Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison knows his primary job on Sunday will be hitting Tom Brady.
Harrison was asked today whether Brady can be rattled and he answered, “I believe anybody can be rattled if you get hit enough.”
In Harrison’s view, beating Brady is all about getting pressure on him.
“You can put pressure on any quarterback, to make him uncomfortable — if a quarterback is sitting back there without pressure he’s going to do a good job of spreading the ball around and getting it to his receivers,” Harrison said.
If Harrison fails at rattling Brady, he knows the Patriots’ offense can put a lot of points on the board.
“He gets the ball where it needs to go, his receivers do a good job of catching the ball and getting yards after the catch, his line does a good job of holding up and blocking well and they run the ball pretty decent too,” Harrison said.
And so Harrison will try to hit Brady enough that the Patriots’ offense can’t do all the things it does very well.