Monday, January 21, 2008

Patriots.... Dirty Players?

With a name like Hardwick, and a picture like the one here, it's hard to imagine this guy claiming another player is dirty. However, according to the Boston Herald (via PFT) there is a certain someone on the Patriots who was involved in some "unclean" plays yesterday.

“There are 10 (bleeping) good players on that team,” Hardwick said. “But Richard Seymour is a dirty, cheap, little pompous (expletive).”

Hardwick was only getting started.

“He’s cheap and dirty and the head man just let him get away with it the whole time,” Hardwick said. “They’ve got 10 great players on that team and when Jarvis Green comes on the field, they’ve got 11 great players who compete how you’re supposed to play. But Richard Seymour is the biggest (expletive) I’ve ever played.”

However... what is really interesting about this comment coming from Hardwick is that earlier in the year, he had this to say after a game against the Titans:

“Their mindset was to try to intimidate us and see if we’ll back down,” Hardwick said. “Everyone seems to think we’re soft — that we’re Southern Cal boys and we’re not going to play hard and we’re soft and we’re quitters. We’re just as dirty, if not dirtier than anyone else in the league, so we like that. That’s the way Kansas City was. That’s the way Tennessee was. They think they’re going to swell up on us and be bigger than us, tougher.”

As Alanis Morisette used to say... "Isn't that Ironic?"