Tom Brady admits Patriots’ secondary is frustrating him in practice
While speaking about the team, Tom Brady admitted that New England’s secondary is frustrating him in practice. He also points out that it is helpful to face a talented secondary to test the offense.
“We’ve got a very good defense this year,” Brady said. “Those guys are challenging us on every day. It’s hard to complete passes on our secondary. That’s just the reality. So, it’s actually great work for our offense to see how we measure up against a very good defense. Days like today are frustrating for us and we’ve got to learn from the corrections and try to come out and have a better day tomorrow.”
Last offseason, the Patriots traded for Jason McCourty to make their secondary one of the best in the NFL. Jason also got to be reunited with his twin brother Devin, who is one of the league’s best safeties.
Besides the McCourty twins, the Patriots boast a secondary with Stephon Gilmore, Patrick Chung, and J.C. Jackson. In 2018, Jackson had a breakout season in New England.
As everyone knows, Gilmore is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but he isn’t ready to declare the Patriots secondary as one of the deepest groups in the NFL.
“We’ll see,” Gilmore said when asked if this defensive back grouping is as deep as any he’s played with. “You’ve got to prove it each and every day. It’s not going to happen over night. It’s a lot of work that goes into it.”
Throwing on the Patriots was a tall task in 2018, but it may be even harder to do so in 2019. Even Tom Brady would co-sign that statement.