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Friday, September 16, 2011
Chad Ochocinco not fighting back

ESPNBoston.com

Chad Ochocinco appears to be taking Tedy Bruschi's advice and is studying his playbook instead of talking.

On Wednesday, Bruschi -- a former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst -- ripped the wide receiver for his tweet that he was blown away by the Patriots' offense in Week 1. Bruschi said to "drop the awe factor" and "stop tweeting and get in your playbook."

Approached Friday to comment on the situation, Ochocinco pointed to his playbook and said that once he gets that down, then he'll be ready to talk.

He did say, "I love Tedy," according to Comcast SportsNet New England.

Tom Brady had 517 passing yards in a 38-24 Monday night victory over the Dolphins, but Ochocinco caught just one pass for 14 yards and was targeted only three times.

After the game, 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."

Bruschi defended his initial comments Thursday.

"The big deal with me is the mentality of the tweet," Bruschi said Thursday on "SportsCenter." "This mentality reflected of being in wonderment, that statement of, 'Wow, I can't believe what I just saw' is a statement that should be made by a media member or an analyst, a fan, almost an admirer of the Patriots' system.

"That kind of statement, that type of mentality, is not one that should be of an aspiring contributor, someone that wants to be a part of that record-breaking performance."

Information from ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss was used in this report.