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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: Feb 7, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:27 pm

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

Tedy Bruschi is an arrogant, self centered guy who thinks because he played on the Patriots Super Bowl teams that he is relevant. Well, Tedy, you are not and you look childish and petty. Rodney Harrison and all the rest of your former teammates came to your aid since they know you, but all of you look foolish. Ochocinco might not be a quiet and meek team player like all the former Pats, but so what. He is a guy that gets enjoyment from mixing it up with the fans and having a good time. Get real Tedy, the man isn't committing crimes. These guys are brainwashed entirely. I don't know what was in the Kool Aid they all drank for years playing for that organization. I admire the success even though i don't like the Pats, but really?? Drop the "I love Bilechek" routine already, it's old and boring. You don't see other analysts going overboard for their former teams either. Act like a professional and take some of your own advice. You want Chad to learn how to do his job, try doing that yourself. National analysts are supposed to be impartial or act like it at least. If you can't do that and you have to be so involved in the Pats goings on, join the New England Patriots PR dept. Then you can tell Brady to make sure to say "Drink Lots of Water" instead of advising the fans to get hammered before the game.  

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:43 pm

Ochocinco on Bruschi: 'I love Tedy'

What a bitter  fool Bruschi looked like, ihe is still buried in bellichecks ass.

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