WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s coach, Bruce Arians, said that Tom Brady’s performance in Sunday’s game didn’t live up to standards.
- The Bucs lost to the New Orleans Saints 24-23.
- Brady knows he didn’t play well enough and said “We’re just going to have to get back to work.”
Tom Brady’s first game on Sunday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t go well. The Buccaneers lost 34-23 to the New Orleans Saints. Brady had two interceptions, one which was run back for a touchdown, and he also got sacked thrice.
Arguably, Brady is still one of the best quarterbacks to have ever played the game, though Bruce Arians, the Buccaneer’s coach, didn’t sugarcoat criticizing Brady on Monday.
Arians said he expected Brady to have more grit and determination during the game and that Brady’s performance didn’t live up to standards. “He looked like Tom Brady in practice.”
Though Brady went 23 of 36 for 239 yards through the air, had two passing touchdowns, and managed to run another score in, it wasn’t enough to win the Bucs the game.
Still, Brady was first drafted in 2000 by the New England Patriots and this is his first outing with a new franchise. Also, he didn’t get to play a single preseason game as they all got canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Arians said that Brady and the rest of the offense were well-prepared for the Saints saying “they didn’t do things we didn’t get ready for.”
Brady knows he wasn’t up to snuff during Sunday’s game. However, he simply said “We’re just going to have to get back to work… I just have to think about what I need to do [because] what I did do wasn’t good enough.”
Brady still has a lot of offensive weapons in his arsenal and has already proven himself capable.