Bucs Veterans Work Out Voluntarily At One Buc Palace

May 29th, 2021

“Tom, I just didn’t want you to get hit by a line drive foul ball from another field by some jackwagon rookie league shortstop.”

So Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians said this week he would be more than happy if his Bucs starters worked out at One Buc Palace unsupervised.

It seems Arians got his wish.

This week the Bucs began voluntary OTA practices and no starter (unless you consider Giovani Bernard a starter) showed up.

Leaguewide, more and more players are choosing not to participate in OTA’s in an effort to persuade the NFL to scale back on them. In fact, Brady recently had a conference call with NFLPA members pleading with his association brethren to hold firm and not go to the voluntary workouts, and he talked about them being so unnecessary.

Meanwhile, the day before the Bucs’ first voluntary OTA practice this week, Brady hosted as many as nine offensive teammates in a workout some 1,200 yards away from One Buc Palace at the Yankees minor league complex on Himes Ave.

Arians’ concern has always been safety. The Bucs’ facility is manicured properly for football and only for football, Arians noted. Bucs vets were working out on baseball fields and using plastic cones as yard markers.

Brady and the Bucs vets were offered free use and unsupervised access of One Buc Palace by Arians. And it seems Brady and friends finally agreed; the Bucs vets worked out at One Buc Palace yesterday, per Luke Easterling of Bucs Wire.

Arians had said he was in daily communication with Brady and was hoping he could convince him and the starters to resume working out at One Buc Palace. Apparently, Arians’ words were reassuring enough.

22 Responses to “Bucs Veterans Work Out Voluntarily At One Buc Palace”

  1. ArgYeMaties Says:

    Actually, it’s all a ploy by Tom Brady (I was going to add a bunch of non sensical adjectives just to make this post longer, but I didn’t want to sound like Joe). Think about it, he gets the rest of the not to practice then he holds private practices, and wins the Super Bowl! Brilliant!

  2. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:


  3. Defense Rules Says:

    I think I understand now. Apparently ‘voluntary workouts’ with coaches as a TEAM activity are “so unnecessary” but ‘voluntary workouts’ without coaches are important. Yup, clear as mud.

  4. 2021 Year of the GOAT Says:

    too funny…. the boy ain’t dumb…. i am sure they have there reseasons and we will never know

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Obviously Tom has his reasons why he is doing things this way. Maybe it will come out why maybe it will not, but I give the benefit of the doubt to the 7 ring GOAT as whatever his motives are and what he is trying to accomplish. GO BUCS!!!!

  6. August 1976 Buc Says:

    But ArgYematies come on, Moniker Mania lol GO BUCS!!!! and the LIVING LEGEND T Brady.

  7. Eddie Marz Says:

    I don’t want to be the one to say this, but maybe the actual players know what their doing and don’t want the coaches to get in the way. GO BUCS!

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like I’ve said…home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller-coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, Bucs-Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Tom Brady can do whatever the f@ck he wants.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Now Joe, you just can not let Peter King have the longest Moniker, come on we have the 7 ring Resident Farm Animal lol lol
    Long Live JBF and Moniker Mania. GO BUCS!!!!!

  10. Leighroy Says:

    I imagine there are 2 classes in the NFL. You have your elite talent (most of the starters league wide) who have developed their craft. Then you have rookies and younger players still rounding out technique and developing their skills.

    The former group doesn’t need OTAs, other than to work on chemistry or install new plays in the book. The latter group needs them to receive further coaching and become professionals at the game.

    So for Brady and the boys, working out together unsupervised on the back field sounds great, while the younger guns dial things in with the coaches. Sounds like the perfect voluntary OTA to me!

  11. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Like I’ve said before, Brady hasn’t done OTAs since 2017. He does throw with his boys every year though. Sometimes he invites them up to Montana. Whatever he’s doing works. Two Super Bowl championships in those three years. At least BA is cool and let’s them do it at the facilities unlike BB.


    Where is Evans?


    It’s like taking under grad courses in a graduate program. These guys are working on timing and precision, they don’t need to be distracted by rookie reps. I’ll say it again, where is Evan’s? There were clear timing issues between Brady and him right up to the end of the season.

  14. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I like that they are practicing and bonding more before the real practices start. Anyone who has ever worked in a team in environment realizes how important it is to do this from time to time.

  15. Beeej Says:

    Sooooo…..if they’re doing this (albeit unsupervised) at One Buc Place, does that get around the issue of one of them tearing an ACL or something?

  16. Buczilla Says:

    Voluntary is voluntary and I was totally cool with the players skipping voluntary ota’s, but they are turning this into wishy washy nonsense. Stick by your convictions people! Weak leadership (waves at Roger) at the top and a decided lack of discipline by ownership is opening the door for players to get what they want (no team ota’s) and they just decide, oh, F it, we’ll come in. Makes longish damn sense.

  17. Duane Says:

    Smart move by Arians, and very slick. I do find it interesting that Brady encourages the league to miss the otas while knowing and understanding that he was going to do his own thing regardless. Offseason activities could be soul crushing for veterans, so this is also likely a decision meant to preserve as much of what TB12 has left to maybe even start setting the possibility that he plays another season. Of course, winning always helps.


    Mandatory OTA’s was the issue, working at will on your trade is another. I doubt anything is full speed and everyone’s goal is to avoid injury. I doubt this is a coup against Arians or management. Brady has done this for many years with key personnel in his arsenal. It’s about timing and route reading. Refining skillsets not a bad thing. You can worship God with going to church.


    Sorry, without going to church.

  20. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Ota has to be boring for vets especially mixed in with rookies that have near zero chance of making the team.

  21. Hodad Says:

    Look, none of these players are going to be worked into the ground attending OTA’s. The players, and coaches know how much time they need together. This is like stretching before a practice. Get to know each other. It’s good the new kids get to see vets. Older players seem to love playing for BA, big reason he knows how to treat them. This is more a time for tossing the ball around a bit. Loosen those joints before the real grind begins. Have fun boys.

  22. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    “I think I understand now. Apparently ‘voluntary workouts’ with coaches as a TEAM activity are “so unnecessary” but ‘voluntary workouts’ without coaches are important. Yup, clear as mud.”

    Shortest, most concise DR post ever. Read my mind.