Tom Brady Sends Strong Message to Bucs After Loss Against Panthers

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Getty Tom Brady shared blunt thoughts after the latest loss.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t seen this situation in 20 years.

Brady missed receivers often and couldn’t get the ball in the end zone as the Bucs fell abominably 3-4 after a 21-3 beatdown by the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 23. Brady last saw a 3-4 start in 2002 when he played for the New England Patriots, which missed the playoffs that year.

“No one feels good about where we’re at. No one feels good about how we played or what we’re doing, so we’re all in it together,” Brady told the media after the game. “We’ve got to go pull ourselves out of it.”



Brady needs to pull out of a season-long rut of one or fewer touchdown passes in all but one game this season. The offensive line needs to give Brady more protection amid 10 sacks this season. Bucs running backs need to gain yards consistently amid no 100-yard game since Week 1.

“We’re plenty capable of making plays. We’re just not making them consistently enough to score points,” Brady said. “In football, that’s just not good enough. You can’t play like that. You’ve got to string enough good plays together to get the ball into the red area and score points. [We] just haven’t done that.”

Brady, Bucs Need Fast Fix

While issues abound for the Bucs after losing to one-win teams back-to-back weeks, and the Baltimore Ravens (3-4) lurk around the corner for a Thursday, October 27, game in Tampa.

“We got a short week. We got to work hard to try to fix it,” Brady said.

If the Bucs don’t fix it, Brady will see his team dip two games below .500 for the first time ever in his career as a starter.

Brady’s Pregame Moment a Hit

Before the horror of the Sunday’s loss, Brady made someone’s day better.

Brady greeted 9-year-old George Cogdill and his family on the field before the game on Sunday, October 23. George has been living with Henoch-Schonlein purpura, a rare autoimmune disorder. Brady gave the Cogdill family pregame passes and tickets for the game according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine.

“He is a fighter and is always positive,” Carson Cogdill, George’s mother, said via Laine. “Attitude determines your attitude and never letting a diagnosis define him!”

Brady previously gave George a signed jersey and inspirational video after learning of the child’s condition, Laine reported. The Pinewood, South Carolina, family has been fighting for George’s health since the disease affectedf his kidneys, which led to a hospital stay in 2021, Laine wrote. George’s journey through treatments brought him “from struggling to walk last year to now playing football and baseball”, Laine added.

It also wasn’t the first major condition George lived with. He had torticollis and plagiocephaly in infancy, Laine reported. He “also has autism, sensory processing disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and ADHD”, Laine added.

“It keeps a lot in perspective for all of us,” Brady told the media after the game.

Brady added that there’s people “in some pretty desperate situations” outside of football.

“And it’s good to have perspective in life and understand that some people are dealt with very difficult blows, and there’s a lot of mental and physical toughness from that family, so we wish them all the best,” Brady said.

George’s family “credits inspiration from Brady and faith for helping him”, Laine wrote.