Eagles legend Jason Kelce has a theory about those Tom Brady tantrums

Tom Brady #12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Tom Brady #12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

It’s been almost seven days and seven nights since the Philadelphia Eagles toppled the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, seven days and nights since Jason Kelce started his 128th consecutive game (and we still haven’t heard from a Cowboys fan). If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve probably rewatched the game four or five times, mainly because there’s no game to prepare for this week.

Perhaps your takes are different. We all have theories, but every time we watch the first Eagles offensive drive, we arrive at the same conclusion.

Had someone thrown Tom Brady to the turf in the same manner that Doranace Armstrong sacked Jalen Hurts, the offending party would be suspended by the mighty warlords in the NFL’s league offices and Tom Brady would have screamed at anyone within earshot.

Okay, maybe that’s a tad extreme, the part about the suspension we mean. We’re certain Tom would have let someone hear about something. Come on though. You’ve seen the lengths that have been taken to protect TB12, and you’ve heard the exorbitant amount of excuses that have been tossed about whenever Brady decides that he wants to break a Microsoft Surface Tablet or scream at teammates.

Come on. We love the guy. We respect what he’s accomplished and all, but enough is enough, right?

Jason Kelce enters the Tom Brady conversation (and thank goodness).

Somewhere on the thin line that separates Tom Brady’s competitive fire from his borderline insanity, a ship landed recently, one called New Heights, a podcast hosted by Eagles legend Jason Kelce and his brother Travis of the Kansas City Chiefs.

During the most recent offering, Jason had a few theories on one of Tom’s recent temper tantrums, which one we fail to remember (there have been so many). Here’s some of what every Eagles fan’s favorite center had to say.

"Did you see the clip? He was yelling at them boys! … Listen, he’s Tom Brady. I can’t say nothing. If Tom yells at me, I’m probably not gonna say nothing neither, but playing o-line is hard. If there is one thing I do not like, it is quarterbacks getting into offensive linemen. Bro, I am (expletive) doing the best I can brother… The last thing I want is a (expletive) that can’t get hit or it’s called roughing the passer to come up to me and tell me how to (expletive) wrestle somebody every play."

Reading that doesn’t do it justice. Listen to the audio when you have a moment. As expected, it’s hilarious, but after throwing our imaginary challenge flags, some discussion, and a brief bit of back and forth, we’re back to the same conclusion.

More. Expect an Eagles Christmas album. light

To the younger and less-accomplished NFL signal-callers, don’t try what TB12 does. He’s won seven Super Bowls, so when he screams, it’s diagnosed as passion. If you do it, you’ll be called a diva or a locker room cancer.

Oh well. That’s what we do in this great country, We give certain allowances to people who have enjoyed sustained excellence.