Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady broke two Microsoft tablets out of frustration during last Sunday’s win against the New Orleans Saints, sources told ESPN.
A third tablet was also kicked and broken on the Buccaneers touchline, sources say, leaving Tampa Bay close to New Orleans with tablets and wide receivers.
Brady apologized on social media for breaking a tablet and also joked about it during his Monday night radio appearance with Jim Gray, but the seven-time Super Bowl champion didn’t mention the second tablet.
“Unfortunately, I had a pretty bad record against this tablet,” Brady told Gray. “I think I forgot my password and couldn’t log in, so things like this can be frustrating.
“Unfortunately the tablet just gets in the way and that’s obviously why things weren’t going so well (against the Saints) so I had to take it out on the poor meaningless tablet.”
It was the second time in four regular season games against the Saints that Brady had thrown a tablet. In Week 15 of last season, the Bucs were shut out 9-0 at home — the Bucs’ first shutout since 2012 — and Brady threw one.
Between breaking the pills and injuring the ring finger on his throwing hand that hampered his practice, Brady had a challenging week before Sunday’s showdown against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
The Buccaneers added Brady to their injury report on Friday, but the three-time league MVP is expected to play against Green Bay.
Brady, 45, will again be shorthanded at wide receiver as the Bucs will face the Packers without Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring). Julio Jones (knee), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Russell Gage (hamstring) are all listed as questionable for the Bucs, who lifted newcomer Cole Beasley from the practice team on Saturday.
Jones will be tested in pre-game warm-ups to see if he can play, while Perriman and Gage are both set to play, according to a source.
Given the lack of receivers against Green Bay’s high school, Brady jokingly hinted that he might end up throwing another tablet.
“I try to make sure I don’t throw my arm out when I throw it, but I was pretty pissed off (against the Saints),” Brady told Grey. “Until I get it right, I will keep going. Of course, since repetition is the key to success, I need to get the perfect tablet slam, which I haven’t gotten yet. Tune in next week to see if that happens.”
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34656501/tom-brady-broke-two-microsoft-tablets-tampa-bay-buccaneers-new-orleans-saints-game-sources-say Tom Brady broke two Microsoft tablets during Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints game, sources say