Tom Brady Demands for More Safety Regulations by the NFL After Teammate’s Season Ending Injury

Published 12/21/2021, 5:19 PM EST


NFL is a very physical league and injuries are part and parcel of the game. However, that doesn’t mean that rules can be lax. NFL GOAT Tom Brady in a recent acknowledged this fact and championed for a better enforcement of laws for safety of the players.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers succumb to a shock loss against the Saints

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Few people would have predicted the Saints to win Sunday night’s matchup against the Bucs but such is life. To add to the chaos, Bucs went scoreless throughout which further made people scratch their heads. After all, before Week 15, the Tom Brady-led team had scored at least 30 points in four consecutive games.

The Bucs, meanwhile, were a shadow of their former selves last night. Since joining the Buccaneers, Tom Brady has struggled against the Saints, and Friday night was no exception. To make matters worse, Tampa Bay lost key players including Chris Godwin for the rest of the season. Overall, the Buccaneers turned up a really poor showing.

Dec 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) forces a fumble in the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports| Credit: Reuters

Tom Brady upset with NFL rules after Chris Godwin’s devastating injury

During his Let’s Go! podcast on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Tom Brady pushed for the elimination of hits to the knees of defenseless receivers. “I’ve seen that hit too many times where a defenseless pass catcher is in the process of catching the ball and he’s hit by the defender,” Brady said. The GOAT then went on a long rant dissecting how the laws are dangerous and don’t make sense.

“And a lot of defenders would say, ‘Well, we can’t hit him in the head anymore.’ Well, the point is, you can’t hit anybody in the head anymore. You can’t hit anyone in the knees anymore except for receivers. Which doesn’t make any sense to me. You can’t hit a defensive lineman in the knees, you can’t hit a punter in the knees, you can’t hit a quarterback in the knees, you can’t hit a DB in the knees except for allowing hits on defenseless receivers. It needs to be addressed and really thought out.”

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The QB then shockingly ended the rant by revealing that NFL stars would prefer a hit on the head than face a knee injury. “It really impacts guys’ careers and (Godwin), I know he’ll overcome it. It’s a tough rehab. You tear your ACL, that’s a lifelong injury. You know? And I’m sure almost every pass-catcher in the NFL would prefer a hit to the head over a hit to the knees. I certainly would. I’d take that a million out of a million.”

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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