Tuesday, 16 February, 2016

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft disses Manning family

David Chambers | 13 February, 2016, 21:02

Kraft told WCVB that he encountered Archie Manning while attending the game in Santa Clara.

Like many in New England, Kraft has looked back on the 2015 season with one glaring regret: not having home field advantage in the playoffs.

Another highlight from Kraft's interview: he believes that if the AFC championship game had been played in New England, not in Denver, the result would have been different. That's what happened when the Patriots lost their regular season finale, and it ultimately meant that they had to go to Denver for the conference title game - something that very well could have been a big factor.

The Patriots owner is also hopeful Brady and Bill Belichick retire as members of the Patriots. "That whole next man up and mental toughness was unbelievable", Kraft said. However, while at the Super Bowl, Kraft says he ran into Archie Manning, and afterwards, capitalized on the opportunity to fire a shot across his bow.

"But with all due respect, we have one son who has won four". So was his quarterback, Tom Brady, who was met with an onslaught of boos from the pro-Broncos crowd when he stepped out onto the field to be honored for his multiple Super Bowl MVP awards. Both rings have come at the expense of the New England Patriots in the conference championship in games where quarterback Tom Brady and company probably should have won. "We've won seven division titles in a row, so I am pretty proud that, in my opinion, we have the greatest coach [Bill Belichick] and greatest quarterback of all time".

Brady is 11-6 All-Time against Peyton Manning. Kraft took a little jab.

Peyton Manning was, of course, the beneficiary of all this.

Tom Brady has four rings, true.

What is Kraft taking credit for here?



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