On a more serious note, O’Brien had his first chance to address the confrontation Tuesday.
“It’s just two competitive guys that want the best for the team, and we’ve moved onto Denver and getting ready for Denver now,” O’Brien said.
Of course, O’Brien showed that he wasn’t afraid to unleash on Brady, who is the franchise’s greatest star. It was an indication that no player is bigger than the team.
“When you walk in the door here and you work for Bill Belichick, you’re going to learn how to coach and you’re going to learn how to play,” O’Brien said. “That’s one of the things we pride ourselves on here is both coaches and players looking to improve every day and communicate with each other every day. Sometimes, communication takes different forms, and it’s an intense environment and a competitive environment. And the players would want it no other way, and the coaches would want it no other way. That’s what it is, and again, we’re getting ready for Denver and that same type of environment, going into a very hostile environment in Denver against a very good team, so we need to have a great practice week and bring a good game plan out to Denver.”
After the third question about the subject, O’Brien stressed that he wanted to move on to the Broncos.
“Again, we’re moving onto Denver here,” O’Brien said. “That was the Redskins game, and I communicate with the players all the time. The communication takes different forms at times, obviously. But again, we’re focused on Denver at this point, and that’s what we’re game planning for right now, so I’d really like to just focus on Denver.”