The Broncos are taking an anti-Patriots approach to Sunday’s AFC title game as Denver defensive lineman Antonio Smith told a reporter that it was “an accurate statement” as to whether or not Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was a “crybaby.”
“I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than Brady,” Smith said, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. “Everytime 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.”
Rob Gronkowski has also been targeted in the trash talk department this week as Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was asked by Pro Football Talk Live the question of why it's so hard to cover No. 87.
"I say 'cause he pushes off," Marshall said. "I mean, he pushes off and he gets away with it about 98 percent of the time."
Gronkowski got flagged for offensive pass interference latein the Patriots game against the Broncos in November (a 30-24 Denver win). The New England sideline was outraged with the call, which was borderline on replay.