Jason Licht: A Working Vacation For Tom Brady

August 25th, 2022

Yes, Tom Brady left the Bucs for 11 days and returned on Monday morning, but what was he doing when he was gone?

Only Brady has all the answers and he’s not sharing yet. But general manager Jason Licht opened a window into Brady’s movements during his vacation.

(Yes, it was a vacation. Stop barking at Joe for calling it that. When you leave work for a while and you’re not sick and your family’s not sick, then it’s a vacation. What one does on his vacation is another discussion.)

Licht went there a bit during his appearance on The Dave Pasch Podcast this week.

“I know he was preparing in those 11 days, as well,”  Licht said of Brady. “So it’s total trust with him. Obviously it’s great to have him back in the building; the vibe picks up even more [after] he’s gone. But the foundation that he’s set already in the last two years that he’s been with us, it carries over. That was one of the things that we talked about before we signed him in free agency in 2020, however long he plays — two, three, four [years] — his presence is going to be felt for a long time, just because of the standard that he sets.”

Joe can only imagine how Brady was “preparing” during his time away. Joe suspects it mostly was focused on the Cowboys and Saints, the Bucs’ Weeks 1 and 2 opponents, respectively.

However, obsessing over his interior offensive line probably ate a chunk of Brady’s working minutes.

18 Responses to “Jason Licht: A Working Vacation For Tom Brady”

  1. Mikejp Says:

    He watched films of practice and gave suggestions too!

  2. D-Rok Says:

    Brady was practicing his wax-on, wax-off technique on Gizelle’s back with SPF 195+. As we all know, SPF 195 is only available to GOAT-types.

    He came back sharp as a tack. Somebody said yesterday how Brady looked. “Excellent,” was the reply, LOL. Who cares if he took 3 practices off? I don’t.

  3. Maniac Buc Says:

    Honestly, who cares? I never once thought, “I wonder what Brady is really doing”. It’s none of my business. It’s none of anyones business. Never once questioned if he would be back either. Most things are exactly as they appear at face value. People who concoct wild conspiracy have got to be miserable. If something isn’t face value, I’ll find out when I find out. Life is very simple. People make their lives hard. 😂😂

  4. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete- Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    Everything surrounding this Brady ‘vacation’ seems to sort the Masked Singer theory. We’ll see, but it makes total sense

  5. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete- Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:


  6. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    Hainsey at C will be ok, and they’ll acquire another G within the next week or two most likely. Shaq’s a beast, and Tackles are set. Oline will be fine … no really all interior 3 linemen as so glaring, already set at two so mostly just waiting on LG to work itself out. Light isn’t thru dealing yet

  7. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    Licht got this. LFG

  8. steele Says:

    Everybody’s remotely “working” from home these days. Why not football players? In any case, it all could have been rendered a complete non-issue if all parties had been upfront.

    I sincerely hope Brady was watching closely and in touch with coaches and all key players, and addressing the roster forcefully. There is no margin and no time left if they have gotten anything wrong.

    I would be surprised if they make any big moves. It’s too late.

  9. GOB Says:

    Nobody really believed Brady was sitting on his ass in the Bahamas anyway. I’m sure he got his work in, and drank plenty of concussion water. He probably stayed pretty pliable and slept in his 200 dollar jammies too. The guy isn’t going to mail in his last season. Better get off to a fast start though, or the storyline will be, “Brady was on Vaca, but should’ve been at camp” GOB isn’t concerned about Brady, just everyone else.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Working from home….

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Eye of the tiger Brady or we’re all doomed!

  12. David Says:

    I’ve never seen the Masked Singer but who on earth thinks Brady is actually singing? And why do people believe this? It’s nothing but a theory thrown out by someone on E! entertainment or some nonsense.

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    And other than bipolar AB, Brady may have been attracted to all the Bucs weapons, but also how professional all the Bucs players on and off the field.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Keeping his cardio up with Geezie.

  15. Guinness8 Says:

    “That was one of the things that we talked about before we signed him in free agency in 2020, however long he plays — two, three, four [years]”

    FOUR years?

  16. mark2001 Says:

    I have a feeling that the only times Brady isn’t working on football, are when he is asleep, with Giselle, or the kids. Scratch that a bit. I’d imagine he dreams about new football plays in his sleep as well.

  17. Buccaneering Says:

    Maybe they were giving Todd bowles a chance to establish a presence with a team he inherited with a QB that everyone looks to first. Now he has had the chance to established that and Brady can come back.

  18. Ernest S Hunter Says:

    He’s old for an NFL player. I hated his guts until he came to Tampa. If he wants to rest so be it. It’s extra hot in this area now so imagine an all day workout day after day. The only difference in our heat and the heat in Miami is the amount of gold teeth shining back at the sun. We’ll warm up with Jerry Jones and give payback to the intentionally low hitting Mardi Gras participants. Brady baby Brady!!!!