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Washington Football Team rookie defensive end Chase Young said all week, “Tom Brady, I’m coming!” and, “I want Tom!” But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback — playing in his 42nd postseason game and first with the Bucs, at age 43 — didn’t take the bait from last year’s No. 2 overall draft pick, offering only the slightest hint of a smirk.
Instead of taking down the six-time Super Bowl winner, Young finished the NFC wild-card game on Saturday night with two quarterbacks pressures and no sacks and was congratulating Brady after the Bucs’ 31-23 road win.
“I think it was the biggest storyline of the week, just because one guy says, ‘I want Tom [Brady],’ all of a sudden,” Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians said of Young’s comments. “They’ve got a great front. Our guys took it to heart: They were going to block them. I thought we blocked them really, really well. They didn’t scare us.”
Brady led the Bucs to their first playoff appearance since 2007 and first postseason victory since they won Super Bowl XXXVII during the 2002 campaign.
“Come on, that’s Tom Brady,” Bucs running Leonard Fournette said. “I