Tom Brady explains why he didn’t shake Nick Foles’ hand after Bucs loss
Nick Foles got the best of Tom Brady in spectacular fashion in the Super Bowl a few years back. As a result, the media and fans went crazy after the six-time Super Bowl champion refused to shake Foles’ hand. The incident occured after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Chicago Bears.
There was no explanation as to why Tom Brady neglected to meet Foles at midfield after Tampa Bay’s loss because no one asked him about it. However, now there’s an answer with the superstar addressing the topic recently, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
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“I didn’t even think about that,” Brady said Thursday. “I think Nick Foles is a hell of a player and a Super Bowl champ, I don’t know one reason or another why I wouldn’t do that. Sometimes I run off the field, sometimes I haven’t. Sometimes if I have a personal relationship, like I have with Drew and Justin and Aaron over the years…I don’t know, I don’t think it’s anything particular other than I have great admiration for Nick and I think he’s a hell of a player. They’re off to a great start.”
The Buccaneers were thought to be reeling after the loss to the Bears, who had a shaky quarterback situation and a so-so defense. Brady and company have since bounced back with potentially the best defense in the NFL this season and Brady doing enough to get the job done.
Ironically enough, the Bears and Buccaneers could meet in the playoffs if both teams continue on their course. This absence of a handshake could come back again if these two do go head to head in the postseason.