Today’s NFL Displays Alot Of Mediocrity According To Tom Brady

Updated On Nov 22, 2023 by Landon Wheeler

Tom BradySummary

  • Tom Brady gets very candid on The Stephen A. Smith Show
  • Brady who retired from the NFL last year said there’s a lot of mediocrity on display now
  • He blamed the mediocrity on bad rules and poor coaching

NFL fans have moved on from the legendary Tom Brady who retired from the game after having an illustrious career that last over 23 years.

Brady regarded by many to be the “NFL GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) went on The Stephen A. Smith Show and blasted the NFL for dropping its standard and showcasing a lot of mediocrity to the fans.

Bad Rules Not Helping NFL Deliver Excellence

Some NFL fans have been a tad disappointed this season because the level of excitement in the games have diminished to a certain extent. We can see that from the stats which show that average scoring per game in 2021 was 45.9. However in the last four seasons, the average scoring per game has continued to decline with 43.8 points per game 2022 and this year it is at 43.3.


Brady believes one of the reasons for that is the poor rules in the NFL and also due to the number of quarter backs (QBs) getting injured. Some of the QBs that have had to deal with injuries this season include Anthony Richardson, Deshaun Watson, Kirk Cousins and Joe Burrow.

Brady said

The rules have allowed a lot of bad habits to get into the actual performance of the game. So I just think the product in my opinion is less than what it’s been. Offensive players need to protect themselves. It’s not up to a defensive player to protect an offensive player. A defensive player needs to protect himself. I think a lot of the way that the rules have come into play have allowed this, you can essentially play carefree and then if anyone hits you hard, there’s a penalty.

Brady Also Says Coaching Is A Problem

Brady also pointed out that coaching in the NFL is no longer what it used to be and is a becoming a serious problem.

Brady said

I think the coaching isn’t as good as it was. I don’t think the development of young players is as good as it was. I don’t think the schemes are as good as they were.

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