Brady appeared to take a lick from Rams pass-rusher Von Miller and didn’t take too kindly with being hit in the head. Brady appeared to think Miller’s hit warranted a penalty and was seen jawing at referee Shawn Hochuli as they went up the field.
Hochuli penalized the Buccaneers for Brady’s actions. On the next play, Brady showed Hochuli he was bleeding from the lip.
Hochuli, the son of former NFL referee Ed Hochuli, was asked by The Athletic’s Greg Auman in the pool report about the interaction between him and the Buccaneers quarterback.
“He got in my face in an aggressive manner and used abusive language. As for the hit, we did not think that it rose to the level of roughing the passer,” Hochuli said.
Brady’s penalty came days after he mentioned on the “Kom ons gaan!” podcast that he probably gets away with more trash talking than he should.
“I do know they probably let me get away with a lot of unsportsmanlike conducts, talking smack to the other team and talking smack to the refs when I don’t think I get the right call,” Brady said. “I’m kind of a pain in their a–, if you don’t already know that.”
Tampa Bay lost the game 30-27 despite a valiant comeback effort from Brady and the team.