tom bradyThe seven-time Super Bowl champion, considered the best player in NFL history, said Tuesday that there are “a lot of mediocre players” in the league.
“I think there’s a lot of mediocrity in the NFL today. I don’t see the excellence that I saw in the past. I don’t think the practices are efficient. I don’t think the development of young players is as good as it used to be.” the former Patriots and Buccaneers quarterback said on his YouTube talk show.
Brady, who He retired last February after a 23-year career.stressing that the rule changes implemented by the league are intended to severely punish contact, especially defensive contact, This is down from levels of past decades.
“These rules allow a lot of bad habits to creep into the actual performance of the game.. So I think, in my opinion, this product is not as good as the previous product,” he complained.
The 46-year-old former quarterback remembers defensive stars like linebackers Ray Lewisformer Ravens, current safety Rodney Harrisonwith whom he played for the Patriots, and Ronnie Lott Former 49ers players who stood out for their efficiency and defensive aggressiveness had issues on the job today.
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“I look at a lot of former players like Ray Lewis, Rodney Harrison and Ronnie Lott and others who have impacted the game in so many ways, but who Every hit they make today will be punished” he pointed out.
Currently, the NFL heavily penalizes hitting quarterbacks and receivers, which is a problem for defenders, who sometimes Due to the speed of each play, they cannot stop to avoid contact.
According to the future Hall of Famer, the responsibility to protect offensive players should fall on the coaches.
“You hear coaches complaining about their players getting hit, but why don’t they talk to them about how to protect themselves? We’ve been working on those basic principles. Today they try to be regulated to protect them, but offensive players have to protect themselves and not rely on others“, he claimed.