Tom Brady is in the unfamiliar role of being one of the new guys at training camp.
The veteran quarterback left the New England Patriots in free agency in March and is now taking part in his first camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
There isn't a defense Brady hasn't seen, and there are few situations, if any, that he hasn't experienced in an NFL game. While having that knowledge and experience is undoubtedly a huge help for Brady as he transitions to a different team, there are plenty of new things he must learn with the Bucs.
New coaches, new teammates and a new offense are just some of the things Brady must familiarize himself with before Week 1 of the regular season.
"It's the first time I've been the new guy, first time I've had to study my playbook. I had to learn all my coaches' names. There's nuances to all those moments that maybe I've taken for granted for a long time because you're kind of on auto pilot being in the same place," Brady said in the third episode of Tampa Bay's video series titled, “In The Current: A Season with the Buccaneers.”
"You know your ride to work, you just kind of show up there. There's a lot of things that are different. I think when it comes to football, a lot of those things are the same -- trust, communication, and it's about all being on the same page so people can anticipate and play with confidence. We've got a long journey ahead on those things."
Episode three of “In The Current: A Season with the Buccaneers" also includes some pretty cool highlights of Brady from training camp practices in Tampa Bay. You can watch the full episode in the video below:
Brady and the Buccaneers don't have much time to build a strong chemistry on offense. Tampa Bay opens the season with a Week 1 matchup on the road against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 13.