Thursday’s Mashup: Tom Brady quotes ‘Adult Yoda’ amid ‘Baby Yoda’ trend

Lucy Burdge
November 21, 2019 - 7:59 am

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-- Tom Brady jumped in on the Baby Yoda craze on social media Wednesday, using an Adult Yoda quote to caption his photo. 

Brady posted a photo of himself at practice to Instagram and Twitter with the caption, “Do or do not. There is no try. - Adult Yoda.”

Do or do not. There is no try.

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Gotham Chopra responded on Instagram, calling Brady, “Football Yoda.”

-- Mason Rudolph opened up about his role in last week’s Thursday Night Football incident with Myles Garrett, saying there is “no acceptable excuse” for his involvement. 

"I should've done a better job handling that situation," Rudolph said. "I have no ill will towards Myles Garrett. Great respect for his ability as a player. And I know that if Myles could go back, he would handle the situation differently. 

“As for my involvement last week, there's no acceptable excuse,” he continued. “The bottom line is I should've done a better job keeping my composure in that situation and (not) fall short of what I believe it means to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and a member of the NFL."

He also explained his thought process leading up to the incident. 

"We had already lost two of our players to targeting penalties from the game," Rudolph said. "As I released the ball, I took a late shot. Did not agree with the way he then took me to the ground and my natural reaction was just to get him off from on top of me."

"I've got to do a better job at keeping my composure in those situations," he continued. “And I think it was an unfortunate situation for both teams involved."

Rudolph was fined $35,000 for his actions, while Garrett was suspended indefinitely. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “They really do everything well. Create a lot of problems in all three phases of the game. Very well coached. Have great players. Great personnel. Good situational football team.” -- Bill Belichick, on the Cowboys