Tom Brady: I think we’ll be as healthy as we’ve been all season Monday night

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has won as an underdog in the playoffs and he’s lost as a favorite, so he knows as well as anyone that what happened in the weeks and months leading up to a game is less significant than what happens on the day itself.

After an 8-9 season, the Bucs have every reason to buy into that as they head into Monday’s Wild Card game against the Cowboys. One thing that would help them put their best foot forward would be a healthy roster on gameday.

The Bucs are waiting to see how centers Robert Hainsey and Ryan Jensen are, but they were able to rest a number of players in Week 18 and Brady said on his Let’s Go podcast that he expects health to be an advantage for the team come Monday.

“We have seven days to prepare, we’ve got kind of the whole week,” Brady said, via “I’m sure everyone’s a little bit day-to-day right now. I’m hoping we’re pretty healthy. I believe we’re going to be as healthy as we’ve been all year, which is kind of exciting to get some guys back that haven’t been in there and then see if we can go play our best football. I even said after the game, it sucks being 8-9. You’re playing against teams that have way better records, 12-5, whatever it is. But you know what? The only thing that matters is who wins that day.”

While the Bucs are focused on winning Monday, they did beat the Cowboys on the road in the opening game of the season and that probably won’t do anything to limit their confidence in getting a win against them again.

13 responses to “Tom Brady: I think we’ll be as healthy as we’ve been all season Monday night

  1. It’s playoff time. Brady vs. Dak. Brady vs. Hurts. Brady vs. Purdy. Brady is going back to the Super Bowl.

  2. Set your watch to McCarthy folding like a K-Mart deck chair once January rolls around.

  3. An 8-9 team hosting a 12-5 one in a playoff game.
    Yeah, I don’t care what anyone says, if you’re that 12-5 team you’re supposed to win that game regardless of where it’s played.
    And yet I won’t be surprised if they lose, not because there’s some sort of unfairness, but because the Cowboys aren’t that good.

  4. As a cowboy fan, part of me wants the Bucs to win, just on the outside chance that Mcarthy gone and the slight chance that Sean Payton becomes the coach. Just dreaming…..

  5. Bucs will CRUSH the Cowboys. Dak has 7 straight games with an interception, with nearly half of them pick-6es. That’s an ugly trend that will certainly continue Monday night.

  6. This is setting up perfectly for a Dallas win. Tampa will show who they have been all year…pure junk.

  7. Tampa would have beat the Rams last year if they didn’t have a meltdown. They’re poised for a run in a pathetic NFC

  8. Brady sucked this year. 8-9 record. You can make all the excuses you want.

    You are very good at making excuses.

  9. touchback6 says:
    January 10, 2023 at 3:53 pm
    Brady sucked this year. 8-9 record. You can make all the excuses you want.
    Isn’t 8-9 the same record the Patriots finished with this year? Yeah, they sucked. Worst 8-9 team I’ve ever seen in all my years of watching football. That’s the fact, and you can make all the excuses you want.

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