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Rodney weighs in on Rex's antics

Posted by Albert Breer  August 30, 2010 02:03 PM

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Rodney Harrison never took on a Rex Ryan-led Jets team, with Herm Edwards and Eric Mangini having been the New York coaches during his Patriot years.

But he sure does seem to have a feel for how some of his ex-teammates feel about the big guy.

"It's one thing if a player trash talks," said Harrison on an NBC conference call. "But if a coach starts trash talking, guess what? He hasn't made one tackle, he hasn't caught the ball, he hasn't scored one touchdown.

"You better believe, the Patriots have that circled with the Jets. They hate the Jets, but they hate them even more because they've been coming out saying, 'This is our division.' "

Rodney also thinks there's a little more to Tom Brady's comments of last week than might meet the eye.

"Tom Brady is an honest guy, but Tom never comes out and blatantly says how much he hates a particular team," Harrison continued. "So obviously they're very tired, fed up with the trash talk."

The verdict? Week 2 can't get here quick enough.
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