TAMPA, Fla. – Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady insisted Thursday that he has no differences with his former head coach Bruce Arian, who announced his retirement shortly after Brady’s return.
However, he did not deny reports that he had talked to the Miami Dolphins about joining them in some costume, and indicated that he would not be pressuring Rob Gronkowski, his close last and closest friend, to return. .
“Nothing zero,” Brady said of Arian. “He and I have a good relationship. The reason I chose to come here is Bruce. I mean, he and I have an incomparable relationship – I have a lot of respect for him. He knows how I feel about him – that’s the most important thing. And I I know how he feels about me. “
About the Dolphins, who were interested in bringing Brady on-board as a front office ability and / or quarterback, even though he was under contract with the Buccaneers for the second season, Brady said, “I’ve had a lot of conversations with people. Experience, so I made some kind of decision about what I wanted to do and I got into the game of football.
“I think the most important thing is where I am now and what I want to do for this team. This is my commitment to this team and organization. I had a lot of fun coming here two years ago. It’s almost half past one and this is an incredible part of my football journey. And it’s not over. “
Along with Gronkowski, whom Brady pulled out of retirement for the 2020 Tampa season, the two have teamed up to leave the season this offseason. But Brady gave no indication of which side Gronkowski was leaning on Wednesday.
“I think it’s totally up to him and all of us would love to play with him, but he has to make the best decisions for himself and he knows,” Brady said. “Anyone who cares about him knows he’s doing what’s right for him, trying to figure it out – we don’t have a training camp for about six weeks, so he’ll have to figure it out.” Anything has to be done. I think we hope he will, and if he doesn’t, we’ll still have to go there and figure out what to do.
Brady also revealed his decision to retire, which he announced on February 1 and when he retired on March 13. The family has played an integral role in both areas as their priorities have changed since becoming husbands and fathers of three children.
“When you’re 25, it’s very easy to know what you want to do next year,” Brady said. “It’s very challenging when you’re 43 or 44 because there are other things that are really important in your life, like your kids and your spouse and different relationships, things that are always a factor in football. I think that’s how challenging it is for me. Is and I have to work on those things.
“I think when the football season starts, everyone knows it’s 100% football. Who you need to be and this is a big commitment. And to play every game, you have to train really hard. I have to work hard at 44, it’s a big commitment. To try to make that decision – [they] They face challenges. It’s not like that when I was 25, but I don’t think any of you would have felt that way when you were 25.
Thankfully for good reason, there are parts where I’m happy I’m not 25 and there are parts where I feel like I’m a little more like 25, but I have a lot of complexity in different aspects. Life is hard – I’m trying to navigate as best I can. “
Can he feel happy and completely away from professional football or will he always define him?
Brady said: “I fell in love with the game when I was younger and I still think I love it. I think I’ll always be miserable. “” Beyond that – I’m going to play football now, it’s very clear. So, it will be fun. The end of things is a normal off-season. I want to find out what it looks like, which was really interesting to me. पेक्षा It must have been an easier transition than I thought.
The Bucks lost to the Rams 30-27 in the NFC Division Playoffs on January 23. Some teammates felt that Brady would not be able to avoid the loss, while others were convinced that this was the end, which led to an emotional rollercoaster. Of the off-season.
“I knew in a way. I told him two days after the game – that’s me.”[Tom]”We can’t go out like that,” said Leonard Fornett, running back. “He agreed with me. We left a lot of mistakes on the field that confused us. We were playing catch-up the whole game. I think as a champion, I knew he didn’t want to go out like that for his legacy. “
“I was down here,” said wide receiver Mike Evans, pointing to the floor, “and then I went up here. I had no reason to believe he would return. He has done everything, made a lot of money, has the best career ever and still wants to play. He just loves the game and he loves his teammates and wants to win. She says she has a sour taste in her mouth – I have too. I’m glad we’ve got him back for another year. ”
Brady did a lot during his 40-day retirement. He incorporated himself into his new Brady clothing line, starred in two films, played in TNT’s “The Match” golf outing, and later retired from a करार 375 million television contract to become an analyst at Fox Sports. But still he managed to stay in top shape.
“We have a lot more to achieve,” Brady said. “I’ve got longevity ahead and want to do a lot of fun things ahead. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in football, but at the same time – none of us have promised much that we are.” Is now. This is the present moment and I am really excited to be there to compete and win the championship. “