It looks like Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has dialed up the first team to team “disrespect” angle of the week after making some interesting remarks about Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
On the same day that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady addressed the media in separate press conferences involving “Deflategate,” Lane may have provided the Patriots with a bit more motivational fuel.
Per Pro Football Talk, when asked what made Gronkowski so good, Lane went to work:
Lane responded: “Yeah, I actually don’t think he’s that good.”
“Really?” a couple of reporters said.
Continued Lane: “Yeah. He’s OK, but, you know, he do have a big body, and from what I’ve seen on tape, you know, he don’t like your hands being put on him, so, you know, we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won’t catch that many balls as he should.”
While the Seahawks will undoubtedly get physical with Gronkowski during next Sunday’s Super Bowl, saying “I actually don’t think he’s that good” isn’t the best way to go about business.
Yet, if we know anything about the Seahawks, it’s that they do what they want and when they want.
Just ask Marshawn Lynch, who received a $20,000 fine on Thursday for grabbing his crotch during the NFC title game.