Seahawks DB's will use height to their advantage

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Seahawks DB's will use height to their advantage

FOXBORO -- Three of Seattle's starting four defensive backs are 6-foot-3 or taller.

That presents a much-different look for any offense in the NFL. And this Sunday, it will be no different, as the Patriots travel to the West Coast to take on the Seahawks.

"These guys are long, they're big," said Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday. "They're extremely long, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 corners. You just don't see those very often. And to see them on one team, they're just hard to get away from. They're big, they're physical. They take up a lot of space. A lot of guys are just not used to working against that size player, 220-pound corners. There's not a lot of them out there. I think that's a challenge, because it's a little bit unique. They're also good tacklers, good run-force players."

Safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Richard Sherman are both 6-foot-3, while cornerback Brandon Browner is 6-foot-4.

Belichick believes they use that size to their advantage, and don't run the most complicated defensive schemes in the world. because they stick to what they do so well, he also believes that Tom Brady's no-huddle offense won't change the Seahawks' defensive schemes too much.

"For the quarterback, it's hard, because it's no different than playing against a taller middle linebacker, a guy like Urlacher or somebody like that in there at 6-4, 6-5 in the middle of the field," said Belichick. "Their range and their height just makes those throws in the middle a little tougher. Well, when you're throwing the ball outside on a 6-2,-6-4 corner, it's a little different deal, getting it over on him . . . It's just a much bigger guy."

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

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Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.

Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body. 

Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.

Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.  

They do.

Next season, Russian Roulette.

If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time! Trust me!!!

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Rumor has it there are NFL teams willing to send a 'blockbuster trade' to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Giardi describes what he thinks would be a blockbuster trade for Jimmy G.