Tom Brady seems to have let the cat out of the bag in one of the NFL’s worst-kept secrets.
The longtime quarterback, who may or may not return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season, dropped a pretty big confessional nugget on his “Let’s Go!” Podcast Monday. Brady acknowledged that holds occur on all NFL plays. That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it makes a lot of sense.
NFL fans have long assumed that there is far more holding going on than the referee whistling.
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Brady wasn’t afraid to finally admit that holding is much more common than the yellow flag suggests.
When co-host Jim Gray pointed out that Kansas City Chiefs tackle Orlando Brown’s holding call appeared to have failed during the AFC Championship, he said, “Every play has a hold.” “Look, can I hold? No, it’s against the rules. Are there holds on the offensive and defensive lines on every play? Yes. When do we call?.. Just like sports, it’s another thing that makes us emotional.
“Referees have a tough job. How do you get all the calls right? ing”
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Brady has long been the king of taking calls the way he wants, but even TB12 can’t avoid a dreaded 10-yard holding penalty against one of his offensive linemen.
If you’ve ever watched an NFL game and thought, “Wait a minute,” you might be stuck.
The words of the former New England Patriots have always had a lot of weight when it comes to NFL-related matters, and he’s now on fire for what could be the most commonly unflagged penalty in the league. adding fuel to… until it runs out..
USA TODAY Sports Producer Victoria Hernandez contributed to this article.