Former NFL linebacker and current CBS analyst Bart Scott ripped Tom Brady Wednesday night. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Former NFL linebacker and current CBS football analyst Bart Scott was on CBS Sports Radio Wednesday night and the toughness of NFL quarterbacks came up.
Scott took this subject into a way to rip Patriots quarterback Tom Brady when compared to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“I respect Ben. Ben is a guy who can come sit at a table with any group on that team,” Scott said. “He can go sit with the d-linemen, ‘What up Ben?’ He’s like one of us. He had a defensive mentality. He has a tough guy mentality. There’s nothing tough about Tom Brady. The toughest thing about Tom Brady is his chin because it has the dimple in it, which is characteristic of most super heroes.”
“Come on man, Tom Brady doesn’t think he’s tough,” Scott added. “Gisele [Bundchen] doesn’t think he’s tough. Listen, I respect him, but he plays the game differently. No different from the way Peyton Manning plays it, but listen, certain guys — Steve McNair, tough guy. He was a guy that could hang with anybody.”
Scott went on to say Brady is a “cornball.”
“Listen, I respect Tom Brady, but when he does that he looks like a dork,” Scott said. “How many times does he miss air high-fivers? He’s missed celebrations because he’s just awkward. He’s a cornball. You’ve seen him dance, he’s a cornball. It’s fine, he’s a cornball that was a sixth-round draft pick that became maybe the best quarterback in the history of football and he has a hot wife. He has a great life and he has a bunch of hardware. That’s great. But, does that not make you a cornball? No, he’s still a cornball. I’m sure his teammates tell him he’s a cornball. It’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with being a cornball.”
The former linebacker discussed a sack he had of Roethlisberger and said it might have been different if it were a different quarterback.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever seen my hit on Ben Roethlisberger, it’s the type of hit that you dream of,” he said. “He didn’t see me, he padded the ball twice, and I finished the deal. But, if you watch me, you see me, I slide my head to the left at the last second. That was out of respect for Ben Roethlisberger because I appreciate the way he played. I appreciate the type of quarterback he was. I appreciated he played like a man and never complained. If that would have been somebody else, that helmet would have been in the middle, it would have been a keel-shot, I would have broke rib, I would have tried to break a sternum.”
The host asked if it were Brady would it have been different?
“Yeah, I might have had to take that shot,” Scott said. “If I would have had the shot same that I had on Ben I would have taken a legal shot, but I would have made sure I did some damage. Of course. He was a rival.”
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