After 20 years with the Patriots, quarterback Tom Brady had a significant correction in Tampa Bay. Through JoeBucsFan.com, Brady explained the difficulty of the transition in his recent appearance with Hoodinkie Radio.
“In the middle of the year, I was still trying to figure out what to call the plays,” Brady said of the Buccaneers playbook. “I just read it [the plays] from my wrist and I tried to visualize what would happen. “
After so much time in a system, it was a crash course for Brady to learn a new attack.
“It’s like learning a whole new language,” Brady said. “You’ve been speaking English for 20 years and someone says, ‘Hey, man, let’s talk a little Spanish.’ And you’re like, “Huh?” That doesn’t make sense to my brain. “
The pandemic has complicated the efforts of all new teammates to end up on the same page.
“[I]It took a long time for people to get to know each other, “Brady said. “Much longer than normal.” The last six weeks of the year, wow, we really started hitting. We gained a lot of trust in each other. It was a really unique experience that I hope I never have to go through again, but I think we did our best. “
The Bucs ended the year by winning eight straight games and are expected to continue where they left off, especially with all 22 starters in 2021. And with Brady more than a year in his efforts to learn the new language.