Tom Brady: 21st Century Ruler Of NFL

December 8th, 2021

Cool chatter here from Joe’s good friend Jason McIntyre of FOX Sports.

In his podcast “Straight Fire,” McIntyre asked when have two men owned a league for 20 years like Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and Bill Belicheat?

As McIntyre points out, Brady leaves the Belicheats after winning six rings, comes to the Bucs and immediately the Bucs are on the top of the football world.

The next year, while the Bucs are still one of the league’s best, Belicheat rebounds and has his team atop the AFC, with a rookie quarterback no less.

McIntyre has a good point. In most other sports, you have three, four, six, maybe eight players/coaches who absolutely dominate a sport during a 20-year period. Not in the NFL. It’s been two virtually all of this century: Brady and Belicheat.

You can hear an excerpt from McIntyre’s podcast below.

22 Responses to “Tom Brady: 21st Century Ruler Of NFL”

  1. Winny Testaverde Says:

    When all is said and done…and a documentary style show a la “The Two Bills” ( BSPN Belichick & Parcells ) comes out and Brady & Belichick chat it up a bit ( hopefully )…that will be a fun/interesting watch.

  2. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @”…They break up, one wins a Super Bowl, and the next year Belichick is in 1st place in the AFC….”
    So true, unbelievable football player/coach, unbelievable men.
    Someone has start showing REALLY “pissed off” signs about this FACTS.
    Either by talking/nostalgic about his “success @ Arizona” NOT; or his “success @ Colts” NOT.
    Like he hates to play “against friends”; like is not just TB12~Gronk connection, but are more over there, and he mention players that had win NOTHING..
    who that may be??!!
    The TV🤡; golf cart rider; coach NOT anymore.

  3. D-Rome Says:

    A year and a half ago people were asking, “Was it Brady or Belichick?”

    Clearly it was both. Bill Belichick should be coach of the year. He won’t care to receive it but it should be awarded to him. Keep in mind that in training camp that Cam Newton was projected to be the starter until the COVID related distractions happened. I have a lot of friends in MA and none of them thought the Patriots would have a winning record, never mind having the best record in the AFC.

    The Patriot Way works. For years people chalked the Patriot Way having everything to do with Tom Brady but I guess it really exists.

  4. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @”…The Patriot Way works…”
    There is no “Patriot Way”, very simple:
    Is Bill Belichick, and was TB12
    One left, one still there. When BB leaves, the “Patriot Way” is gone.
    More than one BB assistance had try….and nothing impressive.

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Best coaching job by Belichick (defense) McDaniels (offense) I ever seen and I have watched Pat’s since the 70’s. They did get a little lucky this year that Jones dropped to 15th in the draft cause Bill didn’t trade up to get him.

    It sure as shat would be an interesting SB if it were to happen.

    BA reading this must go up his arse sideways.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    One left, one still there. When BB leaves, the “Patriot Way” is gone.

    It won’t. Josh McDaniels will be the next Head Coach of the Patriots. Unlike other assistants, McDaniels will be exposed to the entire process on what makes their approach work. Previous assistants were not privy which is why they all failed. McDaniels is the hand picked successor to Belichick.

  7. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Call it what you want. Belichek bought a playoff team this year by spending a ton of guaranteed money. They raw dogged Brady his last few years because they knew they could ride Brady and save money. Bill finally had to stop bargain basement shopping after Brady left.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Kentucky, isn’t that what Licht did?

  9. Kentucky Buc Says:

    I didn’t say it was a bad thing Listn other than the fact that he refused to do it for Brady. But yes Bucs, Rams, and I’m sure a few more did

  10. Dew Says:

    So how many would tune in for a Bucs vs Patriots Super Bowl? Record I think.

  11. Buddha Says:

    I would say Chuck Noll was pretty damn dominant too, certainly more so than Parcells.

  12. Papabear2543 Says:

    Takes a great coach to develop great players and great players to develop a great coach. It was always both of them in NE. And how about Kraft and the organization itself. Textbooks could be written about Kraft’s management style. The talking heads have just needed grist for the mill since Brady left. Actually pretty low level analysis.

  13. PassingThru Says:

    Belichick really lucked out getting Mac Jones at #15 in the first round. I’m still perplexed on how teams like WFT, New Orleans, Denver, etc. just allowed Jones to slip. Scouts always overdraft QBs based on arm strength, size, and athleticism and yet they skip over what it takes to win freaking games: decision-making skills under pressure, vision, processing, pocket presence, and leadership.

    Look, I get taking Lawrence at #1; if you screw with that pick and Lawrence does well, you’re out of a GM job for life. But what did everyone see in Zach Wilson? I didn’t see excrement other than the arm. Trey Lance had the highest floor, but also the absolute lowest floor (serious bust potential). Fields was always a tad slow at processing the game after the snap. Mac Jones was the most NFL ready of the group, he had the arm to make all the throws and had all of the aforementioned traits that should have propelled him above most if not all of the other QBs.

    If Belichick knew he was going to be this good, I’m sure he would have moved up too. It was just Lady Luck smiling on Old Bill.

  14. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Tom Landry had 20 straight winning seasons – how many SB’s would he have had if Staubach was his QB for 20 years? Plus he had several assistants who had successful Head Coaching Careers – Dan Reeves, Mike Ditka, Dick Nolan..
    Paul Brown won several championships and had 3 assistants later win SB’s as Head Coach-
    Weeb Ewbank, Don Shula and Bill Walsh.
    Plus he had a team named for him (Browns) and helped found another team (Bengals)
    Belichick is great, but doesn’t have the same resume.

  15. PassingThru Says:

    … AND…

    That Barmore pick worked out well for New England. Barmore looks like a future All Pro.

    Barmore was the guy who was supposed to be Tampa Bay’s first-round pick. I think Warren Sapp poisoned the well by denigrating Barmore (“He isn’t even a third-round pick”). I wonder how much of that was misevaluation and how much of that was jealousy.

    Belichick did amazingly well with that 2020 draft class and free agency market. That’s why New England turned the ship around quickly.

  16. Bojim Says:

    And he’s a Buc. 😁

  17. Izod Says:

    The 49ers had a nice run with Walsh & Montana, but it was only half as long as Belicheat/Brady.

    Even with Brady, you have to believe he wouldn’t be half the QB he is now without the influence of Belicheat–that guy is incomparable.

  18. geno711 Says:

    Tom Brady’s video interview on SI today is so interesting.

    To hear him say, that he his emotional frustration is so hard to deal with.

    He is tortured by the game.

    If the game plan is not perfect why should I do it.
    If the plays are not perfect why should I do it.
    If the pass is not perfect why should I do it.

    “​​I imagine not playing. And I imagine watching football on Sundays going, These guys suck. I could do way better than that.”

  19. NeverGIVEup Says:


    Our there any Vegas odds that have both Tom and Bill winning MVP and Coach of the year this year while playing each other in the SB?

    Wouldn’t that just be fitting!!!

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belichick new cable show , Old Man in the Arena

  21. LongSeason Says:

    You have to admit that Belichick is a great coach.
    Brady is in the zone and in playoff mode. How in tar-nation does a 44 year old QB have pitch count of 60 attempts per game, uses about 90% of that and still look as fresh a a spring flower? And he does this how many times this year?
    This kid Brady is looking good. I think this kid has a future in the NFL and with the Bucs.

  22. Eddie Marz Says:

    The Jets had the 14 pick. Should have taken Mac Jones. Traded him away out of the conference. I would have NEVER let The Patriots get him. Now they might have a QB for the next 15 or so years and the Jets let them have him. A divisional rival.