I don't care what was said on the field. Watch the video, and how he specifically walks away from what happened to his huddle. You're becoming a joke here.
Whether it was intentional or not is irrelevant. If you call that play you have to call it every time regardless of intent.
With that said, my thought process is torn. First I'm not a big fan of Brady, however, he has been in the NFL for a long time and has not made a name for himself being a hot head. Such a action is kinda out of character if it was his intention to actually hurt Reed.
Second that slide was not just a awkward slide. He put up his foot for one of two reasons, either instinctivelyto protect himself or out of malice Now Brady is a professional and he has slid probably more times than Clone21 could count (Sorry Clone21 I had to do it). Allowing your leg to come up instinctively is not a mistake that a professional makes. Maybe a rookie but not Tom Brady. It didn't benefit the play any and just put multiple players in danger.
I'm leaning toward he did it to protect himself, whether it was a rational reason or not. Even professionals can have off "day" and when you put the play in context of what was happening it sways the likelihood in Bradys favor. The clock was ticking down for the fist half and New England was in the red zone. Brady was probably thinking about the clock as he was sliding instead of how he was sliding. I just don't see how you all see it as malicious.
With that said I still think it should have drawn a penalty.
...That photo was bigger than I intended it to be. :eek:
When 90% of the people are against you it might be you that are wrong. Or you might be a huge homer.
Looks like a base-runner in baseball trying to break up the double play (and lots of 2nd basemen or shortstops get hurt this way).
By the way... did we make it this far before pointing out that a mod posted a link to Bleacher Report!?
BAAAAAAAAANN HIMMMMM!!!!!! :jimlad: