Broncos pass rushers admit to trying to humiliate Tom Brady Sunday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
The Monday Morning Quarterback — Tom Brady‘s face wore no hint of anger or malice, and he fielded no apologies. Not 20 feet away from him, five huge men baring strikingly few bruises dressed side-by-side in silence. The New England Patriots offensive line wasn’t mauled, manhandled or overpowered in the AFC Championship Game; they were simply ignored.
To the three or four rushers the Denver Broncos sent careening towards Tom Brady on any given down, the five men standing in front of them might as well have been rec league hoopers taking on the Golden State Warriors. Sebastian Vollmer, Marcus Cannon and company were deserving of no more respect than a quick step to the inside and a sprint around the corner. And the quarterback was subject to all manner of indignity in a 20-18 loss.
“I tried to lay on him a few times,” said one Broncos rusher after the game. “I tried to rub my nuts on his face.”
You hear that, all you Tom Brady haters? Broncos pass rushers were putting their nuts in his face.
All you wanna-be football analysts and phony experts who’ve been filling up my Twitter timeline, my Facebook page and the WEEI text line with all your “BRADY SUX!” and “He was awful!!! Quit kissing his ass and admit it!!!!!” can back the hell off now. Put down your caps lock button. Lay the exclamation points down and slowly back away. I repeat: They. Were. Putting. Their. Nuts. In. His. Face.
Never mind the indignity, how do you expect any quarterback to get the job done when he’s starting at a guy’s yam bag? Just from a practical standpoint. How is Brady supposed to go through his pre-snap reads when he’s getting teabagged on every dropback? How’s he capable of going through his progressions and anticipate where his receivers are going to break off their routes when he’s half a second away from wearing a pair of Arabian goggles? Not only does it make it impossible to quarterback, it’s dangerous. You could get pinkeye like that.
This is all the proof you Haterade drinkers should need that this loss is all on the offensive line and not Brady. The fact he played as well as he did after staring into another man’s grundle proves he’s the greatest of all time.
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