“We Want To Get That For Him”

January 5th, 2023

His teammates want to present Tom Brady with a consolation prize after a rough season.

With a win Sunday in Atlanta, not only will the Bucs enter the playoffs on a three-game winning streak, they’ll make sure Tom Brady avoids the first losing regular season of his legendary 23-game career.

Michael Jordan had losing seasons, so did Joe Montana and Peyton Manning.

Mike Evans said today the 8-8 Bucs want no part of putting a loser stamp on Brady’s résumé.

“We want to get that for him,” Evans said, noting players care about records, stats and cash incentives because they’re “human.”

Joe doesn’t want see anything associated with Tampa Bay become a stain on Brady’s legacy. A win Sunday would keep his streak alive, plus nobody wants Derek Jeter to be the modern standard for 20 years of playing and winning. (Joe hates the Yankees.)

If the Bucs are going to roll the dice Sunday and play starters against a division rival on turf in a meaningless game, then go win the damn thing.

40 Responses to ““We Want To Get That For Him””

  1. alton green Says:

    I saw we have 2 receivers, Tom and everyone else protect Brady haha. Oh and move our goal posts out to the 21 yd line since we have been imploding as soon as we get there

  2. OBVIOUS Says:

    If you’re gonna go for it then, Go Win the Damn Thing! Simplistic and Well said.

    Go Bucs!

  3. bucsfan2520 Says:

    2 touchdowns by D/ST this game. Bucs win 24-9

  4. catcard202 Says:

    If the team had taken care of business against not great teams like PIT, CLEV & CAR on the road or squandered away the CIN game at home….The possibility of a losing season would not be on the table now.

    But Tom did say he’d rather play and lose than not play at all. So maybe that non-losing season career stat is not that big of a thing for him. As long as he’s a QB1, he’s okay with any outcome.

  5. D-Rok Says:

    They gonna play the starters and play to win. We might just see the first killer instinct of the year with this Bucs team.

    I’m all for it. Hoping for no injuries, but injuries are random.

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    The hilarious thing is, the Falcons almost beat the Bucs in week 5. It took a miraculous roughing the passer call (which Brady hasn’t gotten since btw) to win the game for the Bucs. They were killing us and would have won.

    So no surprise if the Bucs go out with Bloweswich gameplan and lose.

  7. Todd Bowles resume Says:

    Last regular season game for Brady as a Buc – thanks TB12

  8. Redeemer Says:

    I’m sure the competitor in Brady wants to win Sunday, but for me it’s a simple cost benefit analysis. Don’t forget, Brady was once instructed to throw the ball out the back of the end zone, to insure the Patriots would face Jacksonville in the playoffs. It’s not apples to apples, but what can they really accomplish? Division games are always funky, no matter the opponent. If they play everyone and struggle, we’re left with the same questions. If they blow them out and lose a key player, same thing. It’s a tough spot. I’d treat it like a dress rehearsal preseason game. Get everyone some work, then pull the plug.

  9. ModHairKen Says:

    They better be trying to win. Bowles tanks this game and they lose in round 1 and he should be jettisoned.

    And you know what? If anyone gets hurt against Atlanta, that’s going to suck but I’d rather see them fire both barrels than limp into the playoffs playing not to get hurt. In fact, if an injury happens vs. Atlanta and Bowles loses in round 1 because of it, he should come back.

  10. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Well, damn, it’s a shame they hadn’t wanted to go to 17-0 for Tom.

  11. bob Says:

    win it for tb12

  12. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Great point Goatfarmer…absolutely no calls for Brady ( and he’s been shoved around a bit ) since that courtesy call vs Atlanta. It’s a make call via no calls.

  13. Beeej Says:

    “Goatfarmer Says:
    January 5th, 2023 at 8:14 pm
    The hilarious thing is, the Falcons almost beat the Bucs in week 5. It took a miraculous roughing the passer call (which Brady hasn’t gotten since btw) to win the game for the Bucs. They were killing us and would have won.

    So no surprise if the Bucs go out with Bloweswich gameplan and lose.”

    You neglected to mention the call just prior where Scooter was clearly mugged with no call. Would have given us a first down

  14. CrackWise Says:

    Whatever, BRADY and the BUCS, will be the first team to win the super bowl with a losing record EVER.

    I have been saying this since week 8.

    Just like he was the first to win in his HOME STADIUM.


  15. View from 132 Says:

    Baseball misses Jeter … you can’t hate the Yankees and still see that.

  16. CrackWise Says:


    That was my section from 1997-2006.


    In fact, I was there when Big Nasty got his fame. I was the FLAG MAN. My costume was so much more DOPE.

    I was literally, The Flag. So cool, my dad made it for me. A red cloth with a hole cut in it, a sick scull mask, and he put two plastic swords through an orange nurff football.

  17. CrackWise Says:

    When I put my arms up. I would hold the cloth that he cut as high as I could. My scull mask and cross swords with the football hung out.

    I use to have people that insisted on taking pictures with me even.


  18. theghost Says:

    crackwise sounding like uncle rico, bet you can still throw the football over them mountains too

  19. CrackWise Says:


    I don’t get it, are trying to be funny? That was a real story about me and my dad that died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. You know “Shock and AWE”.

    What a Loser you are.

    I don’t lie or talk crap about people that don’t deserve it.

    I will assume you are brain impaired from the JAB and leave you be.

  20. Eric b Says:

    I agree with keeping our foot on the gas..defense wise id reat my defense and start my offense to keep our flow. LFGO!!! ON THE SB!!!!! NO LESS!!

  21. CrackWise Says:

    Now yall know why I am antigovernment.

    Why don’t the rich FIGHT THE WARS?

    Why don’t the RICH take the JAB?

    Losers, ALL OF YOU who are like Mark2001. <– Who aint rich BTW

  22. Steven007 Says:

    The tin foil signal is strong with this one. Dude, go troll government blogs. Or rant on Jezebel which is more your speed anyways.

  23. Old School Bucs Says:

    Wait a minute LOSER. You mean you will risk injury and miss an opportunity to rest to protect a record???? Say it ain’t so Joe!!!
    Again Loser, Brady never sat out meaningless games going into the money games. To him they all mean something and they all have value. More so this year and not for the LOSER reasons you keep citing. Listen to Brady and Bowles closely you might learn something. No wait listen to the clown show on this cite instead and stay blissfully stupid!!!!

    Geeze what a freakin clown show!!!!

  24. Go Bucs Go Says:

    Win one for Tom!

    Go Bucs!

  25. garroman Says:

    If we didn’t have so many guys injured and or playing hurt I would say Pluck the Chickens!!!… But this is gonna be a tough call for our Bucs!

  26. garroman Says:

    “CrackWise Says:
    January 5th, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    Now yall know why I am antigovernment.
    Why don’t the rich FIGHT THE WARS?
    Why don’t the RICH take the JAB?
    Losers, ALL OF YOU who are like Mark2001. <– Who aint rich BTW"

    Me thinks Extra Tin Foil on this one hat!!!

  27. garroman Says:


    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

  28. Buc king Says:

    Cracking rip your dad..don’t feed into the trolls they can’t appreciate your memories just cherish your time you got and keep reppin for your pops

  29. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Every game should be played to win. The Bucs need every rep they can get. Quit worrying about injuries like there hasn’t been any. They didn’t rest the last 2 seasons when they actually could have afforded to do so.

  30. A Says:

    Brady is very good at protecting himself…So hopefully we’ll be smart with players that actually do need an extra week to rest…I’d get Godwin his 100 / 1000 and get him out…same as Evans…(see hamstring)

    Rest Hicks and David on D…plus anyone else that really needs the extra week…starters have to play – let’s just be smart!

    Go Bucs!

  31. Goatfarmer Says:

    Atlanta will be bringing the house. Look for more blitzes from them than any of their trends would suggest.

    Those of you wanting to see Goobert or Trashk might get your wish, but not for the right reason. Tom could be maimed severely. Expect Blowes and Leftwurst to go back to first down runs up the middle-left for no gain, the flaccid WR screen for 2 yards, and a sack. Camarda is now officially the most fun player to watch on offense.

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How does anybody know how that roughing penalty would have affected the outcome of the game?

    We do have a defense and they would have needed to drive the field for a TD.

    That call has cost us 5 or 6 no calls against Brady

  33. Lander D Dunbar Says:

    Soooo many negative bias fans on this blog, does anyone know of a blog where the respectful fans go to discuss Buc Ball…….Opposing teams dislike of the Bucs can’t compare to hate the Bucs get from their own fans……is there even such a thing as a negative fan bc the last time I check I believe true fans are suppose support their teams and bond with other fans, not bash the team and each other. Biasness and ignorance fill this blog, I guess only the non-bias and non-ignorant can hold a respectful debate. Some buc fans remind me of politicians Democrats and Republicans always fighting, never working together, which is what’s best for the team. But many of you won’t see that fact because you’re incapable of accepting the truth.

  34. NEfan Says:

    Goat@ the Bucs were kicking Atl arse until Captain White got bored and almost gave the game away.

    Crackhead@ thanks to your dad for his service and sorry for your loss. Not sure about your follow-up comment about war & rich people. If you haven’t heard, there is NO draft and hasn’t been for some time.

  35. Goatfarmer Says:

    NE — you’re right, that only reinforces the point, that roughing call saved us because bored Diva and his uninspired bored Blowes-coached underachievers were all waiting for “the other guy” to make a tackle. Atlants had all the Big Mo. Think end of Browns game if you can do so without stabbing yourself in the temple.

    Lander — so you’ve been a Buc fan since about game 3 of 2020, I see.

  36. rriddler Says:

    I often wonder if some of the commenters on this site even watch the games.

    Atlanta was “killing us and would have won.”

    The Bucs were up 21-0 after the third period.

  37. SlyPirate Says:


    1. Rest your stars and injured players
    2. Move up in the draft (potentially to 13)
    3. TB12 becomes the only QB on a sub-.500 team to win a SB

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Lander D Dunbar…welcome to JoeBucsfan!

  39. Old School Bucs Says:

    @ Lander 👍. My sentiments for past couple months. There is nothing this team or staff can do that does not get just eviscerated on this site!! Just pitiful. I spend time on opposing team sites to get a much better discussion of real football. Stay tune and see you in the super bowl!!!

  40. WeAllBleedRED Says:

    The man has been pretty sanguine about everything, despite all that has transpired this season. One Hass to have a sense that the coaching staff has seen immediate results with a shift in their approach, and would be forced to move backward knowing everything it could cost let’s finish up this game and approach the postseason with a modicum of cautious optimism. LFG!