Tom Brady vows he won’t retire from Bucs midseason: ‘I made a commitment to this team’
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers They served their worst loss of the early NFL season, a 21-3 defeat by the humble Carolina Panthers, which left everyone wondering if Tom Brady in the Hall of Fame would call it a middle season finisher.
In his last book “Let’s go!” audio notationJim Gray asked Brady if he still liked the game. He’s been looking pretty frustrated the past few weeks as the Bucs had trouble winning, and that’s to blame.
Brady did not hesitate with his answer.
He said, “Sure.” “I was saying to [his trainer Alex Guerrero] This morning, I was treating, man, it’s a tough sport we picked and it’s tough. It challenges you in every area, physically, mentally and emotionally. And sure, at this point we’re in, that’s where you have to dig deep and see what it’s all about and figure out what kind of personality you have and know what you believe in and your values as a team. Do you defend each other when faced with adversity or not? That’s what we all try to figure out every time we play.”
As for the retirement question, Brady answered that before Loss to Carolina“There is no retirement in my future,” he said. He repeated those comments on the podcast.
“I said last week that there is no immediate retirement in my future,” he said. “There’s been retirement in the past, but I’ve moved on from that. But definitely no, you know, I’ve never been, you know, I’ve committed to this team and I love this team and I love this organization. I told them in March that I was playing and I didn’t quit Anything in my life. And I know a group of my teammates that we all depend on each other to be our best, work hard and put the team first. That’s what you stick to and that’s what you want your teammates to stick to too.
“I want to keep fighting as hard as I can and always try to do my best. I always try to work hard and always try to commit more to the things that matter to me. This team is very important to me and I definitely want to be the best that I can be for them.”
The Bucs are now 3-4 on the season after two heavy losses in a row, adding the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6 as well. In those games, Brady can rack up yards in the air, but Tampa Bay is having trouble finding the end zone for the first time since Brady left the New England Patriots to join them.
With 1,942 yards, Brady is the sixth best player in the NFL, with a 66.9% completion rate through seven games. He also has eight touchdowns to just one interception.
However, the Bucs couldn’t collect 20 points in their last two games, two of which were hot favorites.
There has also been speculation that Brady’s personal life, specifically the drama of his marriage to Gisele Bundchen, is interfering with his playing on the court.
Brady could erase some doubt from fans and pundits alike if the Bucs can defeat the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night this week.