Seriously, do they ever learn?
You don’t step on Superman’s cape. You don’t drive slow in the fast lane. And, you don’t tick off the New England Patriots with trash talk before a big game.
You simply don’t do those things, especially the last one.
Remember Freddie Mitchell? Remember Aaron Smith?
Well apparently Igor Olshansky doesn’t remember them.
Here’s what a guy, who’s actually named Igor, said about the undefeated Patriots. “Who? New England?” Olshansky said. “Seriously, I mean, they’re more worried than we are, I promise you. Believe me. They know what’s up.”
Mr. Olshansky, here’s what is up. The Pats destroyed your team early in the season. They have not lost a game all year. Let me repeat, they have not lost a game all year. They have Tom Brady as their starting quarterback, there’s a good chance you’ll have Billy Freakin’ Volek, or Phil Rivers, either way, advantage New England.
If I were a Head Coach about to face New England, here’s what I would do, issue a memo that read like this.
To: All Players
From: Your Fearless Leader.
This week please remember that we are facing a good football team that does not need any extra motivation. When asked about the Patriots, simply say this to the media. “Those guys are really good, and we totally respect them. The only thing I guarantee is that we will leave it all on the field and do our best to win the game.”
Is it really that hard to figure out. Adding fuel to the fire may get your name in the papers, but it also puts you directly in the crosshairs. Now every time the Pats’ offense takes a snap, the O-line has extra incentive to make sure that you don’t get to Brady, and when they score — and they will score — you’re going to have to eat serious crow. And don’t even think about making a mistake, because now you’re the center of attention.
Just ask Smith.
This isn’t rocket science. Why these football players can’t figure it out is beyond me.
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