Tom Brady: “Talk Sh*t To Me”

March 17th, 2021

More stories are emerging from the iconic 2020 Bucs locker room.

Super Bowl linebacker Lavonte David visited the I Am Athlete podcast and shared a bit about Tom Brady’s approach and how much it was respected.

Bucs fans heard all about how Brady reached out to new teammates upon landing with the Bucs. No surprise at all. But David emphasized that Brady wasn’t just hitting up the big names and he was all about the entire squad all season.

“Tom Brady, superstar, celebrity, icon, you know, he took his time out when he got signed; he took his time out to call everybody on that roster,” David said.

“That’s one thing I really do respect about him. He’d take his time to know everybody in that locker room. And he’d tell you, like, ‘Man, don’t treat me no different. If you want to goof around with me, goof around with me. That’s what it is. That’s what we are. When you’re out there on the field, compete with me. Talk trash to me. Talk sh*t to me. You know, make me feel like I’m one of the guys.’ He basically was saying like, ‘I’m coming to your locker room. Don’t treat me different.'”


Joe heard that and had to wonder how Brady will handle Year 2 in Tampa, when it’s now his team, his locker room and so much of the roster returns.

The only thing Joe can be sure of is that every player will be watching Brady from Day 1 to see what kind of tone he sets. After all, Brady likely is the only current NFL player who has won back-to-back Super Bowls with the same team.

39 Responses to “Tom Brady: “Talk Sh*t To Me””

  1. gbobucsfan Says:

    David also guaranteed we win again this year…….D’oh !!!

  2. IrishMist Says:

    Wasn’t that a Sheryl Crow song?

  3. John Says:

    Wonder if he would be willing to be a coach for tampa when he decides his time as a player is done.

  4. chris L Says:

    legendary. as bucs fans, we have to be blessed. makes up for all the hard years. amazing.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Tom Brady is a truly remarkable athlete. And he is forever tied to your Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Thank you Glazer Family. Thank you, Jason Licht.

    The next two years will be a blast. Sold out stadiums. High expectations. Winning. Low interceptions. A running game. A return to dominant Defense.

    Maybe it’s not the Patriots history but don’t you think their fans got a little bored?


    Great point, how does the locker room handle the stardom from their SB victory. Perfect example how did KC handle it? They thought their sh#$t didn’t stink. Bucs do not want to go into next season with the same attitude listening to all the positive BS media. How great is it to have Brady, Gronk, Shaq, JPP & hopefully AB & James White in the locker room to get the team on a reality check.

  7. Youngbucs Says:

    They mad they big 😡😂😂😂😂🤡🤡🤡

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    I’m not sure he likes being the GOAT in the lockerroom.
    Anybody remember the losing and constant INT’s?

  9. firethecannons Says:

    I like it he is making Tampa Bay locker room his home too this year turning out great so far

  10. Ryan Says:

    Well Shady McCoy has won back to back Super Bowls…just sayin haha

  11. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Trade for Minshew!!

    Do it now JL.

  12. DaBux Says:

    God it must really really suck to be an Aints, DirtyDeadBirds, or Dopey Kitty Kat fan now.

  13. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Listnfrmafar – the Chiefs went 14-2, and one of those losses was in week 17 when they sat most of their starters. They made to the SB but just ran into a better team at the end. They had an excellent run trying to go back to back. They were damn near perfect until that final game.


    TheBradyBunch, the Bucs were the better team that day but not 31-9. They were arrogant and thought they could run over Bucs. I’ve seen it before Pat’s vs Philly SB, Rams vs Pats both SB wins, Seattle vs Pats SB, Carolina vs Denver SB etc. Repeating is hard, the locker room needs to know this. Look back at KC last year, horrible against Pat’s, Atlanta win a lot of come back games which leads me to think them came in cocky.

  15. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    Indeed Chris L. Indeed!!!

    Thanks Joe!!!!

  16. TampaTown Says:

    I’m a season ticket holder and I asked my Rep why they didn’t offer seat upgrades before our money was due this past Monday. She said the Stadium is a basically sold out, as it was last year (thanks to TB12), we just didn’t get to see it because of Covid. It is going to be rocking when this season kicks off, everyone vaccinated, full capacity, probably a night game. Omg I cannot wait!

  17. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    Announce the signings of: Suh, AB, Succop before I pass out Joe

  18. Sport Says:

    I wonder if Shill Joe is now starting to learn the importance of and results of good leadership.

    He did give up on Bud Light because he got a craft brewery as a sponsor….

    Probably not, he’s too narrow minded..

    I BA I Trust!

  19. cmurda Says:

    @Chris Thomas from Heaven Says. I know. That would just set it off. I think it’s going to happen. Let’s git er done. The band has more songs to perform.

  20. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    ..great story. It is our time, i guess. What were the chances for us to turn around … without TB12 zero, with him SB. Respect to LVD for bringing to us locker room
    TP12 talk… what a symphony is being created in front of our eyes…great players respect each-other.. fantastic…
    Thanks J.

  21. sincethebeginning Says:


    Exhibit A

  22. gotbbucs Says:

    There’s a pretty good chance that there will never be another QB like Tom Brady. All of us need to try to breathe as much of this in as we can. Midway through the season I had serious questions about what this team had done, those questions are obviously so far in the past now. I feel silly for ever doubting this guy.
    He honestly is bigger than the game at this point.

  23. mark2001 Says:


  24. Buczilla Says:

    We are lucky as all hell to have Brady man. For the now and what he is instilling in our young guys like Devin White, Carlton Davis, etc. It’s a sweet time to be a Bucs fan.

  25. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Bleacher Rep is reporting Succop has resigned.

  26. SC. Bucs Fan Says:

    Succip 3 years 12 million

  27. james west Says:

    i’m giddy fo sho, LFG BUCS!!!

  28. crazyBucs_CL Says:


  29. Bird Says:

    Succop got paid big bucks for a kicker

    Good for him.

    Suh and brown next

  30. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:


  31. BucAllNight Says:

    why no link or embed to the “I am athlete” interview Joe?

  32. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    C’mon Suh!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. TampaTown Says:

    Joe: does this mean you’re allowed to bust his ba!!s when everyone’s allowed back in One Buc Place?

  34. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Shady McCoy has won back to back rings.

  35. BucEmUp Says:

    I have to admit…I will admit, I underestimated the power of tom brady. His ability to get every OUNCE of effort, want and accountability out of the entire team. I didnt think he was washed up and knew he was a good qb, but he really is the G.o.a.t!

    Imagine if we were lucky enough fot Tom to interview qb prospects and choose his protégé for us.Imagine.if he stayed and coached that kid when he was.donr playing?????

    We got at least two more years with him as our qb…but is this the start of a long term dynasty!???

    Ahhhhhhh its good to bask and dream at the same time every now and then lol!

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  37. Doctor Stroud Says:

    I wish that we had had a chance to get TB12 in his prime, but I’ll take this time and live in the moment! Go Bucs!

  38. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    A shame Joe wasted the nickname “America’s QB” on the wrong guy. Tom Brady is America’s QB and probably the best FA signing in franchise history when you factor in all the other intangibles beyond just on field play.

  39. Long time Brady fan says Says:

    Joe Day 1 has already begun for No.8. Tom doesn’t wait. Tom doesn’t have an off-season just an off day or two.