“We Weren’t Leaving That Locker Room Until We Made A Fuc*’n Commitment”

May 21st, 2021

There were many turning points on the Bucs’ glorious road to glory last season.

One sometimes overlooked is the sloppy, abysmal, is-this-2017 mess turned in by the Bucs offense on a Thursday night in October.

The penalties were mounting all through the season to that point, seemingly culminating in a five-penalty drive that soon after had Tom Brady screaming at center Ryan Jensen and other offensive linemen before a national TV audience.

Speaking to Green Light with Chris Long, Bucco Bruce Arians said he was grateful to Brady and for the freakout, and he acknowledged a postgame turning point of the season.

“We preach hard, ‘Bucs don’t beat Bucs.’ And for the first year, we notoriously gave games away beating ourselves,” Arians began, referring to the 2019 season.

“I think you need to learn how to win. Tom, obviously, brought that in. And I loved when he snapped out on the sidelines. Because he beat me to it, then I didn’t have to go as crazy as I normally would. But after the game, we weren’t leaving that locker room until we made a f**k’n commitment that this shi* is stopping. And we went from the most penalized team to the least penalized team the rest of the year. And it’s just a commitment by the players. We just had to stop it.”

Long, the retired DE with two Super Bowl rings, noted that screaming Brady is a huge tool for coaches, so their voices doesn’t get burned out — and tuned out — blasting players for sloppy play.

Arians agreed. And so does Joe.

Joe’s eager to see how soon it take Brady to fire up this season, now that he’s completely comfortable with his teammates and aware of their tendencies. Joe expects a Brady blowup in training camp, the minute he smells anyone coasting and looking like he’s still under a Super Bowl glow.

Enjoy today’s new Ira Kaufman Podcast.

20 Responses to ““We Weren’t Leaving That Locker Room Until We Made A Fuc*’n Commitment””

  1. Cainishere Says:

    Tom Brady angry at you equates to being replaced. There is always someone ready to replace you. So better not mess up.

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Further evidence TB12 is the Coach & GM

  3. Swampbuc Says:

    Chris Long is outstanding in his podcasts. Best out there IMO.

  4. SlyPirate Says:

    TB12 is why the Bucs repeat.

    No one will be permitted to sit back and bask in 2020 glory. TB12 will hold people accountable and kick them in the ass when necessary. You better believe the boys on defense (Shaq, JPP, White, AWin) will be onboard.

    Iron sharpens iron.


    Yesterdays successes are just that yesterdays successes. Save the celebrating for the fans, it’s time to get back to work.

  6. Bird Says:

    Remember ndog calling him a terrible leader after that


  7. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    Good job Joe!!!

  8. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Psycho Tom is lurking about lol, and he will make an appearance when Tom terrific thinks it is time lol GO BUCS!!!!

  9. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Did ndog move to New Orleans?

  10. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    I do have an answer to yesterday’s trivia question in 1969 the Jets beat the Colts the Mets beat the Orioles and the Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers

  11. JustAnotherBucsFan Says:

    Medicated Pete Says:
    May 21st, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Further evidence TB12 is the Coach & GM

    So you’re saying Brady personally picked Trask as his understudy. Interesting…

  12. Long time Brady fan says Says:

    Tom has already turn the page. Last year doesn’t exists anymore in Tom’s psyche. The foundation work for this year has already commenced.

  13. scooter Says:

    Know matter how much big money the players make, its impossible for them to get up mentally and emotionally for every regular season game. On days like this, the best teams manage to find a way to barely squeak by a lousy team.

  14. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

    Has famous Jamis been arrested in the French Quarter yet?

  15. Bucnjim Says:

    On the field leadership who would have thought. Hasn’t happened since Hardy Nickerson came in and taught the young Brooks, Sapp, Lynch and Barber back in the day. The 1999 defense was one of the best in the history of the NFL.

  16. Cainishere Says:

    The players get paid a lot of money. Belive me they are ready to go. If not someone else making less is always ready to go.

  17. teacherman777 Says:

    Tom Brady is the Reincarnation of an Ancient Irish King.

    Pure Fire!!!

  18. #1bucsfan Says:

    Love it.

  19. Heinz57 Says:

    Navy Seals don’t talk when they’re swimming.
    Action speak louder than words.
    Get it Done!!! Go Bucs.

  20. Eddie Marz Says:

    2020 was great. 2021 is coming at you. Gotta be ready for this year. That’s why almost everyone is coming back. Bucs have to ride this train as long as they can. Repeating would be a great way to do that. GO BUCS!