“Irritates Me More Than Anything” – Tom Brady Reveals the One and Only Stat He Cares About

Published 09/11/2021, 11:56 AM EDT
TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Bruce Arians-coached Tampa Bay Buccaneers exceeded expectations in 2020. The NFC South-based franchise pulled off a remarkable 9-31 win over defending champions Kansas City Chiefs to lift the Super Bowl LV title earlier this year. The Bucs managed to hold on to their key players in the build-up to the 2021 season, including star quarterback Tom Brady.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The veteran shot-caller penned an extension to his pre-existing deal. Brady was influential once again as the Bucs started their title defense with a thrilling 29-31 win over NFC East old boys, Dallas Cowboys. The former New England Patriots man finished that game with 379 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns, connecting with Rob Gronkowski on two occasions.

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However, the one stat that Tom Brady will not be happy with is the number of interceptions thrown in Week 1. More on that below.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady featured on a pre-game chat show earlier this month alongside teammates, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski. The 3-time NFL MVP spoke about the one game stat that doesn’t let him get a good night’s sleep – interceptions.

“So what is one stat that I care most about? It’s interceptions thrown. I do not like throwing an interception. So if I’m gonna think about one thing after a game is whether or not I don’t care about 9000 touchdowns in the game, but the one pick, I’m gonna be pissed at night so that that irritates me more than anything,” Brady said on the Buccaneers pregame chat show.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yells as he takes the field against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Brady was at his dominant best against the Cowboys. He will be disappointed that he threw 2 interceptions, completing 32 of his 50 attempted passes on the night. It will be interesting to see if the Bucs can build on this win as they aim to defend their Super Bowl title in 2021.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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