The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ready for a fresh start. They have former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the roster now. Bucs fans have never been more excited, but Tedy Bruschi has a serious warning.
The Buccaneers really need to treat Brady just like any other player. Treating him like a GOAT may not have the same effect. Brady is just like any other player. That’s what Bruschi said.
Bruschi and Brady were teammates for nine years. He knows a lot about Brady and his style. The Patriots won three Super Bowls in that period. They had an excellent defense, and this only adds to Brady’s greatness.
“They need to get over Brady-watching,” the former Patriots linebacker said. “Because they get to the sideline and all of a sudden it’s like, ‘It’s okay, Tom will bail us out.’ That’s what I call Brady-watching. I’ll be watching that early on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, if they’re Brady-watching or if they feel themselves as a team that everything is important, and not just when that guy right there is under center and everything is gonna magically happen.”
Tedy Bruschi is serious about his warning
Bruschi also discussed the GOAT thing. He believes that players and fans make a mistake by using it. But, Brady is the GOAT. Nothing will ever change that.
“I’ll say this right now,” Bruschi said. “If those players see him as that four-letter word, they better get over it. The four-letter word is a word I will not use to describe him. It’s that farm animal, it starts with G. I don’t do that. Because that’s almost like putting him on a pedestal. It’s like, dude, you’re still the same guy I intercepted in practice and took 20 bucks from. Come on, now. “That’s my one advice to his teammates right now. He is on a level plane as you, because he’s gonna make mistakes, but he’s also gonna make you better. And it can’t be done without you. Don’t look to him to do it. Our teams never did.”
Bruschi didn’t have the chance to see the best from Brady, but he can’t ignore the crazy numbers Brady has been putting on scoreboards.