Re: Brady Wisely Calls Out Bruschi
posted at 9/19/2011 4:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Brady Wisely Calls Out Bruschi
[QUOTE]Who is feeding Bruschi info, though? Seriously. Who would it be? Brady isn't. I highly doubt Bruschi and BB even speak regularly. I am sure Troy Brown sees what he sees on the field working for Comcast NE or whatever, and can relay some info, and that's fine but I read Troy's assessment and thought it was reasonabel and expected. But, to imply Wilfork, Mankins or any other former teammate is talking behind Ochocinco's back is way too far fetched. I actually think Bruschi is ticked off he can't get more inside info and that's a big reason he made such a spectacle. Look, I've seen/heard Perillo and Curran, etc, and all the other Pats beatwriters and I respect their opinions. I don't agree that the context is the same with Moss, Welker, etc, and what Ochocinco has. Burress and Mason did SQUAT yesterday against Jax, and they don't even have to worry about running a myriad of differenr routes, memorizing multiple plays, and responsibilities, like Chad does here. My point all along has been to look for a progression with Chad. Rememeber when Moss came here in BB told the goobers on WEEI to "give him a chance"? Same deal here. Give Chad a chance in the process of being here and how things are run. I don't equate a natural reaction to a nice opening road win and his offensive buddies doing well as offensive. If anything, it's a good thing he's excited.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
My point was that Bruschi can probably make a phone call and get some inside information on what the real story is, or at least moreso than other media members can. I doubt anyone is calling Tedy and complaining that CJ isn't trying his hardest, and I didn't hear Bruschi say once that Chad Johnson wasn't working to understand the offense. I took his (and Harrison's) comments as a rebuke to a guy who shouldn't be talking based on his on-field performance thus far. It was a call for 85 to focus on football, to "get with the program", which means shut up and play.
Remember, I said that Bruschi's response was a bit heavy-handed. CJ's comment was a bit dopey but harmless, and he was called out for it by two guys who are pretty much known to have zero tolerance for that kind of stuff. But if Bruschi's comments get 85 to think twice and to try that much harder to fit in, then great, let pot shots from the analysts and outsiders galvanise this team then. I have no problem with that. Brady did right to defend him, but I'm sure CJ took Bruschi's word to heart because he's basically said nothing since.