Tom Brady Pledges “Every Bit Of My Physical, Mental And Emotional Being”

May 13th, 2022

Of course Joe was paying attention when Tom Brady won the 2022 Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award!

It’s quite an international honor. So it’s no surprise that Brady even agreed to get all dressed up and participate in accepting the award.

Brady made a speech and sounded like a guy about to play his final football season — and a guy ready to make that season his focused ever.

“You know I’m at an age where it’s really unchartered territory, which I’m totally fine with. I’m pushing myself to the limits. I’m seeing what I’m capable of as an individual,” Brady said. “But obviously what I bring to a team is the most important thing. And what I want to bring to the team is, you know, this year, every bit of my physical, mental and emotional being to put our team in the best possible chance to win week in and week out. So it’s a big task. The training’s started. The competition is tough but I wanted to step to the starting line one more time and see what I could do.”

Predicting Brady’s next move is like guessing the exact minute it will start raining in Valrico on a summer day. But it sure smells like Brady is gearing up for one final and fiercely determined run to go out on top with the Bucs.

And maybe that’s why he showed up for a Bucs spring conditioning session/practice last week.

25 Responses to “Tom Brady Pledges “Every Bit Of My Physical, Mental And Emotional Being””

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    That’s our guy. Bodes well for this special season.

  2. tampabayallday Says:

    it rains all the time in valrico

  3. Biff Barker Says:

    The whole Brady/Fox deal is an embarrasment and a distraction to the team. At least he’s earned it.

    Players have become instantly bitter over the money spent on some who have accomplished nothing. Watson, Prescott, etc.

    Competitiors will try even harder to rip Brady’s head off after his $375M deal.

  4. KingLDavid54 Says:

    It’s fun to think that TB12 even has another gear. By all accounts, his preparation is already unsurpassed. It’s a good lesson for us all.

  5. Cleanhouse Says:

    Biff Barker- Actually, it’s the other way around. The team is an embarrassment to Tom Brady and we’re lucky to have him. He carries us in his shoulders and without him we stink. We had one great team 20 years ago. Props to him for earning what he gets in life and setting up a lucrative career after. It’s called being a winner. He’s the best ever to do it.

  6. Cobraboy Says:

    @Biff: I suspect Brady will be even more protected by refs in this, his last season.

    Players respect Brady. They do NOT want to be “that guy” who damaged Brady unnecessarily.
    Buc fans should be eternally grateful for the attention and glory Brady heaped on this dormant franchise. The Brady “glow” will last for years.

    (PS: Jason Licht has a massive amount to do with it all. To think casuals were calling for his head just a couple of years ago…)

  7. SOEbuc Says:

    Good or bad, I don’t believe anything Brady says anymore. Always talking about after retirement, he was going to become a home body (traveling in luxury all over the world) and spending time with wife and kids. I thought that’s what he really wanted for at least one year out of the NFL. The Fox deal is literally the opposite of that.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Well it appears the mic will officially drop after 2023 season. He said 45 that was his number. There is NO way Gronk doesn’t play Brady’s last season. I just wish the Bucs had better coaching. That could be the detriment to the SB.

  9. Buccos Says:

    What kind of loser would say the Bucs need better coaching when they just won the Super Bowl smh

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Better coaching? It’s all the same coaching minus Arians and it doesn’t seem like he did much that separated from other coaches. If you want to go back to dumpster fire decade of Lovie, Shiano, Koetter coaching staffs, go for it.

  11. Jason Says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this picture should be on a motivational poster for “Leadership”

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If there is one thing we can count on, it’s Brady being focused and doing his absolute best to win every game…….if the rest of the team is as focused and prepared as Brady, we stand a chance to win a bunch.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    @cobraboy. You’re talking about casuals? The biggest myth in sports is that Brady is protected by the refs. The numbers simply don’t support that statement. Check out how many roughing the passer penalties he’s been awarded. The refs protect QBs, period. They’re the most vulnerable player on the field. Josh Allen is actually gets more calls than Brady, and he’s a massive human being.

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  15. ben Says:

    Bucs were out coached by Saints and Rams last year . Brady will retire a patriot but also belongs in the Bucs ring of honor !

  16. geno711 Says:

    New England was outcoached by the Dolphins in game 1, Indy in game 15, and especially Buffalo in the playoffs.

    Green Bay was out coached by New Orleans in game 1, and San Francisco in the playoffs.

    KC was out coached last year by Baltimore, the Chargers, and Cincinnati.

    Tennessee was out coached by the Jets and Texans.

    See how easy that is to do.

  17. frogfromthemud Says:

    Well, not a bad company:

    2022 Tom Brady
    2021 Billie Jeans King
    2020 Dirk Nowitzki
    2019 Arsène Wenger
    2018 Edwin Moses
    2016 Niki Lauda
    2013 Sebastian Coe
    2011 Zinedine Zidane
    2012 Bobby Charlton
    2010 Nawal El Moutawakel
    2008 Sergey Bubka
    2007 Franz Beckenbauer
    2006 Johan Cruyff
    2004 Arne Naess, Jr.
    2003 Gary Player
    2002 Peter Blake
    2001 Steve Redgrave
    2000 Pelé

  18. patrickbucs Says:

    Geno711 boom!

  19. GOB Says:

    People who believe BA had anything to do with the superbowl, are drawing a false and deranged conclusion. They tried it BAs way, and Brady scrapped his offense. BA didn’t call plays after that. It’s been reported and confirmed. He was a HC in name only last year. Brady and BL ran the offense, and bowles the D. If you consider sitting in a golf cart during practice, and not coaching your staff a good job, you can’t be helped.

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Buccos say@ did you miss the final game last season? Stop living in the past.

  21. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I’m curious on what sort of mentoring or connection Brady and Trask have last season and going in to this year? I mean are they joined at the hip or is Trask joined at Clyde’s or someone else’s hip?

  22. GOB Says:

    Scotty, in general, Brady isn’t in the business of mentoring anybody, unless it’s a reciever he thinks can help him. All of Brady’s focus is on getting himself ready. Mentoring a QB just isn’t in his DNA

  23. Buccos Says:

    I think that it is possible that Coach Bowles was distracted before the Rams game last year in the playoffs. He should have known better than to blitz Stafford on that play and that did cost us the game. If he had been more diligent in his preparation that week instead of all of the prep for job interviews he would have called a different play. I will admit that. But Todd Bowles is a top defensive coordinator in this league for many years. He has experience as a HC and he deserves another shot. If Lovie Smith gets another shot then certainly Bowles deserves a shot with a good team.

  24. Crickett Baker Says:

    I am glad to see Joe finally talking about this award that Brady won some weeks ago. Not only was my post the only one (I saw) on this site when it happened, but my video of his acceptance speech was moderated off. It is a really great honor.

  25. Bucbucgoose Says:

    @SOEbuc Arians did what I think most bad head coaches and almost all great coaches do… get the F*** out of the way. A NFL team is massive and you have to get people you trust in place and lead them, not cut their legs off when they try ro do their job.
    I think that’s a big lesson first time HCs learn early if they’re going to be successful. Real easy to think it’s your job to go in and tinker every detail with all your great ideas you’ve had as an assistant.
    A HC can’t run every position group and Offense/Defense any more than a great QB can catch passes or be on the line.

    Do your job lol. Belichik wisdom.