As if Pats quarterback Tom Brady didn’t have enough to worry about this week, what with Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie saying “f–k him” (and, given Cromartie’s procreational activities, possibly meaning it literally), a possible opponent for the AFC title game has hurled some insults in the soon-to-be 2010 NFL MVP’s direction.
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who has said more than a few things about Brady this year, dredged up the past during a Thursday spot on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio. Specifically, Suggs called Brady’s trio of Super Bowl wins “questionable.”
“He’s got the tuck rule incident and you got the videotaping of other teams’ practices,” Suggs said, via Sean Leahy of USA Today. “It’s like “Oh, OK what’s going on here?’”
As to the videotaping of other teams’ practices, Suggs has his facts wrong. The Boston Herald reported two days before Super Bowl XLII that the Pats videotaped the Rams’ walk-through practice before Super Bowl XXXVI. The Herald later retracted the story and apologized for the report.
Suggs seems to realize that his criticism of Brady arises from good, old-fashioned envy. “Man, this guy’s got the world,” Suggs said. “He’s winning Super Bowls and dating supermodels. It don’t get much better than that . . . rules made for him. He gets to tell the referee when to throw the flag.”
If the Ravens beat the Steelers and the Patriots beat the Jets this weekend, Suggs and Brady will get a full week to focus on each other.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.