Tom Brady Brought “A Sense Of Seriousness”

February 10th, 2021

Talking with Tommy.

It’s interesting to Joe that former Belicheats suits are popping up on airwaves talking about conversations they have with park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady… now that the season is over.

One is the former coffee fetcher for Bill Walsh, Al Davis and Bill Belicheat; he’s former Browns general manager Michael Lombardi. The long-time Belicheat insider appeared on VSiN recently to tell the world he had a phone conversation with Brady since Brady hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft in the thick Tampa night air Sunday night.

About the only thing Lombardi would reveal is that Brady plans to hit up Costa Rica very soon and that Brady was very thankful for his teammates.

“Which is so classic of Tom,” Lombardi said.

Lombardi also added that the Bucs signing Brady last spring was a jolt of professionalism the Bucs needed.

“Nobody wants to talk about it but I do think there was an adult in the room,” Lombardi said of the Bucs signing Brady. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback brought “a sense of seriousness” that Tampa Bay lacked.

Then Lombardi repeated his stance that there are certain NFL markets where it is hard to build a winning culture. He includes Tampa because of the clothing-optional establishments that rise up along Dale Mabry Highway.

OK, Joe generally gets what Lombardi means. There are way too many things to do in Tampa than focus on football. Not every place can be a football POW camp like Foxborough. Joe gets it. But this is just a great example of how the Belicheat mentality gets blown out of proportion.

OK, yeah, strip clubs are “distractions.” So is Lombardi trying to say that Chicago doesn’t have strip clubs? Indianapolis? Pittsburgh? New Jersey, for crying out loud?

Hell, even football Siberia, Green Bay, has strip clubs.

Lombardi almost weekly slobbers over “The Sopranos” on his podcast (Joe loves “The Sopranos,” too) and that series was based on a mob outfit with a base of operations located in a New Jersey strip club, the “Bada Bing,” in the same neck of the woods as Met Life Stadium. C’mon. Heck, when legendary Lawrence Taylor played, he owned a wild nightspot with alleged ties to organized crime.

Joe understands that Florida and the Gulf Coast (Lombardi also cited New Orleans as a hard market to have a winner) offers all sorts of day and night activities to pull players away from football that Boston doesn’t. Right now, northerners are indoor prisoners unless you get your rocks off shoveling snow or scraping ice off windshields. So what else are you going to do outside of pump weights and watch film?

While the core of what Lombardi often says about (legitimate) distractions is true, to suggest NFL markets with successful programs don’t have shops with naked chicks grinding on poles or other vices is beyond a stretch.

You can hear Lombardi’s take on VSiN below.

35 Responses to “Tom Brady Brought “A Sense Of Seriousness””

  1. Cobraboy Says:

    It’s not about strip clubs.

    It’s about leadership.

  2. Robert Says:

    maybe he is referencing quality. there’s some grade a quality talent that for sure, but you gotta head for polk county to get it.

  3. Steven007 Says:

    His conjecture about distractions is patently ludicrous, for most of the reasons you cited. As for talking about finally having an adult in the room, he was clearly throwing shade at JW. And rightly so.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well…he may have a point…..because of the sickness….all those joints were probably closed for most of the season……and, even if they weren’t, players were not permitted to partake.
    We will see if they have an impact next year……no need to worry about TB12….he probably has his own stripper pole for Giselle.

  5. Bird Says:

    Remember when ndog laughed at bradys leadership (compared to jameis) when he yelled at oline after chicago game. 😂

    Which actually was a turning point. Seems like oline balled out (around) after that game

    So in the end , ndog is just an absolute clown show
    And he is still here posting under other names cause he was so wrong
    And he is scared. And so sad cause his boo is gone

  6. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    There are many more srip clubs near Met Life stadium then Satin Dolls, which was the Bing.

  7. SKBucsFan Says:

    Thanks for making this point clear Joe.
    Yes management made some good moves during the season, the coaches did a good job as the season progressed, and players that were struggling found their game. But this wasn’t as a result of the coaches only. This was because they finally had a leader in the room that has won before. He told them what it takes to be a winner and lead by example. HE believed it before he signed here. Most other QB’s in the league would NOT have been able to do what TB12 did with this group. Everyone says they want to win , but he lives his life by that.

    MVP deservedly so.

  8. Architek Says:

    I’m sorry I just can’t do Lombardi! He’s too much of a sensationalist! He rooted against the Bucs all year also!

  9. Buxszntkt Says:

    Joe, there may be strip clubs in these northern cities but they are quite different. My son lives in one of the cities you mentioned and his buddies asked if he wanted to go to a topless club?
    He asked what is a topless club ?
    The buddies thought he was naive ! He didn’t know the term because all he’s ever seen in Tampa is full nudity , who the hell gets excited about topless when you have full nudity in your hometown clubs.

  10. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Lombardi is a little bit of a BS artist.

  11. ClodHopper Says:

    I get the water, sun and babes would be distraction but I don’t get these strip clubs. Is there an usually high number of them down there or what?

  12. Buxszntkt Says:

    Clod, having grown up in NY , going to scores and other clubs, lived in Boston, I can tell you YES! The full nudity is not common elsewhere and the girls can misbehave. Scores in NYC of course had the most beautiful, likely aspiring models, but …

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Buxszntkt…no shyte.

    North Carolina was like that.

    Been to Mons numerous times when I was younger. Then I got taken to a supposed strip club for my bachelor party while living in NC. Most of the girls either had tops and bottoms on, some wore pasties. Lame. They bought me a dance and some girl danced in front of me in her bikini. lame.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Clod…close to Raymond James and One Buc….to my knowledge I would say yes there’s lots of them. I don’t live in Tampa though.

  15. BUC CHEEKS Says:


  16. Robert Says:

    I’ll admit it. I used to have a T back 🙂

  17. Joe Says:

    There are many more srip clubs near Met Life stadium then Satin Dolls, which was the Bing.

    A customer?

  18. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Lombardi , still trying to ride Brady’s coattails . Big Meh for that guy.

  19. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Joe Satin Dolls was a hole. Much better options growing up there. Grew up near and worked at Giants Stadium. Satin Dolls was too far a ride for too little a return.

  20. TampaTown Says:

    Can someone please explain what the attraction is to strip clubs? I can understand going once out of curiosity, but at some point if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen em all. I also used to work with a daughter of a strip club owner and those skanks are nasty and hate men.

  21. ClodHopper Says:

    Lol. Nice. We got two clubs. One topless and one full nude. I didn’t know full nude was so rare.

  22. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Well , clubs or no clubs , Tampa Bay leads NFC South with 2 Super Bowl Wins

  23. Cannon Says:

    I haven’t been the clubs in over a decade. What are they like these days with the mask mandate?

    Asking for a friend.

  24. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Having frequented “strip clubs” in El Salvador when I lived there I would never go to one again here in the States.
    It’s not even close to being worth it.
    Down there lap dances and more are included in the $2 cover charge.
    If you want more then that you pay the bartender $18 and you spend 30 minutes being “entertained” in a private room.
    The girls were very good looking too.

  25. mg Says:

    Lombardi is tough to take, his head has been buried up hand job bobs and coach bills keister forever.

  26. BeLOWME Says:

    I bought my first buttplug in El Salvador. Great place.

  27. Bill_T Says:

    The strip clubs on Dale Mabry and Adamo are a disgrace to the city.

  28. mg Says:

    Are Round Trip tickets available to El Salvador?

  29. Topdoggie Says:

    I grew up with the mob. Nothing is glamorous about those guys. I still cross to the other side of the street when someone starts a caddie.

  30. SKBucsfan Says:

    Lol Cannon.

  31. Leighroy Says:

    Joe if you’ve been to the east saint Louis strip clubs and those on dale mabry, youd know all clubs aren’t created equal

  32. Shecky Says:

    Pointless. My first disappointing post by Joe.

  33. Joe Says:

    Joe if you’ve been to the east saint Louis strip clubs and those on dale mabry, youd know all clubs aren’t created equal

    Joe hadn’t been to either the east side clubs nor the Dale Mabry clubs. Whole LOT better ways to burn cash.

  34. firethecannons Says:

    just watched a video of Brady throwing the Lombardi off the boat
    wow! another boat of players including Evans and Godwin caught it.

  35. unbelievable Says:

    The strip club distraction thing is sooooo ridiculous.

    As if pretty much every big city doesn’t have strip clubs lol. Or a million other things to do entertainment wise. There are less NFL cities that have beaches of course, but that’s about it.

    That said, Tom Brady brought a level of respect and credibility that basically no one else could have.

    He talks, the guys listen. They buy in. They trust him to lead the way. THAT is the difference.