Maybe It Wasn’t Tom Brady

January 27th, 2022

Wrong dude?

Given some new insight, perhaps it wasn’t Tom Brady who was making sure his boys were hitting their bonuses.

There is a video floating around on social media of a sitdown with former Bucs running back Shady McCoy, Chad Johnson and Brandon Marshall. In the short clip, Shady discusses how much players like current Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich.

Shady explains that late in the 2020 season, in an offensive team meeting, Leftwich asked who had incentives they needed to reach. Shady noted that Mike Evans and his 1,000-yard season streak was one such example, and Shady said that Leftwich vowed to get Evans and others their incentives.

Johnson broke out into a smile of approval and Marshall said, “Respect!”

Shady said he had never seen anything like that from an offensive coordinator, adding that Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians was on board.

Joe remembers last year Tom Brady was forcing the ball (and completing passes) to Antonio Brown in the season finale and it was obvious that Brown was reaching for a bonus plateau. Meanwhile, Ronald Jones only needed 22 yards to reach 1,000 yards rushing.

RoJo never got the ball.

At the time, Bucs fans chided Brady for helping out his bro while ignoring a good soldier like RoJo.

Based on what Shady said, perhaps it wasn’t Brady?

But props to Leftwich for looking out for his players. You can see Shady’s story in the video below.

22 Responses to “Maybe It Wasn’t Tom Brady”

  1. Erick Says:

    Is it the type of coach Brady wants to play for though? If Arians is the coach for the Bucs next year, Brady won’t be here.

  2. SB~LV Says:

    Part of it was
    All season he was off the mark with his passes.
    Sure all QB’s miss
    I didn’t watch much Brady before Tampa

  3. lambchop Says:

    Who cares? We lost the divisional round at home. I’m not worried about anything else, other than who’s stayin and who’s goin.

  4. Beeej Says:

    I saw that episode, apparently AB doesn’t remember any of it. I felt bad for Rojo, he’s just a kid

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Being a good guy doesn’t make you a good coach. Rojo was ruined after that, he checked out.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Still think it emanates from Brady……..

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    SB-LV, off with his passes, lead the lead in completions, TD’s, yards and who knows what else. At one point pre-hamstring Evan’s was tied for most TD’s. Ya he was off.

  8. SB~LV Says:

    Jameis had “some “ great stats too

  9. Casual Observer Says:

    Individual incentive contracts/bonuses shouldn’t be allowed. They mess up the game.

  10. allbuccedup Says:

    Only bonus they should give is making the playoffs. Everyone should be eligible and keep the base salaries. If someone don’t like it get someone else.

  11. allbuccedup Says:

    Keep the base salaries lower than what it is now.

  12. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Listnfrmafar Says:
    January 27th, 2022 at 7:59 am
    SB-LV, off with his passes, lead the lead in completions, TD’s, yards and who knows what else. At one point pre-hamstring Evan’s was tied for most TD’s. Ya he was off.

    I agree with you SB-LV.
    Something was amiss with him late this year and he lacked his usual fire in more than a few games.
    Yes, statistically he did very well except for higher than usual interceptions, but if you go back and look at his numbers early in the year, he was on pace to do much better.
    He had a few games where he looked bad early on. Yes, he usually improved as the game progressed but why was a 20+ year vet, the all-time great, missing so many passes?

    Something happened and I don’t think it was injury related.

    I also believe he will be retiring.
    It was a fun ride.

  13. SB~LV Says:

    I’d like to find out about his left arm
    early in the season a white substance could be seen smeared on his forearm
    last few games it was wrapped to his elbow

  14. D-Rok Says:


    I recall a story maybe 3-4 weeks where Brady said his throwing arm felt “perfect,” but his Left arm/shoulder felt like crap. Probably from choosing to take more hits on his left arm to save his throwing arm.

  15. Listnfrmafar Says:

    SB-LV, Jamais doesn’t have a SB ring or NFC South title. Screw the stats, there is your proof? Oh and Jamaises receivers pre departure were better than what Brady ended up with this season.

  16. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Doosh, a dropped or tipped ball for a pick 6 goes against the QB. The D gave up so many points and couldn’t get off the field Brady was forced to throw it 50 times a game, no other QB in the NFL had that problem. Don’t forget the HC’s motto, NO RISK IT NO BISCUIT! Ask Jamais, that strategy promotes ints. What did he have 12-13 all season, Mahomes had 6 in 2 or 3 games. I guess he sucks to.

  17. adam from ny Says:

    when this happened i thought it was a really bad thing to do to rojo…leaving him hangin’ like that…just shy of his 1k…

    he ran really hard for the team and all…

    yeah, that was kinda the end of rojo right there

  18. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I’m talking about the games where he came out early and looked like doo-doo.

  19. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oh, the ones they scored over 30 late to win? Or the ones like the Bill’s where the O puts up 24 1st half? I’ve said this before, does it matter if it’s 16 points 1st half and 17 second half or 33 in one quarter to win? You don’t believe this game takes time to figure out how a defense is playing you? Elite QB’s are like fighters, there’s a feeling out period. How many games is Mahomes, Cousins, Montana, Allen, Wilson, Manning down and come back? The last two seasons Brady’s played better than the majority of his Patriot days. He ain’t off.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    SB and D-rok are both correct…

    He def said his left arm was bothering him more, and that he doesn’t take care of it the same he does his right (plus he lands on it more often).

    Brady had multiple throws every game that were off, usually on short – intermediate routes. In some cases it was him wanting the receiver to be in a different spot, but others it was simply a bad throw. Not a ton of them, but usually about 3 – 5 throws a game. I think it’s a glimpse of father time starting to catch up. Hopefully he can put together one more good season, but I guess we’ll see…

  21. BashingBucs2520 Says:

    @JOE lets not begin to turn on Brady because you feel he’s going to retire. Brady brought players and a winning culture to this organization. Arians never won squat for a reason and same with NY Jets Todd Bowles and One Leg Leftwich

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Anyone who understands sports know the Coach calls the plays and the players execute the plays. Because the player happens to be named Brady does not mean coaches just cede all power to him to do whatever the hell he wants. I wonder if this silly mystery about who is actually in charge of the offense even exist if the OC was named McDaniel instead of Leftwich. Both coaches have been successful coaching Brady and coaching a QB other than Brady, but one is considered a genius and the other a figurehead. Why is that?