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Tedy Bruschi says he’d target Arian Foster’s hamstring

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Texans running back Arian Foster used Twitter to post an image from the MRI of his hamstring on Wednesday and pointed out an inflamed area that he said is the injury currently slowing him down. That may not have been the smartest move.

One reason it wasn’t so smart, according to former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, is that defensive players will now be thinking about taking shots at that inflamed area (which Foster referred to as “anti-awesomeness”) when they play against the Texans. Bruschi said on ESPN Radio that if he were preparing to play against Foster, he’d be taking mental notes about where, exactly, Foster’s injury is, and he’d be thinking about that if he found himself in a pileup with Foster.

“As a defensive player, if this is his hamstring, noting that the sore spot — the white spot that he calls anti-awesomeness — is in the middle of the hamstring, as I’m getting off of a pile, maybe I push,” Bruschi said. “Maybe that’s where I push. Because I know that’s exactly where it is. I give it a little dig, I give it a little twist as I get off the pile. Maybe I do that.”

With the Texans taking on the Colts in Week 1, there may be some players in Indianapolis having the same thoughts.

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102 Responses to “Tedy Bruschi says he’d target Arian Foster’s hamstring”
  1. 66rick says: Sep 1, 2011 8:36 AM

    typical patriot scum. 3 tainted, meaningless sb’s.

  2. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Sep 1, 2011 8:38 AM

    My initial instinct is to claim Bruschi is a typical Patriots player trying to cheat to get ahead. My rational, clear thinking instinct reminds me that everyone does this and he is just the first to publicly admit it.

  3. jobotjones says: Sep 1, 2011 8:40 AM

    That’s because he is a bag of scum. Stay classy Tedy.

  4. supafinger says: Sep 1, 2011 8:41 AM

    This guy will be a fantasy bust this year. I feel bad for everyone that took him first overall.

  5. jimmysee says: Sep 1, 2011 8:42 AM

    Maybe that’s not really Foster’s hamstring — it’s a classic misdirection.

  6. m2karateman says: Sep 1, 2011 8:42 AM

    Arian Foster = idiot

  7. millermt17 says: Sep 1, 2011 8:42 AM

    I guess Tedy Bruschi would prefer to play against a hungry Ben Tate rather than a hamstrung Arian Foster. I would expect no less from a dirty ex-Patriot.

  8. 3octaveFart says: Sep 1, 2011 8:43 AM

    Just doing as Belichick taught him.

  9. sj39 says: Sep 1, 2011 8:43 AM

    Of course he would. Dirty player. Ahh “The Patriot Way”.

  10. iflounder says: Sep 1, 2011 8:44 AM

    it is the patriot way. although wilfork would probably beat him to the cheap shot.

  11. tedtrek says: Sep 1, 2011 8:45 AM

    Bruschi did learn from the master of cheating. That’s an integral part of their game planning every week.

  12. mykelane says: Sep 1, 2011 8:45 AM

    You know the Patriot motto..”if you aint CHEATIN you aint tryin’.”

  13. dolphindad says: Sep 1, 2011 8:47 AM

    not everyone is a dirty player like Bruschi. this is a guy who would watch films of other teams practices. this just goes to show what kind of player he is.

  14. melonnhead says: Sep 1, 2011 8:47 AM

    You stay classy, Tedy Bruschi.

  15. stanmackley says: Sep 1, 2011 8:48 AM

    thats like saying you would target burschi’s heart after HIS injury.
    dumb story

  16. giselleisasucubus says: Sep 1, 2011 8:48 AM

    Patriots are dirty, wahhh, Cheaters, waaahh,….keep crying morons…. This is why I miss Bruschi. BTW- any person who has ever played, actually been in a pile, knows what Teddy is talking about. it isnt tennis.

  17. xxxfixxxerxxx says: Sep 1, 2011 8:51 AM

    twitter:Chapman_Jamie says:
    My initial instinct is to claim Bruschi is a typical Patriots player trying to cheat to get ahead. My rational, clear thinking instinct reminds me that everyone does this and he is just the first to publicly admit it.

    ————————————————–

    My first thought was, Teddy, you should have kept it to yourself, of course, Arians should have too, stop sharing with your fantasy fans if those sayings are in detriment of Arians the real player.

    But, in the era of the”hit enter now, worry later” I’m not suprised by this.

  18. rayvens says: Sep 1, 2011 8:52 AM

    I could see if u was going to tackle him in that area or lay a big hit there…but to poke, twist or wat ever at it while he’s on the ground in a pile up is trashy.

  19. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Sep 1, 2011 8:52 AM

    So many angry things I wanna say right now, I wont though. I still feel that Foster is a monster of a rb and will be for several years to come. IDC how much anti awesomeness is there. That an the only reason burski would push off in that pile is because thats the only time he’d be able to lay a hand on foster. Slow SOB.. He does have a good point though…

  20. mrbungholio says: Sep 1, 2011 8:53 AM

    Problem is, a hamstrung Arian Foster is still much better than a hungry Ben Tate.

  21. stonecld33 says: Sep 1, 2011 8:53 AM

    Just proves the dirty patriot mindset. But suh was the dirty player.

  22. neilanblomi says: Sep 1, 2011 8:57 AM

    He is giving real analysis of what a real NFL defensive player will be thinking. The NFL isn’t some magical world filled with unicorns and gummy drops, and there is no need to freak out for someone telling it like it is.

    To recap the defensive players try to and LOVE to knock offensive players out of a game. That is the reality of the NFL.

  23. zoxitic says: Sep 1, 2011 8:58 AM

    jimmysee says:

    Maybe that’s not really Foster’s hamstring — it’s a classic misdirection.

    ________________________
    Maybe you’re a Texan fan trying to cover for his stupidity, and being that your name is Jimmy it makes me even more convinced.

  24. sippindasyzurp says: Sep 1, 2011 8:59 AM

    Seeing as its a muscle pull, you typically can’t injury it any worse by pushing on it, rubbing etc… The only way its made worse is by actively stretching the tendons and muscle tissue (ie: running)… Sorry Teddy

  25. duanethomas says: Sep 1, 2011 9:00 AM

    “I…..would…..tar-get…his….ham-string.”Bruschi needs to shut up and give the second grader back his cadence. I am soooo tired of these guys from the Cowboys and Patroits who were hired because of team success going on TV and acting like they invented the game of football.

  26. jenniferxxx says: Sep 1, 2011 9:02 AM

    Classy Tedy… classy. I wonder how your career would have gone if your team didn’t cheat for 3 “Superbowls”? Maybe you wouldn’t be such a hero.

  27. bostonbornandbred says: Sep 1, 2011 9:04 AM

    Haha a Hungary Ben Tate who has yet to do anything in the NFL and oh by the way was getting heavily criticized by the texans coaching staff in pre season… And what exactly did Bruschi do during his career to be a “dirty ex patriot”? I guess you’re just a bitter NFL fan who’s mad that the patriots constantly beat your favorite team

  28. j0esixpack says: Sep 1, 2011 9:08 AM

    That’s awful – and unheard of.

    Next thing you know players will be punching each other in the ‘nads at the bottom of a pile.

  29. nutitletown says: Sep 1, 2011 9:09 AM

    tedy is just telling it like it is you irrational patriot hating mopes.

  30. riverhorsey says: Sep 1, 2011 9:10 AM

    Bruschi speaks for probably 90% of NFL defensive players.

  31. papamcgin says: Sep 1, 2011 9:10 AM

    Yeah, and if I were a running back and Tedy bear was still playing, I’d lower the crown of my helmet to aim for the hole in his heart if I knew this was his stance.

  32. jwisz says: Sep 1, 2011 9:12 AM

    Numerous things that I find funny about Tedy’s statement here.

    1) About 95% of NFL players will target an injury that they are aware of.
    2) He is a former Patriot who lived the “Patriot Way”. Part of the Patriot Way is to essentially list every player as Questionable all week with an ankle or something. But Arian is an idiot for disclosing an injury…
    3) Did Bruschi’s Mom and Dad hang out with Toni Kucoc’s parents and make a bet on who can come up with the least manly name for their boy?

  33. jameswestphal says: Sep 1, 2011 9:18 AM

    If this surprises you, you should be embarrassed about how little you know about competitive sports.

  34. anhdazman says: Sep 1, 2011 9:19 AM

    I’d hate to think where Bruschi would grab if Foster had a Groin Pull!

  35. descendency says: Sep 1, 2011 9:19 AM

    Bill Belichick tells his players to never talk about injuries to anyone and this is EXACTLY why.

    Tedy isn’t saying anything other players don’t already think or do.

    Is it right? Not really… but when you post an image of where you are injured, you are asking for people do it practically.

  36. willysantos says: Sep 1, 2011 9:22 AM

    Typical ex Patriots. Bruschi is one of the dirtiest players in NFL history.

  37. vbsuitedace says: Sep 1, 2011 9:22 AM

    That’s messed up Tedy

  38. steelbydesign says: Sep 1, 2011 9:24 AM

    I don’t have an issue with Bruschi’s comments, because I don’t have some double standard, even though I hate the Patriots.

    But why is there not OUTRAGE from the media over this?

    Remember last season when James Harrison said he tried to “hurt, not injure people” on the field, and was crucified for it. How exactly is this different? Bruschi is saying he would try to intentionally hurt an opposing player, and that’s not even between the whistles like Harrison was suggesting.

  39. chrishousand says: Sep 1, 2011 9:29 AM

    I’m pretty sure Bruschi couldn’t tackle him. Arian foster would own Tedy Bruschi.

  40. seytonmanning says: Sep 1, 2011 9:43 AM

    As long as juiceski knows the door swings both ways everythings good.smash someone you get smashed.if I’m fosters teammate and I see juiceski doing this he’s getting a vicious cheapshot.

  41. homelanddefense says: Sep 1, 2011 9:45 AM

    Honestly, this is a non story. Everyone knows that other teams will target another players weakness.

  42. rc33 says: Sep 1, 2011 9:48 AM

    Dirty player, blah, blah, blah.
    They’re professional football players and they’re all cut from the same cloth.
    Let me guess; your team hasn’t beaten the Patriots much, right?

    He makes a very valid point.
    And you’re flat-out naive if you don’t believe players take note…and take advantage of…opposing injuries.

  43. bengalsown says: Sep 1, 2011 9:49 AM

    Over-analysys

    One of the things about football media that I hate the most.

    Bruschi sucks as well.

  44. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 1, 2011 9:55 AM

    If you don’t think there’s worse going on at the bottom of the pile already you should start watching HGTV on Sunday afternoons.
    Tedy, if you’re neither clever nor smart enough to come up with something more substantial to comment on, please find another job.

  45. andyreidcarboload says: Sep 1, 2011 9:58 AM

    Hey Tedy, stay classy bud.

  46. anhdazman says: Sep 1, 2011 10:08 AM

    chrishousand says:
    Sep 1, 2011 9:29 AM
    “I’m pretty sure Bruschi couldn’t tackle him. Arian foster would own Tedy Bruschi.”

    Now is that with or without the bad Hamstring?

  47. bigsweat says: Sep 1, 2011 10:25 AM

    The comments that some of you people post are so funny and super ignorant! How can you call somebody who has so many community service hours and charity events for the city of Boston a scum bag, THIS IS FOOTBALL!!! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS!!! I know alot of you have never played the game physically but this is what goes down ALL THE TIME. Just because you may know how to play fantasy football doest mean you know s**** about what goes down on the field. If anything you should appreciate someone who can come back after having a hole in his heart to risk his life to play the game. And to end,you should applaude a person how isnt afraid to call it like it is.

  48. to147 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:25 AM

    Everyone knows this kind of thing happens across the league- always has always will. I was surprised to hear Tedy talk openly about it, but we’ve all heard plenty of stories from x-players about this exact thing. It’s pretty much a non-story.

    However, anyone here who thinks Tedy was a dirty player has their head up their a$$. He was universally respected as a player and I can’t recall a single instance where he was referred to as dirty.

  49. 3octaveFart says: Sep 1, 2011 10:28 AM

    tedtrek says: Sep 1, 2011 8:45 AM

    “Bruschi did learn from the master of cheating. That’s an integral part of their game planning every week.”

    You’re right.
    I once saw a few clips of Patriots practice where Belichick was telling players to hold in goal line defense situations.
    “Half the Distance? Pfffft, that’s the cheapest penalty you’ll ever get!”

  50. partylikeits1972 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:34 AM

    STAY HEALTHY….. Its the phrase every football player uses (with good faith btw) after a game or just crossing paths with one another in general. For anyone who thinks this is “just a part of the game” you’re mistaken. They all have made it to the top of a brutal profession, its a fratearity and there are things u just dont do intentionally jeapordizing another player’s career is at the top of the list.

  51. hystoracle says: Sep 1, 2011 10:35 AM

    It isn’t as though no one knew he had a hamstring injury before he tweeted his MRI. Most hamstring injuries take a few weeks to completely heal. When they try to keep playing on it is when it lingers all year.
    Bruschi is just a wind bag and great a stating the obvious. He lost all credibility when he said Derrick Brooks isn’t a hall of famer. Just go away, Tedy.

  52. patriotinvasion says: Sep 1, 2011 10:35 AM

    Listen to all you babies…wahhh Tedy is so mean…Belichick taped our hand signals which were in PLAIN VIEW to everyone in the stadium.

    Just hater fans trying to justify why the Patriots have been WHOOPIN’ YOUR TAIL for a DECADE!!! #getusetoit losers

  53. Steeler's Will says: Sep 1, 2011 10:36 AM

    Taking advantage of an opposing player’s weakness or injury usually means targeting and exploiting the player’s diminished capacity to perform his role on the football field. It does NOT mean intentionally driving your elbow into his wound, or turning that sprained ankle into a broken ankle by accidentally shoving the player’s foot up his behind in the pileup. I’m not naive, I know a lot happens “in the trenches” but it doesn’t make it classy or professional.

  54. r8rsfan says: Sep 1, 2011 10:37 AM

    Foster basically tweeted a target that vitually EVERY defensive player will take aim at. Don’t blame Bruschi for stating the obvious.

  55. thetooloftools says: Sep 1, 2011 10:41 AM

    What the hell was Foster thinking?

  56. bossisforboston says: Sep 1, 2011 10:41 AM

    You can bash Bruschi all you want.. But to act like you don’t have a player on your teams defense that has the same mentality is just plain hypocritical ignorance.. Keep hating and stay ignorant.

  57. steelcity5 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:45 AM

    Surprised he didn’t say ” when I was on New England when we were winning three super bowls and I knew this maybe I’d twist or give it a dig, because when I played for new England we won 3 super bowls and new England is great because we won” I hate this guy all he talks about is how he played for them. Let it go man was almost a decade ago how he has a job is beyond me. Idk why he finds it necessary to remind people he played in the NFL .

  58. bostonfan3 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:46 AM

    haha exactly tedy. ne one who plays the game would do the same thing.

  59. cmgww says: Sep 1, 2011 10:48 AM

    Every defense in the NFL keys on players that are injured….it’s a part of the game and has been forever. As a Colts fan, teams were headhunting Austin Collie after he came back from his 1st concussion, and they eventually got him (Daryl Smith from Jax)…including the Pats when he tried to come back the first time and was not ready. It happens all the time in football. Though I still think the Eagles player that hit Collie (the 2nd to him, that went helmet to helmet) was right to get flagged.

  60. ubummer says: Sep 1, 2011 10:48 AM

    The only reason Bruschi gets away with saying that is because he’s white. Harrison basically says the same thing and gets crucified.

  61. holeinone09 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:50 AM

    In all honesty, if you knew you opponent had a weak spot, you would attack it. I think that is just a natural tendency. No one would go out of the they way to avoid it. In a boxing match, if your opponent had a cut over his eye, you would try to pound the crap out of it.

    No player should announce specifically where his injury is, it makes no sense. However, I wouldn’t suggest players announce they would attack injured areas either. That looks bad even though it is probably the best strategy and natural to do. Just play the game within the rules to give yourself a competitive edge.

    Finally, I hate when people use the expression “stay classy”. That is so lame and boring.

  62. riverhorsey says: Sep 1, 2011 10:55 AM

    papamcgin says: Sep 1, 2011 9:10 AM

    Yeah, and if I were a running back and Tedy bear was still playing, I’d lower the crown of my helmet to aim for the hole in his heart if I knew this was his stance.

    ——————————————————

    You should worry more about the hole in your head.

  63. bmorelikeme says: Sep 1, 2011 11:04 AM

    Seriously, everyone here who is calling teddy dirty, unclassy, etc. must’ve never put on on pads.

    Stop pretending your team’s middle linebacker wasn’t already thinking this.

  64. petersonhandshake says: Sep 1, 2011 11:04 AM

    Big deal. Welcome to football. I would also expect fosters teammates to retaliate if they seen it happen. Its nothing new and thats what makes the game tough

  65. Kevin Jameson says: Sep 1, 2011 11:07 AM

    Everyone with a functioning brain knew Foster had a banged up hammy. There is nothing on this tweeted MRI that everyone in the league didn’t already know.

  66. Ralphie says: Sep 1, 2011 11:15 AM

    3octaveFart says:
    Sep 1, 2011 10:28 AM
    tedtrek says: Sep 1, 2011 8:45 AM

    “Bruschi did learn from the master of cheating. That’s an integral part of their game planning every week.”

    You’re right.
    I once saw a few clips of Patriots practice where Belichick was telling players to hold in goal line defense situations.
    “Half the Distance? Pfffft, that’s the cheapest penalty you’ll ever get!”
    _______________________________

    That is brilliant, SITUATIONAL fully rational football coaching you freaking moron. They are the ones taking the penalty. Since you never played the game you should stick with playing dominoes, that’s easier on that impacted turd in your colon you call a brain.

  67. nickster2k says: Sep 1, 2011 11:18 AM

    Sweep the leg.

  68. mmmpieyummy says: Sep 1, 2011 11:20 AM

    Now that’s ‘The Patriot Way’…nothing but a bunch of cheap shot artists.

  69. flagstaffphotos says: Sep 1, 2011 11:20 AM

    Bruschi’s lucky guys didn’t go after his head and neck after he stroked out, or try to nail him in that small hole area of his heart. Stay classy, Tedy – The Patriot Way, my man.

  70. alaricsrevenge says: Sep 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    First off, I’m by no means a Pats fan. I’m an Eagles fan through and through. But what Teddy boy here was saying is actually just stating the obvious. It’s not that TB is a dirty player, he’s just pointing out what every defensive player in the game does in a pileup. You see 5 or 6 guys in a pile and at the bottom theres poking and pushing. When guys get up kness just..”oops man sorry about those ribs”..stuff like that is just part of their game. Now taking a cleat to someones face..that’s dirty. Picking a QB up off the ground and suplexing him down after he’s already thrown the ball….ehh grey area dirty depending on the timing. But this stuff happens all day long on the field in the bottom of a pileup. It don’t make TB a cheater or dirty, do you think they’re talking about their kids while they’re down there waiting for people to get off them? Maybe a lil “You wanna get womething to eat after the game?” No… Let them play. And if AF put his injury out there well that’s his own fault, you just don’t do that. Last year after Vick took that late hit and had his ribs all smashed up, you don’t think each and every defense he faced wasn’t looking for a shot on him right in his injured area? C’mon now.

  71. WingT says: Sep 1, 2011 11:23 AM

    What happened to sportsmanship Teddy?

  72. alaricsrevenge says: Sep 1, 2011 11:25 AM

    I’m sorry.. it “doesn’t” make TB a cheater or dirty. Just wanted to clear that up before the grammer police show up.

  73. CKL says: Sep 1, 2011 11:25 AM

    Herm Edwards and Mike Golic said the same thing. But they’re not “evil cheating bastards” so that’s different right?
    Some of you people really need to stop worrying about the messenger and concentrate on the message.

    There was nothing wrong with what James Harrison said about hurting but not injuring guys either, just bias because of other things he’s said and done.

    STOP being whiny about things solely because of your team rooting interest or what a guy said about something else before. Sheesh.

  74. doe22us says: Sep 1, 2011 11:25 AM

    Geez this hammy issue has taken on a life of its own, move on folks nothing to see here.

  75. pasqualwisdom says: Sep 1, 2011 11:36 AM

    Anybody who’s heard an interview with Arian Foster knows he’s NOT an idiot. He went undrafted and worked his butt off to become a big time player. His tweets aren’t even controversial. Of course the fans who care more about their fantasy games than his health ARE sick. Fantasy Football is great, but it’s a damn game! This is a guy’s career and livelihood. The fact that he tweeted his MRI and started a firestorm is more interesting than controversial.

    Also, Tedy Bruschi needs to settle down. Obviously every team knows his hammy is bothering him….they don’t need to read the actual MRI to know where to grab under the pile.

  76. homelanddefense says: Sep 1, 2011 11:42 AM

    “dolphindad says: Sep 1, 2011 8:47 AM

    not everyone is a dirty player like Bruschi. this is a guy who would watch films of other teams practices. this just goes to show what kind of player he is.”

    _______________________________

    this is hilarious coming from a guy who roots for a team that taped audio from the Patriots audibles and used them to beat the Patriots a few years ago…

  77. FinFan68 says: Sep 1, 2011 11:55 AM

    Intentionally going after a player’s injury makes you “dirty” whether it is coached or not. I’m not saying they should avoid the area in the midst of the play but to target it during or especially after the play is over is bush-league. I get the “advantage” argument but that kind of stuff is wrong. You can rationalize it all you want, that doesn’t make it right. Sportsmanship is dead and honesty/integrity is not far behind

  78. scottyj3030 says: Sep 1, 2011 11:59 AM

    Well Teddy, suit up and put your money where your mouth is.

    Go to Houston, get some pads, and get truck-sticked by Foster who is in his prime for a running back. I’d like you then to do an interview from the hospital when he knocks you the “f” out.

    Side note: This is also being said from a guy who called out known play calls to win. Way to be an athlete Teddy. If you know what they’re doing, it makes the game a lot easier.

  79. qoojo says: Sep 1, 2011 12:01 PM

    Do any of you remember football from the past, especially pre-80s? Most of these guys aren’t saints.

  80. rolandsloan says: Sep 1, 2011 12:09 PM

    A “twist”? A “dig”? Sounds like a massage to me.
    Teddy B is an idiot. But he’s an idiot in “The Patriot Way”

  81. olcap says: Sep 1, 2011 12:24 PM

    I’ve never seen a man spell his name “Tedy”; it’s always “Teddy”, or, even better, “Ted”.

    “Tedy” evokes images of Seinfeld saying, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that…”

  82. Deb says: Sep 1, 2011 12:53 PM

    You can call Tedy “scum,” but all he’s done is speak the truth. It’s no different than a boxer targeting an opponent’s ribs when he sees they’re bruised. And going for an opponent’s weakness is not against the rules.

    Like it or not, this is an often brutal game played by physically imposing men who are paid to slam into each other with the force of a low-speed car crash. They can try to gussy it up by pinking the field in October, or putting female kickers in the NCAA, or fining players when they actually hit someone. But it is what it is.

  83. GT says: Sep 1, 2011 1:23 PM

    Punishing Bruschi’s honesty is pretty naive. You all act like every other defensemen would have said, “oh, I’ll make sure I don’t touch that area of his leg if we make contact…” Maroons.

  84. pigskinswag says: Sep 1, 2011 1:44 PM

    All Bruschi did was verbalize what opposing defenses are already thinking. Yeah, he spoke the collective minds of the thirteen opponents the Texans will face this year. Hes eeeeeeeeeeeevil.

  85. RaiderMight says: Sep 1, 2011 2:27 PM

    Anyone who thinks that Teddy or Patriot players are the only ones that would be thinking this are dead wrong. Coaches on every team will be mentioning this.

  86. polishkingski says: Sep 1, 2011 2:28 PM

    foster is a bright guy. teddy.b is stating the obvious. foster is well aware that guys are going to try to do that very thing. he did not need to release a pic of the mri so they knew what to do. duh.

  87. Steeler's Will says: Sep 1, 2011 3:00 PM

    FFS it isn’t like Tedy B. is going to do the gouging, get offa his back already, he just reported it.

  88. citnetter says: Sep 1, 2011 3:01 PM

    I guess Teddy needs pictures to understand the books (most likely magazines) he reads too. Anyone with a brain at least the size of a pea already knows Foster tweaked a hammy and which one it is so the picture is moot. But then again, Teddy probably needed a descriptive visual of the area in order to tell where exactly a human’s hammy is located.

  89. 8whodat8 says: Sep 1, 2011 3:16 PM

    First of all, many of you act like this is so uncommon and that players on your teams are angels. If Foster is stupid enough to post his MRI then he gets what he deserves. It has nothing to do with the “Patriot-Way”. I guarantee players on your teams would do the same thing. Sounds to me there is a lot of Patriot jealousy. I can’t stand the Pats and I don’t like Teddy, but I still respect them both and props to Teddy for speaking what MANY NFL players would do in the same situation.

    One more thing, its a hamstring and I doubt it gets hurt worse from a little extra push getting off a pile.

  90. CKL says: Sep 1, 2011 3:27 PM

    scottyj3030 says: Sep 1, 2011 11:59 AM

    Side note: This is also being said from a guy who called out known play calls to win. Way to be an athlete Teddy. If you know what they’re doing, it makes the game a lot easier.
    ___________________________________
    Normally I leave cameragate alone when taunts come from people this ignorant ,but I have to highlight it to show the mentality of about 95% of these people.

    TAPING OPPONENTS’ DEFENSIVE SIGNALS DOES NOT HELP YOUR TEAM’S DEFENSIVE PLAYERS! You can’t TAPE OFFENSIVE SIGNALS because the playcalls go through the QBs helmet directly to the QB. Hines Ward or someone else on the Steelers’ offense suffered from the same logic fail when cameragate came out. Sheesh.

  91. Deb says: Sep 1, 2011 3:43 PM

    @CKL …

    It was Hines. Cringed for him. Teams were previously allowed to tape in those situations, but the rules had recently changed and Belichick was slow to follow the new edict. My irritation with him what you feel for a guy who takes up two parking spaces–“hey, buddy, the rules apply to you, too.” But as Cowher said, that’s not why the Pats won their championships. People who say otherwise either don’t understand what was going on … or need a reason to devalue a great team.

  92. mempusa says: Sep 1, 2011 3:49 PM

    Any of you nancies who have a problem with what Tedy said obviously have NEVER played competitive football in your life and if you did, you were a waterboy.

  93. stairwayto7 says: Sep 1, 2011 3:51 PM

    I bet runnung backs were targeting Brucchi’s heart to see if he woudl have a heart attack on the field!

  94. broncobillie says: Sep 1, 2011 4:03 PM

    Sportsmanship is competing with equals.

    Kicking someone when he’s down is not.

    “Everyone” doing it doesn’t change that, it only shows how low you sank.

  95. axespray says: Sep 1, 2011 5:32 PM

    Gotta love the internet tough guys on here.
    “You people ever put on pads?!”

    Seriously thou, Nothing really dirty about Bruschi’s comments here.

    Anything goes in the pile ups, it’s not like he was saying he would chop block Foster or put him in the figure four leg lock.

    But if this is the only way you can get in shots at the patriots, then have fun grasping for straws. I’m sure it’s really hurting Brady and the Patriot’s feelings.

  96. Deb says: Sep 1, 2011 6:18 PM

    @stairwayto7 …

    Bruschi came back following a stroke, not a heart attack. And there’s nothing opponents could have targeted to cause him to have another. If he hadn’t been medically cleared, he wouldn’t have been on the field.

  97. dirtdawg55 says: Sep 1, 2011 6:27 PM

    So, let me guess how many Patriot fans are on here defending Tedy who were nothing but up in arms over James Harrison? What? Every single oneof them? That can’t be! Wouldn’t that make them a bunch of hypocrites?

    Nah. That ain’t right. I am sure there is some explanation. After all, isn’t the Patriot’s Way all about character, ability and intelligence? They wouldn’t defend their own for explicitly saying “target a player’s knee/hammy/etc” but then come down hard on someone else for saying “it’s my job to hurt people” (a figurative statement and not the literal one) Tedy made.

    Maybe they mean the old Patriot’s Way, because the Patriot’s Way they talk so gagging about didn’t exist ten years ago. Prior to that the Patriot’s Way was more about losing and quite remarkably so.

  98. CKL says: Sep 1, 2011 7:37 PM

    @ Deb,
    Thanks! :) I know BB did wrong and am not mad that there were consequences when he got caught (though I felt they were too harsh, but I digress). But any logical person knows that they didn’t win SBs because they used an illegal filming method of signals readily visible to 70k people in a stadium.

    @ dirtdawg55, guess you missed my defense of Harrison further up in the post. ;)

  99. nickster2k says: Sep 1, 2011 10:30 PM

    ============================
    Deb says:
    Sep 1, 2011 6:18 PM
    @stairwayto7 …

    Bruschi came back following a stroke, not a heart attack. And there’s nothing opponents could have targeted to cause him to have another. If he hadn’t been medically cleared, he wouldn’t have been on the field.
    =============================

    I wouldn’t be so sure of that, Deb. Belichick probably wanted him back out on the field the next day!

  100. bdb808757 says: Sep 1, 2011 11:08 PM

    would Teddy use a camera to prepare for taking our Arian?!

  101. longhornfan14 says: Sep 2, 2011 4:31 PM

    What happened the last time the Texans played the Patriots? Oh yeah the Texans won…

  102. olcap says: Sep 19, 2011 6:02 PM

    @CKL

    Forum references to the discovery of, and punishments for, the cheating that your favorite team was found guilty of by Roggy Goodell, who then conveniently had the evidence destroyed, seems to REALLLLLLLYYYYYY upset you.

    You so wish that commenters would stop saying these mean things about your favorite team, don’t you?

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