COVID, Rookie And Pregame Leader Tom Brady

June 24th, 2022

Joe loves Tom Brady storytime.

You know, when his former teammates feel comfortable opening up.

Today it was LeSean “Shady” McCoy.

He joined The Herd on FS1 and was asked to share a nugget on playing alongside Brady with the 2020 Bucs. McCoy first explained that Brady’s preparation is unmatched.

“We’re playing the Giants, whoever it is. He’s played that game 10 times [in his head] before we play it,” Shady said of Brady. “It was different for me playing for a quarterback like that because he was so well prepared. And it wasn’t just enough for the starters, Mike Evans or Chris Godwin, to be prepared. Nooo, we need the rookies to be prepared the same way as the starters.”

Shady went on to reference a Brady-less group player text chat outside of the one Brady was in.

Apparently, Brady would send players offensive players details on defensive players with attached video — multiple minutes of breakdown — and those Bucs players would go offline into their own chat to marvel at Brady’s preparation, Shady said. “Yo, do you see this. This dude is so prepared.”

Lastly, Shady said when COVID hit in 2020, Brady gathered the team without coaches to lecture them on eliminating partying. And per Shady, Brady told players that they cannot be on the team if they won’t adhere to the quarantine rules.

Joe can only imagine how crazy locked in Brady will be this season, if he’s already decided this is his final one as a player.

It’s been a heck of a week for Tom Brady storytime.

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23 Responses to “COVID, Rookie And Pregame Leader Tom Brady”

  1. teacherman777 Says:

    Party after you retire!

    NFL= Not For Long

    Save for your entire career. Party minimally. Hydrate like Brady. Get massages like Brady. Sleep like Brady. Eat like Brady. Study film like Brady. Work out at home like Brady. No days off like Brady.

    Evolve like Brady.

    Partying can wait fellas. Your career may not go past 30.

    Alcohol hurts the brain and muscles.

    Cannabis helps. Facts from Israel. Stretching is important too.

    Go Bucs!

  2. GOB Says:

    I’m a firm believer that Brady’s leadership was a key factor during the covid year. It amplified Brady’s crazy attention to detail. He knew what a unique opportunity it was. Many teams mailed it in that season. You give Brady an inch of advantage, and he’ll exploit it ten fold. They don’t win three road playoff games without his leadership. Sure, it helped that the stadiums were empty, but I’m sure he used that to his advantage as well.

  3. Buczilla Says:

    Awesome story and I’ll never get tired of saying how lucky we are to have this guy. Brady is not a once in a lifetime player, but a once in existence type of player.

  4. sasquatch Says:

    Can we begin to taper off the Brady articles a little bit. The phouecking hero worship is nauseating. You guys are worse than Jenna Laine.

  5. Miller5252 Says:

    Hearing stories like this makes me wonder if the reason he retired was the team wasn’t locked in last year with their Super Bowl hangover and the Rams game was the final push over the edge. The way the Bucs played last year only a few games they were locked in and ready to play. Being someone so committed and playing with guys not giving the same effort had to be rough on him.

  6. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Sasquatch. You do realize you have the option of not clicking on any article with a Tom Brady headline. I personally love hearing inside Nuggets about any player. It just so happens there are more on Brady. Makes since seeing that he is the face of the franchise. I’m a lifelong Bucs fan and Michigan alum, so I’ve followed his entire career and have an appreciation for his approach to the game. Joe Montana was my favorite QB, and I’m so happy we have our own version of Joe Cool after so much inept play at the QB position for years. Quarterbacks have also garnered an inordinate amount of attention in the media, and Brady is no different.

    It seems like some Bucs fans have this underlying resentment toward Brady, and that’s mind blowing to me as someone who experienced the lost decade and more. Have Brady fatigue? Turn the channel or don’t click on the article. Simple.

  7. Joe Says:

    Can we begin to taper off the Brady articles a little bit. The phouecking hero worship is nauseating. You guys are worse than Jenna Laine.

    Yeah, you are right. An international superstar, one of the most popular athletes in America, greatest QB ever and most important player on the Bucs (by light years) and Joe should write less about him. 🤔

    You are right. Joe should write more about Nick Leverett and Jake Camarda. That will bring more readers to the table!


  8. GOB Says:

    Bucsfan13, I don’t get it either. For years and years you beleaguered fans have had to deal with horrific QB play. Make no mistake, many here will be happy to go back to the wilderness once Brady departs. I’m a lifelong Red Sox fan, so I get the lovable loser aspect of it. I also lived through the Patriots being blacked out every Sunday. Never once did I not want them to have the best players, and win.

  9. sasquatch Says:

    I’d actually be more interested in learning more about Jake Camarda than another rehash of Brady worship.

  10. SB Says:

    @ Sasquatch……..Not until probably Sept.

  11. SB Says:

    Joe has to work. It is probably actually harder at this time of yr. than others.

  12. David Says:


    They are well on their way to the greatest three-year run in Buccaneer history and are a Super Bowl contender again…. Without Brady none of that happens

  13. MadMax Says:

    Sorry off topic…LFG Lightning!!

  14. MadMax Says:

    Yo, yall back tf off the Joe’s…their site, dont read if you dont like. If you want to write an article, Im sure the Joe’s will be happy to allow it for a monetary donation…as long as its on topic and clean, lol.

  15. sasquatch Says:

    David Says:
    June 24th, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    They are well on their way to the greatest three-year run in Buccaneer history and are a Super Bowl contender again…. Without Brady none of that happens

    No one is saying Brady isn’t the best thing to happen to this franchise, ever… That’s beside the point. The same rehashing of Brady worship just isn’t that interesting. We don’t need 3 Brady articles a day… none of it is new. It’s like watching TMZ or some stupid celebrity sh!t.

    Give me something new, some insights into other parts of the team. AND I’m still thrilled that he’s our QB.

  16. Mikejp Says:

    @ Sasquatch
    It is not a worship, it is a bait click for Joes. If your work is not appreciated, you will get bored, right?
    Fans love winning and stories behind the scenes. I learn a lot from Tom and Licht about hot to be a leader.

  17. westernbuc Says:

    AB violated protocol but that didn’t seem to to effect his place on the roster until he quit.

    Sasquatch, there’s plenty of other outlets that will do analysis all summer on rookies and obscure players. Truth is they’re all mostly speculating and it doesn’t matter until the games are played. Normally this time of year there’s nothing to talk about, but Brady has given us relevance. I can’t imagine complaining when you can easily skip articles

  18. Bird Says:

    You dont think other sites for other teams dont cover their qb exclusively?

    Allen , mahommes rodgers etc etc forever and ever

    Cause jameis got the same treatment here and he won us?
    The goat comes to iowa i mean tampa and wins the whole thing in year one
    And how does last season play out if wirfs , AB and godwin arent done

    Cause his days are winding down. You know the greatest of all time. Same of montana or rice or sanders came to the losingest franchise in all of sports. But yah lets cut down on his articles joes 😂

    Do an article on the punters favorite things. Long walks on the beach? Does he eat avocado toast?
    We literally have some of the worst fans 😂

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  20. garro Says:

    “An international superstar, one of the most popular athletes in America”

    I live in Thailand, raised in Tampa, a real Buc fan.
    My Thai girlfriend knew who Tom Brady was…before we watched the Super Bowl win together. Not an American football fan… International indeed.

  21. Joe Says:

    I live in Thailand, raised in Tampa, a real Buc fan.


  22. Buc king Says:

    Thank you Joe for some behind the scene intel on our qb and letting us know why brady is considered the hardest working man in football. The ultimate man sport.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Bring back AB = winning Super Bowl!