Tom Brady calls out Bucs for ’embarrassing’ level of effort

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored a huge comeback win in the final seconds Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, but that doesn’t mean the GOAT isn’t still troubled by the things that are plaguing his team through a 4-5 start.

On the latest episode of his “Let’s Go!” podcast, Brady criticized his team’s lack of effort, emphasizing the need to eliminate their self-inflicted errors to avoid a mediocre performance.

“I think too much of good, bad, good, bad, good, bad, leaves you average, and no one’s trying to be average,” Brady said. “If you want to be a great team, you’ve got to be way better than average. So correcting our mistakes, improving our effort – which probably is the most embarrassing part of our team – is our effort level on game day. And that’s something we better fix.”

Brady led a 60-yard, game-winning drive Sunday, taking over with just 44 seconds left in the game, and no timeouts. He found rookie tight end Cade Otton for a one-yard touchdown with nine seconds left to seal the win.

Even with the heroics, the Bucs still struggled on offense for most of the game, failing to move the ball consistently and failing to get into the end zone until the final seconds. Those problems have plagued the Bucs all season, and don’t seem to be improving across the board.

Obviously, Brady and company will hope to bottle whatever happened in that last drive Sunday, and apply it to four full quarters moving forward.

An increase in game-day effort would probably help.

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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire