Tom Brady would possibly as properly have been practising his landing spike when he whipped a Microsoft Surface tablet into the bottom in the course of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recreation in opposition to the Saints on Sunday evening. The quarterback was visibly pissed off following an incomplete cross, tossed his helmet onto the sector, and stormed again to the sidelines the place he chucked the tablet.
The Buccs have been shedding when Brady threw the tablet, however they ended up coming again and defeating the Saints 20-10. This isn’t Brady’s first documented case of tablet abuse — he threw the factor so arduous in opposition to the bench after shedding a Saints recreation final yr that it truly bounced.
Microsoft Surface chief Panos Panay responded to the incident on his Instagram story this time round, saying “Rest assured the Surface needs to be just high-quality.” I’m not so positive about that, Panos. The final tablet we noticed Brady throw was destroyed, and we didn’t get to see the way it fared after this mood tantrum.
The Surface tablet has turn out to be a punching bag for gamers and coaches alike since they have been first launched to the NFL in 2014. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was one of many first to get caught on digicam tossing the tablet, and even Patriots coach Bill Belichick smashed it on the sidelines, albeit for causes aside from gameplay (he just couldn’t stand utilizing tablets).
NFL’s website says Microsoft designed the Surface tablets particularly for soccer video games, making certain they’ll “stand as much as the occasional drop.” Maybe Microsoft ought to make positive they face up to a throw from a quarterback’s throwing arm, too.
Correction September 18th, 6:16PM ET: A earlier model of the article said Bill Belichick was the previous coach of the Patriots, when he’s the present coach. We remorse the error.