“Tom Brady Is Licking His Chops”

September 10th, 2022

A former Bucs receiver who never hesitates to be critical of his beloved Bucs is all fired up about how dominant the Tampa Bay offense should be in 2022.

Joe’s referring to blocking icon Michael Clayton, who was a rookie sensation in 2004 and the was a late-summer cut in 2010, before he won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants.

Clayton thinks the Bucs are a better team this season than the 13-4 group that rolled in 2021.

“I think that we are a more polished group in terms of character and integrity [at wide receiver], in terms of football fundamentals, and we’re a better team this year than we were last year based upon the [roster],” Clayton said on WDAE radio.

“[Russell] Gage comes in and he’s very hungry to show himself, to prove, to work to get some opportunities. We’ve always needed that third receiver and now we have two guys [at No. 3] capable of being No. 1 and No. 2 receivers. So we got a lot of depth, a lot of character guys at the position. We should have no problem this year, and I know Tom Brady is licking his chops at the weapons that he’s going to be able to see on the football field.”

Clayton went on to say what Joe said on the Ira Kaufman Podcast: Chris Godwin should play immediately if his surgically-repaired knee is cleared, as long as he can go 100 percent, even if that’s just 10 plays. Clayton doesn’t want Godwin to risk getting hurt playing at less than full strength.

As for Julio, Clayton believes he’ll look like the same player he always was except he’ll have more 1-on-1 opportunities than ever before. He believes Julio will be targeted early and often on Sunday as Tom Brady pushes Julio to win those 1-on-1 matchups.

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19 Responses to ““Tom Brady Is Licking His Chops””

  1. lambchop Says:

    LFG!!! Can’t wait. My eyes will be on the trenches and Julio. How will Tom’s pocket hold up and how much can we disrupt Dallas’s pocket. With Julio, I just want to see whether he’s better than the player he was in Tennessee.

    Our BIGGEST problem at WR will be how we respond to injuries. Almost every WR we have is prone to some kind of injury. Not particularly in this game, but through the season. I’m hoping Guerrero’s magic rubs off on the other players.

  2. D-Rok Says:

    I’d be licking my chops also, if I were Brady. He has the twin towers tandem in Evans and Jones, and then Godwin and Gage. TE doesn’t look as strong this year as last, but we have some rookies who might surprise.

    Add in 2, maybe 3, solid pass-catching backs, and man, defenses will be stressed severely by this group. As long as the O-line gels and protects TB12, this offense should be near tops in the league this year.

    I’m excited. Is it Sunday night yet? GO BUCS!!!

  3. CrackWise Says:

    But But whaaaaaaaah wahhaaaaaaa. Hear my tears everyone. Cry along with me…. PLEASE PLEASE Give my opinion attention….. WAHHHHHHH….

    We have a rookie Offensive Line guy who is gonna……. WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH……. Im so lonely and irrelevant…….

  4. CrackWise Says:

    I will say this, if we lose and for some obvious reason it is directly related to the OL.

    I STILL DON’T GIVE A FUUUUUUUUUK about your STUPID OPINION of the Offensive Line.

    WHY??? Cause we have an AWESOME TEAM!!!

  5. Crickett Baker Says:

    Definitely need an emergency brain scan.

  6. D-Rok Says:


    With whom are you speaking with? Towards? Hard to follow your thoughts…

  7. MonkeyMan Says:

    God can this day drag on anymore?!? Hurry up and get us to kick off….this is killing me!

    Bradys about to go off. He’s pissed and will show the world tomorrow night that it’s a big mistake to sleep on him and Bucs.

    4 passing TD’s. Over 400 yards. Bucs by 20+ points.

  8. David Says:

    Crack, lay off the crack bud, you’re arguing with no one.
    You’re upset because people have concerns about three new lineman? That’s a pretty reasonable concern
    Personally I think Mason is an upgrade and I think Hainsey will be just fine. The rookie left guard concerns me some but I trust the coaches.
    I also love the fact that we keep hearing he’s one of those rough tough guys who plays with an attitude. That is needed without Jensen being there

  9. Goatfarmer Says:

    I applaud the use of mescaline and peyote to assist enthusiastic posters in their articulations.

  10. JA Says:

    I love it when someone makes comments intended for nobody but themselves in a language only they can understand.
    However, it does provide for an interesting ‘WTF was he trying to say???’ reading …
    No offense Farm Boy, but I think a commenter who used peyote and mescaline would provide far more lucidity within his attempted point than the unnamed one I am referencing.

  11. Eddie Marz Says:


  12. Captain Caveman Says:

    Captain likes peyote. Much better than dried Dino poop.

  13. Redeemer Says:

    I’d be a little hesitant to put Julio Jones in the same category as Evans, at this stage of his career. Gage should get a bunch of targets. He’s in the Edelman/Welker role, which should allow Godwin to work his way back in slowly. Absolutely no need to rush him. Little concerned about the TE room, and LG. Much more excited to see this revamped defense. Hopefully Bowles will realize it’s not always necessary to bring 5 or more rushers to get pressure.

  14. TBfan Says:

    NO WAY Brady comes outta retirement…just thought I’d come back here to see what happened to the dudes who told me I was delusional. Anyway…Brady starts tomorrow…

  15. Redeemer Says:

    TBfan, haven’t been here that long. I for one, never believed for one second that he was done. It was all a sham to try to shoot his way out of town. I hope it’s worth it to him, because his ole lady is clearly pissed about it. Anything to the contrary is poppycock. For the teams sake, I hope they make up. This bologna I see on first take every morning, about blinders is pure cover. Brady is a creature of habit.

  16. Goatfarmer Says:

    JA — no offense ever taken on a facetious post.

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    And I snicker when people like Batted Balls Simms, Michael Clayhands, and Mark Dumbernik have anything to say about the team they failed, and yet, their Bucs performances were the best they ever did.

  18. SOEbuc be Says:


  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    Agree. Defense.