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You guys remember me writing a post about Tom Brady's amazing 517-yard / 4 touchdowns night? Well, according to Tedy Bruschi, players aren't allowed to admire their quarterback or offense.
Ochocinco tweeted the following morning, "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 responded with, "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. 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."
To give you guys some background to the story, Ochocinco signed with the Patriots this season and Bruschi clearly thinks that Ochocinco hasn't synced with the offense.
However, I find Bruschi's comments to be absolutely absurd. He criticized Ochocinco tweeting it was amazing by saying, "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." Uhh, no, Tedy. It's amazing to see because throwing 517-yards in one night isn't exactly an every week sort of thing. I don't see a problem with a player on the offense admiring Brady's work.
Bruschi also said that if Ochocinco was "apart" of the offense, he wouldn't be finding it amazing because it's what he's "supposed to do." I also disagree with that. Ochocinco's job isn't to throw the balls. Ochocinco's job isn't a one-man job. He has his entire offensive line out there with him. So what's the problem with a player being amazed by this teammates and his quarterback? Ocho didn't tweet, "Man, I did an amazing job out there today. I'm honestly awesome." He tweeted saying watching his QB play so greatly was amazing.
Most NFL fans agree according to ESPN's Sports Nation poll. 87% of 27,184 people didn't have a problem with Ocho's tweet.
What do you think? Do you think Bruschi's little tirade was absurd or do you think he has a point? Do you have a problem with Ochocinco's tweet? If so, what about it irks you?
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