AFC Championship Game 2016: Patriots vs. Broncos Comments and Stat Predictions

January 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The drill has become a familiar one by now in the NFL.
Coaches and players begrudgingly fulfill their media obligations and regularly say nothing of any value about themselves or their opponents.
None are better at it than New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, at least by reputation. But Belichick's opponents this week are not following the usual game plan. The Denver Broncos spouted off about the defending Super Bowl champions earlier in the week, and there has been no backing down or no retractions.
Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith labeled the Patriots quarterback as a crybaby.
“I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than [Tom] Brady,” Smith told the Denver media (h/t Sports Xchange and CBS Denver). “Every time he gets sacked he looks at the ref like, ‘You see him sack me? Was that supposed to happen? He did it a little hard. Please throw a 15-yard penalty on him. Get him fined...

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