Tom Brady saw last year’s loss to Bears as an opportunity to learn from mistakes

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One of the biggest mistakes of Tom Brady‘s career happened last year in Chicago, when he threw an incomplete pass on the Buccaneers’ last offensive play of the game, appearing to think it was third down when it was actually fourth down. The image of Brady holding up four fingers with a puzzled look on his face became iconic.

But as the Buccaneers prepare to play the Bears on Sunday, Brady says that big mistake from a year ago, as well as other mistakes the Bucs made in that game, turned into a positive because he and his teammates learned from those mistakes and got better.

“It seems like a long time ago but actually it wasn’t that long ago,” Brady said today. “That hasn’t happened very often in my career, but for some reason that happened at that moment. That was a tough loss and I think we learned a lot from that loss last year. There was a lot of self-inflicted issues, there was a lot of penalties, there was a lot of miscommunication, there was a lot that wasn’t clean. We had a chance to win the game in two minute by going down and kicking the field goal, and we didn’t get the job done.”

That was an embarrassing moment for Brady, but he’s been perhaps the best quarterback in football since then.

16 responses to “Tom Brady saw last year’s loss to Bears as an opportunity to learn from mistakes

  1. A mistake he refused to admit afterwards. Followed by refusing to shake Nick Foles hand after the loss. Not too controversial though because it’s Tom Brady who is free to do whatever he wants.

  2. Are there any other players in the league who want to improve or want to be special?! Is there any logical reason for us to be constantly regaled with stories of Brady’s thoughts of greatness every single day?!

  3. dino2997 says:
    October 21, 2021 at 2:54 pm
    A mistake he refused to admit afterwards. Followed by refusing to shake Nick Foles hand after the loss. Not too controversial though because it’s Tom Brady who is free to do whatever he wants.

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    Part of the reason BB walked. Brady simply thinks he’s above everyone.

  4. Brady didn’t shake Foles hand after the game??? OMG!!! No fine? NO SUSPENSION?? Brady gets special treatment once again.

  5. Brady seems to be getting the ball out faster this season than last. He’ll need to against that Bears defense.

  6. D Basa says:
    October 21, 2021 at 3:07 pm
    Know who wouldn’t make that kind of dumb mistake and lose to the Bears?
    Aaron Rodgers.
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    Another difference between Aaron Rogers an Tom Brady, is that Aaron usually watches Tom play in the Super Bowl, while Tom has only rarely watched Aaron play in one.

  7. He did forget the 4th down. At the same time, that game he was w/o Godwin, Evans and Brown. I think with them, the score will be in Bucs favor.

  8. Know who wouldn’t make that kind of dumb mistake and lose to the Bears?
    Aaron Rodgers.
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    Rogers has 10 wins against NFC teams in the playoffs. Brady has 9 and has only been in the NFC one season.

  9. There’s a lot to like about Aaron Rodgers as a quarterback. But if you’re his fan, the worst thing you could do is draw comparisons to Brady. It can only devolve into you embarrassing yourself with a bunch of “woulda shoulda coulda” excuses.

  10. “A mistake he refused to admit afterwards. Followed by refusing to shake Nick Foles hand after the loss. Not too controversial though because it’s Tom Brady who is free to do whatever he wants.”

    That’s pretty much how it is when you are the best player in the history of the league.

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