“The Game Tape Shows That They Don’t Do That”

June 16th, 2021

Yet another Tom Brady story from a legend who played with The Goat last season in Tampa.

This time’s it’s LeSean “Shady” McCoy stepping up to the microphone. A Bucs backup running back last season, the six-time Pro Bowler recently joined the Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin show on ESPN Radio and shared an example of the next-level genius of Brady.

When talking about the Bucs offense, Shady specifically mentioned Bucco Bruce Arians and Brady as the masterminds.

“There’s times we have a game and an [opponent] for six weeks had been playing a certain defense,” McCoy began. “And Tom will come into the offensive meeting room and break [them] down, ‘They’re going to play us in a Cover-2 or a Cover 3.’ And we’re like, ‘What?? You know, the game tape shows that they don’t do that.’ Sure enough, they’re playing Cover-2.’ The experience level is such a difference.”

Damn, it’s like Brady is the Mr. Spock of the Buccaneers’ starship.

Preparation and turning knowledge into performance success are areas where McCoy gives Brady a huge edge on Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback that led McCoy to his first Super Bowl ring during the 2019 season.

Interestingly, McCoy said after all the time he spent with Brady last season, he’s very confident Brady will play at least two more years. “He’s always talking about that,” McCoy said.

17 Responses to ““The Game Tape Shows That They Don’t Do That””

  1. delson Says:

    I think u forgot Tom Brady’s long moniker

  2. Billy buc Says:


  3. Hodad Says:

    My God delson you’re right! It’s early, maybe Joe hasn’t had his coffee yet.

  4. Georger Says:

    Maybe it’s the good Joe

  5. geno711 Says:

    Another great quote from McCoy.

    Asked which team has better chance to win the Super Bowl – the Chiefs or the Buc’s. He said that he would pick the Chiefs in the 1st half and the Buc’s in the 2nd half. He said he expects both to get there.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need hyperlinks on Brady’s moniker for 2 reasons…

    Many don’t know why some of the monikers are assigned.

    Red font from the hyperlinks help us skip the monikers.

    I can’t imagine anyone actually reading all of them from Peter King.

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Too bad McCoy didn’t have more juice in the tank. He dropped a pass in the end zone in game 2 against the Panthers after calling for the ball. Right in his hands. He played very sparingly after that.

  8. PassingThru Says:

    I think a lot of the late season surge was due to Brady changing the offense. Through the latter part of midseason, the offense was stagnant and predictable; late season you saw receivers in motion with more short to intermediate passing. It kept the defenses off-balance, setting them up for the kill.

    It looked like a Brady offense, but It’s not all Brady though. Give Arians and Leftwich their props too, they were flexible enough to listen and allow the tinkering. Most football coaches lack that flexibility gene.

  9. David Says:

    Brady apparently said recently- he’s got 10 fingers and seven rings. One finger is occupied by his wedding ring so he needs 2 more

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    It’s crazy how players and coaches can give exact examples, of Brady making the team better. But you still have people who try to deny it loonies!!

  11. August 1976 Buc Says:


  12. Says:

    Tbbf 100% on both accounts, but especially the latter

  13. PSL Bob Says:

    Don’t get too excited boys. There are two Joes and the other is the moniker king.

  14. Jerry R Jones Says:

    I’d enjoy the moniker if it had some whit to it. The Joe that does it gives zero F’s about what we like anyhow, thats quite clear.

  15. Buczilla Says:

    “Damn, it’s like Brady is the Mr. Spock of the Buccaneers’ starship.”


  16. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    “Many don’t know why some of the monikers are assigned.”

    LOL. I’m still stumped by the grilled waffles.

  17. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Swampbuc Says:
    “Too bad McCoy didn’t have more juice in the tank.”
    Same here. He looked like a great teammate. He was one of the most fired up guys on the sideline in the Super Bowl, even though he knew that he probably wouldn’t see the field.