Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady made his return to game action Saturday, competing in his team’s preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts.
Brady, who missed 11 consecutive days of Buccaneers training camp, was asked to address his uncharacteristic extended absence during his postgame press conference.
Without diving into any detail, as expected, Brady dropped a non-family-friendly response regarding the absence which was due to “personal” reasons.
“It’s all personal,” Brady told reporters. “Everyone’s got different situations they’re dealing with, so we all have really unique challenges to our life. … I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of (expletive) going on. You just gotta try to figure out life the best you can. … It’s a continuous process.”
Brady added: “I’m ready to go.”
During Saturday’s 27-10 preseason loss to the Colts, Brady completed six of his eight pass attempts for 44 yards on the game’s opening drive, including one 20-yard toss to new teammate Julio Jones.