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Rams CB Robey-Coleman: Brady is showing his age

Updated: 29-01-2019 01:31 IST
Rams CB Robey-Coleman: Brady is showing his age

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman delivered some bulletin-board material Monday in advance of Super Bowl LIII. His target was New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the message is that Father Time is getting the best of the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer.

"Age has definitely taken a toll," Robey-Coleman told Bleacher Report. "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 saw Brady and the Patriots twice a year from 2013-16 when he was a member of the Buffalo Bills. He is in the second season with the Rams but hasn't set aside his dislike of the Patriots. "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 has had an eventful postseason. He wasn't penalized for either of two fouls on one late fourth-quarter play -- pass interference or helmet-to-helmet hit -- in the controversial finish to the NFC Championship Game, when the Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints. Robey-Coleman blasted Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis right as the ball arrived with no call being made. He was later fined $26,739 for the helmet-to-helmet hit.

The 27-year-old Robey-Coleman has six career interceptions in 95 regular-season games (20 starts). Brady has completed 71.1 percent of his passes this postseason for 691 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He has won five Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.

--Field Level Media