Team Glazer, Jason Licht Say Positive Tom Brady Impact Will Be Felt For Years

February 1st, 2023

Joe has written about the alleged lasting Tom Brady effect a couple of times this morning, and now honchos at One Buc Palace are putting the names on it.

The Buccaneers released statements from Team Glazer, Todd Bowles and Jason Licht about Brady’s retirement today.

Bowles didn’t mention a lasting Brady effect, but Licht and Glazer did.

Statement from the Glazer Family on Tom Brady’s Retirement

“Tom’s impact on our franchise these past three years has been immense and we are appreciative of the time we had with him here in Tampa Bay. He set an exceptional standard that elevated our entire organization to new heights and created some of the most iconic moments in our history. Tom’s impact will be felt within our community for many years to come and we will forever be grateful for those unforgettable memories that he provided during these final seasons of his legendary career. We wish him the best in this next chapter of life and are confident he will find similar success in his future endeavors.”

Statement from General Manager Jason Licht

“Tom’s legacy is unmatched in the history of this game. All the Super Bowl titles and statistical records speak for themselves, but the impact he had on so many people through the years is what I appreciate the most. His imprint on this organization helped take us to the mountaintop. We will certainly miss him as our quarterback, but I will also miss him as a leader and friend. Our entire organization is indebted to him for what he provided us over the past three years. We won’t ever forget the wins or the accolades and his influence will be felt for years to come.”

Since Licht and Team Glazer insist the positive Brady effect/influence will be felt and realized for years, then Joe is going to hold them to that.

If the organization has been elevated, then there’s no reason to go back to the football follies of The Lost Decade.

36 Responses to “Team Glazer, Jason Licht Say Positive Tom Brady Impact Will Be Felt For Years”

  1. Wut The Buc Says:

    This team will be so bad for the next 5-10 we’ll forget Brady was even here.

  2. zzbucs Says:

    @Wut The Buc

    You will forget, not us, the Bucs fans….You probably will miss Sean Payton…

  3. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Well, they had better get their butts in gear if they truly mean that. Sometimes they seem to be willing to see if something falls in their lap before they actually make a move. First, get rid of everyone who’s only here for a paycheck and replace them with people passionate about football.

  4. SKBucafan Says:

    Let’s hope Bowles doesn’t cause the Brady effect to be lost too quickly.

  5. Alanbucsfan Says:

    One of my favorite memories will be the Brady led Bucs practicing at Berkeley Prep while Mike Florio was freaking out on his radio show.

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    Thanks to the Toad that Blowes, the Brady effect has already been annihilated. Just look the “playoff game” against Dallas —. just a microcosm of how Toad has utterly destroyed the culture. Thanks for the Lombardi, Tom, and thanks for 14 wins in 2021 (including the playoff win).

    It’s too bad that the Toadster choked in the game against the Rams after you heroically brought the team back on your back to tie.

    Toad must go. What a shame. What a sham.

  7. theodore Says:

    …there’s no reason to go back to the football follies of The Lost Decade.

    Yeah, well, Todd Bowles is just the man to do it.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘If the organization has been elevated, then there’s no reason to go back to the football follies of The Lost Decade.’

    They were being gracious Joe. Tom Brady’s impact was very dramatic in 2020, slightly less so in 2021, and even less this past season. Bucs were relevant while we had him as our QB, but now that he’s retired, we’re on our own.

  9. 97 bucBaby Says:

    It won’t last any longer than April the showers will wash that away lol REBUILD I say dump a lot of the roster and start from scratch hopefully we’ll be back in 3-5 yrs

  10. Miller5252 Says:

    Can the Bucs finally become an organization like some of the greats where players want to always come and they have an identity of the player they want going forward? Thats going to determine if the Bucs are bad the next 5-10 years again. Other question is if Bowles fits as a coach who can carry them.

  11. Davenport Says:

    Yep, he set i high standard and Bowles flushed it away in one year.
    But… he still has a job.

  12. YucsBall Says:


  13. WillieG Says:

    I bet Bowles’ influence is felt a lot longer…..and not in a good way.

  14. captivajim Says:

    So , bowles will keep us out of playoffs for 2 more yrs until he’s fired. Then we’ll clean house of him & his team of assistants . And , start from scratch in ’25 & maybe make playoffs before 2030 !!!!!

    bowles survived by throwing Leftwich under the bus

    thank you BA

  15. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Yeah cut costs, just plan to suck.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    So what effect will that be? Winning seasons? Unending tenacity to win close games? I’m just wondering. May be some…but probably not nearly as many as we would hope for, unfortunately.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Team Glazer, Jason Licht Say Positive Tom Brady Impact Will Be Felt For Years

    I would expect them to say this. But I wouldn’t necessarily think it is so.

  18. Redeemer Says:

    Defense, slightly less in 21? He should’ve been MVP that year and they finished 13-4. But for a horrible defensive gameplan by the DC in chief, they go to yet another NFC title game. His impact can’t be denied. They should’ve let him go last off-season as a solid to the man who was most responsible for our success. Let’s not forget his co-gm role either. You think Lenny, Gronk and a bunch of others sign or stay here without him?

  19. Tim Says:

    If the organization has been elevated, then there’s no reason to go back to the football follies of The Lost Decade.

    Yes, there’s no reason to, but something about this team’s history suggests that it might anyway.

    It’s a Bucs life.

  20. CoryC Says:

    After several 6:11 seasons, we’ll forget. They sold their soul for 1 title.

  21. DungyDance Says:

    “Bowles didn’t mention a lasting Brady effect…”

    Of course he didn’t. Here’s what he said: “We just have to play better, execute better, and take advantage of opportunities. Make small adjustments here and there, be more focused.”

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Listen up folks…..there are 12 teams that have never……NEVER won a SB…….and many have been franchises longer than the Bucs Two are in our diision.

    So…..yes…..Tom Brady helped us win our 2nd SB……they don’t come easy…..don’t take it for granted.

  23. NEfan Says:

    DR, great point the leadership and winning attitude subsided the minute Toilet Bowls called blitz with 26 seconds left in Rams playoff game and has spiraled downward ever since. Bucs kiss winning goodbye. Thanks BA!

  24. NEfan Says:

    Bowles didn’t mention the lasting Brady effect because he was freaking jealous and sabotaged the season out of spike.

  25. Bojim Says:

    Don’t lose it.

  26. Ugotrobbed Says:

    Thanks Tom! What a three years you gave us fans! God bless!

  27. Simeon97 Says:

    I totally disagree with this.
    Coaches change, teams change. Ownership is capitalist billionaires.

    If you want proof the magic pixy dust is already gone, go look at how disinterested the team looked during that brady Mic’d up session in SF.

    No one will ever talk about this, but let’s put ourselves into the other players shoes. You have a guy that didn’t want to be your teammate, that gets extra special treatment like missing camp and not traveling with the team to go to a wedding. This guy is in your face yelling during games and he gets all the credit for success this season and you and everyone else are the fall guy for failures.

    I love Brady, but the magic is already gone.

  28. stpetebucfan Says:

    There is a saying…”Gotta see it to be it.”

    Brady definitely showed a lot of guys what “it” was. His dedication to diet and training and all the little details that add up to being a winner have certainly left a mark on this team.

  29. Defense Rules Says:

    Redeemer … What Brady did in 2020 when he came into the Bucs organization is phenomenal IMO. Remember, we had finished 7-9 in 2019 WITH BA as our HC. We added a couple really nice pieces in 2020 via the draft (Wirfs, Winfield), but it was really TB12 who enticed Gronk, Fournette & a couple others to sign on. And then he … in COVID’s 1st year … got that team believing that they could win the Super Bowl. And it was so.

    We had a better record in 2021 (13-4) but IMO that was largely due to what had been built in 2020 (the ‘culture change’?). Yes Brady brought us back in that last game, but we stunk it up for the first 3 quarters. I’ve always been coached to believe that every score counts equally, whether it’s scored at the beginning of the game, in the middle or at the end.

    In any event, many ways to view the same picture. Bucs played their best under BA in that 4-game playoff stretch in 2020 on BOTH sides of the ball. Nice balance, and led to some great complimentary football.

  30. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    IMO The Brady effect was already receding and it will be completely gone the next time Bowles decides attempting to score points isn’t in our best interest.

  31. Oddball Says:

    The Brady effect evaporated with the fog at 8AM this morning.

  32. Goatfarmer Says:

    Blowes cost Brady a second chance at a SB. The data are there for all to see. No wonder their was no relationship between the two.

    Now Brady is retired, and Blowes is . . . . . . I don’t know — not watching film of the Cowboys game.

  33. Wild Bill Says:

    All I have to say is congrats to Tom for making the right decision. He should have stuck to it last year but I wish him the best and a happy retirement!!

  34. HC Grover Says:

    Watch Out for Cows. Falling after jumping over the Moon.

  35. steele Says:

    Brady almost singlehandedly made this team a winner. Directly as well as indirectly. The effect began to wane with time, as veterans left, others got jaded, and the new guys tuned out. All of it the fault of Bowles, Leftwich, and to some degree, Arians (the locker room in 2021 was bad).

    Now we hit bottom. Embrace the Suck.

  36. BucU Says:

    I’m on strike until Bowles is fired.