FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Leonard Williams and the remainder of the New York Jets’ protection have studied the movie and know precisely what they should do towards Tom Brady.
Get strain on the New England Patriots quarterback. Sack him. Drive him into dashing throws.
“We now have observed that Tom Brady holds onto the ball a bit of bit longer than he often does,” defensive finish Leonard Williams stated Thursday.
“They’ve given up extra sacks initially of the season than they did all of final season, so for us, that’s undoubtedly giving us one thing to sit up for, getting after the quarterback.”
Williams is true concerning the sacks complete. Brady has gone down sixteen occasions after being sacked simply 15 occasions in 12 common-season video games final season.
“I feel everyone on this league is aware of what they’ve acquired to do to beat Brady,” defensive finish Muhammad Wilkerson stated. “You already know, he’s been crushed, so I’m positive just about everyone has watched the movie of men and what they do good towards him.”
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The Patriots’ star has additionally been a bit banged up, sitting out two practices with a sore left shoulder earlier than returning Thursday on a restricted foundation.
“We all know that he’s the top of the offense,” Williams stated. “So, if we will get to him and have an effect on him as a lot as potential, we will have an effect on the sport.”
It definitely sounds easy sufficient. However Brady stays one of the prolific quarterbacks within the NFL — regardless of these excessive sack numbers.
By means of 5 video games, Brady leads the NFL with 1,702 yards passing and ranks second with a 112.zero passer score. He has thrown for 300 or extra yards in 4 straight video games and the Patriots’ offense nonetheless ranks No. 1 in complete yards and passing yards. New England will definitely pose maybe the hardest check for New York’s protection.
“Thus far this yr, it’s not even shut,” defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers stated. “There’s so many issues (to defend).
And for all of the speak about sacks, the Jets don’t get them typically. They’ve seven, which is the second-lowest complete within the NFL — with solely Tampa Bay having fewer, with 4.
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Williams and Wilkerson are nonetheless on the lookout for their first sacks of the…