An Eye On The Brady Family

January 16th, 2023

About a year ago against the Rams, a lot of chatter emerged just before the game that Tom Brady had invited a load of relatives to The Licht House because it very possibly was his last game.

Brady retired soon after and then unretired.

In mid-December, Brady and the Bucs got blown out at San Francisco and an interesting nugget emerged on Brady’s Let’s Go! podcast. Brady revealed that his parents left the game early in the second half.

Dad and mom live about 30 minutes from the 49ers’ stadium, which got Joe thinking. Would Brady’s dad, his biggest fan, leave early if he believed this is Brady’s final season? His final time every playing in his hometown? It was unclear at the time the Bucs would make the playoffs. So Joe considered that a tell that Brady Sr. knew a 2023 season was planned.

Of course, things can change in a hurry. But Joe has been sniffing around and has not found anything to suggest Brady has relatives and special friends flying to town for tonight’s clash against the Cowboys, like he did last January.

Joe will be keeping an eye out in the coming hours, but no big guest list for Brady could be the biggest clue yet that he will play again — somewhere – in 2023.

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21 Responses to “An Eye On The Brady Family”

  1. D-Rok Says:

    Appreciate you sniffin’ ’round, Joe. Keep on sniffin’ and report back what you smell – us fans wanna know the smellz.

    GO BUCS!!!

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Brady will play next year, there’s no doubt (UNLESS the Bucs somehow win the SB this year…)

    The question is – WHERE will he play? I’d be surprised if it’s in Tampa again, sadly.

  3. NEfan Says:

    If you smelt it you dealt it.

  4. DungyDance Says:

    Lol, NEfan

  5. Boodidley Says:

    Yeah… he’s playing unless he winds the SB or at least gets there again… but with the Killer Bs coaching it’s questionable if they get out of the wildcard round…

  6. Darin Says:

    His family will have a suite in Miami next year rooting him on.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Once again not only is joe completely ignoring the beat writers but he’s also ignoring the nfl insider that said yesterday Brady is most likely to go back to Tampa. He’s not going to the west coast away from his kids.

  8. SB~LV Says:

    Of course his dad would leave in disgust!
    He knows the incompetence his son is has been enduring, enduring is the perfect word!
    This is the most bizarre chapter in Buccaneers history!
    The 53 will have to win despite the HC & OC
    The dysfunction is like terminal dog poop that will never get off your shoe .
    Pops Brady is PISSED !

  9. firethecannons Says:

    grabbin at straws my lord just because the folks left early–maybe they had an unexpected health issue. any number of things and there is always tv/internet to rewatch these crappy games. Lol!

  10. firethecannons Says:

    Killer B’s coaching–yeah no doubt–have confidence in Brady but byron/bowles worst coach combo in the league outside lovie smith

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Glazers — get the papers ready to be signed and give him the Don Corleone treatment — the offer he cannot refuse.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Goatfarmer…SB~LV already told us Brady doesn’t want to play in Tampa.

    If he resigns with Tampa that would make SB look foolish.

  13. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Any comment critical of the article mysteriously disappears. Go figure.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    As long as the Geezahag doesn’t somehow get in his universe and distract Tom with her bullshiite, no reason he can’t play as well as he did against Carolina2 and half 1 against the Fowlclowns2.

    Pass first, Toad. Pass to set up the run. Get a lead and then stay aggressive. Then when they’re tired, run it down their throats out of slow no huddle in the 4th Q.

    Or just do your awful imitation of Browns / Panthers1 / Steelers games, which even Ray Charles and Hellen Keller were discussing as being the worst coaching performances they’d never seen.

  15. Bucsbeast Says:

    Joe…. Give up man damn.

    Brady will play next year, but it won’t be here.
    Let it go and get ready to move on man.

  16. Tye Says:

    I would still like to see Tom transition to the OC position on the Bucs….
    See if he can transfer his experience and wisdom to a young QB as well as call plays based on all the situations he has been in over the years….

  17. Redeemer Says:

    Brady isn’t retiring. I’d bet my allowance on it. Believe what you like, but the man didn’t get divorced over six more months of football. Let’s say he does retire for arguments sake. It won’t be the quick, forced decision from last year. I could even see him waiting until free agency plays out. Someone will come a calling. It’ll be incredibly hard for him to turn down another shot at a ring. Other than his kids, he loves football above all else. His let’s go spot with Steve Young was very revealing. He knows nothing else he’ll ever do can come close to playing QB in the NFL.

  18. Lakeland Steve Says:

    I think Brady plays next season but with all the disfunction in Tampa I doubt he returns here unless major changes are made. I guess anything is possible but I won’t be holding my breath that Brady is a Buc next year.

  19. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I think if we lose tonight, this is Brady’s last game in Tampa, as a Buc.
    But I don’t see us losing tonight.

  20. Gofortheface30 Says:

    TYE – all due respect but, no. Will never happening in 10 thousand yrs. Frankly it’s a little (or a lot) beneath Tom to be an offensive coordinator somewhere

  21. SB~LV Says:

    Brady did not want to play for Tampa this year
    I was telling folks that last year
    He had a deal going with the Dolphins until the owner got caught up in other NFL bad manners
    Any way it’s getting close to game time and I am pulling for a win tonight