Todd Bowles: Work Before Rest For Tom Brady

October 10th, 2022

Bucs and NFL fans may remember the NFL Network report a few weeks ago that claimed Tom Brady would skip Wednesday practices for the rest of the season.

It seems like that is officially old news.

Aside from the fact that Brady has practiced on Wednesdays since the report, Todd Bowles made it clear today that Brady will work Wednesdays if there’s important work to be done.

Bowles visited SiriusXM NFL Radio and was asked point blank about the report and whether Brady will be practicing on Wednesdays this season.

“It’s still early on in the season,” Bowles began. “We have some things we’re trying to get done right now. So we’re making sure that gets done before we get into all that.”

Joe will translate that as, ‘Brady will practice whenever he damn well feels like practicing.”

Hopefully the Bucs always are “trying to get things done,” to use Bowles’ phrase, and Brady feels compelled to practice. That would mean he’s healthy, hungry and the Bucs are in contention.

25 Responses to “Todd Bowles: Work Before Rest For Tom Brady”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    Bucs are 3-2 and Tom is…well…you know. Every practice is important.

  2. SB~LV Says:


  3. SB~LV Says:

    Something is funky with the team vibe, new HC , no identity or chemistry. The play after 5 games must have DC’s licking their chops.
    Stats are for losers…. Bucs have been flopping around like a dying fish

  4. A Bucs Fan Says:

    It really dawned on me today that Sunday’s game must have been fixed in some way.

    Bucs looked like they were going to cover at -10 and the fact that they didn’t cost lots of people a lot of money.

    The penalty on Grady was to help the bucs run out the clock while the non call on Scotty Miller the play before was because if the bucs got a field goal or scored any points they would have covered.

    That’s why Antoine Winfield was allowed to be held on the Avery Williams TD because if Atlanta doesn’t score a TD on that drive there’s a chance the Bucs cover.

    Man I hope none of you bet on these games cause if my theory is true; it’s robbery.

  5. Z31 Says:

    ^^ can always count on you for inspiring comments,lol.

    Sky is falling, sky is falling, sky is falling.


  6. Z31 Says:

    That was to SB-LV

  7. Oneilbuc Says:

    Lol 😂😂😂 boy Joe you saling the dog Dukie out of Brady ain’t you??

  8. Winny Testaverde Says:

    The team misses Arians…plain and simple. Bowles is a good DC…who mumbles to himself after the defense gives up a big play but rarely shows any other emotion or energy. Sans Arians, Marpet, Jensen, Gronk, JPP and Suh…is it any wonder this team is struggling? It’s tough to lower expectations after the high of 2020…but that’s what I’m going to do at least.

  9. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    Let’s go Bucs 13-4 still very very possible

  10. John Olmstead Says:

    In 2020, The Bucs were 7-5 after 12 games.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilsuckyall, at 45 he works much harder than most of these pampered premadonas, at least give him that. Say it with me Oneil, I hate the White man, I hate the White man, I know you wanna!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    A bucs fan needs to shut the hell up for real lol.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Joe, you hit the nail on the head, just like the scene in A Few Good Men when Colonel Jessup say, ” Todd, you believe me when I say I want to help you don’t ya Todd?” Bowles replies, “Of course Tom”. Brady finishes, “Well then you better ask me nice. I don’t want money and I don’t want glory but what I do want is respect, I think I’ve earned it!”


  14. Defense Rules Says:

    SB~LV … ‘Something is funky with the team vibe, new HC , no identity or chemistry.’

    I agree with you, and I’m convinced what’s missing is FIELD LEADERSHIP. The real leaders on defense these past 3 years were JPP & Suh; both knew how to light a fire under this defense. JL dumped them both. The leaders on offense these last 3 years have been Brady & Jensen. With Jensen hurt & Brady going through lots of ‘personal stuff’ right now, the offense looks rudderless too. And Special Teams hasn’t had a true leader probably since the days of Russell Shepard or maybe Ryan Smith.

  15. #8 Says:

    Olmstead I agree–I didn’t know JBF existed in 2020. I thought I was alone is despair. I suspect this site was as negative then, as it is today too.
    #8 until it isn’t.

  16. Deano Says:

    A bucks fan ….I have thought that since Jon Green came to Tampa . 20mil

  17. orlbucfan Says:

    John O, interesting record and fact. However, with this lot of fans, they would be screeching even if the Bucs were 5-0.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Asides from the injured WR corps……..the missing piece of the offense is Gronk & perhaps a bit of BA.

    I agree that JPP & Suh were leaders so it’s logical to blame the woes on the defense on their absence……

    Most of the problems are with the front 7…….surprisingly, our run defense ranks 7th. (sure seems worse)
    The secondary is performing quite well.our pass defense ranks 6th.

  19. Mike Says:

    Brady will take some vet days once the offense gets into gear. Until then, it’s all hands on deck!

  20. LakelandSteve Says:

    It seems the Bucs don’t have or are not playing with that edge they played with the last couple of years. Save after the Evans fight against the Saints which seemed to light a fire under the team the Bucs have looked listless at times.

  21. Old School Bucs Says:

    A lot of great coaching prospects on this site. Joe you should get the bucs ownership on this site to do some recruiting. Some of these guys could turn the bucs into automatic superbowl contenders. So much football knowledge, sports knowledge, and competition knowledge. More importantly these guys just know people and how to inspire and motivate champions.

  22. David Says:

    I wonder if that was to spend time during the week with the wife to try to mend things and they gave up and said the heck with it, ring up the lawyers.

  23. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Old School- lol!

  24. Razor Ramone Says:

    8-8 is only 16 games.

  25. Defy9Ordinary Says:

    Brady is totally committed to this team and winning another championship and if anyone says otherwise, they don’t know what they’re talking about and they certainly don’t know TB12! Now anyone who’s doubting the Buccaneers already, you’re horrible fans and there’s no need for your negativity here or anywhere… Let’s goooooooo Bucs!!