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08:03 AM ET 09.14 | Chad Ochocinco always rides near the love-him-or-hate-him line. You had to figure that, eventually, Twitter would get [Ochocinco] into trouble with the Patriots. Little did he know he'd the Patriot he'd get in trouble with is Tedy Bruschi. ... [Bruschi] ripped into the Pats' new wide receiver for Tweeting his admiration for Tom Brady's record-setting performance Monday night in Miami. This post was on Ochocinco's Twitter account late Tuesday afternoon: "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" ... "Stop acting like a fan," Bruschi said. "You're part of it. If you're still in awe [of Brady and the Patriots' offense], you don't understand it."

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September 14, 2011  08:07 AM ET

I don't remember Ocho contributing to Brady's spectacular night. Ocho = the invisible, shrinking man.

September 14, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Ocho had a good seat on the bench to watch the night unfold.

September 14, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Fight nice children..

September 14, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Thank goodness Bruschi chimed in! I was concerned about what he thought!

September 14, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Sounds like Tedy can'y go away quietly either...

September 14, 2011  08:13 AM ET

I guess in some way you can excuse Ocho given the world of dysfunction he has been around for his career, but now that the season has started...SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!

September 14, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Sounds like Tedy can'y go away quietly either...

I have no problem with a former player who has done something calling out a current player when they are doing nothing.

September 14, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ocho had a good seat on the bench to watch the night unfold.

Wideouts weren't a big part of the two-tight-end sets the Pats used most of the night. Branch was the only significant outside guy. That will change when other teams realize that they've got to do something about Hernandez and Gronk I (his brother is on the team as a tight end, too) and that shift in coverage will open up the sidelines.

54, we still love ya, but this is the kind of thing that's best handled in the locker room, not in the Tweetosphere, OK?

September 14, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ocho had a good seat on the bench to watch the night unfold.

Ocho also lined up on the line when he should have been a yard back. That illegal formation violation cost not only 5 yards, but also the 30 or so that they made on the play. Not surprising that The Dark Lord made him sit in the corner.

September 14, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I have no problem with a former player who has done something calling out a current player when they are doing nothing.

+1

September 14, 2011  08:22 AM ET

Ocho's a moron. You know the real stupid kind!

September 14, 2011  08:22 AM ET

THese tweets are 85's way of calling attention to himself. He wants attention? Then, he needs to shut up and produce on the field. His biggest impact on the field Mon nite was an illegal formation penalty that nullified a 44 yd reception.

September 14, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

54, we still love ya, but this is the kind of thing that's best handled in the locker room, not in the Tweetosphere, OK?

If the source is credible, meaning they put it on the line every single game and did a lot of good off the field, I say go for it and give your opinion because if they are thinking it and saying it then you can be sure the fans are thinking the same thing. Players speaking out like Staubach or Pearson or Grogan or Bruschi or Terry Bradshaw are credible.

September 14, 2011  08:33 AM ET

At least Ocho was bragging about a teammate instead of himself this time.

September 14, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

His biggest impact on the field Mon nite was an illegal formation penalty that nullified a 44 yd reception.

Thanks for the correction. Haynesworth may have changed his stripes (they do make him look slimmer, don't they?) but I'm thinking Ocho may still be the same old (and he's starting to look old) Ocho.

Still, this isn't the Patriot Way. The Bungles would call each other out on Twitter, but the Pats don't do that crap. Ocho should be spoken to, but Bruschi should know better.

September 14, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Bruschi was mad because Ocho said nice things about Brady? Has he had another stroke and nobody mentioned it?

September 14, 2011  08:58 AM ET

So Ocho gives praise to Brady and some high compliments and that ticks Bruschi off??

Ted was a great Patriots... but he really needs to keep his opinions to himself at times... and this is one of them.

September 14, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I have no problem with a former player who has done something calling out a current player when they are doing nothing.

He didn't call him out for not performing.. he called him out for praising Brady. Too stupid and a great way to cause some dissension in the locker room.

Bruschi needs to shut the old pier hole... or eat some humble pie.

 
September 14, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Wideouts weren't a big part of the two-tight-end sets the Pats used most of the night. Branch was the only significant outside guy. That will change when other teams realize that they've got to do something about Hernandez and Gronk I (his brother is on the team as a tight end, too) and that shift in coverage will open up the sidelines.54, we still love ya, but this is the kind of thing that's best handled in the locker room, not in the Tweetosphere, OK?

Excellent points. He had what? 4 passes thrown his way? He wasn't a part of the game plan.

You're right that BB is using the TE's and Welker and will get a lot out of them. Once teams commit to them I think we'll see a lot more balls thrown Ocho's way.

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