One of the saddest things in Professional Sports.
To my way of thinking, one of the saddest things for us fans in Professional Sports is to watch an athlete play past his time, to continue when the end seems to have already be passed. Such would appear to be the case with Tom Brady. Almost as sad is to hear announcers and fans drone on and on that he will somehow pull himself out of it, that the poor play will eventually improve and the player we have come to expect will rise up like some Phoenix to regain his old glory. At this point, it seems improbable.
Last night I waited for Troy(Tom, let me carry your water) Aikman to simply call things as they were as the GOAT threw high over a receiver, low into the ground or got nervous feet. Instead he chose to make excuses. Granted, this isn't a very good iteration of the Buccaneers, neither the players or the coaches are performing well, but Brady looks like his spirit is broken, like maybe he isn't where he wants to be or doing what he wants to do.
I guess I understand the emotion involved. I went through a divorce, I went through the end of a career. It's different when that all plays out once a week in full view of millions and it seems as though the entire world is watching and talking about it. My hope for TB is that the situation in Tampa Bay doesn't get so bad that a change at QB is even considered let alone implemented. That would be crushing and an absolute terrible way to end such a fantastic story.