One of the all-time NFL greats seems to have an awful lot on his mind these days. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers have lost three of their last four games.
It’s been a different kind of year for one of the greats. There was the retirement and then the return. But all doesn’t appear to be well when it comes to a quarterback synonymous with consistency.
This NFL season is six weeks old. The defending NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now 3-3 after having dropped three of their last four games.
On Monday, Brady took to Instagram with this message.
Over the last few weeks, there has been quite a bit of news regarding ageless star Tom Brady. Much of it has had to do with speculation regarding his personal life. It’s a reminder that professional athletes are people, first and foremost.
On Sunday, the Bucs were expected to take care of business in Pittsburgh against a team that was coming off a 35-point loss at Buffalo. During his stellar career, Brady has had his share of success against the Steelers. He owned a 12-3 record as a starter in 15 previous meetings – three of those victories in AFC title games.
As has been the case for most of the season, the Tampa Bay offense was listless. Brady finished the day completing 25-of-40 passes for 243 yards and one score. He fumbled once (no turnover) and was sacked twice in a 20-18 loss in which the team managed only one touchdown – and that came with just 4:38 remaining in the game.
The Bucs are now 3-3 after a 2-0 start. The veteran signal-caller has thrown only eight TD passes (1 interception) in six games. He’s been sacked nine times and lost a pair of fumbles. Not long ago, he was taking out his frustrations on a Microsoft tablet. On Sunday at Pittsburgh, he let some of his teammates hear it.
Yes, football is indeed hard. That’s why there are so few who are actually gifted enough to play the game. For Tom Brady, it has perhaps been a little more difficult in 2022 as there are more challenges away from the game. It will be interesting to see how things unfold.