Tom Brady Shares A Non-Retirement Message On Instagram

January 25th, 2022

Joe often has said that everything Tom Brady does is highly calculated.

It’s why Joe doesn’t believe Brady is retiring. Does anyone believe Brady would retire after letting all kinds of nonsense swirl around him like it has the past two days?

Today, Brady took to his Instagram account to share thoughts about the rampant interest in his 2022 football career. (The cut-and-paste job below is via

“I understand that at this stage in my career, there is going to be interest in my future whenever a season ends, but this week, all that is on my mind is the gratitude I have for this team and the fans that have supported us all year long. This year has been incredibly rewarding personally and professionally and I am appreciative of everyone who worked their ass off to help our team achieve so much. I always want to win, I think that’s pretty apparent by now, but that doesn’t mean I equate losing to failure, especially when you go out fighting the way we did. There’s so much to appreciate in a season like this when you’re surrounded by a team that believes in each other, and plays for the people standing on either side of them. I’ll spare you the Man in the Arena quote, but that feeling is something that I promise I’ll never take for granted. To everyone that was a part of it this year, thank you. I love you all!”

No, there is nothing new and exciting here. It’s a different written version of what Brady said last night on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. As Joe wrote on Twitter during the show, Brady doesn’t sound like a guy walking away from the game.

He sounds more like a guy who wants people to think he might quit. #Leverage

Enjoy Today’s Ira Kaufman Podcast.

106 Responses to “Tom Brady Shares A Non-Retirement Message On Instagram”

  1. captivajim Says:

    Joe,, I think he’s letting you down easy….

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    BBB or BBB

    Bring Back Brady or Build Back Better

  3. Jeff Says:

    Trade for David Carr. Brady’s gone folks.

  4. CChead Says:

    Bring Brady Back
    No thank you to Build Back Better

  5. Hodad Says:

    Leverage for what Joe more money. I’ll say it again get it through your head, if Brady wants more money it would come with a contract extension. All he has to do is make a call to Jason and Licht would say how long, how much, done. Implying Brady needs to scheme or needs leverage to get paid is just bad journalism. Speculation of the worst kind.
    And this is commenting of the worst kind. Leverage comes in many forms and can be used for many reasons. Joe didn’t write in this post that Brady wants more money, you did. Opinion writing is a form of journalism whether you define it that way or not. –Joe

  6. Stone crab sam Says:

    This franchise went from ‘mr. Crab legs’ to

    Mr. 1st class in every way.

    Almost Greek gawd like….

    Man, what a contrast….

  7. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Sorry, Jeff. That’s just your wishful thinking.

  8. Howard Cosell Says:

    At this point Howard completely relates to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s awkward love for Brady. Howard is there. Howard shares it. Brady lights up Howards day like a bean of sunlight.

    That said Rams will easily win the SB and the Bucs only lost b’c of defensive letdowns…this without Wirfs, Godwin and psycho-boy.

  9. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    I think he’s coming back. ONE MORE YEAR!!! (At least I hope)

  10. Jersey buc Says:

    Think Brady is back. I wouldn’t mind Carr though if it came to that.

  11. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    And I think the offense will be better than ever. Without AB and Godwin, the chemistry with Evans finally started clicking. I think next year Evans goes wild. GO BUCS!!! ONE MORE YEAR!!!!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You’ve got to think he’ll do at least one “Farewell Tour”…….like the Eagles three.

  13. TBD Says:

    Jeff, David Carr has not played in years.

  14. Beeej Says:

    Next year is going to be the farewell tour. His other businesses don’t make as much money if his face isn’t on the sporting news every Sunday

  15. TBD Says:

    He will definitely not do a “farewell tour”. He does not want that kind of distraction all year.

    But yes he will be back in TB.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe, you’re becoming the master of conspiracy theories. Actually I don’t blame you; it sells very well in today’s wacky world.

  17. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Jeff says, “Trade for David Carr.” You guys do know that David Carr retired a while back?

  18. jehzsa Says:

    If he is given the tools he needs to be successful, he should stick around.

  19. Jmarkbuc Says:

    TB’s just waiting for the NFC championship game to be won by LA. If that happens he’s on the phone with Welker again.. “ Hey Wes.. tell John I can show Trey how to win a Super Bowl.”

    Boom! Farewell Tour for the team he idolized as a kid. Mom and Dad can drive to the games. A great D and Trent Williams protecting his blindside.

  20. #8 Says:

    He takes the vet minimum and builds his own offense with the savings.

  21. Tye Says:

    Derek Carr is the best option I’ve heard BUT I highly doubt the Raiders let him go..

  22. Tye Says:

    SERIOUSLY can’t see Tom wanting to learn a new offense (49ers) on his ‘fair well tour’…
    lowers his chances greatly of the playoffs and ending in a Super Bowl..

  23. Buc4evr Says:

    Wake me when there is real news…..

  24. Bird Says:

    He aint going to san fran people

    He won a championship here. He got the hell out of patriots for obvious…you know just like gronk did
    Cant be yourself there . Keep mouth shut
    His bro alex not wanted there
    He took less and their cupboard was empty as far as weapons
    And i think deep down he wanted to show it was him more then belichek..especially since it appears belicheck wanted garrapollo

    No payton should have. Him rubbing his belly
    Are schedule is tough next year. But look at that san fran division

    He is in playoffs here and once in playoffs…with guys healthy…look out

    But family might change that. I think they will be cool if he finally says this is last year (or maybe two). 😂

  25. Buc4evr Says:

    Like Sean Payton retiring.

  26. Jmarkbuc Says:


    He learned out offense on the fly during a pandemic, with no camp, largely through zoom meetings… and won a SB. I believe he can handle it. And to do what Jimmy G couldn’t? One last thing to prove.

  27. Bird Says:

    Our^^ not are

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    I think Licht needs to explain to him how he’s going to keep everyone they want to keep AND add more weapons. They HAVE to replace AB, in particular if they keep Godwin knowing he’s likely not going to be healthy to start the season. You can’t have these scrubs like Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller playing a ton of snaps in a huge game. Also I’m guessing Gronk isn’t coming back, I hope I’m wrong, but I’m thinking he might be done – and how do you replace that?

    Licht needs to sell Brady on what his gameplan is and then do it. At that point I think you’ll hear from Brady that he’s back for one more round.

    Also getting rid of Leftwich helps, I think, if indeed Arians will be calling the plays. I don’t care what anyone says, all you need to do is watch Leftwich and Brady on the sidelines, and Brady in the game, and know he did not like Leftwich’s calls. If the Jags hire Leftwich, then I think that’s a big boost. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think so.

  29. LakelandSteve Says:

    A lot has happened this year on the field and off for Brady. I don’t think this has a huge impact on his decision to continue to play or retire but I think the Antonio Brown thing had an impact on Brady and the team. Remember in Lavonte David’s day after press conference when asked about everything the team went through he mentioned the turmoil they had to endure. You got to believe he was referring to A.B. There are guys on this team who had real relationships with Brown and Brady obviously genuinely cared about this guy and he crapped in their faces in a middle of a game in front of the world. Don’t tell me that did not affect this team. Maybe we will learn more in the coming weeks and months.

  30. Listnfrmafar Says:

    JMark, going to 9ers is the first post you’ve written I agree with. Folks, that’s a farewell to Tampa. It’s pretty consistent with how he departed New England.

  31. Jmarkbuc Says:

    TB12 is the most prepared player ever… he knows what he’s gonna do.

    The lack of discipline here is the problem.

  32. Oxycodoms Says:

    Brady is already the gm he doesnt need leverage

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There’s about as much chance that Brady plays for another team as Antonio Brown being an assistant coach to Greg Schiano.

  34. Wild Bill Says:

    Brady deserves to retire on a high note. Almost making it to the third round right after a super bowl win the year before would be a highlight for most careers. I am good with a decision to retire. He climbed the mountain over and over again. Nothing left to prove. Smart to retire while he is rich, healthy and has a lovely wife and family. Now he can ride the celebrity train for big bucs and leave the NFL season grind behind. You go Tom and thanks for these past two seasons!

  35. Your Mom Says:

    I dunno that sounds a bit like a retirement speech to me….

  36. PassingThru Says:

    I think he is leaving on a high note if this is indeed the end. He battled back from a seemingly hopeless position in the closing seconds. And he did it with a battered team that was once again comprised of spare parts. The offensive unit has a lot to be proud about this season, as does their QB.

  37. Steven007 Says:

    This niners talk and Brady is just utter nonsense. First of all they are a game away from the super bowl with their current quarterback. Second of all they used a high round draft pick for their future quarterback this year. Third, at 45 Brady doesn’t want to learn an entirely new offense. Can he? Sure. But why? Silly talk. That said, if that scenario were to unfold I would gladly give you guys keyboard credit.

  38. Duane Says:

    He plays the contract out. With Payton gone, the NFC South likely looks like the AFC did back in the day. Curious to see who he can recruit from the defensive side of the ball.

  39. Jmarkbuc Says:


    You know Tampa wasn’t his first choice.

    I hope like Hell you’re right and I’m wrong.

  40. Rod Munch Says:

    Who are the morons saying he’ll go to the 49ers? LOL!

    He’s under contract, idiots. He’s not going anywhere. The Bucs sure as hell aren’t going to let him out of his contract to go to another NFC team, for sure.

  41. Steven007 Says:

    Munch, look above. There are several. And yes, I forgot to add the obvious. He’s under contract. Now if our GM can trade him for a first rounder, that would be his greatest heist yet as GM. I think even I might be on board with that, haha. But yes, completely silly talk.

  42. Anonymous Says:

    People must not realize he is under contract so he cannot go to another team. It’s either he comes with us or he retires. Simple as that.

  43. Jmarkbuc Says:


    You gonna be the organization that tells The GOAT we won’t let you out of your contract (trade).. to play for the team he’s always wanted to?

    Nobody wants to be that person.

    If that’s what he wants to do, he can say either trade me or I retire and you get nothing… TB knows what he’s doing.

    Like I said hope I’m wrong. And it’s not likely, but it’s possible.

  44. BuccaneerScotty Says:

    I’m sure Brady has a no trade claus in his contact…

  45. Jmarkbuc Says:


    You should listen closer.. I said it days ago. For what it’s worth PFT has an article written yesterday saying exactly this.. so I’m not the only moron😂.

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    January 21st, 2022 at 3:26 pm
    Hey “anonymous “
    I’m not suggesting we would seek to trade Brady.
    People get so hyped..
    Actually, I don’t even know what his contract status is for next year.. completely spit balling..
    If and I mean IF Tom Brady said he wanted to go and finish one more year in SF no one is going to hold his contractual feet to the fire. And if the way to get him out of that contract was to work a trade, The Bucs have enough respect and gratitude to do that, and would get something (albeit probably not a lot).
    These are all suppositions on Brady wanting to chase another ring in his hometown, for the team he grew up idolizing. Brady has a helluva bucket list in case you haven’t noticed. Absolutely unlikely.. but not out of the realm of possibility. Personally, I think he hangs it up after this year.

  46. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    Being out of the playoffs and not sure if Brady is coming back is starting to depress me a little.

  47. Jmarkbuc Says:


    If he asks .. that’s different. And clause or no clause, when TB asks….

  48. Listnfrmafar Says:

    JMark, do you seriously believe I read everything you post? Another option is Tenn, the only thing they lack is a QB and Tannahill makes $30mil a season. That should tell you all what a great deal Bucs got. Vrabel, TB12’s old teammate and Gronk would fit in as well.

  49. Rod Munch Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    January 25th, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    You gonna be the organization that tells The GOAT we won’t let you out of your contract (trade).. to play for the team he’s always wanted to?


    First off, any nonsense about the 49ers is pure fake news.

    Second off, yes, if he wants to go to another NFC team, you’re that guy who says no. Sort of how the Packers aren’t going to trade Rodgers to Tampa or the Vikings.

    But again, the entire story is 100% fake news, so you’re getting your panties all twisted for no reason at all.

    However, lets say Brady said I want to go to New England to play and retire, then yes, of course in that case you say, sure, we understand, thank you for your service.

    But to another NFC team? Nope. Not a chance.

  50. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Panties definitely not in a bunch…

    Just a theory, and I’m apparently not the only one. I hope he stays here.

  51. Vsyl Says:

    49ers was probably the team that said: “we don’t want you“ when he left the patriots. Do you really think he will plead to go there? Lol, Come on! He is not going anywhere.

  52. Jmarkbuc Says:

    And besides Rod,

    If he leaves here for an NFC team or any team.. we ain’t sniffing the playoffs for a while.

  53. Steven007 Says:

    Sure, go ahead and let him go to the team of his choice via trade. That’ll be two first round picks. Yeah, never going to happen.

  54. Ash Says:

    A farewell tour is wishful thinking he already talked about that being a distraction the way he is talking about his wife and kids and decisions you make that aren’t about yourself sounds like retirement talk

  55. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I think we all know what’s really gonna happen. It sucks.

  56. David Says:

    There’s no part of me that thinks he wants leverage. He’s the goat and won the Super Bowl that’s all the leverage he needs. Aside from that, he just extended his contract to take less per year. He doesn’t want more money, he wants rings.

    The best things I’ve heard is how healthy Gronk and Brady feel. There’s no doubt in my mind they will be back for one more year
    Jason licht needs to get cracking on some of the core free agents!

  57. Rod Munch Says:

    Jmarkbuc – sorry, I missed the fact you were speculating, I thought you were rumor mongering. I mean that, not a backhanded statement or anything. I have zero issues with speculating, so fair enough.

    But I agree, if Brady was to leave, the team should just take their salary cap hell lumps, unless they can get someone like Wilson or Rodgers or Watson – which I don’t see happening.

    But the Bucs would look like the biggest idiots in the universe if they sent Brady to the 49ers, and they go and win a SB, while the Bucs are 3-14 with Gabbert and Trask at QB. I just can’t see the Bucs letting that happen, it would be a PR nightmare, well beyond just saying, no, we’re cutting you.

  58. Steven M. Says:

    Hope Brady stays. If not, go get man bun A.Rogers.

  59. Steven M. Says:

    Brady will decide by who will be on the team this coming year.

  60. HC Grover Says:

    He is gone I think. Just thanking everyone. Class Act. I fear we will be stuck with BA/Gabbert next year.

  61. Jmarkbuc Says:


    If he says “if you don’t trade me I’m retiring,” you get nothing. I’m sure Auman can leak the story just the right way 😂, letting everyone know we did the noble thing. Things can be framed all kinds of ways these days.

    My money is on him retiring.

  62. JimmyJack Says:

    I bet Brady already knows if he is retiring. He is either with Byron studying right now or the orginizationn is planned the team without Brady.

    Tom is a class act and isnt going to interrupt the playoffs. The week after the SuperBowl. That Is when I think we hear his announcement.

    He coming back to end his career the way it began. 2 Titles in 3 years!!
    GO BUCS!!!

  63. JimmyJack Says:

    Jmark…..Why does Brady want a trade? Hahaha where yall come up with this stuff?

  64. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Jimmy Jack

    Read this thread, if you can’t see the logic, that I spelled out 5 days ago, go to pro football talk . Com and read what they wrote yesterday.

    It’s really not that complicated.

  65. brooks Says:

    who cares

  66. Jmarkbuc Says:


    It’s the off-season!

    Nothing better to do.

  67. Buc1987 Says:

    I still say Brady’s coming back for one more season with…..the Bucs!

  68. cmurda Says:

    Not sure how people are reading that he’s coming back for another year. My original gut feeling was Brady will return for his age 45 season and then call it quits. However, each blurb that Brady speaks sounds like a guy that is going to hang it up.

  69. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    TampaBayBucsFan, consider this your “cease & desist”. The BBB name & logo is the sole property of BringBucsBack incorporated & it’s affiliates.;)

    I’m in favor of bringing Brady back &/or a build back better plan. Firstly, we have to do some addition by subtraction ie. Howard, Brate (respectfully), Darden (disrespectfully) SMB, rampant superiority complex, Bowles’ blitz aggression & press-coverage timidity & BL or his seemingly genetic inability to run the ball more than 8 times per game. Give appreciative farewells to JPP, Sue, Gronk (probably- see Brady factor) Rojo, Lenny (likely- see Gronk) & possibly others.

    Secondly, some mentioned Carr; not bad but, doesn’t Russell Wilson want to play behind a good O-line & out of Seattle?

    Thirdly, if BA is coming back for only one more year (w/o Brady?) & Bowles may not be head-coaching material & BL certainly doesn’t appear to be head-coaching material, should we be shopping for a head coach, now?

    Not For Long.

  70. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Maybe Payton will be ready in a year.. I didn’t see his presser. Anybody else see it?

  71. cmurda Says:

    Darden disrespectfully. Hahaha. I second that

  72. JimmyJack Says:

    Jmark I asked you why he would want a trade? Why does he want out of Tampa?

    I read the thread again. I dont see your answer. My bad if i missed it.

  73. sauron's eye Says:

    If Brady retires we should go after Jimmy G. He will be available. Avoid Karen Rodgers and Ru$$el Wilson, who kill their teams with their personal cap space.

  74. Pruritus Ani Says:

    I think he will be back. Provided specific conditions that he wants are met. Not sure what those are but there was a need to go public with his “uncertainty” for a reason. Perhaps his initial desires fell on deaf ears. Speculation of course.

  75. Tackleblockwin Says:

    If Brady retires all will be ok. All I need is my guitar, Hey!

  76. Hodad Says:

    Nonsense Joe, whatever Brady wants Brady will get, he just needs to ask. No games, no leverage needed, just tell us what you want Tom we’ll do. Cut Bowles nads off? Done. You’re implying Tom has some agenda in mind, but won’t say what? Not money, what is it Joe tell us.

  77. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Nevermind. If you read the posts above and didn’t understand the theory of a trade and why, I can’t help you.

  78. Mr Bean Says:

    Anybody saying Brady is going to leave for another team does not know Brady well enough. He is loyal to the organization, his teammates and fans. He will not throw it all out to get to a greener pasture. He is loyal to a fault and will stay if he thinks he can play. Sure he left NE but the hoodie kicked him out.

    Brady plays three more years with Tampa. Wins two more Super Bowls.

  79. Trophybuc Says:

    If anyone saw the look I saw in Bradys eyes when he got a bloody lip should realize an alpha competitor! He cannot walk away from a victory that was so close. 24 point comeback to tie. What a comeback!! 2 SB in a row tough, chance gone….doesn’t mean
    TB quits…2 in a row would’ve been great….but like the old Meatloaf
    (RIP) song line goes “Now don’t be sad, cause , TWO out of three ain’t bad”! Let’s gooooo TBBUCS! 2022 season coming!!! 2 outta 3 coming! Come on back Tom B, Gronk and the the rest of a lionhearted
    Comeback team!!! Show the league executives a harder schedule for 2022 will just sharpen 2 outta 3 goal!!! Let’s Goooo!

  80. Bqen green Says:

    Y’all are ignoring the alcoholic elephant in the room, his name is Bruce arians. Brady DOESN’T WANT To PLAY FOR HIM AGAIN!! Get it through y’all’s thick skulls. This is nothing more than a power play. Who the hell wants to spend more time with family? He has six months off a year, and more than enough money to mitigate that six months. A plumber who gets up at five every day, misses a hell of a lot more of their kids lives than Brady ever has. If y’all want him to return, give him what he wants. A new coaching staff, and the ammo to get it done. Ben doesn’t know what it’s so hard for y’all to understand.

  81. JimmyJack Says:

    Jmark. You sound like a politican with that answer haha.

    If you dont wanna answer my dumb question cool. But if Brady wants to be traded away from Tampa he is actually gonna need a reason why he wants out. Kinda hard for me to overlook that little part of the equation.

  82. JimmyJack Says:

    Hey look Ben answered the question. Brady is going to demand a trade becuase he dont want nothing to do with Bruce Arians no more. Well go with that I guess.

  83. Cobraboy Says:

    That quote was BradySpeak for “Check yo sheets!”

  84. JB Says:

    Russell Wilson?

  85. Pete Says:

    If he’s going to play another year, of the guys not under contract, the must haves:

  86. Mike Says:

    Just making sure he’s appreciated by management and has input on our draft plans (give me more blocking and more weapons)…

  87. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Jimmy Jack

    Because he knows we’re up against the cap
    Because he knows this D ain’t good
    Because, as I said above, there is not the type of discipline he expects.
    Because in the end, after 20 years in NE that’s the type of organization he likes better.
    There are probably five or six more reasons.. but Ben’s not wrong either. BA has had success in his style and is a good coach. Just not Brady’s cup of tea.

    It was all a wild ass guess… I think he retires.

    As I’ve said for the fifth time now.

  88. tampabayallday Says:

    Thank you Tom Brady,

    Go Bucs

  89. Steven007 Says:

    J Mark, now the Saints are up against the cap. We are in decent shape. It doesn’t look like it today but trust me in a couple of months it will be fine. Plus everyone knows the salary cap is going up. We will be tight up against it at the end but there are many things we can do with the salary cap given our situation.

  90. Swampbuc Says:

    One consolation in this whole sewage trap — at 4:30pm central time I was about ready to turn the TV off and bang heavy booze.

    I don’t do booze well.

    And then………a scoring drive. FG.

    And then……..Kupp gets stripped by Antoine. TD.

    I’m like “What?” OK stick around.

    Then the whole strip sack of Brady happens and I’m “OK thanks for giving me hope for a minute. Then the Rams center gives the greatest gift of all time. WHAT?

    Then, a few plays later, Brady hits Evans on one of the prettiest plays anyone will ever see. That alone has to motivate Brady to come back — to focus on Mike even more. Now I’m like “HEY!”

    Then it started going to crap, but i was like “Helluva comeback boys. You lost to the better team but wow thanks for a great fought comeback that fell short.

    Then, with them only needing one first down to ice the game and Cam Akers two yards from a first down . . . . . Suh sticks his massive bear paw into Aker’s ball cradle and ris it out, Bucs recover. And I am like HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Then on the Brate catch that I swear was a first down and they called short, I’m like, “Leftwurst will call some play action stupid pass play here and lose. But wow! To get this close after being so faar back….another Brady legendary story.

    And then — PLAYOFF LENNY’s TD and the maligned O-line deliver for what sadly wil not be remembered as one of the greatest Bucs plays of all tme.

    Thank you Todd’s Bowel and your egregrious malpractice. You should be fired. Yeah I said it. I’ve been a fan. Not anymore . Eff him. Get rid of him. Maybe he can go coach girls’ soccer.

  91. steele Says:

    Would anyone be surprised if he just shrugs and plays out his contract? I wouldn’t. But he will and should have a serious talk with Licht about Bucco and about whether it’s possible to reload to a SB level immediately.

    Look at how close they got, even with all of the injuries and the drama. Eight quarters away from a repeat.

  92. JimmyJack Says:

    Jmark the only one I cant see is Brady leaving over the salary CAP. We can backload deals, restructure and do all kinds of stuff to come up with a ton of dough. Dont see asny way the team isnt willing to do that for another SuperBowl. If that the case we need to get out the pitchforks.

    The only one i could really see is if he cant stand BA. Seems like a stretch because Brady obvisously picked his team and Im sure his HC was a big part of the decision but I guess its possible they have had big time problems between the scenes and hid it really well.

    That said, judging from all the player comments

  93. JimmyJack Says:

    ………..sounds like a tight locker room with players love it here. Doesnt sound like there are massive interal problems bubbling below the surface.

  94. Oneilbuc Says:

    Yall are ignoring the main reason and that’s his wife and children!! You can’t knock the man for that !! I want to see if BA can develop a quarterback.

  95. Architek Says:

    Fans say some Wild sh($: in here man – geez.

  96. Mikejp Says:

    He is waiting to see if Jimmy chokes again and replace him!

  97. T REX Says:


  98. Swampbuc Says:

    This is easy. BA and Licht tell Tom — Godwin Lenny and Jensen are back. Gronk is up to you.

    We need to be able to afford those guys.

    What do you want to do, Tom?

  99. Buczilla Says:

    The best way that I can put it is this. A gorgeous wife (Brady), leaves her old, fat, smelly, disgusting, ugly, but rich husband (new england), for a young, handsome, and vivacious man (Tampa). It’s only human nature for the the folks in new england (no it’s not worthy of capitalization) to be embarrassed, jealous, and generally all bent out of shape that Brady left them and won a super bowl with us. I genuinely feel sorry for them because I know that I’d be pi$$ed if it were the other way around. Brady will make up his mind soon enough, so it is better to just ignore these scorned degenerates.

    *I have been to Boston and I actually loved my time there and the folks were wonderful, so the above post is only meant to disparage the morons who keep poking and trolling. 😜

  100. Swampbuc Says:

    And as much as I hate to say ity, of the group above, Gronk is slighty less critical than Godwin Lenny or Jensen.

    And please knock off the butthurtness. No disrespect to Gronk here. Would still love to have him. The others are still in their prime or even not quite at it. Gronk is well passed his.

  101. Mr Bean Says:

    The defense is still one of the best in the league. And they played like one against the Rams. Created four turnovers and battled to the end. How come they allowed 30 points, you ask? Two factors. First, the Bucs could not sustain drives and lost the TOP battle by nine minutes. Nine minutes! That is huge. The defense was on the field for far too long. That is on the offense. Make the TOP more equal or even win that and the Bucs give up no more than 20 points. Second, adjustments on the defense or lack there of. The blitz did not work. At all. Staying in coverage did. Why persist with the blitz? Obviously, everybody is talking about the last drive, but that was an issue the whole game. This is on the coaches. When a matchup does not work you have to adjust.

    The offense was too banged up and that was the main problem. The OL could not hold all day. That is never a good thing. Even the Chiefs with the most mobile QB could not score a TD last SB because of issues with their OL. Brady had too little time. And that, in itself, is not the end of the world, but then you need receivers who get open quick. And two of the Bucs top three receivers were out. Godwin and AB.

    And despite all this it almost came to OT at the end.

    This team is still very good. Just unlucky with the injuries. Brady is coming back and staying for a few more years. Every time Brady didn’t make it to the SB the last ten years the rumor was that he was done. The fact of the matter is he is still as good as ever and has no intention whatsoever to retire.

  102. Mr Bean Says:

    @Swampbuc – in order of importance to resign – Godwin by a huge margin, then Jensen, then Gronk, then Lenny. I’d put Gronk before Lenny despite his age. RBs are so much easier to replace. Gronk still very unique even if a bit slower.

  103. adam from ny Says:

    omg – lefty signed on as new head coach in jacksonville – so he’s gone…

    this is going to be one team to keep an eye on strictly for entertainment purposes…

    their owner must be insane or something

  104. Michael Says:

    Three more seasons:
    40+ TDs/yr
    4,700+ yds/yr
    ~500yds/playoffs over 3yrs
    Incentive if one were needed
    1Billion dollars to charities of his choice
    It’s not like he needs the money.
    Funny thing is those numbers (providing
    his health holds as it has) are totally

  105. Oneilbuc Says:


  106. Barbara Roopenian Says:

    I watched Brady for 22 years. Tampa Bay needs new coaches. BA hitting players and I am starting to believe Antonio Brown. He thinks he won the games! It has always been Tom.