Why Tom Brady sideline spat a positive for Buccaneers

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was caught on camera yelling at his offensive line last Sunday. A lot has been made of the blow-up, but it’s a positive for the Buccaneers.

In a lot of ways, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing Tom Brady has been a gift and a curse. Obviously, it’s been more gift than curse, however, it still needs to be said. The gift has been obviously the victory in Super Bowl LV at the end of the 2020 NFL season, and of course this franchise that is synonymous with futility, especially at the quarterback position, getting to watch the greatest to ever do it play for their team. The curse? Well, when you have the GOAT, any remote negative on the field is amplified a thousand fold. The same can also be said during the roller coaster ride that was this past offseason.

This was never more evident in the Bucs, let’s just call it what it is, God awful loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. During the game, cameras caught Brady screaming at his offensive line on the sidelines in an effort to get them to play to the best of their ability. Let’s not get carried away, this was the greatest leader of men in the world just trying to motivate his guys. It was nothing more, nothing less.

Naturally, it is getting blown out of proportion a bit, and it’s almost becoming a symbol of the topsy-turvy and turbulent start to the Buccaneers 2022 season so far. The fact that he posted an Instagram after the game with a similar message, featuring new starters Robert Hainsey and Luke Godecke at center and left guard respectively, only added fuel to the fire.

That said, they should be seen as a positive for the Buccaneers.

One of the concerns regarding Brady coming out of retirement, especially since this concern was evident last year, was just how bought-in and motivated he would be this year. Some thought he seemed disinterested and almost aloof in 2021, and some thought it would be the same in 2022 with the retirement, off-the-field happenings, and the whole rumor to Miami snafu.

With that being the case, Brady having a blowup on the sideline shows he’s just as motivated as ever. It’s honestly pretty amazing that anyone would question the most competitive human being on the planet’s drive and determination to be the best and win. The fact that this turned into a public display should silence a lot of doubt.

Of course, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers losing the game being the cause for this display is a negative. That said, the fact that it happened is a positive, because the goat Tom Brady is now as motivated as ever to turn the pirate ship around this season. Let’s not get too carried away just yet since the sky is still above us.

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