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Tedy to Ochocinco: ‘Drop the awe factor’ and get in your playbook

09.14.11 at 12:52 am ET
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Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi ripped wide receiver Chad Ochocinco on Tuesday, telling Ochocinco to ‘€œdrop the awe factor’€ and get in the playbook if he wants to make a contribution to the team.

One day after Ochocinco caught one pass in the regular-season opener for the Patriots against the Dolphins in Miami ‘€“ a game where quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots racked up 517 passing yards in a 38-24 win — Ochocinco tweeted: Just waking up after a late arrival, I’€™ve never seen a machine operate like that n person,to see video game numbers put up n person was WOW.

That drew a stern rebuke from Bruschi. Speaking on WEEI’€™s ‘€œBig Show,’€ he hammered Ochocinco, telling him to ‘€œget with the program.’€

‘€œDrop the awe factor, OK, Ocho? Chad, drop the awe factor,’€ Bruschi said. ‘€œYou’€™re not a fan, all right. You’€™re not someone who’€™s on another team or watching TV. You’€™re not an analyst. You’€™re a part of it. They want you to be a part of it. So get with the program because obviously you’€™re not getting it and you’€™re tweeting because you’€™re saying, ‘€˜It’€™s amazing to see’€™? It’€™s amazing to see because you don’€™t understand it. You still don’€™t understand it and it’€™s amazing to you because you can’€™t get it.

‘€œStop tweeting and get in your playbook,’€ Bruschi added. ‘€œWake up! If you’€™re just waking up now — I don’€™t know when this was, six minutes ago? — get out your bed and get to the stadium and watch some film if you still think it’€™s amazing. If you’€™re in it and you know what you’€™re doing and you execute out there you don’€™t think it’€™s amazing. You know why? Because it’€™s what you’€™re supposed to do.’€

For the complete audio of the interview, click here.

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