May 28, 2023


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Tom Brady smashes up computer screen in furious outburst after breaking unwanted record

Tom Brady let frustration get the better of him by smashing a laptop following his Tampa Bay Buccaneers side’s 9-0 defeat to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

The legendary quarterback was shut out for the first time in over 15 years – and for just the third time in his entire career.

A Brady-quarterbacked side has managed to get on the scoresheet in every one of his last 255 games, but that incredible run has finally come to an end.

Footage captured the 44-year-old grabbing a tactics tablet after throwing an intercepted pass and hucking it over his shoulder, smashing it to bits.

His last shutout came during the 2006 season when the Miami Dolphins beat Brady’s New England Patriots 21-0.

Tom Brady (centre) smashed the pitch-side tablet after being shut out for the first time in 15 years

Back then, Brady was just 29-years-old and no current NFL defensive players were in the league at the time.

Unlike clean sheets in football (soccer), shutouts are rare in American football, but not unheard of. Roughly 3% of all NFL games end in a shutout.

Microsoft Surface tablets have been used by NFL sides since the tech giant agreed a sponsorship deal with the league in 2014, replacing the black-and-white photographs that had been in use for decades.

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Brady is widely considered to be one of the greatest NFL stars of all time
Brady is widely considered to be one of the greatest NFL stars of all time

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As such, they’ve felt the wrath of angry players and coaches plenty of times, with Brady joining the likes of Aaron Rogers, Johnny Manziel, and former boss Bill Belichick on the list of tablet-abusers.

Brady joined Tampa in 2020 following 19 successful seasons with the Patriots.

He’s won the Super Bowl seven times – most recently with Tampa last year – and has been named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player three times.

He also holds the record for the most wins, most passing touchdowns, most completed passes and the longest touchdown pass in the league’s history.