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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has a bold, blunt message to anyone who criticizes his frustrations on the sidelines.
It seems that Tom Brady has changed since he set foot in Tampa Bay – or at least his public figure has opened up like never before.
The icy behavior Brady displayed during stoic Patriots press conferences has given way to a guy dipping his toes in a kids’ pool while joking around with Rob Gronkowski in their “Tommy & Gronky” sketch. From mentioning “that mother—-” on LeBron’s James’ “The Shop” to getting full of avocado tequila, Brady has been more vocal about his feelings than ever before.
After all these years, he finally shared his genuine response to criticism from talking heads on television: f— dig.
Tom Brady has the perfect answer to the media comments about his behavior
Just before Brady gives the camera the double bird, media personality Colin Cowherd suggests that Brady is not always a team player.
“At this point, he’s had so much success with everything he’s done, is he becoming a bad sport?”
“I’m just watching TV and I’m going like this,” Brady replied, pointing to the camera with both middle fingers.
“F – jer. F— dig, tv.”
Over the course of his 20-year career, Brady has faced every conceivable critique imaginable. Brady was ruled out by analysts because of his rickety build, accused of cheating during the now-revealed Deflategate scandal and has been criticized for throwing tablets around the way his former Patriots coach has famously done.
The ultra-competitive quarterback has previously aired his frustrations on the sidelines, often shouting players out for missing blocks or running routes incorrectly. Brady once got into a heated argument with former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien when O’Brien ripped his headset off and was led away by another coach.
All jokes aside, Brady clarifies that he is not worried about what critics have to say as he has become an expert at blocking noise.
“You’re blocking the noise, because none of that matters,” Brady said. “What we do is return to what we did all year. Still not perfect, but football is not a game of perfection. We always expect to be the best.”