Bucs QB Brady Details Working Relationship With Bowles

Quite a bit has been manufactured from the connection between Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and former head coach Bruce Arians. However what sort of relationship does the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion have together with his new head coach, Todd Bowles?

Brady, Bowles First Obtained Acquainted As AFC East Foes

Brady and Bowles didn’t simply first meet one another when Brady signed with Tampa Bay in 2020. Bowles coached the Jets from 2015 to 2018, the place he confronted Brady and the Patriots eight occasions. These battles continued when Brady received to Tampa as he went up in opposition to a Bowles-led protection.

“We’ve a fantastic relationship,” Brady mentioned final week. “Clearly, I performed in opposition to him for a very long time too. He’s very detailed. Actually powerful, hard-nosed coach. A little bit little bit of a throwback. You recognize, you coach in New York, that toughens you up lots. You coach with BA for a very long time, you coach with [Bill] Parcells, you get toughened up. I feel he believes in a sure type of play, which is mirrored in the best way our protection performs.”

Working Collectively With The Bucs

Bucs head coach Todd Bowles – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

Now that Bowles is making the entire requires the Bucs, it’s essential that the he and his quarterback work hand in hand.

“I feel we’ve received to go play nice complementary soccer between what they do defensively and what we do offensively and the way the kicking recreation pertains to that,” Brady mentioned. “There’s been a whole lot of competitors all through OTAs and thru [mini] camp. I’ve at all times liked Todd as a coach. Even when he was teaching in opposition to me, I at all times had a whole lot of respect for him as a result of each recreation we performed in opposition to him, we needed to go earn it. It was some new scheme and new design and it was nothing easy. And that’s powerful for a quarterback.

“For those who can have that ball within the quarterback’s fingers and make him query what he’s doing with the ball, I feel you’re doing a great job. And I feel Todd’s performed a fantastic job with that over time.”

Bowles commented on his relationship with Brady throughout OTAs. Whereas he didn’t go into specifics, he did say that everybody is on the identical web page. Which will go with out saying, but it surely’s essential in relation to a defensive coach like Bowles working with the offense.

“We’re on the identical web page,” Bowles mentioned. “We’re in lockstep – we’re in lockstep with Byron [Leftwich] and Clyde [Christensen], so all the pieces’s good.”

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