After the Patriots slowly strangled the Chargers today, the BOSTON HERALD’s John Tomase had this postgame reax from San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick, on Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour: “There are 10 (bleeping) good players on that team. But Richard Seymour is a dirty, cheap, little pompous (expletive).”
“He’s cheap and dirty and the head man just let him get away with it the whole time. 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.”
“Head slapping, foot stomping in the pile, running by and throwing punches in your back. He’s a (expletive). … There were a lot of things he did. There’s a field goal where he was stomping feet. Who stomps feet? And the officials weren’t doing anything about it. He plays like a punk.”
We’re guessing Mr. Hardwick probably would have had a different choice of words (if any at all) if he’d had some time to cool off after the game. Or if the Bolts had won.
We also imagine CBS execs probably felt similarly about Dan Marino after his cell phone went off three times during the halftime show.