back when they played together in NE they made a great co tact and became friends so thiers some thing to it they had a great report on the field and off Tom more than likely put his neck on the line to help his freind remember we all go through hardships in life and AB is a great player lets hope he put it all behind him because he is a great addition. To any offence Go Bucks