The San Francisco 49ers are coming off an impressive 35-7 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But perhaps even more impressive is the fact that Dre Greenlaw got Tom Brady to sign the game ball that he intercepted off of the legendary quarterback.
Brady certainly was under no obligation to sign anything, especially after a loss. So it was pretty cool of him to be as graceful as he was in defeat.
Greenlaw, on the other hand, must be pretty ballsy to ask someone to sign a ball he picked from them.
The linebacker explained how he got the Bucs QB to affix signature to ball after the win, revealing he went to Brady “like a little fan” and used a bit of flattery. He also pointed out that the worst thing Brady could have told him was “no.”
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“Man, the worst thing he could tell me is no,” Greenlaw told reporters after the game. “He’s a good guy to be able to sign that ball after he threw them picks. That’s big time. So I appreciate him. He’s the greatest. He’s the GOAT, so I appreciate that.”
I went like a little fan, I went like a little fan girl,” he continued. “‘Man, yeah, you’re the greatest ever, man,’ you know, all the good stuff, but he is. He is. And he was like, ‘Yeah, man, I appreciate it, man. Good job. And I was like, ‘Man, you ain’t need to sign the ball,’ because he looked like he was going through a lot.”
Greenlaw implied he would have given up but then had to go through with his plea because he lied to teammate Fred Warner about getting them signed.
“Then Fred [came] over and Fred’s like, ‘You get the ball signed?'” the LB remarked A”nd I’m like, ‘Yeah, man, nah, he got to sign these balls,’ and he signed them, so it was cool, man. No doubt.”
“We came prepared. Strolled up to him like, ‘Hey, Tom, can you sign the balls for us?’ Like some 5-year-olds. It was great,” Warner added.
A Forgettable Sunday For Tom Brady
Greenlaw picked one of the two interceptions Brady threw on Sunday and now has some pretty pricey memorabilia in his possession. It was a very good outing.
Brady, meanwhile, had one of the performances he’d very much love to forget. The loss marked the third-largest deficit in his career. He threw the first interception on the first drive of the second half, with Tashaun Gipson picking that one. Greenlaw caught the other.
The veteran ended the game with 253 passing yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, making 34 of his 55 passes.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.