“I Think He’s Just Relaxed, Man”

January 23rd, 2021

A renowned friend of Tom Brady says he’s been texting with the Buccaneers legend this week.

Just imagine how Brady’s phone blows up during a big football week. He’s got about 25 years of ex-teammates, if you include college, and he’s got countless business colleagues plus family. That’s must be a long list for a man who says he takes great pride in his relationships along the way.

Willie McGinest, the former Patriots defensive end, is one of the guys in Brady’s inner circle. He was asked this week on The Rich Eisen Show whether Brady shuts it down in the playoffs or before a big game. McGinest replied that he’s been texting with Brady this week and there is no shutdown mode.

“I think he’s just relaxed, man, and he’s excited for the opportunity,” said McGinest, who added he believes Brady is reflective on all the hard work to get to another conference title game.

And, per McGinest, Brady is all about his teammates, and a little about himself.

“He really wants this for a lot of the guys that are on this team, that’s never been to the playoffs … that’s how he’s wired; that’s how he thinks,” McGinest said.

“I think he also wants people to know that he still had it,” McGinest continued, referencing Brady’s attitude before the season. “… He loves to listen to the critics and the criticism. It just fuels him.’

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18 Responses to ““I Think He’s Just Relaxed, Man””

  1. DaBux Says:

    Relaxed is good. Brady having fun is good. Is it Sunday yet?

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    The GOAT!

  3. SKBucsfan Says:

    If that’s true Willie then we need to start a campaign telling him how washed up he is. Lol
    LFG Bucs!

  4. #1bucsfan Says:

    Pretty crazy we are playing in the NFC title game tomorrow. I hope our defense shows up like last time and makes this like the last time we played in the NFC title game against the eagles and we shut lambo down. Let’s go Bucs

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    No need he hears all the so calledd.experts picking GB to win. Don’t be fooled for one minute and Willie knows this, Brady wants to win another SB to shove it right up Belichick’s keister for basically telling Brady he wasn’t a top tier QB anymore. To leave a job after 20 years has to be intimidating in any industry for even a man of Brady’s stature. His teammates and redemption is more than enough motivation for Brady. Question is can his teammates and coaches answer the challenge?

  6. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Brady wants to beat Mahomes in a SB.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How ’bout adding “Mr. Relaxed” to Brady’s moniker, Joe…..

    Would rather have Mr. Relaxed than Mr. Excitement/Entertainment JW.

  8. TampaTown Says:

    Why isn’t Brady the MVP. He went to one of the worsts teams in the NFL, is running a new system with no off season practice or training camp. Yet here he is in the same place as Aaron Rodgers. Who did the better job getting here?

  9. james west Says:

    i agree tampatown, if the bucs win it all tb12 should be the mvp imho

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Great point, no MVP and no Pro bowl. More motivation!!!

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  12. Ericb Says:

    Keep running game going playaction is working…man coverage on defense….keep up the intensity om defense and lnock thier heads off…get in rogers face and dont give them an inch!!!!

  13. Seemore Bucs Says:

    I think TB 12 would be more than happy to give up this year’s league MVP for the most important MVP, the SUPER BOWL MVP. He wins the Super Bowl and gets that one and it far overshadows the regular season one.

  14. Pewter Power Says:

    That’s big business, kick you on the way out the door after 20 years by saying you used to be reliable but now your washed up. Hope Brady and Bucs win the next two championships.

  15. Hodad Says:

    Tampatown nailed it. Not once have I heard any talking head say TB12 should be in consideration for MVP. Mahomes, Rodgers, Allen, blah, blah, and all the love for Brees who blew another home playoff game. Think Tom would rather be SB MVP, than league MVP anyway.

  16. Jim Says:

    Hey, Joe. How do I sign up for the blog?

  17. Joe Says:

    Hey, Joe. How do I sign up for the blog?


    Just come here. Joe’s not going anywhere. Been here 13 years and no plans of shutting down at all.

    Joe updates this site multiple times a day year-round.

  18. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Brady’s relaxed attitude filters down throughout the team. We will win tomorrow as long as the snow doesn’t [email protected] us up.