Tom Brady was diplomatic in defeat and gave his opponent, San Francisco 49ers’ Dre Greenlaw a signed ball after Brady’s team had a 35-7 loss on Sunday.
The Niners linebacker found the tenacity to ask Brady for an autograph after picking him off during the Bucs’ embarrassing loss.
Brady, speaking of his loss and the autograph on his SiriusXM podcast Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jim Gray said, “It was s*** for me, to be honest. It was complete s***. (laughter) But I try to be a gentleman.”
He continued to say, “No, actually, I mean, look, it was a great play he made. I’m happy he’s got the ball. I wish I didn’t throw it but I’m trying to be a good sport. Because a lot of times I’m not a good sport. I can be a pretty bad sport. In the moment when they get me in the right frame of mind, I’m actually a good sport.”
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Speaking of his fan-boy moment, San Francisco 49ers’ Dre Greenlaw said, “I went like a little fan, like a little fan girl, I tried to soothe him up, make him feel better so I was like ‘you’re the greatest ever’ all that good stuff but he is, he is,'”
Brady Known to not take his losses well was allegedly so upset with the loss that he fled without showering and has revealed he had a ‘s***ty night’s sleep’ the following night.
“Tough loss. Tough loss on the road. Just didn’t do anything the way that we needed to to win. Very physical team. Number one defense in the league. We lost time of possession, lost turnover margin, lost penalties,” he said on the podcast.
“I was responsible for two of the turnovers that were terrible throws. I missed Mike [Evans] open in the end zone for a touchdown. Missed Scotty [Miller] down the field. So, you know, just look at myself and realize I gotta do a lot better than that in order to win,” he continued.
Brady went on to say, “And it was a tough loss. Long flight home. S***ty night’s sleep, as you would expect. So just dealing with it today and gonna try to, as these weeks get to be short weeks when you’re at this time of the year, but just gonna keep battling.”
Dre Greenlaw picked off Tom Brady tonight…and now he’s signing that ball for him. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/qh69Vlnjjy
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