Tom Brady’s move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was one of the biggest shockers in the offseason. However, some analysts are putting Brady’s performance in question. Some think that the star quarterback will no longer be able to exhibit the same level he had 20 years ago.
Brady is known for his strong leadership skills. Back in his stint with the New England Patriots, the quarterback would demand a lot of dedication from his teammates while staying focused on his work to elevate the entire franchise at his will.
A lot has questioned Brady if he could do it again. As far as Tampa Bay is concerned, they are one of the league’s anonymous teams and has not entered the playoffs in the last 12 years. That fact alone made the move more stunning yet questionable.
‘There’s a lot of things for me to focus on and a lot of time and energy is going to be spent on getting up to speed with the tactical things about how I can do the best job I can for the team’, Brady said. ‘Anything outside of that is really, in essence, not a high priority for me. Not to say that things are unimportant, it’s just I gotta be able to prioritize my time and energy so that I can learn what I need to learn and go out there and do a great job for this organization’.
There are a lot of expectations following his move. Of course for starters, Brady is expected to transform this team into one of the title contenders that could challenge the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
However, the bigger question is how will Brady do it. The New Orleans Saints are colossal opponents in the division that Brady has faced in the AFC East. It took 20 years for him to establish his legacy. He does not have the luxury of time to do that with the Buccaneers this time.
‘I just think life continues to change for all of us’, he said. ‘Just having the opportunity for me to continue to play football and lead a team is something that I love doing. I loved playing this sport since I was a kid, since I was throwing footballs in the parking lot at Candlestick. And I still love doing that today. I train hard. I try to keep my body as physically fit as possible. Mentally, I try to stay sharp, although it’s going to be a different challenge this year in learning. I’m going to do everything I can to do the best I possibly can. And I’m just excited to embrace this opportunity and see it for what it is’.