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How Buccaneers QB Tom Brady handles media criticism

Tom Brady seems to be a fan of the one-finger salute when it comes to hitting back at his critics.

Discussing how he’s dealing with the outside noise, the 44-year-old Buccaneers quarterback explained that his postgame strategy after a loss is usually to drop a few F-Bombs from afar.

“I just look at the TV and go like that,” Brady said while raising his middle fingers in a recent Buccaneers video“F-k you, f-k you, TV.”

Tom Brady reveals how he handles media criticism in a Buccaneers video
Tom Brady reveals how he handles media criticism in a Buccaneers video
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Although Brady will face criticism again this season as he ended his 40-day retirement in March to rejoin the Buccaneers, he will eventually be part of the sports media chorus that has clearly been a thorn in his side.

Fox Sports last week announced their deal with Brady to make him the network’s lead NFL analyst once he decides to finally retire. The seven-time Super Bowl champion has agreed to a whopping 10-year, $375 million deal, The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported on Tuesday.

Brady will be teaming up with Kevin Burkhardt once he makes it a career two.

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Tom Brady prepares to throw a pass in the Buccaneers divisional round playoff game against the Rams in January 2022
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Although many have expressed excitement about Brady’s possible next chapter, fellow quarterback-turned-analyst Kurt Warner recently voiced how difficult the transition from the field to the cabin can be.

“You assume you’re great at one thing and you wonder if you’ll ever be good at something else,” Warner, who works for NFL Network, told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “You have to fight this fight like anyone else going from one job to another. You have to build your confidence and figure out who you want to be.”

The Hall of Famer also noted that there might be concerns when it comes to dishing out criticism.

“That’s one of the challenges when you get into television: What am I going to become as an analyst?” Warner said. “One of the hardest things is when you’re a guy like Tom Brady that everyone likes and wants people to like, you have to figure out how to really analyze and be critical of what’s going on, but not critical from people.

“Everyone’s scared, I don’t want to offend anyone, but I also want to do my job and I want to do it really well. It’s something I struggle with because I don’t feel like I ever attack someone and say, ‘This person is terrible.’ But there are times when you’re like, ‘This isn’t very good. You should do this or that.’”

https://nypost.com/2022/05/17/how-buccaneers-qb-tom-brady-deals-with-media-criticism/ How Buccaneers QB Tom Brady handles media criticism

JOE HERNANDEZ

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