Matthew Slater helped Patriots maintain perspective after beginning 0-2
Patriots should not a nasty group, we simply don’t know what they’re as a result of the hapless Jets should not a barometer
Invoice Belichick has usually mentioned that he coached the best participant in NFL historical past on offense, protection, and particular groups.
These three gamers are Tom Brady, Lawrence Taylor, and Matthew Slater, Belichick mentioned.
It’s not usually that Belichick compares gamers to Taylor. However, forward of New England’s matchup with Dallas, Belichick mentioned Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons has comparable athletic skill to the Giants legend.
“Like each nice participant, he’s fairly good at all the pieces,” Belichick mentioned throughout an look on WEEI’s Greg Hill Present. “He’s bought a number of energy. He’s very quick. He’s lengthy. He’s very athletic so he’s a tough man to chop (block). He’s a tough man to knock off the ball. And he performs throughout.
“So discovering him, that’s No. 1,” Belichick continued. “He could possibly be inside. He could possibly be outdoors. He could possibly be on both edge. He’s an enormous, bodily participant that’s very athletic and fast. Alongside the strains of a Taylor. That type of athlete.”
Parsons, who was a first-team All-Professional choice in his first two seasons, already has 4 sacks in three video games this 12 months. That ties him with Matthew Judon for fourth within the league.
The Cowboys have pressured an NFL-best six turnovers, and are second within the league in sacks with 12. Solely the Browns have allowed fewer passing yards per recreation [130.7] than the Cowboys.
“The Cowboys’ largest power is all the pieces,” Belichick mentioned. “Actually good on protection. Parsons might be one of the best defensive participant within the league or one of many high ones. I can’t think about anybody being extra of an issue than he’s.”
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