ESPN’s Danny Kanell Says Broncos Should Take Cheap Shots On Brady (Audio)
We’re just a few days away from Peyton Manning-Tom Brady 17 as the Broncos and the Patriots will collide for the right to represent the AFC in Super Bowl 50. Every team looks for any type of edge over their opponent, usually within the rules. ESPN’s Danny Kanell seems to think the Broncos taking cheap shots is a great idea to send a message.
On Friday, Kanell was discussing the AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots with his ESPN Radio co-host Ryan Rusillo. Kanell suggested Broncos need to “send a message” by committing personal fouls against Brady, penalties be damned.
“I didn’t even think about this until just now. I think they have to have two personal foul calls, like 15-yarders against Brady. Like, they’ve been talking about him crying, I almost feel like this is the type of game where you have to send a message like in the first and second quarter, the first half, hit him a couple of times where it’s a little past the whistle. Like, let him know you’re around. Get those knock downs, get those hits on him, make him aware that you’re coming after him.”
“I’m saying you’re gonna take the hit, you’re going to hit him late and you’re going to get a flag called on you for hitting him late… It’s one of those games where you’re like in the first half, you know what, if it’s close and you get a good… I’m not saying dirty, but questionable.”
“You gotta push the envelope. I would almost challenge them to like be like ‘You know what, get a 15-yarder in the first half. Draw a line somewhere, but say ‘We have to send a message.’”