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Tom Brady Responds to Controversial Roughing the Passer Call

Adam Taylor McKillop
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady responds to the controversial roughing the passer call in Week 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady responds to the controversial roughing the passer call in Week 5. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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NFL fans tend to fall into two buckets, at least when it comes to Tom Brady. They either hate him with every ounce of their heart or worship him as the greatest quarterback ever. Either way, this sort of polarizing fandom tends to evoke passionate responses to any sort of controversy surrounding the seven-time Super Bowl champion.

That's exactly what happened in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons when Brady benefited from a ridiculous roughing the passer call on Grady Jarrett. In the fourth quarter of a tight game, this call helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers extend a drive that milked the clock and helped secure a victory for Tampa Bay.

Brady responded to the egregious call in his postgame press conference, and his reaction was perfect.

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With a sheepish smile hidden behind his face, Brady shrugged the question off and simply replied, "I don't throw the flags."

It makes you think the GOAT understands he got away with a ridiculous call, but he's not ever going to complain about benefiting from an officiating decision. Check out the play below and decide for yourself:

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