New England Patriots

Max Kellerman’s Tom Brady takes have become so hot, he’s arguably risen to No. 1 on the list of Patriots enemies in the media. To the point that Patriots Hall of Famer Tedy Bruschi, one of his colleagues at ESPN, had to call him out on it.

Watch the full exchange above. Bruschi tweeted out a clip of the segment where he delivers a nice burn to Kellerman, who’s been talking about Tom Brady falling off a cliff since the beginning of the 2016 season. All Brady’s done since those comments is play in two Super Bowls with one win, as well as playing in his third straight AFC Championship Game.

“I don’t want to tell Max to stick to boxing or anything like that,” says Bruschi, referring to comments from Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy to Zolak & Bertrand on Wednesday. “You’ve got a job to do, Max, and I understand you’ve got to talk about what you see. I just think you’re struggling at your job a little bit.”

Cue laughter from everyone involved, including Bruschi.

Kellerman had a decent retort: “I’m not struggling at my job, the Patriots are talking about me! How am I struggling?”

Sure, but Kellerman basically admitted he’s been consistently wrong about the Patriots for the past three seasons in a row. Being wrong is what got the Pats to talk about him in the first place.

“We’ve gone through losing streaks before,” Bruschi added. “We lost 2-3 in a row. You struggle, you struggle! It’s OK! If you’re in a losing streak it’s OK. Just admitting sometimes when you’re in the middle of a losing streak is OK too.”

Kellerman isn’t going to admit anything at this point. He’s too committed to his “cliff” take to back down now.

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