Shannon Sharpe Believes Sales Pitch For Giovani Bernard Is Nonsense

April 12th, 2021

FS1’s Shannon Sharpe.

When it was learned the Bucs signed former Bengals running back Giovani Bernard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network also noted that both Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians and park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller-coaster-scared, Bucs-Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady personally recruited Bernard.

Shannon Sharpe believes that is a borderline crock.

The Hall of Fame tight end who now co-hosts “Undisputed,” seen weekday mornings on FS1, tried to contain his laughter at the thought of Arians and Brady trying to sell a player who has experienced little but losing in his career on a chance to play for the defending Super Bowl champions.

“How hard is it to recruit someone from Cincinnati?” Sharpe howled. “That’s like somebody from Alabama trying to recruit somebody from JUCO. “I mean, REALLY? I mean, he got released from Cincinnati.

“So let me get this straight: ‘OK, I’ve got options, here are my options. A million dollars from Jacksonville or a million dollars from Tampa Bay?’ How hard of sell job is that?”

To be fair, the Chiefs were also trying to get their foot inside Bernard’s front door. The defending AFC champs have a much less crowded backfield and have Pat Mahomes as their quarterback.

Still, Florida is a native of South Florida, and Tampa Bay isn’t Jacksonville with a hard@ss college coach and a rookie quarterback. The Bucs have a known players’ coach, a farm animal for a quarterback who likes to throw to his running backs, and a shiny new Vince Lombardi Trophy to polish with all 22 starters back from a championship season.

It may not have been a heavy sales job but it sure didn’t hurt that Arians and Brady showed Bernard some love.

34 Responses to “Shannon Sharpe Believes Sales Pitch For Giovani Bernard Is Nonsense”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    Brady seems to be quite the recruiter. Just another (unquantifiable) advantage of having the GDAT on our team.

  2. Nick2 Says:

    Wow I will be the first to call Shannon Sharp an idiot. After watching Youtube of him being one of many that called TB washed up early last year now he comes with a misinformed take. The reports are that the Chiefs and Seahawks both tried and that Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson got involved for the Seahawks. So now say what you said and yes they sold the Bucs and I am glad they did. Bernard is a huge upgrade from McCoy in receptions ball security and pass protection. The guy should have never been let mo by Cincinnati who was millions under the cap when they asked him to take a pay cut.

  3. Swampbuc Says:

    Shannon also said Brady wouldn’t throw for 40TDs and win the SB either.

  4. LongSeason Says:

    Uh-oh. Joes are in trouble. You guys typed Pat Mahomes and he likes to be called Patrick. Oh, man. ‘Patrick’ will be sending Chris Jones to flatten you. Suggest you call Ali to block for you. XD
    The Giovani Bernard signing must mean something. Eureka! I know. Bruce Arians, Jason Licht, Tom Brady, The Glazers, and the Buccaneers organization mean to win a second straight Super Bowl. XD

  5. Shecky Says:

    The same dude who heartily laughed when Bayless suggested Brady would throw 40 TD passes in 2020. Shannon Sharpe needs to get laid or something. His complete infatuation with anything and everything Tom Brady is unhealthy. I know the “rent free” cliche is thrown around pretty randomly these days but man does Brady live rent free in Shannon Sharpe’s head.

  6. Charlie Says:

    Like Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe is payed big $’s to make a fool of himself. Also like Skip it isn’t difficult.

  7. rriddler Says:

    “Still, Florida is a native of South Florida”

    I think technically, South Florida would be a native of Florida. 🙂

  8. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Bernard was wise to choose Tampa over Jacksonville and KC.
    Brady loves to throw to his backs, when they show they can catch the ball.

  9. Medicated Pete Says:

    He’s prob got Brady fatigue. I imagine everyone except Buc fans have it.

  10. Pewter941 Says:

    This guy is paid to take an anti-Brady stance on the show.

  11. Looking at You! Says:

    You know, Shannon Sharpe called it WRONG all of the entire last year concerning us.

    I don’t trust him at this point to know the difference between shart and shinola.. I Don’t believe he actually watched our games. Sold us short ALL of last season.

    His partner had some of what turned out to be really good advice for the faux “knowledgeable” mouth piece that Shannon is and it was Clearly from a guy that Was watching our games (his superior partner) on the show. And that partner on the other side of the fence had something to say about it….
    He started that he had learned this One Simple Fact concerning our QB long, long ago, and it was simply this…..

    You DON’T bet against a team with Tom Brady at helm!!!

    Sharpe laughed it up and stated how his man crush Pat Mahones was all that mattered.
    My thought bubble formed above my head and I thought 🤔💭 🤔 to myself let me see, hmm, how many times had Mahones been to a SUPER BOWL? And 🤔💭🤔 how many times had he faced THE GOAT in a Super Bowl? And finally, I know they barely beat us once (kc) but did this class Clown Shannon Sharpe really watch the games We played as We “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers” dug through the ditches and BURNED through the witches in “DOMINATING FACTION” for Seven Straight Games???
    I thought 💭🤔💭🤔💭 to myself, MY GOD! This Fool Hasn’t been Watching!

    No matter what the Clown Shannon Sharpe says, he doesn’t do his homework and deserves No Respect from me but I gotta tell you this…
    No Matter What he says, I KNOW that in the back of his mind , in the Truth of his Truth, I guarantee he’s thinking….. 🤔💭🤔
    DON’T BET AGAINST TOM BRADY AND HIS BUCCANEERS! And he’s as jealous as hell…..

    So much for his man crush and his lack of Due Diligence!

    F- for Shannon Sharpe last year, and he’s so embarrassed that he’s digging at ANY little thing he can find. BTW, Not so sharpe, THAT’S HOW THE NEW BUCS ROLL! We give a damn mister about our players and show “GENUINE INTEREST” in our players and our team!
    Look around Mister, is it so hard to believe that they both called the man and showed GENUINE interest? I mean, besides pretty much the ENTIRE TEAM is back from last year and GB is the ONLY new addition thus far sir! That’s how We roll now. Get your “can’t think outside of the box” mind wrapped around the New Reality Shannon!

    GO BUCS!

  12. Mitch Says:

    Shannon’s fake celebrity persona on this show is to oppose Brady so therefore he opposes most of the positive things about Brady.

    Just like Skip opposes Lebron. It’s all fake.

  13. LVMYBUCS Says:


  14. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Sharp has about as much integrity as Whitey Bulger. Some say he’s playing a part but you can see it in his face and hear it in his voice. He’s so jealous of Brady he can’t stand it. He’s disgraced himself as a Hall of Famer.

  15. ClodHopper Says:

    The more this guy is around Skip the more he turns into skip. Wasn’t that many years ago his opinion was respectable. He’s suffering from single variable loserthink

  16. Joe Says:

    Sharp has about as much integrity as Whitey Bulger.


  17. Oneilbuc Says:

    Shannon Sharp has a right to his opinion!! I like Shannon Sharp and some of his takes . Especially about the Minnesota cop who shot and killed a unarmed black kid . Who cares about football when something like this keep happening to my people !!! I hope Brady respond to this madness since he’s the face of the NFL . Every player should be talking about these trash cops who keep committing these crimes !!!

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Then why are you on here, a football site?

  19. Swampbuc Says:

    O’Neilbuc, seriously man? What do you expect Brady to do? Neverm8nd don’t answer that. Go to a reddit board or something.

  20. Casual Observer Says:

    It is pretty clear that Minneapolis doesn’t know how to train their police force. But I wouldn’t paint all police with that brush. Too extensive a generalization. These have been truly despicable acts but sports (football on this fine blog) helps keep some enjoyment in this world – despite all the sad news.

  21. cape codder Says:

    Shannon Notso Sharpe

  22. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Joe, what did I say to get the hook?

  23. Jonny Says:

    Shannon is right on this one. There is no recruiting talent that is needed to convince someone to play for a Superbowl winning team in the great tax free sunshine and oven state with the best governor. Kansas City is a s-hole compared to Tampa.

  24. SCBucsFan Says:

    Shannon Sharpe got what he wanted, an off-season mention on a blog.

  25. Oneilbuc Says:

    All Brady and other stars have to do is speak on it just like the NBA does . They can actually come together and really push to at least change these kind of situations from happening by getting laws changed .

  26. Oneilbuc Says:

    I’m tired of hearing about police training . That’s just some lame excuse they make for those kind of police officers. Their training seems to work well when they dealing white men. That cop has been on the force for over 20 years so it’s no excuse .

  27. Altexx Says:

    Skipth, Skipth, Skipth let me tell you what really happened.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    I hate to say it, but I agree with horse face. You recruit JJ Watt to come here and play for $5m — Bernard is a vet minimum type of player with limited options. I like the pickup, but it’s not like he was a hard guy to get.

  29. Brandon Says:

    Y’all making a big deal out of a guy that has less than a 50% chance of making final roster.

  30. lambchop Says:


    If Shady made the roster, I think Gio has about a 99.99% chance of making the roster.

  31. adam from ny Says:

    poor joe burrow…

    “stashe” is good enough to block and catch for brady, but not for him…

    what’s he thinking…

    after the powers that be over there let his junk of an o- ine blow out his knee as a rook…

    like seriously

  32. adam from ny Says:

    his junk of an o-line ***

  33. PatsBucsfan4years Says:

    Skipth, Skipth, Skipth…. LOL 😆

  34. Eddie Marz Says:

    Shannon Sharp gets dumber by the minute. You would think someone with his experience would respect its players and the NFL better. All he does is rag Brady. Jealousy is a terrible thing. As Michael Strahan said, “shut your mouth”.