Tom Brady had an opportunity for an announcement win in primetime along with his new staff on Thursday night time, however it was to not be. Much more noteworthy, he appeared to neglect what down it was throughout what can be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ ultimate play within the 20-19 loss they suffered to the Chicago Bears. Brady’s ultimate incomplete go fell quick and it appeared that he believed he would have yet another down.
Brady and the Bucs received possession at their very own 25-yard line with 1:13 remaining within the fourth quarter following what can be the Bears’ game-winning 38-yard area aim. After a 12-yard completion to Mike Evans picked up a primary down on the very first play of the drive, Brady threw an incompletion to Evans, a four-yard go to Ke’Shawn Vaughn and an incomplete go to Rob Gronkowski earlier than going through fourth down. On the Buccaneers’ ultimate play of the sport — a fourth & 6 — Brady failed to attach with tight finish Cameron Brate and the Bears took over on downs.
Sadly for Brady, he apparently thought he nonetheless had one play left and was as an alternative going through a third-down scenario when he failed to attach with Brate. The long run Corridor of Famer stood on the sphere for a number of moments earlier than being informed that the Buccaneers did certainly flip the ball over on downs.
Following the sport, Brady was requested if he knew he was going through a fourth down in that scenario.
“I knew we would have liked a bit and I used to be enthusiastic about extra yardage,” Brady mentioned. “It was dangerous execution. I had an excellent alternative there. Simply did not execute once we wanted to.”
Brady was once more requested if he knew he was going through a fourth down, and he gave a extra direct reply.
“You are up towards the clock,” Brady mentioned. “I knew we needed to achieve a bit, so I ought to have been considering extra first down as an alternative of chunk on that down.”
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was additionally requested if Brady knew Tampa Bay was going through a fourth down on that final play. Arians responded saying, “Yeah he knew. He knew.”
Nonetheless, it definitely seems the long run Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer was arguing for an additional down.
Brady accomplished 25 of 41 passes for 253 yards and one landing on Thursday night time. His lone rating got here through a two-yard go to Mike Evans within the first quarter, and the Buccaneers have been solely capable of muster three area objectives from there on out. The Bears pulled off a 20-6 run to maneuver to 4-1 whereas the Buccaneers fell to 3-2.
Brady has recorded 46 game-winning drives in the course of the course of his illustrious profession, however a easy mistake might have value him No. 47 on Thursday night time. You by no means count on Brady to have any psychological errors, however this definitely qualifies.