Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams has poked a bit of fun at Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady over his fourth down blunder against the Chicago Bears. In Thursday Night Football game of Week 5, the Buccaneers were hosted by the Bears at Soldier Field.
The Bears claimed a narrow 20-19 win over the Buccaneers but the guests had the final drive -- on which they failed to score points and escape with a win. On fourth-and-six with 38 seconds left in the game, Brady targeted tight end Cameron Brate, who failed to make the catch.
Brate failing to make a play sealed the fate for the Buccaneers. But after the play, Brady appeared confused as he flashed his four fingers, which suggested he thought it was the third down instead of the fourth. This Sunday, the Packers travel to Tampa Bay to meet the Buccaneers.
"Look, I'm pretty sure my quarterback knows what 4th down is," Williams said on Game on Wisconsin, per Yahoo Sports.
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"He's too smart for that," Williams added. "He'd never be in that type of situation because A-Rod is always prepared." After the loss to the Bears, Brady didn't directly confirm he knew it was the fourth down.
"Yeah, you're up against the clock and you're up against the -- I knew we had to gain a chunk, so I should have been thinking more first down instead of chunk in that situation," said Brady, who has now dropped three consecutive prime-time contests dating to last season," Brady said, per ESPN.
"I knew we needed a chunk and I was thinking about more yardage. It was just bad execution. We had a great opportunity there so ... just didn't execute when we needed to." The Buccaneers had an early 13-0 lead but then their offense slowed down and the Bears created a comeback.
"We just had some negative plays in the second half," Brady said. "When you get behind in down and distance, that's not where you want to be. So we all have to do a better job. This isn't any one position.
This isn't any one player. This is a teamwide thing that we all got to collectively learn each other quickly and make improvements quickly. We all have to do a better job."