“My ears! My ears!” (HANS DERYK / REUTERS)

During the New England Patriots’ 38-24 victory in over the Miami Dolphins in a Tom Brady passfest, Ron Jaworski uttered an expletive as he offered advice to quarterback Chad Henne.

“----, you have to get rid of this ball,” he said as Henne overthrew Brandon Marshall in the end zone. “Just a split-second quicker.”

(Watch the clip, after ear-muffing any impressionable or easily offended bystanders, here.)

What’s truly shocking isn’t the s-bomb anymore or hearing it on TV — hey, ESPN is cable. It’s that most people probably had his fellow analyst, former coach Jon Gruden, in the profanity pool. At any rate, later in the telecast, Jaworski apologized for putting the S in ESPN and the universe righted itself.

“Hey, Mike [Tirico], a little learlier in the show when Chad Henne was making a throw, I said an appropriate -- inappropriate -- word, so I want to apologize and I hope I didn’t offend anyone with that word, okay?”