In the build-up to the Broncos-Patriots match in the NFL Conference Championships, Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith said that it was fair to describe Tom Brady as a crybaby.
“That would be an accurate statement. I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than Brady,” Smith said.
“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.’”
On the other hand, Smith does acknowledge Brady’s passion and inner strength that the four-time Super bowl champion expresses in the game.
“He’s not going to rattle just because you hit him hard. I’ve tried over the years,” Smith explained.
“That’s what D-linemen think: ‘The harder you hit the quarterback, the better it will make it on the secondary.’”
“With Brady, he’s a great competitor. You know it’s coming. He’s going to cry about getting hit, but he’s going to take the hit and keep going.”