Denver and New England’s showdown between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady was already intriguing enough, but the latest trash talking is only expected to add fuel to the fire.
With Brady revered by many for the toughness he shows on the field, at least one Broncos defensive player disagrees. When defensive lineman Antonio Smith was asked if the term “crybaby” was applicable to Brady, he responded, “That would be an accurate statement.”
Speaking with the Colorado Springs Gazette, Smith went on to say “I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than Brady. 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.”
While it doesn’t seem like a good idea to make Brady angry (just ask Roger Goodell), Smith was also quick to point out Brady’s greatness. He called Brady a “great competitor” and said, “he’s going to cry about getting hit, but he’s going to take the hit and keep going.”
Unlike the previous time these two teams met, Brady will have his full offensive arsenal at his disposal. With wide receiver Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski back on the field together, New England looked as sharp as ever in their dominating win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Denver Broncos will certainly have their hands full on Sunday, and have to hope these recent comments don’t unleash an even more unstoppable Tom Brady.