Tom Brady Looked Like Tom Brady

August 28th, 2022

He’s still the same.

Joe has written repeatedly in the past week that Tom Brady, fresh off his mid-training camp hiatus in the Bahamas, looked like his old self.

Joe didn’t notice anything that could be remotely referred to as rust. Same ol’ Brady. Quick release, insane accuracy.

Jeremy Bergman, typing for, wrote that last night, Brady played like, well, like Brady on his one drive of the game. Go figure!

Brady spread the wealth on the march, completing six of eight pass attempts to six different receivers. Highlights of Brady’s short night included a fourth-down conversion to Tyler Johnson over the middle and an ensuing 20-yard comebacker to Bucs newcomer Julio Jones. All is well under center in Tampa Bay, as if there was ever any doubt. As for who will play center, that’s another question. Robert Hainsey, who was filling in for the injured Ryan Jensen, exited with an ankle injury; reserve OL Nick Leverett also left with a shoulder injury. It’s not clear how serious the injuries are, but their exits underscored how fragile life could be for Brady in his 23rd season in the league.

Joe really thinks this is the new NFL. Older quarterbacks, in an effort to both appease them and to help keep their arms and legs fresh for the 17-game season, will get more time off if not flat out vacations.

The days of training camps being like the Junction Boys is as dead as the wishbone for older quarterbacks. The new NFL is not to wear down players, especially established future Hall of Famers. If that means training camp gets broken into two short sessions with time in between to lounge on a tropical enclave sipping fruity drinks, so be it.

Tell Joe what’s better, pissing off the best quarterback who ever lived and grinding him down to a nub where he can barely walk come Thanksgiving, or treating him like the king he is and allowing him to take a break and stay fresh for a Super Bowl run?

Trust Joe, other veteran quarterbacks are taking notice of how the Bucs treat Brady. And they are jealous as hell, which may benefit the Bucs if Brady doesn’t return in 2023.

What veteran QB wouldn’t want to play for the Bucs?

13 Responses to “Tom Brady Looked Like Tom Brady”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m puzzled why Leftwich didn’t take the opportunities he had to develop Trask……all the running plays……and that last series was a perfect chance to work on the 2 minute drill with him and we ran every play to Laird….& let the clock run without taking time outs…….makes no sense to me at all.

  2. Cobraboy Says:

    But…I liked the wishbone. Oklahoma and Texas were fun to watch back in The Day.

  3. Buc92’ Says:

    No vet wants to come here & sit behind Trask. He’s qb1 next year


  4. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    TBBF, it demonstrates that BL is overhyped. He may get his promo to HC, but it will be a miserable failure.

  5. Bucs Win Says:

    If we can stay healthy we’re going back to the the Super Bowl.

  6. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Re the wishbone: ” When you pass, 3 things can happen and 2 of them are bad”-
    Darrell Royal

  7. Anonymous Says:

    If you throw to Evanss 3 things happen.


  8. TheShaz Says:

    If you throw to Mike Evans there are 4 outcomes

    Evans gets a defensive pass interference flag

  9. Netwalker Says:

    No need for older quarterbacks to have time off. Just give the backups more reps in practice. The older QBs can impart their wisdom and help the backups. Makes much more sense.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    That veteran QB isn’t the GOAT. Let’s not get it twisted. Brady has the cache and resume to ask for such an absence. That’s why his teammates and coaches had no problem with it. It’s not like he just decided he wanted a vacation in the middle of training camp. This was pre-planned.

    Most Importantly, he had tremendous leverage. He had to fulfill whatever commitment he made to the wife in order to return to football. You think the Glazers would say no? Tommy or Gabbert and Trask. The choice was simple for the Glazers.

    If a veteran QB comes here, it’s because the money is right. No QB wants to follow in the big footsteps of Tom Brady. The expectations would be great insane. I suspect Gabbert will be the next starting Q

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady doesn’t need to babysit future Bucs qb’s, that’s not his job that’s Bowles, BL & Christianson. Get rid of some of these receivers (Brady isn’t going to throw to them anyway) and get some freaking olinemen. What are they waiting for?

  12. August 1976 Buc Says:

    List….There is not a player or coach alive that can help another QB like Brady can, and Brady just being there around the other QB’s, cannot be duplicated by a Head Coach or any other player. Now if someone happens to lead their team to maybe 5-6 rings in the future then maybe, but that player does not exist yet.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  13. Eddie Marz Says:

    Good take Joe, Brady just doesn’t need seven weeks of camp to get ready. If a little break helps him to play another year, I’m all for it. GOBUCS!