“I Really Think Brady Wants To Torch That Place”

May 17th, 2021

Talks Tom Brady and Belicheats

Joe gets it but is in the minority.

A lot of folks, especially the national media, are doing backflips (already, it’s May) over the Bucs playing at the Belicheats in Week 4 of the NFL season. Sure, Joe gets drama and intrigue. The NFL is built on drama.

Joe gets all of that stuff about hype and buildup. Thing is, Joe doesn’t understand the hype of this game.

The Belicheats had a losing record last year. They don’t even know who their quarterback is. It may be a rookie or a broken down former MVP whose arm is shot.

That’s not stopping places like NFL Network already drumming up the hype, including “Good Morning Football,” seen weekday mornings on NFL Network.

The only co-host who doesn’t seem all that geeked about this game is Kay Adams. And if that is the case, Joe agrees with her. The Bucs playing at the Rams the previous week is far, far more important with major NFC playoff implications. The winner of that game likely will host its first playoff game and may have a bye.

Kyle Brandt, one of the other foursome on the NFL Network weekday morning show, thinks Brady lies awake at night thinking of this game. Brandt believes for Brady, this is almost payback that the Belicheats didn’t do more to keep him when he hit free agency last winter.

“I think for the ‘Who wants it most?’ I think it is Brady,” Brandt said. “I look at these guys (Belicheat and Brady) and Brady strikes me as ‘I am hellbent on world domination. I am the best. I am the best looking. I am the most pliable. I eat the best food.’

“Belichick sometimes strikes me as ‘I love football but I just want to be on my damn boat.'”

The NFL Network then flashed a graphic that displayed just how dominant Brady has been at Gilette Stadium. He’s won 115 games there, 20 more than John Elway won at his home stadium, Mile High Stadium.

“This year I really think Brady wants to torch that place. I think Brady wants it more because I think he is more of a maniac.”

This will be a big game for football fans across the nation. It will be big for the Bucs because all the players will have Brady’s back and want to win for him. Brady, as Brandt suggested, will be amped to the max.

Joe’s much more concerned about the Rams game seven days prior, or the slimy Saints game on Halloween.

You can see the full discussion of the Belicheat-Brady reunion in the NFL Network video below.

28 Responses to ““I Really Think Brady Wants To Torch That Place””

  1. Anonymous Says:

    When the Buccaneers come to your town….bow down!!!

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    Don’t care. Another week. But Brady does love to feed off the media bullish!t. I expect a beat down to the Pats. Then Tom will get a standing ovation.

  3. All lives matter Says:

    I think it all stems from how NE starts the season. If they are 1 -3, or 0-3 by the time they get to game 4, they may be motivated to make a game out of it. If they have a winning record by game 4 they could just go through the motions and all the hype and cash it in that game if Brady comes out firing.

  4. westernbuc Says:

    Brady v Belichick alone is enough hype. Favre going back to Green Bay was one of the great moments in NFL history. Patriots are getting all of their guys back, and I’d bet if Cam’s starting in week 4 he’ll be hitting his stride in that offense. I don’t see how this isn’t a great game

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    A Buccaneer beatdown of Pats of EPIC proportions would be nice. And Kyle Trask getting mop-up duty, because the Bucs are up by 21-28 in the 4th Qtr. I am not saying that will happen, I am saying what I want to see. Love to see the Bucs play so well, that Trask gets mop up duty in at least 10 games in 2021. GO BUCS!!! 20-0!!!!

  6. BillyBucoff Says:

    Well the Buccaneers have one of the easiest 5 schedules this year, so Trask should get some work.
    I ca imagine at least 5 games will be a blowout.
    Question will be is it Gabbert or Trask?

    I think we know what we have in Blane.
    Unless this O Line is dominant for the next 8 years.

    And speaking of O Line, I think the biggest issue for teams this year will ne stopping Fournette and Jones and Vaughn and Gio.

    I bet we have a top 5 rushing attack in 2021

  7. capecodder Says:

    I want to see coach billy cry.
    Go Bucs

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Kyle Brandt with the tired, worn out, debunked 2008 take. The same team went 18-1 the previous year. SMH.

  9. Mike C Says:

    People have been looking at this game since last year, no regular season match up has been anticipated for two years, that is why Joe….

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    Joe are serious? The patriots have run the nfl for over 20years. You don’t think it’s big that TB and BB are opponents?

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Strikes me that the media is desperate to create some seemingly relevant football news right now.

    Both the Bucs & Pats are sporting a 0-0 record for the 2021 season.

    It’s a night away game.

    Pats may not have the offense that we have, but they’ve still got a very good defense (ranked #7 last year to our #8 ranking).

    NEVER under-estimate ANY opponent.

  12. Durango 95 Says:

    Forced to choose I would rather have a victory over any NFC vs. any AFC team. Sure there will be lots of media buildup and subplots in the NE game and Brady being Brady will do whatever he can to win. But, at the end of the day, it’s an AFC team. So, hypothetically I’ll take a victory over the Lowly Lions rather than a victory against the Miserable Belicheats.

  13. bucfanforever Says:

    well, the Patriots are the only team in the NFL Brady hasn’t won against

  14. lambeau Says:

    August–for whatever reason, Brady doesn’t tolerate mop-up snaps going to anyone else.

  15. DingleBerry Says:

    Again Joe, this sounds exactly like the opinion that would be held by a guy who openly admitted to actively going out his way to avoid watching the Patriots at all cost.

    It is the Greatest QB of all time going back to his old home stadium to play against his former team and arguably the greatest Head Coach of all time.

    If you don’t understand that, then you can’t be helped.

  16. Bucsfanman Says:

    In the grand scheme of things, the only thing that matters is the ‘W’. Everything else is just noise. Win or lose it doesn’t detract from anyone’s legacy.

    On a personal note, I hope we destroy them!

  17. CJ Says:

    Why is there even a discussion about this game? The Superbowl champs are visiting a team that sucks. So what?

  18. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Fans in New England still love Tom Brady! In fact, it was sort of surprising that more Fans in the Boston Metro Area per capita watched the Super Bowl, than our Fans here in the Tampa Bay area.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There’s nothing to understand…….this game lends itself to media hype and drama……it doesn’t matter what the records are our who the NE QB is….it’s all about Brady vs Belichick

  20. WillieG Says:

    I’m just curious about Pats fan. Will they cheer for Brady? He has a huge following in NE, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this was like a home game for the Bucs.

  21. Long time Brady fan says Says:

    Bill doesn’t have a winning record without Tom. Brady will get a 5 minute standing ovation in Foxborough. Bill pushed Tom out the door similar to Adam Vinatieri and many others.

  22. Just Sayin’ Says:

    As someone who makes their living pumping out stories all day everyday, Joe, how do you not understand this is a big storyline? Prodigal son returns to burn the palace down. Go Bucs!

  23. Mike C Says:

    Pretty sure Joe is just being deliberately obtuse, if you don’t get why this is a big game you can’t be helped.

  24. bojim Says:

    Of course Brady wants this game but I think he will respect the Patriots team and the fans that still love him. He won’t humiliate them.

  25. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Believe me,this is a huge game for us former Pat’s fans that hate the way they treated Brady,,been looking forward to it since Brady signed with the BUCS,,also believe it’s a huge game in the NFL period,mb not for sending,, but a great story line, BUCS,,42-17

  26. SlyPirate Says:

    For a second, imagine the Bucs completely blowing out the Patriots in their house?


    All Belicheck and Kraft would hear for the rest of the season, maybe for the rest of their lives, would be “Brady was the Patriots way.”

    Belicheck’s legacy would be reduced to almost nothing.

  27. Orlando Kevin Says:

    Don’t look past a far more important Rams game for the sake of winning a less important Patriots game. Week by week or ya get beat.

  28. Mellenha@comcast.net Says:

    Nate Burleson believes Pat’s win. Keep in mind many of the veteran players practiced against Brady for years and Belichick and McDaniels know all Brady’s strengths and weaknesses. There is a reason the early line is Pat’s only -3.5. Bucs travel from Rams no doubt a tough game then to east coast to play Pat’s. On the flip side AB has a chip on his shoulder and Gronk sure as hell doesn’t want to lose. Bucs win but may not be a blowout. Look for Pat’s to slow down the game and control the clock.