Tom Brady is in the media after he ripped the NFL, saying the game has a lot of mediocrity now!
I want to know if you agree with the GOAT.
Here are his comments:
“I think there’s a lot of mediocrity in today’s NFL,” Brady recently said on “The Stephen A. Smith Show.” “I don’t see the excellence that I saw in the past.”
Brady said there are several reasons why pro football, in his opinion, isn’t as good as it used to be.
“I don’t think the coaching is as good as it was,” he said. “I don’t think the development of the young players is as good as it was. The rules have allowed a lot of bad habits to get into the actual performance of the game. I just think the product, in my opinion, is less than what it’s been.”
“I look at a lot of players like Ray Lewis and Rodney Harrison and Ronnie Lott, guys that impacted the game in a certain way,” Brady said. “Every hit they would have made would have been a penalty. You hear coaches complaining about their own player being tackled. Why don’t they talk to their player about how to protect themselves? We used to work on the fundamentals of those things all the time. Now they’re trying to be regulated all the time.
“Offensive players need to protect themselves,” Brady continued. “It’s not up to a defensive player to protect an offensive player. A defensive player needs to protect himself. I didn’t throw the ball to certain areas because I was afraid players were gonna get knocked out. That’s the reality. I didn’t throw it to the middle when I played Ray Lewis because he’d knock them out of the game and I couldn’t afford to lose a good player.”
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