The Patriots Super Bowl misery is continuing well into the week with Eagles fans and players lauding their win over the perennial elite of the NFL.
Tom Brady was outstanding as a quarterback on Sunday, passing for over 500 yards on the day. But, the play everyone is talking about is the pass he rather ungracefully dropped on a key third down early in the 2nd quarter.
Facing third down and five from the Eagles 35-yard line, the Patriots ran a trick play that led to Danny Amendola throwing to Brady who was wide open on the right sideline.
Amendola delivery a catchable ball. But, Brady fluffed his lines in comical fashion, looking rather clumsy in his attempt to haul the ball in for what would've been a certain first down.
What viewers didn't see at the time was Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins duly rush over the three-time MVP and make sure Brady knew he'd messed up.
"Come on, Tom" Jenkins yelled before slapping number 12 on the backside in a humorous exchange. Brady, of course, said nothing back.
His jovial spirit encapsulated the ethos Philly's team and their togetherness was clear for all to see during the celebrations as everyone took pride in their teammates' successes.
The outspoken All Pro safety led the Eagles defense with distinction all season. And, though Super Bowl LII will hardly be remembered for its defensive excellence, Jenkins did make one of the bigger plays of the day with a booming hit on Brandin Cooks that forced the Patriots receiver out of the game.
Jenkins isn't the only one who has had his fun at Brady's expense either.
Steelers wideout Antonio Brown made sure there will be no love lost between the two franchises ahead of the new season, mocking the Patriots' quarterback's catching ability on Instagram.
Brown took multiple shots at the Patriots, Brady and former teammate James Harrison in the post, facetiously offering to help Brady with his catching whilst referencing the controversy surrounding his trainer, Alex Guerrero.
And of course he had to tag James Harrison in the post after the former Steeler left Pittsburgh in unsavoury fashion earlier in the season before joining the Patriots.
The drop may not have garnered so much attention were it not for the catch by Eagles quarterback Nick Foles later in the game.
Foles' effortlessly hauled in a touchdown pass from Trey Burton on their own trick play, showing Brady how it's done in the process.News Now - Sport News