“The only thing that has probably changed over the years as to why it might be a little bit more that way, and I’ve pointed this out in the past, I think they are calling for more penalties on defensive players for hitting them.. Brady said, speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio.” Let’s go!” Watch.
“I think defensive players are more defensive when they step in. And I think that maybe adds to the out-of-pocket element of quarterbacks and they take more chances, you know, than they did in the past.
Brady threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns as the Buccaneers continued their perfect start to the season with a 48-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and the 44-year-old saw in-game clues to bolster his point.
“We were called up with a play yesterday where Ryan Jensen basically goes to protect our runner, and they throw needless roughness on an offensive line guy that I don’t think would have been called, you know, five years ago,” Brady said.
“There’s a lot of plays and kicks going on in midfielders now, flags for defensive players, maybe it wasn’t like that 10 or 15 years ago.”
At the time, Brady was carving his way to greatness at the New England Patriots, the team he scored in 20 years and six Super Bowl episodes with before blasting off to Florida.
Speaking before Week 4 on the Tom Curran Patriots Talk podcast, Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., discussed his son’s exit from the team he spent two decades with.
“My feeling is that Tommy very much appreciates everything that happened during his New England career, and he is very happy that he has moved forward because it was so clear that the Patriots felt it was time,” Brady Sr.
“Honestly, Belichick would have been better off moving on than him. On the other hand, I think Tampa Bay Bucc’s are very happy that the decision was made at Foxborough that they didn’t want to pay for him or didn’t want to keep him on his last contract.”
Brady Sr. was asked if he felt any justification for his son after leading the Buccaneers to Super Bowl glory over the Kansas City Chiefs last season.
“Damn it,” replied Brady Sr. “Damn, Belichick wanted him out the door and last year he threw 56 touchdowns. I think that’s been a pretty good year.”
Curran continued, “Does Brady feel the same way?”
“Damn it,” replied Brady Sr.
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