Buccaneers' Tom Brady Jokes About Tony Romo's Speed Comment, Calls out Peyton Manning

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVDecember 13, 2021

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stretches for a first down against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Nobody will ever confuse Tom Brady for Lamar Jackson when it comes to running the football. He's rushed for just 1,111 yards in 22 NFL seasons, after all.

But he had a few solid scampers in Sunday's 33-27 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills, including a touchdown run, and in total rushed seven times for 16 yards. On Monday, he had a message for the haters—namely Tony Romo and Peyton Manning:

Tom Brady @TomBrady

Tony and Peyton hating from the booth! Come on guys… <a href="https://twitter.com/EAMaddenNFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EAMaddenNFL</a> <a href="https://t.co/wLbyXHMrCr">pic.twitter.com/wLbyXHMrCr</a>

Manning had jokingly said he would bump Brady's accuracy rating down in Madden 22, but Brady clearly wants to see his speed get a boost. 

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Peyton’s first adjustment 💀 <a href="https://twitter.com/TomBrady?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TomBrady</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RatingsAdjustor?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RatingsAdjustor</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Madden22?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Madden22</a> <a href="https://t.co/uqnslFNfRb">pic.twitter.com/uqnslFNfRb</a>

As for whether we'll see Brady breaking the pocket and taking off into the open field more often, well, don't count on it.

"That's enough of that s--t," Bruce Arians told reporters after the game about Brady running for first downs. 

So there you have it. The reign of Brady the Scrambler has come to an end.