Video: Bruschi Criticizes Ochocinco, stands by it

Derek Havens
September 15, 2011 at 05:58pm ET

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Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi criticized Chad Ochocinco for his tweet on Tuesday afternoon. The veteran linebacker, turned ESPN analyst, said that the receiver does not have the right mentality a player apart of that (The Patriots) organization should have.

First of all, if you have not seen Ochocinco's tweet, here it is -

"Just waking up after a late arrival,I've never seen a machine operate like that n person,to see video game numbers put up n person was WOW"

After seeing the tweet, Bruschi shared his thoughts while on WEEI.

"You’re not someone who’s on another team or watching TV," Bruschi said. "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. 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.”

On Thursday, Bruschi went on SportsCenter to defend his comments on the wide receiver. (Video Below)


On Thursday's edition of ESPN's NFL Live, Bruschi commented on the aftermath of his critism and he stands by it.

"I was expecting almost an immediate response from this," Bruschi said. "Since that tweet, there hasn't been anything else from Chad. There's just been sort of like a radio silence. Is he just focusing on San Diego, which he should be right now? I think that maybe he's starting to get the message."

To watch the full video, click here.

What do you think? Is Tedy right? Is it okay for Chad be impressed by the offense while he's trying to learn it? Share your comments below!

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