New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman let the Patriots’ critics have it after their triumphant Super Bowl victory.
The New England Patriots put together one of the most impressive comebacks in Super Bowl history as they rallied from a 24-14 deficit in the fourth quarter to win, 28-24.
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Wide receiver Julian Edelman rose to the occasion despite having to take on a vaunted Seattle Seahawks secondary, and he finished with nine receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown, which proved to be the game winner.
The Patriots endured a large amount of criticism as they prepared for the Super Bowl due to the Deflate-Gate controversy, which arose after the AFC Championship. Edelman didn’t hold back while firing back at the critics, saying that they can “kiss the trophy.”
He also went after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, who criticized the Patriots for not giving quarterback Tom Brady enough talent along with former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer.
“Steve Young? He’s just mad because he ain’t Joe Montana. I love Steve Young to death, but he’s the biggest hypocrite of all. He just keeps capping on us, always. I was a huge Niners fan growing up. I love Joe Montana to death. That was my childhood hero. Steve Young is just mad because he couldn’t get more than one,” the Patriots wide receiver said to Boston Sports Radio.
Brady has tied Montana and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw for most Super Bowl victories by a quarterback with four.