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Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:59 am
 
By Josh Katzowitz

As CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman pointed out in the immediate aftermath of the Patriots destruction of the Broncos on Saturday, the fact that Tom Brady punted late in New England’s 45-10 win seemed somewhat disrespectful.

Even though it was cool to see Brady take the shotgun snap and then use the short punt in such an old-school manner – plus, the punt went 48 yards and was downed at the 10-yard line! – was Patriots coach Bill Belichick trying to insult Denver with the maneuver (especially since the punt incited a short brawl between the squads)?

Pats dominate Denver
Not exactly, Belichick said in his postgame presser.

As ESPN Boston writes, “Belichick explained the team didn't want to face the various punt rushes the Broncos had on fourth down, so the call was for the unusual quick kick.”

Brady said the team has been practicing the play for seven (!) years and the hope was to land the ball inside the 5-yard line, especially since the surprised Broncos defense didn’t have anybody back to receive the punt.

The only other time Brady punted occurred in 2003 when his punt was actually downed at the opponent’s 1-yard line. That was nine yards better than Saturday’s attempt. So, basically Brady is regressing as a punter.

“I’m disappointed we lost that field position,” Belichick joked. “It’s funny, I mean that’s the kind of play we work on forever and you never know when it’s going to come up.”



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Comments

Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:06 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

It was a football game...   What kind of question is that?  It's not like he was going for the bomb.  You guys are just trying to stir up trouble.  Shameful.  Shameful.  I'm not even going to follow this string, so don't bother to reply.




Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:40 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

LOL!!! I didn't notice that.

Go Pats!!! 



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

@ :58 by pats bench "Get your asses outta here"

and my favorite line by someone from the pats bench....@ 1:00...."You don't even belong in the f**kin' playoffs" LOL!!!

Go RAVENS!!! beat those aholes 



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:22 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

The Broncos should have picked up that ball and run with it ....it was never touched after the Pats walked towards the fight!
This has been discussed ad nauseum in his thread already.

The play was whistled dead.

But if that isn't good enough for all of you out theere that don't know the rules, if Denver picked up the ball and returned it, even for a touchdown, it would have come back due to the penalty on Miller.

Is that better?

(can we stop talking about this now?) 



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:06 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

I am not even a patriots fan and I think they should of ran up the score. This is the NFL, shouldn't really worry about hurting the other team's feelings. They can also call whatever plays they feel like. They should of started kneeling the ball after halftime to make sure none of their offensive players got hurt. Broncos were pathetic



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

Had looked away for a sec & when I turned back 'thought' I saw #12 punt. Then I thought 'naw, cant be'. But it was & I for one think it was pretty cool



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:55 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

Egad, another "Patriots being disrespectful" BS story. Now I wish TB and BB had just thrown 10 TD's against them. Would that be more disrespectful?



Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

I noticed neither team touched the ball also. I believe I seen the offical signal the ball dead after both Pats player refused to touch it.



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:31 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

BB bought McDaniels back because he's a really good offensive coordinator, and since were losing our current guy it makes all the sense in the world to bring back our former OC who is intimitely familiar with our players and offense.

Spygate comments again. I wonder if people will be claiming we were spying on Tebow before this game as well. How about the better all around team won? No knock again Tebow, he's young and talented and has a very bright future. I  just don't think he's as good as he will be at this stage. I'm sure as he gets a little more experience and coaching he's going to be terrific.

BB always plays to win. I remember being on the losing end of some of these butt kickings in the past, so now that the Pats are doing well I'm going to enjoy it. People can say BB doesn't have the class or some of these other guys, but I don't agree. I think he's just a really good coach and he's building his legacy now. Love him or hate him, he's a winner.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:20 pm
 

Brady's punt: disrespectful or pretty darn cool?

that was a rub it your face play...why not just run the ball into the middle if you're worried about a blitz and then punted like you do all through the year? It was 45-10 at that point...I dont even understand why Brady was still in the game. We have to win two more games for the Championship why take a chance with Tom in there against a Bronco team that was approaching  headhunting mode. I dont get BB's arrogant attitude sometimes. He's a winner for sure, but doesnt have the class of a Bill Walsh, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll. Same for the hiring of McDaniels, spygate and so on and so on.

As if BB really cares. He gets paid to win football games, and for that, I'm very appreciative of the job he does. 


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