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Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:10 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2011 8:14 pm
 
Bruschi makes Ochocinco seem like the sane one. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson


It's been a busy week for Chad Ochocinco even though he was one of the least productive players on the field in the Patriots' Monday night win over the Dolphins (he finished the evening with one catch and an illegal-formation penalty). He made the mistake of tweeting about Tom Brady's awesomeness Tuesday, apparently an activity reserved for the common folk, at least to hear ESPN analyst and former Pats linebacker Ted Bruschi tell it.

In case you missed it, the short version: Bruschi went on the radio to announce that Chad needs to "drop the awe factor" because "he's not a fan." Instead of genuflecting in Brady's general direction, Ochocinco needs to be in his playbook, especially since he's struggled to learn the offense.

Okay, fine. Chad could stand to have a better grasp of his responsibilities. We're still not sure what that has to do with publicly praising his teammate.

Prior to Friday's practice, CSNNE.com's Tom Curran asked Ochocinco about Bruschi's unhinged, old-man rant about the dangers of those blasted compu-tabulators.

Chad, taking the high road, would only say "I love Tedy." Curran added: "Pointing to a blue binder in his locker containing his plays and responsibilities, Ochocinco said that, until he has that mastered, he won't be talking to the media. Until his production rises, he explained, he's not interested in holding court."

To recap: Chad now looks like the sane one. Of course, Bruschi's in too deep, so there's no way he's backtracking now. In fact, he followed up his radio implosion with a television appearance to better explain his insane ramblings.

"The big deal with me is the mentality of the tweet," he explained. "This mentality reflected of being in wonderment, that statement of 'Wow I cant believe what I just saw' is a statement that should be made by a media member or an analyst, a fan, almost an admirer of the Patriots system. That kind of statement, that type of mentality, is not one that should be of an aspiring contributor, someone that wants to be a part of that record-breaking performance. Chad, the mentality is what bothered me. ... Eliminate the 'I'm happy to be here' type of attitude and have more an attitude of wanting to be a part of it and do your work so you can be more a part of it."

Please, for the love of all that's holy, stop talking. We're not alone in this message; Pats fans suggested as much en masse, which prompted some introspection on Bruschi's part.

"I asked myself, 'Was I hard on the guy? Was I a little bit harsh?' So what I did was, I leaned on some of my former teammates. These are teammates that did some very impressive things that made a lot of people say 'Wow'. The one question I asked them was, "Were you ever in awe of what we accomplished as we were accomplishing it?' And to a man the answer was 'No.'"

Right, because nobody was surprised when the 2001 Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl with a second-year quarterback and former sixth-round pick. Least of all Tedy Bruschi. Uh huh.


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Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

The fact he brought up some of his "former teammates" to back up his bs makes this guy a scumbag to me.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

TB is a complete idiot as a broadcaster. Since when has it been a broadcasters job to play daddy to a man he doesnt even know?
I just love how TB is acting like he is still a Patriot and not a unbiased sports caster.
Ocho never said anything that called for an old washed up has been to start yapping his mouth about. I guess he was suppose to complain about seeing one pass go his way instead of praising his qb's performance.

TB what Ocho does with his time is none of your dam business. How he controlls his career is none of your dam business and if he wants to praise his qb the same way you use to then it is none of your dam business.
Get over yourself and realize you were gifted enough to play under a coach and system that awared you a couple rings.



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:35 pm
 

"iNHERiT THE WiND" (@WEstillCANTwinAThome) WHY??

 ... http://t.co/WvZF5Bp ... http://youtu.be/O0DJ8hWgNes ... http://youtu.be/ZUGRpQ9NmJs THE EXTREMELY SOFT ASS, WEAK ASS http://t.co/8ib1uce Miami Dolphins http://lnk.ms/SjJ1Q Head Coach Tony http://youtu.be/Rtd27aHy3Vw Sparano sent out a spirited message to Dolfans http://youtu.be/6231RRAPdi0 He said he needs you all at the stadium http://t.co/6oOCLVx & that the team needs your support & undying loyalty. He finished up with "We're going to get there (GET THERE http://youtu.be/kUtbgwqLing WHERE? DAMN-iT http://t.co/16YnepP THE ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL iS NOT LOCATED DOWN iN THE SEWER!!! http://t.co/k04PDlB MRjavinbur) one way or the other http://youtu.be/1tOpwgrqshU I hope its with you but we'll do it without you" http://youtu.be/ixzXxbc77xY What do you think about his message? http://youtu.be/qBV3Isv0KVg Will you be cheering on the Fins http://youtu.be/O0DJ8hWgNes @Sun Life Stadium this season? Sound off here @WPLG Your responses will be read on Local 10 News at 6am ..."BELiEVE" http://youtu.be/WMTNTNzwprs "iNHERiT THE WiND" ... (@WEstillCANTwinAThome) ...WHY??? http://youtu.be/Ga3E-70u4g0 BECAUSE THAT PARTiCULAR PLAYBOOK http://youtu.be/WMTNTNzwprs DOES NOT EXiST AT THiS PARTiCULAR TiME!!! http://t.co/4oYSisG (DOUBLY TOUGH) ...




Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Ochocinco 'I love Tedy' 'CAN BRUCHi RiDE A BULL?'

... http://t.co/WvZF5Bp ... http://youtu.be/O0DJ8hWgNes ... http://youtu.be/ZUGRpQ9NmJs THE EXTREMELY SOFT ASS, WEAK ASS http://t.co/8ib1uce Miami Dolphins http://lnk.ms/SjJ1Q Head Coach Tony http://youtu.be/Rtd27aHy3Vw Sparano sent out a spirited message to Dolfans http://youtu.be/6231RRAPdi0 He said he needs you all at the stadium http://t.co/6oOCLVx & that the team needs your support & undying loyalty. He finished up with "We're going to get there (GET THERE http://youtu.be/kUtbgwqLing WHERE? DAMN-iT http://t.co/16YnepP THE ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL iS NOT LOCATED DOWN iN THE SEWER!!! http://t.co/k04PDlB MRjavinbur) one way or the other http://youtu.be/1tOpwgrqshU I hope its with you but we'll do it without you" http://youtu.be/ixzXxbc77xY What do you think about his message? http://youtu.be/qBV3Isv0KVg Will you be cheering on the Fins http://youtu.be/O0DJ8hWgNes @Sun Life Stadium this season? Sound off here @WPLG Your responses will be read on Local 10 News at 6am ..."BELiEVE" http://youtu.be/WMTNTNzwprs "iNHERiT THE WiND" ... (@WEstillCANTwinAThome) ...WHY??? http://youtu.be/Ga3E-70u4g0 BECAUSE THAT PARTiCULAR PLAYBOOK http://youtu.be/WMTNTNzwprs DOES NOT EXiST AT THiS PARTiCULAR TiME!!! http://t.co/4oYSisG (DOUBLY TOUGH) ...





Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Cant say it any better than the Shredder put it Tedy, really bro change to decaf.




Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

WOW DUDE. HE WAS JUST SUPPORTING HIS TEAMMATE. IS IT REALLY ALL THAT BAD? CERTAINLY NOT WORTH THREE PARAGRAPHS LET ALONE THREE SENTENCES.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Tedy Bruschi has always been a jackass
I don't know how you could say that. He is a pretty good analyst and was a damn good linebacker.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Well VAhawk, your from Richmond so I doubt you would know any Pats fans.  As far as myself,  I have been going to games since Grogan was the QB.  I still have my signed notebook with Nelson, Grogan, Tippett, Blackmond, Hannah etc...  That being said, before making stupid statements, do your homework.  Prior to the Pats Belichick did spend a little time as the Defensive coordinator of the Giants, who at the time were pretty good.  You should know they kicked your teams a$$ pretty consistantly.
  I have always heard such fine things from players who recently played for the skins ie haynesworth and others who are now on the Pats.  Your skins are cheating too, they are calling themselves an nfl team when over the last (God Knows how many years), have been a glorified ACC team.  Now go talk to the other 10 Redskins fans on CBS because no Pats fan is really interested in hearing what you have to say



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Ochocinco, for all of his antics and frustrating behavior, is a class act when it comes to handling criticism. I'm always amazed because he seems so immature, but takes criticism really well and applies it to make himself better. Tedy Bruschi has always been a jackass, I'm glad Chad is above getting into a media war about it. 

Cincy misses you Chad 



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Whatever Davido.....you're a poor poor pathetic old man looking for acceptance in a sports forum chat room. So who needs to get a life?



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