Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians isn't worried about the team not having offseason to get live reps with Tom Brady as he is confident the six-time Super Bowl champion won't need much time to form chemistry with his new teammates.
"Yeah, he’s probably the least of my worries right now,” Arians said of Brady, via Jenna Laine of ESPN, as quoted on Pro Football Talk. “He’s where he needs to be. We need to get more live reps.
Blocking, tackling. This game’s a blocking and tackling game. Fourteen days to block and tackle. Is that enough? And I hate tackling ourselves. We don’t want to road-block ourselves, but we’ve got to get ready to play a game.
I think that’s the biggest disadvantage — not being in pads and not playing fast”. The training camps have begun and the intensity of work outs has increased as there is a less than a month before the start of the new season.
"Just playing fast,” Arians said. “He knows what he’s doing. But now the speed is going to pick up for the first time for him. Seeing how he processes the information that he thinks he knows and we’ll find out what he does know and doesn’t know at a much higher pace, and we haven’t gone against our defense and we’re very complicated defensively, so it’ll be a lot of fun for him”.
Arians suggests Brady is just 'another guy'
"He (Brady) gets cussed out like everybody else,” Arians claimed. “He did a little bit yesterday because he likes to throw the ball in walk-throughs and we don’t throw the ball in walk-throughs.
But not very bad”. After 19 years spent with the New England Patriots and six Super Bowls won, Brady changed teams for the first time in his career when he signed with the Buccaneers this offseason. The Patriots signed 2015 NFL MVP quarterback Cam Newton this offseason and coach Bill Belichick has had to say some nice words of the team's new quarterback.
"Cam's a hardworking kid. He really is," Belichick said, as quoted on ESPN. "He's worked very hard, I'd say, as all of our players have. I'd say that certainly for all the quarterbacks, at that position, those guys have been locked in, focused and confident in what they're able to do and the information they have to give to the team -- playcalling, adjustments, audibles, protection adjustments, things like that. That's all going pretty well."