Rams CB Robey-Coleman unloads on Patriots, too: 'I hate these guys'

John Tomase
January 28, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Nickell Robey-Coleman has apparently never heard of Mike Vanderjagt, Freddie Mitchell, and Anthony Harris, to name three.

Each took swipes at the Patriots and regretted it. But it's possible none of them targeted the Pats like the Rams slot corner, who unloaded with both barrels in an interview with Bleacher Report on Monday.

Repeatedly noting how much he "hates" the Patriots, the former Bills corner and recipient of a gift no-call in Sunday's NFC championship game was particularly harsh in his assessment of Brady.

"Age has definitely taken a toll," he said. "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 added that he sees signs the Rams can get to Brady "all over the place."

"We have to stay connected," he said. "And he will slowly start to reveal himself."

Robey-Coleman went on to say that he views Super Bowl LIII like the barfight scene in a Bronx Tale, which ends with Chazz Palminteri's neighborhood mobster standing over a vanquished biker.

"We kick 'em out of the bar, beat 'em up—and the one thing he said, he looked down at a guy and said, 'I did this to you,'" Robey-Coleman said. "That's how I want to feel: I did this to you. I did this to you."

The Rams probably wouldn't even be in the Super Bowl, except Robey-Coleman was not flagged for an egregious pass interference penalty that would've allowed the Saints to run the clock down to zero before kicking the winning field goal in last week's NFC title game.

He's unapologetic, noting that the Saints still had a chance to win the game. And he's equally unrepentant when it comes to his views of New England, particularly its "arrogance."

"I've got Buffalo blood running through my veins, so you know I hate these guys," Robey-Coleman said. "I naturally hate them. I never liked New England."

Robey-Coleman knows he will spend the game shadowing Patriots weapon Julian Edelman in the slot, and he says he's ready.

"Because I know the art of war," Robey-Coleman said. "I know when to sink my teeth in. And when it's time to take advantage, when somebody's on their heels...you've got to come at them. Stick the dagger in them. Leave no doubt. That's all you've got to say. Leave no doubt. Don't fear, don't fear, don't fear beating the giant. Don't fear beating the GOAT. Don't fear it. Embrace it. Embrace it. Take it in—while you're doing it."