I remember reading this before RnR came out and kind of wondered the same thing and who or what he was refering to specifically.
I know that Guy was very specific on what he wanted and his vision and maybe he allowed only limited input from the actors etc. But I also wondered if maybe Tom was refering to the characters' personas in the film (not the actors personally) when he was talking about the "big tough men and macho shit" and trying to find a "voice" for Handsome Bob, the only gay character among the manly male characters -- because he did say "For I am a gay cowboy and the token oddball on this movie my place in the pack is a runt amongst these fighting men", which is clearly a reference to his character in the movie and not him personally.
In any event, I imagine there was a lot of bravado being tossed around on-set. His comments are interesting, if not cryptic. They could reflect just a snapshot in time (perhaps the very begining) and not necessarily the overall tone of the set and thus why Gerry said the set was a lot of fun.
I don't remember seeing Tom doing press for this movie. Was he filming Bronson at the time?