Tom Brady and the Buccaneers were able to pull off a win against the Falcons, but that isn’t going to quiet all of the other storylines from that game.
The Buccaneers win over the Falcons was messy from the start. A game that should’ve been a blowout was anything but that, even with a great Tom Brady performance.
The Falcons kept the game a little too close for comfort all the way until the end of the division bout, and one moment stands out as the strangest part of the game.
While not as game-breaking as many would argue, a controversial roughing the passer call went in favor of Brady and the Bucs, and the media didn’t need much to run with that.
Hyperboles abounded. The call was bad, but it is silly to act like that game was well-officiated before that point. Plenty of other missed calls gave the Falcons a chance to get back in the game.
Still, the clip was played over and over again, and this led to some people to recognize Tom Brady flailing his leg at the end of the hit, which was again ruled and upheld as roughing the passer.
This flail was declared a kick by the Brady haters, of whom there are many, and the media ran wild again. For the record, this “kick” never made solid contact with Grady Jarrett.
Brady has since been fined for his egregious transgression. Really? Is this really where the NFL is at?
This could’ve been a flag, but making it a fine like this makes very little sense when it was clearly a part of the hit.
The NFL seems to have Brady on a hit list at this point after continually critiquing him on the field. Maybe this will just light a fire under the star quarterback.
Either way, the NFL sure does look silly with this fine.
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