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Brendon Ayanbadejo apologizes for ripping Patriots on Twitter

brendon ayanbadejoOn Sunday night, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo ripped the New England Patriots for running a “gimmick” offense against the Houston Texans and basically called them cheaters. He even referenced Spygate and ended his rant with a simple “18-1″ callout after a number of Patriots fans began blasting him on Twitter.

Either Ayanbadejo woke up with a clear head on Monday morning, or someone from the Ravens organization told him that his comments were completely unnecessary.

Here are the tweets that may have gotten Ayanbadejo into hot water with his teammates:

Whether you agree with Ayanabadejo that the Patriots’ quick-snap offense is sneaky or not, most of his comments were pointless. There’s enough history between New England and Baltimore where bulletin board material is not needed — especially this early in the week. Naturally, Tom Brady said the Patriots are letting the smack talk go in one ear and out the other.

“We’ve had a lot of people comment about our team and our players this year,” Brady told WEEI on Monday. “I think the best thing that we do is ignore the noise and go out and try to prepare. Nothing really that anybody says or does is going to affect what happens next Sunday. If people want to say things or write things, they have the liberty to do that. It doesn’t really have any bearing on what we do.”

When reading the tweets, I got the impression that Ayanbadejo was simply hoping the Texans would win and decided to vent about it once the Patriots began blowing them out. Instead of complaining about the way New England runs its offense, the Ravens linebacker should be working with his team to figure out ways to counter it. It’s probably safe to assume we won’t be hearing much from him again until Sunday, which unfortunately for all of us football fans is still a full six days away.

It’s also interesting to note that Ayanbadejo has a history of trash talking that goes back to his college days. As commenter Gene pointed out, Ayanbadejo, then a senior linebacker at UCLA, ripped USC freshman quarterback Carson Palmer following the Bruins’ 34-17 win over the Trojans in 1998. While Ayanbadejo left for the NFL after that game, USC went on a seven-game winning streak against UCLA, including three wins led by Palmer. Ayanbadejo also said last year that the two best teams in the NFL weren’t playing in the Super Bowl.

Ayanbadejo has a tendency to put his teams in a bad spot with his words.



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  • Gene

    Ayanbadejo ran his mouth when he was at UCLA.  After his senior year, when UCLA beat USC and Carson palmer, he made negative remarks about Palmer.  Of course, he left his teammates holding the bag when revenge time came for USC the next season.  It was the beginning of the biggest dry spell UCLA ever had in the intracity series.

    Obviously, he has learned nothing after all of these years and this time he gave the Patriots bulletin board material before the game.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2VMTTM3HB6B5OLNHEEC6WZ2NJQ TBD

    Real news please!!! Who really gives a S**T about what he called the Pats offense.  Hell these guys talk trash each and everyday & you BullS**T A** media nutcases can’t wait to print this garbage…  Write something worth printing and talking about for a change instead of trying to stir up S**T!!! A**hole…

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    That’s a great call. Didn’t recall that. Here’s the story http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1998/USC-Star-Rips-UCLA-Linebacker/id-a135b44925e19fe68d05d825746776ea

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HZXK3ZV6MXFVZ5ENADOKLMMAFM Patrick

    Don’t make Brady and Billecheck mad dude. My money is on Pats.

  • richiev333

    If this was any other team it might be a big deal but for the Pats, every game is simply the “next” game. It was like the first Texan game this year. The Texans were talking about how it was the “biggest game in franchise history.” Then the patriots came out like it was just another game and blew them away.

  • Piero1950

    This is another lame comment in a long tradition of whining sissy barking from the perennial bridesmaid Baltimore Ravens. Whether it’s Suggs or Reed poking shots at Brady or this latest Baltimore frat boy popping off , what they can never do against the Pats on the field they try to accomplish with the mouth after downing a couple of Miller’s Low Life beers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000530337941 Pete Garza Garza

    Cant be that they wanted Houston to win. They already beat the pats and lost by 30 to Houston. Pats are an easier game, just like last years playoffs. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X6N5FBDXOMLSXJK6H2XBO5HGOM LiberalsAreLoonatics

    Pats will take it and Lewis goes home without a SB ring.

  • Neil Bonoff

     Lewis has a Superbowl ring already.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VM42T5QCVSTEY2HAJMXSA4TXJM Vonya

    Indeed he does have a ring. As a matter of fact he was that games MVP. Quite a resume he’s built, Super Bowl MVP, 13x Pro Bowl, 11x All Pro, 2x defensive Player of the Year, 2x accomplice to murder. One heck of a resume.

  • patsfan2

    everyone hates the best at what they do   and the pats are the best offence in nfl. will run the ravens D raggard , there old and tired     pats by 20

  • coxdug

    Oh, I see you’re from Colorado. Stay classy…Douchebag!