Tom Brady: Holy Sh*t There Was A Few Hits

September 12th, 2022

Tom Brady sure was introspective today.

It was a big theme of his Let’s Go! show on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.

Brady talked about the intense physical commitment required to play at his age and implied that he could play many years if he was willing to put in the all-consuming work.

The way Brady was talking, this morning’s bruises were a wake-up call.

“There’s no margin for error when you’re 45,” Brady said.  “You know, you take hits and you feel every hit. When you’re younger, your body’s a lot different. And when you’re 45, your body changes a lot. So what am I dealing with today? I woke up today going, ‘Holy sh*t there was a few hits.’

“And you look at your arm and you got bruises, you got cuts. And you go, ‘Ok, how much longer do I want to make this commitment?’ And I obviously made the commitment for this year and everything’s going to be like always — continue to evaluate all these different aspects of playing.”

As Joe has written many times, the better the offensive line pass blocks this season, the better the odds of Brady coming back to Tampa for the 2023 season.

For the record, Brady was hit just four times last night and didn’t take any brutal shots.

46 Responses to “Tom Brady: Holy Sh*t There Was A Few Hits”

  1. Bowles4President Says:

    Clearly father time has not gotten to his football skills, but it does make the game hurt a lot more.

  2. 2022 Year of the GOAT RETURN Says:

    thank you for playing Tom

  3. TheShaz Says:

    Good job Tom!

    You just told the NFL, “Hit me and I am outta here!”

  4. Leighroy Says:

    Without having listened to the show, I wonder how much of this was just hyperbole and talking points to create conversation.

    If anyone woke up feeling sore today, it was Joe Burrow. To Joe’s point, Brady didn’t have the same problem.

  5. #8 Says:

    I woke up sore today due to having too many drinks.
    The O-Line caused that too.
    I’ll keep training though.

  6. My Momma Says:

    My Momma would like to know, on average, how many hits a game has Brady taken over the last two years prior to this season.

  7. Buccos Says:

    I am very proud of our Oline. Even with the guys we had last year we couldn’t have done any better. And Leonard Fournette cleaned that kids clock. Slowed him right the F—k down. That was a thing of beauty. Josh Wells needs to buy him dinner

  8. The Daily Coroner Says:

    Did you ask Gieselle?

  9. Letsbucinggo Says:

    See David and kyle I told you so!

  10. MonkeyMan Says:

    Cracking up reading #8’s comment. Lol

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:

    He did take one hit that made me wince a bit but ironically it was one of the ‘Boy’s who hit him who got injured.

  12. sasquatch Says:

    He’s done after this year. These are not the reflections of a man with an intention to stretch it out any further. Dreaming and hoping for 2023 is a waste of time (just like planning on Gronk un-retiring).

  13. Ash Says:

    This year is it for Brady enjoy it while you can.

  14. SB~LV Says:

    Maybe if Brady carried a little more padding if you know what I mean Vern
    Inquiring minds want to know about the elephant in the room

  15. CrackWise Says:

    The real reason why the Mrs. is mad at him, and it has nothing to do with football!!!

    Think about it.

  16. ElioT Says:

    I’m sure the Bucs’ training staff has all kinds of good tonics to help him feel much better come Sunday!

    He’s a tough SOB regardless.


    Time to shut up the Aints and prove we’re the best team in the South.

  17. Letsbucinggo Says:

    David and kyle did you watch the game?

  18. Zwak Says:

    This will be the last run for Brady just glad it will end in Tampa with the Bucs!

  19. Hodad Says:

    Eat a bowl of real ice cream Tom, trust me, it’ll make you feel better.

  20. JayWill Says:

    He is like Winston, feeling pain everywhere. That’s most players right now. Brady has a high pain tolerance to last this long.

  21. BigMacAttack Says:

    The worst hit the Bucs took was the helmet spear on the punter. Yeah 5 yards my azzz. Refs botched that call. Punters should be protected yet DEs are whining.

  22. Beeej Says:

    Yoko isn’t gonna let him play next year

  23. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The posters that never played the game at a high level have no idea how sore one gets. I can’t imagine at 45 what those hits feel like. He may not have been knocked down but those big guys bumping into you all night add up to.

  24. Jeffbuc Says:

    Watching nfl network yesterday before 1:00 games. They did a Brady beating the Cowboys through the years. I can’t believe he has been a buc long enough for it to look weird seeing him in Patriots blue. Did anyone ever dream when we were all rooting for him to retire. He said he would play until 45 and we were all like yeah right. Just retire were sick of seeing the Patriots every year go on deep playoff runs. And here we are with Tom playing for the Bucs at age 45. Crazy!!!!

  25. Buccos Says:

    Tom is immortal. People will be talking about him forever. This is the Bucs year. Tom won every other Super Bowl since 2015. Buccaneers Super Bowl Champs 2023

  26. Destinjohnny Says:

    Wish we had a better line

  27. Josh Says:

    I feel like he’s saying things he thinks Giselle wants to hear. Brady would have never made such beta statements in the past. Also can someone ask brady why he looks like he’s lost 25 lbs since last year? He’s playing great but I feel like thats a real interesting question right there.

  28. Bucschamp Says:

    He saying our Oline is not enough

  29. PassingThru Says:

    Brady must have a wild imagination. From all the comments about the great pass protection, he was rarely touched.

    The O Line was great. That’s why Brady was dropped back from deep in the shotgun. He needs to read the posts here on JBF. It will restore his faith in the greatness of the O Line.

  30. Buccos Says:

    Agreed. Tom does look like he has lost a lot of weight. I wonder what that’s all about. Giselle must have put him on a vegan diet. He looks unhealthy

  31. Netwalker Says:

    No Oline in history is enough to keep a QB from ever getting hit. To think otherwise is nonsense. Defenders have a vote.

    It certainly looks like this is Tom’s last year. Who can blame him. Thanks Tom, go out with another ring.

  32. David Says:

    If it’s the Buccaneers, I just want to watch the game but otherwise watching the Mannings break down plays and rip on each other is excellent. Can’t believe Joe doesn’t like it. Some of their guests are great some, not so much.

  33. David Says:


    Exactly. There are times when some people commenting on here expect an all pro at every single position and every single play to be run to absolute perfection. I mean, the team is averaging over 30 points a game the last few years and people still complain about the O. LOL
    They’re playing other NFL teams with awesome players who also have a say in how things go.

  34. FloridaGirl Says:

    If you don’t want to be treated like an old man, don’t cry like one. Stat sheet indicates he took four hits. Not bad for a game where the other guys get paid too. Understanding a bruise or cut can add up, but it does not a concussion make. Move faster or get out of the way.

  35. Heidis Says:

    I wonder if he could quit mid season?

  36. lambchop Says:

    Just an FYI. According to Next Gen Stats, Julio had two of his fastest times since 2020 while running a route. Julio is going to get better as he and Brady get more time together. AB can suck on deez!

  37. lambchop Says:

    @FloridaGirl, that’s what you took away from that? He’s just pointing out that even he can’t play forever.

  38. Trask To The Future Says:


    Our O-Line is already outplaying last year’s O-Line. Our run blocking SUCKED last two years. We could rarely establish a rushing attack in games. This line is already outperforming last season’s line play.

    If we continue to pound the rock and control the clock, and play tough Defense, we will be hard to beat.

    Notice how much better our secondary plays with SMB on the bench. Much better coverage and better tackling.

  39. Infomeplease Says:

    TB12 was just reminding himself of what it’s like playing this game!! Heck Gronk remembered those broken ribs and punctured lung and thought maybe I should stick to doing commercials this year🤔!

  40. CrackWise Says:

    For the record, you know you are old when you hurt yourself sleeping.

    Tom will get over the feeling of being hurt from having dudes fall on him.

    Then again, he may like it.

    To each there own, JUST WIN BABY!!!

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    Being slightly older than Brady, I completely agree with him. I’ll wake up in the morning and feel like I literally have been beat up, yet unlike Brady, I didn’t do anything at all. I mean if I go to sleep and have my pillow at a slightly bad angle, I’ll wake up feeling like I have whiplash. It’s a complete ripoff getting old, highly overrated.

  42. PassingThru Says:

    I have a different take than most on what Brady is saying. On one level, Brady is simply stating the obvious, that a 45 year old body is going to really feel those hits, especially the morning after. But the implied message is to the front office, and that is that they need to consider an upgrade on O Line talent to help get Brady through the season. I don’t think 95%+ of the folks here are aware that with the exception of DeMarcus Lawrence and Micah Parsons, Dallas has a mediocre D Line, and that’s being charitable. The real test is ahead, as Brady doesn’t throw teammates under the bus, he’s saying indirectly that pass protection is needed.

  43. Defense Rules Says:

    PassingThru … Not sure how much TB12 is into ‘hidden messages’, and he did ‘only’ take 2 sacks & 4 QB hits per the record, BUT … getting run over by a locomotive 6 times probably hurts. And yup, the older you get, the more it hurts. Your point is well-taken though: better ‘pass protection is needed’. Don’t care how good it is, better protection is always needed.

    Dallas’ defense looked a lot better than their offense, but gut feel is that it’ll end up in the middle of the pack come year’s end. We’ll face much tougher pass rushes a number of times this season most likely.

    Was surprised at the Saints’ defensive performance against the Falcons though; very little pass rush. They got 0 sacks & only 1 QB hit on Mariotta (granted, he is mobile, but still 0 & 1?). Packers’ defense fared about as well as Dallas’ (1 sack & 8 QB hits) against the Vikings in their 23-7 loss. Chiefs’ offense looked very good, but their defense was just OK I thought (they did get 3 sacks & 6 QB hits). None of the 3 are what I would consider to be ‘dominant’ defenses. And they’re all susceptible to the run it looks like. That’ll help keep them from pinning their ears back & coming after TB12.

  44. PassingThru Says:

    DR, Brady is very likely sending a message. He never throws teammates or coaches, let alone a GM under the bus. He tends to either keep silent or pump them up in a public forum. However that rule isn’t followed during games, and I am sure you noticed Brady giving an earful to Hainsey during the Dallas game.

  45. Ash Says:

    I feel like that Dallas defense is good and not middle of the pack good just flat out good time will tell though.

  46. Listnfrmafar Says:

    We really don’t know if the line can hold up to the pass rush, the Bucs were never in a position to be one dimentional and rely on Brady’s arm. What no one seems to be pointing out was the creativeness of the offensive plays. Ya we some of the old shat but there seemed to be a nice mix of motion, play action and two back sets. NOT a BA offense. I think there were only 4 downfield passes?