Colts’ DeForest Buckner roasts himself with Tom Brady age quote
By Adam Weinrib
Wisely, the Indianapolis Colts‘ defense is taking the “kill him with kindness” approach with Tom Brady ahead of facing the aging gunslinger on Sunday.
Wouldn’t want to make him angry, after all. That rarely works out.
After all, a fired-up Brady picked apart the New York Giants defense on Monday night, though the Giants were at a distinct disadvantage, considering they’re the Giants. We’re not exactly sure quite how white-hot he is with such a small sample size, but TB12’s loss to Washington, a team without a name, might’ve woken up his competitive fire yet again.
Hence the reason why DeForest Buckner took to the podium to shower Brady with praise on Wednesday afternoon — while taking a few jabs at himself, too.
When asked about Brady’s remarkable longevity — and flexibility — Buckner lauded the quarterback, but admitted he didn’t see a pathway to such heights for himself.
Colts pass rusher DeForest Buckner won’t be playing as long as Tom Brady.
Cue the XFL contract for Buckner at age 44. Hopefully, things won’t get that bad.
NFL players at every position know Brady’s an extra unique specimen. They’re not terribly concerned without outlasting him in the grand scheme of things. They just want to knock him off his block as much as possible in the here and now.
Brady can play ’til 55 if he wants to, as long as the Colts walk out of the arena victorious on Sunday afternoon.
Buckner and head coach Frank Reich added to the compliment pile later in the presser, too, both noticing different areas that TB12’s improved in over time. Improved? That really should not be possible.
Yes, somehow Brady’s arm strength is as powerful as ever during what’s supposed to be his fifth season of retirement. Yes, somehow Brady is even more mobile than he used to be. It’s got to be the (distinct lack of) eggplant.
You’ll hear plenty of myths and legends about Brady for decades, but the ones coming from the Colts’ locker room on Wednesday are meant to tip the legend off his game and derail his mean streak. They’re also just…brutally honest.
Let’s hope it works.