(LBS) — In a lengthy interview with Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman stressed the importance of not being intimidated by the New England Patriots and all the success they have had. He said he believes the Rams will be able to pressure Brady and get him to “slowly start to reveal himself,” which led to a question about whether or not he believes the five-time Super Bowl champion is not the player he used to be.
“Yes. Yes. Age has definitely taken a toll. For him to still be doing it, that’s a great compliment for him. But I think that he’s definitely not the same quarterback he was,” Robey-Coleman said. “Movement. Speed. Velocity. Arm strength. He still can sling it, but he’s not slinging it as much.”
Some of that is stating the obvious. Even Brady must know he is not the same player who threw 50 touchdown passes in 2007, and there have been plenty of throws this season when he was uncharacteristically inaccurate. However, you can guarantee he will take what Robey-Coleman said and use it as motivation.
“Whatever he was doing — because of his age and all that — he’s not doing as much of that anymore,” Robey-Coleman added. “He’s still doing the same things; he’s just not doing as much of it. And sometimes, it’s not the sharpest. But it still gets done.”
Is this the dumbest thing Robey-Coleman has done since he tackled somebody while the ball was still in flight and was a horrible missed call away from losing the NFC Championship for the Rams? I mean never mind the fact that it’s a completely wrong statement and Tom Brady has statistically been a better quarterback since he turned 40 than he was before, but that’s not even the stupid part here. It’s become very, very clear that this Patriots team is fueled by doubt. They are like that alien in the very underrated film Life, they grow and become more dangerous solely by consuming hate. You have to imaging that McVay has been telling the team nonstop, “No bulletin board material. Do not give them something to latch onto. Don’t poke the bear, don’t fuel the fire, don’t piss off Tom Brady.”
What happens day one of Super Bowl week? Nickell Robey-Coleman comes out and say that Tom Brady has lost a step, that he’s not the quarterback he once was, he’s too slow, he can’t sling it anymore. You FOOL! You IMBECILE! You complete buffoon! You don’t think that the guy who’s been telling any microphone he’s seen all month that everyone has been doubting them is gonna get a hard on when he sees a cornerback he’s playing in the Super Bowl said he ain’t shit? Of course he is, and Tom will probably go right at Nickell and make him regret not just saying stupid things, but regret ever being born.