Coach Hopes Tristan Wirfs Is Learning From Tom Brady

December 22nd, 2020

Bucs right tackle Tristan Wirfs

All-world Buccaneers rookie right tackle Tristan Wirfs already is a Pro Bowl-level player, so it’s interesting to hear about his flaws and how he can improve.

Buccaneers offensive line coach Joe Gilbert was on the Buccaneers Radio Network recently lauding Wirfs and his mental makeup.

The dude loves to take one practice at a time and soak everything in.

“As far as taking coaching, he doesn’t take anything personal, he knows it’s just about trying to get him better as a player,” Gilbert said of Wirfs. “…And so it’s been a real pleasure as far as that goes.”

Gilbert himself said working daily with Tom Brady is a striking experience and he would like Wirfs to appreciate it and benefit from the example

“Being around [Brady,] it’s neat to see how he’s never satisfied with his performance,” Gilbert said. “Hopefully Tristan will learn from someone like that.

Wirfs needed technique and stance adjustments when he arrived at One Buc Palace, per Gilbert, and he has some flaws in “second-level stuff,” plus using his hands in the run game and overall hand work versus relying on his shoulders. But nobody at One Buc Palace thinks of Wirfs as anything but a slam-dunk draft pick.

It seems a postseason gift is coming for Wirfs. Gilbert said he’d like to give Wirfs 50-pound sandbags to walk around with in order to get him to play less on his toes. That’s a direct result of so much lost spring practice time, Gilbert said.

Joe sure hopes all the young Bucs appreciate the time around Brady and the opportunity they have to learn from watching him and engaging with him.

If Brady sticks around another season, then he really should have a lasting impact on the franchise, especially if the Bucs do the smart thing and bring in another young quarterback.

32 Responses to “Coach Hopes Tristan Wirfs Is Learning From Tom Brady”

  1. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Who would be your hope for the young qb joe? Would you watnt someone via draft or f.a.? If draft would you want high, mid or low round pick? Curious to see what your preference would be.

  2. Robert Says:

    best draft pick in years!!

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    I think you are right about Brady’s overall positive influence. A hard to quantify great additional benefit to his signing. Keep him another year – then get him as coach or GM.

  4. Frankinthe813 Says:

    Best Bucs OL a since the great Paul Gruber

  5. Jason Says:

    Best available qb at pick 32 works for me.

  6. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Now they need to draft another stud tackle like Leatherwood from Alabama. He won’t be the 1st LT taken but he’ll probably be there when the Buc’s choose #1.

    Gump is probably desperately searching the Division 4 schools for a tackle like that kid from North Eastern South Dakota A&M. He’s only got two toes on his right foot but he’ll be off parole by draft time.

  7. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Man, its not like cappa and marpet were picked well ahead of their projection. And its not like they have not performed well. On top of that, licht has picked linemen from his fare share of major universities. Penn state, iowa, ucla. What do you want him to do, only pick from major universities? I for one have been happy that he has been able to find 4 quality starting linemen with only using 1 first round draft pick. I could care less what college they went to. Their qb has been sacked the 4th least in the nfl and their main rb is averaging 5.0ypc. Seems like they are doing pretty well overall.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    DT/DE/LT in the 1st 3rounds….dont care about the order…gotta get 2 CBs too….a TRUE nickel and outside CB….

    we should go all defense except for 1 pick….LT

    GO BUCS!!!!

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    imo leatherwood wont be there….he’s top 15 just because of his size and position….

    he’s top 10 because he went to bama….

    due to some players opting out and him playing, he could go top 5….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Brady’s on a 2 year deal.

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    9ers signed rosen off the PS….do we get a draft pick?

    GO BUCS!!!!

  12. BucfaninMi Says:

    Why does Lynch keep plucking players from TB??? D!ck

  13. firethecannons Says:

    what does he think of alex cappa is he better? minmal penalties

  14. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I’m happy Rosen got a job on a roster. He couldn’t beat out Ryan Griffin for a roster spot in Tampa.

  15. Ralphie Says:

    Hey Joe, I was hoping you would link the play that was mentioned on the Ira podcast where Wirfs took care of his block and another defender coming in from the left side. I think it was described as a sort of clothesline block. I tried finding the play on the Interwebs, but could not find it. Can you share a link?

  16. ClwJB Says:

    Move Wirfs to LT and draft another stud at RT 1st – we need 4 years of low cap hit on the OL so we can pay Godwin, Barrett etc

    Moving on from Jensen and Smith is about a net of 16 mil in cap savings with a rookie RT and a mid level FA addition C – Jensen is not elite

  17. DBS Says:

    Justin Evens waived. What took so long?

  18. Mitch Says:

    The Bucs finally waived Justin Evans with a failed physical designation. It’s been two years since he got injured. I hope his foot injuries aren’t career ending and he has a chance to play somewhere in the future. He showed some promise when he was on the field.

  19. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Hey Ralphie, that video is from yesterdays post, “Tristan Wirfs is the new ONE MAN GANG.”

    Godlovesbucs says, “What do you want him to do, only pick from major universities?”

    YES! Only pick players that had the benefit of a major university training program, only the best coaching and a weight program that is state of the art.

    The difference between players from small schools and major programs is like the difference between MS13 and the US Marine Corps.

  20. Godlovesbucs Says:

    That is one of the more absurd takes i have ever heard. Record books are littered with guys who went to small schools.

    Jerry Rice went to mississippi valley state for pete’s sake. If the Niners had your thought process, they would have passed on possibly the greatest player to ever play football.

    And im not listing others because you can do a simple google search, but there are tons of them.

  21. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I would LOVE to take Kyle Trask but Pittsburgh IS taking him in the First.
    We would have to pick before Pitt to score the kid.

  22. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Rosen signed to Niners active Roster….

  23. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    @Ghost of Darrell Henderson

    You sir have COMPLETELY lost your mind.

  24. Will Says:

    Rosen got the chance to go home and took it. I can hear it now if he turns his career around how we blew it again with a QB. After all this Ryan Griffin is still here. How many lives does this guy have? How many coaching changes has he survived? Maybe just maybe he’s the guy that’ll take over when Brady is done. If not we’ve wasted a roster spot for a long time on him.

  25. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I wonder what Ryan Griffin’s career earnings are…

  26. JimbobBucsFan: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Ralphie, go find this post on JBF and watch the clip. “Tristan Wirfs The New ‘One Man Gang’ , December 21st, 2020” You will see what he was talking about!

    It really is something to single out! 🏈 😊

    Go Bucs!

  27. catcard202 Says:

    Who actually thinks this FO can identify a franchise QB of the future??
    I sure as hell don’t….If they had a clue, you think they’d be backfilling the QB room with guys like Gabbert & Griffin to learn behind the GOAT???

  28. The Red Mirage Says:

    Like others have said, Wirfs is the best Buccaneers draft pick since Mike Evans.

  29. sincethebeginning Says:

    Does Ryan Griffin still count as young?? lol the dude is 31, a month younger than Gabbert.

    So those two are NOT the answer. Neither was Rosen. Glad he’s gone so we don’t have to embarrass ourselves with any mental gymnastics, trying to convince ourselves he isn’t a total washout already.

    I do agree that it’s reasonable to think we need to look at a young couple of legit QB prospects in camp next year — but does anybody have any clue how we’d go about doing that?

    1 answer and 1 answer only — we’d have to trade away our existing talent for draft picks to get legit guys early enough. Who are we willing to trade away just to draft a “maybe” “someday” starting QB?

    We’re going to be royally jobbed by our QB situation very soon. One way or another. I keep hoping Griffin will turn out to be a diamond in the rough, man wouldn’t that be awesome?! But that’s not how it works for the Bucs.

    Enjoy this while it lasts.

  30. Joe Says:

    Here you go Ralphie.

  31. Buc You Says:

    Can you write an article about…. all the team needs is for the Bears to lose one game and the Bucs clinch a play off spot?

  32. SOEbuc Says:

    He sh!ts those top four. He should be in the stupid cancelled pro bowl.