- 09/15/2011, 03:46AM ET
Marlins Fan said 09/15, 03:46 AM
We all know the story, but for those who don't, here's a little recap.
After New England's beatdown of the Dolphins on Monday night, Chad Ochocinco was impressed by Tom Brady's dominance, and took to Twitter some time later to say this:
"Just waking up after a late arrival,I've never seen a machine operate like that n person,to see video game numbers put up n person was WOW"
Tedy Bruschi took Chad's comments personal, and responded thusly:
"Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor," Bruschi said. "You're not a fan, all right? You're not someone who's on another team or watching TV. You're not an analyst. You're a part of it. They want you to be a part of it.
"So get with the program because obviously you're not getting it and you're tweeting because you're saying, 'It's amazing to see'? It's amazing to see because you don't understand it! You still don't understand it and it's amazing to you because you can't get it."
I'm saying Bruschi was out of line.
Chad didn't say anything bad, and honestly the Patriots didn't miss his production on Monday, considering they won easily and Brady's stats were insanely good.
J-Business said 09/15, 11:30 AM
Are you talking about Teddy Bruschi the NFL analyst on Boston radio?
The same Bruschi with his own show in which he's supposed to talk about the Patriots and other NFL players.
Here's the issue: It's his job!
He's a radio host and he's a former New England Patriot who was known for being tough. Criticizing players and being a regular hard ass is part of his persona.
It's why people tune in to his show.
Chad Ocho was the biggest signing of the off season and he didn't do much in the preseason and was largely absent in Week 1.
During Week 1, Chad was taken out of the game during important moments, which some have attributed to his not knowing the playbook.
Every NFL market has former players in both radio and tv who work hard to bring attention to their advertisers and shows.
The fact that national sports syndicates made mention of Bruschi's words is a huge win for his station.
More people will tune in to hear Bruschi and his "No Hold's Barred" approach and the show will gain more popularity.
This isn't Bruschi sitting at home on the coach calling up ESPN.
This is Teddy Bruschi the radio host doing his job.
Marlins Fan said 09/16, 02:53 AM
Yup, that's the Tedy Bruschi I'm talking about.
And yes, I get that he gets paid to talk about sports.
So what? He's not paid to be an antagonistic moron.
Chad didn't do or say anything wrong. He simply tweeted about how great Brady played.
There was nothing in his tweet that should've motivated Brushci to go off on 8-5.
I understand that Ochocinco didn't do a whole lot in that particular game, but let's be fair:
1) He's only had a few weeks to learn the offnse, and
2)more importantly, the Patriots didn't need him!!!
I could see a reason for criticism if the Pats had lost, or even if they won but had struggled passing the ball.
That wasn'tt the case.
The Patriots won, and Brady had a monster day throwing the ball.
Regardless of Chad's stats, the Patriots looked like a well-oiled machine, and Ochocinco had the right to comment about it, especially considering his tweet was respectful and gave props to his teammate.
If Bruschi wants to dog Ochocinco, that's his business. But the tweet that set him off simply wasn't offnsive, and Bruschi is a dick for making a big deal of it.
He should save the hate for a situation that warrants it.
J-Business said 09/16, 01:27 PM
Did you actually listen to the tape of Teddy Bruschi?
It was based on a question that someone asked and Bruschi responded. He simply gave his opinion.
It didn't "set him off" as if he's some kind of rabid animal.
Bruschi is an analyst for ESPN radio. His persona is to be an old school tough guy and that's what he gets paid for
And the reality is, that he's right. Whether it's Week 1 or Week 16, a guy has to be out there making plays.
Bruschi feels that Ochocinco needs to to do better than 1 catch for 14 yds. Get in your playbook.
Also he didn't slam Ochocinco as a human being, he spoke bout him as a player for the New England Patriots
At one point did you or anyone think Bruschi took it "personal"?
His entire part on Ochocinco lasted all of about 20 seconds.
He said what he had to say and he moved on.
The articles and sports analysts who are talking about have made it bigger than it ever could have been.
Instead of that being the end of it, in today's 24 hr news cycle, some have decided to turn this into another story.
Teddy Bruschi was just doing his job and made a comment based off of a question he was asked.
As a radio analyst
Marlins Fan said 09/17, 04:29 AM
I would like to take some time to address your points.
-Yes, I listened.
-Yes, he responded to a question, and yes, it did set him off like a rabid animal.
-I get that Tedy works for ESPN. I guess that explains why he felt the need to be such a tool when talking about 8-5's tweet.
-No, he's not right. He was way overboard.
-I guess Chad would've needed to do better if the Pats had lost, but they didn't. So apparently his one catch was still good enough.
-If he would've addressed Chad as a human with the same level of hate, it would've been worse. Either way, it was bad and Tedy was out of line.
-To answer your question, yes, I did think Bruschi took it personal at one point. The point where he started being a jerk.
-You're right, it's bigger than it needed to be. Like if Tedy wouldn't have went too far, it wouldn't have been an issue at all. Good point.
-I guess you could blame the media for saying what happened, or you could blame Tedy for going way too far in the first place. I blame Tedy.
-I agree, Bruschi was doing his job. In a really over-the-top kind of way. It wasn't cool.
-As a radio analyst, he was out of line.
J-Business said 09/17, 06:37 AM
Is it just me or have NFL players and fans gotten soft?
Someone asked Teddy Bruschi how he felt about an issue and he gave his opinion. That's it.
Now people are getting upset because he said that Ochocinco should spend more time learning the team's plays.
What exactly is wrong with what he said?
How is a 20 second piece "too far"?
So should he just have ignored the question? What sense does that make?
Maybe some analysts are upset because Bruschi sounds "tough".
You said you agree that Bruschi was doing his job
You also agree that the media is making a big deal of it
So what's your problem with Bruschi's 20 second comment?
You didn't like his tone?
Here's what's really important, Ochocinco didn't even respond. You know why, because it's not a big deal.
His job is to go out and play football and Bruschi's job is to commentate.
Regardless of whether the Patriots won or not, they'll need Ochocinco to contribute.
Truth be told, if he doesn't improve on what he's done since pre-season and Week 1, he'll most likely be cut and then he'll really have something to tweet about.
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