Tom Brady hasn’t been playing his best football of late for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and to some extent, some of the blame for the Bucs’ recent losses have been placed on the quarterback’s broad shoulders. For his part, Brady recently opened up about his rather subpar form, and according to the three-time league MVP, he is not making any excuses.
Brady acknowledged how Tampa Bay have been struggling over the past few weeks, and the 43-year-old admitted that he has to start playing at a higher level:
“Our job is to get the job done,” Brady replied, “so there’s no excuses for when we don’t get it done. At the end of the day, that’s the reality of the sport. It’s a production-based business, and when you have opportunities like we had in those two games, it’s very disappointing when you don’t [succeed], especially when you’re the quarterback and the ball is in your hands. It’s something I have to do a better job of.”
The Bucs have lost two of their last three games, including a embarrassing 38-3 pummeling in Week 9 at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. For what it’s worth, Tom Brady has gone a shocking 0-of-19 on his pass attempts from 20 yards or over in the past month. Needless to say, Brady’s poor play has played a significant role in how the Bucs have been piling up the losses.
Brady and Co. will be back in action on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, and while this a great opportunity for the Bucs to log a much-needed win, it’s going to be an undeniably tough test for them against the defending champs.