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In Preseason Debut, Tom Brady Looks, Feels ‘Ready to Go’

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Aug 27, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was in action Saturday night for the first and only time this preseason, and former teammate Matt Cassel came away impressed with the performance.

Cassel goes over what he liked from Brady in Tampa Bay’s preseason finale against Indianapolis Saturday night. In his only series, Brady was 6-of-8 for 44 yards and led the Buccaneers to a field goal. It was a performance that impressed Cassel.

What impressed him more, however, was that Brady found a different receiver with every completion and looked as ageless as ever competing in a game he didn’t even need to play.

There were some who thought he shouldn’t have played in this one, after missing 11 days with the Buccaneers for personal reasons. After Saturday night’s game, Brady talked for the first time on leaving camp.

“It’s all personal. Everyone’s got different situations they’re dealing with,” Brady said. “We all have really unique challenges to our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s— going on. Just gotta try to figure out life the best you can. It’s a continuous process.”

When asked if he was in a better place now, Brady ensured Buccaneers fans that he was.

“I’m ready to go,” he said.