Brett Favre reacts to Tom Brady getting blamed for loss by Buccaneers head coach
Brett Favre, who will be joined by Brady in Canton someday, reacted to Brady getting blamed by Arians for the loss in Week 1.
“I think the last person you want to call out after the first game of the year is Tom Brady,” Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre said Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via Mike Florio in Pro Football Talk. “Now maybe they had a mutual truce going into the game, going into the season, ‘Hey, I’m going to be hard on you. I want the guys to know we’re going to treat you the same even though technically I’m not, so are you OK with it?’ If they have that truce, great. If not, I think you are barking up the wrong tree. Dissension could easily enter quickly. Maybe the Saints didn’t do anything that they were not ready for other than we didn’t protect very well, Tom gets hit a couple of times, you get a little jittery, it happens. First half of the Super Bowl against the Falcons he was getting nailed, played lackluster at best. They went in, had a ‘Come to Jesus’ at halftime, they don’t even come close to touching him in the second half, and he’s flawless. So they clean up the protection, the timing, the chemistry will come. Will it come overnight? I highly doubt it but it will come pretty quickly though and they very easily could be 4-1 after five weeks.”
It was from a typical performance from Brady in his first career start for the Buccaneers. The accomplished quarterback threw two interceptions, with one of them leading to a pick-six.
While he made a few impressive throws in the game, Tampa Bay’s pass protection was dismal and Brady didn’t seem to be on the same page as his receivers. As a result, Arians quickly shifted the onus on Brady for performing poorly to begin the season.
Arians has never shied away from saying what he’s thinking and he didn’t hold back on his criticism of Brady. Regardless of whether or not Arians and Brady have an agreement in place—as Favre suggests—Brady will likely use the Buccaneers head coach’s critiques as motivation moving forward.