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Tom Brady 'hasn't missed a beat' learning Bucs playbook

By Sports Desk August 10, 2020

Tom Brady does not look like a man who is learning a new playbook with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to team-mate Ronald Jones.

Brady is preparing for his first NFL season since the end of his glittering New England Patriots career.

The 43-year-old quarterback won six Super Bowl rings in Foxborough but is now settling into life as a Bucs star.

The adjustment period is going well, too, says running back Jones, with Brady blending in seamlessly in practice so far.

"In terms of Tom, I wouldn't even know [he was new]," Jones told reporters.

"None of the guys would know either that he was having to learn it because he hasn't missed a beat. He hasn't missed anybody on a play or [anything] like that, so you wouldn't even know.

"Obviously, you know his resume, so it's good to be out there with a guy like that, a real field general."

Jones, who had 31 receptions for 309 yards last year, along with his 172 carries for 724 yards and six rushing touchdowns, has worked out with Brady this offseason and the former USC star is hopeful there will be chemistry out on the field from Week 1.

"Working with Tom was great, being able to get some chemistry, so he could see my tempo, my speed, my routes and things like that," Jones said.

"So, hitting the field Week 1, we'll be ready and he'll know how to go off of me.

"I say for now [the most important thing is] just getting that chemistry with the [offensive] line and with Tom Brady as the quarterback.

"Since we won't be having the preseason, that first drive is going to be flying bullets Week 1. I'm excited, we're excited.

"But I think [it is important] just getting the timing and stuff down - things like that - so when we go out there, things just flow."

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