Whereas Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was annoyed following a dismal efficiency in Tampa Bay’s 9–0 loss to the Saints, the seven-time Tremendous Bowl winner had a powerful response for broad receivers taking hits to their knees.
Brady spoke on the Let’s Go! podcast on SiriusXM NFL radio, saying the league should eliminate hits to the knees of defenseless broad receivers. His response comes after Bucs wideout Chris Goodwin suffered a torn ACL from successful in Sunday’s sport, eradicating him from the beginning lineup for the rest of the season.
“I’ve seen that hit too many instances the place a defenseless move catcher is within the technique of catching the ball and he is hit by the defender,” Brady mentioned on the podcast. “And a variety of defenders would say, ‘Nicely, we will not hit him within the head anymore.’ Nicely, the purpose is, you possibly can’t hit anyone within the head anymore. You may’t hit anybody within the knees anymore apart from receivers. Which does not make any sense to me.
“You may’t hit a defensive lineman within the knees, you possibly can’t hit a punter within the knees, you possibly can’t hit a quarterback within the knees, you possibly can’t hit a DB within the knees apart from permitting hits on defenseless receivers. It wants to be addressed and actually thought out.”
Battling again from knee accidents can have long-term results on careers, very like head accidents. Nevertheless, Brady says he—together with broad receivers—would like “hits to the top” than to the knees.
“And I am positive virtually each pass-catcher within the NFL would like successful to the top over successful to the knees,” Brady mentioned. “I definitely would. I would take that one million out of one million.”
Godwin completed the sport with a team-high six passes for 49 yards after taking the shot from Saints defender P.J. Williams. In 14 video games this season, Godwin has recorded a career-high 98 receptions (leads crew) for 1,103 yards (leads crew) and 5 touchdowns.
Tampa Bay (10–4) present lead NFC South, occupy the third spot in the NFC playoff picture and can face Carolina on Sunday.
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