“The Buccaneers Are Not Over Their Ex”

March 8th, 2022

Thoughts on Bucs.

Joe already shared NFL Network’s Peter Schrager telling Joe at the combine in Indianapolis last week that the body language of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians reveals they are lost in trying to find a successor to retired (?) Tom Brady.

Schrager even said when he interviewed Licht for a one-on-one live on “Good Morning Football” that you could “see the pain” in Licht’s eyes.

Schrager’s colleague on “Good Morning Football,” Kay Adams, can see the same body language. She played clips of Licht and Arians talking last week.

“They are not over their ex,” Adams said. “They are not over their ex. In a stunning sort of way.”

Adams said Arians/Licht are acting like guys who just had a split with their wives ending a perfect marriage.

After playing a clip of Arians claiming he would never trade Brady’s rights, Adams just stared into the camera before saying, “The whole no-trade thing is fascinating to me,” Adams began. “How are you not going to trade him? You had such a great relationship that you are not going to let him move out of the house?”

While Joe understands what Adams is saying and she’s not really wrong, Joe thinks the body language of both Arians and Licht is as much a reaction to how there is no quarterback movement at all in the league and that, yes Bucs fans, the Bucs may have painted themselves into a corner with Blaine Gabbert as their only option to lead the way.

Imagine your reaction if you were Arians and Licht and Gabbert was the only option. You’d walk around like you got hit by a truck, too.

29 Responses to ““The Buccaneers Are Not Over Their Ex””

  1. Howard Cosell Says:

    He’s gone, he’s gone
    Oh I, oh I
    I better learn how to face it
    He’s gone, he’s gone
    Oh I, oh I
    I’d pay the devil to replace him
    He’s gone, and he’s gone
    Oh why, what went wrong?

  2. Tim Says:

    Following this metaphor, I suppose there would be more closure and they would be “over their ex” if Brady didn’t talk about coming back. Quit doing the Brett Favre ‘I’m retiring, no I’m not’ garbage. For a guy obsessed with his public image, this is a bad look, waffling like this.

  3. OBVIOUS Says:

    Before anyone says anything else on the matter, I believe Joe has Pegged it! Nothing else to do. Unless….. Unless this is the long game being played out by masters of the art of deception.
    Do you have to go this far and play it off if you’re trying to pull off saving Millions incap space (savings) of which would include Tom Brady’s willing participation??

    Probably not. But it would make for one hell of a book!

    GO BUCS!

  4. sasquatch Says:

    I don’t think Arians’ 5 #1 picks idea should be taken literally. He doesn’t want to talk about trading Brady, because what fool would trade the GOAT and the whole thing is hypothetical anyway, so why not just set an absurd price… I’m also not persuaded that Brady is angling for a move to a different team. I think he’s retired. But, if he came back to play, and really wanted to be traded, I do believe Licht and Arians would accommodate him for less than 5 #1 picks… But, as of now, the bullsh!t index is high and the Brady un-retiring evidence index is 0.

  5. Joe Says:

    Unless this is the long game being played out by masters of the art of deception.

    Smokescreen? Very possible.

  6. Daddylonglegs Says:

    Here’s my question for Joe. What do you have against Trask? Gabbert the only option…… why not Trask? Please explain sir?

  7. Joe Says:

    Here’s my question for Joe. What do you have against Trask?

    Not one thing.

    Gabbert the only option…… why not Trask? Please explain sir?

    That’s two questions. Joe has explained countless times already. Both on this site and on Ira’s pod.

  8. steele Says:

    Why would Brady need to resort to smokescreens, manipulations and passive aggression? Those are (to continue with the analogy) symptoms of a toxic relationship.

    I’ve asked and I’ll ask again: why hasn’t there been a meeting between Brady and Licht to clarify what exactly is going on?

    Even if it’s as simple as “I’m really done. I retire. I feel good about it.” That’s fine.
    Say it.

  9. adam from ny Says:

    ^^^ ohh coward blowsell ^^^


  10. sasquatch Says:

    steele Says:
    March 8th, 2022 at 2:09 am

    I’ve asked and I’ll ask again: why hasn’t there been a meeting between Brady and Licht to clarify what exactly is going on?

    Maybe there has been. We don’t know.

  11. Cleanhouse Says:

    Jameis, if healthy can take us to the promise land

  12. westernbuc Says:

    Why is it expected of us to just trade him? Ignoring the fact that he’s under contract, the relationship was a two-way street. We brought in AB at his demand, re-signed all of our guys, invested in the offense, and let his guy AG work onsite.

    This, after Belichick was done with him. The 49ers didn’t want him. Colts preferred Philip Rivers. Raiders preferred Carr. Saints stuck with Brees. Dolphins stuck with Fitzmagic. But the Bucs went all-in on Tom.

    So how is this supposed to go? Brady retires, but secretly wants out, and never communicated that to the Bucs?

  13. Hodad Says:

    We won’t need to trade his rights, the dudes never playing football again. Kay Adams is now a body language expert? lol. Maybe change this sites name to Joe’s Buc Gossip!

  14. SufferingSince76 Says:

    At this point, I no longer care. It was 2 great years and a Super Bowl. It was worth it. All of the current nonsense, mostly by the on-site trolls, has grown old. Time to move on.

  15. Buc92’ Says:

    Joe can mention Gabbert all he wants , gabbert is unemployed… Bruce said Door number 1 is Trask … Joe or nobody else can change that so get over it lol . Trask will be out there no doubt week 1


  16. Bbro Says:

    I told you long ago any of these free shoes guys are anti Trask including Joe and Trask maybe another Mac Jones but you never know until you play the guy but NO they have to chase another problem qb like Watson? Wth

  17. B.D Says:

    if he quit because he didnt want to play for Tampa, why would we help him move to another team? if this is so (does not want to play for Tampa, or Ariens), we should try and get as much out of him as possible, no?
    and if the reason is he really doesnt know for sure if he wants to play again, we should give him a year to think about it, let Trask and Gabbert have this year, and see what Brady decides. I think he will get the itch to come back, and if anybody could, Brady would be the guy.

  18. Oneilbuc Says:

    This is why Joe and the rest of the media never bring up his stats because he out played every quarterback that was drafted before him in 2020 and that’s a fact!! Give him a chance Bucs fans this is the problem with this fan base this is why we are the worse fans in all sports because of our team media sites. This team ain’t got the players so far to win a championship so they might as well give Trask a chance. Ira Kaufman has convinced our fan base that Trask ain’t good enough. Ira Kaufman must don’t watch college football. For the people who watch college football and I’m not talking about just watching the gators, FSU you can’t tell me that yall wouldn’t want Trask as the bucs quarterback back in 2020 if you watch the games!! I wish yall go watch the Alabama game!!

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s amazing that this story has stuck in the craw of so many fans. Tom Brady is NOT coming back. There’s nothing to read into it. Why does Brady need to clarify anything for you? He retired.
    Licht and Arians’ reaction is more likely exasperation of this ongoing NON-STORY of his return.

    Sorry to throw the wet blanket on this pipe dream but Brady is retired. PERIOD!

  20. Letsbuccinggo Says:

    She got one thing they are lost. Brady is the only reason we were in the playoffs for two years. Now Arians and Licht have to do their jobs. Brady was the coach on the field and GM getting all those FAs to come here.

  21. 1sparkybuc Says:

    What QB would want to sign with the Bucs knowing that Brady might bump him to backup duty? We drafted Trask to be the starter after Brady. Right now it’s after Brady. Get on with it. Trask has been prepared before when given the opportunity. He has excelled each and every time. Let’s find out what we have. Build the team around him. Win the division. Move on. Tom Brady took his under inflated ball and went home. Kyle Trask is still here.

  22. David Says:

    For everyone thinking the Buccaneers don’t know what’s going on, I find that hard to believe. I am sure they know as much as Brady knows.
    If he knows he’s going to return and just wants the rest of spring off, expect them not to do much in the quarterback market.
    There’s a possibility that Brady really doesn’t know what he wants to so Bucs don’t know also.
    I don’t think Brady would leave them hanging going into free agency in the draft. Because of that, I am more inclined to think Brady knows what he’s going to do so therefore, the Buccaneers do as well.

  23. David Says:

    On another note, Kay Adams has outdone herself this morning

  24. BUCman Says:

    Agreed! Shout-out to Kay Adams! Looking good today!

  25. Austin Says:

    If all we have is Blain then start Trask. Cant win a superbowl with Gabbert so start Trask and see what we have

  26. Oneilbuc Says:

    Yall need stop with the Brady coming back stuff and just move on!! That’s why I didn’t like the Brady move from the jump I knew he wasn’t going to stay long because of his age. But the funny 😁 😂 part is yall really believe that he was going to play until he’s 50 lol 😆 😂!!

  27. LakelandSteve Says:

    Oneilbuc, you didn’t like us signing Brady in the first place. The man helped us win a Super Bowl. I bet the Bucs would do it over and over again if every time they made a move like that we would win a Super Bowl. It was a no brainer

  28. Oneilbuc Says:

    Lakeland. That Superbowl means nothing right now. We also won in 2002 as well . So let’s see we had only 5 wining season after that I think 🤔. For get that I want consistent wining and a old quarterback ain’t going to get it !! And even if he does decide to come back so what next year we will be having this same conversation who going to be our next quarterback. So yes I hated the move from the jump. And let’s be honest no one gives us the credit for being winning the superbowl. They gave all the credit to Brady.

  29. MikeRalstott Says:

    Brady come back
    Any kind of fool could see
    There was something in everything about you
    Brady come back
    You can blame it all on me
    I was wrong and I just can’t live