Bill Belichick has been called worse.
But it certainly caught Rob Gronkowski off guard on SportsCenter on Wednesday when Darrelle Revis called the Patriots coach "a jerk" during a word-association segment.
"Wow. I wasn't expecting that one," a flustered Gronkowski said.
Revis quickly explained his reasoning.
"Just some of the comments he says about the Jets," Revis said.
Gronkowski called Jets coach Rex Ryan an "entertainer."
Even though Revis got in the first punch, Gronkowski came back with a counter.
After Revis called Tim Tebow "a competitor," Gronkowski said, "starting quarterback for the Jets."
"That's a good one," Revis said.
Wonder if Mark Sanchez was watching.
At the end of what felt like an awkward segment, Revis called Gronkowski "a beast," while the Patriots tight end called Revis "the best corner in the NFL."