Aug 15, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady isn't very good at tackling (GIF)

In the first of four games on Friday night, the New England Patriots played host to the Philadelphia Eagles.

These are two teams that are very familiar with each other for a few reasons. When Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly was coaching the Oregon Ducks, Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick visited with Kelly in order to better understand his uptempo, high-paced offense, something the Patriots have implemented in recent years.

That likely led to the other reason these two teams have become so familiar with each other – they practiced together in Foxborough together this week.

Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady didn’t play in the Patriots’ preseason opener, a 23-6 loss to the Washington Redskins but he was back on the field this week. His top wide receiver, Julian Edelman, also returned to action after a week off. Brady was leading an excellent drive – the Patriots traveled 50 yards on eight plays – but then disaster struck. Brady through an interception to veteran cornerback Cary Williams, who returned it 77 yards for a touchdown. On the play, Brady attempted to make a “tackle,” but dove in front of Williams and whiffed. You can see the play below.


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