posted at 9/14/2011 4:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: tedy-bruschi-tees-off-on-ochocinco/
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: tedy-bruschi-tees-off-on-ochocinco/ : You think Brady is talking behind Chad's back to Bruschi a guy who works for ESPN? Really?
Would two friends share such sentiments "off the record"? Absolutely. I didn't say it happened though. Bruschi still knows a great deal of the coaching staff and key players. I'm merely saying that it is wacko to suggest he doesn't know what is going on in the locker room. Granted, nobody knows as much as someone actually in the locker room. Additionally, his access will diminish over time. I assume it's still quite good right now though.
No one said they aren't friends, professor. I am not just not stupid enough to think Brady is giving blow by blows to Bruschi, a former player.
Who said he is giving blow by blows? I sure didn't. It wouldn't take anything more than someone saying they are frustrated with Ocho's uptake of the playbook. That's not a blow by blow. Let's not exaggerate here.
Don't you see what is going on here? NE can't win.
I don't really subscribe to the "everyone is against us" theory. Teams that win a lot do tend to collect haters. I'll give you that though.
When they set records and people get jealous or haters (95% of NFL viewers) see any praise directed at NE, ESPN and others use an angle to generate clicks on a webpage. It's so obvious. #85 beat VOntae Davis for a play at the 3 yard line to set up a TD. He was hauled down. We all saw it. This means he BEAT Vontae Davis. UNDRESSED HIM ON THE ROUTE. Undressed him. Embarrassed him in single coverage. He made a nice catch later. His teammates, 3 of whom run easier mid/seam routes, an EASIER THROW FOR BRADY, were shredding Miami's D in single coverage. How many more throws does Brady need to make to a sideline option on a route when he has 2 or 3 guys open over the middle in space? Ochos doing what Moss wouldn't do. Be a decoy. Success! Go look at Gaffney's stats at the end of 2006.
I am not an Ocho hater. I think he will do well if given enough time. I will only say that he hasn't had enough time for anyone to hate on him, and he hasn't done enough for anyone to fall on his sword for him. The jury is still out. I am a bit wary that he hasn't looked a bit better, but it hasn't come close to hating on him.
Furthermore, if you read the last part of my post, I interpret Bruschi's remarks as not saying Ocho won't cut it, but that he just needs to put a lid on it until he starts performing. That's pretty fair.
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