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Rodney Harrison reminisces about kicking Tom Brady’s butt in practices, calls him a “crybaby”

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The retired Patriots safety is still competitive as an analyst.

Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots Vs. Carolina Panthers Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison could have been named the MVP from the last time the Patriots faced the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl, but he’s now a part of the media and was reflecting on what it was like to face Tom Brady in practice.

“He’s such a crybaby in practice,” Harrison said with a laugh. “He is. I remember in a Super Bowl [practice] I picked him off, and I’m running, high-stepping, doing my little Deion [Sanders], and he was mad. He didn’t talk to me for three days. He’s yelling, screaming, cussing at me.

“He’s such a crybaby because anytime he doesn’t complete a pass he says, ‘Oh you guys are holding.’ And I asked Devin McCourty the same thing and he just starting laughing and he says, ‘Yeah, that’s Tom. He’s always screaming about holding and penalties and things like that.’

“Tom, he’s a very competitive guy, but we used to kick his butt in practice. That’s why I know how to defend him.”

Good thing Harrison has kept his lips sealed on how he knew how to defend Brady because he is apparently the only one with the answer key. No one else seems to know how to stop the Patriots.

Please note that Harrison and Brady are close friends and calling the quarterback a “crybaby” is all in good fun.