Tom Brady on Ken Dorsey: I’m not the only “adult” throwing “temper tantrums”

NFL: SEP 25 Packers at Buccaneers
Getty Images

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t happy about the outcome of his own game on Sunday. There was something from another game that pleased him, at least a little bit.

Specifically, the outburst from Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey after Buffalo ran out of time in an effort to secure a late victory over Miami.

“I’m not the only adult in the entire league that’s throwing temper tantrums,” Brady said on his Let’s Go! podcast on SiriusXM. “So thank you, Ken, for taking me off the hook.”

Brady definitely can relate to the frustration that drove Dorsey to go berserk in the booth.

“I know exactly what he was feeling,” Brady said of Dorsey. “Absolutely. Well, there’s so much emotion. You feel like you’re in a battle out there and it’s a physical battle and it’s just so, I mean, you’ve got to get the emotion out and I know it should be poised and yeah, there’s moments and sometimes it just boils over. I’d rather have it boil over on the sideline than on the field, you know? And sometimes it’s a little bit of both. . . . Sometimes our emotions get the best of us and you’ve got to live with it for the rest of your life. So that’s OK. It’s better to have that feeling and emotion because it feels like you’re alive. You know, you could be dead and not feel anything. So I choose to be alive and feel everything.”

It’s one thing to feel it. It’s another thing to show it. That’s the balance. Sometimes, showing that emotion can inspire others. Sometimes, the person showing the emotion simply comes off as unhinged.

Dorsey was definitely unhinged on Sunday. Brady has yet to take it quite that far. If the Bucs don’t start scoring more points soon, maybe he will.

34 responses to “Tom Brady on Ken Dorsey: I’m not the only “adult” throwing “temper tantrums”

  1. Does anyone seriously care they get mad?! Who is actually outraged by this?? I love to see it. I know fans feel it. It’s actually frustrating to lose a game like this and you see your coaches all calm and poised “hey good game. Good to see you. Hey man what’s up?!” I get ticked when we lose a close game and the players aren’t upset at all yucking it up on the field smiling and laughing with the other team like it’s the pro bowl or something. Like aren’t you mad bro?!?

    Thank you Tom and Ken for being authentic

  2. Grow up. The days of you being able to act like a willful child are over.
    Next time, hold your breath and stamp your feet.
    Or better yet, wait until you get home and trash your room.
    That’ll show ’em!

  3. You can call Dorsey’s reaction unhinged if you want. I call it passion and I love to see it.

  4. Brutal game.

    Emotions ran high.

    Absolutely no issues for a outburst against a tablet and some papers.

  5. So what would satisfy you as to how Tom Brady should conduct himself when things aren’t going well? Oh I know, he needs to emulate Garappolo who was in the middle of the field with a huge smile on his face right after losing to the Broncos on Sunday night. Yep, that’s just the kind of passion that we can all get behind, which leaves us feeling fortunate that we don’t have to witness the raw emotion displayed by Tom Brady.

  6. Footballers and coaches have jobs that run on emotion. No matter how much time they spend on the training field or reading the playbook, do you think it’s cold calculation that gets your rushers through the lines and onto their targets? Or a scrambling quarterback escaping a collapsing pocket and finding a pass that wasn’t planned? No, it’s drive, determination and emotion, so when it goes wrong is it any wonder that some react badly? I don’t think they should be criticised – laughed at maybe, but not criticised.

  7. People are so judgmental in a negative way. Maybe look inward people, you’re not perfect either…

  8. Only Tommy can get away with berating players right in their face and throwing hissy fits. If Aaron Rodgers even gestures, with an arm motion, that a receiver went the wrong way on a route, it’s an uproar and he’s criticized to high heaven. With Tommy, it’s passion, but with Rodgers, he’s a jerk.

  9. bigtganks says:
    September 26, 2022 at 11:31 pm
    Does anyone seriously care they get mad?! Who is actually outraged by this?? I love to see it. I know fans feel it. It’s actually frustrating to lose a game like this and you see your coaches all calm and poised “hey good game. Good to see you. Hey man what’s up?!” I get ticked when we lose a close game and the players aren’t upset at all yucking it up on the field smiling and laughing with the other team like it’s the pro bowl or something. Like aren’t you mad bro?!?

    Thank you Tom and Ken for being authentic

    No they just pretend to be offended or care.
    When Brady does it the usual people on here will say “diva “
    When Dorsey did it (read the comments on the article) he’s “passionate “

  10. It’s an emotional game for players and coaches. That shows the desire to succeed. Should it happen? Maybe not but you know what? I’d rather see that happen then a real cheap shot that takes a player out permanently.
    And aside from the laughs it gets, even from a bills fan, who is this really hurting…

  11. touchback6 says:
    September 26, 2022 at 11:19 pm
    Selfishness and narcissism aren’t good traits.

    ————-

    You must hate BB then…..

  12. There are plenty of people who would love to have a tablet and can’t afford it. Imagine how that looks to them.

  13. When certain individuals behave like this it is classified as passion. When others behave like this it is classified as conduct detrimental to the team. Why?

  14. That’s true. I’ve seen lots of temper tantrums over the years in these comment sections, after Tom Brady beats their favorite teams.

  15. What sundays game proved is that Brady is in his last year and that Rodgers is not far behind him that good defenses shut them both down their days of elite are numbered and the end is in sight.

  16. More QBs should be diva’s like TB12!
    I rather have my QB get mad than have an I don’t care I still got paid regardless look.

  17. Football is emotional. Especially if you love your team. As a Bills fan, I’ve had my share of emotional baggage. To hear Mr. Brady talk about it, is a blessing (sort of like him leaving the AFC East). Tom will make as good an analyst on tv as QB. Thanks for sharing, Tom.

  18. maxim says:
    September 27, 2022 at 8:35 am
    “So I choose to be alive and feel everything” – absolutely love it!

    ————

    Actually, it’s pretty clear that people who deny their emotions are the ones who wind up letting their emotions get the best of them in frustrating situations.

    “Feel everything?” Sounds great. But if he has tantrums like that and he claims that’s “feeling everything,” he’s telling himself a story about himself.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.