Tom Brady Said He Was Dealing With Knee Injury “Since Last April, May” Of 2020

June 9th, 2021

Tom Brady shed more light on his surgically repaired knee today after practice.

Brady said he doesn’t like to talk about his injuries, but he did reveal some intriguing nuggets.

His necessary surgery, which Brady did not describe, was done 15 weeks ago and has been highly successful, he said.

“I’ll be able to do some different things this year that I wasn’t able to do last year,” Brady said.

Most interestingly, Brady said he was dealing with the injury “since last April, May.” The implication was that Brady knew the knee had to be surgically fixed within weeks of joining the Buccaneers.

When Joe heard that, the first thing Joe thought was, ”and they still went with Blaine Gabbert as Brady’s backup.” That’s a great indication of just how much Bucco Bruce Arians things of Gabbert.

Regardless, Brady feels he’s fully healthy, and he’s still human. So there’s a great chance he’ll be playing with more confidence.

13 Responses to “Tom Brady Said He Was Dealing With Knee Injury “Since Last April, May” Of 2020”

  1. Mitch Says:

    Maybe they’ll be able to move the pocket for more creative and longer developing throws down the field? The part of the playbook we havent seen…

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You know…..Gabbert may just be OK with this offense……if he could just game manage with it for a few games if necessary….that may be all we need…..

    Just think of it….”Weapons for Blaine”……

  3. LISTNFRMAFAR Says:

    Mitch, if they didn’t stretch the field Evan’s and Miller wouldn’t have a job.

  4. Ben green Says:

    All my info says total meniscectomy, which is a pretty significant injury and surgery. Brady has had so many unreported injuries over the years it isn’t funny. This did hobble him for most of the season, and the surgery was inevitable

  5. Ben green Says:

    He’s lying about the timetable.

  6. Youngbucs Says:

    So glad he doesn’t need an injury excuse!!!! Because all he does is win 🐐work haters!!!

  7. WillieG Says:

    He’s going to lead all QBs in rushing yards!

    (The preceding comment was brought to you by sarcasm. Sarcasm. It’s what’s for breakfast.)

  8. Mitch Says:

    @LISTNFRMAFAR – Right. Deep throws are a fundamental of BA’s offense and a strength for multiple WR’s on our team. My emphasis was on moving the pocket, rolling right or left, play-action roll-outs, or just plain throwing outside of the pocket which happened maybe one time all season on the TD that Chris Godwin broke his finger.

    Not complaining about it. I am just interested to see what more he can do.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Hey Mitch…. I will always remember Joe Theisman WFT doing a half roll out and hitting recievers, they called it a Waggle. A moving pocket is just plain smart football, whether the QB is young or old.

    GO BIG BAD AZZ BUCS!!!!!

  10. geno711 Says:

    I do not remember Arian’s offenses doing a lot of roll outs/ half roll outs or even moving the pocket that much with Peyton, Ben, Andrew, Carson or Jameis.

    I do not remember Brady in New England ever doing many roll outs or moving of the pockets.

    Let’s not fix or change something that is not broken. When Brady and Arians are gone, we can try something new.

  11. SB~LV Says:

    How the hell did we dodge the curse of Buc Luck ?
    That script goes, Bucs sign Brady and 2 weeks later he is lost for the season with a knee injury..
    pinch me !

  12. Ben green Says:

    It’s really not done in Brady’s offense. You haven’t seen it because it’s foolish to do so. Brady’s greatness is as much pre snap as it is post. He’s been trained to set the correct protection, diagnosing the defense, and get the recievers in precise positions. When you roll out, you’ve basically cut the field in half. Brady can’t throw across his body like mahomes or allen. So why the hell would you call a play that doesn’t accentuate his skills. The knee injury did of course limit his mobility within the hashes. That will improve, and that’s all he needs.

  13. Brandon Says:

    August 1976 Buc Says:
    June 9th, 2021 at 2:31 pm
    Hey Mitch…. I will always remember Joe Theisman WFT doing a half roll out and hitting recievers, they called it a Waggle. A moving pocket is just plain smart football, whether the QB is young or old.

    GO BIG BAD AZZ BUCS!!!!!

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    The route was a “waggle’… the drop was called a playaction naked bootleg… this was usually thrown the the TE or the h-back as the Redskins under Gibbs called their off the ball TE.