Will The Bucs Be A Physical, Relentless Team?

September 7th, 2023

Tom Brady talks winners and losers.

Chatter from Tom Brady on his Let’s Go show this week got Joe thinking about the 2022 Bucs — because the comments might have been about the 2022 Bucs.

A new NFL season is here and Brady talked about how hard it is to grind as a team with fire and focus, and emerge as a winner.

Some teams can handle it, Brady said on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. For others, he said, the task is too much for their mental makeup.

“This is like a marathon, man. This sh*t is hard,” Brady said. “I know how hard it is and, you know, for these players to embark on this journey, it’s relentless. I was part of a lot of teams that took that challenge and relished it. And I was part of teams that took that challenge and didn’t necessarily take advantage of the opportunity that was there for them. Maybe it was a little too challenging at times — too challenging to get up every day and make the right choices and do the right thing.”

Maybe it was just too hard for the Bucs last season? Todd Bowles thinks the team was rather gassed by the end of the year. Was it mental or physical?

The Bucs opened the 2022 season absolutely punishing the Cowboys on national television. Tampa Bay was the more physical team, relentless on defense and hammering away on the ground with Leonard Fournette. Tampa Bay followed it up a week later in New Orleans with a feisty edge to their physical play against a tough division rival.

Then that nasty, angry 2-0 Bucs team sort of vanished in a matter of a few weeks.

Joe really wants to see the 2023 Bucs be a physical, angry, gang-tackling, fight-for-every-blade-of-grass team. A team doesn’t need an abundance of talent to be that kind of club. It helps to have youth, which the Bucs certainly have.

Joe will speak for Team Glazer and general manager Jason Licht and say they expect that kind team, too. Fans can live a hard-battling team and respect it, regardless of the record.

“Some people are willing to do what it takes to win, and some people aren’t,” Brady said of the long NFL grind.

For Brady, it’s not about being hungry to win, it’s about “being hungry to do what winning requires.”

Joe hopes the Bucs have the fortitude to grind consistently through what will be a very challenging season. If not, it’s time to clean house.

22 Responses to “Will The Bucs Be A Physical, Relentless Team?”

  1. Infomeplease Says:

    In three days we will get our first taste of things to come. Of course last season, after the first two games, things looked promising then evaporated very fast. Things do change! And sometimes they just stay the same! Here’s hoping the national media has it all wrong.

  2. Crickett Baker Says:

    I love Palmer’s attitude and I hope he bolsters our team! Here we go!

  3. Hodad Says:

    Last years cluster f#ck is behind us. I’m not looking for a physical team playing with their hair on fire, I’m expecting it!

  4. BucU Says:

    After the first 2 games last year this team looked like they were at a funeral every week on the sidelines even early in games. Remember the Evans dropped TD in the first quarter? They looked pitiful after that. No energy. No enthusiasm. We need to see our guys flying around and making plays. Show some fortitude out there.

  5. Boss Says:

    hell no. the team follows the coach. the coach has no fire, the team will have no fire.

    prove me wrong

  6. Davenport Says:

    Absolutely not.
    Bowles is the HC and nothing about his track record would indicate that he can get a team to play hard.

  7. sasquatch Says:

    Ugh… this place is never letting Brady go. Jeezus. We don’t have to have the latest from Brady every time he opens his mouth.

  8. Lt. Dan Says:

    “Joe really wants to see the 2023 Bucs be a physical, angry, gang-tackling, fight-for-every-blade-of-grass team.”

    Doesn’t this sound exactly like the Pittsburgh Steelers year in and year out? Common thread…bad ass head coaches. Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin. It is often said that a team takes on the personality of their coach.

  9. #99 the big fella Says:

    In other news Brady farted .. ESPN is the first to report this.. follow up as soon as we find out who smelled it first!

  10. HC Grover Says:

    Will we have more thrills of victory or agonys of defeet?

  11. Mom buc fan Says:

    Relentless? Does anyone recall our defense humiliated machines and company in sb55? .who carried the offense in 2022? Somebody made bad decisions regarding the replacement of online players and that was a disaster. Fix online and bucs will
    Win win win! Go baker, go big d, go bucs!

  12. Jeff Says:

    And how in tarnation would Clueless Todd accomplish this?

  13. Everything is just horrble! Says:

    3 more days and everything is glorious again!

    For now, we just have fun with Joe!

    Go Bucs!!!

  14. Larrd Says:

    Maybe Tom hurt the guys’ feelings when he smashed up that iPad.

  15. D-dub bucs fan srq Says:

    Just a few more days let’s go Bucs

  16. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Is the headline serious or a joke? Some couldn’t survive underwear football without injury… no, they are not a relentless team. After the first Saints game the injury list will be stuffed with relentless injuries.

  17. Frank Pillow Says:

    This team is decadent and weak, just like the West! 😉

  18. NCalBucsfan Says:

    Or he’s not talking about the Bucs at all. Brady played 20 years with the Pats and won six super bowls. That means he could be talking about one or more of the 14 Pats team that didn’t do what it took to win.

  19. Jeremy Says:

    HC Grover you’re a dumbass. DEFEAT

  20. Mark Says:

    Quiet tanking

  21. garro Says:

    I think Brady called a bunch of people here in Tampa and New England in that rather pointed statement. Yeah you know who you are.

    Go Bucs!

  22. garro Says:

    “called out”