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Tom Brady too upset about Bucs' playoff exit to consider future

Thoughts about whether to retire are the last things on Tom Brady's mind at the moment. He says Sunday's playoff defeat to the Rams is still sinking in.

Tom Brady too upset about Bucs' playoff exit to consider future
Mike EhrmannAFP

Tom Brady admitted that the enormity of Sunday's defeat to the Rams is still sinking in and too painful for him to consider much else - such as whether he plans to continue for another season in NFL or retire. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were dramatically dumped out of the divisional playoffs in the final seconds of their encounter at Raymond James Stadium.

The defeat raises questions about Brady's future - an issue which has been widely discussed even before Sunday's playoff disappointment. The Bucs QB will turn 45 in August, just one month before the new regular season starts.

Losing never feels good - Brady

"Truthfully guys, I'm thinking about this game. I'm not thinking about anything past five minutes from now. I haven't put a lot of thought into it, so you know, we will just take it day by day and kind of see where we are at," Brady explained afterwards. As for his thoughts on the game, he added, "It's the reality of football. Every team is really qualified when you get to the final eight, then the final four, then the final two and it doesn't feel good to lose any one of those games, and I have lost each of those stages. So at the end, there is only one team that is going to be happy. It feels good to move on when you move on, and obviously when you don't, whether it was last week or this week or next week, the week after, two weeks after that - if you are a loser in that game, it all sucks to lose in the end."

Some media sources claim that that Brady will take time to think his future through and discuss his retirement plans with his family once the season is over.