Who Is Laughing Now?

December 29th, 2020

Though neither of the two future Hall of Famers will admit it, two Bucs stars are no longer in New England because they grew tired of the infamous Patriot Way.

Or, to be more precise, the heavy hand of Bill Belicheat.

Belicheat, in Joe’s eyes, is the greatest NFL coach who ever lived. He’s surpassed Bill Walsh and Vince Lombardi.

While Belicheat racked up wins, there was a price to pay for the players.

If you read enough or do a modicum of research, it seems both park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and Bucs tight end foot-rubbing, car-littering Rob Gronkowski didn’t leave the Patriots on good terms.

Gronk retired (temporarily) to get away and Brady preferred Tampa Bay. Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News types that Belicheat doesn’t look overly smart now that Brady and Gronk are leading the Bucs to the playoffs while Belicheat has his first losing season since 2000.

You might remember the story Gronkowski shared during his time as Fox NFL studio analyst. There was a point that Belichick and the Patriots were about to trade Gronkowski to the Lions. Gronkowski explained he avoided the trade by saying he was retired before he actually was.

After Gronk shared the story, he let out the most infectious laugh, proud of how he pulled one over on the Patriots. There should be plenty of “ha ha has” in how he’s also enjoyed proving, along with the Brady, that he was nothing close to worn down or washed up from his last days in New England.

Joe remembers Brady recounting on “The Howard Stern Show” how his wife, international-famous supermodel Gisele Bündchen, threatened divorce if Brady continued to be married (in words only of course) to the Patriot Way/Belicheat.

Brady and Gronk sure seem to be having fun playing football in the Florida sun, returning to the playoffs once again.

And Belicheat remains grumpy with the losses mounting in frigid New England.

35 Responses to “Who Is Laughing Now?”

  1. Mike C Says:

    HaHaHa , except I am laughing at N pup!

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

    Ndog is not laughing

  3. Augsut 1976 Buc Says:

    Not laughing so much as to be thankful that the Den of Depression moniker is about to be exercised as they take down the Hotlantas Dirty Birds. BTW it would be good to go to Dallas and put a beatdown on Big D. I can still remember watching the Jan 1982 38-0 Demolition job that Dallas put on the Bucs in the playoffs, and also the picture of Ed 2 Tall Jones laying on Doug Williams for one of many sacks that happened that day, it was the photo the next day on the front page of the St Pete Times. Times have changed. Go BUCS!!!

  4. Tye Says:

    Dumping their lame duck qb for the likes of Tom Brady is why the Bucs are laughing for sure!
    It is not a good look for Belichek that Brady took a losing team to the playoffs but he could not even get the Patriots to play commetively…

  5. Steven007 Says:

    The trolls make themselves look even more ridiculous with their glaring absence during their supposed favorite team’s success. What a bunch of blowhards. Only on the threads when the sky is falling. Pathetic.

  6. Robert Says:

    winston could have done better with all these weapons 🙂

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Brady instant affect…. “It raised expectations immediately. Really, just, you know, everything kind of changed when we signed Tom, in a very positive way…… Tom Brady Culture Changer, 3+ wins more than last year so far. There is no comparison in any sense of the word, between Brady and any other QB that has ever taken a snap in a Tampa Bay uniform. GO BUCS!!!!

  8. DBS Says:

    Don’t forget the other who is laughing now. Where are the people that called us every name in the book for believing we would see him or this team play? Guaranteed us there would be NO season. NO football played. Where are these people or what names have they changed to?

  9. sgrd0q Says:

    In all honesty Tom and Bill were together for 20 years. That is a long time for two superstars and egos to co-exist. And they did very well by each other. I do not think either will ever complain. At some point too long is just too long for any marriage. Gronk probably wanted out, though he did have a legitimate back issues and needed the year off.

  10. Mike C Says:

    For real DBS!

  11. Bird Says:


    Thats mike johnson. He is in hiding.
    Remember he said brady would get abused with this oline and would last only a few weeks

    And he said covid would stop the season in its tracks
    He is was scared / never right individual loser.

    Glad these trolls are Missing in action 4 starring along side chuck norris and ndog. I mean these guys are so unhappy the bucs are in playoffs. Just wait. Unless bucs win super bowl they will say it wasnt worth it. Cause jameis was so close to be a 50/50 winning qb. 😂
    Go noles.

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Robert: Winston is the backup to the backup in New Orleans. This isn’t my opinion, this is a fact. Put it this way, Bill Belichick would rather roll with Cam Newton than Jameis this season. That’s a fact. Your could’ve/would’ve/should’ve thoughts are meaningless.

    Playoffs, baby!!

  13. mg Says:

    Things soured when Bill benched Butler in the Super Bowl against the eagles. The players knew the coach and his ego threw the team under the bus.

  14. pick6 Says:

    the patriots will be okay longer term. most of their best defensive players opted out and they probably built some nice padding into their cap with their underspending this year. on top of that they get a better draft position than usual, and might even trade away a player or two for those mid round picks they love. They have a rebuild to undertake post Brady, probably going back to the “no egos” defensively dominant formula that won them superbowls before Tom Brady became the centerpiece…they took their medicine and now have money, draft capital, and no sacred cows to work around

    but i’m firmly focused on OUR team. nothing is assured beyond this year given the age of so many key players, but i’ll enjoy having something to cheer for after week 17 for the first time in 13 years

  15. bkBucsFan Says:

    Yeah, I’m sure the Pats will be fine next year, but I really couldn’t care less either haha. I’m just so happy to have at least one playoff game! I’m excited at the teams progress as well and that includes the coaching!

  16. SlyPirate Says:

    I’m laughing at the pundits who said the Pats would be better with Cam Newton.

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    It just goes to show the value of the position. Belichek and Brady share a ton of hardware from their success and each had a hand in acquiring it.
    That said, without a top-tier QB we see what teams are like. We used to be one of them!
    This is the classic “chicken or the egg” debate. Belichek or Brady? This year, Brady!

  18. Tye Says:

    Joe in Michigan: some people purposely choose to live in denial and\or ignorance!
    The Saints gave Winston the 2nd half when Brees got injured… He blew his chance and Hill took over because of it…

  19. JimBuc2 Says:

    Hey, would somebody trot out back to the sheep pen and fetch Relealisto?
    Go Bucs!

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    Also, the Bucs are far from being a “dynasty” right now like the Patriots were. We are just now building a culture that has mostly been non-existent.
    No time for laughter right now. We need to make some MF noise in these playoffs!
    Go Bucs!

  21. mg Says:

    One thing for sure, the pats don’t have a franchise team player that will give the 20 year discount TB-12 did.

  22. 813bucboi Says:

    ndog, realist, lamarcus….


    GO BUCS!!!!

  23. Steven007 Says:

    813, you nailed it. Also trollmax made a special guest appearance for a few days there too. How he must be suffering. There’s no way from New Orleans he can catch a whiff of the noxious stench from JW’s panties from here. Oh well.

  24. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Tye: Maybe Robert was joking when he posted it, in that case I apologize to him. I’ve heard enough of the gibberish from Ndog, Realisto, and a few others to last a lifetime. Hopefully they’ve moved on to the Saints sites where somebody might actually care.

  25. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Are you freaking serious. He has exactly ONE…read that again…ONE winning season without Brady.

    He had that ONE winning season in Cleveland where the other four of his five years there he was a horrid 36-44.

    His first year in NE again without Brady as his starter he went freaking 5-11!!!

    Bottom line Belicheat has NEVER WON WITHOUT BRADY…that includes this year when 43 year old Brady had to join the franchise with the longest playoff drought in history and take the Bucs to the playoffs while the Brady-less Pats SUCK!!! Bwaahhaa Belicheat…you’re nothing but a great defensive coach without Brady!!!

    I’m not sure Belicheat makes my top ten as an HC…as a DC certainly.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Realist has been here. Making foolish statements with !!!!! and all.

    The other two fakers ….not so much.

  27. The Daily Coroner Says:

    Better than Lombardi or Walsh?
    Nope at least IMO.
    Maybe Machiavellian. Yep.
    No Tom Brady – No 20 years of winning seasons.
    How well did Belicheat plan for life after TB12? Cam “Superman” Newton IMO was a running back who could pass – not a QB who could run (think Steve Young). Now he is neither.

  28. Jason Says:

    So basically Brady chose Gisele over Belicheat?

  29. Jason Says:

    Smart man that Tom Brady. Lol.

  30. orlbucfan Says:

    Augsut 1976 Buc Says:
    December 29th, 2020 at 11:23 am
    BTW it would be good to go to Dallas and put a beatdown on Big D. I can still remember watching the Jan 1982 38-0 Demolition job that Dallas put on the Bucs in the playoffs, and also the picture of Ed 2 Tall Jones laying on Doug Williams for one of many sacks that happened that day, it was the photo the next day on the front page of the St Pete Times. Times have changed. Go BUCS!!!
    Yo!! I remember watching that game way back when. The Dark Ages had already started with Culverhouse spending more on his mistresses than the team. He got his at the end as he died from a very nasty and painful cancer.

  31. MadMax Says:

    Too funny…”Who is laughing now?” Love it!

    We been here before…no probs.

  32. TSmitty300 Says:

    This reminds me of the Kobe-Shaq breakup. The Heat squeezed 1 more title out of an aging Shaq; where as the Lakers had to retool things with Kobe. The Lakers took a step back, but made a couple moves and were back winning titles. We can trash the Patriot Way, but that rigid system brought in 6 super bowl wins, 16 top 10 defenses during Brady’s 20 year run there, and got multiple coaches head coaching gigs. How many times Charlie Weiss kept getting opportunities because he was linked to Belichick?

    It’s not like Brady and Gronk joined up in Jacksonville. They chose a roster with talented offensive personnel. It was smart on Brady’s part. It’s not different than when Peyton Manning chose Denver. Finally, without that rigid system, Brady wouldn’t be Tom Brady. Let’s see if the Bucs aren’t 1 and done and how the Patriots retool.

  33. David Says:

    Joe in Michigan
    Tye …..

    You do realize Robert was being sarcastic, don’t you?

  34. David Says:

    As for the article, I don’t think Belichick or New England really cares Joe.
    They had 18 years from Tom and he took them to 9 Super Bowls and won 6.
    Other than year to and the year he was injured, I think he won the division every single year.
    It was the greatest run in NFL history.
    Yes, it’s fun seeing New England suck and watching the Bills roll them for the division crown, but I think they can live with the way things panned out for the last two decades

  35. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Belichick was NEVER very good!! Calling him the greatest ever is ridiculous and AGAIN shows how little this sight knows about football…. Belichick was a LOSING head coach every year until Brady can’t along and now you can see who REALLY held that team up!! Even at 43 he would have brought them a winning season! …. This is the first losing season for Belichick SINCE BRADY TOOK HIS FIRST START!! .. that is how that should be said!! … Belichick was never anything more than an average coach who got lucky with an AMAZING generational QB … That’s it!! He wasn’t genius, he wasn’t doing an the right things that everyone says… He just had Brady