“The Bucs Are Going To Ruthlessly Pursue Titles”

December 28th, 2021


There are times the word “ruthlessly” puts a smile on Joe’s face. Especially when it comes to winning or attempting to win.

Isn’t that what we want for our Bucs? To be ruthlessly aggressive trying to plug holes from injuries and make the team better?

One thing that made Joe squirm in his office chair was it just didn’t feel like the Bucs had a killer instinct to do what was needed to win during the Lost Decade. Especially when the slimy Saints pretty much ignored the salary cap and always went after players.

Well, the Bucs found that attack-dog mentality when they did what the rest of the NFL would have thought absurd: reaching out to bring the greatest, Tom Brady, to Tampa Bay.

And it worked! And since then the Bucs have been one of the most aggressive teams in the league.

What do they have to show for it? A Super Bowl title and an NFC South championship. See what being aggressive can do for a franchise?

This doesn’t surprise Albert Breer of SI.com. He wrote yesterday in his “Monday Morning Quarterback” column that any team that lures Brady has no other choice but to “ruthlessly pursue titles” or otherwise Brady wouldn’t stay.

The Buccaneers aren’t trying to fool anyone. This is a one-track-minded operation, and will be as long as Tom Brady is its quarterback. The Bucs are going to ruthlessly pursue titles. And I can actually appreciate the lack of pretense in it. The bottom line is Antonio Brown was important to Brady in the same way that Rob Gronkowski is important to him on the field, and so my feeling is, really, Brown was always staying.

Brown’s role in the Bucs’ 32–6 dismantling of the Panthers shows why. Brown had a team-high 10 catches for a team-high 101 yards in his first game back. He had a four-yard catch on a third-and-2 in the first quarter. He had a 19-yard catch on a third-and-13 in the second quarter. He had a 13-yarder on third-and-7 in the third quarter. And he went for 10 yards on a third-and-4 in the fourth quarter. All of it’s more proof of what other teams saw when the Bucs had their midseason two-game blip: Brady’s leaned on his chemistry with Brown and Gronk more this year than last, and not having it when those two were out really hurt him. And if we’re being honest here, sure, Brown did something pretty dumb, in getting and furnishing the fake vaccine cards. But the Bucs weren’t risking their chance at another title over it.

Joe freaking loves this! It’s why foot-rubbing film guru tight end Rob Gronkowski is here. It’s why furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Antonio Brown is here. It’s why Playoff Lenny is here. It’s why Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul are here. It’s why Richard Sherman and Le’Veon Bell are here.

If you want to win, you have to go balls-out. Front office and coaching staff together. Stop at nothing.

It’s what winning franchises like the Bucs do.

22 Responses to ““The Bucs Are Going To Ruthlessly Pursue Titles””

  1. Mickman Says:

    amazing how agendas of writers become the norm…why aren’t they still going after Rodgers for clearly misguiding them personally? I hope they show their distain for Aaron when it comes time to vote for MVP….Obviously just upset he smoke Jenna Lane(one of their own). Must have forgotten how Rodgers called them all idiots? Grow the hell up.

  2. Razor Ramone Says:

    Get some of our hurt guys back, TB12 gets everyone rounded into form (including TB12? ) and ruin alot of teams New Year!!! Go Bucs!

  3. lambeau Says:

    AB is not a Boy Scout, but neither are Aaron Rodgers, Zeke Elliot, and OBJ.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What has impressed me is the aggressiveness of the defense since the secondary got healthy……the loss of JPP, Shaq & LVD can’t help but be felt…..

  5. Jp09 Says:

    A three game suspension for the fake kung flu card was to much. Letting him go would’ve been asinine

  6. BBro Says:

    Raise the red flags and go in there and take those Scally wag‘s hostage and beat him down oh onward Buccaneers take that title crown once again. 🏴‍☠️

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Right on, Lambeau.

  8. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im just glad JW is no longer our QB and we are back to our winning ways. My wish for next season is to have a Sean Payton type coach in the building.

  9. MaineBuc Says:

    I hope Bell and Perriman both score this week vs Jets

  10. PSL Bob Says:

    Lambeau, and I’m sure the list could be longer if you dug a little. Good point! You don’t have to be a fan of a player’s off-field antics to appreciate what he does for the team when on the field.

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    MaineBuc Says:
    December 28th, 2021 at 9:15 am
    I hope Bell and Perriman both score this week vs Jets
    Maybe Big Steve McClendon taking an INT to the house, too.

  12. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Damn the Torpedoes and full speed ahead!!!!!!!!!

    Herm Edwards “YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME”

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!

  13. dmatt Says:

    No worries, we dealt with the “Doubt Jones” last year n saw an increase in our stock throughout the entire playoff n SB. Can u believe the lack of respect some of the analyst n others have for the Bucs no matter the odds we’ve overcome n how we’ve proven others wrong. Tom u r the man so lead ur men n to once again another SB victory n show the haters that the Bucs have a new attitude with an “it takes two to make a thing go right” mentality. To be the best, forget the seed, just go play the best.

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Tampa was not Brady’s first choice. He is a California Kid and his parents still live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    He wanted to go to the 49ers but John Lynch and the coach said No.
    LOL, they figured they were all set with Jimmy Garrapolo!
    Imagine that ?
    So, because they did not want him, he came to Tampa.
    Of course, all of us are glad he did!

  15. Buddha Says:

    Sean Payton OVERRATED. Had a hall of fame qb for more than a decade and won one Superbowl

  16. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    The Saints were built for the regular season not the post. Got to beat their lil chests because they were big fish in the little NFC South pond while the Bucs went on to be the Orcas of the whole NFL ocean. After they went after our top players in the last game I’m glad they got jobbed out of a trip to the NFC Championship game a few years ago on a non called PI penalty. Then watching them know what it feels like to be thoroughly whooped because of poor qb play like last night is icing on the cake. One flag , one title down two more to claim. Their fans are such dooshies hope we get to rub THREE titles in their faces at seasons end. If our defense has found its teeth and continues to play like it has begun to we’ve got a great chance

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    I just hope the front office learns from this and doesn’t go into the tank whenever Brady leaves us. Simple rule the team should learn from this… stop trying to guess about who is going to be the next great-QB, and just sign a very good to great QB and ride them until their wheels fall off.

    Also don’t waste 2nd rounders on QBs when you need depth at corner and LB and on the DL.

  18. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Rod Munch: How do you know what the Bucs have/have not in Trask? Who would’ve you taken with that pick? You know, so we can actually compare the 2 players careers in 4 years, like any sensible person would?

  19. Buc4evr Says:

    Pretty simple philosophy and something the Bucs didn’t do for decades…it was always another 5 year plan. I like the win now at any cost philosophy a lot better. Besides, if you’re not the lead dog the view is always the same.

  20. Eddie Marz Says:

    Still have to put your best players on the field. Benching Grayson and playing Bell is a mistake. It will cost them in the playoffs. Jason Tyree’s last catch was off his helmet in the Super Bowl, you don’t have to keep Miller and Johnson around because of last year. You better players, play them.

  21. 40Forever Says:

    We already had Talent here in Godwin, Evans, Brate, OLine, JPP, VV, LBs, and Brady still needed his security blankets. It was what it was, still happy with the outcome obviously but where she could’ve done more with the town we already had here on the team.

  22. Rob Singer Says:

    Rodney Harrison told us all we need to know: Brady wants to ruthlessly destroy you on the field. He has successfully instilled that attitude into the entire Bucs organization.

    Forget about the 4 losses to the Saints. Lose 9-0 this year? Ha! How’d 38-3 feel last season? It’s nothing but fuel for Brady.

    The Goat started his pro career with the Pats in snub mode; he came to Tampa after being snubbed across the league….not to mention how many years the “experts” have been claiming he’s “washed up”. And ALL THIS is exactly why he has always ferociously trained, played, and demanded the same from his teammates.

    His story from beginning to end (whenever that is) is the greatest and the most extraordinary in the history of sports. Enjoy his ruthlessness.