New Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, 43, says he is absolutely excited to be a part of the team as the chemistry between him and his new teammates is developing well. Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion, changed teams for the first time in his career this offseason when he left the New England Patriots to sign with the Buccaneers.
"No butterflies... I've been in a lot of moments on the field, but it's more excitement than butterflies," Brady said, per ESPN. "You're on the field, prepping with your teammates. We all got to dig a little deep -- a 16-play drive to start the scrimmage, guys were getting hit, going in and out.
There was a lot of great things to learn from what we were doing." The Buccaneers have one of the most gifted and talented offenses in the league.
Brady wants to get the 'right feeling'
Now it's all about Brady and his new receivers getting all on the same page.
"I'm trying to just feel it out. When we need a little spark, try to provide that. When we need a little pick-me-up, provide that. I try to get a feel on a daily basis and I try to keep a really consistent level of intensity," Brady said.
"I think the competition's on. It doesn't start in two weeks. It's already started. So every day that goes by, we've gotta learn from what we're doing, we've gotta learn with each other -- the plays, the corrections, all the different things that we're trying to get up to speed with because it's very different with no preseason games.
... It's coming fast. And I think today was a good indicator for all of us that it's right around the corner and we're gonna have to tighten some things up so we can be ready to go against a great football team in a couple weeks."
The Buccaneers have a tough season opener as they are scheduled to meet the New Orleans Saints in an away game. "You've gotta focus on what the process is, and that's a daily basis. Today was the most important day because it's the only one we had," Brady said.
"And it was in our stadium, pads, hitting, live contact. It was some learning for us and we've gotta take it, understand what we did wrong, learn from it and move on and get back to work tomorrow and try to be better tomorrow."