It was a mediocre season for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012, and the offseason has been even worse. With their top wide receiver, Mike Wallace, now out of town, the Steelers are depleted, but Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark can’t stop talking about the New England Patriots. Tom Brady has been one of the best quarterbacks in league history, bit Clark thinks that the “Golden Boy” is merely a robot under center.
Clark has played three regular season games against Brady and holds the upper hand with a record of 2-1. More importantly, Brady has three Super Bowl rings compared to Clark’s one.
Either way, that didn’t stop the Steelers’ defensive back from calling out Brady:
“Even when he’s not about to be sacked, when his clock goes off in his head that the ball should be out, we’ll see him duck.”
Apparently, Clark has been studying tape after tape of Brady, which is odd considering the Steelers were just 8-8 last season and missed the playoffs for crying out loud! Rather than trying to find a weakness in an opponent who is in an entirely different division, shouldn’t Clark be focusing on his own team?
Anyway, the critique that Brady is robotic isn’t even an original thought as NFL analysts have been calling Brady a “system quarterback” since he took the gig. In my book, a win is a win and with two Super Bowl MVP trophies, Brady’s apparent “system” is far better than anything the Steelers have been putting on the field, so Clark needs focus on his maligned black and yellow squad.