Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady caused a bit of a stir by missing Friday practice for personal reasons. The scramble can officially end. Brady is back.
joey knight of the Tampa Bay Times has released video evidence of Brady in practice.
Brady had missed two practices and hadn’t been on the field since news broke that the Dolphins manipulated him heavily, from 2019 to 2022. Brady has yet to hold a news conference since the NFL announced his findings, so that he has not been asked about it.
Wild guess: The questions you get from the media covering the Bucs will be very different in tone and content than the questions you currently get from the Boston media.
Although Brady did nothing wrong (by the rules) by being manipulated, the timing and scope of the discussions go far beyond simply taking a phone call and politely refusing to pursue the possibility. He and Dolphins vice president Bruce Beal, a close friend, had numerous communications about the possibility of Brady playing for the Dolphins while Brady played for the Patriots and Buccaneers.
Brady has every right to do that. But it’s hard to fully accept the notion that Tom is all about the team when Tom really is all about Tom. He wants to pick his next place to play with the primary goal in mind of whether that organization will help him meet his goal of winning not just another Super Bowl but, ideally, all of them.
Once you’re on a team, it’s all about the team. Because it needs to be all about the team to get what Tom is.
His favorite Super Bowl ring. Also known as, the next.