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Former Bucs QB coach Clyde Christensen believes BSPN report on Tom Brady.

Earlier this week, perhaps the lone NFL insider into now retired Tom Brady’s camp, Jeff Darlington of BSPN, reported that Brady had no intention of signing with another team other than the Bucs if he didn’t retire.

WTVT-TV Channel 13 sports anchor Kevin O’Donnell caught up with perhaps the closest Bucs coach to Brady, and that was former quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, a man Joe thought should have taken over as offensive coordinator midseason.

Joe always saw Christensen and Brady talking, sometimes laughing and joking. Brady sure seemed closer to Christensen than any coach after Bucco Bruce Arians retired.

In a sitdown with O’Donnell, Christensen explained Darlington’s intel on Brady sounds spot-on. Christensen didn’t think any other city that wanted Brady’s services held the same appeal.

“He loved Tampa,” Christensen said. “He loved the organization. I think he loved his teammates. I really always believed it was going to be [a choice of convenience].

“He could take off on a Tuesday and go pick up his kids from school and then be back here and still get his work done.

“I think it was Tampa. He loved living here. It was extremely practical from his family situation. I think he loved everything about it here.”

Brady was torn between returning and retiring, Christensen believes.

“That’s hard for a guy like him that loves football and loves playing and loves his family,” Christensen said. “It’s a natural conflict that all coaches and all players tend to go through.”

If Brady loves the organization so much, perhaps he can put in a good word to Derek Carr to come play for Tampa Bay, unless the Bucs want to #CollapseForCaleb?

Clyde Christensen retired from football after 43-years. Tom Brady followed his Bucs QB coach nearly 2 weeks later. Christensen sat down for a Q&A to talk #Brady, Retirement and Kyle Trask tonight on Fox 13 at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. Here’s a sneak peak.

— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) February 2, 2023

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