Patriots fans would have been elated if Calvin Pryor ended up in Foxboro.
But the Louisville safety landed in New York. And, as a Jet, he’s already got his mind right for the Jets-Patriots rivalry.
Appearing on SNY in New York, Pryor let it be known that, when it comes to Tom Brady, “We don't like Tom at all.”
“We hate the Patriots, and we hate the Giants,” Pryor offered. “"That's what everybody was telling me. We hate those guys, and I look forward to playing them this season.
While it’s not a victory for independent thought, one can’t blame Pryor in the least for feeling that way.
The Patriots –- from the very top on down -- feel similarly about the Jets.
They’re a little more mindful of keeping those thoughts to themselves. Pryor, it turns out, ain’t that guy either.
“With me being a rookie, that doesn’t mean anything,” Pryor said during rookie minicamp. “I am who I am. I’m going to talk trash. I’m going to be myself. People who don’t like it are just going to have to get used to it.”