“It’s A 7-Days-A-Week Job”

May 11th, 2022

“Tom, I was ready to quit that job after six months.”

Tom Brady is a very hard guy to figure out.

Even an elite NFL color analyst isn’t quite sure what Brady is thinking accepting the top NFL job for FOX Sports when his playing career ends.

(Yes, Joe realizes Brady might quit his new FOX Sports gig long before it ever starts. That would be so Brady. But Joe will pretend Brady actually is committed to his new 10-year deal for a reported $375 million.)

Joe is referring to Cris Collinsworth, NBC’s longtime analyst on Sunday Night Football. Collinsworth spoke on his podcast this week about how everyone interested in NFL broadcasting has called him to ask him about the demands of the job — except Brady.

And Collinsworth wondered aloud whether Brady realizes “it’s a 7-days-a-week job” calling games.

When games end, per Collinsworth, top analysts are grinding film study on the flight home and prep continues all week. Then it’s back on the road to catch a practice of the next week’s home team, followed by meetings with coaches and players before plenty of broadcast prep. And that’s a 23-week commitment.

Collinsworth said Brady surely will have a team helping him dissect film and compile stats, but Collinsworth said the demands on Brady’s time will be extreme if he’s committed to success in the gig.

Two things seemed to baffle Collinsworth: how Brady taking the FOX job clashes with him wanting to be a very involved parent, and how personal conversations with Brady left Collinsworth confident that Brady would devote most of his post-playing career to revolutionizing athletic training.

Collinsworth referenced how Brady told him he would “cringe” watching players work out in weight rooms because he doesn’t believe in common training methods.

Again, Joe would not wager on Brady going in a specific direction after his playing life.

With all the business ventures Brady has launched and explored in the last two years, and all the times he’s allegedly changed his mind, Joe wouldn’t be surprised if Brady ends up abandoning FOX and moving to Costa Rica to develop bio-engineered vegan food that will save the endangered Central American squirrel monkey.

35 Responses to ““It’s A 7-Days-A-Week Job””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s a 7 day a week job for Collinsworth……but only a 4 day a week job for Brady.

    And, 23 weeks on 29 weeks off…..that sounds good to Giselle…..

  2. Simeon97 Says:


  3. K2 Says:

    23 weeks vs 52 weeks…sounds relaxing to Brady

  4. BitcoinTom Says:

    The bio-engineered vegan food got me. But hey Tom said it’s BUCS first so I trust him. I’ve watch him for 22 years to disagree on his commitment

  5. SPARKY Says:

    I’m starting to think maybe Gisele either doesn’t care what Tom does, or has no say in what he does. The whole family thing is not looking so good right now. I’m guessing saving the squirrel monkey is a seven day a week job too.

  6. BucsFanSince1996 Says:

    As Collinsworth said, “…Brady surely will have a team helping him dissect film and compile stats…”. Absolutely he will have such a team doing the work that he doesn’t need to do and he’ll bring in people who he trusts. Given his extensive knowledge of teams, players, offensive & defensive schemes, etc. that he ALREADY possesses I predict that he’ll excel in this new job. He’s been coaching teammates for many years so clearly knows how to communicate to others the knowledge he has.

    Those who have expressed doubts about his ability to excel in this job will just motivate him to be the greatest in this arena just as he is on the football field.

  7. Todd Says:

    I think Brady’s new lifetime goal is to usurp John Madden.

    That’s how he rolls.

    After his 10-year contract, it’ll be another 10-year contract for a half billion, minimum.

    Then, he’s 65-yo.

    How long did Madden go?

    I’m sure Tommy is already working on his ‘Brady NFL’ video game.

    Madden who?!

  8. GOB Says:

    Brady has more football knowledge in his pinky finger, than Barnabas Collinsworth has in his whole body. Dissecting film won’t be a problem. They’ll send Brady to broadcasting camp for a couple months, to teach him about delivery, cadence and other nuances. He’s been studying teams for two plus decades.

  9. SlyPirate Says:

    TB12 probably called Romo and Aiken, not Collinsworth.

  10. BRYAN KOHN Says:

    That’s hysterical Joe!

  11. BRYAN KOHN Says:

    OMG …..Still laughing!!!!!!!

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Breaking News : Collinsworth’s a boob.

  13. zzbuc Says:

    When you are all the time on the air you have to fill time with stupid topics….
    Hello Colin, Hello Florio….

  14. GOB Says:

    @Bucs 1987, he surely is. A whiny elitist, that never shuts up!! Never lets the broadcast breath. I actually married a cousin of his. She always said he was a d-bag

  15. GOB Says:

    Sorry mods, DB

  16. Alanbucsfan Says:

    TB12 squirrel monkey smoothies

  17. Casual Observer Says:

    Besides being a superb football player, Brady has shown that he is a superb manager. He will create a staff and system which will allow him ample family time. If that doesn’t (it will) happen, he can just quit.

  18. GOB Says:

    Good point Casual, this will be a team effort. Brady isn’t going to ruin years of building an image, by going into this unprepared

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    He doesn’t want to be home with Gisele and this is a good way to signal that to her.

  20. SufferingSince76 Says:

    So Chris thinks Tom should be calling him for advice? His ego must be as big as his feet.

  21. Riki Says:

    And after you watch all that tape and do all those meetings you still say the name of the player wrong.

  22. ModHairKen Says:

    What a load of crap. 7 days a week. I bet TB can spend 6 hours before a broadcast and be better than that officious bore Collinsworth.

  23. Crickett Baker Says:

    LOL..monkey comment so apropos! I see Brady replacing Goodell. He has to do whatever it takes to get there.

  24. ClodHopper Says:

    I like Collinsworth. I never liked him when he was on calling regular daytime games, but I think he does a fantastic job now. I can see him putting in 7 days a week, but you’ll never convince me Stink Schlereth puts in 7 days a week.

    Also, Brady is good at many things. Broadcasting though? I don’t see him being good at it.

  25. Biff Barker Says:

    Collingsworth became a career NBC guy. And you wonder why his phone didnt ring.

    Nuff said.

  26. unbelievable Says:

    Something tells me that Brady can process film a little quicker than Collinsworth…

    just sayin

  27. sasquatch Says:

    It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. I don’t see Brady as an analyst at all. He’s a competitor and it’s gonna drive him crazy being that close to the game without playing. I mean, being the highest rated game analyst doesn’t really have the same glory.

  28. Mikejp Says:

    Tom is addicted to film analysis, he is doing it every day. So there is no problem for him. Staying at home with his family does not mean he has no time to dissect film.

  29. Austin Says:

    Calling games will be absolute cake for brady lol

  30. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    Chris Collinsworth is that guy that rambles on during a game and let’s play after play go by before acknowledging that there’s a football game going on ! Plus he has that voice that makes you yawn and want to turn the volume down

  31. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    I think Brady’s gonna be fine. If not .,. I’ve got a mute button. I use it several times a year as it is.

  32. Brandon Says:

    Eff vegan food. Meat is medicine.

  33. Brandon Says:

    Vegan food is an oxymoron. Meat is medicine.

  34. Cobraboy Says:

    @Brandon: Vegan food id food…if you’re a cow.

    Vegan food makes meat.


  35. lambeau Says:

    Maybe Tom asked BA how many hours he spent on the broadcast job.