Please Don’t Retire, Tom Brady!

January 23rd, 2022

Don’t do it, Tommy.

Not like this.

Not after taking a kick-to-the-gut loss that will leave Bucs fans with their collective wind knocked out for months.

Please, Tom Brady, please look in the mirror and look at the fight in your team and vow to fight with them another day — another year.

Brady was under major duress all day against the Rams and managed to finish 30-for-54 for 329 yards and a touchdown. Today he executed one of the great playoff comebacks in NFL history, one that came up short because the Bucs’ secondary was partying like it was 2019.

Brady has more greatness in him. It’s obvious. Team Glazer needs to do whatever it takes to convince Brady to return for the 2022 season. Give his TB12 company a free sponsorship at Manchester United, if you have to. Brown bags of cash work, too.

Joe can’t bear the thought of these glory days of Bucs football ending. And they’re not about Todd Bowles or Byron Leftwich. They’re about No. 12.

There’s been a lot of chatter about Brady retiring this winter. Joe heard more of it in the press box today from excellent sources — not that it will happen, just that it’s on the table more than it’s been in past years.

Say it ain’t so, Tommy.

49 Responses to “Please Don’t Retire, Tom Brady!”

  1. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Brady had an awful day. He made up for it at the end. But we did not see the GOAT for 3 quarters. I hope he comes back but he’s absolutely a reason why we lost today. That and the Bucs just being outplayed and out coached at every facet.

    Jaleon Darden does not belong anywhere near a football field

  2. unbelievable Says:

    I’ve been saying since last year:

    If we won it all again this year, he would come back to attempt the 3-peat.

    If not, he’s prob gone.

  3. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Thank you Tom Brady for another great season. You made Buccaneers and Tampa relevant for 2 years. Please don’t leave us like this. Licht will give you whoever you want. Please stay!

  4. TB12 Fan Says:

    If I’m Tom I retire after that game. O line got him killed all game and he gave it all to get the game tied and you think he wouldn’t have won that game in overtime? This loss stings.

  5. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Tom won’t retire off this, he may try and play for a different franchise though, coaching egos cost the win, and cost the season.

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more Joe. If we lose Brady, we won’t even be a .500 team next year.

  7. Mike Says:

    Brady’s going out on his own terms. He is not retiring after this one. He wants another shot at a ring.

  8. Bigtruck Says:

    I think its the other way around. Had he won another now, he may retire. I don’t see him going out like this. Fire Bowles

  9. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Rams were the better team and we still made it 27-27 and could’ve won, is not for some errors on playcalling and banning of AB and Rojo and Bell.

  10. BradyBucs Says:


    That was his last game. Even though we lost, he helped lead an epic comeback to even give us a chance.


    Goes to a new team and wins a Super Bowl AND pulls an unreal comeback in the playoffs all within his final two years.


  11. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Many people won’t appreciate it but this was one of Toms best games of his career, what he did against that pass rush and the refereeing with Evans and Fournette alone was something comparable to taking Kembrell Tompkins on a playoff run. It was one of Toms greatest games.

  12. matthew veal Says:

    Joe is the best, right to the point.

    All week I was sick and listened to bspn etc.

    Joe proved there is a difference.

    I can live with whatever Brady chooses. We forget how lucky we are, although I can’t handle another decade of despair I admit.

    Either way no matter what thanks tom and thanks Joe, but

    Let’s go out on something like abbey road, not the overrated let it be album.

  13. Destinjohnny Says:

    Does the kyle trask era begin…….
    Our drafts have been average at best.
    Brady going would put us at 4 wins next year

  14. Bqen green Says:

    Unless the bucs are willing to make drastic changes on the coaching staff, he’ll walk. It’s one thing to be outgunned, but the bucs coaches have little to no idea how to win a football game.

  15. Craig Says:

    I don’t want to curse the effort by calling it either way. I hope the loss eats at him and he decides to come back.

    I would really like if he says he will come back if we have a new Defensive Coordinator.

  16. gp Says:

    Don’t think Tommie will retire on that!
    Too much of a competitor!
    That game was stolen from us in the first quarter!

    Thank you NFL referees!

  17. Steven M. Says:

    How come the Rams best player was not double teamed on the last play ? Was Bowles sleeping ???

  18. lambchop Says:


    Your argument makes no sense. QBs usually ride into the sunset after a SB victory. Brady is not leaving on an almost epic comeback. I mean we did comeback, we just didn’t keep Cooper Kupp in front of us.

    There is no way Brady leaves after having been so clutch the whole season. He still has a lot left and great players don’t want to leave when they’re still playing their best. The guy has resurrected his stats like no other time. He’ll be under center next year.

  19. gp Says:

    Tommie LIKES our coaches!

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  21. SKBucsFan Says:

    Even with the loss he just proved he is the most exciting QB in the league.

  22. adam from ny Says:

    you can’t sleepwalk through the first 30 minutes….

    or first 35 to 40 minutes and expect to win…

    but we should be in OT rn

  23. BradyBucs Says:


    I disagree.

    Bucs are now back to a phase of rebuilding many parts of the team. We rolled the dice to bring everyone back this year and now expiring contracts and ends of rookie deals will change everything.

    Dean, SMB, and Davis are NOT anywhere close to great NFL corners. We’d be FOOLS to resign Davis with some big contract.

    Brady knows this team will take a step down next season.


  24. SKBucsFan Says:

    Need to sign Jensen and Cappa first.

  25. PassingThru Says:

    I drove by Brady’s old home on Woodland Road in Chestnut Hill this morning, on the way to brunch. Woodland is a shortcut to Route 9. I remarked to my wife that this was probably Brady’s last game, and it was sad as it market the end of an era.

    I could be wrong, but I think it’s time for Brady to be a family man and to pursue business opportunities. I think that’s why he’s been so opaque about the future of late. He might even buy a team, when one becomes available.

  26. Bird Says:

    That place Was Going nuts at the end. Shame on playing limp for most Of game. Bowles should be ashamed how defense drove 80 yards in 30 seconds

    Real quick. We have the worst fans ever. I mean who doenst want to kick the crap out of bucs anthem. Little B

    Orlbucfan is an actually stank chick. Just stupid Bs

  27. BradyBucs Says:

    Let’s face it…

    We endured some really BAD LUCK late in the season…

    The Godwin injury really hurt. Tyler drops too many passes and may be out of the league in 2 years.

    The Wirfs injury obviously hurt even worse.

  28. MoHawg Says:

    Lets get back to reality and get real. Bucs needs a QB outside of Brady going to take sometime, get use to some 10+ years again of mediocrity again. Left game today end of 1st half, we knew what was happening, 3 times of Lamb dominance.

  29. Ash Says:

    Bowles couldn’t resist hitting that blitz button at the end could be lmao what a game though hurts bucs didnt make it to the big show but with all the injuries I was pretty surprised they went as far as they did here’s next season go bucs

  30. Listnfrmafar Says:

    JMark, August, Anonymous, Buc1987 and the rest of you BA fans, how’d you like that preparation, discipline, special teams, freaking Darden, Pinon & Succup were playing for them. The run was working with Brate lead blocking, why abandon that? 1 run on second down, I am sick to my stomach they fought so hard to come back and to leave Winfield on an island against the best receiver in the league is dumbfounding. Good luck Bucs fans all the hits Brady took over the years and it took a 69yr old washed up coach to retire him.

  31. mg Says:

    The idiot a.b. and his selfishness had to irritate TB-12 enough to hang it up.

  32. mg Says:

    Years of dealing with millionaire adolescents has to make you go hmmm.

  33. alvinscissorsharper Says:

    I don’t often comment on the coaching, but you cannot let the Rams best receiver beat us for 60+ yards on 2 plays with 30 seconds left on the clock. Stafford almost fumbled it away before Cooper killed us. Rams did everything to hand us the game on a silver platter and we f*cked it up.

  34. David Says:

    I think he comes back with Gronk and Godwin and Jensen.

    They need to add another receiver and linemen.

    Odds are heavily in their favor that they will not have as many injuries next year

  35. Swampbuc Says:

    Todd’s Bowel had two horrible defensive calls. One on the third and 20 that became 70 yard TD and the other for the game winner.

    The one thing they couldn’t do, and poor Winfield was left naked against the best receiver in the league.


    What a shame. Brady deserved better.

  36. Kevin jax Says:

    Jordan leaves half the fans stopped watching the NBA. Brady goes because of a crooked game. Don’t be surprised if many stop watching.

  37. Anonymous Says:

    Honestly I’m ready for Brady to retire after years of watching him I’m exhausted in a good way . I’m ready for the trask era to begin as we have yet to sign a qb we drafted to a second contract. Brady was a nice used Mercedes .


  38. Just a fan Says:

    If Arians stays and he said he is coming back in 2022, Brady will retire. If Arians is forced out (wink wink retires), Tom will be back as long as Bucs allow him to pick his coach of choice. Brady had a bad day today and despite that he still brought Bucs all the way back. Bucs coaching staff has very little clue on how to win games, call plays, penalty discipline etc. I think Brady is tired of carrying them on his back – he has had his issues with Belichick but BB more often than not had the team prepared and with exception of both Giants and one Eagles games, won 6 SBs wiih Brady. Tom is used to a that coaching style. Arians is too loose. Had Belichick treated Brady with more respect, he would have never left New England. Brady won more with less talent. Rams tried to give the game away today – had the coaching been better today, Bucs would have pulled the win.

  39. Mikejp Says:

    I am pretty sure Tom is retiring or gonna another team such as the niners if Garopolo chokes again.

    As I gave comments here, you have to rely on many alpha receivers to win. The Bucs had ME, Goodwin, AB, and Lenny, Gronk last year. Each round, if you have a very high probability to win the game at 90%, then your chance to win the SB with 4 games is only 0.9^4=66%. This year, the Bucs lost 2 of them, that reduces 40% of the offense. So the probability might be down to 90-36=54%. Thus, they exactly won one and lose one.
    If the Bucs somehow kept AB, their chance to win each game was down by 90-18=72%. Then, to win 4 games, the chance was around 27%, which is low but still is the best among playoffs teams.

  40. Ron Says:

    **** He will retire….he doesn’t like Bruce Arians… and he dies not feel Leftwich is smarter than he is.

    Arians already said he will be back… no Tom

  41. steele Says:

    TB will not go SF. Niners are set on Trey Lance, win or lose.

  42. kyle Says:

    good job this year bucs.. the injuries and dumb coaching caught us in the end. HEY F@@@ng bowles… how about drooping 5 and rushing 3 with no time left idiot???

  43. kyle Says:

    i could of played the end of the game better with madden football defense.

  44. LakelandSteve Says:

    So, I think Brady will play next year. He led the league in passing yards, touchdowns and practically every other stat. He said years ago one of his goals is to play until he’s 45. Well he is 45 next year and is still under contract. The only way he does not play is if Giselle puts her foot down and says enough. Does everyone remember right when the Super Bowl is over Giselle asks Tom, ‘haven’t you proven enough?’ So I don’t know if she will be too thrilled if he continues next year taking more time away from the family.

  45. Ontario Mike Says:

    Great season considering the injuries. But…yesterdays game showed a few key problems:
    Offence: missing Wirfs, AB and Godwin ..huge.. Brady had no time. A pocket passer needs a pocket! Rams D knew they could move up the secondary relying on their pass rush to wreak havoc with Brady. Evans was doubled most of the time.
    Defence: Led said in his write up on how to beat the Rams- don’t blitz so much…Stafford/ McVay will eat our Blitzing on the final play allowed Cupp singled coverage! Stafford seemed to have all day to pass.
    Special teams: Darden..enough said. Pinion puts two KOs out of bounds. Rams run backs always seemed to find seams…not ours!
    Coaching: both OC and DC got outcoached.
    Face it, we lost to a better team yesterday who went all in with OBJ and Von Miller and could well win the SB. However, Bucs had a season most teams would have loved…13-4 + a playoff win despite the injuries. Hope TB12 stays!

  46. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Anonymous, nice used Mercedes that was the only reason this previous now future sorry arse team would sniff a SB and this season the NFC South title. I guess once a loser always a loser. That’s the stupidest comment I’ve ever read on this site. He lead in almost ALL QB rankings. Good luck with Trask, seriously. You use be on the oneilbucyall, oralb FREE Jamais train.

  47. Nerdelbaum Frink Says:

    Anyone who’s saying Brady retires is just giving a low functioning hot take that is contradictory to everything he’s ever said.

    He doesn’t have a season that good with such good stats, have a comeback like that during the playoffs, with such a broken down O-line and be that competitive in a loss and then retire.

    He might not be a Buc, given they’re going to have cap issues keeping and bringing in talent, but he’s not retiring.

  48. Matt Says:

    Retire brady! Your finished!

  49. Erin Says:

    Brady is NOT finished. All will see.