Bruce Arians: Tom Brady is “falling in love” with Tampa Bay’s virtual reality training system

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Not much gets said these days about virtual reality training for quarterbacks, in large part because the teams that have adopted it would prefer that the teams that haven’t continue to not do so. That attitude went out the window on Monday, when Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians pulled the curtain back on the extent to which his new quarterback has taken to the STRIVR system that Arians has used for several years now.

“We’ve used it since [the] Arizona days,” Arians told reporters. “Carson [Palmer] absolutely loved it. All our backup quarterbacks get really live reps — it’s our actual practice that goes on, on the tape. Tom [Brady] has embraced it. We were already scheduled to use it and would have used it anyway because Blaine [Gabbert] and [Ryan Griffin] liked it from last year. It’s good reps for them, but Tom is falling in love with it, too.”

And it’s not just a periodic enhancement to the team’s preparations; it’s a key tool in the overall effort to get quarterbacks ready to play.

“We use it every single day,” Arians said. “Every blitz period, every seven-on-seven, everything’s filmed. You can go back and watch it again in two different ways: On tape and virtual.”

Whether and to what extent Brady needs it is unclear, given that he already has seen everything he could ever see. But if virtual reality training adds anything at all to his ability to process information and to react accordingly, it could make him even more effective.

8 responses to “Bruce Arians: Tom Brady is “falling in love” with Tampa Bay’s virtual reality training system

  1. Tom Brady’s first scrimmage 13-18 170 yards. 3 of those incompletions being throwaways. The takeaway from those stats is not much of a takeaway – it’s a scrimmage, I get it. But, I can promise you as someone that lives in Tampa – the previous quarterback was the absolute epitome of up and down. A good throw, and then a parade of interceptions or wild throws. Brady throwing to Mike Evans and Gronk etc etc, you guys are in for a very rude awakening if you think this team is going 7-9. Be prepared for non stop Bucs coverage in your face all year

  2. Rude awakening is right! 43 year old QB the Pats no longer wanted going to a new team, system, coaches, players and no pre-season games to work together……yeah, what could possibly go wrong!

  3. As a Cowboys fan, I have also been a Tampa Bay fan ever since Tampa Bay beat Philly in the 2002 NFC championship game. I hope TB12 kicks the snot out of everyone (including the Cowboys). Can’t wait to see the Bucs!

  4. What could go wrong with a motivated TB and great receiving corps??? Seems like there is a lot of upside.

  5. Rude awakening is right! 43 year old QB the Pats no longer wanted going to a new team, system, coaches, players and no pre-season games to work together…

    ———————————————

    Brady was the system.

    The HC who never talked to him.

    Players were thrown to him in training camp.

    Now to Bucs, what can go wrong? NOTHING.

  6. It worked great for Jameis last year. He knew exactly where the defender would be so he could throw it right to him.

  7. typical brady, never satisfied, never thinks he knows it all, always willng to try anything that could make him better. why he’s the GOAT.
    BONUS: just heard simms passive aggressive regarding brady again. bad enough he had to be brady’s waterboy in NE; his head will explode if brady succeeds where he failed in tampa.

  8. Life long Pats fan here…. really hated to see Brady go but it was just time…. Bill & Brady has just Both moved on & that was very apparent last year…. Brady is motivated again & he’s got Gronk back in addition to all the other weapons around him, a very good situation for him…. if his line can give him time & protect him, there’s no reason at all to believe Brady won’t be a huge upgrade & very successful in Tampa….
    Appreciate all he has brought to New England these past 2 decades & wish him all the best with his new team!!!
    Go Tom & Go Pats!!!!

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