Tom Brady is not content to make the Tampa Bay Pirates meaningful again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is eager to win another championship.
Bucs, who have missed the playoffs for 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have enough backup to help the 43-year-old quarterback complete this task.
“Everyone sees football a little bit differently. This is about how we all feel together and how we are on the same page as we move forward.” Brady said Tuesday as he reports to his new team The first time since the training camp.
The three-time NFL MVP, among other things, talked about the challenge of learning a new script for the first time in 19 years, and the challenge of learning without a normal offseason routine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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“Ultimately, my goal is to get there and do what I have been doing, (this is the best), which is the best thing I can do for the team,”
Brady turns 43 this week and has led the New England Patriots to participate in 9 Super Bowl games, 13 AFC championship games and 17 division titles in the past 20 seasons. Signed a two-year free agent contract worth $50 million.
He is not the only high-profile offensive player. Jameis Winston, who was brilliant but error-prone among quarterbacks last year, led the NFL to surpass him.
At the urging of Brady, coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht also traded forward Rob Gronkowski, who ended It took a year of retirement from the Patriots.
Six-time Pro Bowl champion LeSean McCoy also played. After winning the Kansas City Super Bowl last season, he agreed to a one-year contract.
The return lineup is also impressive, starting with Pro Bowl receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, as well as tight-fitting OJ Howard and Cameron Brett – Brady has not been in the game for more than a decade. The best goal not to throw away is easy.
Brady said: “This is a good team, hardworking and very smart.” “Again, it will depend on all of us being together to see how we can make them all work.”
McCoy is 32 years old this year, entering his 12th season, working out with Bucs for the first time on Tuesday. He has played for some teams that have competed for New England in the past. Practicing with Brady is actually different.
“When he pitched, I heard a few guys whispering,’Dangdang, how many years do you think he will play?” McCoy said, this is really what he looks like. “I talked to Grank about this-his willingness to win, his willingness to go there and still stick to it. …he is like a coach wearing a helmet.”
Due to the pandemic, the NFL’s training facilities were closed and the normal offseason plan was cancelled. Brady started to get to know some teammates by organizing group exercises at a local high school. Even after the NFL Players Association advised players not to participate in informal practice, the meeting continued.
The 67-year-old Arians has also worked with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer in his long coaching career. He pointed out that this is just one of the examples that makes Brady a strong leader.
“I think I want to stand out every day and every game. If the ball is not where he wants, or the receiver is not where he wants, it is constantly friction with him. The same is true for Payton.
“I think they all have the same qualities, willing to let others win and let them accept quickly,” Arians added. “All the good people, they have. When they talk, everyone is listening, Tom must know.”
Winston scored a league-leading 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2019. But the 2015 first overall pick also lost 30 interceptions, which weakened the team’s chances of entering the playoffs, of which 7 were sent back to TD. Winston’s 35 total turnover is 12 more than any other quarterback.
Brady has won the Super Bowl MVP four times and has never had more than 14 interceptions in a season. In the past four years, he has won 29 games with the Patriots.
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“The reality is that everyone’s clock is ticking, and we will have to do our best not to waste any day trying to adapt to each other, accept the challenge and treat it as an opportunity to see what we can become,” the quarterback said.
“Mentally, I feel capable. …no game without me, no defense that I haven’t seen. Brady added: “Actually, you can still perform the job. “I am fortunate to be able to do this.”
“I know this is a contact sport. Some things are beyond your control, but this is also a very good lesson in life.”