Chris Russo Isn’t Buying Bucs Are Letting Tom Brady Influence OC Hire

January 26th, 2023

How much input?

This was a nice thought, but it does seem a bit of a stretch.

There was some chatter, mostly speculation, that an effort to keep Bucs free agent quarterback Tom Brady would include the Bucs allowing Brady input and influence on coaching hires.

The one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo of SiriusXM fame, he also appears on First Dump seen on BSPN, believes this thought is nonsense.

“I don’t know if Brady is going to have anything to do with any of it because Brady isn’t there right now,” Russo said. “It is hard for me to believe that Brady is guiding who the offensive coordinator is going to be when he doesn’t even know if he wants to play yet.”

As Joe shared, when Jim Gray asked Brady about his pending decision on that lame podcast those two do, Brady snapped at Gray with a potty mouth. This was all likely scripted for effect, the point was made by Brady.

He essentially said, “Give me my space, man!”

While the Bucs are likely not pestering Brady to avoid him getting p!ssed and telling the Bucs to eff off, Joe is confident Brady was asked during the players’ exit interviews last week what he would look for in an offensive coordinator.

27 Responses to “Chris Russo Isn’t Buying Bucs Are Letting Tom Brady Influence OC Hire”

  1. Old black man Says:

    Screw Brady.

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Russo, Sessler, the others……these dudes are worse than the so-called “meteorologists” who get to keep their jobs while being wrong 75% or more of the time.

    These kanukkle heads yammer on all these clock bait topics. And are wrong most of the time.

    And no one holds them accountable.

    Not surprising, but sad.


  3. Parrishbucsfan Says:

    Time to move on.

  4. RickyBobby10 Says:

    “First Dump”

    LOL @Joes

    Love you guys

  5. Tye Says:

    I agree!
    Yes…. IF Brady was still under contract for next season, then I get Brady having a say in the OC…… He is not at the moment and The Bucs using Brady in the OC interview seems deceiving to the one interviewed…

    I just don’t see Brady coming back to Tampa and squander his last year or two being a guy that goes out as a loser tied to Bowles!

  6. LastDance Says:

    Yeah screw Brady! How dare you make this organization relevant for 3 years. Wew yearn for the gutter once more. Back to the pits!!! YAY!

  7. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Rita thinks it’s crazy to keep focusing on Brady so much.

    Rita thinks Brady wants space to decide his future and would rather let the Bucs handle the coaching staff on their own. Rita thinks this is the way it should be anyway. Rita doubts Brady is in contact with anyone at One Buc Place about this process.

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    Let’s bring back Gary Huff, Steve Walsh and Mike Rae. Let them mentor Kyle’s Trashk. Trashk will be lucky to have a career as good as any of theirs.’

  9. BrownBuc Says:

    Brady isn’t coming back and they know it. Why would he after he couldn’t even get his team fired up in games.

  10. steele Says:

    Nobody outside can be sure about how much influence Brady has ever had, about anything. But you can bet that once Bowles took over, whatever it was reduced to minimum. Tom Brady would not field anything like this season’s stinker offense or roster, if he had his way. Unless he lost his mind.

    More than at any other point in his career, Brady was given a take-it-or-leave it. And now Bowles is “really” taking charge, hand picking guys with his mindset, that he can control. This is his moment to assert control.

    Only breathless gossip mongering national sports mediots would float the lunacy that Bowles lets Tom Brady reshape the offense and the hiring.

    Brady will take his time weighing bad offers—there are no good ones—against retirement, and the known evil of remaining with this bad team and bad coach. To take orders from dolts and Joe Bobs. It would be a sad admission if he is reduced to accepting such a role.

  11. adam from ny Says:

    it’s pretty clear at this point the glazers chose coach over quarterback…

    also brady came here with a chip, and that chip was taken care of…

    he wanted to show bill he could not only go to another team and win, but go to the worst team in nfl history and win a superbowl…

    mission accomplished…

    he believed BA was a good HC as he was migrating here…

    i don’t think he believes in the new coach, he no longer carries the chip as much, and tampa is less alluring to him on a grand scale now

  12. Old black man Says:

    That’s right screw Brady! What are you going to do about it Brady humper? “He made us relevant.” It wasn’t a Christmas gift. He got paid! Quit thinking Tom Brady is ours, he’s not. Winston, Josh Freeman, Mike G are ours. Ok, 80 for Brady? Lesson from pops. You’re welcome.

  13. Old black man Says:

    Lastdance has a Tom Brady standee in his room!

  14. Old black man Says:

    Last dance wants to fight AB for all the mean things he said about Tom Brady.

  15. lambchop Says:

    It’s down to 3 teams – Bucs, Dolphins, and Raiders. The Bucs and Dolphins have the strongest chance. I would say the Bucs would have a large margin if they find a OC with Patriots pedigree. The Raiders are last being it’s too far for Brady to see his kids and their defense isn’t even top 15.

    A very sneaky dark horse would be the Vikings.

  16. lambchop Says:

    *Minnesota has a pretty meek defense too.

  17. WillieG Says:

    A lot of good companies use a collaborative hiring process that includes some of their “star” employees. Why WOULDN’T the Bucs?!

  18. mg Says:

    Joe should talk to his caddie.

  19. SB~LV Says:

    Yeah but what about Todd Bowles … where are the excuse/ support articles for his dismal performance last year.

  20. Doughboy Says:

    Let me make this perfectly clear, Leftwich didn’t make the defensive call with 29 seconds left against the Rams last year when we tied the game for a run to the Super Bowl that was Bowls!!!

  21. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Lets face it the Bucs are not in financial shape to run it back Bowles even said the team is going to look different. Then what are you going to run it back to 8-9. Brady is not coming back to that one wouldn’t think.

  22. NEfan Says:

    Doughboy, I think you’re 100% correct and the players resent him for that, probably because he never took accountability for it and threw the players under the bus. Then he went on to say it was due to player fatigue. Brady is NOT coming back to Tampa, he no longer fits the offensive system. Where ever he goes, I can see Jensen going with him. Don’t be surprised if Evan’s and Godwin hold out for a trade. It would be a shame to waste Godwin on a make shift offense.

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    so….Brady has no input because he’s not there?……..There is this thing called a phone….

  24. NEfan Says:

    So who on this site believes Brady had any input with Belichick in the hiring of Wiess, O’Brien or McDaniels? Or Leftnut for that matter? Brady doesn’t hire OC’s. He respects his coaches except those that don’t respect him. (Bowels).

  25. Your Mom Says:

    I would imagine they might run some names by Brady to know if he hates any of them. That’s what I would do if I were Licht.

  26. Goatfarmer Says:

    Toad lost the Rams playoff game and got rewarded for it. Then he had his 4th losing season in a row out of 5, and still he’s the head coich. Disgusting.

  27. Growhawk Says:

    Let’s experiment!!