Tyrann Mathieu looks forward to facing Tom Brady for the first time

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The Texans defense will be crippling if it’s fully healthy, and it looks like it will be fully healthy when the season begins, with players like J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, and Whitney Mercilus ready to go. And that’s bad news for the team’s early opponent this season, including the team’s Week One foe in New England.

Also ready to go will be a new addition to the defense, one that is itching for the chance to finally face Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“I was just talking to somebody about that,” Mathieu told reporters regarding the fact the Texans see the Patriots right out of the gates. “It’s going to be fun. Brady’s special. He’s a special player. I look up to him in a lot of different ways. He’s the ultimate competitor. For me, it’s just about getting in front of him and seeing what he’s got.”

And Mathieu has never been in front of Brady before, given that he spent his entire career before 2018 in the NFC.

“Actually, we played them a couple of years ago but . . . he was suspended, so [Jimmy] Garoppolo played,” Mathieu said. “I’ve never faced him, so it will be fun. Absolutely.”

Oh it absolutely will be fun, especially with the Texans having a quarterback in Deshaun Watson who fits the mold that routinely gives Patriots coach Bill Belichick fits. And given the array of 1:00 p.m. ET games to be played on the first Sunday of the season (Texans-Patriots, Jaguars-Giants, 49ers-Vikings, and even Steelers-Browns), the new season will be getting off to a great and dizzying start.

20 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu looks forward to facing Tom Brady for the first time

  1. Pats will go 0-2 and then everyone will go in to freakout mode and then they will pick up steam, win the division, and roll through the AFC again…

  2. does the honey badger still have it? the h8rs talking abt injuries. does brady still have it? the h8rs talking abt age. honestly idk. thats y u gotta tune in sunday to find out

  3. I’m glad to see Tryann righted his ship. After his LSU career abruptly ended he could’ve gone either way. Proof that second chances can work.

    Unfortunately, can’t root for you in week 1 Tyrann…go Pats!

  4. citizenstrange says:
    August 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    “Actually, we played them a couple of years ago but . . . he was suspended,….” ZING!

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    Considering that Mathieu & co. lost to a backup that day, and Brady went on to win the Super Bowl, and Mathieu has never sniffed a playoff game and has barely managed to finish one season without injury, that’s about as empty a “zing” as you can get.

    “Heh heh – you didn’t play when we lost to you that one time!”

  5. citizenstrange says:
    August 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    “Actually, we played them a couple of years ago but . . . he was suspended,….” ZING!
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    My internet broke. How did the Patriots do that season? 🙂

  6. What happens in the first game of the season is barely relevant. It’s the last game of the season that matters. Good luck to the honey badger… but it’s Brady who doesn’t give a ####.

  7. Pats got some great games right out the shute……
    Let’s hope that the injury bug is full & stops biting so many players during the pre season…. FROM ALL TEAMS!!!
    Football is funnest to watch when teams are at or close to 100%!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  8. It will be very interesting to see if the Badger has regain the speed and explosive quickness he lost with his last few injuries. Besides his big money contract, his loss of explosive quickness was also a major reason why the Cards cut him.

  9. citizenstrange says:
    August 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    “Actually, we played them a couple of years ago but . . . he was suspended,….” ZING!

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    Only a “zing” in the small minds of those who are still unable to understand 7th grade science.

    That suspension and the stolen draft picks were due to the rest of the NFL cheating the Patriots. The NFL cheated the Patriots, Which is why Roger Goodell is still hiding the PSI stats that were collected during the 2015 NFL season.

    The real ZINGER is that Roger Goodell decided to hide the PSI stats came soon after he was heard promising “transparency” and blabbering about “integrity”.

  10. citizenstrange says:

    August 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    “Actually, we played them a couple of years ago but . . . he was suspended,….” ZING!

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    Not a “zing” when someone understands 7th grade science and notices that Roger Goodell is still hiding the PSI report from the 2015 NFL season. That PSI report is being hidden from football fans because science will show that the suspension was imposed for what cold weather does to footballs all the time.

  11. citizenstrange says:
    August 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    “Actually, we played them a couple of years ago but . . . he was suspended,….” ZING!

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    It’s just a fact and it’s reason he hasn’t played against Brady. I don’t think it’s intended to be a zing.

    Also, he’s just excited to play against a player he respects. It’s not more than that.

  12. The Texans do have a pretty scary defense and I expect a very physical game. I just hope they don’t show up wearing their letterman jackets again.

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