After last Monday night's game at the Miami Dolphins, wherein Tom Brady threw for 517 yards, perennial talker Chad Ochocinco tweeted that the New England Patriots offense and Tom Brady were amazing, and that he was "in awe". Using several other complimentary adjectives, Ochocinco declared his admiration for the way the Patriots play football on the offensive side of the ball.
Former New England linebacker and future hall-of-famer Tedy Bruschi for whatever reason decided that he was offended that Ochocinco had the audacity to tweet an opinion.
“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.
“Stop tweeting and get in your playbook. Wake up! If you’re just waking up now — I don’t know when this was, six minutes ago? — get out your bed and get to the stadium and watch some film if you still think it’s amazing. If you’re in it and you know what you’re doing and you execute out there you don’t think it’s amazing. You know why? Because it’s what you’re supposed to do. All of a sudden it’s second nature. ‘I know I was supposed do that, yes I went 99 yards, I threw for 517. You know why? Because we’re that good and that’s what we’re supposed to do and that’s what I thought we were gonna do.’ You are still in awe to be a member of the New England Patriots offense. Join the system, buddy.”
It could just be me, but I wonder where the hell Bruschi gets off going crazy on Ochocinco like this. Sour grapes that the Patriots are still good without him? Trying to impose some old-school mentality on a new-school player because he used to be a Patriot? He doesn't like Twitter? He doesn't like Tom Brady? It makes absolutely no sense.
I have no idea, but Ochocinco was merely trying to show his respect for his new quarterback and team. So it was his first game in a new system...Chad Ochocinco has been a great many things in his career....but slacker has never been one of them.
Honestly, Bruschi just sounds more like a grumpy old man than a wise former player imparting advice. For whatever reason that Bruschi doesn't like Ochocinco's loquacity, it really doesn't matter. He doesn't play anymore, and the tweet was definitely not inflammatory, so he really shouldn't even open his mouth.
Nobody would even be talking about Ochocinco's tweet if Bruschi didn't run his mouth. Instead we got a week's worth of media coverage thanks to him. So who is the real loudmouth fool?