Tom Brady Takes Responsibility For Sideline Argument

Monday December 12th, 2011

After Tom Brady threw a rare red-zone interception -- just his second of the season -- against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, he went to the sideline and wound up in a heated shouting match with offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, which was captured by the CBS cameras.  What was specifically said was unclear, but it was clearly a contentious conversation.  After the game, though, Brady took the dispute in stride, according to the Ian R. Rapoport  of the Boston Herald.

“We’re both pretty emotional guys,” Brady said, according to Rapoport. “That’s what I deserve. You make a bad throw, you’re supposed to get yelled at by your coaches. It’s certainly not the first time and it won’t be the last. You can’t do it in that situation.” Brady's interception gave the Redskins the opportunity for a final drive to tie the game, but his miscue was rendered largely irrelevant when a Rex Grossman pass bounced off the hands of wide receiver Santana Moss and into the arms of Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo.  Brady's only snap following his turnover was to take a knee in victory formation.

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