Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led his team to the Super Bowl last year, and will be behind center when the Steelers face them this Thursday at Gillette Stadium.
Steelers' defends know the challenge that is ahead of them, and shared why Brady is so tough to defend.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier:
"He is a really, really precise guy, an accurate guy. He knows everything that is going on and is a great leader for his team. He is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and deserves a lot of respect."
Cornerback Will Gay:**
"If he wasn't playing, that organization, the head coach, the structure, the discipline they have was going to make it a tough opponent anyway. So to play Tom Brady, a future Hall of Famer, that will be an awesome game for us as a defense and as well as on the offensive side of the ball. We have to go in with a team effort to beat this team. They know us, we know them, so it's kind of like a cross rivalry."
Safety Will Allen:
"He's dynamic, a Hall of Famer, a great, great quarterback. We've just got to go there and play our game, not make mental mistakes. He's going to win some, but we've got to win more. It's a matter of being disciplined and focusing on the challenge at hand."
Cornerback Antwon Blake:
"He is very smart. He can make all of the throws on the field. From what I have heard he is a great leader. Those are the things that are the makeup of a great quarterback."
Linebacker Arthur Moats:
"He is very smart. He understands their offense, their scheme. He is also able to read defenses extremely fast which is why he is able to get the ball out fast and keep himself clean."