Sunday, December 11, 2011
Brady on yelling match with O'Brien: 'I deserved it'
By Nick St. Denis
Tom Brady threw an interception Sunday, and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien let him hear about it.
New England, which eventually defeated the Washington Redskins, 34-27, was up by seven points late in the fourth quarter and third-and-goal from the 4-yard line when Redskins' Josh Wilson picked off Brady in the end zone to keep Washington's hopes alive.
Brady wasn't ready to listen to what O'Brien had to say and fired back, appearing to yell "no s***!" as O'Brien ripped him.
"I threw a pretty bad interception, so he wasn't happy about it," Brady told the media after the game. "And there was probably a long line of coaches and players that were pretty pissed at me after that, but Billy got to me first. He let me have it, and I deserved it."
Tempers were flaring, which is not uncommon to see between offensive players and their play-callers, though it wasn't a familiar scene on the Patriots' bench.
"We're both pretty emotional guys, so that's what I deserve," Brady said. "You make bad plays, you're supposed to get yelled at by your coaches."
No point in quoting Belichick here, as he expectedly dodged questions about the confrontation, wanting to focus on the fact that the Patriots are 10-3, which is fair enough.
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