As a Patriots fan, the trash being talked this week has made this into the longest football week of my life. There was a time when I thought the anticipation of two weeks off before the Super Bowl would kill me, but this is much worse. I realize that writing posts like this fuels the fire in some small way, but this one was worth mentioning.
The NFL league office contacted all eight remaining playoff teams this week to tell them to tone down the trash talk. Antonio Cromartie was probably at the center of that warning after his explicit comments about Tom Brady, but Jets linebacker Bart Scott can’t be too far behind. When he was asked about Wes Welker’s clever foot commentary, Scott had a warning for the Patriots receiver.
I’ll tell you what,” Scott told Newsday on Friday. “Be very careful what you say about our coach. His [Welker's] days in a uniform will be numbered. Put it like that.”
There has to be a fine coming for that, right? It’s not that I think players should be fined for trash talk, but in a league where players are fined for touching the quarterback or criticizing the official after a game you would think threatening a player’s career would result in a lighter wallet. It probably won’t. Sunday can’t come quickly enough.Google+