- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, dropping to 3-5 on the season.
- After the game, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reportedly sat in full pads at his locker for 15 minutes, the last player to remain in game dress.
- The Buccaneers still have time to turn the ship around, but things have to start improving fast.
Tom Brady might be regretting his decision to come out of retirement right now.
On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped their third straight game, this time against the Baltimore Ravens. After jumping out to a 10-3 lead in the first half, the Buccaneers faltered during the final stretch, ultimately falling 27-22.
For Brady, it was once again a frustrating night on the field, with penalty after penalty killing the Buccaneers in the red zone, and several poor throws from Brady himself that missed his receiver.
Brady did show flashes of his former self, connecting with Mike Evans a few times in dramatic fashion.
—Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 28, 2022
But it wasn’t enough. The mistakes outweighed the highlights, and the Buccaneers lost their third-straight game.
It’s the first 0-3 stretch for Brady since 2002.
After the game, the famed quarterback was resigned, apparently remaining in full pads at his locker as the team filtered out.
—Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) October 28, 2022
His post-game statements were rather to the point: “We just didn’t play well enough to win,” Brady told reporters.
—Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 28, 2022
Between the Buccaneers’ current struggles on the field and recent news of his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bundchen off the field, it’s possible Brady would play his hand differently if he could travel back to his decision to un-retire earlier this spring.
That said, even with the Buccaneers in a tailspin right now, they still have a chance to make the playoffs and even make a run.
The NFC South is weak this year, and at 3-5, Tampa Bay is only a half-game behind the Falcons for first place in the division. The defense is solid, despite a shellacking at the hands of the Chiefs a few weeks ago, and when Brady is at his best, he can still hit Mike Evans in stride.
All hope is not yet lost for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the vibes right now could not be worse.