Tom Brady The Closer

April 14th, 2021

Bucs RB Giovani Bernard.

If somehow 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 got cleaned out in a Ponzi scheme, Joe is confident Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan could find him work.

Because this dude is a closer.

Veteran running back Giovani Bernard signed his contract and spoke with the local pen and mic club this afternoon from One Buc Palace. And would it surprise you to learn he signed with the Bucs largely because of Brady?

(Joe’s sure after the past five years of woeful football in Cincinnati, the Bucs winning the Super Bowl didn’t hurt the sales pitch, either).

Bernard spoke very warmly about Brady and admitted Brady helped recruit him to Tampa Bay.

“Being able to work with Tom was something that was really tough for me to pass up on,” Bernand said. “To be able to build that relationship with him, obviously with some of the things that he has done throughout his career [and] coming here last year and doing here what he did with this supporting cast.”

How Brady treats running backs fires him up.

“His reliance on a running back is huge,” Bernard said. “Me, personally, I feel like I want to be an everydown back.”

Bernard was quick to point out an everydown back does not just mean running or catching.

“It’s not just about passing,” Bernard explained. “For me, I really take into account the blocking. That’s a huge thing. Obviously, you want to protect that investment behind you.”

Joe has a hunch this guy Bernard is going to be a fan favorite. He’s got a booming personality and you can tell by the way he spoke and his facial expressions he enjoys getting down and dirty — and he values the very small things never found in a box score that help a team score points and move the chains.

Watching and listening to Bernard talk about blocking and belonging to a winner, the excitement in his eyes was obvious. Joe felt like strapping on a helmet and splashing a cornerback.

Oh, and Bernard gave a shoutout to former Bucs running back Warrick Dunn for doing things the right way both on and off the field.

This Bernard gets it, man.

21 Responses to “Tom Brady The Closer”

  1. Robert Says:

    Rojo and Lenny can’t be happy.

    Mow let’s make ME and CG be unhappy and sign AB.

  2. TampaTown Says:

    Thank God he shaved that mustache

  3. alaskabuc Says:

    @TampaTown- you win comment of the day 🀣

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    So much for the Shannon sharpe crowd and his opinion. Which was wrong once again.


    Robert, it’s about winning, not everyone gets the trophey. If Bucs don’t want to hurt some of their premadona players then why bring in the most winning QB ever? Seriously, making players warm and fuzzy? Their pay checks should do that.

  6. Bird Says:

    Shannon sharp is a wrong again πŸ˜‚
    Are him and bayless ever right?
    2 morons

    Dude , Bernard is a stud. That was good show.
    Where is the stache though? Cant shave until they win superbowl

  7. Ash Says:

    That mustache was badass lol so glad bucs signed this guy gonna be a hell of a boost to pass protection when he is in there and the threat catching the ball out of the back field that is going to add another piece to this awesome puzzle we have at tampa

  8. Swampbuc Says:

    YEAH! Of course I was really excited about Shady last year, so proof is in the pudding.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    the brady effect is alive and well!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    @BG … ” β€œMe, personally, I feel like I want to be an everydown back.”

    Love the signing, but becoming an ‘everydown back’ isn’t very likely to happen on this Bucs team. And listening to his press conference, I don’t think that’s really his expectation anyways. Sounded like his goal is to contribute what he can, and obviously how & where he fits in is up to the coaches.

    Wow, what a difference a Brady makes. All of this top talent wants the opportunity to play on his team. And right now the Bucs are most assuredly HIS TEAM.

  11. rrsrq Says:

    I can see a lil WD in his game, Dunn was an underrated blocker

  12. Pierre Savoie Says:

    Where can I place a bet on 17-0?

  13. Netwalker Says:

    I loved that stash. Sorry to see it go. It was so… Groucho Marx.

  14. GOATWatcher Says:

    With Vita Vea and OJ back, and what looks like a pretty soft schedule, this could be a classic New England Patriot style beat down year for the rest of the league. I’m not worried about attitude or SB hangover. But injuries are always the wildcard.

  15. DaBux Says:

    RoJo had best learn how to catch and pass block or his stay here will be very, very short in August.

  16. BucEmUp Says:

    I just need that mustache gone….dude doesnt look right with it. I dunnno I think the stach slows him down…then again maybe it will distract blitzes becauee it looks so funny on.him

  17. IrishMist Says:

    Shaving the stashe might cost him endorsement opportunities with Pizza chains.

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Gio is good at 2 things that Fournette and Rojo so-so st. The would be BLOCKING and RECIEVING. Again you better have solid protection for our “Brady Brinks truck” Both Fournette and Rojo are mostly 1 trick ponies. Yes they were part of a Championsjip run, but #1 is to keep Tom upright and healthy. Gabbert means an average to above average team, but not a bonafide contender for a Championship. #2 the Bucs were one of the worst at what Gio is excellent at. I mean, this guy is comparable to A Kamara catching the ball out of the backfield. That is legit. Again TRUST IS HUGE, and Fournette and Rojo have not to this point developed and reputation as great blockers, and being Brady being able to TRUST the protection is a major factor why Gio was signed. The Rich just got richer. GO BUCS!!!!.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    AB knows the stache is bad luck in FA lol. We are stacked at RB and a good investment with RoJo and Lenny going into contract years. Killing it Jason. Make a trade or two and stack the trenches. Is it not ever said that C need time to adjust? C is deep. Who better to sit under than Brady and Jensen for a year. No AB, I also would be interested in getting a good WR in the first three. A QB in the fourth or fifth depending on number of picks.

    Trade into the second and pick up DE Joe Tryon. His play also looks much like another FHOF JPP.

  20. MarkRIf Says:

    Interesting to see how Gio is used. He’s dangerous in space and a very good blocker, but not an effective interior rusher – so most likely a passing-situation back. I think we’ll love this guy if he can stay healthy but we still need a bruiser like Lenny to wear down the other team and kill time when we have the lead in the 4th qtr.

  21. REDZONE BA Says:

    BA message to RB’s > Fall in line and execute when called on. That simple.