Brady won’t take Cromartie’s bait: “I’ve been called worse”

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie became front-page news when he called Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an “a–hole” and added “f— him.” But Brady is declining to respond in kind.

“I’ve been called worse,” Brady said. “I’m sure there is a long list of people that feel that way.”

Brady’s strategy seems to be to kill Cromartie with kindness, rather than rip him with profane insults.

“But he’s a good player,” Brady said. “[Darrelle] Revis is a great player. They have a great secondary. They’re one of the best defenses we’ve faced. We spend a lot of time preparing for them, and what they’re capable of doing over there. To shut down the Colts’ offense like they did is pretty impressive, because we know how good that offense is. We’re going to be ready to play.”

For Brady, making headlines with trash talk isn’t a priority this week.

“We’re just going to do our talking on the field,” Brady said. “That’s the way we’ve always chosen to do.”

As for whether all the talk will mean anything, Brady said, “We’ll see Sunday at 7:30.”

97 responses to “Brady won’t take Cromartie’s bait: “I’ve been called worse”

  1. Brady must pay, LOL. The Pats play in a different league & are trained to be nice / professional in the press. In the mean time they’ve filmed all your practices, obtained a copy of your playbook and all signs, paid off the refs and reminded the commissioner that the pictures they have incriminate him & everyone he knows.

    Proper planning creates victims to where there is no crimes committed, on the surface of course.

  2. Cromardie is an idiot for stoking up Bradys fire. What are the chances he just became the focus for Brady?

  3. At least we now have the guys actually playing the game sniping at each other…instead of that fat ass coach who somehow believes the game is all about him! Gee, I’m glad he’s going to give belicheck everything he has this time…I guess he wasn’t really trying last time?

    Keep trying to elevate your own importance by comparing yourself to Belicheck Rexy…doesn’t change the fact that you’re still a fat obnoxious loudmouth who posts on the Internet to find other men to fill your wife’s holes… What a jackass!

  4. cry all you want pats fans truth remains your team cheated for a decade and is probably still cheating.

  5. Mr. Brady
    Super Bowl Champion
    MVP
    AFC Champion
    Best QB to ever play the game
    Team Leader
    Captain

    Let’s see, Cromarties titles would be….

  6. Cue the commenterds gush about Bradys class, which is all fine and dandy except for one thing.

    Brady already took the bait.

    The Jets will smack talk all week to distract the young Patriots. Tommy already took the time to respond, mission accomplished.

  7. Wow, that classless Tom Brady complimenting the Jets secondary. Right haters?

    And spare me the “Only 17 points” speech. What was he supposed to say? “Yeah, I agree with Plax, we probably shouldn’t even play the game.” Every person NOT a Patriots fan WISHES Tom Brady was their QB.

  8. @actiondanwi

    You won’t bring up the 28-14 beat down the Jets gave Pats huh? Jets will dominate the Pats on the gound and defensively next week. Can’t wait!

  9. ask your self what any person with class would respond to comments made against them that were similar to cromarty’s

    the answer is pretty much exactly what brady said

    the jest are the single greatest team in sports at shooting off thier mouths, it also makes it more of an exciting story that those same jets havent done a single thing in my entire life time.

    but to be fair its logical that they blow so much hot air since they arent even the most loved nfl team in thier own city

    can u say inferiority complex?

  10. As I have said before, as a Steeler fan, I hope the Pats win so the Steelers can beat them for the AFC Championship on their home field. I want to beat them.

    With that being said (again), Cromaritie must be a complete fool to make such an ignorant comment, and he had better be prepared to back it up on Sunday. Brady is without doubt one of the best QBs in the league, a fierce competitor who of course makes unneeded gestures on the field in the heat of battle. I am sure he is thinking about how much he wants to make Cromartie look like a fool on Sunday. And he probably will unless the Jets can get a ton of pressure on him to hurry his throws before he is ready.

    GO STEELERS!!

  11. nepatriots128154 says:
    Jan 12, 2011 12:16 PM
    I sure hope Brady knows the game isn’t at 7:30

    Cromartie + the Jets are idiots, I can’t wait to see their press conferences after they lose.

    The OUTCOME will be known by then…

  12. So let me get this straight. You have to have your socks a certain height or you get fined. You must not wear certain hats at press conferences or you get fined. You can’t say anything about the refs or you get fined.

    But it is ok to start calling players A holes publicly.

    I think Goddell has to enforce some sort of player conduct policy on these guys before it turns into a WWE parady..or worse the NBA.

  13. “We’re just going to do our talking on the field,” Brady said. “That’s the way we’ve always chosen to do.”

    Translation, We’re going to kick thier ass!!!
    Check the score at 7:30 for your answer! Cromartie will be my favorite mis-match I’ll exploit this Sunday! Oh, 1 more thing we are going to run at Cromartie and blow his ass up!
    Gronkowski and Crumpler have thier orders, chip the LB and smash Cromartie! Hernandez down the seem…Questions???

  14. nepatriots128154 says:
    “I sure hope Brady knows the game isn’t at 7:30”

    Don’t worry. He knows…….That’s what time the game will end.

  15. Brady was on target with everything he said. Even the “I’m sure there is a long list of people that feel that way.” He must read PFT.

    And I’m sure the Patriots are happy they won’t see Peyton Manning whatever happens on Sunday. Again, thanks to the Jets fine defensive play.

    I would imagine when you have what Brady has, it takes a lot to wipe that smile of your face or get you upset. Brady and Cromartie are in the same league and will be in the same game on Sunday. But their lives are worlds apart when it comes to everything else.

  16. afc 22 says…

    yeah he’s been called worse…by his ex-wife who he left when she was pregnant

    Brady doesn’t have an ex-wife. The mother of his first child is a still single multi-millionaire Hollywood actress with whom Brady had a 3+ year relationship before she became pregnant, but he has no ex-wife.

    Of course, it is entirely possible she has called Brady worse.

  17. Yap yap yap yap… that’s all I hear coming out of New Jersey. I’m a Fins fan (bless my poor) so, naturally, I don’t like either of these teams, but the Cropdusters and thier big mouths are making it real easy to pull hard for the Patsies this weekend.

  18. “nepatriots128154” – I believe Brady was talking about the end of the game being 7:30. As in “we’ll see Sunday when the games over.”

    Cromardie is an idiot because there is no upside to this personal attack. Brady’s been in too many games to for this playground crap to adversely affect his game. So, when Brady throws his 3rd or 4th touchdown of the game and points at him and the J*E*T*S’ sidelines (oh my GOD!), he’ll be shown on millions of television looking the fool.

    See ya in Dallas Pats!

  19. rangenius: Pats were a far different team in that game.

    I’m not a NE fan by any means… just hate the Jets.

    GO PACK!

  20. lol you would think the Jets would have learned by now not to talk smack against the Pats. I could see this being about the same 45 -7.

  21. Tom Brady ended his relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan 2 weeks before she let Tom Brady know thru the media that she was pregnant.

  22. Amazing jets consider themselves a rivals to NE…but will never be until they win something big….Maybe in an other 43 years.

    NE’s rivals are Colts/Steelers.

    Think this just a case of a really dumb person spouting…and the more the jets talk, the more their fear of NE is revealed….Didn’t see them talk this way vs Colts, because they knew they’d win.

  23. Refresh my memory, has this Jet regime won anything? Even a division title?? Another Dolphin fan who strongly dislikes the Cheaters, but really HATES the trash talking, loud mouth, proved nothing Jets

  24. I watched Joe Montana from his beginning to his end in the NFL. A small part of my heart will always and forever say he is the greatest QB ever. But if I had to be honest, when their careers are done, I would probably say P. Manning and Brady will be the top two QBs to ever play the game.

  25. I love the way Brady and Belicheck handle themselves in the media. I was always indifferent with the Jets. I never cared one way or the other because, well they’re the Jets. Thats like being concerned with what the Bengals are doing. But ever since they hired Michael Moore as the H/C and started to promote thug-ass behavior and trash talk, I just want to see them fail. Plus, Gisele is smokin hot.

    Go Vikes 2014

  26. The jets were out game planned in the last game, and im sure it didnt help that leonard went down 3 days before the game. This game will have a totally differnt outcome now that the jets have seen the pats “post moss” offense. The reason brady and the rest of the pats team isnt saying anything about the jets is cause before practice whoever mentions the jets to the media gets a spanking from billick in front of the whole team.

  27. alltee says:
    Jan 12, 2011 12:39 PM
    ask your self what any person with class would respond to comments made against them that were similar to cromarty’s

    the answer is pretty much exactly what brady said

    the jest are the single greatest team in sports at shooting off thier mouths, it also makes it more of an exciting story that those same jets havent done a single thing in my entire life time.

    but to be fair its logical that they blow so much hot air since they arent even the most loved nfl team in thier own city

    can u say inferiority complex?
    ___________________________________

    Inferiority complex. Exactly like Boston’s towards New York. Got it.

  28. #
    bhenryman says: Jan 12, 2011 1:20 PM

    The jets were out game planned in the last game, and im sure it didnt help that leonard went down 3 days before the game. This game will have a totally differnt outcome now that the jets have seen the pats “post moss” offense. The reason brady and the rest of the pats team isnt saying anything about the jets is cause before practice whoever mentions the jets to the media gets a spanking from billick in front of the whole team.
    __________________________________

    So that is where Brian Billick has been hiding since his days coaching the Ravens. He was hired by Belichick to spank trash talking Pats players. thanks for clearing that one up for us. And it seems to be working, so, um, thanks Brian Billick…

  29. Speaking as a Chargers fan, I know that Cromartie is just your typical ghetto, baby-making, woman-beating thug.

    Nobody cares about what he thinks or says, because he’s an idiot who just happens to have a blessed body with mediocre talent. He gives up way more big plays than he shuts down.

    I hate Brady like Cromartie does, and for the same reasons; because he has 4 super bowl appearances (soon to be 5), 3 rings (soon to be 4), a hot wife, a huge contract and because he almost always beats my Chargers, including the times when that fool Cromartie was in our secondary.

    But the Jets are ghetto. They trash talk like they’re the 1st seed when in reality, they are wild cards and couldn’t even win their division because they aren’t good enough.

    I love LaDainian Tomlinson, and I hope he does well this week, but he could get 4 TD’s on his own, and the Jets will still lose to a superior Patriots team.

  30. As a Dolphins fan I hate Brady but as a football fan you can’t help but gush about this guy. He’s statistically great and comes through when it matters.

  31. I love the old days when players played and did not feel they had to pontificate and have an ostentatious attitude to gain attention. Cromartie swears and Tom Brady like him or not (I do) is going to be a professional and knock Cromartie’s and Rex Ryan’s teeth so far down their throat they’re going to be chewing out their own asses for pissing off Brady, Belichik & Co………..go Pats!

  32. ——————–
    jackofnotrades says:
    cry all you want pats fans truth remains your team cheated for a decade and is probably still cheating.
    ——————–

    Pats Official Reply:
    “Jackofnotrade” is a good player, and they have a good team over there in Mom’s basement. He and ItalianArmyGuy, who is a great commenter, make up one of the best and most intelligent commenting duos in the league. ”

    “After the way the handled commenting on the post about Ryan’s wife’s feet being fondled by Jules from Pulp Fiction, I really have a lot of respect for them. They’re really impressive.”

    “We’ll see what they have to say at 7:30 on Sunday, in any case. Thanks guys.”

  33. nyjalleffingday says:
    Jan 12, 2011 1:27 PM
    Fun Fact!

    Bridget M named her son John Edward Thomas. (J.E.T. for you geniuses out there.)

    That’s pretty bitter!
    *************

    Profound.

  34. #
    nyjalleffingday says: Jan 12, 2011 1:27 PM

    Fun Fact!

    Bridget M named her son John Edward Thomas. (J.E.T. for you geniuses out there.)

    That’s pretty bitter!
    ___________________________________
    I’m a Pats fan and I think that’s funny as HELL. In fact that’s the only way I ever refer to son #1…as JET.

  35. Man, what an imbecile. It would be cool if Brady burns his dumb ass for a couple TDs.

    It would be even cooler if that happens and the Jets still win and the AFC champ game is in Pittsburgh (provided they take care of business saturday).

    It would be even more cool if both those things happened and then at the end of the game, Rexy put Belichick over his knee and spanked his bare ass while Brady and Cromartie tickled and licked each others’ feet while Rex watched.

  36. Thistorian:

    “scoobyfl – you’re KILLING ME!

    WHO writes your material?

    You write ALL your stuff?!?!

    dude – u r a GENIUS!!!!!”

    Yeah brother it’s all me, I appreciate the nod. I’ve always been a huge smart… & can place any previous experience / movie or event into a melt you down comment. It’s gotten me in trouble & paid as well, as is life. Take care.

  37. There is some reason for concern in regards to Brady’s recent playoff performances. This is taken from Tony Mazz’s column.

    In his last six playoff starts, Brady has posted ratings including the unsightly numbers of 57.6, 79.5, 66.4, 82.5 and 49.1. The only exception was a firing-range workout against Jacksonville (in 2007) during which Brady hit the target on 26 of 28 tries for three touchdowns, no picks and an otherworldly rating of 141.4. Excluding that performance, Brady’s last five postseason games have produced a 2-3 record, eight touchdown passes, 10 interceptions and a cumulative rating of 66.6.

    Two these disasters were during his record breaking year. But I think I know why that was and will explain in a post later this week….

  38. nepatriots128154 says:
    Jan 12, 2011 12:16 PM
    I sure hope Brady knows the game isn’t at 7:30

    Cromartie + the Jets are idiots, I can’t wait to see their press conferences after they lose.
    ***************

    It’s more than likely they miss typed. You can easily mix up 4 and 7.

  39. Speaking as a Bucs fan. Slowly, but surely, the Jets are becoming the NFL’s most hated team…in a bad way. Right now I would say that most people hate the Patriots…in a good way…and mostly(whether people will admit it or not) its because of their success. The Jets are hated because they run their mouths way too much and are WAAAAAY too overrated to be talking the talk they do. I get tired of hearing about the Patriots…but I get more tired of hearing Rex and his badn of losers and trouble makers run their mouths…shut up and play.

  40. he should worry less about calling brady names and more time remembering his 56 kids names. Good thing the money goodell fines him doesn’t go towards child support though.

  41. @CKL

    Nice to see some of you can have fun at your own expense. J.E.T makes me chuckle every time. Cheers!

    @8man

    I know Brady hasn’t done anything but choke hard since his last title, but really? Those stats are unbelievable!

  42. 8man says:
    Jan 12, 2011 1:51 PM
    There is some reason for concern in regards to Brady’s recent playoff performances. This is taken from Tony Mazz’s column.
    ——————————————————–

    You’re quoting Tony Massarotti ????

    You have lost all credibility with every Pats fan.

  43. I love it as a hardcore Phins fans who lives in NJ, I will be rooting hard for the Pats…I hate the JESTS what a classless crew of clowns. I also hate Brady, but the guy is awesome and has shown allot of class! Go Pats for this week only!

  44. I am not a Patriots fan but man I think this game is gonna be ugly….I think 45-3 is very possible/probable again…

  45. drunkendegenerate says:

    Inferiority complex. Exactly like Boston’s towards New York. Got it.

    ————-

    Have the British left yet?

  46. its one thing for rex to shoot off his mouth and another for his players to be doing so. his players were the ones on the field taking the 45to3 ass kicking, not him. as far as brady goes, as a bills fan it has taken a long while to admit it publicly but the guy is one of the best ever. certainly that i have seen. calling him dumb names is so silly and makes cro look like a real fool.

  47. The jets should move to Filthy they have the same class as the egals

    Why should Brady say anything
    He has 3 Super bowl rings
    He has kids from two VS Models

    This guy used the VS fashion show as his personal dating site

    Not a pats fan but have to admire Tom and all he has done

    I hope that Bill takes Rex to the woodshed I want the Pats to go for triple digits
    Show the jets just who the ahole is

  48. I salute Brady for taking the high road (in most instances) in the media and leaving his trash talking on the field.

    But it’s important to note that he probably talks a whole lot on the field.

  49. In his last six playoff starts, Brady has posted ratings including the unsightly numbers of 57.6, 79.5, 66.4, 82.5 and 49.1. The only exception was a firing-range workout against Jacksonville (in 2007) during which Brady hit the target on 26 of 28 tries for three touchdowns, no picks and an otherworldly rating of 141.4. Excluding that performance, Brady’s last five postseason games have produced a 2-3 record, eight touchdown passes, 10 interceptions and a cumulative rating of 66.6.

    Sanchez has better playoff numbers than that.
    Go Jets.

  50. In his last six playoff starts, Brady has posted ratings including the unsightly numbers of 57.6, 79.5, 66.4, 82.5 and 49.1. The only exception was a firing-range workout against Jacksonville (in 2007) during which Brady hit the target on 26 of 28 tries for three touchdowns, no picks and an otherworldly rating of 141.4. Excluding that performance, Brady’s last five postseason games have produced a 2-3 record, eight touchdown passes, 10 interceptions and a cumulative rating of 66.6.

    Sanchez has better playoff numbers than that.
    Go Jets.

    Out with the old and in with the new. Starts this Sunday.

  51. He shouldn’t take the bait…instead he’ll spend the day shoving TD passes back up the entire Jets team’s asses.

    This Jets team is turning into the NFL version of Randy “Macho-Man” Savage. All talk and nothing but a quiet exit whne the day is over.

    3 guarantees in this game….

    Plenty of fights.

    Brady getting flagged for taunting.

    Jets losing by at least 14 points.

  52. As a rule I always thought it was best not to make my opponent crazed but, if you think about it there is really no downside to taking a verbal shot at Brady. What, he’s not going to try as hard to beat the Jets if they’re quite about the game?

    Cromarti just might have even had a reason besides his general and apparently genuine dislike for Brady. I doubt that he thinks he can rile Brady up so much as to make him lose focus in his game preparation. As a Jet fan the last game waas one big blur of a beating. But, as I remember the Jets were hurt a lot up the middle by the NE tight ends. That was due in large part because they lost Leonhard days before the game. Perhaps Antonio is trying to take some of the heat off the safeties by giving Brady a reason to throw outside? Maybe he think if he shoots his mouth off Brady will try to pick on him which will take the Pats away from what worked the last time. That would either be a brilliant or asinine strategy depending on whether or not it works.

    Now, I’m sure most people will dismiss that out of hand because they are sure that Antonio isn’t that smart enough to think of that himself. But, what if he had help thinking it up from the coaching staff? Nevertheless, there is nothing to lose by taunting Brady. Not exactly the way I’d do it but hey, ,, to each his own. And, Brady isn’t exactly an innocent bystander in all this, .. it was he after all that went on the radio before the season and had no problem saying how much he hates the Jets so spare me all the remarks about class. He is without sin and all that. This is just the latest round in trash talking which won’t mean much after the games played.

    Jets 31 NE 17 Final.

    J! E! T! S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

  53. mistressrachel has stupid redundant crap to say? Shocker.
    Its funny how you say the Jets aren’t good enough to be NEs rival, and that the only rivals the Pats have are the Colts and Steelers.
    Remind me what happened again, when both those teams played the Jets in their own building. I keep forgetting

  54. Geez more low lifes in the Jets organization!!! WTG to make more ppl hate the Jets even more!! I am not even a Pats fan…
    Annoying foot fetish coach who cant stop running his mouth, now the players are joining in!!
    I hope no kids are looking up to this team!! I wouldnt want my kids thinking they are role models!!

  55. polegojim says:
    Jan 12, 2011 12:31 PM
    Mr. Brady
    Super Bowl Champion
    MVP
    AFC Champion
    Best QB to ever play the game
    Team Leader
    Captain

    Let’s see, Cromarties titles would be….

    ————————————————-
    Ahh, Brady has almost as many titles as Cromartie has kids…. Almost….

  56. We’re just going to do our talking on the field,” Brady said. “That’s the way we’ve always chosen to do.”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    He forgot to include that their talking on the field had been historically done after they filmed the other team’s defensive signals. And yes, that is the way they chose to do it.

  57. Irony:

    People frothing at the mouth and insulting the Jets and their fans all while calling them classless.

    We’ll see you Sunday.

  58. I hate the Pats, but I really hope they stomp the loud-mouthed Jets harder than the 45-3 beatdown earlier this year.

  59. @ drunkendegenerate

    Boston has an inferiority complex with NY? Maybe 10 years ago, but now?

    From 2000-2010
    Super Bowls: Boston 3, NY (2 teams) 1
    World Series: Boston 2, NY (2 teams) 1
    NBA Titles: Boston 1, NY 0
    NHL Titles: Boston 0, NY (2 teams) 0

    Also, Boston has 2 other appearances for a title (2007 Pats and 2010 Celtics). NY has ZERO other appearances.

    No more inferiority complex from up here.

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