And here comes the drama.
After last night’s 21-17 loss in the Super Bowl, the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was making her way to the team’s locker room. Along the way, Gisele Bundchen (I continue to refuse to call her a “supermodel” until she displays at least one super power) vented regarding the inability of some of Tom’s teammates to secure balls that hit them in the hands.
“You [have] to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” she said in a video posted by TheInsider.com, via TBL. “My husband cannot f–king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
Though there were several drops in the second half, Brady also wasn’t the same after Giants defensive end Justin Tuck drove his left shoulder into the ground during a second-half sack. The key gaffe — the drop by receiver Wes Welker on a drive that could have iced the game — came on a ball for which Welker had to reach up and back and lunge. If Brady had hit Welker in stride, Welker wouldn’t have dropped it. If he had caught it, he easily could have lost it when he struck the ground after making the effort to keep his hands on it.
Apart from the fact that Tom had a role in the delivery of some of those dropped passes, it’ll be interesting to see whether the remarks from his wife create any Yoko-style problems for Brady and his fellow players.