Clarification On The Tom Brady “Personal Days”

September 19th, 2022

Great news this afternoon from One Buc Palace. Actually, it was more of a clarification.

NFL Network reported yesterday morning that Tom Brady would have a rest day/personal day every Wednesday for the remainder of the season. The implication was that Brady would skip practice and be out of the building.

Head coach Todd Bowles confirmed today that Brady will be at One Buc Palace every Wednesday in meetings, etc. So he will be there to do all the valuable things Brady does as a leader and tone-setter of the Buccaneers.

Joe was relieved. It would have been awfully odd, and likely a negative to some degree, if Brady had a true day off every Wednesday. Joe wouldn’t have been worried about Brady’s play, just everyone else around him.

22 Responses to “Clarification On The Tom Brady “Personal Days””

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wow! Call me shocked that the national media got a story wrong and everyone ran wild with it

  2. stpetebucfan Says:

    I would be mildly surprised if Brady would even want to do this. Brady obviously loves competition and the challenge but when asked questions about why he continues he always mentions the camaradarie of his teammates.

    As mere envious mortals we don’t often think about what it’s like to be TB.
    We only see the beautiful wife, fame, fortune, the chance to play a game for $$$.

    But we take privacy for granted. We don’t get mobbed in public. We don’t have difficulty knowing which people are after you simply because you’re the GOAT and which people are comfortable around you and can accept you as a fellow competitor and human being.

    Brady knows the locker room is the one place where guys look at him as just another very talented teammate. Even then though think of the players who ask for autographs.

    Yeah there’s a lot to love about life if you’re Tom Brady but some of it really sucks. Total lack of privacy, the fact that everybody already has a “take” on you before you even open your mouth.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    Adam Shphincter reports, TB12 tells Gisele to pound sand, he’s playing football and doesn’t have time for her $#i+.

  4. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Going to be hard to get that Triggernometry degree Joe if you keep failing classes.

  5. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Stpete. Brady isn’t the only one with vet days. Bowles laid out the other players’ schedule. People prefer to project their own feelings and be outraged instead of engaging in critical thinking.

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    Brady looks like he’s carrying around a tall Amazonian weight on his back. Geezelhag either needs to support him fully or at least get out of the way.

  7. J Ghotier Says:


    Completely concur w/ your sentiment and worry had this not been the case. I wouldn’t have worried about Brady being ready to perform….it’s how would that trickle down and manufacture amongst the team.

  8. Redeemer Says:

    Thursday is the big practice day anyway. It’s usually reserved for third down install and situations. Even if he wasn’t in the building on Wednesday it wouldn’t be a big deal. If he’s going to continue to be hit like this, they may need to give him Tuesdays off as well.

  9. stpetebucfan Says:


    Interesting point. I’m not certain but I think the concern was whether Brady would show up for work as in at least be with the guys and view tape and meetings in the QB room.

    In fairness I am ignorant as to what happens when other guys like JJ and LVD and other older dudes get the day off. Do they still have to report to OBP? I don’t know.

    @Joe…Speaking of who shows up at OBP does ME13’s suspension mean he’s not allowed to show up at OBP…the training room if not the field? He can use some time to heal anyway.

  10. SPARKY Says:

    Brady was the loudest voice against the 17th game being added. I think he knows he needs more rest to be stronger at playoff time.

  11. Cobraboy Says:

    Good news. I was concerned he was skipping practice altogether.

  12. CrackWise Says:

    Anyone else remember the sideline reporter saying, after Brady botched the snap for a fumble and the camera was zoomed in on him messing with his ring finger on his throwing hand. “Brady appears to have injured his ring finger”. Then the guys in the booth said, “Ok, but it was his gloved hand that would have gotten jammed”.

    Who wants to speculate on that with me?

    I think Brady was sending a message to his babe. “See babe, I am thinking of you, look my ring finger isn’t really hurt. But in that moment, I lost concentration on how to take a snap, because I was thinking of you!”

    Isn’t that special yall??? What can’t the media write up that charming speculative story for everyone???

  13. Kentucky Buc Says:

    It was his middle finger Crackster. He sprained it flipping off the Skanks too much.

  14. CrackWise Says:

    @Kentucky Buc

    LOL, yeah that might of came later in the game but it was not the one that Arron Andrews reported on after the fumble.

  15. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Crankwise@ you’re on crack. The fact is when the ball was snapped it hit his glove hand ramming his bare hand middle finger up Hainsley’s arse. He spent the rest of the game trying to shake the stink off.

  16. unbelievable Says:

    I’m relieved as well.

  17. Redeemer Says:

    I’d like to know when the last time Brady bungled a snap. It was clearly on him, not Hainsey.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Redeemer, a timing thing, one.of them was off. Not sure Brady wants his hand crushed, I have to believe it was Hainsley since Brady is the one that determines the snap count. There was a mix up in the cadence.

  19. CrackWise Says:

    The video don’t lie my guy.

    Brady messed up and he was holding his ring finger on the hand that CLEARLY did not have anything to do with why he dropped the ball.

    Personally, I don’t care that he botched the snap. IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF THEM.

    What I want to know is why? I think it is clear his ring finger on the opposite hand was not actually hurt. The booth guys knew that. EVERYONE with a brain knows that.

    SO, I am speculating that Brady was distracted in real time by thoughts of his wife being jealous of him being up a young mans arse vs hers. Then he acknowledges her. Wink Wink, my ring finger is hurt.

    Then he got pissed and the Bucs eventually won. END OF SPECULATION.

  20. stpetebucfan Says:

    Do we really feel the need to insult Giselle. This seems like what would normally be a “FAMILY” issue but I guess it goes along with my first post. Being the GOAT is not all gravy.

    Neither Giselle NOR the GOAT are the heavies here! They BOTH have valid reasons for their positions. I understand BOTH sides of the argument.

    Bottom line is that it doesn’t matter whether I or anybody else understands it’s their freaking marriage and they’re having a human moment. OMG I’m crushed and here I thought the GOAT was superhuman. lol

  21. BuddhaBuc Says:

    @stpetebucfan – I’m with you on this. Both have valid points and anyone talking smack about her being a nag and that he needs to ditch her obviously has never had a successful marriage. She has a right to be upset if he’s not as dedicated to the family as football. I can’t imagine how difficult that would be. None of us can. Also, if he left her, what about the kids? They are the ones who truly suffer.

  22. Browsing from DC Says:

    @stpetebucfan – I think the old Goatfarmer is jealous that he doesn’t have a “tall Amazonian” on his shoulders. Maybe he’s one of those Incels that can’t get a woman?

    I saw her once years ago at a fund raiser. No idea who she was. Just a tall, gorgeous woman with a slight accent. Down to earth, chatting with a bunch of schlubs like me and having a blast. I knew TB was there but didn’t connect the dots. Weeks later I realized it was her and couldn’t believe that a world famous super model was that “normal”. Of course she was. She’s a human being after all. Look at the public perception of Brady all these years. Robotic, a-hole, soft, etc. But ask any teammate, coach or even opponent who knows him outside the lines and he’s universally well liked, his toughness isn’t questioned and he cares about others. Some ppl just like to judge and bash others