Josh McDaniels: “No question” Tom Brady will be required to admit “tuck rule” play was a fumble

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It won’t be part of the official approval process, but there’s an unofficial step that Tom Brady might have to take in order to become a minority owner of the Raiders.

Asked by reporters whether Brady will have to admit the “tuck rule” play for the 2001 postseason was a fumble, coach Josh McDaniels said, “One hundred percent. No question.”

McDaniels provided other comments about the development, not in jest.

“I think everybody knows how I feel about Tom the person,” McDaniels said. “So, if that comes to fruition, obviously I’ll be incredibly excited about just him being somebody that’s in Raider Nation and has a vested interest in us doing as well as we can do in trying to bring a championship football team here to Vegas.

“So I don’t know exactly where all that stands. I think that’s a question that’s way above my pay grade in terms of that stuff. But, obviously, [I] had a great history with the player and an even better one with the person. So it’ll obviously be a tremendous honor to partner up with him again.”

Given McDaniels’s remarks, this won’t be some passive investment for Brady. Once a Raider, always a Raider. Tommy will be a Raider.

Even though he kept the Raiders from advancing to the AFC Championship in 2001.

44 responses to “Josh McDaniels: “No question” Tom Brady will be required to admit “tuck rule” play was a fumble

  1. It was a fumble. Raiders were screwed out of an AFC Championship game appearance.

    Facts.

  2. Because the internet insists on nothing ever being agreed upon, let’s just make it clear: the “tuck” play was not a fumble, and it was specifically because of the stupid Tuck Rule. Most football fans agreed that the rule was dumb, but it was the rule on the books and the play fit the rule. A play like that, by common sense, should be a fumble, which is why the NFL eventually got around to getting rid of the Tuck Rule. Doesn’t matter what people joke about, doesn’t matter what Brady thinks, the play was ruled correctly but few people actually liked what made the ruling correct.

  3. “Once a Raider, always a Raider. Tommy will be a Raider.”

    ——————————

    Win, baby win.

  4. We all know that was a fumble. They created a rule for him to help the Patriots advance.

  5. [Insert eye-roll emoji here] Players don’t decide what a penalty is or not.

  6. The “arm going forward” is incomplete pass has always been ludicrous — if it hasn’t left the QB’s hand, it’s a fumble.

    And in this case, if he “tucked” it, obviously, he was attempting to run.

  7. G00dellMustGo says:
    May 25, 2023 at 1:53 pm
    It was a fumble. Raiders were screwed out of an AFC Championship game appearance.

    Facts

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    All the Raiders needs to do was stop the Pats from scoring twice….. they choked

  8. logicalone says:
    May 25, 2023 at 2:08 pm
    We all know that was a fumble. They created a rule for him to help the Patriots advance.-

    It’s was called earlier that same season by the same referee in a game with the Patriots and Jets in favor of the Jets.

    So no, conspiracy theory guy, it wasn’t “created for him”.

  9. That “fumble” didn’t end the game. It just ended Oakland’s will to win.

  10. nhpats2011 says:
    May 25, 2023 at 2:21 pm
    G00dellMustGo says:
    May 25, 2023 at 1:53 pm
    It was a fumble. Raiders were screwed out of an AFC Championship game appearance.

    Facts

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    All the Raiders needs to do was stop the Pats from scoring twice….. they choked
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    What happened afterward doesn’t matter. The game was over with Tommy fumbling if the call stood as it should have. Raiders were royally screwed.

    It’s not even the tuck rule that was the problem…it’s the reversal. There was no conclusive evidence to overturn the call on the field of fumble. As a Patriots fan I have no problem saying we got some home cooking on that call by the ref. I call it like I see it.

  11. It is not TBs fault, it was the legendary Walt Colemans terrible call.

  12. Ben couldn’t hold Tom’s Gatorade. What was his stats in Super Bowls? Didn’t he have a record low QBR in one of them?

    Nice try though.

  13. All the Raiders needs to do was stop the Pats from scoring twice….. they choked

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Belichick would be the biggest choke artist among all the coaches if not because of Brady.

    Oh, sorry, without Brady and Parcel, he wouldn’t even have chance choking in big games.

  14. ztoa says:
    May 25, 2023 at 3:07 pm
    All the Raiders needs to do was stop the Pats from scoring twice….. they choked

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Belichick would be the biggest choke artist among all the coaches if not because of Brady.

    Oh, sorry, without Brady and Parcel, he wouldn’t even have chance choking in big games.
    —-
    Tom Brady is a product of elite coaching, spy cameras and the deflator.

    Nothing more.

  15. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    May 25, 2023 at 3:33 pm
    It was a fumble
    —————-
    💯

  16. Tom Brady is a product of elite coaching, …

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    If so, you would have seen those “easy” throws and “easy” routes in Patriots offense in last 3 seasons.

  17. ztoa says:
    May 25, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Tom Brady is a product of elite coaching, …

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    If so, you would have seen those “easy” throws and “easy” routes in Patriots offense in last 3 seasons.

    —————-

    Gronk retired and without Gronk, Brady looked like Andy Dalton. Just look at 2019 and 2022 seasons for Brady.

  18. Oh, sorry, without Brady and Parcel, he wouldn’t even have chance choking in big games.
    ============

    Of all the coaches who have been to 12 Super Bowls, he is BY FAR the worst………….

  19. LOL, McDaniels is the worst HC next to Dan Campbell.
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    Mike McCarthy: hold my no foam Starbucks latte

  20. What more could you expect from a QB in 2019 with the squad given by BeliCHEAP?

    In 8 games of 2nd half with tough schedule, Pats should be 5-3, not 4-4 if not because the defense of the garbage choked in the last drive of the season against FitzMagic.

  21. ztoa says:
    May 25, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    What more could you expect from a QB in 2019 with the squad given by BeliCHEAP?

    In 8 games of 2nd half with tough schedule, Pats should be 5-3, not 4-4 if not because the defense of the garbage choked in the last drive of the season against FitzMagic.

    —————

    The 2019 Patriots went one and done in the playoffs at home. With Brady’s pick six to Logan Ryan to end the game. So much for the home field advantage.

  22. The 2019 Patriots went one and done in the playoffs at home. With Brady’s pick six to Logan Ryan to end the game. So much for the home field advantage.

    ++++++++++++++++

    I don’t remember I asked you if Brady had a good game or bad game.

  23. ztoa says:
    May 25, 2023 at 4:21 pm
    What more could you expect from a QB in 2019 with the squad given by BeliCHEAP?

    In 8 games of 2nd half with tough schedule, Pats should be 5-3, not 4-4 if not because the defense of the garbage choked in the last drive of the season against FitzMagic.

    If the Patriots had a good QB in 2019 who isn’t 0-7 vs Eli, Foles, Stafford, Dak, Mark Sanchez and Jake Plummer in the playoffs they would have beaten Ryan Tannehill and the Titans in the first round.

  24. ztoa says:
    May 26, 2023 at 9:39 am
    The 2019 Patriots went one and done in the playoffs at home. With Brady’s pick six to Logan Ryan to end the game. So much for the home field advantage.

    ++++++++++++++++

    I don’t remember I asked you if Brady had a good game or bad game.
    —–
    Brady was not good in 2019. Finished with an 88 rating for the season. The team still won 12 games.

    Brady finished with a similar rating around 88 this past season. His team, sans the elite coaching that Brady enjoyed his entire career managed to win only 8 games and with an easier schedule.

    Hmmm. 12 wins to 8 wins with the exact same QB performance. Gee… I wonder what was different…

  25. Jake Plummer in the playoffs they would have beaten Ryan Tannehill and the Titans in the first round.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I don’t think Pats would make playoff with any of them.

  26. ztoa says:
    May 26, 2023 at 10:28 am
    Jake Plummer in the playoffs they would have beaten Ryan Tannehill and the Titans in the first round.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I don’t think Pats would make playoff with any of them.
    —-
    With Peyton Manning they would have not only made the playoffs they would have won some rings.

  27. With Peyton Manning they would have not only made the playoffs they would have won some rings.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Your assumption is that if a QB is great at throwing to WR behind defenders, he will be great on everything.

    Please don’t assume Peyton was a moron.

  28. Peyton Manning went into the playoffs EIGHT times with a top ten defense in BOTH scoring and yards allowed AND a tip ten scoring offense. SEVEN of those eight times his team went ONE and DONE.

    Also holds the record for most times one and done.

  29. flash1224 says:
    May 26, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    Peyton Manning went into the playoffs EIGHT times with a top ten defense in BOTH scoring and yards allowed AND a tip ten scoring offense. SEVEN of those eight times his team went ONE and DONE.

    Also holds the record for most times one and done.

    ———-

    Those Colts teams were terrible against the run which matters in the playoffs. You have to stop the run so the other team doesn’t chew up the clock keeping your offense on the sideline.

  30. Those Colts teams were terrible against the run which matters in the playoffs.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ya, the O-line Belichick gave to Brady in 1st SB against Giants couldn’t hold even 2.5 seconds against FOUR pass rushes. That doesn’t matter in playoffs in your opinion, right? the squad BeliCHEAP gave to Brady in 2019 was so pathetic that Titans could afford two defenders to cover a 31 yr old, injured, short slot receiver. That doesn’t matter in playoffs in your opinion, right?

  31. Ya, the O-line Belichick gave to Brady in 1st SB against Giants couldn’t hold even 2.5 seconds against FOUR pass rushes. That doesn’t matter in playoffs in your opinion, right? the squad BeliCHEAP gave to Brady in 2019 was so pathetic that Titans could afford two defenders to cover a 31 yr old, injured, short slot receiver. That doesn’t matter in playoffs in your opinion, right?

    ————

    Joe Burrow was sacked 9 times against the Titans in the playoffs and still managed to win. What’s Brady’s excuse?

  32. Oh for heaven’s sake. This is over 20 years ago, the raiders had a chance to win the game. This is like that ex that just won’t let go, or in the raiders case the kid who got jilted at the prom and all of these years later, just can’t move on.

  33. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    May 27, 2023 at 12:46 pm
    Ya, the O-line Belichick gave to Brady in 1st SB against Giants couldn’t hold even 2.5 seconds against FOUR pass rushes. That doesn’t matter in playoffs in your opinion, right? the squad BeliCHEAP gave to Brady in 2019 was so pathetic that Titans could afford two defenders to cover a 31 yr old, injured, short slot receiver. That doesn’t matter in playoffs in your opinion, right?

    ————

    Joe Burrow was sacked 9 times against the Titans in the playoffs and still managed to win. What’s Brady’s excuse?
    ——
    It was his OL’s fault no wait it was Belichick’s fault no it was Arians fault wait no injuries and also Antonio Brown’s fault wait no it’s not that his defense let him down yeah that’s it! 😂

    When Brady won it was all him he singlehandedly carried his team and coaches to victory. When he lost it’s someone else’s fault cause Brady is awesome 😍

    🤣🤣🤣

  34. Joe Burrow was sacked 9 times against the Titans in the playoffs and still managed to win. What’s Brady’s excuse?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    How many time did Peyton and Rodgers lose but sacked less than 9 times?

  35. When Brady won it was all him he singlehandedly carried his team and coaches to victory.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Brady was the engine that determined how far, how high the plane could fly.

    For example, in 2019 season, they would be 7-1 at best in first 8 games, and would have certainly lost to Bills in 2nd meeting, more like 2-6 and would missed the playoff.

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