Tom Brady Getting Trolled By Dolphins Backup Linebacker


Most likely you’ve never heard of Chris McCain. Most likely Tom Brady hadn’t either until this week, when the Dolphins backup linebacker decided to take a downright silly shot at the MVP front-runner on Twitter. McCain, who has just 4 tackles in 13 career games, switched his avatar (i.e. profile picture) to one of him squeezing Brady’s head with caption ‘#CrushBrady.’

It is true the Dolphins are on a two-game winning streak under new coach Dan Campbell, but beating up on the Titans and Texans doesn’t exactly catapult them into the NFL’s elite after a 1-3 start. McCain himself has yet to bring a single player to the ground this season in three appearances, which is pretty much the main purpose of his job as a linebacker.

Obviously, he’s in no position to be trolling Brady. I’m sure he thought it was funny and might get him some headlines, maybe help boost his Twitter following from the 7,000 it’s at now, but this wasn’t a move to motivate teammates. McCain should be focused on actually contributing something on the field and keeping his spot on the team. This incident certainly won’t help his cause.

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The undefeated Patriots need no more motivation this season than they already have in the wake of Deflategate, but if a backup wants to throw some extra bulletin board material their way they’ll take it. Brady played things cool a couple weeks back when Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy said he hoped Brady’s wife would be at the game. New England took care of business on the field, recovering from a slow start to demolish Dallas 30-6, with Brady throwing two touchdowns and rushing for another.

He’ll be ready to go this Thursday when the Dolphins roll into Foxborough. Miami gave up 68 total points in losses to the Bills and Jets earlier this season, two teams New England has defeated already. Under Campbell their defense has gotten a bit stingier, but Miami could be due for a regression against a Patriots team leading the league in points per game at 35.5. However things shake out, it’s unlikely McCain will have much, if any, impact. He should continue to hear it from Pats fans on Twitter if Brady and company manage to run their record to 7-0. He’ll be wise to change that picture as well.

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