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.
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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