One has to imagine Tom Brady left the NFL without much — if any — resentment toward the league’s officiating.
During the second half of Brady’s storied career, the NFL went to great lengths to protect its quarterback. As the league’s premier signal-caller, Brady may be the beneficiary of more tough calls than he cares to admit.
Still, the seven-time Super Bowl champion did have one issue with officials.
In the latest episode of his SiriusXM “Let’s Go!” podcast, Brady and his co-hosts discussed the controversial ending to Sunday night’s New York Giants-Buffalo Bills game, which ended in The wait for the call over Darren Waller’s apparent miss at Highmark Stadium is over. The conversation resulted in Brady explaining to the referees his chronic bout of the flu.
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“I always have a problem when they throw the flag and it doesn’t happen,” Brady said, according to People . “For example, they called a timeout and there was no timeout. I don’t know how you can put a flag on something you didn’t see. I always accept the fact that if the referee, if there’s a timeout and they don’t call it Penalties, well, I didn’t see the calls. “So sometimes they let the men play. “
One could argue that Brady’s stellar performance in his NFL career is partly due to the officiating. The future Pro Football Hall of Famer found unprecedented success in his first season as the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback on a controversial call.