Strange answers from Tom Brady don’t help Buccaneers absence

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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There were a lot of answers from Tom Brady that could’ve made his absence from the Buccaneers easier to understand. We didn’t get any of them.

If you think that Tom Brady can do whatever he wants because he won a Super Bowl for the Buccaneers and he is the best player in the history of the sport, you’re already going to disagree with this one.

That is your belief, and while it is fair, creating different standards for players is a slippery slope.

Even the best players need to get what they can out of the preseason, and Brady is no exception to this writer.

Brady’s absence was strange and unprecedented. There is no other way around it. No other player in the league was taking that much time away from the team. Also, those players that did step away were able to give answers as to where they were.

Brady could do none of that, and his interview after Tampa’s loss to the Colts only added fuel to the fire.

Please excuse the following language.

Charles Robinson is right; this type of Tom Brady is far from normal.

The Tampa Brady persona has been dramatically different from what we have seen for most of the GOAT’s career. Funny. Light. Sometimes goofy. None of that was here.

Brady seemed solemn here. Saying he has “shit going on,” does not make it seem like his absence was anything as light or fun as a family vacation, and that also leads us to believe that this isn’t over

Reserved Brady is not Tampa Brady. Reserved Brady is not the one that led the NFL in passing yards last season. This version seems different, and not in a good way.

Whatever it is that he is dealing with, we hope that Tom Brady is able to find some peace soon. The football aspect is irrelevant right now. As long as we don’t get any concrete answers, we are forced to make assumptions, and that just feels strange after what we have gone through after the past two years.

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