go to MSN.com
Found January 20, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports 

Not only did Tom Brady show poor clock management at the end of the first half of the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, but he also had a questionable slide.

The Patriots had a second-and-10 play at the Baltimore 10 with 24 seconds left in the half. Brady scrambled to his left and slid to avoid a tackle, but he pointed his leg up high and kicked Ravens safety Ed Reed in the leg.

Baltimore safety Bernard Pollard ran toward the official to point out that Brady may have committed an unsportsmanlike play, but no penalty flag was thrown.

Rather than call a timeout, Brady tried setting up the offense for another play. He took so long to get organized that New England didn’t get another chance to score a touchdown. Brady finally used the timeout with four seconds left, and New England kicked a field goal to go up 13-7.

There is no doubt that Brady slid with his cleats high and aimed at Reed. The only question is whether he was trying to shield himself from a hit or inflict damage on his opponent.

Here's a screengrab of the slide:

As many have pointed out, the play looked similar to Ndamukong Suh's kick to Matt Schaub's groin.

31 Comments:
  • Tommy Brady is an azz hat.
  • As if Reed has never dished worse out..good grief..looked what he did to Branch back in Sept
  • And he was fined $22k in Sept and also in December $55k, so Brady be ready to pay up!
  • It looked as if Brady was looking right at the defender. He knew exactly what he was doing. I never saw a slide with a leg that high in the air. Come on Refs... pay attention. I am glad New England lost.
  • In football cheating only counts if you get caught. Pollard's
    helmet to helmet hit on Ridley should have been flagged. He is
    a cheap shot specialist. Hope the Niners break his leg.
  • Per NFL rules, the hit was not a penalty. Pollard was going for a tackle when Ridley lowered his head to brace for impact. The helmet-to-helmet contact was incidental, drawing no flag because the NFL rules do not protect running backs the same way they protect quarterbacks and receivers.Learn the rules please.
  • You're exactly right...except...Ridley initiated the contact with his helmet and paid the price for it! In addition, running plays don't count numbnuts! I guess you guys found out that playing against us is a little different than those 6 gimme games that you get every year in the AFC East. The AFC North plays Big Boy football and don't mind knocking you on your ass every play. Case in point...Wes Welker had a great game statistically, but he and his buddies sure seemed to get some "alligator arms" as the game went on! Plus, the greatest of all time Tommy Brady sure didn't look like it from the 2nd quarter on. I've got to tell you...I've seen some of the greatest of all time play...Unitas, Berry, Montana, Rice, Elway, Bradshaw...can't ever remember seeing them intimidated like I saw Tommy and Wes look on Sunday, and never heard any of their wives publish comments about their hubbies opponents. We gave you the trip to the Super Bowl last year and you couldn't even manage to win that one! This year, we just kicked your ass all over the field and eliminated all doubt! Too all of the experts who had those pansies 9 point favorites...THANK YOU!!!!!! I can't speak for everybody, but I sure got healthy!!! LOLOLOLOL
  • hope you break your leg
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • Ridley is the one who took a bad line. If he had not lowered HIS head, Pollard would have hit him in the torso. It *was* a terrible hit but the thing I find most disturbing is that Ridley was laying there on the field having a seizure (watch the replay closely and pay attention to his left arm--elevated, rigid, and shaking...classic seizure action) and guys all around were stepping on him and the sports medicine folks because they were more interested in who recovered the fumble than concerned about Ridley's health.
  • Brady MOST DEFINITELY knew what he was doing...I am NOT a Pats fan and I'm very happy they loss...they deserved to. And with a 'poor sport' coach, neither belong in any professional sports arena (especially the NFL).
  • I don't see how you can go after Suh and let Tom Brady go. I agree that he knew what he was doing. When other QBs slide, they curl up to protect both themselves and the ball. They DON'T kick at the defender.
  • Being a Steeler Fan was rough this year, but I tip my cap to the Ravens. I'm so happy that they beat the Pat's. It's not hard to hate the Patriots, especially when they are never called for plays like Brady made toward the end of the 1st half. If I were Ed Reed, and Brady would have kicked me there with his cleats (and no flag) I would have been waiting for Brady outside of the stadium. The Patriot's play this way because they never get called for anything. You can be sure that if Flacco did that, there would have been a penalty. Now Brady can go home and let Giselle lick his wounds. (AGAIN) LOL
  • Brady is a punk and should be thrown off a team called the Patriots! Just watch the footage of him during the National Anthem. Not standing still, no hand over heart, insteated he was bouncing around with his hands in his pockets. A SLAP IN THE FACE TO EVERY VETERAN! With 5 deployments under my belt for this country I find his selfish behavior and disrespect deplorable!!!!
  • I totally agree, soldier. His pose reeks of ARROGANCE but what can you expect with a coach like belichek///hank in burnsville, mn
  • Oh my I sat their on my couch angry over the same thing, I thought I was the only one whom noticed. I am not even a veteran but I respect those who have faught for freedom and I have much respect for our flag, Brady acted unconcerned. What an ass. So glad someone else pointed it out, now I know I am not alone. :)
  • Looked dirty to me by the way Brady looked at him as he went by
  • Screw football at this point, Jesus Lewis and the cry brothers! LETS GO PENS
  • Brady is nothing but a candy-aXX jerk.. He should be dancing with the idiots...not playing a man's sport... he is just a clown....
  • Amen go play tennis or something
  • Brady is a slug, and a little cry-baby whimp! Maybe Giselle forgot to change his diaper before the game! I am so happy NE got there a**es stomped.
  • You sound jealous.
  • It's not about jealousy it's about demeanor and respect for the game. It's about commadery and love of competition of a game made successful because of fans. Brady's demeanor is to look down on folks, he wines when things don't go his way, he acts like he is a God and he cheats his team and the sport with a leg kick like that and acts like he does nothing wrong but quick to criticize others. He is no Joe Montana and never will be, Joe had class that spread over to all teams, Brady is just a selfish snob. You can be the best and have the greatest success ever but if your not humble with those who pay your salary and the guys around you it will show out and destroy the person. Who the hell would want to be like Brady? Jealousy I think not.JS
  • OMG...you said it right there schndtryme. I agree completely!!!!
  • You hit the nail on the head, he is exactly that and should think of retiring since he has "lost it". Can't throw a ball anymore.
  • I've never seen a QB slide like that. They already get so much protection in the rules that defenses are afraid to touch them. That's why you are seeing so many yards on scrambles. In the 49er game, an Atlanta player tried to take Kapernick out of bounds gently, but Kapernick fought back and was able to get several more yards. Think QBs should get personal fouls called on them for sliding with their legs or a leg sticking up like that.
  • maybe he was trying to give baltimore a taste of their own medicine.....

    bernard pollard is the king of the cheap shot.....

    maybe brady should have aimed his cleat at him
  • maybe he should aim them at you
  • franlop and BMFuJAMFS,

    Do your research and learn the rules before you spout your uneducated dribble. Every Pats Player that ended up hurt due to a Pollard tackle were all hurt from Legal tackles, not cheapshots. Some blantant cheapshots took place from the whiney Pats Sunday night in the form of Brady's kick and the helmet-to-helmet hit on Reed on a fair catch...neither one called by the refs. Sour grapes for those wanting to see Pats vs. 49ers. Even when your NE RB lowered his head attempting to punish a DB, Pollard applied the punishment to Ridley....KO!!!! The Ravens simply punished the pats in their backyard. Just admit it to yourself, go back to eating your chowder, and stop posting until you can get your facts straight.
  • Amazing... Even after a rear Baltimore win, players and fans are showing their true colors and class! Brady is a slug, overrated, etc... You are obviously not a true sports fan and have no appreciation for the game. The guy has the most playoff wins EVER! He has been to (7) AFC Championship games, (5) Superbowl Appearances & (3) Titles and if not for (2) great plays by the Giants in the closing seconds, he has (5) titles. With under 2 minutes left in 07 and last year, he led what would have been game winning drives. How does losing in that fashion in the SB tarnish his legacy? Not only that, the guy is a class act in every aspect of life. Baltimore has had a great playoff run and outright, outplayed NE in every aspect of the game and they deserved to win that game. Win with class - yeah, that means you, "T-Sizzle". Really? T-Sizzle? How old are you? You refer to yourself a T-Sizzle? T H U G !!
  • Look, The Ravens won, so why can't you just be happy for them and let that little whiny Brady go home. cheap shot on Reed, don't care who you cheer for...pay up Brady. Was a classless move on your part.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Patriots Tom Brady sets playoff record, stops streak in loss to Ravens

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady entered Sunday’s AFC Championship game needing just 277 yards passing to surpass Brett Favre as the all-time post-season passing yardage leader. Brady set the mark, throwing for 32o yards, but his afternoon was not one of his more memorable performances in his storied career.  The Patriots entered the afternoon with the league’s best home winning...

Referee Bill Leavy on the Ridley Fumble

With the Ravens hanging on to an 8 point lead the very first play of the 4th quarter was one of the key plays in the game. At these times in the game is when Tom Brady makes his living being known as one of the most clutch QB’s of all time, but instead on this drive was cut short. The Patriots decide to run the ball with Ridley, who rips off 8 yards, but gets hit helmet-to-helmet...

Ed Reed Says Tom Brady Apologized For Kick Slide, Harbors No Hard Feelings

One of the most controversial plays of Sunday’s AFC Championship game came at the end of the second quarter when Tom Brady scrambled out of the pocket and slid cleats high into Ravens safety Ed Reed. Not only did the slide look to be a dirty, unsportsmanlike play by Brady, it was resulted in a case of terrible time management that might have cost the Pats seven points at the end...

Andrew Luck Takes Tom Brady’s Place on AFC Pro Bowl Roster

Indianapolis Colts star rookie quarterback Andrew Luck has been selected to play in the 2013 Pro Bowl on Sunday in place of Tom Brady, who is out with an injury, the team announced on Monday. Though the nature of Brady’s injury is unknown at the moment, it’s safe to say that had the New England Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Brady wouldn’t be sitting on the sidelines...

Ravens’ Pollard furious about Tom Brady’s slide

On Tom Brady’s three-yard run that ended on a feet-first slide, many fans were confused about the veteran’s erratic management of the game clock. Ravens safety Bernard Pollard was clear about the quarterback’s dirty intentions. Bernard Pollard called the legend’s move “bullcrap” via CSNNE.com. “You’ve got to keep them legs down,” said Pollard. “You’ve go to...

Pats season ends with "crash landing" and no title

Tom Brady stood helplessly with his hands on his hips after his tipped pass was intercepted. He walked slowly to the sideline, removed his helmet and sat on the bench. A fourth-quarter comeback chance was gone. The end of his season was less than seven minutes away. Playoff games leave teams with ''either euphoria or crash landing. ''For us,'' New England...

NFL reviewing Tom Brady's accidental kick to Ed Reed

Yesterday, Bernard Pollard implied that Tom Brady should be fined for kicking Ed Reed in the umm groin area on a slide. Today, it appears as if the NFL is looking into it. JUST IN - Tom Brady is being reviewed by league officials for his slide/kick in AFC Championship (via @edwerderespn) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 22, 2013 To me, it looked completely accidental...

AFC Championship Live Blog, First Half

When Baltimore defensive coordinator Dean Pees was asked this week how his team plans to stop Tom Brady, he jokingly replied, “Hire Tonya Harding.” No need to outsource the Dreamboat injury duties when you got Bernard Pollard on the roster. In reality, the Ravens defense has typically done all right against Brady without resorting to head-hunting and knee-shredding. Ouch RT...

Red zone dooms Patriots in AFC Championship loss

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots boasted the best red zone offense in the NFL during the 2012 season. They weren't as good Sunday night.Tom Brady's squad converted on only one of four trips inside the 20-yard line in a 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game.“That’s the game," Patriots receiver Deion Branch told the media after the...

Ravens Exact Revenge Against Patriots: The Good, Bad & Ugly

It made for great story lines all week. The upstart, emotional Ravens, playing for Ray Lewis' retirement, come to New England seeking revenge against a superior offense.Joe Flacco, set to prove that he is in the same league as Tom Brady, needs to repeat his performance from a week earlier in Denver; can New England's defense rise to the challenge, or are they as weak as everyone...

Patriots-Ravens Live: Tom Brady Looks to End Ray Lewis’ Career Tour in AFC Championship Game

8 a.m. ET: The day of reckoning is upon us, at least for those of us who intently follow the NFL. The NFL’s conference judgment day will begin with the San Francisco 49ers’ visit to Atlanta for the NFC crown, but all eyes will be peeled for the Ravens’ trip to Foxboro to mark a repeat of last season’s AFC title game. Tom Brady has been preparing for his chance at a sixth...

Ravens - Patriots Takeaways

I Said, Ha Ha > The winds were strong, which means that we heard about them for a really long time> Baltimore won the toss and elected to do the intelligent thing> This is Patriots QB Tom Brady's 7th AFC Championship game, which is just kind of nuts> On 3rd and 2, Brady hit WR Wes Welker deep, but there's a reason why the Patriots aren't going to retain Welker...

Oh so THAT’S what they were saying

Before diving into the two week buildup that is the Super Bowl (and which will be even more blown up than ever before because of the Harbaugh brothers coaching against each other) I’ll go ahead and share the video that the guys from “Bad Lip Reading” on YouTube posted last week. Ever wonder what the coach was saying after that game-changing call? Wonder why Tom Brady was high...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

LeBron announces return to Cavs, says he's 'coming home'

LeBron James has finally made his decision, and he is heading back to Cleveland. James broke the news on Friday afternoon on SportsIllustrated.com that he will indeed be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, an Ohio native, broke Cavaliers fans’ hearts in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. He’s now trying to right that perceived wrong by heading back to...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago

Report: Chris Bosh finalizing max contract to stay with Heat

For about a week now, it has been reported that if LeBron were to leave Miami for Cleveland (which he has), Chris Bosh would accept Houston’s max contract offer of 4-years, $88 million. But things have changed. Since LeBron is […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
48 minutes ago

Donte Whitner: Browns players want team to keep Josh Gordon

AP Photo Josh Gordon keeps finding himself in trouble off the field, but through all of the legal problems, Gordon still has his teammates, on and off the field. Earlier this week, Chris Carter, a Hall of Fame receiver, said the Browns should get rid of Gordon. “He loves football more than anything, so I would take that away,” Carter said in an interview with cleveland.com....
Via Down and Distance
38 minutes ago

Colts release WR LaVonn Brazill over PED use, suspension

After being suspended by the NFL indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill is now out of a job. The Colts announced on Friday that they have waived Brazill. Brazill was selected by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and compiled 23 receptions for […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 hour ago

Report: Carmelo Anthony deciding between Knicks, Bulls

Enjoy your day LeBron, because Carmelo Anthony doesn’t plan on trying to fight for headlines. After LeBron shook up the NBA with the announcement of his return to Cleveland, all free agent eyes shifted to Anthony. With the New York Knicks free agent forward still on the market, it was announced by Yahoo! Sports’ Marc […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 hours ago

Dwyane Wade and Chicago Bulls reportedly have mutual interest

The Big Three is no longer and it now appears that both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh may very well be looking to move their talents out of South Beach. There are some reports out there suggesting that Wade, who has played his entire career with the Miami Heat, could be looking to bolt to the Chicago Bulls in free agency.  With LeBron James in Cleveland, could Dwyane Wade come to the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago

A.J. Green: I only want to catch passes from Andy Dalton

It’s widely known to many that Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is looking for a new contract. There has been debate on whether Dalton is the man to lead the Bengals in the future. He has also been criticized about not winning in the playoffs in his three trips. On person who is not concerned with Dalton’s ability to lead is star WR A.J.Green. After hearing about the speculation...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 hours ago

Report: Rockets finalizing deal to send Jeremy Lin to Lakers

TweetAccording to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a trade for point guard Jeremy Lin: The Houston Rockets is finalizing a deal to send Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014 Ridding themselves of Lin’s contract will give the Rockets the necessary...
Via Los That Sports Blog
3 hours ago

Report: Texans will not trade Andre Johnson

So much for the high hopes of the four reported teams interested in the services of Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson - he's apparently not on the trade block. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the team is unwilling to trade their star receiver, while the Houston Chronicle's John McClain shot the idea down completely. McClain says emphatically that Johnson will not...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 hours ago

Belgium fan loses modeling contract over hunting photo?

You know that 17-year-old Belgium fan that landed a modeling contract with L’Oreal after she was photographed at the World Cup? Axelle Despiegelaere worked with L’Oreal to create one social media video before her contract was terminated. A hunting photo that she posted on Facebook may explain why her gig was so short-lived. Axelle’s Facebook […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.