Tom Brady Demands Scouting Review With Player Personnel Department

September 1st, 2022

One of the more interesting nuggets revealed by Bucco Bruce Arians during his visit to Barstool Sports this week was a take on Tom Brady.

When Brady faces an opponent, per Arians, he doesn’t just watch film and work with coaches on an attack plan, he’s sitting down with members of the Bucs’ pro personnel department and poring over current scouting reports on defensive backs.

The chatter came when Arians was trying to describe to the Pardon My Take crew Brady’s obsession with information to help him succeed.

Imagine breaking down film alone and with a team of seasoned coaches, and seeing film reports from your offensive coordinator, and then still demanding a sitdown with player personnel chief John Spytek to review scouting data. (Yes, Arians specifically mentioned Spytek.)

Wild stuff.

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58 Responses to “Tom Brady Demands Scouting Review With Player Personnel Department”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Brady never leaves the house without an edge.

  2. ocala Says:

    He is incredible!

  3. Danny C Says:

    This is how you become the GOAT. Crazy intensity from this guy.

  4. jehzsa Says:

    Everybody should have the same dedication.

    Problem is that attitude is uncommon these days.

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Most intelligent player ever.

  6. Dooley Says:

    Our scouting department has been pretty good the last half decade or so, so not a bad place to go to tap in to more information. Spytek has been doing work.

  7. D-Rok Says:

    And everybody wonders why the dude has 7 rings. Not sure how many other QB’s pore over scouting reports like this, but I doubt it’s very many. Manning, perhaps?

    Does this OCD obsession over preparedness trickle down to others in the building? One would hope so.

  8. David Bergdoll, Esq. Says:

    This is great to hear!

  9. Pewter Warrior 813 Says:

    I trust Brady more than any coach or scout within this organization. Post Brady this team will look like the 7-9 BA/Jameis team due to coaching and personnel

    Enjoy this golden era of Bucs football while it last

  10. Infomeplease Says:

    Just another day at the office for TB12!!! The GOAT!!!

  11. ViSyl Says:


  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    Tie up Spytek. Don’t let him leave!

  13. Bird Says:

    And yes we literally have morons on here that want to move on from brady here

    We have the dumbest fans

  14. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    I just hope our coaches are putting the same amount of intensity and commitment studying Cooper Kupp, instead of having interviews in the middle of the playoffs.

  15. PopsMalone Says:

    I am headed to Dallas from Chicago for the opener!! LFG!!!!!

  16. Steven007 Says:

    I heard Kyler Murray does this as well.


  17. Oneilbuc Says:

    Brady is done next year time to start getting over Brady and start looking towards the future. All of this romance about Brady ain’t gone mean nothing next year when he’s gone . He will be retired as a Patriot not a buc if he was younger this will be all good to keep talking about Brady but he’s old get over it

  18. Goatfarmer Says:

    Osqueel – shut up and cheer for JaMiss on an Aints board.

  19. D-Rok Says:


    Naw, fam – we good. Thanks.

  20. Jack dos Santos Says:

    I freaken wish Ariens would keep his mouth shut. Before my grandmother passed, she always would say that “The secret to success is THE SECRET”. I wonder if Arians just gave the competition a leg up?

  21. Bucsfan13 Says:

    This is all fine, but can Brady make a sidearm throw while falling out of bounds? Can he make a no look throw? That determines who is great or not.

  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    When #1 Mr. Brady says “Jump”. 😂😂

  23. BillyBucco Says:

    Have you guys noticed how worn out Tom looked in his interview.
    I know he will be jacked for Sunday Night Football, and his passion for the game and strong arm are all evident.

    He just looked like this is his final season.

    Now I know that could change, but in terms of what he is still chasing, I think his goal of 3 in a row died last year.

    The only other record he could feasibly beat that would stand the test of time should he want to play another year, would be winning a SB with 3 different teams.
    Outside of that, whether it ends with 7 or 8 SB titles for Mr Brady, as IRA likes to call him, I sincerely believe this is his final year.

  24. Snoman4 Says:

    Bucsfan13 Says:
    September 1st, 2022 at 11:11 am
    This is all fine, but can Brady make a sidearm throw while falling out of bounds? Can he make a no look throw? That determines who is great or not.

    You must be new to watching NFL games, being sarcastic, or just trolling. Brady doesn’t have to do those things because he can actually read defenses, anticipate coverages, manipulate defenses, and process multiple reads.

  25. Scooter Says:

    @ Bucsfan13 : I saw close up film video of Mahomes face during the “no look” throw. His Face was looking one way, however his eyes are gazing sideways locked onto the reciever.

  26. Beeej Says:

    Wonder if this is the process he used to choose his wife

  27. geno711 Says:

    Got to think that Bucsfan13 was being sarcastic. Hard to see sarcasm in a simple written sentence. You just have to assume.

  28. geno711 Says:

    Here is another example of Bucsfan13 sarcasm in writing:

    Bucsfan13 Says:
    August 30th, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    This “trust in Licht” is has become a cult mantra at this point. Licht isn’t perfect, and this in house strategy of playing OL is awful. TJ was popular in the locker room. Expect backlash from the players against Brady if this was his decision…

  29. Eddie Marz Says:

    O’Neillbuc try to live in the present.LMAO

  30. Eddie Marz Says:

    Just because Mahomes keeps throwing Hail Mary passes all day long doesn’t make him better than Brady. Just how many of those passes were completed? Results matter not style. Again LMAO. GOBUCS!

  31. Bird Says:

    Dont you guys know oneil is smart , makes six figures and is a ladies man

    And Yea this all came from him

    Again we have the worst fans and oneil is at the top

  32. EA Says:

    Gotta do a better job scouting the saints

  33. pete asarisi Says:

    Thats from Belichick. Belichick would quiz the QBs on who the 53rd player on the roster was & where he went to school & what offensive system that player would face in practice & where the coaches came from & what sysyems they came from. Belichick built Brady into a dangerous the most dangerous player ever. He’s gonna cut all the heads off thos year. He’s pissed at something already

  34. CrackWise Says:

    Yeah, we have Bird for brains fans.

  35. SPARKY Says:

    Now the big thing with Mahomes is the behind the back pass. They are pretty sure we will see it this year. I’m 68 years old. I took my Grandson outside and we stepped off 10 yards. On my 3rd try I hit right in the numbers, and the first 2 throws weren’t far off. Anybody who has played sports with a ball can do it. The same with the no look pass, basketball players have done it since Bob Cousey. All you need is a coach that will let you do it.I don’t think Bill Belichek would let it fly. Ok now I have to go ice my arm.

  36. Micabuc Says:

    Trask has the once in a lifetime opportunity to dedicate himself to studying everything the GOAT does; preparing, practicing and playing this great game of football. As we have all read through the years up to now, the key word used with Brady is dedication.
    Dedication means long hours at all aspects of the game; health, nutrition, recovery, preparation and making the smallest of details most important.
    That type of dedication means sacrifice. Not sure that very many from this current generation get that…but I sure hope so.
    Trask – make us believers.

  37. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bird . First of all I’m a happily married man I just don’t ride Brady’s jock strap like yall do . And yes I do make 6 figures a year by the grace of God. I told yall before one guy will never be bigger than the team to me . It takes a team to win one game not one player. Most of yall will be gone once Brady leaves and it’s a lot of theses Patriot fans on here pretending to be bucs fans. That’s why I can’t wait until next season when all of this romance and false narrative will be over . And the bucs will still be a winning team once Brady leaves. The only thing I hear from most of yall is once Brady leaves we going back to the bottom of the division and I just don’t think so . I’m a bucs fan and root for the whole team not just one man. I can care less about how Belichick treated Brady like yall do but yall act like if Brady won 7 superbowls with the bucs. 😂

  38. Bird Says:

    Male butt Crack Wise

    Yup. Sounds about right

  39. Bird Says:


    Pretty sure you worshipped the former guy and blamed the rest of the team for his failures. But yah. You do you.

    And 98 percent of fans on here are true buc fans. And wont watch brady if he goes to another team which i doubt unless as ownership. And who cares about patriot games accept the 2% of them on here

  40. Buc king Says:

    I don’t like it….
    I love it.

  41. Buc king Says:

    I think I’m enjoy this year and pray Brady wants to keep playing

  42. Defy9Ordinary Says:

    Brady has always been impeccable in his preparation! Even going as far back as Michigan. His brain literally computes info like NO OTHER QB ever, not even the Sheriff’s. Don’t believe me, talk to his former Coaches & teammates that new him well, from bck then & currently; or ask Belichick. Regardless of how incredible Brady is & him being the GOAT, he still needs to be protected!! Hey MR. JASON LICHT, let’s bring in some elite proven interior Oline protection please, now #LFG #EyesOn8 #StillHere #TheNextOne #BucsBaby🏴‍☠️

  43. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Yes, folks. It was pure sarcasm on my part about those wow throws. The NFL community has been swept up by flowery runs and off platform throws that the basic fundamentals don’t matter anymore. You know why Brady doesn’t have to run around and make off platform throws? It’s because he knows what the defense is doing pre-snap and can make the right read. I’m also sick of hearing about how he’s so immobile. Yes, he’s not gonna run around like a chicken with its head cut off, but what he has is he is incredible pocket awareness and mobility. Frank Clark and Chris Jones talks about how Brady has amazing shoulders and that he can make subtle slide and avoid rushers. Frankly, he has the best pocket awareness outside of the great Dan Marino.

    His ability to work within the pocket is one of the reasons he’s been able to play so long. The era of passers is long gone, and Tom is the only one left standing. I’ve seen countless times where a QB would just bail on a clean pocket, and it would drive me crazy. It also drives OL crazy. I hear OL say Brady is an OL’s dream. He never goes too far in his drops. There’s nothing worse that a OL hates is when they don’t know where the QB is located. He’s also decisive and gets rid of the ball quickly. His ability to process the field is another one of his super powers. Brady gets his OL paid. Nate Solder and Trent Brown became two of the highest paid OL history. They went to other teams, and were just a average. Solder was flat out bad in NY. Did they forget about to block? No. Brady made their job much easier. Donnie Smith and has now become more of a capable blocker.

  44. Buccobill99 Says:

    Theres a reason hes the goat above and beyond

  45. geno711 Says:

    Oneilbuc is consistent in his hate for Brady from March 2020 to September 2022.
    Multiple times he has called him a bad quarterback.

  46. Red-sparrow Says:

    And that’s why players league wide voted him number one on the top 100 at age 44/45. This guy leaves no stone unturned.

  47. Oneilbuc Says:

    I have never said Brady was a bad quarterback lol 😂😂😂😂 . I do remember saying he suck just to make you worshipers mad and it worked lol 😂😂😂. If yall would feel the same way about the Lord like yall do Brady man yall will be some lovin people.

  48. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bird Lol 😂 yall talk more about Jameis than I do and yes I don’t hate Jameis like you do . I wish the brother well in life just like I wish you well in life or anyone else . So what you talking about??

  49. Rod Munch Says:

    Did Tom Brady ever play the Bucs when we had Ryan Smith and Chris Conte playing? Because if he did, he had to be rolling on the ground laughing while reading those scouting reports. Literally the two worst players I’ve ever seen at their position, at least who were asked to play a lot of snaps. And for Ryan Smith, I’ll go further, and say he’s the worst corner I’ve ever seen in my life, EVER. That guy was incredibly bad.

  50. steele Says:

    TB12 is going to do what he does. The problem is I don’t trust what is around him, in this potentially toughest season and schedule he has ever faced. “Business as usual” approach is not the same as all-in. The feeling you had watching him almost win vs. the Rams is one we’d better get ready to feel.

  51. Goatfarmer Says:

    Osqueel the dominant moron. Now he says the Bucs cut everyone except Brady.

    Keep wishing for the future. It’ll be here before you know it, with a wheelchair, dentures and adult diapers just for Qsqueel.

  52. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Yup, good Ole BA flapping his gums again revealing the secret sauce. Someone posted earlier that they hope the coaches are working as hard. Well under BA he had in his contract he could work part time and we already know the assistants were studying for job interviews so I guess the answer is a hard NO! Oneilsuckyall, I understand you8an entrepreneur, my guess an Uber driver pushing his 1973 Pinto as a luxury car. How about we go through the 2022 season before you put Brady out to pasture?

  53. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar. First of all I don’t know nothing about a Uber I don’t know how to even call a Uber. But trust me I eaten bro and I’m eaten good me and my family eaten good. I don’t have a boss I work when I want to and I go home when I want to. If I want to take a 5 month vacation I can do that because I answer to no one so let’s that straight first. We all know you a Patriot/ Brady fan and you your self said that once Brady leaves you will be leaving. But at the same time I am on a suckaneers web site talking to a suckaneer fan base. The true bucs fans knows with out the rest of the team Brady ain’t nothing. It’s been already proven that no other team wanted Brady but us so if the bucs would have said no he would have retired after the 2019 season. Facts!!!

  54. Deuce McGoose Says:

    victoria amat praeparationem

    Victory Loves Preparation

  55. Oneilbuc Says:

    I just heard Brady and his wife are fighting because he came back out of retirement. If Brady gives up his marriage for football it shows he’s a miserable man and all his accomplishments are in vain. The world don’t offer you nothing but a cheap thrill that does not satisfied that empty hart . Brady need Jesus He is the only one that satisfied the heart of a man. Praying for Brady!!!

  56. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Ya, you’re praying Brady gets taken out game one. You live YOUR life not someone else’s. I’m glad you feed your family, very noble of you so you’re not a total douche. You do know if your boy Jamais worked as hard as Brady we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation. I agree many coaches could not see past the 43 years of age but once AGAIN the GOAT proved them wrong and they ALL have mud on their faces. Brady is not a moron, he looked past the coaching staff and other negative aspects of the Bucs and focused on the players talent and knew if he could bring a few more pieces in they had a chance and it paid off. The guy is the best whether you want to admit it or not, you are in the minority of the closed minded not giving credit where credit is due.

  57. Rudy Says:

    Listen: I hate Brett Favre because he’s a POS. He was a great player tgough. *BUT* he was a caveman. He got out there and only won on grit. So to sum up his “glorious” career: one Super Bowl ring, and a ton of hype. Peyton? Rings on two teams. Brady? Rings on two teams. The Montana’s and Young’s et al are cerebral and students of the game. Stop hyping athletic freaks that are just dumb jocks. NFL is more than just brute strength…

  58. Destinjohnny Says:

    Pull up the last few drafts and go down the list
    They haven’t been good