Brady And Bucs Offense Worked Out

May 25th, 2021

It was reported recently that Bucs quarterback Tom Brady made a passionate plea in a conference call to fellow members of the National Football League Players Association to boycott voluntary OTAs.

That didn’t mean Brady wasn’t going to work.

Maybe a three-minute drive away from One Buc Palace on Monday, at the New York Yankees minor league complex located just south of The Licht House along Himes Avenue, a private version of OTAs was led by the park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, Bucs-Super-Bowl-winning quarterback.

Based on Brady’s and other teammates’ social media accounts, it appeared at least nine offensive players other than Brady were at the workout.

Just from what Joe noticed on Brady’s Instagram stories account and other players’ social media, the gathering included but was not limited to Ronald Jones, Justin Watson, Giovani Bernard, Cam Brate, Blaine Gabbert, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, Tyler Johnson and Ryan Griffin.

Playoff Lenny — from his own Instagram account — was working out somewhere undisclosed with Bills wideout Stephon Diggs. No word on Mike Evans, but at Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians’ foundation golf outing, Evans had said he was just waiting on Brady’s call to join a workout.

Antonio Brown flew to Tampa late yesterday afternoon and it appeared he was playing some sort of board game/cards with an associate on a private plane. Last night Brown posted an Instagram stories video of him getting his legs rubbed down. (Preparing to workout today?)

So even though Brady wants his NFLPA brothers in arms to stay away from their teams’ OTAs, that doesn’t mean Brady is going to loaf on his boat for a couple of days in the Gulf.

And yes, Joe will be at One Buc Palace today as the first OTA practice open to the fourth estate will be held this morning.

31 Responses to “Brady And Bucs Offense Worked Out”

  1. Colin in Canada Says:

    Brady and those guys just dont want to have overly competitive spring workouts with 11v11 and 1v1s. They can still work on scheme and conditioning without getting hurt. Hopefully they show up to OTAs and the coaches take care of them.

  2. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    So three of the QB’s showed but but Trask did not…I;m assuming that was because he has not signed a contract yet…? Joe’s? Help Jaymiss know.

  3. Bird Says:

    Can you show me where he wanted to boycott otas. I didnt not take that at all. He wanted meaningful discussions/ negotiations for both sides to come to agreement.

    I mean brady is working out with teammates cause he cant get enough and wants to win another ring.

    Him and carlton davis are looking at glass -half full vs half empty

  4. Bird Says:

    Rojo and bernard there. Joe you picked up on that yesterday with full running back room and you said rojo and/or fournette , who would show up for voluntary stuff.

    Good call

    Glad to see gio getting timing down with the goat. Those third and three and third and 4 or 5 drops by running backs became annoying.

  5. Hodad Says:

    Trask will be busy slinging it at OTA’s. He wasn’t invited to Tom’s private party. Seems silly boycotting OTA’s only to hold a private workout. If they showed up for OTA’s, they wouldn’t have to do any 11 on 11’s. Tom can do as much as he wants at any practice. If I was Griffen, I’d show up for OTA’s. He’s battling for that third spot with a second rounder.

  6. BucsFanFromSaintsLand Says:

    Bingo, Colin! I don’t know why that seems hard for people to grasp.

  7. Medicated Pete Says:

    Justin Watson, he gone.

  8. lambeau Says:

    I wouldn’t call Tom’s preparation silly–that’s just silly. He’s doing OK.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This was an OTA……”Organized Tom Activity”

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    I don’t understand boycotting OTAs yet having private workouts with teammates.

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    This seems so hypocritical of Tom via his stance with the union (which is ridiculous). Why not go to One Buc and work out as BA has said he will allow with no coaches in observance. This way some of the players who are lower on the totem pole will not be risking their careers with an injury. Brady has tons of pull with the NFL and obv the bucs. It kind of sucks that Brady took such a pro union stance this year with the NFLPA and as a union it has THE worst leadership of all the major sports

  12. Irishmist Says:

    I just hope the organization will honor the contracts if anyone gets hurt in those workouts, and not screw them over like Denver.

  13. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Wow. Show me where Brady said anything about boycotting OTAs . I don’t recall anyone griping about having private workouts last year. I think Brady probably knows what he’s doing a little more than we do.

  14. Hawk Says:

    I think Brady is pulling another rabbit from his helmet. He encourages the NFLPA to pressure players into boycotting OTAs, while the Bucs practice with Brady. That puts the Bucs a little ahead of the rest of the league in a game of ‘inches’.

  15. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Hawk right on its kind of crazy like a fox….as I am sure the rest of the league will not get the same turn out like Tom does with his teammates

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    @Kentucky Buc: Brady has certainly pleaded with players and the PA to boycott the “voluntary” OTA’s.

  17. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Nowhere does he say to boycott @Cobraboy.

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

    He made quite a splash with his appeals to veterans to boycott/not attend/whatever-word-parsing-you-choose voluntary OTA’s.

  19. TomBrady_converted bucs fan Says:

    Clearly the NFLPA asked Tom to speak on that conference call a while back and that’s why he did it. There is definitely some hypocrisy but I think his heart was in the right place and he wasn’t thinking about the rookie free agents etc.. just thinking he was doing a solid for the NFLPA

  20. webster Says:

    Someof yall are slow for no reason. Brady routinely would skip OTAs while in new england so him taking a stance on this subject should not be a surprise. Or you can just spout stupid stuff like show me where brady said yada yada yada. FYI….google is your friend

  21. SOEbuc Says:

    Who better to be running small practicing than with the GOAT.

  22. KYBUCFAN Says:

    Kentucky Buc, what city???

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    imo, @colin and @tampabaybucfan are correct!!!…lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  24. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @ So even though Brady wants his NFLPA brothers in arms to stay away from their teams’ OTAs, that doesn’t mean Brady is going to loaf on his boat for a couple of days in the Gulf.
    Thats why he is the GOAT.
    Tampa Bay loves you TB12

  25. SlyPirate Says:

    People … Don’t over think it.

    The offensive starters are working out.
    This is a good thing.

    The 2nd and 3rd string are getting focused attention from the coaches.
    This is a good thing.

  26. BA4President Says:



  27. Joe Says:

    but Trask did not

    Don’t know if he was there or not. As Joe wrote above “at least nine offensive players… “ Brady did not send out a press release. It was closed. Brady didn’t mention Gabbert or Tyler Johnson either but Joe learned both were there via other social media photos.

  28. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    Is this where slobs come to second guess Tom Brady’s offseason preparations? Cool.

  29. flyin' dutchman Says:

    hmm One question only. did Gio trained in one buc and also with Brady? other players did that too? backup qbs? just wonderin

  30. Joe Says:

    And even Bernard, like Griffin, was part of Brady’s workout clique Monday.

    Ryan Griffin and Giovani Bernard both worked out with Brady and Friends and participated in OTAs.

    That’s it (from the list of known players who worked out with Brady).

  31. Rick Says:

    Lfg Brady knows what he’s doing wants another Ring he’s happy in Tampa lfg