Danny Kanell should probably stop talking for a while. The former NFL quarterback was discussing the AFC Championship Game with radio co-host Ryen Russillo, and suggested the Denver Broncos should take a few cheap shots at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Kanell had the following to say:
“I didn’t even think about this until just now. I think they have to have two personal foul calls, like 15-yarders against Brady. Like, they’ve been talking about him crying, I almost feel like this is the type of game where you have to send a message like in the first and second quarter, the first half, hit him a couple of times where it’s a little past the whistle. Like, let him know you’re around. Get those knock downs, get those hits on him, make him aware that you’re coming after him.”
For some reason, he apparently thought after that suggestion that it was a good idea to keep going:
“I’m saying you’re gonna take a hit, you’re going to hit him late and you’re going to get a flag called on you for hitting him late. It’s one of those games where you’re like in the first half, you know what, if it’s close and you get a good – I’m not saying dirty, like, but questionable.
“You gotta push the envelope. I would almost challenge them, be like, you know what, get a 15-yarder in the first half. Draw a line somewhere, but say we have to send a message.
Why wouldn’t you do it?”
Oh I don’t know, because it’s illegal, you could get suspended and it’s incredibly unsportsmanlike? Look I’m no fan of Tom Brady but that’s an absurd suggestion.
My favorite part is how he advocates for guys to look for an opportunity to make a “questionable” late hit and not be concerned if they get a 15-yard penalty, but also says “I’m not saying dirty.” That’s the definition of dirty, Danny.