Video: Tom Brady spotted walking the field early on home debut
Quarterback Tom Brady along with the rest of the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to make their first appearance in the Raymond James Stadium as they match up against division rival Carolina Panthers.
The veteran gunslinger took the time to get used to the new environment as shared in a video taken by NFL Network reporter James Palmer on Twitter:
Tom Brady talked at length to us during training camp about the advantages of knowing your home stadium. The sight lines, the visualization, even the sun. He was out here at 8:45 standing at midfield. Then examined the #bucs bench before walking off. pic.twitter.com/O2rEqYc0A3
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 20, 2020
Tom Brady will need to make the necessary adjustments in his new home after playing his entire two-decade career in the New England Patriots’ Gilette Stadium. He also needed more time to mesh with his new teammates as the lack of chemistry between them was evident in their opening game loss to division leader New Orleans Saints.
Brady led the offense and had a total of 239 receiving yards on 23 of 36 passes completed along with two passing touchdowns and two interceptions. His old pal in tight end Rob Gronkowski failed to get his groove going as he tallied lowly numbers of 11 receiving yards on two receptions. Another tight end in O.J. Howard slotted in and scored a touchdown of his own.
2019 Pro Bowl wideout Chris Godwin was also among Tom Brady’s favorite targets during the game as he contributed 79 receiving yards on 6 catches. His presence will be missed by the Buccaneers’ offense as he is ruled out of their second game after suffering a concussion last week. Another Pro Bowl wideout in Mike Evans will make his return to the field against the Panthers after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.
The Buccaneers will aim to have a better performance and make a statement against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Perhaps Brady’s pre-game inspection will possibly do the trick that will help the team snag their first win of the season.