As we near Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, both teams are looking for any advantage possible prior to the 60 minutes of war in between the white lines.
After playing the villain against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship, Rams Nickel CB Nickell Robey-Coleman is still living it up and didn’t mince any words on the Patriots in a piece at B/R by Ty Dunne:
I’ve got Buffalo blood running through my veins, so you know I hate these guys,” Robey-Coleman says. “I naturally hate them. I never liked New England.
It’s the little things, he explains. The “arrogance.” The fact that Bill Belichick is going to go for it on 4th-and-3 when he’s leading 17-0 in the fourth quarter. The Patriots love “antagonizing” teams, Robey-Coleman says.
S--t like that. Little s--t to look down upon a team,” he adds. “Little assh--e stuff like that. That’s what makes you not like New England.
Nothing too crazy here, I’m sure plenty of players league wide dislike the Patriots, but especially ones that spent four years in the same division as the Patriots.
It gets juicier:
Stick a dagger in them. They’re not a team that you want to play around with. Stick the dagger in them and don’t leave it in them! Take it out!” says Robey-Coleman, then pulling out his knife. “And let them leak. Let them leak slow. Put the dagger in them, pull it out, and let them leak slow. Just kill ‘em slowly. That’s how you do them.
I see no lies here, but this is getting quite graphic.
Lastly, here’s NRC’s thoughts on Pats QB Tom Brady:
Yes. Yes. Age has definitely taken a toll. 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,” Robey-Coleman says. “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.
I mean, come on, Nickell.
Even though I wholeheartedly agree and believe this quote to be the truth, is it really a good time to say something of this nature? It’s not even that far out there, but we’re talking about Tom Brady here, a guy who has prided and fueled himself over the notion that “he’s not good enough”. These are the same Patriots running a smear campaign talking about “Nobody believed in us, we’re too old, too slow, but we’re still here”. Yes, the nine-time Super Bowl attendees in the Brady era, and the team that’s been to three consecutive Super Bowls now has tried to play the underdog, and NRC just gave them the bulletin board material they surely have been looking for.
Guess he’s just gonna have to put more boys on a motherfuckin Waffle House fryin pan.