Was The Effort Enough For Tom Brady?

November 14th, 2022


Last week on the syrupy, saccharine Tom Brady podcast, “Let’s Go,” the Bucs quarterback was harsh on his teammates’ lack of effort.

A team-first guy like Brady doing that said a lot. Perhaps he was frustrated and thought shaming them in a very public forum was a good fix.

Well, it sure liked that trick worked yesterday. The Bucs hustled. They played physically on both sides of the ball. No loafing that Joe noticed. Just good, physical, tough football.

It seems Brady was content with the outcome.

“I thought we had a good week of preparation,” Brady said after the game. “Obviously a different week, but we prepared very well, and we were prepared to play today. We came out with a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm.

“We ran the ball hard, we played very tough, very physical. We covered kicks, we returned some kicks, ran the ball very well, stopped the run.

“Our defense stepped up, the offense played good. It was a good team win.”

Joe hopes we don’t hear any more from the star quarterback or the offensive coordinator how guys are taking off but not playing hard. That just shouldn’t be.

Hopefully, the win — and how they won — sparks the Bucs to turn in the same effort for each of the next seven games, and beyond.

17 Responses to “Was The Effort Enough For Tom Brady?”

  1. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Geno Smith is mad bro
    (^I believe that this is how you Westerners say it. In Vlads home of Romania it is different.)

  2. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    Lol, Vlad

    If Bucs play serious and with passion like this every week, we have a chance at another Superbowl run this year.

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I disagree with Joe. Brady commenting on the team’s lack of effort was exactly team first. He did not single out any one person or position group. He didn’t say “their” lack of effort. He used words like “we” and “us’”. Using inclusive words were VERY key. He was doing his job as leader of the team, and obviously they responded. I promise you that Brady addressed the team’s lack of effort behind closed door. The OL stepped up massively. His wording and timing was a much different approach than Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers goes on his podcast each week and constantly throws his teammates and coach under the bus.

  4. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    If, if it’s and buts,
    We’re candys and nuts,
    We’d always be having a merry Christmas!

    Classic dandy don meridith.

    Our lawn chair defense is always on standby, and just an arms throw away….

  5. NEfan Says:

    There were times Bucs coaches showed a lack of effort.

  6. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The coaches should not be off the hook. BL is still predictable. Bowles still uninspiring. The Bucs just finally played with heart.

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    In this butt hurt time, every criticism is a life-ending, mortal wound for the fragile Millenials or whatever they call themselves.

    If you suck, admit it. If someone says you suck, prove them wrong. But stop crying about microagressions and hurt feelings.

    It was a two second comment, Joe. BFD.

  8. JD Says:

    As Ian Beckles stated in his podcast before the game. Rarely, does anything good come from firing a coach midway through the season. I understand we all hate what we see from Byron Leftwich, but Brady loves him so obviously there must be a tremendous amount of energy and dialogue between those two.

    I am very frustrated that we continue to run first downs up the gut to nowhere. Talk about trying to force a square peg through a round hole, A good coach improves the results of the play by rerunning that play repeatedly to improve technique but a GREAT coach understand the strengths of his team and plays to those strengths.

  9. Bucobill99 Says:

    They couldnt wait more then 5 plays to use it ffs

  10. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Joe, I have a feeling that with TB12, it’s not a “fix” or a “trick”. He’s not the GOAT for nothing. He is preparing for greatness every day and was reminding his teammates as to why they play the game. FYI, it’s a lot more fun when you win.

  11. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    It was the first game they played a full four quarters. I’m wondering if our o line can open holes like that regularly. We haven’t had anything like that all year.

  12. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Thank God Brady did not catch that pass from 4net, otherwise, Brady would have been crashed like a bug on a 4 wheeler wind shield and probably end our season with that unnecessary/trying to be cute play.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    This game is what Bucs fans expected Game 1 for 2022: 4 qtrs. of top quality, high-effort, smart football at a high level.

    I pray this was a turning point, and that the light bulb switched on, and this is want we will see going forward.

    Because what we have seen from these guys up to Seattle was flatly unacceptable.

    If nothing else the BYE will be much more tolerable.

    Thanks, Bucs, for an injection of hope.

  14. ReggieJax Says:

    This is what they’re capable of. Go Bucs!

  15. Goatfarmer Says:

    Likely they come back from the bye snoozing. Brady can only do so much. Loafs go back to loafing when they’re comfortable. Or bored.

    Bowelswich will let them get away with poor effort and lax preparation even if Tom won’t.

  16. BA is the GOAT Says:

    Rumor has it that Tommy boy was seen with a German hottie half his age.

  17. SlyPirate Says:

    One one hand …
    This shows our HC inability to lead if TB12 has to kick players in the butt

    On the other hand …
    This shows TB12’s unique ability to create accountability followed by offense, defense, special teams, and coaches