Brady Loves Tampa?

October 7th, 2020

Surrounded by talent.

Now Joe doesn’t know if Michael Lombardi, the former NFL general manager and professional coffee fetcher for Bill Walsh, Al Davis and Bill Belicheat, talks directly to park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, but Lombardi seems to have some intel.

After Lombardi threw his hands up in disgust and left the Browns, he reunited to work for Belicheat for a couple of years. So he clearly knows Brady.

Lombardi said on his “GM Shuffle” podcast recently that Brady is loving life right now between having a stingy Bucs defense and so many weapons to play with on offense.

“He loves that defense. He has the weapons — Mike Evans made an unbelievable catch down the field,” Lombardi said.

Lombardi seems to think the Bucs were built perfectly for Brady. He noted the Chargers as an example of teams that rarely play and never practice in the heat and humidity, and by the time the fourth quarter rolls around are dragging @ss big time.

So what happened Sunday? The Bucs pretty much owned the second half. Coincidence? Lombardi said the way the Bucs can pound opponents and the humidity zaps teams, even in a close game that’s setting up Brady to work his late-game magic.

Adnan Virk, who is Lombardi’s co-host, explained how Brady now has won 46 games in his career with a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter or overtime.

Of course, this strategy didn’t exactly play out the way Lombardi envisioned when the Bucs hosted the Stinking Panthers. In fact, it was the opposite. The Bucs played so sloppy in the second half they let Carolina back in the game.

Lombardi also is convinced, despite Brady having a great game, that Chargers coach Anthony Lynn blew the game for the Chargers. Lombardi absolutely took Lynn apart and explained in detail how Lynn’s decisions left the back door unlocked and enabled the Bucs to rally and win.

“If you want to write a documentary on how to lose a game, penned by Anthony Lynn? This is the perfect examination,” Lombardi said.

22 Responses to “Brady Loves Tampa?”

  1. Sport Says:

    Three cheers for the humidity!!! Wait…whaat? I’ll take Brady, this defense. The offensive weapons and best coaching since Dungy/Gruden eras. Screw the weather.

    How was the humidity in Denver?

    A well put together team with great coaching can play well in all conditions.

    In BA I Trust!

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    The Bucs had no buisness winning that game after being down so much after the 1st half.

    ……….and he’s right, the chargers coach did mess up too

    but the bucs cashed in on the chargers mistakes…..and that really made all the difference in the world in the second half.

    But that damn Justin Herbert will be a force in the NFL for a long time…….he made some amazing throws that game.

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The Bucs had no buisness winning that game after the first half disaster.

    The chargers did mess up the second half that left the door wide open for the Bucs.

    Justin Herbert will be a force for the Chargers for a very long time unlike Captain weenie noodle armed Tom Bratty.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I love these moderators always deleting my spot on accurate posts.

    Hey…………what happened to freedom of speech joe????

  5. Bird Says:



    Im dying.
    Accurate posts. Not even close
    “Noodle arm brady”. And “watch out for jeff dryskel”

    Dude. Maybe you should sit these conversations out .
    Let the grown ups talk
    Or Start a book club with ndog?

    We are rooting for bucs. Clearly you are not.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Tom Brady will go down in NFL history as the greatest QB of all time because he’s a winner … nothing but winning seasons & lots of championships to go with that. Easy to lose sight though IMO of what it took to earn that recognition.

    Brady first & foremost is a great Qb; he’s got the skills & talent necessary & worked his butt off to become great. But he’s had 2 other key things going for him all those years: consistently great talent in the team around him; and consistently great coaching. Tom Brady IMO was the ‘Field General’ in that triad, and his leadership brought out the best in his various teams. And I think that’s what the Bucs are seeing right now … the TEAM playing better & better, and various guys ‘rising to the occasion’. Gotta love it.

  7. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I thought condiitions were pretty mild during Sunday’s game regarding heat and humidity, so I can’t agree with Lombardi on that point. Not to mention, early in the season we here in Tampa have often boasted that teams coming in here from cooler climates would suffer…advantage Bucs…only to be embarassed. In fact there is some scientific validity that Bucs QBs wearing #3 have a higher propensity to throw INTs when it’s humid out at the RayJay. Something about ozone or something like that.

    At the end of the day, the Bucs this year just beating their opponents by playing better when it counts.

  8. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The Bucs are not a set up for Brady, any QB would like this situation. No longer are they a doormat on Defense and yes they are hobled on offense right now, but they are loaded enough to overcome until guys come back. And BTW they have a luxury of talent that before they did not, they can let guys heal up more instead of rushing guys back. So again not just Brady but any QB what like this Job.

  9. Stanglassman Says:

    I like coach Lynn. It’s really unusual for a team to take a knee with that much time left in the til half. Sure in retrospect it ended up being a big mistake. The other thing he’s getting hammered for is punting on 4th and 2 in the 4th Q. Apparently it’s the 2nd game in a row and it’s getting to be more popular to try in convert more on 4th and short. The Chargers are a playoff team once they get healthy with their new Qb.

    This is Joe’s freedom of speech place. If you want your own start your own site. You can name it- Crap poring out of my mouth or something snappy.

  10. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Brady loves Tampa, but also loves Michigan (since his days when he wore maize and blue).

  11. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Lombardi is a washed up GM wannabe.

  12. Says:

    If I remember correctly, it was rainy and average temperature in Sunday. Humidity was coming down from the sky, but it wasn’t oppressive. Does it rain in LA?

  13. Pok Says:

    Brady v belichick. I’m enjoying seeing how this is playing out so far. Camrona Newton and backup trash and the records will separate from here.

  14. El Buco Realisto Is a Dicko and NDogTurd is a Crybaby and TheBucsAnus is a Troll Says:

    Noodle brain for you TheBucsAnus. You’re just a f’ing crybaby that needs a diaper change.
    Reminder of what an oxymoron is: TheBucsAnus/spot on accurate posts.

  15. Steven007 Says:

    The irony about anthem’s obvious trolling is that Brady is among the league leaders in passes of over 40 area yards this year. Quite the noodle arm.

  16. orlbucfan Says:

    The Chargers are building still another great offense to add to their history. Bucs got somewhat lucky in playing them when they did. I hope Licht and the offensive braintrust are keeping an eye out for young QB talent. Methuselah will retire soon.

  17. Patrickbucs Says:

    Yeah never gets into the 90’s and 100’s in La.. smh

  18. BringBucsBack Says:

    Patrick, while I don’t think that the humidity was a factor in this past game, it makes all the difference in the world in terms of comfort. I have plenty of relatives in California, most in & around L.A. 80° here it’s like 105° there. They literally can’t stand the weather here, it’s too oppressive. Many, maybe most Californians don’t even find the need to run the air conditioner during the summer!? Can you imagine that, here?

  19. 813bucboi Says:


    GO BUCS!!!!

  20. Paul Says:

    He is called the GOAT for a reason.

    Not sure why all the Disrespect via the Childish Moniker?

  21. Ndog Says:

    813 why are you such a kiss a$$?

  22. Big Stinky Says:

    Ndog and Anthem

    What the hell are you guys upset about? I know, because SHAMELESS isn’t here and Brady is, I get it. Just be happy we are winning because when Brady is gone it may be ALL over. You don’t even realize it but he is coaching our team right now, not Arians. Did you see him up and down the sideline pumping up the offense AND defense? He’s why we are winning right now because he can back it up. He shook off 2 INT’S in week one and had us within 7 at the start of the 4th quarter.

    Brady leads the league in deep passes with 16 while Wilson and ARod have 15 each so don’t say JW3 lead the league or whatever. Brady has 11 TD’S/4 INT’S (2 pick 6’s) with a rushing TD and SHAMELESS had 9 TD’S/5 INT’S (3 pick 6’s). I’m actually surprised Brady has thrown both those pick 6’s but now realize why JW3 threw 7 of them. Those two plays make this offense trash in my eyes. Feel sorry for SHAMELESS though with what BA and BL did to him after Koetter developed him.