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Tom Brady’s ex-wife has a hot take on why Tampa Bay Buccaneers were bounced early from playoffs

While Gisele Bündchen is no longer married to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, she certainly doesn’t fault his play for the team’s Divisional Round loss and instead tossed some shade at the men blocking for him in their defeat to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2022 campaign won’t go down in team lore as one to remember. Yes, they won the NFC South, but they did so with an 8-9 record in what was by far the worst division in the NFL last season.

The team’s defense was nowhere near as strong as years past and the offense had to rely too much on the well-aged arm of Tom Brady. Unsurprisingly, when they faced off with a 12-win Dallas Cowboys team in the NFL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were easily dispatched by a score of 31-14.

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In defeat, Brady threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns on 66 attempts. That performance in a losing effort is part of why his ex-wife Gisele Bündchen doesn’t think any of the blame for his final game in the NFL being a bad defeat is on the future Hall-of-Famer’s shoulders.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers record (2022): 8-9, first place in NFC South

In a Wednesday interview with Vanity Fair, the woman that was married to the NFL icon for 13 years until this past October was asked about his final game in the league after 23 seasons and took a shot at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line in her response.

“It was tough, but you know what? Let’s just be honest. It’s a team sport and you can’t play alone. I think he did great under the circumstances that he had. I mean, he had no offensive line.”

– Gisele Bündchen (h/t Sports Illustrated)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line was banged up heading into the game against the Cowboys and were without Nick Leverett. Nevertheless, the defense also deserves some heat for giving up 31 points to the Cowboys in their January matchup.

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