Between his off-the-field issues and on-field struggles, it's been a tough season for Tom Brady so far. The 45-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has responded by taking out his frustration on whatever's in his path, be it unsuspecting tablets or underperforming teammates.
While Brady has never been shy about chewing out his teammates when they don't play up to his standards, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce does not agree with the tactic.
As an offensive lineman, Kelce would not appreciate getting screamed at by Brady, saying he would tell the veteran QB to "get the f--- out of my face!" Kelce also made the point that everyone in the NFL is trying their best and nobody is trying to screw up on purpose, so yelling at people to play better and do their jobs isn't really a helpful strategy. It can also put players on edge and make them more afraid to make a mistake.
Kelce may be on to something, as the Buccaneers have not played well this season with a clearly-agitated Brady under center. The team is off to a 3-3 start and recently suffered a humiliating loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.
It seems Brady's frequent outbursts are not having their intended effect of motivating his teammates and inspiring them to play better. Instead, his tirades seem to be contributing to a negative energy and vibe around the team.
Perhaps Brady would be better off keeping his mouth shut when Tampa Bay travels to Carolina to play the Panthers this week. Despite the Buccaneers' recent struggles, they're still favored by 10.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
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