Tom Brady and teammates gather to workout, one day before OTAs start in Tampa

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It’s unclear whether and to what extent Buccaneers players will participate in OTAs that commence on Tuesday. It is clear that quarterback Tom Brady and others got together on Monday or a pre-OTA workout.

Both Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times have pointed out on Twitter that Brady has posted photos of himself and teammates working out. They apparently worked out at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa.

Brady had offseason knee surgery, a procedure that he has described as “pretty serious.”

It’s unclear whether and to what extent Buccaneers players will participate in the OTAs. Last month, the Buccaneers players issued a statement that they intend to “exercise our right to not participate in the voluntary offseason program.” Likewise, Brady recently delivered a speech in a union conference call with players urging them to negotiate more favorable terms with their coaches.

The Buccaneers have only six OTAs on their schedule, and the mandatory minicamp runs from June 8-10. It’s unclear whether the team agreed to fewer workouts at the behest of the players or whether they chose to arrange less work due to the four-game 2020 postseason.

29 responses to “Tom Brady and teammates gather to workout, one day before OTAs start in Tampa

  1. What a difference between Tom Brady and guys like Aaron Rodgers. One guy is trying to build up his team, and the other is trying to bring down his team. I guess that explains why one guy has 6 super bowl wins and the other guy doesn’t.

  2. Are the Bucs the only team doing this? If so, good for them. If not, this seems like nothing more than a Brady fanboy story.

  3. That’s why the guy has won 7 Superbowls. Not just that he’s there but he makes everybody else want to be there and work too or they will feel like slackers.

  4. I love Brady but I thought he came out against OTAs. Will someone please explain the difference? Is there something players are required to do at OTAs that the Player’s Association & TB just think they shouldn’t have to do?

    PS. This is not a rhetorical question.

  5. Every-Single-Brady-Article the comments are always: GOAT goat g.o.a.t. G.O.A.T. g o a t G O A T 😂🤣😂

    To quote The Dude “That’s like, just your opinion, man.”

  6. I have been a bucs fan forever. At one point i was going to buy a brady jersey in like 2006 just because i respected the work he puts in. Yes there is the asterisk things with the patriots but he proved otherwise by winning the superbowl and getting the team to gel.
    New team, new coach new playbook etc. Different elevation, division opponents, all with stupid covid and no preseason. Yes it takes the whole team to do their job which was very impressive, defense was fast and lights out 2nd half of the season. If they can avoid injuries i do not see anyone stopping this team from getting to the show again. Its kind of amazing what having a respected coach does for an organization, we went through so many and have sucked for years. Honarable wins,,,
    Closed down the vet, opened lincoln financial, brees last game in their house, beat rodgers in what might have been his last game in green bay… lets GO BUCS!

  7. Just more proof that Tom Brady gets supermodels while my favorite QB gets the office receptionist.

  8. mackcarrington says:

    Just more proof that Tom Brady gets supermodels while my favorite QB gets the office receptionist.

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    I’d say it’s just more proof WHY Tom Brady gets superbowl models while other QBs get the office receptionists.

  9. As a lifelong Packer fan Alex, I have two comments: What is, what it takes to play into your 40s & I’ll take another Super Bowl for $28.625M, okay, $30M ‘er no?!

  10. Uh oh. Ju’Wuan James in Denver comes to mind. What if one of them gets injured away from team facilities? Will the Yankees pick up their salaries since they’re using their facilities? Tom doesn’t need another $25M in salary but he’s risking other players livelihoods with his beliefs.

  11. Wuld be interesting to know if Brady and/or the individual plauers paid for some kind of injury insurance.

  12. So did I get this right…. voluntary workouts (OTA’s) with coaches at the team facility= BAD but voluntary workouts with TB on a baseball field= GOOD… SMH. You wonder why leagues are failing everywhere…..

  13. In all seriousness, given the Ju’Wan James situation (and Denver cut another guy who got hurt away from team facilities, as well) why is this seen as a good thing? What’s the difference? We know Brady will be OK, but if one of the guys isn’t a star and gets hurt, won’t he just be cut and lose his contract?

    Or is there a double standard (not that that would ever happen)?

  14. P6 – this is when you chime in saying Brady is a horrible leader and things will not end well for him in Tampa. Your batting average is well below the Mendoza line.

  15. Brady established the culture of unrelenting hard work, focus and preparation, then reinforces that winning formula with everything he says and does. This began the moment he got to Tampa and will continue until the time he leaves. Because football is the ultimate in team sports, this is the most significant reason why he’s the greatest of all time.

  16. I would guess Brady would pay the guys salary if he got hurt but receivers and backs working out together with the QB my guess is the team would still pay them

  17. brwmstr says:
    May 25, 2021 at 7:54 am
    So did I get this right…. voluntary workouts (OTA’s) with coaches at the team facility= BAD but voluntary workouts with TB on a baseball field= GOOD… SMH. You wonder why leagues are failing everywhere…..

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    Exactly. At this point it has nothing to do with actually working out. It’s more the petulant rebellion of a four year old saying “you can’t make me”.

    Maybe if teams/the NFL says “we don’t want you to show up/you can’t come in” the players will demand to show up so they get the injury protection.

  18. Deflategate will haunt this guy for the rest of his life. Who destroys their cell phone the week he meets with the investigator?

  19. What a difference between Tom Brady and guys like Aaron Rodgers. One guy is trying to build up his team, and the other is trying to bring down his team. I guess that explains why one guy has 6 super bowl wins and the other guy doesn’t.

    *7 super bowl wins …

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