TAMPA BAY – Now that mandatory minicamp is out of the way, the Buccaneers will turn their attention to the offseason’s next milestone: training camp.

As of right now, the overwhelming majority of teams haven’t announced or officially set their dates. From what I could find, the Steelers are the only team that has released training camp dates.

Whether he meant to or not, Tom Brady told reporters, Buccaneers fans, and the rest of the NFL world when the Buccaneers start training camp during his latest press conference.

“We know when training camp is – it’s the 23rd of July,” Brady told reporters. “We got six weeks of training camp, but I feel like the season has already started. You’re competing everyday out there and you’re either getting better or you’re getting worse. You’re not going out there just to break a sweat – you’re going out there to get things done.

“And I think this should be, in my opinion, our best opportunity to play our best football, because we’ve been together the longest. And why shouldn’t it be?”

Brady’s desire and dedication for continued improvement is on full display, but he also makes a very salient point. The Buccaneers offense is now going on its third year together. Outside of the departures of Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa (we’ll keep Rob Gronkowski off to the side, for now), the Buccaneers have every main offensive player that was on the roster before the 2020 season started.

The 2022 version of training camp will be exciting, to say the least. And now we know when it starts.

Editor’s note: Todd Bowles later informed JoeBucsFan.com that training camps starts on July 20 for rookies and then quarterbacks begin on July 23.

You can check out Brady’s full press conference, below:

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