Tom Brady - NY defensive coach’s nightmare
Based on a recent report published by Reuters, Tom Brady is the New York defensive coach’s nightmare. Perry Fewell has been through a rough and sleepless week. The reason: the New England Patriots’ quarterback is haunting his dreams at night.
Perry Fewell is conscious that his strongest adversary at the Super Bowl game on February 5 will be Tom Brady. Given these circumstances, the New York Giants’ defensive coach was forced to spend all his nights thinking what strategy he should adopt to defeat the quarterback. After all these efforts, Fewell’s plans were shattered by Brady’s past results.
Most football players dream that they defeat the New England Patriots’ quarterback, but that is all: just a dream. Things are not so easy in real life, given that Brady threw for a career-high 5,235 yards and tossed 39 touchdown passes this season.
The defensive coach might be nervous about the Sunday game, but he advises his players to remain calm and to focus on their practice. This is the only way that the Giants will be able to obtain the victory.
Emotions are the worst enemy of a sportsman and Fewell knows this. He tries to convince his players, but mostly himself that the Sunday competition is just a scrimmage. He further stated that he will paralyze himself and the players if he continues to give bigger importance to the game.
There is however a ray of hope for the New York defensive coordinator. After scrupulous analyses, Fewell realized that the majority of Brady’s touchdowns were scored with tight end Rob Gronkowski’s help. Gronkowski was not able to practice his moves in the past week because of a sprained ankle, so the Giants think this could be their chance to bring the title home.
Since Rob Gronkowski was present at every single game this year, his absence makes it difficult for Fewell to find a defensive plan for his team. He confessed that he doesn’t know how the Patriots will react in the tight end’s absence. Moreover, the Giants’ coordinator is afraid that too many contingency plans could overload his players.