All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In the "Carriker Chronicles" video series, he breaks down the latest NU news, upcoming opponents, player updates and recruiting information, and he offers his insight into the X's and O's and more.

On Sunday's episode, Adam Carriker gives his quick reaction to former Husker Rex Burkhead getting his Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots.

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Here's a transcript of today's show:

Welcome to the Carriker Chronicles, the People's Show, where we check the pulse of Husker Nation, brought to you by the Nebraska Spine Hospital. Here's my gut reaction to Rex Burkhead and the New England Patriots winning the Super Bowl. Now congratulations to Rex, he's a great guy, one of the greatest Huskers to ever play.

When he signed with New England, I'm like, "man, he's just a perfect fit." He can do so many things, he's going to fit in so well with Bill Belichick, what they like to do with this offense and that running back rotation he's a part of has really worked out well.

Now it's kind of cool that Rex carried the ball that sealed the AFC Championship game, he scores the touchdown, and late in the Super Bowl he had a huge first down that all but sealed the game. The Rams had a chance later on in the game, but I'm proud of Rex, not only what he does on the field but also off: His work with Team Jack, what he's done with Jack Hoffman. The relationship that he has there is pretty cool.

Now coming into the Super Bowl, I thought it was an interesting matchup because you have the Rams, they have all these Pro Bowlers, all these guys they signed in the offseason, all this money that they spent -- alright, they were more talented, they had more individual talent. And you look look at the Patriots. Well they got Edelman and Gronk and Brady... and I couldn't name a whole bunch of their other players. To me, it was the system, it was the coach, it was the team versus -- not that the Rams aren't a good team, but they haven't played together as long, they haven't been doing this for 18-19 years like Brady and Belichick have. So to me, that was an interesting matchup.

Now the game itself, I love a good defensive battle, but even I was a little bit bored. But at least it was close, it wasn't a blowout, and defense does win championships, ladies and gentlemen. You look at Bill Belichick -- the oldest coach to ever win a Super Bowl Championship. Oh, and what do you say? What do you say? I saw him smile at the end of the game after they won! That was my biggest takeaway.

And you look at Tom Brady. Now, I understand Deflategate and Spygate -- I understand all these things. Joe Montana was my favorite player, along with Deion Sanders, oddly enough, growing up from the NFL when I was a kid. But you look at what Brady's done: more Super Bowl championships than anyone, nine Super Bowls. Whether you like it or not, he's in that conversation for greatest of all time -- I said this on social media -- regardless of the sport.

Alright, tune in Wednesday night, Carriker Live, National Signing Day. Carriker Live is back, 8 p.m. Central Time.

Go Big Red, and always remember to throw the bones!

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Adam Carriker is a Husker Hall of Famer and NFL veteran. The former Blackshirt and Hastings native was NU's 2004 lifter of the year and in 2005 was NU's defensive MVP and a first-team All-Big 12 pick. He was a first-round pick in the 2007 NFL draft.

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