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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,'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: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:01 pm

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Take a look at VaHawks other posts.

All he does is sh*t on the Patriots, Steelers, Drew Brees ... and sings the praise of the lowly Redskins.

He talks about what the Redskins did 20+ years ago ... then accuses Patriots fans of being recent times bandwagoners.

It would be great if there were message boards that didn't allow people like him in. Keep a separate one for others that like to have good, stimulating conversation with other intelligent fans that are true fans of the games. Let him and all the others scream at each other like 10 year old kids.

Since: Jun 26, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:58 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

what an idiot you are

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:51 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Dear VaHawk,

I dont know why I'm even bothering to reply to your post. Most reasonable people will tell you that 80% of comments at the end of articels are nothing but moronic trash talk and empty slander of other teams. But I've got 15 minutes to kill so here goes.

What I want to know is who was your team prior tp the year 2000 -  I didn't know a single solitary New England Patriots fan last century.

Every Boston sports fan I knew in the 70s, 80s and 90 was a Patriots fan. We all looked at dominant teams like the 49ers and Cowboys and wished the same for the Patriots. Then all our dreams came true. The relatively recent mass hysteria you see in Patriots nation is not bandwagoning ... it's simply excitement that is making up for what was sorely lacking for about 30 years. Nice try jackass.

Thje fact is that they were BUSTED CHEATING. plain and simple -  There's NO way to sugar coat it -  They were busted cheating, and questions have to be raised as to how authentic their success has been

Let me put this really simple cause I don't want to get too deep on you. Stealing defensive signals is not illegal in the NFL. Videotaping the sideline is. There are plenty of equally effective ways to steal signals other than using vidtotape. So if stealing signals can help a team, everybody does it. If it doesn't really matter much, then virtually nobody does it. 

So where was the unfair advantage the Patriots gained that makes you "question their success"? That is indisputable. There is absolutely NO arguement to the question. Again ... nice try jackass.

We, as football fans
You like to call yourself a football fan ... but you are obviously not a true fan of the game. Because if you were, you would appreciate and respect opposing teams whether you like them or not. You wouldn't trash talk and try to sh*t on two of the best teams in the modern day NFL and their fans. The Patriots and the Steelers. One more time ... nice try jackass.

Typing this was probably a big waste of my time. Again, 80% of what you see on message boards is simply garbage. Not much room for reasonable dialogue and overall good conversation. Pretty damn sad.

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:49 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

still stalking I see. Go get a life.

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:31 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Hey dumb arse.....they is  a difference between what players tell fans to do vs players. Johnson needs to realize that this is not Cincy anymore. His antics will not be tollerated by BB and management. The head coach run this asylum, not the inmates as in Cincy. He's not the biggest thing there any longer. It's the BB and Brady show now and he's just a part of the supporting cast. Act like it and not draw unwarranted attention to yourself, especially as a newbie.

Tedy is correct in saying that Chad should have been proving himself on the field rather than seeking acceptance through social media. I credit Tedy for speaking up about the Patriots way of doing things. He knows how and what is expected of the players on the team. Chad is not bigger than the team and all he is is a distraction no matter where he goes. 

BB needs to sit him down and give him a stern warning that his Cincy way of doing things is just that...the Cincy way and if he wants to make the Pats part of a 3 ring circus then his services are no longer needed. Chad is holding on to a career that has pretty much hit the bottom anyway. I say one more distrasction and it's pack your bags and take your media show elsewhere.  

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:15 am
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Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:15 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Did Bruschi come out as vociferously against Tom Brady's comments encouraging fans to get drunk before the games? What a hypocrite.

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:09 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

What I want to know is who was your team prior tp the year 2000 -  I didn't know a single solitary New England Patriots fan last century.  Who was your team when the Patriots logo looked like a muscular Paul Revere playing football?   Belechek comes along and back into having the greatest qurterback in history -  You know the one they were so high on that they took him late in the 6th round, and had his ass firmly on the bench untill Drew Bledsoe collapsed on the field -  The finally put Brady in and said, "Hey, look what we have!  I had NO idea!"  

Thje fact is that they were BUSTED CHEATING. plain and simple -  There's NO way to sugar coat it -  They were busted cheating, and questions have to be raised as to how authentic their success has been -  I rememer Joe Gibbs winning three Super Bowls in Washington with THREE DIFFERERNT Quarterbacks,  I never remember any allegations of the organization cheating.  

We, as football fans, don't know how much the Patriots systematic cheating has helped them win football games.  One thing is for sure, KNOWING the other teams plays BEFORE they happen can't HURT.  I would submit that Belechek's success on defense suddenly made an awful ot of sense.  So THAT"S how he did it.  

I would also say that the Patriots are second only to Pittsburgh is Bandwagon fans that come out of the woodwork everytime an organization has some success.  I'm sure if we look back to 1998, you didn;t have a shred of Patriots gear in your dresser -  

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:57 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Yes, you tell it like it is. I just wish I could comprehend the "45 different starting lineups". Wouldn't a team have,at most, 16 different starting lineups over course of regular season?

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:02 am

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Without a doubt Tedy should shut up, sit back and enjoy the game and have another drink,  focus on those things that are important in his own life and stop attempting to tell someone/anyone they are not working hard enough, because Everyone/Anyone will tell you that Ochocinco is a hard worker at his craft. I guess its hard when your a former player to just sit back and enjoy the action when you so badly want to be apart of the show.  So easy to critize from the bleachers.  You would think that a former, former player would have notice the type of coverage that Ochocinco was facing and commented on how they paid extra attention to him and that just freed up everyone else. Team game tedy take what the defense give you and go with it.    

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