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Tom Brady: NFL is ‘softer than it was once’


However not Tom Brady — the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign caller saying this week that he believed the league to have gotten “softer” in recent times.

“The one factor that is in all probability modified through the years when it comes to why it is in all probability gone a bit extra this fashion is, and I’ve alluded to this previously, I believe they’re calling extra penalties on defensive gamers for hitting … for violent contact,” mentioned Brady, talking on the SiriusXM NFL Radio ‘Let’s Go!’ present.

“I believe the defensive gamers are extra on the defensive once they go in to deal with. And I believe that is in all probability including to this ingredient of quarterbacks outdoors the pocket and taking extra probabilities, you realize, than they did previously.

“I might say the sport is a bit softer than it was once,” added the seven-time Tremendous Bowl winner, who is 2 video games into his twenty second season within the NFL and not too long ago admitted he might see himself taking part in till 50.

Brady threw for 276 yards and 5 touchdowns because the Buccaneers continued their excellent begin to the season with a 48-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and the 44-year-old noticed proof throughout the sport to bolster his level.

“We acquired known as on a play yesterday the place Ryan Jensen’s going principally to guard our runner, they usually throw an pointless roughness on an offensive lineman that I do not suppose would have been known as, you realize, 5 years in the past,” Brady mentioned.

“There’s quite a lot of performs and hits which can be occurring on quarterbacks now, which can be flags for defensive gamers, that in all probability weren’t that approach 10 or 15 years in the past.”

Vindication? ‘Rattling proper’

Again then Brady was working his approach in the direction of greatness on the New England Patriots, the group he clocked in 20 years and 6 Tremendous Bowl rings with earlier than setting off for Florida.

Subsequent month — October 3 — Brady returns to Boston to face his former group and coach, Invoice Belichick, who cited the 44-year-old quarterback as “a particular particular person and the best quarterback of all-time” upon his departure.

Talking forward of the week 4 fixture on Tom Curran’s Patriots Discuss podcast, Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., mentioned his son’s exit from the group he spent 20 years with.

“My feeling is Tommy is extraordinarily appreciative of the whole lot that occurred throughout his New England profession and he is very happy that he is moved on as a result of it was fairly apparent that the Patriot regime felt that it was time”, Brady Sr. mentioned.

“Frankly it might properly have been excellent for Belichick to maneuver on from him. Alternatively I believe the Tampa Bay Bucc’s are fairly completely satisfied that the choice was made in Foxborough that they did not need to afford him or did not need maintain him when his final contract got here up.”

Brady Sr. was requested if he felt any vindication for his son after main the Buccaneers to Tremendous Bowl glory over the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs final season.

“Rattling proper,” Brady Sr. replied. “Rattling proper. Belichick needed him out the door and final 12 months he threw 56 touchdowns. I believe that is a reasonably good 12 months.”

Curran adopted up asking, “Does Brady really feel the identical approach?”

“Rattling proper,” Brady Sr. answered.

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