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Gisele can't believe Pats dropped so many passes

Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:13 am
Edited on: February 8, 2012 3:11 pm
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By Ryan Wilson

In general, Tom Brady leads a charmed life. He's an NFL quarterback, three-time Super Bowl champ, UGG spokesman -- and the cherry on top -- he's married to supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Yes, the Patriots fell to the Giants Sunday night in Super Bowl XLVI, and yes Brady was distraught by the outcome, but in the scheme of things, it won't define his career.

Of course, the criticism in the hours after the loss were swift and, well, critical. Brady was accused of a horrible performance even though he started 20 of 24, broke Joe Montana's Super Bowl completion record in the process, then suffered a Justin Tuck sack that changed everything. He finished the night 7 of 17 and a slightly off-target throw to Wes Welker with four minutes to go ultimately proved to be the difference.

Gisele, who was at the game, had to endure jeers and taunts from Giants fans as she left her suite at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“Eli rules!” screamed one fan. “Eli owns your husband!” yelled another.

Gisele's response?

“You (have) to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” she snapped back, according to CBS New York. “My husband cannot (bleeping) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”

Welker took full responsibility for not coming down with a Brady throw that was also high and behind him.

"The ball is right there," Welker said when asked if he was looking for it on the other shoulder. "I've just got to make the play. It's a play I've made a thousand times in practice and everything else. It comes to the biggest moment of my life and I don't come up with it. It's discouraging."

Brady, for his part, didn't waver in his support of Welker.

"Wes was running down the field and it looked like they messed the coverage up a little bit and I threw it to him," said Brady. "(Welker) went up to try and make it, as he always does, and we just couldn't connect. He's a hell of a player. I'll keep throwing the ball to him for as long as I possible can. He's a phenomenal player and teammate and I love that guy."

Apparently, a TMZ source says that Brady's teammates are "disappointed" and feel betrayed by Gisele's comments. 

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Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:58 am

Gisele can't believe Pats dropped so many passes

It is a lack of class for NY Giants fans to mock Gisele but just as equal a lack of class by Gisele to throw Brady's receivers under the bus.  No receiver catches everything thrown to him.  Brady was not a 100% perfect himself.  At least one of those drops was thrown behind the receiver although it was still catchable.  Brady had more class at the end of the game than her wife - perhaps she could learn a few tips from her husband.

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:48 am

Gisele can't believe Pats dropped so many passes

She needs to shut her mouth and get back to the kitchen!

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:47 am

Gisele can't believe Pats dropped so many passes

ever think that maybe tyhe throw just wasnt as good as it was purported to be? With the Giants in Thomasina's peabrain, anything is possible.

Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:32 am

Gisele can't believe Pats dropped so many passes

I am not a Patriots fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I am a Wes Welker fan, and it was a shame to see this play near the end of the game. It was certainly not Welker's fault that the Pats lost, but dropped passes did hurt them badly, especially at the end of the game. To Brady's credit, he was really toughing it out, and was obviously in great pain. He favoured his left side on every throw he made after the injury, and despite that, his 7-17 should have looked more like 10-17. 

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