Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady has spoken out about what appeared to be an epic blunder from his end in the closing moments of the Bucs Thursday night matchup against the Chicago Bears. Brady denies not knowing that they were already on their fourth down, which is something that coach Bruce Arians double downed on.

According to Brady, he knew exactly what he was doing at that point in time:

“I knew we needed a chunk and I was thinking about more yardage and then, you know, it was just, it was bad execution. We had a great opportunity there. So just didn’t execute when we needed do,” Brady said, via Curtis Crabtree of NBC Sports.

“We just… you’re up against the clock and I knew we had to gain a chunk so I should have been thinking more first down instead of chunk on that down.”

To be fair, the Bucs superstar did not vehemently deny forgetting what down it was. Then again, he didn’t admit to it either.

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Unsurprisingly, Arians took the side of his star quarterback:

“Yeah, he knew. He knew,” Arians said, when asked if he thought Brady knew that they were on their fourth down already.

I guess we’ll never know what was running through Brady’s mind at that time. Whether or not that was a momentary lapse of concentration from the great Tom Brady is something that only he will know.

Brady and the Buccaneers suffered a disappointing 20-19 loss against the Bears, and are now 3-2 to start the season.