In the latest episode of his “Let’s Go!” podcast on December 4, former NFL quarterback Tom Brady shared his thoughts on a pivotal moment in the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The hit on Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes near the sideline became a focal point, as Brady critiqued Mahomes for not adequately protecting himself during the play.
Discussing the incident with host Jim Gray and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, Brady emphasized the importance for quarterbacks to learn how to throw the ball away, read defenses effectively, and prioritize getting the ball out of their hands.
In Brady’s view, quick decision-making is crucial for a quarterback’s self-protection on the field.
Brady’s comments were prompted by a broader conversation about rule changes in the NFL, where he expressed concern that quarterbacks are overly protected, putting defenders at a disadvantage, especially when quarterbacks are running.
Taylor challenged Brady, pointing out that he himself had benefited from the rule changes.
“Tommy over there, you have benefited from some of the rules,” Taylor remarked, highlighting the contrast between the current era and the more physically demanding one they played in.
After the Chiefs-Packers game, head referee Brad Allen explained the decision not to penalize the Packers for unnecessary roughness on the hit against Mahomes.
Despite Mahomes being inbounds, the covering official believed that the defender’s contact was late and unnecessary, justifying the call for unnecessary roughness.
Addressing the media after the game, Mahomes acknowledged the team’s current standing at 8-4 and expressed the need to learn from the game.
Looking ahead to the Week 14 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Mahomes noted the team’s focus on improving and navigating the challenges that lie ahead.
Kansas City’s upcoming home game against Buffalo is scheduled for Sunday, December 10, at 3:25 p.m. Central time, airing on CBS or ABC.
According to projections by Heavy, powered by Quarter4, the Chiefs (+0.5) enter the game as underdogs at Arrowhead Stadium.