Tom Brady quote continues to create questions about Buccaneers return

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Does Tom Brady still like playing football for the Buccaneers? It sure feels like the answer to that question is ambiguous right now.

Why did Tom Brady come back to the Buccaneers? 

It’s a genuine question. It is silly at this point to question the greatest player of all time, but it does need to be asked. No one is questioning Brady’s work ethic, but it is fair to wonder just what the Hell has happening after the past six months.

Retirement. Unretirement. Trips during camp. Taking off Wednesdays but then still showing up on Wednesdays. Bruce Arians retiring. Divorce rumors. It’s all strange when you look at it together.

Whatever is going on is not normal, and adding in the way Tom Brady speaks about the sport that he apparently still loves makes it all the more confusing to understand.

Brady hasn’t appeared to have fun all season. Gone is the goofy demeanor that helped make Tampa Brady so much fun. The sidelines are for yelling. The fun has been replaced by melancholy, and a recent quote shows this just like all of the other past ones.

We aren’t going to focus on the military aspect of the comment. As a public school teacher, it isn’t this writer’s place to agree or disagree with the original poster’s concerns.

However, even if you look past that point, this just isn’t the way that someone talks about something that they love to the point of forsaking everything else.

Tom Brady isn’t playing for his legacy, money, fame, and it is all coming at the detriment of his family. This is a choice that has almost no positive outcomes, so it shows that it is a choice, but why is Brady making this choice and following it with comments like this that make the sport seem like a greater burden?

There is more to this than it seems. Hopefully Tom Brady can find a way to be happy again.

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