“Just An Unbelievable Person”

April 4th, 2023

What? You didn’t listen yet to the latest The Rock Stops Here podcast?

Joe is a regular listener and host Rock Riley and Joe were the only two Tampa Bay area media members at the recent NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

And on the latest podcast is Buccaneers co-owner Joel Glazer. That’s right, it’s Team Glazer speaking publicly.

One subject that really struck Joe was Glazer talking about Tom Brady. It wasn’t Glazer’s words, it was the reverent tone in Glazer’s voice.

“What he is on the field, he is just as remarkable off the field,” Glazer said of Brady. “I mean as a person, just an unbelievable person the way he would always carry himself, the way he would intereact with everybody, how he dealt with people. Really unbelievable. Unbelievable person. It was real honor to have him on our team for three years.”

Hearing Glazer got Joe thinking more about the take that a lot of Bucs players will be relieved and rejuvenated without Brady on the team this season.

It seems hard to believe, but even the greatest leaders and mentors can see their impact and command diminish.

19 Responses to ““Just An Unbelievable Person””

  1. Austin Says:

    Going to miss him, I’d let him play needing a walker

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Despite the haters, Tom Brady was the best thing that ever happened to the Bucs in the history of the franchise. Just in publicity alone, not to mention his passion for football and the second Super Bowl it helped bring to Tampa.

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady absolutely loves the Glazers. Every interview Brady has gone out of his way to compliment the Glazers. He speaks so highly of them. I think in his short period of time in Tampa Brady had the same high respect for the Glazers as Robert Kraft, and you know how much he loves Kraft. Brady’s effect can only last so long. Any leader’s direction will diminish over time. Brady was only here three years. We long time Bucs fans know it’s real easy for this team to go back to their indifferent attitude. I think Tom picked up on the slight attitude change of some people on the team. Bowles did as well.

    Look at the Patriots now. Brady left and now the “Patriot Way” has gone awry. You have the patients running the asylum now. Some are even questioning Belicheat’s authority. That would never happen if Tom was in the locker room.

    Brady also holds Licht in very high regard. Brady liked his coaches, but he had much more love for Licht and the Glazers.

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    Well said, 13.

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucsfan13 – I was born and raised here, been a fan for over 40-years at this point, and I think the Glazers have done a great job as owners.

    But for Brady, he was a hired gun. He’s gone and I doubt he’ll even return calls from the Bucs when they want to put him in the Ring of Honor, maybe, if the Bucs are lucky, he’ll make a selfie video saying “thank you so much [insert name here].”

    Nothing wrong with that, to be clear. As a fan I’ll take the SB win over having a bunch of losers who are ‘loyal’ to the city. Nah, just win, and once it’s over, you can leave. I can deal with that.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    TBBF misses Tom Brady & Brad Johnson……Bruce Arians and Jon Gruden…..CHAMPIONS!!!

  7. WVBuc Says:

    Absolute eye roll when the strange link about Brady losing command effect was an opinion by Florio.

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    Best player in our history.
    Blew in to town for 3 years
    3 NFC south titles, and a Superbowl.
    The consummate proffesional.

    We will never see his like again.

    I like Baker. I really do.
    But he inherited some unfillable shoes.

    It was great while it lasted

  9. Smashsquatch Says:

    Thanks for choosing the Bucs Tom. You gave us a ring, and blessed us with blissful relevance for three years. It was worth every bit of the cap strapped pain being felt now.

  10. Redeemer Says:

    Rod, I wouldn’t disagree. I think too many here lamented the fact that he wasn’t home grown, and were quick to trash him as soon as the team didn’t succeed. Brady showed these guys how to win, from the owner to the practice squad. His commitment, drive and single minded approach to winning was infectious. I still don’t understand why so many here were happy to see him go. So what if he was a hired gun. He committed here, won us a ring, and from reports it was here or retirement. How about a bit of gratitude from those who hate him here. I think many here actually enjoy losing. Those are the fake bucs fans. Just because he wasn’t home grown, doesn’t make his impact any less valuable

  11. ChiBuc Says:

    I feel like I’m at a memorial. Nice eulogies

  12. CrackWise Says:

    Cant wait for Tom’s closet to be cleaned like Chucky’s. Who wants to bet TOMMY BOY has 100x more skeletons than old Jon Boy.

    Just saying, ROH is tarnished as is, no need to have Brady in there at this point.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Anyone who does not appreciate the Glazers never knew the Hugh Culverhouse years.

    If you think the Dominick era was dark, you never knew Phil Krueger, Culverhouse racism, Ray Perkins, 3-a-days, or player fines for tossing a ball into the stands.

  14. gp Says:

    If TB12 was a hired gun, he was the “High Plains Drifter” style as opposed to the outlaw style.
    As much as we might have been soliciting his services at the time, the truth of the matter is, he chose to come here. I’m sure there were any of a number of other teams he could have chosen, but he chose us. All things considered, good and bad, we should be thankful.

  15. Cobraboy Says:


    This is pro sports.

    Every player in every sport is a “hired gun.”

  16. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Redeemer has always been a truth teller. Many Bucs fans didn’t want him. They didn’t like him when he was playing for the Pats. They loved when he struggled in the beginning of his first season. I hate to say most of them hated when we won the SB with him as QB. They couldn’t wait for him to struggle. They jumped on it last season when he struggled. They reduced his tenure to his last season with the team. I maintain he should’ve stayed retired. It wasn’t because he couldn’t still play. It was because he would’ve went out on top. He had an MVP season. He couldn’t top that the next season. Most QBs don’t go out on top. Montanta was my favorite QB. He got drove into the turf way too much. His back final gave up on in KC. Like Brady, he avoided the hits as best as he can. Elway was the rare example of a QB going out on top. He was carried by Terrell Davis. in his last season.

    Brady’s longevity and his ability to play at a high level are what’s makes him special. He’s had three different HOF careers. It also has hurt him as other like to engage in revisionist history when it comes to the totality of his entire career. For example, when they say he always had great weapons. I was really sold on him when in 2006 he led the team to the Championship game when with Reche Caldwell as his WR 1.

    @Rod. Brady most definitely will accept the ring of honor invitation. He has strong positive feelings about our organization. He still follows the activity of the team. He continually likes post on Instagram from the team’s account. I don’t look at him as just a hired gun. A hired gun wouldn’t give Godwin his valuable game worn jersey from the Saints game when he broke Peyton Manning’s record for the fourth quarter comebacks. It’s a great accomplishment, and it’s more delicious because he and Manning had a long rivalry.

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    -3 writes long posts that I actually enjoy reading. Another solid take. As is Redeemer’s. Damn, gents, I don’t have to clear the fog until I fall asleep reading your posts.

  18. Voice of Truth Says:

    The greatest player in the history of the NFL chose to finish his never to be matched career with us.

    The excitement, the legitimacy, the legend did more for Tampa than our 2002 team ever could.

    It was worth every penny, every ball in the dirt last season, and the pain that is inevitable this year and likely next as well.

    TB12 might be the single largest reason for our generational real estate boom as well, his impact on this area is immeasurable.

  19. firethecannons Says:

    listening to Rocs pod now ok listening to joel Glazer. ok nothing beats Sean’s draft breakdown–I like that easily more than any other pod, Ira’s pod is good of course also. interesting to hear about Tom Brady he is certainly one of those rare persons who is a gift to the rest of us. Just a kind soul–remember when AB84 quit the teamb brady making excuses for him and supporting him. no one does that like him. TB12 forever grateful.