Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got one of his favorite receivers back last weekend in time for New England’s divisional round matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Julian Edelman had missed several weeks of action thanks to a broken foot, but he was still very effective in his first game back and helped lead the Patriots to a 27-20 victory over the Chiefs in Foxboro.
Even though he reeled in 10 catches for 100 yards on the day, Brady decided to poke a little fun at Edelman on Facebook after the game, pointing out his lack of help in the blocking department on this second quarter scramble.
The play went on to be reviewed by officials and it was ruled that Brady was stopped short of crossing the goal line. Would he have gotten in had Edelman been a little more active in the blocking game? Who knows, and who really cares? Brady got in the end zone thanks to a quarterback sneak on the very next play.
On Monday, Edelman spoke with WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria about Brady’s run game, and he made a pretty wonderful analogy.
“He’s like a Clydesdale out there,” the Patriots wideout said Monday on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria. “Just a big old horse, with his tape job on his cleats. Kind of reminds me of the old Budweiser commercials, so it was pretty cool.”
Edelman also went on to return the favor with a friendly jab of his own on Facebook.
I’m sure Tom “The Clydesdale” Brady’s feelings aren’t too hurt, especially considering his touchdown run on Saturday tied him for second all-time in quarterback rushing TDs.