When Willie Colon was a Steeler, his battles with the Ravens were heated, but professional.
It appears his feelings toward his newest rivals have grown more personal.
The Jets right guard said he had “a lot of different reasons,” for his new distaste for the Patriots, compared to what he knew before.
“It’s weird,” Colon told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News of his days in the AFC Central. “I hated them [the Ravens], but I loved them at the same time, because they’re a team that forced you to give them your best.”
As for the Patriots?
“I just hate them,” Colon said.
“I don’t like them,” Colon said. “But at the same time you got to respect what they’ve done as an organization. Winning Super Bowls. They’ve built a tradition there where they get it done. No matter what you feel about them personally, you got to respect that they win.”
No matter how much you hate them, apparently.