Tom Brady “Wore Them Out” In Desire For Antonio Brown

November 5th, 2021

The guy Bucco Bruce Arians handpicked to write his recent book, noted author Lars Anderson, opened up this week on The Colin Cowherd Podcast.

A Season In The Sun was released last month (some dude named Ira Kaufman worked with Arians over the summer and wrote the foreword), and Anderson was telling great stories to help promote sales.

One nugget was on the courtship of Antonio Brown. It reminded Joe of Leonard Hofstadter looking for a date with Penny.

“Tom was constantly going into the offices of B.A. and Jason Licht, the general manager, saying, ‘We gotta sign Antonio. We gotta sign Antonio. Gotta sign Antonio,”’ Andersen said. “And he kind of just wore them out. So finally they call Antonio in after some of his legal stuff had been resolved. They get him into the building and Antonio said all the right things. So Bruce and Jason decided to take a chance.

“Again, this is almost like more blind faith in Tom.  I don’t want to overstate that Tom played this role of assistant general manager, but he certainly impacted the decisions that Jason Licht ultimately made. And then when Antonio flies into Tampa, he doesn’t know anybody in Tampa. So Tom actually picks him up at the airport. Who picks up people at the airport, these days?”

The term “influencer” comes to Joe’s mind. Brady is the Bucs’ ultimate influencer.

Will it be enough to send Odell Beckham to Tampa?

44 Responses to “Tom Brady “Wore Them Out” In Desire For Antonio Brown”

  1. geno711 Says:

    Thank goodness Belichick got tired of listening to Brady the influencer!

  2. ClodHopper Says:

    That was the second best thing Tom did in Tampa after bringing us the Lombardi

  3. Tnoles Says:

    Hope so, as a fan I don’t care I just want the best play here and who’s to say AB will be a 100% or that Evans or Godwin don’t get hurt. If the dude wants to take discount and toe the line shoot like I say before as a fan why not?? You think Brady or BA is gonna put up with any crap? I doubt it. I just want as many rings possible while Brady is here because when he’s gone so will be all the all-stars lol! The Bucs have never been a destination till now so live it up!

  4. Robert Says:

    We all know why he wanted AB. It has showed they are a MUCH lesser team without him. Him and Gronk and Lenny.

    and everyone says TB came here to play with a particular WR. Maybe….but he probably got here and quickly knew he needed backup.

  5. Duane Says:

    We need Brady to influence a couple defenders next season. Hard pass on OBJ- hes a declining version of Godwin that is frequently injured. He is going to eat a hole in someone’s salary cap and not even be healthy for the post season.

  6. Medicated Pete Says:

    TB12 having to ask more than once shows you why this is the most losing Franchise in sports history.

  7. Beeej Says:

    I’m really wondering if they’re considering whether Tyler can be an adequate replacement for Godwin. At some point there isn’t enough money. I remember being shocked when they let Hump go

  8. Ben green Says:

    They had unfinished business in New England. Brady was absolutely irate when the Patriots cut him. Mr Krafts hands were kinda tied. The rape allegation never really passed the smell test, and low and behold he settled it out of court. It was a civil matter to begin with, but browns reputation precedes him. He’s still a wretched human, and Brady loves him. It says more about Tommy boy than anything else

  9. Rick Says:

    I don’t understand how OBJ is an upgrade over any of our top 3, more of a home run hitter than Scotty Miller, or a better fit than Tyler Johnson. No thanks.

  10. John Says:

    Get off the OBJ train! TB12 has never thrown to this guy and is not proficient at the types of reads a receiver has to make. Johnson and Miller have reps and game experience with TB12. The roster is fine the way it is. We just need to be more disciplined on pre snap and post play penalties and get healthy.

  11. Casual Observer Says:

    That’s a great story. I had my doubts about the signing but AB has become my favorite wide receiver to watch play. He seems to be a notch quicker than anyone else on the field. Great fun and results. Smart guy.

  12. Ben green Says:

    So much for your uber talented GM. It’s all Brady, and this is more proof. Who the hell would wanna play for them without Brady. Arians is quite the draw, and your defensive coordinator can’t make in game adjustments. I hope y’all realize how lucky you are. Savor every minute, because once he’s gone, you go back to your rightful place, as the toilet bowl of the NFL

  13. Ben green Says:

    Brown is a disgusting example of what you can get away with, if you’re talented. Any 3rd string wideout, that acted like he has, would be on the street. I don’t know what, other than ability, draws Brady to him. I think it’s completely selfish and, a little disgusting. How would you feel about AB if he pulled his drawers down in front of your daughter. The NFL is truly disgusting

  14. SB Says:

    Hey Ben, stop watching then.

  15. Jerry Strickland Says:

    Tom is just one heck of a guy on the field and most importantly off of the field. We all could use a lesson or two from Tom Brady. If I was a rich man I would throw the biggest appreciation party for him and his family for what they have brought to the city of Tampa and all the excitement and joy he and his family has brought to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the entire Buccaneer family. Gooo Bucs and Thank you Tom Brady and the entire Buccaneer team. All you players are something special and don’t ever let anybody tell any difference!

  16. Scooter Says:

    No choir boys in the NFL. josh Gordon Resurfaced for a 6th time. Patriots at 4w-4l are putting it together, will make playoffs.

  17. Casual Observer Says:

    Amen, Jerry S.

  18. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Was Brady wrong in recruiting AB?
    AB is clutch. He’s a great route runner, gets open, has hands of glue.

    What AB does off the field, should be his own business,
    (to the haters/whiners)

  19. Youngbucs Says:

    Same trolls rinse wash repeat.

  20. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Whats the story with Gronk? That is the sauce.

  21. sasquatch Says:

    Odell Beckham is a turd. We have more than enough firepower. If we can just get the defense to play, we will roll through the rest of the schedule.

    Who the h3ll thinks OBJ is actually a good idea? I suggest therapy and anti-psychotic medicine.

  22. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Jr will be here next year to replace CG14.

    Evans Brown OBJ > Evans Brown GG14 “for the money”.

    Plus we get to sign our guys and a FA in an area of need.

    Bye Bye CG14. Hope your as good without the cast.

  23. SOEbuc Says:

    Joe no one is bringing in OBJ to OBP. Need to shake that.

  24. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Medicated Pete Says:
    November 5th, 2021 at 2:52 pm
    TB12 having to ask more than once shows you why this is the most losing Franchise in sports history.
    You’re getting up there if someone is counting “most LOSER comments” in JoeBucsFan history. Hopefully you’ll go climb under a rock somewhere with NDog, Realisto (if you’re not her), and the rest of the trolls. The Bucs ARE REIGNING SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS, nitwit.

  25. Beeej Says:

    AB has been a model citizen since he’s been here, I suspect he’s been in need of ‘meds’ for years, and now has them. Everyone repentant soul deserves forgiveness.

    (Of course, now that I’ve said that, we gonna hear about him getting into a gun fight at a titty bar)

  26. Joe Says:

    TB12 having to ask more than once shows you why this is the most losing Franchise in sports history.


  27. Buczilla Says:

    We are damn lucky to have both of them. I’m still p!ssed that we lost to the saints, but overall I’m in Buccaneer heaven man.

  28. Buc king Says:

    If brady ask for beckham then give him beckham it’s really that simple

  29. Bird Says:

    Ben green just changed his name to ben (d) over

    I would bet good money he has taken belichitz entire load before.

  30. Bird Says:


    I keep thinking the same thing
    Tmax or ndog?
    It must suck to be so mad that you just come on to blast the bucs!
    Yah – we know we have sucked. Who cares. No one hides it here.
    We got 2 and ready for 3

    You would know joe? Right? Same email? Wink 😉

  31. Joe in Michigan Says:

    TMax, I’d forgotten about Troll Max!

  32. unbelievable Says:


  33. ModHairKen Says:

    I remember writing how this was a big mistake. Well, I was wrong. Hope AB is enjoying the week off and feeling better. You have been one hell of a teammate. Your enthusiasm is off of the charts.

  34. Destinjohnny Says:

    He Is our best wideout

  35. Tommy boy Says:

    As long a AB is healthy and well behaved he has earned his keep. OBJ on the other hand is too much DRAMA!!

  36. Swampbuc Says:

    OBJ didn’t get enough action in Cleveland, no way he’s going to get enough targets for his liking as a 5th WR. He is washed up, a diva, and aside from a few great plays, he sucks. He’s not a Buc and anyone that thinks it’s a good idea is showing their ignoramus gland.

  37. Dragonballz Says:

    Tom told AB that if he got him a job when no one else wants you then you are going to hold my pocket. The rest is history

  38. Eddie Marz Says:

    I think OBJ brings more trouble than good. Great player but bigger pain in the butt. That’s why teams keep letting him go. GO BUCS!

  39. D-Rome Says:


    I don’t think so. Tmaxcon never met a capital letter that he liked. His sentences always started lower case and rarely ended them with a punctuation mark if I recall. He hasn’t been around here since he stated signing Tom Brady was the worst decision the Bucs ever made.

  40. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Funny how TMax and Realist fell off the face of the earth as soon as this team became good. Like roaches when you turn the light on. But they are hardcore Buc fans who just wanted the best for the team…. Right?

  41. daniel Da Man Says:

    Number 12 is
    Living proof that good things happen to good people..

  42. M. Steelman Says:

    Bet My boy Tom Brady never said it but once! Now how about someone fixing this superstar defensive roster to where there not chasing cars anymore!

  43. Oneilbuc Says:

    It’s funny how now yall want to blame the defense and how bad the defense was against New Orleans. But think about this Brady played with the exact same team Jamies played with in 2019 and you got the same results on offense and defense . Yall said Brady took the same team Jamies had in 2019 and won a superbowl lol 😆 😂 . I told yall that it wasn’t the same team and yall goat chocked . Now if that was Jamies this lost would be all his fault and no one else lol 😆 😂. Double standard maybe it’s because Jamies is black and Brady is white since yall love to say I’m mad because Brady is white lol 😆 😂 most of yall are more Brady fans than bucs fans just like I been saying !!

  44. Norman Scott Says:

    I am just waiting to see who tampa bay buccaneers & Tom Brady going to
    Skin up in the 2022 Super bowl home grown Fan &Tom Brady is the best guarterback, I have seen in my life time I am 72yrs old,I didn’t say one of the best, I said he BEST!!!!!!