Rob Gronkowski Is Confident Tom Brady Is Done For Good

February 3rd, 2023

Can’t see Tom Brady returning.

If anyone knows Tom Brady, it’s his old pal, former Bucs teammate and favorite Brady target dating back to their Belicheat days, foot-rubbing tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Gronk yesterday had his weekly sitdown with Kay Adams on her FanDuelTV show, “Up and Adams.” Adams does not believe Brady is done playing football. Gronk told her to embrace it. He’s done.

Gronk explained Brady has way too many things going on, both business and personal, and it’s time to hang it up. Gronk said he cannot imagine Brady unretiring for a second straight year.

However, Gronk said something that got Joe’s attention about Brady. One reason Brady played at a high level at 45 when most guys are shot by the time they are, say, 38, is that Brady was so smart, Gronk said.

Gronk noted if he ever had to miss practice, Brady in 20 minutes would give Gronk a full breakdown of what a defense would do — as a unit and each individual player.

“That’s why he played for such a long time,” Gronk said of Brady’s intense preparation.

This got Joe thinking: How many wins did the Bucs get just on Brady’s wits?

Were Brady’s smarts why the Bucs were able to overcome the Packers in the NFC Championship game in 2020? (Remember, Brady had three picks in that game.)

Is Brady why the Bucs clobbered the Chiefs in the Super Bowl?

With Brady gone, and his football IQ, how many losses will that mean this fall? Joe remembers when Brady signed with Tampa Bay, former Bucs scout and Jets front office man Pat Kirwan of SiriusXM NFL Radio said the Bucs’ offensive line just got two steps better because Brady was so good at putting linemen in the right spots to succeed based on his line calls and defensive recognition.

Sure the Bucs will miss Brady’s golden right arm, but Joe fears the Bucs may miss Brady’s noggin a whole lot more.


10 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski Is Confident Tom Brady Is Done For Good”

  1. Bucanero Says:

    With Brady gone, and his football IQ, how many losses will that mean this fall? <- that's a good analytics question.

  2. Crickett Baker Says:

    Probably Bowles wouldn’t listen to anything he said this year. Todd seems ( and he has said) to just want everything his own way. We see where that got us so far, regardless.

  3. sasquatch Says:

    Great, maybe J03 can put out the counterpoint article and start a whole new round of is-he or isn’t-he… Oh boy, wouldn’t that be fun!

  4. The Anomaly Says:

    ok TMZ…smdh…

  5. steele Says:

    Yes. Bowles didn’t give a rat’s about Brady. “Not on the same page” was the nice way to suggest what was likely the agenda behind the scenes. No part of this season was an all-in behind or for Brady. He didn’t have Gronk, or even Jensen. I said this as far back as training camp. He was put out there with young JAGs who didn’t buy into him, jaded veterans who tuned out (Evans for example). He tried his fiery screaming at them, and it didn’t work. The glowering Bowles, distant, moody, uninvolved, while everything just stewed and spiralled.

    A whole season of this, and you’d want to retire, too. Yet, he still pulled out some games with what magic he could muster. Be thankful for those moments.

    Now, it’s ALL Bowles. His brand. His flunkies. His guys.

  6. Proudbucsfan Says:

    Is it just me or does Kay Adams go out of her way to get extra dressed up for Gronk interviews 🤣

  7. Joe Says:

    Is it just me or does Kay Adams go out of her way to get extra dressed up for Gronk interviews

    Is that the same day(s) that NBA insider from Chicago appears and she acts like a cheerleader trying to get the quarterback in the back seat (think “Varsity Blues” and the whipped cream scene).

  8. Bojim Says:

    OK. Thanks Gronk. We weren’t sure. 😄

  9. Cobraboy Says:

    Football IQ didn’t help the O in 2022.

  10. Goatfarmer Says:

    And, we haszn Toad Blowes as headless coich. That right there accounts for a guaranteed losing season.

    Can Blowes do an oh-fer?