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JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

Posted on: February 2, 2012 8:02 pm
 
                                     (Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com)
By Ryan Wilson

INDIANAPOLIS -- The last time the Patriots and Giants met in the Super Bowl, quarterback Tom Brady was sacked five times. On Wednesday, Brady was asked about the implication that he can be rattled in the pocket.

"It wouldn't be the Super Bowl if they (the Giants defense) weren't trying to knock me down or knock me out … but our offensive line gets paid too," he said. "We're going to try to eliminate (bad throws) … we had too many of those last time (against the Ravens). We're not going to be able to win the game playing like that."

The Pats and Giants met earlier this season too, and while Brady was sacked just twice, it was the perceived pressure that forced him into mistakes -- at least to hear Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

“I think it will have much impact on his performance because if you look at Week 9, when we played them, it’s like he felt us," Pierre-Paul said during Thursday's media availability. "When we looked back on the film, we watched the film, and we didn’t really rush like we can rush as a defense. He was throwing balls on the ground and stuff, but like I said, it’s going to be a battle. We have to get there. We have to. …

"(Brady) did react to pressure that didn’t exist, and he was just throwing the ball places where there wasn’t even a receiver there. Imagine us getting there even faster and actually doing our jobs and getting hits on him.”

Brady has a short history of underwhelming performances against the Giants (he's also played poorly in the games just prior to facing the Giants, too), but he's also one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history and a three-time Super Bowl winner.

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Following the Patriots' conference championship win over the Ravens two weeks ago, Brady said he "sucked" and promised owner Bob Kraft that he would "play a lot better" in the Super Bowl. Good news for New York, however: turns out, Brady's human. Pierre-Paul was asked if the Patriots quarterback was was a god.

"He's not," he responded.

Which was made clear from watching him play against the Giants.

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Comments

Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:18 pm
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

LOLOL...I love this.....some nothing DE saying a guy wearing more rings than he has inches "feels fake pressure".  Wait until Mr. Brady goes for 350 and 4 against the Midgets......then let's see if this jackass has the stones to say he was wrong.


Guess the 350 and 4 prediction did not work out.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:31 pm
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

OK, Pats fans have been relatively quiet compared to the mouths from NY.  So gonna make up for that a bit.  Plain and simple, the Pats are going to expose the Giants for what they are.  And what are they?  A 9-7 team that managed to squeek into the playoffs and put together a solid string of games.  There was another mediocre team team that had put together an impressive string of wins to fall to the pats late in the season.  The Denver Broncos.  Some stats:  Tom Brady in 7 games leading up to Giants in week nine threw 18 TDs and 8 interceptions.  The following 8 games he threw for 23 TDs and 4 INTs.  A pretty significant improvement.  Eli leading up to Giants win in week 9 threw for 13 TDs and 5 INTs.  In the following eight games he threw for 14 TD and 10 INTs.  That's a pretty significant deterioration.  Prior to week 9 the Pats D allowed 22.9 PTS/Game.  After week 9 they allowed 19.8 PTS/Game.  Again, clearly improved.  The Giants prior to week 9 allowed 23.4 PTS/Game.  After week 9 they allowed 27 PTS/Game.  Hmmm, is a trend developing here? 



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:12 pm
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

"The Patriots have NO pass defense and the Giants are sure to take full advantage of this FACT." 

Ahhh, guess what, the Giants don't have any pass defense either.  So, you probably want to bet the OVER!



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:15 pm
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

merrel hodge however its spelt is a douche.



Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 1:14 pm
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

And that comment FOOGAZEE tells me the Giants think the same thing.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:58 pm
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

PATRIOTS are soft and they know it.

GIANTS are too tough

PERIOD




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:32 am
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

How in the heck are the Patriots going to cover the 3 WR's for the Giants? With their back-up Wide out?
The Patriots have NO pass defense and the Giants are sure to take full advantage of this FACT.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:23 am
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

Sorry, Meril Hoge.  Guy is such ****tard he doesn't deserve to has his name spelled correctly



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:10 am
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

OK, sorry for the off topic post, but I'm watching sports center right now, and holy cow, is Merril Hodges a freeking idiot.  He keeps banging on about how since the week 9 matchup between the two teams that Eli has been a QB than Brady.  Seriously????  In the remaining eight games of the regular season, Tom Brady threw 23 TDs and 4 INTs.  What did Eli do?  14 TDs and 10 INTs.  Not even close.  Not by a long shot.  Hodges is a mongoloid. 



Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:57 am
 

JPP: Brady reacted to pressure that didn't exist

Sorry Giants fans. No disrespect but Brady and the Pats win this game by at least 1 td. There is no doubt in my mind. Giants snapped the 18-0 perfect season. Giants snapped a 30 game win streak during the regular season at Foxboro. Brady and Belichek will not be beaten by this team 3 times in a row. They are too good at making adjustments. Not to mention this game will be played for B.Kraft who lost his wife in the offseason. No way they dont bring him a title.


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