Tedy Bruschi will always be a Patriots hero even after his days as a New England linebacker have gone by. Bruschi's new job, however, has already started to cause some controversy in his old stomping grounds.
Bruschi's new job, as a TV analyst, is to give his opinion. That's something he certainly did when speaking about new Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco's lack of progression.
"Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor," Bruschi said earlier this week on WEEI . "You're not a fan, all right. You're not someone who's on another team or watching TV. You're not an analyst. You're a part of it. They want you to be a part of it. So get with the program because obviously you're not getting it and you're tweeting because you're saying, 'It's amazing to see'? It's amazing to see because you don't understand it! You still don't understand it and it's amazing to you because you can't get it.
"Stop tweeting and get in your playbook," Bruschi added. "Wake up! If you're just waking up now — I don't know when this was, six minutes ago? Get out your bed and get to the stadium and watch some film if you still think it's amazing. If you're in it and you know what you're doing and you execute out there you don't think it's amazing. You know why? Because it's what you're supposed to do."
The story is one that has yet to die. Ochocinco sidestepped the issue when asked about it, but the comments may have Patriots fans choosing sides. On one hand, you have Bruschi, one of the most well-respected players in Boston sports history. However, his time has passed, and while Bruschi is paid to give his opinion now, there may be some who are at least uneasy with the idea of Bruschi causing a stir in Patriots camp.
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