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The New England Patriots are good at a lot of things, and blocking out the noise is one of them.
As the Pats were headed to a 34-16 playoff victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday night, a few people around the league weren’t so supportive or impressed.
Seattle safety, Earl Thomas, posted an angry tweet in regards to Tom Brady’s “easiest route” to the Super Bowl. The Seahawks were eliminated by the Atlanta Falcons earlier that day.
Tom Brady has the easiest route... put his ass in our division and see what he does!!! #salty!!— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) January 15, 2017
Retired Ravens linebacker, Ray Lewis, took another shot at Brady via Twitter when he was upset after what he thought was a late hit from Jadeveon Clowney.
It's Called Football Brady— Ray Lewis (@raylewis) January 15, 2017
When asked about these topics during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” show, Brady took a higher route and responded with kindness and class.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been one to, you know, say something negative about anybody,” Brady said, “It’s just not my personality. I love Earl. I think he’s a helluva player. I really wish him the best in his recovery.”
As for Ray Lewis’ comment, Brady said, “We had a lot of battles with Ray on the field, and yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention. If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important.”
As the Patriots are headed for their six-straight AFC Championship game, they’re not looking for any of this social media drama. The Pats just have one thing and one thing only on their mind: winning the Super Bowl. #oneforthethumb
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