Tom Brady defends his decision to take a week off

Tom Brady defends his time.

After the news that quarterback, 45, You will receive a personal day every Wednesday For the first time in his career, Brady opened up about the decision.

On Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM show, Let’s go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray The NFL legend said he “deserved” it.

Brady said when asked about the arrangement. “Maybe that’s good enough for me.”

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport I reported the Brady Day news over the weekend. The weekly day off, usually restricted to veterans of the league, Brady has followed the occasional Thursday off for the past two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But this season, paused once a week, reserve quarterback Blaine Jabert will take over as his representatives on Days One and Two. This secondary gives Brady more time to improve his skills, and gives Brady a chance to unwind in the middle of the week.

Representatives for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment at the time of the report.

“It’s important for most players,” Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles told reporters recently. “But I think when you’re playing in the league for a certain amount of time, and you’re preparing in a certain way, you don’t have to train with this guy all the time. You’re going to train, but you’re not going to practice all the time. You’ll have a day off here and there because it’s a long season.”

Tom Brady.
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Brady’s new arrangement means he’ll be listed now Every injury report over the course of the season, and will only be updated Thursday or Friday when there is a legitimate injury, according to a tweet from journalist Jeff Novak.

The podcast episode comes on the heels of a high tension game Between Buccs and New Orleans Saints Sunday. After the match, Brady issued an apology for his apparent frustration during the match.

At some point, Brady He was seen throwing his tablet into the sidelines.

It exploded after the second half of the matchAnd the USA Today I mentioned, when the team started off driving and throwing a punt. Then an visibly unhappy Brady was seen yelling at his teammates before being dumped Helmet and Microsoft plank on the earth.

Brady – whose team eventually triumphed against the Saints 20-10 – tweeted a video responding to the moment, Captured by FOX on camera and widely shared on social media.

“A great win to get to 2-0,” Brady said in his video, referring to the team’s undefeated streak since its victory over the Dallas Cowboys earlier this month.

Despite the recovery, Brady noted that “ugly is very important” before expressing regret for his anger. “Sorry for breaking that tablet,” he joked, “I think this is going to be another meme on Twitter or something.”

“Coming home to Tampa,” Brady added. “Get ready for next week. Green Bay is coming to town, let’s go.”

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