Another “Excused” Absence For Tom Brady

August 11th, 2022

UPDATED 11:33 a.m. – It’s official. Something is going on with Tom Brady.

Brady took his birthday off eight days ago and wasn’t on the practice sidelines, and then the Bucs were off as a team the following day. Then everyone returned on Friday but not Brady. The team said it was an excused absence.

The Goat returned on Saturday but now he’s off again today, with the Dolphins in town for the second day of joint practices with Tampa Bay.

The red flag officially is up, especially after Brady was all smiles yesterday, as Joe explained. It’s doubtful Brady is injured, but it’s possible he’s out seeking a second opinion on something. Keep in mind this is the same guy who played through a knee injury in 2020 and nobody knew.

More than likely, it’s something in Brady’s personal life that’s keeping him away from the team, as NFL Network reported below. (No, not center shopping.) Joe can only hope that everyone around Brady, including Brady, is healthy.

Lots of big-time work coming for second-year QB Kyle Trask.

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34 Responses to “Another “Excused” Absence For Tom Brady”

  1. PassingThru Says:

    I cannot help but think that it is a health issue with his parents.

  2. MadMax Says:

    Its called “Preserve” …hes been there and done that so many times already……

  3. DG060 Says:

    Wow health issue with his parents? You just pick that out of the air?
    Speculation at it’s finest!

  4. SlyPirate Says:

    PassingThru … Something or that nature would make the most sense.

  5. tampabayallday Says:

    Taking a page from Florio’s book I see.

  6. PassingThru Says:

    “Days” is plural. It takes time to fly between Tampa Bay and San Francisco. Even by private jet, it would take 10 hours for a round trip, and that excludes ground transit to and from the airports.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yep, something is going on…..but I don’t think it’s a 2nd, 3rd or 4th opinion on an injury…….
    At 45 & with his skills…he can take all the days off he wants……and…it looks like he doesn’t have his top 3 receivers to throw to anyway.

  8. Bird Says:

    Hope everything is good with him and family. He has done a lot for this franchise

    Now rest julio as well. Give him the day off. No need for gabbert to throw a dying duck that makes julio contort his body to catch it. And injure himself. It gives more reps for the 5, 6 and 7th receiver to compete anyway as they will likely keep 7 receivers with one being the return guy

  9. #8 Says:

    Hoping nothing health wise for him nor his family.

    Hopefully just business junk.

    Or a silent protest until Suh is back? No TB12 at practice until the return of Suh.

  10. SteveK Says:

    get well GOAT!

  11. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Maybe this was part of the deal to get Tommy out of retirement. He is able to take time during the pre season for some of his other ventures without questions. Time is involved with a ton of things.

  12. D-Rok Says:

    Until we get more definitive answers, it’s all speculation. Yes, his mother has been battling cancer for several years.

  13. SB~LV Says:

    What happened to the Ira thread ?

  14. Hodad Says:

    So the Bucs knew he’d be taking off the next few days, and let him get his reps in. That’s probably why Trask didn’t get as many snaps against the Fins yesterday knowing he’d get a ton today, and Sat for the game. Some media thought it was more about Trask not getting the reps for some lack of ability. Now we know.

  15. Dewey Selmon Says:

    The Dolphins are in town, he is meeting with Stephen Ross.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    Why subject him to another joint practice? Do you really trust the players on the other teams that much, not to take a shot at him? Frankly, I don’t know why he played yesterday. And if he had any rational reason to be excused today, frankly I’m happy with that.

  17. Mike Says:

    I think it’s time for a bunch of guys to take off until week 1 when it matters. Brady, Wirfs, Evans, Gage, of course Godwin, also Vita and Shaq. These guys are simply too valuable to lose in garbage time. I feel the injury avalanche coming and for God’s sake it can’t happen before September even comes

  18. allen Lofton Says:

    There are times when privacy means exactly that and none of your business

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Brady needs to get the eye of the tiger back.

  20. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Pretty sure last week their dog was put down but this seems a little more than that even though dogs are a part of your family. Hope everything turns positive for his family.

  21. Bucs Win Says:

    Bowles just said Brady is gone for 2 weeks until after the Tennessee game


    Buc1987, no offense intended to you, but cmon man, when has Brady EVER NOT had the “eye of the tiger”? — He is probably the most competetive athlete who ever lived, along with Michael Jordan.

    Clearly, something is going on, and hopefully all is ok with him & family.

  23. Dean Giusti Says:

    Just read he’ll be gone till AFTER the Tennessee game around Aug 20th. I thought a few days meant 3 or 4 not 10 or 11. WTF? Is this guy all in or not this last year?

  24. SB~LV Says:

    I am respecting his silence
    None of my business

  25. kyle Says:

    we have all had times that we had personal issues at
    work.. not an issue, even though joes will make it a huge issue in the next few days..

    Waiting for the 3 paragraph mustering of a one sentence comment from licht who just spoke on wdae..haha

  26. kyle Says:

    its a non issue w brady

  27. Vgb Says:

    Again brady is a human being …we all have personal issues get a grip


    Jason Licht just stated on WDAE that this has been known about since before Training Camp and that Tom had the understanding of Licht & Bowles on the matter.

    So that seems to take alot of the concern away about it being a serious medical or family issue.

    I would say that is positive. Tom has earned the right to handle whatever it is, and can’t wait to have him back.

  29. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    It’s school opening folks, so his daughter requested him to drop her off to school and pick her from school. Jack got jealous and he requested the same thing….. so no worries folks!!!

  30. GOB Says:

    D-Rok, yeah I fear it’s his mother. Cancer has a nasty ass way of coming back. If it is the case, prayers for Mrs. Brady and the whole family

  31. IrishTony Says:

    He had a good practice yesterday. They clearly outclassed the Fins. He’s not playing Saturday so if he needs time off he more than deserves it.

  32. Joshua porter Says:

    He’s going to try the Aaron Roger’s method. Shroom time hope u have a good trip

  33. Iron-Wombat Says:

    with the extra snaps available at QB now we can find out how bad Trask is.

  34. Mike Says:

    The Brady deal will work itself out like always. We just have to hope in the meantime there are no more devastating injuries like Wirfs , Evans or Vita. This is a crucial time of year to make it thru without anymore back breaking injuries. Jensen was bad enough