With both teams coming off of statement victories on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots will meet for the first time this season on Thursday.
Obviously, Tom Brady is always at the center of the opposing defense's game plan, and this week is no different. Brady has shredded every defense he's come across to the tune of 16 touchdowns and just one interception.
Dolphins linebacker Chris McCain caught some attention on Monday for sporting a #CrushBrady Twitter avatar, which he's supposedly had for a year.
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Rob Gronkowski was asked about the picture, and he deferred the question to his quarterback.
“You've got to ask Tom. … I think that'd be a penalty,” Gronkowski said. “If he gives us 15 yds, we'll take it.”
Yes, grabbing Brady's head and squeezing it with both hands would be a penalty, but McCain would (hopefully) never do that in a game. And while he's caught some heat for having it as his avatar, he fiercely defended it with a series of tweets.
Regardless of when McCain made it his avatar, it probably wasn't the smartest move to give Brady even more motivation heading into Thursday night's game.