Stephen A. Smith Rips Max Kellerman For ‘Cruelty’ Toward Tom Brady

The New England Patriots lost their Week 13 game against the Houston Texans, and Max Kellerman couldn’t be happier. Patriots fans will always remember Kellerman’s cliff take on Brady. The host is more than convinced that Brady’s performance would drop, and he keeps making the same statement over and over again. New England’s offense has been struggling this season. Yes, the Pats are 10-2 at this point on the regular season, but Kellerman still believes that the team will fail to win the Super Bowl this year.

The host criticized Brady, and Stephen A. Smith knew he had to do something about it. Smith fired back at his colleague during Monday’s episode of ESPN’s “First Take.” He defended the Patriots signal-caller one day after New England lost the match to the Texans at NRG Stadium.

Smith said Kellerman doesn’t know what he is talking about when it comes to TB12. He still remembers the “cliff” theory. But, Smith also remembers that Brady has gone to three straight Super Bowls ever since Kellerman made the bold prediction. The Pats won two and the one Brady lost he passed for 500 yards. According to Smith, Kellerman is engaging in cruelty.

Max Kellerman is wrong

That’s right. Max Kellerman is cruel.

“I don’t think you know what the hell you’re talking about when it comes to Tom Brady. Either that or you are so fixated on holding onto your ‘cliff’ theory,” Smith said. “Ever since you made the prediction, he’s gone to three straight Super Bowls, won two and the one he lost he passed for 500 yards. I ain’t trying to hear that from you. What I’m saying to you is this, here’s my problem when I say you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about or you’re just holding onto the ‘cliff’ theory, because I think you’re engaging in cruelty. I think you’re engaging in cruelty.

“When you see these receivers and their inability to get open, to gain any kind of separation whatsoever. I have never seen Tom Brady hold onto the football more in my life praying that somebody is getting open. Is he what he used to be? No. He’s 42. We get that part. What I’m saying is this: Where is the sympathy and the empathy? And I don’t expect anybody in the football world to have it because New England has been so dominant for so long. But I’m just talking about as human beings, recognizing the fact that damn it, we ain’t what we used to be as the birth certificate collects a little bit more dust.”

Brady plays his 20th season, and he has a lot of mileage on his shoulders for a quarterback. It’s more than obvious that Brady isn’t in his prime, and he is having really hard time overcoming the team’s shortcomings in other areas.

TB12 underperformed in the past games, but the Patriots have other problem to solve. Inconsistent receivers. Smith knows that Brady isn’t the main concern of the Patriots organization.

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