Tom Brady Skips Practice

August 5th, 2022

Odd development at One Buc Palace this morning.

Tom Brady got the day off Wednesday, his birthday. Typically, when he gets a veteran day off, Brady is on the practice field with his teammates. But Brady was not seen and didn’t meet with NBC Sports insider Peter King, who was at the One Buc Palace for his annual sitdown with team power hitters.

Then yesterday, the Bucs had their scheduled day off after practicing Monday through Wednesday. And today Brady is absent again, with the team getting the word out that it’s an excused absence because of a personal matter.

Joe has no clue what’s happening and, yes, Brady is human and may have a pressing personal matter that’s bigger than football.

For example, his parents are well into their senior citizen years and perhaps there’s a health concern Brady is dealing with there. Or maybe Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin were threw Brady a brunch?

Regardless, Brady being disconnected from training camp practice for consecutive days is noteworthy.

Joe is hoping Brady doesn’t have COVID. And no, Joe isn’t worried that the Dolphins-Brady tampering scandal left him ashamed, dejected and home under the covers.

44 Responses to “Tom Brady Skips Practice”

  1. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I predicted that he wouldn’t play this season after the whole Dolphins’ revelations. He doesn’t want to be a distraction to the team. Brady loves practice! For him to miss three straight days is very concerning. Wouldn’t be surprised if we get a Friday news dump about him being out for the season. What a tragic way for the GOAT to go out.

  2. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I predicted that he wouldn’t play this season after the whole Dolphins’ revelations. He doesn’t want to be a distraction to the team. Brady loves practice! For him to miss three straight days is very concerning. In his 22 year career, how many times has Brady even missed two straight practices? Wouldn’t be surprised if we get a Friday news dump about him being out for the season. What a tragic way for the GOAT to go out.

  3. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    The Brady Brunch?

    LOL. I see what you did Joe.

  4. Uhmm Says:

    Brady seemed pretty distracted in his last press conference… idk what’s going on with him, but hope everything is well

  5. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Brady is in Miami talking to the Dolphin….nothing to worry about, he just wants to tour the facility.

  6. Lt. Dan Says:

    Tampering hangover?

  7. SB~LV Says:

    He’s afraid of Trask

  8. Casual Observer Says:

    I thought Brady had already contracted covid a year or so ago?

  9. mark2001 Says:

    Joe… as Ira… not only was Rita Moreno incredibly talented, but she was also at least a 9 or a 10 in her prime.

    Tom… Agree Joe. He isn’t going to let some football news story bruise his psyche. When it comes to football, he’s tough as nails.

  10. Bucsfan13 Says:

    His mom also had cancer during the 2015 season, and I don’t think anyone knew about it until after the SB. I hope everything is fine.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    Casual. You do know with the new variant, you can certainly get it again, per many studies. WebMD says even more than twice in some cases because immunities wain and the new variant can escape much of the old immunity. That being said, I’m personally no Doctor.

  12. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Contracting COVID isn’t a personal matter. It’s a health matter. I think they would’ve announced he was out with COVID. Like I said, I don’t think he plays this season. I think we can win with Gabbert. Gabbert has shown he’s a winner.

  13. Jeff Says:

    He’ll retire before the season starts.

  14. #8 Says:

    He’s flying to LA to recruit Corey Linsley.

  15. tbbucs3 Says:

    This gives me Josh Freeman missing the team photo vibes.

    IMO Brady needs to cut back on all the social media and off field distractions and get back to his “Patriot Way” persona.

  16. mark2001 Says:

    tbbucs. Brady and Freeman in the same sentence? Wow… that is like saying Secretariat and some old hay wagon pulling nag in the same sentence.

  17. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @tbbucs. Brady has a well paid social media team. They handle his social media accounts. It’s not like he’s some influencer.

  18. Beeej Says:

    NO upside for Brady giving an interview to ANYone right now

  19. geno711 Says:


    1. After he retired, Gisele planned a large New York City birthday for Tom’s 45th and he was excused.
    2. He purposely used an extra-long birthday break to avoid talking to the media this week (Peter King and Steve Smith) about the Miami Dolphins interest.
    3. Someone somewhere in his circle is sick.
    4. Brady was “spying” on other players and teams who were “deflating” footballs before a luncheon with an owner who was offering him an ownership share of a NFL team.
    5. Everything Brady does is perfect in the eyes of all football fans.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucsfan13…looney much?

  21. SufferingSince76 Says:

    More ridiculous comments about Brady this morning.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is a very simple answer for this…..>Brady misses Gronk…..

    So do I……Gronk-a-day has gone away!!!

  23. Joshua porter Says:

    Are we sure he’s not in another meeting with Miami????

  24. tbbucs3 Says:

    mark2001……In terms of *off the field* antics (obviously not on field play)…between the Dolphins tampering, Fox deals and an excessive interest in social media and promoting his businesses. It’s a distraction.

    Brady needs to get back to the laser focused guy that was trying to re prove himself in year 1 with the Bucs. Because everyone in the locker room looks up to Tom and if he doesn’t seem “all in” this then neither will the team.

    I have no doubt that Brady will have another great 40+ TD season. This team is way too talented. But the overall team culture was much better in Brady’s 1st year w the Bucs than it was last year.

  25. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @tbbucs3. Calm down. Brady is a very rich man with assistants. It’s not like he’s always personally involved in everything. He also has a very good social media team who handles his social media accounts. It’s not like he’s some influencer. There’s an article on Fox about his social media team called Shadow Lion.

  26. A Bucs Fan Says:

    August stinks. Can’t wait for the Cowboys week 1 where all of these questions will be answered.

  27. Allbuccedup Says:

    Nothing will surprise me anymore.

  28. Scooter Says:

    Aaron Rogers said taking psychedelics was a big reason for his recent success. He is an idol to thousands of high school football players. I hope they don’t start ingesting LSD, yellow sunshine, to be “ like Aaron “. Diva should have his lips sewed shut.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Brady needs to get the eye of the tiger like Rocky!

  30. ZZBUC Says:

    I do not want to overthink…..But since the last season till today things are just weird….TB12 retirerment,LVD talking about strange things, The miami affaire, Bruce Arians not the coach enyamore, TB12 comes back, Jenses injury….

    As I said I don´t wanna overthink, but looks that somethings going on around our Bucs…..

  31. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Quick raise your hand if you like PRACTICING anything in the Florida heat for weeks on end… Especially when you’re The GOAT…

    Not all at once now

  32. Bowles4President Says:

    I like that last sentence. I don’t want that Miami mess effecting the 2022 Bucs QB

  33. tbbucs3 Says:


    His social media team still doesn’t cover for him flirting with the Dolphins throughout last season……

  34. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @tbbucs. I’m sure you were just as outraged when Bowles and Leftwich were interviewing for other jobs during the playoffs. Leftwich basically had one foot out the door to Jax. The Dolphins issue isn’t as black and white as you make it seem. Brady is the most detailed and maniacal about his approach, as evidenced by what multiple teammates and coaches have said about him through his career. I think I’ll take the word of those closest to him than your pure conjecture about his lack of dedication to the game.

  35. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Bucsfan13, first of all, when and where did I say Brady has a lack of dedication to the game? My point is that Brady has 1 too many distractions going on right now.

    Secondly, you simply cannot compare this w 2 assistant coaches looking for promotions in their careers. Players in the NFL understand that assistant coaches are always going to be interested in head coaches postions.

    What players and many Bucs fans DO NOT understand is why Tom Brady the QB of a top 5 team in the NFL would so heavily interested in filirting with a lesser organization in the Dolphins.

  36. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @tbbucs. Get out of your feelings. Brady is mortal. He’s 45. He’s can’t play forever. When you speak of so-called distractions, you’re suggesting that these distractions as you like to call them are affecting his ability to perform on the field. “Distractions” are subjective.

  37. captivajim Says:

    the ” we’ll keep in touch ” comment would seem to indicate an absence of more than a week .. could be lots of reasons.. he was “off” at his 1st press conf .

  38. Woodenman Says:

    How do you know what his distractios are?

  39. D-Rome Says:

    Or maybe Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin were threw Brady a brunch?

    Today I learned that Lily Tomlin is still alive.

  40. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Woodenman Exactly! The poster is projecting about these so-called distractions. Brady is disciplined and focused. Being constipated could be considered a distraction.

  41. tbbucs3 Says:

    ^ Boy do you guys not listen. Brady is the ultimate the professional, I have no doubt that non of these things affect Brady’s **individual** performance, but who are you to say that these things aren’t affecting the other players in the locker room?

    Team culture is a huge aspect of being a championship team. Too many distractions within an organization absolutely can affect team chemistry.

  42. orlbucfan Says:

    Good riddance! If Brady wants to go to Miami, let him. It’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, not the Tom Brady Buccaneers.

  43. gp Says:

    It seems like we have the most distracted fan base in the league!
    Just kidding
    If I thought the posters here represented the actual fan base, I’d be no better than those who think twitter represents the mood of the country!

  44. Anthony Says:

    Wow let’s keep rehashing the same old stuff. Move on man if he sucks thus year then bash him all you want but stop with the sly little digs. You do it about everyone especially about injuries or potential injuries give it a rest