Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had one of his trademark sideline meltdowns, proving once again that seeing Brady lose it never gets old.
Tom Brady is renowned for his fiery competitive streak, which causes him to cheer on his teammates and make #LFG his own.
Brady’s emotive nature turns to visible frustration when he and his teammates are failing. It happened throughout his first season with the Bucs in 2020, when adjusting to Bruce Arians’ aerial attack caused miscommunications on the field, not to mention the time it took to build chemistry with the receivers. That, along with the rampant penalties — something a student of Bill Belichick would be unaccustomed to — caused Brady to lose it often on the sidelines.
The New Orleans Saints already kicked off the 2022 NFL season with a thrilling last-second win over their longtime rival, the Atlanta Falcons, in Week 1, but forcing Brady to lose his cool on the sideline in Week 2 is just as refreshing.
And like any true student of Belichick, Brady was sure to smash an innocent Microsoft tablet in retaliation.
Saints cause Tom Brady to openly lose his cool as New Orleans defense frustrates Tampa Bay
Even though Brady isn’t having a great day, the game is not out of reach for the Buccaneers. As the fourth quarter begins, the two teams are tied 3-3 — neither Brady nor Jameis Winston were able to score touchdowns as of yet.
Brady is having an uncharacteristically bad day, completing 14 of 24 pass attempts for 142 yards. Nearly half of those yards came from connecting with Mike Evans, who has caught three passes for 61 yards so far.
This is the same quarterback who led the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns in 2021, scoring in the endzone 43 times and passing for 5,316 yards. His performances in 2022 thus far have already put a dent in any hope of following his incredible success from last season.
For those who are rooting against Brady and hoping this year is the one where he approaches his cliff, the truth is far less reflective of Brady’s decline. The Buccaneers have seen unbelievably bad luck in regards to their offensive line, which has been plagued by injuries.