‘Playing a game of chess’ – Tom Brady works overtime to bond with Rookie Wide receivers

Tom Brady ended his two-decade association with the New England Patriots at the start of 2020. He signed an initial two-year contract with the NFC South Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise. Few people predicted that Brady would win a major title while playing under Bill Belichick. But slowly and steadily, the veteran quarterback silenced all of his doubters.

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TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gestures in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The 44-year-old led the Buccaneers to their second Super Bowl title by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium in February. It was Brady’s 7th Super Bowl win and his first without playing under head coach Bill Belichick.

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A big reason behind the win was Brady’s influence on the Bucs offense, especially the wide receivers. The likes of Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Scott Miller and even Antonio Brown have played crucial roles throughout the various stages of the season. They will be key to Tampa Bay in 2021 as they prepare to defend their Lombardi Trophy in 2021.

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Tom Brady eager to develop equation with incoming rookies

As we approach the opening day of the season, Tom Brady spoke about building a rapport with incoming rookies who will be crucial for the Buccaneers as the season progresses.

“It’s really tough for a rookie receiver in the NFL. Everything is new. You have a game, then I change the game, then I look at you and I change course, then I see a defense that we haven’t necessarily talked about. Every piece that I am, hey that’s what I think. And you have to have somebody who can take the criticism,” he told King.

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“Nobody can fix it except the quarterback and the receiver. It doesn’t matter what other people think. I throw the ball. You catch it. We literally have to have a bond, a connection between us. You must be thinking what I’m thinking all the time. The more you talk and the more you do, the better.

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“The longer I play with guys, the better. The more you play together, the more you can’t cover everything in five weeks of training camp. Or in two years together. Five years together? Maybe. Seven years together, okay, that’s pretty good. You play seven years with a receiver, you can do a lot of magic. But after a year or two, there are still things. There are so many variables that You have to understand. We are playing chess. Brady said as reported by FoxNews.

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Brady and the rest of his teammates have their sights set on another Super Bowl trophy. They defied all odds last year, there’s no reason they can’t do it again for a successive season. All eyes are on the Florida Pirates in 2021.

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