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|10-30-2011, 07:16 AM||#1|
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Tomlin on the Patriots
Tomlin on the Patriots
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Coach Mike Tomlin takes a look at this week’s opponent – the New England Patriots.
Q. What makes Tom Brady so special?
A. He’s extremely talented, both physically and mentally. I think everyone knows that he’s an extremely smart guy. His physical skills are very underrated. He moves very well in the pocket, he’s got a quick release, he’s got a strong arm, and he’s highly accurate – maybe the most accurate man in football.
Q. What about the on-field relationship he has developed with wide receiver Wes Welker?
A. He’s got a great rapport with Welker, sure, but he’s developing a great rapport with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The list goes on and on, whether we’re talking about the past or the present. Daniel Graham and Ben Watson and Randy Moss – he’s had a great rapport with just about everybody he has worked with, and I think that just speaks to him.
Q. How do you slow Tom Brady down?
A. We have to do a nice job on the pieces around him. We have to disrupt routes, we have to stay close to receivers, and of course we have to beat offensive linemen and apply pressure to him.
Q. Because Welker lines up in the slot so much, will he see a lot of Ike Taylor?
A. He’s going to see some of Ike. We’re going to pick our spots, take our shots with that. We understand that Ike is a weapon of ours, but we also understand that he’s a little out of his comfort zone sometimes inside. We’ll pick our spots, and hopefully it’ll be situational football and be a winner for us.
Q. What makes Welker so good?
A. He’s got great rapport with his quarterback, but it’s not only that. This guy has a great understanding of defenses, specifically coverages. He’s very adept at breaking down man-to-man with his quickness, but he does an awesome job and is underrated in his ability to settle in zones and find open areas.
Q. How does the New England offensive line keep Brady so clean?
A. Brady helps them, first and foremost, because you can’t trick him. He knows where unblocked guys are coming from and he’s very good at getting the ball out. But they work very well together, in concert, and very rarely are there unblocked people. They communicate well.
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|10-30-2011, 12:34 PM||#2|
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Re: Tomlin on the Patriots
and yep, Tomlin obviously realizes that the "cushy" 1st half of our Season is officially now over, starting today !
Here We Go STEELERS, Here We GO !
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