Tom Brady Explains How He’s Motivating The Offensive Line

September 5th, 2022

The last time Joe was face-to-face with Tom Brady, The Goat looked in Joe’s eyes and said, “I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of sh** going on.”

Today, Brady was much more upbeat.

This evening was the relaunch of Brady’s Let’s Go podcast with Jim Grey on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.

Joe was dialed in to see if Brady would drop a good Bucs nugget or two, and he delivered as usual.

Obviously, Brady knows the serious challenge in front of him with a new center and a new left guard, two guys with essentially no NFL experience: Robert Hainsey at center and rookie left guard Luke Goedeke.

Don’t worry about newcomer veteran Shaq Mason at right guard, Brady said,  “I love [Shaq] to death. I played with him a long time. I know what he’s all about.”

On Goedeke, Brady said the rookie is “battling every day” and “we’ll see if he can get in there and be prepared to do a great job.” Brady noted that he will not be a tyrant with Goedeke and Hainsey because he expects mistakes from young players.

However, Brady said he’s regularly showing the entire offensive line the negative things media is saying about them collectively.

Brady believes that’s healthy motivation and it will continue, he said. Brady explained that he presents the media and tries to rile up the linemen. “‘This is what they’re all saying about you. What do you guys think? What are you going to do about it?’ Make sure they know what everyone is saying. I think that’s important.

“… I hope they take it to heart all the things that people have said about them, which is not always the most flattering things. But they gotta go out there and earn it. … Prove people right or prov’em wrong.”

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37 Responses to “Tom Brady Explains How He’s Motivating The Offensive Line”

  1. MonkeyMan Says:

    My life will never be the same when the GOAT is not playing football.
    Im already super depressed just thinking about it

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Man. What a leader. What a beast.

    But we’d be better off to have moved on this year to prepare for the future. Go 6-11. That’s progress! Yeah!!!

    Right Osqueel?

  3. westernbuc Says:

    Tommy has played with less talented offensive lines. As long as our bookends stay healthy, we’ll manage

  4. George Says:

    Glad to hear Brady is trying to do something about this debacle of an offensive line.

    Bucs are making a big mistake by trying to go with these young kids. Even if they want to go with them, at least bring in a couple of seasoned veterans who can plug and play.

  5. CleanHouse Says:

    Makes me think he obviously does hear all the press about his own drama.
    I have a theory. He strategically avoided Miami training camp week because of the media buzz surrounding all of that. And it basically worked.

    Anyway who cares now. Game on.

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Osqueel/OhKneel…. I hab learnt so vury much reeding his insight full takes up in here.

  7. Dew Says:

    Brady knows how to motivate players. Thursday night if Godwin plays keep him on the outside. Play Gage in the slot. Have to try to keep Godwin safe for a few games.

  8. Dew Says:

    Sunday night

  9. D-Rok Says:

    People wonder why Brady has 7 World Championship victories – it’s the little things he does, like in this story.

    What a master motivator! And I’m sure the Bucs coaches are doing their jobs too, but man, if Brady has a sit-down with your group, I’m guessing they listen and take to heart what he’s saying.

    GO BUCS!!!

  10. firethecannons Says:

    awesome–certain even with a new front three our guys will be ready–they go up against a tough d line every day in practice

  11. Irishmist Says:

    I figured he just taped a picture of Blaine Gabbert on their lockers.

  12. geno711 Says:

    George you can have a take and it could be right. But certainly, the Bucs in the last few years have shown they are more right than wrong. Will you admit to being wrong if things are looking fine midway through this season?

    Because Maniac Buc certainly got quiet when Scotty Miller made the team and Tyler Johnson did not make the team. No peep. No admission.

    Here is one of my favorite armchair talent evaluators from the past:

    TOM Says:
    January 5th, 2019 at 7:19 pm
    If the Bucs are willing to pay lazy ass D. Smith 12 to 14 mil & Jensen 10 mil but don’t think Hump is worth more than 6 they are dumber than I thought.

  13. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Just show them some JBF posts Tom.

  14. MadMax Says:

    Well, its not that I dont have faith in them, or pulling for them, theyre just untested and very green. Yeah, some camps and preseason games. But when the hammer falls, we’ll see where we are. And Im just worried….especially these first 4 games. They’ll grow like all players, but whats their potential? Will it be enough? Im just legitimately concerned, especially since Licht didnt do much….oh well, we’ll see.

  15. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    I forget where I heard this from but I remember being told that good offensive lines usually have 3 studs and that can help out the other 2 spots. We’ll be fine I hope Goedeke blossoms into a Pro bowl type player 😁

  16. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Just look what Tommy did for Durable Donnie.
    Lit a fire under that lazy azz.

  17. DoooshLaRue Says:

    ….well, maybe not a fire…..

  18. steele Says:

    Motivation is fine. Fomenting chippiness is fine. Riling them up is fine. The issue is talent, power and technique, and if these guys have elite level on all three. Haven’t seen it so far.

    We see no indication that there will be worthwhile infusions of veteran talent. They are letting Brady babysit/big bro these guys—it’s cheaper—and that’s it.
    It could be a long, painful season for an old man.

  19. Ash Says:

    I think the oline will be fine Brady gets rid of the ball so quick it’s been a big help to the oline that he is able to diagnose a defense so quickly. So excited can’t wait go bucs.

  20. David Says:

    Love it! LFG! 🏴‍☠️

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Here’s what he really said. ” Listen to all that shat being said about you. Fork them and the guy in front of you. I’ve been in this league 23 yrs and still people doubt my abilities. You either man up or puss out, the choice is yours. Remember this, if you choose the ladder, get used to that black hole I bury you in. Now go have a great practice.” Freakn rookies!!!

  22. Goatfarmer Says:

    Irishmist – I just spat my Jameison’s (no relation to Osqueelyuc’s favorite love interest) all over my iPad.

  23. Buczilla Says:

    We are so lucky to have Brady even if he did f off for part of camp. I’m going to savor this season.

  24. Goatfarmer Says:

    Brady also reminded them that Ms. Bündchen is none too happy that’s he is still playing. That should also scare the horsepoop out of them.

  25. Oneilbuc Says:

    Gooffarmer and Listnfrmafart . Ru Paul and Elton John 🤣🤣!!!!

  26. Bucsfan Says:

    Brady is single again. Interview was great. You know y he didnt mention Giseles name. He didnt say my wife. He had plenty of chances to mention gisele he didnt. Everyone in patriots land still talk about Brady before Gisele and he was with Bridget. Bridget and Brady were just a symbol in New England patriots just were not going to lose. It wasnt even about stats for Brady back then he was just about winning. Then Brady got with Gisele and he couldnt win with her.. Fans blamed gisele then he finally starting winning again. If Brady is done with Gisele he may play til 50 as long as he keeps playing good. Brady wont get benefit of doubt. He didnt after 2019 they said he was washed. Brady plays good this year he will play next year

  27. Goatfarmer Says:

    Let’s see…..maximize your chances of winning now, or revert to 2009? Ofeelsherself votes for the latter! Then we could repeat the parade of Josh Failman, Mike GlenNonqb, and JaMiss. I know I’d rather lose than win. So much more fun to hope for next year than be pumped about today.

  28. Goatfarmer Says:

    Bucsfan – I so hope he has decided to dump the dud, at least until he’s finished with football, whenever that is. Tom is 45 going on 30. Ghag is, I don’t know, 42 going on 52 with the type A “I’m the boss and what about me and my dreams”. Crap going on. Last I checked, not a lot of demand for a horsey 50 something has been model with an attitude and no talent.

    Meanwhile, Tom, lots of fish in the sea for you.

    Dump the dud.

  29. Beeej Says:

    Would be a hoot if Brady was showing them the crap being said about them in this forum

  30. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bucfan. If Brady gives up his family for football that will make him a sucka. Brady has nothing else to prove in football he’s already accomplish everything playing football. And who you think will suffer the most his kids will suffer the most. Money don’t cure everything especially kids that’s been rich their whole life . And the crazy part about it is once he retires people will stop chanting his name and move on to the next big time quarterback while he has to live with a broken family for the rest of his life it ain’t worth it. I know in america today the family has no value in this country today. I hope they work their marriage out because I have to side with the wife on this one she doing her part she can’t teach their son how to be a man that’s his job.

  31. Crickett Baker Says:

    I think I saw something good in Brady. After his somewhat lengthy time away from the palace he came back looking sad and somehow gaunt. His face didn’t look the same. That afternoon (after practice) his appearance changed greatly. He was smiling and looking happy. It was just so obvious that playing is his biggest and first love. He has even admitted to a little “sickness” in his character about passing. If Gissele can’t accept that (some may call it a) flaw, then she just has to go looking for a better man and father. Good luck. I just wish she would stop wishing Tom to be some other guy and keep the love.

  32. Bucschamp Says:

    Look at the size of Tristan’s leg compared to he other2 besides him.

  33. Dano Says:

    That’s the biggest I’ve seen Wirfs look.

  34. Bucsfan Says:

    Only reason the dolphins thing even happened was because Gisele wanted it. Bruce Beal is a billionaire next in line to own dolphins. I swear it was Beal and Gisele were the ones tampering with dolphins. Brady was just going along to save his marriage. Brady is not innocent in all this either.

    Bucs treat Brady like a king. Fans media treat Brady great in tampa. Gisele hates football only way should be be happy is if Brady played for a team in Costa Rica or Miami. Patriots media blamed Brady for every loss and when they won Belichick got all the credit. Even here in tampa Brady takes the slings and arrows when Bucs lose. Thats what Brady is supposed to do. Brady knows the drill

  35. MarkR Says:

    I think Steele gets to the point here. No reason to expect these OL guys to perform better than what we’ve seen so far – at least at the start. We’ll just have to hope that TB will somehow get the Bucs into the playoffs and then turn on the Brady Magic!

  36. Bucsfan13 Says:

    This was so great to hear! It was a fantastic interview. Our boy Tommy has been tuned into all the national media types doubting him and the team. Thank you, ESPN!! I’m glad he’s showing the OL what people are saying about them. I’m one of them that’s saying that the C and LG positions are a liability. Folks, Psycho Tom has been activated. Once again, thank you national media who have dug Tommy boy’s grave. I bet he showed Julio comments about how people are saying his washed. I can imagine Tom calling the OL to a meeting, and showing them a collection of negative things said about them.

    I’m so happy that Tom is lighting a fire under their behinds. They shouldn’t be shielded from criticism. The expectations have been set. For all the idiots who don’t think he’s focused and all in, I suggest you listen to the whole interview.

  37. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Ofeelurself, good one Goatfarmer, Oneilsuckyall whatever you don’t like white people or gays.