Tom Bradyconsidered one of the best players in history NFL and seven-time Super Bowl champion, assured Tuesday that the league “there is a lot of mediocrity.”
During an interview on the channel YouTube from Stephen A. Smithjournalist ESPN, This was stated by the former “defender” of “Patriots and Pirates”.
I think there is a lot of mediocrity in today’s NFL. I don’t see the same perfection that I saw in the past. I think the training is not that effective. I don’t think the development of young players is as good as it used to be.
Brady, who retired last February after a 23-year career, stressed that rule changes the league implemented to penalize hard contact, especially on defense, have brought down the levels seen in recent decades.
The rules allowed many bad habits to creep into the actual game. So I think the product is, in my opinion, inferior to what came before.
The 46-year-old former NFL player recalled defensive stars such as linebacker Ray Lewisformer Cuervos, and deep Rodney Harrisonwith whom he played on the Patriots, and Ronnie Lottformerly a member of the 49ers who stood out for their efficiency and defensive aggressiveness, but would have trouble getting the job done today.
I look at a lot of former players like Ray Lewis, Rodney Harrison and Ronnie Lott and others who impacted the game in many ways but with every hit they threw today they would be punished.
The NFL currently strictly penalizes hits on quarterbacks and receivers, which is a problem for defenders who are sometimes unable to stop due to the speed of each play to avoid contact.
According to the future Hall of Famer, the responsibility for protecting forwards should fall on coaches.
You hear coaches complain about their players getting hit, but why don’t they talk to them about how to protect themselves? We constantly worked on these fundamentals. Today they are trying to regulate them to protect them, but the attackers must protect themselves without depending on others.
— Stephen Smith (@stephenasmith) November 21, 2023
(according to information from EFE)
Source: Aristegui Noticias
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