Tom Brady is “back to work”

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As of Tuesday, Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones told PFT Live that Tom Brady had not yet begun rallying teammates to begin preparing for the 2021 season. As of Saturday, Brady officially is back.

Back to work” was the message from @TB12 on Twitter, the official account of Brady’s exercise, nutrition, pliability, etc. business. The tweet includes the hashtag #EyesOn8.

The photo attached to the tweet shows Brady with a brace or a wrap on his left knee. He reportedly will have surgery on the knee at some point this offseason.

At some point this offseason, he’ll surely reconvene the on-field workouts with receivers, tight ends, and running backs.

Brady, to no surprise, is as determined as ever. And it looks like he still has the same attitude that he had years ago, when asked to identify his favorite Super Bowl win. “The next one,” he said then, and he’d likely say now. And after the next one.

35 responses to “Tom Brady is “back to work”

  1. #EyesOn8

    What a difference a day makes. At the beginning of the season, getting 7 Lombardis seemed a pipe dream. Now #8 seems within reach.

  2. We’ll see this year if anyone in the NFC will step up and stop the Bucs. Normal teams have a Super Bowl hangover but since Brady is the leader of this crew you know he won’t be allowing that at any point.

  3. Bucs have a lot of players to resign on that defense to make it happen again. Bucs weren’t winning in shout outs. Those games they lost. Bring that D-line back and Brady seems to know how to keep you in the game.

  4. minnifieldanddixon says:
    February 13, 2021 at 11:44 am
    How is having surgery going back to work?

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    Ask any pro athlete this and they will tell you it is part of the job. Rehab is back to work for about 80% of the league right now.

  5. “jjfootball says:
    February 13, 2021 at 11:41 am
    He doesn’t need to work goodell has his back!”

    I distinctly recall Goddell being forced to hand the trophy to Kraft, BB and Brady at the end of the Falcons collapse Super Bowl. The boos could be heard from the heavens for how the Commish tried to ruin the reputation of one of the faces of this league…

  6. This is what separates champs from losers. Most of the rest of the league takes the next several months off and report to camp badly out of shape. Meanwhile guys like Jerry Rice work hard during the off-season. Plus I never heard Jerry Rice whine about his contract like 90% of the guys in the NFL now.

  7. 8 rings is the goal. Jordan would have gotten 8 if he didn’t bugger off to go play baseball. Tom is chasing 8.

  8. mookie34 says:

    February 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm
    8 rings is the goal. Jordan would have gotten 8 if he didn’t bugger off to go play baseball. Tom is chasing 8.

    Only until he gets 8. Then he’ll go for 9. Truly, that was the biggest margin of victory of Brady’s SB career. And there were a couple of TD misses: tackle Joe Haeg caught a TD & dropped it when he was hit; Tanner Hudson just missed catching a TD; Chiefs stopped them at the goal line.

    So long as he’s winning, Brady won’t guit.

  9. jjfootball says:
    February 13, 2021 at 11:41 am
    He doesn’t need to work goodell has his back!
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    Haters gonna hate and apparently are dumber than a rock to not remember Brady getting dragged through the mud and eventually suspended, a team fine of $1M and lost draft picks by a Commissioner without morals, because the cold air deflated footballs that were only measured on his team.

    Now, if by Goodell has his back you mean, stabbing him in the back, then we get it.

  10. mookie34 says:
    February 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm
    8 rings is the goal. Jordan would have gotten 8 if he didn’t bugger off to go play baseball. Tom is chasing 8.

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    Not convinced Jordan would have necessarily gotten past the Rockets, or even the Magic and Pacers for that matter. Would have been fun to watch.

  11. Brady is going back-to-back. Eight rings guaranteed. Mahomes isn’t worthy of licking the dirt of Brady’s cleats. 😂

  12. “tackle Joe Haeg caught a TD & dropped it when he was hit”
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    Go back and watch it: Haeg didn’t drop it, Chief’s #53 knocked it out from between his hands.

  13. Brady is trying to insure that this upcoming season isn’t a beautiful mystery.

    He’s not about drama and “mysteries”. He wants to do everything to insure the legitimate chance to win.

  14. streetyson says:
    February 13, 2021 at 1:47 pm
    “tackle Joe Haeg caught a TD & dropped it when he was hit”
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    Go back and watch it: Haeg didn’t drop it, Chief’s #53 knocked it out from between his hands.

    Sure. I bet one of the WRs would have held on. But the point is that there were more TDs to be had.

  15. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    February 13, 2021 at 12:03 pm
    This is what separates champs from losers. Most of the rest of the league takes the next several months off and report to camp badly out of shape. Meanwhile guys like Jerry Rice work hard during the off-season. Plus I never heard Jerry Rice whine about his contract like 90% of the guys in the NFL now.

    well he was using stickum so there is that

  16. Every free agent that already has a ton of money, but no ring, will want to go to Tampa on a minimum deal. Hello J.J. Watt. Guys like Shaq Barrett, who already have their ring, but no large financial fortune, should feel fine about fleeing for the big money. Hello Washington.

  17. They won because their defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles out coached Andy Reid. Todd Bowles is the best defensive coach in the NFL and not afraid to be aggressive, even tho he was less aggressive he had been all year, but he did show blitz and 5 man front then dropped backed out and confused Mahomes and O-line. Why they didn’t use more to protected an injured Mahomes is baffling.

  18. mattphillipsdc says:
    February 13, 2021 at 4:44 pm
    They won because their defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles out coached Andy Reid. Todd Bowles is the best defensive coach in the NFL and not afraid to be aggressive, even tho he was less aggressive he had been all year, but he did show blitz and 5 man front then dropped backed out and confused Mahomes and O-line. Why they didn’t use more to protected an injured Mahomes is baffling.

    Exactly. Where was Brady when the Bucs lost 38-3 to New Orleans? The defense had to get tweaked. All defense.

  19. Brady is amazing, but refs calling neutral zone on Dee Ford, and weird Tuck Rule directly led to 2 wins.
    I’m not saying Brady isn’t amazing, but amazing and getting every critical call is hard to beat.
    I’m sure he’s gotten used to defensive holding and other nonsense popping up when needed.

    An interesting stat would be how many 3 rd down defensive holding calls each team gets.

    Although they beat the Chiefs, that second quarter was flat out atrocious, and the refs have way too much influence in calls.
    When I retire from my job, I’m considering an analysis on how the NFL uses refs to help famous teams ( Patriots Steelers, Packers, or hot team that year ), and how we all seem to think bad calls are random.
    They bad calls always help the NFL’s dollar agenda.

  20. mlhigh77 says:
    February 13, 2021 at 3:24 pm
    Brady has a long way to go to catch Bill Russell in terms of championships.

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    What’s the point of that comment? With 2 1/2 teams in the league then and a 4 game like season, it’s no comparison to what Brady has accomplished. Besides, where does that put the now defunct QB’s like Elway, the Manning brothers, Marino, etc. and the one hit wonders like Rodgers, Foles, etc. They have an even loooooonger road, wouldn’t you say?

  21. Why are there Brady fans hating on Aaron Rodgers? It doesn’t make any sense. Your guy has 7 rings.

  22. Oh you know he wants all fingers full, both hands before he retires. Now that would be insane, and very unlikely.

  23. Oh and by the way the owners forced goodell to go after Brady about is cheating with the deflated footballs so hello?

  24. At this point, If you seriously believe Tom Brady was ordering equipment guys to let air out of 24 footballs after like 4 more SBs there isn’t enough help for people like you.

    And@vikinghooper, the best of the best in any sport have luck go their way too, they just over come the bad luck more often than not as well. That’s why they’re the best. Like in your tuck rule game, the game didn’t end, they had to go down and score twice. Where was the Raiders defense and Gannon’s offense? No one would talk about the ‘tuck rule’ had Gannon led a game winning drive or the defense stopped the Pats after that call.

  25. Your point is well taken, but in fairness the Raiders win with a correctly called fumble.
    They also never saw the ball in OT, and neither did the Falcons and Chiefs.
    Brady is fantastic, but at many critical instances, the unseen hand helps him.

  26. How’s the hangover, Tom? You looked pretty “loose” on that boat. I’ll bet your kids loved it. Great example.

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