I guess we have to add Nickell Robey-Coleman to the “nobody is doubting Tom Brady” list pic.twitter.com/nr6bR2NtuS— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 28, 2019
I’ve strangely become accustomed to people questioning Tom Brady’s football abilities over the last few weeks.
This season has been a roller-coaster of emotions for Patriots fans. We went from having high expectations at the start, to being completely dead in the water, to all of a sudden, back in the Super Bowl. Weird how that happened, isn’t it?
With those ups and downs came an opportunity for every Patriot hater in America to come out of the woodwork and take shots at the greatest dynasty in NFL history. Max Kellerman, Nick Wright, and Shannon Sharpe are a few examples of media members speaking openly against New England, with Tom Brady being “too old” at the center of their arguments. The latest member to (attempt) to join this club? Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman.
You might recognize that name, as Coleman is the player who made the infamous no-call pass interference play in the NFC Championship game two weeks ago. Now, he’s trying to make headlines by slandering a man who has shown us time and time again over the last few weeks that he might not even be old enough to rent a car.
Tom Brady has played the best football of his career over the last few seasons. The man won league MVP last year for god-sake. Sure, he had a dip in production this year. I think that statistical decline speaks more to what has gone on around him over the last 10 months rather than him actually starting to lose any ability. He lost Brandin Cooks & Danny Amendola, had to re-connect with a much slower Julian Edelman, and barely even has Rob Gronkowski anymore. And people are surprised his numbers took a hit? Come on.
Brady has looked like a man on a mission this postseason. I think that mission is pretty clear, to show everyone that we’re still fucking here. We all know this team plays better with their backs against the wall. So thanks for the ammo, Coleman, as if we needed any more of it.
BTW, I just got super amped for the Super Bowl after writing this. In the famously abbreviated words of Tom Brady, lets fucking go.
-Nick Cherico (@CouchGuyCherico)