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Bruschi can't run anymore

Posted on: August 30, 2009 11:59 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2009 12:05 am
 
Old and slow in the NFL means it's time to go.
Tedy Bruschi is the latest example. Bruschi, the longtime New England linebacker, will announce his retirement Monday. He's been a try-hard, effort player for his entire 13 seasons in the league, but it was quite evident the past couple of seasons that the game had passed him by.
He was too slow for the way the game is played now.
Did you see him try and keep up with Redskins tight end Chris Cooley on the long pass in last Thursday's preseason game? It was sad.
Bruschi never had great speed, but he made up for it with his awareness and his toughness. But in recent years, after suffering a minor stroke in 2005, he hasn't been the same.
The Patriots had to know this. Bruschi did too, which is probably why they both agreed to this arrangement.
I used to say I'd take 22 Bruschis for my starting group. OK, 21. Not the quarterback. But you get the point. He was a relentless player and a class act.
He will be missed.
But from a football standpoint, his time had come.
Old and slow, and you must go.
Category: NFL
Tags: Tedy Bruschi
 
Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2009 8:46 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

Yeah?  Get this: Bruschi's done.  Put a fork in him!



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2009 8:45 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

He didn't rip him.  Maybe you should try to man up, and be a little less sensitive, bud.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2009 8:05 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore


Posted on: August 30, 2009 11:59 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2009 12:05 am

Wow.  I hate to see what the first post looked like.

This hack job was posted by Prisco between brushing his teeth last night and putting on his jammies.

It almost looks like it was scratched out on a yellow sticky pad and typed up on Notepad.

Or maybe it was written out on a cocktail napkin as he was sitting in some pathetic hotel bar and he submitted it via his crackberry after slamming back another vodka tonic...

who knows?  what say you Prisco?  Did your editor tell you to submit a thought on Bruschi's retirement in 200 words or less?  Or was that all your wool-headed sheep brain could put together on a Sunday night at midnight.

Pathetic.

CBS should show some class and just delete this whole post from their servers....





Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2009 7:45 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

LoL, that's funny. Nice post grograns. I generally don't care what the writers write cause at least I'm reading about sports, even when it's just the writers op1n1on, but this is sad. To knock a guy while saying you have the utmost respect for him, and would take 22 of him, is just bad writing. You on the other hand, have made me laugh.



Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2009 7:16 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

grograns, that was a great rip job. I can't stand Prisco's constant rips and contradictions. Prisco should retire.




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2009 7:04 am
 

Dickish Article

Is this the most Dickish article ever written?  I dislike the Pats, but a guy comes back froma stroke and plays well and is about to retire and you write a mean-spirited hack-job article.  

Are you going to write a hack job about Ted Kenedy now that he is dead.....

Dan Marino is retired....he is kind of slow....

What a moron........

Stupid Cruel and Mean Spirited Article....



Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2009 5:17 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

Wow Pete. Just wow.

Everything you write on here, is criticized, often unfairly, by people looking to have their internet credibility recognized.  Personally, I can't recall a single thing I've ever said that was opposed to what you've written.  If I'm wrong, feel free to inform me, but I'm pretty sure I've never spoken negatively of you, or what you've written.  Because, good or bad, you speak your mind.

However, this blog is just pathetic.  I'm not a Patriots fan.  As a matter of fact, outside of the Bears and Vikings, I despise the Patriots moreso than any other NFL team.  However, as a fan of sports and a fan of football, I have nothing but respect for Bruschi.  This article is very untactful to me however.  When it comes to AFC teams, I consider myself a nonpartisan observer, yet this reads, to me, as a lackadaisical attempt to rile up Patriots fans. Was he a Pro-bowl linebacker the past couple of years? No. However, this article makes it sound as if he's the Brett Fave of defense.  Someone who continued to play on, far past his prime, and should've left the game a few years ago.

As i said, I generally enjoy your articles and blogs, and can't recall ever arguing your point, but in this matter, I believer you went about things wrong, and nothing will convince me otherwise.  If players like Crabtree, Marshall and Cutler had the mentality and attitude of Bruschi, the NFL would be an even better league.  To diminish those facts with this half-hearted goodbye and back-handed compliment is a disgrace. 

Enjoy your retirement Mr. Bruschi, and though I don't recall ever cheering for you in a game situation, I wish you nothing but the best.  As for this column/blog, I hope it's relegated into obscurity sooner rather than later.  Shame on you Pete...if you've nothing to write other than this, I'd rather see nothing at all.




Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2009 3:48 am
 

C'mon Prisco, Bruschi deserves better than that.

C'mon Pete.  The dude spends 13 years in the NFL with one team, went to five Superbowls and won three, had a heart attack and returned to the NFL for several more seasons and THIS is all you can say about him?  



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2009 3:16 am
 

Prisco can't write anymore

Pick one.

Insult the man... or... compliment him on a great career and being an inspiration to a lot of people.

Not both.






Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2009 1:51 am
 

Prisco can't write anymore...

Old and tired in the media world means it's time to go.Pete Prisco is the latest example. Prisco, a boring and tiresome CBS writer, won't announce his retirement Monday, but should. He's been a try-to-hard, awful writer for his entire life, but it was quite evident the past couple of years that the media has passed him by.He was too slow for the way the media works now.Did you see him try to write this article or any other recently? It was sad.Prisco never had it, but he made up for it with his punctuation and grammar. But in recent years, after suffering by his readers, he hasn't (actually, never) been the same.CBS has to know this. Prisco should too, whish is probably why they both need to come to an arrangement.I used to say I'd take 0 Priscos for my morning read. OK, still 0. Not the editor. But you get the point. He is a forgetful writer and a class clown.He wouldn't be missed.But from a media standpoint, his time has come.Old and tired, and you must go.


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