Tom Brady Friend And Former Mentor: Dolphins Head Coaching Job Is Better Than Bucs’

June 28th, 2022

“Sorry, Tommy.”

Joe would have ignored this if it didn’t come from a guy who seemingly loves Tom Brady like he’s one of his own children.

And, of course, there’s the intrigue of Brady allegedly wanting to bolt the Bucs four months ago to help run the Miami Dolphins and own a piece of the franchise.

Charlie Weis was Brady’s first offensive guru with the Patriots, and he remains a friend of Brady and affectionately calls him “Tommy” regularly while hosting on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Brady even agreed to join Weis on the air, which Brady only does when he loves the host or is trying to sell something, and Brady didn’t pitch anything during the interview.

Joe knows Bucs fans like to blast Weis as incompetent, but he was anything but in the NFL. He coached quarterbacks Matt Cassell (Chiefs) and Vinny Testaverde (Jets) to Pro Bowl seasons, in addition to young Brady.

Yesterday Weis was asked which first-year NFL head coach has the job Weis would choose if given the opportunity.

Joe nearly knocked over a tray of Hooters wings when Weis said he’d take the Dolphins gig over the Bucs’.

“I would take the Dolphins. Their defense was pretty solid last year. You know, I like their running back committee that they have right now. I’m confident that Tua can run this ship. I think that they’re dynamic at the wide receiver position, and a lot of little passes can go a long way.”

Weis acknowledged the Dolphins have a tough road in the AFC East and in their conference, but he remained confident that Miami is a better long term job than Tampa or anywhere else.

Joe thinks/hopes Weis has lost his mind.

46 Responses to “Tom Brady Friend And Former Mentor: Dolphins Head Coaching Job Is Better Than Bucs’”

  1. David Says:

    Well in his defense, they are young and up-and-coming and project better long-term. The Bucs have salary cap issues and year to year no outlook of a QB

  2. zzbucs Says:

    Seems to me, with al respect, Mr Weiss is smoking weird things…….
    Miami´s roster is decent, Bucs roster is very good…..

    Hard to take it seriosuly!!!

  3. Tye Says:

    The only way I can see his point is at the QB position..
    Tua is young and if he can elevate his game, he will be there many years….
    Tom may retire 2023 and the Bucs have not shown if Trask is the future or not!

  4. A Bucs Fan Says:

    And at the same time Mike Tannenbaum is claiming that Todd Bowles is the next Bill Belichick and will maintain a winning culture.

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    But the all around coaching staff sh!ts on the Dolphins. And Licht is the best GM in the NFL at making deals.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK,it’s after 11am & I don’t have my Gronk-a-day article yet…….the Brady to Miami articles just don’t measure up. Feed the need!!!

  7. #8 Says:

    If Suh, he’d have said the Bucs.

  8. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The Dolphins had a good D last year and they retained most of their Defensive coaches from last year.
    They’ve upgraded their offense considerably at WR, RB and OLine. Tua is at least as good as Jimmy G whom new Head Coach Mike McDaniel coached at SF. Plus the new Offensive Coordinator coached J Herbert while with Chargers and Wes Welker is their receivers coach.
    Barring injuries, Dolphins’ season looks very promising.

  9. Its a Bucs Life Says:

    Weis isn’t wrong.

    Long term Dolphins have a young QB who can grow and get better. Talented young TE, great wr’s with a vet mixed in with young talent and a very good defense.

    Bucs are old at QB, overpaid for a WR coming off a ACL, questions at the RB position, their TE just retired and their O Line lost 2 starters from a year ago. Then their defense gets ravaged by any competent passing attack.

    Bucs will have more wins in 2022 than Miami but long term Miami has the brighter future.

  10. Beeej Says:

    I think Tua will top out as a Ryan Tannehill or Baker Mayfield. He’s given ZERO indication he can ascend to the next level

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    “What first year head coaching job would be best?”

    ‘m surprised he didn’t say, “I’d take any of them. There are only 32 HC jobs in the NFL. They aren’t easy to come by.”

    Any contending team would be better than Miami, but those teams wouldn’t hire a first-time head coach right now.

  12. PassingThru Says:

    Whoever inherits the Miami coaching gig will have some serious challenges, most notably a locker room that will probably be unsettled after the firing of Flores. There’s also an issue at QB, despite half-baked touting by Ty Hill that Tua is more accurate than Mahomes. And last, capturing the flag in the AFC East is a pipedream: Buffalo has an excellent QB surrounded by young talent, New England has excellent coaching despite crap talent, and even the stinking Jets think they can make noise by once again “winning the offseason”.

    Tampa Bay is no cake walk though. There has been a depletion of quality vet talent, a QB problem that will likely emerge after this season, and they are threadbare at certain positions. The culture is better than Miami, it’s much harder to change the culture of a losing franchise, that’s a lesson almost everyone overlooks. And last, unlike Miami, you’re far more likely to win a playoff spot in the NFC South.

    To be honest, there are far worse coaching gigs available every season in the NFL than in either Miami or TB.

  13. Pewter Power Says:

    Yea he has lost his mind. They don’t know what this new head coach will do and we have the better gm so he can’t possibly know who will be better long term because Tua has proved absolutely nothing so he’s assuming he’s a franchise quarterback which is crazy

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Yep…because the dolphins have done sooo much in the past 2 decades.

  15. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    There is truth to Weis’ comment. The Bucs have a lot of young talent, but the question at quarterback beyond this year is a big concern. The Dolphins have a good young team and a solid if not spectacular quarterback. In two years, Tua has a solid winning record, and that was with less talent than he has now, particularly at the WR spot. An argument could be made both ways, but in my opinion, the Dolphins have the edge because they already have an answer at quarterback. I remember a time when Bucs fans would be happy with a winning season and ecstatic over multiple winning seasons. Tua gives the Dolphins a chance to be consistently good, though not great. A head coach can have a long career by being consistently good.

  16. Its a Bucs Life Says:

    New Head Coach in Miami has never called plays or been a head coach and has been plopped in a division with the Bills and Patriots. Good luck…

  17. Eckwood Says:

    It’s a Bucs life is accurate !!
    ? Is is anything long term in the NFL

  18. Allbuccedup Says:

    If Tua doesn’t produce and Miami gets a high first round pick Brady will be part owner and the quarterback in 2023. Gronk will be well rested and join him. Weis will be offensive consultant when the Dolphins draft a highly rated QB in the 2023 draft. Tua will be traded.

  19. Duane Says:

    They play the Pats and Bills twice a year and that is the job to have? Those who cant go to radio to tell you how its done. Good for him.

  20. Demetrios Says:

    Lol!! Can’t ignore ownership. Who would want to work in that organization?

  21. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The only thing Miami has over Tampa is South Beach. That’s why Charlie would pick the Dolphins.

  22. Goatfarmer Says:

    Jaba the Hutt should just stick to stuffing his face with pork lard.

  23. AbucAway Says:

    Tua sucks. Let it go man

  24. Mikejp Says:

    He is completely right. You will lose the job if you cannot lead the Bucs to the playoffs after Tom’ s retirement. You can continue to coach the Dolphins if it is still around 7-8 wins.

  25. Alanbucsfan Says:

    M McDaniel coached with Washington the last time they won 10 games- with Shanahan, S McVea, Raheem Morris and M LaFleur- OC of Jets.
    He’s coached on Falcons and 49ers SB teams. As O/C of 49ers, last year they were ranked 7th in offense.
    By the way, his father is Black.
    Betting on him being successful which would make all the Brady to Dolphins talk mute.

  26. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, Yes, Miami would be a great Gig, except they have both Buffalo and New England twice a year!
    That right there practically guarantees them 4 losses!
    I see no way Miami gets past Buffalo and New England.

  27. Buccos Says:

    The only question in Miami is whether they will finish 8-9 or 9-8 now that there is an extra game.

  28. GOB Says:

    I guess we’ll find out. If tua can’t excell with that group of skill position players, he’s never going to. They have a top ten, maybe top five TE, and one of the best recievers duos in the league. I’m not a believer in tua though. Last year, they gave him either or reads. The vast majority of his throws were less than 10 yards beyond the LOS. A lot of simple slants, and QB option throws. If the bucs can’t get someone better than tua, I think it’s a push. I can’t imagine the bucs going with the likes of Gabbert and Trask next year.

  29. Elita Vita Says:

    Is Weiss in Tom Brady’s ear about this? Will we see Tom Brady in a Dolphin uniform & in their front office next year?

  30. BigMacAttack Says:

    Like, well uh, that’s your opinion man

  31. geno711 Says:

    Don’t know Weiss that well. He is probably correct on long-term potential.

    But I wonder if he isn’t just a better coach than a talent evaluator.

    It seems like when he first got to Notre Dame, they were good team, his coaching was probably better than Willingham’s.

    But then the team got worse and worse despite having recruiting classes that the Notre Dame faithful liked. Maybe evidence that he did not know how to actually build a team.

    P.S. Weiss probably loves Notre Dame. He coached there 5 years with his only bowl victory the Hawaii bowl and got paid for 13 years. Sweet deal.

  32. Jerseybuc Says:

    Tua reminds me of Jameis back in the day. Talented, confident but behind half the QBs in the league if you were honestly evaluating them. Sometimes a QB like this is an albatross because if they don’t work out it usually takes 4 to 5 years to shake out. Top picks get long leash. Trask, if he ever gets a chance will get the same treatment most mid round picks get. Succeed in one or two years or you are out.

  33. BigMacAttack Says:

    Miami sucks. Yes there are some nice parts, the Cuban cafe, but it’s full of chitty people, crime, traffic. I’d much rather live in Tampa especially if I’m raising kids. Florida’s east coast is a step down from the west coast. Everything is better on this side of the state. But for those of you who are on the East side, please stay there. 😂

  34. PassingThru Says:


    A lot of the college game is salesmanship of the head coach. Think about it: Nick Saban is slick and charismatic, and Charlie Weiss… not so much. Ditto with basketball, as illustrated with Rick Pitino. Great recruiter, his bench at Kentucky was better than most of his opponent’s starters. When he took over for the Celtics, his deficiencies as a head coach were apparent. Recruiting means everything for college teams; in the pro game, the dollars do the talking for you.

  35. Thegregwitul Says:

    Just on account of the Dolphins playing in the AFC, let alone the AFC East which also has the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots, makes the Tampa job more appealing to me. Sure, Brady is likely playing his last season for the Bucs, but the overall roster is still very solid, and I feel the NFC is a lot more shallow talent wise compared to the AFC, as a whole.

  36. KoryC idahome bucc fan Says:

    He’s smart but I can’t listen to him. All I hear is his wheezing in between takes

  37. SB~LV Says:

    And city …

  38. Mybucsdontbucaround813 Says:

    These ole ball coaches need to quit it with the comparisons to Tampa and Miami. No matter what you have to always remember that projections in the NFL are just that PROJECTIONS.. If this and if that. ” If Tua can stay healthy, if Tua can elevate his game”. It’s clear to me that Tua is not that guy and I am Tua fan. It’s clear because why else would Tyreek hill feel the need to have to tell the world that Tua is better than mahomes. None of us really believe it. I don’t even believe Tua’s toenails are better than mahomes.

  39. Buczilla Says:

    Even seemingly smart people can have horrible opinions.

  40. Hail2dabucs Says:

    For some coach that does not have ties to the bucs or fins and does not wear Homer glasses , he might look at the situation of Tommy leaving after 2022 and the choice is Trask or go down with Tua and thoes weapons they are stacking . He just may pick the fins long term . We will see what our coach is made of once the greatest to ever do it leaves . Until then , go bucs , go brady and let’s all enjoy these games this year !

  41. Eddie Marz Says:

    First of all when did Weis become a genius? After he left New England he couldn’t coach a damn. Brady and Bellicheck made him. On his own he stunk!

  42. steele Says:

    Charlie Weis’ work with NE was impeccable. The Weis offense was balanced and powerful, and Brady was more disciplined than he ever would be, post-Weis.

  43. Bucsfan Says:

    Charlie Weiss is not Brady’s mentor. Charlie Weiss has nothing to do with Brady. Charlie Weiss talks about Brady and him like its 2001. Charlie Weiss ran all over saying Brady would go back to patriots. The only person Brady is still to close to from the patriots days is Bill O Brien. Brady loves Bill O Brien. If Bill O brien was the coach of the patriots like Brady wanted he would never of left. Joe I told you Jeff Darlington is out of Brady camp so is shefty. Charlie Weiss has been out since 2005.

  44. GOB Says:

    BucsFan, Brady and Weiss are incredibly close. When Weiss nearly died in the hospital following gastric bypass surgery, Brady stayed, overnight with him in the hospital. Before Brady became the supremely confident diva we see today, Charlie was instrumental in Brady’s development.

  45. Bucsfan Says:

    Gob, Like I said 2005. Brady hates the patriots. Patriots fan boys and Belichick fan boys need to accept this.. Brady and Gisele would move their family to Ukraine in the middle of a war rather that live in New England or play for the patriots. Charlie Weiss ruined Notre Dame. Charlie Weiss alienated boosters alumni fans. Again with out Brady Charlie dont get that job. check Brady stats in back to back super bowl years. Brady carried Patriots in the Carolina super bowl go re watch it. Charlie Weiss Joe Judge and Matt Patericia all have something in common. They all destroyed the teams they coached and are equally hated by each teams fans.

  46. adam from ny Says:

    could be a bad thing if a “dolphins cloud” hovers over the bucs all season