He may be the most accomplished NFL player of all time, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady often makes headlines for the wrong reasons.
More specifically, his temper tantrums on the sidelines often go viral and lead to laughs from the NFL world. We’ve seen the man throw tablets, berate teammates and even his own offensive coordinators (see Bill O’Brien and Josh McDaniels).
Tensions were high for and the Tampa Bay offense in their ugly Week 14 blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. Brady was even seen arguing at his most trusted receiver, Mike Evans, during the second quarter of the game.
Brady was frustrated enough after the loss to the 49ers that he didn’t even bother to shower before the team’s long flight home back to Tampa Bay. On the latest edition of his podcast, the future Hall of Famer finally admitted that he isn’t always the best sport, but he tried to be when 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw asked him to sign the football that he intercepted during Sunday’s tilt.
Here’s what Brady said on his “Let’s Go!” podcast (h/t Cydney Henderson of USA Today):
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“It was (expletive) for me, to be honest. It was complete (expletive). But I try to be a gentleman…
It was a great play he made. I’m happy he’s got the ball. I wish I didn’t throw it but I’m trying to be a good sport. Because a lot of times I’m not a good sport. I can be a pretty bad sport. In the moment when they get me in the right frame of mind I’m actually a good sport.”
Sunday marked only Brady’s second career game in San Francisco. The three-time MVP grew up a 49ers and and idolized Joe Montana, so it certainly wasn’t the type of performance he envisioned and wanted on Sunday.
Brady completed 34 of 55 pass attempts for 253 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the loss. He was outplayed by 2022 “Mr. Irrelevant” Brock Purdy, who was making his first career NFL start. Purdy threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns, adding another TD on the ground.
Brady and his struggling Buccaneers still lead the NFC South division at 6-7. They’ll try to get back on track when they host the Cincinnati Bengals at Raymond James Stadium in Week 15 this Sunday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.