Tom Brady’s Impact

January 26th, 2022

Ali Marpet explains.

After the 2019 season, Ali Marpet had just finished his fifth season as one of the better guards in the NFL.

The Bucs had even dabbled with him at center. It didn’t work out all that well but Marpet held his own there in 2017.

After a year with Bucco Bruce Arians, Marpet was still looking for his first playoff appearance. Only once in his five seasons had he been on a winning team. The Bucs were mostly the throes of the depths of ugly and frustrating Lost Decade.

Then along came a guy named Tommy and in almost a snap of the finger, Marpet and the Bucs were Super Bowl champs. Suggesting Tom Brady did not turn around this franchise almost single-handedly is admitting to having your head up your rear ends sideways.

Brady absolutely impacted the Bucs in a monumental way. And if we’ve seen the final game of Brady’s career, Marpet hopes the winning attitude and standards Brady demanded stay with the Bucs for a long time.

“Tom is special,” Marpet said. “I think for the guys that stick around, hopefully, we can carry that approach or those lessons or the way he handles himself moving forward and we continue to play at a high level.”

What the Bucs can carry forward, if this is the end for Brady, would be the attention to detail Brady is a slave to. It produced results.

Of course, it helps to have a quarterback with Brady’s street cred to get an entire team to follow along and buy in. Does Kyle Trask or Blaine Gabbert have that much respect with veterans in the Bucs’ locker room?

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26 Responses to “Tom Brady’s Impact”

  1. gbobucsfan Says:

    Hell no Trask and Gabbert don’t have that much respect!!

  2. Robert Says:

    I think Trask will surprise some people

  3. German Buc Says:

    Hell, no one has even a fraction of Brady’s cred. So that task would be up to Ali himself to rub it off to who ever might follow Tom.

  4. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Yeah Trask doesn’t have respect brady does no way. I do prefer taking a risk on Trask to most other realistic options we have if Brady retires (trading for Rodgers isn’t a realistic option).

    Also watch Joe type an article in the next few weeks about a possible Jameis Reunion if Brady leaves.

  5. Dking Says:

    Please don’t give Joe any ideas…

  6. Buddhaboy19 Says:

    Derrick Carr, Aaron Rodgers, DeShaun Watson, Tua,

    Andrew Luck? He’s only 32, 12 years younger than Brady.

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Anonymous, Bucs1987, JMark, Oneilbucyall Swamparse (the woman hater) & August will say it was all due to BA and his cronies. The PLAYERS speak!

  8. VSyl Says:

    I really think Trask should be the first option if Brady retires, he may surprise some people. That said, I certainly hope Brady plays for 5 more years at least.

  9. rriddler Says:

    I doesn’t have to be the QB who leads and inspires a team.

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    I listen to the players on the team rather than oneilaints.

  11. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Any QB that comes to Tampa will always be compared to the GOAT. It will be hard to live up to those expectations.

  12. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Yes Leftwitch is gone thank the good lord he is gone, now go show them ur ten play play book u sorry excuse for a coach.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Makes you wonder if Brady is waiting to see.who they bring in, BA ain’t gonna cut it.

  14. Kalind Says:

    Lol. Mother of all rhetorical questions there Joe. Hahaha. Kyle Trask. Hahahahah.

  15. SKBucsFan Says:

    It’s probably safe to assume but if TB12 retires I doubt he would want to step into coaching right away. His impact could be felt just as well in a coaching position. But the longer he is away, the less likely he would take that role on in Tampa.

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

    Trask is horrible simple as that. If Brady is gone we need to just start over. Rebuild.

  17. DenOfDepression Says:

    Hopefully the leader showed the team what it takes to be successful and others who saw the light can take on that role if GOAT leaves. There’s probably no better example of someone “getting it” than Fournette. He has the cred and the experience. Ditto for Evans, Godwin, and others. Let them show how it’s done, then target players that will buy in and not be problems.

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Brady has already said he doesn’t want to coach. As a second round pick, I would expect Trask to take over for Brady. We’ll see if he absorbed anything.

  19. ModHairKen Says:

    Buddhaboy: “Derrick Carr, Aaron Rodgers, DeShaun Watson, Tua, Andrew Luck?”

    Honestly, I’d rather have Trask or Gabbert than Carr or Watson. Tua is too young, and Luck gives no indication that he is ever coming back.

    Watson is forever tarnished and any organization who brings him in is going to be sullied. AB had an accuser, but it was just one. It allowed people to justify in their own minds that maybe she was not truthful. Watson? He’s nasty. He’s a predator. He’s disgusting. If the Glazers could not allow Gruden to remain in the ROH, how can they justify bringing in Watson?

  20. Joe Says:

    Honestly, I’d rather have Trask or Gabbert than Carr or Watson.

    Dear God, why??? Carr is one of the better quarterbacks in the league. (Lovie thought it was better to have Josh McCown.). Watson’s upside is ridiculously high.

  21. ROBERTO Says:

    I’m from Brazil and a NFL fan and new Buccaneers fan.
    This is a crazy idea. Why not call Drew Brees to be the Buccaneers’ offensive head coach?
    I think Tom Brady would love it.

  22. Joe Says:



    Brees has no coaching experience plus he’s making much more working for NBC. Additionally, working for NBC, he only puts in a fraction of the hours he would need to put in as an offensive coordinator in the NFL.

    Work less and get paid more, anyone would stick with NBC.

  23. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Joe, he puts in more hours than BA. Welcome Roberto.

  24. SenseiGinsu Says:

    What’s the chance of the Joes putting their insider network in the harness and doing an article on Kyle Trask’s development in this Red Shirt rookie year? Despite the strongly held opinions of the readers of this site, I don’t think any of us outsiders/fans have seen enough of Trask on which to base a legitimate opinion. In addition, regardless of what Brady decides the near term, Trask is in the system and part of the calculations for the future. As a fan, I’d love some help in setting my expectations for the future. 🙂

  25. Austin Says:

    If brady retires let’s get Rodgers lol but I want Brady

  26. Fraxzimos Says:

    TB12 will be back with a vengeance….