Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant took a shot at Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans after he dropped a pass from quarterback Tom Brady that led to an interception.
Near the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers led the Green Bay Packers 28-23 and were in position to extend their lead even more. On second down and 11, Tom Brady dropped back and took a shot at Evans who was running open over the middle of the field.
Brady throw a decent ball, which was over top of the linebackers and underneath the safety. However, the ball was just a little too high for the 6,5″ Evans. Evans jumped and reached out with his big frame and the ball hit off of his fingertips and landed in the lap of Green Bay defensive back Jaire Alexander.
Despite the pass from Tom Brady being a little high, Dez Bryant still gave the blame to Evans for not making the catch. After all, the general rule as an NFL receiver is that if it hits you in the hands, it should be a catch.
“I love you Evans but that’s your ball,” Bryant wrote on Twitter.
Lucky enough for the Buccaneers, Rodgers and Green Bay were not able to capitalize on the interception. And in the end, the fifth-seeded Bucs were able to hold off the top-seeded Green Bay Packers to win the NFC championship game, 31-26. The win advances the team to the Super Bowl. They will play the winner of the AFC championship game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Buccaneers will be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, on Feb. 7. They will host 22,000 fans, among them 7,500 health care workers.
Dez Bryant Critizes Mike Evans, Fans Chime In
NFL fans on social media were quick to give their thoughts to Dez Bryant on who was to blame for the interception. Of course, Bryant says Evans was to blame.
Bobby Rotondo (@BobbyRotondo) obviously thought Brady was to blame. He wrote, “That ball was too high come on man!!”
One user agreed with Bryant saying, “No. Evans is paid millions to catch that. No excuse.” Another fan replied to that saying, “Brady, ‘the goat’ is also paid millions to make a good throw.”
It seems fans are split right down the middle on who they thought were at fault on the play. Another fan said it was Tom Brady in the wrong.
“Literally no pressure on Brady and he misses his 6’6 target wide open in the middle of the field. You expect the ‘GOAT’ to make those throws.”
Take a look at the play for yourself below: