YouTubeTedy Bruschi gets emotional when Patriots owner Robert Kraft discusses Bruschi’s importance to the franchise.



Hmm, what was Bruschi’s importance to this franchise? I think one guy summed it up perfectly…

There’s no player that I think epitomizes more of what I believe a player should be on the field, off the field, really, in every situation. I guess, if you ask me to sum up how I feel about Tedy Bruschi in five seconds: He’s the perfect player. Perfect player. He’s helped create a tradition here that we’re all proud of. The torch has been passed, and we’ll try to carry it on. It’s a high standard. It’s a high standard.”

- Bill Belichick


Classiest franchise in sports (triple homicide murderers notwithstanding)