Tom Brady Does Not Get All The Calls

October 10th, 2022

This launching Von Miller shot to Tom Brady’s head in January left Brady bloody — and with a flag for complaining.

National talking heads are barking loudly after yesterday’s game about how Tom Brady gets regular gifts from officials that other QBs don’t.

Man, what short memories some people have.

Thankfully, Joe still has recall to late January’s Bucs-Rams playoff game.

Brady was victimized against the Rams that day by a horrible non-call, which led to him getting flagged for complaining, the first personal foul of his career.

Take a flashback look at the screenshot above. It’s Rams edge rusher Von Miller launching himself helmet-first into Brady’s chin in that game (following a hop-step before liftoff).

As you can see in the image, Miller is airborne and nobody shoved him into Brady. Brady completed the pass to Mike Evans and ended up with a bloody mouth.

Miller was not flagged, even though there is a referee assigned to watch the quarterback. Brady got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for disputing the non-call.

Yesterday, a bad call (though not as bad as the screwup above) nullified a late-fourth-quarter sack of Brady by Grady Jarrett and helped the Bucs beat the Falcons. It came one play after the refs screwed Brady on a big-yardage pass interference call for the second time in the game.

Brady with the Bucs doesn’t get preferential treatment from officials, despite what you may be hearing. The evidence isn’t there, even if Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano says Brady is 100 percent protected by the NFL. (And people wonder why nobody reads newspapers anymore).

As for that bloody Brady face in January, Brady threw a sick touch pass on the next play to Leonard Fournette, a perfect throw on 2nd-and-17 for a first down. Yesterday, Brady shook off the nullified sack, got the necessary first down and set the Bucs up for victory kneel-downs.

Brady is a warrior, not a guy coddled by the zebras.

58 Responses to “Tom Brady Does Not Get All The Calls”

  1. Mike C Says:


  2. Bucsfan13 Says:

    It’s confirmation bias, and an extreme hatred for Brady that drives this wrong narrative. All you need to do is look at the data. As Ben Shapiro says, facts don’t care about your feelings.

  3. geno711 Says:

    Good call Joes. No non-calls from this site!

  4. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The Bucs won. Get over it, football purists.

  5. Doc Says:

    Maybe those ref’s were not paid off, also, remember Brady started the fight with the Saints(Vocal because he is not man enough to fight his own battles.) which got Evans suspended. Every week Brady has more distractions for this team then all the other players combined.

  6. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Mariota got one yesterday from a light nudge from Vita Vea.

  7. westernbuc Says:

    Newspapers are a dead product of the corporate media and are the enemy of the people. I’m not surprised the local rag chooses to attack the hometown team. Godwilling they will keep laying people off until it is no longer in existence.

  8. jehzsa Says:

    Thank you

  9. Winny Testaverde Says:

    In house Irv, Fanboy Florio and Bestest Leftist Peter King are all furious about that call.

  10. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Doc. Brady Derangement Syndrome is a sickness. You see what you want to see. Some Bucs fans really hate their own QB. Bring back Josh Freeman!! Brady went to speak to the ref about the no call on Miller. Lattimore walked by him and made some signal with his hand. Brady is never one to back down from trash and responded to Lattimore. Lattimore didn’t take too kindly to what was said and engaged Brady again. That’s what happened.

  11. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Thank you.

  12. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    “And I think America is okay with that. Well, at least this whacked-out corner of America.”

    This guy doesn’t just hate Brady. He hates you locals too.

  13. Kentucky Buc Says:

    The numbers don’t support Brady getting roughing calls. It’s there for anybody to look up. He seldom gets a roughing call but don’t take my word for it. Look it up.

  14. Mike C Says:

    Gtfoh Doc

  15. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Btw if Brady doesn’t get his arm out to break his fall he gets slammed on his head.

  16. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Doc you idiot, first off go back and watch the Saints, BA started that, that is why he has been neutered and tucked away in the corner somewhere. Joe, go back and watch the KC game Jones blatantly slammed Brady to the ground. Donald does it ALL the time and never gets called. I also believe the ref yesterday was also the same that missed the Miller call in the PO’s. Kyle Brant on GMFB the player wannabe is all over the call and claiming Brady gets special treatment. Another douche like doc.

  17. Oneilbuc Says:

    Lol 🤣🤣 yall can keep telling yourself that but let’s be real next year when Brady is gone and let’s see if there going to give us calls like this. I don’t know what would have happened if they wouldn’t have called it but this was bad for football fans . Now to fantasy football people it was great but this is why I don’t give these players goats status in today’s sports other than individual sports. You can’t water down the game with rules and call players today goats I’m sorry but you can’t do it. That’s why I can’t wait until all of these old players and that includes Rogers to retire they are bad for the sport.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilsuckyall, what about the Vea call? Or the call Joe is referring to? How come you don’t address those? So Jordan and Tiger Woods aren’t goats?

  19. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Joe seriously? Is one of your interns a relative of Kyle Brant? I’ve written and read far worse on this site.

  20. zzbuc Says:

    The Florio’s the Peter Kings probably Cowherd and some ESPN’s talking heads woke up this morning a little sad, and that is very good for humanity!!!

  21. Casual Observer Says:

    The strongly biased TV reporting crew have fostered this brouhaha. They ignored the terrible call favoring the Falcons a play or two earlier. Time to move on.

  22. BuckyDent Says:

    If you don’t seriously see a problem with the last Bucs drive then you aren’t watching. Penalties will be the death of this league. They happen every game in crucial moments, not a game of inches anymore. Game of penalties, plain and simple

  23. Oneilbuc Says:

    The Vea flag was sorry to just like the Brady sack either you play the game or you don’t but this is the football yall want a water down game.

  24. Winny Testaverde Says:

    OneLilBuc…speaking of watered down…you might want to water down some of that hooch/drank you be polishing off.

  25. David Jones Says:

    Really bad run defense against Falcons. It really shows without Suh and Pierre.

  26. Oneilbuc Says:

    It’s bad when you can’t even hit the quarterback anymore but I’ve heard that the quarterbacks in today’s game or better than the quarterbacks of the pass . They played real football the quarterbacks now are playing sissy ball . Elway, Moon , Jim Kelly, Montana are better than most of the quarterbacks in today’s football.

  27. DG060 Says:

    Why is nobody talking about the garbage block pickup by Luke Geodoke that should of cost us the game?
    The ATL DT ran right by him for the sack like he was encased in concrete.
    Watch it again. It was so bad. The guy is not ready for prime time. He’s not even ready for 1pm regional time. This team can not succeed with players like that up front.

  28. NCBucfan Says:

    It was poetic justice for the missed call the play before when Scotty was mugged!

  29. Lamarcus Says:

    If it was Brady was on Falcons and the same call happens….we will be mad and calling for heads and calling Brady a cheater. This is how it works

  30. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @DG060. He was awful from the first snap. Goedeke is a liability and, no one seems to care. I was willing to give Hainsey and Goedeke a chance despite my reservations. Hainsey has been serviceable and Goedeke has been below average. Hainsey spends the entire game sliding over to help Goedeke. Where’s the accountability? You can’t tell me Brandon Walton doesn’t deserve a look. If this wasn’t a so-called all in season, I wouldn’t mind sticking with Goedeke. This is Tom’s last year. We have all these shiny skill players, but lack the OL to take full advantage.

  31. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Lamarcus. How does Brady getting a favorable make him a cheater. It’s the refs fault not his.

  32. Bucs Win Says:

    Perfect response Joe. Bravo!

  33. Mario Says:

    Tom Brady had (1) roughing the passer call all of last year and (1) this year through five games. Since 2009 Brady has played 240 games – the most of any active QB. In those 240 games he has had (34) roughing the passer calls which as a % of .14/game which as a % he statistically is around 40th in roughing the passer calls of all QB’s since 2009. I would say that he hardly gets an advantage when you look at the raw numbers. With that said I will say the call yesterday did seem a little weak, but I also agree they missed an obvious PI call on Miller the play before as well as in the Saints game that lead the melee that Evans got suspended a game.

  34. AbucAway Says:

    Dammit to hell and while I’m scratching my eyes out, I see Onielbucs point. SOB

  35. Bucs Win Says:

    The Bucs have been screwed by $hitty calls since 1976, we get one call and the whole world starts whining. Shut up crybabies.

  36. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Haters will be haters same people talking crap about the call dont mention the Scotty Miller PI non call one play prevously. Take that L and shut the H up Falcons fans!

  37. BFFL Says:

    The inside linebackers totaled 5 solo and 5 assists tackles. Not the worst but also seems pretty low against a team that ran well over 50% of time. Safeties were terrible too in run support. Miss whitehead and suh.

  38. A Bucs Fan Says:

    What about the missed hold on Antoine Winfield by the falcons TE on Avery Williams TD run? Or Vea’s roughing call?

    As far as Brady is concerned it’s his 1st roughing call all year.

    It was an officiating crew who seemed to be blind and see ghosts at the same time. I suspect it was due to incompetence or being paid to do it.

  39. kyle Says:

    who cares… zzzzzz bring on kenny pickett

  40. Infomeplease Says:

    Missed call in favor of the Bucs?? How about the 2 NON CALLS of Pass Intercference against the dB covering Scotty Miller??

    Some ref crews are decent. Those from yesterday’s game…not so much!!! A lot of bad calls and non calls!!

  41. bob Says:

    on to Pittsburgh…

  42. firethecannons Says:

    No doubt the crew is worried after what has happened to Tua, they do not want that on their watch or going forward. That injury is what ruins football for many of us–could not even watch after that incident in that game.

  43. Crickett Baker Says:

    Good article, Joe. Idk how we can ever fix this ref problem. They miss far more than they get right, it seems, and I have no suggestions for improvement.

  44. CrackWise Says:

    Why is NO ONE talking about the Roughing the passer call on VEA? CLEARLY, he barely BUMPED MM to the ground.

    At least on that play MM stood ZERO chance of injury. Whereas, if BRADY did not get his arm up to protect his head from slamming into the ground. Brady very well could have gotten hurt.

    I think it was a soft BS call BUT it is this simple. NO MORE WHIPPING THE QB TO THE GROUND.

  45. BucFanSouthTampa Says:

    Romano pi$$ed me off this morning reading his so-called column. That was drivel he was spewing. I’ve seen Brady being tossed around like a rag doll, face bleeding and he doesnt get the call. Stay classy Romano…

  46. Ash Says:

    Football has non athletes trying to call a game of elite athletes on a football field making split second decisions they are going to make mistakes they have always made mistakes. Fans get to watch every bad call in slow motion in almost every angle which looks entirely different in real time some fans have unrealistic expectations and their perspectives are shaped by slow motion replays which is nuts.

  47. Jason m Says:

    Exactly. Cry me a freaking river. I see Terrible calls every week every game against every team. Bad calls happen and they usually go against the Bucs. We finally get one that helps us. But none of these talking heads care or talk about it when it happens to us and have no knowledge of basically a history of terrible calls going against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a bad call but it wasn’t the first and won’t be the last.

  48. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘And people wonder why nobody reads newspapers anymore’.

    With you having been trained as a journalist Joe, I’m surprised at your statement. I’ve said for years that people ‘vote’ (on everything) with their pocketbooks and their feet. If you keep raising the price on something (like a newspaper), people ‘vote’ not to get it anymore once it becomes cost-prohibitive in their eyes. They just find a cheaper way to get a somewhat similar ‘product’, be it news (the internet/social media alternative), or Bucs tickets (TV works fine for most).

    Problem is that internet/social media is a lousy alternative to REAL newspapers that actually had reporting standards (finding fewer & fewer it seems). There are no real controls on the internet or social media, so ‘garbage’ reigns supreme. So much of the ‘news’ isn’t news at all; it’s a sell-job (which used to be known as commentary but now passes as ‘news’). Guess that makes them more like ‘blogs’ huh.

  49. Panhandle Buc Says:

    If the graphic floating around is true…

    Roughing the passer penalties since 2012:
    Aaron Rodgers 216 games: 28
    Tom Brady 235 games: 27
    Josh Allen 73 games: 24
    Patrick Mahomes 79 games: 20

    But that doesn’t fit the narrative of the media!

  50. gp Says:

    I think the real message here is that the ref’s are seemingly unable to call a clean game.
    Not just with the Bucs, I’m sure.
    If I was as inaccurate or incompetent in my job, I wouldn’t be employed long. And yet, we see the same guys, making the same mistakes, at crucial points in games. Sometimes, even creating crucial points in games and altering their outcome.

  51. Rod Munch Says:

    I didn’t even know the fake news St Pete Times was still in business. Who are the idiots that read that made up trash?

  52. Carl L Says:

    Woke talking head nerds think it’s Ok to tackle the QB, then go into the roll so they can slam him into the ground on his head and shoulder. Especially if the QB is named Brady.. what’s wrong with that?

  53. J Ghotier Says:

    He definitely doesn’t. Sometimes an overcorrection both ways, but no. The ones that say that are stuck on Tuck Rule and his ACL injury during the Matt Cassell season. They don’t see today for what today is (surprise 😂🤯)…always holding the past up against and never giving a chance or seeing for it for what it actually is sometimes now. Dogs > 95% People, these days….I’m telling ya AND it’s not too late to join!

  54. orlbucfan Says:

    DR, agree with you about the demise of newspapers and real news. I guess people are either dumbed down or just too lazy to exercise that gray organ between their ears.

  55. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s just the stupid, lazy, national media doing what they always do and printing fake news.

    The call with Atlanta was a makeup call, period. The Bucs got screwed on the series of events. The Bucs should have had the ball at the Falcons 15 or 10 or whatever on the BS non-call. The next 15-yard call did not make up for the 35 yard bomb the refs didn’t call. Not to mention the earlier Miller PI they didn’t call, or the blatant hold on the Falcons TD, etc.

    Same goes for the Saints game. Again, Miller is clearly a victim of pass interference, refs don’t call it, and after an entire day of that the Bucs are p/o’d, and that leads to Evans knocking all of Lattimore’s teeth out. After that, as a makeup call, the refs give a pretty soft penalty to the Saints – but again, it was because the Bucs were just got screwed. Makeup calls happen all the time, and the morons in the national media just pretend like the Bucs are getting calls instead of being the ones getting screwed by the calls in the first place.

    They’re just idiots in the press, which is why no one with a brain believes more than 2% of what the press writes.

  56. BucU Says:

    That sack video shows Luke Gedeke looking like a statue as #97 rushes right by him while numb nuts just stands there and watches him destroy Brady.
    Watch that video again and look at how pathetic that was.

  57. geno711 Says:

    158 roughing the passer penalties called in 2021. There are 30 teams. That means each team is typically responsible for a little more than 5 roughing the passer penalties against an opposing QB.

    Tom Brady had only one (1) called when he was stepping back to throw in 2021. That does not fit the narrative. If Brady got more calls than other QB’s, shouldn’t he get more than 5 roughing the passer calls. Especially since he threw more than any other QB last year.

  58. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    If you want to see how that sack is supposed to be made in today’s NFL go back and watch Vita Vea sack on Mariota … He did almost the EXACT same thing but he let him go instead of whipping him to the ground!! Watch Vea sack and you will see how not to get called for that penalty