Tom Brady Talks Mentality Of Injury Rehab

July 22nd, 2021

The fearless leader of our Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Goat himself, had an interesting share last night.

Tom Brady joined his longtime media buddy Jim Gray for a prerecorded chat on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.

Many subjects were on the table, including Brady’s offseason knee surgery. Yeah, in typical Brady fashion he gave little detail, but Brady did drop a nugget on his mentality toward rehab.

Remember, Brady previously said he busted up that left knee (allegedly a torn MCL) in April or May of 2020. But he figured out how to manage it rather than take on relatively minor surgery.

After this season, Brady had the surgery and dove head first into rehab.

But why didn’t Brady get the knee cleaned up last spring, and then take two or three months to heal and hit the ground healthy with the Bucs?

An honest answer may never be forthcoming, but Brady did share yesterday that rehabbing this spring meant no issue with Bucs preparation or fear of missing a game. “I’m not going to have to relearn how to play football,” he said, implying that he expected a big 2020 learning curve with the Bucs.

Speaking about his unfamiliarity with the Bucs last season, Brady said he didn’t know the cadence of his playcaller on opening day or how Bucco Bruce Arians and his teammates handle game-week prep, among other things.

“I literally didn’t know where to sit on the bench,” Brady added.

It all sounded to Joe like a guy who should have — and could have — had knee surgery last spring but was too scared to let it affect his preparation with a new team. And now that same guy isn’t worried about a damn thing because he’s comfortable.

What a living legend.

8 Responses to “Tom Brady Talks Mentality Of Injury Rehab”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    I sent him some SpongeBob band-aids for any future boo-boo’s

  2. Bird Says:

    Wow. Baby steps joe. You used the term “GOAT”
    Look at you all grown up

    Or is this just the one joe?

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Curious…. this article didn’t have the monikers for Brady….is it that one of the Joes doesn’t use them?

  4. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Brady’s a cyborg. Hydraulics went out in the knee.

  5. Yep Says:

    @tampabaybucfan You’re just now figuring this out? When the Joes write about Brady, I only read one of them to completion. Guess which one?

  6. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    It’s possible Brady injured his knee during one of those private offsite practices. That’s the only thing that makes sense for Brady to hide the injury for an entire season. He may have had a partial tear during an offsite practice then a full tear later in the season.

  7. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Why else would he hide the injury? We all know Brady supports offsite practices with no coaches present. Brady held a practice at Berkeley Prepatory School in May. At the time the team wasn’t allowed to practice because of Covid. Brady held an offsite practice got injured then hid the injury. He opted not to have surgery for a partial tear. Decided to go the rehab route instead of surgery. He knew the team would have pressured him to get surgery instead of trying rehab first so he hid the injury. Then somewhere along the line he got a full tear. I’m surprised this isn’t bigger news. People seem to be down playing what happened here. That was everybody’s greatest fear about those offsite practices that someone would get injured and wouldn’t be able to play. I’m sure Arian’s was nervous about those offsite practices just couldn’t say anything publicly. Can’t have Arian’s and Brady in a public disagreement a couple weeks after Brady gets to town. Lol

  8. SlyPirate Says:

    The Bucs Offense is going to be ridiculous this year. Good luck to any opposing team with a suspect defense.

    Cowboys are going to get torched on opening night.