Tom Brady was on cloud nine for the past three weeks as his Tampa Bay Bucs squad reeled off two-straight wins to put them at .500 for the year as they headed into the bye week for some much-needed rest.
The good times did not continue to roll as the team squandered away a fourth-quarter lead to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that would drop the team right back under .500. However, the team is still good and bad enough to be leading in the division.
Brady was 29-of-43 on the day with 246 yards and two touchdowns.
On Monday, he shared on the newest episode of his “Let’s Go! Podcast” what is even worse than losing a game.
“Look, losing is hard for all of us, but I’d rather lose and play than not play at all,” Brady said.
“I love playing. I love competing. I love trying to be a little bit better every day. I love going out there with a sense of purpose to try to get better. And ultimately, I love trying to play at a championship level for my teammates. … And obviously there’s challenges every year. Everybody has unique challenges, you know, on and off the field. You work as hard as you can with the circumstances that are presented before you. We’re just going to keep fighting ’til the end and we’ll be measured by, again, by what happens over the course of a long season.”
Tampa Bay is now 5-6 on the season but remains tied for first place in the NFC South because every other tam in the division is just as bad and they all still have a chance of winning this division that will have a team to hold a home playoff game.
The loss also marks a defeat for Brady against former understudy Jacoby Brissett, who could will be losing his starting job with Deshaun Watson’s suspension ending Monday.
The Bucs now have a “Monday Night Football game” against the New Orleans Saints awaiting them next week.