When people on Twitter began to ask Pete what he meant by “taken him out”, he went right back to his old self by tweeting:
Whatever. I probably would have told my guys to do that too if I were a coach, which is why I am not.
It’s a good thing too for Pete he’s not a coach because I don’t believe any franchise would support this type of behavior from someone. Actually I really don’t think it’s appropriate for a “professional” writer for CBSSports.com or who appears on ESPN to condone injuring a player.
I am by far no Matt Ryan or Tom Brady fan, yet I would never say that they need to be taken out. It appeared that Prisco wanted Brees to be punished or punish Payton through injury to Brees for going after the record. You say the decision was “classless” Pete, well look in the mirror.
I guess I’m used to Times-Picayune sports writers such as Jeff Duncan, Mike Triplett, Kristian Garic, and Kevin Spain. They have never mentioned about taking out a player or just being plain obnoxious or belittling on social media. Well, I proposed a challenge to Pete Prisco.
I actually challenged him to have the guts to say these things to Brees and that if he wanted to try to hit Brees in the mouth or take him out, then do what Warren Sapp suggested to Coach Mike Sherman: “You’re so tough, put a jersey on!” Last I saw, Prisco hasn’t responded to my challenge.
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