Tom Brady: I can do better to not let my emotions get the best of me

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It’s happened before and last Sunday it happened again:

Tom Brady threw a tablet on the sideline out of frustration.

At this point in Brady’s career, everyone knows how competitive he is and how much he wants to win. On Thursday, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich said when Brady gets that frustrated, he’s mad at himself, not anyone else.

“If you know him well enough, when he really goes, he’s really talking to himself most of the time,” Leftwich said in his press conference. “We know Tom, we know Tom — everything is fine, this is what he [does].”

Still, Brady, 45, admitted he can do a better job of controlling his emotions on the sideline.

“I can always do better,” Brady said in his press conference. “I can always obviously do better as a quarterback and, yeah, not let my emotions get the best of me. Sometimes they do. It’s an emotional sport. It’s an emotional game, and we’re all out there trying to do the best we can do.

“And you’re right, I think there’s a frustrating part for all of us when you get a little older and you expect it a certain way and it doesn’t go exactly the way you want. But that’s it, that’s the way it is, and I’ve got to do a good job as a leader to be at my best regardless of how I feel about a certain situation.”

Brady added that there’s an element of chasing perfection that fuels him.

“There’s a part of it for all of us that you want to be the best you can be, really not just for yourself but for everyone around you, for the whole team,” Brady said. “Everyone’s counting on you to be a great player. We’ve got to reach a higher level on offense. That’s part of what our responsibility is.”

We’ll see if Green Bay’s defense causes another tablet casualty on Sunday.

26 responses to “Tom Brady: I can do better to not let my emotions get the best of me

  1. The only reason this is a topic is because the tablets are sponsored and NFL wants everyone looking happy with their sponsored product. He’s not hurting anyone. He’s not yelling at anyone. It’s a non issue.

  2. The walls are closing in and I bet he regrets coming back. No WRs , leaking Ol. And biggest of all, a VERY unhappy home life. If he just up and retired I would not think any less of his legacy. He’s done it all. Let Task take over just like Brady did for the suddenly injured Bledsow…that’s how Tom started his journey.

  3. My 4 year old used to act the same way when he didn’t get what he wanted. Then he grew out of that phase

  4. Would rather have a qb like Brady that is competitive and wants to chase perfection than most of the qbs in this league just collecting a check .

  5. The guy cares a lot its not really a big deal. All of you would LOVE to have this guy be your QB on your team Hes the GOAT there is no denying it.

  6. Tom can say what he wants too in order to keep the press from turning his life into a soap opera, but when things are going bad at home it effects everything

  7. godnollid16 says:
    The only reason this is a topic is because the tablets are sponsored and NFL wants everyone looking happy with their sponsored product. He’s not hurting anyone.
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    The NFL is an extremely high-profile, $10 billion-a-year industry. It can’t have its single most famous employee throwing tantrums and destroying team property in front of 65,000 fans in the stadium, and many millions more watching at home.
    “Wanting badly to win” is no excuse for acting like a 2-year-old on your employer’s time and dime, epsecially when he’s already been chastised for doing it at least once before.
    To be fair, I have no doubt that if Tom hired people to do work at his mansion he’d be perfectly OK with them trashing his laptop or tablet out of frustration if the finished work didn’t meet their own high standards (eye roll).

  8. Well, to be perfectly objective, he’s saying he could and should do better. He didn’t say he would, and he didn’t actually apologize or take any responsibility. He just made a vague and distant observation. He has plenty of money to pay for the damages, though I doubt anyone will ask him to do that. The IT guy is going to have to come up with another pre-configured tablet for him though. I imagine the IT guy is a little frustrated too. It’s their business. Whatever. I think he learned this from The Master Tablet Thrower, BB.

  9. Let’s hope for the benefit of new season ticket holders, who were forced to buy 2 years worth, that he gets a divorce, so he can play next year too.

  10. Not putting his injuries on the injury report and Goodell just sitting there, is ridiculous.

    If this was happening in NE, there is absolutely no question NE would be punished.

    Since Brady is on the Bucs, he can do whatever he wants, including tell the management of Tampa to remove Arians and play GM as well, with no care whatsoever for other aspects like chemistry and continuity on the roster.

    Brady thinks he’s playing in a video game by collecting aging veterans past their prime, and it probably won’t work.

    Guys are already dropping like flies.

  11. beej says:
    September 23, 2022 at 12:40 pm
    I’ve probably busted a dozen PS4 controllers, probably a dozen Logitech trackballs over the years…meh

    yeah, so did I. when I was 22and in college. I’m 41 with kids know and I grew out of that.

  12. Brady can control his emotions if he wants to. Sometimes you do stuff for your teammates. His teammates are in awe of him. Their kids and grandkids will be asking them about Tom Brady. Brady’s just giving his guys more stuff to be in awe of. There’s a purpose for everything Brady does. Just about all of it is geared toward winning.

  13. I’ve probably busted a dozen PS4 controllers, probably a dozen Logitech trackballs over the years…meh
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    $50 here.. $50 there.. no big deal….

  14. Think the only time Brady screams and throws things is on the sidelines? I don’t.
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    Why do you think Giselle banished him from the main house?

  15. He should have flipped out on the reporter that asked the question and then chilled out and said “just kidding”

  16. Haters gonna hate. Tommy is the best that ever was. There is an inevitable diminished skill over time. But the will to win stays strong. It’s time to welcome Tommy into the club of GOWG – grumpy old white guy.

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