After the New York Jets knocked the New England Patriots out of the playoffs with a 28-21 victory, one Jets player had some words for Tom Brady.
New York linebacker Bart Scott brought up Brady's playoff experience since losing to the Giants in the Super Bowl and ripped him for his performance, according to the Boston Herald:
This was the quarterback that couldn't get touched," Scott said. "(The media) talk all about how great he's playing, but what Rex (Ryan) pulled out for us was his last three playoff games - what his record was and what his rating was then. He had a 66 quarterback rating in his last four or five playoff games and you guys didn't believe that. You guys didn't look deep enough into the notes."
Brady threw three interceptions in last year's playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. In New England's loss to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl in 2008, Brady only threw one touchdown and competed 29 of 48 passes.
During the weeks leading up to the Jets-Patriots game, head coach Rex Ryan jabbed Brady's study habits and said he's not Peyton Manning. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie called Brady "an asshole" and slammed him for pointing to the Jets sideline after throwing a touchdown pass during their second regular season game.
"He started looking for the rush when there was no rush," Scott continued. "He thought after a certain amount of time somebody was coming, he was fidgeting... Most quarterbacks don't like getting hit. They get hit and they turn into a totally different person."