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Tom Brady Desperately Tried To Stop The Appalling Trick Play That Caused Him To Fall On His Face

Ernesto Cova - Author

Nov. 17 2022, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

When people talk about Tom Brady, they usually refer to him as the greatest quarterback ever.

They use words like "accurate", "winner", "competitor", or "resilient".

In all honesty, "athletic", or "fast" aren't two words that usually show up when discussing his legacy. He's never had the strongest arm or the quickest legs in the league. In fact, he's rarely spotted out of the pocket and often looks like he's scrambling in slow motion.

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Brady Fell On His Face

That's why it was borderline hilarious to see OC Byron Leftwich send Brady to run a route during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over the Seattle Seahawks in Munich. The trick play saw Brady running at the top left of the field, with RB Leonard Fournette attempting to hit him in stride.

Unsurprisingly, Brady wound up slipping and falling face-first into the gridiron. The Seahawks intercepted the pass, and the play was immortalized in infamy.

He Tried To Stop The Play

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Notably, Brady saw that disaster coming right before it happened. In fact, he claimed he tried to stop the play and save himself the humiliation, but it was too late already. As reported by Rick Stroud from the Tampa Bay Times, Brady said:

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I was hoping to be wide open, and I probably was on the first one, Brady told the media. I think they were pretty clued in on the second one, and they said 'cover him, cover him,' and I was on the sideline and tried to yell, 'Lenny, no!' But it was too late, and the ball went up in the air and I was trying to just — whatever, jump up and knock it down, but I ended up falling on my face. That would have been pretty fun. I think I've had a few catches. Never had a touchdown, though.

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It Was Embarrassing

Brady later admitted that he wanted to have a touchdown reception to please the fans overseas, as it would've been a unique milestone in his career. Needless to say, things didn't go down as expected:

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I think the thing about it was when the ball was in the air, I obviously knew I wasn't gonna catch it, but I tried to go up to at least tackle and try to keep the ball, and then I fell on my face, Brady said on his podcast. So in a lot of ways, you know, [I felt] embarrassment and shame at the same time on the same play, the QB added. But it only seems right that the country with no speed limit on the Autobahn got to see me run routes as a wide receiver, which was very, very slow.

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Bucs Are Back On Track

Regardless of the play's outcome, the Bucs managed to win again, and it seems like they're peaking at the right time. They had some struggles early in the season, mostly because of injuries and Brady's struggles off the field.

Now, they're right back on track and poised to win one of the easiest divisions in the league. So, don't sleep on them, especially with Brady looking to get the first TD reception of his career.


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