Referee Warns Dolphins After Legal Hit on Brady: 'Stay off Tom'

Ross Houston
September 21, 2019

So it caught the football world off guard when he tweeted during Thursday night's game between the Titans and Jaguars that he's sick of all the penalty flags.

There were 15 penalties in the first half called by referee Shawn Hochuli's crew, eight of which were for holding. Twitter sleuths appeared to track down at least one instance in which Brady took a hit after he had thrown the ball. That said, referees can't see a hold and just decide not to call it because there was already a holding penalty on the previous play. There were 20 penalties in total for the game, including declined penalties.

ESPN also reports that there has been a 16.2% increase in total penalties compared to the first two weeks of last season.

Asked if there was any concern with having his quarterback limited in practice, special teams ace Matthew Slater told reporters, "Not when your quarterback is Tom Brady".

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots punches the air before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. "When he makes a statement like that, that should get somebody's attention".

Jacksonville won the game 20-7 to improve to 1-2 on the season, while the Titans fall to 1-2 overall. The Patriots acknowledged they form now not bellow knowledge on the jerseys gross sales for any player, nonetheless if the market proves to be solid ample, Brown's jerseys presumably will quickly be alongside the likes of Brady and Edelman.

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