Tom Brady: I “Relish” The In-game Comeback

May 9th, 2022

Joe once heard a Peyton Manning interview that included Manning sharing his thoughts on his many fourth-quarter comebacks.

Manning was almost embarrassed by them. He said engineering so many late comebacks meant he and his team played a lot of lousy football in the first half of games.

Tom Brady seems to have a different mentality. Brady is energized by a shot at a tough comeback, and he said he remembers them in great detail.

Yesterday, Brady was chilling with Michael Jordan and other sports legends at the Miami Formula One Grand Prix where he found time to sit down with former Bills and Falcons linebacker Coy Wire, a CNN sports anchor.

A question posed to Brady was about where his mind goes when he’s losing by a big margin.

“When I’m losing I focus on, you know, ‘how do I just get back in the game?'” Brady began. “I always feel like, I think of the Super Bowl against Atlanta, we were down 25 points. You can’t score 25 points in one touchdown. You have to just chip away and you have to get yourself in striking distance. That just comes with a lot of great plays and great confidence in what you’re doing.

“I’ve obviously done it long enough where there’s no part of the game where I feel we’re ever really out of it. I always feel like we’ve got a shot until, you know, truly the clock says, ‘zero.’ We don’t always win and that’s just part of sports. But I do love and relish when you have the opportunity to come back, too. My last game against the Rams in the playoffs, we were down a bunch of points, we found a way to tie the game. … You don’t always win them all. But it’s fun to come back when you do, and those are the ones you probably remember the most.”

There goes Brady mentioning the sting of that groin-stop Rams loss again.

Joe wonders whether in some twisted, karmic way, the way the Bucs lost against the Rams drove Brady so mad he had to kick retirement to the curb and come back to right the pirate ship.

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24 Responses to “Tom Brady: I “Relish” The In-game Comeback”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think that loss caused Brady to retire and that same loss caused him to unretire.

  2. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Go get bradberry. Make room.

  3. LOL Says:

    I relish my Hotdogs. LOL, not really. Relish is gross.

    TB is really good at comebacks though, for sure. He seems to thrive under that much pressure. Probably why he is so good in the Playoffs (Minus that Green Bay Game in the 2nd half)

  4. Guzzie Says:

    One disturbing tread I’ve noticed during the Tampa Bay Brady’s era,we tend to struggle early against the elite teams, and most of the time we get it together and make it a game, except the Saints of course, kinda like we weren’t prepared properly

  5. Guzzie Says:

    The Tampa Bay Bradyneers era I meant

  6. Guzzie Says:

    Bradyneers feel free to coin that Joe

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Guzzie, he staged a comeback in the first Saints game with 2:20 left but the D let a 3rd string QB drive right right down the field in like 40 seconds. His comment was a shot at those that went to the movies that week. The entire coaching staff.

  8. Cleanhouse Says:

    Mr. Licht, Sign Suh if you want the team to be competitive

  9. Allbuccedup Says:

    If Suh doesn’t sign I believe Licht will look at whos available FA or trade. I still believe Gronk won’t play if he wants to Licht not going to pay him the $s he wants.

  10. firethecannons Says:

    Yet we lose routinely to the saints–this year that must stop rest of the team has to want this

  11. SPARKY Says:

    Brady is the best ever at the comebacks. The AB goes crazy game against the Jets was an example of how easy it is for him sometime. AB raised he’ll at halftime, AB quits and runs off the field like an idiot, nobody paying attention to the game. Somebody finally noticed we were behind with little time left and says, hey Tom, help. Down the field we go, game over. BEST EVER!

  12. Dean Giusti Says:

    I’m with Francisco Guzman.

  13. Miller5252 Says:

    I think Manning’s answer fit the Bucs last year. How many games last year did it take at least the first half for the Bucs to pull their heads out??? There was no way they were winning it all last year the way they couldn’t play a full game. I think the only time they’ve played a full game since Brady showed up was in the Super Bowl beat down of the Chiefs. ✌️This year needs to be the year they’re all dialed in and ready from the word go!

  14. GOB Says:

    It’s a familiar pattern. Brady played like donkey poop against Atlanta in the first half, including a horrid pick 6. The Patriots defense was instrumental in that comeback. What won the game, was superior conditioning. The falcons pass rushers were spent by the end of the game. It also helped that Kyle Shanahan’s play calls, take an eternity to spit out. GOB prefers simplicity in all things. Sprint right option for example, the call that lead to “the catch”

  15. Trey Long Says:

    Secondary coaching scares me. They were medicre to terrible last year. Brady can’t score 35 points every week against good teams. FIX THE FRIGGING SECONDARY. Bucs have the athletes.

  16. alton d green Says:

    sometimes i have to laugh out loud when i see how far so many people will go to keep from laying the Rams game on Bowles. I pray he doesn’t screw the whole team up. Stand your ground Byron

  17. GOB Says:

    alton, I hear you. The defensive gameplan was backwards. Poor complementary football.

  18. steele Says:

    Vengeance will be his.

  19. BringBucsBack Says:

    ”My last game against the Rams in the playoffs, we were down a bunch of points, we found a way to tie the game. … You don’t always win them all… especially when your D-coordinator goes to the restroom, down his leg, during the final drive of the game!”; is what TB meant to say.

  20. Allen Lofton Says:

    Brady just couldn’t end his career losing in the final seconds of the Rams game. He has too much to prove. Bucs are winning it all again this year and then TB is ready for new ventures.

  21. Jason Says:

    Sorry Joe, but The BUCS, Peyton Manning, and Comebacks all in the same article? Geez, thanks for the flashback!!! Lol jk

  22. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    I love how little people use their brains so that they can lay all of the blame for that loss on Bowles instead of the players. They make more money than he does and practice those situations more than he does. Bowles is not the one who allowed Kupp to go OUT OF BOUNDS on the previous play, a football 101 no no in the final minute of a game. They tackle in bounds like they’re taught and the game goes into over time. There was nothing wrong with the blitz call many coaches make that same call. Devin White didn’t get the guys in their proper spots plain and simple that’s why there was confusion at the snap. Dudes need to stop acting like they know football when the they really don’t


    “You don’t always win them all. But it’s fun to come back when you do”

    ALL athletes…. and even fans…. WANT to believe this.

    But BRADY…. has PROVEN…. that it is attainable…… and can be DONE.

  24. Eric b Says: