Caring Makes Tom Brady

July 6th, 2021

The endless nuggets that reveal Tom Brady’s leadership style and passion never seem to get old.

The latest added to Joe’s notebook comes from Super Bowl left guard Ali Marpet.

During his recent chat with Hobart University Athletics, Marpet seemed blown away by the depth of Brady’s desire to bond with every teammate, as well as his ability to execute that goal.

“It’s unbelievable how he’s able to like genuinely care about your, you know, your practice squad offensive lineman,” Marpet began. “This guy’s been in it for so long and has seen so many people come in and out of the locker rooms. Gosh, he’s played with guys’ dads. Like he’s seen so much but he cares a lot about every person he comes in contact with, which like makes him one of the greatest of all-time. Everyone wants to be around him. He’s just a genuinely nice guy.

Was this always natural for Brady? Or did he learn over the years that if you invest emotionally and personally in bottom-of-the-roster guyslike guard Aaron Stinnie, for example, then eventually that process is likely pay massive dividends for you on the field.

Regardless, the genuine nature of Brady’s interactions with teammates is a common theme for so many players — over many years and two teams.

Marpet added that while he and many players invest heavily in preserving their bodies, Brady “prioritizing his body to the nth degree” is something to marvel at and serves as another layer of leadership.

19 Responses to “Caring Makes Tom Brady”

  1. Beeej Says:

    He reminds me of a good military commander

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The definition of Brotherhood…..

  3. BUCFAN4LIFE Says:

    If TB12 chose a career in the Military instead of playing Football he’d be the “Head General” of the Pentagon right now I believe .

  4. 6throundpick Says:

    Told ya. And I posted up many times- before the start of the season-that TB12 was, by no means, finished….got more winning to do. And I am so glad to see him on a team that appreciates him; builds around/with what he brings. Dead arm? Can’t throw the long ball? Who said that- the guys that would pick him in the 6th round? Ahahahaha!

  5. BUCFAN4LIFE Says:

    We are SO lucky to have him ! I’m almost still pinching myself believing that he’s actually our QB , even though he’s been here for a full season ! Talk about being “lucky” ! Well “Champa Bay” certainly got lucky ! GO BUCS , BOLTS , RAYS & ROWDIES !!!! (not a big soccer fan but I gotta’ mention them too .) .

  6. teacherman777 Says:

    It’s called LOVE guys.

    It’s divine. Tom Brady is a true King. He rules with love and a pinch of fear.

    He is a semi-enlightened human being.

    He has a huge heart. And he believes in compassion.

    Tom Brady is An American Messiah.

  7. mike R Says:

    Concur with a good military leader….Brady is a General in emphasizing a winning strategy and a Command Sergeant Major in executing the task with success!

  8. Drunkinybor Says:

    It’s hard to lead when the the guys don’t believe in you. They just go through motions uttering the same tired cliches about respecting the process blah blah blah.It’s a special leader that makes people want to come to work, want to work hard, and would run through a wall for you. I have had many bosses/supervisors who would make the job miserable. To get your workers to love and care and don’t want to let the the leader down. Jameis Winston was just too immature in the huddle. He would be bouncing around talking bout eating dubs and blah blah. While the older vets would look around like WTF is going on. Jameis was talking the talk before walking the walk and that there will get players to lose respect and not listen to your message anymore. My goodness look at the difference between JW and Brady. This roster has been talented enough through the years and Winston just crapped the bed. GO BUCS and pinch me cuz we won a Superbowl and I hope this ain’t a dream.

  9. Oneilbuc Says:

    Teachmerbuc . I guess Brady is your God because he ain’t nothing but a man to me. But I know most people in this country are idol worshipers. And they don’t know God at all . But one thing about He has a way showing people who’s God !!!

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    Teacherman ignore the resident fool he needs to come off the ledge.

  11. Steverino Says:

    Tampa was a talent laden team with no direction, starving for leadership. Brady fills that role with very good mechanical skills. No, he is not a God. But the league seems to be losing selfless leadership, becoming a me game.
    Notice Brady didn’t do a million commercial over the years. Others could follow in his footsteps, but takes commitment.

  12. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs you are a Brady worshiper as well so I expect you to back him up lol 😆😂🤣 !!! I love my bucs but I will never go that far with nothing in this world . I use to hear a lot of preachers that would say that some people worship these teams and players and I would say they just fans it’s not that deep. But they were right . And the crazy part about it is Brady wouldn’t and will never give you a dime even if you needed it and he can help you. Brady doesn’t even know you exist and you given him this kind of credit. Some of you are just hopeless!! God Bless You!!

  13. Oneilbuc Says:

    And then Brady got caught cheating but he has a huge hart lol 😆😂 ok !!

  14. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbucs shut up dude was being funny and exaggerating his comment on purpose. You are a fool bro get a life go be a saints fan!!!!!

  15. Youngbucs Says:

    You’re miserable and you need help.

  16. Youngbucs Says:

    And Brady did not get caught cheating. You’re just repeating what that 🤡1of1 said in trying to defend winston actions. Give us the story about Brady cheating give us the link the source. Not that I really care but you talk out your a$$ like you where in the middle of his relationships.

  17. Oneilbuc Says:

    Brady was taking air out of the ball he got suspended for 3 games for doing for doing that plus the Patriots have gotten caught cheating . So my point is your fake moral law only applies to players you don’t like!! Lol 😆🤣😆 for the pass 3 or 4 years all I heard was Brady was a cheater on this site. Now yall worship the guy and now he has so much integrity now he’s on the team lol 😆😂 . And by the way if you don’t know that about Brady then I know you must be about 12 years old !! Youngbucs you just a baby !! I’m wasting my time talking to you little man !!!

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:


    For once we have agreement. Yes it’s stupid to worship anybody. In fairness to teacherman it’s a blog and I give him “artistic license” for some creative metaphorical hyperbole. He did say after all…”He is a semi-enlightened human being.”

    Nobody is perfect. I was never a Brady fan because the obnoxious demeanor of Belichik hung over his entire team. Now that Brady is free he’s far easier to like IMHO. Of course as a Buc’s fan I have an OBVIOUS conflict of interest.

    But I think he has become more likeable person now that he’s escaped BB.

    This story points out he’s always been that way inside the locker room and as a “Vet” for me “inside the locker room”….”in the trenches” is where you find out folks true nature.

  19. Oneilbuc Says:

    Stpetebuc. I’m glad that we agree bro and also agree what you said about Brady. I have never hated Brady even when he played for the Patriots. But to make this whole championship about 1 guy and to bash other former players is what I disagree about the fab base on this site. I miss the days when football was about team and not just 1 guy .