“He Gave Everybody A Handshake”

November 21st, 2020

A new Brady-Bucs story emerges

Joe realizes some NFL social distancing cop will probably freak out about this.

However, it was revealed on national television and nobody from the Bucs asked Joe to ignore it to avoid league punishment, so here goes:

Lavonte David joined FS1 this week for an interview and was asked about the Tom Brady impact. Specifically, he was asked about yelling at players.

David noted a turning point in the season came when Brady freaked out because of failures in the Bears game and then delivered a hand-held personal message to each player afterwards.

“When we was in the locker room, walking to the locker room after the [Bears] game, He said, ‘We’re going to be better.’ He gave everybody a handshake, ‘We’re going to be better. We’re going to be better,’ David said. “And that following week was one of the best weeks of practices (laughs) we had. Just the attention to detail, the level of focus.”

David noted the Bucs emerged from the penalty-laden Bears loss with a zero-penalties masterpiece against Green Bay.

“Unfortunately, that’s what it had to take for him to get fired up and yell at people to be able to do that,” David said, adding the Bucs have put in the work to “stay on that same path.”

Yes, Brady has everyone’s attention. Joe expects there will be no slow start against the Rams on Monday.

31 Responses to ““He Gave Everybody A Handshake””

  1. B Says:

    Case closed. Way to stick it to those fake media virus believing suckers, Joe. It’s a genuine tragedy your confine your insight and journalistic skill and integrity to a local football team website. No idea what you’re talking about. But thanks. –Joe

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Yes we was Lavonte, yes we was indeed.

  3. Biden2020 Says:

    You guys think the virus is a game … I pray you don’t get it

  4. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Recognising that social distancing, hand washing, mask wearing and general awareness is pretty important among the general populace isn’t being a ‘social distancing cop’, Joe.

  5. adam from ny Says:

    nothing like the good old man to man covid handshake 🙂

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    B, I’m sure you believe the Orange Man was robbed and the election will be overturned as well. Keep on enjoying Qanon.

  7. Rico 210 Says:

    @Alvin… bruh I laughed so hard. Spit my beer out! Lmfao
    Go Bucs

  8. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I think it is wonderful that the Joe confines his journalistic skill and integrity to football and our Bucs. He does not get sucked in by the lies from some politicians which have nothing to do with football anyway.

    I am proud of our players and the Bucs staff who have adhered to the strictest of protocols so well. This has allowed TB to personally interact with each teammate in the manner that is most natural for him even within the confines of the bubble that they have had to operate within.

    Lmfao also. Thanks, Alvin! Go Bucs!

  9. EA Says:

    Feels like the year bucs got veteran Jeff Garcia after multiple years of subpar quarterbacking, a veteran who can motivate the team and play smart football. By any means not saying Jeff Garcia was in Tom Bradys league.

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    And that, folks, is the difference between Tom Brady and Jameis Winston. Inspiration versus irritation.

    Tom Brady reassures new teammates with a handshake bearing the the imprimatur of six rings.

    Jameis would be thinking of a new gimmick, like eating Ws.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    ModHairKen … Good point about difference between Brady & Winston. Can’t help but wonder though if things might’ve turned out different for Jameis, and the Bucs, if he’d had to sit for a year or two and learn from a true pro like Brady. You know, similar to what Aaron Rodgers went through in Green Bay.

    Drafting ANY QB who’s only 20 years old with TWO years of starting experience in college and then anointing him as the savior of the franchise and turning over the keys to the Caddy to him pretty much describes a ‘fool’s errand’. And we were the fools.

  12. gp Says:

    Truly amazing how some can turn an inspirational action/moment into a political infomercial!
    Don’t know who I’m quoting but…

    “Be careful what you wish for”

  13. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Yeah Alvin no one is saying the virus is fake. People can also help themselves by not getting diuhhbeetus, perhaps stop being fat. Call me cold, call me non empathetic, whatever, but no I do not agree shutting down the many to protect the few. The few that never really cared about their health, now all of a sudden wants others to care about their health. Funny how a lot of you people just want to just cast a wide ass net without much nuance and prefer to just Dik our economy down, crush people’s businesses with lout giving much thought to the actual long term health of the country. If you’re immune compromised, then stay home. It’s pretty easy. And me and my “white privilege” can go out and run my business. People are such hypocrites, I went out to trash smog filled California recently and do you know how many people were out and about? At the beach? Do as I say, not as I do apparently, just like their governor.

  14. Tbtb12 Says:

    Became a Patriots fan in ’82. A fan-atic in2000. That’s (personal handshakes) vintage Brady stuff; TB’s also why I became a Tampa Bay Bucs fan in2020.
    Have faith, folks. Let’s Go!
    P. S. These men breathe in one another’s face in the huddle. A handshake? C’mon Man!

  15. Alan Collingwood Says:

    My God! Next thing you know, he’ll be throwing an unsanitized football to others! Oh, wait…

  16. geno711 Says:

    Gofortheface30 Says:
    November 21st, 2020 at 8:05 pm
    Yeah Alvin no one is saying the virus is fake. People can also help themselves by not getting diuhhbeetus, perhaps stop being fat. Call me cold, call me non empathetic, whatever, but no I do not agree shutting down the many to protect the few. The few that never really cared about their health…

    Your above statement is ill-tempered.

    My parents are 89 and 82 and have cared for their health their whole lives. They are at great risk at that age. Just a fact. They deserve to live 3 to 5 or 10 years more if they can and hopefully not contract Covid-19 and die.

    By the way, genetics don’t make everyone the same. Others may be fatter than you just because genetics made them that way. Some are born with type 1 diabetes or a heart condition. I had a family member born with Turners syndrome and don’t want her to die as a result of Covid-19 either.

    Some people are poor and get stuck working jobs in industries that put them at risk. Do the people that died in meat packing factories get any empathy?
    Or my sister in law that works in a nursing home? You know that hospitals are filling up and not just the people going in to the hospital are at risk. Also at risk are the hospital workers and all the family members back at their homes.

    I was particularly disturbed by your “white privilege’ comment. It seems like you tried to hide it by suggesting that you have seen some progressive state people not practice social distancing. Again, many people working in factories do not get to practice social distancing and then can bring back the disease to others living with them that may have health conditions.

    Genetics make some people smarter or more empathetic than others as well. I do not suggest that you should not run your business because you are less empathetic than other or are white privileged.

    I am saying this to someone that admitted to being non empathetic; There may be some additional considerations that people can make besides saying “stay home. It’s that easy”.

  17. William Berry Says:

    My wife, step-son, and I all got it. For my wife and I, it was pretty brutal. Three weeks in bed a-piece where we were half-convinced that we’d end up drowning in our own lung congestion before it was over. As we’re recovering, the step-son gets from us and he feels dog-tired for three days. So, no… the virus is no joke, but the best way for society to approach dealing with novel viruses is to have as many people (people who are otherwise healthy) become exposed to it and develop natural antibodies to achieve herd immunity. Any epidemiologist will tell you that.

    The other part of it is to identify those who are most vulnerable to developing chronic symptoms or dying from the illness and keeping them isolated.

    Thanks to the lockdowns, my whole family was out of work for six straight weeks. My wife and step-son didn’t get their jobs back. My step-son is still looking for work and has been without any income since March. My wife, thankfully, found a different job that paid the same as her previous job. I’m the only one in our house that got to keep my job, but to comeback I had to accept coming back at half pay. We’ve been trying to make ends meet at half our total household income since May. In the process, we fell two months behind on rent. Our landlord wasn’t legally able to kick us out, but our lease came up for renewal in early October, and if course, we were not renewed. We’ve been homeless ever since, living in weekly rentals and AirB&B’s when we can afford it. Thankfully, we haven’t had to sleep in the car very often, but we have–and we’re grateful to still have the car. We nearly had it repoed last week.

    Needless to say, if Biden is certified as the President-elect and follows through on his lockdown plan, my family will be in the street. The hotels and AirB&B’s will be shuttered, so we’ll be sleeping in the car full-time. No showers, and our jobs will go away and our remaining income will go along with it, with the car to follow in short order. Then, what are we supposed to do? Find our favorite cardboard boxes to live in? Should we be proactive and pick out good shopping carts ahead of time?

    Regardless of what one’s opinion of Trump is, he’s been right about one thing: the lockdowns were worse than The Sickness– a lot worse. We recovered from The Sickness. We may never recover from the lockdown. And people want another one? Do me a favor and just shoot me in the head.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you geno711….I was about to be banned again!!

  19. Jason Says:

    However, it was revealed on national television and nobody from the Bucs asked Joe to ignore it to avoid league punishment, so here goes:

    Just curious Joe, but have the Bucs asked you ignore stories in the past, and did you comply?

  20. SOFIERCE Says:

    Trump will cancel the apocalypse.

    American patriots are patiently waiting on orders.

    Mask do not protect anyone from COVID cause the virus is too small to filter.

    Problems and differences are solved with respect & communication.

    You go by a persons actions instead of what they say or what others say the said

    The main stream media does not decide who is president.

    The court of public opinion does not decide who is president.

    Tom Brady is a leader. (Not by words or deflated ball stories, but by repeated action)

    The time for talk is drawing near… Reason with an us state of mind instead of just yourself.

  21. Karen Mills Says:


  22. Tye Says:

    Players are often tested so if they are going to shake anyone’s hands it is likely safer among teammates than with fans who never been tested…
    Turn off the fear mongering news that has polluted your minds and relearn how to think for yourselves… OR stop policing others and just quarantine yourself because you can only control you… If you live in fear you aren’t really living at all!

  23. Brandon Says:

    The Karens of the Corona Police need to STFU, stay inside with their masks on for the rest of their lives, and let us get on with ours.

  24. Oneilbuc Says:

    Until Brady plays well against good to average defenses he ain’t showed me nothing by beating trash defenses . And I know yall trying to act like that he’s been balling all year . But show me up against good defenses because in the playoffs every defense gets better and this is not the AFC .

  25. geno711 Says:

    Another example of Oneilbuc’s outstanding analysis above.

    How about this one:

    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 31st, 2020 at 1:19 pm
    A.J Dillon is the guy .

  26. B Says:

    Anyway- I thought it was obvious- but I was for the record being sarcastic.

  27. Oneilbuc Says:

    A.J Dillon is still the runningback I would have drafted . So ok lol 😁😆😆😅!!!!

  28. Breeze Says:

    It’s a FLU you flipping scared steeple. No, I don’t follow Trump..no, I don’t watch CNN, I’m a man. My immune system will knock down most things. Stop begging for your enslavement u bitches

  29. lambchop Says:

    @William Berry,

    Herd immunity when our medical systems can’t handle the load is not a solution at this moment.

    Many hospitals are over capacity, rural areas have 1 hospital for miles (people are being flown to other towns), etc. Herd immunity without the infrastructure to support it is a fool’s goal.


    Flu? Amputation, lung scarring, blood clots are not symptoms of a flu. This is a novel coronavirus and we will see many more to come as we take over habitat from wild animals.

    Lung scarring is going to lead to medical problems for the people who don’t die from covid as people age. Later in life, it will lead to problems.

  30. Oneilbuc Says:

    I told yall Brady haven’t showed me nothing . There’s yall goat now are yall ready to for the future .

  31. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs where you at cookie !!! Yall need to go learn about the game before you come at me . I told yall Brady is wash up I like Brady but it’s over .