Tom Brady reveals his biggest adjustment in Tampa Bay so far
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has done it all and seen it all. Brady has always been a cerebral student of the game, mastering his playbook and reading situations perfectly. However, he’s always done it for the New England Patriots under his former head coach Bill Belichick. Tom Terrific might be the GOAT, but he admits that he’s still adjusting to the Buccaneers’ own system which is still foreign to him.
This Brady shared in a report from ESPN:
“It’s been different having the opportunity over this time to move and to, for example, study my playbook — I mean I really haven’t had to do that in 19 years, so you forget, ‘Man, that’s really tough,’ like all of the different terminologies,” said Brady in a report published by ESPN Thursday.
“You’re going back a very long time in my career to really have to put the mental energy in like I did. I have to work at it pretty hard physically, still. I put a lot of time and energy into making sure I’m feeling good in order to perform at my best, but mentally I think that’s been the thing that’s obviously had its challenges.”
Coach Bruce Arians said that his concepts don’t differ too much from what Brady was used to in New England. However, the terminology shift is clearly where the disconnect lies. It’s akin to basically learning an entirely new language.
Tom Brady may be having a tough go around for now. But it’s only going to be a matter of time until he’s picking defenses apart and gets fully in-sync with his coaching staff.