A major Tom Brady development will have an impact on Tennessee Titans‘ practices next week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles announced on Thursday that Brady will be away from the team until after the team’s preseason game against the Titans on August 20.
That means Brady almost certainly won’t be in Nashville on August 17 for scheduled joint practices between the Buccaneers and Titans (unless something dramatic changes over the next week).
Brady is reportedly dealing with an undisclosed personal matter. Bowles said his level of confidence that Brady will be ready for the start of the season is “pretty high” (which seemingly leaves room for things to change).
Asked about his level of confidence that Brady will start in Week 1 at Dallas, Bowles said: "Mine's pretty high." Asked later to clarify any doubt that would suggest: "There's no doubt. Obviously there's always going to be doubt, but I have a pretty high level of confidence."— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 11, 2022
The Titans and the Bucs previously met for joint practices last year in Tampa. There were numerous altercations between the two teams, including Antonio Brown punching Titans cornerback Chris Jackson
Brady previously came to Nashville for a joint practice in 2019. That practice resulted in a viral video from AtoZ Sports that featured some trash talk between Brady and Mike Vrabel as Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” started playing in the background.
Unfortunately, it appears we won’t get another viral Brady/Vrabel moment this year.
And considering Brady could retire at any moment, this might have been our last chance to see Brady chop it up with Vrabel during practices.
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