“Yeah, I’m Glad My Nemesis Is Not At Practice Today”

October 30th, 2020

Yes, Tom Brady has impacted the Buccaneers defense.

Joe’s heard it in various ways. A new one popped up this week.

Second-year safety Mike Edwards talked about Brady this week on CBS Sports Radio. After referencing Brady helping the defense, Edwards talked about a day when Brady boosted his confidence a couple of notches and had him in disbelief.

“When I actually wasn’t practicing for one day [in training camp], he was like, ‘Yeah, I’m glad my nemesis is not at practice today’ because I picked him off a few times,” Edwards recalled fondly. “So we’ve had good interactions like that, good interactions I’ve had with him. He’s a great guy. He’s definitely not what I expected, just him being the superstar he is. He’s just a real down-to-earth guy, real humble.”

Edwards explained that the respect from Brady really impacted him, and Edwards said his confidence in the team is through the roof.

“I feel like we’re the team to beat. I feel like the only team that can beat us is ourselves,” he said.

36 Responses to ““Yeah, I’m Glad My Nemesis Is Not At Practice Today””

  1. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Brady is consumed with one thing winning. He’s made it his mission. He understands the value of motivation and knows how to deliver it in subtle ways.

    I’m playing tennis at 72. Nothing to brag about but plenty to be thankful for. Virtually all of my friends…except for the few tennis players…are all out of action.
    I NEVER take for granted a single day of tennis anymore.

    I suspect Tom Brady is milking every last drop out of his football life and this new experience and a chance to relive it all one more time has to be so special because he is in a position to truly appreciate it.

    Appreciation is one of the good things about growing older,

  2. chris L Says:

    what a time to be alive!!!

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:


    You’re doing great man!
    ………and they say that the transition from tennis to shuffleboard is seamless.

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Tennis at 72 StPete? Kudos and that is something to brag about (humbly of course). I’m much the same way; still love bike riding & do it every day for exercise. Bought 2 electric bikes a couple of months ago & ride them just about every day too (more for fun admittedly; they’re a blast). Even though ‘older’, life is good when you can still stay active & do what you enjoy doing.

    Tom Brady being 43 & still playing at the level that he is amazes me. Shows tremendous discipline to stay in the condition that he’s in; very impressive. But the same thing goes for Suh, JPP, McLendon & LVD far as I’m concerned. Those guys take a beating every game, but like the old Timex commercial used to say … ‘Takes a lickin & keeps on tickin’. They all want a ring badly I’m convinced, and this year could very well be their best chance. RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

  5. PSL Bob Says:

    Great attitude. Hope it’s infused throughout the entire roster. The only team that can beat us is ourselves!”

  6. John Says:

    stpetebucsfan here’s how TB does it. It will tell you 1/3 the way down on this link why 45 is a reachable goal for TB. It is the same reason I drive the golf ball as long as I ever have at 70.

  7. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Here to the seniors in life and to the “seniors” in the NFL (the “not for long” league). 👴 😎

    In BA We Trust.

    Go Bucs!

  8. ModHairKen Says:

    Mike, about the hair . . .

  9. Mike C Says:

    Ohhhh man Boomer love fest in here lol, no but for real good on you guys and I hope Brady plays until he is 46

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    Maybe there is something to the TD12 method.

  11. Cobraboy Says:


  12. #1bucfan Says:

    St Pete that’s awesome and glad to hear a few of you older guys no disrespectful are out there still living life. Gives me hope that when I’m that age I hope I’m out there giving it my all like you good fellas. Let’s go Bucs

  13. Hawk Says:

    Wait… Brady has a “nemesis?!?!

  14. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    There are plenty of baby boomers among all the rabid Bucs fans. 🤩

    COVID-19 has put to the lie that “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”. People of all ages have had to quickly adapt to a whole new way of life. Of course it has been a mixed bag for each of us but there will be a life after the virus.

    Meanwhile, “Go oh Bu uhcs sss s!”! 🏈 😝

  15. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Ok St. Pete, time for a little bragging. Turning 61 in 2 weeks. Played USTA singles 4.0 rank until age 50. Exercise 365 days a year for a minimum of 1 hour a day. Own a Commercial Stepmill in my garage which I use 45 minutes a day on weekdays, after a 15 minute row. Swim a mile on weekends followed by a 20 mile bike ride. Still weigh my high school weight. On no prescription medications, other than 1/3 of a 10mg sleeping pill every night.
    Climb a 14er every year in Colorado, 2 days after arriving. That’s a mountain over 14,000 feet. Climbed Mt. Yale in September (14,196′), on Labor Day after landing in Denver on a Saturday. Couldn’t see sh*t cause of the fires.
    Age is truly nothing more than a number. If you take care of yourself, getting old is not that bad. Still weigh what I did in high school and my waist remains the same (31″).

  16. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    oops, don’t talk about superior physical conditioning on this site, or your comment won’t be published.
    I guess I should say I’m an almost 61 year old beer swilling guy (true) who also likes a good vape (true as well). The rest of the truth has been “moderated.”

  17. Boston Boy Says:

    He’s a great guy. He’s definitely not what I expected, just him being the superstar he is. He’s just a real down-to-earth guy, real humble.”

    Get on board the Brady train Tampa fans. Maybe you havent been paying attention for the last 20 years. But It is the most envied, most jealous rides in America because Brady is the real deal. Raise your fist to the sky, yell at the stars, howl at the moon. Best of all LAUGH with impunity at the Belichick lapdogs who backed his forcing Brady out the Patriots door. There are hundreds of thousands of Patriots crying in their beer right now

  18. DRFEELGOOD Says:

    I think it is about time that we start giving Jason Light more credit. It’s easy to name the busts (everyone has them, just ask the Giants or Jets how they feel about not drafting Wirfs). But with Evans, Godwin, Marpet, Wirfs, Rojo, Scotty Miller (who the F ever heard of him before?), Cappa (or him), Vea, Edwards, Whitehead, C. Davis, Dean. SMB, and some dude named Devin White I think it’s time to shut up about how he’s drafted overall. Aguayo and ASJ aside, he’s done really well. He had to pick Winston. It was the right call at the time. He inherited a sh$t show and it takes time to build it. Not to mention Jensen, Barrett, JPP, Fournette, McCoy, and Tyler Johnson looks like another great draft pick. Who wants to get rid of anyone I just named?

  19. TampaTown Says:

    Tennis at 72?! That is incredible you should be so proud of yourself. My grandparents could never do that!

  20. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says: Says:

    Love it !

  21. DRFEELGOOD Says:

    Oops. I forgot Suh.

  22. SB Says:

    I am 55. I am a contractor who still wears a toolbelt every day. I still walk 8″ on 12″ roof pitches regularly. At work I must climb a minimum of a hundred flights of stairs a day. I volunteer for Search and Rescue on a snowmobile every winter and get called in at least once a week. I throw the football with my 13 yr old son every day that it is not raining or snowing. I live in Montana so I hike every chance possible. I still Ski and Snowboard. Still have a 32″ waist like I did in HS. I actually weigh less because I was more packed then. Lol.
    Staying in shape has been relatively easy for me due to my profession. I can understand how people that are behind a desk or counter every day might struggle with fitness. I also Fully believe that my health is the main reason I have survived Covid with no lingering side effects.
    I never wanted to get old as a kid. I am glad that I am doing so now though. 🙂

  23. SB Says:

    Also………….”But…….but……….but ……….our previous QB elevated the play and boosted the confidence of the Defensive players too!
    If we would have just given him one more year we would be 6 and 1 now”

  24. teacherman777 Says:

    Look at all the lovetoday!

    Proud of you guys!

    @st pete bucs fan

    Keep rocking old man!

  25. stpetebucsfan Says:


    You go man! We all need role models.

  26. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:


    Great job, St. Pete! If you go to the games, you’re welcome to come tailgate with us! Let me know and I’ll get you my email info.

  27. Paul Says:

    RESPECT the GOAT!! Where is it JOE?

    After referencing Brady helping the defense, Edwards talked about a day when Brady boosted his confidence a couple of notches and had him in disbelief.

  28. SB Says:

    Wow Joe.
    I know we have had this convo before but Two months later and I still have to wait for the next day sometimes for my comments to show?

  29. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    SB, congrats…It is a total lifestyle choice. If you’re willing to do it, you totally control what you can control I’ve still had two stage O melanomas and I have no control over that. However, the rest of what I do, I have control over. Still have never spent a night in a hospital since I was born. I’m an Attorney, so I don’t get any exercise through my profession. If melanoma doesn’t get me, I expect to hike significant peaks into my 80’s. However, nothing is guaranteed, so live life to the fullest.
    St. Pete, keep getting out on that tennis court. Where do you play? I played a few USTA matches at the Vinoy. Nice courts!

  30. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Way to go St Pete, hope you hit an overhead smash for a winner today. By the way you can sign up with the Kids and the Cubs softball at 75. Anyways may you keep on keepin on buddy. GO BUCS!!!!!

  31. NewEnglandnativeTB12 fan Says:

    My Pat’s fans are crying in their beers , but not me I’m a devoted TB12 fan for life. He gave me 20 years of pure joy. BB did him dirty ..I have my Tompa Bay TB 12 jersey and will wear it proudly! Tampa bay fans now down to the GOAT and thank the good lord hes now yours! GO TOMPA BAY!!

  32. NewEnglandnativeTB12 fan Says:

    Bow down…oops….you guys get the gist? Raise a Sam Adam’s to the greatest of all time!!

  33. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Tom Brady, greatest free agent signing in the history of the modern era, and maybe since they formed the NFL in a Car Dealership in Canton Ohio. He has already changed the culture in Tampa. Maybe just maybe more of the credit for the Patriot way goes to Brady then many realized. Having the GOAT there for 2 decades allowed Billy B to do things others teams just could not do. The way they have made personnel decisions and the like. I always thought the Billy B would retire when Tom left and cement his legacy. But he stayed is stuck in the muck this year, and reminded of his 43% winning percentage without the GOAT. The Bucs look alot like NE has for 2 decades and NE looks alot what has happened in Tampa on the football field for most of their 44 year history. GO BUCS!!!!! TOM BRADY IS DRIVING THE BUCCANEER JUGGERNAUT TO A CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

  34. ClodHopper Says:

    A living legend boosting the confidence of young bucks by making them feel special and talented. That is just amazing.

    People may not remember what you said to them but they will always remember how you made them feel. This 24 year old kid will remember that feeling for the rest of his life.

  35. SRQBucsFan Says:

    St. Pete, Alvin and to all the rest of you “old farts” – You guys are the GOAT!

    I play 18 holes every Saturday with my 91 year old mother! She has two aces. Me? None…

    Go Bucs!

  36. sgrd0q Says:

    A good offense in practice makes the defense better as they practice against each other.