By Carmen Vitali
FOX Sports NFC North Writer
Even at 45 years old, quarterback Tom Brady is still experiencing firsts.
He retired and then unretired 40 days later this offseason. He took a still-mysterious 11-day absence from the team in training camp, which he’d never done before. He’s scheduled to take weekly veteran rest days on Wednesdays this year for the first time (though he didn’t even take advantage of the plan this week, saying he felt good enough to practice).
Outside of football, he launched a new swim collection for his clothing company, Brady Brand. He signed countless new star athletes to his autograph.io NFT company. He’s producing and starring in his first movie. On and on and on.
Oh, and the Buccaneers just beat the Saints for the first time in the regular season during Brady’s Bucs tenure.
Like Brady said before the season even began…
But there’s another first the seven-time Super Bowl Champion is likely not as thrilled with as a result. For the first time in his 23-year career, Brady’s commitment to football is being questioned.
Is that warranted?
While the Buccaneers’ defense has been absolutely suffocating its opponents, giving up only 13 points through the first two weeks of the season, the offense hasn’t been quite as impressive. They’ve scored just 39 total points in two games, for an average of 1.5. That’s a far cry from the 30.1 average in 2021 that was second to only the Dallas Cowboys.
(Wednesday) rest assured. That isn’t sitting well with Brady, who certainly still cares, as evidenced by yet another emotional outburst in that Week 2 win over New Orleans. Brady was seen on the sideline once again throwing a tablet, thanks to the offense remaining largely stagnant through the first half, scoring just three points against their bitter rivals.
“I can always do better and obviously do better as a quarterback and, yeah, not let my emotions get the best of me,” Brady said on Thursday. “Sometimes they do. It’s an emotional sport. It’s an…
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Publish date : 2022-09-23 16:27:41
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