Tom Brady lashed out at his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates in their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers



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Tom Brady had some choice words for his offensive line during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 20-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The loss moves Tampa Bay to 3-3 this season, while Pittsburgh, whose quarterback Kenny Pickett left the field and was replaced by Mitchell Trubisky, lost four games to fall to 2-4.

In the second quarter and with his team trailing 10-6, Brady, 45, was seen venting his anger in front of his offensive line, saying, “You’re a lot better than you’re playing.”

Against a Steelers defense that registered just three sacks in the last four games, Brady finished the contest 25 of 40 for 243 yards.

Rookie quarterback Pickett started the game with his first career touchdown pass, but then had to retire in the third quarter.

His replacement Trubisky found Chase Claypool with a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to establish a seven-point lead for the Steelers.

Leonard Fournette answered with a touchdown to bring the Bucs within touching distance, but they couldn’t add the two-point conversion to tie the game.

“We didn’t take them lightly, number one,” Tampa Bay coach Todd Bowles told reporters afterward.

“Number two, I think guys who live through the Super Bowl are living in a fantasy land,” he added, referring to the team’s 2021 championship victory.

“You have to get your hands dirty and go to work like everyone else. We have worked hard and we have to work harder. No one will give us anything or feel sorry for us.

“We have to come back as coaches, as players. The time for talking is over. You have to either put it up or shut up.”

In addition to Pickett, Tampa Bay also lost Cameron Brate, who missed the last game with a head injury after suffering another nasty-looking concussion in the third quarter.

The game was stopped for several minutes as the medical team attended to Brate, while players on both sides were in distress.

The tight end held the kids up as he stretched off the field and tweeted that the Bucs had feeling on every end.

The Bucs face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday while the Steelers play the Miami Dolphins.