A Fresh Leadership Scouting Report On Tom Brady

May 28th, 2022

So how is Tom Brady raising the game of his teammates?

It’s hard to quantify but one veteran Bucs receiver gave it a fresh shot.

Joe wrote about Scotty Miller opening up on the The Underdog Podcast. And Miller not only dissected his personal journey, he shared what he believes makes Brady so special behind the scenes.

“It’s not just about working hard. One of the things Tom is so big on is you can work as hard as you want, but if you’re not working on the right things, if you’re not working with a purpose, that hard work ain’t going to do nothing for you. You know what I mean? Everything he does is purpose-driven,” Miller said.

“When we’re out there throwing routes on air, he always says, ‘We’re not just out here playing catch. We’re not just out here having fun playing catch. We’re out here thinking about something, one or two things that you want to work on every single day and come out there with a purpose and a drive and let’s work to get better. And let’s help each other out while we’re doing it. So I think that’s what just makes Tom so great. All the little details, all the focus he puts on the little things. And he has every excuse; he’s [reached] every goal you want to accomplish, he’s done, he’s got it. But somehow he’s still outworking everybody.”

Miller went on to describe how Brady is studying defensive backs’ tendencies from two years ago and relaying tips to receivers. He also said Brady is great about telling receivers exactly what he wants from them in extreme detail.

Joe can’t get enough of this behind-the-scenes Brady stuff. Joe sure hopes Kyle Trask is taking a lot of notes.

20 Responses to “A Fresh Leadership Scouting Report On Tom Brady”

  1. SOEbuc Says:


  2. GOB Says:

    Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Time is precious in the NFL, especially with the new CBA rules. Everything must be done with a purpose to maximize the little time they have. If you’re practicing without a purpose, you’re essentially wasting value time.

  3. firethecannons Says:

    try to figure out when that pic was taken? 1st series of which game?

  4. Joe Says:

    try to figure out when that pic was taken? 1st series of which game?

    Indy. Turf field. White jerseys. Nick Leverett on the field with Donovan Smith, Ryan Jensen, Alex Cappa. Aaron Stinnie got hurt very early in the game if memory serves.

  5. firethecannons Says:

    Thx Joe–no stains–(1st series?) Leverett on field, Godwin on field, Lenny there, Johnson and no AB, think Wirfs there behind Cappa. So thanks Joe! I may rewatch that game later–it was a good game!

  6. kyle Says:


  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Scotty is going to rebound big time in 2022. Excited about Gage. Maybe the Stern kid makes the team.

    WR room is stout.


    Oh I forgot about Dardung! So will everyone else.

  8. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Joe says he can’t get enough of this behind the scenes Brady Stuff, but guess what ? Neither can some Patriot Fans, who are reading Joe Bucs Fan these days!
    I have an ex employee Mike Sullivan who moved back to Boston some years ago. We have stayed in touch. Mike told me he reads JBF, and so do many of his Football Buddies up in Charlestown. Even though Brady is no longer their QB, they still love him up there, and want to know as much about him as they can.
    And what better place to read about Tom Brady than JBF.Com !

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So Stern beats out Tyler Johnson & Darden…..I’m thinking he makes the PS….but our receivers from last year stay. Goswin may be on the PUP saving a roster spot.

  10. GOB Says:

    GF, is he stays healthy, I tend to agree, but a speedster who can’t do much else, needs near perfect health. That rarely happens in football. I suggest he gets on Brady’s “program” which I suspect involves a bit more than concussion water, rubber bands, and expensive nuts.

  11. Joe Says:

    So Stern beats out Tyler Johnson

    Sterns probably can’t play slot (he’s little). Don’t yet know if he can even block. Tyler Johnson can do both. Very likely Tyler Johnson starts at slot until Chris Godwin gets back. Johnson would REALLY have to have a terrible training camp to get beat out by one of the smurfs.

  12. Joe Says:

    Thx Joe–no stains–(1st series?)

    Indy is a turf field (no dirt).

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    @GF: well, we thought the WR room was stacked last season, then found out it was not.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Good golly I forgot about TJ. Didn’t mean to. Sorry. Insert him, hope Sterns sticks on the PS.

    Dardung? “Best Bucs receiver not named Evans or Godwin” right maniac?

    Man you crack us up!

  15. Goatfarmer Says:

    Cobra – true that. Since usually around 7 WR are on the final 53, it’s pretty tough when 5 go down.

    Last year we lost Godwin, Miller, Grayson, and Perriman to injury and AB to dumbskullery.

    Anyone is going to suffer losing that much capital out of the receiver group, so having talent on the PS and lines open to guys like Smoke Brown and grandpa Julio Jones is important.

  16. Steven L. Benner Says:

    Can’t wait to see more out of Scotty Miller- reminds me of a young Julian Edelman or Wes Welker. He can only get better & stronger with Tom. Can’t wait for the Season to begin! “GO Bucs!”

  17. firethecannons Says:

    So Joe justifiably says Sterns cannot/may not play slot related to size but damn we got to use this kid to our advantage, if we get ahead–he needs reps to verify it would not work and why not KR/PR duty?

  18. Bojim Says:

    Always new Brady was great but it really never sunk in till he came to the Bucs. Now we really pay attention.

  19. jack Says:

    @Joe. actually Sterns can play slot. Both Welker and Edelman were small guys but both were incredibly productive at slot.

  20. Joe Says:

    @Joe. actually Sterns can play slot. Both Welker and Edelman were small guys but both were incredibly productive at slot.

    Playing slot for Belicheat and playing slot for Arians/Leftwich are two different things. Can Sterns block? That is a key feature in the Arians/Leftwich slot receivers. Joe has never seen the guy play other than a handful of plays in underwear football.

    Tyler Johnson and Cyril Grayson can block.