Tom Brady’s family giving him space ahead of Super Bowl LV
Tom Brady is living the bachelor life ahead of a Super Bowl LV showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs, in a manner of speaking.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first team ever to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium. COVID-19 protocols have of course already radically altered typical Super Bowl Week routines, including how the Bucs will not be staying together as a team in a hotel.
This has allowed Brady to enjoy some creature comforts of home heading into his 10th Super Bowl appearance, as the Buccaneers signal-caller is presently preparing for Sunday’s game in the Davis Islands mansion he and his family have been renting from Derek Jeter the entire 2020 NFL season.
However, Brady awoke in relative solitude Monday morning, as wife Gisele Bundchen and their kids have taken leave of their Tampa-area home on a temporary basis.
Speaking to reporters Monday, Brady laid out how the week ahead of Super Bowl LV is providing for a completely new and strange experience as he goes it alone at home.
“My family won’t get back in town until Saturday,” Brady said of how he’s going it alone this week, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I really had an empty house for what will be 12 days leading up to the game. That’s the most time I’ve had to really focus on what I need to do from a football standpoint.
“I have time to get my body right. There’s been no travel for our team. It’s a home game. That’s very different. We’re staying at our own home. That’s very different. You don’t have to eat hotel food for a week, that’s very different. The stadium will be, I don’t know, 25,000 people. That will be different.”
It goes without saying that the buzz of this year’s Super Bowl Week is lacking the patented pomp, circumstance and pageantry that Brady has grown accustomed to over the years.
“I don’t have any perspective on this one,” Brady added. “Because it’s the first time we’ve had a chance to do the things that we’re doing.”