Tom Brady Buccaneers Issue Rears Its Ugly Head
Tom Brady’s move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been met with largely positive reviews thus far. He was joined by his former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. His new wide receivers are thrilled to play with him. The 43-year-old has a great coach and promising, young offensive line.
On paper – everything is good.
However, there is always some problem when players move from a franchise they spent their whole careers with to a new locale. And it was inevitable that Brady would face one of those problems as well.
This week, Brady opened up about some of the difficulties he has encountered in his transition to the Buccaneers.
“It’s been different having the opportunity over this time to move and to, for example, study my playbook — I mean I really haven’t had to do that in 19 years, so you forget, ‘Man, that’s really tough,’ like all of the different terminologies,” he said.
As Tom Brady continues to adjust and learn in Tampa, he said COVID has made things more difficult. He said conversations that would have normally happened in April he’s having now. That’s challenging. Brady said all you can do is adjust to the situation and do the best you can
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 6, 2020
“You’re going back a very long time in my career to really have to put the mental energy in like I did. I have to work at it pretty hard physically, still.
“I put a lot of time and energy into making sure I’m feeling good in order to perform at my best, but mentally I think that’s been the thing that’s obviously had its challenges.”
Brady and the Buccaneers will have a ton of expectations on them this season. It will be interesting to see if they can ultimately live up to the Super Bowl-level hype they have received up to this point.