Von Miller Regrets Trash-Talking Tom Brady

July 25th, 2022

Von Miller.

The “Q” and “E” words are two of the most very dangerous in sports.

You don’t accuse a man of being a “quitter” or failing to give “effort” unless you are 100 percent sure.

Future Hall of Fame edge rusher Von Miller, a member of the Rams last season who now plays for Buffalo, lamented calling Bucs’ offensive linemen quitters during last season’s playoff game at The Licht House. Miller’s revelation came on the Open Mike podcast.

Miller described the Rams’ 27-6 lead late in the third quarter against the Bucs. That was when Miller let loose, he said, despite being a guy who doesn’t trash talk typically.

He said he started trash-talking in the direction of Tom Brady by blasting the Tampa Bay line for looking like they had quit in the series. The Rams stopped the Bucs on 3rd-and-9 on the Rams 29 yard line, and Miller said he ramped up the quitter chatter and ran off the field for what he thought was a crushing 3-and-out.

But Miller then turned around and ran back because the Bucs were going for it on 4th-and-9 rather than kicking a field goal.

Brady converted to Scotty Miller for the first down, and then after two completions to Tyler Johnson, the Bucs pounded Leonard Fournette for a one-yard touchdown run. And Tampa Bay’s historic comeback was on.

Von Miller talked about how he isn’t a big trash-talker but the excitement of the moment and his belief that he saw quit in the eyes of the Bucs’ O-line got the best of him. He said he regrets possibly playing a part in reviving the Bucs with his high-energy, verbal blasts.

He described standing on the sidelines with his hands on his head, watching the Bucs and scolding himself for stepping out of character with the trash-talking.

“See, this is why I don’t talk sh*t in the game,” Miller said.

Unfortunately, the Bucs came all the way back but lost on the Rams’ soul-crushing final drive against a Bucs defense that didn’t look ready for the stage.

Joe wonders if the Buccaneers’ offensive linemen heard Miller’s rip them and found some motivation in his words. Maybe Joe will be able to scrape up an answer this week at training camp.

24 Responses to “Von Miller Regrets Trash-Talking Tom Brady”

  1. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I was surprised the Bucs came back in that game, I really was.
    But to lose the way we lost was beyond belief.
    I am still sick over that loss

  2. SPARKY Says:

    I don’t think he was talking to Brady, everybody knows Tom wouldn’t quit. But he might have been right about the o-line.

  3. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    It was a terrible 1st half we could have won that game if we played better but it’s in the past time to go beat the best to be the best

  4. CalBucsFan Says:

    It was a gut wrenching way to lose, no doubt. I’ve been reluctant to jump on Bowles as HC ever since too, WTF happened to the defense there coach after such a tremendous comeback?

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    Thanks, Todd!!!

  6. GOB Says:

    It’s only a comeback if you win the game Joe. But for some absolutely mind numbing fumbles by the Rams, Brady wouldn’t have had a chance. None of the fumbles were the result of any great play by bucs defenders. The Rams simply laid the ball on the ground. If bowles doesn’t change his scheme against them this year, they’ll get smacked around worse than last year. You don’t blitz a QB that has a 70% completion percentage, and one int all year vs. 5 or more rushers.

  7. ben Says:

    The now Bucs head coach was outcoached against the Rams several times…

  8. Drunkinybor Says:

    That’s just the philosophy of this team. To go for it horns down and go for the kill. We can get in the.. Rams expected a blitz..But we knew they knew do now we know what they think we will do will not do it except they think we will. Personally I think it was a bad call. But I don’t think it’s a fireball offense.

  9. DrunkInYbor Says:

    We can debate this forever.. Rams new we would blitz.. but we knew they knew. So we won’t but what if they knew what we knew and knew we would do the opposite. So we know they know what’s coming but what if they know we eont because rams know we know on and on. Personally I thought it was a bad call. But did the players execute? Our defense was not great. Time to move on and next time since we got burned the next teal will know we drop back and cover but we know they expect that so on and on

  10. GOB Says:

    Blitzing any experienced QB, is dicey these days. Blitz rates have declined steadily over the last 10 years, but bowles hasn’t changed with the times. Facts are, if a QB knows you’re blitzing, and you don’t disguise and execute it perfectly, he’ll find the hot route. It’s pitch and catch. If you want to blitz, fine. Just don’t do it half the time. It makes the defense too predictable. Timely blitzing still has a place in the league.

  11. Buccos Says:

    Even if you are going to blitz you still double cover Kupp. It won’t happen again

  12. Mike C Says:

    I would take a gut punch like that every year in the playoffs rather than go back to irrelevance.

  13. Bucsfan13 Says:

    He didn’t trash talk Brady. That’s such a misleading headline. He called our online quitters. Von has immense respect for Tom going back to their playing days during NE and Denver. Brady got hit like 15 times during a divisional game against Denver and took it like a man. Don’t try to be slick and add Brady to the headline because you’re embarrassed our line gave up. Brady is no quitter and Von knows it.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Todd ruined the greatest playoff comeback since Bills Oilers in the stone age. Thanks, Todd.

  15. steele Says:

    Von the perennial s hit talker and enemy. I live to see him and every team he is with lose.

  16. GOB Says:

    Buccos, completely agree. I don’t necessarily have a problem with blitzing in that scenario. Belichick does it all the time when teams are backed up, late in the game. The blitz almost got home on Stafford. It was a secondary breakdown. Davis looked like he passed off Cupp to Edwards in zone. For that play to work, Cupp should’ve been mauled at the LOS, or at least redirected. Sure didn’t help that the middle backer was late on the blitz

  17. Beeej Says:

    If there’s a God we beat him and the Bills in the Super Bowl

  18. Dooley Says:

    Von Miller was busting Josh Wells’ ass the entire game, to the point Wells didn’t even finish the game and we replaced him with Nick Leverett and he got that work too. Part of the reason our offense was a non-factor for almost 3 quarters and Miller even moved to the right side to give Donovan Smith some work for a few reps.

  19. ChiBuc Says:

    Miller has no shortage of ego. He credits his play for the first half shutdown of the bucs’ offense, and then turns around and credits his mouth for motivating the bucs’ comeback. Wow!

  20. Chris Says:

    Rams are garbage. Wirfs plays we win that game easy. Not to mention are beat up secondary. Addition of Ryan and Neal is excellent, and a healthier secondary 🤞this season our D will be much improved.

  21. captivajim Says:

    that last play still has me concerned that bowles is now HC…either he was/is slow on the uptake to realize the situation ??? or was HIS defense was just confused ,certainly were NOT thinking—NObody thought to cover Kupp -it was sickening .

  22. UKBuccaneer Says:

    That was one of the few occasions where you *must* play prevent defense.

  23. Trey Long Says:

    Pass defense was a problem last year.
    Bucs have the athletes. Coaching was the problem. Bill Belichick isn’t letting Kupp run deep in single coverage with 30 seconds left.

  24. maxdrumsalot Says:

    stupid rams losses in the playoffs, that one may have hurt more than 1999