Bucs QB Tom Brady was silent all season in the face of a lot of undeserved criticism from the national media, but now the time for silence is over. The 7-time Super Bowl champion released a clip on Twitter of several comments from national media pundits expressing doubt over Brady and other members of the Bucs ability to meet expectations this season. The minute-long clip is quite glorious.

I don’t like revisionist history and I don’t like the idea that those in the media should be dragged every time a take or opinion of theirs looks wrong in the future. I think it subtracts from good journalism and broadcasting more than it helps, pushing media into a space where they are afraid to state a controversial view for fear of backlash down the road, even when their assessment is an educated one.

But Brady criticism was always extremely unfounded, and not grounded in the reality of watching him this season. Talking heads tried to generate reactions and buzz for their content and shows by ripping the GOAT without any knowledge of what the Bucs actual issues were during the midseason stretch where Tampa Bay lost three of four. In these cases, drag away.

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Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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chefboho
3 months ago

My dudes media game is strong. Show them all and let them eat crow. I know a few posters on here that felt the same way.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  chefboho
3 months ago

Where’s Sombrero at? Haven’t seen him drunkenly treat this website as his personal twitter feed praising himself for calling Brady a game manager

Dave
Reply to  eaustinyoung
3 months ago

Game manager lol. If a dink and dunk, old, washed up, statue, game manager, who can only win if the defense wins the game for him, translates into 4600 yds, 43 TD’s vs 13 TO’s, 102 QB Rating, and a SB ring…..I’ll take the “game manager” every day of the week

Spitfire
3 months ago

Media shouldn’t be afraid to be critical when justified, but when idiots in sports media act like a**es and spout off unfounded and demeaning opinions just to get clicks and likes and attention then they deserve every bit of rubbing it in their face when they are proven wrong. Saying someone is struggling due to A and Bok, but saying someone is too old or washed up just because you want attention is just bad “journalism” and should be called out. Plus, someone stringing together clips of idiots bad mouthing him and showing proof they were wrong is not “attacking”… Read more »

Mike Pengelly
3 months ago

What is it Dizzy Dean once said….it ain’t bragging if you can do it !!

bucballer
Reply to  Mike Pengelly
3 months ago

I like that Mike! Brady made me a believer! It’s not that I didn’t think he could do it, I did think at 43 that it was more probable to get nicked up a bit or a pulled hamstring. Brady is the ultimate professional. He knows what it takes to do his job and he loves what he does and he lives what he likes to do. If Brady believes we can be even better this coming season, I’m inclined to believe him. He is truly that legendary athlete like Jordan, Ali, or Russell. I’m so happy he is a… Read more »

Horse
3 months ago

That was childish! It wasn’t necessary. I thought Brady was better than that but I guess I was wrong.

chefboho
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

I respect your opinion, but come on horse. Name one critic or journalist outside of possibly Skip Bayless that did’t think Brady was washed up. If your on the internet enough you can truly see how many Brady haters there are out there. The dude just did something that’s never been done in a crazy covid season at 43 years old! I say let em have it Brady

Horse
Reply to  chefboho
3 months ago

I disagree and I do understand what you’re saying. He should be the better person because he is the better person.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

Lighten up. Trash talking is a staple in competitive sports. Don’t like it, watch golf.

Horse
Reply to  eaustinyoung
3 months ago

Still childish. You’re the top QB ever and made hundreds of millions of dollars, surely one would have tougher skin than he displayed.
Old Salty Sol Flieshman was an old sports announcer here in the beginning of Tampa Bay television and he always ended his words at the end of his sports news: “whether you win or lose always be a good sport”.
More of us should practice this.
This does not make me anti Tom Brady; just would like to have our heroes show more class.

RW
RW
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

Boy you are getting really salty over a 5 minute video. all brady is doing is having a little fun with a bunch of doubters. And have you ever heard him criticize or complain ever in media or in public about a teammate, coach rival etc. Never. Now that’s class.

Horse
Reply to  RW
3 months ago

That is a good point.

Theydidwhat
3 months ago

I hope there are just as many doubters next year for TB12 and the Bucs = Motivation!!!

skyrider
3 months ago

I just hope the Bucs do the right thing this offseason by getting a good backup behind Brady cause if he goes down and we’re playing well, need someone to manage the game. I don’t like Gabbert or Griffin. I think we let both walk and maybe bring back Winston who already knows the system and could come at a descent price. If that door is closed, gotta get QB in round 1 or 2 of the draft.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  skyrider
3 months ago

Forget Winston. No other teams saw him as a starting QB including the team that he’s on. He isn’t some diamond in the rough. He had 5 years to prove he’s a poor decision maker who can’t break past his own ceiling.

Dave
Reply to  eaustinyoung
3 months ago

No kidding dude. If there was ever iron clad proof that Jameis was the problem on this team, this past year was it. 1 calendar year after Jameis threw 30 picks, with 7 pick sixes, and took 47 sacks, all while leading the Bucs to another playoff-less losing season…..a 43 year old QB(who never played for another team, system, or coach in his entire 20 year career), came in during a pandemic, with no practice, OTA’s, or preseason games, and had 43 TD’s vs 13 TO’s, sacked just 21 times, with over 100 QB Rating, and led the Bucs to… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Dave
SDBucfan
3 months ago

If you’re going to talk shit about Tom Brady, especially on a public platform, you better be ready to eat your words. If they can’t handle Tom throwing it back at them in a tweet, then maybe these people should reconsider making such statements.
I’m glad he stands by himself, and I don’t feel sorry for the people he’s calling out here. They’ll be back next season saying the same things to stir the pot again.

scubog
3 months ago

In the media, there’s a big difference between reporting facts about people and events and reporting opinions and speculation as “their truth” to suit a predetermined agenda.
No doubt there are folks, perhaps some of us, who had grown tired of hearing about the seeming unending success of Tom Brady and the Patriots. Many couldn’t wait to see them finally fall on their face, so they couldn’t wait to forecast his decline. As John Belluchi would say, “But nooooooooooooo”. If like Tom Brady, you’re the target, who wouldn’t want to sing “How do you like me now?”

EricNV
3 months ago

I have no problem at all with Brady’s criticism of the media. At its best, the media serves as an objective watchdog of the public’s interest. At its worst, which is where it’s at now, the media takes sides and/or outright lies to promote an agenda. Sports journalism is not immune from this criticism at all. I don’t mind an honest opinion on a subject, given the journalist’s biases are kept out of it, but I keep reading and hearing things from many in the media which are either wildly speculative or are said for the sole purpose of gaining… Read more »

eaustinyoung
Reply to  EricNV
3 months ago

At the very least, Tampa is now on the tip of every sports media outlet’s tongue on a level that’s even beyond when the Bucs were in their early-2000s Golden Age. That’s worth it.

plopes808
3 months ago

Brady’s social media game is pretty strong for an “older gentleman” haha