“Nothing Hurts”

March 17th, 2022

It’s been a unique offseason for Tom Brady.

He shut the door on the game he loves and then reopened it six days later before yelling “surprise” over the weekend.

NBC super insider Peter King, a man who claimed Brady lacked confidence in the Bucs’ front office and coaching staff and that was part of the reason he quit, said this week that he was talking to someone very close to Brady after The Goat unretired.

King said the Brady insider was noting that “nothing hurts” Brady this offseason, as it has for so many other years, including knee surgery following the Bucs’ Super Bowl run. His body is sound

The implication from King, who was talking to The Dan Patrick Show, was that Brady feels so good it made it hard to walk away.

Joe doesn’t quite know what to believe. The NFL “insiders” took a credibility hit on the Brady sage of 2022, Joe believes. However, Joe is smiling hearing how great Brady feels.

36 Responses to ““Nothing Hurts””

  1. SKBucsFan Says:

    Just don’t scramble and run the ball anymore…please!

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    His confidence in the front office and dtaff is fine. Again, how could he not feel like retiring after the Rams game and the way it ended? Given the pounding he took in that game and the guts he put into the comeback to tie it, it’s understandable that he’d have questions.

    And they’ve been answered. Obviously.


  3. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    The high gas price forced Tom Brady to unretire! GO BUCS!

  4. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Slimy saints meeting up with watson again. They’re putting a full court press. The Bucs need to get better upfront . Need to start focusing on that defense.

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    My take-away is King, as usual, is consistently full of crap and spends most of his time sniffing his own flatulence…

  6. lambchop Says:

    Even if the Taints get Watson, who is he throwing to? Their diva slant boy has been irrelevant. He’s going the way of Julio Jones. I’m much more relieved that they lost their HC who was a serious pain in the rear end. That team won’t be the same without him.

  7. Francisco Guzman Says:

    lambchop can we finally beat them in the regular season? Seems like we can’t match their physicality. Anyway go get players on the defensive line. Also i think i wouldn’t mind if they took a corner with that first round pick.

  8. gbobucsfan Says:

    Sooooo, has anyone asked King, Florio and anyone else about those “reports”?

  9. BA4President Says:

    @lambchop I totally agree. Losing Sean Payton was the best thing that could have happened among our division foes this offseason

  10. Dew Says:

    I think we’re set on offense once Gronk signs. Thinking maybe we should draft the best RB with great hands with our first pick. Brady will get him ready.

  11. lambchop Says:

    Yea, we’ve been outplayed, but I think it has a lot to do with how young our defense is. Before it was our offense giving up points. I hope we get more veterans on board like the Badger. We need to replace the swag that Whitehead played with. But, I prefer a general out in the back, rather than a foot soldier. We need TOs. And I do hope we get some DT help in the draft. We need more push in the middle on passing downs. That’s where the Taints shred us. With the Badger, you might be able to gamble more with Winfield attacking at the line or even SMB. If Suh signs, great, but we have to get younger at the position. I don’t mind losing Gholston. If we can get a hungrier more effective guy in the draft, he’s replaceable. And with how we rotate Suh, the new kid will get time to show his stuff.

  12. Scotty In Fat Antonio Says:

    Haven’t the Bucs D always handled Watson pretty well in the past? Numbers anyone?

  13. WalkdaPlank Says:

    “The NFL ‘insiders’ took a credibility hit”

    And it was AWESOME to see that schmuck Adam Schefter and his Joker smile have it blow up in his face! And everybody else that reported Brady and BA had “problems”, too.

    As for what King said, I didn’t watch too much of Brady in New England outside of when he played the Bucs and in 9 Super Bowls, but I never noticed him run as much as he did last season, at 44 years old at that. In one game he was the Bucs leading rusher LOL. That’s not a sign of a guy who wants to hang it up, he was having fun last season.

  14. Tye Says:

    Watson will seriously cripple whatever team he goes to… That team will takes years to recover before they can start to build with quality players because of the loss of picks to acquire him…….

    SO grateful Brady came back so the Bucs aren’t involved in the horror Watson will bring!

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Saints have cap problems and when that happens, you need your top picks……giving them up for Watson will hurt them for years…….and, I think Alvin (mike tyson) Kamara has some problems going forward.
    The Saints will likely not be the same team without Payton.

    It might not be the case but it seems since we took out Winston in New Orleans, the Saints retaliated by taking out Godwin, LVD & Lenny in Tampa…..

  16. lambchop Says:


    There is no Dalvin Cook type RB in the 1st. RBs in the 2nd-3rd is the sweet spot this year. They get so much tread on their wheels, that investing a 1st when you need to get more fierce at DT or OL is more important.

    I wouldn’t even be averse to another top CB to pair opposite Carlton Davis. SMB is great at nickel and Dean is fine in dime or coming in on rotation. But, they are not WR1/WR2 cover guys you can rely on. They’re more gambler types, especially Dean.

    We have too many average guys that have been pushed into more prominent roles than they deserve to be at. Guys like Gholston, Dean, McClendon, Nacho, Nelson, etc. It’s time to understand that they are rotational players or backups being forced to punch above their weight. We can get better on the DL – way better.

    I’m tired of getting excited when one of these dudes makes a splash play here and there. Where’s the dominance? Nelson has improved a lot. Gholston has improved, Nacho has improved. But, it’s still not at the level we can hang a hat on and say “they comin for ya play after play.” We need that dog on the DL. And JTS is raw as he||, I’m not impressed with his technique. He relies on speed, he needs some more moves. We knew we were getting a project when we drafted him. That’s gonna take some time. But, I hope we sign JPP. The guy is a warrior and a dog. Last year was a result of injury. If he can go, you gotta have him on that line. That dude will play with a chip on that surgically repaired shoulder.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Still have this gut feeling that the Bucs’ ownership and Tom Brady came to an ‘understanding’ in England just before Brady unretired. Brady calls Gage; then Gage becomes a Buc. More than likely Brady wanted Mason; then Mason becomes a Buc. Jensen sounded like he was off to Cincy, then voila, he gets a very nice 3-yr contract with the Bucs. Brady wanted him as his Center? Godwin refused to sign the franchise tag, then once Brady unretires Chris is all-in & signs a long-term contract. All these contract restructurings? Brady’s influence perhaps?

    Kinda think all of this is due to Tom Brady coming out of retirement for one more go at the championship. Gronk’s next I’m convinced. Not sure about Lenny, but I think he might come back to. Suh? Gholston? Several depth players? Tom Brady strikes again & again. Gotta love it.

  18. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I am still not buying the saints having cap issues. They should not even be in position to land watson. Anyway likely starts off with 3 first round picks.

  19. SlyPirate Says:

    “I can turn a 30-yard run into 10-yard gain better than anyone.”

  20. DEEEMO Says:

    Time to build that D Line….Pass rush & run defense wins games!!!!! Look at the last 2 Super Bowl winners…Defense won both those games!

  21. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Browns out of the running for watson. Idk how mayfield doesn’t say trade me. The brownies are a joke in itself. Looks like he could be a saint. Ughhhh

  22. Dew Says:

    @Lambchops appreciate the response. Can’t argue with any of it.

  23. Allen Lofton Says:

    it’s the narrative that matters, not the substance of the story when it comes to some sportswriters.

  24. ErikTheViking Says:

    Joe Biden says it’s Russia’s fault that Brady retired.

  25. August 1976 Buc Says:

    P King has been eating some humble pie lately. And the rest of butt hurt NFL insiders also. They were exposed as frauds, at least concerning the whole Brady narrative, and some still spout the nonsense. So on to Bradys Bucs Volume 2 episode 3 baby. Super Bowl contender again, instead of non relevence. GO BUCS!!!!!

  26. Jmarkbuc Says:

    The Saints D beats us up physically, that’s why we lose to them. Our defense doesn’t possess bear that physicality.

    I mean Vea’s a beast but he only plays 46% of the snaps. DWhite can be physical when he’s not running Around like a chicken with its head cut off, or taking bad angles.
    SMB and Dean don’t want to get there uniforms dirty making a tackle.

    I despise the slimy Saints, but they play mean, tough and physical on D. One of the last remaining Teams to do so…

  27. Dean Giusti Says:

    The 2 biggest scumbags in my book are Nick Wrong and Florio. They’re STILL reporting Tom’s going to San Fran. I’ve never seen anything like it.
    Blatant bullshyt. Luckily for them they have no credibility to lose.

  28. gbobucsfan Says:

    MSN frontpage – “Tom Brady reportedly wanted to play for another NFL team”
    Article states Tom and Sean (chest slap) Payton would join forces in Miami.

  29. Listnfrmafar Says:

    TB12 is pliable and NOT in his Bucs uniform yet.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m only a couple years older than Brady, never played pro-football, or college football, and everything hurts. Maybe I should try eating some plants like Brady does.

    LOL! Just kidding, I’ll take pain over eating lettuce any day of the week.

  31. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Avocado ice cream and coconut milk.

  32. Jerry R Jones Says:

    Peter King going after the low hanging fruit after he laid a goose egg.

  33. bucschamps Says:

    all other teams planned for brady-less league now he’s back they need to rethink what they did. Brady’s grand masterplan is brilliant lol

  34. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    LISTNFRMAFAR – Shut up and go root for your 49ers

  35. Big Daddy Howster Says:

    Hey Joe!!!! How solid are the sources that said Tom wanted San Francisco.

  36. Joe Says:

    Hey Joe!!!! How solid are the sources that said Tom wanted San Francisco.

    Have never heard that but don’t have a pipeline to Brady’s camp.