Tom Brady to his throwing coach Tom House: 'Football's fun again'

Ryan Hannable
June 26, 2020 - 8:40 am

Tom Brady seems pretty happy with his current situation in Tampa Bay.

The 42-year-old signed with the Buccaneers this offseason where laid-back Bruce Arians will be his coach and then weeks later Rob Gronkowski unretired and was traded from New England, so the quarterback was reunited with his tight end and close friend.

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Brady's throwing coach Tom House relayed a message from the quarterback after that happened.

“I think the most fun texts we’ve had is when Gronk signed," House recalled in a video chat with GQ sports. "Tom texted me and said, ‘Football’s fun again.'”

House also explained how he works with Brady.

“When he sends a video, I pretend like I’ve never seen it before, and he’ll either text me or leave me a voicemail and say, ‘Look, I just filmed about 20 throws. Have a look. Give me a shout if you see anything, or let’s talk this afternoon or tomorrow. And we’ll do it,'” he said. "We look at initially his timing and his kinetic sequencing, and then the throwing variables that most coaches would teach: balance and posture, stride and momentum, opposite and equal.

"And then the throwing variables that are quantified and specific to him. He’ll have his [screen] capture in front of him and I’ll say, ‘On your third throw to the left have a look at that, your front side flew open a bit.' That’ll just be my eyes talking, and I’ll give him some of the cues that we use in his vocabulary for his teach. It’s just like being there, but we’re looking at video at the same time.”

Brady spent 20 years with the Patriots, so perhaps he's rejuvenated with his new team and culture with the Bucs.

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