The Monday Night Football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots ended on a bit of controversy. On the final play, a flag was thrown for pass interference but it was waved off because the pass was low and deemed uncatchable. That is something quarterback Tom Brady told WEEI Radio he had never seen before.
“No I haven’t,” he said. “I’m sure there is a first time for everything. We get our fair share of calls and we don’t. Referees never want to be in that position either….I guess being in the NFL for as long as I’ve been in you see kinda everything. It happened and we’re gonna have to move on. You don’t have long to grieve in the NFL.”
Brady followed the referees into the locker room discussing the play and the no call.
“I’m sure everyone has their own feelings on it, but my own personal feeling is ya, there is frustration. I was certainly frustrated at the moment it happened but also going into the locker room and understanding that we really blew the chances that we had.”
Brady said head coach Bill Belichick said they need to move on and not dwell on it.
No, he didn’t say anything,” Brady said. “He said look, we played hard, keep your head up, we have a whole season ahead of us. Let’s not make any excuses and move on.”