New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor earned his nick-name as a “Louisville Slugger”, due to the bone-crushing hits he can put on opposing receivers on the field. He loves to talk trash off the field, as well. Here’s what he had to say about Tom Brady, the New England Patriots, and New York Giants according to ESPN New York:
“We don’t like Tom at all”, Pryor said in an interview following the team’s OTA’s. “When I first came here, that was one of the first things I heard about: We hate the Patriots and we hate the Giants”, he said.
Pryor made a lot of Jets fans happy today. After Darrelle Revis ended up a Patriot in the off-season, Jets fans (understandably) want a little validation, that the player their rooting for has a hated for the division rival Patriots. He will get his shot to play the Pats (twice) this year, and attempt to prove himself on the field. As for the cross-town rival New York Giants, that won’t happen for at least a year. That’s if you’re excluding the pre-season game the two teams play each year, of course.
Pryor’s had a hot start to his rookie (off) season. He is a quick learner, flying around the field and talking trash to the Pats and Giants. What else could Rex Ryan possibly want in his 2014 first round pick?
Maybe Pryor is the bone general manger John Izdik is throwing to Rex Ryan, who lost both Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie in back to back off-seasons.
Only time will tell if Pryor will have the impact of either cornerback Ryan had lost; causing frustration to opposing quarterbacks.