Todd Bowles doesn’t rule out Tom Brady playing in preseason finale

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Poor Todd Bowles.

With quarterback Tom Brady uttering not a peep about his ongoing training-camp absence, the Buccaneers’ head coach gets asked about the situation every time he meets with reporters.

With multiple reports indicating Brady will be back soon, Bowles was asked about it again on Sunday, right out of the gates in his press conference the day after a preseason game against the Titans.

“Like I said a week and a half ago, I said he’ll be back this week,” Bowles said. “So that hasn’t changed. We expect him back this week.”

Which day will it be?

“It’ll be this week, early,” Bowles said.

Near the end of the video session, Bowles was asked whether Brady would play in the preseason finale, next Saturday at the Colts. Bowles didn’t rule it out.

“Not yet,” Bowles said. “We’ll see how practice goes, and we’ll make those decisions at the end of the week.”

If Brady plays, the Bucs-Colts game immediately becomes must-see TV.

14 responses to “Todd Bowles doesn’t rule out Tom Brady playing in preseason finale

  1. If Brady does return for that Bucs-Colts preseason game, it may be Matt Ryan’s best chance ever to get a win against him.

  2. No question who is in charge here. Tom will return when Tom wants to return, not before.

  3. I don’t know exactly how many hundreds of football players are going to be playing in the NFL this season, but if I had to make a list of the guys I wouldn’t be worrying about, Tom Brady would be number one on that list.

  4. Give Brady a break. He was just spending some extra quality time with his new teammate Nassib showing him the ropes. Nothing to see here.

  5. First of all, Tom didn’t unretire because he was successful in demanding Arians be gone as his head coach, as reported by Florio for months and months. He returned to the Bucs because the Miami deal fell through.

    Secondly, any athlete in any pro sport is entitled to personal time off. And the reason why he requests personal time is no one’s business.

  6. Bowles is already losing the confidence of many Bucs fans…
    If this is any indication of how his tenure is going to go, hopefully it is very short!

  7. landon19 says:
    August 21, 2022 at 4:06 pm
    First of all, Tom didn’t unretire because he was successful in demanding Arians be gone as his head coach, as reported by Florio for months and months. He returned to the Bucs because the Miami deal fell through.

    Secondly, any athlete in any pro sport is entitled to personal time off. And the reason why he requests personal time is no one’s business.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Did Tom also tell you where he was going for a couple weeks, since you must be a friend of the family and in the know.

  8. I am now certain that what Tom Brady has been doing these last 10 days is The Masked Singer. To add another coincidence for the idea, the new season of The Masked Singer taped its final episode of the season in August 20. Just as that episode finished, it seems Brady is now back. Well, I have said this before: the players on the Bucs and the league at large are not pleased with Tom Brady. And mind you, this goes the same way with many football fans. Here we were talking about Brady’s absence thinking it might be marriage issues or his parents, or more likely the second thoughts of the last 2 years. But nope. It is just Tom Brady being Florida Man again. Getting to do whatever he wants while the rest of the team and league are pulling the weight. If this were any black player, they would be run out of the league for life. And honestly, I am very sure this is the final straw. Put it this way, if Tom Brady actually committed to his Job; the injuries the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are experiencing would be very much minimal.

    We know what will happen when Brady returns to the Bucs home field. The exact sequence of events may depend on what people are thinking, yet in the end the next time for Brady will be the last time. Perhaps this might be good on his part: having it be known in person that Tom Brady has been fired from the Bucs and the NFL. It is over for him. Either way, be it from the team or the ownership or now with the questions regarding Jon Gruden and Dana White; Tom Brady has just taken his last steps on the field as a football player. He should have never left the Patriots. More importantly, he did something most players are prone to not do go into business of some kind with a team owner and betray the owner’s trust by leaving the team.

    One final note to the many fans of Tom Brady that think he can do nothing wrong. I have nothing against Mr. Brady. I am from New York and a Giants fan. But at the end of the day, Tom Brady is only a mere man like everyone else. And like any athlete, the cheering will stop. Best for it to stop now before Tom Brady turns into the football equivalent of the many baseball greats not named to the Hall of Fame and who might never go in. If I were Brady, I would be doing whatever possible to make amends with the Kraft family. They brought him into the league, and they can easily throw Tom Brady out with the addition of banning him from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We know that in his “retirement” letter, Brady did not say one word about the Kraft family. This has hurt them immeasurably. And it has hurt Tom Brady. It may not be easy but making amends may be the only way forward for the all-time great quarterback to redeem himself.

    Lax39

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