Ok, now we thought Tom Brady lifting his leg in karate kick fashion on a slide as Ed Reed was closing in looked a little odd, but what's more odd is the fact that we're talking about Tom Brady as the guy doing it.
Brady has been in the league for 12 years and to the best of our recollection, has never done anything cheap like that on the field. Sure, he's been known to trash talk opponents during a game, but this would be really out of character.
“You’ve got to keep them legs down,” Ravens safety Bernard Pollard said, via CSNNE.com.
“You’ve go to keep the legs down. We all know and understand what’s going on there. And as a quarterback, when you go to slide, we’re taught . . . we can’t do anything. When you come sliding, and your leg is up in the air trying to kick somebody, that’s bull crap.”
Not to sound like a Brady apologist, but the simplest and probably the most logical answer was that Brady was trying to protect himself, albeit in an awkward manner, as Reed was coming in fast and hard, thus the reactionary raise of the leg. C'mon folks, do you really think Tom has suddenly gone the way of Ndamukong Suh?
The alleged kick missed by the way too. No harm, and appparently to the refs, no foul.