Branch calls Jets' postgame antics 'classless'

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Branch calls Jets' postgame antics 'classless'

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO -- The Jets talked trash. They also backed it up. As a result, they ended the New England Patriots' season on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

But their childish behavior didn't end after the clock struck zero.

According to several tweets from fans and media, some of the Jets coaches were giving Patriots' fans the middle finger.

There was also some other postgame antics by Jets players on the field that Patriots wide receiver called "classless."

"I'm just frustrated," said Branch. "I think the embarrassing part came after the game with some of the classless guys that they have on their football team.

"There was a lot of classless play on the football field after the game. You have to expect that from some of the guys over there. You could see some of the class from some of the veteran guys.

"The ones with class, I shook their hands. The other ones, they don't deserve my nor my teammates' congratulations, for them to act like that. You can tell they're not used to being in this position."

Danny Picard is on Twitter at http:twitter.comDannyPicard. You can listen to Danny on his streaming radio show I'm Just Sayin' Monday-Friday from 9-10 a.m. on CSNNE.com.

Quick Slants Podcast: Antonio Brown’s betrayal; Matt Light; eyeing up Pittsburgh

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Quick Slants Podcast: Antonio Brown’s betrayal; Matt Light; eyeing up Pittsburgh

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the aftermath of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live video. Curran interview Matt Light ahead of the AFC Championship. They dissect the press conferences of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and look at how to beat the Steelers.

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2:29 Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live aftermath

13:14 Stopping Le’Veon Bell

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32:30 Injury report updates for AFC Championship

36:51 Brady and Belichick’s press conferences

44:50 Matt Light interview

Belichick asked if playing at home helps: 'Go ask Dallas and Kansas City'

Belichick asked if playing at home helps: 'Go ask Dallas and Kansas City'

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick knows that how you play, not where, is what matters most. 

That's why when he was asked on Wednesday about the advantage the Patriots will have by playing at Gillette Stadium in the AFC title game, he wasn't willing to go all-in on how a comfortable environment will positively impact his team.

"I don’t know," he said. "Go ask Dallas and Kansas City."

The Patriots apparently thought enough of home-field advantage that they played their starters throughout their regular-season finale win in Miami, exposing their best players to potential injury in order to maintain their positive momentum while simultaneously ensuring a better road to the Super Bowl. 

The Patriots fans in attendance on Sunday will help when the Patriots take on the Steelers, Belichick acknowledged. But there's much more to it than that. 

"Yeah, of course," he said, "but the game is won by the players on the field. That’s who wins football games – the players. And they’ll decide it Sunday night."

And if you needed any further proof, just ask the Cowboys and Chiefs how helpful their home crowds were in the Divisional Round.