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Tom Brady Documents Just How Different Super Bowl Media Day Was This Year

Unlike previous years, Tom Brady wasn’t greeted with a mass gathering of reporters on the opening night of Super Bowl Week. Instead, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback kicked off his 10th career Super Bowl Week with a series of virtual interviews.

Like many operational changes this NFL season, COVID-19 safety precautions necessitated the virtual interview format.

Brady took a moment to photograph the media press conference from his perspective.

“I gotta get a picture of this,” he said.

Brady signed with the Buccaneers in March 2020 in a blockbuster free agency move, and he and his new teammates will now play in a Super Bowl as the home team in their own stadium — something no team has ever done before.

Brady will enter Super Bowl LV having led the New England Patriots to nine Super Bowls with six victories during his 20-season tenure, and he aims to continue that success in Tampa Bay.

“This year’s a little different than the others,” Brady tweeted hours later.

What used to be a mass gathering of both teams and a sea of podiums set up inside the host stadium has now become a series of conference calls.

This year’s media day may be different than those in previous years, but the game itself will look fairly similar. It will still kick off on a Sunday at 6:30 p.m., still feature Tom Brady and still have a crowd in attendance, if just a limited one.

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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