Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has been practicing away from the team’s training facility with several teammates in recent weeks. But on Tuesday, the future Hall of Famer was on the practice fields of the AdventHealth Training Center for minicamp workouts.
After practice, head coach Bruce Arians shared his thoughts on how Brady looked on the field while adding it was hard to get him off of it.
“He looked fine. I had to pull him out a couple [times],” Arians said. “The first period I said, ‘Okay, you can have four,’ and he kept begging to go back in. The only thing I didn’t want him in was the blitz period where there was some guys that might get around him too quick.
“We’ll still be careful with what we’re doing with him, but trying to stop him from playing is pretty tough.”
Brady showed his commitment to working out with teammates last offseason without official offseason programs due to COVID-19. He had to learn a new offense on the fly and throughout the 2020 regular season.
He and the Bucs were able to overcome those obstacle and eventually became Super Bowl champions. But Tampa Bay now has Brady for a second season which means there is a level of comfort in the offense now that wasn’t there before.
And Arians provides insight on how well his signal caller has processed the system.
“It’s that second, third, fourth read, where the guys are going to be, knowing [where to throw]. He had some really good third or fourth options to Jaydon Mickens today. That’s a guy he doesn’t work with all the time, but he was spot-on in that stuff. All that verbiage isn’t new now, so he can spit it out, he knows what it means, he knows where they’re going to be.”
Which all that can certainly spell trouble for opposing defenses in 2021.