“Good For You, Tampa”

June 8th, 2021

Respects Bucs’ relationship-building.

In the past few weeks, you just cannot get away from it.

We’ve heard how the Bucs have reached out to Tom Brady to keep him in the loop about potentially drafting a quarterback and to inform him they are looking at X-free agent and want his feedback.

We’ve also heard how Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians worked with Brady to craft new types of offseason workouts and to test his ability to critique college receivers.

And apparently, this is getting other NFL quarterbacks peeved with jealousy of the Bucs’ relationship with their 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, numbers-rules-peeved, Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

Rich Eisen, on his weekday Peacock show, recently gave Arians and Licht major props for their inclusion efforts with Brady when few if any NFL teams are willing to do that with their quarterbacks, whether it is drama queen Aaron Rodgers or disgruntled Russell Wilson.

Eisen thinks the Bucs’ treatment of Brady is both smart and perfect.

“Kudos to this team,” Eisen said. “Kudos to them to actually get Tom Brady’s opinions. Didn’t happen in 20 years potentially from [what] everyone seems in New England. It’s clearly not happening in Green Bay. And it is not happening very much in Seattle.

“But kudos to Tampa for saying, ‘We are going to do this with Tom Brady this way.'”

Eisen said old-school NFL suits and coaches claiming you cannot open up a can of worms and give a player so much input are offbase. Brady’s seven rings are the street cred few not in New England can match.

Eisen later mentioned the way the Bucs are working with Brady reminded him of a story Bill Belicheat told of his days as defensive coordinator for Bill Parcells.

There were Giants’ team rules and there were Lawrence Taylor rules. Once, fed up with Taylor’s tardiness, Belicheat went to Parcells to inform him Taylor once again was late for a meeting.

Parcells’ response? “Well, why didn’t you wait until he showed up to start the meeting?”

Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and Arians are, Eisen said, treating Mr. Seven Rings as part of the Bucs family, not as an employee.

Joe thinks Eisen is correct. Licht and Arians have handled this smartly. And we have seen the results.

“Good for you, Tampa,” Eisen added. “It sounds obvious, but good for you.”

You can view the full clip of Eisen talking about the Bucs in the NBC Sports video below.

14 Responses to ““Good For You, Tampa””

  1. TheShaz Says:

    It makes you wonder how much of “The Brady Effect” is having on the NFL

    I know Arron had his issues last season over who/what the Packers drafted. But you have to wonder how other Franchise QB’s are really taking it when they see Brady having good communication with the coach and front office.

    I know the talking heads are taking it to the extremes because its their jobs to generate clicks. No Tom Brady did not have final approval to the Bucs draft board. But when the Bucs (who were picking last in every round) had the decency to let Tom know they were thinking in getting a QB. And Bruce asking Tom’s opinion on some WR’s.

    Its the communication.

    The moment Jason touched the Lombardi, his previous draft and FA errors faded. I have forgiven him for Aquayo. I can let it go. When you look at the Bucs roster and especially on defense were it is stacked with young home grown players.

    Jason is a good GM & Bruce is a good head coach. The both deserve kudos for their work last season and what appears to be happening this season.

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    Gotta love Parcells. One of my favorite clips of all time is when he was barking at Simms(like he always did) and then Phil finally snapped and gave it right back to Bill twice as hard.

  3. BT Says:

    I just wonder if Brady met Trask at some obscure high school field in outback Florida and had a session to see if Brady could train him up in the way he should go. After that, it was thumbs up. Seems like a pretty smart way of doing business.

  4. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    If it wasn’t Tom “freaking” Brady we wouldn’t be getting another QB’s opinions on receivers IMO, maybe we might inform a different QB we are drafting a QB. But what team with any QB would you want to include on personnel decisions? I’m not so sure, coaches have way to too big of an ego……. TB12, who possibly might be on his way out after this season and we don’t want to upset in any way and have him make up his mind to hand it up, we want him happy and playing for as long as we can. Kudos for Arians and Licht for making TB12 as content as possible if he is considering playing longer if he wants too, making it as attractive to Tom as possible to stay in Tampa. Well Done, keep it rolling.

    Go Bucs!!!!

  5. Drsesq Says:

    Consider this also, Brady has been playing and studying the game for 20 years and probably knows more about offense and defense than most coaches. He has also played with enough different types of players that he can identify who would fit what they are trying to do. Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers as good as they are have not in my opinion earned the Brady treatment.

  6. SB Says:

    I have a feeling Trask was Brady approved

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Rich is the Tom Brady of sportscasters in the current age.

  8. David Says:

    When you have a veteran quarterback with success in the league, you should use their knowledge. Whether it is the draft or practice or schemes etc. Not just a QB, any vet that has been around with a lot of success.

  9. Casual Observer Says:

    Dresq – Nice observation. Agree.

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Not every QB has ‘earned” the right for so much input.

    But I gotta confess overall I think it’s a great idea with the right QB. I’m surprised at Rodgers and Wilson’s difficulties since they are both VERY talented QB’s who are also very cerebral.

    In N.O. Sean could have and perhaps did do this with Brees. I suspect that’s not on the agenda with Fameis. Fameis is all arm and not much more.

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:

    BTW I do not mean to short shrift Fameis. I left out another characteristic where Fameis is as good as any QB in the league.

    Like him or loathe him nobody can deny JW is one TOUGH hombre.

  12. Bruce Blahak Says:

    28 straight…Bucs are that great!

  13. 813bucboi Says:

    yeah makes no sense….

    the GOAT cant have a say?…lol…

    thanks Bill!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  14. mark2001 Says:

    Very nice…. But these guys are grown men… GM, Coaches, Leadership? Culture? They really don’t mean anything in the bottom line of wins and losses…LOL. Glad we have finally learned in Tampa Bay how important those things really are.