‘We Just Didn’t Make Enough Plays’- Tom Brady Blasts Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense After Loss to Los Angeles Rams

Published 09/27/2021, 12:34 AM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs onto the field before playing the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a flying start to kick off their NFL 2021 season. Two wins against the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys cemented their place as NFC Championship favorites. However, another team has usurped them with a dominating victory. Los Angeles Rams humbled the Super Bowl Champions 34-24.

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Tom Brady laments tough loss against the Rams

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Veteran quarterback Tom Brady did not have the greatest of days at SoFi Stadium. He covered 434 yards with only one touchdown, while rival quarterback Matthew Stafford smoked him. He had four touchdowns with 343 yards, delivering a remarkable performance.

In the post-game interview, Brady delved into how the Rams dissected the Bucs. The NFL legend not only lamented his team’s poor offense, he praised the Rams as well.

“We got off to a slow start. So I think anytime you do that you’re fighting behind all day and I think we played a good team that didn’t turn the ball over. They played well offensively, and we just didn’t make enough plays on offense early to kind of take control of anything. So just not a great complimentary game by us. Gotta learn from it.”

Brady even talked about the noise inside SoFi Stadium. One of the biggest and grandest in the world, the stadium apparently deterred Brady for registering another GOAT performance. “It’s good, it’s good. It’s a very loud stadium. One of the louder ones we’ve been in. But there’s a lot of other loud stadiums. We gotta do a better job of handling it.”

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Brady praised the Rams’ and Matthew Stafford’s game

Despite the Bucs being disappointing, we cannot disregard the superb performance from the Los Angeles Rams. Heading into the game as underdogs, the Rams refused to come up short and delivered a painful blow to their NFC rivals. Tom Brady had nothing but praise for them in his post-match conference.

“It’s just a good defence, you know. They do a good job keeping balls in front of them. Brady continued, “They make it tough on you on third downs and red areas, obviously. They have some good pass rush schemes; have some good pass rushers. You know, they mix things up quite a bit on you. It’s hard to really just tee off.”

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Brady also praised quarterback Matthew Stafford. With four touchdowns, Stafford was clearly the better quarterback on the field. “He’s a great quarterback. He throws very well. Obviously, they made some big plays on us. They have a good group of skilled players. They have a very good offence.”

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With the Patriots next, can Brady and Co put this loss in the rearview mirror? Amidst tensions between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, can the Patriots spoil the Foxborough return of the city’s favorite son?

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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