When you have a popular and 20-year veteran household name like Tom Brady at quarterback, the camera is going to be on him as many times as possible in a primetime game. Brady, who is known for his intensity on the field, has been seen over the years blowing up at times on various players, referees and even coaches in frustration.

That was the case in the Bucs’ 20-19 loss to the Bears on Thursday night, where Brady was seen on the sidelines yelling at his offensive line. On the previous drive in the third quarter, the Bucs momentum was stymied after a series of penalties called, including a personal foul on center Ryan Jensen. In defense of Brady, he was sacked three times along with 8 hits total while the Bucs committed 11 penalties for 109 yards. That’s a league leading 42 penalties for 410 yards on the season.

Brady sent the message about cleaning things up in a colorful way that caught the attention of the public with the camera on him. Head coach Bruce Arians was fine with the outburst.

“Just be yourself,” Arians said. “I don’t have any problem with it. At least I don’t have to go back there and cuss them out, they already got an earful by the time I get over there. Tom’s got to be Tom, I’m not going to ask him to be someone different.

“He does a good job of patting them on the back, too. He might explode but he’s going to go down there and pat them on the back and get them going.”

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captain ahab

This team is plagued by discipline issues as it was last year, that has to be on Arians and the coaching staff.

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bucballer

I’m beginning to think maybe BA is resting on his laurels a bit. Just like he “used” to be a great play caller. But now, the lack of discipline and lack of time management and timeouts makes me wonder if the NFL has passed him by and he is running on fumes? Definitely done when Brady contract expires next year. His mentoring of BL has left a lot to be desired. Time waits for no man.

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twspin

Brady is starting to take a lot of hits. He won’t stand up all season under those.
its your job coach to get those penalties down.

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bucballer

We were wondering if the Brady effect would cause Smith and other OLinemen to pick up their game a notch so as to protect an aged Brady from unnecessary punishment. For one or two games I thought that might be the case. Now, I’m not so sure. If Smith has a backup on the depth chart why not spot rest him some plays here or there? Afraid the backup might give up a sack or two or draw a couple of holding or offsides penalties?

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BigSombrero

After he chewed them out, the Brady effect took over.

From that moment forward, the Bucs rushed for 119 yards and passed for 186 with 3 touchdowns on 3 drives. Also, the line didn’t give up another pressure, sack, or commit a single penalty.

Just kidding. They totaled 70 yards of offense on the next 3 drives, scoring only one field goal. Brady emabarrassingly had a turnover on downs to end the game when he forgot what down it was.

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Knightrider79

So you always seem to dump on Brady and the Bucs. My question to you is, what would you have done differently? Would you have resigned Winston? The same Winston that only got a co tract offer from the Saints to be their 3rd QB on the depth chart? Would it have been to sign Teddy Bridgewater? The same TB, who is not having as good of a year as Tom? What would you have done? Put your name on something. Stop standing on the sidelines and actually say what you would do Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No… Read more »

Spenciebobencie

Well. i would of drafted mariota – And finally would’ve seen a playoff game But… at the end of last season I would of definitely signed jameis for a hunky two year deal… He has a passion to win and if he really stunk it up, then we cut our losses and go… but we didn’t do any of that we are in the same spot we are in last year. nothing has changed except a couple receivers, and Tom Brady for only TWO years.. (along with the progression of our defensive run game becoming a unit) jameis may of… Read more »

Knightrider79

Not everyone can throw for 5,000 yards like he did. Yet he still couldn’t find a starting job anywhere. Let’s not overlook the 30+ interceptions either. With Jameis as our QB I truly believe we would’ve lost that Chargers game. The Bears game wouldn’t have been as competitive as it was either. As far as drafting Mariota goes, what’d he do when he played? He was benched and the team made the playoffs. While he was the starter they did nothing. That’s him being a bad player and not on the team. Same team, different QB, and they make the… Read more »

CrackerBall

The correct answer would have been:

Trade the 2015 No. 1 overall pick for a metric butt-load of selections and fill the other holes we had remaining on the team. We wasted 4+ years on Jameis Winston (*even though he was the exact same player in pre-Draft scouting reports). Not a Franchise QB.

We could have filled many weak spots on our roster, rolled along with Mike Glennon for one more season, and been further dowm the correct path.

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PatrioticChief

Buc’s OL leads the league in penalties. Bucs receivers lead the league in drops. Leftwich is consistently embarassing as a playcaller. Bucs OL gave up the most pressures of any team since 2017. Not suprised Brady isn’t thrilled.

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Dave

You have too much common sense, and you’re doing too much independent thinking. You didn’t know? None of that matters. The league leading penalties, dropped passes, horrendous play calling by BL, and our 4 best pass catchers are either out, or playing at nowhere near 100%, is all excuses. None of that stuff matters. It’s all Brady’s fault

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chefboho

Of course it is. Just ask our resident troll Sombrero.

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Dave

On a side note, the Saints at home, should have lost to the Chargers. Chargers blew a 17 point lead, and missed a FG as time expired to win. So either the Saints(who lost to Vegas, needed huge comebacks against Det and LA) are overrated, or the Bucs needing a huge Brady comeback in the 2nd half was because the Chargers are legit. For all those out there that tried to minimize the Bucs win over the Chargers.

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76bucsfan46

Sometimes you just have dumb players or their overmatched and jump offsides because they know it.

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drdneast

I remember Jameis Winston chewing out Jensen one time for one of his many personal fouls. In my humble opinion Winston didn’t chew them out enough. IT seems whatever unit gets some national exposure on this team it goes straight to their head. The week before it was the defense getting all the props and they got shredded in the first half against San Diego. Last week the Bucs OL got a top 5 ranking from PFF and then fell flat on their face in the second half. I will tell you getting screamed at by Brady during the game… Read more »

fredster

I had concerns about Brady or any QB that wasn’t mobile like Winston getting hurt with this O line. Was told by many here that’s silly Brady gets it out faster and lot sacks were Winston’s fault blah blah blah. It was proclaimed fixed by firing Winston by many here. Well it’s not fixed, still a big issue and O line is important doesn’t matter if your the GOAT or not. This O line is better than last few years but it’s still highly inconsistent. Some those hits on Brady in Chicago just made me cringe. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb… Read more »

pokerpat12

I would have done the same, that was an embarrassing game changing series. I love Jensen and Evans both, but ENOUGH with the stupid, selfish penalties!!!!

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