The Brady Influence

February 5th, 2021


There is no doubt in Joe’s mind that the single greatest move Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht made was signing Tom Brady.

Brady brought his street cred to the organization. And when the rest of the Bucs saw Brady go through his workaholic and high-standards routine, it changed their mindsets.

Yesterday in his media session, Bucs center Ryan Jensen explained how Brady transformed attitudes without trying.

“Just the way he works,” Jensen said describing working with Brady. “There is a reason why he has had so much success in this league over the last 20 years. The way he works and attacks every day – it’s amazing that he can keep that pace.

“It’s awesome for a team to see how he works and how he operates on a daily basis. It’s very addictive for other guys to begin following a guy who plays that way and practices that way.”

Just that one move, that 1,000-to-1 roll of the dice to land Brady, paid off for the Bucs in a major way that maybe cannot be fully measured.

Brady is why the Bucs are playing in Super Bowl LV. Joe doesn’t think this can be debated in any way.

19 Responses to “The Brady Influence”

  1. Ed Kerber Says:

    Brady really is MVP!

  2. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    “Brady is why the Bucs are playing in Super Bowl LV. Joe doesn’t think this can be debated in any way.”

    I hope that we don’t get any attempts at arguing this all-to-obvious truth, yet everyone has a right to be heard; we also have a right to bash the deniers, the jaboo axe-grinders and the trolls.

    GO BUCS!!!

  3. Pete I Says:

    Last year at this time the Bucs were 7-9 with nothing but questions at QB and I was getting ready to WATCH a Super Bowl on TV. This year 14-5 with no questions at QB and I am getting ready to GO to a Super Bowl and watch it in person! Wonder if I will see NDOG at the game?

  4. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr is “the straw that stirs the drink” I first heard Reggie Jackson say that when he was on the Yankees lol. Very glad we will never hear Tom say that, he would just deflect any praise. But we can say it about Brady. GO BUCS!!!!

  5. Buczilla Says:

    I agree.

  6. Fred mcneil Says:

    I just woke up from a terrible dream.
    The Bucs were in their Creamsicle uniforms and Vinnie the poo was qb and a huge African lion intercepted the ball and swallowed it
    I was supposed to interview that 600 pound thin, but I didn’t wanna go anywhere near it.

  7. Bird Says:

    An erection for sacks

    Hahahaha. Love it
    Joe gets a poster name in honor of his sack comment

    And so true. The debate is over. Brady even is saying watch out for next year. We cant sign everyone so a good player or two will be out of mix. But everyone sounds like they want to come back. Now if they win superbowl, some may then go for money as they got their ring.
    But we have a draft and other free agents who want that same chance at ring and to play with goat. Plus, you get to wear pirate jerseys and have a pirate ship in the stadium on top. Sounds like no brainer to me

    The small market of tampa. What a sports town

  8. Bird Says:

    Full disclosure^^^^^

    Ndog likes sacks too
    Just the other kind

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brady brought much more than his influence on his teammates………he brought relevance & respect for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    Much of the excitement has been lost because of the sickness & no fans in the stands….it has probably slowed down merchandise sales also.
    I can only hope that picks up next year.
    Relevance & Respect….two bonuses that come from winning.

    Tom Brady…”Mr.Excitement, Pro Bowler, America’s Quarterback”

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Probably two other QB in the league could of brought that winning attitude to the team. Mahomes and Wilson but Brady is the king of the mountain. He added the fuel to a sputtering race car engine.

  11. Jim Says:

    The Jason Licht who picked Brady is the same Jason Licht who picked Winston. If he gets an “A” grade for Brady, what grade shall we give him for Winston? And where do they average out?

  12. gp Says:

    I don’t think it’s the work ethic, though I’m not discounting it. How many stories about previous quarterback(s) mentioned being first in and last out of the training facility?
    For me, It’s all about the attitude. Every athlete at this level is competitive and knows how to win and yet we had a losing mentality, infectious and more difficult than MRSA to eliminate.
    In walks “doc” Tom with not just a winning attitude, not just the sheer will to win, or pure confidence. Not sure if there are actually words for his magical attitude medicine, but it’s worked.
    Can’t speak for everybody, But I’m a happy camper!

  13. '79Defense Says:

    These guys are asked all the time to praise Brady regarding what it’s like working with him. They must give him a lot of crap about that on the side as a joke.

  14. Mike Says:

    It starts and ends with the QB in this league. Plain and simple. You need a great one to win it all, and lucky for us, Brady saw our potential and believed we could be great together.

  15. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    Completely agree. He is truly why the Bucs are here. It has been amazing to watch. Thank you, Tom Brady!

  16. Ghost of NDoggie Says:

    jameis wood be mvp if the raycis glazers and licht didn’t treat home boy so bad.

  17. Buc You Says:

    I hope that seeing how his approach to the game and their mimicking it led them from last in the division to the Super Bowl in one season really ingrains that sort of approach in the rest of our team and translates to a working to win culture in this team even post-Brady.

  18. gp Says:

    Buc You Says:
    *****even post-Brady.*****

    I sure hope you’re right.
    Because I have no intention of leaving when he eventually retires.

  19. Bird Says:

    Ghost of ndoggie

    Thats you oneil
    So obvious
    Why you scared to own who you are?
    Easy give away. Same blah blah blah