Logan Ryan Has Cool Tom Brady Stories

March 25th, 2022

Old and new teammate has Tom Brady stories.

For the first four years of his NFL life, new Bucs defensive back Logan Ryan was a teammate of Tom Brady’s with the Belicheats. And man, the guy has stories.

Brady is famous for fire and his competitive edge. Joe’s seen it and heard it. Last year Joe noticed Brady was so hacked off at something that didn’t go right he punted a football onto a secondary practice field.

And from time to time the thick, humid, pasty air of a Bucs training camp practice will be punctuated by the sharp yell of Brady hollering, “F@CK!”

Neither of those examples rivals what Ryan had to share yesterday at One Buc Palace.

“He’s had a lot more wins probably against me in practice than I had against him,” Ryan began. “I remember coming in he would say, ‘I could tell you the route in 1-on-1s and you still can’t stop it because I can still throw him open.’ He has that type of confidence and competitiveness.

“Our 1-on-1s in New England resulted in push-ups where if the receivers won or the DBs won, there was always a bet of push-ups or running a lap or whatever. He always makes it very competitive and fun.”

Practice may have been fun but Brady was serious as a heart attack. Once, Ryan said, he made a play on a Brady pass that got Brady so peeved he began breaking equipment.

“I remember my rookie year a receiver, Aaron Dobson, running a curl route,” Ryan remembered. “He slipped and I picked the ball off and put a move on Brady. He might have fell, or not, I don’t know. I scored and he ended up taking his helmet off and smashing it and breaking his helmet in practice. And this is like April or May.”

How wild is that? It’s underwear football and Brady was treating it like it was the playoffs.

But you know what? That’s what makes Brady great. And two years ago these stories certainly made it to Tampa and a combination of reputation and Brady’s exacting standards got every Bucs teammate to raise his game.

Ryan said there is no doubt that Brady’s high standards made him a winner. He learned from Brady.

“It matters – every play matters,” Ryan said. “If you practice like that, then the games were easier for us. When you have a good team and you’re practicing that hard and that competitively, the games were easier than practice, I believe.”

Those details are why the Bucs won a Super Bowl two years ago and why they were “this close” to returning last season.

15 Responses to “Logan Ryan Has Cool Tom Brady Stories”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Logan Ryan’s “It matters – every play matters” says it all. That philosophy describes Tom Brady perfectly.

  2. Cleanhouse Says:

    The defense forgot to practice last year

  3. mg Says:

    lmao, Cleanhouse.

  4. Bucs Guy Says:

    Defense simply didn’t perform to the level it did the previous year. Injuries contributed to this, but wasn’t the only reason. Coaching also contributed — and not just in the last minute of the Rams game. Age is another factor — especially on the D-Line.

    I guarantee the Bucs will pick at least one defensive lineman on day 1 and 2 of the draft. I would like to see DE and DT as the first 2 picks. Get younger and less expensive on D. Follow it up with TE and CB. Finish up with RB and P.

    I would love to see the Bucs make a trade or two to pick up an extra pick or two in rds 4 or 5 at least. With Evans, Godwin, Gage, Perimann and Grayson seems like the Bucs have too many WRs and may be able to trade.Miller and/or Johnson. Worst case is they get cut in training camp ($153K and $32K dead cap).

  5. Brandon Jeff Says:

    Here is another Brady story for you!
    Brady was p’od last year during the playoffs over the complacency that had settled in with both players and coaches. A lot of talk of partying and going to the movies was heard instead of focusing on the games.

    He decided the best way to wake everyone up would be to show them what life would be like without him, so he retired. All of a sudden, free agents were scrambling to leave like rats from a sinking pirate ship and the fans were contemplating the many years of mediocrity ahead.

    After allowing us to stew in our misery for awhile, he decided it was time to breathe life back into the franchise and return, just in time to keep any wanted free agents from leaving and to recruit new ones. I don’t think we need to worry about complacency this year. TOM HAS MADE HIS POINT!

  6. Tampa2ATL Says:

    Concur. “Every play matters.”

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The practice hard philosophy has worked very well for our military…where the exercises seem more difficult than the action itself….

    I think Logan will be a good addition….

  8. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Lol yeah no kidding clean house. I think we should call cover zero with a safety covering the best wide receiver in the game on a go route with seconds to go in a big playoff game, yeah sounds like a great plan! All time disgusting, inexcusable by Bowles. The play before was just as bad. The offense will be putting up 30 a game, but this defense and players like “SMB” (eyeroll) Devin white and alike need to be, better be, more prepared this yr.

  9. Buclova Says:

    Kyrien Williams RB out of ND looks like a good fit for us

  10. Austin Says:

    Practice better rock this year lol foot on the gas bruce

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Are we seriously taking about practice? Comm’on, it’s just practice!..🤣🤣🤣

  12. HC Grover Says:

    ‘Throw him open’ now that is a real cool quote. I like it.

  13. bucschamp Says:

    breaking helmet is old. he now breaks surface notebooks

  14. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    We just gotta stay healthy

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Haha those are some cool stories.