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Tom Brady: Giants rush the passer better than anybody in the NFL

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As he prepares to face the Giants on Sunday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he’s preparing for the best pass-rushing defense in the NFL.

“They get pressure probably better than anybody in the league,” Brady said. “They lead the league in sacks. Damn near everybody on that D-line can rush the quarterback. So we’ve got to be able to be balanced, we’ve got to execute, certainly, better than we did last week.”

In that game last week, the Steelers sacked Brady three times. And in the Patriots’ last three games, Brady has been sacked a total of 10 times. Brady is on pace to get sacked 32 times this season, which would be his most in any season since 2003.

The Giants have a league-high 26 sacks. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is fifth in the league with 8.5 sacks, and Osi Umenyiora is tied for eighth in the league with 6.0 sacks. Brady is right: The Patriots have to execute better than they did last week.

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  1. rc33 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:11 PM

    Funny but the way everyone talks around here, I was convinced Brady had the best Offensive Line in the NFL? It’s pretty much the only reason he’s been successful, right?

  2. bigpara says: Nov 3, 2011 4:22 PM

    Brady knows what’s up.

  3. zillabeast says: Nov 3, 2011 4:25 PM

    Best pass rush in the NFL huh? Mr. Brady has obviously not met the 49ers.

  4. cmack21 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:29 PM

    Yeah thats true Tommy Boy cause I seen tears in your eyes during the Super Bowl after you took that helmet to the chest late in the 4th.

  5. capcorp3 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:33 PM

    Shut up the really 49ers good for ONE season and talk’en smack and lions am looking at you too

  6. dino2997 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:38 PM

    It’s easy to have the best pass rush in the FL when the QB’s you have faced include the likes of Matt Moore, Rex Grossman, Tarvaris Jackson and Kevin Kolb.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:42 PM

    In other obvious news, today is Thursday.

    Brady makes it a point to kiss the ashes of the team they’re about to face. He learned from his arrogance at Super Bowl XLII.

    He’s still arrogant, but he doesn’t outwardly express it since that time.

  8. unbreakable02215 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:48 PM

    cmack21 says:
    Nov 3, 2011 4:29 PM

    If you recall cmack21, you didn’t stop him. That
    was the worst beating I’ve seen him take. And
    it was on an already bad ankle, but with a little
    over 2 minutes left I was saying “this MOFO
    is gonna pull this out”. He led them on a classic
    Brady drive and hit Moss in the right corner of
    the endzone for the lead with 2:18 left. Its not
    his fault their defense couldn’t make 1 of 3 or
    for makable stops on the ensuing drive. I still
    watch Assante Samuel dropping the Lombardi
    Trophy all the time. The most painful loss in the
    history of sports in my opinion. That Pats team
    was like Secretariat.

  9. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 3, 2011 4:52 PM

    49ers? Please. They’re good, but c’mon.

  10. ramjam28 says: Nov 3, 2011 4:53 PM

    If Brady can overcome his fears of a waterslide, then he can overcome his fear of the Giants D-line. Go Pats!!

  11. karlsummers says: Nov 3, 2011 4:55 PM

    He must have said this BEFORE LaMarr Woodley got to him.

  12. hoobsher says: Nov 3, 2011 4:55 PM

    i, a 5’11, 175lb writer in college, would be leading in sacks if i played the teams they’ve played in their cupcake of a first half.

    they have 26 sacks now and i’m willing to bet they’ll finish just over 30.

  13. klunge says: Nov 3, 2011 4:57 PM

    Aside from the Giants having 1 more sack and 1 more pick, the Ravens are statistically better than Giants in pretty much all other pass defense categories. I don’t love or hate either team, just looking at numbers and passing that along. From Tom’s perspective, they are likely the best pass rush he’ll face, so can’t blame him for voicing that opinion.

  14. tedmurph says: Nov 3, 2011 5:13 PM

    Yeah, Brady Has made a career of being arrogant and talking trash. He’s a regular TSuggs.

    Actually, he’s always gone out of his way to sat the right things, his whole career. Before each SB and after. If you want to hate on one of the all time great players, have at it, you don’t need a reason. Why make reasons up?

  15. tedmurph says: Nov 3, 2011 5:17 PM

    As if the Giants taught Brady some kind of lesson.

  16. tuckyous says: Nov 3, 2011 5:24 PM

    @hoobsher

    They’ll finish the week with over 30 sacks. And don’t kid yourself, you aren’t sacking anybody with that geek squad frame of yours.

  17. nysaysbringit says: Nov 3, 2011 5:39 PM

    Thats how you beat TB and the Pats…if you got a good pass rush that can rattle Brady’s cage and get him off stride your in good shape!
    Hes not that good when the pocket collapses..
    GO GIANTS!!

  18. bullcharger says: Nov 3, 2011 5:44 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:Nov 3, 2011 4:42 PM

    In other obvious news, today is Thursday.

    Brady makes it a point to kiss the ashes of the team they’re about to face. He learned from his arrogance at Super Bowl XLII.

    He’s still arrogant, but he doesn’t outwardly express it since that time.

    ——————-

    He’s never been arrogant in front of the media. EVER. Is he arrogant? I would say more ultra competitive. I guess it could be arrogance. You have to be to compete at that level and be a winner. If you don’t think you are going to win at everything you do you can’t be on the field.

    Acording to what has been written about him, Brady is a sore loser if he loses a ping pong or some other trivial game too. Just like most other great players in their respective sports have been. That is the part of the profile of a winner.

  19. bullcharger says: Nov 3, 2011 5:57 PM

    nysaysbringit says:Nov 3, 2011 5:39 PM

    Thats how you beat TB and the Pats…if you got a good pass rush that can rattle Brady’s cage and get him off stride your in good shape!
    Hes not that good when the pocket collapses..
    GO GIANTS!!

    —————

    Isn’t that the strategy for beating every team? Every QB is better if the pocket doesn’t collapse and Brady can’t scramble but he slides around and throws better under pressure than almost any other QB. I can never understand why people say that about Brady like it’s the magic formula. It’s not so easy to actually pull off.

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 3, 2011 5:57 PM

    Oh how we forget how he scoffed at Burress and his near perfect prediction that we would shut them down.

    Ever since then he stopped expressing his arrogance in camera view.

  21. yevrag3535 says: Nov 3, 2011 6:11 PM

    Giants suck! Sheli looks like a girl……

  22. tedmurph says: Nov 3, 2011 6:17 PM

    Plaxico Burress arrogantly predicted a SB win and that the Giants would hold Pats to 17 pts. Brady responded by jokingly asking if Burress was playing defense, then went on to say what a great player he was and if he feels that way, great. He should think he’s gonna win. Real arrogance. Although he turned out to be right, no Pats player would ever predict a win before a game. Brady hasn’t changed one iota in front of the press his whole career.

  23. rushmatic says: Nov 3, 2011 6:27 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    In other obvious news, today is Thursday.

    Brady makes it a point to kiss the ashes of the team they’re about to face. He learned from his arrogance at Super Bowl XLII.

    He’s still arrogant, but he doesn’t outwardly express it since that time.

    _______________

    Tom-Brady-banged-my-mammy syndrome strikes again!

  24. CKL says: Nov 3, 2011 6:30 PM

    Mr Wright.. IMO that is a homeristic view. Plax, who DOES NOT PLAY DEFENSE…is the one started the whole thing when he made a prediction on how many points the Pats OFFENSE would score. That is why Brady was laughing when he answered the ?, not arrogance, disbelief at Plax’s arrogance. On the Pats, you don’t talk about what the other side of the ball will or won’t do like that. Brady even SAID after he laughed something like “does Plaxico play defense?”

    Far be it from me to sit here and say TB is perfect and I’m always happy with the way he handles everything because that’s not true. But here, TB did nothing to draw ire.

  25. seageo says: Nov 3, 2011 6:53 PM

    unbreakable02215 says:
    Nov 3, 2011 4:48 PM
    cmack21 says:
    Nov 3, 2011 4:29 PM

    If you recall cmack21, you didn’t stop him. That
    was the worst beating I’ve seen him take. And
    it was on an already bad ankle, but with a little
    over 2 minutes left I was saying “this MOFO
    is gonna pull this out”. He led them on a classic
    Brady drive and hit Moss in the right corner of
    the endzone for the lead with 2:18 left. Its not
    his fault their defense couldn’t make 1 of 3 or
    for makable stops on the ensuing drive. I still
    watch Assante Samuel dropping the Lombardi
    Trophy all the time. The most painful loss in the
    history of sports in my opinion. That Pats team
    was like Secretariat.

    —————————————-

    The Giatns didnt stop him? bad Ankle??? Please, are you that stupid??? The Patriots had the highest scoring offense ever, for the first 57 minutes of the game the Giants held them to 7 points….and 14 points total for the game….But your right…..they didnt stop Brady. Oh, and Burress had a banged up ankle as well.

  26. alldayvikings says: Nov 3, 2011 7:09 PM

    Just run the ball with the lawfirm like they did against the jets.

  27. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 3, 2011 7:36 PM

    Brady would destroy the wide nine !

  28. amanitoomerisgod says: Nov 3, 2011 7:40 PM

    hoobsher says: Nov 3, 2011 4:55 PM

    i, a 5’11, 175lb writer in college, would be leading in sacks if i played the teams they’ve played in their cupcake of a first half.

    they have 26 sacks now and i’m willing to bet they’ll finish just over 30.

    ——————————————————–

    Wouldn’t a self-described “writer” think it important to capitalize the first letter of at least one of his sentences while saying something extraordinarily ignorant, uninspired and myopic?

    The Giants have at least 3 premier pass rushers on their D-Line in Tuck, Osi and JPP. Combined with the stunts Perry Fewell has them all run, I would imagine they will get over 30 sacks (probably this weekend).

    Keep writin’, Kimosabe, it’s the only way to improve.

  29. quirtevans says: Nov 3, 2011 7:55 PM

    “they have 26 sacks now and i’m willing to bet they’ll finish just over 30.”

    They have to play Brady, Brees, and Rodgers, but they also have Tony Romo on the schedule twice, and the Sanchize, and Alex Smith, and John Beck.

    With nine games to go, I’d take that bet.

  30. unbreakable02215 says: Nov 3, 2011 7:55 PM

    seageo says:
    Nov 3, 2011 6:53 PM

    Seageo, as I said in the 1st message, they put the
    worst beating on him I’ve seen. They Giants D
    was magnificent. But with just over 2 minutes
    left, did he not do his job ? He got them the lead.
    Despite getting the hell knocked out of him the
    whole game. That drive really told me something
    about Brady. It showed his greatness .
    In the biggest moment of his career, despite the
    beating he’d been taking and on a bad ankle, he got em the lead. 2 min left. D just couldn’t make 1 play.

    1 Play. Catch the ball. Make the interception.

    19-0.

    Brady got it done. D didn’t.

  31. quirtevans says: Nov 3, 2011 7:57 PM

    “Isn’t that the strategy for beating every team? Every QB is better if the pocket doesn’t collapse”

    Actually, I’m not so sure that Mike Vick and Ben Roethlisberger aren’t better when all hell is breaking loose around them. They seem to focus better than when they have a clean pocket.

  32. txraiderfan says: Nov 3, 2011 8:08 PM

    Doesn’t matter how well they rush the passer, for the anyone who dares to actually make the slightest contact with Lord Brady will be fined an exorbitant amount and suspended for at least three games by the NFL. No fear of losing players to suspension though Giants fans, the Pat’s offensive line will be allowed to hold (as usual) so as no one will even get close to hitting Tommy boy as he sits in the pocket for his customary minute and 1/2.

  33. txraiderfan says: Nov 3, 2011 8:11 PM

    How great would Aaron Rodgers look if he played for the Pats? How crappy would Brady look if he played for the Colts, compared to how much better they look with Manning in charge? Point is, how many sensible people would actually take Brady over a healthy Manning or Rodgers?

  34. txraiderfan says: Nov 3, 2011 8:14 PM

    Most teams can win with a 12th man on the field every game.

  35. jeepin08 says: Nov 3, 2011 8:18 PM

    Brady would know. Guess Pittsburg aint all that.

  36. east96st says: Nov 3, 2011 8:22 PM

    hoobsher says: “i, a 5’11, 175lb writer in college, would be leading in sacks if i played the teams they’ve played in their cupcake of a first half.”‘

    I, a middle aged man who actually played football in college and has arthritis in his neck and knee, would put you on your ass 9 plays out of 10. The guys who play in the NFL could snap your neck on the first play. But since they understand dealing with delusional fools comes with the job, they probably would hold back and just knock you out cold. Glad you’re a writer, since you don’t have so much as a toe planted in reality, perhaps you can make living writing books where a 5’10” 175lb guy is a superhero. Wait, sorry, Stan Lee beat you to it. If I remember my childhood correctly, Spiderman is 5’10” and 175. Maybe the science majors can hook you up with a radioactive spider and you can save Aunt May from the evil Dr. Octopus. Which is slightly MORE likely to happen than you getting around a NFL O lineman.

  37. scoob766 says: Nov 3, 2011 8:54 PM

    Lol @east everyone on the internet played
    College football.

  38. justwinbaby29 says: Nov 3, 2011 8:56 PM

    18-1

  39. damnyoulinelliot says: Nov 3, 2011 10:13 PM

    I won’t ever forget him getting tossed around like a ragdoll during Super Bowl XLII

  40. jackhaley1 says: Nov 3, 2011 10:18 PM

    I have a lot of respect for the great Golden Boy, but the GMen have to put him on the ground early and often if they’re going to leave Gillette as victors. Rolle or Ross vs. Welker will be key, as will their ability to stop the dual-headed TE monster, where Boley will need to play well.

  41. tuckyous says: Nov 3, 2011 10:57 PM

    yevrag3535 says: Nov 3, 2011 6:11 PM

    Giants suck! Sheli looks like a girl……
    —-
    So does your dad.

  42. tuckyous says: Nov 3, 2011 10:57 PM

    yevrag3535 says: Nov 3, 2011 6:11 PM

    Giants suck! Sheli looks like a girl……
    —-
    So does your dad (on both counts).

  43. patriotera says: Nov 4, 2011 2:55 AM

    And the Pats have poor pass rush. that is why i think my team is about to lose 2 in a row and one at home. Don’t know if I bother getting up at 12:30 am to watch it.

  44. unbreakable02215 says: Nov 4, 2011 8:18 AM

    They may well lose 3 in a row my friend. Said
    that over a week ago.

  45. bozosforall says: Nov 4, 2011 8:57 PM

    unbreakable02215 says:
    Nov 3, 2011 7:55 PM
    seageo says:
    Nov 3, 2011 6:53 PM

    Seageo, as I said in the 1st message, they put the
    worst beating on him I’ve seen. They Giants D
    was magnificent. But with just over 2 minutes
    left, did he not do his job ? He got them the lead.
    Despite getting the hell knocked out of him the
    whole game. That drive really told me something
    about Brady. It showed his greatness .
    In the biggest moment of his career, despite the
    beating he’d been taking and on a bad ankle, he got em the lead. 2 min left. D just couldn’t make 1 play.

    1 Play. Catch the ball. Make the interception.

    19-0.

    Brady got it done. D didn’t.

    __
    Brady only got his three rings BECAUSE of the defenses that played for those SB teams. And only scoring 14 points is hardly “getting it done”.

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