Chris McCain didn't design his #CrushBrady avatar, a fan did.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Chris McCain’s Twitter profile probably received more visits than ever before after he caught the attention of everyone with this #CrushBrady avatar.
While McCain claims to have had the avatar since OTAs, it wasn’t discovered by the world until Monday — ahead of the Dolphins’ matchup with the New England Patriots. While it was probably ill-advised and will only give Brady more motivation, McCain fiercely defended it with a series of tweets downplaying its meaning.
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On Tuesday, McCain discussed the photo in some detail, while also showing some love for Brady.
Dolphins LB Chris McCain said his Twitter avatar is not a big deal and he has a lot of respect for Tom Brady. He told Brady that last year.
McCain doesn’t seem to think the avatar is a big deal, seeing as it’s been up there for a few months now. It’s unlikely Brady has an issue with it, either. Rob Gronkowski, one of the NFL’s most light-hearted players, shared his thoughts on the photo Monday, saying it would "probably be a penalty."
Thursday’s battle between the Dolphins and Patriots should be fun to watch for more reasons than one. And while the Patriots aren’t in danger of losing first place in the AFC East, they sure would like to remain undefeated.