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Malik Jackson calls Tom Brady a 'whiner'

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Considering the Denver Broncos are 3-point underdogs in this Sunday's AFC Championship Game, you'd think they wouldn't be providing the New England Patriots with any extra added motivation ahead of the big NFL game. But apparently certain Broncos players feel disrespected by not being favored this weekend, especially having home-field advantage and the No. 1 seed in the conference, and they're taking to the media to express their displeasure.

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In an interview on ProFootballTalk Live, Denver defensive end Malik Jackson was asked his thoughts regarding the future Hall of Fame quarterback who dons No. 12 for the Patriots, and Jackson didn't hold back, decrying Brady as a "whiner" who "definitely throws temper tantrums."

The quote is just another example of potential bulletin board material being spewed out by a Broncos defender. Defensive end Antonio Smith called Brady a "crybaby" on Tuesday, and linebacker Brandon Marshall also joined PFT Live on Monday and had harsh words for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. When Marshall was asked why Gronk is so difficult to cover, he scoffed.

"I say 'cause he pushes off," Marshall responded. "I mean, he pushes off and he gets away with it about 98 percent of the time."

Marshall went on to praise Gronkowski's skill set as well, but it's becoming increasingly clear there's no love lost between these two AFC rivals.

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GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Fullback John Kuhn #30 of the Green Bay Packers is hit by strong safety Deone Bucannon #20 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16: Charcandrick West #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs struggles to make a catch in the first half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17: Luke Kuechly #59 and Shaq Green-Thompson #54 of the Carolina Panthers attempt to tackle Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17: Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers makes a touchdown reception during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17: Thomas Davis #58 of the Carolina Panthers recovers the Seattle Seahawks onside kick in the 4th quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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