Todd Bowles: Tom Brady Will Be “Back This Week Early”

August 21st, 2022

It’s official again. Sort of.

Tom Brady will return to the Bucs early this week, head coach Todd Bowles said this afternoon. Specifically, Bowles said Brady will be “back this week early.”

Adam Schefter of BSPN’s Twitter just prior to the news conference (maybe the four-letter isn’t totally iced out by the Brady camp?) noted the greatest quarterback who ever lived plans to return to the Bucs somewhat quickly.

If Brady plays well — who doesn’t expect him to? — Joe really hopes owners will catch a clue and rid America of this stain on society known as preseason football.

Sadly, Joe doubts they will get the hint.

[UPDATE: 2:15 p.m.:] Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, along with Mike Garafolo, reports Brady will be back at One Buc Palace tomorrow.

43 Responses to “Todd Bowles: Tom Brady Will Be “Back This Week Early””

  1. BitcoinTom Says:

    He’s currently ont he phone shopping for a decent guard.

  2. NCBucfan Says:

    Hopefully his next vacation will be after winning in AZ in Feb! Now where’s the news on an olineman or 2 coming in to One Buc?

  3. fern Says:

    all this soap opera for what
    guy can do whatever he wants he has earn it

  4. bojim Says:

    Great. Maybe he’ll slap Bowles around.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    That would be Monday morning 22 August EARLY

  6. SB~LV Says:

    Agree Joe about the PS… risk vs reward is
    Not worth it!
    Let’m do there scrimmages with soft tackling

  7. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Definitely good news!

  8. RPK Says:



    This team will be trash once the GOAT leaves

    He made us relevant. We are nothing without him.

    and yet some JBF commenters cry that he didn’t practice for 2 weeks during preseason at age 45. LOL.

    Some of you truly deserve what is coming in less than a year.

  9. NCBucfan Says:

    Who do we struggle against the most??? What do they do the best against us???? This is basic stuff. The Rams and Stupid Saints are licking their Fn Chops!!!!!!!! Come on Jason, your phone better not get a break today!

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    Masked Singer filming ended on the 20th.


    IMO, the Brady absence and Masked Singer “rumor” was planned to create and increase broader interest in MS, IF the rumor is true.

  11. Bird Says:

    No no. The masked singer isnt over. Its a lie. 😂

    We literally have people on this site …say the mask singer made perfect sense. And those same people talk about others not knowing jack. How smart they are and others Not knowing football etc
    Etc 😂 . Oh and lets move onto trask was even better. 😂

    We have the worst fans

    Watch this team do a 180 with brady back. Watch bucs make that left guard move.

    All is good when you have the goat. But you have little girly dudes that are so mad at brady cause he is big meany. He doesnt care about winning

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    So Sasquatch saying he won’t be back was fake news?

  13. Bucsfan13 Says:

    The Masked Singer rumor isn’t true. Benjamin Allbright reported that it was false. Why can’t people accept that he stepped away for “personal reasons.” He wanted more work/life balance, and that would include spending time with his family, not filming The Masked Singer. You people will believe any Reddit conspiracy, and that’s scary.

  14. SB~LV Says:

    Looks like Jim Carrey

  15. Cobraboy Says:

    I WANT Brady on Masked Singer…:D

    Rumor or not.

  16. Jason Says:

    Super simple. TB12 is actually more “All In” than he ever has been. He took this vacation with the family because for the next 4 months you’re not going to want to be around Daddy. TB12 wants that perfect season, and that perfect game.
    When it comes to “Killer Instinct” my top 3 are Ty Cobb, Kobe Bryant, and Tom Brady.
    I believe TB12 is going to try and take that number 1 spot this year.
    Go Bucs!!!

  17. DBS Says:

    So Is Jeff going to disappear or change his name when this happens?

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    Ok, good. They said he would be back after Titans game. It was always best to stay patient with this and not fall into the tabloid gab news and subsequent pannick.

  19. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Bird, no, The Masked Singers last episode was filmed yesterday. You know the show is not live, right? 😂

  20. SB~LV Says:

    If Tom was on the stupid show they would be wise to edit him out this year because so many stupid people would be watching until the last show expecting TB … then use him for real after he retires
    Double your stupid people count

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    All I know is after watching two preseason games, nothings changed. ST stink, DB’s not good, run up the middle 1st down. NO Brady, NO team.

  22. Buccos Says:

    If you watch the Masked Singer and call yourself a Bucs fan or an NFL fan that is pretty scary. I wouldn’t watch that gayass show if my life depended on it. Let’s man up here guys. No one should be talking about a show like that on these here pages. Thanks for your cooperation

  23. steele Says:

    Brady walks in and everything is fine again, like nothing ever happened? It’s possible but for the lingering radiation and vapor. Will anyone come clean about anything?

    I don’t even care so much about Brady’s disappearance as much as Bowles’ handling of the product on the field so far. You shouldn’t need Brady to address the OL. Or the pass rush. Or the very sloppy performances vs. Dolphins and Titans. Things should be so good that 45 yr old henpecked Tommy should have it as easy as noodle-armed Peyton Manning did in his last season, when he essentially place-held to a SB.

  24. David Says:

    Why are people talking about the masked singer? Just because somebody who has nothing to do with real football mentioned it as a complete shot in the dark?
    He’ll be back before Wednesday and all is well

  25. geno711 Says:

    Jeff Says:
    August 15th, 2022 at 11:59 am
    Tom’s gone. Wife needs him to retire and the pressure is breaking him. Brady will not be the Bucs starting QB in 2022

    Buccos Says:
    August 15th, 2022 at 3:43 pm
    From what I’m hearing all is not well in Bradyland. Rumor has it that he has marital problems

    Listnfrmafar Says:
    August 18th, 2022 at 6:06 pm
    Brady said I’m done making half arse coaches HOFers. Bowles and BL are showing him something he doesn’t like.

    beano Says:
    August 18th, 2022 at 3:00 pm
    Tom did not want to return to play football, so he retired.
    Then he thought he thought he did want to play football, so he unretired.
    Then he realized he had it right the first time, so he left.

    richbucsfan Says:
    August 18th, 2022 at 6:09 pm
    He’ll come back and retire.

    BuxfaninTX Says:
    August 18th, 2022 at 6:20 pm
    I’m starting to get the feeling that Licht is inquiring about Jimmy GQ about now

  26. geno711 Says:

    Trolls these last weeks.

  27. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Buccos, I’m pretty sure that anyone can watch what they want, no matter what team they root for. My comment was about Bird saying it was a lie that the show wasn’t done being filmed. It’s not a lie. It’s done, just not aired. I really don’t care if he’s on the show or not. I’m just calling him out on spreading inaccurate information.

  28. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Thanks, Joes, you’re a class act.

  29. HC Grover Says:

    The film is in the can.

  30. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Buccos: Says:August 21st, 2022 at 5:21 pm
    If you watch the Masked Singer and call yourself a Bucs fan or an NFL fan that is pretty scary. I wouldn’t watch that gayass show if my life depended on it.

    Why? Are football fans only supposed to watch tractor pulls and NASCAR? 😂

  31. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Geno711 Says:
    August 19th, 2022 at 7:28 am
    Brady stipulated that if he were to come out of retirement then he was going to be able to take time off during training camp. A)

    Brady values the time he spends chucking the ball with his pass catchers. He does not value standing in the hot sun watching others do drills.

    I believe the Bucs were hoping that Brady would change his mind once camp started. Didn’t happen.

    A little hypocritical geno, don’t ya think?

  32. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @steele I love your posts. You’re not looking at this team through rose colored glasses. There has been so much propaganda pushed by some in the media about the OL. Baghdad Bob would be proud. This Hainsey thing really infuriated me. This guy has never taken a snap as C in the NFL and they’re just anointed him starter.

    I’m a Michigan alum, and have followed Brady’s entire career. He’s not pleased about this OL situation. Some people keep bringing up the time he had a new center in 2015. Stork was awful! Brady got hit like 17 times in the divisional game. He’s 45 now, and you’re asking the man to drop back 700x with a below average line. That’s elder abuse. I’m sick of people asking our 45 year old QB to carry the entire damn OL. The over/under of Brady having an absolute meltdown on the sidelines with his OL is two games.

  33. Buccos Says:

    Brady will be just fine. When you draft a center in the 3rd round and have him in your system for a year and in the weight room you expect him to be able to start in year 2. Especially if he was smart enough to graduate from Norte Dame. No wonder Bowles isn’t worried. Now LG is another story. Anyone got Marpet’s number on speed dial?

  34. Goatfarmer Says:

    Tom will have every underperforming O-Lineman come into a room with Geezie for 5 minutes each.

    She will scare them straight.

  35. geno711 Says:


    Actually, I don’t see the hypocrisy from me as I said he was coming back very clearly.

    But maybe you can explain what I am missing.

  36. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Buccos Hainsey didn’t play C in college. He played tackle in college. They drafted him hoping him to convert to C. He has exactly ZERO experience at C, and we’re trotting him out when the C is the QB of the line. Thank God Brady already handles the protection calls.Hainsey has been getting man handled. Jensen was so important. He often took care of his man and helped the guards out.

  37. Buccos Says:

    Bucsfan- Many lineman change positions from college. It’s not a big deal and he has had a year to learn already. I believe Hainsey will be stout. I’m also believing that Goedeke will be good once the regular season begins at LG. If their is one thing that Licht knows well, it is offensive lineman. His work speaks for itself.

  38. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    Brady will be back tomorrow .. Been at a luxury resort in the Bahamas with Giselle. How cool is that .. Good for the GOAT

  39. 99 55 47 20 Says:


  40. Goatfarmer Says:

    They’re about to launch a Masked Alien Singer in the Mars Underground. Brady is a panelist, Elon Musk is getting him there, no timetable on his return. Geezella is staying behind.

    Rumors are churning.


    99 55 47 20

    AGREED. I have no problem with it, and glad that they were able to do it.

    Now… #12 returns… for the long haul.. ready to go.


    99 55 47 20

    By the way,,, LOVE your user name, man.
    Let’s get Ronde in the damn HALL.

  43. 99 55 47 20 Says: