Nickell Robey-Coleman disses Tom Brady: Rams can get to him 'all over the place, age has taken a toll'

Alex Reimer
January 28, 2019 - 10:48 am

It would be hard to blame Nickell Robey-Coleman if he’s feeling a little invincible right now. The Rams’ cornerback nearly decapitated Saints wideout Tommy LeeLewis in the NFC championship, but was never called for pass interference or any of the myriad of penalties that could’ve been applied to him.

The missed flag propelled the Rams to the Super Bowl. The NFL admitted to the Saints this week it “f— up” the call, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Robey-Coleman will be tasked with trying to contain the Patriots’ passing offense on Sunday, and like several other braggadocious defensive backs before him, he’s decided to run his mouth days before the big matchup with Tom Brady.

This strategy worked out really well for Anthony Smith!

“Age has definitely taken a toll (on Brady), Robey-Coleman told Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne. 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. Movement. Speed. Velocity. Arm strength. He still can sling it, but he’s not slinging it as much. Whatever he was doing—because of his age and all that—he’s not doing as much of that anymore. 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.”

Robey-Coleman also added the Rams can get to Brady "all over the place," which is quite a statement, since neither the Chargers nor Chiefs were able to even sniff him. 

Brady, much to the chagrin of national media pundits, has been playing up the underdog narrative over the last couple of weeks. In his weekly interview Monday with “Mut & Callahan,” he said he agrees with the notion that the football-world was against the Patriots this season. 

Perhaps Brady will stumble across Robey-Coleman’s comments on his flight from Boston-Atlanta. They may be in his mind when he addresses the press during Opening Night. 

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