Tom Brady Says He’s “Heartbroken” About Ryan Jensen

August 1st, 2022

Tom Brady wasn’t in the best mood today when talking to media for the first time at Buccaneers training camp.

Perhaps it was the interceptions he’s thrown the past two practices. Or maybe it was the outrageous swelter.

Joe hopes it’s not Brady believing losing Pro Bowl center is a crushing blow. For those holding out hope that Jensen might make a comeback from his blown knee this season — the Bucs haven’t provided details on the injury — Brady threw ice cold water on that.

“Obviously, everybody’s heartbroken with what happened to Ryan,” Brady lamented.

As for Jensen’s replacement, Brady spoke as if second-year man Robert Hainsey is the next-man up.

Brady praised Hainsey’s hard work last year multiple times (Joe will share great insight on that tomorrow), but said it’s all about what Hainsey can show now.

“He really gained the trust of a lot of people, and he’s got to go earn it, like all of us,” Brady said.

31 Responses to “Tom Brady Says He’s “Heartbroken” About Ryan Jensen”

  1. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    If Hainsey replaces Jensen, then the entire 3 interior linemen are all new to each other this year.
    Ira hit on this yesterday in his Podcast.
    Brady just lost his starting Center, so what should he do ? Jump for Joy ?
    Of course he is bummed out, as every Buc Fan should be.

  2. rrsrq Says:

    Brady really seemed like Marshawn Lynch in his presser “I’m just here so I won’t get fined”, but i get it, he has been doing this for years, he probably really just wants to play football at this point and talk after the season is ova. I like that laser focus, but my guess is also without Jensen and Gronk, probably a lil concerned right now

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady basically said he could give a damn about what Hainsey did in the off-season with AQ. It’s all about results. I wonder if Hainsey will have a short leash. Sure sounds like Bowles has already anointed him the starter.

  4. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I’m sure Brady was just exhausted. He just finished practice in unbearable heat. Brady also looks pretty thin. He better beef up because he’s gonna take a beating this year if they don’t fix the interior of their OL

  5. D-Rok Says:

    His demeanor seems to be reserved or a bit down. He looks tired, plus, his face looks so slim and gaunt. Did he lose a bunch of weight?

  6. DarenGibo Says:

    Maybe Tampa can sign JC Tretter as Browns cut him to save $$. Seems solid and good leader….

  7. BucBoy Says:

    Brady likely regrets returning.

  8. Maniac Buc Says:

    DarenGibo, why would you do that when you already have a 3rd round center, which is the equivalent pretty much of a first round LT, already in house?

  9. Hodad Says:

    Hey Joe, unless something else happens it looks like it’s Hainsey’s job. No mention of how the LG spot is shaping up. We lost a pro bowler at LG also. Who ran with the ones today Goedeke, or Stinnie?

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    The only constant in life is change. Nobody would rather see anyone other than Jensen at Center, not of sane mind anyways. Inevitably, we were going to have to replace him, this just sped it up.
    And, Shaq Mason is no slouch and Stinnie played well in the SB stretch.
    Is it ideal? No.
    Is the sky falling? No.

  11. GOB Says:

    Maybe Alex needs to up the concussion water intake. He does look kind of gaunt, and out of it. Could be the veritable sauna like weather. Does Brady believe this hurts their chances? Absolutely not. It’s just another challenge to overcome. Hainsey will be fine. Brady and co. Have all of camp to get him ready.

  12. AbucAway Says:

    He’s looking rough. He should eat more red meat and liver. Or eagle eggs.

  13. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete- Founder of Says:

    Knowing Jensen has to sit this year out, Brady is honestly probably second-guessing his decision to unretire now. (as hard as it is to admit that, as a Fan)


    I’m also in doom-and-gloom mode a bit regarding the Jensen loss, as most of us are

  14. Mike pizzoli Says:

    The Jensen injury is soul crushing, but JC Tretter could at least inspire confidence and ease some of the panic

  15. GOB Says:

    @AbucAway, eagle eggs give power and nutrients. Nacho didn’t believe so at first, but it was the key to his victory over the great Ramesses.

  16. G-FUNK Says:

    Brady says what he means and means what he says. I’m sure he is disappointed for Jensen whose passion for football is on display every snap. As far as Hainsey goes this is his opportunity to earn the spot through performance not potential. The heat I’m pretty sure has sapped all the players of all ages this week..

  17. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Darn. I missed all the doom and gloom.

  18. captivajim Says:

    he does look thin , almost gaunt. He lost the anchor of the O line, just finished in summer heat/humidity, and maybe knows Gronk is Not coming back….To loose Jensen so early has shocked a lot of people—takes away focus..

    Not sure I get why the outdoor practices now–given they don’t play outdoors until late Sept & thats a 4pm game ?? Maybe Bowles trying to impress everyone he’s HC now ??? Maybe its only going to be for a few weeks??

  19. Brazen Zebra Says:

    Jeez! Brady is starting to look just like me, a certified geezer. With new interior linemen, he might get bruised up a bit this season. Not good for a 45 year old QB. The Jensen loss is huge.

  20. The Hoodie Says:

    He’s heartbroken? He’s about to be butt broken over it once those D-linemen start swimming past the new interior guys on every down. Fournette better drop weight so he can catch those 1 yard dump off passes.

  21. Kody Says:

    Need Tretter! This is Brady’s last season and in no way should the Bucs be risking Brady and his last season on an untested interior OL with a second year center. If anything, nab Tretter as insurance. Christ, what if Hainsey gets injured! Come on, Bucs, pick up Tretter! Get him going in camp now!

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    We lost all 3 interior linemen.
    Thats a nightmare for Brady.,
    But part of it is his fault. If he hadnt done the “retire/unretire” trick,
    Cappa and Marpet might have made different choices.
    Its gonna be a rough season for Brady. Last chance to go out a Superbowl champ

  23. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @capt Tim. That’s such a huge reach. Brady’s retirement had absolutely nothing to do with Marpet retiring. Marpet’s been worried about his health for awhile. He did what’s best for him, and Cappa wanted a nice payday and was mostly likely leaving anyway. I don’t even think the Bucs were willing to break the bank for him, but they signed Shaq Mason to replace him who’s better than Cappa.

    I think we’re reading way too much into Tom’s words and body language. He looked exhausted from practice, and he doesn’t really like engaging with the press. He seems hyper focused to me. He didn’t even speak with his good friend Willie McGinist last Saturday when NFL Network were broadcasting from camp. Bill Belichick has taught him well. Say words without really saying anything. Don’t give reporters click bait material.

    I’m more worried about the OL getting dominated in practice than a bunch of meaningless picks. I love QB play, so i follow reporters from other teams just to get a gage about what’s happening at their practices. Josh Allen threw two picks today. Green Bay’s offense looked stagnant and Rodgers threw a pick. So, there’s been an even balance between offense and defense. for other teams. Most of these reporter aren’t agenda driven, so they don’t act like the sky is falling when a QB throws an interception

  24. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Brady will be fine. A little virgin blood transfusion followed by a trip to his Lazarus pit and he will be good as new.

  25. geno711 Says:

    I have no clue whether Tretter is the best decision at center or not.

    But I would say this to all of those that unequivocally suggest that he is a better option for the Bucs then what they already have here:

    My understanding is that Tretter succeeded in a zone block concept and the Bucs run a power concept. Not all linemen run both systems equally as well.

    To double down on that, San Fran lost their center and are a zone block team and it appears they never made a move for Tretter either.

  26. #8 Says:

    Kentucky lol.

  27. captivajim Says:

    take a close listen & watch Brady’s face when he responds to question about Hainsey..

    he says ” he’s earned the trust of a lot of people”–then watch his facial expression..

    Brady is concerned-, & just a bit skeptical..

  28. T REX Says:

    Brady loves to step into his throws.

    The oline is a huge question mark.

    We are in for a tough year imho

  29. AbucAway Says:

    @GOB Tom should get his water gypsy (Guerrero) with Nacho’s water gypsy, then he can have all the nutrients. Man, that’s funny stuff.

  30. teacherman777 Says:

    We need Ali Marpet back!

    Please Ali!

    Get back to work and start putting your weight back on!

    You cant leave Tom Brady out there alone!

  31. Robert A Webb Says:

    Every time you have a post and I read it, why doesn’t everyone have some reality Brady’s weakest link is Lineman coming up the middle.
    Watch 20 years with the Patriots reruns, I haven’t seen a Tom Brady look like that since he knew he had no wide receivers, yelling at what he did have to get separation, he knows it’s it’s over unless Hansey steps up, The Bucs better fine somebody like yesterday, so you have enough time to work all the bugs out, Plus no Gronk to block, all these wide receivers are going to be meaningless if you can’t protect Brady every time you have a pass rush Freddy will be throwing the ball away or it’ll be embarrassing. Wake up Buc Fans !!