Why Tom Brady was 'cussed out' at practice this week


Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians said Tom Brady would be treated just like any other player on the roster and that came up this week.

Arians told reporters Brady was "cussed out."

"He did a little bit (Wednesday) because he likes to throw the ball in walk-throughs and we don't throw the ball in walk-throughs. But not very bad," he said.

With Brady joining the team in March and not having a spring to get to know his new teammates and also the playbook, is Arians at all worried about him adjusting to life in Tampa?

"Yeah he's probably the least of my worries right now," Arians said. "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 gotta get ready to play a game. I think that's the biggest disadvantage -- not being in pads and not playing fast."

Thursday was the Buccaneers' first practice open to the media.