Antonio Cromartie's at it again, and Rodney Harrison has a few words of advice for the loud-mouthed Jets cornerback:
Shut up and look in the mirror.
"Antonio Cromartie . . . has been a guy who shoots off at the mouth often," the ex-Patriots safety and current NBC football analyst told Tom E. Curran on Thursday's 'Quick Slants'. "And a lot of times, you just shake your head and say, 'You know, maybe this guy just doesn't know any better.'
"He's a fine young player, but obviously he has a lot of different things going on in his life," Harrison added, referring to Cromartie's nine children with eight different women. "He needs to focus on getting himself better, not focusing on the Patriots and what they got going on in their locker room . . .
"You look at the Jets-Raiders film. He had four penalties, okay? A couple of holdings, pass interference. There's a lot of things he can do to get better, instead of worrying about Tom Brady."
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.
Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape.
OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.
The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.
Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent.