Tom Brady says he does not have a problem with receivers dropping passes but admitted he gets frustrated when he and his teammates don't even give themselves a chance to make the play. On the latest episode of his podcast, Brady explained it is not a problem when he makes a bad pass or his receiver doesn't catch the ball, the problem is when a miscommunication happens.
For Brady, not getting a chance to make the play is worse than not making the play. “It’d be like me calling the wrong play or checking to the wrong play,” Brady told Jim Gray on the latest episode of his podcast, per Pro Football Talk.
"I mean, it’s like saying — I know there’s a lot more people that probably play golf than play football — but if you hit a bad shot, you hit a bad shot. But I think the problem comes when you make the wrong decision before the club’s in your hand, you know?"
Brady: It's important to first give yourself a chance to make the play
Brady, 45, is a seven-time Super Bowl champion and is considered among the greatest players in NFL history.
Now, Brady says the key to success to a team having success is to have everyone on the same page. "So if you make the wrong decision before you even step up to the play, you don’t even give yourself a chance.
So that’s when I have a problem. If we don’t know what to do or we don’t know how to do it, both of those are problems. If we make a physical mistake, I can live with a physical mistake. I can live with a drop.
I can live with a missed block. And, you know, if I throw bad passes and I miss my mark, I know the receivers can live with that. I think the problem is if we’re doing the wrong thing from a communication standpoint, whether that’s me communicating poorly or the backs or the line and you have unblocked people or you have things that just don’t go right, you don’t even give yourself a chance, really an unforced error, that’s what we need to eliminate.
In football, we always say you can’t win until you can keep from losing. And to keep from losing means you have to do the right thing before the play even starts. You have to be on the same page with the people next to you because it’s a coordinated effort.
We’re all in it together and everyone’s got to be on the same page," Brady added. Meanwhile, Brady helped the Buccaneers beat the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday. This Sunday, the Buccaneers are playing the Seattle Seahawks in Germany.