Thursday, March 23, 2006
What's Up Bill?
Now that Vinatieri is signed, sealed, and delivered to the enemy, Why can't you fill us in on your thought process?
The comments angered certain Patriots, notably veteran defensive back Rodney Harrison, who labelled him "Vanderjerk." The Pats went on to crush the Colts 20-3 in the divisional playoff and won the Super Bowl against Philadelphia last Sunday.
"I’ve learned my lesson to never say anything worth a darn," said Vanderjagt, in town for last night’s Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities dinner. "I’ll be vanilla and just say, ‘I hope to make my next kick,’ and that’s about it."
Vanderjagt then smiled.
"If I’m outspoken then everybody in America is outspoken," he said.
Asked if he was stung by the "Vanderjerk" comment, Vanderjagt shook his head.
"I just looked at the source and it’s not a big deal. Some people have said if they’re talking about you it’s a good thing. I’m sure if I went to (linebacker) Tedy Bruschi (of the Patriots) or Rodney Harrison now, we could joke about it," he added."