Going All-In Makes Sense

April 8th, 2021

Master sales job

Look, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady recently told Michael Strahan of “Good Morning America” on ABC that he doesn’t have much time left.

Of course, we don’t know if that is one year, two years, three years, whatever for the Bucs signal-caller who turns 44 in August. Already he is setting new standards for old quarterbacks.

Over at The Athletic, NFL columnist Sheil Kapadia took a look at every team’s offseason. He thinks the Bucs’ has been dynamite.

… No team will have as much continuity year over year as the Bucs. Unlike in the past, the Bucs were willing to take a different financial approach with contracts that they’ll have to account for down the road. But going all-in with Tom Brady made sense.

“I think they got good value on some of their guys,” said Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com. “I think they did a great job of tugging on the emotion of wanting to come back and be part of this team.”

Why wouldn’t a team want to go all-in when its Super Bowl MVP quarterback is turning 44 and coming off knee surgery, and it brings back almost every player after winning it all?

If not now, when? Strike while the iron is hot.

In Joe’s eyes, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht has played this perfectly, and there’s still time to do more. That’s why he’s getting a ring this spring.

23 Responses to “Going All-In Makes Sense”

  1. Sport Says:

    Totally Agree. The offense should come out on fire. Not worried about the defense.


    In BA I Trust!

  2. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    How many teams have a chance to make it to the Super Bowl in a decade? How many teams have a decent shot to repeat in a decade? Not many. You take the shot now as there might not be another decent shot in the next few decades. Bucs are putting in all their poker chips now as this is the best shot they’ve had to repeat since 2003.

  3. Bucanero Says:

    Going all in so far so good. It’s not all about the money too. Bucs could bring AB if they have an open competition for the starting job he’ll sign immediately if that is on the table. A guy with that ego will always bet on himself. They have to keep the fire burnin’ and both those guys are tremendous competitors.

  4. ClodHopper Says:

    Going all I’m is the only option right now. We’re going to be screwed in a few years but it’s worth it. I’m down!

  5. Swampbuc Says:

    Anyone that would argue with this point is a complete cretin.

  6. Chris Boyd Says:

    clodhopper, i dont think we will be in as much trouble as you think, because once the void years kick in, it is likely that we will do one of 2 things. either have another great vet qb come in ( rodgers?), and keep kicking the can down the road, or have a rookie qb on a cheap deal, that will offset the void years. Almost every team does versions of these deals, and only in extreme cases like the saints, which took 15 years and a pandemic to come back and haunt them. We will be fine, and Licht has proved that he has a firm grasp on what it takes to build a winner. I am so glad we kept him , and let him figure out his process!

  7. ClodHopper Says:

    Chris. That would be swell. And under proper management you could be right. This management has never been tested in this scenario. But the way Licht handled this offseason does give me more confidence you could be right.

  8. jimm Says:

    the idea of bringing in a proven vet qb after brady is not a guarantee winner.

    not many of these qb have the team mentality that brady has and all seem to want a bigger share of the pie which lessens the quality around them.

    brady is unique.

  9. gotbbucs Says:

    I’m in.

  10. Oxycondoms Says:

    Going all in means picking impact player in first round not trading back

  11. Fred mcneil Says:

    Really, I expect this to be TB’s last year.
    The first 3 picks need to be immediate backups.
    After that developmental is all there usually is left.
    Of course we need some special teamers too right now.
    The only spot I see a possibility of an immediate impact player is rb.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Fred….I think if Brady wins another one this season….he’ll go for 3.

  13. Bird Says:


    Agree. Unless he has injury or arm goes south on him

  14. Robert Says:

    they paid more for some of them and they are a year older. doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs would’ve been foolish to do anything other than go ‘all-in’ this year. We had first dibs on a bunch of quality, battle-hardened FAs in guys like Shaq, Godwin, Suh, LVD etc and we punched the ticket on all of them. Hallelujah!

    Still, we brought back most of the 2002 team plus the same coaching staff & proceeded to go 7-9 in 2003. Nothing’s a given in the NFL. Good news is that our coaching staff & this group of players all know that & take it to heart. Guys like Brady, Suh, LVD & JPP won’t let anyone on this team forget for a second that every game will be a dogfight this year. We now have a target on our back, but that’s OK. Should just make everyone work that much harder.

  16. SlyPirate Says:

    The Bucs’ abysmal history is a blessing in disguise. Ownership appreciates the success, and they are willing to do what it takes to keep it going.

  17. Fred mcneil Says:

    Buc1987, that’s a long way from now, but I hope it works out that way.
    That would be just unbelievable.

  18. PSL Bob Says:

    Chris and Clodhopper, aside from the cap/money issue, I think the team is in good shape looking forward because of all the youth currently under development, particularly on the D side of the ball. We just need to continue drafting well AND get a QB. That will be the lynchpin regarding the Bucs’ future success. They have to get a post-Brady QB and begin developing him. Don’t think we’ll get as lucky with another vet QB (e.g., Rodgers, Wilson, etc.) as we did with Brady.

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    Those contracts only have dead cap if the player isn’t playing at the end.

    Remains to be seen, if and how much.

  20. TOM Says:

    First off I think RB’s are a dime a dozen. When the dust settles it should be BPA.

  21. Youngbucs Says:

    The nfl has always been about winning now. All the other stuff is just soap opera fluff. Seriously how long is the average player career? How long does a coach get when he’s not winning? A gm? 10 year plan my ass what good is winning 10 gms a year if you can’t win it all?

  22. ClodHopper Says:


    Also we shouldn’t forget Rodgers hates playing at Ray Jay. That alone might be enough to keep him away.

  23. Cainishere Says:

    I am not worried about Brady’s arm. If you ask any veteran quarterback that is retired now such as Farve, Montana or many others, they can still chuck a football downfield. Vets use intelligence to get by and Brady is loaded with it. The only real enemy for him is injury. The Bucs will have to have a super running game to make play action successful and the TEs will have to have extensive blocking duties. We have the opportunity to do something extraordinary by securing 3 Super bowl victories in a row, something no team has ever done. Look for the Bucs to pick line help on both sides of the ball and a RB. I personally hope that they pick a QB at 32. Brady can bring the best out of him I am sure. Go Bucs!!!