Ellerbe, as Freeman points out, wasn't talking trash; he was verbalizing a growing belief among NFL teams: Tom Brady's offense hasn't appeared this stoppable in more than a decade.
"I was brought here to help knock them off," Ellerbe said. "That doesn't mean we will, but we feel like we can. Like I said, we just have to prove it. You have to actually go do it."
Of course, knocking Brady and Bill Belichick off the pedestal usually looks easier in July than in December.
UPDATE: Ellerbe later expressed on Twitter his surprise at all of the attention his comments garnered.