Colin Cowherd: “Do you think Tom Brady is committed to the Bucs?”
Ben Volin: “I do wonder where his head is at right now... He was so good at 44, there is no doubt in our minds that if Brady is fully committed he can have a terrific season at 45, but there are definitely signs that his head is not fully into it. I try not to be the body language police, but I was at Bucs practice yesterday and he looked miserable. I don’t think he loves the humidity in Tampa; it is very swampy out here every morning. His buddy Gronk has retired, that’s his running mate, that’s his guy, and now he looks all over the field and he’s throwing to Kyle Rudolph, Chris Godwin is banged up and we’re not sure when he’s going to be himself again. Brady’s center [Ryan Jensen] goes down. There are just a lot of things going on with the team, and we also know playing with the Bucs was not his number one wish this year. If he got his way he would be running the Dolphins, and the only reason he went back the Bucs was because he really had no other options. He had an excused absence last week around his birthday and the local reporters down here were holding their breath, they thought this was it and that Tom Brady had had a change of heart, and that he was going to retire. Now Todd Bowles announces that Tom Brady was not at practice, and he’s gone through next week, through the second preseason game, and gone another 10 days, so I definitely question where his head is at. It might be related to a health thing, whether it’s related to his parents or a family member – if that’s the case then certainly it’s going to be a distraction also, so it does seem like Brady is not 100% focused on football.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to NFL reporter Ben Volin join The Herd with Colin Cowherd to discuss Tom Brady’s exodus at Bucs training camp, as Volin says a wide variety of issues have been making Brady look ‘miserable’ at Bucs camp for the 45-year-old preparing for potentially his final season.
Check out the full segment above as Volin doubts to whether Brady can be fully committed this season for a Bucs team lacking the momentum they had his previous two years.