Brady vs. Rex = Bradysaurus Rex
The NFL regular season hasn’t even begun and the Patriots and Jets are already sparring. When Tom Brady appeared on a local Boston radio’s morning show, he was asked about the Jets’ appearance in the HBO series “Hard Knocks”. “Honestly, I haven’t turned it on, I hate the Jets so I refuse to support the show”. Rex Ryan replied with “He knows we hate the Patriots, so whats the difference?” It was a surprise to see Tom Brady react in the way he did. The Pats are used to remaining tight lipped about such issues, and they clearly stated as much when asked about the situation. Tully Banta-Cain, an OLB for the Pats, said the following: “We just can’t focus on what they’re doing on TV, we have to focus on what they’re doing on Sundays”. Its evident why Brady hates the Jets so much. The Jets were brilliant with the pass rush last year. They not only blitzed on Brady, but they did so roughly 6 times more than any other team they played against in 2009, and held Brady to an approximate 50 QB rating.
This little “riff-raff” over the airwaves will surely make for a strongly anticipated match-up between the Pats and Jets, which will take place week 2 at the Jets home turf. They will face off again during week 13 on Monday night in Boston. Last year, the Jets eeked out the victory during their first match-up, while the Pats drubbed the Jets in the second match-up 31-14. The addition of Jason Taylor to the Jets defense will only improve their pass rush against Brady. He can guarantee that they’ll be going after his legs all game long.
Can’t we all just get along? Maybe Brady and Ryan can learn from our favorite purple friend…