Brady Taken To Task

October 12th, 2020

Bucs QB fingered.

A lot of folks like to call park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting Bucs quarterback Tom Brady a goat.

Today, a national NFL writer of some repute is calling Brady a goat of a different sort.

In going through the highlights and lowlights of Week 5’s games, hot-dog-eating-contest-protestingmock-draft-scowlingL.L. Bean-wearingSecond Amendment abolitionistMike-Florio-arguingparrot-insensitivechewing-with-his-mouth-opensoup-gulpingCalifornia-train-romancinganti-football proliferationouthouse-admiringairline-nappingsteerage-flyingYogi Berra-worshipingurinal-picture-takingvideo-game-playingTaylor-Swift-listeningpickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerking, craft-beer-chugging, cricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-trainingBudweiser-tolerantbaseball scorecard-keeping, pasta-feasting, vomit-dodging scrooge, Kay-Adams-following, social activist and NFL insider Peter King of NBC Sports slapped Brady with his weekly “Goat of the Week” for his mental collapse on what could have been a game-winning drive Thursday in Chicago.

Tom Brady, quarterback, Tampa Bay. In the Quarterback Instruction Manual, this is one of the Ten Commandments: Thou shalt not forget what down it is. Fourth and six, 38 seconds left, ball at the Tampa 41, Bears up 20-19. Brady’s playing it cool. Plenty of time to throw the ball in the middle of the field, get six or seven yards and spike it with 25 seconds left; Brady would then need 15 to 18 yards on three snaps to get in makeable field-goal range. Instead he took a shot downfield, and not a smart shot. Cameron Brate was blanket-covered by DeAndre Houston-Carson of the Bears, and the incompletion wobbled away. Watching the replay, there’s an 80, 85 percent chance Brady could have hit Ke’Shawn Vaughn—who did not have a Bears within six yards of him at the time of Brady’s release—for the first down. Brady turned to the ref with four fingers up, like, “It’s fourth down, right?” Nope. It was fourth down. Brady’s been a great get for the Bucs. But the end of this game will not go in his football time capsule. Now, let’s say for a moment that Brady really did know what down it was. I’d still give him the goat because he made a terrible decision with a winnable game on the line, giving up a likely first down for a play that could only succeed if Brate drew a pass-interference call.

On that play, Brady — of all people — became the Chris Weber of the NFL. Only difference is, Thursday night’s game wasn’t the Super Bowl, whereas Weber’s brain fart came on a potential game-winning possession for the college basketball national championship.

That stunt by Brady was not the reason so many networks wanted the Bucs this season for prime time games. That’s the kind of move that gets you hidden in games aired in only two TV markets at 1 p.m. on Sundays, like the Jags.

16 Responses to “Brady Taken To Task”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    On an unrelated note it turns out Radio Raheem got the interim job with the Falcons. No second opportunity for Irk Koetter. Raheem deserves it and still the only head coach since Gruden to win ten games as head coach. Meanwhile, Jason Licht had to practically break the bank to field a team that *still* may end up with less than ten wins.

  2. Mike C Says:

    Tom takeing ownership of his mistake with the team is what matters here, he has to look them in the eye and own it, he doesn’t have to say or do squat for the media or fans.

  3. Davenport Buc Says:

    jesus, let it go already. it was a mistake, didn’t cost us the game and there is no reason for people to flip out about it. we’re on to GB

  4. Leighroy Says:

    Weird…. caption says “bucs qb” but the photo looks a lot like sabby piscitelli

  5. Joe Says:

    it was a mistake, didn’t cost us the game


  6. Joe Says:

    but the photo looks a lot like sabby piscitelli

    That’s a different goat (photo).

  7. Bucamania Says:

    It wasn’t a great look but it’s being overblown. As I heard Becht question this morning, I do wonder what the coaches were saying to him when they called the play in. Good chance they had it wrong.

  8. Pewter Power Says:

    No it didn’t cost us the game we were trash the entire second half but the people who think Brady at 43 would come in and make this a miracle season will blame the last drive on the lost. They didn’t deserve to win anyway

  9. Darin Says:

    Absolutely didnt cost them the game. Two Tds given up in a few seconds before half did. The Bucs are on the wrong end of a teams great stat every week. First time since 2013 Bears had two Tds between 2 min warning and halftime. Cover the running backs!

  10. onetrickpony Says:

    Davenport Buc is right

  11. Boston Boy Says:

    Joe.. Your negativity characterizes your life not Brady’s. Football is a team game. Being the GOAT qb doesn’tmean you get to block or tackle. Run or catch the ball or even call the plays. Others have to perform well in order for the team to win. That didn’t happen Thursday night. But Brady IS the reason the Bucs have been on national tv the past 4 weeks. The reason why your readership has quartripled. Thomas Edward Brady affords Tampa Bay the opportunity to WIN. YOU need to put some respect to his name. List his superlatives as opposed to your supposed negatives. Otherwise you come off as a hater. AKA an envious loser. A term that characterizes person who hasnt accomplished and is subconsciously jealous of those that have.

  12. ElioT Says:

    People click on articles for different reasons, the Joes are doing their jobs.

    It’s true, Brady CAN’T NOT know what down it is and I hope we never see that again.

    It’s also true that Bears’ game wasn’t lost on one specific play… There were many plays that could have won or lost that game.

    It’s a game of inches.

    The Bucs lost, can’t change it.

    Let’s go kick the crap out of Green Bay!

  13. All lives matter Says:

    You’re right Joe, Brady is an @sshole. He likes to violate parks, break into homes. Constantly sticking his middle finger up to the NFLPA and too stupid to remember it was fourth down after being pummeled and penalized for an entire game.

    He just doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as you.

  14. Cajun 69 Says:

    Boston Boy I agree!

  15. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The Bucs would be 5-0 with Jameis Winston. Jameis knows the Bucs and he knows the Saints. They would have started out 1-0. No way the Bucs get held to one TD against the Bears. Tom Brady looked like a rookie Sunday. Hopefully he gets back on track next week.

  16. rob Says: