Nobody Finds Tom Brady’s Terrible Blocking Funnier Than Tom Brady Does
Tanya Ray Fox 06:43 pm, November 28th, 2016
We've said it before here at SportsGrid and we will say it again: Tom Brady is Making Facebook Fun Again. Love him or hate him, the future Hall of Famer and whoever is in charge of his social media have done a fantastic job of making the otherwise aloof Brady seem like he's part of our world. (He most definitely is not.)
The past couple of weeks have not been Brady's best on the field, but Sunday gave the world this one special moment that we could all appreciate together. The world's best quarterback found himself in a position to lead-block for the team's best running back, and while he didn't totally call it quits, his understandable lack of commitment to getting destroyed by the Jets secondary resulted in one of the greatest-worst blocks of all time.
Basically, Brady reacts to his lead-blocking duties the way I react when I'm walking out of the Starbucks door at the same time that someone else is coming in. It should be easy, but usually it just goes from hesitation to confusion to eventual surrender. I never get through the door first.
Fortunately the Patriots won the close game which afforded Brady the chance at some truly fantastic postgame self-deprecation. On Monday morning he delivered this gem of a soundbite to WEEI's Dennis & Callahan:
“I mean, you guys saw what I did when I got out in front of a running back. I can’t do shit. … It’s like you’re on the highway. It’s so fast. I’m never out there."
Continuing his quest to have us laughing with him and not at him, Brady then posted the following video to his Facebook page. It has since gone viral, for good reason.
In a league full of players and coaches who take themselves wayyyy too seriously (I'm looking at you, Belichick) it's refreshing to see a guy that can not only take a joke but get in on it. Sure, that's probably easy to do when most people agree you're the greatest QB of all time but whatever. It's still cool.
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