Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants shares the Vince Lombardi Trophy with fans at a rally to celebrate the New York Giants' Super Bowl victory at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 7, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey
*Tom Brady’s teammates aren’t commenting about his wife Gisele Bundchen’s remarks regarding New England Patriots receivers, but New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has no problem speaking his mind, reports ESPN.
“She just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up,” he told reporters Tuesday at MetLife Stadium, where the Giants were honored for beating the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI.
Patriots receiver Wes Welker failed to make a difficult catch in the fourth quarter that might have helped New England ice a victory. Tight end Aaron Hernandez and wide receiver Deion Branch also had balls hit off their hands during the Patriots’ final desperation drive.
“My husband can not f—— throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times,” the supermodel and wife of the famed quarterback said in a video captured by theinsider.com, a gossip website. [Scroll down to watch.]
Not every Giants player thought that Bundchen should zip it.
“I mean, that is her husband,” defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora said. “She is supposed to stay out of things like that, but at the end of the day that is their relationship and she has the right to say whatever she wants to.”
Asked if an apology should be forthcoming, Umenyiora said: “Nah, she shouldn’t. Listen, man, we just won the Super Bowl. We are not saying nothing about no one, whatever her name is.”
After the game, Welker said he let the team down when he failed to pull in a Brady pass he says he catches “1,000 times.”
“Wes is a phenomenal player and a teammate,” Brady said. “I love that guy.”
Neither Brady nor a Patriots spokesperson would comment on what Bundchen said. But defensive back James Ihedigbo said Welker was a big reason the Patriots made it to the Super Bowl, and he’s not to blame for the loss.
“You can’t point fingers at anybody. Wes made amazing plays all season,” Ihedigbo said. “You win it as a team; you win it and lose it as a team. And we lost to a good football team.