Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers played against the Chicago Bears on a short week and went home with another defeat. The most worrisome moment for Bucs fans was the quarterback not realizing it was fourth down on Tampa Bay’s final drive when the Bucs turned the ball over on downs.
After this happened, many wondered what Brady or the team would say about it. So far, no one has been open to really discussing this moment.
What this shows is just how much Brady needs his former head coach, Bill Belichick. Brady never did anything like this during his time in New England. However, Brady still tried to make it look like he was in control of the situation when he spoke to reporters after the game:
“I knew we needed a chunk and I was thinking about more yardage. It was just bad execution. You’re up against the clock. I knew we had to gain a chunk, so I should have been thinking more first down instead of chunk in that situation.”
On the other hand, coach Bruce Arians covered for him by saying:
“Just gotta do a better job of coaching. It all falls on the staff — mistakes that we’re making in ballgames that shouldn’t be made. And they’re not every week … That was one of those games where there were a bunch of them. Penalties, technique errors, things that we should have coached better.”
Ultimately, this defeat was not all Brady’s fault. His teammates had quite a lot of pentalies, putting both him and the team in a very bad position to begin with. Last season, the Bucs were the most penalized team in the season. If they continue playing like this, they might just keep their place on that list.
We can’t wait to see what happens next game!