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Antonio Smith: Brady cries when he gets hit, but he keeps coming

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with referee Mike Carey (L) and Walt Coleman before taking on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Getty Images

During a visit to PFT Live on Monday, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said that part of the reason Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is so effective is because he gets away with pushing off on defenders covering him “about 98 percent of the time.”

He wasn’t the only member of the Broncos defense to share an opinion about a Patriots player that’s sure to be unpopular in New England. Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith was asked if the Broncos think Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a crybaby when it comes to pleading with officials for flags during games.

“That would be an accurate statement. I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than Brady,” Smith said, via the Colorado Springs Gazette. “Every time he gets sacked he looks at the ref like, ‘You see him sack me? Was that supposed to happen? He did it a little hard. Please throw a 15-yard penalty on him. Get him fined.'”

Smith added that Brady complaining about hits wasn’t the same as the quarterback, who Smith called “automatic”, being adversely affected by them. Smith said that while Brady may whine, he’ll remain just as effective after getting hit.

“He’s not going to rattle just because you hit him hard. I’ve tried over the years,” Smith said. “That’s what D-linemen think: ‘The harder you hit the quarterback, the better it will make it on the secondary.’ With Brady, he’s a great competitor. You know it’s coming. He’s going to cry about getting hit, but he’s going to take the hit and keep going.”

The Broncos may be trying to curry favor with the officials by pointing out areas where they feel the Patriots get special treatment. We’ll see if it proves successful on Sunday or if their comments become the latest bit of bulletin board fodder to precede a Patriots win in the postseason.

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214 Responses to “Antonio Smith: Brady cries when he gets hit, but he keeps coming”
  1. floratiotime says: Jan 19, 2016 2:06 PM

    Brady cries when he gets hit, but he keeps cheating.

  2. zombiepatriot says: Jan 19, 2016 2:07 PM

    Broncos doing all they can to get in to the heads of the refs and looking for calls. I’ve seen it work in hockey far too often and hopefully it isn’t the case on Sunday.

  3. patriotinvasion says: Jan 19, 2016 2:07 PM

    It is going to be fun dismantling the Broncos in their house Sunday. It’s happening. You all know it’s happening.

  4. clownsfan says: Jan 19, 2016 2:08 PM

    Already making excuses…..

  5. pft13 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:08 PM

    Antonio Smith speaks the truth. Brady is a chronic complainer and verbally abusive to the officials. Surprise, surprise, he never gets flagged for it. With that being said, he’s the best in the game right now along with coach BB.

    Packers Fan.

  6. lifeasm says: Jan 19, 2016 2:09 PM

    Yeah Antonio Smith, Brady cries just like the kids you abuse

  7. RavenzGunnerz says: Jan 19, 2016 2:09 PM

    Man, that’s a lie. He doesn’t always cry. He only cries when when defenders say mean things to him after a hit.

  8. musicfootballprogramming says: Jan 19, 2016 2:09 PM

    Calling out the Pats always works.

  9. lifeasm says: Jan 19, 2016 2:09 PM

    At least he doesn’t pull out a stupid sword from his pocket when he makes a play

  10. thefatlazygamer says: Jan 19, 2016 2:09 PM

    That’s pretty rich coming from an alleged child abuser. Didn’t think we would remember? Well we do. I believe it was reported to be sexual in nature. Maybe you should shut your mouth and consider yourself lucky to even be playing football right now.

    With that being said, he also cries when he hold up the Lombardi. Not that you would know anything about that.

  11. skooter519 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:10 PM

    Every player on every team seems to be looking for a flag these days which makes the games less fun to watch for me. Let the refs do their job. But thanks for pointing out the Patriots for me as they love bulletin board material.

  12. wte1 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:10 PM

    And Antonio Smith cries to the refs when he thinks he was held. I’ve seen it a bunch of times.

  13. jkulha86 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:10 PM

    Both Brady and Rodgers lead the league in looking to the refs for a flag. Seemed like every time Rodgers threw an incompletion against the Cardinals he’d throw his arms up and look to the refs.

  14. 6ball says: Jan 19, 2016 2:11 PM

    .
    ” The Broncos may be trying to curry favor with the officials….. ” and we here at PFT are damn glad to help them”
    .

  15. pinkmist4 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:11 PM

    The Donkeys sure are talking a lot. You’d think ol’ horseface would be smart enough to tell his players to keep their traps shut….

  16. doctorrustbelt says: Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM

    Remember (in 2013) when Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the new england patriots on MNF… and… unsportsman-like tom brady verbally assaulted the officials after the game?!?

    Classy.

  17. 3menandablog says: Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM

    Because he always acts like an entitled little bish. Which is why so many people don’t respect him.

    Reacted the same way to getting suspended.

  18. clelek05 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM

    Wow. Zero discipline coming out of Denver. Get those excuses lined up. KC was pulling the same stuff. Meanwhile, crickets out of New England. The silence before the storm. 34-10 Pats

  19. brendafortheboyz says: Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM

    All they are saying is what we have all known for years and years…….His actions speak much louder than their words!

  20. quickbooks12 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM

    The Broncos look at the refs and cry for a push off every time Gronk makes a catch even though they were mugging him after 5 yards. Call a spade a spade.

  21. ocd2828 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:13 PM

    I don’t think any of you watch Pats games. Brady takes huge hits and gets right back up. Maybe Antonio should look at his own QB and Aaron Rodgers on every single play begging for pass interference calls. Disappointing to see actual pro athletes who share the opinions of comment board trolls

  22. bleck5 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:13 PM

    Broncos are really making up all the excuses in the book already. Embarrassing.

    Enjoy your last week of football for the season!

  23. Della Street says: Jan 19, 2016 2:13 PM

    Broncos running their mouths. I rarely, if ever, hear anything from Patriots players like this. All you will hear this week from Foxboro is that Peyton is a great player, although that is no longer true.

    All Denver is doing is providing bulletin board material. Keep in coming.

  24. seriously423 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:14 PM

    “what fools these mortals be”

  25. Seprix says: Jan 19, 2016 2:14 PM

    And the Broncos don’t do everything possible to win games? PEDs, dirty hits, need I continue?

  26. firecracker87 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:14 PM

    If I were a ref and read this guy’s whining i’d give Brady every flag he wants.

  27. bullcharger says: Jan 19, 2016 2:14 PM

    If Brady thinks it was a late hit, a low hit, a high hit or he was driven into the ground, he complains to the ref.

    It’s not every hit, and like Smith points out, he gets up, and keeps going. When the hit is clean for sure, Brady just says nice hit and get’s back up.

    It’s very common to see that.

    Brady is so competitive, he won’t let it go if he thinks it was a penalty. Why should he?

    When was the last time you saw a WR not look for a PI flag or a DB not complain about a push off. It’s currently part of the game to bring attention to a play.

    If the NFL want to put a stop to the complaining it’s easy enough to give 15 yards for unsportsmanlike it and it will stop. Right now the refs are letting it happen and it works.

  28. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 2:15 PM

    Funny that Michael Bennett and Justin Tuck are on record with a very different opinion of the GOAT.
    🙂

  29. titletownie72 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:15 PM

    First LB’s are whining that Gronk pushes off, now DE’s are whining that Brady cries. Lottttttts of material going up. By the way guys, the zebras call the game for Manning. Just a heads up clowns…

  30. kevpft says: Jan 19, 2016 2:15 PM

    This is the joke on all the commenters who call Brady names and make fun of his boots.

    This guy never gives up. He’s 38, he plays extra-long seasons every year (10 AFC championship games!), he’s won 4 Super Bowls, and he gets slammed around on the field every game, every year. And he never gives up.

    But internet tough guys are tougher than him?

    I grew up with Staubach, Bradshaw, Montana, Young, Aikman, Favre, and all the current guys.

    Nobody’s ever been better than Brady.

  31. patriotshoodie says: Jan 19, 2016 2:15 PM

    And Peyton manning leads the league in most ducks thrown. He’ll look at his WR as to why they couldn’t catch his duck passes but you know he’s going to keep coming with those duck passes.

  32. ibelievebrady says: Jan 19, 2016 2:16 PM

    Well this is different. Usually teams wait until after they lose to the Pats to make excuses. Broncos taking a proactive approach this week. Probably because the game is in DEN so there can be no crying about faulty headsets, bugged lockerooms and warm Gatorade after the fact.

  33. dalvar1001 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:16 PM

    Peyton cries when he gets hit and falls down gets happy feet and throws too soon…Omaha

  34. touchdownelvis says: Jan 19, 2016 2:18 PM

    Crying about crying! Well, ain’t that somethin’…

  35. sportnorcal says: Jan 19, 2016 2:19 PM

    But crying to the press is better?

  36. oneclap2 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:19 PM

    These Broncos players want to talk about Brady being a crybaby, they need to take a long hard look in the mirror. 2 players now have come to the media crying about the patriots before the game even starts.

  37. skdrake says: Jan 19, 2016 2:19 PM

    Thanks, Antonio. Does this come from your personal experience? I am pretty sure that you are 2-5 against Brady with 0 sacks.

  38. quickbooks12 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:19 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM
    Remember (in 2013) when Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the new england patriots on MNF… and… unsportsman-like tom brady verbally assaulted the officials after the game?!?

    Classy.
    ______
    Had to look this up but I don’t think a 13-6 loss where Dalton threw for 212 yds and 0 TDs is what most people think of as “destroy”

  39. packmanfan says: Jan 19, 2016 2:19 PM

    This is why Rodgers is better than Brady.
    Just thinking about throwing those Hail Mary’s makes Brady think about breaking a nail and he falls down crying.

    Plus, Rodgers doesn’t cheat.

  40. cajunaise says: Jan 19, 2016 2:20 PM

    Peyton cries 1/3 the amount Brady does.

    Deny it all you want, but it’s true.

  41. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 2:20 PM

    Let’s be serious folks. You don’t REALLY think the shipments of HGH from a shady pharmacy are for Peyton’s wife do you?

    #UseYerBrain
    #CmonNow

  42. tyelee says: Jan 19, 2016 2:20 PM

    This game should be a good one…

    Talent vs uniquely gifted

    Brady is talented without question… He is one of the best at following orders and carrying out a coaches orders…. He is good but not one of a kind…. There will be others like him… Aaron Rogers may already be much like Brady….

    Peyton Manning is uniquely gifted and there will never be another like him… He is like an on field coach with the up close insight into the game…. Skilled to run the offense, control it to confuse the defense, manipulate situations to stump some of the best defensive coordinators…. Likely the Closest to ever master the game…

    Hopefully it will live up to the hype!

  43. sportnorcal says: Jan 19, 2016 2:20 PM

    I grew up with Staubach, Bradshaw, Montana, Young, Aikman, Favre, and all the current guys.

    Nobody’s ever been better than Brady.

    Joe.

  44. sidepull says: Jan 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    Fun watching broncos poke a stick at a wasp nesr.

  45. 205diamonds says: Jan 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    Hello Kettle

  46. Patskrieg says: Jan 19, 2016 2:23 PM

    That olllll’ Peyton Manning magic. Have your organization whine to the league through every channel possible until someone changes the rules.

  47. bullcharger says: Jan 19, 2016 2:23 PM

    Why on earth would Denver players be saying this stuff. How can it help them. Every bit of fuel to the fire allows Brady to be more focused on winning and less focused on his history in Denver. All the doubts that would be creeping in are likely gone.

    Just a bad strategy.

  48. tbozek1 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:24 PM

    Quite a take from Antonio ( defensive end who’s never had more than 7 sack in a season, and is in no way responsible for the Broncos defensive success) Smith.

  49. j0esixpack says: Jan 19, 2016 2:24 PM

    Brady himself admits he has no problem telling officials when he thinks they’re wrong

    Heck – he knows the rules better than they do.

    They had no idea the PSI minimum was 12.5

    Brady had the equipment staff SHOW the officials the rules when they inflated to 16 PSI

    (And yeah – the Pats haters will somehow assert that criminals routinely go out of their way to show police the law they’re planning on breaking)

  50. metitometin says: Jan 19, 2016 2:25 PM

    Doesn’t every QB whine to the refs? Every time I look up, Payton Manning looks exasperated and looking to the refs for a call. It’s called ‘gamesmanship’. It’s part of the game. Everyone does it. But no matter. Good bulletin board material.

  51. cmj0121 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:25 PM

    Antonio Smith: Brady cries when he gets caught CHEATING but he keeps CHEATING

    #GCOAT

  52. tb12bestqbevah says: Jan 19, 2016 2:26 PM

    Funny, you’d think Denver LOST to the Pats a few weeks ago based on their….yes, crying, to the sports media this week.

    Talk about being a poor winner.

  53. grogansheroes says: Jan 19, 2016 2:26 PM

    Denver pulling the old Montreal Canadians trick. Whine about calls to make sure the refs look for those things.

  54. weepingjebus says: Jan 19, 2016 2:26 PM

    When Brady gets hit, he blames the other team.
    When Peyton gets hit, he blames his own team.

    And that has made all the difference.

  55. bullcharger says: Jan 19, 2016 2:26 PM

    zombiepatriot says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:07 PM

    Broncos doing all they can to get in to the heads of the refs and looking for calls. I’ve seen it work in hockey far too often and hopefully it isn’t the case on Sunday.

    ————-

    How would you know if it works.

  56. thirtys37en says: Jan 19, 2016 2:26 PM

    Why is it when other players look to the ref for a call or start yelling at another player it is not considered crying?

    Every incomplete pass in the NFL you see the WR automatically look for a flag. You see players yell at each other all the time. But of course only Brady “cries”.

  57. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:28 PM

    Go ahead and keep running your mouths Denver players, please !

    That’s worked so well for other teams playing the Pats over the years.

    I’ve been looking at this as a tough game for the Pats to win but the more the Donks yap away the more likely the Pats hammer them.

  58. rogerdw66 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:28 PM

    Brady didn’t stop crying after the game in his last visit to Mile High. He looked like a whiny little brat at the press conferance.

  59. coach9999 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:29 PM

    thanks for the ammo, love the locker room material. I am so tired of the haters being jealous of the Pats success. Denver already making excuses

  60. darthbelichick07 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:29 PM

    It’s been a TOUGH 15 years for all the little Patriot’s hating message board trolls.

  61. Mo Pro Babble says: Jan 19, 2016 2:29 PM

    Well, let’s just get Uncle Rogey to disqualify them bad Patriots and send the Colorado Crybabies direct to their arse kicking in Santa Clara.

    Remember when football was played by men?

  62. ebdug says: Jan 19, 2016 2:30 PM

    Brady knows the officials are suckers, so he takes a shot after he takes a shot. It’s a good strategy. Smith’s comments aren’t bulletin board material, they’re a compliment.

  63. fm31970 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:30 PM

    Patriots 32, Broncos 13…and the Broncos TD will be from the D/ST, not the offense. Belichick will have the perfect game plan in place.

  64. dansardo says: Jan 19, 2016 2:30 PM

    I admit that I don’t remember flacco complaining too much but that may be because Harbaugh is so busy hysterically complaining about just about everything during ravens games that no one else on the team has an opportunity to do it; don’t want to show the HC up.

    That said, aside for the broncos having a rather large contigent of morons, they got manhandled for the majority of that game by an offense missing most of its key players and a defense ranked 30th against the pass. Me thinks they know whats coming and the excuses are being aired out early.

  65. NinersRule says: Jan 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    Brady cries about getting hit almost as much as Aaron Rodgers cries for interference calls– virtually every play.

  66. clarencewhorley says: Jan 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    Go on Denver. Who else do you want to call out?

    I think you should say the O Line sucks and that the defense can’t tackle or hit anyone.

    I don’t know much but I know calling out the Patriots always works. Please do it more.

  67. nestrongsafety says: Jan 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    These cheating comments are getting old and stale. And, they keep coming from the fans of franchises that just plain suck. Ever think of that possibility? Your team sucks! But no…must be cheating. You hate us, ’cause you ain’t us!

  68. bleedingfacemask says: Jan 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    I just did a Google image search on “crybaby Brady”.

    It wasn’t quite as entertaining as I had hoped…

  69. goattoday says: Jan 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    Please! Calling out Brady doesn’t mean a thing. Brady is coming at you with all he has whether he’s happy, mad or somewhere in between. So is Manning and every other pro QB.

    This is just fun stuff to read while we wait for the game.

  70. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    That thumb is empty and begging for a ring Tom. Go get it. You got this!

    #Immortality
    🙂

  71. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:33 PM

    “Every player on every team seems to be looking for a flag these days which makes the games less fun to watch for me”

    Very true.

    There was a pass play last weekend where the receiver did not catch Brady’s pass and both the receiver and DB just turned and trotted back to the huddles.

    My instant response was “holy crap, a pass play were nobody was crying for a flag !”

  72. Mo Pro Babble says: Jan 19, 2016 2:34 PM

    If I were a Denver fan I’d be driving over to tell these guys to clam up.

    This sounds like a Carlin comedy skit

    Pre-complaining? I thought there was only complaining or not complaining.

  73. nhpats says: Jan 19, 2016 2:36 PM

    Antonio Smith will be crying Saturday evening after Brady and the Patriots end the Broncos season.

  74. steelcurtainn says: Jan 19, 2016 2:36 PM

    Maybe he’ll get the crying of the month award to go along with his other cheating trophies.

  75. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 2:37 PM

    I think its funny that MArshall would call Brady a crybaby the same day he cried about Gronk pushing off.
    🙂

  76. fishyinalittledishy says: Jan 19, 2016 2:37 PM

    I always thought he was a squealer but I saw Oliver Vernon take him out long after the ball had long gone, no flag and he just got up. Now I know it was the Dolphins but the Patriots needed the win to get home field advantage. It was nudge and it was a bit of a soccer style dive but hey no squealing.

  77. stealthjunk says: Jan 19, 2016 2:38 PM

    Brady’s only wins in Denver were against Tim Tebow and third-stringer Danny Kannell. He even lost to frickin Kyle Orton. GOAT? Laughable, unless you’re talking about cheating of course.

  78. johnniemayes says: Jan 19, 2016 2:38 PM

    Broncos win on Sunday. Their defense will keep it close and the run game will finish the Patriots off in the 4th quarter.

  79. corduroy88 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:40 PM

    The only real formula (outside of getting extremely lucky) to beating the Pats in a big game is to

    a) shut up and shower them with compliments before the game

    b) have an elite QB

    c) generate a pass rush with 4 guys

    The only thing the Broncos have a chance at is C. My feeling is you’d need 2 of the 3 above to have a shot. This one won’t be close.

    Pats 33
    Broncos 20

  80. hatersgonnahatehate says: Jan 19, 2016 2:41 PM

    broncos complaining about the reffing?

    thats cute

  81. fmc651 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:41 PM

    Sportnorcal I am with you. Joe Montana never lost a SB. He never threw a pick in a SB. And he lead his teams to convincing wins in the SB. He didn’t let the kicker be the star at the end of a game.

  82. Thretosix says: Jan 19, 2016 2:41 PM

    I’d rather cry after taking a hit, than after a loss because all I did was flap my mouth all week.

  83. ricko1112 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:42 PM

    Don’t you think he has a right to complain when he’s constantly getting hit late? Teams are allowed to take liberties against NE that they aren’t allowed to take against other teams.

    Brady is constantly getting leveled well after plays are over. It’s not legal for defenders to take 3 or 4 steps after Brady has passed the ball and drive him into the turf .

    Marshall claims that Gronk pushes off on every play when, in fact, he is mugged on every play. It’s not pushing off! It’s trying to get out of the bear hug the 3 defenders have him in!

    Now Blandino will be in the ref’s ear all game! The NFL will actively be pushing for Manning to win in his last year. This is exactly like Elway’s last 2 years when the NFL turned a blind eye to the salary cap shenanigans and allowed Denver to cheat their way to both their tainted, fraudulent SB wins.

    On top of all the non-calls, we’ll have to listen to Jim Nantz and Phil Simms verbally will the ball into Manning’s receivers’ hands.

  84. rokkit65 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:42 PM

    I LOVE IT!!! Let them stay distracted….the Broncos can run their mouths if they win. Today..,they sound like the baby’s crying.
    C’mon Patriots. 5 is calling your names!!!!

  85. dingusgenius says: Jan 19, 2016 2:44 PM

    These players are starting to sound like the dozens of whiny, basement dwelling trolls on this website.

    Say what you want about Brady, but he would never stoop so low as to make stupid and inflammatory comments about other players to the media.

  86. mattwalshvideo says: Jan 19, 2016 2:45 PM

    #gpoat
    #gcoat

    Tom Shady

  87. whynotjustadmitit says: Jan 19, 2016 2:45 PM

    I’m not going to sit here and act like he’s not right…

  88. rutledge3197 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:48 PM

    Zombiepatriot :.. The refs have nothing better to do than read these articles

  89. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Jan 19, 2016 2:48 PM

    Not a Brady fan but at least he didn’t take paychecks under the table to circumvent the salary cap like John Elway did when he won his two tainted Super Bowls. Sorry, truth hurts.

  90. trina16 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:49 PM

    Oh c’mon! There’s not a bigger crybaby than Mr. Peyton “I can’t throw the ball without Ty Law intercepting it” Manning. He cried that the Patriots D was too physical in 2003 AFCCG, and voila, rule changed the next offseason.

  91. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 19, 2016 2:50 PM

    Best thing about playing this game in Denver? Broncos don’t have to hire military security to sweep their locker room, hotel rooms and practice field.

  92. superpatsfan4 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:51 PM

    Let me get this straight, the Denver Broncos are going to complain about Tom asking for calls when all I seem to hear from the Broncos secondary and their linebackers is that Rob Gronkowski is too much of a man for them and they can’t cover him. Excuse me they say he pushes off but I think my statement before that is much more true. Can’t have it both ways ladies

  93. sagoucher says: Jan 19, 2016 2:51 PM

    Another ass kicking coming to the Denver ponies. Keep talking and watch the Pats in two weeks in Glendale.

  94. routerunner says: Jan 19, 2016 2:52 PM

    I just saw the Denver QB cheat on live TV after he was afraid to get sacked, by faking a dive and falsely taking advantage of a rule to protect him. Maybe he should have words with his own QB first.

  95. cross300 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:52 PM

    He doesnt cry as hard as the teams that he beats continually do about their loss. These teams are always looking for excuses instead of preparing to win. The game cant come quick enough.

  96. Teddy B's House of Noodles says: Jan 19, 2016 2:52 PM

    It’s too bad that the Broncos don’t have a QB like Brady or a Rodgers/Big Ben. They would be a fun team to root for and might actually win this weekend.

    But right now it’s downright sad and dreadful watching Manning and his noodle-arm try to throw the football. If his name wasn’t Manning most HC’s would bench him. But since it’s Manning, they will end up going with him and losing because of it.

  97. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 19, 2016 2:53 PM

    Tom Brady cries for flags. Should we take a vote?

    Nice diversion on the Smith abuse allegations that were never proven. What, is the Manning HGH stuff played out?

  98. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 19, 2016 2:53 PM

    Cheats will get crushed by the Broncos again, just like 2013

  99. pw1265 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:54 PM

    I have to disagree with Antonio a little. Tammie is a little tougher when he wears his purple panties. When Tammie wears his Pink panties, watch out, he whines and cries like the little girl he truly is.

  100. sagoucher says: Jan 19, 2016 2:55 PM

    So let me get this straight. The GOAT cries to the refs and the Broncos defense cries to the media. Kettle Black anyone.

  101. audge86 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:55 PM

    I remember suggs convincing the refs that Brady was faking it when he said a raven poked him in the eye.

    Had a bloody eye for a while after that game. Maybe Brady looks for a flag when a hit actually is borderline or illegal

  102. bvolke says: Jan 19, 2016 2:55 PM

    Patriots are easily the most unlikeable team in all of sports. Cheating, whining, crying for flags, taunting opponents, pick plays, pushing off, dirty players. They do it all to make you hate them.

  103. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Jan 19, 2016 2:56 PM

    Child please, Antonio Smith? The same Antonio Smith that threw shade at the Pats then apologized when he played for Houston? The one that had a virtually nonexistent stat line the last time these teams played? That Antonio Smith had something to say again?
    Here’s what Michael Bennett, a guy that has actually taken him down, had to say about Brady:

    “I respect Tom Brady because when Tom Brady gets hit, he gets up and says, ‘Good job, good hit.’ He gets back in the huddle and handles his own, like a man.”

  104. olskool711 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:56 PM

    Wow, whatever your opinion is on Brady and the Patriots that is just a flat out stupid thing to say.

    Brady looked pissed last week and he had no reason to be. He carved up the Chiefs a lot worse than the score indicates.

    Who is Antonio Smith anyway? You’re a pro? You really think that is going to work — its going to cause the refs to flag Brady if he’s sacked?

    Brady is the ultimate, chip on your shoulder, bitter, resentful, guy who motivates himself by making others pay.

    I’ll bet the line in Vegas adjusted 5 minutes after this quote hit the waves.

    Kubiak, you better tell your boys to shut up.

  105. cross300 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:56 PM

    Peyton just takes a dive when anyone gets in the neighborhood.

  106. orivar says: Jan 19, 2016 2:56 PM

    I want to agree but Rodgers is notorious for looking at the refs. It’s all he does.

  107. Ed Desautels says: Jan 19, 2016 2:57 PM

    Patriots getting special treatment????? That’s rich. The only “special treatment” the pats get courtesy of game officials is phantom PI calls against them on both O and D, especially if it’s a game-changing play.

  108. lunchbox77 says: Jan 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    Sweet Jeebus this is going to be a long 3 weeks.

  109. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:03 PM

    Antonio Smith
    12th NFL season
    never sacked Brady
    Credited with 1 QB hit against Brady (2014-Oakland).
    never tackled Brady

    Great source for how Brady reacts to being hit.

  110. smasonsmith says: Jan 19, 2016 3:07 PM

    These guys (Denver D) are talking a lot.

  111. quizlingclinic says: Jan 19, 2016 3:10 PM

    So to summarize, a person who is (allegedly) a pedophile child abuser finds Tom Brady to not be manly enough for his liking? Got it.

  112. factman66 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:10 PM

    Brady is a crybaby and water is wet.

  113. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 3:10 PM

    I think Brady cries when he receives 5 rings… and especially once the fact dawns on him that no other QB that will ever play the game of football will ever win 5 Super Bowl rings as a starting QB.

    You’ll see it for yourself in a few weeks.
    🙂

  114. jrclark1978 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:11 PM

    Brady wipes his tears with the Lombardi trophy.

  115. wensink18 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:11 PM

    The Chiefs registered zero sacks and one hit on Brady…one. That was a direct consequence of Amendola and Edelman being in the lineup together. The Broncos wont have to worry about Brady complaining to the refs…they wont be getting near him. And before the orange goof mob starts bellowing about the d-line, blitz etc…check the tape of the Pats at Buffalo. Buffalo has the best D-line in the league and they were paralyzed and completely ineffective because of the way the Pats play offense. Enjoy your last game ….

  116. cmj0121 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:12 PM

    “Trolls” have been hating Tommy Uggs for 15 years.

    Same time frame NE fans have actually been showing up for games.

  117. patriotsfootballleague says: Jan 19, 2016 3:13 PM

    No respect I tell ya. Tom Brady is going to carve up that Denver mid field like a samurai. I don’t think the Broncos’ backs will have a very good day. 10 plays into the possession sounds about right for the touchdowns. I hope they pick play and short screen the broncos to death, just for the trolls.

  118. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 19, 2016 3:15 PM

    Michael Bennett? He’s the dumbest Seahawk. Him giving Brady props is not something that should be cited.
    🙂
    🙂

  119. tigerlilac says: Jan 19, 2016 3:15 PM

    Yeah, right, and Amendola is a head hunter. What are they going to tell us next, that TJ Ward isn’t a dirty player and that Manning doesn’t get more calls his way than any player that ever played the game?

  120. realpatsfan says: Jan 19, 2016 3:17 PM

    Denver players WHINING about the Patriots pushing off, looking at the ref,cheating.
    What about when Elway and Davis were paid out of the new stadium fund and not the team funds. What about screwing Elvis on his contract.
    Lets be real, Denver thought they bought Manning his retirement Super Bowl trophy but Manning choked and was imbarassed buy Seattle. His post season record is 12 and 13 yes he has all the records and only one SB ring in three tries.
    Denver just keep on crying maybe EH will help you on the field.
    Good luck Sunday, Whiners.

  121. smasonsmith says: Jan 19, 2016 3:21 PM

    Remember (in 2013) when Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the new england patriots on MNF… and… unsportsman-like tom brady verbally assaulted the officials after the game?!?
    ===
    No, we don’t.

    The 13-6 win for the Bengals over NE in 2013 was a game that started 13:02 ET on Sunday, October 6. If I recall correctly it was rainy and windy throughout the game. Gronk didn’t play either, that week, but between his arm/back at the beginning and his ACL/MCL at the end, he didn’t play much that season.

  122. Teddy B's House of Noodles says: Jan 19, 2016 3:21 PM

    “I respect Tom Brady because when Tom Brady gets hit, he gets up and says, ‘Good job, good hit.’ He gets back in the huddle and handles his own, like a man.”
    ————
    Smith never said that he whines to the player or doesn’t do what that quote is saying.

    He says he first whines to the refs or looks for a flag. Reading can help sometimes.

  123. gmen05 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:21 PM

    You can totally discern the nerdy, non-athletic types on these forums. Just look for the “Hey, thanks for the bulletin material. WE are going to destroy them now!”

    First of all, it’s not we. What number are you out there on the field? Oh, you mean the team you cheer for? Well, that’s different. You meant to say “The Patriots are going to destroy them now!”

    So, you’re telling me that the Pats goal before these comments was to win, but now, and only now, after hearing these comments from Broncos complaining about Brady and the refs, the Patriots are somehow going to try even harder to win?

    I can just see the Patriots locker room this week. “Ok guys, this is a big game coming up this weekend. We need to win it at all costs. Oh wait, what’s that? The Broncos are talking to the media? Take that back, guys. We REALLY NEED TO WIN THIS GAME NOW. LET’S TRY EVEN HARDER!”

  124. patsfiend says: Jan 19, 2016 3:23 PM

    And the belly-aching from the Broncos continues. Meanwhile, crickets from Foxboro.

    Are we SURE this is the Broncos and not the crybaby Colts or Ravens?

    I guess the Pats just make everyone cry to the refs and league. Badge of honor.

  125. jcaaf77 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:23 PM

    The NFL has become a league of complainers. Every Lineman complains he was held. Every Receiver complains he interfered with. They make the pulling flag gesture every game. And the announcers have conditioned all you losers buy saying no flag after every big play. All QB’s get in the official face. The only difference with Brady he doesn’t make excuses. He has a Winners Mentality. Instead of being paranoid about the Patriots worry about what you are doing wrong and fix it. Then you maybe win a Super Bowl.

  126. luckyforus says: Jan 19, 2016 3:25 PM

    Seriously, no one believes an equipment guy called the deflator stopped in the restroom to use the urinal. Oops I mean toilet.

    Cheaters, the truth hurts.

  127. bullogne says: Jan 19, 2016 3:27 PM

    zombiepatriot says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:07 PM

    Broncos doing all they can to get in to the heads of the refs and looking for calls. I’ve seen it work in hockey far too often and hopefully it isn’t the case on Sunday.
    ———————————————————-

    This totally works in hockey, especially in playoff time when coaches go on a tirade after a game they feel jobbed by the refs. The focus will be on the refs and the fans will be on notice to let the refs know as well if close calls are not going their way. This ploy doesn’t work if the Broncos were playing in Foxboro this weekend.

  128. tigerlilac says: Jan 19, 2016 3:29 PM

    Let’s stick to the facts.

    Brady is playing in another AFCCG, his tenth, which is more than 27 teams have made in the history of their franchises.

    Brady is starting his fifth straight AFCCG.

    Despite the game being played in Denver, the Vegas line favors the Patriots.

    The fans of 28 teams will not be watching their team play this weekend. Patriots, Broncos, Panther and Cardinals’ fans will be watching their team play.

  129. andrwken says: Jan 19, 2016 3:30 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:41 PM
    Sportnorcal I am with you. Joe Montana never lost a SB. He never threw a pick in a SB. And he lead his teams to convincing wins in the SB. He didn’t let the kicker be the star at the end of a game.

    _____________

    Exactly!

    Can you imagine what Joe Montana would have done in this soft as butter, flag happy NFL that doesn’t let defenders tee off on QB’s like they did in the 80’s? Joe would have played until he was 45.

    Brady was Dilfer for half his superbowls….

  130. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 3:31 PM

    I heard PEDton* cried when Ashley’s shipment was late.
    🙂

  131. greenmtnboy31 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:32 PM

    pft13 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:08 PM
    ….. Brady is a chronic complainer and verbally abusive to the officials. Surprise, surprise, he never gets flagged for it.

    Packers Fan.

    ***********************************
    Wow, that’s quite a statement from a fan of THE biggest whining QB in the league. Every time Rogers throws an incompletion, he immediately looks to the refs with his arms up.

    Bears fan

  132. whispersd says: Jan 19, 2016 3:33 PM

    ” Brady is a chronic complainer and verbally abusive to the officials. Surprise, surprise, he never gets flagged for it. ”

    Is there any player who gets “flagged for it”?

    I missed the point at which the NFL became the Oxbridge Tea & Debating Society.

    Brady yells a lot when he’s on the field. Lots of players do. I don’t think it rises to the level of “verbal abuse”. It’s not like he’s swearing at the refs or questioning their parentage.

  133. lanman11 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:34 PM

    From The Dan Patrick Show:

    New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck joined the show to talk about challenges facing pass-rushers in today’s game and more.

    Tuck talked about the challenge of sacking the quarterback and not getting a personal foul. “You do think about it,” Tuck said. “Am I hitting this guy in a place that’s not going to cost me a lot of money?” Tuck said it show the NFL thinks that pass-rushers have a lot of athleticism to be able to control where they hit the QB.

    Dan asked the toughest quarterback he’s played against. “I would probably have to say [Tom] Brady,” Tuck said. “I have a true respect for him, because I’ve played against him in those situations.”

    **************************************

    Pardon me, I’ve forgotton the name of the guy from Denver. What’s his name again?

    Seriously, we have one guy, Brandon Marshall, lobbying for pre-game penalties on the Pat’s offense, and now another guy lobbying for no penalties against an already proven, head and knee hunting defense, loaded with knucklehead players, from Denver. Anyone who watched the last game these two played witnessed a terribly lopsided and poorly called game in the deciding 4th qtr and OT. Looks like these guys are trying to remind the refs that they’ll be needing more help on Sunday.

    Pretty sad for guys that like to call themselves professionals.

  134. canadapackers says: Jan 19, 2016 3:36 PM

    Pats win – Peyton retires – Next Monday morning headline.

  135. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 3:36 PM

    Would rather be a fan of a crier than a filthy doping cheat anyday.
    🙂

  136. patswinagain says: Jan 19, 2016 3:37 PM

    We’ve covered this before people! But for those who forgot:
    My guys on the big stage so often and for much deeper into the season than you guys, that he’s always playing in front of the nation and the worlds stages. You guy has lost long before or doesn’t make the playoffs or doesn’t get as many MNF games etc. etc. etc.

    If you want to see your guy complaining more…then try to convince him to win more games and get on the big stage more frequently. It’s that simple!

    For those fans angry that he complains, I’ve got news for you. If your guy isn’t complaining then he’s not doing his job properly. It’s a clear advantage to complain. The patriots know this and so should your team.
    It’s a chess vs checkers thing…geeessssh!

  137. nathanjreese says: Jan 19, 2016 3:37 PM

    “It is going to be fun dismantling the Broncos in their house Sunday. ”

    You mean it’s going to be fun sitting on your couch pretending like you accomplished something.

  138. aljack88 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:37 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 19, 2016 3:15 PM
    Michael Bennett? He’s the dumbest Seahawk.
    ==================================
    Really? He’s your best D lineman.

  139. eyeandfootballofhorus says: Jan 19, 2016 3:38 PM

    fodder

  140. billswillnevermove says: Jan 19, 2016 3:39 PM

    Pittsburgh would of blown out Denver at full strength. Manning is awful and needs to retire. Funny thing is, Patriot fans for the last three weeks having been all over Manning on the HGH story trying to protect their golden boy. The other funny thing is Manning and Brady are the same age. Manning is breaking down while Brady is as strong as ever. Brady needs to take a leak in a cup. Was that a road rage breakdown on the sidelines I saw with Josh McDaniels? Sorry, just doesn’t add up. No wonder Brady said he wants to play until he is 50. It’s impossible to play at the level that this cheater is playing at. The Patriots will blow Denver out and then I get to vomit all night watching Super Bowl 50 on Feb 7th. My only hope is they take a Air Malaysia flight to San Francisco.

  141. whispersd says: Jan 19, 2016 3:39 PM

    cmj0121 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 3:12 PM

    “Trolls” have been hating Tommy Uggs for 15 years.

    Same time frame NE fans have actually been showing up for games.

    ===

    Patriots have sold out every home game since January of 1994.

    NEXT!

  142. lanman11 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:42 PM

    Meanwhile, back at the Manning residence…..

  143. mistrezzrachael says: Jan 19, 2016 3:47 PM

    And the reply from NE is……..nothing

    None of this phases them….they prepare for what they can/will control….But, think back about EVERY team who has talked smack about them…comes right back at them…usually w/a loss.

    Teams…do not get it….you NEVER beat NE w/words, or lobbying refs…NEVER.

  144. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 3:47 PM

    Brady’s emails about PEDton* were wrong.

    PEDton* didn’t have two seasons left. He only had 1 before the book was closed.

    Well a half to be more accurate.
    🙂

  145. fanofsportsman says: Jan 19, 2016 3:48 PM

    Pat’s are a very good team, Brady is a great qb, Belicheat is a great coach – BUT WOULDNT IT BE NICE IF IN THE FUTURE THEY’D BE RESPECTED FOR WHAT THEY DID VS JUST BEING LABELED AS CHEATERS????

  146. nhpats says: Jan 19, 2016 3:48 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM
    Remember (in 2013) when Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the new england patriots on MNF… and… unsportsman-like tom brady verbally assaulted the officials after the game?!?

    —————

    Was that one of the many seasons Dalton went one-and-done and didn’t win a playoff game?

  147. edaniel82 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:50 PM

    Gronk pushes off alot. watched him push off on the first TD he scored vs KC. If he puts his hands or arms on a defender and uses that to turn or get free that is a push off. That is the way the rules are written and they should be enforced.

  148. pettsmagee says: Jan 19, 2016 3:50 PM

    Isnt this the clown that does that stupid sword celebration?

  149. nhpats says: Jan 19, 2016 3:50 PM

    fanofsportsman says:
    Jan 19, 2016 3:48 PM
    Pat’s are a very good team, Brady is a great qb, Belicheat is a great coach – BUT WOULDNT IT BE NICE IF IN THE FUTURE THEY’D BE RESPECTED FOR WHAT THEY DID VS JUST BEING LABELED AS CHEATERS????

    ————-

    Sadly, labeling them as “cheaters” is the only way fans of many (not all) teams can justify why their teams cannot seem to find a way to have success like the Patriots.

  150. joker65 says: Jan 19, 2016 3:57 PM

    So what if he does? If it get s a ref to throw a flag, its worth the effort. Other teams fans are afraid the refs will be influenced by Brady and throw the flag, that’s what it comes down to.

    Again, people bitch about Brady/Pats when its really something the refs are in control of.

  151. goattoday says: Jan 19, 2016 3:58 PM

    I just remembered it was Antonio Smith who mouthed off after the Pats beat up the Texans years ago. Said something like”it’s as if they knew our defensive signals.”

    He’s the team clown, one that no one takes seriously.

  152. lambeauheap says: Jan 19, 2016 3:58 PM

    Can’t wait for the 41-17 drumming of the Broncos that we will all witness this Sunday.

    It will be glorious.

  153. RE LEE says: Jan 19, 2016 3:58 PM

    Brady goes berserk when the hit is uncalled for, just like last time he yelled at the refs, rightfully so, when a player kneed him when he was trying to get up and poked him in the eye. The eye was injured. It was red. Why shouldn’t he complain when he should. He’s not the doormat type of guy. If the hit is clean, he’ll let it go. Other players testify to that…. and yes Brady is probably the toughest QB. He’s been taking hits for years and downplays the injuries.
    Keep yapping Broncos. Brady knows you play dirty and he will absolutely not you let get away with it. You can count on it.
    Pathetic losers still pine for their beloved Deflategate. Brady won a SB after the NFL scam, and on his way for another one. How about that? These fake scandals started when Goodell took the rein of the NFL. Goodellgates can not stop Brady. Haters you will whine for a few more years. That’s the bad news.

  154. fireroger says: Jan 19, 2016 4:00 PM

    Ummm … scoreboard. Just sayin’

  155. pastabelly says: Jan 19, 2016 4:00 PM

    The Broncos just can’t shut up. Someone next will accuse Julian Edelman of leaving the toilet seat up in the bathroom.

  156. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jan 19, 2016 4:05 PM

    The defending super bowl champions are going to their fifth straight AFC title game. 4 super bowl wins, six appearances, 10 AFC title games and counting. We are spoiled in Patriot nation. I can almost understand your frustrations……..almost. Sucks to be you, I guess.

  157. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 19, 2016 4:05 PM

    Really? He’s your best D lineman.

    ———————————

    Nope. That would be Cliff Avril who once got injured the Patriots passing went up in the super bowl.

  158. iamkillerfin says: Jan 19, 2016 4:05 PM

    The by GOD patsies the darlings of the NFL will never be flagged or fined like they should be because Goodell is still trying to stay in the good graces of Kraft!!! Patsies have been CAUGHT cheating & still gat away with it!!! Brady can’t play forever & when he’s done the patsies will suck again just like the 60’s 70’s 80’s & early 90’s!!! Brady is a cry baby every time he gets hit & hopefully the Broncos will keep getting to him just like the Fins did!!! GO BRONCOS!!!

  159. patfanken says: Jan 19, 2016 4:05 PM

    “Peyton Manning is uniquely gifted and there will never be another like him… He is like an on field coach with the up close insight into the game…. Skilled to run the offense, control it to confuse the defense, manipulate situations to stump some of the best defensive coordinators…. Likely the Closest to ever master the game…”

    Peyton is also the QB who managed NINE one and dones during his playoff career, and if not for a 4th quarter fumble would have been 10. BTW- in 8 of those games his team was the prohibitive favorite. He is also the QB who can’t manage a 500 record when playing the good teams in the playoffs. He is also the guy who has the 2nd worst stat line for a Superbowl winner in league history.

    The mediots will make this week all about Manning and Brady like they were equals. Well the fact is, when the time comes to win or go home, its not even close to equal.

    Sorry assed Denver fans should recognize that their team hasn’t come close to a superbowl win since they were caught cheating close to 20 years ago. In the meantime the Pats have been to 6 and won 4.

    The story about Brady being a cry baby is about as true as him deflating balls. Neither are true.

    I can see how team’s fan bases can be tired of the level of success the Pats have had. It must be frustrating, because it really IS that hard to win in this league.

  160. Mo Pro Babble says: Jan 19, 2016 4:10 PM

    edaniel82 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 3:50 PM
    Gronk pushes off alot. watched him push off on the first TD he scored vs KC. If he puts his hands or arms on a defender and uses that to turn or get free that is a push off. That is the way the rules are written and they should be enforced.

    Yeah, well a few holding calls against KC would have been nice. There was a perfect shot of a KC arm around a Pats tackler, pulled him over from behind.

    Call it fair and the pats win that one by 3tds no problem.

  161. jjfootball says: Jan 19, 2016 4:11 PM

    BRADY IS A WHIMP, IF HIS OL DIDN’T GET AWAY WITH ALL THE HOLDING THEY DO HE WOULD GET SACKED EVERY TIME.

  162. jjfootball says: Jan 19, 2016 4:12 PM

    IT’S GOING TO BE HGH VS THE DEFLATOR!

  163. senatorblutarsky says: Jan 19, 2016 4:14 PM

    “Antonio Smith: Brady cries when he gets hit, but he keeps coming”
    ________________

    Everyone knows that Shady is a crybaby drama queen. And every quarterback keeps coming.

  164. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 19, 2016 4:15 PM

    Tammy TuTu is the biggest ref baiter off all time…..we all know this..except the blind Patriot lemmings of course. Smart move on his part because the refs get tired of the constant crying of a grown man.

  165. Teddy B's House of Noodles says: Jan 19, 2016 4:15 PM

    Wow, that’s quite a statement from a fan of THE biggest whining QB in the league. Every time Rogers throws an incompletion, he immediately looks to the refs with his arms up.

    Bears fan
    ——————
    You are just saying this because you are tired of being beaten by Rodgers so many times. Most Bears fans are so defeated they don’t even follow football anymore, so kudos to you for sticking with it.

    BTW….there is something called pass interference in the league. When you see your WR getting mugged like what happened multiple times on Saturday and it isn’t called, the QB is just supposed to ignore that?

  166. imodan says: Jan 19, 2016 4:21 PM

    luckyforus says:
    Jan 19, 2016 3:25 PM

    Seriously, no one believes an equipment guy called the deflator stopped in the restroom to use the urinal. Oops I mean toilet.

    Cheaters, the truth hurts.
    ———————————————————-
    Seriously, no one believes a federal judge when he says in open court he is having a hard time seeing the “gate” in deflategate. Seriously, no one believes the NFL’s lead lawyer when asked directly if there was any proof at all that linked Brady to any ball tampering and that lawyers answer was simply no. Indeed the truth hurts. It hurts some so much they refuse to accept it.

  167. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 19, 2016 4:24 PM

    think the patriots like this criticism? never, EVER criticize this team before a game.

  168. daytontriangles says: Jan 19, 2016 4:27 PM

    I love that the Broncos are already making excuses days before kickoff.

    Guess they see their defeat as inevitable.

  169. fireroger says: Jan 19, 2016 4:28 PM

    edaniel82 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 3:50 PM
    Gronk pushes off alot. watched him push off on the first TD he scored vs KC. If he puts his hands or arms on a defender and uses that to turn or get free that is a push off. That is the way the rules are written and they should be enforced.
    ================
    The problem is the referees typically (I.e. inconsistently) only call a push off when the arm is fully extended.

  170. 2ruefan says: Jan 19, 2016 4:33 PM

    Actually the MASTER at begging for flags is Aaron Rodgers. Every time his receiver gets brushed, he throws up his hands… and OUT come the flags for “pass interference”

    Or if his helmet gets touched (like in the Detroit game) all he has to do is give his puppy eyes to the Ref and BANG!… Face-mask, unecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct… you name it, he gets it, even if it never happened.

    Sickening how famous QBs get calls others don’t.

  171. GrantRodgers says: Jan 19, 2016 4:34 PM

    Not a Pats fan by any means, but playing psychological games has never worked on this team. Focus your energy somewhere else.

  172. akiraloco says: Jan 19, 2016 4:39 PM

    say what u want about Brady but he’s a tough dude, just tell me, how would Payton would fare taking have those hits Brady Takes? i mean do u rarely see Brady going into the Fetal Position? Manning will break like a Lego, taking the amount of hits brady takes,

  173. boogerhut says: Jan 19, 2016 4:41 PM

    pinkmist4 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:11 PM
    The Donkeys sure are talking a lot. You’d think ol’ horseface would be smart enough to tell his players to keep their traps shut….

    He was asked a question and answered it. I know that’s unexpected for your fanbase. He ALSO complimented Brady in the same sentence. Again, unexpected in your fanbase. If I had 100 years I’d post a montage of every Brady sack or incompletion and we could watch the arms fly up in disgust and watch Brady stalking the refs demanding a flag. Come to think of it, 100 years wouldn’t be enough.

  174. gotdebttoo says: Jan 19, 2016 4:43 PM

    Yeah, every watch or play basketball game?
    Ever watch or play baseball when it comes to strikes?

    Players do it all the time…

    I actually heard that water polo is the nastiest sport. What goes on under the water doesn’t get called

  175. lackofabetter says: Jan 19, 2016 4:57 PM

    Hate to agree with those guys, but they are both correct. There will be AT LEAST one push off and a cry for a flag this weekend.

  176. kissbillsrings says: Jan 19, 2016 5:01 PM

    And the come out in droves….a Patriots thread gets the most hits because they OWN you…BWAAA HAAAA HAAAA
    man I LOVE IT!!!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  177. goodellclownshow says: Jan 19, 2016 5:05 PM

    Cue the “guaranteed win” quote from some Donkey player….that’s all that’s missing now….

  178. jag1959 says: Jan 19, 2016 5:14 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 19, 2016 3:15 PM
    Michael Bennett? He’s the dumbest Seahawk. Him giving Brady props is not something that should be cited.
    ___________________

    If you want a quote from a brilliant D lineman don’t hold your breath. As a Giants guy I can provide one from an above average intelligence All Pro about Brady though. Justin Tuck on Brady:

    “Just to give you an example: in [Super Bowl XLII] I think we hit him 26 times. It didn’t flap him at all. It was like, ‘Okay you hit me for the 23rd time, well I’m still here.’ And I’ve seen quarterbacks quit, especially back in those days. Me, Osi [Umenyiora] and [Strahan] used to have quarterbacks literally tap out. That night I got a lot of respect for Tom, and I still do, because he’s the ultimate competitor.”

    Because Brady B slapped the legion of bust in the 4th quarter of the SB is no reason a “12” should disrespect him anymore than the Giants beating him twice means I should. The only real fault Tom Brady has is he doesn’t play for your team. I know he’d look damn good in Giant Blue. It is not lost on most real football fans that the bulk of the shade thrown at Brady and NE comes from trolls that route for teams they have dispatched. Being a Giants fan may have been tough the last few years but it does provide some perspective on this subject. A little respect goes a long a way.

  179. alltee says: Jan 19, 2016 5:14 PM

    Your an doesn’t have the chance to do it cause he dives to the ground if a defender is within 10 yards of him

    And he sure knows what crying is, he has beaten enough children to be an expert

    But in all serious man the Broncos look scared, might as well take ads in every newpaper begging for the refs to help you, it would be the second win this season the refs have handed you.

    And donkey fans dont pretend like you have ever seen a worse reffing call in the history of football then a rat blowing a play dead while the ball is in the air

  180. 6superbowls says: Jan 19, 2016 5:15 PM

    Brady = ZERO integrity

  181. sxk129 says: Jan 19, 2016 5:18 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:41 PM
    Sportnorcal I am with you. Joe Montana never lost a SB. He never threw a pick in a SB. And he lead his teams to convincing wins in the SB. He didn’t let the kicker be the star at the end of a game.

    ——————————————————————

    Montana made playoffs 11 in 13 years (counting full seasons). Brady – 13 in 14 years.
    Montana one & done: 4 times. Brady: 2 times.
    Montana NFCC appearances: 6, won 4/6. Brady AFCC: 10 times, won: (either 6 or 7)/10.

    So you are rewarding Montana for losing before getting to the Super Bowl 9 out of his 13 years. Brady, on the other hand, has lost before getting to Super Bowl 7 out of 13 years (will be either 7 or 8 out of 14 after this weekend).

    Montana regular season winning %: 71.3%. Brady: 77.1%
    Montana playoffs winning %: 69.6%. Brady: 73.3%

    How does that make Montana better?

  182. plum54 says: Jan 19, 2016 5:20 PM

    Interesting fact, Tom Brady has thrown more touchdowns in Denver , 3, than HGH Manning has,1. One touchdown😀😀😀 ONE
    Time to retire!

  183. sxk129 says: Jan 19, 2016 5:20 PM

    Also:
    Montana regular season interception %: 2.6%. Brady: 1.9%
    Montana playoffs interception %: 2.9%. Brady: 2.3%.

  184. ikeclanton says: Jan 19, 2016 5:28 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 19, 2016 4:05 PM
    Really? He’s your best D lineman.

    ———————————

    Nope. That would be Cliff Avril who once got injured the Patriots passing went up in the super bowl.

    ————————-

    *Sigh*

    Just another Seahawk fan trying to make a straight-line scientific correlation that doesn’t work so they can somehow sleep without nightmares of last year’s ending…

    You and Religion should open up your own lab and get back to that “fumble rate” nonsense. Hilarious.

  185. wetookavote says: Jan 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    The Pats* cheat repeatedly and Brady is a glorified game manager who whines like a 3 year-old whenever things don’t go his way. We all know this. The Broncos pointing out Brady’s crying will not have any effect on the Pats* level of effort on Sunday. Do you people understand or even watch football?

  186. chad5770 says: Jan 19, 2016 5:35 PM

    Love the Broncos fans calling out the Patriots for cheating, take your pink hats off for a second and look at your history…specifically around 1998. I would say fudging the salary cap is much worse than a little air pressure. I would put your offensive lineman putting that grease on their arms on the level of the football pressure.

  187. booboo31 says: Jan 19, 2016 5:47 PM

    When will players learn that calling out the Patriots is a very foolish idea.

  188. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jan 19, 2016 5:51 PM

    nofoolnodrool is the definition of constant crying from a grown man. Ironic.

  189. sonhoodoo says: Jan 19, 2016 5:54 PM

    The last time I heard Antonio Smith’s name was in regards to an investigation of child sexual abuse. Was he ever charged?

  190. arktikman says: Jan 19, 2016 5:55 PM

    True, but at least he isn’t exaggerating his injuries. LOL

  191. sonhoodoo says: Jan 19, 2016 5:57 PM

    Remember that time Peyton dropped his syringe and fell down for a self-sack? Good times.

  192. piratefreedom says: Jan 19, 2016 6:07 PM

    who’s whining to the media and who isn’t saying anything?

    solve that mystery and you’ll know who the cry baby is

  193. jclark6528 says: Jan 19, 2016 6:34 PM

    One team talks during the week…..the other talks on Sunday….which is why one team has 4 rings in recent times…..and the other zero.

  194. TheWizard says: Jan 19, 2016 6:35 PM

    That Joe Montana debate is kind of old news, folks.

    Give it a rest. It’s over. And I like Joe.

  195. kevo95 says: Jan 19, 2016 6:35 PM

    So true ,poor Tommy girl ,who cares about the cheater

  196. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 19, 2016 6:40 PM

    Do you think PEDton* choreographs his HGH injections like his record breaking* celebrations?

    I do. Discuss.

  197. milehighmagik7 says: Jan 19, 2016 6:46 PM

    I love how the Pats fans only want to give stats that are in their favor but seem to leave out the Big One against Denver. Brady and the Pats are 2-6 against Denver in Denver and 0-2 in the playoffs. And overall against Denver a losing 6-8

  198. kindbass says: Jan 19, 2016 6:56 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM
    Remember (in 2013) when Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the new england patriots on MNF… and… unsportsman-like tom brady verbally assaulted the officials after the game?!?

    Classy.
    ————————
    DESTROYED… in a game that was 13-6. Ha, I guess that counts as destroying someone when you’re a Bengals fan. Your team’s greatest win in years was a regular-season game.

  199. thechickenexpress says: Jan 19, 2016 7:01 PM

    Every time a receiver catches a pass, the DB on him makes a “pushing off” gesture to the nearest ref. Every time a pass goes incomplete, the targeted WR looks for an interference flag. And when a QB takes a shot right after throwing a pass, he complains that he was hit late. I don’t have a problem with any of this. Neither do the refs, who never listen.

    If Brady wants to get back at Smith for these comments, he should hit with a Full Peyton: Drop to the ground like he’s giving himself up to the pass rush, then jump up and hit Edelman for 20+ yards.

  200. rogergoodellisatwat says: Jan 19, 2016 7:36 PM

    It’s hilarious, how long has PeHGHyton been a Bronco? Listening to these Donk fans, you would think all those playoff losses (13) came when he was a Donkey.

    If they had been watching his entire career, they would know what’s coming….

  201. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 19, 2016 7:46 PM

    nofoolnodrool is the definition of constant crying from a grown man. Ironic.

    Not very original skippy but response indicates I am very close to the truth thus the attempt to dismiss. Brady is a spoiled Brat as a grown man….his antics and the NFL’S catering to a TuTu wearing fraud is wearing thin.

  202. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 19, 2016 8:09 PM

    “Brady and the Pats are 2-6 against Denver in Denver and 0-2 in the playoffs. And overall against Denver a losing 6-8”

    There’s another stat you missed. Brady vs Wade Phillip’s defense 5-2.

  203. imodan says: Jan 19, 2016 8:10 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jan 19, 2016 7:46 PM
    nofoolnodrool is the definition of constant crying from a grown man. Ironic.

    Not very original skippy but response indicates I am very close to the truth thus the attempt to dismiss. Brady is a spoiled Brat as a grown man….his antics and the NFL’S catering to a TuTu wearing fraud is wearing thin.
    —————————————————
    Yeah, multimillionaire known around the world married to an even richer, more well known wife. Yeah, he care’s what some loser troll thinks. But whatever gets you to the tissue dude.

  204. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 19, 2016 8:16 PM

    “BRADY IS A WHIMP”

    Funny when a fat internet troll who can’t spell and would be in the hospital if he took a single hit like the ones Brady takes a dozen + times a game calls him a wimp.

    SMH

  205. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 19, 2016 8:38 PM

    Like this is news? Marsha was at it right away against Kansas City, screaming and crying to the ref and making us all wonder what he was moaning about. It was the first time all playoffs a QB had done such a thing. But hey, Brady’s always been a step ahead of the pack, right?

  206. hakahakahaka says: Jan 19, 2016 8:39 PM

    To all haters. Why hasn’t the NFL released the findings when they measured the psi in the footballs from the Vikings Seahawks game?
    Answer: the balls did lose pressure.

  207. gcabot007 says: Jan 19, 2016 10:14 PM

    Perception often differs significantly from reality. Let us look at the facts, shall we?

    Recalling the Hochuli “controversy,” supposedly younger quarterbacks and run-ning quarterbacks get fewer calls than pocket passers such as Brady. Yet, since 2011, when Cam Newton entered the league, Cam has managed to get .268 roughing-the-passer penalties per game. In fact, his 22 roughing-the-passer penal-ties are easily the most over that time span. In comparison, Tom Brady averaged only .153 roughing-the-passer penalties per game during the past five seasons.

    The other comparable, young quarterback, Andrew Luck, entered the NFL in the 2012 season and has gotten .213 roughing-the-passer penalties per game since, compared to Brady’s .153 over that period. (I have omitted Russell Wilson, because early in his career he was much less of a pocket passer, which would have skewed his statistics).

    What about Alex Smith, Brady’s last opponent and a more veteran mobile quar-terback? He got .158 roughing-the-passer penalties per game from 2011–2015, again, compared to Brady’s .132.

    How about Ben Roethlisberger or Aaron Rodgers, the most mobile of the quar-terbacks of Brady’s pedigree? They got .184 and .190 roughing-the-passer penal-ties per game, respectively.

    Finally, what if we just compared apples to apples? Well, Drew Brees still managed to get .157 roughing-the-passer penalties per game, versus Brady’s .132. (Peyton Manning was omitted because missing the entire 2011 season and his precipitous decline/benching this season would also have skewed the statistics).

    Thus, regardless of the strongly held beliefs of many fans, we can see that, if any-thing, the so-called “special treatment” towards Tom Brady consisted of the refer-ees being much more cautious in awarding Brady succor compared to other prominent quarterbacks around the League.

    Moreover, even if the statistics had skewed the other way, so what? The objective in the NFL is singular—as Coach Edwards famously said, “You play to win the game.” Only an idiot of the highest caliber would pass up the opportunity to gar-ner an extra fifteen yards of field position instantly, especially when doing so is simply the proper enforcement of the NFL rulebook. Any quarterback that fails to communicate a legitimate grievance to the officials upon being illegally hit has probably suffered one too many concussions already and should just promptly retire.

  208. trina16 says: Jan 19, 2016 11:34 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 19, 2016 8:09 PM
    “Brady and the Pats are 2-6 against Denver in Denver and 0-2 in the playoffs. And overall against Denver a losing 6-8”

    There’s another stat you missed. Brady vs Wade Phillip’s defense 5-2.
    ———-

    There’s another one I like best. Brady vs Manning 11-5.

  209. bubbahotepp says: Jan 20, 2016 2:22 AM

    No need to put the crybaby stuff on the bulletin board. It’s coomon knowledge.

  210. fireroger says: Jan 20, 2016 9:43 AM

    Pats are 3-4 in Hochuli’s games since 2010. Broncos are 7-0 in Hochuli games since 2000, 6-0 since 2008.

    The home team has won 11 out of 16 times with Hochuli’s team and not surprisingly the visiting team almost always gets penalized more than the home team.

  211. fireroger says: Jan 20, 2016 10:35 AM

    If only Brady had a partially separated shoulder that needed surgery … oh wait.

  212. mostepicgnar says: Jan 20, 2016 3:38 PM

    Every NBA game is full of this. I see players acting like rag dolls all over the court. Pac Man Jones is ready to give them a Grammy award over it.

  213. imodan says: Jan 25, 2016 12:54 PM

    Brady was hit more than any QB this season. Got up everytime, brushed himself off and dropped back again and again knowing his o-line had no answer for Denvers rush. Look, I get it. Brady is good, maybe better than everyone else but can we please put this BS about him being soft, or a crybaby to bed once and for all? He took shots that would have made allegedly tough QB’s ride off in the cart. When the game was on the line he led the team to what maybe should have been the tying score. Meanwhile Peyton gagged on his last 2 drives which lasted about 110 seconds combined. It was a great game. Old fashioned defensive dominated football the way the game was intended to be played. I’m not happy the Pats lost but I must say it was 100% better football than that other conference final. One can hope that the SB matches the drama of yesterdays AFCCG. Otherwise I need a backup plan for SB Sunday.

  214. joeknowsnada says: Jan 26, 2016 2:59 PM

    I “hate” Brady, like I “hated” Aikman, however, I will always respect their abilities and wills to win. Brady reminds me of Aikman. I will always acknowledge their respective toughness and savvy. I saw Aikman get beaten within an inch of his football life by the Eagles, as a young Qb – 11 sacks, countless hits and hurries, back when QBs were less protected than today. The kind of game/hits that turned David Carr into a deer in the headlights for the rest of his career. Both he and Brady take it and return it in kind. Not too many who have played the game are built of that kind of stuff.
    The unsung hero for the Pats in this game was, however, their DEE. Game should have been a blow-out, and might have been if Manning were a hair more accurate, however, the Pats’ DEE kept getting the ball back, kept making 6 pt. opportunities into 3 pt. opportunities for the Horsies. Brady would not have even had a shot at last-second heroics of not for his DEE.

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